JCPenney Suit-Up Event Oct. 25

You'll Find More Than Suits at the Suit-Up Event. Save the Date - Friday, October 25th. JCPenney Suit-Up Event.Mark your calendars for the JCPenney Suit-Up Event on Friday, Oct. 25. In partnership with the local store, LLCC Career Services will be hosting this event to provide sharp discounts for students on a variety of career and work-ready clothing, essentials and accessories. Student-focused activities with giveaways, social media fun and more will take place 2-5 p.m. Simple ways for you to help engage your students in this upcoming event will be announced soon. More details to come!

Press conference today at 1:30 p.m.

A press conference will be held today, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room for the announcement of a major grant to LLCC. This grant will enhance workforce training and employment opportunities for residents in high need communities.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report now available

Lincoln Land Community College is committed to assisting all members of the college community in providing for their own safety and security.  The annual security and fire safety compliance document is now available on the LLCC Police Department website.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report which contains this information, you can stop by the LLCC Police Department located in Sangamon Hall South, Springfield campus, or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 217-786-2278.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, campus police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Lincoln Land Community College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the LLCC Police Department.

Wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinics Oct. 8 and 23

LLCC will be offering two opportunities to participate in an onsite wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 7-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center. This event is open to all LLCC benefit-eligible employees and their spouses. For those employees and their spouses who are enrolled in a LLCC health insurance plan, the wellness screening (and flu shot for those participating in the screening) is free! All benefit-eligible employees who participate in the wellness screening will receive a $50 Visa gift card – just for participating!

To register for the onsite wellness screening and/or flu shot, open the screening guide emailed on Sept. 13 for login/registration instructions. Please note that there is a separate registration for the wellness screening and the flu shot. If you would like to do both, please be sure to register for both. When registering for a flu shot, you may be asked to enter a job code. If that should happen, please log out of the website, shut down your browser and then go back in. You should no longer see a request for a job code and can begin the registration process for the flu shot.

Not available on Oct. 8 or Oct. 23? Select “Physician Screening” when registering for the wellbeing assessment, and follow the instructions for having your physician conduct the screening instead. If you have your physician conduct the screening and fax the results to CHCWellbeing by Oct. 31, benefit-eligible employees will also receive the $50 Visa gift card incentive for participating remotely!

If you have any questions, please Nicole Ralph at or 786-2342.

“the Power of 3” reception today at 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to a reception for “the Power of 3” today at 5:30 p.m. in LLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery. The exhibit showcases artwork from Sharon Carter; Diane Wilson, marketing manager, LLCC Foundation; and Wilma Wofford. The exhibit can be viewed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 10.

“Omne trium perfectum” is a Latin phrase which means everything that comes in threes is perfect, or every set of three is complete. Carter, Wilson and Wofford chose to show their work together because of both the commonalities and differences that make the presentation complete and perfect. They relate in commonality as three women, who are three artists. The differences come in the form of three unique styles. The artists hope the combined works will boost the memory of the audience and help viewers appreciate and remember the power of fine art.

"Whale" by Sharon Carter"Ryan's Hands" by Diane WilsonOwl ceramic by Wilma Wofford

Monologue writing workshop today 2-4 p.m.

"All Lit Up" bulbThe third annual “All Lit Up” English, Arts and Humanities Celebration continues today with a monologue writing workshop from 2-4 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2217. Professor Deborah Brothers, Ph.D., and local playwright Timothy Crawford are facilitators.

Several free events are planned on the Springfield campus this week in conjunction with Banned Books Week, a national observance celebrating the freedom to read. This year’s celebration features three writing workshops, a film showing and discussion, a banned books reading and an open mic for poetry. LLCC Art and the English Studies Club is hosting creative representations and information tables throughout the week celebrating the arts, humanities and literature. See the full “All Lit Up” schedule of events!

In the news

Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, was interviewed by WICS/FOX Illinois about cybsecurity issues for organizations.

Sign up for Take a Stand Tuesday Oct. 1

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all staff and faculty members are encouraged to join LLCC Compliance and Prevention in taking a stand against intimate partner violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Using materials provided, participants are also encouraged to use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.”

Follow the instructions at the top of the Take a Stand Tuesday sheet to sign up for a time slot. Student club/organization advisors are encouraged to ask organization members to participate as well. Questions? Email

“On My Own Time” opening reception Oct. 3

On My Own TimeAll are invited to the opening reception for LLCC’s “On My Own Time” on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 4-6 p.m. at the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum. This exhibit features 28 pieces of artwork from LLCC faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served.

Don’t forget to vote for the LLCC’s People’s Choice Award! The artist of the favorite piece at LLCC will receive a $50 Visa gift card courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

OMOT is a program of the Springfield Area Arts Council offering individuals the opportunity to display original art created outside the office.

“The Walk of the Immigrants” Oct. 9

Soup & Stories: The Walk of the Immigrants with Saul Flores. 10.09.19, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Please RSVP for event. Deadline to RSVP is October 7th.LLCC Student Life welcomes Saul Flores (philanthropist, photojournalist and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects) to LLCC on Oct. 9, noon-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons to share his presentation, “The Walk of the Immigrants.” This event is part of the Student Life’s Soup and Stories series.

Students who RSVP will receive a FREE lunch! Lunch for faculty and staff is $5, payable at the check-in table. You can pay either by check or cash (RSVP required in advance). To reserve your spot for this program and lunch, please fill out the RSVP form. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 7 by noon.

Saul FloresFlores spent three months walking, hitchhiking, and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places. His journey began in Ecuador and ended in Charlotte, North Carolina. In three months, he walked 5,328 miles through 10 countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico.

In this presentation, Flores speaks about how as a North Carolina State University senior, he took the “walk” in the summer of 2010. Student audiences get the opportunity to relive “The Walk of the Immigrants” along with Saul and create a deeper understanding of the struggles, hardships, joy and hope that immigrants experience on their journey.

Please make sure to share this opportunity with your students in class and those that you work with. They will not want to miss this event!