Training today on late enrollment for those on probation and suspension

There are some changes in deadlines and processes for late enrolling probation and suspension students for spring 2020. Training is being offered today, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. in Menard Hall, Room 1165, for all interested staff and faculty. Even if you attended the training for fall semester, you may want to attend again to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

Another training will be offered tomorrow, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 1165.

Christmas concert today, 7 p.m.

Performances

November and December performances by faculty and students in LLCC’s music program kick off this week at various locations.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 19 – free Christmas concert by the Capital Area Concert Band and LLCC Band students, 7 p.m., Trutter Center
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20 – “An Evening of Guitar Music,” free concert, 7 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons
  • Choir Concert Lincoln Land Community CollegeFriday, Nov. 22 – “Getting to Know You,” free LLCC Choir fall concert featuring a mix of new choral director Laurie Lewis-Fritz’s favorite repertoire including classical, Motown, musical theatre and more, 7 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons
  • Sunday, Nov. 24 – LLCC Big Band, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., followed by LLCC Choir, 1-2 p.m., Festival of Trees, Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds
  • Monday, Nov. 25 – free LLCC Big Band fall concert, 7 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4 – “Viva America,” free LLCC Choir performance in conjunction with the UIS Choir, noon, UIS Student Union Ballroom
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4 – free LLCC Honors Recital featuring LLCC music majors in end-of-semester performances, 7 p.m., Menard Hall, Room 2250

Opportunity to join music groups

Faculty, staff and community members can also join the college’s band and choral groups for the spring 2020 semester through LLCC Community Education.

LLCC Choir

Community Education offers a class is for community members that are not otherwise credit-seeking students at the college and wish to join the LLCC Choir. The class will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-12:50 p.m. in Menard 2250 beginning Jan. 13. Students will sing a wide variety of music and have performance opportunities. The class fee is $10. Register by going online via WebAdvisor or calling LLCC Registration at 786-2292, and use course code CEW-102-04.

LLCC Big Band

For those interested in joining the LLCC Big Band, contact manley.mallard@llcc.edu.

This week’s Academic Innovation and eLearning workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning Fall 2019 Workshop Schedule
LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning has offered 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:

  • Group Work and Activities: Scavenger Hunts and Escape Rooms – Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3-4 p.m. in M1174
  • General Open Lab – Thursday, Nov. 21, 3-3:50 p.m. in S0119

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

Bistro To Go open today

Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center
This is the last week Bistro To Go will be open for the fall semester. Visit LLCC’s student-run café, open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for lunch today! You can also purchase frozen ready-made soups ($6 for 32 oz.) made by culinary students. Soups include cream of tomato, white gazpacho, French onion, shrimp and crawfish bisque, stuffed pepper and chicken tortilla.

Bistro To Go, located in the Workforce Careers Center, offers takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and coffees prepared by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students. View the fall 2019 menu. Lunch orders can be placed in person, at 786-2821 or at bistroverde@llcc.edu. Additional information and instructions on how to email your order can be found at www.llcc.edu/bistro-verde. Cash and debit or credit cards are accepted.

Open interviews for peer tutors Nov. 25 and 26

Open interviews for peer tutors will be held Monday, Nov. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. in the LLCC Center for Academic Success. Please inform your talented and qualified students of this great on-campus job opportunity for the upcoming spring semester. No appointment needed!

Peer tutor requirements:

  • Have 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Received As in courses they wish to tutor
  • Enrolled in six or more credit hours for spring 2020
  • Completed 12+ college credit hours
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess a strong academic commitment
  • Are responsible enough to work independently

For questions or further information, please contact Jamie McCoy at 786-2845.

In the news

LLCC’s aviation program and Bob Brandis of Brandis Aviation received a “thumbs up” in the Nov. 16 State Journal-Register for his donation of a Learjet 24B to the program. The column noted: “One of only three in Illinois, LLCC’s Aviation Mechanics Program provides hands-on preparation for an industry nodding and looking for skilled employees. The currently enrolled 30 students will learn the alignment of the jet’s structures and work on assembly and rigging, in addition to learning firsthand about the operational jet engine and the number of engine support systems. This generous learning tool donation will serve current and future students, as well as enable them to take off for rewarding careers.”

Bill Beaty, fire science program coordinator, was the subject of a Nov. 15 State Journal-Register article on his recent appointment as fire chief of Garden City, Kan. Bill will continue working at LLCC through December.

Thank you from Junell Ransdell

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my farewell party to say goodbye and wish me the very best as I begin a new chapter in my life.  It was very much appreciated.  A very special “thank you” to the wonderful HR peeps for the party goodies and the treasured gifts … you are the best! I will forever cherish the friendships and memories made over the past 22 years!

Best wishes, Junell Ransdell

Thanksgiving baskets for the LLCC Food Pantry

LLCC Student Life is putting out a call to action — asking faculty and staff to help build Thanksgiving baskets for the LLCC Food Pantry. While the primary purpose of the food pantry during the year is to provide ready-to-eat meals for our students, this time of year the food pantry is looking specifically for items that can help an LLCC student provide a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for their family. These specialty items will be collected through Friday, Nov. 22.

Thank you to the LLCC Student Government Association for getting the baskets started with their recent food drive. Student Life is hoping to put together 10 to 15 baskets for LLCC students and their families. Right now there is enough to make about five baskets. Students that are interested in requesting a basket, can come to the food pantry during regular hours to fill out the form.

Here is a list of items that are needed. Please make sure these items are non-perishable.

  • Pumpkin pie or other pie filling
  • Graham cracker pie crusts
  • Canned sweet potatoes
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Canned mix veggies
  • Cream of chicken, vegetable, celery
  • Boxed mash potatoes
  • Boxed stove top stuffing
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Gravy Mix

The food pantry is also in need of the following ready-to-eat items to help get us through the end of the semester:

  • Pop-tarts
  • Fruit cups/pudding
  • Microwavable ready-to-eat pasta meals (like Chef Boyardee)
  • Crackers
  • Hearty soups/stews
  • Soup/Chili/Beef stew in easy-peel open cans
  • Cup-o-Noodle or ramen noodle soup
  • Fruit snacks
  • Cereal bars
  • Hot cocoa packets

Student clubs hosting events tomorrow

Coffee and hot cocoa sale

Buy four drinks get the fifth free! Lincoln Land Community College Dance Club: Express Your Seoul

LLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul will be holding a coffee and hot cocoa sale tomorrow, Nov. 20, in A. Lincoln Commons from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Remember to bring your stamp card! If you buy four drinks, you will receive a fifth one free. These cards are good for all coffee sales this semester. Coffee, hot chocolate and donuts (glazed, assorted chocolate, mini powdered and chocolate, and pumpkin donut holes) will be available. A 16 oz. cup is $2, unless you bring your own mug then it is only $1!

Happy Holidays

Winter holiday cards

Help make holiday cards tomorrow! The LLCC Student Equality Activists invite students, faculty and staff to join them tomorrow, Nov. 20, from 9:30 to 1 p.m. to help make winter holiday cards to send to nursing homes.