Last day to get your “Ticket to Ride!”

PrintTuesday is the final day to purchase tickets for the 2014 LEAGUE campaign’s “Famous 50/50” and raffle prize…a Kindle Fire HD and $25 Amazon gift card.  Stop by the LLCC Foundation before 5 pm on Tuesday!  And, while you’re there, cast off your final bits of change in the Penny Wars!  All 13 of the decorated Penny Wars containers are on display and ready for your donation.  All proceeds from this fun and “friendly” department challenge will support the Pay It Forward Fund to help students with emergency needs.

Funds from the LEAGUE campaign go directly to support LLCC students through scholarships, grants and more.  As a donor, you choose what you would like your gift to support.  The LLCC Foundation realizes you have choices in philanthropic support and given the ever increasing demands on individual and family budgets, please know how grateful we are that you’ve chosen the students of LLCC to be the recipients of your generous donations.

The LEAGUE campaign always features a lot of fun, but the dollars raised are for a serious purpose – to support our students so on their behalf, thank you!  “Come Together” and be a part of the LEAGUE!

Today is the last day of the Basics for Babies drive!

Student United Way is collecting the following items for the Elizabeth Ann Seton Program in honor of Women’s History Month: diapers, wipes, feminine & baby hygiene products, school supplies, and any new/gently used baby gear or clothing. Donations can be brought to the Student Life Office until March 31st. Please contact Amber Berman at 217-786-2241 with any questions.


Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) exists to represent professional staff, guided by LLCC’s statement of mission and purpose, to serve as an advocate for communication among and between the professional staff. PAC consists of seven members of the professional staff and meets once a month. PAC’s meeting minutes, agendas, newly revised bylaws and a list of committees and teams with professional staff representation can be found on the PAC portal page.

For more information, questions or concerns, please contact any of the current PAC members:

Misty Hagstrom (chair), Tim Maricle (vice-chair), Amy Williams (secretary), Nick Ferreira, Pam Kaiser, Dee Krueger, Tamie Penning

Chad Pregracke presents Helping to Clean America’s Rivers: From the Bottom Up!

chad pregrackeCome to the Trutter Center at 1pm today to hear Chad Pregracke’s empowering, compelling and fascinating story. He is the founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization, Living Lands & Waters. Chad tells a compelling and funny story about growing up on the river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi River.

From the darkness of underwater shell-diving to the brightness of open-air community clean-ups, Chad’s tale embodies the importance of setting goals (one river and one piece of garbage at a time) and illustrates how determination hard-work and persistence pays off.  This is a Red & Blue Crew event and sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.


Transfer Fair 10-1 today, A. Lincoln Commons

The second of two Transfer Fairs will be held today from 10-1 in A. Lincoln Commons, featuring representatives from state universities including Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, University of Illinois-Springfield, University of Illinois-Chicago, Eastern Illinois University, Western Illinois University and Northern Illinois University.


The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is Friday, March 28th at noon. As a reminder, if you’ve taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the Finance Department on a daily basis. If you have questions, please contact Elyse Calhoun at ext 62204 or Robin Ackman at ext 62762. Thank you!

FORWARDS are here!

The Summer/Fall 2014 FORWARD is now available online.  Individual print copies may be picked up at the A. Lincoln Commons Information Desk or Public Relations Office. For larger quantities, bundles have been placed in the back hallway in lower level Menard Hall for faculty and staff to take.  A copy should also arrive at home in your mailbox soon.

2014 Master Teacher Finalists announced

Five faculty members have been named finalists for the 2014 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award.  The finalists are:

  • Jason Dockter, Professor, English
  • Bill Harmon, Professor, Agronomy
  • Beth Hoffmann, Professor, Communication
  • Theresa Kanoza, Professor, English
  • John Vinzant, Professor, Political Science

One of these individuals will be named the award recipient at the annual faculty and staff recognition ceremony on Wednesday, May 7, in the Student Union.  The Pearson award annually recognizes a full-time faculty member for his or her exceptional contributions to student learning.  The recipient receives a $5,000 award to be used to enhance teaching and learning.

Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson, longtime Springfield physicians, made this award possible through a generous contribution to the LLCC Foundation.  The LLCC Foundation would like to thank all of this year’s nominees for their energy and efforts every day on behalf of LLCC students.