A-Team meeting tomorrow, Sept. 4

Please join us for our first meeting of the A-Team, or Asperger’s/Autism Awareness and Support Group!  Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 1-2 pm in MNRD 1165 and will focus on simply “Getting to Know Asperger’s and Autism at LLCC.” We hope you will join us!

For more information, see article dated Aug. ___ or please contact Linda Chriswell: x 6-2828, linda.chriswell@llcc.edu, or Cara Swafford: x 6-2398, cara.swafford@llcc.edu.

Mark your calendars for Professional Development Day and Institutional Improvement Day

The NEW date for Professional Development Day is Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Full-time faculty and staff will participate as usual in the daytime program. If daytime adjuncts want to attend this event, they can, or they can attend the evening program on Nov. 4 (Institutional Improvement Day).

The NEW date for Institutional Improvement Day for faculty and staff is Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. The evening development program for both full-time and adjunct faculty will be kept in place on this date. The evening program will start at 6 p.m. (dinner at 5 p.m.).  Participants will be able to hear from the 2014 Pearson Master Teacher, Bill Harmon, Professor of Agronomy.  The Outstanding Adjunct Award will also be announced.

More details on Professional Development Day and Institutional Improvement Day will be announced soon in LincIn.  

Sept. edition of Foundation newsletter, “Circle of Friends”

LLCC alums are front and center in the September 2014 edition of “Circle of Friends.”  Read about Ryan Murphy, LLCC alum and 2014 Foundation Board Chair, and how Lincoln Land laid the foundation for lifelong friendships, as well as giving back.  And meet Kevin Ladage, a 2002 alum recently recognized for his new and emerging business.  Click here to read these stories and other good news in “Circle of Friends.”

In the news

Julie Rourke, director of workforce development, and Marnie Record, workforce specialist, were interviewed Aug. 29 by Fox News regarding the value-added local food certificate program. The story aired Monday, Sept. 1 on Good Day Illinois and on WICS news Sept. 1 and 2. Additionally, Julie and Marnie are featured in a front page story today in the State Journal-Register entitled, Food Entrepreneurism: Learning to go local.”

LLCC Board of Trustees welcomes new faculty; hears report on facilities

The Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees welcomed new faculty members Phyllis Biever, Dr. Ashley Green, David Leitner, Tim McKenzie and Deana Schenk at its August meeting Wednesday evening. Click HERE to learn more about them!

Also Wednesday evening, Dave Bretscher, director of facilities at LLCC, provided facts about the mainly “behind the scenes” work of his department. He said workers maintain more than 220 acres of property on the Springfield campus alone, including 70 acres of lawn and garden space, 35 acres of athletic fields and outdoor physical education space, 16 acres of paved parking lots and 12 acres of native prairie, plus three miles of concrete sidewalks and two miles of roadways. There are 17 main buildings on the Springfield campus covering 517,689 square feet. Buildings at LLCC locations in downtown Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, and in Litchfield, Hillsboro, Taylorville, Jacksonville and Beardstownadd an additional 134,584 square feet to be maintained.

Trustee and Board Vice Chair Craig Findley commented that of the many community and four-year college campuses he has visited in Illinois and elsewhere, LLCC’s campus is the most beautiful and well-maintained, an opinion echoed by Board Chair Justin Reichert.

Trustee Jeff Fulgenzi commended U.S. Senator Dick Durbin for his recent roundtable discussion and press conference held at LLCC, calling attention to student loan debt and the questionable practices of some for-profit colleges. Fulgenzi agreed with Sen. Durbinthat community colleges are a quality and affordable alternative to for-profit colleges and should be strongly considered by all seeking higher education.

 

A-Team to hold first meeting Sept. 4

Please join us for our first meeting of the A-Team! The A-Team, or Asperger’s/Autism Awareness and Support Group, is an informal group of students, faculty and staff who are interested in talking and learning about the challenges and successes of students with Asperger’s or Autism in the college setting. Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 1-2 pm in MNRD 1165, and we plan to meet every other Thursday each month throughout the academic year.

The group is open to anyone affiliated with the LLCC campus who is interested in our purpose to create awareness and support for students with Asperger’s or Autism. Team members have included students with or without Asperger’s or Autism, faculty, staff, Academic Success Professionals, education students, campus security, parents, and other individuals who wish to participate. Group meetings will be loosely organized around specific topics or activities that will be determined by members as the discussions develop with the goal of providing opportunities for social development, mentoring and support, diversity awareness, and discussing any other issues put forth by the members.

Our first meeting focus is simply “Getting to Know Asperger’s and Autism at LLCC.” We hope you will join us!

For more information, please contact Linda Chriswell: x 6-2828, linda.chriswell@llcc.edu, or Cara Swafford: x 6-2398, cara.swafford@llcc.edu.

In the News

Julie Rourke, director of workforce development, and Marnie Record, workforce specialist, were interviewed Aug. 28 by the SJ-R regarding LLCC’s new Value-Added Local Food certificate program.

Club Information Day reservations needed!

Club Information Day is Fri., Sept. 19 from 9am-3pm in the R. H. Stephens Room. This event is a GREAT opportunity to showcase your club or organization AND also encourage students to attend!

 

As a reminder, we are giving away 250 Subway lunches at 11:30am for students only so this will be well-attended event which could be great exposure for your club if you sign-up. Additionally, clubs who have a student representative at this event for at least 2 hours will get 1 credit toward their Leadership Series requirement. To reserve a space for your club, please contact Amber Berman at amber.berman@llcc.edu by Wed., Sept. 3

Important notices from the Finance Dept.

DEPOSITS: The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is Thursday, Aug. 28 before noon. As a reminder, if you’ve taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the Finance Department on a daily basis.  If you have questions, please contact Elyse Calhoun at ext. 62204 or Robin Ackman at ext. 62762.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Travel forms are now only available on the Portal page, under Finance Dept., Accounts Payable. You will have to print a white copy as the pre-travel form before traveling and also a yellow copy, as the post travel form after traveling. Yellow paper is available from the mailroom. Employee travel guidelines are also available on the Accounts Payable portal page. Please contact Jill Whitney in Accounts Payable ext. 62256 if you have any questions.