LLCC Honors Program holding Winter Warriors Coat Drive

The LLCC Honors Program is collecting winter outerwear to share the warmth in our community! Donations can include winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and blankets (new or gently used). The donation drive goes through Friday, Nov. 3. The collection station will be located in A. Lincoln Commons from  8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day with a drop box to place items. All donations will be distributed to the Family Violence Coalition.

“Native American Heritage Month: Literature and Conversation” Nov. 6

Native American Heritage Month posterLLCC Student Life and TRIO Student Support Services are hosting the next Soup & Stories program, “Native American Heritage Month: Literature and Conversation,” on Monday, Nov. 6 from noon-2 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room. Sheila Walk from the Springfield Area Arts Council will be reading an excerpt from the book, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” She will be accompanied by David Tell playing the Native American flute.

The program is open to the LLCC community, but geared toward the development of students. If faculty and staff are interested in attending there is just a $3 charge for the lunch.

Soup & Stories: They Call Me Q Nov. 1

LLCC Student Life and TRIO present the Soup & Stories program, “They Call Me Q,” written and performed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani. The program will be held today from 1-3 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens room.

They Call Me Q“They Call Me Q” is a story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture.

Join us for this amazing presentation that speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.

The program is open to the LLCC community, but geared toward the development of students. If faculty and staff are interested in attending there is just a $3 charge for the lunch.



BSU supports East Side Pride’s 11th Annual Coat Drive

Help the LLCC Black Student Union collect clean, slightly used or new coats to be donated to local public schools and shelters for the 11th Annual Coat Drive sponsored by Eastside Pride. A box will be available in LLCC Advising, Counseling and Career Services from Nov. 1 -Dec. 1. Thank you for helping to keep children and families warm this winter! If you have any questions, contact Doris Williams at or Laurie Clemons at

LLCC’s “Haunted Lab” attracts budding scientists

The fifth annual “Haunted Lab,” sponsored this year by the LLCC Chemistry Club and LLCC Quiz Bowl Team, was another success, with at least 130 attendees and lots of “oohs” and “ahhs” expressed. LLCC students, under the direction of chemistry professors Dr. Michael Ramm and Jennifer Ramm, demonstrated scary science experiments and even did a bit of ghost hunting.

Fifth annual "Haunted Lab" at LLCC

BSU open mic night Oct. 31

The LLCC Black Student Union is hosting an open mic night today, Oct. 31 in A. Lincoln Commons from 5-7:30 p.m. Open mic night is a social event sponsored by the BSU where LLCC students and staff have a platform to openly express their voice and talents through poetry, singing, dance, instrumental solos and spoken word. Come showcase your talents and let your voice be heard!

Epicurean Halloween sales pick-up Monday Oct. 30

As a reminder, the LLCC Epicurean Club will be in A. Lincoln Commons for Halloween sales pick-up today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All items will also be on sale for cash and carry, or checks can be made out to LLCC. Oreo popcorn, decorated cookies and decorated chocolate-dipped pretzel rods are a few of the items featured in the sale. All proceeds will benefit the club to further their knowledge of the culinary world!

Halloween Sale order forms

Fifth annual “Haunted Lab” 5-6:30 p.m.

The LLCC Chemistry Club and LLCC Quiz Bowl Team are hosting the fifth annual “Haunted Lab” today, Oct. 27, from 5-6:30 p.m. Children ages five and older and their parents/guardians are invited to the free event. Pre-registration is required at

Children will see “spooky” science demonstrations and learn about experiments they can do at home. Experiments will be conducted by club members under the guidance of Jennifer Ramm, LLCC professor of chemistry.

Haunted LabScience demonstration shows will run about 20 minutes and will take place in room 2215 on the upper level of Sangamon Hall. Shows begin every 30 minutes at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. While waiting for shows to begin, children can participate in hands-on activities and face painting across the hall in room 2216.

Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to the event. Chips and drinks will be available for purchase.

Hablamos fundraiser at CherryBerry Oct. 28

The LLCC Hablamos Club is having a fundraiser at CherryBerry Frozen yogurt tomorrow, Oct. 28. CherryBerry will donate 20 percent of all sales to the Hablamos Club. CherryBerry is located at 2671 Chatham Rd., Springfield. Please mention the LLCC Hablamos Club when purchasing the yogurt to ensure the club will receive the benefit. Monies raised will be used to help the club continue in its efforts to raise awareness of Latino culture on campus and in the community!