In the News

Terri Hinrichs, recruitment coordinator, did an extended interview with WMAY March 26 during the Business Connections event at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

Bob Howard, director, truck driver training, was interviewed on WLDS in Jacksonville March 25 regarding the information session March 27 at LLCC-Jacksonville for the upcoming free warehousing/logistics training program for long-term unemployed individuals.

Adjunct culinary instructor Jolene Adams, LLCC culinary student Tanner Yancik and Professor of History Dr. John Roberts were interviewed March 27 by Fox News about the student-run Bistro Verde café serving its new fine dining menu. The segment airs on today’s Good Day show.

LLCC student Brianna Stokes was interviewed March 26 by WICS-TV about looking for summer employment.

Thank you!

League 1The LLCC Foundation hopes everyone had a great time at Tuesday’s kickoff.  As the Beatles said in one of their songs, “Beep, beep, beep, beep…yeah!”

The fun isn’t over!  Stop by the LLCC Foundation through Monday, April 1 and buy a raffle ticket for the Kindle Fire HD or 50/50.  Don’t forget to cast your votes in the Penny Wars!  All 13 of the decorated containers are there for you to support or sabotage, with the proceeds supporting the Pay It Forward Fund for emergency student needs.  Congratulations to PRM for winning the best decorated Penny Wars container!

While you’re there, sign up for the campaign!  Gifts of any size, from $5…to $5 a paycheck or more are appreciated and important in helping all of us meet our students’ educational goals.  Those that enroll by the end of day Friday are eligible for a $150 cash prize.  And, if you choose payroll deduction, you’re eligible for another $150 in cold hard cash at the end of the campaign!  Our thanks to Dr. Warren and members of the Cabinet for making these two cash prizes possible.

LLCC faculty and staff are awesome “Eight Days a Week!”  On our students behalf…thank you for your support!

Nominate a Distinguished Service Award Honoree!

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes more than the “employee of the year”.  This award is given to LLCC employees who demonstrate exemplary leadership, promotes a learner-centered environment and promotes service to the college community.  Service is a matter of the job.  This award recognizes those who provide service beyond the minimum.  Leadership can be provided in a subtle way.  Nominations should clearly describe what qualities exhibited by the nominee through his/her performance, attitude, behavior and action puts them in the elite class of “Distinguished Service Award Recipient”.  Instructions are listed on the Nomination Form.  Deadline is April 4th.

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Minutes posted from recent Team meetings

The Curriculum team met Feb. 28.  To view the status of current curriculum changes, please view the meeting minutes.

The Professional Development Team also met in February and discussed changes to the Team Charter and drafted a recommendation for the Cabinet regarding these changes. View the meeting minutes and recommendation.

At their March 18 meeting, the Sustainability team discussed Earth Week events and plans for landscaping and maintenance for the campus and prairie restoration areas.  More details available in the meeting minutes.



The LLCC improvisational jazz combo, Stolen Moments will be performing from 11:30am-1pm in the A. Lincoln Commons. The performance features various styles of jazz, latin, blues, funk, and rock styles with improvisations on various instruments of piano, guitars, bass, drums, tenor sax, trumpet and flute as well as vocalists on a couple of standard jazz tunes. Information will be available about the various ensembles that are offered here at LLCC as well as the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest. This is a Red & Blue Crew event and is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

In the Community

On Monday, March 31, Jolene Adams, culinary arts adjunct instructor, will provide a cooking demonstration for University of Illinois Extension nutrition programs.  Her audience will be teens that are participating in the SNAP-ED grant program.  The goal is to teach them healthy cooking techniques. Jolene will prepare three recipes and will include introductory chopping skills, food safety and sanitation.

Reminder: SURS on Campus for Individual Retirement Meetings May 6

A reminder that SURS will be on campus May 6, 2014 to hold individual retirement sessions with employees.  Please see the attached memo for more information on scheduling this appointment.  This offer will close on April 4, so get your appointment today!

Appointments are limited.  Due to recent pension reform, SURS counselors are in high demand and availability is limited.  Available appointments will go quickly so CALL TODAY!!

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