VALIC representative on campus Oct. 18

Terri Bailey, VALIC financial adviser, will be on campus today, Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the VP conference room to answer questions about the 403(b) and 457(b) deferred compensation plan options available to LLCC employees from VALIC. View the invitation below to find out how you can register for a consultation time. Deferred compensation options are available to employees from VALIC and TIAA-CREF.

You Are Invited

ISAC financial aid training workshop Oct. 19

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be providing a free financial aid training workshop tomorrow for professionals in high schools, higher education and community-based organizations. The workshop will take place from 8 a.m.-noon in the Trutter Center.

Participants will learn about the most challenging areas of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They will discuss federal and state aid eligibility, dependency, parental information and financial information.

Attendees will also learn about current financial aid concepts, tools and resources at the state and federal levels. By analyzing and discussing case-study scenarios, participants will have the opportunity to work with other professionals in the field in order to better understand the common issues and misconceptions that arise when assisting students in navigating the financial aid process.

Registration for the workshop is required. To get more information and register, visit www.isac.org/financialaidcertification.

Photo of butterfly

Thanks to Gary Bach, instructional technology specialist, LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning, for sharing a photo he captured of a butterfly. Gary says, “Coming back from lunch Tuesday, I found this little guy relaxing in the warm sun near A. Lincoln Commons … and was nice enough to stick around and let me take its picture.”

butterfly

Sojourn donation drive and “Take A Stand Tuesday”

Don’t forget to sign up to take a stand against domestic violence today in A. Lincoln Commons! 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.-5 p.m. Participants can sign up for a time slot that fits your schedule here.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a donation drive for Sojourn Shelter and Services will be held from now until the end of October. All donations will be delivered to Sojourn for use in their shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence. Sojourn’s “Wish List” can be found in the 2017 Domestic Violence Awareness Flier. All donations, including monetary donations, can be taken to the LLCC Student Life Office. Questions can be directed to Shelby Bedford at Shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

Lincoln Land Review live reading event

Please join us for a Lincoln Land Review live reading event today, Oct. 17 from noon-2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Authors will share their work published in the 2017 edition of the Lincoln Land Review. Refreshments will be provided at a pre-reading reception.

Lincoln Land Review reading event

Soup & Stories Oct. 17

LLCC Student Life is hosting Soups & Stories today from noon-2 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room. The event features Nelson Aguiar who will be sharing his Latino experience with participants.

The program is open to the LLCC community, but geared toward the development of students. If faculty and staff are interested in attending there is just a $3 charge for the lunch.

View the flier.