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Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, was  recently quoted by NPR Illinois in an article about the Paycheck Protection Program. He will also be presenting at 217 Black Business Month Virtual Roundtables on Aug. 5, 12 and 19, discussing resources available to entrepreneurs at various stages of the development of their businesses. Registration is available at https://bit.ly/BBMroundtables.

Kathy Dehen, Academy of Lifelong Learning president, wrote the essay “Make a friend or two and learn something new” for the latest edition of Senior News.

ALL hosting “Zoom & Dine” with Chef Michael Higgins at 1 p.m. today

LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) has quickly adapted to virtual programming, embracing learning, exercise and interaction while also supporting local businesses. ALL is kicking off June programming with a focus on local restaurants.

Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president, will moderate a Zoom discussion at 1 p.m. this afternoon with Chef Michael Higgins, owner of Maldaner’s Restaurant, on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on local restaurants. The Zoom link for the discussion is https://zoom.us/j/91041237257

Chef Higgins has also prepared a special menu for ALL members to enjoy via curbside pickup from June 2-5.

This is one of many Zoom activities ALL is hosting monthly for its members, who are individuals 50 years and up devoted to continuous learning.

Dr. Carmen Allen panelist for today’s presentation in “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” series

Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science at LLCC; Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., L.C.P.C., director, UIS Counseling Center; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director of human resources, Illinois Deptartment of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department will serve as panelists at “Pants on Fire” today, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will uncover big and little lies in everyday interactions. The presentation is the second in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.

The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

For more information and panelist biographies, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

Lucinda Caughey panelist for Oct. 16 presentation in “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” series

Lucinda Caughey, associate professor of computer science at LLCC; Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., L.C.P.C., director, UIS Counseling Center; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director of human resources, Illinois Deptartment of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department will serve as panelists at “Pants on Fire” this Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will uncover big and little lies in everyday interactions. The presentation is the second in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.

The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

For more information and panelist biographies, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

ALL and Illinois State Museum host “The Ripple” Sept. 22

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum invite the public to “The Ripple” on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. The presentation is part of the “Standing on Her Shoulders” speaker series being held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

“The Ripple” will provide first-person interpreters portraying five Illinois women who each played a role in the quest for female suffrage: Mary Disseler as Mary Livermore, Mary Beth Maloney as Jane Addams, Kathryn Harris as Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Carly Shank as Grace Wilbur Trout and Cheri Beever as Betty Friedan.

The second portion of the program will feature contemporary women from differing backgrounds in a conversation about their experiences seeking equality. The women include: Roni Betts, retired financial analyst; Dr. Vicki Davis, LLCC trustee, Air Force retiree and educator; Vena Garrett, former owner of service businesses and educator; Barbara Rowe, initially a flight attendant, later an attorney and judge; and Dr. Qing Yang, anesthesiologist.

“Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” today, 6 p.m.

Colin Suchland, Ph.D., professor of sociology, LLCC; Timothy McKenzie, professor of journalism and philosophy, LLCC; and Adriana M. Crocker, LLB, Ph.D., professor of political science, UIS, will serve as panelists at “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” today at 6 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will explore the use of truth and facts in contemporary life. The presentation is a first in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum. The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

For panelist biographies and information on other presentations in the series, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

“Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” Sept. 18

Colin Suchland, Ph.D., professor of sociology, LLCC; Timothy McKenzie, professor of journalism and philosophy, LLCC; and Adriana M. Crocker, LLB, Ph.D., professor of political science, UIS, will serve as panelists at “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” on Sept. 18, 6 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will explore the use of truth and facts in contemporary life. The presentation is a first in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.

The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

Other presentations in the series are:

  • Oct. 16: “Pants on Fire” – Participants will uncover big and little lies in everyday interactions. Panelists include Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., LCPC, director, UIS Counseling Center; David Brady, senior software engineer, match.com; Lucinda Caughey, associate professor of computer science, LLCC; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director human resources, Illinois Department of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department.
  • Nov. 20: “Who’s Checking the Fact Checkers?” – In this presentation, participants will discover methods of finding truth on the internet and in other media. Panelists include Chris Krug, publisher, TheCenterSquare.com; Kate Schott, interim editor, The State Journal-Register; Tia Carol Jones, managing editor, Chicago Defender; Rachel Otwell, multimedia journalist, NPR Illinois + ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network; and John O’Connor, political writer, the Associated Press.

For more information and panelist biographies, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

ALL’s fifth annual Chilli Supper Sunday

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning will hold its annual Chilli Supper Sunday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Temple B’rith Sholom Social Hall, 1004 S. 4th St., Springfield. The public is invited to attend. The cost is $8 per person and free for youth ages 8 and under.

The supper will feature chilli made by Les Eastep, well-known Springfield chilli chef and cook-off judge who recently qualified for the ICS World Championship Chili Cook-off in Ankeny, Iowa. Also on the menu are hot dogs, chilli dogs, beverages and desserts, with carryout available.

The event will include a book and puzzle exchange along with exhibits about LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning programs and activities. For more information, contact LLCC Community Education at 786-2432.