ITDE Announces Opening of the Blackboard Student Support Desk

The Instructional Technology and Distance Education department will now offer walk-up Blackboard Technical Support for Students at the new Blackboard Student Support Desk located in the lower level of the Library. The launch of this service is a pilot project associated with the recently released Blackboard Support Center.

BbDeskThe Blackboard Student Support Desk will be staffed by Gary Bach, Instructional Technology Specialist, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Phone Blackboard support will also be available to students from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday at 786-2345. Students may also request Blackboard support at any time of the day through the Blackboard Support Request Form at http://bit.ly/1ogoQZY. Support requests made online will receive a response within one business day.

For questions related to the Blackboard Student Support Desk, contact Barry Lamb at x6-2334 or barry.lamb@llcc.edu.

Thank you from Student Life

On behalf of the Student Life Office, I would like to thank the numerous faculty, staff and students that assisted with making the New Student Welcome Lunch event possible and a success. We truly appreciate your time and help and hope you had a great experience as well! If you have any feedback that you would like to share about the event please email me at Michelle.Burger@llcc.edu.

In the community

army keynoteDr. Warren was the keynote speaker at the Army Cooks School graduation Thursday, Aug. 21, at Camp Lincoln.  The Army Cook’s School is a four week training program and the first eight days are held in the Culinary and Baking labs in Workforce, coordinated by Jay Kitterman, director, Culinary Institute and special events.  After spending a week at Lincoln Land they conduct dining and field operations at Camp Lincoln.  The current graduating class consisted of 17 future Army cooks from all over the United States from California to Maine.   Lincoln Land is proud to partner with the Army on this program.

Convocation tomorrow

Please plan to attend the annual Convocation tomorrow from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

8:30-9: Breakfast

9-10:30 Presentations

  • “Cycles of AQIP” by Dr. Tricia Kujawa and Dr. Chris McDonald
  • A look at the new website design
  • Remarks by Dr. Charlotte Warren, President

Also going on this week… an orientation for new Full-time Faculty will be today, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Trutter Center.

Two more Rapid Registration events are planned this week for current or returning students.  Today, 5-7 p.m. in Sangamon Hall 1101 and Saturday from 9-11 a.m. in Menard Hall 1172. Students can learn more or sign up HERE.

There will also be two more New Student Orientations this week – today at 1:15 p.m. and Friday at 2 p.m. –  beginning in the R.H. Stephens Room.

Theatre to hold open auditions Sept. 8 and 9 for “The Shadows of Edgar Allan Poe”

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…

Reminder: New Student Lunch Today

Student Life welcomes approximately 350 students to the Springfield campus today for the New Student Lunch. The event will take place in Cass Gym with registration and exhibits from 10-11:30 a.m., lunch and presentations 12:30-1:30 p.m. followed by an opportunity to tour campus and find classrooms.

Welcome Week volunteers needed

There are still a few time slots to be filled for Welcome Week volunteers to greet and assist students next week.  At the “welcome table” in A. Lincoln Commons, staff help students to a great start at LLCC by providing directions, handing out student planners and answering a multitude of questions.

If interested, please email Colleen Pittman (colleen.pittman@llcc.edu) or stop by the Information Desk to sign up.  Welcome Week Fall 2014

LLCC surgical technology program receives national recognition

The surgical technology program at LLCC has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination over the past year.  This is the first year the LLCC program, which began in 2012, was eligible to be recognized. 

“Accreditation standards require that 70 percent of students pass the exam on the first attempt, and the national pass rate is 69.8 percent, so we are quite pleased with our 100 percent pass rate,” said Janice Lovekamp, director of the LLCC surgical technology program.      Read more…

Culinary Institute announces fall 2014 food and wine classes

Layout 1The Culinary Institute has announced its schedule of non-credit food and wine classes for fall 2014! The schedule includes cook and dine courses, special cooking topics, Bistro Verde dinners and other classes. Topics being featured include eating for health, baking and desserts, holiday foods, parent and me classes, and advanced kitchen boot camp. Instruction is provided by culinary and nutrition experts at LLCC as well as from Springfield and surrounding areas. Registrations are being accepted now.  More info…

Welcome Jamie Stout

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Jamie Stout joined LLCC this week as the new director of Community Education.  Her office is located in Millennium 1135, and she can be contacted at 6-2430 or jamie.stout@llcc.edu.  Welcome, Jamie!