Today is the last day of the Basics for Babies drive!

Student United Way is collecting the following items for the Elizabeth Ann Seton Program in honor of Women’s History Month: diapers, wipes, feminine & baby hygiene products, school supplies, and any new/gently used baby gear or clothing. Donations can be brought to the Student Life Office until March 31st. Please contact Amber Berman at 217-786-2241 with any questions.

Chad Pregracke presents Helping to Clean America’s Rivers: From the Bottom Up!

chad pregrackeCome to the Trutter Center at 1pm today to hear Chad Pregracke’s empowering, compelling and fascinating story. He is the founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization, Living Lands & Waters. Chad tells a compelling and funny story about growing up on the river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi River.

From the darkness of underwater shell-diving to the brightness of open-air community clean-ups, Chad’s tale embodies the importance of setting goals (one river and one piece of garbage at a time) and illustrates how determination hard-work and persistence pays off.  This is a Red & Blue Crew event and sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

 

Ag Club’s 2nd annual ”Farmer’s Share Luncheon” today

The LLCC Agriculture Club is holding a Farmer’s Share Luncheon on Today, March 28 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Student Union. The purpose of the meal is to educate students, staff, and faculty about modern agriculture and dispel any myths about the agricultural field. The cost of a ticket is $.50, which represents the amount an average farmer receives out of the $6.00 a person would spend on eating that meal  at a restaurant or other establishment. The remainder of the meal cost is being paid by the area agribusinesses that are sponsoring the event. Some tickets are still available, so faculty and staff are welcome to come and pay at the event while supplied last.  Door prizes will be awarded, and Ag Club raffle tickets will be on sale as well.

Upcoming Events at LLCC

Wednesday, March 19th: Stories Told Upon the Land Stop by the R. H. Stephens room from 11am-12:30pm for a rich presentation by Fred Shaw, Ohio Shawnee historian, storyteller and educator. He will share traditional Shawnee stories and cultural interpretation including clothing, foods, arts, music and an approach to the environment as a circle.

Monday, March 24th: BINGO! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons at 12pm to play 4 rounds of one of your favorite games! Winners of each round will receive a $25 Buffalo Wild Wing gift card! This is a Red & Blue Crew event and sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Thursday, March 27th: LLCC Improvisational Jazz Combo, Stolen Moments will be performing from 11:30-1pm in the A. Lincoln Commons. The performance will feature various styles of jazz, latin, blues, funk, and rock styles with improvisations on various instruments of piano, guitars, bass, drums, tenor sax, trumpet and flute as well as vocalists on a couple of standard jazz tunes.  Information will be available about the various ensembles that are offered here at LLCC as well as the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest. This is a Red & Blue Crew event and is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Monday, March 31st: Chad Pregracke presents Helping to Clean America’s Rivers: From the Bottom Up! Come to the Trutter Center at 1pm to hear Chad Pregracke’s empowering, compelling and fascinating story. He is the founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization, Living Lands & Waters. Chad tells a compelling and funny story about growing up on the river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi River.

From the darkness of underwater shell-diving to the brightness of open-air community clean-ups, Chad’s tale embodies the importance of setting goals (one river and one piece of garbage at a time) and illustrates how determination hard-work and persistence pays off.  This is a Red & Blue Crew event and sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Be a Hero Campaign Launches In cooperation with the Illinois Secretary of State Organ/Tissue Donor Program and the ICCB

Lincoln Land is one of 18 community colleges and/or Chicago city schools to compete in the “Be a Hero” campaign to strengthen the Life Goes On donor registry here in Illinois. Currently, more than 5,000 Illinois residents and 118,000 people nationwide are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Through various activities, Honor’s Club students Annisa Kumerow, Lauren Masten, Tyler Mathews and Russell Michelich will be promoting organ/tissue donor awareness and encouraging Illinois residents to join the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Registry. Schools will be recognized based on the creativity and effectiveness of the campaign, as well as the number of registrations obtained. The campaign runs through April. For more information on how to register or participate, please contact Joanie Rogers, LLCC Foundation and Alumni Services Coordinator at 6-4612 or Joanie.rogers@llcc.edu.

9th annual production of “The Vagina Monologues”

LLCC’s Feminist Activist Coalition will present the 9th annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with a pre-show beginning at 6:15. Tickets are available for $15 each ($10 for current LLCC students with I.D.) at the LLCC ticket office in Menard Hall, or at the door.

The production, including 18 cast members, is directed by Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English.  The production is part of the “V-Day College Campaign” to raise awareness of issues related to violence against women and girls around the world.  Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Sojourn Center and Eve Ensler’s V-Day Foundation.

Thank you from Student Life

A big thank you to all of those who helped make the Student Life Office’s 5th Annual Volunteer Fair a great success, particularly to those faculty members who brought their classes by and encouraged them to network with the not-for-profit representatives. We had 112 students fill out pledge cards and promise to complete approximately 2,315 hours of community service!

Finals Week Massages TODAY!

Need to De-Stress? Come down to the Student Life Office to sign up for a FREE 10 minute massage from Add A Touch Massage!  Massages will be available today, Dec 17th.  Space is limited, sign up right away!  This is a Red & Blue Crew Athletics/Wellness event sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.