Bistro Verde opens Feb. 4

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 Tuesday, 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.

VALIC rep on campus Feb. 6

Register at Enter registration code 6303SPR11ABVALIC representative David Jones will be on campus Thursday, Feb. 6, from 1-4 p.m. in the VP conference Room of Menard Hall. To schedule a 30-minute appointment for an account review and to help you understand your options and new enrollments, go to and enter registration code 6303SPR11AB.

LLCC mourns loss of former board member Cinda Edwards

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the loss of Cinda Edwards, former chair of the Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees, and her husband, Frank Edwards, yesterday in a plane crash. Cinda and Frank were among LLCC’s biggest proponents and supporters.

Cinda EdwardsCinda was a proud graduate of our nursing program. She was elected to the LLCC Board of Trustees in 2007 and rose through the ranks as board secretary, vice chair, and finally chair of the board in 2011. She served as chair for two years, presiding over the opening of the Workforce Careers Center.

Cinda was known for her calm, decisive leadership and tireless support of our students, faculty and staff. Frank was her constant supporter and was so proud of her many accomplishments.

We extend our deepest sympathy to their son, Alex, an alum of LLCC, along with their extended families, countless associates and friends, and also to the family and friends of the third victim, John Evans.

Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.
Lincoln Land Community College

Midyear progress update form due Jan. 31

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 tomorrow, Jan. 31.

LEAGUE grant application deadline Jan. 31

The deadline to submit a LEAGUE Grant application is approaching. Applications are due in the LLCC Foundation located on the first floor in Menard Hall on Friday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Approximately $10,000 from the faculty and staff giving campaign known is LEAGUE is available for projects and programs at LLCC.

The application and grant guidelines are available by contacting the Foundation at 786-2785 or by email at LEAGUE Grant applications are reviewed by a committee and the award recipients will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff luncheon on March 24.

Thanks to generous faculty and staff who donated to the LEAGUE Campaign, projects that were awarded funding last year include:

  • Drone equipment for "Ready, Set, Drone! at LLCC"Initial equipment and curriculum purchase for the launch of a new youth STEM program “Ready, Set, Drone! at LLCC.”
  • Two iPads for the financial aid team to use to promote the new mobile application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to students.
  • Students partaking in triage exerciseA cross-discipline, mass disaster, triage simulation.

In order to be considered, you must submit your funding request by Friday at 5 p.m. For questions, call the LLCC Foundation 786-2785.

End-of-month deposits due today before noon

The deadline to submit your deposits to LLCC Finance is today, Jan. 30, before noon. Please hand the deposit to Nichole Coffey or Jessie Maddox as monies should not be left unattended.

As a reminder, if you have taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the finance department on a daily basis.

If you have questions, please contact LLCC Student Accounts at 786-2480.  Thank you!