Multiple position vacancies announced

The Human Resources office is currently advertising for 6 positions: Nursing Instructor, OTA Instructor, Program Director-OTA, Career Development Professional and two Public Safety Officers. Complete information on these positions can be found on the HR Portal.

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Student Life events

April 8-17: Candy Sales • LLCC Bowlers are selling candy from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons to advertise for the End-of-the-Year Bowling Extravaganza.

April 8-9: Autism Awareness–Not Using the “R” Word  • Take the pledge to not use the “R” word. Visit the Student United Way any time on Thursday and Friday in A. Lincoln Commons. SUW will also be presenting students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to sign a puzzle with the name of someone they know living with Autism.

Contributions sought for LLCC’s Gala

Lincoln Land Community College’s 9th Annual Gala is being held Saturday, April 25 in the Student Union. The theme this year is “Under the Sea.” UnderTheSeaThe gala features a gourmet meal prepared by culinary students and musical performances by LLCC’s Stolen Moments Jazz Band and LLCC’s Big Band. Proceeds benefit learning initiatives at the college.

The Foundation is seeking donations of wine or liquor for our Wall of Wine and Spirits. Guests at the gala can purchase covered bottles for $10 each with a guaranteed value of $10 or more. The Corkscrew Wine Emporium is offering a 15% discount on wine purchased there for LLCC’s gala.

Donations for the live and silent auction at the gala are also being accepted. Jewelry, artwork, vacation home stays and sporting event tickets are all popular items. Please consider donating items if you find that you are unable to use them. You may drop off wine or auction items in the Foundation Office. Be sure to include the value of your donation so that we can acknowledge it.

Encourage students to participate in Student Advocacy Day April 29

Student Advocacy Day is April 29 and we encourage your student leaders to sign up to attend! This is a fantastic opportunity for our LLCC students to meet other Illinois community college leaders and voice their opinion on why they feel tuition should be lowered at all community colleges. There is power in numbers and we would like a great showing from LLCC! The day’s agenda is below. Interested students should sign up in Student Life by Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. 

The Student Life Office is taking vans to the Hilton and the Capitol Building on 4/29 for Student Advocacy Day 2015. We will leave LLCC at 8 a.m. and return around 1:30 p.m.. Below is a brief agenda for the day:

2015 Student Advocacy Day • April 29, 2015
Hilton Hotel, 700 East Adams Street, Springfield

8:30–9:30 a.m. Sign-In/ Registration & Complimentary Breakfast

9:30–10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Dr. Karen Hunter-Anderson, ICCB Executive Director

Student Remarks
Kyle Walsh, Legislative Chair, ICCB Student Advisory Committee

Issues Briefing
Matt Berry, ICCB Legislative and External Liaison
Representative Thaddeus Jones, Chair of the Community College Access & Affordability Committee

10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Visits with Legislators if pre-arranged, Capitol Building

Academic calendar workgroup requests feedback by April 8

The Academic Calendar Workgroup, a division of the Academic and Admissions Standards Team, is requesting feedback on the attached academic calendars (see below). These calendars represent the following academic years: 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021. The workgroup would like your feedback by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 8. Your responses can be sent to any of the workgroup members listed below. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

2016-2017 Calendar as Proposed2017-2018 Calendar as Proposed  •  2018-2019 Calendar as Proposed  • 2019-2020 Calendar as Proposed  •  2020-2021 Calendar as Proposed

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Professor Chris McDonald presents “From Springfield to Schlestadt” April 11

Political Science Professor Chris McDonald, Ph.D., will present “From Springfield to Schlestadt” on Saturday, April 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. The presentation is being held in the Trutter Center at LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road. The public is invited to the free event.

Professor McDonald’s presentation is based on his new book,  book cover“‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’—From the Front in a Ford,” which gives an eyewitness account of World War I through the detailed, literate and humorous letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Dunlap Hagler. Professor McDonald will provide a glimpse of Mr. Hagler’s life as an ambulance driver and the local connection to the Great War.

A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Cost of the book is $19.95, plus tax. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler.

In addition to the presentation and book signing, an exhibit containing WWI artifacts is being presented by the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum. Items on display include original handwritten letters by Mr. Hagler to his parents, a certified copy of a letter written by General John Pershing to Mr. Hagler and the members of the American Expeditionary Force, the “Croix de Guerre” (War Cross) and citation awarded to Mr. Hagler, the actual tin plate featuring the War Cross that was mounted on the side of Mr. Hagler’s ambulance during the war, plus other Great War artifacts. The exhibit will be on display through the end of April.

Taking a lunchtime walk around campus? Stop by the Trutter Museum!

The warming spring weather is great for a lunchtime stroll around campus. And, you’re invited to stop by the Trutter Center, to see ProTextReception 006the ProText Partnership exhibit, “Text by Design,” at the Trutter  Museum. This unique exhibit will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and features the work of more than 40 students in LLCC’s 3D Design, Screen Printing and Intro to Graphic Design classes, and explores the various ways artists merge language into their visual art.

And while there, take a look at the new, temporary exhibit in the Trutter Center foyer, presented as part of the campus and community events for Dr. Chris McDonald’s new book, “‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’ — From the Front in a Ford,” an eyewitness account of World War I through the letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Letters2Dunlap Hagler. The exhibit will be on display throughout April and features many of Mr. Hagler’s original letters written to his parents during the war, as well as some irreplaceable personal items.

The book is available for purchase for $19.95 in the LLCC Bookstore. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler.

For more on both these exhibits, visit the Trutter Museum web page.