BSU Jeans Day fundraiser for diabetes

The Black Student Union is hosting a Jeans Day for World Diabetes Day on Thursday, Nov. 14. Please stop by the Student Life Office with $5 to purchase your sticker so you can wear jeans on that day and help support the American Diabetes Association. BSU will also have a table that in A. Lincoln Commons from noon-2pm with a representative from the ADA to answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes and the organization.

Student Club Events This Week

Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 1 – Honors Club “Pie Your Professor” fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish® Illinois. Tickets sold for a chance to throw a pie in A. Lincoln Commons, 9:00am 5:00pm each day.  Actual Pie Throwing will take place Nov. 6.

Monday, Oct. 28 – PTK Parking Spot Raffle. Purchase tickets in A. Lincoln Commons, 8:00am – 1pm. If you miss the sale, contact Mary Flesch, PTK President, at mfles3853@llcc.edu to get your tickets!

Wednesday, Oct. 30  – Psych Club Bake Sale, A. Lincoln Commons, 10am – 2pm.  Honors Club Fundraiser for APL, A. Lincoln Commons, 9:00am – 2:00pm.

Thursday, Oct. 31 – FREE pumpkin and face painting! FREE pumpkins will be available to paint in A. Lincoln Commons, 10:00am – 2:00pm. Prizes will be given out winners in 4 categories! GrimFaces will be providing FREE face painting.  Psych Club Bake Sale, A. Lincoln Commons, 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Thanks from Ag Club

The Ag Club would like to thank everyone who participated in the silent auction for the Corn Hole (bags) game sets! It was a great success, raising over $240.00 for the club. We appreciate the support of the campus community, and may do it again next fall!

LLCC Chemistry and Environmental Clubs invite K-5 students to free “Haunted Lab” Oct. 30

The LLCC Chemistry Club and Environmental Club are hosting a “Haunted Lab” on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. Faculty and staff are invited to bring their children in grades K-5 to campus to see “spooky” science experiments conducted by club members under the direction of faculty advisors. Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to the event.

The experiments will be conducted in rooms 2213 and 2215 on the upper level of Sangamon Hall. Shows will begin every half-hour, at 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Children will see bubbles, fire, animals, and much more as they learn about science. They can also participate in hands-on activities across the hall in room 2216 while waiting for shows to begin. Halloween treats will be available for purchase.

Parents will receive information on fun science activities to do at home.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing jennifer.ramm@llcc.edu.

Ag Club Auctioning remaining Cornhole Sets

Ag Club Bags SetsThe Ag Club is holding a Silent Auction for three sets of Cornhole (bags) game that include two boards and eight poly-resin pellet filled bags.  The bidding will take place today, Oct. 11 through Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 3:00pm.  Opening price for each set is $40.00 and bids can be submitted to Ag Club Advisor, Bill Harmon, via email at bill.harmon@llcc.edu. Please specify if you want the:  Case IH/New Holland, duck blind camoflage or John Deere.

Anyone who would like to examine the boards before making a bid can see them in Millennium 2212, agriculture faculty office.

Cultural Program Next Week!

The Student Life Office welcomes filmmaker Eliaichi “Ellie” Kimaro to campus on Monday, Oct. 14  for a presentation in the R.H. Stephens Room at 1 p.m. The Seattle-based filmmaker is a first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother. When Ellie was older and in an interracial relationship of her own, she wanted to better understand this world her father had left behind at 18.  When her father moved back to Tanzania for good, Ellie followed him to make a film about this culture.  What Ellie discovered in Tanzania, in her family and in herself is the subject of her personal award-winning documentary, “A Lot Like You.”

As both a cultural insider and outsider, Ellie asked questions that most people who grew up on Mt. Kilimanjaro would never think to ask. Much to Ellie’s surprise, the stoic women in her family opened up, telling stories about trauma and survival. Ellie reconciled this culture she’s inherited with how she defines herself today as a woman, an activist and mother.  “A Lot Like You” was named Best Documentary at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. A portion of the net proceeds from the film will help fund the construction of a girls’ dormitory at the Vunjo Secondary School in the Kimaro family village of Mwika.

Day of Service Oct. 19 – Site Leaders needed

On Saturday, Oct. 19 the Student Life Office is holding LLCC’s first Day of Service as a part of the Club Leadership Series and the Emerging Leaders program. Confirmed service sites include: Mission Outreach, The American Red Cross, Lincoln Memorial Garden, and The Salvation Army. We’re currently looking for faculty/staff members interested in being site leaders to assist in transporting students to the service sites and to serve alongside them. The day is expected to go from 11:45am to 5pm. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Amber Berman at amber.berman@llcc.edu or 786-2241.