English Professor John Paul Jaramillo has been invited by the Prairie Art Alliance Gallery to read from his new book, The House of Order, on Nov. 20. The program runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the H.D. Smith Gallery in the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 So. 6th Street, Springfield.
Brenda Baptist Protz, associate professor of communication, is speaking to the staff at Tremont Ridge Assisted Living in Hillsboro Wednesday, Oct. 29. She and LLCC student Courtney Guinn will share how to utilize the voice for good–to be more positive, to build self-esteem, not to bully, etc.
Jerry Nelson, truck driver training instructor, represented LLCC at a motorcycle safety event Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hall’s Harley Davidson. Jerry used an LLCC semi to demonstrate how truck drivers and motorcyclists can share the road safely.
LLCC-Taylorville helped Taylorville and Christian County celebrate their 175th anniversary this past weekend by participating in the “Celebrate 175” parade. The theme for the parade was past, present and/or future. LLCC-Taylorville chose the future theme and featured children as our future. The children dressed up in different uniforms to represent various certificate and degree programs LLCC offers. Thank you to Nichole Coffey, finance assistant; Jennifer Elliott, instructional designer; Sharon Fritts, education services representative; Jamie Glick, education services representative; Scott Grundy, utility worker; Dee Krueger, assistant director of LLCC-Taylorville; Lorie McDonald, director of LLCC-Litchfield, Tisha Miller, ESA operations analyst and Scott Stallman, ESA executive director for participating in the parade.
Dr. Warren was the keynote speaker at the Army Cooks School graduation Thursday, Aug. 21, at Camp Lincoln. The Army Cook’s School is a four week training program and the first eight days are held in the Culinary and Baking labs in Workforce, coordinated by Jay Kitterman, director, Culinary Institute and special events. After spending a week at Lincoln Land they conduct dining and field operations at Camp Lincoln. The current graduating class consisted of 17 future Army cooks from all over the United States from California to Maine. Lincoln Land is proud to partner with the Army on this program.
On Friday, August 15, be sure to stop by the Hobbies, Arts & Crafts Building at 3:15pm to see Jolene Adams do a “Unique Cupcakes” demonstration, making strawberry shortcake cupcakes in a mason jar, chocolate turtle cupcakes in a mason jar and fondant decorated cupcakes.
Also, throughout the week, Jay Kitterman, Nancy Sweet and Jolene Adams will be judging food competitions.
Al Shull, professor of art, was awarded first place in the painting category of the 2014 Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition. His painting is entitled “Release of the Spirit” and will be on display with other winning artworks in the Artisan Building of the State Fairgrounds, open daily Aug. 8 -16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until noon on Aug. 17.
2nd Place in the painting category went to LLCC art alum Amanda Grieve for her work, “Judgment.”
Mary Beth Ray (left), director, Career Development Services, was the featured speaker at a Job Preparation Event sponsored by State Representative Sue Scherer (right) at Lincoln Library Monday evening, July 14.
Jane Hartman, professor of music, presented a clinic on Jazz Improvisational Styles at the National Association of Disciples Musician conference in Decatur July 14.
On Friday, June 13, the dental assistant students at Capital City Training Center volunteered their time to help with “Dentistry From the Heart” at Advanced Dental Care. They gained knowledge that will be useful with their externships approaching.