Jamil Steele, director, adult education and literacy, was interviewed on WTAX radio Aug. 24 regarding the need for volunteer literacy tutors. Anyone who would like to volunteer to assist individuals with reading, math and English language skills may call 217-786-2572.
Daymon Kiliman, academic support specialist for TRIO, has written Chapter 10, “Space and Place,” and the instructors guide in the newly published Kendall Hunt textbook, “Digitally Mediated Composing and You: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Rhetoric and Writing in an Interconnected World.” The chapter focuses on writing skills development through encouraging critical reflection on the spaces and places we move from, through and within (physically, virtually and socially) and how those spaces impact our goals and strategies for written and multimodal communication.
The textbook’s approach is summarized in the introduction: “[W]riting digitally is not something special, or something that only happens sometimes, but rather is the main way that we write and communicate with the world, and … even academic writing should be centered in digital tech.” UIS has adopted this publication as the primary textbook for its first-year composition sequence.
Nancy Sweet, dean, Workforce Institute, was interviewed yesterday morning on Sports Radio 1450 AM Springfield about the Workforce Institute partnership with local Ford dealerships for the Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) program. ACE aims to raise awareness and increase interest in career opportunities within the automotive industry, particularly as a service technician.
Jamil Steele, director, adult education and literacy, provided an interview for WSMI radio yesterday about the registration events being held this week in Litchfield, Hillsboro and Taylorville to assist students in signing up for free GED prep classes.
Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Drive
Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Montgomery County Farm Bureau, 102 N. Main Street, Hillsboro
Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser
Bill Harmon, professor of agronomy, was interviewed by WICS/FOX Illinois about the campus visit made by Springfield Urban League youth to learn about hands-on training programs, including the many opportunities in agriculture. The State Journal-Register also covered the event.
Mac Warren, assistant director, recruitment and response, was interviewed by WICS news yesterday about Rapid Enrollment Days. Main campus is hosting Rapid Enrollment Day events today from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. LLCC-Medical District will continue to host Rapid Enrollment Days every Tuesday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Aug. 10, with walk-ins welcome, and LLCC-Taylorville will host an event on Aug. 2 from 2-6 p.m. More information and registration are available at www.llcc.edu/rapid.