Our sympathy to Chris Russell

We extend our condolences to Chris Russell, LLCC chief of police, on the recent passing of his father, William Woodrow Russell Sr. of Sherman, on Jan. 12. A visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 18, 4-7 p.m. and a funeral service on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield. A burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. CDC protocol should be followed. Read the obituary.

Faculty Focus Live podcast

Faculty Focus publication has launched a new podcast today, Faculty Focus Live.

The 10-minute episodes will cover a variety of topics and creative strategies that you can use in your everyday instruction. Each podcast has been designed to “get your wheels turning before steeping into the classroom or ‘zooming’ onto the computer screen.”

The first episode, “Classroom Assessment Techniques: Does this Make Sense to Everyone?” posted yesterday. A new episode will be made available every other Thursday on the Faculty Focus Live page. You may also subscribe to this podcast, simply copy and paste the address below into the podcast app of your choice.

RSS Feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1552018.rss

Quiznos open

Working on campus? Don’t forget that Quiznos is open for lunch! Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Teams/Zoom backgrounds

Show your LLCC pride with fun Teams/Zoom backgrounds! Click on images for largest resolution. Then right-click (on PC) and save to your computer for easy access.

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In-center blood drive Jan. 25-30

Count on me! Bloodcenter.org. All presenting donors will receive a voucher to reddem this T-shirt OR an e-gift card! LLCC Student Life In-Center Blood Drive. Mon., Jan. 25th-Sat., Jan. 20th. CICBC Donor Center, 1999 Wabash, Springfield. When donating, please tell blood center staff to credit LLCC Student Life by using group code 61258. Appointments and masks are required! To schedule an appointment to give call (217)241-7550 or visit bloodcenter.org. (Ask for an appointment at/search for the Springfield Donor Center)LLCC Student Life is holding an in-center blood drive from Jan. 25-30 at the Central Illinois Community Blood Center at 1999 Wabash Ave. Appointments are required for social distancing. Click here for more information/to schedule an appointment. When donating, please tell blood center staff to credit LLCC Student Life by using group code 61258. All blood types are needed!

COVID-19 has caused many blood drives to have to cancel, however for patients who require blood products for their treatment, the need for donors remains the same. With each and every donation you have the power to save three lives. Will you give?

Talkspace for LLCC students

Any given year, one in five adults experience a mental health issue. The good news is professional support can change lives, and innovation is making access to mental health treatment more convenient than ever.

In December, we announced that we would be making some changes to our counseling services. This week we are kicking off a partnership with Talkspace, global leader in online therapy. With a network of thousands of licensed clinicians, Talkspace is an online therapy service that connects LLCC students to a dedicated, licensed therapist from a secure, HIPAA-compliant mobile app and web platform. LLCC students can access one free 30-minute live video session each month as well as unlimited text, voice or video messages with their Talkspace therapist. Students can go to talkspace.com/llcc to get started with a keyword (emailed to their LLCC email and is also available on Blackboard/Canvas/LLCC Connect).

We hope you will share this information with your students. Please note that this means we will no longer be providing onsite personal clinical counseling services, and will refer students to community agencies and Talkspace. If you or your students have questions about Talkspace, you can go to talkspace.com/faq/llcc or reach out to success@llcc.edu.

Midyear Progress Update Form

It will soon be time to complete the simple Midyear Progress Update forms. The form gathers progress information for the current fiscal year’s Planning & Budgeting Projects. This will serve as an update on current FY21 Planning & Budgeting Projects. If you submitted a project request during the FY21 Planning & Budgeting Process, you will be required to submit midyear progress update information for approved projects.

The form will be available beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19. Mark your calendars, and plan to get an early start!

Cooperative Work Experience program

Are you familiar with the Cooperative Work Experience program (co-op) at LLCC? Cathy Huffman, career development professional, in LLCC Career Services shares this quick look at the program and reminds students there is time to apply for co-op for the upcoming Short Semester. Please share with students who may need CWE 101 or electives for their associate degree. This information can also be found at www.llcc.edu/co-op.