Registrations available for remaining CQI sessions

Registrations are still being accepted for the following CQI sessions:

Session D • Feb. 27, 8:15 am–4 pm and March 6, 8:15 am–12:30 pm • Facilitators Karen Sanders & Tim Maricle

Session E • March 24, 8:15 am–4 pm (PDD-held at LLCC; may have to hold more than one session) and April 3, 8:15 am-12:30 p.m. to be held at CCTC. Based on first session, may need additional sessions) • Facilitators Tricia Kujawa & Kevin Lust

Session F • April 24, 8:15 am–4 pm and May 1, 8:15 am–12:30 pm • Facilitators Nicole Ralph & Mary Beth Ray

Coffee will be served both days from 8–8:15 am, with lunch being served on the first day only.

To register, please call 782-7436 or email

In the news

Listen for Matthew Shaver, professor of computer applications, and student Tim Phillips on WDBR Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7:40 a.m. for an interview on digital apps and media.

Homecoming, Lincoln and African-American History Month activities this week!

This week is LLCC Homecoming Week, plus African-American History Month and Lincoln activities are scheduled.

Monday, Feb. 9 – Take a Walk Through Historic Black Springfield • 11 a.m.-noon • A. Lincoln Commons–Black History in Springfield from the 1920s through 1960s.

70s Trivia Game • 11 a.m.-noon • A. Lincoln Commons

Tuesday, Feb. 10 – Tie-Dye Homecoming Shirts • 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.* • A. Lincoln Commons, *While supplies last

Wednesday, Feb. 11 – Edd Fairman – Wizard of Sorts • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • A. Lincoln Commons

Thursday, Feb. 12 – “Who Does This Guy Think He Is?? 150 Years of Living, Loving and Loathing Lincoln’s Legacy” • 9 a.m. • Trutter Center. Presenter is Ron J. Keller, associate professor of history and political science at Lincoln College and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.

Lincoln’s Birthday Party • 9-11 a.m.• A. Lincoln Commons
Treats from the Epicurean Club, build Lincoln’s Home Contest and Penny Pong

Express your Peace, Love & Appreciation
Card-Making Event • noon-2 p.m. • A. Lincoln Commons

Friday, Feb. 13 – Free Turtle Apples • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Student Union

Beat the Coach Shootout • noon-1 p.m. • Cass Gym

Saturday, Feb. 14 – Women’s Basketball Game • 2 p.m. • Cass Gym

Men’s Basketball Game • 4 p.m. • Cass Gym

Homecoming Dance • 8-11 p.m. • Student Union–DJ, photo booth, casino games, giveaways and more! The dance heme is “The 70s” and you are encouraged to dress in your best 70s inspired style.

* Pick up your tickets for the dance in the Student Life Office. Vote for Homecoming King & Queen while you are there.


Facilities Services survey

The Facilities Services Department is committed to providing quality services and is continually looking for ways to improve. Please take a moment to fill out the short survey below. Your opinion matters to us and will help to make a difference as we review key areas and services within our department.

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Lincoln Lecture Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. in Trutter Center

The 7th annual Lincoln Lecture in commemoration of Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12 will feature Ron J. Keller, associate professor of history and political science at Lincoln College and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum. Keller will speak on “Who Does This Guy Think He Is?? 150 Years of Living, Loving and Loathing Lincoln’s Legacy.” The presentation begins at 9 a.m. in the Trutter Center.

Keller says his presentation will address the Lincoln legacy. ”From the moment of his tragic assassination 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln was catapulted immediately into the annals of American greatness. Ever since then, America has emulated him, adored him, written about him and argued about him. While most consider him our greatest president, there have been some groups and individuals who have resisted and even scorned his legacy. Lincoln has, and remains, a more controversial and polarizing historical figure than many realize.”

Drawing upon quotes, images and other iconography in this presentation, Keller examines the disparate public and private perceptions of Lincoln. This presentation will challenge the audience to ponder what Lincoln’s legacy means to us today, and what these perceptions say about America’s past and present.

Former athletic director Dick Dhabalt to be recognized at homecoming game

In acknowledgement of his dedication to education, athletics and students at LLCC, former LLCC athletic director, men’s basketball coach and founding faculty member Dick Dhabalt will receive special recognition with the Dick Dhabalt Athlete of the Year Award. The award will recognize annually both one LLCC male and female athlete.

Mr. Dhabalt will be recognized with the award during half-time of the women’s basketball game, which will begin at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 14 when the Lady Loggers take on the Lincoln College Lynx in Cass Gymnasium. The men’s game will follow at 4 p.m. Admission for the games is $5 for adults, $3 for students K-12 and is free for LLCC students, faculty and staff with an LLCC ID.

During his tenure at LLCC, Mr. Dhabalt served 20 years as athletic director, 20 years as head men’s basketball coach and 25 years as a faculty member teaching physical education and math. He was selected by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) to serve as the Region IV assistant director and then director of Region XXIV. He was inducted into the NJCAA Region XXIV Hall of Fame in 1991, and is an athlete Hall of Fame member at LLCC, as well as his alma mater, Bradley University.


Student United Way activities

The Student United Way of LLCC is sponsoring a book drive for the SCOPE after-school program. They are seeking books (new or gently used) for K-5 student . Donations may be brought to the Student Life Office before Feb. 20.

Help Student United Way celebrate Women’s History Month! E-mail Melissa Franzen at and let her know what female faculty/staff member inspires you and why. With their permission, Student United Way will be featuring these inspirations in a display case throughout the month of March. Please send your information no later than Friday, Feb. 20.


In the news

David Green, dean of Business and Technologies, was interviewed by WCIA-TV Feb. 5 regarding vocational/technical programs. In addition, LLCC HVAC student LaToya Weatherspoon was interviewed.