Epicurean Club Valentine orders can be picked up TODAY in A. Lincoln Commons from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Cash sales of chocolate-dipped pretzels and assorted truffles will be available during that time also. All items are handmade by Epicurean Club members.
The 7th annual Lincoln Lecture is tomorrow, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. in the Trutter Center. The featured presenter is Ron J. Keller, associate professor of history and political science at Lincoln College and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum. Keller will speak on “Who Does This Guy Think He Is?? 150 Years of Living, Loving and Loathing Lincoln’s Legacy.”
Keller says his presentation will address the Lincoln legacy. ”From the moment of his tragic assassination 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln was catapulted immediately into the annals of American greatness. Ever since then, America has emulated him, adored him, written about him and argued about him. While most consider him our greatest president, there have been some groups and individuals who have resisted and even scorned his legacy. Lincoln has, and remains, a more controversial and polarizing historical figure than many realize.”
Drawing upon quotes, images and other iconography in this presentation, Keller examines the disparate public and private perceptions of Lincoln. This presentation will challenge the audience to ponder what Lincoln’s legacy means to us today, and what these perceptions say about America’s past and present.
Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science, recently photographed snow geese: a few ambling on campus, and many, many on Lake Springfield! It’s been suggested the latter would make a good jigsaw puzzle!
Biology Professor Tony Rothering says, “Snow Geese are a regular winter migrant … the flocks I have been seeing this week number in the thousands! They breed in the tundra. Chris’s photos nicely show the two different color phases of this species: blue (slate-grey in reality) and white. One interesting tidbit about Snow Geese is that their numbers have increased substantially over the past 20-30 years. Some speculate that climate change may be favoring snow geese because the warmer arctic temps create more open water/resource availability for this species. Of course, this is temporary as predator populations are bound to shift as well with these long-term changes.”
Chad Jones, head men’s basketball coach and associate professor of physical education, reached his 200th victory at LLCC Feb. 10, featured in this SJ-R sports story.
Twenty-three eligible nominations were received for the 2015 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. Congratulations to:
• Carmen Allen, Professor, Computer Programs
• Michelle Coakes, Professor, Art
• Diana Coffman, Professor Biology
• Anthony DiMaggio, Associate Professor, Political Science
• Jason Dockter, Professor, English
• Marlene Emmons, Professor, English
• Sharon Evans, Professor, Reading
• Eve Fischberg, Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
• Joe Hoff, Professor, Spanish
• Paul Hudson, Professor, Business
• Bob Johnson, Professor, Architecture and Construction Technology
• Kevin Kirsch, Professor, Auto CAD
• Rebecca Klatt, Associate Professor, Reading
• Katie McAfee, Associate Professor, Accounting
• Janet Moulton, Assistant Professor, Nursing
• Michael Ramm, Professor, Chemistry
• Randy Rue, Professor, Law Enforcement
• Liesl Smith, Professor, English
• Leslie Stalter, Professor, Art
• Gary Swee, Professor, Anthropology
• Natasha Trame, Associate Professor, Psychology
• Danyle Watkins, Instructor, Early Childhood Education
• Ellen Watkins, Professor, Sociology
The Pearsons, longtime Springfield physicians, made the award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation. The award annually recognizes an exceptional full-time, faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC. The 2015 award recipient will be announced at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony in May.
Please help the Writing Center celebrate International Writing Centers Week by encouraging your students to use our services. We are also holding a story contest for students. All participants receive a goody bag of Valentine’s Day treats, and the top three entries will win prizes including gift certificates to the bookstore and T-shirts. Students can contact the Writing Center for more info.
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 email@example.com.
Listen for Matthew Shaver, professor of computer applications, and student Tim Phillips on WDBR Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7:40 a.m. for an interview on digital apps and media.
This week is LLCC Homecoming Week, plus African-American History Month and Lincoln activities are scheduled.
Monday, Feb. 9 – Take a Walk Through Historic Black Springfield • 11 a.m.-noon • A. Lincoln Commons–Black History in Springfield from the 1920s through 1960s.
70s Trivia Game • 11 a.m.-noon • A. Lincoln Commons
Tuesday, Feb. 10 – Tie-Dye Homecoming Shirts • 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.* • A. Lincoln Commons, *While supplies last
Wednesday, Feb. 11 – Edd Fairman – Wizard of Sorts • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • A. Lincoln Commons
Thursday, Feb. 12 – “Who Does This Guy Think He Is?? 150 Years of Living, Loving and Loathing Lincoln’s Legacy” • 9 a.m. • Trutter Center. Presenter is Ron J. Keller, associate professor of history and political science at Lincoln College and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.
Lincoln’s Birthday Party • 9-11 a.m.• A. Lincoln Commons
Treats from the Epicurean Club, build Lincoln’s Home Contest and Penny Pong
Express your Peace, Love & Appreciation
Card-Making Event • noon-2 p.m. • A. Lincoln Commons
Friday, Feb. 13 – Free Turtle Apples • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Student Union
Beat the Coach Shootout • noon-1 p.m. • Cass Gym
Saturday, Feb. 14 – Women’s Basketball Game • 2 p.m. • Cass Gym
Men’s Basketball Game • 4 p.m. • Cass Gym
Homecoming Dance • 8-11 p.m. • Student Union–DJ, photo booth, casino games, giveaways and more! The dance heme is “The 70s” and you are encouraged to dress in your best 70s inspired style.
* Pick up your tickets for the dance in the Student Life Office. Vote for Homecoming King & Queen while you are there.
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