Smoking ban on campus begins July 1

The State Journal-Register incorrectly reported Saturday that LLCC’s smoking ban would begin June 1. A correction was issued, and this article correctly states that the LLCC Board of Trustees approved a change in policy to bring the college into compliance with the new Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act that takes effect July 1.

Smoking and use of tobacco products will be prohibited on any college-owned or operated property, except when an individual is traveling through or parked on campus in a personal vehicle. All students, employees and visitors to any LLCC location will be required to comply with this policy, as of July 1.

Vacancies announced

The Human Resources office is currently advertising for various Adjunct Instructor vacancies for the fall 2015 semester for all locations.

Beardstown – Developmental Composition, Spanish and Speech
Jacksonville – Sociology, Spanish and Speech
Litchfield – A&P, Chemistry, Physical Geography, Reading and Speech
Taylorville – Developmental Composition, Speech and Sociology

Complete information on all Adjunct Instructor opportunities can be found on the HR Employment website.

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In the news and the community

Dr. Cynthia Maskey, dean of health professions, commented on the predicted upcoming shortage of RNs in this article, “Hospitals, college monitor impact of retirement-driven nurse shortage, in the May 31 State-Journal Register.

Karla Carwile-Ivankovich, LLCC’s 2014 Outstanding Alum, credited LLCC faculty members Art Meyer and Virgil Rhodes and instructor Pat Giacomini, among others with feeding her interest in serving others in the cover story “Empowering Others,” in the May/June edition of SO magazine.

Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science, discussed his WWI book, “Three Lying or Four Sitting,” at Books on the Square in Virden May 27 and will speak at Rochester Library this Thursday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds from sale of the book benefit student scholarships at LLCC.

LLCC Board of Trustees appoints new associate VP and area directors, approves no-smoking policy and recognizes GED grads

The LLCC Board of Trustees last night appointed three individuals to oversee and direct operations at several LLCC off-campus locations, effective June 1.

Scott Stallman was named to the new position of associate vice president of LLCC outreach. Stallman will oversee operations at LLCC education centers in Jacksonville, Beardstown, Taylorville, Litchfield and Hillsboro as well as district-wide high school partnerships and dual credit/dual enrollment agreements. Stallman has served as executive director of LLCC-Taylorville, Litchfield and Hillsboro since 2010. He will graduate in August with a doctoral degree in higher education administration from Illinois State University, and holds a master of education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a bachelor’s of science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to his work at LLCC, he was assistant dean of career programs at Moraine Valley Community College, assistant director of new student programs at Columbia College Chicago, and department chair, instructor and director of the career center at Stevens Institute of Business Arts.

Keri Mason will be the new director of LLCC-Jacksonville, where she has served as assistant director since 2008. She will also oversee operations at LLCC’s Beardstown location. She recently earned her master of arts degree from the University of Illinois-Springfield (UIS), where she was named outstanding graduate in communication. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Truman State University. Prior to LLCC, she served as director of annual giving at Illinois College.

Debra “Dee” Krueger was appointed director of LLCC-Taylorville, where she has served as assistant director since 2009. She joined LLCC in 1992 as an an administrative assistant at the Taylorville Correctional Center, became an adjunct faculty member in 1994 and served as an administrative assistant for regional services from 1996-2009. She holds a master online teacher certificate from the University of Illinois and Illinois Online Network, a bachelor of arts from UIS and associate in general education from LLCC.

In other action, trustees approved a policy change that would bring the college into compliance with the new Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act that takes effect July 1. Smoking and use of tobacco products will be prohibited on any college-owned or operated property, except when an individual is traveling through or parked on campus in a personal vehicle. All students, employees and visitors to any LLCC location will be required to comply with this policy.

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GED grads Grayson Davis, Page McAlexander and Isaac Schmidt were recognized at the board meeting for their academic accomplishments.

And, the board recognized three graduates of LLCC’s Adult Education high school equivalency (GED) program. Page McAlexander of Springfield completed the requirements for her GED early last fall, and has since completed two semesters of courses at LLCC as an honors student and student worker. Isaac Schmidt of Litchfield earned his GED in December, and just finished his first semester at LLCC with a 4.0 grade point average. Grayson Davis of Springfield recently completed all the requirements for his GED, and plans to enroll in LLCC this fall.

Skype for Business 2015 being installed across campus

LLCC is in the process of upgrading Lync 2013 into Skype for Business 2015. Skype for Business 2015 is being installed gradually across campus. It will be available on your computer soon if it is not already. A restart may be required when the installation takes place on your machine.

Skype for Business 2015 will work the same way Lync 2013 does, the only changes will be in the name and in the look of the user interface.

Please contact the Help Desk if you have any questions at helpme@llcc.edu or 6-2555

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Career Development Services has moved!

The Career Development Services office has moved! We have merged with the Advising and Counseling office to become Advising, Counseling and Career Development Services. Our new location, including the career computer lab, is in the back hall of the Advising office. We continue to offer all of our career services including resume writing, mock interviews, career assessment and exploration, job shadowing, a database of job opportunities and the Cooperative Work Study Program. The telephone numbers are the same, you just come through the front door of advising to get to us. Stop by and see us in our new home!

Congratulations to the 2015 Writing and Art Contest winners!

Congratulations to the 2015 LLCC student Writing and Art Contest winners! The following students will receive cash prizes and their work will appear in the forthcoming spring 2015 edition of the Lincoln Land Review:

MacKenzie Carnes, Essay: “Sex and Feminism: The Lines between Objectification, Empowerment, and Pure Distraction”
Tricia Owsley, Poetry: “So, this is how it is”
Abbie McKinnie, Art: “Lucille Kiss”
Jordan Minder, Digital Media: “Untitled”

 

Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk raises over $5,700

Four hundred participants were on campus last Saturday for the Veterans Club’s 8th Annual Brian McMillen Walk/Run to raise funds for the LLCC Veterans Scholarship and other charities. The event raised more than $5,700. Winners include:
5K Female Overall – Jenna Montague
5K Male Overall – Chris Owen
10K Female Overall – Bethany Erwin
10K Male Overall – Chad Sutton

In the news

Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre, was interviewed for this story about the play, “The Gentlemen of Verona,” featured in the SJ-R A&E May 28. Click HERE for ticket information.

Professor Hardiman also lent his talents as fight director for a recent production of “Grace Among the Leavings” at Theatre in the Park.