2016 On My Own Time

OMOT logoLLCC is participating in the Springfield Area Arts Council’s On My Own Time (OMOT) program. OMOT provides an opportunity for LLCC employees to display original art that has been created outside the office. There will be two exhibitions: the in-house exhibit (at LLCC) and the city-wide exhibit (Springfield Art Association) where first place award-winning artwork from all participating businesses/agencies/institutions is displayed.

The deadline to participate in the 2016 OMOT program is Fri., Sept. 16. All entry forms and fees will need to be turned in to Misty Hagstrom, Judy Jozaitis or Janet Semanik. Each employee may enter up to three works for a fee of $5 per entry. This individual fee, payable to the Springfield Area Arts Council, assists with costs of the OMOT program. All employees who enter OMOT receive a ribbon for their participation. View the entry form and rules:

LLCC’s in-house exhibit will be held Fri., Oct. 14-28 (with an opening reception to be held on Fri., Oct. 14). The judges, provided by the Springfield Area Arts Council, will select award winners at each workplace. The first place awards from each in-house exhibit will be displayed in the city-wide exhibit at the Springfield Art Association (SAA), 700 North Fourth Street, from December 2-21. The city-wide awards as well as the best of show award will be announced at a reception at the SAA for all On My Own Time participants to be held on December 6, from 6- 8 p.m.

Use your imagination, creativity and originality to create your entries for our in-house exhibit. Entries are divided into twelve different categories: painting, drawing, printmaking/etching, mixed media, fiber/fabric/needlework, pottery/ceramics/porcelain, “straight” photography, photographic or print manipulated images, jewelry, wood, glass/metal/stone, other (basketry, hand-crafted models and miniatures, floral arrangements, paper, etc.). As part of the criteria for award selections, judges look for originality and innovative use of materials, quality presentation and the overall impact of the piece. View a detailed list of the categories and descriptions.

Participation deadline is Fri., Sept. 16. Contact Misty Hagstrom at 786.2466 with questions.

LLCC Bird Banding stations opens for fall season

Emmons-KingfishersThe LLCC Bird Banding Station opened up for the fall banding season last Monday, Aug. 22. This past Friday we had a very good day (73 birds of 20 species) considering how early in the season it is! The most notable capture was a pair of Belted Kingfishers (the first ever caught at our banding station)! Follow the Lincoln Land Community College Bird Banding Station on Facebook to see photos and updates from the station.  Most notable is the picture of student Stevie Emmons with the 2 kingfishers.

The banding station will be open Monday-Saturday, sunrise to about 11a.m., thru mid-November. All are welcome to join us!

Tony Rothering, professor, biology

Card Shower for Sue Hamilton

The Arts and Humanities Department would like to remind you that if you would like to wish Sue Hamilton, adjunct music instructor, well in her retirement, they are collecting cards for a “Card Shower” now through this Friday, Sept. 2. Sue has taught class piano, choir with additional private applied vocal lessons since 1979.

Hear Inspirational Speaker today

A reminder to please join us and encourage students to come hear inspirational speaker Inky Johnson TODAY, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. in Cass Gym. Light refreshments will be served. *Note: the calendar at www.inkyjohnson.com lists the wrong date.

We hope to see you there! Learn more about Inky in this LincIn article from yesterday.

What’s the Buzz!?

photoLLCC is now home to two donated honey bee hives! The LLCC Sustainability Committee was approached in the spring about placing bee hives on the campus. Beekeeper Dr. Stu Jacobson worked with committee member Steve Handy and workforce specialist Marnie Record to make sure the bees found a location identified as a good place for the bees as well as a safe place for those on campus. The bees are located on the southeast end of campus along the tree line. Signs will be posted near the hive area to alert people of the location. Most recently, community education students in Bee Series: Fall Management, were able to have a live demonstration at the site. In the future, credit classes will be able to incorporate the bee hives into their academic learning and Community Learning will be able to expand their class offerings. If you would like to read about all the benefits of bees, check out Jessica Tucker’s article on One Green Planet titled: How Bees Benefit Other Living Things. The college will surely benefit from bees in ways described in the article which include:

  • Benefits to our prairies and flower bearing plants – the perfect relationship in nature; bees need flowers and flowers need bees!
  • Agriculture – did you know pollination of agricultural crops are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat!
  • Providing food – who doesn’t like honey!
  • Acting as environmental indicators –the decline of bees is an indicator that something is amiss in our environment – perhaps the effects of pesticides!

For more information contact Julie Rourke, chair, Sustainability Committee.

Upcoming R.A.D. Class

LLCC Police will be hosting R.A.D. Women’s Self Defense class Tuesdays, Sept. 6-27 from 6-9 p.m. Participants will take an active role in their own self defense and learn awareness and prevention tips! This class will be held in Trutter Center and is open to all females ages 11 and up. Cost is $25 and use code CEW 112-08 to register.


The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is TODAY, Tuesday, Aug. 29 at noon. As a reminder, if you’ve taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the Finance Department on a daily basis. Please hand deliver the deposit to Elyse Calhoun or Robin Ackman as monies should not be left unattended. If you have questions, please contact Elyse at ext. 62204 or Robin at ext. 62762. Thank you!