Registrations still being accepted for McMillen Run/Walk

Registrations are still being accepted for the 8th Annual Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk to be held this Saturday, May 23. This year,  any Lincoln Land Community College student/faculty/staff member with a valid LLCC ID receives a $5 discount. To register:  http://getmeregistered.com/BMcMVeterans5k.

Proceeds from the event support the LLCC Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship. Any questions can be directed to Craig McFarland at craig.mcfarland@llcc.edu. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Environmental Club tomato plants available for pickup

If you haven’t yet picked up your order of tomato plants from the Environmental Club, you can stop by the Biology Greenhouse between noon and 3 p.m. TODAY, May 11. If you are unable to pick them up at that time, contact Becky Croteau (786-2369) or Peggy Goetsch (786-9622) and they will arrange to meet you.

Thank you for your order! It’s not too late to purchase plants. We still have many varieties available for purchase. Come by during the hours above or contact us to arrange your shopping spree!

Epicurean Club Ice Cream Social Tomorrow

LLCC employees and students are invited to the Epicurean Club Ice Cream Social Tuesday, May 12 from 2-4 p.m. in Bistro Verde of the Workforce Careers Center. For $5, enjoy assorted housemade ice creams and toppings.  Liquid nitrogen ice cream demonstrations will be at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Environmental Club heirloom tomatoes ready for pickup

If you ordered tomato plants, your order has been filled and is waiting for you in the Biology Greenhouse in Sangamon Hall. We are hoping most of you can pick up your order between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, Friday, May 8, or between noon and 3 p.m. Monday, May 11. If neither of those time blocks work for you, please contact Becky Croteau (786-2369) or Peggy Goetsch (786-9622) and we will arrange to meet you.

Thank you for your order! It’s not too late to purchase plants. We still have many varieties available for purchase. Come by during the hours listed above, or contact us to arrange your shopping spree!

Registrations still being accepted for Brian McMillen Run/Walk

Registrations are still being accepted for the 8th Annual Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk to be held Saturday, May 23. This year, we are providing a $5 discount to any Lincoln Land Community College student/faculty/staff member with a valid LLCC ID. To register:  http://getmeregistered.com/BMcMVeterans5k.

Also, if you’d like to volunteer for the event please email Alison Mills at alison.mills@llcc.edu. Any additional questions can be directed to Craig McFarland at craig.mcfarland@llcc.edu. We look forward to seeing you on May 23rd!

LLCC students and staff participate as Lincoln-era re-enactors during presentation

Members of the LLCC community participated as Lincoln-era re-enactors as part of Dr. Terry Alford’s presentation about John Wilkes Booth at LLCC Thursday.  Actors included LLCC alum Matthew Reuker (back right) Re-enactors w Dr Alfordportraying Harry Clay Ford, treasurer of Ford’s Theater; LLCC Community Education student Terry Jones (far left) as James P. Ferguson, owner of restaurant/tavern next door to Ford’s Theater; LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning member Mary Disseler (standing) portraying Katherine M. Evans, actress waiting in the green room to go on stage in “Our American Cousin;” LLCC staff member Kevin Lust (front right) as Joseph B. Stewart, an attorney attending the play; and LLCC student Elizabeth Roehrs (seated) portraying Julia Shepherd, a New York visitor attending the play. Dr. Alford is back center.

The presentation was sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

TODAY: Nationally recognized scholar on John Wilkes Booth to present at LLCC

The Logger Activities Board invites the LLCC community to a symposium to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death. Dr. Terry Alford, Alford 42315professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College-Annandale will present “John Wilkes Booth: A New Look at an Old Story,” TODAY at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

In his presentation, Dr. Alford will discuss new discoveries, as well as new thoughts on old understandings of the young man who committed the most consequential murder in American history. The presentation will feature actors portraying individuals who witnessed Lincoln’s assassination.

Dr. Alford is a nationally recognized scholar on John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln assassination. He has appeared on “20/20,” ABC News, the History Channel, the Discovery Network and PBS. He is the author of “Fortune’s Fool,” Alford’s biography of Booth, which is the first full biography of Booth ever written that offers new information on the Booth family’s acting careers and relationships and 19th-century theater history.

Questions about the symposium can be directed to the LLCC Student Life Office at 786.2241.

Celebrating the environment!

The Environmental Club traveled to Kearney, Neb., for two days over spring break to view the Sandhill crane migration. Cranes1(Approximately a half million cranes visit the Platte River area in central Nebraska every March and April as they migrate to parts of Canada, Alaska and Siberia.)  The club went to the Rowe Sanctuary-Audubon at Gibbon, Neb., and watched the birds from a viewing blind at the river as they roost Cranes2at sunset. Unfortunately, we didn’t see as many as we had hoped that evening because of two major snowstorms that came through before we arrived. But we did get to see several thousands of them feed in the fields nearby the next day!