A Note from Jill Whitney

Thank you to the LLCC Family for all the phone calls, texts, visits, food, flowers, and overall concern about my well-being following my recent surgery and two hospital admissions. It’s nice to know that so many people care so much! My holidays were very different this year but I am on the mend and doing much better. Thanks again.

Jill Whitney

A reminder to sign up for CQI Training Sessions

If you have yet to attend a Continuous Quality Improvement training session, there are still some spots available in the sessions listed below. To register, please call 782-7436 or email cctc@llcc.edu.

SESSION

DATES

G

January 30 & 31, 2014

H

February 21 & 28, 2014

I

March 21 & 28, 2014

J

April 18 & 25, 2014

K

June 5 & 12, 2014

Christmas bird count/fall bird banding report

LLCC continues to be a mecca for birds. Tony Rothering, professor of biology, conducted a campus bird count on Dec. 22 and recorded:

Great Blue Heron  1

Downy Woodpecker  1

Northern Flicker  1

American Kestrel  1

Song Sparrow  1

Red-tailed Hawk  2

Ring-billed Gull  2

Tufted Titmouse  2

White-breasted Nuthatch  3

American Robin  4

House Finch  4

Red-bellied Woodpecker  5

Black-capped Chickadee  6

Mourning Dove  6

American Goldfinch  7

White-throated Sparrow  10

Northern Cardinal  16

Blue Jay  17

Dark-eyed Junco  47

House Sparrow  60

American Crow  192

European Starling  260

Canada Goose  490

Also, below is a link to the bird banding report for this past fall (2013) as generated by Vern Kleen.  Some of the highlights from Prof. Rothering: we captured 1902 birds of 70 species over 64 banding days (we averaged 30 birds per day).  Our high day was Oct. 18 on which we captured and banded 194 birds (mostly goldfinches)!!  From a cummulative standpoint … after 3 banding seasons (fall 2012, spring and fall 2013), we have captured ~ 3600 birds of 94 species!

Between classes and individuals, we had 200 LLCC students visit and/or assist at the banding station this fall.  We hope this number will continue to grow!

MS — LLCC BBS Fall 2013 Report

 

LLCC 1st downstate college named StormReady® by NWS; trustees approve concealed carry policy

Lincoln Land Community College was recognized Wednesday night as the first downstate college certified as a StormReady® site by the National Weather Service.

Ed Shimon, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service, presented a plaque to LLCC Board of Trustees Chair Justin Reichert and LLCC Police Chief Brad Gentry, honoring the college’s commitment to preparedness and safety of all individuals on the main campus, Capital City Training Center, Aviation Center and LLCC locations in Jacksonville, Beardstown, Taylorville and Litchfield.  Read  more . . .

A note from Career Development Services

Career Development Services would like to extend a huge thank you to the Writing Center for their generous donation to the students in our SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program) class.  For the third year in a row the center has donated school supplies, toiletries, gift bags and gift cards to these students.  Your generosity is very appreciated!

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