GSA hosts Speak Out

The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance is hosting Speak Out on Monday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons and on Tuesday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room. Speak Out is an event where all are welcome to share their stories or poetry.

LLCC nursing students inducted into honor society

Ten second-year nursing students from the LLCC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program were inducted into the Beta Nu Chapter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society on March 28. The students had to maintain stringent academic requirements and complete a capstone community education project to be eligible for membership.

Students were honored at a special ceremony at the LLCC-Springfield campus. They received a certificate, an Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society pin and peach honor cords to wear at commencement. The co-advisors are Mary Goldstein, nursing professor, and Anatasia Till, nursing instructor.

2019 inductees: Bethany Barry, Paige Dobson, Amanda Clevenger, Shyla Rogers, Manuel Caga-anan, Emily Williams, Andrea Staples, Alexis Irlam, Lori Dodwell and Shelby WhiteThe 2019 inductees are: Bethany Barry, Paige Dobson, Amanda Clevenger, Shyla Rogers, Manuel Caga-anan, Emily Williams, Andrea Staples, Alexis Irlam, Lori Dodwell and Shelby White.

The objective of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society is to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of ADN. The society encourages the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a lifelong professional responsibility. The society also participates in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the nursing profession.

LLCC soil specialist team wins first place at national PAS conference

Nathan Goebel, Will Rexroad, Nathan ThompsonCongratulations to LLCC’s soil specialist team of Nathan Goebel (Harvel), Will Rexroad (Athens) and Nathan Thompson (Carlinville) who won first place overall at the national Professional Agriculture Student (PAS) Organization conference, with Goebel taking honors as the high individual overall! The event hosted more than 600 attendees and was held in Loveland, Colo. March 13-16.

Lori Jackson, Sky Kretzinger, Eston Coe, Clayton Schowe, Austin Dennison, Mason Fesser, Will Rexroad, Nathan Goebel, Nathan Thompson, Dakota DowsonTen LLCC Agriculture Club members competed in four team events as well as two individual competitions designed to test their knowledge and readiness for their future careers.

LLCC’s beef specialist team of Clayton Schowe (Warrenton, Mo.), Austin Dennison (Lincoln) and Lori Jackson (Jacksonville) won fifth place. The crop specialist team of Mason Fesser (Fillmore), Dakota Dowson (Auburn) and Eston Coe (Illiopolis) placed 14th overall.

The LLCC college bowl team of Skye Kretzinger (Chestnut), Showe, Dennison, Dowson and Rexroad finished with a 3-2 record, losing to the eventual champions in the quarterfinals.

Eston Coe, Lori Jackson, Nathan GoebelIn individual events, Jackson placed second in the agriculture education interview contest, and Goebel placed third in the fertilizer and agrichemicals division of the same contest. Coe placed third in the agriculture sales competition.

PAS is a career and technical student organization for college students interested in agriculture and has members from 20 states. In addition to competitive events, the national conference provides an opportunity for students to attend workshops, hear from nationally renowned speakers and meet with representatives from a dozen agriculture firms with employment opportunities across the country.

Blood drive today

LLCC Student Life is hosting a blood drive today, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the student union, located in the lower level of Menard Hall. All donors are asked to please eat before donation and present a photo ID. Walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call the Community Blood Center at 217-241-7550 or schedule online.

MP3 hosting bake sale and collecting food pantry donations today

The LLCC Music Performers, Patrons, Plus (MP3) is hosting the Spring Back to School Bake Sale and collecting donations for the LLCC Food Pantry today, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Buy two baked goods and get one free with a non-perishable food donation!

Recommended non-perishable items to bring include:

  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce
  • Pop tarts
  • Tuna packets
  • Chicken salad
  • Crackers
  • Ramen noodles
  • Protein bars
  • Trail mix/Nuts

Blood drive March 27

LLCC Student Life is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the student union, located in the lower level of Menard Hall. All donors are asked to please eat before donation and present a photo ID. Walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call the Community Blood Center at 217-241-7550 or schedule online.

Blood drive March 27

LLCC Student Life is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the student union, located in the lower level of Menard Hall. All donors are asked to please eat before donation and present a photo ID. Walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call the Community Blood Center at 217-241-7550 or schedule online.

Games Club hosting game night

The LLCC Games Club is hosting a game night today, March 22, from 2-7 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 1166 and in the Logger Lair from 2-5 p.m. Encourage students to stop by to meet club members and play games including Dungeons and Dragons, Mario Party and more!

MP3 hosting bake sale and collecting food pantry donations

The LLCC Music Performers, Patrons, Plus (MP3) will be hosting the Spring Back to School Bake Sale and collecting donations for the LLCC Food Pantry on Monday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Buy two baked goods and get one free with a non-perishable food donation!

Recommended non-perishable items to bring include:

  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce
  • Pop tarts
  • Tuna packets
  • Chicken salad
  • Crackers
  • Ramen noodles
  • Protein bars
  • Trail mix/Nuts