Position vacancies announced

The Human Resources office is currently advertising for an Accessibility Specialist and a Nursing Instructor. Complete information on these positions can be found on the HR Portal.

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Lindsay Bridge at Lake Springfield closed Tuesday, Oct. 28

City, Water, Light and Power posted on Facebook that lake-area drivers should plan ahead for next Tuesday, Oct. 28: Lindsay Bridge at Lake Springfield will be closed to all traffic beginning at 7 a.m. through about 4:30 p.m. that same day to accommodate a bridge inspection.

Motorists will need to plan an alternate route during the bridge closure. Work will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.


Veterans Club Fannie Mae Chocolate Sale, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

Last day for PTK Parking Spot Raffle, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons

Nominations still being accepted for KUDOS awards to be announced next week

The next KUDOS award recipients will be announced next week. 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 Kudos logoour 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.

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VALIC representative to be on campus Monday

Terri Bailey from VALIC will be on campus Monday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the VP conference room in Menard Hall. Appointments are not necessary; however, if you would like to schedule an appointment, call Terri at 217-306-2455.

Students participate in Day of Service

Twenty-five students participated in Student Life’s second annual Day of Service on Saturday Oct. 18. The students Day of Servicehelped out with Habitat for Humanity’s first rehab project, assisted in sorting medical supplies at Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, and processed food donations at the Central Illinois Food Bank. The Student Life Office would like to especially thank Professor Tara Walk for helping to supervise students at the different sites.

Child Development Center receives ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Award

The Child Development Center was recognized with the ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Award at a special event Oct. 20 celebrating the Center’s 20 years of excellence. The award, presented to LLCC Trustee Dennis LLCC Child Dev Ctr Award presentationShackelford, LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., and LLCC Child Development Director Laurie Rhodes, recognizes the Center as a leader in early childhood education.

“I am honored to present this award to the LLCC Child Development Center,” said Linda Saterfield, associate director of the Office of Early Childhood at the Department of Human Services. “This achievement recognizes this center as one of the top-rated child care centers in the state and nation. Director Laurie Rhodes has been a partner with us for many years and has contributed to our understanding of the highest standards in quality child care.”

ExceleRate Illinois is the state’s new quality rating and improvement system for early learning and child development providers. The program helps families make more informed choices about their children’s early learning. It establishes standards to help infants, toddlers and preschoolers develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

“The priority at the Child Development Center has always been to offer a high-quality program that prepares children in our community for a lifetime of learning. The philosophies of the Center are modeled after what research shows are best practices in early childhood education,” stated Laurie Rhodes, LLCC Child Development Center director.

The Child Development Center focuses on a high-quality learning curriculum that is play-based and developmentally appropriate. The Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1995. In the fall of 2010, the Center became the first downstate program to receive a four-star rating under the voluntary Quality Counts Quality Rating System in Illinois. The Child Development Center is open to any child in the community from 15 months to kindergarten entry. Tuition assistance is available to those who qualify.

ExceleRate Illinois is administered through Illinois Network Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) under the joint direction of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois State Board of Education.

For more information or to schedule a visit at LLCC’s Child Development Center, call 786.2450.

Photo caption – L to R: Linda Saterfield, associate director, Office of Early Childhood at Department of Human Services; Laurie Rhodes, director, LLCC Child Development Center; Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., LLCC President; Dennis Shackelford, LLCC Trustee; Eileen Tepatti, Ed.D., LLCC vice president of academic services; and Victor Broderick, Ph.D., LLCC dean of social sciences

Elevator upgrades this week

Kone Elevator will be on campus this week to complete required upgrades for the elevators. Individual elevators will be out of service from 2-4 hours at a time. Please contact Facilities Services at ext. 62304 with any individual needs of students or faculty.

TODAY: Bistro To Go open, GMO OMG movie showing and more

Bistro To Go is open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Today’s menu: Wed., Oct. 22 menu

Campus Sustainability Day movie showing of “GMO OMG,”  noon-1:30 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. The movie is directed by concerned father Jeremy Seifert, who is in search of answers about how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) affect children, the health of the planet and an individual’s freedom of choice.

Campus Spa Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Spa services include chair massage, paraffin treatments and more.

French Club Halloween Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Union.

LLCC Big Band announces Fantasy Concert and Dance to be held Oct. 27

The LLCC Big Band announces a “Fantasy Concert and Dance” to be held Monday, Oct. 27 beginning at 7 p.m. at Donnie’s Homespun in the Vinegar Hill Mall, 107 W. Cook St., Springfield. The concert is free and open to the public.

The band, under the direction of Professor of Music Jane Hartman Irwin, will perform in Halloween costume attire and perform such favorites as “American Patrol,” “Fantasy” and “God Bless the Child.” LLCC students featured include Courtney Fleck, Kevin Carman and Dion Doss. Guests are invited to attend the fun-filled event in Halloween costume.