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Laurie Clemons, Dr. Paul Hudson, LLCC student Keith Treadwell and Tejumola Ologboni (Teju) LLCC guest speaker were interviewed by the SJ-R regarding African-American History Month. In addition, Teju and LLCC student David Shaw were interviewed by WAND-TV.

Notice regarding PRM Project Request Forms

For those of you who fill out PRM Project Request Forms, please note the next time you do so, to click on the yellow box at the top to update the form. There have been some changes to the form, and this will allow you to see them. Also, please send any additional materials needed for your project to lynn.whalen@llcc.edu.

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African-American History Kickoff today

African-American History Month kicks off this week with the following events:

Monday, Feb. 2 – African-American History Month Kickoff, noon to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. The kickoff features Tejumola Ologboni (Teju), storyteller, folklorist, oral historian and accomplished percussionist. Teju is an avid student of African folklore and one of the nation’s leading authorities on African spirituality and culture. His stories are drawn from African traditions and African-American history. His high-energy, fast-paced and witty performances draw listeners with gestures, movements and music.

Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Chahrm the Band with Ada Lou presents “Legendary Blues From the Past to the Present,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

Master Teacher nomination deadline is Wednesday

Through this Wednesday, Feb. 4, the LLCC Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2015 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award. This award annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC. To submit nominations, log onto Blackboard, or go to www.LLCCFoundation.org, hover over “What We Do,” then click on “Nominate a Master Teacher.” Paper nomination forms may also be printed from the web site or are available in the LLCC Foundation office. For more information stop by the LLCC Foundation, level one, Menard Hall room 1214, call 786-2217 or e-mail LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu.

ITDE Innovation Celebration March 24

The Instructional Technology and Distance Education (ITDE) department is hosting the Innovation Celebration on Professional Development Day (March 24).

The Innovation Celebration is a poster session highlighting innovationcelebrationlogo[1]innovative instruction and student learning initiatives at LLCC. This event will provide an opportunity to exchange teaching experiences and student engagement activities in a casual atmosphere.

ITDE invites you to submit an exhibit proposal and share your experience and knowledge with colleagues across campus. To learn more about the Innovation Celebration and to submit an exhibit proposal, go to www.llcc.edu/itde/innovation-celebration.

A-Team to meet Feb. 5

The A-Team will meet Thursday, Feb. 5, from noon-1 p.m. in MNRD 1179. The A-Team , or Asperger’s/Autism Awareness and Support Group, is an informal group of students, faculty, and staff who are interested in talking and learning about the challenges and successes of students with Asperger’s or Autism in the college setting. If you have any questions about this group, please contact Cara Swafford: cara.swafford@llcc.edu, or Linda Chriswell: linda.chriswell@llcc.edu. We hope to see you there!

LLCC sponsors 7th annual Lincoln Lecture Feb. 12

The 7th annual Lincoln Lecture in commemoration of Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12 will feature Ron J. Keller, associate professor of Ron Kellerhistory and political science at Lincoln College and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum. Keller will speak on “Who Does This Guy Think He Is?? 150 Years of Living, Loving and Loathing Lincoln’s Legacy.” The presentation begins at 9 a.m. in the Trutter Center.

Keller says his presentation will address the Lincoln legacy. ”From the moment of his tragic assassination 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln was catapulted immediately into the annals of American greatness. Ever since then, America has emulated him, adored him, written about him and argued about him. While most consider him our greatest president, there have been some groups and individuals who have resisted and even scorned his legacy. Lincoln has, and remains, a more controversial and polarizing historical figure than many realize.”

Drawing upon quotes, images and other iconography in this presentation, Keller examines the disparate public and private perceptions of this man. This presentation will challenge the audience to ponder what Lincoln’s legacy means to us today, and what these perceptions say about America’s past and present.

Keller, who holds degrees from Olney Central College and Eastern Illinois University, has co-authored several books, including two 2010 releases: “Abraham Lincoln in Logan County” and “A Respect For the Office: Letters From the Presidents.” He served as a contributor to the publications “Lincoln and Freedom,” “The Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History” and “The Essential Lincoln.” He is presently writing “Abraham Lincoln as State Legislator” for Southern Illinois University Press, due out in late 2016.

Keller has presented topics on the scholarship of Abraham Lincoln statewide and nationally. He serves on the board of the Abraham Lincoln Association, and is an advisor to the Lincoln Forum. In 2005, he was appointed to the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and was invited to the White House for a special Abraham Lincoln commemoration ceremony. In 2009, Governor Pat Quinn and the Lincoln Academy bestowed Keller with the Order of Lincoln—the highest honor given to a citizen of the state of Illinois—and which honors individuals who have contributed to the betterment of humanity or whose dedication to the principles of public service inspire all Illinoisans. He also received the 2011 Alumnus Award from Olney Central College.