“The Walk of the Immigrants” Oct. 9

LLCC Student Life welcomes Saul Flores (philanthropist, photojournalist and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects) to LLCC on Oct. 9, noon-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons to share his presentation, “The Walk of the Immigrants.” This event is part of the Student Life’s Soup and Stories series.

Students who RSVP will receive a FREE lunch! Lunch for faculty and staff is $5, payable at the check-in table. You can pay either by check or cash (RSVP required in advance). To reserve your spot for this program and lunch, please fill out the RSVP form. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 7 by noon.

Flores spent three months walking, hitchhiking, and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places. His journey began in Ecuador and ended in Charlotte, North Carolina. In three months, he walked 5,328 miles through 10 countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico.

In this presentation, Flores speaks about how as a North Carolina State University senior, he took the “walk” in the summer of 2010. Student audiences get the opportunity to relive “The Walk of the Immigrants” along with Saul and create a deeper understanding of the struggles, hardships, joy and hope that immigrants experience on their journey.

Please make sure to share this opportunity with your students in class and those that you work with. They will not want to miss this event!

LLCC Food Pantry hours

The LLCC Food Pantry hours of operation for the 2019 fall semester are listed below. The food pantry is located in Student Life and open to any current LLCC student in need, whether short or long term. Students may use the pantry once a week.

  • Monday, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m.-noon

If you have any questions or wish to donate to the food pantry, please contact LLCC Student Life at studentlife@llcc.edu or 786-2241.

New Student Welcome Day

Please join us in welcoming new students today during New Student Welcome Day! From 9-10 a.m. students will be visiting information tables in A. Lincoln Commons. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m. Breakout sessions for the students begin at 10 a.m., followed by the lunch for new students.

Notice regarding inactive student clubs

In conjunction with LLCC Board policy and procedure, this posting is to inform the LLCC community that the following student clubs have not been active on campus for the past three years and will be dissolved if no further interest is expressed to LLCC Student Life:

  • Ceramics Club
  • Engineering Club
  • International Club
  • LLCC Bowlers
  • Math Club
  • Motorsports Club
  • Teacher Education Club

If you are interested in pursuing options to keep one of the listed clubs active, please contact LLCC Student Life before 5 p.m. on June 27.

Phone 786-2241, or email studentlife@llcc.edu.

Heirloom tomatoes available

The LLCC Environmental Club still has beautiful heirloom tomatoes left. Come on over to the greenhouse in Sangamon Hall between noon and 3 p.m. today, if you would like to pick some up!

Tomato plant pickup

Tomato plants ordered from the LLCC Environmental Club can be picked up from the greenhouse, on the second floor of Sangamon Hall. Students will be there to help you from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, May 10. Payments can be accepted in cash or by check. If you have any small boxes, please bring them over with you. (Also, It’s not too late to order, just come on over and choose from what we have left!)

If you cannot pick up during this timeframe, please contact Becky Croteau at becky.croteau@llcc.edu. All plants must be picked up no later than Wednesday of next week. Thank you for supporting the LLCC Environmental Club!