Soup and Stories: “The Red Road to Victory” today

The Red Road to VictoryLLCC Student Life and TRIO Student Support Services are hosting a reconciliation and diversity symposium, “The Red Road to Victory,” today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons Lounge. This program features Bill Miller and is part of the Soup and Stories series for Native American Heritage Month.

The program is open to the LLCC community, but geared toward the development of students. If faculty and staff are interested in attending there is just a $3 charge for the lunch. If a faculty member brings their class to the program, they are able to eat for free!

Spring 2018 tuition due date is Wednesday, Nov. 29

To all full-time employees who plan on using the employee tuition waiver for themselves or their qualified dependents for spring 2018 LLCC classes:

The tuition due date has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29. Please have your completed employee waiver form to LLCC Human Resources no later than Nov. 29 to ensure classes will not be dropped.

If you anticipate registering on or after Nov. 29, please submit your completed employee waiver form to LLCC Human Resources either before or the day of your registration to prevent being dropped from course(s).

If you have any questions, please contact LLCC Student Accounts at 786-2480 or student.finances@llcc.edu. Thank you.

Fall 2017 bird banding results

In cooperation with the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders, LLCC biology students participate in the capture, banding and release of birds, recording information which is added to a massive data pool on bird migration patterns. Highlights from the fall 2017 bird banding season include:

  • From Aug. 21 to Nov. 10, 2236 birds of 79 species were banded.
  • We also captured 66 “returns” (birds banded in a previous season) including seven birds originally banded during the spring 2013 season.
  • Twenty-three hummingbirds were captured, banded and released using a hummingbird trap.
  • The average capture rate was 34.4 birds per day.
  • There were four days during which we banded over 100 birds, with our highest one-day total being 147 birds banded (Nov. 6).
  • We added one new species, Broad-winged Hawk, for the station (all seasons combined).
  • The cumulative total for all 11 seasons stands at 18,402 birds banded of 119 species.
  • More than 300 LLCC students visited the banding station.

View the final report on the fall 2017 bird banding season for more details: Final Report — LLCC BBS (Fall 2017).

Thanks to all who have supported the banding station over the years! Stop by and visit as time allows. Spring bird banding season is scheduled to start March 19 and will be in operation Monday-Saturday from sunrise to approximately 11 a.m. The station is located north of the LLCC softball and baseball fields.

Blackboard and SoftChalk open lab tomorrow

Do you have questions about Blackboard? Are you curious about SoftChalk Software, or do you want to learn about the new features of SoftChalk Cloud? Now you can! LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is offering a Blackboard and SoftChalk open lab this week on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 1-3 p.m. in S0119. Attend this open lab session to ask your questions and get help with your tasks. No registration is required to attend.

 

Winter Art Sale starts tomorrow!

Winter Art Sale, Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1The weather looks great this week, so please take a moment to visit the third annual Winter Art Sale at the Trutter Center on LLCC’s Springfield campus starting tomorrow. The event kicks off with a special evening from 4:30 to 7 p.m. offering shoppers an exclusive first opportunity to buy artwork and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres made by LLCC culinary students.

The sale continues on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free coffee and cookies available to shoppers. All three days of the event are free of charge and open to the LLCC community and public!

Inspired exhibitAnd while there, stop by the Inspired/On My Own Time art exhibit in the Trutter Museum and cast your vote from the People’s Choice award. The exhibit closes Dec. 7, so please take it in soon!

For more information, call 786-2217, visit www.llccfoundation.org/trutter-museum or click to open a detailed flier.

LLCC Student Honors Recital tomorrow

The LLCC Student Honors Recital will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Menard Hall, Room 2250. The public is invited to the performance, which is part of the LLCC Recital Series.

The recital will feature vocalists and selections on clarinet, piano, classical guitar, bass guitar, drums, timpani and xylophone. The featured performers are taught by Jane Hartman, piano; Jason Waddell, guitar, percussion and voice; Melinda Kaye, voice; and Greg Cohill, clarinet.

Learn more about upcoming LLCC Recital Series performances, which are free and open to the public.

Nominate a deserving colleague for KUDOS

KUDOSKey or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are now open! They will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 1. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The KUDOS awards will be announced Dec. 8.

The KUDOS awards are an informal way to recognize the special contributions — small and large — made by faculty and staff that create the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a KUDOS award!

Next Campus Visit Day is Feb. 19

Mark your calendars! The spring 2018 Campus Visit Day will be Monday, Feb. 19. Two sessions are being held that day from 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m.

Campus Visit Day is a special campus preview event designed for individuals interested in starting or finishing a college degree or certificate. The event includes informational presentations on how to get started with the enrollment process, how to pay for college and other information relevant to becoming a successful college student. Also, visitors can view exhibits and speak with LLCC representatives from various academic programs and student services. Tours are offered of Menard and Sangamon halls and the Workforce Careers Center. Refreshments are provided by LLCC Culinary Arts.

If you would like to participate with an informational table, please email terri.hinrichs@llcc.edu or call her at 786-9657.

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Soup and Stories: “The Red Road to Victory” tomorrow

The Red Road to VictoryLLCC Student Life and TRIO Student Support Services are hosting a reconciliation and diversity symposium, “The Red Road to Victory,” on Nov. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons Lounge. This program features Bill Miller and is part of the Soup and Stories series for Native American Heritage Month.

The program is open to the LLCC community, but geared toward the development of students. If faculty and staff are interested in attending there is just a $3 charge for the lunch. If a faculty member brings their class to the program, they are able to eat for free!