Spring film and discussion series begins Feb. 22

The LLCC Arts and Humanities Department will host a free film and discussion series this spring entitled, “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film.” The first film showing will be of “Masaan” on Thursday, Feb. 22.

Masaan” (2015) – Set in the holy city of Varanasi, this film tells a story of four lives that intersect along the Ganges — a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt, a hapless father with fading morality and a spirited child yearning for a family, longing to escape the moral constructs of a small town. Masaan means “crematorium,” symbolically significant as the sacred waters of the Ganges witness the cycle of death and rebirth.

The film series will be held on select Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the Trutter Center, hosted by Ashley Green and Paul Van Heuklom, professors of English and Joseph Hoff, professor of Spanish. In addition, the Trutter Museum will have culturally relevant artifacts from the Trutter collection on display in the reception area. Film series attendees are encouraged to come early to enjoy the art and history prior to the film showings.

Read about additional films in the series.

LLCC Foundation scholarship applications due March 1

The LLCC Foundation 2018-2019 scholarship application deadline is March 1. Faculty and staff are invited to encourage students to apply. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible. The scholarship guidelines and online application are available at www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships. For additional information, contact Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at 786-4502.

Phishing scam tip: Don’t give up personal information

Legitimate banks and most other companies will never ask for personal credentials via email. Don’t give them up. Also LLCC, including the IT Help Desk, will never ask you for your login name and password or any other personal information. Read your emails carefully. If the email looks suspicious, disregard it and forward it to phishing@llcc.edu.

Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain personal information from you, such as passwords, banking information, etc. and are most commonly sent to you by email.

Learn more on the cybersecurity page on the employee portal:

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African-American History Month activities

LLCC is celebrating African-American History Month during February with various events. The theme for this year’s observance is “Celebrating Our Strengths While Overcoming Our Challenges.”

Activities continue today with “Evolution of Music” Flashback Wednesday and voter registration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Today’s events are co-sponsored by the African-American History Month Committee and the LLCC Black Student Union.

Read about additional events throughout the month.

Textbook adoptions due today

The LLCC Bookstore would like to remind faculty and staff that Feb. 22 is the beginning of open enrollment for summer term, and we would like to have all books and course materials for classes submitted, reviewed and available for viewing before the registration date.

We ask that all adoptions for summer courses be submitted and approved by Feb. 14. Not only is this important for our students it is also vital that our college remain compliant with federal HEOA guidelines which require the college to have this information posted when classes are selected by students.

Please contact Katie LeGrant by email or phone at 786-2399 with any questions, comments or concerns.

BSU hosting jeans day tomorrow

The LLCC Black Student Union is hosting the “Bountiful Blessing Food Drive – Jeans Day” tomorrow, Feb. 15. All proceeds will benefit the LLCC Food Pantry. Anyone interested in participating can make a minimum donation of $5 or bring in a minimum donation of 10 nonperishable food items to the LLCC Student Life office. Foods in high demand at the food pantry include:

  • Canned pasta-(ready-to-eat/microwaveable bowls)
  • Soups (ready-to-eat/microwaveable bowls)
  • Tuna pouches or tuna, chicken or ham ready-to-eat kits
  • Pop tarts
  • Fruit snacks
  • Juice
  • Macaroni and cheese cups
  • Granola bars (protein bars)
  • Trail mix
  • Crackers
  • Cereal bars
  • Fruit cups

2018 Pearson Master Teacher nominees

Forty-three eligible nominations were received for the 2018 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. Congratulations to:

  • Carmen Allen, professor, computer programming
  • Craig Beckmier, professor, agriculture
  • Deborah Brothers, professor, English
  • Diana Coffman, professor, biology
  • Connie Costello, assistant professor, nursing
  • Dave Cox, professor, biology
  • Angie Gum-Miller, professor, math
  • Mark Hardiman, professor, theatre
  • Jane Hartman, professor, music
  • John Mark Henry, professor, math
  • Joe Hoff, professor, Spanish
  • Taiebeh Hosseinali, professor, teacher education
  • Paul Hudson, professor, business
  • Tameka Johnson-Tillman, instructor, English
  • Kevin Kirsch, professor, AutoCAD
  • Rebecca Klatt, professor, reading
  • Terry Logsdon, professor, philosophy
  • Katie McAfee, professor, accounting
  • Susan McClintock, professor, math
  • Tim McKenzie, professor, journalism and humanities
  • Brenda Michel, professor, nursing
  • Rebecca Miller-McGrath, assistant professor, psychology
  • Richard Monke, professor, math
  • Janet Moulton, associate professor, nursing
  • Judy Nichols, professor, psychology
  • Jennifer O’Malley, professor, biology
  • Samantha Reif, associate professor, geology
  • Ryan Roberts, professor and librarian
  • Mark Roehrs, professor, history
  • Randy Rue, professor, criminal justice
  • David Sack, professor, math
  • Donna Satterlee, professor, practical nursing
  • Matt Shaver, professor, digital media
  • Colin Suchland, professor, sociology
  • Keven Tait, instructor, A/C, refrigeration & heating
  • Rich Teeter, professor, agri-business management
  • Natasha Trame, associate professor, psychology
  • Paul Van Heuklom, professor, English
  • George Vaughn, professor, English
  • John Vinzant, professor, political science
  • Tara Walk, associate professor, criminal justice
  • Danyle Watkins, assistant professor, early childhood education
  • Beth Wiediger, professor, psychology

The Pearsons, longtime Springfield physicians, made the award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation. The award annually recognizes an exceptional full-time, faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC. The 2018 award recipient will be announced at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony May 3.