Chemistry and Environmental clubs host Haunted Lab

haunted lab

LLCC’s Chemistry and Environmental clubs hosted a Haunted Lab for K-5 students the evening of Oct. 3o. About 200 children, parents and grandparents attended the event where a mad scientists, dracula and other masqueraders (LLCC students) performed spooky science experiments and/or introduced their guests to special critters as they explained the evolutionary process.  Click HERE to view photos from the event.

Campus Sustainability Day survey results

The Green Center would like to thank everyone who participated in the Campus Sustainability Day survey. More than 100 people filled out surveys!  Find the answers posted on the Green Center website HERE. Congratulations to the winners of the drawing for green products – Bobbi Dunn, Katie LoGrasso, Precious Brack and Elyse Calhoun.

Open registration begins today!

Open registration for the spring 2014 semester, Mod III, Mod IV and short semester begins today. A new student orientation session is being held today from 5:30-9 p.m. Account activation will be in the former Menard Hall entryway by the Student Services Center, with the welcome session being held in Menard Hall, room 2209.

Professional Development Day a success

A large crowd attended the Professional Development Day keynote address by journalist and author Jefffrey Selingo, author of “College (Un)bound.” Later, faculty and staff discussed issues raised in his talk. group smallOther sessions covered flipping the classroom, emotional intelligence, diversity, bullying, stress relief and other topics.

Speaking on behalf of the community giving campaign through United Way was LLCC student Brandon Von Liski, a client of SPARC, a United Way agency. He was happy to see one of his former professors, Dr. Claire Gordon, after his presentation. Claire and Brandon


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Our condolences to Mary Carry

We extend our condolences to Mary Carry, human resources assistant, whose mother, Erma Elliott, passed away Saturday in Flint, Mich.  A memorial service is being held at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 29 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home, 302 N. Hanselman St., Bad Axe, Mich. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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In the News

Linda Chriswell, special needs professional, and Maryjane Million, operations analyst, LLCC-Jacksonville/Beardstown, were quoted in this article in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier Oct. 25 about the “Fall Festival Celebrating Exceptional People” held at LLCC-Jacksonville Oct. 24. A unique class project gave residents of two group homes a chance to enjoy pumpkin decorating, face painting, balloon animals, games. The event was planned and hosted by LLCC students as part of their “exceptional child” education coursework.

Scott Stallman, executive director, LLCC-Taylorville/Litchfield/Hillsboro, was interviewed Oct. 25 for an article in the Taylorville Breeze-Courier regarding an upcoming construction project at LLCC-Taylorville, pending ICCB approval, along with enrollment increases in that education service area.

Bill Harmon, professor of agronomy, and two LLCC ag students were interviewed Oct. 25 by Sports Radio 1450 while in Bloomington for the Illinois Post-secondary Agriculture Student (PAS) Fall Conference. LLCC had 15 students competing in seven different areas.

Four LLCC students were featured in this inspiring story by SJR’s Dave Bakke Oct. 25. Cancer brought them together as their friendship has grown.

BSU Jeans Day fundraiser for diabetes

The Black Student Union is hosting a Jeans Day for World Diabetes Day on Thursday, Nov. 14. Please stop by the Student Life Office with $5 to purchase your sticker so you can wear jeans on that day and help support the American Diabetes Association. BSU will also have a table that in A. Lincoln Commons from noon-2pm with a representative from the ADA to answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes and the organization.

Community campaign through United Way begins!

Today through Nov. 8, you are invited to make a difference for those in need in our community by donating to our giving campaign through United Way. A letter was sent to your campus mailbox with a donation form and letter from LLCC President Charlotte Warren. Learn more about how your donation helps others in this video featuring LLCC student Brandon Von Liski, a client of SPARC, a United Way agency. Brandon will also speak briefly at Professional Development Day. The United Way committee will have a table with information, candy, prizes, free pens and notepads and donation forms at the Professional Development Day luncheon in Cass Gym. Committee members are: Tiffany Andrews, Classified Staff; Soodi Nassirpour, Professional Staff; Nicole Ralph, Administrative Staff; Tara Walk, Faculty; Lynn Whalen, Campaign Coordinator. Thank you!