Congratulations to LLCC-Jacksonville’s most recent CNA graduates!

CNA MAR 6 2014

Top L-R:  Instructor, Cindy Krieg; Instructor, Carolyn VanBebber; Instructor, Peggy Wisdom; Brandi Moore

Middle L-R:  Riley Jones, Angela Surratt, Heidi Johnston, Jennifer Gregory

Front L-R:  Gayle Strohecker, Justine Nevius, Kailin Hill, Kelsey Jackson, Elizabeth Winters, Michelle York, Kelsey Valentine

Spring 2014 bird banding season

The spring 2014 bird banding season will be starting next Monday (3/24) and will continue through Friday, May 24.  Vern Kleen, LLABB bander/coordinator, and Tony Rothering, professor of biology, will be banding from sunrise until about 11 a.m., Monday through Friday and most Saturdays.

Please contact Tony if you have any questions or concerns at 6-4933 and please join us at the banding station if your time allows!!

College Email System Upgrade

The college’s email system was upgraded over spring break to the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server. Faculty and staff should not notice any changes when using Microsoft Outlook or accessing college email through a mobile device. If you experience any trouble accessing email through Outlook, restarting your computer should clear up any issues. If you experience any problems after the restart, please contact the Helpdesk for assistance.
The webbased email has been updated with Microsoft’s contemporary interface. If you would like to learn more about getting around in the new Outlook Web App, please click on the link below:
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Graduation/Commencement Reminders

Please remind students that they need to apply for graduation (it’s not automatic) … and if they also would like to walk in commencement, the first chance to purchase regalia is  at GradFest Wednesday and Thursday this week. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the A. Lincoln Commons on the main campus and at all ESA’s. After Thursday, regalia may be purchased from the Bookstore.  The only cost for commencement is $20, which includes cap/gown/tassel and 10 complimentary announcements. Please encourage students to celebrate their achievements!

Nominate a student speaker for 2014 Commencement!  If you would like to nominate a student, click HERE for instructions and an application to fill out and return to Room 1255 in Menard Hall by Friday, March 21.  Nominees must have completed graduation requirements at the end of summer term 2013, fall semester 2013 or be candidates for graduation at the end of spring semester 2014 or summer term 2014.  All nominated students need to have their speech ready to audition on Tuesday, April 8 in the R. H. Stephens Room.

Nominate an Outstanding Graduate for 2014 Commencement!  If you would like to nominate a graduate, a listing of students who have applied for graduation are attached below. Click HERE for instructions and an application to fill out and return to Room 1255 in Menard Hall by Noon on Friday, March 28.  Nominees must have completed graduation requirements at the end of summer term 2013, fall semester 2013 or be candidates for graduation at the end of spring semester 2014 or summer term 2014.  Thank you!

2014 Total Listing for Student Speaker-Outstanding Grad

LEAGUE gets by “With a Little Help from our Friends!”

“Come Together” with John, Paul, George and Ringo as the 2014 LEAGUE campaign celebrates The Beatles! Stop by the LLCC Foundation now and take your chance on our 2014 raffle prize – a Kindle HD and $25 Amazon gift card – or pick up your tickets for our “Famous 50/50”!  Check out the flier coming soon in faculty and staff mailboxes.  Tickets for both are $1 each, 6 for $5 or a yard’s worth (24 tickets) for $10.  Both these prizes will be awarded April 1.

All new this year…the LLCC Penny Wars!  Join in the fun of this “friendly” department competition with all the proceeds benefiting the Pay It Forward fund which helps our students facing emergency needs.  Click here for rules and details!

Then next Tuesday, March 25, join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and our 2014 kickoff show.  This year’s event will feature live music, lots of games, prizes and the grand finale – the awarding of grants funded from our 2013 campaign.

Funds from this 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!  Join us and be a part of the LEAGUE!

Wellness Opportunities for LLCC Employees

6th annual Walk Your Way to Wellness Challenge begins soon! Get your 5-person team together today!! The 4-week walking challenge will begin Monday, March 31.  This year’s challenge is strictly a walking challenge.  Only miles walked  by team members will be considered for the team challenge.  Runners will be placed in a separate individual challenge.  Prizes will be given away for individual and team winners.  Contact Kim Elder at

And beginning the first week of April, yoga sessions will be available for LLCC employees. The group will meet an hour each week. The is $8 per person, per class paid directly to the instructor.  Click HERE for more information. If interested, please contact Joanie Rogers at 6-4612.

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LLCC Choir honored by U.S. Postal Service

The Lincoln Land Community College Choir, under the direction of Sue Hamilton, adjunct instructor of music, was recently honored by the United States Postal Service for the choir’s participation in the Feb. 12 unveiling ceremony for a new President Abraham Lincoln postage stamp at the Old State Capitol.

Choir presentationSusan K. Litterly, customer relations coordinator for the USPS, visited the choir class March 7 and presented Ms. Hamilton and the choir with a framed photo of the stamp, along with a letter from USPS Executive Vice President Jeff Williamson. Mr. Williamson wrote that the music provided by the LLCC choir “was amazing and made the ceremony complete. I was very pleased that a choir from the local community college participated in the unveiling ceremony.”

LLCC Trustees March meeting and reception in Beardstown

RSVPs are requested by the end of TODAY for the March 26 Board of Trustees meeting and special reception being held at LLCC-Beardstown. The reception begins at 5:30, with the meeting following. Call extension 62274 to make reservations. Watch for the meeting agenda in a future issue of LincIn.

EHST Safety Tip of the Month

The March safety tip brought to you by the Environmental Health & Safety Team:

Violent weather in Illinois can strike at any time. While we obviously can’t control these natural forces we can plan ahead and prepare for them.

As a National Weather Service Storm Ready Site LLCC is committed to safety and storm readiness and offers the following tips:

  • Monitor the weather and be aware of watches and warnings
  • Have a plan and a survival kit should severe weather strike while you are at home
  • Take a minute to familiarize yourself with emergency evacuation routes and safe areas while away from home

For more information about emergency weather preparedness, click HERE or visit the Environmental Health and Safety Page.


Upcoming Events at LLCC

Wednesday, March 19th: Stories Told Upon the Land Stop by the R. H. Stephens room from 11am-12:30pm for a rich presentation by Fred Shaw, Ohio Shawnee historian, storyteller and educator. He will share traditional Shawnee stories and cultural interpretation including clothing, foods, arts, music and an approach to the environment as a circle.

Monday, March 24th: BINGO! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons at 12pm to play 4 rounds of one of your favorite games! Winners of each round will receive a $25 Buffalo Wild Wing gift card! This is a Red & Blue Crew event and sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Thursday, March 27th: LLCC Improvisational Jazz Combo, Stolen Moments will be performing from 11:30-1pm in the A. Lincoln Commons. The performance will feature various styles of jazz, latin, blues, funk, and rock styles with improvisations on various instruments of piano, guitars, bass, drums, tenor sax, trumpet and flute as well as vocalists on a couple of standard jazz tunes.  Information will be available about the various ensembles that are offered here at LLCC as well as the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest. This is a Red & Blue Crew event and is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Monday, March 31st: Chad Pregracke presents Helping to Clean America’s Rivers: From the Bottom Up! Come to the Trutter Center at 1pm 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.