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!

Tobacco Cessation: Commit to Quit 2015!

As LLCC goes smoke free July 1 per the Smoke-Free Campus Act (Public Act 098-0985), the American Lung Association is providing two presentations about tobacco cessation. Presentations are being held Friday, Jan. 23 and Monday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m.-noon in the R. H. Stephens Room. The presentations will focus on tobacco cessation and provide an overview of the Illinois Tobacco Quitline and their services for LLCC students, staff and faculty. Snacks will be provided.

Nominate a worthy student for Homecoming court

Nominate a worthy student for Homecoming Court. Nomination forms are available in the Student Life Office or print the nomination form Homecoming Nomination Form 2015 and return to Student Life by Monday, Jan. 26.

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!

 

TODAY: LLCC alum Damien Kaplan performs in Dueling Pianos with Mark Gifford

TODAY, 1/16: Dueling Pianos by LLCC music alum Damien Kaplan and Mark Gifford, 11 a.m.-noon, A. Lincoln Commons. Enjoy former LLCC music alum standout Damien Kaplan and organist, pianist and showman Mark Gifford as they duel it out for an entertaining and fun way to conclude Welcome Week!

Deadline to register for Weight Watchers at Work. Contact Kim Elder, kim.elder@llcc.edu in Human Resources.

TODAY: Poet Stuart Kestenbaum visits LLCC

Renowned poet Stuart Kestenbaum will read his works, as well as those of other notable poets, TODAY at 10 a.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. Kestenbaum has written several books and his poems have been featured on NPR programs including Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac” and “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” as well as in several publications, including SUN magazine. His books of poetry include “Only Now,” “Prayers and Run-On Sentences” and “House of Thanksgiving” (all Deerbrook Editions), and “Pilgrimage” (Coyote Love Press).

This week at LLCC

Tuesday, Jan. 13: Club and Vendor Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Check out some of LLCC clubs and departments in addition to local non-profit and for-profit businesses. This event is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Wednesday, Jan. 14: Skee Ball, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Yes, skee ball in the Commons! Come and have some fun!

Thursday, Jan. 15 : Visiting poet Stuart Kestenbaum, 10-11 a.m., R.H. Stephens Room. Kestenbaum will read his works along with other notable poets. Kestenbaum has written several books and his poems have been featured on NPR programs including Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac” and “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” as well as in several publications, including SUN magazine. His books of poetry include “Only Now,” “Prayers and Run-On Sentences” and “House of Thanksgiving” (all Deerbrook Editions), and “Pilgrimage” (Coyote Love Press).

Friday, Jan 16: Dueling Pianos by LLCC alum Damien Kaplan and Mark Gifford, 11 a.m.-noon, A. Lincoln Commons. Enjoy former LLCC music alum standout Damien Kaplan and organist, pianist and showman Mark Gifford as they duel it out for an entertaining and fun way to conclude Welcome Week!