Vote for OMOT People’s Choice Award (and do holiday shopping)

On My Own TimeLLCC’s On My Own Time/Inspired! exhibit, housed in the Trutter Museum, remains open through Thursday, Dec. 7.  Please check it out and vote for the LLCC’s People’s Choice Award before the end of day Wednesday, Dec. 6! The artist of the favorite piece at LLCC will receive a $50 Visa gift card courtesy of the Trutter Museum.

A few pieces are for sale! Shop for that someone special and see if you can find them a one-of-a-kind gift!

The Springfield Area Arts Council sponsors OMOT. The purpose is to help local businesses, agencies, educational and medical institutions identify and celebrate the artistic talents of people they employ.

Misty Hagstrom,
Judy Jozaitis,
Janet Semanik,

Film series will feature “Romero!” Dec. 7

LLCC Arts and Humanities is hosting a free film and discussion series this fall entitled, “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film,” hosted by Ashley Green, Ph.D., professor of English and Joseph Hoff, Ph.D., professor of Spanish. The next and final film for the fall is “Romero!” It will be shown on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

This 1989 bio-pic documents the transition of Oscar Romero from a bookish, disengaged Catholic priest to the Archbishop of El Salvador against the backdrop of the major contours of 20th century Latin American history. Speaker and facilitator is Dr. Hoff.

In addition, the Trutter Museum will be open until 6 p.m. on Dec. 7. The museum will feature a display of cultural items from the country highlighted in the film that evening!

LLCC Theatre presents “Alice’s Wonderland” Dec. 8, 9, 10

LLCC Theatre in collaboration with Cutlass Artists will present “Alice’s Wonderland,” a new collaborative adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” from the text by Lewis Carroll, on Dec. 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m.

The production is directed and adapted by Mark Hardiman, LLCC professor of theatre. Saturday’s performance will feature a pre-show discussion led by Dr. Deborah Brothers, LLCC professor of English.

The production will be staged in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South. Seating is limited to 20 patrons per night, with tickets, at $15 each, available at Tickets are only sold online or by calling the customer service number 866-710-8942. They will be available up to one hour prior to performances.

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Deadline to submit end-of-month deposits is today before noon

The deadline to submit your deposits to the finance department is today, Nov. 29 before 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 or Robin Ackman as monies should not be left unattended.

If you have questions, please contact LLCC Student Accounts at 786-2480. Thank you!

Nominate a deserving colleague for KUDOS

KUDOSKey or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are being accepted through Friday, Dec. 1. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The KUDOS awards will be announced Dec. 8.

The KUDOS awards are an informal way to recognize the special contributions — small and large — made by faculty and staff that create the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a KUDOS award!

Need holiday gifts? The Winter Art Sale has them!

Winter Art Sale, Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1Take a walk over to the Trutter Center today and pick up some great holiday finds at the Winter Art Sale. The event starts tonight with a special “preview” from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with free hors d’oeuvres by LLCC Culinary students. The sale continues Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free coffee and cookies to shoppers. All three days of the event are free of charge and open to the LLCC community and public!

The sale features a wide variety of original artwork created by our students during fall classes. The event supports LLCC art students and programs and the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum. Purchases can be made with cash, check or credit cards.

Again, all three days of the event are free of charge. For details, go to or click here for a detailed flier.

LLCC Student Honors Recital 7 p.m.

The LLCC Student Honors Recital will be held today at 7 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2250. The public is invited to the performance, which is part of the LLCC Recital Series.

The recital will feature vocalists and selections on clarinet, piano, classical guitar, bass guitar, drums, timpani and xylophone. The featured performers are taught by Jane Hartman, piano; Jason Waddell, guitar, percussion and voice; Melinda Kaye, voice; and Greg Cohill, clarinet.

Learn more about upcoming LLCC Recital Series performances, which are free and open to the public.