Paul Simon Essay Contest

Please encourage students to enter this year’s Paul Simon Essay Contest. An essay of 500 words or less on the topic “How my community college changed my life” gets students entered to win cash and other cool prizes, courtesy of the LLCC Foundation and Bookstore. The local winner will be entered in the statewide competition for the chance to win a $500 scholarship. Students can schedule appointments in the LLCC Writing Center to get help with their essays. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6. See the 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest flyer or contact the LLCC Writing Center for more information.

Paul Simon 2020 Flyer

VALIC rep on campus Feb. 26

Register at my.VALIC.com/seminars. Enter registration code 6303SPR11ABVALIC representative David Jones will be on campus Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 1-3:30 p.m. in the VP conference Room of Menard Hall. To schedule a 30-minute appointment for an account review and to help you understand your options and new enrollments, go to my.VALIC.com/seminars and enter registration code 6303SPR11AB.

In the community

Jessie Blackburn, director, LLCC-Litchfield, represented LLCC as part of the iDream program created by University of Illinois Extension. The iDream program is in response to children in our society being under stress and not always having the tools they need to create and pursue their dreams in life. The program encourages students to have dreams for themselves and teaches them how to take action towards those dreams, while also making sure they know they are supported in their journey by their community. Litchfield School District is the first in Montgomery County to participate in this curriculum. Jessie visited LHS on Feb. 5 as a community leader to share with 12th graders a lesson on taking their dreams and creating a vision board to outline specific priorities and goals for themselves as they begin their post-secondary journey.

Homecoming 2020 karaoke talent show today

Homecoming 2020 Living in Color Lincoln Land Community CollegeJoin LLCC Student Life in celebrating LLCC’s Homecoming 2020 this week! Today’s event is a karaoke talent show from 1-4 p.m. in the large lounge of A. Lincoln Commons. View activities taking place the rest of the week.

Throughout the week: Students will be able to vote for their homecoming king and queen (announced at the Unity Dance) and have chances to enter a drawing to win big prizes including gift cards and more!

Please share with students, and come celebrate in the week!

Computer Science Academy monthly meetings

The LLCC Computer Science Academy will be holding monthly meetings during the spring semester. Each meeting will be from 5:30-7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Meetings focus on computer science topics not covered in the classroom, such as 3-D printing and robotics. Meetings are open to any student interested in computer science.

Meeting dates:

  • Feb. 20
  • March 19
  • April 16

Illinois Community College Assessment Fair 2020

Illinois Community College Assessment Fair 2020: Assessment with VisionLLCC will be hosting the 24th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair on Feb. 28, 2020, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please consider attending the conference to learn about assessment efforts at community colleges across the state and to support LLCC colleagues who are presenting. To get a glance at the schedule and to register, please complete this registration form.

Even if you are not going to attend, please visit with Canvas and AEFIS at their sponsor tables outside of the Bistro.

View the full schedule (must be logged into Office 365 to view).

In the news

Candace Silas, program navigator, Open Door – Workforce Equity Initiative, was interviewed on WTAX and WLDS radio stations Feb. 17 about the 20 openings in the initiative. Students are being sought to fill spots in truck driver training, CNA, EMT and central sterile service technician. Free tuition, a stipend, child care and transportation costs are included.  Interested students should email candace.silas@llcc.edu or michael.phelon@llcc.edu or visit www.llcc.edu/open-door-wei. The initiative aims to increase workplace equity and is open to low income and minority students.

Travis McCullough, president of the LLCC Black Student Union, was interviewed Feb. 17 by the State Journal Register on the importance of first time voters taking part in the upcoming elections. The BSU is sponsoring a voter registration drive Feb. 24.

Bistro Verde open today

Open for lunch: Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 4-March 5 and March 26-April 23. Food prepared and served by LLCC culinary and hospitality students in a full-service, sit-down cafe. Reservations strongly encouraged, 217-786-2821.
Bistro Verde, located in the Workforce Careers Center, is open today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a full-service dining experience. View the menu. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by emailing bistroverde@llcc.edu, calling 786-2821 or stopping by the café during hours of business. Cash and debit or credit cards are accepted.

In the LLCC Culinary Arts program, part of a student’s learning experience is to run an actual working café that is open to the public. Hospitality degree-seeking students manage the dining room, while culinary arts students prepare all the orders. Baking and pastry students provide breads and desserts. Students gain practical hands-on experience and learn about providing diners with high quality food and service to create a memorable dining occasion.

Bistro Verde is open during the spring 2020 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Thursday, March 5 and again from  Thursday, March 26 through Thursday, April 23.

Homecoming 2020 events

Homecoming 2020 Living in Color Lincoln Land Community CollegeJoin LLCC Student Life in celebrating LLCC’s Homecoming 2020 this week! We have students throughout the entire year representing us on the field or on the court, and this is a great time to show your Logger pride.

Today’s event is the showing of “Space Jam” in A. Lincoln Commons from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. View activities taking place the rest of the week.

Throughout the week: Students will be able to vote for their homecoming king and queen (announced at the Unity Dance) and have chances to enter a drawing to win big prizes including gift cards and more!

Please share with students, and come celebrate in the week!