Student Life events and news

Monday, Sept. 22: Chinese Acrobats! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons from noon-1 p.m. to see this multifaceted and multicultural production featuring dazzling acrobatic displays and formidable feats of daring and balance. This event is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Thursday, Sept. 25: Showoff YOUR culture! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to help decorate mini flags to have YOUR culture represented at the Multicultural Fest on Oct 1! All flags will be displayed on a banner for all to see and enjoy. Snacks will be provided for all participants. This event is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Staff/Faculty Volunteers Needed for Day of Service
Saturday, Oct. 18: LLCC Day of Service, 11:30 a.m-5 p.m. Join students in making a difference in the Springfield community by participating in service projects at local community agencies. Transportation, lunch and supplies are included. We will meet in the R. H. Stephens Room at 11:30 a.m. for lunch then head off to the community organizations. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Please visit www.llcc.edu/studentlife by Friday, Sept. 26 to sign up for this event.

This week at LLCC

CANCELLED: Monday, Sept 15Soup & Stories “Tower of Refuge, Inc.” presentation in the R.H. Stephens Room from 12-1 p.m.  Lunch will still be available for students and employees.

Bake sale for PTK:  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is holding a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Proceeds will be donated to the ALS after the Phi Theta Kappa officers complete an Ice Bucket Challenge later this week. These activities are being held in conjunction our chapter’s participation in the “Week of Compassion” from Sept. 15-21.  Please support this worthy cause!

Bistro To Go opens today! The student operated café will sell ready-to-eat soups, salads, sandwiches and assorted baked goods for take-out only.  Menu selections will vary each day. Hours are: Mondays from 4–6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.  Click HERE for a sample menu.  To view the actual menu each day, visit the Culinary Arts page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LlccCulinaryArtsAndHospitalityProgram. “Like” us to receive our updates right in your news feed!

Wednesday, Sept. 17: Name That Amendment:  Come to the A. Lincoln Commons at 11 a.m. to play trivia on the U.S. Constitution for prizes!  

Constitution Day program at noon entitled “Free Speech Under Fire: Does the First Amendment Apply to Higher Education?” The presentation by Anthony DiMaggio, Ph.D., LLCC political science assistant professor, and John K. Wilson, co-editor of AcademeBlog.org and editor of Illinois Academe, takes place in the Trutter Center.  For more information about the presentation, click HERE

A Blood Drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union, Menard Hall.

Thursday, Sept. 18: Showoff YOUR culture! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons from 11-12:30 p.m. to help us decorate mini flags to have YOUR culture represented at our Multicultural Festival on Oct 1st!

Friday, Sept. 19: Club Information Day! Stop by the R. H. Stephens room from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to learn about the various clubs at LLCC and GET INVOLVED! Free Subway lunches are available to the first 250 LLCC students  with valid student id at 11:30am. LOGGERPALOOZA 2014 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff ALL invited – Come to outside of the A. Lincoln Commons to enjoy live  entertainment by Patrick Lentz, vendor booths, and campus services.

Sunday, Sept. 21: Recital Series performance of “Classical guitar music from Europe, South America and Japan” by Russel Brazzel at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Click HERE for more information.

Student Life activities next week

Monday, Sept 15thSoup & Stories presentation in the R.H. Stephens room from 12-1pm: “Tower of Refuge, Inc.” The event includes a light lunch of soup and salad. Admission is free for LLCC students with student ID and $3 for nonstudents. For more information about the presentation, click HERE.

Wednesday, Sept. 17th: Name That Amendment:  Come to the A. Lincoln Commons at 11am to play trivia on the U.S. Constitution and if you finish in the top 4 you will receive an American Eagle silver coin ($28 value)! In addition, prizes will be given for each correct answer! This event sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Thursday, Sept. 18th: Showoff YOUR culture! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons from 11-12:30pm to help us decorate mini flags to have YOUR culture represented at our Multicultural Festival on Oct 1st! All flags will be displayed on a banner for all to see and enjoy. Snacks will be provided for all participants. Come join the fun! This event is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Friday, Sept. 19th from 10am-1pm LOGGERPALOOZA 2014: Students, faculty, and staff ALL invited – Come to outside of the A. Lincoln Commons to enjoy live  entertainment by Patrick Lentz, vendor booths, and campus services.

Friday, Sept. 19th Club Information Day! Stop by the R. H. Stephens room from 9am-3pm to learn about the various clubs at LLCC and GET INVOLVED! Free Subway lunches are available to the first 250 LLCC students  with valid student id at 11:30am.

Soup & Stories Sept. 15 features speaker from Tower of Refuge, Inc.

The Student Life Office invites you to a special Soup and Stories program entitled “Tower of Refuge, Inc.” on Monday, Sept. 15. The event begins at noon in the Robert H. Stephens Room of Menard Hall.

The featured presenter for the program is Bevey Louden, co-founder and assistant director of the Tower of Refuge, Inc. in Springfield, who will share her unique experiences working in a grassroots organization whose primary purpose is to reduce the rate of recidivism through various programs and community efforts throughout the state of Illinois.

The event includes a light lunch of soup and salad. Admission is $3 for non-students.

 

Club Information Day reservations needed!

Club Information Day is Fri., Sept. 19 from 9am-3pm in the R. H. Stephens Room. This event is a GREAT opportunity to showcase your club or organization AND also encourage students to attend!

 

As a reminder, we are giving away 250 Subway lunches at 11:30am for students only so this will be well-attended event which could be great exposure for your club if you sign-up. Additionally, clubs who have a student representative at this event for at least 2 hours will get 1 credit toward their Leadership Series requirement. To reserve a space for your club, please contact Amber Berman at amber.berman@llcc.edu by Wed., Sept. 3

Join Student Life for a Day of Service

The Student Life Office is seeking faculty/staff volunteers for their 2nd annual Day of Service to help supervise students as they spend their afternoons volunteering. The event will take place from 11:30am-5pm on Saturday, October 18th. If you have any questions or would like to sign up to help out, please contact Amber Berman at amber.berman@llcc.edu. Thank you!

This Week at LLCC

Many activities will be going on throughout the week to kick off the fall semester!

Welcome tables have been set up in A. Lincoln Commons, Millennium Center, Logan Hall and Workforce Careers Center for students to pick up maps and planners.  Volunteers also will be helping students find classes and answering questions at the tables in A. Lincoln Commons and Workforce Careers Center.

Student Life is hosting daily Welcome Week Activities in A. Lincoln Commons.  Visit their website to see the schedule.

Employees and students will be able to stop by the Police Department in Sangamon Hall anytime between 8 a.m – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday to sign up for LLCC Connect.

The Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.  Click HERE to view the agenda, which included minutes from previous meeting.Also on Wednesday, there will a French Club bake sale in the Student Union, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

ITDE is hosting a Beginning Blackboard Workshop in Sangamon 0119, 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday and a Blackboard Open Lab in Sangamon 0119, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday.  Register for these and few the entire ITDE Workshop schedule HERE.

Thank you from Student Life

On behalf of the Student Life Office, I would like to thank the numerous faculty, staff and students that assisted with making the New Student Welcome Lunch event possible and a success. We truly appreciate your time and help and hope you had a great experience as well! If you have any feedback that you would like to share about the event please email me at Michelle.Burger@llcc.edu.