EHST Safety Tip of the Month

The September safety tip brought to you by the Environmental Health & Safety Team:  September is designated as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Because of that, we would like to take this opportunity to urge everyone to take a few minutes and think about how they would answer this question: “If an emergency happens while I’m on campus, what would I do?”
Emergencies can take many different forms, but one thing is for certain; the time to figure out what you should be doing during an emergency is not when it’s occurring.  Click HERE to read more and find out what you can do now to prepare for an emergency!

Eat at Bob Evans and help raise $$ for an LLCC Foundation scholarship fund

The LLCC Foundation will be the beneficiary of a scholarship fundraiser by the Springfield Civic Garden Club on Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 9. For all those eating at a Bob Evans restaurant in Springfield (4221 Conestoga Dr., near Meijer and 3050 Stevenson Dr.) on those dates, Bob Evans will donate cash for 15 percent of all food orders, including eat-in or carryout, to the LLCC/SCGC scholarship fund. You will need to print a copy of this flier for each guest check. All are welcome to participate, but MUST take a copy of the flier to the restaurant and present it at the time of check-out. The scholarship is open to LLCC students in the horticulture, landscape design, turf management and environmental-related programs.

Reminder: Theatre auditions next week

LLCC Theatre will hold auditions Monday, Sept. 8 and Tuesday, Sept. 9 for its fall production of “The Shadows of Edgar Allan Poe.” The open auditions are being held from 7 to 9 p.m. in Sangamon Hall South, room 0009 on the LLCC-Springfield campus. Questions may be directed to or by calling 217.786.4942. Persons unable to audition Sept. 8 or 9 should email Professor Hardiman.

The play is a devised piece of theatre that will be built by the acting ensemble, which will choose from Poe’s most well-known and accessible works. Through a collaborative process, the ensemble will develop the performance under Professor Hardiman’s direction. Read more…

Grow Beyond Campaign hits milestone

Thanks to the generosity of community friends and LLCC faculty and staff, we just surpassed the $1,000,000 milestone mark for the Grow Beyond campaign! Our total endowment fund balance now sits at $1,014,869.45!

Placement and Testing closed Today

The Office of Placement and Testing will be closed today, September 4th. The staff will be attending the National College Testing Association virtual conference. There are several topics of great interest such as “Inevitable Cheating Incidents and How to Combat Them” as well as “Ten Years of Test Security: The Road Traveled and the Road Ahead”.   Anyone interested in attending should contact Stephanie Cummings at 786-2246 or Carrie Jacobs at 786-4672.

Deadline to join Weight Watchers At Work tomorrow

Weight Watchers is once again offering the “At Work Series” on the Lincoln Land campus this fall. Meetings will be held during lunch time beginning the week of Sept. 15. We will offer a 12-week series (with 14 weeks of online tools) for $152. This amount can be set up as a payroll deduction. If you are interested in joining the fall series, please contact Kim Elder in HR at ext. 62214 or to register. Deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 5! Click WWFallPromotion2014  for more details.

Itinerary announced for Study Abroad in Spain

This May, for the first time, the Arts and Humanities department is offering a travel/study trip to Spain.  The 11-day trip departs on May 18, 2015 and includes visits to some of Spain’s most spectacular sites:  Barcelona, Granada, Costa del Sol, Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba and Sevilla.  For more information, contact either Professor Leslie Stalter (Art) at or Professor Joe Hoff (Spanish) at


ITDE Blackboard Workshops tomorrow

Beginning Blackboard

Facilitator: Gary Bach, Instructional Technology Specialist

Are you a new Blackboard user or an occasional Blackboard user in need of a refresher? Come to this session for an introduction to using the Blackboard course management system at LLCC. This session will cover the basics of getting started using Blackboard to supplement instruction, such aslogging in to the system, general navigation, tools, course development areas and the grade center.

Click here to register for the session below

Date Time Room
Thursday, September 4 2:00-3:00 PM SGMN0119

A-Team meeting tomorrow, Sept. 4

Please join us for our first meeting of the A-Team, or Asperger’s/Autism Awareness and Support Group!  Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 1-2 pm in MNRD 1165 and will focus on simply “Getting to Know Asperger’s and Autism at LLCC.” We hope you will join us!

For more information, see article dated Aug. ___ or please contact Linda Chriswell: x 6-2828,, or Cara Swafford: x 6-2398,