Nominate a deserving colleague for KUDOS

KUDOSKey or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are being accepted through Friday, Dec. 1. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The KUDOS awards will be announced Dec. 8.

The KUDOS awards are an informal way to recognize the special contributions — small and large — made by faculty and staff that create the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a KUDOS award!

Need holiday gifts? The Winter Art Sale has them!

Winter Art Sale, Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1Take a walk over to the Trutter Center today and pick up some great holiday finds at the Winter Art Sale. The event starts tonight with a special “preview” from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with free hors d’oeuvres by LLCC Culinary students. The sale continues Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free coffee and cookies to shoppers. All three days of the event are free of charge and open to the LLCC community and public!

The sale features a wide variety of original artwork created by our students during fall classes. The event supports LLCC art students and programs and the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum. Purchases can be made with cash, check or credit cards.

Again, all three days of the event are free of charge. For details, go to http://llccfoundation.org/news-and-events or click here for a detailed flier.

LLCC Student Honors Recital 7 p.m.

The LLCC Student Honors Recital will be held today at 7 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2250. The public is invited to the performance, which is part of the LLCC Recital Series.

The recital will feature vocalists and selections on clarinet, piano, classical guitar, bass guitar, drums, timpani and xylophone. The featured performers are taught by Jane Hartman, piano; Jason Waddell, guitar, percussion and voice; Melinda Kaye, voice; and Greg Cohill, clarinet.

Learn more about upcoming LLCC Recital Series performances, which are free and open to the public.

Open house for Tiffany Andrews

Please join LLCC Human Resources on Friday, Dec. 1, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. in our conference room, as we bid farewell to Tiffany Andrews, human resources assistant. Tiffany joined the HR office in March 2013. During her four years with the college, Tiffany has been an immense asset to our office and the college community. Her goodbye does not come because of bad news. Tiffany, her husband, Ian, and their dog, Rizzo, will be relocating to the Madison, Wisconsin area. Please make plans to join us to say goodbye, wish her luck, take a selfie and enjoy a sweet treat.

LLCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter providing information on organ donation today

The LLCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society is sponsoring an an information table today on organ donation in A. Lincoln Commons from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and an information session this evening from 5-8 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The public is invited to attend. Guest speakers will include Karen Kohnke, regional coordinator, organ/tissue donor program, Office of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White; Joe Gardner, LLCC alum who recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of his heart transplant; and Jay Landers, whose son was an organ donor. Refreshments will be served.

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Soup and Stories: “The Red Road to Victory” today

The Red Road to VictoryLLCC Student Life and TRIO Student Support Services are hosting a reconciliation and diversity symposium, “The Red Road to Victory,” today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons Lounge. This program features Bill Miller and is part of the Soup and Stories series for Native American Heritage Month.

The program is open to the LLCC community, but geared toward the development of students. If faculty and staff are interested in attending there is just a $3 charge for the lunch. If a faculty member brings their class to the program, they are able to eat for free!

Spring 2018 tuition due date is Wednesday, Nov. 29

To all full-time employees who plan on using the employee tuition waiver for themselves or their qualified dependents for spring 2018 LLCC classes:

The tuition due date has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29. Please have your completed employee waiver form to LLCC Human Resources no later than Nov. 29 to ensure classes will not be dropped.

If you anticipate registering on or after Nov. 29, please submit your completed employee waiver form to LLCC Human Resources either before or the day of your registration to prevent being dropped from course(s).

If you have any questions, please contact LLCC Student Accounts at 786-2480 or student.finances@llcc.edu. Thank you.

Fall 2017 bird banding results

In cooperation with the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders, LLCC biology students participate in the capture, banding and release of birds, recording information which is added to a massive data pool on bird migration patterns. Highlights from the fall 2017 bird banding season include:

  • From Aug. 21 to Nov. 10, 2236 birds of 79 species were banded.
  • We also captured 66 “returns” (birds banded in a previous season) including seven birds originally banded during the spring 2013 season.
  • Twenty-three hummingbirds were captured, banded and released using a hummingbird trap.
  • The average capture rate was 34.4 birds per day.
  • There were four days during which we banded over 100 birds, with our highest one-day total being 147 birds banded (Nov. 6).
  • We added one new species, Broad-winged Hawk, for the station (all seasons combined).
  • The cumulative total for all 11 seasons stands at 18,402 birds banded of 119 species.
  • More than 300 LLCC students visited the banding station.

View the final report on the fall 2017 bird banding season for more details: Final Report — LLCC BBS (Fall 2017).

Thanks to all who have supported the banding station over the years! Stop by and visit as time allows. Spring bird banding season is scheduled to start March 19 and will be in operation Monday-Saturday from sunrise to approximately 11 a.m. The station is located north of the LLCC softball and baseball fields.