Capturing nature at its best!

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., captured on camera this heron that caught two fish. The heron caught the two fish, put one down while eating the other. Then the heron took the dropped fish back to the water, rinsed it off and then ate it too!

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In the news

SO magazine will feature a story on the LLCC culinary programs in its July edition. Nancy Sweet, Jolene Adams and Jay Kitterman were interviewed by SO May 13. Jay was also interviewed for the SJ-R Sunday “A la carte” column and for an additional story in SO on food presentation.

Submit events for student planner and employee wall calendar

PRM is beginning production of the August 2015–August 2016 LLCC Student Planner and Employee Wall Calendar. Please submit any events you would like included in these publications to misty.hagstrom@llcc.edu by Thursday, May 28.

Please include name of the event, date, time and location.

These events will also be listed on the “College, Events, Athletics” Calendars available in Outlook.

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In the Community and News

Culinary Center Operations Manager Nancy Sweet and Culinary IMG_1443Assistant Jolene Adams provided a demonstration May 14 at the Illinois Products Farmers Market held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Nancy was also interviewed by WICS.

Commencement this evening at 7:30 p.m. at PCCC; line of march

LLCC will confer more than 2,200 certificates and degrees at the college’s commencement ceremony this evening, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.

Line of March 2015

The Line of March for Commencement is determined by the hire date for a full-time, Board of Trustees-approved position.  Adjunct instructor positions do not fall into this category.  If an adjunct instructor fills a full-time, benefit-eligible, Board-approved position, the date they were hired into that position becomes the hire date used to determine position in the line of march.  If someone leaves LLCC, vacating a full-time, Board-approved position, and then returns, the date on which they were re-hired becomes the new hire date in determining their position in the line of march (because employment was not continuous). Individuals who are unable to attend the ceremony in a given year are removed from the line of march for that year. As a result, there is some shifting every year based on who is and who is not attending the ceremony.

We do our best to ensure that the line of march is accurate. However, there may be some instances in which a hire date is inaccurate. If you believe you should be somewhere else in the line, feel free to stand there. The line of march is more of a guide as opposed to a hard and fast rule. The commencement ceremony is focused on graduates, and that is where the majority of effort and preparation occurs. We appreciate your attendance at the ceremony and look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our students.

Office of the Vice President, Student Services

Position vacancies announced

The Human Resources office is currently advertising for a Program Assistant in Nursing and a Program Assistant in Advising, Counseling & Career Services. Complete information on these positions can be found on the HR Portal.

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Condolences to Janelle Murphy

Condolences to Janelle Murphy, director, radiography program, on the passing of her mother Theresa Murphy. Visitation and funeral services were held Thursday, with a private burial taking place in St. Raymond Cemetery in Raymond. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

In the news

Janelle Murphy, director, radiography program, and LLCC 2015 Outstanding Graduate Sr. Mary Gianna, were interviewed May 14 for a commencement story in the SJ-R May 15.