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!

Dean Butzow presents at statewide conference

Dean Butzow, professor of geography, presented at the 2019 Geography Education in the 21st Century Conference at Illinois State University on Nov. 2. The conference was organized by the Illinois Geographic Alliance and was attended by geography educators in K-12 and higher education. His presentation was titled, “Using Maps as a Active Learning Tool.”

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 www.llcc.edu/workshops-training.

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 claire.gordon@llcc.edu.

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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 sheridan.lane@llcc.edu.

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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