To prepare for the Springfield sessions of College For Kids in July, we need mass amounts of the following recycled goodies: empty water bottles, yarn, newspapers, empty Kleenex/shoe boxes, egg cartons, and pop can tabs! Donations may be dropped off at the Community Education office in the Millennium Center or sent with students enrolled in CFK. Thank you!

Bookstore to be closed for inventory

The LLCC Bookstore will be closed for its annual physical inventory on Wednesday, June 25, Thursday, June 26, and Monday, June 30, and will reopen Tuesday, July 1. Normal summer bookstore hours are Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Accounts Payable checks can be direct deposited

Did you know that direct deposit is available for Accounts Payable checks? You can have any reimbursement that you would normally get from Accounts Payable (post- travel reimbursements, mileage, etc.) directly deposited into your bank account. Forms are available in Accounts Payable located in the Finance Department. Please contact Jill Whitney at or X62256 for information.

Trutter Museum hosts Springfield Civic Garden Club’s Standard Flower Show June 27-28

The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum is hosting the Springfield Civic Garden Club’s Standard Flower Show to honor the club’s 85th anniversary. The flower show is being held Friday, June 27 from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The theme of the flower show is “Our Legacy of Growing.” The exhibit will feature 70 floral designs, with an emphasis on table settings, artistic craft exhibits and educational displays on honey bees, daylilies and organic lawn care. The show opens with a special ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, June 27.  Co-chairs for the show are Karen Grant and David Robson.

The Standard Flower Show conforms to all the rules of the National Garden Club, Inc. and will be reviewed by accredited judges from Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois.

Co-sponsors of the show are Lincoln Land Community College and the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

Campus Wildlife


Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science, captured this photo of a swallow on the Springfield campus June 18th.  Thanks for sharing!

Thanks from PRM

Thanks to all who participated at the Campus Visit Day event Tuesday, June 17. Also, a special thanks to all who helped with set-up or assisted in any way with preparations. We greatly appreciate everyone’s support with this significant recruitment event.

We had a total attendance of 200 guests with 95 of those being prospective students—66 traditional and 29 non-traditional. We received some very positive feedback from our guests.

The next Campus Visit Day event is being held Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 (Columbus Day).

PRM staff: Lynn, Diane, Mac, Greg, Terri, Misty, Rose, Colleen and Mary

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In the News

Ruth Bixby, director, Occupational Therapy Assistant program, was interviewed, along with OTA students Shannon Lionberger, Brenda Weber and LInnea Manheim, for an upcoming story in the State Journal-Register on the OTA program. The story is expected to run in the Sunday edition.

The Illinois State Fair Wine Competition held in conjunction with the LLCC Culinary Institute in the Workforce Careers Center Monday and Tuesday was covered by WICS, SJ-R and Lincoln Courier.

8th Annual Foundation Gala earnings

CFA_4757Nearly $67,000 was raised at LLCC’s 8th annual Gala, which was held on Saturday, May 3 in the Student Union.  This money will support students like LaChelle who states: “Every bit of education and opportunity was a big part of shaping me into the person I am today. When I leave here, I won’t think I am ready, I will know. You play a major part in making this happen.”  The Gala is the Foundation’s largest source of unrestricted student support.  The event features the talents of our music and culinary programs.

Relay for Life on campus this weekend; parking lots and several buildings in use Sat. and Sun

Please be aware that Relay for Life will be held on campus Saturday June 21 – Sunday 22. The public event kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday and runs through 6 a.m. Sunday in the parking lots. Parking lots 9, 11, 12 will be blocked Thursday night for the event set up Friday. The lots will be used all day/night for the event. The event will also be using the Millennium Center, A. Lincoln Commons and Student Union Saturday and Sunday.