LLCC honors veterans with activities Nov. 11 and 12

LLCC will honor veterans at its 20th annual Veterans Day Ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 11. The reception begins at 1 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The public is invited to attend.

The American Legion Post 759 Color Guard will post the colors and LLCC staff member Doris Williams will sing the national anthem. The program also includes LLCC Trustee Jerry Wesley serving as master of ceremonies; LLCC student Staff Seargent Kegan Sullivan, U.S. Air Force, providing remarks; the LLCC Choir singing “America the Beautiful” and LLCC student Bobby Herpel playing taps.

The ceremony is sponsored by the LLCC Student Life Office and honors all veterans including LLCC faculty, staff and students who served in the armed forces.

In addition to the ceremony on Nov. 11, the Veterans Club is sponsoring a Jeans Day Nov. 12. Take a $5 donation to the Student Life Office to support the Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship and wear your jeans.

SGA Denim Day Oct. 29 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Student Government Association is hosting Denim Day Thursday, Oct. 29 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take a $5 donation to the Student Life Office to wear your jeans. All proceeds will be sent to the Memorial Mammography Cancer Fund.

Save the dates for upcoming Student Life events:
Sexual Assault Presentation by Margaret Oltman, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-noon, R.H. Stephens Room
Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons
Commit to Quit resources available, Nov. 12, A. Lincoln Commons
Blood Drive, Nov. 23 11 a.m.-4 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons

LLCC Chemistry and Environmental Clubs 3rd annual “Haunted Lab” Oct. 26

Children five and over invited with parents/guardians; pre-registration for free event at www.llcc.edu/haunted-lab

The LLCC Chemistry and Environmental clubs are hosting the third annual “Haunted Lab” Monday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. Children five and older and parents/guardians are invited to the free event.

Children will see “spooky” science demonstrations and learn about experiments they can do at home. Experiments will be conducted by club members under the guidance of Jennifer Ramm, LLCC professor of chemistry. Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to the event. Halloween treats will be available for purchase.

Science demonstration shows will run about 20 minutes long and will take place in rooms 2213 and 2215 on the upper level of Sangamon Hall. Shows begin every 15 minutes at 5:30, 5:45, 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, and 7 p.m. Children will see bubbles, fire and much more as they learn about science. While waiting for shows to begin, children can participate in hands-on activities across the hall in room 2216.

Pre-registration is required.  Those planning to attend can register at www.llcc.edu/haunted-lab.

A Multicultural Fest thank-you from Student Life

Thank you to all volunteers who assisted in any way to make the  12th annual Multicultural Fest a success! It was a beautiful day and your willingness to help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support of this event. We certainly couldn’t do it without you! Until next year…

Multicultural Fest today!

The 12th annual Multicultural Fest is taking place today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons. The annual Fest showcases various cultures with entertainment, samples of ethnic food and cultural exhibits. View the schedule of events, in addition to participating entertainers, food vendors and exhibitors HERE.

LLCC celebrates 12th annual Multicultural Fest Oct. 7; volunteers still needed

LLCC is holding its 12th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons. The annual Fest showcases various cultures with entertainment, samples of ethnic food and cultural exhibits. View the schedule of events, in addition to participating entertainers, food vendors and exhibitors HERE.

Volunteers are still needed. Sign up HERE to volunteer.

In addition to the festivities taking place on the Springfield campus, LLCC’s outreach locations will celebrate that week with the following activities.

LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Drive
Monday, Oct. 5 · 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A henna artist will provide henna painting. Diversity information will be on display and students will have the opportunity to construct simple origami. Food from various cultures will be served.

LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser
Tuesday, Oct. 6 · 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A henna artist will provide henna art painting. Diversity information will be on display and students will have the opportunity to construct simple origami. Cultural food will be served.

LLCC-Beardstown, 109 White Pine Lane
Wednesday, Oct. 7 · 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Entertainment includes an African drum presentation and dance, plus jazz and blues musician Robert Sampson will perform and provide a presentation on the history of jazz and blues. The event also includes a native dress fashion show. Cultural food served will include African, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Irish and Italian cuisines. Students will design poster boards with information about various ethnic groups.

LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza
Thursday, Oct. 8 · 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 Mexican paper flower instruction and henna art hand painting. Ethnic food served will include Chinese, Indian, Irish, Italian and French cuisines.

The Multicultural Fest is sponsored by the LLCC Student Life Office.