Dr. Colin Suchland and Tim McKenzie panelists for “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” Sept. 18

Colin Suchland, Ph.D., professor of sociology, LLCC; Timothy McKenzie, professor of journalism and philosophy, LLCC; and Adriana M. Crocker, LLB, Ph.D., professor of political science, UIS, will serve as panelists at “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” on Sept. 18, 6 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will explore the use of truth and facts in contemporary life. The presentation is a first in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.

The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

Other presentations in the series are:

  • Oct. 16: “Pants on Fire” – Participants will uncover big and little lies in everyday interactions. Panelists include Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., LCPC, director, UIS Counseling Center; David Brady, senior software engineer, match.com; Lucinda Caughey, associate professor of computer science, LLCC; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director human resources, Illinois Department of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department.
  • Nov. 20: “Who’s Checking the Fact Checkers?” – In this presentation, participants will discover methods of finding truth on the internet and in other media. Panelists include Chris Krug, publisher, TheCenterSquare.com; Kate Schott, interim editor, The State Journal-Register; Tia Carol Jones, managing editor, Chicago Defender; Rachel Otwell, multimedia journalist, NPR Illinois + ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network; and John O’Connor, political writer, the Associated Press.

For more information and panelist biographies, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

In the community

Jolene Lamb, coordinator, Culinary Institute, participated in a cooking demo May 10 with the Central Illinois Food Bank, preparing an asparagus, snap pea and radish salad at Sam’s Club. Look for her recipe in Wednesday’s Epicuriosity 101 column!

In the community

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., will moderate the “Tales from the Vault” program at the Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center tomorrow, May 2, from noon to 1 p.m. He will share the significance behind WWI artifacts from the Illinois State Museum’s collections. Special attention will be paid to the “war relics” brought home by Springfield ambulance driver Kent Hagler.

Tony Rothering, professor of biology, led a bird banding demonstration at Elkhart last weekend which was covered by the New Herald News in the story, “First-ever Elkhart Hill bird banding a cold but colorful success.”

In the community

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor of political science, presented a talk and led a discussion on “The Rise of Populism in Europe” on March 28 for the World Affairs Council of Central Illinois (WACCI) as part of its “Great Decisions” program. There were approximately 25 attendees.

In the community

Michael Phelon, coordinator of the Open Door program, was a keynote speaker at Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard’s annual Unity Breakfast on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21.

In the community

Tony Rothering, professor of biology, presented “Adventures in Bird Banding” to the Morgan County Audubon Society on a snowy evening in Jacksonville Jan. 11.

Professor Tony Rothering talking with Morgan County Audubon Society

In the community

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor of political science, presented “Illinois in the Great War” Wednesday evening to approximately 50 attendees at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library. Last week, he provided a presentation on “WWI in 5 Items” to 24 attendees at a local DAR chapter meeting.

On Dec. 8, he will discuss “Christmas in the Trenches” at the Illinois State Military Museum.

In the community – John Paul Jaramillo

Latino Author Spotlight featuring Amy Sayre Baptista and John Paul JaramilloTwo Illinois authors, John Paul Jaramillo, LLCC professor of English, and Amy Sayre Baptista will be featured at the Latino Author Spotlight on Monday, 6-8 p.m. at Maeva’s Coffee, 1320 Milton Road, Alton. Free drip coffee will be provided for guests of this author meet-and-greet.

John Paul Jaramillo, author of “The House of Order” and “Little Mocos,” was named International Latino Book Award Finalist for both of his story collections. Named in the “Top 10 New Latino Authors to Read” by Latino Boom, his works are a profound narrative of the Latino community. Jaramillo will be sharing a reading from his most recent short story collection, “Little Mocos” and will be available after for Q&A.

Amy Sayre Baptista’s work has appeared in countless publications. She has been awarded a SAFTA fellowship, a CantoMundo Poetry Fellowship and a scholarship to participate at the Disquiet Literary Festival in Lisbon, Portgual. Her work is written both in English and Portuguese and often explores the nature of immigration and immigrant communities. Baptista will be sharing work from her September 2018 release “Primitivity” and will be available for Q&A following.