In the news

Dr. Jason Dockter, professor of English; Marie Watson, student engagement coordinator; and Misty Hagstrom, graphic design specialist, are quoted in this article in the February Springfield Business Journal on why LLCC is one of the “Best Places to Work” in central Illinois.

Jeff Mehan, professor, computer networking, was interviewed on the WTAX Morning Newswatch Feb. 5 about the free, public cybersecurity workshops being offered by LLCC.

Managing recyclable material

LLCC Facilities Services would like to ask for your help managing recyclable material. Some of our recycling dumpsters have been consistently overloaded lately with intact cardboard boxes. This has caused the college to incur additional fees. Please help us to eliminate unnecessary costs by breaking down boxes before throwing them into the recycling dumpsters.

As always, your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Phishing scam tip: analyze the salutation

Is the email addressed to a vague “Valued Customer”? If so, watch out — legitimate businesses will often use a personal salutation with your first and last name. Read your emails carefully. If the email looks suspicious, disregard it and forward it to

Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain personal information from you, such as passwords, banking information, etc. and are most commonly sent to you by email.

Learn more on our LLCC’s cybersecurity page at:

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WYSE Competition in Cass Gym this morning

LLCC is hosting the annual Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge this morning in Cass Gymnasium. An awards ceremony is being held at 1:05 p.m.

Students from 18 area high schools in the LLCC district are participating in the regional level competition. The academic challenge, hosted by more than 50 community colleges and universities in Illinois and Missouri, is sponsored by the WYSE office in the School of Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The regional level competition is being sponsored by LLCC, the WYSE office at UIUC and the Capital Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE).

CQI session coming up!

All new or current employees who have not completed Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) training are encouraged to sign up now for the next session on March 30, 2018! Facilitators will be Nicole Ralph and Karen Sanders. Register by calling 524-6749 or emailing

Auditions today for LLCC Theatre’s “Revenge: Treasure Island”

LLCC in collaboration with Cutlass Artists, NFP, is continuing auditions today for “Revenge: Treasure Island” from 7-9 p.m. in Sangamon South Room 0015.

“Revenge: Treasure Island” is a world-premiere sequel to “Treasure Island,” which was performed by LLCC in 2016. This new script is written and directed by Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre. It features leading roles for women and men and exciting sword fights throughout. The outdoor production will run May 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Helen Hamilton area near the campus lake.

College students and community members are encouraged to audition. Those interested in backstage duties or stage management should drop by auditions for a brief conference with Professor Hardiman or contact him directly at More information on specific roles can be found at

Read more.

Bistro Verde opens tomorrow

Bistro Verde will be open during the spring 2018 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning tomorrow, Feb. 6. It will operate through Thursday, March 8 as a casual bistro and from Thursday, March 29 through Thursday, April 26 with fine dining service. View the casual bistro menu. Reservations are encouraged, and can be made by emailing, calling 786-2821 or stopping by the café during hours of business. Cash and debit or credit cards are accepted.

The café’s dining room is staffed by students from the Dining Room Operations class, and food is prepared by students in the Food Production IV class. Desserts are created by students enrolled in the Advanced Baking and Pastry and Restaurant Desserts classes, while bread is supplied by the Artisan Breads class.

LLCC sponsors 10th annual Lincoln Lecture Feb. 12

LLCC hosts the 10th annual Lincoln Lecture Monday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room of Menard Hall.

James M. Cornelius, Ph.D., James M. Cornelius, Ph.D., curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, will speak on the topic, “Abraham Lincoln: Nature Boy or Science Drone.”

Dr. Cornelius, a native of Minneapolis, worked for 10 years as an editor in New York City at Doubleday, Random House and Collier’s Encyclopedia, then for eight years in the University of Illinois Library’s Illinois History and Lincoln Collections. Read more about the featured lecturer.

Also on Lincoln’s birthday, representatives from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site will sponsor an informational display in A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus.

LLCC-Litchfield will live stream the movie “Lincoln” at 1 p.m.

On Feb. 13, LLCC-Taylorville will sponsor a presentation on President Lincoln at 1 p.m. in the South Building, Room 1115.

On Feb. 14, LLCC-Jacksonville will host Pam Brown as Mary Todd Lincoln in “Taking Leave,” written by Ken Bradbury, at 10 a.m. followed by a Q & A session. The Gettysburg Address will also be read.

The public is invited to all events without charge.

In addition, LLCC-Beardstown will sponsor a student trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield on Feb. 12.

Massage clinics at CCTC this spring

LLCC’s Capital City Training Center is currently scheduling appointments for spring massage clinics. LLCC Massage Therapy students will perform their clinical work using Swedish massage at the Capital City Training Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from April 3–June 27. Students are supervised by the clinic instructor who is a licensed massage therapist.

Appointments are available for 60-minute massages at 6 p.m. (April, May and June) and 8 p.m. (April). Appointments are available for 90-minute massages at 7:30 p.m. (May and June).

The cost is $20 for a 60-minute massage and $25 for a 90-minute massage. Payment is due when the appointment is scheduled and is non-refundable. Call 524-6749 to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are filling up fast!

Nominate a Pearson Master Teacher by Feb. 7

Nominations for the 2018 Pearson Master Teacher Award will close on Wednesday, Feb. 7.  Students, faculty, staff, alums and retirees are invited to nominate an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member for the annual award that recognizes an exceptional faculty member for his or her professional contributions to LLCC.

Simply use the online nomination form or log into Blackboard. Again, nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

For more information, call 786-2217 or e-mail