FAC and SAVE Taskforce hosting Denim Day April 25

In correlation with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition and SAVE Taskforce will be hosting Denim Day Wednesday, April 25. For this awareness campaign and fundraiser, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate by wearing denim on April 25 and turning in a minimum $5 donation to LLCC Student Life. All proceeds will benefit the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault.

The fundraiser also connects with Denim Day 2018, an annual campaign that focuses on protesting destructive attitudes and misconceptions about sexual assault. Learn more about the background of this campaign.

Donate to LEAGUE by April 30 for a chance to win!

BIO 107 models

Donations to the LEAGUE Campaign provided a grant to purchase models for BIO 107 to eliminate the need to share equipment with other biology courses.

It’s not too late to make your annual contribution to the LLCC Foundation through the LEAGUE Campaign. Donate to LEAGUE choosing payroll deduction by Monday, April 30, to be entered into a drawing for lots of great prizes including movie passes, gift cards, Knights Action Park passes and $150 cash donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet. Complete the LEAGUE contribution form (include link to form) and return to the LLCC Foundation to be entered into the drawing.

Thank you to those who have donated more than $42,000 so far. Your gift makes an impact on the lives of our students. Donations are needed for the general scholarship fund, LEAGUE Grants and the greatest needs of the college.

Tickets available for Farmer’s Share Lunch on April 27

The LLCC Agriculture Club is hosting its Seventh Annual Farmer’s Share Lunch on Friday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The club is selling tickets for the meal that will include a boneless pork chop sandwich, roasted corn, potato salad, fruit, cookies, and tea or lemonade for $1. The cost represents the portion of a meal’s cost that actually goes back to the farmers who grew the food. The rest of the cost is for processing, marketing, transportation, etc. Only 125 tickets are available, and they may be purchased from any LLCC Ag Club member or by contacting club advisor Bill Harmon at 786-2573 or bill.harmon@llcc.edu.

During the event, guests will also be able to test their agriculture knowledge with trivia questions from LLCC’s state champion College Bowl Team. The event is open to anyone in the campus community as an educational activity for the club.

In the news

Be sure to watch PBS’ Illinois Stories program on the bird banding research project at LLCC! It will air Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. on WSEC, WQEC and WMEC.

The LLCC Foundation’s 12th Annual Gala was featured in the State Journal-Register’s A La Carte section. The event, themed “A Secret Garden,” will take place Saturday, May 5 and feature a gourmet dinner prepared and served by the college’s culinary arts students and instructors. Proceeds benefit student learning at LLCC.

Nancy Sweet, director, culinary programs and operations, has the charming distinction of being added to the Bloomington Pantagraph’s “Best Name Club” for her name being so well-suited to her role in managing food programs, such as baking and pastries, at LLCC. How sweet!