In the News

BoyAndDogMatt Shaver, professor of digital media, and Mason Carroll, video game design student, were interviewed by WICS regarding the first Video Game Design Tournament held yesterday in A. Lincoln Commons. A large crowd enjoyed trying out the student-designed games and voting for their favorites.IMG_8832 cropped

David Western named 2016 Outstanding Graduate

David WesternLincoln Land Community College named David Western of Rochester its 2016 Outstanding Graduate at the annual Student Recognition Ceremony April 26.

David Western was honored as Outstanding Graduate based on grade point average, leadership, motivation, service and ability to overcome obstacles.  He is graduating from LLCC with an associate degree in engineering science. He was named LLCC’s 2016 Outstanding Graduate and serves as president of the Alpha Epsilon Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and the Robotics Club. In addition, he is a member of the LLCC Honors Program and is active in the Chemistry Club.

Transfer Fair today

LLCC will host a Transfer Fair March 30 for students interested in transferring to four-year institutions after completing their associate degrees at LLCC. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons and include representatives of private four-year institutions, including Benedictine University, Bradley University, Columbia College-Chicago, Greenville College, Illinois College, Kendall College, Lakeview College of Nursing, Lincoln Christian University, MacMurray College, McKendree University, Millikin University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Monmouth College, North Park University, Robert Morris University, Rockford University and Quincy University.

Ribbon cutting for new bird banding station

Biology students conduct research in new structure built by construction trades students

(Click HERE for a short video of the ribbon cuttig ceremony and demonstration.)

Ribbon cutting Rothering, Kleen, Roehrs, ShackelfordLincoln Land Community College cut the ribbon yesterday on a new structure that will house the college’s bird banding research program. In cooperation with the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders, LLCC biology students participate in the capture, banding and release of birds, recording information which is added to a massive data pool on bird migration patterns.

The 36’ by 24’ building with a porch and overhang was built by LLCC construction trades students, a program funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Cutting the ribbon were LLCC Trustee and Board Secretary Dennis Shackelford, LLCC Biology Professor Tony Rothering, Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders (LLABB) President Vern Kleen, and LLCC bird banding student Lizzie Roehrs.

Bird banding Rothering, Roehrs

Professor Rothering and Mr. Kleen began the program in fall of 2012 on the northeast edge of the LLCC campus and to date, approximately 11,000 birds representing 113 species have been banded. LLABB members, school groups and organizations also participate in banding activities. Until the new structure was built, all bird banding took place outside and was cancelled during inclement weather. Banders can now do research inside when needed during the fall and spring banding seasons.

Speaking at the ribbon cutting, Rothering thanked the LLCC Board of Trustees, college administrators, LLABB and the construction trades program for support on the project. He noted the significance of the collected data on international weather and climate change research.

“The LLCC bird banding station provides students with a practical scientific experience outside of the classroom,” said Rothering. “Our hands-on approach allows students to appreciate the biological importance of studying bird population and migration patterns and how they relate to the greater ecological world.”

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Associate in Science degree requirements review feedback due Dec. 15

From: AS Degree Review WorkgroupBill Bade, Barb Bernardi, Melissa Franzen, Angie Gum-Miller, Elaine Guthals, Carrie Henry/Amy Williams

This workgroup was created by the Academic and Admissions Standards Team at its Nov. 20, 2015 meeting to review the current AS degree requirements at LLCC in light of the new requirements which were just released by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) at the end of September of this year.

View the new ICCB guidelines, in contrast to the old guidelines for the AS degree:  ICCB AS Degree Requirements.

The workgroup reviewed these new guidelines and is proposing LLCC adopt the AS degree requirements as reflected in ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE – Dec 8 2015 which provides an outline of the catalog requirements for the AS degree with markups reflecting the proposals made by this workgroup.

We ask that you please review the proposed changes and provide feedback to the support person for this workgroup, Amy Williams, amy.williams@llcc.edu. All responses should be made by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.

For more in-depth information, please refer to the employee-wide email sent Dec. 8.

Fall 2015 final grades due Dec. 21

Fall 2015 final grades are due no later than noon Monday, Dec. 21. You may enter your final grades into WebAdvisor sooner than Dec. 21. Please take a minute to watch this video. Don’t be on the “naughty” list!