“Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” Sept. 18

Colin Suchland, Ph.D., professor of sociology, LLCC; Timothy McKenzie, professor of journalism and philosophy, LLCC; and Adriana M. Crocker, LLB, Ph.D., professor of political science, UIS, will serve as panelists at “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” on Sept. 18, 6 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will explore the use of truth and facts in contemporary life. The presentation is a first in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.

The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

Other presentations in the series are:

  • Oct. 16: “Pants on Fire” – Participants will uncover big and little lies in everyday interactions. Panelists include Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., LCPC, director, UIS Counseling Center; David Brady, senior software engineer, match.com; Lucinda Caughey, associate professor of computer science, LLCC; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director human resources, Illinois Department of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department.
  • Nov. 20: “Who’s Checking the Fact Checkers?” – In this presentation, participants will discover methods of finding truth on the internet and in other media. Panelists include Chris Krug, publisher, TheCenterSquare.com; Kate Schott, interim editor, The State Journal-Register; Tia Carol Jones, managing editor, Chicago Defender; Rachel Otwell, multimedia journalist, NPR Illinois + ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network; and John O’Connor, political writer, the Associated Press.

For more information and panelist biographies, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

In the community

Dee Krueger, director LLCC-Taylorville, recently provided information on LLCC-Taylorville to the local Kiwanis, Optimist and Sertoma clubs.

Sheridan Lane, interim director, culinary program and operations, provided a cooking demonstration of roasted pumpkin bruschetta with goat cheese at the Old Capitol Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Bistro To Go open Tuesday and Thursday

Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center
Bistro To Go, LLCCs student-run café, is open Tuesday and Thursday this week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The café, 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.

Bistro To Go is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 21 (with the exception of Nov. 5).

Contractors on far east end of campus starting Sept. 16

Starting on Monday, Sept. 16, contractors will begin mobilizing on the far east end of campus in Parking Lot 18 for construction of the new ag building. We have asked them to provide barriers so that no one has access to Lot 18 during construction which will continue into fall 2020. Please use caution, and be aware of all construction traffic as you drive and walk in and around that area. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at tim.ervin@llcc.edu.

In the news

Sheridan Lane, interim director, culinary program and operations, was interviewed yesterday by WICS/FOX Illinois about Bistro Verde, LLCC’s student-run café, offering Bistro To Go this fall with takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and coffees.

ALL’s fifth annual Chilli Supper Sunday

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning will hold its annual Chilli Supper Sunday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Temple B’rith Sholom Social Hall, 1004 S. 4th St., Springfield. The public is invited to attend. The cost is $8 per person and free for youth ages 8 and under.

The supper will feature chilli made by Les Eastep, well-known Springfield chilli chef and cook-off judge who recently qualified for the ICS World Championship Chili Cook-off in Ankeny, Iowa. Also on the menu are hot dogs, chilli dogs, beverages and desserts, with carryout available.

The event will include a book and puzzle exchange along with exhibits about LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning programs and activities. For more information, contact LLCC Community Education at 786-2432.

“The Walk of the Immigrants” Oct. 9

LLCC Student Life welcomes Saul Flores (philanthropist, photojournalist and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects) to LLCC on Oct. 9, noon-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons to share his presentation, “The Walk of the Immigrants.” This event is part of the Student Life’s Soup and Stories series.

Students who RSVP will receive a FREE lunch! Lunch for faculty and staff is $5, payable at the check-in table. You can pay either by check or cash (RSVP required in advance). To reserve your spot for this program and lunch, please fill out the RSVP form. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 7 by noon.

Flores spent three months walking, hitchhiking, and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places. His journey began in Ecuador and ended in Charlotte, North Carolina. In three months, he walked 5,328 miles through 10 countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico.

In this presentation, Flores speaks about how as a North Carolina State University senior, he took the “walk” in the summer of 2010. Student audiences get the opportunity to relive “The Walk of the Immigrants” along with Saul and create a deeper understanding of the struggles, hardships, joy and hope that immigrants experience on their journey.

Please make sure to share this opportunity with your students in class and those that you work with. They will not want to miss this event!

In the news

Dr. Sonja Harvey, associate dean of nursing, was interviewed by WICS/FOX Illinois on the nursing shortage in Illinois.

Jolene Lamb, coordinator, LLCC Culinary Institute, provided a cooking demonstration of succotash on WICS this morning. Sean Keeley, culinary specialist, will be demonstrating the recipe this evening at the Illinois Products Farmers Market.

Our sympathy to Peggy Wisdom

We extend our condolences to Peggy Wisdom, professor of basic nurse assistant, on the passing of her mother, Margaret Gilman, on Sept. 10. A visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 13, 9:30-11 a.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery near Bluffs. Read the obituary.