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.
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.
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.
LLCC’s Dr. Chris McDonald and Dr. Ross Kennedy from ISU spoke at a WWI event Saturday, Feb. 25 hosted by the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County. Following the presentation, the Historical Society hosted a dinner featuring the two scholars at Tiramisu’ in Quincy. Read more: WWI Flyer 2 WWI February Dinner with the Authors
To 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.
Ryan Roberts, professor librarian, presented a brown bag lecture at the Springfield Art Association’s Michael Victor II Art Library Feb. 17. The lecture was based on the LLCC Library’s Artists’ Book Collection (developed as a result of receiving an LLCC Foundation L.E.A.G.U.E. Grant a few years ago).
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.
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.
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.