13th annual Multicultural Fest Oct. 5

Student Life is hosting the 13th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. LLCC Outreach Centers in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Taylorville and Litchfield will also have events.

The annual Multicultural Fest showcases various cultures with entertainment and cultural exhibits. Exhibitors participating include Sol Peru, Springfield Baha’i Center, Sokol Polish Folk Dancers, LLCC Student Government Association, LLCC Hablamos, Logger Activities Board and more.

DJ Yinka will provide music from various regions of the world such as Latin America, Asia and Africa. Local restaurants offering ethnic food samples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include Clay’s Popeye’s Bar-B-Q, Flavor of India, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, Omar’s Latin Fusion Cuisine, Palermo’s Sicilian Cucina and Kingsway African and Caribbean Cuisine.

In addition to the festivities taking place on the Springfield campus, LLCC Outreach Centers will also host celebrations with the following activities:

LLCC-Beardstown – Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Entertainment includes an African drum presentation and dance. The event also includes a native dress fashion show. Cultural food served will include African, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Irish and Italian cuisines. LLCC students will provide instruction on cultural arts and crafts and henna art hand painting.

LLCC-Jacksonville – Thursday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Entertainment and a presentation on the history of jazz and blues is being provided by Robert Sampson, jazz and blues musician. LLCC students will provide instruction on cultural arts and crafts and henna art hand painting. Ethnic food served will include Chinese, Indian, Irish, Italian and French cuisines.

LLCC-Taylorville – Thursday, Oct. 6, 12-1 p.m. – Entertainment includes DJ Yinka who will showcase music from around the world. Students will participate in cultural arts and crafts, and foods from various cultures will be served.

LLCC-Litchfield – Thursday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – A henna artist will provide henna painting. Students will participate in cultural arts and crafts, and food from various cultures will be served

Multicultural Fest is sponsored by the LLCC Student Life Office.

Hear Inspirational Speaker Inky Johnson Tomorrow!

Please join us and encourage students to come hear inspirational speaker Inky Johnson tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Cass Gym! Light refreshments will be served. This former college football player for the Tennessee Volunteers, dealt a life-changing injury, is now changing the lives of others with his inspiring message to inky-johnsonembrace our challenges illustrated through his own dramatic story. Anyone can experience a life changing moment, but it is about how they persevere that determines their future! This will be an amazing opportunity for our students to be reminded that they can also persevere any challenges they may face.

Inky was featured on Sports Center and has published a book called INKY: An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance.  Learn more about him at www.inkyjohnson.com

MULTICULTURAL FEST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The 13th annual Multicultural Fest is just one week away on Oct. 5, 2016! The event will take place outside of A. Lincoln Commons from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We need a lot of extra hands and help to ensure its success and would really appreciate your help. Please view the volunteer signup form to fill in your availability. Thank you in advance for all you do!

 

Soup & Stories: Returning Home

Veterans Club, Student Life and UIS Sangamon Auditorium present “Soup & Stories: Returning Home” tomorrow, Sept. 27, from 1-2 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.  Please join us for a discussion about issues facing military service members as they transition from being deployed to life back home. Food is provided. Free for LLCC students, $3 for faculty, staff and community Members.

Inspirational speaker Inky Johnson rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29

Please join us and encourage students to come hear inspirational speaker Inky Johnson on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. in Cass Gym. Light refreshments will be served. This former college football player for the Tennessee Volunteers, dealt a life-changing injury, is now changing the lives of others with his inspiring message to inky-johnsonembrace our challenges illustrated through his own dramatic story. Anyone can experience a life changing moment, but it is about how they persevere that determines their future! This will be an amazing opportunity for our students to be reminded that they can also persevere any challenges they may face.

Inky was featured on Sports Center and has published a book called INKY: An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance.  Learn more about him at www.inkyjohnson.com

Veterans Club T-shirts for Sale

The Veterans Club has some extra t-shirts available for sale from their recent fundraiser. The price is $10 each, and they can be purchased in the Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Office. Below are the remaining sizes available.

Vet Club TshirtSmall – 1

Medium – 4

Large – 12

XL – 5

XXL – 3

New Club Looking for Advisor

The LLCC Step Team is a prospective club looking to start this year and they are looking for an Advisor. If you are a staff or faculty member with an interest in Step or in advising the Step Team, please contact Marie Watson at marie.watson@llcc.edu. The students involved in starting this club already have knowledge and skill in the art of stepping.

For more information on what step is, please watch these video tutorials:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFb0EUIkYac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syMWHOd_xMU

Student Events this Week

Club Information Day is TODAY in the A. Lincoln Commons!

The Student Life Office is hosting Club Info Day today, Sept. 7 in A. Lincoln Commons from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Students are encouraged to attend and learn about various clubs and organizations LLCC has to offer! Please see the list of clubs participating this year:

Current Clubs
The LAMP, Veterans Club, Psychology Club, Student Government Association (SGA), Hablamos, Christian Student Fellowship, Black Student Union, Honors Program Club, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Environmental Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Feminist Activist Coalition, Pay It Forward, Games Club

Prospective Clubs
LLCC Step Team, Cultural Dance

Honors Program Student Organization Fundraiser

The Honors Program Student Organization is also selling Krispy Kreme donuts in the A. Lincoln Commons TODAY from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Original glazed donuts are available, and the cost is $8 per dozen.  Proceeds from this monthly fundraiser will help the Honors Program students pay for their annual Fall Leadership Retreat and Chicago Museums Day Trip.  Please consider purchasing a dozen (or two!).

Student Government Association Jean’s Day to Benefit LLCC Food Pantry

The SGA invite you to wear jeans on Thursday, Sept. 8 in exchange for a $5 donation to the LLCC Food Pantry that is underway. Donations can be taken to the Student Life Office.