Student Life events next week: Tower of Refuge presentation, Veterans Day Ceremony

Monday, Nov.10: Tower of Refuge, noon-1 p.m., R.H. Stephens Room. The featured presenter for the program is Bevey Louden, co-founder and assistant director of Tower of Refuge, Inc. in Springfield. Tower of Refuge is a community-based nonprofit corporation supporting, assisting and equipping the incarcerated and the formerly incarcerated for successful reentry into society to become and remain healthy, productive citizens in the community, while also reconciling family relationships and protecting the integrity of neighborhoods.

Louden will share her unique experiences working in a grassroots organization whose primary purpose is to reduce the rate of recidivism through various programs and community effort throughout the state of Illinois. Free snacks are provided! This event is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Tuesday, Nov. 11: 19th annual Veterans Day Ceremony, reception at noon followed by the 12:30 p.m. ceremony in the A. Lincoln Commons. LLCC is honoring faculty, staff and students who are currently serving or have served our country.  The public is invited to attend. This event is sponsored by the Student Life Office.

Minutes posted from recent Team and SGC meetings

At its September meeting, the Cultural Awareness Team elected Nicole Ralph as the 2014-15 chair and Beth Wiediger as the new vice chair. Read the meeting minutes to learn more about cultural events discussed and yearly goals the team set.

View recommendations from the October Curriculum Team meeting.

The Shared Governance Council approved an update to its bylaws at the October meeting to address when an employee position change causes a classification change and heard an update on the current Environmental Health & Safety Team recommendation. View the meeting minutes for details on these items and more.

LLCC Board to meet in Litchfield Nov. 19

The LLCC Board of Trustees will hold its regular Nov. 19, 2014 board meeting at 6:15 p.m. at LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Drive. A reception will precede the board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the same location.

In the news

Jamie Stout, director, Community Education, is profiled in the November edition of the Springfield Business Journal.

TODAY: Institutional Improvement Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cass Gym

LLCC is hosting a Strategy Forum at Institutional Improvement Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cass Gymnasium. Today’s activities were planned by staff associated with the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission will share the day’s agenda at the beginning of the forum. The welcome and general overview will begin promptly at 9 a.m. It is advisable that you plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

Everyone should bring a pencil or pen; the Commission and the LLCC AQIP Steering Team will provide everything else needed for participation. Please leave tablets and/or laptops at home or in your office. Neither is needed for the planned activities. Coffee and other beverages will be available in the morning. Lunch will be served at noon.

For additional details about the Strategy Forum, please review the AQIP newsletter 10-2014.

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National Radiologic Technology Week Nov. 2-8

National Radiologic Technology Week is an annual event established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to celebrate the important role Radiologic Week 2014medical imaging professionals play in patient care and health care safety. The weeklong celebration highlights the radiologic technology profession and raises public awareness about radiologic technologists. Lincoln Land Community College has offered an Associate Degree Radiography Program since the early 1970s, and it is still going strong!

The first National Radiologic Technology Week® was held July 22-29, 1979. The annual celebration was later changed to November to commemorate the anniversary of the x-ray’s discovery by Wilhelm Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.
The theme for this year is Many Views with One Vision.

In the news

Leslie Johnson, assistant vice president, Student Success, wrote the essay Johnson Leslie for Lincletter“The Future of You is Success” for the Sunday, Nov. 2 State Journal-Register Our Towns page. It contains some great advice for students.


Lesley Frederick, vice president, Student Services, was interviewed by WTAX Nov. 3 on efforts LLCC is making to ease the transition to LLCC of Benedictine University Springfield students.