WYSE competition in Cass Gym this morning

LLCC is hosting the annual Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge Tuesday, Jan. 31 beginning at 10:20 a.m. in Cass Gymnasium at the Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. An awards ceremony is being held at 1:05 p.m.

Students from 19 area high schools in the LLCC district are participating in the regional level competition. The Academic Challenge, hosted by more than 50 community colleges and universities in Illinois and Missouri, is sponsored by the WYSE office in the School of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIU-C). The regional level competition is being sponsored by LLCC, the WYSE office at UIU-C and the Capital Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE).

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Founders’ Day details announced

hp-Founders-Day-CelebrationFounders’ Day Saturday, Feb. 18, is a day to celebrate LLCC’s rich, 50-year history. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. in the Student Union: enjoy the LLCC Big Band with music through five decades of LLCC’s existence; and speakers including Board Chair Craig Findley, Drs. Charlotte Warren (current) and Robert Poorman (first) president, founding faculty member Bill Craig, and Brandon Lewis, current student trustee.

Watch as Phi Theta Kappa members reveal the contents of a 25-year-old time capsule buried on campus, and items they’ve chosen for the new capsule to be opened in the future!

A reception follows with a chance to purchase and have signed the new book, “50 Forward! The First 50 Years of Lincoln Land Community College,” along with other anniversary items.

Then, travel upstairs to the James S. Murray Gallery to view “Forward: An Anniversary Exhibition,” featuring 50 years of historic photos and artifacts, along with an oral history by LLCC history-makers. A committee has worked more than a year to gather and preserve these treasures.

Homecoming women’s and men’s basketball games in Cass Gym will begin at 1 and 3 p.m., with the new LLCC Athletic Hall of Famers introduced during men’s halftime.

Click HERE for full details of the day!

RSVPs are appreciated at 6.2577 or email amy.flynn@llcc.edu

 

Training today: It’s On Us: Becoming an Active Bystander in the Prevention of Sexual Violence

Facilitator: Shelby Bedford, Student Success Program Assistant

Based on the bystander intervention method of sexual violence prevention, this training is developed to engage faculty, staff and students in a conversation about sexual violence and empower them be active bystanders.  Drawing from the “It’s On Us” campaign, the focus is on how to recognize situations of potential harm, understand the structures and culture that promote sexual violence, and reduce the risk of perpetration and bystander inaction. Using this information, attendees are then instructed on methods of intervention for emergent and non-emergent situations that can safely and effectively prevent sexual violence in our community.

Click here to register for this session

Date Time Room
Tuesday January 31 11:00-12:00 SGMN0119

 

Last day to submit a LEAGUE grant application

A reminder that LEAGUE grant applications are due in the LLCC Foundation TODAY, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. The application and grant guidelines are available by clicking LEAGUE Grant App 2017 or may be downloaded at http://www.llccfoundation.org/educational-support.

Approximately $10,000 will be awarded. Grant recipients will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff on March 28.  Don’t miss this opportunity for funding that will benefit students and programs.

In the News

Laurie Clemons, academic advisor, was interviewed for this story in the State Journal-Register regarding African-American History Month activities which begin tomorrow at LLCC.

Marnie Record, workforce specialist, was interviewed for this story on WICS about the winter’s farmers market, of which LLCC’s workforce division is a sponsor.

LEAGUE grant application deadline is tomorrow, January 31

A reminder that LEAGUE grant applications are due in the LLCC Foundation Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. The application and grant guidelines are available by clicking LEAGUE Grant App 2017 or may be downloaded at http://www.llccfoundation.org/educational-support.

Approximately $10,000 will be awarded. Grant recipients will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff on March 28.  Don’t miss this opportunity for funding that will benefit students and programs. Some of the projects that have been funded in the past are:

  • Child and pediatric size manikins for the EMS Program
  • Biodiversity study of Lake Macoupin
  • Workhorse Vacuum Pallet for the silkscreen studio classroom
  • Nursing Simulation Video Camera to record scenario-based training sessions which allows better feedback for students
  • Chain-Type Pipe Cutting Beveling machine that will train and allow welding students to cut, fabricate and fit pipes.
  • Equipment and supplies to further develop the Massage Therapy Program at Capital City Training Center
  • Digital microscopy to allow students with disabilities to participate in lab exercises
  • Three laptop computers to increase the number of computers in the smaller computer lab in Jacksonville
  • Submit your funding request today. The application deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m. For questions, call the LLCC Foundation 786-2785.

In the News

Nancy Sweet, director of culinary operations and programs, will do a food demonstration of a Muffuletta on this morning’s WICS Midday program.  This New Orleans favorite is currently on the menu of Bistro Verde, which is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Make reservations by calling 786.2821 or emailing bistroverde@llcc.edu.

What is OneDrive?

OneDrive is part of Office 365 and is an online (cloud) file storage application. You are provided with 1TB of storage space for files, photos, etc. Your files can be shared with others, are accessible from any device connected to the Internet and even collaborate with others on your Office documents at the same time while editing the document in the browser.

With Office 365, you can create a document on your office or home computer, save it to OneDrive and edit the same file on another device. No need to email it to yourself or save a copy to a thumb drive. All applications available can be used on-line across multiple platforms (PC/Mac, tablet, iPad, smartphone). 

There are two ways to access Office 365, OneDrive and other online applications. Log into your LLCC Email account via the web (www.llcc.edu, My LLCC, Email) click on the apps icon (waffle) or the Office 365 link in the upper left of the window. You can access this directly athttps://portal.office.comand login with your LLCC Email address. If prompted, choose the Work or School Account option.

After the Spring 2017 semester, LLCC will be converting to this data storage system in place of the current network folder structure. 

View the workshop schedule for upcoming classes in Office 365 and OneDrive offered by Academic Innovation and eLearning and/or browse the Microsoft Office Training Center 

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Deadline TODAY NOON to submit end of month deposits to Finance Dept.

The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is TODAY, JAN. 30 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 the deposit to Elyse Calhoun, Libby Elder or Robin Ackman as monies should not be left unattended. If you have questions, please contact Student Accounts at 217-786-2480. Thank you!