Honors Program collecting Halloween costumes through tomorrow

The LLCC Honors Program is collecting Halloween costumes on campus and at several area locations, to be distributed to families at a “BOOtique” Oct. 20.

The public is invited to donate all sizes of costumes, both complete and partial, along with masks, props and accessories, by tomorrow, Oct. 16. Drop boxes are located at:

  • Springfield – LLCC Student Life Office, Menard Hall, 5250 Shepherd Rd.; Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th St.
  • Auburn – Auburn Public Library, 338 W. Jefferson St.
  • Chatham – Chatham Public Library, 600 E. Spruce St.; Chatham Police Department, 117 E. Mulberry St.; Fulgenzi’s Trattoria and Catering, 214 W. Chestnut St.
  • Divernon – Divernon Public Library, 221 S. 2nd St.
  • Nokomis – Nokomis High School, 511 Oberle St.; Ugly Mugs, 125 W. State St.
  • Pawnee – Pawnee Public Library, 613 Douglas St.

Halloween pumpkins

The “BOOtique” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons on the LLCC campus. Families are invited to pick out free costumes for their children during the event .

More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/springfieldbootique.

GSA hosting National Coming Out Day celebration

The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance is hosting a celebration for National Coming Out Day today in A. Lincoln Commons from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make a pride bracelet, color a pride flag or just join the conversation on how to “come out” safely and successfully. The event is free and open to the public!

Congratulations to The Lamp

The Lamp placed second in the John M. Ryan Best of Show award category at the the Illinois Community College Journalism Association’s fall 2018 conference at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. The best of show award is given to the community college with the single best issue of any newspaper published since January 2018. The contest allows larger and smaller schools to highlight the best example of their work. The Lamp’s co-editors are Niko Robledo (holding award) and Meredith Howard.

The Lamp staff with Tim McKenzie, professor of journalism and humanities

Tim McKenzie, professor of journalism and humanities, is pictured with the 14 Lamp staff members who attended the two-day conference on Oct. 4 and 5. They worked with professional journalists to learn about storytelling visually, writing better and covering one’s campus. The editor and general manager of the Mattoon/Charleson Journal-Gazette/Times-Courier, Penny Weaver, gave the keynote address on how to tell the story while remaining  mindful of one’s community and ethics.

LLCC Honors Program collecting Halloween costumes for distribution

The LLCC Honors Program is collecting Halloween costumes on campus and at several area locations, to be distributed to families at a “BOOtique” Oct. 20.

The public is invited to donate all sizes of costumes, both complete and partial, along with masks, props and accessories, by Oct. 16. Drop boxes are located at:

  • Springfield – LLCC Student Life Office, Menard Hall, 5250 Shepherd Rd.; Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th St.
  • Auburn – Auburn Public Library, 338 W. Jefferson St.
  • Chatham – Chatham Public Library, 600 E. Spruce St.; Chatham Police Department, 117 E. Mulberry St.; Fulgenzi’s Trattoria and Catering, 214 W. Chestnut St.
  • Divernon – Divernon Public Library, 221 S. 2nd St.
  • Nokomis – Nokomis High School, 511 Oberle St.; Ugly Mugs, 125 W. State St.
  • Pawnee – Pawnee Public Library, 613 Douglas St.

Halloween pumpkins

The “BOOtique” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons on the LLCC campus. Families are invited to pick out free costumes for their children during the event .

More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/springfieldbootique.

15th annual Multicultural Fest today!

Lincoln Land Community College 15th annual Multicultural Fest, Wednesday, October 3rd, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cultural exhibits, ethnic food and entertainment. Free and open to the public.LLCC’s 15th annual Multicultural Fest will take place today, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. The event, sponsored by LLCC Student Life, showcases various cultures with ethnic food (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), entertainment and cultural exhibits.

Local restaurants will be offering free samples of ethnic food. Restaurants serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include Clay’s Popeye’s Bar-B-Q, Flavor of India, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, Boccardi’s Italian Imports, AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill and Nickey’s Place.

Entertainment includes dance performances by LLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul and LotusFire Bellydancers as well as DJ Yinka who will cover music from various regions of the world such as Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Those providing cultural exhibits are Central Counties Health Centers, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, International Student Association, Islamic Society of Greater Springfield, Sister Cities Association, Sol Peru, Springfield Commission on International Visitors and World Affairs Council of Central Illinois. LLCC clubs and programs participating include the Logger Activities Board, Agriculture Club/Collegiate Farm Bureau, Christian Student Fellowship Club and Adult Education’s English as a Second Language program.

LLCC Outreach Centers are also hosting multicultural events in October.

  • LLCC-Beardstown, 109 White Pine Ln. – Tuesday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza – Wednesday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser – Thursday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Dr. – Monday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

BSU open mic 80s and 90s night Oct. 17

Come showcase your talents and let you voice be heard! Black Student Union Open Mic Night. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5-8 p.m. in Menard Hall Commons area. Free Admission and free refreshments. Open Mic Night is a social event sponsored by Black Student Union, where LLCC students and staff have the platform to opnely express their voice and talents through the following: petry, singing, dance, instrument solos and spoken word. Contact information: Saleana Moore, BSU President, smoor8452@llcc.edu or Laurie Clemons, BSU Advisor, laurie.clemons@llcc.eduThe LLCC Black Student Union is hosting an open mic Oct. 17 in A. Lincoln Commons from 5-8 p.m. Open mic night is a social event where LLCC students and staff have a platform to openly express their voice and talents through poetry, singing, dance, instrumental solos and spoken word. Come showcase your talents and let your voice be heard!

15th Annual Multicultural Fest is tomorrow

Lincoln Land Community College 15th annual Multicultural Fest, Wednesday, October 3rd, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cultural exhibits, ethnic food and entertainment. Free and open to the public.LLCC’s 15th annual Multicultural Fest will take place tomorrow, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. The event, sponsored by LLCC Student Life, showcases various cultures with ethnic food (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), entertainment and cultural exhibits. Read more.

LLCC Outreach Centers will also host multicultural events in October.

  • LLCC-Beardstown, 109 White Pine Ln. – Tuesday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza – Wednesday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser – Thursday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Dr. – Monday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

15th annual Multicultural Fest, Oct. 3

Lincoln Land Community College 15th annual Multicultural Fest, Wednesday, October 3rd, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cultural exhibits, ethnic food and entertainment. Free and open to the public.LLCC’s 15th annual Multicultural Fest will take place Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. The event, sponsored by LLCC Student Life, showcases various cultures with ethnic food, entertainment and cultural exhibits.

Local restaurants will be offering free samples of ethnic food. Restaurants serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include Clay’s Popeye’s Bar-B-Q, Flavor of India, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, Boccardi’s Italian Imports, AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill and Nickey’s Place.

Entertainment includes dance performances by LLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul and LotusFire Bellydancers as well as DJ Yinka who will cover music from various regions of the world such as Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Those providing cultural exhibits are Central Counties Health Centers, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, International Student Association, Islamic Society of Greater Springfield, Sister Cities Association, Sol Peru, Springfield Commission on International Visitors and World Affairs Council of Central Illinois. LLCC clubs and programs participating include the Logger Activities Board, Agriculture Club/Collegiate Farm Bureau, Christian Student Fellowship Club and Adult Education’s English as a Second Language program.

In addition to the festivities taking place on the Springfield campus, LLCC Outreach Centers will also host multicultural events in October.

  • LLCC-Beardstown, 109 White Pine Ln. – Tuesday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza – Wednesday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser – Thursday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Dr. – Monday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

LLCC Dance Club coffee sale

The LLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul will be holding a coffee sale today, Sept. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The sale features a variety of creamers, including the fall favorite, Pumpkin Spice, along with hot chocolate, tea and all the toppings you can think of! Snacks, including donuts, granola bars, M&Ms and trail mix, will also be available for purchase.