Sign up for tomorrow’s Take a Stand Tuesday

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all staff and faculty members are encouraged to join LLCC Compliance and Prevention in taking a stand against intimate partner violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Using materials provided, participants are also encouraged to use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.”

Follow the instructions at the top of the Take a Stand Tuesday sheet to sign up for a time slot. Student club/organization advisors are encouraged to ask organization members to participate as well. Questions? Email shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

16th Annual Multicultural Fest Oct. 2

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 Wednesday, 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.

This week’s Academic Innovation and eLearning workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is offering a variety of workshops this semester covering topics such as active learning, innovative teaching tools and internet accessibility/compliance, as well as multiple open labs for your convenience.

This week, the following workshops are being offered:

  • Active Learning Strategies You Can Learn Today and Use Tomorrow! – Monday, Sept.30, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in M1174
  • Active Learning Classroom Open Lab – Wednesday, Oct. 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in S1133

For full descriptions and registration information, visit www.llcc.edu/workshops-training.

Nominate a deserving colleague for KUDOS yet today

Lincoln Land Community College KUDOS: Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding ServiceKey or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are being accepted through today, Sept. 30. 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 Thursday, Oct. 10.

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!

VALIC representative on campus Oct. 2

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 Wednesday, 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.

JCPenney Suit-Up Event information session Oct. 1

For advisors of student clubs and organizations, faculty and staff:

LLCC 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

You'll Find More Than Suits at the JCPenney Suit-Up Event. Scrubs. Lincoln Land Community CollegeSome of the turn-key options you will learn about include:

  • Designate the Suit-Up Event as a leadership activity for your club or organization
  • Organize groups of students to attend the event together
  • Invite a Career Services representative to your classroom or club meeting for a five-minute pop-in to share Suit-Up Event information (as schedules allow)
  • Tie this event into other career readiness curriculum you teach, such as interviewing skills

If you cannot attend the information session and would like to request information to be sent directly to you, please email career_development@llcc.edu.

For faculty advisors who cannot attend the information session, please share these details with your officers and encourage their attendance on Oct. 1.

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.

Schedule

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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LLCC establishes Open Door – Workforce Equity Initiative with $1 million grant

Open Door - Workforce Equity Initiative press conferenceLLCC announced yesterday that it has been awarded a $1 million grant to establish the Open Door – Workforce Equity Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to provide minority and low income individuals with career training that will lead to employment ocally in less than a year. Eligible students can begin these programs at LLCC in January 2020.

Dr. Charlotte Warren“Fifty-two years ago, our college was founded to address our community’s needs around education, employment and economic development. LLCC’s mission, values and goals are inclusive and reflect our desire to provide all of our constituency with opportunities and supports for success,” said LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D. “The Open Door – Equity Workforce Initiative is an exciting opportunity to continue our mission.”

Michael PhelonThe initiative is designed to improve workforce equity and provide short-term training opportunities to address identified workforce gaps. LLCC will provide training opportunities in central sterile service technician, certified medical assistant, CNA to certified medical assistant, dental assistant, electrocardiogram (ECG) technician, emergency medical technician (EMT) basic, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician, truck driver training, auto technology and welding.

“Program participants will receive free tuition, a stipend, transportation assistance, child care assistance, and other supports to accelerate the time for the participants to enter and succeed in postsecondary education/training programs that lead to employment in high skilled, high wage and in-demand occupations,” explained Michael Phelon, director, Open Door program.

Information sessions for individuals interested in participating will be scheduled in the near future. For more information on the Open Door – Workforce Equity Initiative, visit www.llcc.edu/open-door-wei.

In the news

The announcement of the $1 million grant for the Open Door – Equity Initiative was covered by WICS/FOX55, WCIA and WAND TV news, WFMB/Sports Radio 1450, the State Journal-Register and The Lamp student newspaper. Interviewees were Wayne Rosenthal, chair of the LLCC Board of Trustees; Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president; and Michael Phelon, director, Open Door program.

Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed yesterday about spring registration, Multicultural Fest, Mental Health Awareness Day and LLCC-Taylorville Visit Day on the WTIM morning talk show.