Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation, was interviewed Dec. 1 by WICS-TV regarding the gift the college received from the Russell L. and Thelma L. Kirchner Trust. Diane Clark, assistant director, public relations, was quoted in an SJ-R story about the gift from the trust.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to the LLCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Community College Completion Corps (C4) kickoff TODAY, Dec. 2 at 12:15 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Speakers will include LLCC President Charlotte Warren and representatives of PTK.
Attend and show your support for this effort to encourage and assist students in completing their LLCC degrees and certificates. Students are invited to sign pledge cards and a banner indicating their intention to complete. Faculty and staff can sign cards and a banner pledging to be champions for completion.
Refreshments will be served, and PTK will also have a table in the Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the rest of the week to sign up individuals for this important initiative.
Lincoln Land Community College Foundation was presented with a $420,687.07 gift Monday, Dec. 1. Micah Bartlett, president and CEO of Town and Country Bank, presented the check on behalf of the Russell L. and Thelma L. Kirchner Trust.
“With this gift, the Kirchner’s legacy of learning and love for education will continue and assist students,” stated Ryan Murphy, LLCC Foundation board chairman. The gift from the Kirchner Trust Agreement, the principal from the trust, is being used to establish the Russell L. and Thelma L. Kirchner Endowment Scholarship. The annual interest earned on the endowment will be used to fund several scholarships. The scholarships will help the LLCC Foundation fill an important need of the college’s district residents by offering financial assistance to students. The scholarships will be available for first-time and continuing students who are pursuing any program of study. “The Foundation’s goal is to continue to provide scholarships to target populations to meet the needs of district residents,” said Mr. Murphy.
Russell L. and Thelma L. Kirchner were very charitable in nature. They valued supporting higher education for area youth. While in Springfield, they owned the Colonial Motel on South MacArthur and the Spring Street Laundromat.
“Town and Country Bank had the distinct honor of carrying on the Kirchner’s values and generosity, and the responsibility to carry on their wishes,” stated Mr. Bartlett. “As trustee, we solicited proposals at various times from multiple colleges and universities. In each case, the proposal and information provided by LLCC demonstrated both the ability and commitment we sought as trustee.”
As the end of 2014 approaches and 2015 begins, it is time to ask yourself three questions: 1) Are you signed up to receive your W-2 electronically? 2) Have you moved during 2014? and 3) When was the last time you updated your W-4 tax forms? Read important information from Payroll regarding these questions: Year-End Payroll Message
Today is Giving Tuesday, a national event created as a way for people to support charitable giving after the retail phenomena of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Support LLCC students by making a donation to the LLCC Foundation.
Order Papa John’s pizza today, Dec. 2 and support LLCC students. Papa John’s will donate 15 percent of your order to the LLCC Foundation in support of students. Click to enlarge poster for more information.
Holiday shopping online? Do you use Amazon? If you do, please follow this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1360597
The LLCC Foundation is a part of AmazonSmile…so simple to set-up, and every time you shop Amazon, the Foundation will receive .5% of your eligible purchases! It’s that easy!
To continue the discussion of a First-Year Experience course, campus forums are being held Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 3-4 p.m. in Menard Hall, room 1168 and Thursday, Dec. 4 from 9-10 a.m. in Menard Hall, room 2215. For more details on a First-Year Experience course and previous forums, read FYE Newsletter 11-20-14 rv. 1
LLCC Theatre is hosting a panel discussion following the 2 p.m. performance of “The Shadows of Edgar Allan Poe” Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
Audience members are welcome to join in the discussion led by LLCC English faculty members Marlene Emmons, who will provide background on Poe and his detective stories, and Eric Stachera, who will discuss “Annabel Lee,” one of the cornerstones of the theatre piece. Other panelists are Mark Hardiman, director and theatre professor, and James Seay, teacher, actor and dramaturg for the production.
The production will also be performed Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hoogland Center, 420 South 6th St., by calling 217-523-2787 or online at www.hcfta.org.
This world premiere production is a 90-minute immersive experience, featuring creative staging of Poe’s famous masterpieces including “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” among others. The stories are told through a juxtaposition of light and shadow, original music and mesmerizing movement.
Students and staff of the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville have been invited to attend a special dress rehearsal performance on Thursday.
LLCC-Litchfield staff dressed up as “LLCC Degree Trees” and walked in the 2014 Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade the evening of Nov. 21. The “Degree Trees” disbursed LLCC pens/pencils and candy to the crowd.
Left to right in photo: Emily Miller, Christine Lang, Lorie McDonald, Tisha Miller, Adrienne Frazier and Ellie Miller (front).
We extend our sympathy to Teresa Rigney, program assistant, Athletics, whose father, Charles Rigney, passed away Nov. 29. Visitation is this morning, 9:30-11, followed by services at 11 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville.