In the community

LLCC-Jacksonville’s “Students With Disabilities” class hosted its second allannual Fall Festival the evening of Nov. 13. Five through 11-year-olds from the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Educational Day Care Center were invited to participate in the games and activities.

In the news

Lyn Buerkett, director of adult education, was featured in an article in the Nov. 17 issue of The Hillsboro Journal-News regarding her recent completion of the Certified Manager in Program Improvement (CMPI) training.

Jamie Stout, director of Community Education, was interviewed Nov. 18 by WUIS radio about Community Education programs.

The LLCC-Jacksonville Fall Festival hosted by the “Students With Disabilities class was featured in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier with a large photo and details of the event.


ITDE workshops this week

Selecting the Right App for the Assignment: How to Use Bloom’s Taxonomy as Your Guide • Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m.,  SGMN0119
Facilitators: Barry Lamb, director of instructional technology services & Jennifer Elliott, instructional designer

Have you ever been overwhelmed by the number and variety of educational apps available? In this workshop, participants will learn how to search for and choose apps that align with various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy to help students develop higher order thinking skills.  Register HERE.

Online Faculty Brown Bag • Thursday, Nov. 20 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Faculty Seminar Room
Facilitator: Jason Dockter, associate professor of 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. Register HERE.

This week at LLCC

Monday, Nov. 17:  Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Student Union, Menard Hall.

Native Pride Dancers performance, noon-1:30 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons  This is a high-energy show featuring an innovative blend of modern and traditional Native American dance styles.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week activity, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Find out more about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and get your photo taken.

Wednesday, Nov. 19: A special multimedia presentation, “The Reunited States of America,” noon to 1:30 p.m., Trutter Center. This presentation by Wes Rediger, Ed.D., traces America’s struggle for liberty and equality through the Revolution, Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.

LLCC Board of Trustees meeting, LLCC-Litchfield. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:15 p.m. Read the agenda HERE.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 & Thurs. Nov. 20: Free treats (provided by the Epicurean Club) will be exchanged for donations to help fight hunger and homelessness in Springfield, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Limit of two per person.

Thursday, Nov. 20: Sexual assault presentation, noon-1 p.m.,R. H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. Margaret Oltman from the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault is the presenter.

A-Team (Asperger’s and Autism Awareness Group) meeting, 1-2 p.m., MNRD 1165. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.


LLCC-Jville hosts fall art show

LLCC-Jacksonville hosted the Regional Office of Education Fall Art Show Artistsfeaturing hundreds of pieces of artwork from 10 area schools. Awards were given by the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Andy Ezard, the Regional Office of Education, LLCC-J and People’s Choice award.

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Christie Hovey honored with IBEA Writers’ Hall of Fame Award

Christie Hovey, professor of computer applications, was honored at the 2014 IBEA (Illinois Business Education Association) Fall Conference awards luncheon with an IBEA Writers’ Hall of Fame Award for writing the book:
Townsend, K. & Jahn Hovey, C. (2014). Skills for Success with Word 2013 Comprehensive, Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

In the news

Laurie Rhodes, director, Child Development Center, was interviewed Nov. 14 by WFMB-AM regarding their recent ExceleRate Illinois Gold award and the services provided at the center.