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.
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.
Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, and Tisha Miller, enrollment coordinator, represented LLCC at the Taylorville Kiwanis meeting Jan.15. Dee spoke about the history of LLCC, our student profile and the College NOW program. Read more from Taylorville Daily News.
Jason Waddell, professor of music, will represent LLCC in the community, performing with his new band Friday, Jan. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Robbie’s, 4 Old State Capitol Plaza South as part of a weekly jazz and blues performance series sponsored by the Springfield Area Arts Council. There is no charge to attend.
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.
Two 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.
Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor of political science, will speak on “Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union” at the next meeting of the World Affairs Council of Central Illinois the evening of Oct. 16. The program is free and open to the public. Dinner requires a reservation.
Laurel Bretz, director, community education, and Jolene Adams, coordinator, Culinary Institute, presented to the Memorial Medical Center Rehab Grad Support Group Monday afternoon. Laurel presented on the Academy of Lifelong Learning and and Jolene did a culinary demonstration of no-bake energy bites.
Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor, political science, spoke Sept. 12 at the Bloomington VFW post on “You, Your Family and WWI.” He also spoke Sept. 8 at the Illinois State Military Museum on the WWI Battle of Saint Mihiel.