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.

LLCC Foundation scholarship application deadline is March 2

The deadline for students to apply for LLCC Foundation 2015-2016 scholarships is Monday, March 2.

LLCC Foundation scholarships are available for first-time and continuing students who will be enrolled full or part time at LLCC. Many of the scholarships are designed for students in any major, with the average award being approximately $1,000 per academic year. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships in which they are eligible.

Only one application form is needed to apply for all scholarships. More information, in addition to the online application, can be found at www.llccfoundation.org by clicking on “For Student Scholarships” at the top right corner of the page. Students may also visit the LLCC Foundation in Menard Hall on the Springfield campus at 5250 Shepherd Road, or any of LLCC’s locations in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield or Taylorville for a hard copy application.

For more information, call Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at ext. 64502.

Two guest chefs prepare “Joys of the Table” dinner to benefit student scholarships

The Culinary Institute hosted Guest Chefs Mike Aiello, president and CEO of R.W. Troxell Insurance, and Sergio (Satch) Pecori, president FullSizeRenderand CEO of Hanson Professional Services (shown here with LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.) for the “Joys of the Table” dinner. The event was a fundraiser for culinary arts student scholarships. The two guest chefs donated their time and paid for all of the food served. The college extends its thanks to them.

LLCC Foundation still accepting 2015-16 scholarship applications

The LLCC Foundation is still accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year through Monday, March 2. Students planning to attend LLCC in fall 2015 are encouraged to apply.

LLCC Foundation scholarships are available for first-time and continuing students who will be enrolled full or part time at LLCC. Many of the scholarships are designed for students in any major, with the average award being approximately $1,000 per academic year. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships in which they are eligible.

Only one application form is needed to apply for all scholarships. More information, in addition to the online application, can be found at www.llccfoundation.org by clicking on “For Student Scholarships” at the top right corner of the page. Students may also visit the LLCC Foundation in Menard Hall on the Springfield campus at 5250 Shepherd Road, or any of LLCC’s locations in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield or Taylorville for a hard copy application.

For more information, call Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at ext. 6.4502.

Congratulations, 2015 Pearson Master Teacher nominees!

Twenty-three eligible nominations were received for the 2015 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. Congratulations to:

Carmen Allen, Professor, Computer Programs
Michelle Coakes, Professor, Art
Diana Coffman, Professor Biology
Anthony DiMaggio, Associate Professor, Political Science
Jason Dockter, Professor, English
Marlene Emmons, Professor, English
Sharon Evans, Professor, Reading
Eve Fischberg, Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Joe Hoff, Professor, Spanish
Paul Hudson, Professor, Business
Bob Johnson, Professor, Architecture and Construction Technology
Kevin Kirsch, Professor, Auto CAD
Rebecca Klatt, Associate Professor, Reading
Katie McAfee, Associate Professor, Accounting
Janet Moulton, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Michael Ramm, Professor, Chemistry
Randy Rue, Professor, Law Enforcement
Liesl Smith, Professor, English
Leslie Stalter, Professor, Art
Gary Swee, Professor, Anthropology
Natasha Trame, Associate Professor, Psychology
Danyle Watkins, Instructor, Early Childhood Education
Ellen Watkins, Professor, Sociology

The Pearsons, longtime Springfield physicians, made the award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation. The award annually recognizes an exceptional full-time, faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC. The 2015 award recipient will be announced at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony in May.

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.

 

Master Teacher nomination deadline is Wednesday

Through this Wednesday, Feb. 4, the LLCC Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2015 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC. To submit nominations, log onto Blackboard, or go to www.LLCCFoundation.org, hover over “What We Do,” then click on “Nominate a Master Teacher.” Paper nomination forms may also be printed from the web site or are available in the LLCC Foundation office. For more information stop by the LLCC Foundation, level one, Menard Hall room 1214, call 786-2217 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

LLCC Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2015-2016 academic year

The LLCC Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students planning to attend LLCC in fall 2015 are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is March 2.

LLCC Foundation scholarships are available for first-time and continuing students who will be enrolled full or part time at LLCC. Many of the scholarships are designed for students in any major, with the average award being approximately $1,000 per academic year. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships in which they are eligible.

Only one application form is needed to apply for all scholarships. More information, in addition to the online application, can be found at www.llccfoundation.org by clicking on “For Student Scholarships” at the top right corner of the page. Students may also visit the LLCC Foundation in Menard Hall on the Springfield campus at 5250 Shepherd Road, or any of LLCC’s locations in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield or Taylorville for a hard copy application.

For more information, call Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at ext. 6.4502.