Professor Chris McDonald presents “From Springfield to Schlestadt” April 11

Political Science Professor Chris McDonald, Ph.D., will present “From Springfield to Schlestadt” on Saturday, April 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. The presentation is being held in the Trutter Center at LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road. The public is invited to the free event.

Professor McDonald’s presentation is based on his new book,  book cover“‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’—From the Front in a Ford,” which gives an eyewitness account of World War I through the detailed, literate and humorous letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Dunlap Hagler. Professor McDonald will provide a glimpse of Mr. Hagler’s life as an ambulance driver and the local connection to the Great War.

A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Cost of the book is $19.95, plus tax. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler.

In addition to the presentation and book signing, an exhibit containing WWI artifacts is being presented by the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum. Items on display include original handwritten letters by Mr. Hagler to his parents, a certified copy of a letter written by General John Pershing to Mr. Hagler and the members of the American Expeditionary Force, the “Croix de Guerre” (War Cross) and citation awarded to Mr. Hagler, the actual tin plate featuring the War Cross that was mounted on the side of Mr. Hagler’s ambulance during the war, plus other Great War artifacts. The exhibit will be on display through the end of April.

Copies of 2015 Summer/Fall FORWARD are available!

Copies of the 2015 Summer/Fall FORWARD have been delivered to campus. Faculty and staff can pick up copies in the lower level of Menard Hall by the stairwell closest to employee mailboxes. FORWARDS will be delivered to the education service areas. A digital copy of FORWARD is available on the college’s website.

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Campus Visit Day has largest attendance ever

Nearly 500 prospective students and family members attended Monday’s Campus Visit Day sessions.  Thank you to all faculty, staff and students who participated in the event to showcase the college’s programs and services. Also, thank you to those who assisted with set-up in any way–Facilities, ITS, ITDE and Jeff Mehan.

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Campus Visit Day today

Prospective students and their families are visiting campus today. As of Friday afternoon more than 475 people were expected to attend the morning and evening sessions. Information sessions are being held in Menard Hall, with exhibits in the A. Lincoln Commons. Tours also will be available.


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Notice regarding PRM Project Request Forms

For those of you who fill out PRM Project Request Forms, please note the next time you do so, to click on the yellow box at the top to update the form. There have been some changes to the form, and this will allow you to see them. Also, please send any additional materials needed for your project to

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Welcome Week volunteers needed

The Public Relations and Marketing office is looking for volunteers to assist at the “welcome table” in A. Lincoln Commons next week during the first week of spring semester classes. Help students get a great start to the semester by providing directions, handing out student planners and answering a multitude of questions.

To sign up, contact Colleen Pittman at, or stop by the Information Desk in A. Lincoln Commons. See the attached for available time slots: spring 2015 welcome week.

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