Reception highlights green partnership

A reception at Maldaner’s Restaurant in downtown Springfield Nov. 20 highlighted a partnership between Maldaner’s and LLCC. The LLCC Green Center’s Julie Rourke, director of workforce development, wrote for a grant from the Illinois Green Economy Network to provide solar panels on the rooftop of Maldaner’s. LLCC renewable energy students will use the panels for educational purposes, and Maldaner’s expects to reduce its carbon emissions by 20.1 tons per year.  Shown in the photo are Springfield Mayor Mike Houston, Julie Rourke, Mike Farmer of the City of Springfieldand Maldaner’s Chef/Owner Michael Higgins. 

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In the News

Dr. Charlotte Warren, president, and Karen Sanders, executive director, Foundation, were interviewed Nov. 19 by WTIM radio: Dr. Warren on upcoming renovations to the original LLCC-Taylorville building, and Karen on the “Grow Beyond” endowment campaign.

Thank you from Mary Carry

Words cannot express how much my family and I appreciated the cards, flowers, memorial donation and words of comfort we received with the passing of my mom, Erma Elliott.  I want to express a special thank you to my co-workers in Human Resources for their understanding and compassion during this trying time.  I have worked here for such a short time, but the outpouring of support was overwhelming.  Thank you.

Mary Carry, HR administrative assistant

Prairie Burns on Springfield Campus

LLCC will be conducting controlled burns on the prairie areas of campus over the next few weeks, weather permitting. The burns will be conducted on the upper prairie on the north side of Menard Hall, on the south and west sides of the Workforce Careers Center and on both sides of the entrance to campus.

The controlled burns are a coordinated effort of LLCC’s Facilities Services department, biology classes and the LLCC Environmental Club. The burns have been approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

“The Assassination of President Kennedy” lecture Nov. 20

The Student Life Office is hosting a lecture entitled “The Assassination of President Kennedy” on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. The free event is being held in the Trutter Center at the LLCC-Springfield campus.

Dr. Jack Gordon, Kennedy assassination speaker and consultant, will cover many aspects and unknown issues of the President John F. Kennedy assassination, including what is known now about the JFK assassination that was not known or acknowledged during prior investigations, why President Kennedy was murdered, why the medical evidence is the key to understanding whether there was a conspiracy, how the investigation into President Kennedy’s murder could be re-opened, why the media coverage of the JFK assassination is so biased and whether Robert Kennedy was truly on the trail of his brother’s murderers.       Read More…

Reminder: L.E.A.G.U.E. grant applications being accepted!

Now through December 3, the LLCC Foundation is accepting applications for L.E.A.G.U.E. grants. Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring.  Thank you!

The Foundation will award approximately $10,000 as a direct result of the success of the annual faculty and staff campaign.

Please click to view the attached Grant Guidelinesapplication and budget worksheet.  For more information, call the LLCC Foundation at 6-2785 or go to, hover over “What We Do,” and click on “Educational Support.”

Again, the application deadline is Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.  Awards will be announced at the L.E.A.G.U.E. kickoff on March 25, 2014.

New FREE, service from your Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Your EAP has a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) on staff to answer your nutrition and exercise questions. Employees, spouses, and dependent children are eligible for annual, one-time telephonic nutrition and exercise consultations.

Consultation topics may include, but are not limited to, weight reduction, healthy eating on a budget, vegetarian meal planning, muscle strength and aerobic activity, and family exercise.  The recommendation will be personalized based on your individual situation.  A written copy of the recommendation will be sent to your preferred address.

Like all EAP services, nutrition and exercise consultations are confidential and free of charge. Call the EAP at 1.888.817.8989 to request a telephonic nutrition or exercise consultation…or both!

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Minutes posted from latest SGC meeting

The Shared Governance Council met Nov. 12 to discuss bylaws, elections, and options for consistent meeting times, along with several other topics. Click HERE to read the minutes of the meeting. Minutes of the Shared Governance Council and teams can be accessed at any time by clicking the Shared Governance tab above.