Sign up to be a Welcome Week volunteer!

LLCC Public Relations and Marketing is looking for volunteers to assist at the welcome table in A. Lincoln Commons Jan. 14-18 during the first week of spring classes. Help students get a great start to the spring semester by answering their questions and providing directions. FAQ handouts will be on the tables again along with highlighters to help mark students’ routes to their classes.

To sign up, add your name to this Welcome Week sign up sheet or contact Amy Flynn at

Posted in PRM |

Contacting the IT Help Desk

With the beginning of the spring semester quickly approaching, the IT Help Desk is experiencing a high volume of incoming requests for assistance. In an effort to best serve our customers, we ask that should you be directed to voicemail, please leave a message with a detailed description of your need. Voicemail messages are checked as soon as possible. Also, you may submit your own ticket within the KBOX software ( and select the LLCC Help Desk queue, or send a detailed email to us at We will contact you as soon as we are available. If you are reporting an urgent technological need, please indicate this when you contact us, regardless of method.

Thank you,

Posted in ITS |

VALIC representative on campus Jan. 11 J. Kaiser, VALIC senior financial advisor, will be on campus Friday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the VP Conference Room. He will be on site for 30-minute account reviews to help employees understand options and new enrollments. To register go to and enter registration code 2206SPR11AA.

Maximum 403b and 457 contributions increase for 2019

The maximum contribution for 403b and 457 retirement accounts has increased $500 for 2019, for a total of $19,000.00. Anyone 50 or older by the end of the calendar year may also make catch-up contributions in the amount of $6,000.00, for a total of $25,000.00 in 2019.

This is a great time to contact our representatives to help you enroll in a new account or answer any questions you may have about your current account.

Michael J. Kaiser, VALIC Sr. Financial Advisor
Direct: 309-378-2119,

David Jones, VALIC Financial Advisor
Direct: 217-653-9171

TIAA-CREF: 800-842-2252

Flooring replacement update

During winter recess, contractors have been working to replace flooring in A. Lincoln Commons (on the first floor and the second floor catwalk) and in the lower level of Menard Hall in the Quiznos/kitchen area. The majority of the work in A. Lincoln Commons is complete. There is still some work yet to be done in the lower level of Menard in advance of Quiznos re-opening (anticipated to be the middle of next week). Contractors will continue to work in and around A. Lincoln Commons and the lower level of Menard to finish up the project (including cleaning). In the next week to 10 days, please use caution in and around these areas as contractors work to finish the project. Please contact Tim Ervin in construction management at 786-9605 with any questions or concerns.

Midday Yoga begins Jan. 28

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind with Midday Yoga! Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Midday Yoga is a course designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. Participants will practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat. There is a course limit of 20 participants, so sign up as soon as possible. Register today!

Course: Midday Yoga
Instructor: Patricia Lanser, 200RYT Yoga Fit Certified Yoga Instructor
Dates: Mondays, Jan. 28-March 4, 2019
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Trutter Center
Fee: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-02

SBA loans available for employees/students affected by Dec. 1 tornadoes

Kevin Lust, director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, reports that Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance loans are available to renters, homeowners, businesses and non-profit organizations with under-insured or uninsured storm damage in Christian, Macon, Montgomery, Sangamon and Shelby counties. Disaster survivors may receive in-person assistance with SBA disaster loan applications at an outreach center opening today at the Taylorville Fire Department, 202 N. Main St. in Taylorville. The center will be open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Jan. 17.

The center closes permanently at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17