In the community

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor of political science, presented Nov. 14 on the continuing relevance of World War I to the Cache Club and on WWI collectibles at a meeting of the American Association of University Women.

Dr. Chris McDonald to present at Great War Encampment tomorrow

The Illinois State Military Museum will host a Great War Encampment tomorrow to tell the story of the First World War. LLCC is a co-sponsor of the event at which Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science, will speak at 11 a.m. on “Infantry Rifles of the Great War” and 3 p.m. on the “33rd Division at War, July-November 1918.” The museum is located at 1301 N. MacArthur in Springfield.

In the community

Political Science Professor Chris McDonald, Ph.D. gave two different WWI presentations at the IIlinois State Historical Society symposium on campus last week: one about Springfieldian Kent Hagler and the American Field Service and the other one with History Professor Mark Roehrs, Ph.D. (Katie McAfee, associate professor of accounting, moderated) on the 33rd Division.

On April 25, Professor McDonald gave a presentation on WWI to the Jacksonville Literary Group(s) at Jacksonville Country Club.

In the community

T.-Miller-at-North-ElementaryTo celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday and to assist in completing 50 Acts of Service, staff from LLCC-Taylorville and Litchfield read to local elementary school students in February.  Pictured in the attachment is Tisha Miller at North Elementary School in Taylorville.  The photo was printed in the Feb. 18 edition of the Breeze-Courier.

In the community–John Paul Jaramillo

English Professor John Paul Jaramillo is the featured author at the Sherman Library’s Third Thursday’s Reading Series Feb. 16, 6 to 8 p.m., 2100 E. Andrew Road. Professor Jaramillo’s 2012 collection of composite stories, “The House of Order,” was a Latino Book Award Finalist, and in 2013 the editors of “Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature” listed Jaramillo as one of its 2013 top 10 new Latino authors. Twelve Winters Press is releasing Jaramillo’s novel in stories, “Little Mocos,” later this year.

In the Community

The Association of Illinois Electrical Cooperatives recently shared a story on their website and social media recognizing the current Electrical Lineman Distribution students at LLCC for their quick action to help revive an elderly man who’d lost consciousness in a restaurant during their lunch break. Read the heartwarming story.

In the Community

Congratulations to Maryjane Million, enrollment operations coordinator, whom the Jacksonville Rotary Club has honored for her community service activities by naming her a Paul Harris Fellow. Million’s volunteer activities include the Jacksonville Symphony Society Board, The Playhouse on the Square, Relay for Life, Jacksonville Promise, Jacksonville Commission on Disabilities and Human Relations, and the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

In the Community

Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science, will be speaking this Saturday, Sept. 10, during a celebration at the Illinois State Military Museum for the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Border Campaign. His presentation on the historic expedition is at 1 p.m.