16th Annual Multicultural Fest tomorrow

Join us at the LLCC 16th Annual Multicultural Fest. Cultural exhibits, international flavors and entertainment. Free & open to the public. Wednesday, October 2nd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outside of Menard Hall (rain or shine). Lincoln Land Community College Student Life.The college’s 16th annual Multicultural Fest, sponsored by LLCC Student Life, will take place tomorrow, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus. LLCC Outreach Centers in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville will also host celebrations in October. The events are free and open to the public.

The annual Multicultural Fest showcases various cultures with ethnic food, entertainment and cultural exhibits.

Local food trucks are offering free samples of ethnic food at the event. Restaurants serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill, B&W Good Eats and Sweets, Gyros Stop and Cooper’s StrEATside Bistro.

Entertainment includes dance performances by LotusFire Bellydancers, Torch_Nation, and Modeste Mundongi and Jacqueese Kongolo. DJ Yinka will cover music from various regions of the world such as Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Those providing cultural exhibits are Baha’i Faith, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, International Student Association, Japanese Koto of Springfield, LLCC Dance Club: Express Your Seoul., LotusFire BellyDance, NAACP Springfield, Palos Style, Phoenix Center, Sister Cities Association, Sol Peru, Springfield Commission on International Visitors and United States Air Force.

In addition to the festivities taking place on the Springfield campus, LLCC Outreach Centers will also host multicultural events.

  • LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza – Tuesday, Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Dr. – Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4-6 p.m.
  • LLCC-Beardstown, 109 White Pine Ln. – Wednesday, Oct. 2, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser – Thursday, Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

In the news

Michael Phelon, director, Open Door program, was interviewed yesterday by WTIM about the Open Door – Workforce Equity Initiative recently established with $1 million grant. The purpose of the initiative is to provide minority and low income individuals with career training that will lead to employment locally in less than a year.

Quiznos at LLCC was nominated for the 15 Under Fifteen Award by the Springfield Business Journal. The award recognizes locally owned small businesses.

Celebrating writing in the field of fire science

During October, the LLCC Writing Center celebrates writing in the field of fire science. Encourage students to visit the center to learn about writing projects associated with fire science and about specific leaders in this career field. Students can also get information about fire science/safety blogs, online journals and web sites like The Fire Research Institute, the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services and the National Association of Fire Investigators.

Bistro To Go is open today, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center
Bistro To Go, LLCCs student-run café, is open today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The café, located in the Workforce Careers Center, offers takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and coffees prepared by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students. View the fall 2019 menu.

Lunch orders can be placed in person, at 786-2821 or at bistroverde@llcc.edu. Additional information and instructions on how to email your order can be found at www.llcc.edu/bistro-verde. Cash and debit or credit cards are accepted.

Bistro To Go is open for the fall semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 10-Nov. 21 (with the exception of Nov. 5).

JCPenney Suit-Up Event Information Session today

Open Invitation for student clubs & organizations advisors, faculty and staff:

You'll Find More Than Suits at the JCPenney Suit-Up Event. Business Casual. Lincoln Land Community CollegeLLCC Career Services is hosting a Suit-Up Information Session, Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 3:30-4 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room to:

  • Provide details for the Suit-Up Event
  • Present turn-key options to help you reach out and engage your students
  • Provide access to electronic and printed materials
  • Answer questions

Faculty and staff are invited to donate money to the Suit-up Fund in Foundation that will be used to purchase JCPenney gift cards for students who enter a drawing at the event.

For faculty advisors who cannot attend the information session, please share these details with your club officers to attend the information session.

Check out our career services announcement page where on-going updates can be found.

VALIC representative on campus tomorrow

QR code to register for Oct. 2, 2019 VALIC session: my.VALIC.com/seminars and enter registration code 2206SPR11AAMichael J. Kaiser, VALIC sr. financial advisor, will be on campus tomorrow, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the VP Conference Room. He will be on site for 30-minute account reviews to help employees understand options and new enrollments. To register go to my.VALIC.com/seminars and enter registration code 2206SPR11AA.

Institutional Improvement Day Oct. 4

Institutional Improvement Day is Friday, Oct. 4. All offices will be closed and no classes will be held. Below is the schedule and additional information regarding the breakout sessions.


8-8:30 a.m.

Coffee & Conversation (Cass Gym)

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome from President Warren
Comments on Open Pathways, Tricia Kujawa
Evidence gathering efforts for this year
Reminder of the need to demonstrate using assessment to drive improvements by 2022

8:45-10 a.m.

Quality Council leadership share their FY2019 summary

10:10-10:20 a.m.

Transition to breakout area

10:20-11:05 a.m.

Symposia, presentations, discussions from various areas of the college*, round one

11:10-11:55 a.m.

Symposia, presentations, discussions from various areas of the college round two

Noon to 1 p.m.

Lunch (Student Union)

1-5 p.m.

Focused department work (organized by each cabinet member)

*Following is information about breakout sessions:

  • The Academic Assessment Team will present an overview of the data from our last round of assessment.
  • The Professional Development work group of the Campus Climate Team would like to gather feedback from classified and professional staff regarding access and awareness of professional development opportunities.
  • The Employee Satisfaction work group of the Campus Climate Team would like to get more information on communication issues to help guide their project charter work.
  • The Enrollment Services team will lead an overview session on Logger Central.
  • The Enrollment Services & Student Success teams will lead an overview on Student Planning.
  • The Student Success team will lead an overview of the Student Success Coaching Model.
  • The Persistence & Completion Taskforce is seeking feedback on their current project.
  • The External Stakeholders Team will present information on their AAS/CTE Program Advisory Committee Meetings project.
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