In the News

Lisa Collier, associate vice president, Enrollment Services, wrote the LLCC essay for the State Journal-Register Sept. 7, entitled “Avoiding student loan debt: LLCC gives you the tools.”

Mary Beth Ray, director, Career Development Services, wrote “Five tips to be a cut above the competition and land that job” for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Job Fair page  in the State Journal-Register Sept. 8.

Jay Kitterman, director, Culinary Institute and special events, was interviewed by the State Journal-Register for the Sunday A la carte column Sept. 7 on upcoming classes.

Charlyn Fargo, culinary instructor, was interviewed by WCIA on nutrition topics Sept. 4.

Dee Krueger, assistant director, LLCC-Taylorville, was featured on WTIM’s “Ask The Professional” on Thursday, August 28. She discussed upcoming fall events at LLCC-Taylorville and provided information on the enrollment process for the upcoming spring semester.

Update to CQI training schedule

If you have not yet attended a Continuous Quality Improvement training, please sign up for one of the below sessions being offered this school year.  Note: Session A is no longer available.  A list of those who have completed the training can be found HERE.

SESSION DATE
A September 19, 2014
September 26, 2014
B October 17, 2014
October 24, 2014
C February 27, 2015
March 6, 2015
D March 24, 2015 (PDD-held at LLCC; may have to hold more than one session)
April 3, 2015 (held at CCTC; based on first session, may need additional sessions)
E April 24, 2015
May 1, 2015

Sessions B, C & E will meet at the Capital City Training Center from 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. the first day, and 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. the second day.  Coffee will be served from 8 – 8:15 a.m. both days and lunch will be served on the first day only.

For session D, the first day (March 24) will be held at LLCC on Professional Development Day and will be an all-day session (8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.). The second day will be held at CCTC from 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To register for any of the sessions, call 524-6749 or email cctc@llcc.edu

ITDE Workshops for week of Sept. 8th

The Instructional Technology and Distance Education department  workshops for the week of Sept. 8th cover a wide range of topics. You can find the complete Fall semester workshop schedule with clasonline at:
http://www.llcc.edu/itde/WorkshopsTraining/ITDEFall2014WorkshopSchedule/tabid/6622/Default.aspx

Designing and Developing Interactive Course Materials Using SoftChalk
Facilitator: Barry Lamb, Director, Instructional Technology Services
Click here to register for one of the sessions below
Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program will receive 4 points for complete attendance and participation in this workshop.*

Date Delivery Method
Monday September 8 through Wednesday September 17 Online via Blackboard

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities: Challenges and Solutions
Facilitator:  Linda Chriswell, Accessibility Services Professional & Beverley Johns, Learning Disabilities Consultant and Instructor in Education at MacMurray College
Click here to register for the session belowCurrent online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program will receive 2 points for complete attendance and participation in this workshop.*

Date Time Room
Tuesday, September 9 1:00-3:00 PM SGMN0119

Using Blackboard for Course Communication
Facilitator: Andy Mitkos, Learning Management Systems Coordinator
Click here to register for the session belowCurrent online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program will receive 1 point for complete attendance and participation in this workshop.

Date Time Room
Thursday, September 11 2:30-3:30 PM SGMN0119

 

 

EHST Safety Tip of the Month

The September safety tip brought to you by the Environmental Health & Safety Team:  September is designated as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Because of that, we would like to take this opportunity to urge everyone to take a few minutes and think about how they would answer this question: “If an emergency happens while I’m on campus, what would I do?”
Emergencies can take many different forms, but one thing is for certain; the time to figure out what you should be doing during an emergency is not when it’s occurring.  Click HERE to read more and find out what you can do now to prepare for an emergency!

Eat at Bob Evans and help raise $$ for an LLCC Foundation scholarship fund

The LLCC Foundation will be the beneficiary of a scholarship fundraiser by the Springfield Civic Garden Club on Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 9. For all those eating at a Bob Evans restaurant in Springfield (4221 Conestoga Dr., near Meijer and 3050 Stevenson Dr.) on those dates, Bob Evans will donate cash for 15 percent of all food orders, including eat-in or carryout, to the LLCC/SCGC scholarship fund. You will need to print a copy of this flier for each guest check. All are welcome to participate, but MUST take a copy of the flier to the restaurant and present it at the time of check-out. The scholarship is open to LLCC students in the horticulture, landscape design, turf management and environmental-related programs.

Reminder: Theatre auditions next week

LLCC Theatre will hold auditions Monday, Sept. 8 and Tuesday, Sept. 9 for its fall production of “The Shadows of Edgar Allan Poe.” The open auditions are being held from 7 to 9 p.m. in Sangamon Hall South, room 0009 on the LLCC-Springfield campus. Questions may be directed to mark.hardiman@llcc.edu or by calling 217.786.4942. Persons unable to audition Sept. 8 or 9 should email Professor Hardiman.

The play is a devised piece of theatre that will be built by the acting ensemble, which will choose from Poe’s most well-known and accessible works. Through a collaborative process, the ensemble will develop the performance under Professor Hardiman’s direction. Read more…

Grow Beyond Campaign hits milestone

Thanks to the generosity of community friends and LLCC faculty and staff, we just surpassed the $1,000,000 milestone mark for the Grow Beyond campaign! Our total endowment fund balance now sits at $1,014,869.45!

Placement and Testing closed Today

The Office of Placement and Testing will be closed today, September 4th. The staff will be attending the National College Testing Association virtual conference. There are several topics of great interest such as “Inevitable Cheating Incidents and How to Combat Them” as well as “Ten Years of Test Security: The Road Traveled and the Road Ahead”.   Anyone interested in attending should contact Stephanie Cummings at 786-2246 or Carrie Jacobs at 786-4672.