Invitation to join the A-Team

The A-Team, or autism awareness and support group, is an informal group of students, faculty and staff who are interested in talking and learning about the challenges and successes of students with autism spectrum disorders. We will meet from noon-1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall on the following dates: Sept. 29, Oct. 27 and Nov. 10.

In the community

Truck Driver Training’s Bob Howard and David Foster Truck Truck 2participated in “Touch the Truck Day,” a family event sponsored by State Senator Sam McCann, at Chatham Middle School Saturday, Sept. 12. A large number of attendees viewed the various types of trucks that were on display for children to see and experience.

SURS counselors on campus Oct. 8–only four spots available!

SURS counselors will again be on campus Oct. 8 to conduct one-on-one interviews with those employees within four years of eligible retirement status. There are only four spots still available! If you met with SURS counselors in April, you do not qualify for an appointment this time.

How to enroll for an on-campus appointment is included in the attached instructions: SchedulingCounselingSession rev 8.10.15. Please read them carefully. The deadline to schedule an appointment is Friday, Sept. 18. If you have any questions, contact Kim Elder at (6)2214.

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Think Before You Print tip

In MS Word, go to File, then to Page Setup. Then choose Reduce the Margins and set your margins to smaller numbers. Compared to the normal settings, you could use up to 14% less paper!

The Records Office has moved

The Records Office has officially moved into the former Career Development Services office area in the Student Services Hallway, Menard Hall. Susan Mendenhall is located in M1105, and Shawn Allen and Lindee Hall are in M1107 so that students can access Admission, Records and Registration in one location. In order to bring the complete AR&R team together, Nina Koch has also moved to the Registration area and is located in M1103.

LLCC Trutter Museum to open “Small World—Near to Far” exhibit Sept. 25

Exhibit features pieces from Trutter collection and LLCC art faculty; public invited to opening reception 5-7 p.m.

The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum at LLCC is celebrating the opening of a new exhibit, “Small World—Near to Far,” on Friday, Sept. 25. The opening reception is being held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The public is invited.

“Small World—Near to Far” is the sixth exhibit in the museum and will feature nearly 70 items, with 43 small pieces, from the Trutter world heritage collection. Pieces being featured in the exhibit include a bronze Chinese Temple Dog from the early Ching dynasty (1644-1912), Japanese Netsuke ivory carvings, clay Peruvian “Facepot” or “Portrait Jug,” amethyst carvings of monkeys and stone carvings of faces from the Yucatan. Big and bold art being featured will include signed prints by Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall.

To celebrate the talent of the world close to home, the exhibit also will feature the artwork of current LLCC art faculty and professional artists Michelle Coakes, Al Shull, Leslie Stalter and Thom Whalen, in addition to artwork by founding LLCC art faculty. Various pieces by Springfield photographer Carrie Beard will be on display at the opening reception.

Philip, a local architect, and his wife, Mary Kathryn Trutter, traveled throughout the world from the late 1950s through the mid-1970s. Traveling around the world approximately 10 times and visiting 100 countries and principalities, they collected a vast array of art, artifacts and other cultural items of interest. The Trutters exhibited a love of lifelong learning and desired to share their values with the LLCC community. About 750 pieces in the Trutter collection and a cash gift were bequeathed to the college after Mr. Trutter’s passing in December 2000.

Museum hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and anytime by appointment. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Janet Semanik at 217.786.2217 or visit

Congratulations to Christine (Lang) Marietta

Christine (Lang) Marietta, LLCC-Litchfield administrative Christine Lang and new husbandassistant, and Mat Marietta were married over the weekend. The wedding was held Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Litchfield Baptist Church with a reception following at Litchfield Community Center. Congratulations, Christine and Mat!