2014 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest

The 2014 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest is under way! Please encourage students to participate for a chance to win $500!  Essays must be submitted via email to writingcenter@llcc.edu by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24.

Submission Guidelines
– Essay submissions must be 500 words or less.
– Submissions must be typed.
– Essays must address the topic: “How My Community College Has Changed My Life.”
Students are encouraged to schedule appointments with the Writing Center to review essays before submission.

The first place local winner’s essay submission will be forwarded to the state-wide competition for the chance to win $500 toward education expenses for the Fall 2014 Semester and an honorary invitation to attend the Illinois Community College Association’s award banquet on June 6, 2014.   Local prizes will also be awarded by LLCC Foundation.

For more information, contact Mary Fortner, Writing Center coordinator, at 6-2582 or mary.fortner@llcc.edu.

In the News

Hugh Garvey, assistant vice president of construction, was interviewed by WCIA-TV Feb. 19 regarding LLCC’s Workforce Careers Center being one of the LEED certified buildings in the state of Illinois.

Nancy Sweet was busy with media interviews yesterday. WFMB-AM’s (Sports Radio 1450’s) Shawn Balint came to Bistro Verde for an in-depth interview about the Bistro opening to the public for lunch, along with LLCC culinary programs. The State Journal-Register’s Chris Dettro and photographer David Spencer came out to take photos and interview Nancy and Bistro patrons including Ben Roth, Art Meyer, Scott Ebbing and Amanda Logsdon for a story scheduled to run Monday.

Campus Visit Day rescheduled for Monday, March 3

Campus Visit Day has been rescheduled to Monday, March 3! Two sessions will be available–morning, 9-11:30 a.m. and evening, 5-7:30 p.m. Check-in and Information Session will be held in the Trutter Center, with exhibits on display in A. Lincoln Commons and tours available of Menard/Sangamon and Workforce. If you know someone interested in attending LLCC, encourage them to attend! For more information, contact Diane Clark at diane.clark@llcc.edu or 6-4508.

Jennifer Ramm and the River Ramblers perform Sunday, Feb. 23 in Recital Series

RiverRamblerssmallJennifer Ramm and the River Ramblers will perform Sunday, Feb. 23 as part of the LLCC Recital Series. The 4 p.m. concert is free and open to the public and will be held in the Trutter Center.

Jennifer Ramm, professor of chemistry at LLCC, will provide vocals and play fiddle. Other band members include Marc Bourne – vocals, guitar, mandolin; Duane Patterson – vocals, mandolin, guitar; Don Randle – vocals, bass; and Mike Smith – banjo. Click HERE to learn more.


The LLCC Foundation 2014-2015 scholarship application deadline is Monday, March 3.  If you know of someone thinking about or planning to attend LLCC in fall 2014, encourage them to apply.

The online application is available by going to www.llccfoundation.org and clicking on “For Student Scholarships” at the top right corner of the page.  Students may also visit the LLCC Foundation in Menard Hall, or any of LLCC’s locations in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield or Taylorville for a hard copy application.  For more information, please contact Lori Smith, Scholarship Program Coordinator, at 6.4502 or lori.smith@llcc.edu.

Congrats to Missy Glossop!

Missy Glossop, nursing skills professional, and husband Aaron, welcomed a baby boy, Ty, on Feb. 12. Both mom and baby are doing great. Congratulations!

IN the News

Diane Clark, assistant director, public relations, was interviewed by WICS for a Sunrise This Morning live remote on Campus Visit Day Feb. 17.

Mary Beth Ray, director, Career Development Services, was interviewed on WICS Sunrise Feb. 17 regarding the Collegiate Career Fair.

Be a Hero Campaign Launches In cooperation with the Illinois Secretary of State Organ/Tissue Donor Program and the ICCB

Lincoln Land is one of 18 community colleges and/or Chicago city schools to compete in the “Be a Hero” campaign to strengthen the Life Goes On donor registry here in Illinois. Currently, more than 5,000 Illinois residents and 118,000 people nationwide are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Through various activities, Honor’s Club students Annisa Kumerow, Lauren Masten, Tyler Mathews and Russell Michelich will be promoting organ/tissue donor awareness and encouraging Illinois residents to join the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Registry. Schools will be recognized based on the creativity and effectiveness of the campaign, as well as the number of registrations obtained. The campaign runs through April. For more information on how to register or participate, please contact Joanie Rogers, LLCC Foundation and Alumni Services Coordinator at 6-4612 or Joanie.rogers@llcc.edu.

i.e. improv announces spring performance schedule

“i.e. improv,” the improvisational performance group at LLCC, has begun its performance schedule for the spring semester.  Upcoming performances are Thursday evenings, Feb. 27, March 20, April 3 and May 1 and 8, all beginning at 6  p.m. in Sangamon Hall South room 009.  The public is invited, with viewer discretion advised. Tickets are available at the door for $2.

As a completely off-the-cuff show, this group takes audience suggestions and turns them into long-form improv. This spring the students are performing with a surrealist bent as scenes warp time and space in an imaginative and dream-like romp.

More information is available by emailing Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre, at mark.hardiman@llcc.edu or by calling 786.4942.