Today’s events: Constitution Day and blood drive

Name That Amendment:  11 a.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Play trivia about the U.S. Constitution for prizes!

Constitution Day lecture: noon, Trutter Center.  “Free Speech Under Fire: Does the First Amendment Apply to Higher Education?” is being presented by Anthony DiMaggio, Ph.D., LLCC political science assistant professor, and John K. Wilson, co-editor of AcademeBlog.org and editor of Illinois Academe.  For more information about the presentation, click HERE.

A Blood Drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union, Menard Hall.

 

Today’s Bistro To Go menu

Bistro To Go is open TODAY for takeout orders from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Due to the nature of the class and student curriculum, call-ahead orders or seating in the Bistro cannot be accommodated and there is a limit of 4 “orders” per person. See today’s menu Bistro To Go menu 9 17 14!

Wellness screenings and flu shot clinic Oct. 16

The annual wellness screening and flu shot clinic for all benefit-eligible employees is being offered on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 11 a.m. in the Trutter Center. Registration is now open. Attached is a detailed wellness screening guide with specific information on how to register for the screening. If you are not available on Oct. 16 to participate in an on-site screening, you will have the option to participate through a participating LabCorp facility. Please follow the directions provided in the attached document to register for the on-site or off-site screening, 2014 LLCC Wellness Screening Guide.

All employees and their spouses who are currently enrolled in a LLCC health insurance plan will receive the basic screening FREE OF CHARGE as well as receive a free flu shot! Sign up early to get the appointment of your choice. If a time you are looking for isn’t available when you register, complete your registration and come back to the website at a later date to see if any time slots open up.

Each employee who participates in the wellness screening will also receive a $50 VISA gift card…just for participating!

Culinary Institute at Taste of Home Cooking School tonight

LLCC’s Culinary Institute is a sponsor of the Taste of Home Cooking School tonight at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.  Doors open at 4 p.m. and the show begins at 7. LLCC is providing a food demonstration and samples. LLCC staff members Jamie Stout, Jolene Adams, John Kidd and Jay Kitterman, in addition to other Culinary Institute volunteersare participating in the event. All guests receive a gift bag. For more information on the event, click HERE.

This week at LLCC

CANCELLED: Monday, Sept 15Soup & Stories “Tower of Refuge, Inc.” presentation in the R.H. Stephens Room from 12-1 p.m.  Lunch will still be available for students and employees.

Bake sale for PTK:  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is holding a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Proceeds will be donated to the ALS after the Phi Theta Kappa officers complete an Ice Bucket Challenge later this week. These activities are being held in conjunction our chapter’s participation in the “Week of Compassion” from Sept. 15-21.  Please support this worthy cause!

Bistro To Go opens today! The student operated café will sell ready-to-eat soups, salads, sandwiches and assorted baked goods for take-out only.  Menu selections will vary each day. Hours are: Mondays from 4–6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.  Click HERE for a sample menu.  To view the actual menu each day, visit the Culinary Arts page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LlccCulinaryArtsAndHospitalityProgram. “Like” us to receive our updates right in your news feed!

Wednesday, Sept. 17: Name That Amendment:  Come to the A. Lincoln Commons at 11 a.m. to play trivia on the U.S. Constitution for prizes!  

Constitution Day program at noon entitled “Free Speech Under Fire: Does the First Amendment Apply to Higher Education?” The presentation by Anthony DiMaggio, Ph.D., LLCC political science assistant professor, and John K. Wilson, co-editor of AcademeBlog.org and editor of Illinois Academe, takes place in the Trutter Center.  For more information about the presentation, click HERE

A Blood Drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union, Menard Hall.

Thursday, Sept. 18: Showoff YOUR culture! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons from 11-12:30 p.m. to help us decorate mini flags to have YOUR culture represented at our Multicultural Festival on Oct 1st!

Friday, Sept. 19: Club Information Day! Stop by the R. H. Stephens room from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to learn about the various clubs at LLCC and GET INVOLVED! Free Subway lunches are available to the first 250 LLCC students  with valid student id at 11:30am. LOGGERPALOOZA 2014 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff ALL invited – Come to outside of the A. Lincoln Commons to enjoy live  entertainment by Patrick Lentz, vendor booths, and campus services.

Sunday, Sept. 21: Recital Series performance of “Classical guitar music from Europe, South America and Japan” by Russel Brazzel at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Click HERE for more information.

ITDE workshops for the week of Sept 15-19

Online Faculty Brown Bag
Facilitator: Jason Dockter, Associate Professor, English & ITDE Online Faculty Liaison
Do you teach online? Bring your lunch and join us for this opportunity for current online faculty to discuss and share online teaching and learning experiences and current trends.
Click here to register for the session below

Date Time Room
Monday, September 15 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Faculty Seminar Room

Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program will receive 2 points for complete attendance and participation in this workshop.*

Early Alert: Retaining Students through Referrals and Support
Facilitators: Chris Barry, Director, Retention & Student Success, & Carmen Allen, Professor, Business and Technologies
Early alert is a faculty referral process that is intentional and coordinated between the faculty and student services. This session will include information about the current alert system that is in place, why it exists, how effective it is and how you can participate.
Click here to register for the session below

Date Time Room
Thursday, September 18 10:00 AM-12:00 PM SGMN0119

Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program will receive 2 points for complete attendance and participation in this workshop.*

You can find the complete Fall semester workshop schedule online at:
http://www.llcc.edu/itde/WorkshopsTraining/ITDEFall2014WorkshopSchedule/tabid/6622/Default.aspx

Reminder: Roof work on Menard Hall this morning

Today, beginning at 6:00 a.m., we will be completing the removal of the last of the variable frequency drives from the roofs of Menard Hall.  The first of the two “picks” using a boom truck will be from the loading dock area.  The second will be in front of the third set of doors (the ones leading to Cass) on the east side of Menard.  The operation should be completed within 2-3 hours.  We will be taking the necessary safety precautions, but your cooperation, and awareness, will be appreciated.

Thank you and, as always, I can be reached at 786-9605, if you have any questions.

Hugh Garvey, Asst. VP, Construction

Bistro Verde is opening this Monday September 15 as Bistro To Go!

The student operated café will sell ready to eat soups, salads, sandwiches and assorted baked goods for take-out only.  Menu selections will vary each day based on what is being prepared by culinary and baking classes. The café will also offer coffee, tea, soda, and bottled water.  Bistro To Go will be open on Mondays from 4 – 6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Due to the nature of the class and student curriculum, we will not be able to accommodate call-ahead orders or seating in the Bistro and there is a limit of 4 “orders” per person.

Click HERE for a sample menu.  To view the actual menu each day, visit the Culinary Arts page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LlccCulinaryArtsAndHospitalityProgram. “Like” us to receive our updates right in your news feed!