Commencement student speaker nominations sought

The LLCC Office of the Vice President of Student Services is seeking student speaker nominations for Commencement 2018. Please take a few minutes to consider students you would recommend as a potential speaker. If you would like to nominate a student, instructions along with an application and graduate listing are attached below for your convenience.

All nominations should be returned to Menard Hall, room 1255, no later than noon on Friday, April 6. Nominees must have completed graduation requirements at the end of the summer 2017 or fall semester 2017, or be candidates for graduation at the end of spring semester 2018 or summer term 2018. All nominated students need to have their speech ready to audition on Wednesday, April 11 at 2 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2207.

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2018 Graduates eligible for Commencement

Nominate a student for outstanding graduate

The LLCC Office of the Vice President of Student Services is seeking outstanding graduate nominations for Commencement 2018. The recognition of an outstanding graduate is an important part of the commencement tradition at LLCC.

If you would like to nominate a graduate, instructions, application and graduate listings are attached below for your convenience. Please complete and return to Gailyn Draper, Menard Hall, room 1255, no later than noon on Friday, April 6. Nominees must have completed graduation requirements at the end of the summer term of 2017 or fall semester 2017, or be candidates for graduation at the end of spring semester 2018 or summer term 2018.

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2018 Graduates eligible for Commencement
2018 Graduates with GPA 3.00 or greater

“Reflection” exhibit opening and reception April 6

Reflection: a reunion of LLCC art alumniThe Trutter Museum invites the public to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, “Reflection,” on Friday, April 6. A reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The exhibit will be on display through May 18.

Bryon Hartley setting up artwork in museum“Reflection” is the ninth exhibit in the museum and will feature the talents of 15 alumni of the LLCC Art program, their continued connection to the college and the faculty that inspired them. The artwork covers a variety of media, including oil and ink on panel, oil on canvas, ceramic, glass, photography, video and a three-dimensional working arcade game. Many of these art pieces will be for sale, and refreshments will be available at the event. A sample of artwork by Phil Trutter will also be on display.

The alumni featured in the exhibit are Carrie Beard, Denise Blakeman, Sharon Carter, Ashley Dickey, Adam Dupuis, Jessica Gottstein, Amanda Greive, Bryon Hartley, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Nino LoGrasso, Brittney Leach, Maggie Michael, Jeff Miller, Jordan Minder and John Romang.

Next concert in recital series April 8

The next LLCC Recital Series concert will feature the LLCC Choir on Sunday, April 8 at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center. All LLCC Recital Series performances are free and open to the public.

Message from President Charlotte Warren

Faculty and staff,

I sent an email to you last evening in which you will find several pieces of information regarding work around team restructuring. I shared with you Tuesday the brainstorming process we had undertaken to merge our Shared Governance Structure with our AQIP Structure, hopefully to be more effective and more efficient.  As you review, remember these are larger oversight teams that will create working groups as needed to assist in identified needs.

As I mentioned, work on this project had representation from the Faculty Senate, Shared Governance Council and the AQIP Steering Team. Members included Jason Dockter, Colin Suchland, Karie Longhta, Leslie Ross, Tricia Kujawa, Chris McDonald, Lesley Frederick, Vern Lindquist and myself.  We had three months of lively discussion in working through this process. Now, we need your input so that we can work towards having a redesigned structure in place by fall.

In the email attachment, I included:
1)      a possible functional chart for our work,
2)      team proposals,
3)      a proposal for how deans/departments/ faculty might work together on development and maintenance of academic courses/programs (knowing that we need to address how curriculum/standards work fits into the process),
4)      a document on the processes and questions for a quality institution that we should be able to address and answer on an ongoing basis.

We look forward to your feedback. You can do so with either a response to Bobbi Henry (she will pull together responses and the pass them on with anonymity) or by coming to the Stephens Room or Outreach Centers next week to study these more closely, have questions answered by someone from the brainstorming team and an opportunity to submit feedback.

Springfield Campus Feedback Opportunities:
Monday, April 2 – 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, April 5 – 12-3 p.m.

Outreach Center Feedback Opportunities:
LLCC – Litchfield – Monday, April 2 – 9:30-11:30 a.m.
LLCC – Taylorville  – Monday, April 2 – 1:30-3:30 p.m.
LLCC – Jacksonville – Wednesday, April 4 – 9:30-11:30 a.m.
LLCC – Beardstown – Wednesday, April 4 – 1:30-3 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your input.

Dr. Charlotte J. Warren

“Herbaria and Otherwords” on display in Murray Gallery through April 5

art by MazrimThe James S. Murray Gallery is featuring the exhibit “Herbaria and Otherwords” by local artist Ruthan Mazrim through April 5. The exhibit represents a body of work influenced by the tradition of botanical collections that was popular during the Victorian era. However, unlike standard collections, Mazrim alters and manipulates dried plant remains, adding pigment, fibers and found objects.

Mazrim’s exhibit also includes works that incorporate pages or covers from vintage books. “It is a reference to the speculation about the future demise of printed books,” she explains.

Mazrim was born in rural Minnesota but has spent most of her adult life in central Illinois. She studied art at LLCC, Sangamon State University, University of Minnesota, Arrowmont School in Tennessee and Penland School in North Carolina. Her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Seattle and throughout the Midwest.