LLCC Human Resources is currently advertising for a vice president, academic services and an academic success professional. Complete information on these positions can be found on the HR Employment site.
It’s come to light that when individuals change offices, that information is not always updated in Colleague. Please check the online directory for yourself (and if you are a supervisor, for your staff members) and inform the Help Desk if an office number is incorrect.
Hanson Engineering’s current internal newsletter, Hanson Connections, features a story on a welding course that was customized by LLCC for Hanson. Ten Hanson employees completed the course this summer.
The LLCC farm stand will be closed the first three Mondays in August. However, it will re-open again Aug. 28.
Andy Mitkos, learning management systems coordinator, was a presenter at the recent Blackboard World ’17 in New Orleans. This was Blackboard’s annual conference for system administrators and power users. His presentation was titled, “From self-hosted to SaaS: How and why we made the switch.”
Andy, a Blackboard MVP, discussed the process of working with Blackboard Cloud Services to migrate a self-hosted system into a SaaS (software as a service) environment. LLCC moved from an outdated server system housed on campus to a completely updated and large server system housed through Blackboard (in the cloud). The SaaS portion of the system ensures LLCC will be running the most current and up-to-date version of Blackboard.
Please join us in wishing Dr. Valerie Wright, associate dean, nursing, all the best! Her very pink and very fabulous farewell party is Thursday, Aug. 3, from 1-3 p.m. in the Millennium Center, room 2216.
David Bowman, workforce development program coordinator, was interviewed on Tuesday, Aug. 1 by WLDS radio to discuss agriculture watershed management and horticulture credit courses offered at no cost this fall.
Jay Kitterman, consultant, LLCC Culinary Institute, wrote this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Vegetarians and healthy eaters love Food Fantasies.”
The Academy of Lifelong Learning is featured in a regular column in the local Senior News and Times quarterly publication. The current edition’s column is titled “Can we live in the past?” and written by Judy Kohlrus and Tom Bolinger, ALL membership co-chairs.
Matthew Shaver, professor of digital media, and LLCC’s computer gaming program are featured in the story “Video game program turns a hobby into a career,” in this month’s Springfield Business Journal.
Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, is quoted in the cover story, “A tale of pluck,” in this month’s Springfield Business Journal. Kevin and the ISBDC provided assistance to develop a business plan for Barnabus Helmy’s invention, “Puck,” which allows smartphone control of any TV, speaker or other machine which accepts an infrared signal.
Darrell Fortrae, who teaches community-based cybersecurity seminars at LLCC’s Capital City Training Center, shares seven cybersecurity recommendation for small businesses in this month’s Springfield Business Journal.
Becky Croteau, professor in biological and health sciences, and her students in Local Flora and Introduction to Prairie Restoration recently visited Nachusa Grasslands, a 4,000-acre preserve located near Franklin Grove, Ill. They were delighted to get a close look at our very own Illinois bison herd!