Thank the troops Nov. 13

Thursday, Nov. 13:  Thank You Troops! Visit the A. Lincoln Commons from 11am-2pm to write a note of gratitude or encouragement to our active, reserve or veteran military members. Thank-you cards and treats will be provided if you supply the messages to send off to The thank-you notes will be delivered by to military members that are home, abroad or injured in hospitals. The event is being sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Student Life events next week: Tower of Refuge presentation, Veterans Day Ceremony

Monday, Nov.10: Tower of Refuge, noon-1 p.m., R.H. Stephens Room. The featured presenter for the program is Bevey Louden, co-founder and assistant director of Tower of Refuge, Inc. in Springfield. Tower of Refuge is a community-based nonprofit corporation supporting, assisting and equipping the incarcerated and the formerly incarcerated for successful reentry into society to become and remain healthy, productive citizens in the community, while also reconciling family relationships and protecting the integrity of neighborhoods.

Louden 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 effort throughout the state of Illinois. Free snacks are provided! This event is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Tuesday, Nov. 11: 19th annual Veterans Day Ceremony, reception at noon followed by the 12:30 p.m. ceremony in the A. Lincoln Commons. LLCC is honoring faculty, staff and students who are currently serving or have served our country.  The public is invited to attend. This event is sponsored by the Student Life Office.


Veterans Club Fannie Mae Chocolate Sale, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

Last day for PTK Parking Spot Raffle, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons

Students participate in Day of Service

Twenty-five students participated in Student Life’s second annual Day of Service on Saturday Oct. 18. The students Day of Servicehelped out with Habitat for Humanity’s first rehab project, assisted in sorting medical supplies at Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, and processed food donations at the Central Illinois Food Bank. The Student Life Office would like to especially thank Professor Tara Walk for helping to supervise students at the different sites.

Second annual “Haunted Lab” planned Oct. 28

DSC_8145bThe Chemistry and Environmental clubs are hosting the second annual “Haunted Lab” Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the LLCC-Springfield campus. Children five and older are invited to the free event.

Children will see “spooky” science demonstrations and learn about science experiments they can do at home. Experiments will be conducted by club members under the guidance of Jennifer Ramm, LLCC professor of chemistry. Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to the event. Halloween treats will be available for purchase.

Experiments will take place in room 2215 on the upper level of Sangamon Hall. Shows begin every half-hour at 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Children will see bubbles, fire, animals and much more as they learn about science. While waiting for shows to begin, children can participate in hands-on activities across the hall in room 2214.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing

Free family concert with Rachel Rambach Friday, 6-7 p.m.

The Logger Activities Board is hosting a free, family-oriented concert with Rachel Rambach Friday, Oct. 17. The fun-filled event runs from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The public is invited.

Ms. Rambach is a board-certified music therapist and singer-songwriter. Her mission is to help children of all ages and abilities to learn and grow through music, while also having fun. Rambach’s performance will have children and adults clapping, tapping and singing along together.

More information is available from the LLCC Student Life Office at 786.2241.

TODAY – Soup & Stories: Paranormal Activity

Soup & Stories: Paranormal Activity is being held TODAY from noon-1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.  This is a basic introduction to ghosts and hauntings from experienced paranormal investigator Carl Jones. Bring along your stories, experiences and photos to share. This event is guaranteed to be a hauntingly good time! Lunch is free to students with ID & $3 for staff, faculty and community.

Day of Service volunteers still needed!

Faculty and staff volunteers are still needed for the LLCC Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 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.  Everyone will meet in the R. H. Stephens Room at 11:30 a.m. for lunch then travel to the community organizations. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Please e-mail Amber Berman at to sign up for this event.