Adjunct Instructors Fair today, 11-2

Know someone who might be interested in teaching part-time at LLCC? Invite them to attend the Adjunct Instructors Fair TODAY from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Representatives from all academic departments will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on how to become an LLCC adjunct instructor. Refreshments will be served. There is an immediate need for daytime instructors in the fields of psychology, anthropology, humanities, speech, art, chemistry, geography and biology. Teaching assignments at the main campus and other LLCC locations are available.

Click HERE for all the details.

Welcome, Janelle Murphy!

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Janelle Murphy has joined the Health Professions department as the new director of the Associate Degree Radiography Program.  Her office is located in Logan Hall, room 1106 and she can be reached at 6-2408 or

Prairie Restoration Update

We are now in the third year of establishing our prairies and they are coming along as expected, with a greater diversity of species this year than in previous years.  These natural areas not only provide ecological benefits to the college, but economic benefits as well.  The cost savings of maintaining one acre of prairie compared to one acre of turf is approximately $870.00 per year.  We have 12 acres of prairie, so this is an annual savings of about $10,440.00!

Below are photos of some of the plants currently in bloom. Click on them to learn more! Please feel free to take a walk and discover the beauty of these areas up close.  The grounds department will be performing some removal of invasive and noxious weeds over the next several weeks.  We also have plans to do additional seeding this fall to strengthen the weaker areas and address trouble spots.Prairie Photosb


Funeral arrangements for Isaac “Marty” Morris

Morris martyIsaac “Marty” Morris, 2010 outstanding adjunct instructor at LLCC, passed away June 16.

Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Thursday, June 26, at Grace Lutheran Church, 714 E. Capitol, Springfield.

Lie-in-State: 10-11 a.m., Friday, June 27,  at Grace Lutheran Church.

Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Thomas B. Christell, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Read the full obituary.

Beginning in 1982, Marty taught a variety of courses at LLCC in the fields of logic, ethics, philosophy and world religions. He developed and taught an online logic course along with hybrid courses in the ASAP accelerated degree program. He was the published author of the novels “Absence of Goodness” and “Along the River Road.” His nominator for the outstanding adjunct award wrote, “He has rightfully developed a reputation as an excellent instructor willing to serve at any LLCC campus…and to step up to the plate for LLCC in many capacities.”

Our sympathy to Marty’s family, many friends and colleagues.

Notice from Finance Department (GL Account Security)

As our first step toward updated Accounts Payable processes, the Finance Department will be implementing Colleague GL Account Security July 1st.  GL Account Security will allow users to access only those GL account numbers that are assigned to their departments.  This process was developed to enhance internal controls over the account structure.

What does this mean for you?   All GL screens (i.e. ACBL) are tied to this GL Account Security structure, so you will now notice changes when you access accounts.  You’ll need to notify Megan McCann if you find you no longer have access to one of your accounts.

We greatly appreciate your patience during this initial implementation!

Retirement Celebration for Brenda Brown

balloon_retirementBrenda Brown, Teacher – Child Development Center, is retiring after 20 years in the classroom. Please join us in celebrating with her today, June 26 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Child Development Center. As a retirement send off, we are asking that you bring a roll of tape!! (Anyone who has ever had a child in Brenda’s classroom will understand this!!)

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Spring 2014 Bird Banding Season Results


The LLCC bird banding station had another busy seasion! We ended with 1391 birds of 82 species … the highest number of species we had in the 3 previous banding seasons was 70!  Check out the final report: LLCC BBS Spring 2014 Report

Thanks again to all for your time and support of this project that exposed some 200 LLCC students to biology in action!

Our fall banding season will begin the last week of August!

Retirement celebration for Jeff Lopian

balloon_retirementOn Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 1-3 p.m., the Facilities Services Department is hosting a retirement celebration for Jeff Lopian in the Facilities Services metal building. Please feel free to join them for refreshments and to thank Jeff for 27 years of service.