Chemistry Club hosting trivia night Friday

The LLCC Chemistry Club is hosting its first ever Trivia Night on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the LLCC Student Union. Everyone is invited! Admission is $10 per person. Questions will cover a wide variety of topics (not just chemistry!) Proceeds will benefit trips and demonstration shows for the club. If you’d like to register ahead of time, visit www.llcc.edu/chemistry-club. You can also just show up that night! We’d love to see you there!

Student Life events today

LLCC’s African-American History Month celebration wraps up today with African-American Food and Vendor Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The event features free samples of African-American food, displays exhibiting the wares of African-American entrepreneurs, in addition to “Saxophone and African-American Poetry Improvisations” performed by LLCC retired business law professor and jazz musician Virgil Rhodes, J.D.

Also, Student Government Association is hosting their information session today in Menard Hall, room 1177 at 12:30 p.m. Please send any students who are interested in running for an SGA position for the 16-17 academic year their way!

 

Homecoming Activities postponed

Homecoming games and activities have been postponed until tomorrow, Feb. 25.

Cheer on the Loggers basketball teams as they take on the Parkland Cobras, with the women playing at 5:30 p.m. and the men playing at 7:30 p.m. in Cass Gymnasium.

Homecoming Court will be introduced during halftime of the women’s game. Queen candidates are Emmi Fisher, Morgan Mansur and Emily Millburg. King candidates are Brian Fisher, Brandon Lewis and Zeke Rowe.  King & Queen will be crowned at halftime of the men’s game.

The Alumni Association will be giving out a free hot dog, bag of chips and a soda to the first 200 people. Also, students will have a chance to win prizes in a shootout competition.

AAHM Activities this week

To continue LLCC’s observance of African-American History Month, the Black Student Union is hosting HIV/AIDS Awareness Testing today, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.

On Wednesday, join us for African-American Food and Vendor Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The event features free samples of African-American food, displays exhibiting the wares of African-American entrepreneurs, in addition to “Saxophone and African-American Poetry Improvisations” performed by LLCC retired business law professor and jazz musician Virgil Rhodes, J.D.

The theme for this year’s observance is “Embracing Our Past, Reinforcing the Present and Providing Hope for the Future.”

AAHM Celebration features performance today

Joins us as we continue our African-American History Month celebration for a performance by 4-H and the Union Baptist Church Youth Mime Unspoken Ministry today, noon to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.

The theme for this year’s observance is “Embracing Our Past, Reinforcing the Present and Providing Hope for the Future.” Events are co-sponsored by the LLCC African-American History Month Committee and Student Life Office.

Today: 8th annual Lincoln Lecture on Mary Todd & sisters and birthday activities!

Join us today for the 8th annual Lincoln Lecture in commemoration of Lincoln’s birthday at 9 a.m. in the Trutter Center. “Abraham Lincoln and the Todd Women of Aristocracy Hill” will be presented by Erika Holst, author of “Wicked Springfield: Crime, Corruption and Scandal during the Lincoln Era” and “Edwards Place: A Springfield Treasure.”

Erika HolstMs. Holst, a frequent contributor to the Illinois Times, spent four years with The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project before joining the Springfield Art Association as curator of collections for historic Edwards Place in Springfield. She will discuss her research on how Mary Todd Lincoln and her sisters influenced a rough looking country lawyer who became President of the United States.

The lecture is free and refreshments will be served.

Student Life and LLCC Outreach Centers will sponsor various Lincoln-themed educational displays and contests.  In A. Lincoln Commons, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Epicurean Club will have cookies and Student Life is hosting trivia and Lincoln selfie contests. LLCC-Jacksonville will donate Lincoln birthday bags to the local Food Center, and LLCC-Beardstown is planning an upcoming trip for students to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. On Monday, Feb. 15, LLCC-Taylorville and Litchfield will show the documentary “Lincoln” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

AAHM Soup & Stories today; thank you jean day participants

Join us today for a special African-American History Month Soup & Stories: “NAACP – Walk from the Past to the Present,” 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. $3 or free to students with ID. Presenter is Teresa Haley, elected president of Illinois NAACP Chapter, who will discuss the history of the NAACP.

Also, the Black Student Union would like to thank everyone who participated in the jean day held February 4, 2016. The money collected will be given to the Springfield Urban League to help support their HIV/AIDS awareness initiatives.

The theme for this year’s observance is “Embracing Our Past, Reinforcing the Present and Providing Hope for the Future.” Events are co-sponsored by the LLCC African-American History Month Committee and Student Life Office.

Voter Registration today sponsored by Black Student Union

In honor of African-American History Month, the LLCC Black Student Union is hosting a Voter Registration day today, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.

The theme for this year’s observance is “Embracing Our Past, Reinforcing the Present and Providing Hope for the Future.” Events are co-sponsored by the LLCC African-American History Month Committee and Student Life Office.