In the news

The LLCC bird banding station is the subject of an article in the latest edition of Meadowlark: A Journal of Illinois Birds, a publication of the Illinois Ornithological Society. Tony Rothering, professor of biology, is mentioned in the article, which includes photos of him, students and volunteers at the bird banding station.

LLCC’s dual credit classes were the subject of an Oct. 11 story in the Taylorville Breeze-Courier. Taylorville High School and LLCC have collaborated to bring college course offerings to high school juniors. There are 68 THS students enrolled in LLCC classes, which is more than double the number compared to last year.

 

Register for Wellness Screening and Flu Shot Clinic

LLCC will be offering an onsite Wellness Screening and Flu Shot Clinic next week on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center. This event is open to all LLCC benefit-eligible employees and their spouses. For those employees and their spouses who are enrolled in a LLCC health insurance plan, the wellness screening and flu shot is free! All benefit-eligible employees who participate in the wellness screening will receive a $50 Visa gift card – just for participating!

To register for the onsite wellness screening and/or flu shot, open the 2017 ONSITE Screening Guide for login/registration instructions.  Please note that there is a separate registration for the wellness screening and the flu shot.  If you would like to do both, please be sure to register for both.

Not available on Oct. 17? Register for a “Remote” screening using the 2017 Physician Screening Guide directions. The guide includes a form that you can take to your primary care physician to conduct the same bio-metric screening. If you have the physician conduct the screening and fax the results to CHCWellbeing by Oct. 31, benefit-eligible employees will also receive the $50 Visa gift card incentive for participating remotely!

If you have any questions, please Nicole Ralph at nicole.ralph@llcc.edu or 786-2342.

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KUDOS to these employees!

KUDOS to the employees listed below for going above and beyond to assist others and for modeling LLCC’s core values! Each will receive a KUDOS certificate.

Dr. Victor Broderick, Dr. Deborah Brothers, Michelle Burger, Laurie Clemons, LLCC Community Education staff, Dr. Jason Dockter, Dave Ferrill, Melissa Franzen, Dr. Ashley Green, Sergeant Mike Hanson, Elaine Higgason, Carrie Jacobs, Barry Lamb, LLCC Library faculty and staff, Tim Luna, Keri Mason, Susan McClintock, Becky Miller-McGrath, Andy Mitkos, Soodi Nassirpour, Officer Tess Olson, Samantha Reif, Joanie Rogers, Sarah Scheufele, Shelly Smothers, Lawrence Strubhart, Greg Walbert and Dr. Beth Wiediger.

View Oct. 2017 KUDOS Award Winners to read what the above employees did and who nominated them.

The KUDOS award is an informal way to recognize the small and large ways our faculty and staff contribute to the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day and say “thank you, great job!” with a KUDOS. The next announcement will be during the fall semester. Nominate a deserving colleague by clicking on the KUDOS tab in the upper right corner of LincIn.

2017 City of Springfield Ornament featuring LLCC is in the news

WICS, FOX55, WAND and Access 4-Springfield covered the press conference yesterday at LLCC in which the 2017 City of Springfield Ornament was unveiled. The ornament, designed by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, celebrates the 50th anniversary of LLCC. It is available for purchase from the LLCC Bookstore and the proceeds benefit St. Joseph’s Home, a not-for-profit nursing home serving Springfield’s elderly. Speakers at the press conference included Sister Lenore Highland of St. Joseph’s Home; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president, who recognized LLCC Board Chair Dennis Shackelford; and Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder. Read more.

2017 City of Springfield Ornament

press conference

You can also view a short video of the event on LLCC’s Facebook page.

Two LLCC students receive national scholarships

LLCC agriculture major Edra “Emmi” Fisher of Springfield is among 20 students nationally awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the 2017-18 National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program. This is the third time she has won a scholarship from the organization, designed to assist students in pursuing studies in agriculture.

Emmi is passionate about organic farming. She has worked on farms through Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF) in various parts of the country during the past two summers, bringing back information and ideas to the LLCC garden while helping to grow a wide variety of vegetables for the college culinary programs and campus farm stand. She has also written LLCC’s “Epicuriosity 101” weekly culinary column in the State Journal-Register three times, covering topics such as healthy eating, her organic farming experience and fair trade coffee. Read more.

Mason Gordon of Springfield, an agriculture business major at Lincoln Land Community College, is one of 10 students nationwide selected to receive the 2017 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education, a $5,000 award. The scholarship is awarded to Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society members who are civically engaged in their community through service and who demonstrate leadership, academic rigor and excellence. Preference is given to first-generation college students. Nearly 700 applications were received.

Mason, originally from Rushville, Indiana, is active with LLCC’s award-winning Livestock Judging and Model Illinois Government (MIG) teams. He was honored as Outstanding Committee Chair in the House of Representations at last year’s MIG simulation. Read more.

LLCCPD forms

The following LLCC Police Department forms, previously located on the old employee portal system, have been migrated to the KBOX system:

  • Lost Key Report
  • Student Use of Facilities During Non-Business Hours Request
  • Extended Stay Vehicle Form
  • Student Volunteer Review Form

These forms are now all accessed via the ITS Helpdesk icon located on your desktop.

Police Department Queues in Kbox

Bistro To Go is open today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bistro To Go is open today, Thursday, Oct. 12!  It has soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and coffee drinks available for take away. Visit the LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program Facebook page for the latest menu items.

This fall, Bistro to Go will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Sept. 12 through Nov. 16. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Orders can be placed in person, by phone at 786-2821 or by email at bistroverde@llcc.edu.

Tips for emailing your order:

  • Include what name the order should be under.
  • Please be very specific about the contents of your order.
  • Specify a pick-up time (allow minimum 15 minutes). If a time is not specified, it will be available in 15 minutes. Note: The last email orders of the day will be taken at 12:45 p.m.
  • You can add a baked good to your order after you arrive!

Press conference in A. Lincoln Commons at 11 a.m. today

A press conference will be held at 11 this morning in A. Lincoln Commons to announce the 2017 City of Springfield Ornament which celebrates the 50th anniversary of LLCC. The ornament, designed by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, is available for purchase in the LLCC Bookstore, with proceeds benefiting St. Joseph’s Home, a not-for-profit nursing home serving Springfield’s elderly. Speakers will include Sister Lenore Highland of St. Joseph’s Home; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; and Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder.

LLCC ornament