It’s L.E.A.G.U.E. grant application time

Now through Dec. 9, the LLCC Foundation is accepting applications for L.E.A.G.U.E. grants. Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving each year to the annual faculty and staff campaign (Leaders Establishing Annual Gifts Underwriting Education).

The Foundation will award approximately $10,000 as a direct result of the success of the faculty and staff campaign. The application and grant guidelines are below, or may be downloaded at http://www.llccfoundation.org/educational-support.

Donations to the L.E.A.G.U.E. campaign support LLCC students through the L.E.A.G.U.E grant program, scholarships, and other funds, including the “Pay It Forward” fund which helps students with emergent needs.

Again, the application deadline is Friday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Awards will be announced at the L.E.A.G.U.E. kickoff on March 29, 2016.

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LLCC Foundation accepting gifts in memory of alum Alexis Wernsing

Condolences to all family and friends of Alexis Wernsing, 2011  graduate and commencement speaker who passed away Oct. 1. The family has named the LLCC Foundation as one of the organizations to send gifts in memory of Alexis. A full obituary can be found HERE. For more information about a memorial gift to the LLCC Foundation, call extension 62784.

Eat at Bob Evans and help the LLCC scholarship fund

A reminder that if you eat at a Bob Evans restaurant in Springfield today through Oct. 5, the LLCC Foundation scholarship fund will benefit. For those eating at the Bob Evans restaurant at 4221 Conestoga Drive (near Meijer) or the restaurant located at 3050 Stevenson Drive on those dates, Bob Evans will donate cash for 15 percent of all food orders, including eat-in or carryout, to the LLCC/Springfield Civic Garden Club scholarship fund. You will need to print a copy of this flyer, BobEvansFlyer2015, for each guest check. All are welcome to participate, but MUST take a copy of the flier to the restaurant and present it at the time of check-out. The scholarship is open to LLCC students in the horticulture, landscape design, turf management and environmental-related programs.

Eat at Bob Evans and help raise $$ for an LLCC Foundation scholarship fund

The LLCC Foundation will be the beneficiary of a scholarship fundraiser by the Springfield Civic Garden Club on Oct. 2, 3, 4 and 5. For all those eating at a Bob Evans restaurant in Springfield (4221 Conestoga Dr., near Meijer and 3050 Stevenson Dr.) on those dates, Bob Evans will donate cash for 15 percent of all food orders, including eat-in or carryout, to the LLCC/SCGC scholarship fund. You will need to print a copy of this flier, BobEvansFlyer2015, for each guest check. All are welcome to participate, but MUST take a copy of the flier to the restaurant and present it at the time of check-out. The scholarship is open to LLCC students in the horticulture, landscape design, turf management and environmental-related programs.

LLCC Trutter Museum to open “Small World—Near to Far” exhibit Sept. 25

Exhibit features pieces from Trutter collection and LLCC art faculty; public invited to opening reception 5-7 p.m.

The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum at LLCC is celebrating the opening of a new exhibit, “Small World—Near to Far,” on Friday, Sept. 25. The opening reception is being held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The public is invited.

“Small World—Near to Far” is the sixth exhibit in the museum and will feature nearly 70 items, with 43 small pieces, from the Trutter world heritage collection. Pieces being featured in the exhibit include a bronze Chinese Temple Dog from the early Ching dynasty (1644-1912), Japanese Netsuke ivory carvings, clay Peruvian “Facepot” or “Portrait Jug,” amethyst carvings of monkeys and stone carvings of faces from the Yucatan. Big and bold art being featured will include signed prints by Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall.

To celebrate the talent of the world close to home, the exhibit also will feature the artwork of current LLCC art faculty and professional artists Michelle Coakes, Al Shull, Leslie Stalter and Thom Whalen, in addition to artwork by founding LLCC art faculty. Various pieces by Springfield photographer Carrie Beard will be on display at the opening reception.

Philip, a local architect, and his wife, Mary Kathryn Trutter, traveled throughout the world from the late 1950s through the mid-1970s. Traveling around the world approximately 10 times and visiting 100 countries and principalities, they collected a vast array of art, artifacts and other cultural items of interest. The Trutters exhibited a love of lifelong learning and desired to share their values with the LLCC community. About 750 pieces in the Trutter collection and a cash gift were bequeathed to the college after Mr. Trutter’s passing in December 2000.

Museum hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and anytime by appointment. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Janet Semanik at 217.786.2217 or visit www.llccfoundation.org.

Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk raises over $5,700

Four hundred participants were on campus last Saturday for the Veterans Club’s 8th Annual Brian McMillen Walk/Run to raise funds for the LLCC Veterans Scholarship and other charities. The event raised more than $5,700. Winners include:
5K Female Overall – Jenna Montague
5K Male Overall – Chris Owen
10K Female Overall – Bethany Erwin
10K Male Overall – Chad Sutton

Registrations still being accepted for McMillen Run/Walk

Registrations are still being accepted for the 8th Annual Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk to be held this Saturday, May 23. This year,  any Lincoln Land Community College student/faculty/staff member with a valid LLCC ID receives a $5 discount. To register:  http://getmeregistered.com/BMcMVeterans5k.

Proceeds from the event support the LLCC Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship. Any questions can be directed to Craig McFarland at craig.mcfarland@llcc.edu. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!