Rose Raikes, PRM and College for Kids win awards

Rose Raikes, (pictured right), marketing and communications coordinator, Public Relations and Marketing (PRM), was awarded one of two newcomer Medallionphotoscholarships to attend the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 conference Oct. 22-24 in Green Bay, Wisc. District 3 covers Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario. Congratulations, Rose!

PRM (represented by Lynn Whalen, executive director, left, and Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, center) won two Medallion awards at the District 3 NCMPR Conference in Green Bay: a Silver Award (second place) for best folder design, and a Bronze Award (third place) for best ad series (The Future of You).

College for Kids won “Best Decorated Booth” at Capitol Radio Group’s “Zhoulie Ghoulie” event last weekend. The prize is $500 in advertising on Capitol Radio Group stations. Way to go!

TODAY: Career Development Services silent auction; Haunted Lab

TODAY: Career Development Services silent auction, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., R.H. Stephens Room. Proceeds benefit the Student Emergency Fund.

Second annual “Haunted Lab” hosted by the Chemistry and Environmental clubs, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Sangamon Hall, rooms 2214 and S2215. Children five and older are invited to the free event.

Notice from Finance Department regarding deposits

The deadline to submit deposits to the Finance Department is this Thursday, Oct. 30 before 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!

Today’s events

VALIC representative Terri Bailey is on campus:  9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the VP conference room, Menard Hall. Terri is available to discuss financial savings and investment options.

Bistro To Go is open: 4-6 p.m. Today’s menu: Bistro menu 10.27.14

LLCC Big Band “Fantasy Concert and Dance“: 7 p.m. at Donnie’s Homespun in the Vinegar Hill Mall, 107 W. Cook St., Springfield. Concert is free and open to the public.


“Amor Discendi” exhibit opens today in Murrary Gallery

LLCC’s Murray Gallery is hosting the artwork of Trish Duknoski and Suzanne Traylor, LLCC students who share an enthusiasm for lifelong learning. “Amor Discendi” will be on display Oct. 27 through Nov. 20. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of Menard Hall.

The arts tend to draw a particular group of non-traditional students, such as Ms. Duknoski and Ms. Traylor who take classes for the joy of learning and for refining their craft. The result of these two artists’ ceaseless love of learning is evident in “Amor Discendi.”

Ms. Duknoski raised a family and made her living in association management in Springfield before she was introduced to clay through an adult education class in 2000. Her true journey into the world of pottery began in 2006 at LLCC with Professor Michelle Coakes. Duknoski remembers the old crocks used by her grandparents and parents for baking and storing foods, and those childhood memories strongly influence her work. She says, “There is something exciting about sipping coffee out of a wheel-thrown ceramic cup or baking a casserole in a dish, especially when it has been made with my own hands.” Over the last couple of years, she has advanced to teaching adults through the LLCC Community Education program and continues to take classes at LLCC.

Ms. Traylor is a native of Illinois and has lived in Springfield since 1978. She worked for the state of Illinois from 1979 until 2004. Upon retirement in 2004, she began taking painting courses at LLCC. She has taken classes from current LLCC professors Thom Whalen and Al Shull, as well as multiple life-drawing classes. With a true artist’s eye for the aesthetic, Traylor deftly executes portraits of family, friends, pets and other interesting faces from the community. Though clearly a skilled painter who can work solo in the studio, she places a high value on the exchange of ideas among artists in the classroom setting.

A closing reception, open to the community, will be held Friday, Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.


Trudy Stutzman wins parking spot raffle

Congratulations to Trudy Stutzman, admission & registration services representative. Trudy is the winner of the Phi Theta Kappa Parking Spot Raffle. Nearly $300 was raised for the LLCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Thanks to all who participated; your support is greatly appreciated!

In the news

Lesley Frederick, vice president of student services, was interviewed Oct. 24 by the SJ-R about how LLCC might be impacted by Benedictine University’s decision to discontinue programs for traditional students.

In the community

Brenda Baptist Protz, associate professor of communication, is speaking to the staff at Tremont Ridge Assisted Living in Hillsboro Wednesday, Oct. 29. She and LLCC student Courtney Guinn will share how to utilize the voice for good–to be more positive, to build self-esteem, not to bully, etc.