KUDOS to be awarded again July 1

Kudos logoThe next KUDOS award recipients will be announced July 1, and twice in the fall and spring semesters. Nominate a deserving colleague by clicking on the KUDOS tab in the upper right corner of LincIn.

The KUDOS award is an informal way to recognize the small and large ways our faculty and staff contribute to the positive environment that is LLCC. The person you nominate will receive a KUDOS certificate, with winners announced in LincIn, along with what they did to deserve the award. You can make an anonymous nomination if you wish. Brighten someone’s day and say “thank you, great job!” with the KUDOS award.

Campus Bird Count

Last Saturday, Professor Tony Rothering conducted the official spring bird count for campus. He documented 60 species including:

Canada Goose 8, Mallard 7, Double-crested Cormorant 21, Great Blue Heron 2, Green Heron 1, Turkey Vulture 1, Cooper’s Hawk 1, Least Sandpiper 5, Mourning Dove 4, Chimney Swift 7, Red-headed Woodpecker 3, Red-bellied Woodpecker 8, Downy Woodpecker 2, Eastern Wood-Pewee 1, Eastern Phoebe 1, Eastern Kingbird 11, Warbling Vireo 2, Red-eyed Vireo 3, Blue Jay 5, American Crow 17, Purple Martin 1, Tree Swallow 3, Barn Swallow 2, Cliff Swallow 10, Black-capped Chickadee 3, Tufted Titmouse 2, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, House Wren 3, Carolina Wren 2, Swainson’s Thrush 7, American Robin 30, Gray Catbird 12, Brown Thrasher 3, European Starling 15, Cedar Waxwing 7, Golden-winged Warbler 2, Tennessee Warbler 10, Nashville Warbler 1, Common Yellowthroat 1, American Redstart 1, Magnolia Warbler 1, Blackburnian Warbler 1, Yellow-rumped Warbler 3, Black-throated Green Warbler 2, Chipping Sparrow 5, Song Sparrow 8, Lincoln’s Sparrow 1, Swamp Sparrow 3, White-throated Sparrow 2, White-crowned Sparrow 10, Northern Cardinal 14, Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3, Indigo Bunting 2, Red-winged Blackbird 13, Common Grackle 40, Brown-headed Cowbird 4, Baltimore Oriole 6, House Finch 6, American Goldfinch 4, House Sparrow 3

WATER MAIN TAP TO CAUSE SHEPHERD ROAD DETOUR BEGINNING MAY 15

A message from City Water, Light and Power:

Beginning Thursday, May 15, south- and north-bound Shepherd Road at University Drive near UIS will be detoured to 11th Street during daytime work hours, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for multiple days to accommodate City Water, Light and Power’s water main tap for a new construction project. This work requires a street opening near Shepherd Road’s intersection with University Drive. Motorists are encouraged to plan alternative routes to this area and to always slow down and be aware of construction and repair crews and equipment in and near roadways. Work will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Note:  Toronto Road access to the LLCC Child Development Center will still be available.

In the Community

Nancy Sweet, culinary operations manager will be doing cooking demonstrations with free samples Thurs., May 15 at the Farmer’s Market, State Fairgrounds (strawberry salad), and

Sat., May 17, 1-5 p.m. at the Art of Illinois Wine Festival downtown (1 – Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops with Hot Pepper Peach Sauce; 2 – Grilled Oysters with Compound Butters; 3 – Grilled Mahi Mahi with Pesto Potato Salad and Basil Vinaigrette; 4 – Grilled Shrimp and Chorizo Skewers with Orzo Salad.

Thank you from Julie Rourke

To my Lincoln Land family, I would like to express my heartfelt thank you for the kindness and sympathy extended to me after the loss of my mother. It was a great comfort to me and I am deeply grateful to all of you. Julie Rourke

10 students complete SCRUBS program at LLCC-Taylorville

SCRUBS studentsSCRUBS is a healthcare career exploration program for 8th grade students and is co-sponsored by LLCC and Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  One night per week for six weeks, students visit several different departments of Taylorville Memorial Hospital including Nursing, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services, Laboratory, Emergency, and Radiology.

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Softball Team going to Nationals

2014 SoftballThe Loggers softball team defeated  Patrick Henry twice (11-1, 3-0) on Saturday in a District playoff to advance to the 2014 NJCAA Nationals in Clinton, MS! Their first game is Wednesday at 3:30. GO LOGGERS!