To continue the discussion of a First-Year Experience course, campus forums are being held Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 3-4 p.m. in Menard Hall, room 1168 and Thursday, Dec. 4 from 9-10 a.m. in Menard Hall, room 2215. For more details on a First-Year Experience course and previous forums, read FYE Newsletter 11-20-14 rv. 1
Are you interested in participating in a college-wide initiative? Chris Barry is facilitating several discussions about developing a First-Year Experience course at LLCC. The second discussion will take place TODAY from 9-10 a.m. in Menard Hall, room 1177 . This is a great opportunity to provide your insight on what a course designed for all new students at LLCC should seek to accomplish. If you are interested in participating in the initiative but cannot attend, contact Chris at email@example.com or ext. 6-2410.
A Financial Aid Certification Program seminar is being held Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Montgomery Hall 1143/1144 by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). The formalized annual certification series gives professionals a detailed understanding of financial aid programs and systems. All sessions are offered at NO COST to staff, counselors, mentors and members of the general public.
For more information or to register, click HERE.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is holding its annual Parking Spot Raffle this week! The winner receives exclusive use of the Phi Theta Kappa Reserved Parking Spot (located on the east side of Menard Hall) for the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year. Raffle tickets will be sold in the A. Lincoln Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24. Tickets cost $1 each or 6 for $5. The first 100 people to purchase at least one ticket will also receive a Breast Cancer Awareness wristband. Click on the sign to the right to see more details. Please consider purchasing a ticket to support this worthy organization!
The Office of Placement and Testing will be closed today, September 4th. The staff will be attending the National College Testing Association virtual conference. There are several topics of great interest such as “Inevitable Cheating Incidents and How to Combat Them” as well as “Ten Years of Test Security: The Road Traveled and the Road Ahead”. Anyone interested in attending should contact Stephanie Cummings at 786-2246 or Carrie Jacobs at 786-4672.
The third and final session of College for Kids on the Springfield campus will be held 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students will begin each day in the Trutter Center, break out to classrooms all over campus, and return to the Trutter Center for closing so please use extra caution, especially driving.
A Radiography Information Session will take place on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.
A Blood Drive will be held in the Student Union, Menard Hall on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The July Board of Trustees meeting is Wednesday at 5 p.m.
On Thursday, from 9 to 11 a.m., a Rapid Registration event will be held in Menard Hall, 1173 to help current students get registered for Fall classes. Also, at 1 p.m. a New Student Orientation will begin in the R.H. Stephens Room.
Please remind students that they need to apply for graduation (it’s not automatic) … and if they also would like to walk in commencement, the first chance to purchase regalia is at GradFest Wednesday and Thursday this week. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the A. Lincoln Commons on the main campus and at all ESA’s. After Thursday, regalia may be purchased from the Bookstore. The only cost for commencement is $20, which includes cap/gown/tassel and 10 complimentary announcements. Please encourage students to celebrate their achievements!
Nominate a student speaker for 2014 Commencement! If you would like to nominate a student, click HERE for instructions and an application to fill out and return to Room 1255 in Menard Hall by Friday, March 21. Nominees must have completed graduation requirements at the end of summer term 2013, fall semester 2013 or be candidates for graduation at the end of spring semester 2014 or summer term 2014. All nominated students need to have their speech ready to audition on Tuesday, April 8 in the R. H. Stephens Room.
Nominate an Outstanding Graduate for 2014 Commencement! If you would like to nominate a graduate, a listing of students who have applied for graduation are attached below. Click HERE for instructions and an application to fill out and return to Room 1255 in Menard Hall by Noon on Friday, March 28. Nominees must have completed graduation requirements at the end of summer term 2013, fall semester 2013 or be candidates for graduation at the end of spring semester 2014 or summer term 2014. Thank you!
In an effort to improve how we help new students in their transition to LLCC, we are seeking input from faculty and staff. Please take a few moments to respond to the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/improvenso
Thanks, Chris Barry, Director, Retention & Student Success