Controlled prairie burns planned Friday at Springfield campus

The LLCC Facilities Services department plans to conduct controlled burns in the prairie areas on the Springfield campus Friday, Nov. 21 as weather permits. The burns will be conducted on the upper prairie on the north side of Menard Hall, the west side of the Workforce Careers Center and on both sides of the entrance to campus. In case of inclement weather, the burns will be rescheduled.

The burns have been approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

LLCC events today

Free treats (by the Epicurean Club) will be exchanged for donations to help fight hunger and homelessness in Springfield, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

Sexual assault presentation, noon-1 p.m., R.H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. Margaret Oltman from the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault is the presenter.

A-Team (Asperger’s and Autism Awareness Group) meeting, 1-2 p.m., MNRD 1165. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Retirement reception for Christine Ramirez-Campbell, 3-4:30 p.m., Trutter Center.

English Professor John Paul Jaramillo reads from his new novel, 5-7 p.m., H.D. Smith Gallery, Hoogland Center for the Arts.

In the community: LLCC-J traveling theatre

LLCC-Jacksonville’sw1 Cast & KB1 traveling theatre, under the direction of Ken Bradbury, hits the road Thursday, Nov. 20 for a four-day tour to 16 elementary schools in the three-county area. Hundreds of students will learn a very meaningful message in this cheerful and musical play.

Thank you from the Black Student Union

The Black Student Union would like to thank everyone who participated in causal day Nov. 13. All proceeds will help the American Diabetes Association in their continued effort to raise awareness surrounding diabetes throughout central Illinois.

Today at LLCC

A special multimedia presentation, “The Reunited States of America,” noon to 1:30 p.m., Trutter Center. This presentation by Wes Rediger, Ed.D., traces America’s struggle for liberty and equality through the Revolution, Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.

Bistro To Go is open today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Today’s menu: Bistro To Go 11 19 14

LLCC Board of Trustees meeting, LLCC-Litchfield. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:15 p.m. Read the agenda HERE.

 

In the community

LLCC-Jacksonville’s “Students With Disabilities” class hosted its second allannual Fall Festival the evening of Nov. 13. Five through 11-year-olds from the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Educational Day Care Center were invited to participate in the games and activities.

In the news

Lyn Buerkett, director of adult education, was featured in an article in the Nov. 17 issue of The Hillsboro Journal-News regarding her recent completion of the Certified Manager in Program Improvement (CMPI) training.

Jamie Stout, director of Community Education, was interviewed Nov. 18 by WUIS radio about Community Education programs.

The LLCC-Jacksonville Fall Festival hosted by the “Students With Disabilities class was featured in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier with a large photo and details of the event.