Tomato plant pickup

Tomato plants ordered from the LLCC Environmental Club can be picked up tomorrow, May 16, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.

Please try to come by the greenhouse, on the second floor of Sangamon Hall, during one of these times.  If you cannot pick up your tomato plants during these times, please text Becky Croteau at 217-801-5215.

Payments can be accepted in cash or by check. Thank you for supporting the LLCC Environmental Club!

Annual tomato plant sale

The LLCC Environmental Club is holding their annual sale of heirloom tomato plants. Plants will be ready for pick up during finals week. Plants were a little slow to take off this year, so they will be a bit smaller than usual. You can still count on the same beautiful tomatoes and great heirloom flavor — a bargain, at any price! All plants are $1 each.

Please complete and send the attached order form to Becky Croteau via interoffice mail, or e-mail it to becky.croteau@llcc.edu.

Environmental Club Heirloom Tomato Sale 2018 Order Form

Tomato Pictures

LLCC Nursing students inducted into honor society

Fifteen second-year nursing students from the LLCC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program were inducted into the Beta Nu Chapter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society on April 26. The students had to maintain stringent academic requirements and complete a capstone community education project to be eligible for membership.

Students were honored at a special ceremony on campus. The students received a certificate, an Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society pin and peach honor cords to wear at commencement. The co-advisors are Mary Goldstein, nursing professor, and Anatasia Till, nursing instructor.

Beta Nu inductees: Lyndsey Hochstatter, Jenna Hansen, Dorlisa Sandoval, Allison Snodgrass, Kendall Long, Amber Hanneken, Caitlin Eliason, Linnea Richards, Amanda Starkweather, Leigh Hatalla, Fiona Carrell, Linda Jones, Kristine Ernest, Marcy Seitzer and Hillary LamarThe 2018 inductees are: Lyndsey Hochstatter, Jenna Hansen, Dorlisa Sandoval, Allison Snodgrass, Kendall Long, Amber Hanneken, Caitlin Eliason, Linnea Richards, Amanda Starkweather, Leigh Hatalla, Fiona Carrell, Linda Jones, Kristine Ernest, Marcy Seitzer and Hillary Lamar.

The objective of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of ADN. The society encourages the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a lifelong professional responsibility. The society also participates in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the nursing profession.

Student clubs looking for advisors

The LLCC Veterans Club and Student United Way are two established clubs on campus that are looking for advisors. If you are a staff or faculty member with an interest in advising either of these clubs, please contact Jacob Deters, interim student engagement coordinator, at jacob.deters@llcc.edu.

Additional information on the clubs:

Student United Way

Young people across the country are helping to improve their local communities by giving, advocating and volunteering in the areas of education, income and health. This powerful movement, called Student United Way, is helping to advance the common good. Student United Way works in partnership with United Way of Central Illinois.

Veterans Club

The LLCC Veterans Club is established to help support soldiers to cope with civilian life, to give support to troops overseas, to perform local volunteer work and to have club functions to raise money and build friendships with other veterans.

Farmer’s Share Lunch today

The LLCC Agriculture Club is hosting its Seventh Annual Farmer’s Share Lunch today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The club is selling tickets for the meal that will include a boneless pork chop sandwich, roasted corn, potato salad, fruit, cookies, and tea or lemonade for $1. The cost represents the portion of a meal’s cost that actually goes back to the farmers who grew the food. The rest of the cost is for processing, marketing, transportation, etc. Only 125 tickets are available, and they may be purchased from any LLCC Ag Club member or by contacting club advisor Bill Harmon (786-2573 or bill.harmon@llcc.edu).

During the event, guests will also be able to test their agriculture knowledge with trivia questions from LLCC’s state champion College Bowl Team. The event is open to anyone in the campus community as an educational activity for the club.

LLCC Radiography students win awards at state conference

Morgan Bucher and Kelly AdamskiThe second year LLCC Radiography students attended the 83rd Annual Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists Conference in Peoria last week. The conference provides a great deal of education, networking and friendly competition for the students!

As a requirement of attending the conference, each student submits an electronic poster and/or research paper on a topic of choice. Of the 28 electronic posters submitted, Morgan Bucher was awarded second place with her poster on Agenesis of Corpus Callosum and Kelly Adamski was awarded an honorable Scholar Bowl Team – Lauren Cachera, Katie Holliday, Margie Christian and Lauren Burnsmention with her poster on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP). Four of the students competed in the Scholar Bowl with 11 other teams and made it to the final round with a fourth place finish! The students on the Scholar Bowl team were Lauren Burns, Lauren Cachera, Margie Christian and Katie Holliday.

The students who also represented our program at the conference were Carly Abbott, Bailey Evans, Kelly Hillyer and Darby White. All are members of the LLCC Student Radiographers Association.

Sexual Assault Awareness Denim Day

In correlation with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition and SAVE Taskforce are hosting Denim Day today, April 25. For this awareness campaign and fundraiser, faculty and staff wearing denim are asked to donate a minimum $5 to LLCC Student Life. All proceeds will benefit the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault. The fundraiser also connects with Denim Day 2018, an annual campaign that focuses on protesting destructive attitudes and misconceptions about sexual assault. Learn more about the background of this campaign.

View additional events during Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action.

BSU hosts Haircut Wednesday

The LLCC Black Student Union is hosting Haircut Wednesday for our LLCC students in A. Lincoln Commons today. Let students know that they can stop by and receive a free haircut from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action and Take a Stand Tuesday

Today is Take a Stand Tuesday. It is an opportunity for your office or you as an individual to stand with the LLCC community in our efforts to increase awareness of sexual assault while informing our community about everyday actions that we can take to prevent sexual violence and support survivors. Symbolic of the LLCC community’s refusal to be passive bystanders of sexual assault, at least one person will be “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. You are invited to choose an available half-hour time frame that works for you or your group and sign up using this link.

Tomorrow, April 25, the LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition and SAVE Taskforce will be hosting Denim Day. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate by wearing denim tomorrow and turning in a minimum $5 donation to LLCC Student Life. All proceeds will benefit the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault.

View additional events during Sexual Assault Awareness Week of Action.