In the news

The 12th annual Rube Goldberg competition for area 5th graders held at LLCC Feb. 24 was covered in this story in the State Journal-Register and also for an upcoming story in the Illinois Times. Approximately 500 individuals attended. Bill Bade, dean of math and sciences, was one of the organizers of the event.

LLCC athletics were also in the news last weekend: A look at the upcoming men’s baseball season in this SJ-R story along with a story featuring Katie McLean of the women’s softball team.

Today is Campus Visit Day!

Campus Visit Day at LLCC-Springfield, Feb. 19Please help us in welcoming prospective students and their families to campus today for Campus Visit Day! The morning session begins at 10 a.m. in the student union. Following presentations there and in the Robert H. Stephens Room, guests will tour campus and visit exhibits in A. Lincoln Commons until noon. The evening session runs from 5-7 p.m. and follows the same format. Please feel free to talk to any visitors you encounter about the advantages of enrolling at LLCC!

The event was the focus of the essay “Come see us at Campus Visit Day tomorrow” by Dr. Charlotte Warren, president, in the State Journal-Register Feb. 18.

In the news: Spring Security Awareness Day

LLCC’s Spring Security Awareness Day workshop, held on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. in Logan Hall, Room 1140, was covered by WICS and FOX 55. Approximately 40 community members attended the event. Many raised good questions and shared recommendations for future events. The next cybersecurity workshop will address wireless systems and safety and will be held Tuesday, May 1 at 6 p.m.

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Mary Beth Ray, director of advising, counseling and career services, was interviewed on Feb. 7 during WICS Midday about the upcoming Career Connections Expo on Feb. 15. The event connects students, alumni and community job seekers with employers who are looking for candidates for jobs, internships and future connections.

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Matt Vespa, professor of mathematics, was interviewed Feb. 6 by WICS about the 22nd annual regional-level Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge hosted by LLCC. More than 300 students from 18 high schools in the district competed in the event.

Nancy Sweet, director of culinary programs and operations, was interviewed by WICS on Bistro Verde’s opening day for the spring semester She discussed the opportunity the bistro presents for LLCC culinary students and the community. She is also the author of this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Root vegetables are tasty and plentiful now.”


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Dr. Jason Dockter, professor of English; Marie Watson, student engagement coordinator; and Misty Hagstrom, graphic design specialist, are quoted in this article in the February Springfield Business Journal on why LLCC is one of the “Best Places to Work” in central Illinois.

Jeff Mehan, professor, computer networking, was interviewed on the WTAX Morning Newswatch Feb. 5 about the free, public cybersecurity workshops being offered by LLCC.

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The appointment of Dr. Vern Lindquist, vice president of academic services, was recently highlighted in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Community College Daily.

A photo spread from the LLCC Foundation Scholarship Reception is featured in the January/February edition of Springfield Scene magazine.

The Feb.-April edition of Senior News contains an article on the LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning’s speaker series, “The Culture and Heritage of Illinoisans.”