Retirement potluck July 11

Happy RetirementHugh McNiece, professor of mathematics, will be retiring at the end of the summer term. His colleagues in LLCC Mathematics and Sciences are hosting a potluck on Wednesday, July 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in Sangamon 2306, and everyone is welcome to participate. Also, feel free to simply stop by and offer him congratulations and well wishes.

Blood drive Thursday, July 12

100 days of summer - every day, every donor, every patient counts.LLCC Student Life is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the student union, located in the lower level of Menard Hall. All donors are asked to please eat before donation and present a photo ID. Walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call the Community Blood Center at 217-241-7550 or schedule online. All donors will receive a $5 gift card for Amazon or Subway!

New mileage reimbursement rate

According to travel procedures, the LLCC mileage reimbursement rate for personal vehicles is adjusted every six months. The new rate will be 17 cents per mile for the period July 1-December 31, 2018.  This rate will be used for personal vehicle reimbursement when a college vehicle was available.

Employee tuition waiver for fall 2018

The information below is for all full-time employees who plan on using the employee tuition waiver for themselves or qualified dependents for fall 2018 classes.

The tuition due date has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 11. Please have your completed employee waiver form to LLCC Human Resources no later than July 11 to ensure class(es) will not be dropped.

If you anticipate registering on or after Wednesday, July 11, please submit your completed employee waiver form to HR either before or the day of your registration to prevent being dropped from course(s).

If you have any questions, please contact LLCC Student Accounts at 786-2480 or student.finances@llcc.edu. Thank you.

In the news

Jim Dietz, head volleyball coach, is featured in Volleyball Magazine discussing the application of Joe Maddon’s five stages of being a ballplayer to volleyball.

Jay Kitterman, consultant, LLCC Culinary Institute, wrote this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register entitled, “Tips to avoid food poisoning.”

Ordering promotional items with the college’s name or logo

If a college department (with the exception of Athletics, Student Life and Bookstore) has funds and wishes to purchase promotional items that would contain the college logo or name, here are the steps to take. These guidelines are intended to insure consistency, quality and value of promotional items.

  1. Complete a PRM KBOX work order, indicating the items you wish to purchase and the quantity. You may suggest a vendor, but it is not necessary.
  2. PRM will find a vendor for the items and provide you with price information.
  3. If you approve of the price, PRM will contact the vendor and provide the appropriate artwork and deadlines.
  4. You (or your department assistant) will need to create a requisition on Colleague for the item(s). Once the requisition is approved, the purchasing office will then send the vendor a PO to place the order.

Teen Career Launch

The teens in the Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois’ Career Launch spent yesterday afternoon on campus learning about careers in criminal justice and agriculture. Tara Walk, associate professor of criminal justice discussed the criminal justice process, law enforcement and related careers; Sergeant Mike Hanson, LLCCPD and Sergeant Craig Meador, LLCCPD provided information on practical response to an active shooter; and three members of the Springfield Police Department talked about their experience, equipment used on the job and provided the teens an opportunity to see their squad car. The teens learned about agriculture careers and sales with Holly Bauman, agriculture program specialist, and worked with Bill Harmon, ag program coordinator, in using power tools in the ag mechanics lab to build their own wood peg games! The program will continue on Monday afternoons at LLCC through July 30.

Tara Walk with Career Launch teensSergeant Hanson and Sergeant Meador with Career Launch teensSpringfield Police Department officer talking to Career Launch teensCareer Launch teens checking out Springfield PD squad carBill Harmon with Career Launch teen in ag mechanics labDr. Lesley Frederick assisting Career Launch teens with wood peg game projectBill Harmon and Holly Bauman working with Career Launch teens on wood peg game projectHolly Bauman working with Career Launch teens on wood peg game project

In the news

"In This Place" by Will RedwoodThe current exhibit in the James S. Murray Gallery, “In this Place,” is featured in this State Journal-Register article about the artist, Will Redwood. The exhibit runs through July 26. The public is invited to view the exhibit Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and attend a reception with the artist on July 18 from noon to 1 p.m.

Redwood is a painter and vector illustrator as well as the author of two independent storybooks. For six years, he also taught art for the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield. Redwood earned a degree in drawing and graphic design from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2003. Since then, he has continued to make and show art at various galleries, events and retail spaces.