LLCC student, faculty and alum part of Illinois Governor’s inaugural activities

The Jane Hartman (music professor) Trio performed at the pre-election dinner and reception at the Illinois State Capitol Sunday evening for Governor-elect Rauner and 800 people. Last night, the Trio  performed at a cocktail reception in the Illinois Museum Library, with music continuing into the evening at the Lincoln Museum prior to the Toby Keith concert at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. In addition, LLCC music student Denise Pittman and alum Nicolas Brady performed with the Lincoln Troubadours at Rauner’s reception at the Old State Capitol. The vocal coach and conductor for the Troubadours is LLCC adjunct music instructor Sue Hamilton.

In the community: Dr. Chris McDonald

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor, political science, presented an hour-WWI photolong lecture Dec. 13 at the Illinois National Guard Museum for the 100th Anniversary of the “Christmas truce.” Several of the reenactors are current LLCC students.

LLCC-Litchfield hosts Live Line demonstration event

LLCC-Litchfield, U of I Extension, Ameren, MJM Cooperative, and Rural Electric Cooperative sponsored a “Live Line” demonstration Dec. 5. Fifth grade students from Raymond, Litchfield, Staunton and Mt. Olive schools gathered in the LLCC-Litchfield Charles M. Long Auditorium to find out about electricity safety. The event was featured with an article and photo in The Hillsboro Journal-News.

In the community: LLCC-Litchfield

LLCC-Litchfield staff dressed up as “LLCC Degree Trees” and walked in the 2014 LLCC-Litchfield in paradeLitchfield Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade the evening of Nov. 21. The “Degree Trees” disbursed LLCC pens/pencils and candy to the crowd.

Left to right in photo: Emily Miller, Christine Lang, Lorie McDonald, Tisha Miller, Adrienne Frazier and Ellie Miller (front).


In the community

Lorie McDonald, director of LLCC-Hillsboro/Litchfield, was the guest speaker at the Hillsboro Rotary Club and Litchfield Women’s Club meetings. Lorie spoke to both groups about programs, enrollment, dual credit classes, new initiatives and challenges at LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro. The Hillsboro Journal-News featured Lorie in a photograph with LLCC trustee and Hillsboro Rotary Club member Jerry Wesley and also in a photo with members of the Women’s Club.

In the community: Professor Chris McDonald and Martha Miller

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor of political science, was a featured speaker at the Great War Encampment at the Illinois State Military Museum Nov. 22-23 and was mentioned in the State Journal-Register’s coverage of the event.

Martha Miller, adjunct English instructor, is having a book signing for her latest mystery book, “Widow,”  on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Prairie Archives, 522 E Adams, Springfield.

In the community: LLCC-J traveling theatre

LLCC-Jacksonville’sw1 Cast & KB1 traveling theatre, under the direction of Ken Bradbury, hits the road Thursday, Nov. 20 for a four-day tour to 16 elementary schools in the three-county area. Hundreds of students will learn a very meaningful message in this cheerful and musical play.

In the community

LLCC-Jacksonville’s “Students With Disabilities” class hosted its second allannual Fall Festival the evening of Nov. 13. Five through 11-year-olds from the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Educational Day Care Center were invited to participate in the games and activities.