Last week to visit the WW I exhibit in the Trutter Center

This is the final week to view the special exhibit in the Trutter Center foyer, presented in conjunction with Dr. Chris McDonald’s book covernew book, “‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’ — From the Front in a Ford.” The book is an eyewitness account of World War I through the letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Dunlap Hagler. The exhibit will be up through Friday and features many of Mr. Hagler’s original letters written to his parents during the war, as well as some irreplaceable personal items.

The weather looks good for a lunchtime stroll around campus this week, so stop by the Trutter Center! For more on the exhibit, visit the Trutter Museum web page.

All proceeds from Dr. McDonald’s book sales benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler. The book is available in the LLCC Bookstore.

HSHS St. John’s presents ambulance simulator to LLCC

A state-of-the-art, indoor ambulance simulator that will allow emergency medical services (EMS) students to practice life-saving skills in a realistic environment was presented today, April 15, to the Lincoln Land Community College Foundation by the HSHS St. John’s Foundation.Simulator presentation

“We are excited for this partnership between HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Lincoln Land Community College,” said Charles L. Lucore, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of HSHS St. John’s Hospital. “We’re looking forward to the educational opportunities this collaboration will allow our future colleagues in health care.”

The simulator, recently installed in the LLCC EMS classroom, will be Simulator demoused in teaching scenarios from patient contact through hospital transport. Students will practice treating patients in a realistic working environment that is very similar to what they will see in their future professions.

Read more HERE.

 

Soup and Stories April 15 features Dr. Chris McDonald

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., political science professor, is the featured presenter at Soup and Stories Wednesday, April 15 from noon-1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room. Dr. McDonald will present “From Springfield to Schlestadt,” which is based on his newly published book “‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’–From the Front in a Ford.”

Chris McDonald to present “From Springfield to Schlestadt” Saturday

Faculty, staff and students are invited to hear Political Science Professor Chris McDonald, Ph.D., present “From Springfield to Schlestadt” tomorrow, April 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Trutter Center. The public is invited to the free event.

Professor McDonald’s presentation is based on his new book,  book cover“‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’—From the Front in a Ford,” which gives an eyewitness account of World War I through the detailed, literate and humorous letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Dunlap Hagler.

A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Cost is $20, which includes tax. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler.

In addition to the presentation and book signing, an exhibit containing WWI artifacts is being presented by the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

Chris will also present at Soup and Stories next Wednesday, April 15 from noon-1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.

Faculty and Staff invited to reception and talk featuring Dr. Chris McDonald

The LLCC Foundation would like to invite faculty and staff unable to make Saturday’s book signing and lecture by Dr. Chris McDonald to a similar event tonight at the Trutter Center. The reception begins at 5 p.m. in the Trutter Center foyer, with Dr. McDonald’s talk about his recently released book at 6 p.m.

Professor McDonald’s book, “‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’— From the Front in a Ford,” provides an eyewitness account of World War I through the letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Dunlap Hagler. Professor McDonald will provide a glimpse of Mr. Hagler’s life as an ambulance driver and the local connection to the Great War.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Cost of the book is $19.95, plus tax. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler.

The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum is also presenting an exhibit throughout April featuring many of Mr. Hagler’s original letters written to his parents during the war, as well as some irreplaceable personal items.

For more information, visit the Trutter Museum web page.

Contributions sought for LLCC’s Gala

Lincoln Land Community College’s 9th Annual Gala is being held Saturday, April 25 in the Student Union. The theme this year is “Under the Sea.” UnderTheSeaThe gala features a gourmet meal prepared by culinary students and musical performances by LLCC’s Stolen Moments Jazz Band and LLCC’s Big Band. Proceeds benefit learning initiatives at the college.

The Foundation is seeking donations of wine or liquor for our Wall of Wine and Spirits. Guests at the gala can purchase covered bottles for $10 each with a guaranteed value of $10 or more. The Corkscrew Wine Emporium is offering a 15% discount on wine purchased there for LLCC’s gala.

Donations for the live and silent auction at the gala are also being accepted. Jewelry, artwork, vacation home stays and sporting event tickets are all popular items. Please consider donating items if you find that you are unable to use them. You may drop off wine or auction items in the Foundation Office. Be sure to include the value of your donation so that we can acknowledge it.

Professor Chris McDonald presents “From Springfield to Schlestadt” April 11

Political Science Professor Chris McDonald, Ph.D., will present “From Springfield to Schlestadt” on Saturday, April 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. The presentation is being held in the Trutter Center at LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road. The public is invited to the free event.

Professor McDonald’s presentation is based on his new book,  book cover“‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’—From the Front in a Ford,” which gives an eyewitness account of World War I through the detailed, literate and humorous letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Dunlap Hagler. Professor McDonald will provide a glimpse of Mr. Hagler’s life as an ambulance driver and the local connection to the Great War.

A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Cost of the book is $19.95, plus tax. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler.

In addition to the presentation and book signing, an exhibit containing WWI artifacts is being presented by the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum. Items on display include original handwritten letters by Mr. Hagler to his parents, a certified copy of a letter written by General John Pershing to Mr. Hagler and the members of the American Expeditionary Force, the “Croix de Guerre” (War Cross) and citation awarded to Mr. Hagler, the actual tin plate featuring the War Cross that was mounted on the side of Mr. Hagler’s ambulance during the war, plus other Great War artifacts. The exhibit will be on display through the end of April.

2015 Master Teacher Finalists announced

Five faculty members have been named finalists for the 2015 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. They are:

Anthony DiMaggio, Associate Professor, Political Science
Jason Dockter, Professor, English
Eve Fischberg, Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Rebecca Klatt, Associate Professor, English
Michael Ramm, Professor, Chemistry

One of these individuals will be named the award recipient at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony on Thursday, May 7 in the Student Union. The Pearson award annually recognizes a full-time faculty member for his or her exceptional contributions to student learning. The recipient receives a $5,000 award to be used to enhance teaching and learning.

Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson, longtime Springfield physicians, made this award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation. The LLCC Foundation would like to thank all of this year’s nominees for their energy and efforts every day on behalf of LLCC students.

Professional Development Day, Innovation Celebration, LEAGUE campaign kickoff March 24

Professional Development Day is Tuesday, March 24. Several more updates have been made to afternoon presentation locations. See the attached flyer for the most current information: Spring 2015 PDD Schedule.  Attend the LEAGUE faculty/staff giving campaign kickoff beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the ITDE Innovation Celebration (see below).

Join Instructional Technology and Distance Education on
Professional Development Day, Tuesday, March 24 for the
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A. Lincoln Commons.
Stop by to see the innovative instruction and student learning initiatives happening at LLCC.

A detailed list and descriptions of exhibits can be found at:
http://www.llcc.edu/itde/innovation-celebration/

LLCC, UIS, Illinois State Museum, Springfield Art Association form Pro-Text partnership with exhibits

Four Springfield education and arts organizations have partnered to present exhibits in March that explore the various ways artists ProTextReception 003merge language into their visual art. LLCC, the University of Illinois Springfield, the Illinois State Museum and the Springfield Art Association have formed the Pro-Text Partnership, with plans to present exhibits and events at each of the organization’s creative venues.

Exhibit information is below:

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Photos shown are from exhibit reception at the Trutter Center March 13.

Lincoln Land Community College
Trutter Center, 5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield
“Text by Design”
Exhibit duration:  March 13–April 3, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The LLCC exhibit features the work of more than 40 students in LLCC’s 3D Design, Screen Printing and Intro to Graphic Design classes.  The freestanding-designed exhibit will feature large pieces made of cardboard, foam core, wood, Plexiglas, ceramics and other materials and mediums.

University of Illinois Springfield
Visual Arts Gallery, Health Sciences Building 201, UIS campus
“Pretty Thoughts: Works by Mauricio Ramirez”
Exhibit duration:  March 8–Sept. 13

Mauricio Ramirez has been described as an architect of letters and icons.  Born and raised in Chicago, the urban landscape became his canvas at a young age.  Ramirez is a graduate of UIS and is currently an artist in residence at Lacuna Artist Lofts in Chicago.  Ramirez’s work can also be seen on walls and freights throughout the Midwest.

Illinois State Museum
Second Floor Gallery, 502 South Spring Street, Springfield
“Pro-Text:  When Words Enter Visual Art”
Exhibit duration:  March 8–Sept. 13

The ISM exhibit will feature the work of nearly 30 artists and is curated by ISM Assistant Director of Art Robert Sill.  Sill explains, “When words, poetry, or type fragments combine with any form of visual art … it exhibits additional layers of meaning.  It can trigger new thoughts, create narratives, produce sounds or even evoke feelings.”

Springfield Art Association
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, 700 North 4th Street, Springfield
“Pro-Text Addendum”
Exhibit duration:  March 6–April 3

The SAA exhibit will feature additional works by several of the artists featured in the Illinois State Museum exhibit.  Artists include Stan Bly, Shayne Brantley, SAA Executive Director Betsy Dollar, Shane Harris, Allison Lacher, Ruthann Mazrim, Michael Miller, Terry Rathje, Brian Sullivan, Kevin Veara and Thom Whalen.

Additional free public events, entitled “Text Talks” are planned at the Illinois State Museum on March 19, April 16 and May 21.  All events begin at 7 p.m.