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LLCC’s announcement of the new GIS-based Sustain Springfield Green Map was featured the Illinois Times article, “Lincoln Land puts GIS to work on Green Map,” which included quotes from Dean Butzow, professor of geography, and Rey de Castro, geography instructor. The map can be accessed at www.llcc.edu/sustain-springfield.

LLCC Ag Club team and individual award winners from the state PAS conference were recently listed in the Illinois edition of Morning Ag Clips. LLCC’s college bowl team won first place for the third consecutive year, crops and soil specialist teams placed second, and dairy and sheep specialist teams placed third. Individual awards were given to Eston Coe for first place in the ag sales and the employment interview contests; Nathan Goebel for second place, employment interview; Lori Jackson for second place, employment interview; and Allison Benner for third place, employment interview.

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Rey de Castro's GIS classIn Monday evening’s Introduction to Geographic Information Systems class, Dean Butzow, professor of geography; Rey de Castro, geography instructor; Julie Rourke, director, workforce development; and Wynne Coplea, environmental specialist, announced a new online map to “green” resources in Springfield called the Sustain Springfield Green Map. Illinois Times covered the event.
Sustain SpringfieldThe interactive, GIS-based map guides residents, visitors and organizations to sustainable or environmentally-friendly services, sites and amenities. The map can be accessed at www.llcc.edu/sustain-springfield. “With Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, Day on Nov. 14 and America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, the launch of this tool shows how GIS is a technology with real-world, practical application for our communities,” says Dean Butzow, professor of geography at LLCC. “GIS is a powerful technology, and geographers are increasingly using it in a variety of areas, such as precision farming, real-time traffic tracking and urban planning to help us understand and make decisions in our complex world.” Read more.

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor of political science; Jacob Deters, student engagement coordinator; and Nathaniel Mayfield, student veteran, were interviewed by WICS/FOX Illinois yesterday for a news story on the 23rd annual Veterans Day Ceremony and World War I commemorative exhibit at LLCC.

Nancy Sweet, director of LLCC culinary programs and operations, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register entitled, “Soup it up for a cold-weather meal.”

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Community College Daily today features an article by Lynn Whalen, executive director of public relations and marketing, called “Cultivating a large donation.” She interviewed Dr. Charlotte Warren, president, and Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation, regarding their efforts to secure the Kreher gift, which established an $18 million trust to benefit the LLCC ag program.

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The LLCC Honors Program‘s “BOOtique” was covered in Sunday’s State-Journal Register. Halloween costumes were collected, on campus and at several area locations, and then distributed to families on Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons on the LLCC campus.