Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov. 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance is sponsoring an information table in A. Lincoln Commons today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. where you can learn more.

SRA popcorn orders due today

The LLCC Student Radiographer Association (SRA) is selling Double Good popcorn to help raise funds for an upcoming student conference, and orders are due today, Nov. 20. To place your order or for additional information, please contact the SRA advisors: Sharon Cheek at Sharon.Cheek@llcc.edu or 786-2499, or Janelle Murphy at Janelle.Murphy@llcc.edu or 786-2408.

Double Good popcornAvailable flavors include Little Kettle That Could, In a Caramel Nutshell, My Main Cheese, Easy Peasy Caramel Cheesy, In Queso Fire and more. Package options range from snack bags to signature gift tins. Wouldn’t these make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers? View all the available flavors, package options and prices.

Games Club hosting book signing event

The LLCC Games Club is hosting a book signing event for LLCC student and novelist Benjamin Grafton tomorrow in A. Lincoln Commons from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. His novel is titled “Project M.E.R.C.” Ben will provide readings from the novel, and there will be a Q&A session. The signed copy of the book will be available for $10. Light refreshments will be provided.

You shop, Design Ideas gives back to LLCC Foundation!

Design Ideas shop for charityThe LLCC Foundation has partnered with local business Design Ideas as one of their favorite charities to celebrate the season of giving. Through Nov. 23, use our unique promo code LLCCF20 on the Design Ideas online shop. You’ll receive an extra 20 percent off your purchase, and they’ll donate 20 percent of sales to the LLCC Foundation! Score unreal deals: they will be running special promotions every other day on their website starting today that can be used in combination with our promo code. Receive up to 80 percent off retail prices when you use promo code LLCCF20!

Design Ideas had a holiday storefront in the past but has moved all shopping online this year.  View the interactive promotional calendar.

LLCC Theatre presents “Alice’s Wonderland” Dec. 8, 9, 10

LLCC Theatre in collaboration with Cutlass Artists will present “Alice’s Wonderland,” a new collaborative adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” from the text by Lewis Carroll, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8, 9 and 10.

The production is directed and adapted by Mark Hardiman, LLCC professor of theatre. Saturday’s performance will feature a pre-show discussion led by Dr. Deborah Brothers, LLCC professor of English.

The production will be staged in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South. Seating is limited to 20 patrons per night, with tickets, at $15 each, available at www.cutlassartists.com. Tickets are only sold online or by calling the customer service number 866-710-8942. They will be available up to one hour prior to performances.

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Community education teaching proposals due today

LLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise. Please submit your summer/fall 2018 course proposals by today, Nov. 17, 2017 at http://www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

Controlled prairie burns on Springfield campus

Lincoln Land Community College is conducting controlled burns on the prairie areas of the Springfield campus over the next several weeks, weather permitting. The burns will be on the upper prairie on the north side of Menard Hall, on the west side of the Workforce Careers Center and on both sides of the entrance to campus.

The controlled burns are coordinated by LLCC Facilities Services and have been approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

20th anniversary of online education video

For its 20th anniversary celebration of online learning, LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is releasing a series of web videos featuring online faculty members that will also be shared on social media. The fifth and final in this series is below, featuring Carmen Allen, professor of computer programming. NOTE: Use a browser other than Internet Explorer to watch this video (https://youtu.be/kOc0j7WthwI).

In the community

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor of political science, presented Nov. 14 on the continuing relevance of World War I to the Cache Club and on WWI collectibles at a meeting of the American Association of University Women.

In the news

Dave Pietrzak, director of the aviation program, was interviewed on WTIM radio Nov. 16 about the new facility and upcoming classes.