In the news

Dave Pietrzak, director, LLCC aviation program, was interviewed by the State Journal-Register Oct. 16 for an upcoming article on workforce training and economic development in Sangamon County.

This week’s LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

This week, LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the workshops listed below. Please note that registration is required for all sessions, other than open labs.

  • A Method to the Madness! – Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in S0119
  • Office of Academic Effectiveness Open Lab – Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-noon in S0119

A list of all courses, detailed descriptions and registration information can be found at

SURS Board announces vacant positions

SURS will hold a board election during April 2018 to fill three expiring trustee positions. All SURS members are encouraged to consider running for a trustee position.

Elected trustees serve six-year terms. The SURS Board of Trustees meets quarterly, with additional committee meetings scheduled throughout the year. Trustees are also required to meet certain annual ethics, legislative and fiduciary training as well as complete eight hours of educational conferences on investments and public pension administration.

Active member candidates are nominated by petitions in writing, signed by no less than 400 participants. Annuitant candidates are also nominated by petitions in writing, signed by no less than 100 annuitants. All candidates must also complete an application. Candidate packets and petition forms are available from SURS. Candidates should contact Kelly Carson at for information. Completed petitions will be due to SURS on Jan. 31, 2018.

All eligible SURS members will receive a ballot along with candidate information prior to April 2, 2018. Members will be able to vote by returning a paper ballot in a postage-paid envelope, by phone or online.

Read more in SURS 2018 Board of Trustees Election.

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Seafood Celebration honors Robert’s Seafood

Seafood CelebrationA “Seafood Celebration” was the theme for a grand Culinary Institute dinner served in Bistro Verde last Thursday evening. Dr. Charlotte Warren, president, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Robbie Robert, recognizing Robert’s Seafood for its 100 years in Springfield.  The dinner was prepared by Chef Michael Higgins, owner and  executive chef of Maldaner’s Restaurant, assisted by LLCC culinary students. Chef Higgins was presented with an LLCC chef’s coat.


GSA ’80s dance

The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance is having an ’80s dance in the Student Union today from 6-10 p.m. The dance is open to all LLCC students and adults age 18 or older in the community.

There are two options for admission into the dance. One option is to pay the entrance fee of $3; an alternate option is to donate five nonperishable food items. All proceeds will be given to the LLCC Food Pantry. The dance is a retro ’80s theme, so ’80s attire is encouraged! The event will include rad music, performances by two tubular dance groups, refreshments and music provided by HISO radio’s very own DJ Yinka!

For more information, please contact Dr. Beth Wiediger at or visit the GSA Facebook page.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action events

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action is Oct. 16-20. SAVE Taskforce will have programming throughout the week and would love your participation! All events will be held in A. Lincoln Commons. Throughout the week, we encourage everyone to post about their participation in DVAM Week of Action events with the hashtag #TakeAStand.

Monday, Oct. 16 – Pledge Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
As members of the LLCC community, pledge to use your education, experiences and voices to speak out against intimate partner violence. Sign the pledge and post on social media about why you took the pledge or the steps you will take to live up to your pledge. Remember, use #TakeAStand to be a part of the national conversation on ending domestic violence!

Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Take a Stand Tuesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
In correlation with the National Week of Action theme, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to sign up to take a stand against domestic and intimate partner violence — literally! 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. We will have conversation tips and signs available for all participants. Share a message of your commitment to taking a stand against domestic violence using #TakeAStand.

Wednesday, Oct.18 – Silent Witness, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sojourn Shelter and Services will be on campus with their Silent Witness exhibit. This exhibit both honors victims and uses their stories to convey the tragic reality of domestic violence (more information here: There will be representatives from Sojourn present to hand out information.

Thursday, Oct. 19 – Purple Thursday, “Talk About It Thursday,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wear your purple and bring your $5 to the LLCC Student Life Office to participate in the Feminist Activist Coalition’s Jeans Day benefiting Sojourn Shelter and Services, a local domestic violence resource center. This year, we will also be handing out purple ribbons attached to a small sheet with tips for having an informed conversation about domestic violence. Recipients of the purple ribbons will be encouraged to talk to at least one person using their conversation tip.

Bistro To Go menu change

Bistro To Go’s menu changes next week! View the new menu.

Bistro To Go offers soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and coffee drinks available for take away. It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.–1 p.m. through Nov. 16.

Bistro To Go