This week’s Academic Innovation & eLearning workshops

This week, LLCC Academic Innovation & eLearning is offering the workshops listed below. Please note that registration is required for all sessions, other than open labs.

  • ZogoTech Open Lab – Monday, Oct. 9 from 2-4 p.m. in S0119
  • Beginning Blackboard – Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 10-11 a.m. in S0119
  • Developing Effective Visual Vehicles for Your Course Content – Part II – Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 2:30-4 p.m. in S0119
  • Blackboard & SoftChalk – Open Lab – Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 2-4 p.m. in S0119
  • Active Bystander Training – Thursday, Oct. 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in S0119

A list of all courses, detailed descriptions and registration information can be found at


Informational meeting on culinary-focused trip to Italy

LLCC Culinary Arts is planning a two-week, culinary-focused trip to Italy May 27-June 10, 2018, which is open to students and the community. An informational meeting on the trip will be held tomorrow, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. in Bistro Verde.

The trip, in conjunction with Centro Studi Italiani in Urbania, Italy, will travel to three areas: the Marche region, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea; the food valley area of Modena and Parma, located in the Emilia-Romagna region and known for prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese; and finally the city of Rome, the capital of Italy.

While there, various classes will be held in Italian language, culture and culinary heritage and tradition of Italy. This culinary immersion will also include meeting with culinary experts, local wine and food producers, restaurant owners and culinary entrepreneurs. Excursions to destinations with high artistic interest and natural beauty around Italy will provide a well-rounded perspective of Italian life and culture.

Interested individuals unable to attend the informational meeting may contact Nancy Sweet, director of LLCC culinary operations and programs, at 649-0798 or

In the news

Jason Waddell, professor of music, was interviewed by WTIM in Taylorville Oct. 6 about the Sunday LLCC recital by JACK’d, featuring Jason and three other musicians with ties to Taylorville.

Dave Pietrzak, director, aviation, provided an interview for the Illinois News Network about the need for more workers in Illinois’ aviation industry and LLCC’s aviation program.

Register for Wellness Screening and Flu Shot Clinic

LLCC will be offering an onsite Wellness Screening and Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center. This event is open to all LLCC benefit-eligible employees and their spouses. For those employees and their spouses who are enrolled in a LLCC health insurance plan, the wellness screening and flu shot is free! All benefit-eligible employees who participate in the wellness screening will receive a $50 Visa gift card – just for participating!

To register for the onsite wellness screening and/or flu shot, open the 2017 ONSITE Screening Guide for login/registration instructions.  Please note that there is a separate registration for the wellness screening and the flu shot.  If you would like to do both, please be sure to register for both.

Not available on Oct. 17? Register for a “Remote” screening using the 2017 Physician Screening Guide directions. The guide includes a form that you can take to your primary care physician to conduct the same bio-metric screening. If you have the physician conduct the screening and fax the results to CHCWellbeing by Oct. 31, benefit-eligible employees will also receive the $50 Visa gift card incentive for participating remotely!

If you have any questions, please Nicole Ralph at or 786-2342.

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Fall film series “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film” begins Oct. 26

LLCC Arts and Humanities will host a free film and discussion series this fall entitled, “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film.” The film series will be held on select Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the Trutter Center, hosted by Ashley Green, Ph.D., professor of English and Joseph Hoff, Ph.D., professor of Spanish.

The films included in the series are: Oct. 26 – “Diarios de Motocicleta” (Motorcycle Diaries), Nov. 16 – “Monkey King II” and Dec. 7 – “Romero!” Read more about these films.

In addition, the Trutter Museum will be open until 6 p.m. on the Thursdays on which the films are shown. The museum will feature a display of cultural items from the country highlighted in the film that evening!


Institutional Improvement Day is Friday, Oct. 6

Institutional Improvement Day takes place this Friday, Oct. 6. The morning IID activities and lunch will be held in Cass Gym. A schedule is included below. Please check with your supervisor/departmental administrator for directions/information regarding the schedule for the afternoon for your department/unit.

9–9:15 a.m.
Dr. Charlotte Warren
Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:15–11:45 a.m.
Dr. Jim Bente, Vice President, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, College of DuPage
Taking Stock of LLCC’s Institutional Improvement
LLCC has written two Systems Portfolios and completed two Systems Appraisals. Within successive portfolios, we must demonstrate that the institution is working systematically to improve the performance of our processes. How well are we demonstrating the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle?  What opportunities exist institution wide? Dr. Bente will help us explore these questions and more.

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.

1–5 p.m.
Divisional/Departmental/Unit Planning Activities

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LLCC Recital Series to feature JACK’d this Sunday, Oct. 8

The LLCC Recital Series will feature the premiere performance of JACK’d this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center. JACK’d is comprised of Jason Waddell, LLCC professor of music, on bass guitar and vocals; Aaron Gosnell, tenor sax, wind controller and vocals; Chris Gunn, drumset; and Kevin Carman, guitar.

Music performed will include standards from the 40s to today, with styles of jazz, blues, pop, swing and funk. From “Satin Doll” to “Waiting on the World to Change,” the performers hope to spread their love of music to all.

JACK’d members all have a Taylorville connection. Waddell was born and raised in Taylorville, Gunn is band director at Taylorville High School; Waddell, Gosnell and Carman all graduated from Taylorville High School.

All LLCC Recital Series performances are free and open to the public. Get more information on the LLCC Recital Series.

Campus Visit Day is Monday!

Please help us welcome prospective students and their families to campus Monday, Oct. 9, for Campus Visit Day! The morning session begins at 10 a.m. in the Student Union. Following presentations there and in the R. H. Stephens Room, guests will tour campus and visit exhibits in A. Lincoln Commons until noon. The evening session runs from 5-7 p.m. and follows the same format. Please feel free to talk to any visitors you encounter about the advantages of enrolling at LLCC!

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HR announces openings for various adjunct positions

LLCC Human Resources is currently advertising for various adjuncts to teach at our locations listed below beginning spring 2018 during the day.

Springfield – ADN, French, History (Western Civilization)

Jacksonville – CNA, Developmental Composition, English, Humanities, Literature

Beardstown – CNA, Communication, Developmental Composition, English, Humanities, Literature, Reading

Taylorville – CNA, Developmental Composition, English, Geography, Humanities, Literature, Meteorology

Litchfield – CNA, Communication, Developmental Composition, English, Geography, Humanities, Literature, Meteorology, Psychology

Complete information on all adjunct instructor opportunities can be found on the HR Employment website.

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In the news

Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed last Thursday, Sept. 28 on the 96.3 WTIM Morning Talkshow. She discussed the process for enrolling at LLCC, spring classes being offered at Taylorville, filing the FAFSA and upcoming events.