Christie Hovey honored with IBEA Writers’ Hall of Fame Award

Christie Hovey, professor of computer applications, was honored at the 2014 IBEA (Illinois Business Education Association) Fall Conference awards luncheon with an IBEA Writers’ Hall of Fame Award for writing the book:
Townsend, K. & Jahn Hovey, C. (2014). Skills for Success with Word 2013 Comprehensive, Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

In the news

Laurie Rhodes, director, Child Development Center, was interviewed Nov. 14 by WFMB-AM regarding their recent ExceleRate Illinois Gold award and the services provided at the center.

Open enrollment for various insurance coverage ends today

Open enrollment for voluntary life, long-term disability, critical illness/cancer, and accident insurance coverage ends at the close of business TODAY.

Long-Term Disability – we currently have a large number of employees who currently take the long-term disability insurance, but have yet to re-elect their coverage for calendar year 2015. If we do not receive an enrollment form indicating your desire to continue this benefit, your coverage will be dropped effective January 1, 2015. Premiums go up every year due to increased salaries and/or changing age bands. Your annual re-enrollment in this benefit is your consent to the coverage at the new, increased premium amount.

Please contact the Human Resources office if you have any questions or would like to verify receipt of your enrollment forms.

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week activities

Student United Way is sponsoring the following activities next week for HHAW Wish ListHunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Monday, Nov. 17 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.): A photo backdrop will be set up so stop by and get your picture taken and find out more about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week!

Wednesday, Nov. 19 & Thurs. Nov. 20 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.): Free treats (provided by the Epicurean Club) will be given out in exchange for donations. Limit of two per person. Other baked goods will also be for sale to raise money to help fight hunger and homelessness in Springfield.

In the news

Laurie Rhodes, director, LLCC Child Development Center, was interviewed by WICS Nov. 13 on what parents should look for in a child care facility.

Ron Riggle, athletic director and baseball coach, was featured in a WICS story on signings of three baseball players to four-year universities.

Traffic being directed and re-routed on campus Saturday

Please note the LLCC entrance, circle drive and bus stop traffic will be directed and re-routed during the Jingle Bell Run/Walk Saturday morning. Activities for this large event will be held at various locations on campus. Below is the schedule of events:

Friday, November 14, 2014
Location: A. Lincoln Commons
Pre-Race Packet Pick Up 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (open to public)

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location: A. Lincoln Commons
Registrations and Packet Pick Up 8 a.m.-9:4 5a.m.
Costume Contest 9a.m.

Location: Outside in plaza area, Start/Finish at bus stop
Warm Up and Stretching 9:30 a.m.
Kid’s Fun Run* 9:45 a.m.
Competitive 5K Run/Walk 10:00 a.m.
Non-competitive 5K Run/Walk 10:00 a.m.
One-Mile Walk 10:15 a.m.

Location: Student Union
Post-Event/Awards 11:00 a.m.

Forum being held TODAY about First-Year Experience course

Are you interested in participating in a college-wide initiative? Chris Barry is facilitating several discussions about developing a First-Year Experience course at LLCC. The second discussion will take place TODAY from 9-10 a.m. in Menard Hall, room 1177 . This is a great opportunity to provide your insight on what a course designed for all new students at LLCC should seek to accomplish. If you are interested in participating in the initiative but cannot attend, contact Chris at or ext. 6-2410.