Comedian in Commons, cookie sale today

Today, comedian Ryan Reiss will perform from 11:45am-1:15pm in A. Lincoln Commons! Ryan Reiss is a stand up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. He can be seen daily entertaining Fox studio audiences for the “Mike Huckabee Show,” “Fox & Friends,” M & J Morning show, “Center Stage” on the Yes Network and is currently working on the Seth Myers show.

Also, Bistro Verde is selling cookies made by Baking students TODAY 12:30-2:30 in the Baking Lab, Workforce Careers Center. Assorted cookies including chocolate chip, sugar, peanut butter, toffee, and a variety of others will be for sale for $3/dozen. Cash only, please.


In the News

Joanie Rogers, Foundation and alumni services coordinator, and honors student Tyler Mathews, were interviewed April 17 for an upcoming SJR article on the Be a Hero organ donation campaign.

Minutes from recent Team meetings

At the March 17 Environmental Health & Safety Team meeting, discussion was held regarding rooms for nursing mothers and adding bag hooks to Library restrooms.  View the full minutes to read about these topics and more.

The Curriculum Team met on March 28.  Click HERE to view the recommendations that came out of that meeting.

The Sustainability Team met April 1 to finalize plans for Earth Week activities as well as discuss projects related to the prairie restoration area.  Click HERE for details in the full minutes.



In the News

Leslie Stalter, associate professor of art, was interviewed for this story in the State Journal-Register about the Student Art Show. Reception is tonight from 5:30-7:30 in the Murray Gallery with everyone invited.

Jonestown survivor Deborah Layton relayed her harrowing story of life in the People’s Temple cult in Guyana during a presentation April 16 in the Trutter Center.  Ms. Layton escaped just months before the mass suicide of cult members. She was interviewed by WTAX Radio on morning and evening shows, and by the SJ-R.

Submit Room Reservations using VEMS

Facilities Services Department requests that staff and faculty use VEMS to browse and submit all room requests for space on main campus for classrooms, meetings, and events. (Please note: This excludes roll-over classes and academic scheduling inquires.)

What is VEMS ? EMS – Event Management System Software – is the scheduling software owned (and recently updated) by LLCC to manage buildings, classrooms and event space throughout LLCC.   VEMS is “virtual” EMS, a quick online link that easily allows all staff to view room and date availability.

Why VEMS ?  VEMS makes planning your use of space on main campus easier by allowing YOU to browse or search space through the Event Schedule online.  You will have access to the information when you need it, as you are planning.  Go one step further and log-in to VEMS with your User Name/Password (most staff already have these – if not, please request it from the Reservations Technician) and you can book, ‘pending review’, your event with a few clicks online.  Using VEMS makes it easier to request space, reserve equipment, and confirm your event details with Facilities Services.

VEMS Access ? Use this link to access the newly updated VEMS:  Virtual EMS

Need more information ?  If you have not used the VEMS software before and would like to do so, you can view FAQ’s by clicking here and then open the file.  Click these Instructional videos links to Browse for Space, Create a Login ID, Reserve a Room and Edit/Cancel a Reservation.

Questions or need to request a User Name and Password?  Please contact the Facilities Reservation Technician, Julie McKinney.

VEMS and EMS Campus Updates – New Access Links

VEMS Users – Please save and use this new link to access the updated VEMS:  Virtual EMS

EMS Campus Users – EMS Campus is now called EMS Campus Planning Interface and can be accessed by the following link: EMS Campus Planning Interface . Please save and use this updated link.  This software is used to view a classroom schedule via the Academic Book.

All VEMS and EMS Campus Planning Interface information and materials are available via the Faculty & Staff Specialized ITS Training portal page or click here and open the file.

Message from Sergeant Phil Lima, LLCC Police Dept.

philThank you to my Lincoln Land family for all your prayers, gifts, and support during my stroke and the passing of my mother.  You have helped make the transition through all of this much easier.  I miss you all and plan on returning to work as soon as possible. Again, a heartfelt thank you to everyone.


In the News

Dr. Judy Jozaitis, vice president, Workforce Development and Community Education; and Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, were interviewed on workforce and small business challenges and trends for a segment airing soon on WQNA Radio, the radio station of the Capital Area Career Center.

Intermediate level English as a Second Language (ESL) class toured Workforce Development Center Tuesday.

intermediate ESL Class on WFDB tour Julie Rourke, director, Workforce Development, can be seen explaining different parts of the Renewable Energies lab.  Students listened and asked questions throughout the building and were excited by what they saw and learned.  The students pictured are from eight different countries (Mali, Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Indonesia, Bolivia, Cameroon, and Myanmar).  Several students are now considering which program they would like to enroll in.  Thanks, Julie, for your time! – Angela Gerberding, ESL coordinator

PTK Silent Auction Thursday to benefit Henson Robinson Zoo

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will hold a Silent Auction in A. Lincoln Commons Thursday, April 17 from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the Henson Robinson Zoo. Several baskets containing items donated by local businesses will be up for auction. Click Silent Auction Descriptions to see detailed descriptions and pictures of the baskets.

In conjunction with the Silent Auction will be a Bake Sale, with proceeds benefitting LLCC’s Alpha Epsilon Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Phi Theta Kappa is an honorary organization which encourages scholarship, service, leadership and fellowship.  Please come and support these two events on Thursday, April 17! For more information, contact Claire Gordon, PTK Advisor, (or 6-4944).