This week’s Academic Innovation and eLearning workshops

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.

This week, the following workshops are being offered:

  • Active Learning Classrooms Open Lab – Monday, Nov. 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in M2229
  • Online Student Authentication: BioMetric Signature ID – Monday, Nov. 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in S0119
  • Getting Started With Augmented Reality: Metaverse – Wednesday, Nov. 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in S0119

For full descriptions and registration information, visit

PTK Honor Society Fall Induction Ceremony Nov. 12

The Alpha Epsilon Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society invites interested LLCC employees to attend our Fall Induction Ceremony On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5-6 p.m. in the Trutter Center. This is a great event where new members are formally recognized in a ceremony conducted in part by the student leaders of our chapter:

  • Meredith Niermann, president
  • Hyler Pence, vice president of scholarship
  • Hannah Roberts, vice president of service
  • Maria Moore, secretary
  • Evan Yates, treasurer
  • Cheyenne Kesselring, public relations officer

In the past, due to limited seating availability in the Robert H. Stephens Room, we have restricted the audience to just students’ families. Recently we realized that the ceremony has outgrown that space, so we changed locations and now have plenty of seating for LLCC employees to join us as well. Come and see our students receive well-deserved recognition! The brief ceremony is followed by a reception with refreshments. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to

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Italy trip informational meeting Nov. 18

Tasty Italia International Travel Culinary Program. Urbania May 24 - June 7, 2020. Milano, Food Valley, San Eo Talamello, Urbino, Pesaro, Gubbio, Urbania.

The LLCC Culinary and Hospitality Center of Excellence is planning a two-week 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 cultural tour 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

Announcement from Enrollment Management Team

All front line staff (including student workers) are invited and encouraged to attend a training in regard to the end of late registration for students on probation. All other interested faculty and staff are also welcome to attend. There are some changes in deadlines and processes for late enrolling probation and suspension students for spring 2020. Even if you attended the training for fall semester, you may want to attend training again to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. Dates for training are:

  • Thursday Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. in Menard 1172
  • Tuesday Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. in Menard 1165
  • Wednesday Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. in Menard 1165

We hope to see you there!

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.

The final day for PTK’s C4 “Community College Completion Corps” is today!

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is sponsoring a C4 “Community College Completion Corps” event this week. The final day for this event is today, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This initiative encourages students to sign a pledge card indicating their commitment to completing their degree or certificate.

But this event is not just for students!  There are also pledge cards and a separate banner for LLCC employees who would like to be “Completion Champions” by indicating their support for students working towards completion of a degree or certificate. Please stop by and sign either the “Completion Champions” pledge card or banner … or both!

You may have seen the table with the large banners as you walked in A. Lincoln Commons main entrance; that’s where students sign their pledge cards and/or a large C4 banner. This table is staffed by Phi Theta Kappa student volunteers.

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Lincoln Land CC Loggers on YouTube

Loggers Lincoln Land Community CollegeLet’s help out our LLCC Loggers! They need 1,000 subscribers to their YouTube channel Lincoln Land CC Loggers in order to keep live-streaming their home basketball games and expand into live-streaming other sports. Even if you’re not a regular live stream watcher, it’s free and easy to subscribe. Please subscribe, and share this message! Thanks for your help!

LLCC entries earn four city-wide OMOT ribbons

On My Own TimeCongratulations to several LLCC artists honored with awards Wednesday evening at the city-wide On My Own Time (OMOT) art exhibit. This year, 120 OMOT artists submitted 241 entries at 11 in-house exhibits in the Springfield area. LLCC employees were awarded four ribbons at the city-wide exhibit, which is on display through Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Springfield Art Association, 700 N. 4th St. LLCC winners are:

Photography – First Place – Chris McDonald, “The Local”

Drawing – Third Place – Greg Walbert, “Lincoln”

Painting– Honorable Mention – Greg Walbert, “Giraffe”

Photography – Honorable Mention – Michelle Burger, “Primpin’ Ain’t Easy”

Works of art from Springfield Area Arts Council (SAAC) board members are also featured at the exhibit. Lindee Hall’s “Cacti Defender” is on display. She currently serves as secretary on the SAAC board.

Congratulations to all of the talented LLCC colleagues participating in this year’s exhibits!

OMOT is a program of the Springfield Area Arts Council. The purpose of OMOT is to help local businesses, agencies, educational and medical institutions identify and celebrate the artistic talents of people they employ.

Misty Hagstrom,
Lindee Hall,

"The Local" by Chris McDonald, first placeGreg Walbert with "Lincoln," third placeGreg Walbert with "Giraffe," honorable mentionMichelle Burger and kids with "Primpin' Ain't Easy," honorable mention

Registration open yet today for “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.

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

“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.