Prof. Christie Hovey co-authors second textbook on Microsoft® Word

Christie Jahn Hovey, professor of business and technologies, has co-authored the new textbook, “Skills for Success with Microsoft® Word 2013 Comprehensive,” with Kris Townsend, for Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Prentice Hall. Additionally, she authored content for Word 2013 that will be included in Pearson’s online learning platform for technology, MyITLab.

The book is available for sale at the LLCC Bookstore or online at, as well as at college and university bookstores throughout the world, and numerous online book sellers.


Campus directories and Forwards available

New campus phone directories are now available at the Information Desk in A. Lincoln Commons or at the Public Relations & Marketing (PRM) Office in Menard Hall.

Also, Spring ’14 FORWARDS may be picked up in the lower level hallway of Menard Hall near the mailboxes, with smaller quantities available at the Information Desk and in PRM.  Please call Rose at 6.2218 if you need to make other arrangements for delivery.  A digital version is also available online and students can search WebAdvisor for classes beginning 8 a.m. today, Oct. 8.  Copies will be arriving in all district mailboxes over the next week!

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Softball team doing community service work at Lee School

10-8 Softball-Lee SchoolLLCC softball players recently met students from Lee School they will be working with in  a tutoring program called “Lee Homework Club.”   Each softball player will put in approximately 12 hours of community service.  Six girls will tutor on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons until the end of the semester.

“i.e. improv” begins fall performance schedule this evening at 6

“i.e. improv,” the improvisational performance group at LLCC, will perform five shows this fall semester, beginning this evening, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South on the LLCC Springfield campus.

Other Monday evening performances are Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2, all at 6 p.m. in Sangamon Hall South. The public is invited, with viewer discretion advised. Tickets are available at the door for $2.

“i.e. (the Latin abbreviation for ‘that is’) improv” is comprised of LLCC students who perform unscripted, uncensored comedy, similar to the style of famous improv groups in Los Angeles and Chicago.

As a completely off-the-cuff show, this group takes audience suggestions and turns them into long-form improv.  The students involved have all studied improvisation at LLCC.

More information is available by emailing or by calling 786.4942.


DUE Monday, October 21 at noon

Online access for M1 course grading will open Oct. 10 and close Oct. 21 at noon.

Watch your email for details.

Important notices about Oct. 15 payroll direct deposits and check cashing

IMPORTANT PAYROLL NOTICE: Monday, Oct. 14 is a federal holiday and is not a banking business day. Therefore, the payroll direct deposits for the Oct. 15 pay period will be credited on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Please contact Cheryl Sneed if you have any questions.

After a review of cash handling procedures, the Finance Department has determined that the Registration Services area will discontinue the practice of cashing checks for students and employees. This is effective immediately. An ATM is provided on the lower level of Menard Hall near Subway.


LLCC is offering a new training program to begin in October targeting the transportation, distribution and logistics industry.  This program includes classroom training in warehousing, logistics, forklift and truck driver training. To be eligible for this free training, individuals must be dislocated from their previous job and have nearly exhausted their employment insurance benefits.

Information meetings are being held Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. at LLCC-Jacksonville and Thursday, Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in room 1169, Workforce Careers Center, LLCC-Springfield.  For more information, contact Bob Howard at 786.2565 or

Business and budget offices reorganize into “Finance Department”

Over the last several months, the Budget Office and the Business Office have been working together to combine their efforts into one department. Now that the reorganization is complete, it was apparent a new name for the department was needed. Therefore, the Finance Department was created. During the reorganization process, we focused on creating teams. These teams are listed below along with some of their respective responsibilities.

 Budget and Fiscal Team, led by Rachel Patarozzi

Includes: Budget, Purchasing, Grants and Inventory

Disbursements Team, led by Cheryl Sneed

Includes: Payroll and Accounts Payable

 Student Accounts Team, led by Robin Ackman

Includes: Payment Plans, Refunds, Collections and Student Issues

Campus Services Team, led by Andrew Blaylock

Includes: Bookstore, Receiving, Duplicating and Food Services