11th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 1

The 11th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 1 takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons and at LLCC locations throughout the district.

Entertainment includes a variety of dance and music styles.  Calabash: Bashing, Mashing, Shredding, Mixing—A Repurposed and Recycled Explosive Musical Ride is the leading act for the Fest. This high-energy show uses repurposed items from 30- and 50-gallon barrels to pipes that were used for natural gas to tubs that were used for different powders.

11-11:20 a.m. – Calabash
11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Kenny Humble Trio
12:15-12:45 p.m. – LLCC Choir
12:50-1 p.m. – Lotus Fire Belly Dance Troupe

4-5 p.m. – Michael “Pure Heart” Hart, African banjo
5:05-5:25 p.m. – Tom Irwin and Theresa O’Hare—Sangamon Songs
5:30-6 p.m. – Springfield International Folk Dancers
Local restaurants are offering free food samples at the event. Restaurants participating from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include: AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill, Clay’s Popeye’s Bar-B-Q, Gateway to India, Happy Sushi, Holy Land Diner and Hunan Chinese Restaurant. Participating from 4:30 to 6 p.m. are AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill and Holy Land Diner.

Among the many exhibitors and cultures participating are Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Dank German Club, Designer Images, LLCC Center for Academic Success, LLCC Student Government Association, LLCC Veterans Club, LLCC’s Green Center, Sister Cities Association, Spiritualism, Springfield Baha’i Communities, Springfield Commission on International Visitors and St. Anthony Orthodox Church-Greece.

Also, LLCC’s Litchfield, Taylorville, Beardstown and Jacksonville locations will celebrate with the following activities:

LLCC-Jacksonville: 10:30 a.m. to noon – Speaker Terry Ransom will present on the Underground Railroad. Noon to 1 p.m. – Blues/Jazz musician Robert Sampson will perform and there will be origami, Spanish flower and paper fan demonstrations and crafts. Free food from local area restaurants will be served.

LLCC-Litchfield: Noon to 1 p.m. – The PBS documentary video titled the “The Persuaders” will be shown in classroom A102.  In “The Persuaders,” FRONTLINE explores how the cultures of marketing and advertising have come to influence not only what Americans buy, but also how they view themselves and the world around them. While viewing the video, students will enjoy a light lunch consisting of a variety of ethnic foods.

LLCC-Taylorville: Noon to 1 p.m. – The PBS documentary video titled the “The Persuaders” will be shown in classroom 1120.  In the documentary, FRONTLINE explores how the cultures of marketing and advertising have come to influence not only what Americans buy, but also how they view themselves and the world around them. While viewing the video, students will enjoy a light lunch consisting of Albanian, Italian, Chinese and Mexican cuisines.

LLCC-Beardstown will have its activities Oct. 8: All Day – Various cultural awareness activities, noon to 1 p.m. – World Meal (pot luck featuring dishes from around the world), 1 p.m. – Native dress contest

The Multicultural Fest is sponsored by the LLCC Student Life Office and the L. Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

Academy of Lifelong Learning holds Fall Celebration Wed., Oct. 1

The Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) will hold its Fall Celebration from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Trutter Center. Individuals 50 and greater who are interested in learning and exploring what the Academy of Lifelong Learning offers are invited to the event. The featured speaker is Ronald Solberg, who will present “Those Magnificent ‘Whizbang’ Traveling Salesmen of Illinois.”

Click HERE for details.

Bookstore sponsors Books and More Fair Thurs., Oct. 2 in Commons

 The LLCC Bookstore will host a “Books and More” Fair on Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Back Study Lounge of the A. Lincoln Commons. Choose from hundreds of books on topics like architectural design, children’s topics, graphic novels, cooking and many others. Other general items will also be discounted for students and staff. A portion of sales will support the Student Emergency Fund.



Updated schedule for Professional Development Day Oct. 10

Updated details regarding Professional Development Day on Friday, Oct. 10 are available on the Human Resources web page. You can access that page by clicking HERE.  For specific information on the schedule of sessions, lunch menu, keynote presentation, etc., click on the appropriate link within the left-hand menu options.

The first page of the schedule provides a printable grid of the day’s activities. Continue to scroll down for session descriptions.Please note that some morning sessions require prior registration. The link to register can be found with the session description. Some sessions are still under construction, and the schedule will be updated as soon as they are finalized. We will provide notices in the LincIN whenever updates occur. For those who print the schedule of the day’s events, it is recommended you print the document the week of the event, as locations or other information are subject to change.

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In the News

Lyn Buerkett, director, Adult Education and Literacy, was interviewed by WCIA TV Friday, Sept. 26 on Adult Education Week activities and the programs offered by LLCC.

Day of Service volunteers still needed!

Faculty and staff volunteers are still needed for the LLCC Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 11:30 a.m-5 p.m.  Join students in making a difference in the Springfield community by participating in service projects at local community agencies. Transportation, lunch and supplies are included.  Everyone will meet in the R. H. Stephens Room at 11:30 a.m. for lunch then travel to the community organizations. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Please e-mail Amber Berman at amber.berman@llcc.edu to sign up for this event.

LLCC Board of Trustees approves balanced budget following public hearing

The LLCC Board of Trustees  approved a balanced fiscal year 2015 operating budget for the college at its September meeting. Revenues match expenditures of $43,388,533.

The tentative budget was put on file for public review in late July. The Board held a public hearing on the budget at the beginning of last night’s meeting, at which there were no public comments.

The Board also heard a report on the renovation project ongoing at the LLCC-Taylorville original building. Renovation of the 40-year-old administrative and classroom building will include new energy efficient windows and doors, roofing and exterior walls. Inside, the classrooms, offices, student space and restrooms will be updated with improved accessibility. The finished project will complement the classroom building constructed next door in 2011. The renovation is expected to be completed in August 2015. In the meantime, student services and testing centers have moved to the newer building to maintain the same high levels of service to students.