Last day for your chance to win LEAGUE raffles!

Today is the final day to purchase tickets for a chance to win the 50/50 drawing or St. Louis Cardinal tickets. See the Cardinals take Raffle Basket Photo and Giftson the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, April 19. Stop by the LLCC Foundation today by 5 pm in Menard Hall, room 1214! While you’re there, cast off your final bits of change in the Penny Wars challenge! Penny Wars containers are on display and ready for your donation to the Foundation’s Pay It Forward Fund which provides financial assistance to students with emergency needs.

And if you haven’t already, make a pledge to the LEAGUE Campaign by completing the 2015 LEAGUE Enrollment Form and returning it to the Foundation office. You will receive a nice gift based on your level of giving and you will also be eligible to win $150 if you choose to payroll deduct your donation. As a donor, you can choose what you would like your gift to support. Funds from this campaign benefit LLCC students through scholarships, grants and more. Thank you for choosing to join fellow faculty and staff members by donating to the LEAGUE Camapaign.

Walk Your Way to Wellness Challenge deadline is Friday

Get your teams together now for the annual Walk Your Way to Wellness Challenge! Deadline is this Friday, April 3.

This is a department challenge. Teams must consist of five members employed in the same department. Any department with less than five people may work with another department to form a five person team. Each team member will log the total number of miles walked using an online tracking tool. Instructions on how to use the online tool will be emailed to participants prior to the start of the challenge. Only miles walked count toward the total. Runners will be placed in a separate individual challenge. Prizes, including membership to the LLCC Fitness Center and Scheels’ gift certificates, are given to the top three teams, the individual top walker and the individual top runner.

Contact Kim Elder,, by Friday with your team name and individual team members names.

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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to all faculty and staff born in April! birthday graphicClick on the “Birthdays” tab at the top of LincIn to see who is celebrating.

Have a food question? Email it to

Want to know the best way to cook an Easter ham? Is it OK to heat extra virgin olive oil? Why did my yeast rolls fail to rise? What is an easy and delicious butter cookie recipe?

If you have cooking and baking questions, send them to Epicuriosity 101 is a new column written by LLCC’s Nancy Sweet, Marnie Record and Jay Kitterman for the State Journal-Register food page. Every fourth week they will answer questions that are emailed to that address. It’s a great opportunity to learn and improve your skills in the kitchen! Watch for their column every Wednesday in the SJ-R.

A-Team meets Thursday

The next meeting of the A-Team, the Autism and Asperger’s awareness and support group, will be on Thursday, April 2, at 12 noon in MNRD 1179.  All are welcome


In the News

Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, is quoted in the April 2015 edition of Entrepreneur magazine article “Interview Chops: What three questions should I ask every job candidate?”

Our sympathy to Karen Riddell

We extend our sincere sympathy to Karen Riddell, program assistant, Adult Education and Literacy, whose son, Larry Reavis, passed away on Sunday, March 29.

Visitation is at the Staab Funeral Home in Springfield on Wednesday, April 1,  from 4-7 p.m., with funeral services there on Thursday at 10 a.m.



Transfer Fairs Tuesday and Thursday

LLCC is hosting Transfer Fairs this Tuesday,  March 31 and Thursday, April 2 for students interested in transferring to four-year institutions after completing their associate degrees at LLCC. Both fairs are being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The public is invited.

The first Transfer Fair on Tuesday features representatives from Illinois public colleges and universities, including Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, University of Illinois-Springfield and Western Illinois University.

The second Transfer Fair Thursday and includes representatives of private four-year institutions, including Benedictine University, Blackburn College, Bradley University, Columbia College Chicago, Concordia University, Greenville College, Illinois College, Judson University, Knox College, Lakeview College of Nursing, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln College (Normal), MacMurray College, McKendree University, Millikin University, Monmouth College, Olivet Nazarene University, Quincy University and Robert Morris University.

More information is available from Richard Hayes,, in Advising and Counseling.

LLCC art faculty participate in BIO-fied exhibit at UIS; opening reception April 2

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery presents BIO-fied, a group exhibition examining various perspectives on the subject of genetic engineering. The exhibition will open on Monday, March 30 and run through Thursday, April 16. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, April 2 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

While genetic engineering has existed in some form or another since the early 70s, it has recently become widely known as a hotly debated social issue. The science that creates genetically modified organisms has been touted as revolutionary, and our ability to manipulate nature at its very core has led to innovations in crop resistance and food sustainability. BIO-fied artists will consider the social, cultural, economic, and personal ramifications of the manipulation of an organism’s genome through the use of biotechnology. Each artist has the freedom to render the theme as they individually interpret or respond to it.

Exhibiting artists include: Laura Anderson, Denise Blakeman, Adam Dupuis, Amanda Greive, Shane Harris, Mike Miller, Leslie Stalter, Kevin Veara
and Thom Whalen.


Outstanding Graduate nomination applications are due to the office of Vice President of Student Services. Refer to article posted March 25 for more information.

Springfield Mayoral Forum, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Trutter Center. Public invited.