GSA host speakOUT open discussion today

The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance is hosting a speakOUT open discussion on issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community today in the Robert H. Stephens Room from noon to 1 p.m. There will be an open mic at this event for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies to discuss their experiences. It is also a great place to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community. The goals are to provide a cathartic and healing experience and to open dialogue and discussion for understanding and support. This event is open to students, faculty and staff.

GSA hosts speakOUT open discussion tomorrow at noon

The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance is hosting a speakOUT open discussion on issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community in the Robert H. Stephens Room on Wednesday, April 11 from noon to 1 p.m. There will be an open mic at this event for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies to discuss their experiences. It is also a great place to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community. The goals are to provide a cathartic and healing experience and to open dialogue and discussion for understanding and support. This event is open to students, faculty and staff.

Livestock Judging Team members earn All-American status; Ag Club wins awards at National PAS Conference

Two members of the LLCC Livestock Judging Team, coached by Craig Beckmier, professor of agriculture, recently earned All-American status at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

LLCC sophomores Mason Gordon and Adrian Austin were among 15 students nationwide to receive the honor.

To earn All-American status, in addition to excelling in the classroom, Gordon and Austin had to compete and score well at the major national collegiate livestock events including the Kansas City Royal, North American International Exposition in Louisville, and the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

Both students have been LLCC Agriculture Club officers while enrolled at the college. After completing their studies at LLCC, Gordon, originally from Rushville, Ind., plans to transfer to Purdue University to major in agribusiness and political science. Austin, from Mt. Vernon, Ill., intends on transferring to Kansas State University with a major in ag communications.

Also, members of the LLCC Agriculture Club, advised by Professor and Agriculture Program Coordinator Bill Harmon performed well at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student (PAS) Conference in Louisville last month, where they competed against teams from 18 states. Read more about the awards received.

Ag Club blood drive a big success!

The LLCC Ag Club was recognized by the Central Illinois Community Blood Center for having a very successful blood drive on March 28. Results were:

  • 59 donors registered
  • 52 units collected
  • 14 first time donors
  • Over 150 lives saved

Blood drive today

LLCC Student Life is hosting a blood drive today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the student union, lower level of Menard Hall. All donors are asked to please eat before donation and present a photo ID. Walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call the Community Blood Center at 217-241-7550 or use IMPACT to schedule online.

FAC showing “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

The LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition is hosting movie reviews and discussions of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The screenings will take place today at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The film chronicles the life of Deborah Lacks and journalist Rebecca Skloot’s discovery of the harvesting of Henrietta’s cancerous cells. The immortal cell line, now known as HeLa, came from Lacks’s cervical cancer cells in 1951.

Blood drive tomorrow

LLCC Student Life is hosting a blood drive tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the student union, lower level of Menard Hall. All donors are asked to please eat before donation and present a photo ID. Walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call the Community Blood Center at 217-241-7550 or use IMPACT to schedule online.

FAC hosts film screenings of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

The LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition is hosting movie reviews and discussions of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The screenings will take place on March 28, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The film chronicles the life of Deborah Lacks and journalist Rebecca Skloot’s discovery of the harvesting of Henrietta’s cancerous cells. The immortal cell line, now known as HeLa, came from Lacks’s cervical cancer cells in 1951.