Laura Anderson, assistant professor of art, was featured in the State Journal-Register’s Someone to Know section. Her mixed media painting exhibit, “elemental,” is now open in LLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery. The public is invited to view the exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 12 and attend a reception on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Scott Queener, Ph.D., director of student success; Alison Mills, director of financial aid, and Lynn Whalen, executive director of public relations and marketing, were interviewed for an upcoming college planning series and resource guide to be featured on Springfieldmoms.org.
Sean Keeley, culinary specialist, is the author of today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “My favorite cooking shows.”
Terri Branham, adjunct instructor, hospitality and culinary arts, served as the Cake Classic judge at the Logan County Fair. In this competition, all cakes are baked on-site, and the bakers are blue-ribbon winners from regular cake categories in the fair’s culinary entries. The event was covered by the Herald News.
Thom Whalen, professor of art, is featured in the article “Circus of details: There’s no limit to the inspiration for Thom Whalen’s artwork” in the Aug. 8 edition of the Decatur Herald and Review. Thom currently has an exhibit, “Frenzy,” at the Madden Arts Center in Decatur.
Jolene Lamb, coordinator, LLCC Culinary Institute, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Craft Cocktails.”
Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed on WTIM Thursday about fall registration, bookstore sales and support services.
John Dee, president of the LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning authored “Academy of Lifelong Learning Annual Kickoff Aug. 14 – Join us!” in the ALL August/September/October Senior News. Jennifer Gill, superintendent of schools, Springfield Public School District #186, will be guest speaker at the event. With a theme of “back to school,” attendees are encouraged to bring a school supply to donate to District #186. The event also includes games, a book exchange, desserts and beverages.
Tim Ervin, director, construction and environmental health and safety, was interviewed by WEAI-WLDS radio about the college’s installation of solar panels at LLCC-Litchfield and LLCC-Jacksonville. The solar panels are expected to offset 95 percent of LLCC’s electrical consumption at Litchfield and 75 percent of its electrical consumption at Jacksonville.
Jay Kitterman, consultant, LLCC Culinary Institute, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register entitled, “What color is your kitchen? Book offers a trip down kitchen memory lane.”
Samantha Reif, professor of geology, was recently interviewed by NPR Illinois for a podcast about earthquakes and the New Madrid Fault.
Dr. Judy Jozaitis, vice president, workforce development and Dr. Carmen Allen, professor, computer science, were interviewed by WICS/WRSP news on the $4 million ICCB grant creating IT apprenticeship programs at 10 partner colleges, including LLCC. Read more about the grant.
Natalie Baker, 2019 LLCC graduate, wrote the essay “Glad I made the educated decision to enroll at LLCC,” which was published in the State Journal-Register’s “Connections” page on Sunday, July 28.
Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, was interviewed yesterday by WLDS/WEAI news on LLCC’s partnership, along with nine other Illinois community colleges, with the Illinois Community College Board on a $4 million Department of Labor grant to establish apprenticeship programs in information technology.