Participate in the L.E.A.G.U.E. Campaign Penny Wars

Can you guess the name of this TV game show where passengers have to answer trivia questions with mounting cash values before they reach their destination or get kicked out?

Can you guess the name of this TV game show where passengers have to answer trivia questions with mounting cash values before they reach their destination or get kicked out?

LLCC’s L.E.A.G.U.E. Committee invites you to get a team together to participate in Penny Wars! Penny Wars is a fun competition to see who can collect the most pennies and raise funds for LLCC Foundation’s Pay It Forward Fund which provides assistance to students with emergency needs. Here is what you need to do:

• To participate in Penny Wars, contact Barb Eades in the LLCC Foundation at 786-2255 or
• Pick up an empty Penny Wars container in the Foundation, Menard Hall, room 1214.
• Decorate your container anyway you want – or use this year’s LEAGUE TV Game Show theme as inspiration.
• Start collecting pennies in your department or area and place them in your container.
• Sabotage your opponents by placing silver coins or paper money in their containers.
• Bring your decorated containers to the L.E.A.G.U.E. luncheon on Tuesday, March 24 by 11:30 a.m. in the Student Union where people will vote for their favorite and more money can be placed in the jars.

See the flyer for additional details: Penny Wars flyer 2015

For more information, contact the Foundation at 786-2255.

In the community

Beth Wiediger, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was the guest speaker at the February World Affairs Council of Central Illinois (WACCI) monthly program at UIS’s Brookens Auditorium. Her program title was “The Role of Women in Brazil.”

Campus Visit Day has largest attendance ever

Nearly 500 prospective students and family members attended Monday’s Campus Visit Day sessions.  Thank you to all faculty, staff and students who participated in the event to showcase the college’s programs and services. Also, thank you to those who assisted with set-up in any way–Facilities, ITS, ITDE and Jeff Mehan.

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TODAY–Soup & Stories: Get Up…Get Moving! Service-Learning Meets Service Action!

Enjoy an inspiring presentation by LLCC’s 2014 Honored Alum Karla Carwile, founder and president of One Patient, at today’s Soup and Stories from noon-1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room. Listen to Karla’s story as she discusses the importance of not just service-learning, but service action! A light lunch of soup and salad will be provided.

Free for students with ID, $3 for faculty/staff/community members

In the news

Mary Beth Ray, director, Advising, Counseling and Career Development Services, and LLCC student Laura Rosenthal were interviewed Feb. 16 by Fox 55 regarding the Springfield Collegiate Fair.

Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, was featured in this article in the online Morning Ag Clips. Kevin moderated a panel discussion on small business development for members of the 2015 Christian County LEADership program Feb. 10 at the Christian County Extension Office in Taylorville.

CQI sessions still open

Registrations are still being accepted for the following CQI sessions:

Session D • Feb. 27, 8:15 am–4 pm and March 6, 8:15 am–12:30 pm • Facilitators Karen Sanders & Tim Maricle

Session E • March 24, 8:15 am–4 pm (PDD-held at LLCC; may have to hold more than one session) and April 3, 8:15 am-12:30 p.m. to be held at CCTC. Based on first session, may need additional sessions) • Facilitators Tricia Kujawa & Kevin Lust

Session F • April 24, 8:15 am–4 pm and May 1, 8:15 am–12:30 pm • Facilitators Nicole Ralph & Mary Beth Ray

Coffee will be served both days from 8–8:15 am, with lunch being served on the first day only.

To register, please call 782-7436 or email

ITDE offers special Blackboard workshop Wednesday

New Texting and Development Tools in Blackboard • Wednesday, Feb. 18 • 2-3PM • SGMN0119 • Facilitator: Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator

In this workshop, participants will learn how to utilize the newest features added to the Blackboard system. Join us for this hands-on session featuring the new Blackboard texting function and the development application Qwickly.  Click HERE to register.

Two guest chefs prepare “Joys of the Table” dinner to benefit student scholarships

The Culinary Institute hosted Guest Chefs Mike Aiello, president and CEO of R.W. Troxell Insurance, and Sergio (Satch) Pecori, president FullSizeRenderand CEO of Hanson Professional Services (shown here with LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.) for the “Joys of the Table” dinner. The event was a fundraiser for culinary arts student scholarships. The two guest chefs donated their time and paid for all of the food served. The college extends its thanks to them.