LEAGUE Fires it Up for LLCC Students!

imageThanks so much to all who attended and took part in the fun and games at Tuesday’s LEAGUE kickoff!  What a great day for our students with gifts and pledges of support totaling more than $36,000 so far!  On behalf of students like Tess Tyler – a scholarship recipient – who spoke at the luncheon, thank you for all you do for our students and for your very generous support.

Stop by the Foundation by 5 p.m. this Friday, to sign up for the campaign and your name will be entered into a drawing for $150 in cash!  And, if you sign up for payroll deduction, you’ll be eligible for another $150 cash prize at the end of the campaign.

You can still purchase 50/50 tickets for a chance to win cash (approximately $150 so far) or a Weber portable gas grill (valued at $200) along with an Illinois State Fair Pork Package (valued at $100).  Tickets are $1 each, $5 for 6, or $10 for 18 and will be available through Friday, April 8.

Funds from this campaign go directly to support LLCC students through scholarships, grants and more.  As a donor, you choose what you would like your gift to support.  The LLCC Foundation realizes you have choices in philanthropic support and given the ever increasing demands on individual and family budgets, please know how grateful we are that you’ve chosen the students of LLCC to be the recipients of your generous donations.

Reminder: Autism Informational Fair tomorrow

Don’t forget to stop by the autism informational fair tomorrow, April 1, in A. Lincoln Commons, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The event, hosted by A-Team, will coincide with World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) and Autism Awareness Month (April), as well as the international Light It Up Blue campaign, which encourages participates to wear blue and use blue light bulbs to help raise awareness of autism.  Representatives from LLCC and the Springfield area will be available to raise awareness, answer questions, and offer support.

We also encourage all staff to wear blue to help support autism awareness at LLCC!

Battle of the Bands deadline Friday

Please encourage students and alumni to sign up for Battle of the Bands!

Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. – Trutter Center
Sponsored by the Loggers Activities Board and Student United Way of LLCC
First Prize – $150 + a chance to perform at the Fat Ass 5k
Second Prize – $75

In order to be eligible to participate in Battle of the Bands:

  • at least one band member must be an LLCC student or alumni
  • your completed application must be turned into the Student Life Office (Lower Level Menard Hall) or e-mailed as an attachment to lab@llcc.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

We ask that all bands be mindful of the various age groups that may be present at this event. Vulgarity and profanity will not be acceptable during this event.

Thank you from Joe Roth and Ben Roth

We would like to sincerely thank everyone that offered condolences, kind words, flowers, emails, and any other contact regarding the loss of our sister/aunt, Lori Olendzki. It was greatly appreciated.

Transfer Fair today

LLCC will host a Transfer Fair March 30 for students interested in transferring to four-year institutions after completing their associate degrees at LLCC. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons and include representatives of private four-year institutions, including Benedictine University, Bradley University, Columbia College-Chicago, Greenville College, Illinois College, Kendall College, Lakeview College of Nursing, Lincoln Christian University, MacMurray College, McKendree University, Millikin University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Monmouth College, North Park University, Robert Morris University, Rockford University and Quincy University.

SAVE Taskforce hosts Runway Show

red heelThe Sexual Assault & Violence Education (SAVE) Taskforce will be having a runway Show on Tuesday, April 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action. Male faculty, staff, and students are invited to put on some high heels and walk the runway. The winner of the runway show will receive dinner for two at Bistro Verde!

Also, the SAVE Task Force will be participating in the annual Springfield’s Walk A Mile In Her Shoes on Saturday, April 16. Please join us!  More info…

Professional Development Day Today; College Closed

View the Spring 2016 Professional Development Day Schedule for activities planned. If you have questions about your individual department plans, please contact your immediate supervisor.

Fire It Up LeagueBe sure to join the Foundation for the LEAGUE Backyard BBQ on from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Union!  All faculty, staff and retirees are invited for a free lunch, entertainment, games and prizes to kick off the 2016 annual giving campaign.

What is LEAGUE? LEAGUE is an acronym for Leaders Establishing Annual Gifts Underwriting Education and is the LLCC faculty and staff annual giving campaign for the benefit of our students and programs.  Funds raised support scholarships, grants and other educational programs at Lincoln Land.  Giving is easy through payroll deduction.  Make your contribution today at the BBQ or use the enrollment form and return to the LLCC Foundation.  Learn more in the LEAGUE News & Times!

Also, the Instructional Technology and Distance Education department will be hosting the Innovation Celebration tomorrow afternoon. The Innovation Celebration is a poster session highlighting innovative instruction, student learning initiatives and other innovative developments at LLCC.  See the exhibitor map.

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