Homecoming, Lincoln and African-American History Month activities this week!

This week is LLCC Homecoming Week, plus African-American History Month and Lincoln activities are scheduled.

Monday, Feb. 9 – Take a Walk Through Historic Black Springfield • 11 a.m.-noon • A. Lincoln Commons–Black History in Springfield from the 1920s through 1960s.

70s Trivia Game • 11 a.m.-noon • A. Lincoln Commons

Tuesday, Feb. 10 – Tie-Dye Homecoming Shirts • 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.* • A. Lincoln Commons, *While supplies last

Wednesday, Feb. 11 – Edd Fairman – Wizard of Sorts • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • A. Lincoln Commons

Thursday, Feb. 12 – “Who Does This Guy Think He Is?? 150 Years of Living, Loving and Loathing Lincoln’s Legacy” • 9 a.m. • Trutter Center. Presenter is Ron J. Keller, associate professor of history and political science at Lincoln College and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.

Lincoln’s Birthday Party • 9-11 a.m.• A. Lincoln Commons
Treats from the Epicurean Club, build Lincoln’s Home Contest and Penny Pong

Express your Peace, Love & Appreciation
Card-Making Event • noon-2 p.m. • A. Lincoln Commons

Friday, Feb. 13 – Free Turtle Apples • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Student Union

Beat the Coach Shootout • noon-1 p.m. • Cass Gym

Saturday, Feb. 14 – Women’s Basketball Game • 2 p.m. • Cass Gym

Men’s Basketball Game • 4 p.m. • Cass Gym

Homecoming Dance • 8-11 p.m. • Student Union–DJ, photo booth, casino games, giveaways and more! The dance heme is “The 70s” and you are encouraged to dress in your best 70s inspired style.

* Pick up your tickets for the dance in the Student Life Office. Vote for Homecoming King & Queen while you are there.

 

Former athletic director Dick Dhabalt to be recognized at homecoming game

In acknowledgement of his dedication to education, athletics and students at LLCC, former LLCC athletic director, men’s basketball coach and founding faculty member Dick Dhabalt will receive special recognition with the Dick Dhabalt Athlete of the Year Award. The award will recognize annually both one LLCC male and female athlete.

Mr. Dhabalt will be recognized with the award during half-time of the women’s basketball game, which will begin at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 14 when the Lady Loggers take on the Lincoln College Lynx in Cass Gymnasium. The men’s game will follow at 4 p.m. Admission for the games is $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12 and is free for LLCC students, faculty and staff with an LLCC ID.

During his tenure at LLCC, Mr. Dhabalt served 20 years as athletic director, 20 years as head men’s basketball coach and 25 years as a faculty member teaching physical education and math. He was selected by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) to serve as the Region IV assistant director and then director of Region XXIV. He was inducted into the NJCAA Region XXIV Hall of Fame in 1991, and is an athlete Hall of Fame member at LLCC, as well as his alma mater, Bradley University.

 

Student United Way activities

The Student United Way of LLCC is sponsoring a book drive for the SCOPE after-school program. They are seeking books (new or gently used) for K-5 student . Donations may be brought to the Student Life Office before Feb. 20.

Help Student United Way celebrate Women’s History Month! E-mail Melissa Franzen at melissa.franzen@llcc.edu and let her know what female faculty/staff member inspires you and why. With their permission, Student United Way will be featuring these inspirations in a display case throughout the month of March. Please send your information no later than Friday, Feb. 20.

 

African-American History Kickoff today

African-American History Month kicks off this week with the following events:

Monday, Feb. 2 – African-American History Month Kickoff, noon to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. The kickoff features Tejumola Ologboni (Teju), storyteller, folklorist, oral historian and accomplished percussionist. Teju is an avid student of African folklore and one of the nation’s leading authorities on African spirituality and culture. His stories are drawn from African traditions and African-American history. His high-energy, fast-paced and witty performances draw listeners with gestures, movements and music.

Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Chahrm the Band with Ada Lou presents “Legendary Blues From the Past to the Present,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

LLCC celebrates homecoming with special recognition of former athletic director Dick Dhabalt

LLCC is celebrating homecoming Saturday, Feb. 14 with a special recognition of Dick Dhabalt, former LLCC athletic director and founding faculty member. Women’s and men’s basketball games and a dance are planned. All events are taking place at the LLCC-Springfield campus.

In acknowledgement of his dedication to education, athletics and students at LLCC, Dick Dhabalt will receive special recognition with the Dick Dhabalt Athlete of the Year Award, which is being established in his honor. The award will recognize annually both one LLCC male and female athlete.

During his tenure at LLCC, Mr. Dhabalt served 20 years as athletic director, 20 years as head men’s basketball coach and 25 years as a faculty member teaching physical education and math. He was selected by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) to serve as the Region IV assistant director and then director of Region XXIV. He was inducted into the NJCAA Region XXIV Hall of Fame in 1991, and is an athlete Hall of Fame member at LLCC, as well as his alma mater, Bradley University.

Mr. Dhabalt will be recognized with the award during half-time of the women’s basketball game, which will begin at 2 p.m. when the Lady Loggers take on the Lincoln College Lynx in Cass Gymnasium. The men’s game will follow at 4 p.m. Admission for the games is $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12 and is free for LLCC students, faculty and staff with an LLCC ID.

The homecoming dance is being held from 8 to 11 p.m., along with the coronation of homecoming king and queen at 9 p.m. in the Student Union, Menard Hall. The dance is open to LLCC students, alumni, faculty, staff and their guests. Various activities with the theme “Peace, Love and LLCC” are being planned for the week leading up to homecoming.

Homecoming activities are being sponsored by the Logger Activities Board, Alumni Services and the Athletics Department. More information is available by calling the LLCC Student Life Office at 786.2241.

Penny Wars Jan. 26-Feb. 6 to benefit LLCC Foundation Grow Beyond campaign fund

Penny Wars is being sponsored by the Student Government Association Jan. 26-Feb. 6 in A. Lincoln Commons. Donate your spare change to benefit the LLCC Foundation Grow Beyond campaign fund. Student clubs are “at war” to win a pizza party for the club with the most pennies. To help your favorite club win, below are some helpful hints:
• Pennies=positive point; Silver coins=negative point; Bills=negative their value
• Put your pennies in your favorite club’s money container
• Put your nickels, dimes, quarters and bills in “opposing club” money containers

Nominations due today for homecoming court

Nomination forms for Homecoming Court are due today at 5 p.m. in the Student Life Office. Forms are available in the Student Life Office or print the nomination form: Homecoming Nomination Form 2015.

Homecoming 2015 is being held Saturday, Feb. 14. This year’s theme is Peace, Love & LLCC! The Loggers basketball teams will take on the Lincoln Lynx, with the women’s playing at 2 p.m. and the men playing at 4 p.m. in Cass Gymnasium. The Homecoming Dance is scheduled from 8-11 p.m. in the Student Union, Menard Hall. Attendees are encouraged to wear 70s attire. Homecoming activities kick off Jan. 26, so join in the fun!