Student Radiographer Association Yankee candle fundraiser

Need holiday gift ideas? The LLCC Student Radiographer Association is partnering with Yankee Candle for a student club fundraiser and is accepting orders until Friday, Nov. 8. Yankee Candle offers more than just candles. They also offer Calphalon bakeware, wrapping paper, Rubbermaid containers and popcorn, just to name a few. There is a great selection of gifts for family, friends, teachers, daycare, white elephant, etc. To view the catalog and place an order, go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. Enter the group code of 999995510, and then click “Start Shopping.” Online orders will be shipped directly to the customer. Thank you for your support!

Today is Professional Development Day!

Professional Development Day Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Offices closed and no classes will be held.
Today is fall 2019 Professional Development Day! Dr. Gianina Baker will be the luncheon keynote.

In this session, Dr. Baker will use national trends and initiatives to connect to the current work of institutions to become student and work ready. Exploration of what is meant by the terms “student ready” and “work ready” are needed as LLCC works to center such efforts into its current equity and inclusivity work. Examples of initiatives and work happening nationally on college campuses will be used to bolster understanding and communication of how to illustrate the student experience, and how all of us, whether you work directly with students or not, impact the sense of belonging student have on our campus.

In addition to Dr. Baker’s presentation, there is a full schedule of workshops with a wide variety of topics planned throughout the day. View an overview of the fall 2019 Professional Development Day schedule. A detailed schedule for the day with session descriptions can be found in an Oct. 22 email.

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Give to United Way – win a gift card today!

If you make your United Way gift by 4:15 p.m. today, you will be entered in a drawing for more than 20 gift cards, including a $50 gas card! Winners will be drawn at the Ice Cream Social which begins at 4 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.

We’ll have a table at the Professional Development Day lunch today where you can fill out your pledge form. We’ll also be at the Information Desk in the Commons during the Ice Cream Social. Or give online or text LLCCUNITED to 41444.

Remember, your gift to United Way provides services vital to the immediate basic needs of the most vulnerable in our community, while making long term investments in education, financial stability and health.

Thank you!

United Way campaign committee: Leanne Roseberry, Tara Walk, Melissa Franzen, Nicole Ralph, Lynn Whalen

Live United: United Way

LLCC Culinary Arts to sponsor two-week trip to Italy this spring

Tasty Italia International Travel Culinary Program. Urbania May 24 - June 7, 2020. Milano, Food Valley, San Eo Talamello, Urbino, Pesaro, Gubbio, Urbania.LLCC Culinary Arts is planning a two-week, culinary-focused trip to Italy May 24-June 7, 2020, which is open to students and the community. An informational meeting on the trip will be held Monday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. in Bistro Verde.

The trip, in conjunction with Centro Studi Italiani in Urbania, Italy, will travel to three areas: the Marche region, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea; the food valley area of Modena and Parma, located in the Emilia-Romagna region and known for prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese; and finally, the city of Milan in northern Italy.

While there, various classes will be held in Italian language, culture and culinary heritage and tradition of Italy. This culinary immersion will also include meeting with culinary experts, local wine and food producers, restaurant owners and culinary entrepreneurs. Excursions to destinations with high artistic and architectural interest as well as the natural beauty around Italy will provide a well-rounded perspective of Italian life and culture.

Interested individuals unable to attend the informational meeting may contact Sheridan Lane, interim director, LLCC culinary program and operations, at 786-2494 or sheridan.lane@llcc.edu.

Our sympathy to Christie Hovey

We extend our condolences to Christie Hovey, professor of computer applications, on the passing of her father-in-law, Bill Hovey, on Nov. 1. He, along with Ball-Chatham’s Board of Education, hosted developmental meetings that led to the establishment of LLCC. A visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. (with visitation preceding at 10 a.m.) at Cherry Hills Church. A private burial for family will take place later in Jacksonville. Read the obituary.

Active Learning Classrooms Open Lab tomorrow

LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is offering a variety of workshops this semester covering topics such as active learning, innovative teaching tools and internet accessibility/compliance, as well as multiple open labs for your convenience.

Tomorrow there is an Active Learning Classrooms Open Lab from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in S1103.

For full descriptions and registration information, visit www.llcc.edu/workshops-training.

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11

United States flagsLLCC’s 24th annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 11 at noon outside of A. Lincoln Commons. The ceremony is sponsored by LLCC Student Life and honors all veterans including LLCC faculty, staff and students who served in the armed forces. Following the brief ceremony, refreshments will be served inside the Commons. In the event of inclement or extremely cold weather, the ceremony will be held in A. Lincoln Commons.

Promoting GIS in Education

LLCC and Think Geospatial Education will host a workshop for educators on “Promoting GIS in Education” on Nov. 12, 4-7:30 p.m. in Sangamon Hall, Room 2309. The event takes place during Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 11-15.

“ArcGIS online mapping allows students to design maps, analyze data and create story maps. These tools help students to learn valuable geospatial and critical thinking skills for problem solving,” says Dean Butzow, LLCC professor of geography.

Participants will learn what GIS is and why it is important, basic GIS skills that can be used with students, the potential of GIS in curriculum, how to set up a free ArcGIS online account and about the K-12 Esri GIS competition. The workshop offers three, free professional development hours (PDHs) for teachers and is sponsored by LLCC, Think Geospatial Education, Esri, the Illinois Geographic Alliance and the Geographic Society of Chicago.

Space is limited for this event. The cost of the workshop is $10, and registration is required by Friday, Nov. 8. A light dinner will be included. Register online at https://thinkgeospatial.education.

Nocturnal bird banding

Eastern Screech Owl This past weekend nocturnal bird banding was conducted at LLCC in hopes of capturing some of the resident and migratory owl species, in particular a specific migratory owl (Northern Saw-whet Owl). Unfortunately, one of these owls has not been caught to date. But a resident species – Eastern Screech Owl – was caught. After banding and collecting various metrics, the owl was placed in a dark box outside the building for about 10 minutes to let its eyes acclimate to the darkness. When the box was opened, the owl flew off!

Fall 2019 Professional Development Day tomorrow

Professional Development Day Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Offices closed and no classes will be held.
Fall 2019 Professional Development Day will take place tomorrow, Nov. 5! Dr. Gianina Baker will be the luncheon keynote.

In this session. Dr. Baker will use national trends and initiatives to connect to the current work of institutions to become student and work ready. Exploration of what is meant by the terms “student ready” and “work ready” are needed as LLCC works to center such efforts into its current equity and inclusivity work. Examples of initiatives and work happening nationally on college campuses will be used to bolster understanding and communication of how to illustrate the student experience, and how all of us, whether you work directly with students or not, impact the sense of belonging student have on our campus.

In addition to Dr. Baker’s presentation, there is a full schedule of workshops with a wide variety of topics planned throughout the day. View an overview of the Fall 2019 Professional Development Day schedule. A detailed schedule for the day with session descriptions can be found in an Oct. 22 email.

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