Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation, was interviewed on Sports Radio 1450 Sept. 18 regarding the Grow Beyond endowment campaign.
Jay Kitterman, director, Culinary Institute, was invited to do brief interviews on WNNS radio Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday about upcoming non-credit offerings including classes and dinners. A full list of offerings can be found HERE.
A reminder that this year’s Silent Auction is Oct. 17-18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room. Please remember the auction when you are cleaning out closets and garages this fall! We are accepting donations now and up until the first day of the auction.
Gerald “Jerry” Melton, former adjunct instructor at LLCC and brother of Dr. Eileen Tepatti, vice president, Academic Services, passed away Sept. 13. A memorial service will be held Sept. 21, 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Jude in Rochester. Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.
Lincoln Land Community College has been named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media for the fifth year in a row. According to an announcement of this year’s list, “The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.”
Kudos to our dedicated Veteran Affairs Office within the Financial Aid department and the LLCC Veterans Club for all your hard work. Instructional Technology and Distance Education also can play a major role in a veteran’s success.
Demand for Internet bandwidth at all LLCC locations has greatly increased this semester. Our Internet bandwidth is currently being maxed out for most of the college’s daytime operating hours resulting in slower than normal Internet speeds. While typical web pages load with little delay, streaming video, such as YouTube, will likely suffer noticeable performance issues.
We have been working with both the ICN, our Internet service provider, and AT&T over the course of the last year to increase our Internet bandwidth. A new fiber optic connection is being installed this week, which should double our bandwidth, and is expected to be ready for use in 4-6 weeks. Further additional bandwidth should be available to the college later this fall as we upgrade our telecommunications infrastructure with AT&T. This upcoming telecommunication project will also provide a secondary path to the Internet, providing us with fault tolerance in the event one of the two pathways goes down. In the meantime, please expect to experience slower than normal Internet connectivity on campus and plan accordingly.
While we are working to increase our available bandwidth, we would like to ask you to restrict recreational use of streaming sites in order to free up additional bandwidth for academic purposes. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve LLCC’s network infrastructure.
On Saturday, Oct. 19 the Student Life Office is holding LLCC’s first Day of Service as a part of the Club Leadership Series and the Emerging Leaders program. Confirmed service sites include: Mission Outreach, The American Red Cross, Lincoln Memorial Garden, and The Salvation Army. We’re currently looking for faculty/staff members interested in being site leaders to assist in transporting students to the service sites and to serve alongside them. The day is expected to go from 11:45am to 5pm. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Amber Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-2241.
A summary of the most recent student surveys, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (Noel-Levitz SSI), is now available. These survey results were referenced in a recent Convocation presentation.