The LLCC Ag Club is selling raffle tickets today in the A. Lincoln Commons for their spring faffle event. The Drawing will be held on March 17 in the Millenium Center and some of the prizes include gift cards for Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Scheels and Farm & Home. Stop by the Ag Club table to get more details. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.
College Bowl team wins first place
Thirteen LLCC Agriculture Club members competed at the Illinois Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) spring conference held on campus Feb. 10. Students from 13 community colleges and universities participated in contests designed to test their knowledge and readiness for their future careers.
The college bowl team of Matt Talkemeyer, Lauren Bickel, Isaac Cruz, Ethan Keiser, Adrian Austin and Andrew Daniels won first place out of 10 schools competing. The team stumbled in their first match, losing to Western Illinois University. They then ran the table from the losers bracket, winning six matches in a row.
LLCC’s equine specialist team of Brianna Parada and Mary Kate Curtin took third place overall. The soils specialist team of Ethan Keiser, Darian Norville and Kendall Crawford placed third in their event, with Keiser placing third overall as an individual. Other soils competitors were Baylee Flowers, Amber Meece and Jenny Burnet.
The teams will now travel to the National PAS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri, in March where they will compete against teams from 18 states. In addition to the teams participating at the conference, Mary Kate Curtin was elected as Illinois PAS vice president for 2017-2018.
Brandon Lewis and Catherine Wittler were announced as the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen Saturday between the women’s and men’s homecoming basketball games at Cass Gym. Congratulations!
The LLCC Epicurean Club is selling delectable sweets for Valentine’s Day. Decorated heart cookies and chocolate-dipped pretzels are available for pre-order now through Feb. 6. Order forms have been placed in all faculty and staff mailboxes and are also available in the Student Life Office and the Bistro. Checks can be made out to LLCC. Orders can be picked up in the Workforce Career Center outside of the Bistro on Monday, Feb. 13 from 4-6 p.m. and on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Jolene Adams, culinary institute coordinator, is this week’s author of the SJ-R’s Epicuriosity 101 column with “Feeling under the weather? Eat chicken soup!”
Laurie Clemons, academic advisor, was interviewed by the State Journal-Register Jan. 24 for an upcoming story on African American History Month at LLCC.
The Chemistry Club is hosting a Bake Sale today, Friday, Dec. 9, in A. Lincoln Commons from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Accepting cash or checks payable to “LLCC.” Money raised is used to cover the costs of future club activities, field trips, and events. Stop by and pick-up some delicious treats for the holidays!
LLCC Veterans Club is selling coffee Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Stop by for a cup of java to fuel your day!
The Honors Program Student Organization is once again selling Krispy Kreme donuts in A. Lincoln Commons today, Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Original glazed donuts are available for $6 per dozen. Accepting cash or checks payable to “LLCC.” Proceeds help fund the Chicago Museums Day Trip for the Honors Program students. Please consider purchasing a dozen (or two!).
A reminder that LLCC SGA is sponsoring an Angel Tree to spread joy and cheer to local senior residents of Springfield Retirement Village. Students, faculty and staff are invited to take an angel from the holiday tree located in the A. Lincoln Commons and purchase a gift for the resident named on the angel tag. Angels are still available on the tree, please bring all gifts with the angel tag to the Student Life Office by Monday, Dec.12.
Nominate a worthy student for LLCC’s Homecoming 2017. Please consider nominating a student for King or Queen who has had a positive impact on campus and is an outstanding representative of LLCC. The criteria for nominating students can be found on the Homecoming Nomination Form. Hard copies also available in the Student Life Office. All forms are due in the Student Life Office in lower level Menard Hall by 5 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2017.