A representative from Allied Benefit Systems, the college’s third-party administrator for health insurance, will be on campus Thursday, May 10 to answer your questions regarding claims, health insurance plans, benefit levels, flexible spending accounts, etc. The sessions will be open house style with one-on-one interactions on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions are:
10 a.m.-noon – Human Resources Conference Room
1-3 p.m. – Robert H. Stephens Room
If you have any questions, please contact LLCC Human Resources at 786-2752.
LLCC Retention and Student Success has launched a parent and family newsletter which now has 61 subscribers. Read the newsletter and feel free to share with any parents or family members of LLCC students (or others that would be interested). Also, please direct parents and family members to this subscription page if they would like to receive the newsletter. For more information, contact Chris Barry, director of retention and student success, at 786-4505.
Congratulations to the winner of the second LEAGUE cash drawing, Becky Parton. Becky won $150 donated by members of LLCC’s Cabinet. LEAGUE is the annual faculty and staff giving campaign. Donations to the campaign total more than $46,000 so far. Money is used for scholarships, grants and educational programs at the college. It is not too late to make your pledge. Complete the 2018 enrollment form and return it to the LLCC Foundation. Gifts to LEAGUE do not automatically roll over from year to year, so you must complete a new form each year. Help support students and programs at LLCC by making a gift today.
Spring 2018, mod IV and short semester grades are due Monday, May 21 by noon.
Please contact Lisa Collier (786-2446) or Susan Mendenhall (786-4956) with any questions or grade changes.
LLCC Theatre in collaboration with Cutlass Artists will present the world premiere of “Revenge: Treasure Island” on Friday through Sunday, May 11-13, and Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. The performances will be staged in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South.
Tickets must be purchased in advance as no tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is extremely limited for this special event. In fact, tickets for Saturday, May 19 are already sold out. Tickets may be purchased at www.cutlassartists.com. General admission is $15, seniors are $12 and students with ID are $7.
“Revenge: Treasure Island” was written by Mark Hardiman, LLCC professor of theatre, who is also directing. This original play is the swashbuckling sequel to “Treasure Island,” a theatrical adaptation by Hardiman of the book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
This sequel takes place years after Jim and crew return to England. Jim and his wife are threatened by pirates who kidnap their daughter, Alexandra, and take her back to Treasure Island for the remaining cache of gold buried there. Jim and his family join forces with the famous buccaneer, Long John Silver, and a French pirate, Anne Dieu-Le-Veut, to pursue the pirates and rescue Alexandra. Heroic women save the day.
“It is fantastic to see this production come to life,” Hardiman says. “We are staging it as a particularly intimate and intense experience. Our audience will sit just inches from this exciting adventure.”
Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation, made a presentation entitled “Building resources for non-profits” to a statewide meeting of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies on May 8.
Jay Kitterman, consultant, LLCC Culinary Institute, wrote this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register entitled, “Remember to tip your server!”
Retirement receptions are coming up today, May 11 and 15. Join us in giving the following best wishes!
A retirement reception will be held for Phil Schaefer, Jeff Mehan, Gloria Buhr, Dr. John Roberts, Sharon Cheek and Dr. Wendy Howerter today from 2-4 p.m. in the Trutter Center.
A retirement celebration will take place on Friday, May 11 from 2-4 p.m. for Dave Green, Peggy Goetsch, David Sack and Dave Sykes in the Robert H. Stephens Room.
A retirement reception will be held for arts and humanities faculty Michelle Coakes, Sharon Evans, Greg Murray and Paul Van Heuklom on Tuesday, May 15 from 1-3 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room. Also at this event, we will be saying farewell to Dr. Ashley Green.
We extend our condolences to Peggy Goetsch, professor of biology, on the passing of her mother, Alice B. Phipps, on May 5. LLCC friends are invited to a “mini-visitation” at Butler Funeral Home from 9 to 10:15 a.m. today. A graveside ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra or Sangamon Auditorium. Read the obituary.
The Student Recognition Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. today in the Student Union. At the event, this year’s outstanding graduate will be announced as well as student worker of the year, advisor of the year, club leadership awards and certain scholarship award winners. A reception will follow the ceremony.