Thank you from PTK and GSA

PTK-GSA Inclusion Day display tablePhi Theta Kappa teamed up with the Gay-Straight Alliance this past Wednesday for Inclusion Day in which students spoke about the importance of inclusion and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community within academics, highlighting notable historical figures who were LGBTQ+. Along with the presentation and speeches that were given, students hosted a charity drive to collect donations for the Phoenix Center in downtown Springfield, a non-profit organization that hosts support groups and housing for LGBTQ+ youth and also organizes the annual PrideFest every May.

Donated items at Inclusion DayPTK and GSA would like to thank the many staff and faculty members that donated to the drive. In total, over 300 items were collected and taken to the Phoenix Center, including personal hygiene products, games, paints, canvasses, gift cards, cleaning supplies, etc. PTK hopes to continue this Inclusion Day in the future and is delighted by the support from staff and faculty and the student turn-out at the event.

Inclusion DaySpeaker at Inclusion Day

Homecoming 2020 Feb. 17-22

Homecoming 2020 Living in Color Lincoln Land Community College
Join LLCC Student Life in celebrating LLCC’s Homecoming 2020! We have students throughout the entire year representing us on the field or on the court, and this is a great time to show your Logger pride.

Monday, Feb. 17 – Kick off Event
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside Student Life office

Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Movies in the Commons!
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons – Showing “Space Jam”

Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Karaoke Talent Show
1-4 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons Large Lounge

Thursday, Feb. 20 – Painting in Commons
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons Rotunda Center

Friday, Feb. 21 – Pep Rally
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons

Saturday, Feb 22
1 p.m. – Men’s Basketball Game in Cass Gym
3 p.m. – Women’s Basketball Game in Cass Gym
9 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Expressions: “In Living Color” campus-wide unity dance co-sponsored by Student Life, Black Student Union and Open Door Mentorship. This event is free and open to the public.

Throughout the week: Students will be able to vote for their homecoming king and queen (announced at the Unity Dance) and have chances to enter a drawing to win big prizes including gift cards and more!

Please share with students, and come celebrate in the week!

Soup and Stories event tomorrow

LLCC Student Life invites you to join them for the Soup and Stories event during African-American History Month. “Do I Talk Too Loud: The Dynamics of Code Switching” will take place tomorrow, Feb. 12, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room. It features a presentation by Justin Rose, director of diversity and inclusion at UIS. The event is free to students with a student ID and $5 for non-students. 

Please RSVP if you can make the event!

PTK and GSA hosting Inclusion Day Feb. 12

Phi Theta Kappa and the Gay-Straight Alliance will be hosting an Inclusion Day on Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Members will be collecting donations for the Phoenix Center and speaking about inclusivity in academia. Please join us for this event and/or donate to the Phoenix Center. Check below for the list of items we are accepting for donations!

Housing Program

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hangers
  • Toilet paper/paper towels
  • Laundry detergent/dryer sheets
  • Personal hygiene products
    • Body wash (no bar soap)
    • Deodorant
    • Disposable razors
    • Mouthwash
  • Bath towels
  • Reusable Bags
  • Box fans
  • Pizza gift cards
  • Aldi gift cards

Youth Program

  • Art Supplies
  • Old magazines (for art projects)
  • Small canvases
  • Snacks
  • Pizza gift cards
  • 2-liter bottles of soda
  • Board games

In the news

LLCC student Travis McCullough, president of the LLCC Black Student Union, was interviewed by WICS TV news Feb. 7 regarding the HIV/AIDS awareness and testing event in A. Lincoln Commons as part of the African-American History Month observance.

Dance Club coffee sale today

Buy four drinks get the fifth free! Lincoln Land Community College Dance Club: Express Your SeoulLLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul will have their monthly coffee and hot cocoa sale today, Feb. 10, in A. Lincoln Commons from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t forget your stamp card! If you buy four drinks, you will receive a fifth one free. These cards are good for all coffee sales this semester. If you bring your own mug or cup, coffee and hot cocoa are just $1. A regular cup of 16 oz. coffee or hot cocoa is $2 with many toppings and creamers to choose from. All donuts and snacks are $1!

Dance Club coffee sale Monday

Buy four drinks get the fifth free! Lincoln Land Community College Dance Club: Express Your SeoulLLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul will have their monthly coffee and hot cocoa sale Monday, Feb. 10 in A. Lincoln Commons from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t forget your stamp card! If you buy four drinks, you will receive a fifth one free. These cards are good for all coffee sales this semester. If you bring your own mug or cup, coffee and hot cocoa are just $1. A regular cup of 16 oz. coffee or hot cocoa is $2 with many toppings and creamers to choose from. All donuts and snacks are $1!

PTK and GSA hosting Inclusion Day Feb. 12

Phi Theta Kappa and the Gay-Straight Alliance will be hosting an Inclusion Day on Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Members will be collecting donations for the Phoenix Center and speaking about inclusivity in academia. Please join us for this event and/or donate to the Phoenix Center. Check below for the list of items we are accepting for donations!

Housing Program

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hangers
  • Toilet paper/paper towels
  • Laundry detergent/dryer sheets
  • Personal hygiene products
    • Body wash (no bar soap)
    • Deodorant
    • Disposable razors
    • Mouthwash
  • Bath towels
  • Reusable Bags
  • Box fans
  • Pizza gift cards
  • Aldi gift cards

Youth Program

  • Art Supplies
  • Old magazines (for art projects)
  • Small canvases
  • Snacks
  • Pizza gift cards
  • 2-liter bottles of soda
  • Board games

Nominate an outstanding student and leader yet today for homecoming court

LLCC Student Life is sponsoring Homecoming 2020 the week of Feb. 17-22! We are looking for outstanding student leaders to serve on this year’s homecoming court. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to nominate current LLCC student. Nominations are due today by 5 p.m. Please submit your nominations through the homecoming nomination form.

Nominee must:

  • Be nominated by a student or faculty/staff member.
  • Be a current student at LLCC enrolled in at least six credit hours for the spring semester.
  • Have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Be in good conduct standing with LLCC.
  • Participate in homecoming activities week of Feb. 17, 2020, including being present for the games and the homecoming dance on the Feb. 22.
  • Not have been selected to be on past LLCC homecoming courts.
  • Qualifying nominees will be selected based on content of nomination form and campus Involvement.

The homecoming basketball games will be held Feb. 22, with the women’s game at 1 p.m. and the men’s game at 3 p.m. in Cass Gym. The homecoming dance and coronation will take place Feb. 22, 9 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.

Please contact studentlife@llcc.edu with any questions.