A celebration of life for Jenna Protz, daughter of Brenda Protz, professor of communication, will be held Tuesday Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield.
A visitation will be held today, Nov. 22, from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. The funeral will follow the services on Saturday. Read the obituary. Jenna, 14, her grandparents and best friend lost their lives in a traffic accident Nov. 16.
LLCC Facilities Services will be coordinating annual testing of the fire alarm system in the Workforce Career Center on Monday, Nov. 25. While we strive to keep disruptions to a minimum, it will be necessary to activate the strobes and audio devices during these tests. Your patience is appreciated as we perform this necessary testing.
IT will perform network maintenance on Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this maintenance window, there will be intermittent internet connectivity interruptions. IT will do its best to minimize down time, but a few five-minute outages can be expected. This will affect access to any IT services on premises from offsite including phone system and access to the any external internet resources from campus. Main campus and regional sites will be affected during the outages.
The LLCC Choir’s fall concert, “Getting to Know You,” will be held today at 7 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The free concert will feature a mix of new choral director Laurie Lewis-Fritz’s favorite repertoire including classical, Motown, musical theatre and more.
On Sunday, Nov. 24, The LLCC Big Band will perform at the Festival of Trees at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., followed by LLCC Choir from 1-2 p.m.
The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance will be hosting Intersex Awareness today, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room. Intersex is one of the least known biological sexes. Its population is as numerous as those with red hair or green eyes. GSA wants to bring awareness to an important identity and show support to our fellow LGBTQ+ community members.
LLCC Student Life is putting out a call to action — asking faculty and staff to help build Thanksgiving baskets for the LLCC Food Pantry. While the primary purpose of the food pantry during the year is to provide ready-to-eat meals for our students, this time of year the food pantry is looking specifically for items that can help an LLCC student provide a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for their family. These specialty items will be collected through today, Nov. 22.
Thank you to the LLCC Student Government Association for getting the baskets started with their recent food drive. Student Life is hoping to put together 10 to 15 baskets for LLCC students and their families. Right now there is enough to make about five baskets. Students that are interested in requesting a basket, can come to the food pantry during regular hours to fill out the form.
Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service (KUDOS) award by Dec. 3! Nominate a colleague by filling out the online form. (Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form.) KUDOS certificates will handed out on Dec. 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.
In continuation of efforts to infuse the language of inclusivity into our campus conversations, the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup encourages everyone to take a few (less than three!) minutes to learn about diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism. This video, following the series debut featured during Institutional Improvement Day, connects with the Inclusivity Speaker Series.
Thank you to Dr. Vern Lindquist, Dr. Taiebeh Hosseinali, Dr. Deborah Brothers and Patrick Moore for taking part in this video. If you are interested in learning more or if you would like to participate in our next video, please contact Shelby Bedford, workgroup lead, at email@example.com.