Faculty and Administrators: It’s time to order regalia for commencement

LLCC’s Commencement Ceremony this year is on Friday, May 18. In order to make sure we have the correct regalia for you, we ask that you submit any changes from the previous year to LLCC Campus Services regarding your faculty/administrator regalia for this year’s commencement ceremony by contacting Kim Lesko at 786-2456 or kimberly.lesko@llcc.edu. The deadline for changes or additions to the regalia order is Friday, Feb. 23.

Changes include completion of a different degree or something as simple as your regalia didn’t fit correctly last year. If you do not submit any changes, we will order the same regalia that you had in last year’s ceremony.

New faculty members or administrators who need graduation regalia for the commencement ceremony should contact Kim Lesko in order to have your regalia ordered.

Collaboration on new classes for health care professionals

A new collaboration between the LLCC Culinary Institute and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine aims to blend the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine. “Nourish: Culinary Medicine” is a series of classes that aims to educate health care professionals and learners on ways to eat better and promote healthier diets to others.

Registration is open at www.siumed.edu/cpd for the first session, “Hectic Meets Healthy.” (In the dropdown under Learners, click on Conferences.) The cost is $120, and it will be held 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 17 in the culinary labs of the LLCC Workforce Careers Center. It includes a light breakfast, hands-on kitchen experience, lecture and lunch tasting, featuring food prepared by the entire group.

Read more.


“Coffee with the Editors” Feb. 13

The Lamp will host “Coffee with the Editors” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in A.Lincoln Commons.

Please come grab a cup of coffee. It is free to anyone who likes and follows The Lamp online or on social media. Otherwise, it is $1 a cup. The goal is to increase online engagement for the student newspaper.

You can find The Lamp online at:

LLCC transfer discussion Feb. 21

Don't Fear the Future, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln CommonsLLCC TRIO and Student Life will present “Don’t Fear the Future!” on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Students will hear from LLCC faculty and staff who have made the transition from community college to a four-year university and will have the opportunity to ask questions and chat over appetizers. The event will feature Dr. Carmen Allen, Becky Croteau, Dr. Jason Dockter, Leslie Ross and Thom Whalen.

Thank you from Jan Szoke

Thank you to everyone that has expressed your condolences after the passing of my father on Jan. 27. It was very much appreciated.

Jan Szoke, program director, respiratory care

LLCC honored as a “Best Place to Work”

LLCC recognized as a "Best Place to Work"Dr. Charlotte Warren, president, accepted this plaque on behalf of the entire faculty and staff of LLCC at a reception Wednesday evening honoring the “Best Places to Work” in central Illinois. The award was given by the Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank. An article about the college is featured in the current edition of the Springfield Business Journal.

10th annual Lincoln Lecture Feb. 12

LLCC hosts the 10th annual Lincoln Lecture Monday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room of Menard Hall.

James M. Cornelius, Ph.D., James M. Cornelius, Ph.D., curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, will speak on the topic, “Abraham Lincoln: Nature Boy or Science Drone.”

Dr. Cornelius, a native of Minneapolis, worked for 10 years as an editor in New York City at Doubleday, Random House and Collier’s Encyclopedia, then for eight years in the University of Illinois Library’s Illinois History and Lincoln Collections. Read more about the featured lecturer.

Also on Lincoln’s birthday, representatives from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site will sponsor an informational display in A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus.

LLCC-Litchfield will live stream the movie “Lincoln” at 1 p.m.

On Feb. 13, LLCC-Taylorville will sponsor a presentation on President Lincoln at 1 p.m. in the South Building, Room 1115.

On Feb. 14, LLCC-Jacksonville will host Pam Brown as Mary Todd Lincoln in “Taking Leave,” written by Ken Bradbury, at 10 a.m. followed by a Q & A session. The Gettysburg Address will also be read.

The public is invited to all events without charge.

In addition, LLCC-Beardstown will sponsor a student trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield on Feb. 12.

BSU hosts Jeans Day Feb. 15

The LLCC Black Student Union is hosting the “Bountiful Blessing Food Drive – Jeans Day” on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. All proceeds will benefit the LLCC Food Pantry. Anyone interested in participating can make a minimum donation of $5 or bring in a minimum donation of 10 nonperishable food items to the Student Life Office. Foods in high demand at the LLCC Food Pantry include:

  • Canned pasta-(ready-to-eat/microwaveable bowls)
  • Soups (ready-to-eat/microwaveable bowls)
  • Tuna pouches or tuna, chicken or ham ready-to-eat kits
  • Pop tarts
  • Fruit snacks
  • Juice
  • Macaroni and cheese cups
  • Granola bars (protein bars)
  • Trail mix
  • Crackers
  • Cereal bars
  • Fruit cups

LLCC Chemistry Club trivia night Feb. 23

Sign up for a trivia night hosted by the LLCC Chemistry Club! It will take place on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in the student union located in the lower level Menard Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the event runs from 7 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.

Participants can sign up as part of a team or join a team when they arrive. Each team can have up to 10 members. The cost is $10 per person, and payment (cash or check) will be collected the night of the event. Checks should be made out to LLCC.

Topics will include English, history, general science and more. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners. Register for your seats online. Hope to see you there!

LLCC Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018 events take place Feb. 8-12Join LLCC Student Life in celebrating LLCC’s Homecoming 2018! We have students throughout the entire year representing us on the field or on the court, and this is a great time to show your Logger pride.

View the event flier. Please note that free food and swag are reserved for students only.

Thursday, Feb. 8
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  in A. Lincoln Commons Basketball Shoot-Out against LLCC basketball teams, photo booth, Herbkoe Dogs

Friday, Feb. 9 – Wear LLCC red and blue for Spirit Day!
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons Photo booth, license plates, pretzels with cheese

Saturday, Feb. 10 in Cass Gym
1 p.m. – Women’s basketball game
3 p.m. – Men’s basketball game
Halftimes of games – introduction of Homecoming court and announcement of the LLCC Homecoming king and queen!

Monday, Feb. 12
9 a.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room – Lincoln Lecture “Abraham Lincoln: Nature Boy or Science Drone” and goodies sponsored by the LLCC Epicurean Club

If you have any questions, email studentlife@llcc.edu.