Reception for Todd McDonald today

Please join us in wishing Todd McDonald, vice president, administrative services, all the best in his next adventure! A cake and punch reception will be held today, Jan. 15, 2-4 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room.

CQI session coming up Feb. 8!

All new or current employees who have not completed Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) training are encouraged to sign up now for the next session on Feb. 8, 2019! Facilitators will be Nicole Ralph and Karen Sanders. Register by calling 524-6749 or emailing cctc@llcc.edu.

In the community

Tony Rothering, professor of biology, presented “Adventures in Bird Banding” to the Morgan County Audubon Society on a snowy evening in Jacksonville Jan. 11.

Professor Tony Rothering talking with Morgan County Audubon Society

Welcome to spring semester!

We welcome students as spring semester weekday classes begin today! Volunteers will be assisting at the welcome table in A. Lincoln Commons,  helping answer students’ questions and providing directions.

Please also share with students that special events for them during Welcome Week include:

  • Jan. 14 – Commit to Success, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons
  • Jan. 15 – Spring into the Semester, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons
  • Jan. 16 – Club Info Day (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and free student haircuts sponsored by BSU (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), A. Lincoln Commons
  • Jan. 17 – Logger Pride Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons

Reception for Todd McDonald Jan. 15

Please join us in wishing Todd McDonald, vice president, administrative services, all the best in his next adventure! A cake and punch reception will be held tomorrow, Jan. 15, from 2-4 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room.

Congratulations to the Center for Academic Success!

Congratulations to the LLCC Center for Academic Success for successful recertification of the peer tutoring program! The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) acknowledges excellence in peer tutoring programs in post-secondary educational institutions by awarding the International Tutor Training Program (ITTP) Certification which will remain valid for three years. ITTP certification requires comprehensive documentation of all aspects of tutor training and includes a rigorous peer review process.

Mileage reimbursement rates

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, the college will follow the GSA rates for both the reimbursement rates. Employees that drive their personal vehicles will be reimbursed .58 cents per mile when a college vehicle was unavailable.  Employees that drive their personal vehicles will be reimbursed .20 cents per mile when a college vehicle was available. These rates will be adjusted annually.

Homecoming office door decorating contest

It will soon be Homecoming time here at LLCC! To help spread awareness and school spirit, we are asking for offices to join LLCC Student Life in decorating your office doors! The office with the most votes will be declared the winning office and will win a jeans day later in February. Homecoming is the week of Feb. 4-9. Student Life will host events all week leading up to the men’s and women’s basketball games on the Feb. 9.

This year’s theme is “Mad About Plaid!” Why Plaid? Why not! It refers to the loggers (lumberjacks) who often are seen wearing plaid. So, get your coworkers together and get to decorating for what we hope to be a new tradition at LLCC!

The rules are simple:

  • Decorate an office door using our 2019 LLCC Homecoming theme: “Mad About Plaid.” We will be asking voters to consider the theme as the main criteria for selecting a winner, but overall appearance and use of red/blue will be considered as well. Bonus if you can get the office team to dress up in plaid for the picture! If you need big sheets of colored paper (the kind you put on bulletin boards), come to the Student Life office, and we can get you some!
  • Only painter’s tape or magnets may be used to affix decorations to doors so as not remove paint.
  • Door windows may not be covered in compliance with active shooter guidelines.
  • Decorations should not extend far enough from the door that it could cause a tripping hazard.
  • Decorating should be completed by noon, on Friday, Feb. 1. Email a photo of your door to Jacob.Deters@llcc.edu.
  • Photos of decorated doors will be available for voting during the entire week of Homecoming. Submit votes for your favorite door by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to vote. There will be an online voting link available in LincIn, and it will be posted on the Student Life Facebook and webpages. The winner will be announced in LincIn on Feb. 8.
  • The office receiving the most votes will be declared the winner and will receive a jeans day decided upon by the office.

“Tranquility of Nature” opens today in Murray Gallery

sun rises east by Su GeLLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery is featuring the Chinese brush painting exhibit “Tranquility of Nature” by Su Ge through Jan. 31. The public is invited to view the exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ge’s work reflects the union of inscription/poem, calligraphy, painting and seal. She practiced Chinese calligraphy from a young age and learned the art of carving stone seals from her father.

“Movement of the brush — quickly or slowly, lightly or heavily — along with the use of five colors of ink create the beauty and charm of Chinese brush paintings,” explains Ge. “Due to the nature of the absorbance of Xuan paper, mistakes cannot be corrected once the brush touches the paper.” Read more about the artist.