African-American History Month

Celebrate African-American History Month. Vistion 2020: Elevate, Accentuate, Illuminate Your Future
LLCC is celebrating African-American History Month during February with various events. The theme for this year’s observance is “Vision 2020: Elevate, Accentuate, Illuminate Your Future.”

Activities begin today with the African-American History Month Kickoff featuring Rosevelt Pratt with the African Drum and Dance Ensemble and LLCC student Gerald Cole Jr. of Torch_Nation from noon to 1:30 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The event is co-sponsored by the LLCC African-American History Month Committee and LLCC Student Life.

Read about additional events throughout the month.

Nominate an outstanding student and leader yet today for homecoming court

LLCC Student Life is sponsoring Homecoming 2020 the week of Feb. 17-22! We are looking for outstanding student leaders to serve on this year’s homecoming court. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to nominate current LLCC student. Nominations are due today by 5 p.m. Please submit your nominations through the homecoming nomination form.

Nominee must:

  • Be nominated by a student or faculty/staff member.
  • Be a current student at LLCC enrolled in at least six credit hours for the spring semester.
  • Have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Be in good conduct standing with LLCC.
  • Participate in homecoming activities week of Feb. 17, 2020, including being present for the games and the homecoming dance on the Feb. 22.
  • Not have been selected to be on past LLCC homecoming courts.
  • Qualifying nominees will be selected based on content of nomination form and campus Involvement.

The homecoming basketball games will be held Feb. 22, with the women’s game at 1 p.m. and the men’s game at 3 p.m. in Cass Gym. The homecoming dance and coronation will take place Feb. 22, 9 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.

Please contact with any questions.

High School Appreciation Lunch held Jan. 31

High School Appreciation Lunch LLCC Public Relations and Marketing and Culinary Arts partnered to welcome high school guidance counselors, principals, family and consumer sciences teachers and others to an appreciation luncheon Jan. 31. Guests enjoyed delicious dishes, beverages and desserts prepared by students, and toured the Workforce Careers Center. Thanks to those who assisted us in welcoming these important guests: speakers Nancy Sweet, Sheridan Lane and Karen Sanders; culinary students; and assistants with tours: Brian Earley, Bob Howard, Kevin Kirsch, Dave Pietrzak, Tom Spears and Keven Tait.

Nancy SweetKaren SandersMac Warren speaking at High School Appreciation Lunch Sheridan Lane speaking at High School Appreciation Lunch Culinary Arts students serving dessertsHigh School Appreciation Lunch

Bistro Verde opens tomorrow

Open for lunch: Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 4-March 5 and March 26-April 23. Food prepared and served by LLCC culinary and hospitality students in a full-service, sit-down cafe. Reservations strongly encouraged, 217-786-2821.
Bistro Verde, located in the Workforce Careers Center, will be open during the spring 2020 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning tomorrow, Feb. 4. It will operate through Thursday, March 5 and again from  Thursday, March 26 through Thursday, April 23 with a full-service dining experience.

Reservations are strongly encouraged, and can be made by emailing, calling 786-2821 or stopping by the café during hours of business. Cash and debit or credit cards are accepted.

In the LLCC Culinary Arts program, part of a student’s learning experience is to run an actual working café that is open to the public. Hospitality degree-seeking students manage the dining room, while culinary arts students prepare all the orders. Baking and pastry students provide breads and desserts. Students gain practical hands-on experience and learn about providing diners with high quality food and service to create a memorable dining occasion.

Press conference Monday postponed

The press conference scheduled at LLCC Monday, Feb. 3 at 10:30 a.m. has been postponed as the college continues to acknowledge the loss of former LLCC Board Chair Cinda Edwards and her husband, Frank Edwards. A new date for the press conference will be announced.
Memorial Health System, Lincoln Land Community College

Contest to name LLCC roads

LLCC-Springfield mapHave you ever wanted to name a street? Here’s your chance! LLCC students, faculty and staff are invited to submit ideas for five road names on the Springfield campus, shown on the map in yellow boxes. The winning names will be selected by the President’s Cabinet, and five $50 VISA cards will be awarded for winning submissions. (If a road name is selected that was suggested by more than one person, a drawing will be held.) Submit your ideas yet today, Jan. 31, to be eligible for prizes.

  1. Road just off the main entrance by the west prairie
  2. Road running north from Workforce Careers Center
  3. Road east of Trutter Center that runs from Montgomery Hall to Millennium Center
  4. Road in front of construction site for new Kreher Agriculture Center
  5. Road just south of grassy area between Cass Gym and Menard Hall

Midyear progress update form due today by noon

In an effort to gather progress information for the current fiscal year’s Planning & Budgeting Projects, a simple Midyear Progress Update form has been created for your completion. This will serve as an update on current FY20 Planning & Budgeting Projects. If you submitted a project request during the FY20 Planning & Budgeting Process, you will be required to submit midyear progress update information for approved projects. View updated FY20 Planning & Budgeting documents. Budget Maintenance requests are excluded from this process.

Please access the SharePoint form and provide progress information for each of your FY20 projects. The form is filtered to display the project id numbers that you will need to respond to. Select a project id number, provide the necessary information, include supporting documents as attachments and submit the form. As each project id is completed, it will be removed from the drop down list on the SharePoint form.

All submitted forms will be routed directly to your VP/cabinet-level supervisor for review.

Your responses should include specific evidence to support your project progress. If you have questions about what type of specific support, please contact Karie Longhta.

If you have any problems with accessing the SharePoint page, contact Megan McCann.

The updates should be submitted no later than noon today, Jan. 31.