Vagina Monologues tonight and Saturday night

The LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition presents the 9th annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” tonight and Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with a pre-show beginning at 6:15. Tickets are available for $15 each ($10 for current LLCC students with I.D.) at the LLCC ticket office in Menard Hall, or at the door. The production, including 18 cast members, is directed by Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English.

The production is part of the “V-Day College Campaign” to raise awareness of issues related to violence against women and girls around the world. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Sojourn Center and Eve Ensler’s V-Day Foundation.

Paul Van Heuklom performs Native American flute concert this Sunday, March 2 in Recital Series

A Native American flute concert called “Dragonfly Dreams” will be presented by Paul Van Heuklom Sunday, March 2 as part of the LLCC Recital Series. The performance begins at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center and is free and open to the public.

Paul Van HeuklomLLCC Arts and Humanities Professor Paul Van Heuklom is a member of the Sangamon Valley Flute Circle. Though he views the Native American flute primarily as a meditative and solo instrument, he has performed alone and with others at such diverse venues as the Decatur Lakeside Music and Arts Festival, the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind, Springfield High School Multicultural Festival, the LLCC Multicultural Festival, LLCC’s 2011 and 2012 Recital Series, and the Clinton 4th of July celebration.

The final recital in this year’s series will be Sunday, April 27 featuring Emerald Underground, a Celtic ensemble.

Culinary Programs participating in Illinois Products Expo

The Culinary Arts Program and Culinary Institute will be at the Illinois Products Expo this Sunday, March 2 in the Orr Building of the Illinois State Fair Grounds.  Representatives Nancy Sweet, John Kidd, Jolene Adams and Jay Kitterman will be doing demonstrations, providing samples and promiting the Culinary programs available at LLCC from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please stop by and see us!


In the News

Lisa Collier, assistant vice president of financial aid, and LLCC student Nicole Judd were interviewed Feb. 27 by WCIA-TV regarding MAP funding and applying for financial aid.


Message from Dr. Warren regarding PACE Climate Survey

As you know every three years the college administers a climate survey to provide data on perceptions of the college environment, and to help to inform us on what we are doing well and what may need some tweaking.  In the fall the Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey was administered for this purpose.  We appreciate your input and look closely at the results.  Your feedback is a part of continuous planning for improvements at the college.  An example of that is something you will see formally announced soon in LincIN.  Watch for the implementation of KUDOS, an opportunity to recognize faculty and staff for the many times they go out of their way to support our students and our operations.  We will continue to analyze results and work toward improving the existing college climate.

Click HERE to read the full report.



Charlotte J. Warren, Ph.D.



The deadline this month to submit deposits to the Finance Department is today, February 27 at noon. As a reminder, transactions should not be held pending deposit. It is necessary to submit those funds and deposit slips to the Finance Department on a daily basis if required. If you have questions, please contact Elyse Calhoun at ext 62204 or Robin Ackman at ext 62762. Thank you.

Gender Issues: Masculinity and Violence Against Women discussion noon-2 p.m. today

LLCC Professors David Reynolds, Beth Wiediger and John Freml, lead a discussion today from noon-2 in the R. H. Stephens Room on Gender Issues: Masculinity and Violence Against Women. Join them for a discussion of gender-related issues and explore some consequential issues in our society.

Presented by the Vagina Monologues and sponsored by the Feminist Activist Coalition, Pay It Forward Club and Gay/Straight Alliance.

In the News

Nancy Sweet, culinary operations manager, and Bistro Verde patrons (you’ll recognize several of them!) are featured in this FOX SCENE segment currently running on Fox 55.

Bistro Verde was featured in this front page article in the SJ-R Feb. 26. Ben Roth and Amanda Wiesenhofer are pictured, along with students LeAnn Huffstedtler and Peggy Szelinski. Quoted in the article are Art Meyer, Nancy Sweet, Scott Ebbing and student Dale Beaty.

Campus Visit Day March 3 has been the subject of several interviews. Lynn Whalen spoke with KISS FM and WFMB AM (Sports Radio 1450) Feb. 26.