New walk-in hours for writing center

The LLCC Writing Center is excited to announce new, formalized walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the fall semester. Walk-in service will be located in the Writing Center behind the staircase, just opposite the Math Center. Students should sign-in for walk-in hours at the Writing Center’s front desk.

Of course, students can still make formal appointments with a faculty tutor, especially if they want to discuss a full draft of a writing assignment, and they may also come to the center during any of the center’s open hours to get help if a tutor or specialist is available, but these designated walk-in hours will allow students to receive more focused tutoring on smaller writing issues during our high-traffic hours.

The attached flyer contains more detailed information. Feel free to share this flyer with your students. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Writing Center at 786-2341 or writing.center@llcc.edu.

Walk-In Hours Flyer

Important IT reference information

LLCC Information Technology would like to welcome all new and returning staff/faculty to LLCC! Email will be the primary form of communication to you from IT. Should you have technical questions and/or need assistance, the IT Help Desk staff are here to assist. *Please note that the IT Help Desk staff are not available to install software or troubleshoot technology issues on your personal devices.

Technology available to you

LLCC Employee Portal – IT

At https://www.llcc.edu/my-llcc, select Employee Portal under Faculty/Staff Resources. Select the IT link. Here you will find detailed information on IT, as well as detailed pages on group sites, OneDrive, Skype phones and cyber security.

Cybersecurity refers to the preventative steps and techniques used to safeguard and protect the integrity of a network, programs and data from attack, damage, and/or unauthorized access.​

  • If you feel that you may have been subjected to a security breach, immediately change your LLCC password and notify the IT Help Desk at 786-2555 or helpme@llcc.edu.
  • If the computer has any personal online account passwords stored, it is recommended that you change these passwords immediately, as well as check with any financial institutions for issues.

Office 365

Office 365 includes mail, OneDrive (Cloud storage), Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote online applications. Use via the web or download from the App Store or Google Play Store. Access the Office 365 gateway via web-based email account, top left waffle icon or Office 365 link.

  • Recommended to use Firefox browser.
  • Enter email address and tab.
  • Enter username and password in additional “adfssecurity” window.

Microsoft allows you to download Office 2016 from Microsoft to your PC or MAC from the Office 365 gateway.

Add mail to your smart device with the Outlook app. Add email account by entering LLCC email address and password.

OneDrive provides 1 TB of Cloud storage, online editing, sharing of documents and folders for online collaboration with peers and instructors.

KBOX – online Helpdesk ticketing system

At https://help.llcc.edu or https://www.llcc.edu/my-llcc, select KBOX Forms under Faculty/Staff Resources. You will find the Online Knowledge Base and several queues available:

  • LLCC Helpdesk – technology request for assistance for yourself or a classroom.
  • MFP Staples
  • Colleague Projects
  • Facilities Services Work Order
  • Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Lost Key – Police Department
  • Police Department
  • Print Shop
  • Public Relations and Marketing

WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor includes course roster and submission of final class grades.

Employee Self-Service

Employee Self-Service includes pay advices and W-2 documentation.

LLCC Alert – Emergency notification system

Your LLCC email address is automatically active. You can add additional contact information at https://getrave.com/login/llcc.

Board Policies 10.X – IT Policies

It is the responsibility of all employees to familiarize themselves with the board policies of the college. Policies 10.1–10.6 pertain to information technology.

Blackboard– Online Learning

Wireless Connectivity

On your smart device, choose the LLCC–Employee wifi. This will prompt you to enter your online account username and password. Depending upon the type and OS version of your device, you may be prompted to enter your credentials as either llcc\username and password, llcc\email address and password, or email address and password only. Accept any certificates if prompted. The LLCC–Guest wifi will allow you to connect without entering authenticated credentials. You will be prompted to open your browser and accept the terms of use before continuing.

Contact Us

Fall/Spring hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday–Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday
Summer hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday–Thursday

Website: https://it.llcc.edu
IT YouTube Channel
Email: helpme@llcc.edu
Phone: 786-2555
Ticketing dystem: https://help.llcc.edu
In person: Sangamon Hall, Room 1132 (outside of the main entrance to the LLCC Library/Center for Academic Success). Walk-in hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during regular scheduled hours.

  • We may request that you speak with a help desk specialist in person for assistance.
  • If you experience technical difficulties connecting a mobile device to the LLCC Wi-Fi or adding your email account, please bring your mobile device to the Help Desk.
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Convocation is today!

ConvocationThe annual Convocation to kick off the 2019-20 academic year is being held today, Aug. 16, in Cass Gym. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., with an address by Dr. Warren at 9 a.m.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring an item from the food pantry list to help the LLCC Food Pantry stock its shelves. All food items must not be expired, and single serve/individual portion items are preferred. Thank you in advance for helping us live our mission of providing support to LLCC students in the area of supplemental health and wellness by providing reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food!

Welcome Week volunteers needed for A. Lincoln Commons and other campus buildings

Help new students get a great start to the fall semester by answering their questions and providing directions! Public Relations and Marketing is looking for volunteers to assist at the welcome table in A. Lincoln Commons and also in Millennium Center, Logan Hall, Montgomery Hall and the Workforce Careers Center Aug. 19-22 during the first week of fall classes.

To volunteer, add your name to this Welcome Week sign up sheet or email Amy Flynn at amy.flynn@llcc.edu.

In A. Lincoln Commons, FAQs will be on the tables along with highlighters to help mark students’ routes to their classes. For Millennium, Logan, Montgomery or the Workforce Careers Center, please contact Amy (amy.flynn@llcc.edu) for instructions and materials.

Got art? Join the LLCC “On My Own Time” exhibit this fall!

On My Own TimeLLCC is participating in the Springfield Area Arts Council’s On My Own Time (OMOT) program, providing LLCC faculty and staff the opportunity to display original art created outside the office. Faculty and staff may each enter up to three artworks created since 2016 for $5 per entry fee. The fee assists SAAC with costs of the OMOT program. Artwork entry and identification forms and fees will need to be submitted by Thursday, Sept. 12 to one of the LLCC coordinators (Misty or Lindee). Artwork is due to the LLCC coordinators by Monday, Sept. 23.

There are 12 categories of artwork:

  1. Painting
  2. Drawing
  3. Printmaking/Etching
  4. Mixed Media/Collage
  5. Fiber/Fabric/Quilts & Needlework (including handmade paper or basketry)
  6. Pottery/Ceramics
  7. Photography
  8. Digital Art
  9. Jewelry
  10. Sculpture
  11. Glass
  12. Other (art that doesn’t fit into other categories including but not limited to artificial floral arrangements)

LLCC’s in-house exhibit will be featured on the LLCC-Springfield campus in the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum Oct. 1-31.

The city-wide exhibit at the Springfield Art Association (Nov. 6-23) will showcase first place award-winning artwork from all participating businesses, agencies and institutions. Last year, ten LLCC employees had 13 pieces of art move on to the city-wide exhibit!

The rules, as well as a detailed category list are attached. Email Misty or Lindee for the entry and identification forms, or with any questions you may have.

Misty Hagstrom, 786-2466misty.hagstrom@llcc.edu
Lindee Hall, 786-2409lindee.hall@llcc.edu

2019 OMOT Categories
OMOT 2019 Rules and Regulations

Convocation is tomorrow, Aug. 16!

ConvocationThe annual Convocation to kick off the 2019-20 academic year will be held Friday, Aug. 16 in Cass Gym. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., with an address by Dr. Warren at 9 a.m.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to bring an item from the list below to help the LLCC Food Pantry stock its shelves. All food items must not be expired, and single serve/individual portion items are preferred.

Food item donations:

  • Mac and cheese cups
  • Tuna/Chicken salad ready-to-eat kits
  • Easy peel opening cans of soup (microwave ready)
  • Ready-to-eat pasta meals (microwave ready)
  • Trail mix
  • To-go peanut butter cups
  • Cereal/oatmeal – single serving size
  • Protein and granola bars
  • Ready-to-eat rice meals
  • Juice (single servings)

The food pantry is also in need of disposable bowls and utensils and personal hygiene items.

To learn more about the food pantry, please contact LLCC Student Life by visiting the office located in the lower level of Menard Hall, calling 786-2241 or going to www.llcc.edu/food-pantry-list.

Thank you in advance for helping us live our mission of providing support to LLCC students in the area of supplemental health and wellness by providing reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food!

Professor Thom Whalen and student Jessica Le design wall murals for Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office

Dr. Charlotte Warren, Thom Whalen, Sheriff Jack Campbell and Jessica LeDr. Charlotte Warren, president, was invited yesterday by Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell to view the large wall mural recently installed in the Sheriff’s office suite. It depicts an 1800s-era map of Sangamon County. A smaller version, with hand drawings of several historic sites in Sangamon County and a list of all past sheriffs, is mounted in his office. The project was designed and produced by Thom Whalen, professor of art, and his student, Jessica Le. Sheriff Campbell, who is an LLCC alum, had the idea for the wall map, and expressed his thanks to Dr. Warren for letting him work with LLCC to make it a reality.

Sangamon County Sheriff's Office 200th Anniversary 1821-2021Professor Whalen, who also created the logo for the upcoming 200th anniversary of the Sheriff’s Office, commented, “Jessica is a first-generation college student who came to us with so much talent. She had this great experience at LLCC and is now going into interior design and art history at ISU. It was a perfect opportunity for her.” He noted that Ryan Roberts, interim dean of English and humanities, assisted by locating the map.

Jessica, who drew the historic sites for the smaller wall print and assisted with the entire project, signed her name to it at the Sheriff’s request and said, “Thank you for giving me this opportunity to get hands on experience in a real-world project.”

Dr. Warren was interviewed by the State Journal-Register for this story about the project. WICS also covered the story.

Jessica Le signing artworkJessica Le with artwork

Join the LLCC Choir!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer and got a chance to rest and recharge!

As you are gearing up for the fall semester, I wanted to invite all of you to join the college choir! We meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-12:50 p.m. in Menard 2250, and the course number is MUS 110. Everyone is welcome. We will be singing a wide variety of repertoire and have a few performances scheduled this semester. HR has tuition waiver forms, so there is only a small fee to join.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope to see you in rehearsal!
Laurie Lewis-Fritz, instructor of music

Welcome to Aaron Bernhardt

Aaron BernhardtAaron Bernhardt has recently joined LLCC as an education services representative at LLCC-Littchfield. He earned an associate degree from Lewis and Clark Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information systems management from Blackburn College. He can be reached at aaron.bernhardt@llcc.edu or 786-3401. Welcome, Aaron!

Aviation program’s new sign

Dave Pietrzak, Arnold Tullis, Todd Cole, Rick Stillman and Christina Courier in front of new sign at aviation centerLLCC aviation program staff are happy with their new sign, designed by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, at the Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc. Aviation Center, located at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. The previous sign was destroyed in a spring windstorm. Classes in the program started last week, and the next cohort will begin in January. Shown here are: Dave Pietrzak, program director; Arnold Tullis, aviation mechanics training specialist; Todd Cole, contracted instructor; Rick Stillman, contracted instructor; and Christina Courier, program assistant.