African-American History Month activities

LLCC is celebrating African-American History Month during February with various events. The theme for this year’s observance is “Celebrating Our Strengths While Overcoming Our Challenges.”

Activities continue today with HIV/AIDS awareness and testing, 9-11 a.m. in A. Lincoln Commons, sponsored by the LLCC Black Student Union. Also, Soup & Stories “Adversities Are Your Ally” will be presented by Casandra Austin from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room. The Soup & Stories event, sponsored by the LLCC African-American History Month Committee and LLCC Student Life, is free to students with a  student ID and $3 for non-students.

Read about additional events throughout the month.

Order “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” calendars by 5 p.m. today

Looking for a fun calendar that also supports a great cause? The LLCC Feminist Activist Club is selling “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” calendars on behalf of the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault, the local sexual violence resource center.

Order your calendar today to see who stepped into some high-heeled shoes to represent LLCC in this year’s calendar! Calendars are $5 each and can be ordered by visiting LLCC Student Life by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.

The calendars feature local organizations and businesses who support PCASA’s mission and aim to increase awareness of PCASA, as well as their main fundraising event, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.”

LLCC Chemistry Club to hold trivia night Feb. 23

Sign up for a trivia night hosted by the LLCC Chemistry Club! It will take place on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in the student union located in the lower level Menard Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the event runs from 7 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.

Participants can sign up as part of a team or join a team when they arrive. Each team can have up to 10 members. The cost is $10 per person, and payment (cash or check) will be collected the night of the event. Checks should be made out to LLCC.

Topics will include English, history, general science and more. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners. Register for your seats online. Hope to see you there!

“Suit-Up” event Feb. 3

LLCC Advising, Counseling and Career Services has partnered with J.C. Penney to offer a “Suit-Up” event on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon. At this event students, alumni, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to purchase professional clothing, shoes and accessories for 40 percent off. The discount even applies to items already on sale! The idea is for students to be able to purchase career dress apparel at a very affordable price, but  J.C. Penney has graciously agreed to offer this to faculty and staff as well. Along with discounted apparel, there will be prizes and giveaways, mini makeovers at Sephora, and consultations and hair touch ups in the salon! All that is needed to attend the event is an LLCC ID card.

Phi Theta Kappa achieves five star status

LLCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently completed all the requirements for Five Star Chapter Status, the highest level of recognition, for the fifth year in a row. Requirements included completion of two service projects, one to benefit the college and one to benefit the community.

The college project centered around the unveiling of the 1993 Phi Theta Kappa Time Capsule at the Founders’ Day celebration in February 2017.  The capsule was reburied in June 2017 during the Illinois Regional Phi Theta Kappa Convention, which was held at LLCC, and will be opened again in 2042.  The “Honors In Action” community service project centered around increasing awareness of the importance of organ donation. An event was held in November 2017 featuring speakers who had personal experience with organ donation, including a heart transplant recipient and parents of a child who was an organ donor. As a result of this event, several people signed up to be organ donors.

Advisors for LLCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter are Tim Humphrey, dean of Arts and Humanities; Dr. Claire Gordon, professor of communication; and Don Ecklund, faculty emeritus. Links to full reports describing the details of the projects are below and also posted on the Phi Theta Kappa bulletin board, located next to Menard Hall, Room 2220.

PTK College Project Report Jan 24 2018

PTK Honors in Action Report Jan 24 2018

African-American History Month

LLCC is celebrating African-American History Month during February with various events. The theme for this year’s observance is “Celebrating Our Strengths While Overcoming Our Challenges.”

Activities begin today with the African-American History Month Kickoff featuring LLCC alum Kenneth Humble with the Kenny Humble Trio from noon to 1:30 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The event is co-sponsored by the LLCC African-American History Month Committee and LLCC Student Life.

Read about additional events throughout the month.

Calendar sale deadline is Feb. 2

Looking for a fun calendar that also supports a great cause? The LLCC Feminist Activist Club is selling “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” calendars on behalf of the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault, the local sexual violence resource center.

Order your calendar today to see who stepped into some high-heeled shoes to represent LLCC in this year’s calendar! Calendars are $5 each and can be ordered by visiting LLCC Student Life by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.

The calendars feature local organizations and businesses who support PCASA’s mission and aim to increase awareness of PCASA, as well as their main fundraising event, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.”

Coffee, hot chocolate and tea sale today

The LLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul is selling 16-ounce cups of coffee, hot chocolate and tea for $2.50 today from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the A. Lincoln Commons rotunda. Refills are only $1! Snacks, including granola bars and trail mix, will also be available for $1.

There will be different flavored creamers to choose from — peppermint mocha, caramel macchiato, chocolate mocha and more. You can also add toppings to your hot chocolate. Pick up a cup of joe today, and support your LLCC dancers!