Gallery reception for Artists’ book display in Murray Gallery Thursday, 5:30 p.m.

Navigation for FBNavigating Form: Book Artists of the Midwest,” a selection of artists’ books from the library’s newly established collection, will be on display in the James S. Murray Gallery Feb. 3-March 6.   Learn more about the exhibit.

You are invited to a gallery reception on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and guests will have the unique opportunity to handle the books on display.

Sign up for LLCC Connect to find out about weather closings

Just a reminder that LLCC Connect allows the college to communicate with you in emergencies, including weather closings. Through LLCC Connect you can be sent information to where you need it most. You can choose to have information sent to your home phone, mobile phone, personal email or other accounts. If you have not signed up yet for LLCC Connect, click HERE.

In the News

Mary Beth Ray, director, Career Development Services,  was interviewed Jan. 31 for this story, “Supermarket expansions add hundreds of jobs” in the SJ-R on career opportunities as a result of the new HyVee grocery store and other grocery stores expanding. She gave salary information and tips for job seekers, and reminded everyone that these stores hire all kinds of workers, from cashiers to dieticians to pharmacy techs. The story is scheduled to run Feb. 1 or 2.

LLCC Quiz Bowl “A” Team advances to national tournament

The Lincoln Land Community College Quiz Bowl “A” Team won the sectional tournament hosted at LLCC Jan. 25 and now advances to the national community college championship in Atlanta, Ga. Feb. 28-March 1. The LLCC “A” Team has a record of nine wins and no losses. The LLCC “B” team finished third in the tournament. Other participating teams were Frontier Community College (second place) and Rend Lake College (fourth place).

Individual toss-up awards were won by LLCC’s Brett Davis (second) and Samuel Woolsey (third).  First place for toss-ups was won by Clay Hoskins of Frontier Community College. Moderators included Samantha Reif, instructor, geology; Aaron Staley, former Quiz Bowl team member; and Donald Taylor, a local Quiz Bowl expert. Friends and family of team members also assisted with timing and scoring.

Quiz Bowl A Team

LLCC “A” Team (L-R): Coach Eve Fischberg, professor in the LLCC Occupational Therapy Assistant Program; Samuel Woolsey; Brett Davis; Lauren Gleason; Allie Penrod.


Quiz Bowl B Team

LLCC “B” team (L- R): Coach Eve Fischberg, Clark Johnson; Jacob Webb, Nick Shelton, Tyler Mathews.

Congratulations, Michelle Coakes!

Dumbo Teapot Right 9x9x5 green-yellow flask oiler 7x6x3v2

Two pieces of ceramic work by Michelle Coakes, professor of art, have been accepted into a national juried exhibit called “Clay3“.  The exhibit will be held in Warrenville, Ill. west of Chicago  Feb. 28-March 30. Congratulations!

Thank you from Student Life

A big thank you to all of those who helped make the Student Life Office’s 5th Annual Volunteer Fair a great success, particularly to those faculty members who brought their classes by and encouraged them to network with the not-for-profit representatives. We had 112 students fill out pledge cards and promise to complete approximately 2,315 hours of community service!

Congratulations, Barb Bernardi!


Barb Bernardi, professor, biology, was named the 2014 Distinguished Alum of Little Flower Catholic Grade School during a Catholic Schools Week Mass on Saturday. Congratulations, Barb!