Welcome Katrina Quattlander

Katrina QuattlanderKatrina Quattlander has recently joined the college as library access services assistant. She worked as a temporary reference specialist at the college during the fall semester and previously worked as a K-12 librarian. Katrina earned a master’s degree in library science from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She can be reached at katrina.quattlander@llcc.edu or 786-2270. Welcome, Katrina!

Check out the view: Rediscover your library

Check out the view: Rediscover your library. Come celebrate the newly redesigned community space in the Library!
Check out the view, and rediscover your library today, Jan. 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the LLCC Library in Sangamon Hall! Join us as we celebrate the newly redesigned community space in the LLCC Library. Donuts, coffee, hot chocolate and tea will be served.

In the news

Dr. Jennifer O’Malley, professor of biology and 2019 Pearson Master Teacher, wrote the essay, “When I Grow Up” for the “Connections” section of the Sunday, Jan. 19 State Journal-Register.

Register for Jan. 28 Inclusivity Series presentation

LLCC Inclusivity Speaker Series. Diversity, Inclusion, Identity, Community.The second speaker in the Inclusivity Series, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, will be facilitating sessions on intergroup dialogue one week from today — on Jan. 28 — in the Robert H. Stephens Room. The event will also be available via livestream. The sessions for faculty and staff include:

  • Noon-1 p.m. – Keynote presentation
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Facilitated workshop

Registration for the event (whether attending in person or via livestream) is requested. It is co-sponsored by the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup, Student Life and TRIO.

Dr. Stephen John Quaye

In this presentation, participants will learn different terminology (e.g., privilege, power, oppression, intersectionality). In the workshop following the presentation, participants will learn dialogic skills for enabling them to engage in healthier cross-racial dialogues.

Dr. Quaye is associate professor in the higher education and student affairs program at Ohio State University and an associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Quaye focuses on understanding how students can engage difficult dialogues honestly and productively, as well as how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences. He also is interested in the strategies educators use to facilitate these dialogues and what they learn about themselves in the process.

Graduation application deadlines

Prospective graduates must submit a graduation application to LLCC Student Records by the deadline for the term in which all graduation requirements will be completed.

NOTE: Applying for graduation is separate from signing up to participate in the annual commencement ceremony. There is a separate sign up in March for the commencement ceremony held each May.

Prior to submitting the graduation application, students should meet with a student success coach for a degree audit to ensure all requirements have been met for their degree or certificate program.

If you have any question, please contact LLCC Student Records at 786-4956.

Important deadlines to remember:

  • March 1:  Deadline for graduation application for prospective spring and summer graduates to be considered for awards. ex: departmental honors, Outstanding Graduate etc.
  • March 18 and 19: GradFest will kick off cap and gown sales 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all LLCC locations.
  • April 15:  Deadline for graduation application for inclusion in commencement news release for prospective spring and summer graduates. Special ordered gowns cannot be accepted after this date; however, students are welcome to purchase gowns in stock.
  • May 1:  Deadline for graduation application to be considered a spring graduate
  • July 15:  Deadline for graduation application to be considered a summer graduate
  • Please note: The deadline for fall 2019 graduation applications was Dec. 1, 2019.

Thank you to Welcome Week volunteers!

LLCC Public Relations and Marketing thanks everyone who joined us in greeting and assisting students in A. Lincoln Commons during Welcome Week. They helped ensure that students got a great start to the spring semester! It would not have been possible without these volunteers who took time out of their busy days to help students find classes, print off schedules and much more.

Volunteers who helped with Welcome Week included: Lisa Avendano, Julie Clevenger, Dr. Lesley Frederick, Lindee Hall, Leslie Johnson, Dr. David Leitner, Sierra Peterson, Leanne Roseberry, Bailey Shaw, Irene Siewert, Karen Sisk, Dawn Townsend and Marina Wirsing.

Student getting directions at Welcome Week table Students at Welcome Week table Student receiving map and directions at Welcome Week table. LLCC staff talking with students in A. Lincoln Commons

Surplus auction items

LLCC Finance is pleased to announce that employees are now able to bid on items being stored in surplus. These items may include desks, tables, chairs, file cabinets, rolling carts, couches and much more. There are always new items coming and going so check the website often. Please note: employees are not allowed to bid on items during work hours. To view what is currently being auctioned, go to https://www.govdeals.com/LLCC.

Contest to name LLCC roads!

LLCC-Springfield mapHave you ever wanted to name a street? Here’s your chance! LLCC students, faculty and staff are invited to submit ideas for five road names on the Springfield campus, shown on the map in yellow boxes. The winning names will be selected by the President’s Cabinet, and five $50 VISA cards will be awarded for winning submissions. (If a road name is selected that was suggested by more than one person, a drawing will be held.) Submit your ideas by Friday, Jan. 31 to be eligible for prizes.

  1. Road just off the main entrance by the west prairie
  2. Road running north from Workforce Careers Center
  3. Road east of Trutter Center that runs from Montgomery Hall to Millennium Center
  4. Road in front of construction site for new Kreher Agriculture Center
  5. Road just south of grassy area between Cass Gym and Menard Hall

Midyear progress update form

In an effort to gather progress information for the current fiscal year’s Planning & Budgeting Projects, a simple Midyear Progress Update form has been created for your completion. This will serve as an update on current FY20 Planning & Budgeting Projects. If you submitted a project request during the FY20 Planning & Budgeting Process, you will be required to submit midyear progress update information for approved projects. View updated FY20 Planning & Budgeting documents. Budget Maintenance requests are excluded from this process.

Please access the SharePoint form and provide progress information for each of your FY20 projects. The form is filtered to display the project id numbers that you will need to respond to. Select a project id number, provide the necessary information, include supporting documents as attachments and submit the form. As each project id is completed, it will be removed from the drop down list on the SharePoint form.

All submitted forms will be routed directly to your VP/cabinet-level supervisor for review.

Your responses should include specific evidence to support your project progress. If you have questions about what type of specific support, please contact Karie Longhta.

If you have any problems with accessing the SharePoint page, contact Megan McCann.

The updates should be submitted no later than noon on Friday, Jan. 31.