This week at LLCC

LLCC celebrates Earth Week April 21-25 – Recycle your athletic shoes and small appliances, receive a free book (faculty), take a green pledge, see displays, enjoy solar snacks, tour the bird banding station and attend the unveiling of the LEED plaque for the Workforce Careers Center!

Tasty Tales: Stories of Adapting,” a Soup and Stories event, by a panel of LLCC International Students, will be held Tuesday, April 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.

The LLCC Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Student Life Office invites the public to the annual “Battle of the Bands” competition Friday, April 25. Door open at 5:30 p.m. and bands will perform from 6-10 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

Annual Battle of the Bands scheduled for April 25

The Student Life Office invites the public to the annual “Battle of the Bands” competition Friday, April 25. Door open at 5:30 p.m. and bands will perform from 6-10 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

Bands include The Blind Social, Built in a Day, Dog of Panic, Full Chroma, Geoff Leathers, Negative 17, Open D and Trepidus.

The event is co-sponsored by the LLCC Student United Way. There is no admission charge; however, donations will be accepted for United Way of Central Illinois. Door prizes include a karaoke video machine, and commemorative T-shirts will be available.

Hear from a panel of LLCC international students April 22

“Tasty Tales: Stories of Adapting,”  a Soup and Stories event by a panel of LLCC International Students, will be held Tuesday, April 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.

You are invited to hear our own students’ stories of their experiences adapting to a new culture. Topics will include dating, customs, education, food and leisure activities. Students will discuss the practices of their own countries and the challenging differences between cultures.

A free soup and salad lunch will be provided to students with their student ID. The cost to faculty and staff is $3.

The event is sponsored by LLCC International Club & the LLCC Cultural Awareness Team.

Student Life invites you to Macaroni Soup family concert!

Join us tonight for Macaroni Soup! This FREE, high energy and super fun concert is hosted will be in the Trutter Center.  There will be pre-concert activities provided by the LLCC Child Development Center starting at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. “Miss Carole” Stephens of Park Ridge, IL has 7 award-winning CDs and travels the U.S. bringing her energy and enthusiasm to help everyone have a ball and sing and dance along!

Tickets can be picked up in the LLCC Student Life Office (lower level, Menard Hall). This is a Red & Blue Crew event and is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board and LLCC Child Development Center.

LLCC Honors Club off to great start with “Be A Hero Campaign” press conference

IMG_6912Lincoln Land Community College is 1 of 21 colleges participating in the Secretary of State’s “Be A Hero Campaign” to promote organ/tissue donor awareness and to increase registration in Illinois.  A press conference was held Tuesday, April 8 to promote the efforts of the LLCC Honors Club in promoting this effort.  To view photos from the event, click HERE.  For more information, visit the LLCC “Be a Hero Campaign” Facebook Page.

Press conference with Jesse White, IL Secretary of State, today, 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons; students, faculty, staff invited!

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will speak on the “Be a Hero” organ donation campaign at a press conference at 1 p.m. today in A. Lincoln Commons. Several LLCC Honors students are leading a drive to register organ donors. They will be at a table with information and cookies following the press conference. Other speakers are Justin Reichert, chair of the LLCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson, executive director of the Illinois Community College Board; State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis; Natalie Sparacio, NewsChannel 20; and Tyler Matthews, LLCC “Be A Hero” participating student.

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.