The LLCC Arts and Humanities Department invites the public to a free film and discussion series entitled, “Tuesday Nights at the Movies.” The first film showing will be of “Lone Star” this coming Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2209.
Oct. 9: “Lone Star” (1996) – Set in a fictional Texas border town called Frontera, “Lone Star” explores the intersections among cultures and families who are struggling to come to terms with their pasts, relationships and identities. As personal and sometimes conflicting narratives unfold, so do the details surrounding a local mystery that one man is determined to solve. What he finds ultimately opens a pathway to acceptance and healing.
Other films in the series will include “Enemy” (2013) on Nov. 13, “Silence” (2016) on Feb. 12, and “Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids” (2004) on March 19. Read more about these films.
The films will be hosted by Dr. Deborah Brothers, John Paul Jaramillo and Cara Swafford, professors of English; Joseph Hoff, professor of Spanish; and LLCC students.
Join LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning for their fourth annual Chilli Day this Sunday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Temple B’rith Sholom, 1004 S. 4th Street in Springfield.
Nationally recognized chilli expert and ALL member Les Eastep again takes the lead as the kitchen crew leader in producing the finest chili imaginable. Hot dogs, dessert, soft drinks and coffee will also be served. Takeout will be available.
Each meal is $8 for adults and free for children ages 8 and younger. Tickets can be purchased from the LLCC Community Education office or at the door the day of the event.
Questions? Call 217-786-2432.
Institutional Improvement Day is tomorrow, Oct. 5. All offices will be closed and no classes will be held. The theme of the day is “Becoming a Student Ready College,” continuing the message provided by President Charlotte Warren at Convocation.
All faculty and staff first meet in Cass Gym.
- 8 a.m.: Coffee and pastries
- 8:30 a.m.: Message from Dr. Warren
Departments will then dismiss to various locations to conduct planning activities regarding student-readiness.
Boxed meals will be provided at lunchtime.
The college is planning an update to the Facilities Master Plan and will be holding the second of two open forum meetings today for employees and students to give feedback. The meeting will be held with Demonica Kemper Architects (DKA) from 4-5 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room.
LLCC Human Resources is currently advertising for an associate vice president-enrollment services, for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in computer science beginning spring semester of 2019, and for a full-time grounds maintenance worker. Full details can be found on the HR employment page..
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all staff and faculty members are encouraged to join the SAVE Taskforce in taking a stand against intimate partner violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Using materials provided, participants are also encouraged to use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.”
Follow the instructions at the top of the “Take a Stand Tuesday” sheet to sign up for a time slot. Student club/organization advisors are encouraged to ask organization members to participate as well. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Jacob Deters, student engagement coordinator, was interviewed by WICS/FOX Illinois yesterday for a news story on the 15th annual Multicultural Fest at LLCC.
Laurel Bretz, director, community education, and Jolene Adams, coordinator, Culinary Institute, presented to the Memorial Medical Center Rehab Grad Support Group Monday afternoon. Laurel presented on the Academy of Lifelong Learning and and Jolene did a culinary demonstration of no-bake energy bites.
We extend our condolences to Neci Faine, duplication and mail center technician, on the recent passing of her mother on Oct. 2. Visitation will be held at Union Baptist Church in Springfield on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10-11 a.m., and a service will follow from 11 a.m.-noon. Interment will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Read the obituary.
LLCC’s 15th annual Multicultural Fest will take place today, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. The event, sponsored by LLCC Student Life, showcases various cultures with ethnic food (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), entertainment and cultural exhibits.
Local restaurants will be offering free samples of ethnic food. Restaurants serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include Clay’s Popeye’s Bar-B-Q, Flavor of India, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, Boccardi’s Italian Imports, AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill and Nickey’s Place.
Entertainment includes dance performances by LLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul and LotusFire Bellydancers as well as DJ Yinka who will cover music from various regions of the world such as Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Those providing cultural exhibits are Central Counties Health Centers, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, International Student Association, Islamic Society of Greater Springfield, Sister Cities Association, Sol Peru, Springfield Commission on International Visitors and World Affairs Council of Central Illinois. LLCC clubs and programs participating include the Logger Activities Board, Agriculture Club/Collegiate Farm Bureau, Christian Student Fellowship Club and Adult Education’s English as a Second Language program.
LLCC Outreach Centers are also hosting multicultural events in October.
- LLCC-Beardstown, 109 White Pine Ln. – Tuesday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza – Wednesday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser – Thursday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Dr. – Monday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.