October 2018 FORWARD has arrived!

Lincoln Land Community College FORWARD magazine October 2018. ROI Return on Investment: LLCC is the "REAL DEAL" www.llcc.eduThe new LLCC FORWARD magazine is now online and arriving in mailboxes throughout the LLCC district. Read about the return on investment in enrolling at LLCC, a list of all LLCC degrees/certificates/programs, and stories on academic and career programs including humanities, agriculture, medical coding and central sterile service technician, welding, early childhood education, automotive technology, commercial electrical maintenance, medical assistant and truck driver training. Also listed are upcoming Community Education, Ed2Go and Culinary Institute classes.

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Remind students to apply early for FAFSA and about completion events

Welcome to myStudentAid app Federal Student Aid. Need money for college? Submitting the 2019-2020 FAFSA form is quick, and most importantly, it's FREE.Oct. 1, 2018 was the first day to file the 2019-2020 FAFSA. Please remind students it is important to apply early. Some grants are distributed to early filers only.

The 2019-2020 FAFSA is used for summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters at LLCC. Students will use tax information from 2017 (filed in 2018) to complete the FAFSA.

The 2019-2020 FAFSA is available at FAFSA Application. New this year: The website is now mobile friendly, and there is a FAFSA app available called “myStudentAid” for easy filing on a handheld device.

LLCC Financial Aid is hosting FAFSA completion events:

  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m., LLCC-Beardstown
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, noon, LLCC-Jacksonville
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m., Main Campus, S1101
  • Monday, Oct. 15, noon, LLCC-Litchfield
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m., Main Campus, M1173
  • Friday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m., Main Campus, M1173
  • Monday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Main Campus, M1173
  • Friday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m., Main Campus, M2260
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12 p.m., LLCC- Jacksonville

Please refer students with questions to LLCC Financial Aid at  217-786-2237 or financial.aid@llcc.edu.

In the news

Lisa Collier, associate vice president, enrollment services, was interviewed by WICS yesterday for a news story on FAFSA filing and the importance of applying early. Oct. 1 was the first day to file the 2019-2020 FAFSA, which is used for summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters.

Jolene Adams, coordinator, Culinary Institute, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Fall harvest recipes.”

BSU open mic 80s and 90s night Oct. 17

Come showcase your talents and let you voice be heard! Black Student Union Open Mic Night. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 5-8 p.m. in Menard Hall Commons area. Free Admission and free refreshments. Open Mic Night is a social event sponsored by Black Student Union, where LLCC students and staff have the platform to opnely express their voice and talents through the following: petry, singing, dance, instrument solos and spoken word. Contact information: Saleana Moore, BSU President, smoor8452@llcc.edu or Laurie Clemons, BSU Advisor, laurie.clemons@llcc.eduThe LLCC Black Student Union is hosting an open mic Oct. 17 in A. Lincoln Commons from 5-8 p.m. Open mic night is a social event where LLCC students and staff have a platform to openly express their voice and talents through poetry, singing, dance, instrumental solos and spoken word. Come showcase your talents and let your voice be heard!

National emergency alert test tomorrow

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, is planning on conducting a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 beginning at 1:18 p.m. CDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed. The test was originally planned for Sept. 20, 2018 but has been postponed until Oct. 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. Read more.  Note: This is nationwide test conducted by the federal government. This is NOT an LLCC ALERT test.

VALIC representative on campus Wednesday

Michael J. Kaiser

Michael J. Kaiser

Michael J. Kaiser, VALIC Sr. Financial Advisor, will be on campus tomorrow, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the VP Conference Room. He will be on site for 30-minute account review to help employees understand options and new enrollments. To register go to my.VALIC.com/seminars and enter registration code 2206SPR11AA.

QR code for VALIC meeting registration

15th Annual Multicultural Fest is tomorrow

Lincoln Land Community College 15th annual Multicultural Fest, Wednesday, October 3rd, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cultural exhibits, ethnic food and entertainment. Free and open to the public.LLCC’s 15th annual Multicultural Fest will take place tomorrow, 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. Read more.

LLCC Outreach Centers will also host 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.

Nominate a colleague for KUDOS yet today!

Lincoln Land Community College KUDOS: Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding ServiceKey or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are now open! They will be accepted through today, Oct. 2. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The KUDOS awards will be announced Oct. 15.

The KUDOS awards are an informal way to recognize the special contributions — small and large — made by faculty and staff that create the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a KUDOS award!

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