In the News

The LLCC music program is featured in this week’s Illinois Times cover story “Music matters at Lincoln Land.”

The Madrigal Singers were pictured in the Dec. 12 SJ-R, performing at the Old State Capitol. They’ll also perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dana Thomas House.

Ron Riggle, head baseball coach and athletic director, and Justin Knoedler, assistant baseball coach, were guests of Sam Madonia on the AM Springfield show on Sports Radio 1450 Dec. 12. They discussed the upcoming youth baseball camp Dec. 27-29. Cost is $120 and registration is available at 6.2426.

In the Community

LLCC club donates to Toys for TotsThe Litchfield Student Club raised $150.00 for Toys for Tots this semester through a bake sale and water sales. Club members presented a check to the Montgomery County Toys for Tots Chairperson, Chris Gutierrez. The money will be used to help the organization provide toys for 400 local families in need this holiday season. L-R: Leslie Johnson, director, LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro; Robert Conway, Litchfield Student Club outgoing president; Chris Gutierrez, Montgomery County Toys for Tots Chairperson; Michael Kellow, Litchfield Student Club incoming president; and Dee Tarter, LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro administrative assistant.

In the News

Shanda Byer, assistant director, LLCC Beardstown, and several students were interviewed by the State Journal-Register Dec. 11 on ESL classes and other services offered to immigrant students.

Bob Howard, director, Truck Driver Training; Julie Rourke, director, Workforce Development; and two students were interviewed by the State Journal-Register Dec. 11 on their participation in the grant-funded program for long-term unemployed persons providing training in the transportation, distribution and logistics industry.

Jay Kitterman, director, Culinary Institute, was interviewed on the WICS Midday program about Culinary Institute upcoming classes and gift certificates available for the holidays.

In the Community

L-T-H 2013 Holiday ParadeSeveral staff members from LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro and the Litchfield Student Club president braved the cold weather to participate in the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade on Friday night, December 6. Representing LLCC as “Degree Trees” were: front-Ellie Miller, back left to right-Leslie Johnson, director LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro, Tisha Miller, operations analyst LLCC-Taylorville, Litchfield & Hillsboro, Robert Conway, Litchfield Student Club president, Christine Lang, education services representative LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro and Deanna Tarter, administrative assistant LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro.

Notice from Finance Department

A reminder that the cut-off date to turn in expenditures to the Finance Department for payment is this Friday, Dec, 13, 2013.  This will be the last check mailing until Jan. 17, 2014 (for which expenditures are due Jan. 13).

Condolences to Peggy Goetsch

Our sincere sympathy to Peggy Goetsch, professor of biology, on the passing of her father, David H. Phipps, Dec. 8.  Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 22 from 2-4 p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln, followed by a short memorial service.

This week’s Illinois Times will feature LLCC music program

This week’s Illinois Times will feature the LLCC music program as its cover story! Interviewed for the feature were Jane Hartman, professor of music, Jason Waddell, music instructor, David Laubersheimer, dean, Arts and Humanities, along with several students and others.

Also In the News this week:

Nicole Swartz, instructor, Culinary Institute, demonstrated Matcha Cheesecake and Spiced Cranberry Compote on the WICS Midday program Dec. 9.