Blood donation

Blood donation is safe. bloodcenter.orgWhile LLCC Student Life will not be able to host a blood drive on campus this summer, there are still ways you can donate blood during this time of need in our community. We wanted to share with you the following information from our friends at Central Illinois Community Blood Center:

Blood is a critical resource for patients, and the blood center must maintain 24/7 operations during this pandemic to ensure life-saving treatment can continue.

Blood demand is increasing as hospitals have eased restrictions on elective surgeries and are now providing treatment options that were previously postponed. CICBC is asking blood donors to step forward during this challenging time.

If you are healthy, please consider donating. View guidelines and learn about safety measures the Blood Center is taking.

Donations are currently accepted by appointment only.
Central Illinois Community Blood Center – Springfield Donor Center
1999 Wabash Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704
Call 217-753-1530, or schedule an appointment online.

Virtual Student Recognition Ceremony

Congratulations to the LLCC students honored with academic, leadership and special awards in the virtual Student Recognition Ceremony video!

Erica Lay

Erica Lay of Jacksonville was named 2020 LLCC Outstanding Graduate of the Year. During her time at LLCC, she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and served as president of the Jacksonville Activities Board, leading several community service activities and increasing membership and attendance at events. She also worked as a student worker at LLCC-Jacksonville and contributed her art talents to projects at the college. She plans to transfer to University of Illinois Springfield to major in business and continue on to earn an MBA.

Watch the video below, or view a list of student honorees and their awards.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

#LLCCSAAMCHALLENGE With my awareness, I PLEDGE to speak up when I hear harmful misconceptions about sexual assault.This Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), LLCC Compliance & Prevention partnered with Student Life to offer virtual challenges aimed at helping our community turn our awareness into action. In order to show support for SAAM’s mission of increasing awareness and preventing sexual violence, we are also inviting faculty and staff to take part in the final challenges (prizes are only for students). Instructions can be found on LLCC’s Sexual Violence Resources webpage. Information AND opportunities to participate can be found on the LLCC Student Life Facebook page. A challenge with trivia questions began yesterday. Check out the video to the first question.

We hope you’ll join us in taking part in these challenges and encouraging students to participate. Questions? Contact Shelby Bedford at shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

GSA virtual event

All Day, April 24. Day of Silence. Sponsored by GLSEN. Instagram: @gsa_llcc, Facebook: LLCC GSAThe GLSEN Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ students and allies  all around the country — and the world — take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools. This year due to the quarantine, we are going virtual! We will be combining the LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance’s yearly Speak Out event with the Day of Silence to bring awareness about LGBTQ+ discrimination in schools and to “break the silence.” LGBTQ+ students and allies are welcome to join in on the silence by registering. Posts will be made to GSA Facebook and Instagram pages throughout the day starting at 10 a.m. (Instagram: GSA_LLCC Facebook: LLCC GSA).

If you would like to join in, feel free to send a video or photo of why you are being silent to our Instagram or email GSA president Ci Richardson at crich8642@llcc.edu.

2020 Student Government Association Elections Results

The following are the results of the virtual SGA Elections that were held on April 13-16. These individuals will represent the student body for the 2020-2021 academic year: Student Trustee: Travis McCullough; SGA President: Ian Schneider; SGA Vice President: Tyler Ralph; SGA Representative – Mathematics & Computer Sciences: Dane Paige; SGA Representative- Social Sciences & Business: Alicia Brown.

The following positions did not have a successful vote and are currently vacant: SGA Secretary; SGA Treasurer; SGA Public Relations; Representative At-Large; SGA Representative – Applied & Emerging Technologies (2); SGA Representative – Arts & Communication (2); SGA Representative – English & Humanities (2); SGA Representative – Health Professions (2); SGA Representative – Mathematics & Computer Sciences (1); SGA Representative – Natural & Agricultural Sciences (2); SGA Representative – Social Sciences & Business (1).

These positions will now be open to a general application and interview process. Those that are interested in filling one of these roles should contact LLCC Student Life (studentlife@llcc.edu) to obtain an application. Deadline to be considered for first screening of applications will be May 1, 2020. Following the first screening of applicants and interviews, a second round of applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

The Lamp student newspaper wins multiple awards

The Lamp student newspaper won 16 awards, including five first-place awards, at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association’s annual student awards presentation April 17. The awards were presented virtually via the association’s Facebook page due to cancellation of the conference.

The Lamp staff won first place for website. “That’s a great award because the website takes a team effort to have stories and editors,” said Tim McKenzie, adviser of The Lamp and professor of journalism and humanities. “It also prepared us for the new reality when the physical campus closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The students were able to continue producing content online.”

TheLampOnline.com has continued to be led by Regina Ivy of Springfield, editor; Tess Peterson of Springfield, assistant editor; and Ryan Scott of Chatham, assistant editor. Ivy was the recipient of the annual $1,000 scholarship awarded by the association to one community college journalism student who is transferring to a four-year college or university. This is the second year in a row that an LLCC student has won the award.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Virtual Engagement 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Office of Student Life is partnering with LLCC Compliance and Prevention to bring you Sexual Assault Awareness Month virtual challenges! For LLCC students that complete each virtual challenge, you will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Grub Hub gift card! Complete all 3 and you will have a chance to win $25 Grub Hub gift card. Will you take the challenge? #LLCCSAAMChallenge For more information about each challenge please visit: https://www.llcc.edu/students-services/sexual-violence-resources/take-action/.April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. LLCC Student Life is partnering with LLCC Compliance and Prevention to raise awareness with Sexual Assault Awareness Month virtual challenges! For LLCC students that complete each virtual challenge, they will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Grub Hub gift card! If they complete all three, they will have a chance to win a $25 Grub Hub gift card.

For more information about each challenge please visit: www.llcc.edu/take-action.

There are two ways that faculty/staff can participate:

  1. Please share these opportunities with your students! Pass the link on to students and, if appropriate, we encourage you to find a way to include in your classes and programs.
  2. While you can’t win the gift cards, we hope you will take on a few of the virtual challenges. Our second challenge will have participants pledge to turn their awareness into action by posting their pledge on social media. We will also have a series of questions to help start the conversation with our community.

Look out for more details on our upcoming challenges! We will share them in LincIn.

#LLCCSAAMChallenge

SGA applications due tomorrow by 5 p.m.

Lincoln Land Community College Student Government Association. LLCCThe Student Government Association will be holding its elections in an online format. LLCC Student Life would appreciate your assistance in recruiting students to serve LLCC as part of Student Government Association or as Student Trustee for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application form is due tomorrow, April 8 by 5 p.m. After the application has closed, Student Life will review applications, and those that meet the qualifications will be listed on the official election ballot. This year, there are no signature requirements. Applicants will also have the opportunity to record a video and send in other promotional materials that will be shared with the student body to promote their candidacy. Please encourage students to fill out the SGA Election Application Form if they are interested or if you believe they would be a good candidate. If they have any questions about the application or SGA, please inform them to contact Student Life at StudentLife@llcc.edu.

SGA applications due April 8 by 5 p.m.

Lincoln Land Community College Student Government Association. LLCCThe Student Government Association will be holding its elections in an online format. LLCC Student Life would appreciate your assistance in recruiting students to serve LLCC as part of Student Government Association or as Student Trustee for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application form is due April 8 by 5 p.m. After the application has closed, Student Life will review applications, and those that meet the qualifications will be listed on the official election ballot. This year, there are no signature requirements. Applicants will also have the opportunity to record a video and send in other promotional materials that will be shared with the student body to promote their candidacy. Please encourage students to fill out the SGA Election Application Form if they are interested or if you believe they would be a good candidate. If they have any questions about the application or SGA, please inform them to contact Student Life at StudentLife@llcc.edu.

Keeping students engaged through Student Life videos/live meetings

Lincoln Land Community College Student LifeLLCC Student Life has been hard at work thinking of creative ways to keep students engaged and connected with one another and the campus during this time. One thing we would like to do is create some opportunities for learning and fun outside of classes. We would like to create videos or live meetings surrounding different topics with which our students can engage. This is where we could use your help!

We are looking for faculty and staff interested in volunteering their time to connect with our students outside of class. Do you have a topic you could present on or share with our students? This could be journaling, knitting, dancing, meditating, yoga, cooking demonstrations, dog training, cultural awareness, fitness, plant or bird identification, etc. Even if you have a fun lesson that is applicable outside of class (science or social experiment, mini history lesson, creative writing tips, etc.) these will be great! The possibilities are endless!

We will do the promotion and marketing for these videos/live meetings. If you would like to help us keep students engaged, please email LLCC Student Life at StudentLife@llcc.edu letting us know your ideas. If you do not have something in mind but still want to help us out, we have some programs already picked out that we could use your help with. Thank you in advance for helping us keep our students connected!