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!

SGA to hold online elections

Lincoln Land Community College Student Government Association. LLCCThe Student Government Association has finalized plans to move its elections to an online format. Now we need your help 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, LLCC 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.

March 25 blood drive canceled

LLCC Student Life and Agriculture Club have canceled the upcoming blood drive that was scheduled for March 25. If you planned to donate, we hope you can find some alternative date/time to donate! Donations have dropped drastically due to the recent climate. Please continue reading for more information from the Central Illinois Community Blood Center.

COVID-19 Response Donors Needed
Nationally, and here in our region, the blood supply is being adversely impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. In some places, elective surgery is already being canceled for blood availability. Most activities have been canceled, and more people are staying home. The pandemic is having a significant impact on participation in blood drives.

We would emphasize COVID-19 presents no known risk to the safety of the nation’s blood supply, only the adequacy of the supply at this time. Individuals are not at risk of contracting COVID-19 from donating blood.

If you are healthy, please consider donating! Read more, and view guidelines.

Central Illinois Community Blood Center – Springfield Donor Center
1999 Wabash Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704
Schedule an appointment online or call 217-753-1530.
Find other locations near you.

Ag Club celebrated Food Checkout Week; made donation to Central Illinois Foodbank

LLCC Ag Club with purchased food for donationThe LLCC Ag Club, a collegiate member of the Illinois Farm Bureau, finished its celebration of National Food Checkout Week with a scramble to collect food at a local Aldi in Springfield. Food Checkout Week is the last week in February and recognizes that Americans have earned enough disposable income by then to pay for all their food for the year. Americans pay less that 10% of their disposable income for food, the lowest rate in the world. The Ag Club had two members, Dalton Bartz of Jacksonville and Sam VanRheeden of Mt. Pulaski, volunteer to get as much food as possible in two minutes. They were supervised by the Ag Club treasurer Alexis Carroll. After planning their run, they loaded up their carts with non-perishable food items. After paying for the items, they were delivered to the Central Illinois Foodbank. The activity was sponsored by Growmark, the parent company of FS.

Soup and Stories: QueerCore with QueenEarth March 17

The Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup would like to invite students, faculty and staff to the upcoming LLCC Student Life Soup and Story program: QueerCore with QueenEarth (Melissa Smith) on Tuesday, March 17, 11 a.m. to noon in the Robert H. Stephens Room. An open mic will follow until 12:45 p.m.

Lunch is $5 for faculty/staff. (Students are free.) Be sure to register by Monday, March 16 if you would like lunch!

QueerCore: Behind the Music is an educational concert series that highlights Queer stories through art. Hosted by QueenEarth (Melissa Smith), this traveling open mic features her coming out stories and invites community members to share their own. Since 2012, QueerCore has been a catalyst for community conversations about identity and inclusion. With discussion and Q&A, participants will be given tools to imagine their path beyond college. They will leave this event with answers about how to navigate the world as creative leaders for themselves with a roadmap for equity to influence tomorrow. #imagineifyoumadeyourownway

View a preview of what to expect here: https://youtu.be/-HTQayoIVjU.

A community event, through performance art, creative expression, and storytelling, QueerCore seeks to give a voice and visibility to artists of the often underrepresented GLBTQA community. This show is also meant to encourage  community members to “come out” and share stories and triumphs, and to celebrate the parts of ourselves that make us unique. For some that “different” part is our sexuality. For others, it may be their skin color, religion, accent, etc. Aren’t we all, always, coming out?

If you have any questions, contact studentlife@llcc.eduRegister now!

LLCC Food Pantry hours changing

Effective March 16, the LLCC Food Pantry hours will be changing.

  • Mondays – 1-4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays – 10 a.m.-noon
  • Wednesdays – 1-4 p.m.
  • Thursdays – 10 a.m.-noon
  • Friday – closed

If you would like to help contribute to the LLCC Food Pantry, please drop off items at LLCC Student Life during regular business hours. If you have other questions, please contact studentlife@llcc.edu. Current items we are in need of are:

  • Tuna packets or kits
  • Apple sauce
  • Juice
  • Fruit cups

Coffee, tea and hot cocoa sale today

Buy four drinks get the fifth free! Lincoln Land Community College Dance Club: Express Your SeoulLLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul is having their monthly coffee, green tea and hot cocoa sale today, March 4, in A. Lincoln Commons from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, you can donate your change to help stock the LLCC Pantry in Student Life with school supplies! The club will have a jar available at the coffee sale for donations.

Don’t forget your stamp card! If you buy four drinks, you will receive a fifth one free. These cards are good for all coffee sales this semester. If you bring your own mug or cup, coffee, green tea and hot cocoa are just $1. A regular cup of 16 oz. coffee or hot cocoa is $2 with many toppings and creamers to choose from. All donuts and baked treats are $1!

Farmer’s Share Luncheon today

The LLCC Agriculture Club is holding its annual Farmer’s Share Luncheon today, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The club has sold all 100 tickets for the catered meal from Turasky’s, which will include pulled pork or steakburger, green beans, potato salad, cookies and drinks.

Tickets were sold for $.50 apiece. The cost represents the portion of the 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.

Attendees will also get a chance to test their knowledge of agriculture by answering questions from the quizmaster to win some fabulous prizes! The event is open to anyone in the campus community as an educational activity for the club.

Dance Club coffee, tea and hot cocoa sale Wednesday

Buy four drinks get the fifth free! Lincoln Land Community College Dance Club: Express Your SeoulLLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul will have their monthly coffee, green tea and hot cocoa sale Wednesday, March 4 in A. Lincoln Commons from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, you can donate your change to help stock the LLCC Pantry in Student Life with school supplies! The club will have a jar available at the coffee sale for donations.

Don’t forget your stamp card! If you buy four drinks, you will receive a fifth one free. These cards are good for all coffee sales this semester. If you bring your own mug or cup, coffee, green tea and hot cocoa are just $1. A regular cup of 16 oz. coffee or hot cocoa is $2 with many toppings and creamers to choose from. All donuts and baked treats are $1!