Sojourn Shelter & Services, in collaboration with LLCC Compliance and Prevention, is hosting the “Silent Witness” exhibit in A. Lincoln Commons today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibit is self-guided, so participants can come and leave at any time throughout the program. “Silent Witness” seeks to honor the lives of local domestic violence victims by shedding light on their stories. The exhibit serves as a reminder of why awareness of intimate partner violence is vital for the well-being of our community. We invite all students, staff and faculty to view the exhibit and carry the exhibit’s message with them as Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close.
The JCPenney Suit-Up Event takes place today, Oct. 25! Student-focused activities will take place beginning at 2 p.m. The special discount is 30% off regular and sale-priced merchandise, such as career wear, business casual attire, shoes, accessories and more. These discounts are for the entire LLCC community: students, staff, faculty and alumni until the close of business tomorrow night (9 p.m.). Bring your LLCC ID to qualify for the discounts. A special section of cash registers will be designated for the LLCC Suit-Up Event checkout. Be sure to follow directions to use the correct registers. Look for Suit-Up signs or ask JCPenney employees to direct you to the correct place.
The JCPenney Suit-Up Event takes place tomorrow, Oct. 25. Student-focused activities will take place beginning at 2 p.m. The special discount is 30% off regular and sale-priced merchandise, such as career wear, business casual attire, shoes, accessories and more. These discounts are for the entire LLCC community: students, staff, faculty and alumni until the close of business tomorrow night (9 p.m.). Bring your LLCC ID to qualify for the discounts. A special section of cash registers will be designated for the LLCC Suit-Up Event checkout. Be sure to follow directions to use the correct registers. Look for Suit-Up signs or ask JCPenney employees to direct you to the correct place.
LLCC faculty and staff can help students purchase career wear at the JCPenney Suit-Up Event!
Make a donation for the purchase of JCPenney gift cards that will be awarded to students the week of Oct. 21, in time to use at the event on Oct. 25.
To participate, please submit your donation along with this completed form through inter-office mail to Cathy Huffman or Marina Wirsing in LLCC Career Services by Oct. 15. Make checks payable to LLCC Foundation and write Suit-Up Event in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity!
During the month of October, this nationally recognized observance draws attention to this insidious epidemic. Please consider attending an event or participating in an activity during awareness/education events at LLCC.
“Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.” (www.ndvh.org)
Domestic violence is a community issue; it is not “just a family problem.” Statistics indicate that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes (www.ndvh.org). During the month of October, national hotlines, domestic violence service providers, state and local governments as well as colleges remind us of this epidemic that cuts across racial, socioeconomic and educational lines. DV is 100% the fault and choice of the abuser; it is not the victim’s fault and victims are not alone. If you or someone you know needs help for domestic violence please use the following numbers:
- National Domestic Violence Hotline:
- Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Sojourn Shelter and Services
217-726-5200 (24 hour hotline)
- Lincoln Land Community College — confidential advisor
- Sexual Violence and DV Resource Information:
LLCC Compliance and Prevention is seeking members of the campus community who identify as male to show their support for sexual assault prevention by appearing in a group photo! The photo will be featured in the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault’s annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” calendar. The calendar highlights groups of men from organizations in the Springfield community and connects to PCASA’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign. The calendar is used as a tool for increasing awareness as well as raising funds for supplies. Members of the group photo will be asked to put on red heels to connect to the theme. Anyone interested in participating in the photo should come to A. Lincoln Commons at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Also, please contact Shelby Bedford at email@example.com to let us know you’ll be there and what size high heels you need!
Open Invitation for student clubs & organizations advisors, faculty and staff:
- Provide details for the Suit-Up Event
- Present turn-key options to help you reach out and engage your students
- Provide access to electronic and printed materials
- Answer questions
Faculty and staff are invited to donate money to the Suit-up Fund in Foundation that will be used to purchase JCPenney gift cards for students who enter a drawing at the event.
For faculty advisors who cannot attend the information session, please share these details with your club officers to attend the information session.
Check out our career services announcement page where on-going updates can be found.
Mark your calendars for the JCPenney Suit-Up Event on Friday, Oct. 25. In partnership with the local store, LLCC Career Services will be hosting this event to provide sharp discounts for students on a variety of career and work-ready clothing, essentials and accessories. Student-focused activities with giveaways, social media fun and more will take place 2-5 p.m. Simple ways for you to help engage your students in this upcoming event will be announced soon. More details to come!
September is the time that community agencies, colleges and universities, and hotlines provide a concerted effort to increase awareness about suicide and suicide prevention (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/promote-national-suicide-prevention-month).
The LLCC Office of Student Success encourages you to learn more about suicide and suicide prevention by participating in events in September (such as walks or runs to raise awareness), sharing information with your students or having someone come to your class to discuss suicide and suicide prevention.
We offer short-term, crisis intervention and confidential counseling services to currently enrolled students, free of charge. If you have a student in immediate crisis, please call our Counselor Line at 786-9660 (for faculty and staff use only) during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If it is after 5 p.m. or the weekend, please call the LLCC Police Department at 786-2222. Please note the Counselor Line is for immediate crisis only and not for issues related to classroom management or behavior; if that is the concern, please contact Leslie Johnson, AVP of Student Success.
Thank you for all that you do for LLCC students!
September 2019 Suicide Awareness Month information:
Two types of online training notifications have recently been sent to students:
- At the beginning of this semester, all enrolled students received an invitation from our online training provider giving them the opportunity to participate in two online trainings: AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Community Colleges. These student trainings are NOT mandatory, but are highly encouraged for all students.
- Students who are employed at the college may also receive an invitation for online trainings, which are mandatory based on their employment status.
The student and employee trainings appear on the same platform, but only HR-issued trainings are mandatory. Please note that all training invitation emails will indicate whether the training is mandatory or optional. Questions about the optional online trainings or requests for more information can be directed to Shelby Bedford at firstname.lastname@example.org.