Textbook adoptions due Feb. 14

The LLCC Bookstore would like to remind faculty and staff that Feb. 22 is the beginning of open enrollment for summer term, and we would like to have all books and course materials for classes submitted, reviewed and available for viewing before the registration date.

We ask that all adoptions for summer courses submitted and approved by Feb. 14. Not only is this important for our students it is also vital that our college remain compliant with federal HEOA guidelines which require the college to have this information posted when classes are selected by students.

Please contact Katie LeGrant by email or phone at 786-2399 with any questions, comments or concerns.

“Best Places to Work” graphic for email

LLCC has been awarded a 2018 “Best Places to Work” award from the Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank. In recognition of this honor, faculty and staff can can add the graphic below to their email signatures. Just copy the image below and paste it into your email signature.

Best Places to Work 2018

In the news: Spring Security Awareness Day

LLCC’s Spring Security Awareness Day workshop, held on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. in Logan Hall, Room 1140, was covered by WICS and FOX 55. Approximately 40 community members attended the event. Many raised good questions and shared recommendations for future events. The next cybersecurity workshop will address wireless systems and safety and will be held Tuesday, May 1 at 6 p.m.

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This week’s Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

This week, LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the workshops listed below.

Because Quality Matters! – Innovative Teaching Series
Rebecca Parton, dean, academic innovation
Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Robert H. Stephens Room

LLCC has become a Quality Matters institution. Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and hybrid courses. This workshop will provide an overview of what LLCC’s QM membership means, what is being done now as well as plans for the future. This presentation will also include an introduction to the QM Rubric. Register at http://bit.ly/2E7Tvn7.
* Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program can receive one point for successful completion of this workshop.

Blackboard & SoftChalk – Open Lab
Gary Bach, instructional technology specialist
Wednesday, Feb. 14 – 10 a.m. to noon – Sangamon Hall 0119
Have you ever had questions about how to accomplish something in Blackboard but couldn’t attend a previously scheduled Blackboard workshop? Do you just want someone to sit down with you and go over a few Blackboard features that you haven’t used before? Maybe you are curious about what SoftChalk is and what it can do to help you and your students or you use SoftChalk and want to learn about the new features of SoftChalk Cloud. Now you can drop in to one of our open lab sessions and to get a little or lot of help with your Blackboard and SoftChalk questions. No registration is required to attend.

Education Career Day

LLCC is hosting its 16th annual Education Career Day today from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will be held in A. Lincoln Commons.

The event is open to students and community members interested in education as a career, including individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree. It provides attendees the opportunity to learn about LLCC’s associate degrees in education and transfer opportunities to various four-year institutions, ask questions of representatives from participating colleges and universities, and compare programs.

“Coffee with the Editors” today, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Lamp will host “Coffee with the Editors” today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.

Please come grab a cup of coffee. It is free to anyone who likes and follows The Lamp online or on social media. Otherwise, it is $1 a cup. The goal is to increase online engagement for the student newspaper.

You can find The Lamp online at:

Congratulations to the 2018 Homecoming court!

2018 LLCC Homecoming king and queen (Nate Mayfield and Ocean Boggs)The 2018 LLCC Homecoming court was introduced during the halftimes of the women’s and men’s basketball games on Saturday, and Nate Mayfield and Ocean Boggs were recognized as Homecoming king and queen!

Homecoming court king candidates:

  • Terrelle Jackson
  • Olric Manthelot
  • Nate Mayfield

Homecoming court queen candidates:

  • Fabiola Gonzalez-Alvarado
  • Sierra Peterson
  • Ocean Boggs

2018 LLCC Homecoming court


Thank you from Jane Hartman

Please know how grateful I am for the outpouring of lovely expressions of sympathy on the death of my dear mom, Nellie Allen. My family and I are deeply appreciative of our LLCC friendships and your kindness to us.

Jane Hartman, professor, music

10th annual Lincoln Lecture today

LLCC hosts the 10th annual Lincoln Lecture today at 9 a.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room of Menard Hall.

James M. Cornelius, Ph.D., James M. Cornelius, Ph.D., curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, will speak on the topic, “Abraham Lincoln: Nature Boy or Science Drone.”

Dr. Cornelius, a native of Minneapolis, worked for 10 years as an editor in New York City at Doubleday, Random House and Collier’s Encyclopedia, then for eight years in the University of Illinois Library’s Illinois History and Lincoln Collections. Read more about the featured lecturer.

Also on Lincoln’s birthday, representatives from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site will sponsor an informational display in A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus.

LLCC-Litchfield will live stream the movie “Lincoln” at 1 p.m.

On Feb. 13, LLCC-Taylorville will sponsor a presentation on President Lincoln at 1 p.m. in the South Building, Room 1115.

On Feb. 14, LLCC-Jacksonville will host Pam Brown as Mary Todd Lincoln in “Taking Leave,” written by Ken Bradbury, at 10 a.m. followed by a Q & A session. The Gettysburg Address will also be read.

The public is invited to all events without charge.

In addition, LLCC-Beardstown will sponsor a student trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield on Feb. 12.

African-American History Month activities

LLCC is celebrating African-American History Month during February with various events. The theme for this year’s observance is “Celebrating Our Strengths While Overcoming Our Challenges.”

Activities continue today with a movie review and discussion of “Marshall.” Screenings will be held at at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. The movie features the story of Thurgood Marshall, the American civil rights leader who helped change the landscape of American society.

Read about additional events throughout the month.