Take the LEAGUE Friendly Feud survey; only 100 responses accepted

One hundred faculty and staff members were asked to name an Game-Show-logo-color-smallexcuse a student might give when missing an assignment. Participate in the LEAGUE’s Friendly Feud survey to find out the No. 1 reason. The results of the survey will be revealed during the Friendly Feud game at the LEAGUE luncheon on Tuesday, March 24 in the Student Union. Take the survey now (click on the game show graphic). Only 100 responses will be accepted.

Forums next week on First-Year Experience course

Chris Barry, director, retention and student success will hold two more campus forums on the First-Year Experience course. The forums will be held on Monday Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in Menard 1177, and Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. in Sangamon 2212.

The topic of these forums will be “The First-Year Experience Course as a Requirement.” Some questions to consider are: How would another requirement affect academic programs? What is the best way to incorporate the First-Year Experience course into our curriculum? How can we help students through the FYE 101 course and still pursue other student success initiatives such as reducing numbers of credit hours to earn degrees?

If you are interested in these conversations but cannot make it to the forums, please email Chris Barry at christopher.barry@llcc.edu.

3rd annual Farmer’s Share Luncheon Wed., Feb 25

Discover how much a farmer really makes from the cost of an average meal. The third annual Farmer’s Share Luncheon is being held Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Student Union, Menard Hall. Sen. Sam McCann will speak at noon on agriculture and its importance to central Illinois. The luncheon is a project of the LLCC Ag Club and is sponsored by area agribusinesses.

Cost to diners is just 50 cents. Tickets will be sold by Ag Club members to the campus community Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 23 and 24, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Or, contact Bill Harmon (bill.harmon@llcc.edu or 786.2573).

LLCC Foundation scholarship application deadline is March 2

The deadline for students to apply for LLCC Foundation 2015-2016 scholarships is Monday, March 2.

LLCC Foundation scholarships are available for first-time and continuing students who will be enrolled full or part time at LLCC. Many of the scholarships are designed for students in any major, with the average award being approximately $1,000 per academic year. Students submitting a complete application are considered for all available scholarships in which they are eligible.

Only one application form is needed to apply for all scholarships. More information, in addition to the online application, can be found at www.llccfoundation.org by clicking on “For Student Scholarships” at the top right corner of the page. Students may also visit the LLCC Foundation in Menard Hall on the Springfield campus at 5250 Shepherd Road, or any of LLCC’s locations in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield or Taylorville for a hard copy application.

For more information, call Lori Smith, scholarship program coordinator, at ext. 64502.

Participate in the L.E.A.G.U.E. Campaign Penny Wars

Can you guess the name of this TV game show where passengers have to answer trivia questions with mounting cash values before they reach their destination or get kicked out?

Can you guess the name of this TV game show where passengers have to answer trivia questions with mounting cash values before they reach their destination or get kicked out?

LLCC’s L.E.A.G.U.E. Committee invites you to get a team together to participate in Penny Wars! Penny Wars is a fun competition to see who can collect the most pennies and raise funds for LLCC Foundation’s Pay It Forward Fund which provides assistance to students with emergency needs. Here is what you need to do:

• To participate in Penny Wars, contact Barb Eades in the LLCC Foundation at 786-2255 or Barbara.Eades@llcc.edu.
• Pick up an empty Penny Wars container in the Foundation, Menard Hall, room 1214.
• Decorate your container anyway you want – or use this year’s LEAGUE TV Game Show theme as inspiration.
• Start collecting pennies in your department or area and place them in your container.
• Sabotage your opponents by placing silver coins or paper money in their containers.
• Bring your decorated containers to the L.E.A.G.U.E. luncheon on Tuesday, March 24 by 11:30 a.m. in the Student Union where people will vote for their favorite and more money can be placed in the jars.

See the flyer for additional details: Penny Wars flyer 2015

For more information, contact the Foundation at 786-2255.

In the community

Beth Wiediger, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was the guest speaker at the February World Affairs Council of Central Illinois (WACCI) monthly program at UIS’s Brookens Auditorium. Her program title was “The Role of Women in Brazil.”

Campus Visit Day has largest attendance ever

Nearly 500 prospective students and family members attended Monday’s Campus Visit Day sessions.  Thank you to all faculty, staff and students who participated in the event to showcase the college’s programs and services. Also, thank you to those who assisted with set-up in any way–Facilities, ITS, ITDE and Jeff Mehan.

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TODAY–Soup & Stories: Get Up…Get Moving! Service-Learning Meets Service Action!

Enjoy an inspiring presentation by LLCC’s 2014 Honored Alum Karla Carwile, founder and president of One Patient, at today’s Soup and Stories from noon-1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room. Listen to Karla’s story as she discusses the importance of not just service-learning, but service action! A light lunch of soup and salad will be provided.

Free for students with ID, $3 for faculty/staff/community members