In the News

ON FOX-55 this morning between 7-9 a.m.: Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation, and honors students Tyler Mathews and Russell Michelich, talk about the “Be a Hero” campaign to promote organ donation. Secretary of State Jesse White will be on campus Tuesday, 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons for a press conference about the statewide, community college campaign. Organ donation registry will be available following the press conference.

Scott Stallman, executive director LLCC-Taylorville/Litchfield/Hillsboro, was featured on the April 2 edition of WTIM’s “Ask The Professional.” He provided information on registering for summer/fall classes including new student orientation and paying for college. He also discussed April happenings at LLCC-Taylorville.

Jazzin’ It Up concert tomorrow, Lego Expo Sunday

Special needs children and their parents/guardians are invited to a free concert tomorrow morning, April 5, in the Trutter Center. “Jazzin’ It Up with Jack and Friends” takes place from 10 a.m. to noon and features performances by LLCC music ensembles, along with an “instrument petting zoo” in which children can view and touch band instruments.

The schedule of events includes a performance by the LLCC Stolen Moments ensemble, directed by Jason Waddell, from 10-10:30 a.m.; instrument petting zoo from 10:30 to 11:15; and a performance by the LLCC Big Band, directed by Jane Hartman, from 11:15-11:45, followed by refreshments.

A number of students from the Hope Institute for Children and Families and their helpers will be in attendance. Anyone with a special needs child may RSVP to attend by emailing or calling 786.2762.

Sunday, the first annual Central Illinois Junior FIRST® LEGO® League Expo will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in Cass Gymnasium. The public is invited to the free event, to view the work of 24 regional Junior FIRST® LEGO® League teams of children aged 6-9.

Thank you for helping us with 7th grade tours!

Almost 350 7th graders were wowed by their visit to LLCC over the past two days. PRM would like to thank the following LLCC faculty and staff for their assistance. We truly could not have done it without you!

Jay Kitterman, Dave Green, Nancy Sweet, John Kidd, Dan Sheedy, Julie Rourke, Tom Spears, Red Tomitz, Dick Rogers, Bill Harmon, Kevin Tait, Jim Betts, Kurt Robinson, Bob Howard, Chemistry Club, Jennifer Ramm, Tony Rothering, Gary Armour, Nick Ferreira, Janice Lovekamp, Faith Waitkus, Virginia Moore.

Thanks for sharing your expertise and enthusiasm for LLCC!

Terri Hinrichs, Mac Warren, Misty Hagstrom, Rose Raikes, Lynn Whalen, Greg Walbert, Colleen Pittman

LEAGUE Winners Announced

Penny Wars: Congratulations to the 2014 LEAGUE Penny Wars Champions, LLCC-Jacksonville.  A total of $423.29 was raised for the LLCC Foundation’s Pay It Forward Fund which helps students who need emergency assistance.  The results for each department who participated are attached here.

Raffle Winners: Congratulations also goes to the winner of the Kindle Fire HD and $25 Amazon gift card – Mark Roehrs, Professor of History in the Social Sciences department. The winner of the 50/50 cash drawing is Gary Armour, Laboratory Safety Coordinator, with the Mathematics and Sciences department.  He won $145.75.

There is still time to make your pledge to this year’s LEAGUE campaign.  Stop by the Foundation office to complete your form and receive your thank you gifts!  So far staff and faculty have donated $46,274 to the campaign.

Lincoln Land Review extends deadline for submissions

Please remind student writers and artists that they have the opportunity to be published in the Lincoln Land Review. The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 15.

Call for Submissions and Annual Competition 2013-2014

Now accepting student submissions in the following categories: Poetry, Academic Non-Fiction, Fiction, Digital Media, Fine Art. Student submissions will automatically be entered for a $50 cash prize for the “best of” within each category. Entries may be on any topic, subject, or theme. Multiple entries welcome. Contest deadline extended to April 15. Winners chosen by Faculty Editors.

Please visit for submission details.

In the News

WICS was on campus April 1 for a profile of the LLCC softball team.

Jay Kitterman, director, Culinary Institute, was interviewed April 2 for an upcoming SJR story on the popularity of food delivery services.

Bob Howard, director, Truck Driver Training, and Leslie Johnson, director, LLCC-Litchfield, were interviewed April 2 on WSMI radio regarding the free training program for long-term unemployed and LLCC-Litchfield offerings.

Chatham 7 Graders visit campus

chatham 7thgrade175 Chatham 7th graders visited LLCC Wednesday for a career presentation and tours of Workforce Careers Center programs, Surgical Technology and EMS. A similar sized group will be on campus today from 9-11 a.m. Here, Terri Hinrichs shows four students what’s involved in testing for strep throat. Thank you to the many faculty and staff assisting PRM with this effort!

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