In the News

Judy Wagenblast, director of Community Education, was interviewed Sunday, Nov. 3 by WICS-TV and The State Journal-Register about the Antiquarian Book and Paper Fair held in Trutter Center. Read the story HERE.

Scott Stallman was interviewed Nov. 4 on WTIM’s “Ask The Professional.” He discussed the LLCC Board of Trustees approval of a resolution to seek approval from ICCB to renovate the original LLCC-Taylorville building. He also discussed upcoming spring registration, Community Education workshops and student activities at LLCC-Taylorville.


Congratulations to Marianne Klein

Marianne Klein, research analyst, and her husband, Jared, welcomed their daughter, Emmy Julianne, born Friday, Nov. 1. Emmy weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20.5 inches. Mom and Emmy are home and doing well. Congratulations!

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Monthly Updates for Campus Directory

The Public Relations & Marketing Office is now posting a monthly addendum for the October 2013 LLCC Directory to keep the campus informed of updates throughout the year.  The October addendum has been posted and can be viewed by clicking HERE or visiting the PRM Portal Page and looking under Shared Documents.

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This Week at LLCC

Monday, Nov. 4: i.e. Improv Performance begins at 6:00pm in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South. Tickets are available at the door for $2.

Monday-Friday, Nov. 4-8: Madrigals Plus Club Yankee Candle Fundraiser will take place each day this week starting at NOON in A.Lincoln Commons.  Sales will help fund trip to sign at Symphony Hall in Chicago.

Wednesday, Nov. 6: Honors Club “Pie Your Professor” fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish® Illinois. Tickets purchased  last week for a chance to throw a pie will be drawn at 11:00am in A. Lincoln Commons.

Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 6-7: Quality Checkup for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. All day, R.H. Stephens Room.

Thursday, Nov. 7: Save It Up! Presented by LLCC professor, Dr. Paul Hudson.  Come to the A. Lincoln Commons from 11:30-12:30pm to get some great budgeting and shopping tips to get us ready for 2014!  Denim Day to support the Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship. Bring a $5 donation to the Student Life Office and wear your jeans.

Friday, November 8: Children’s Hospital Card & Ornament-making! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons from 10:30am-1pm to help the Red & Blue Crew create special cards and ornaments for our local St. John’s Children’s Hospital.


Inspirational words of an LLCC student

BrandonWe hope you were able to hear the inspirational words of LLCC student, Brandon Von Liski, at Professional Development Day.  Brandon is one of thousands who are served by United Way agencies. When being asked to make a charitable contribution, it is very beneficial to see how our contributions can make a difference.  And, clearly, SPARC has made a huge difference in Brandon’s life.  Please consider making a contribution this year to LLCC’s community giving campaign through United Way.  Last year, we collected $17,800.  That is a great number, but we know we can do better.  Whether it’s a one-time contribution made by check or credit card or an amount to be deducted from your paycheck, all contributions will make a difference.  We’ve completed our forms … will you? Forms were placed in your campus mailbox. If you need a form, please contact one of us or send your completed forms to us by Friday, Nov. 8.  Thank you! Tiffany Andrews, classified; Soodi Nassirpour, professional; Nicole Ralph, administrative; Tara Walk, faculty; Lynn Whalen, coordinator.

Remember, through the LLCC campaign, you may designate your gift to ANY 501(c)3 charitable organization inside or outside Sangamon County, not just United Way agencies. Simply write your preferred charity name on the form. If you are unsure if the charity is a 501c3 charity, a complete list of charities qualified by the Illinois State Comproller is available at and a complete list of 501c3 organizations is available at

If you do not designate your gift, it will go to “programs that meet health and human service needs in our community.” (Sangamon County.) Click HERE for that list.


In the News

Julie Rourke, director, workforce development, was interviewed by the SJ-R for this story, Springfield Scene magazine, and Sustainable Springfield regarding a partnership between LLCC’s Workforce Division and Maldaner’s Restaurant for rooftop solar panels that will help power the restaurant and provide a learning environment for LLCC renewable energy students.

Marnie Record, workforce specialist, was interviewed for a story in the national publication, “College Planning & Management.” The article is entitled “.”


Community Learning has a special offering for staff and faculty only

Chicago – Shop or Tour!  Join Jay and Carol Kitterman for a pre-holiday weekend in the luxury of the Hilton Chicago. Some participants will go to museums (or museum gift shops); others to Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Place and a few other hot urban shopping destinations, plus IKEA on the way home.  Also join Jay and Carol at one of their favorite Windy City restaurants (optional).  Includes hotel and transportation only. We are offering a special deal for faculty and staff only who register by 5 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2013.

Questions to Community Learning!  786-2432

Registration Code: CEW 120-42C      Price: Faculty and Staff only $121

In the news

The Haunted Lab presented by the Chemistry and Environmental Clubs Oct. 30 made the front page of the SJ-R along with a story on WICS.  Jennifer Ramm, professor of chemistry, and several LLCC students were interviewed. Click HERE to view photos from the event.

Congressman Rodney Davis visited campus Thurs., Oct. 31 to tour the Workforce Careers Center. He and President Charlotte Warren were interviewed by the State Journal-Register and WICS. Click HERE for photos from the event.

 Carl Jones, instructional media specialist at LLCC and a paranormal expert was interviewed recently by WUIS about the paranormal and the Community Education paranormal classes he teaches at LLCC.  Click HERE to listen to the interview.

11/1 – Position Vacancies Announced

The Human Resources office will be advertising for three vacancies this weekend:  English Instructor, Journalism Instructor and Service Desk Coordinator.  Please see the HR Portal for additional information on these positions.

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EHST Safety Tip of the Month

The November Safety Tip brought to you by the Environmental Health & Saftey Team:

Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. It is important for consumers to recognize that identity theft is not just a financial crime. This crime varies widely, and can include financial identity theft (checking and/or credit card fraud), criminal identity theft, governmental identity theft, and medical identity theft.

Click HERE to read more about how to protect yourself!