Campus community invited to groundbreaking for new ag building tomorrow morning

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new, state-of-the-art Agriculture Building. Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. East edge of campus.
The campus community is invited to tomorrow’s brief groundbreaking ceremony for the new agriculture building on the east side of campus, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Speakers will include Wayne Rosenthal, chair of the LLCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Charlotte Warren, president; and Skye Kretzinger, agriculture student.

Please note: parking lot 17 (next to the construction site) and the Trutter Center parking lot will be reserved for guests.

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“Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” today, 6 p.m.

Colin Suchland, Ph.D., professor of sociology, LLCC; Timothy McKenzie, professor of journalism and philosophy, LLCC; and Adriana M. Crocker, LLB, Ph.D., professor of political science, UIS, will serve as panelists at “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” today at 6 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will explore the use of truth and facts in contemporary life. The presentation is a first in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum. The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

For panelist biographies and information on other presentations in the series, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

Wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinic 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 nicole.ralph@llcc.edu or 786-2342.

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:

  • Flipping Your Class to Incorporate Active Learning – Monday, Sept. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in S1103
  • Captioning Your YouTube Videos — It’s Easier Than You Think! – Tuesday, Sept. 17, 9-10 a.m. in S0119
  • Increasing Communication With Your Online Students – Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in S0119
  • General AIeL Open Lab – Thursday, Sept. 19, 1-1:50 p.m. in S0119 – no registration required to attend

For full descriptions and registration information, visit www.llcc.edu/workshops-training.