TODAY: Bistro To Go open, GMO OMG movie showing and more

Bistro To Go is open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Today’s menu: Wed., Oct. 22 menu

Campus Sustainability Day movie showing of “GMO OMG,”  noon-1:30 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. The movie is directed by concerned father Jeremy Seifert, who is in search of answers about how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) affect children, the health of the planet and an individual’s freedom of choice.

Campus Spa Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Spa services include chair massage, paraffin treatments and more.

French Club Halloween Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Union.

LLCC Big Band announces Fantasy Concert and Dance to be held Oct. 27

The LLCC Big Band announces a “Fantasy Concert and Dance” to be held Monday, Oct. 27 beginning at 7 p.m. at Donnie’s Homespun in the Vinegar Hill Mall, 107 W. Cook St., Springfield. The concert is free and open to the public.

The band, under the direction of Professor of Music Jane Hartman Irwin, will perform in Halloween costume attire and perform such favorites as “American Patrol,” “Fantasy” and “God Bless the Child.” LLCC students featured include Courtney Fleck, Kevin Carman and Dion Doss. Guests are invited to attend the fun-filled event in Halloween costume.

 

LLCC Board of Trustees meeting today

The LLCC Board of Trustees will meet TODAY, Oct. 21 at 5:15 p.m.* in the R.H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. A copy of the agenda can be found HERE.

*Please note: Beginning in October, all meetings held on the main campus will begin at 5:15 p.m.

Parent and Me Holiday Monsters class Oct. 25

LLCC employees and their children are invited to join baking wizard Jolene Adams to learn to make monster cupcakes, Nutella bats and more in the Culinary Institute’s Parent and Me Holiday Monsters class. The class meets this Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the baking lab in the Workforce Careers Center. The class is being offered at a special price for employees and their children. Adults and children are encouraged to come in Halloween costume. Register online or by calling extension 62292. For more information, call 62432.

Course Codes and Fees:
YES 500-44B (youth, limit of two children per adult), $14.50
CEW 500-43E (adults), $14.50

Second annual “Haunted Lab” planned Oct. 28

DSC_8145bThe Chemistry and Environmental clubs are hosting the second annual “Haunted Lab” Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the LLCC-Springfield campus. Children five and older are invited to the free event.

Children will see “spooky” science demonstrations and learn about science experiments they can do at home. Experiments will be conducted by club members under the guidance of Jennifer Ramm, LLCC professor of chemistry. Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to the event. Halloween treats will be available for purchase.

Experiments will take place in room 2215 on the upper level of Sangamon Hall. Shows begin every half-hour at 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Children will see bubbles, fire, animals and much more as they learn about science. While waiting for shows to begin, children can participate in hands-on activities across the hall in room 2214.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing jennifer.ramm@llcc.edu.

Alumni Services accepting nominations for 2015 Honored Alumni Award

Lincoln Land Community College Alumni Services is accepting nominations for its 2015 Honored Alumni Award. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 28, 2014.

Anyone may nominate an LLCC alum for the award by completing a nomination form that is available on the Alumni web page. Nominees must have graduated from or successfully completed coursework at LLCC; achieved outstanding success and distinction in his/her chosen field; demonstrated humanitarian service; have a continued interest in and support of education and community colleges; and have the ability to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 15, 2015.

Past recipients of the Honored Alumni Award include:  2009 – Bill Ames of Springfield; 2010 – Michelle Tjelmeland of Springfield; 2011 – Bruce Compton of St. Charles, Mo.; 2012 – Gregg Humphrey of Springfield; 2013 – Jim Matheis of Springfield; and 2014 – Karla Carwile of Glenview, Ill.

For more information, call the LLCC Alumni Services Office 217.786.4612 or email alumni@llcc.edu.

This week at LLCC

Monday-Friday, Oct. 20-24: PTK Parking Spot Raffle (see article in today’s LincIn for more information).

Monday, Oct. 20: Family Fun Night Open House, 6-7:30 p.m., Child Development Center. Celebrating 20 years of excellence at its current location on Toronto Road.

Tuesday, Oct. 21: Board of Trustees meeting, 5:15 p.m., R.H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. Agenda can be found HERE.

Wednesday, Oct. 22:  Campus Sustainability Day movie showing of “GMO OMG,”  noon-1:30 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. The movie is directed by concerned father Jeremy Seifert, who is in search of answers about how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) affect children, the health of the planet and an individual’s freedom of choice.

Campus Spa Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Spa services include chair massage, paraffin treatments and more.

French Club Halloween Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Union.

Thursday, Oct. 23: Bridegroom presentation by activist, speaker, writer and filmmaker Shane Bitney Crone, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Trutter Center. Admission is free; however, you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are available in the Student Life Office.

Thursday-Friday, Oct. 23-24: Veterans Club Fannie Mae Chocolate Sale, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

 

Minutes posted from recent Team meeting

At the September Environmental Health & Safety Team meeting, new chair and vice chair were seated.  The team discussed issues regarding traffic safety concerns and how the college is preparing for awareness and prevention of enterovirus.  Read the full minutes for details on these topics.

View Recommendations from the September Curriculum Team meeting.

The Sustainability Team met October 7th, discussing Sustainability Day, the Sustainability Award and use of student sustainability fees.  To read the full minutes and view materials about these items, click HERE.

Financial aid certification program–professional development opportunity

A Financial Aid Certification Program seminar is being held Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Montgomery Hall 1143/1144 by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). The formalized annual certification series gives professionals a detailed understanding of financial aid programs and systems.  All sessions are offered at NO COST to staff, counselors, mentors and members of the general public.

For more information or to register, click HERE.