Thank you from the Dance Club

Express Your Talent Show performersThe LLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul would like to thank everyone who came to perform, watch and help out with our first Express Your Talent Show! More than 50 guests were in attendance. LLCC student Ellie Ramey took home the first-place prize, and LLCC student Lindsey Sherff along with Madeline Frye won second place. Thank you to our judges Jason Waddell, Kyla Kruse and Marina Wirsing; LLCC Student Life; Facilities Services; and Information Technology.

Congratulations to The Lamp!

Tess Peterson, Regina Ivy, Rosanna Cravens, Tyler Buske, Tim Mckenzie (professor of journalism and humanities), Ryan Scott, Sage Gass and Meredith HowardThe LLCC student newspaper, The Lamp, won 19 journalism awards, including six first-place awards, in the statewide Awards for Excellence in Illinois Community College Newspapers competition. The awards were presented April 12 during the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA) conference held in Utica, Illinois.

First-place awards included: story of the year for Kallie Cox, Meredith Howard and Zach Aiello; single news story and staff editorial for Cox; feature writing for Emily Smarjesse; sports feature writing for Noah Branson; and page design for Niko Robledo.

Howard was also awarded a $500 scholarship, which was based on a personal essay, advisor recommendation and portfolio of her work. She serves as The Lamp’s editor-in-chief.

“Six first-place awards are amazing. We had an awesome year. Nineteen awards are the most we have won in the five years I have been advising the newspaper. We had an incredible group of students who spent lots of time encouraging one another and doing great journalism,” said Tim McKenzie, LLCC professor of journalism and humanities, advisor of The Lamp and newly elected vice president of the ICCJA.

Read about the additional awards.

Chemistry Club trivia night, 6-9 p.m.

The LLCC Chemistry Club is hosting a trivia night today from 6-9 p.m. in the student union, located in the lower level of Menard Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Funds raised at the event will help support club educational activities.

Each team can have up to 10 members. The cost is $10 per person, payable at the event by cash or check made out to LLCC. Reservations can be made by emailing Walk-ins are also welcome.

Gift cards to local businesses will be awarded to all members of the top three teams. Pizza, soda and snacks will be available for purchase.

Heirloom tomatoes available soon

The LLCC Environmental Club’s annual tomato sale is underway. There are 10 varieties this year, some old favorites and some new options. Plants were started in March and are thriving in the LLCC Biology Greenhouse. They will be available for pick up May 9 and 10. All plants are $1 each. Orders will be filled in the order they are received. Please email your completed order forms to Becky Croteau ( or drop them by Sangamon 2325 in person. Make sure you fill out both sides of the form.

Thank you for supporting the club!

Environmental Club Heirloom Tomato Sale 2019 Order Form
Tomato Pictures

MP3 Club hosting bake sale and collecting food pantry donations

The LLCC Music Performers, Patrons, Plus (MP3) Club will be hosting a bake sale and collecting donations for the LLCC Food Pantry on Monday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Buy two baked goods and get one free with a non-perishable food donation!

Non-perishables to bring:

  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce
  • Pop tarts
  • Tuna packets
  • Chicken salad
  • Crackers
  • Ramen noodles
  • Protein bars
  • Trail mix/nuts

Epicurean Club Italian dinner May 9

Culinary students in the LLCC Epicurean Club are hosting an Italian dinner on Thursday, May 9 in Bistro Verde. Several of these students traveled with LLCC Hospitality and Culinary Arts to Italy last year, and they are excited to show off the skills they learned.  Seatings available 5:30-7 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged by emailing The cost is $35 per person for a four course meal.

Epicurean Italian Dinner:

  • First
    Antipasti Platter
  • Second
    Spring Asparagus Pasta
  • Third
    Herb-Stuffed Pork Loin with Spring Greens
    and Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Dessert
    Strawberry Panna Cotta

Earth Week bake sale today

Happy Earth Week! The LLCC Environmental Club is celebrating with a bake sale today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until baked goods are sold out).  They will offer a variety of cookies, brownies and puppy chow. Drop by the large lounge in A. Lincoln Commons to pick up your treats. They will also have order forms available for their annual heirloom tomato plant sale. Thank you for your support!

LLCC Dance Club hosting talent show 5:30-7:30 p.m.

1st Annual Express Your Talent Show hosted by LLCC Dance Club: Express Your SeoulExpress your Seoul: LLCC Dance Club invites the public to attend the first Express Your Talent Show today, April 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the student union, located in the lower level of Menard Hall. The event is free to attend, and the Dance Club will be performing new routines at the opening of the talent show and during intermission. T-shirts will be available for purchase for $3. They are first come, first served since there is a limited quantity.

There is no cost for students to enter the talent show. For non-students, there is an entry fee of $5 (which includes a T-shirt). Those interested in participating are encouraged to reach out to Natalie at 217-691-4988 to reserve a spot. There will be four categories: vocal, dance, poetry/reading and instrumental.

Chemistry Club trivia night tomorrow

There is still time to sign up for a trivia night hosted by the LLCC Chemistry Club! It will take place tomorrow, April 26, in the student union located in the lower level of Menard Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event starts at 6 p.m. To register your seat, email Victoria Hollinshead at

It is $10 per person, and payment will be collected the night of the event. Cash or check will be accepted. Checks should be made out to LLCC.

Farmer’s Share Lunch today, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The LLCC Agriculture Club is hosting its Eighth Annual Farmer’s Share Lunch today, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The club is selling tickets for the meal that will include a pork BBQ or steakburger sandwich, green beans, potato salad, cookies, and tea or lemonade for 50 cents. The cost represents the portion of the meal’s cost that actually goes back to the farmers who grew the food. The rest of the cost is for processing, marketing, transportation, etc. Only 100 tickets are available, and they may be purchased from any LLCC Ag Club member or by contacting club advisor Bill Harmon at 786-2573 or

During the event, guests will also be able to test their agriculture knowledge with trivia questions and win prizes. The event is open to anyone in the campus community as an educational activity for the club.