LLCC Alert test today, 11 a.m.

Each semester, LLCC tests its emergency alert system LLCC ALERT. LLCC ALERT allows the college to communicate with you by text, phone and email in an emergency, as well as for severe weather and other closures. Current employees and students are automatically enrolled in LLCC ALERT.

The next test will take place today, Jan. 19, at approximately 11 a.m. You will receive a test message from LLCC ALERT.

We encourage you to visit www.llcc.edu/alert and log in with your LLCC username and password to check your current contact information and manage how you receive emergency notifications. LLCC ALERT uses the information about you currently stored in the college’s Colleague system, and this information may need updating. Please add your office phone number if it is not listed, and make any other revisions needed.

For assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at 217-786-2555 or helpdesk@llcc.edu.

Note: Updating your contact information in LLCC ALERT will NOT update that information in Colleague. To update your information in Colleague, please contact LLCC Human Resources.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Webinar

If you work in public service and have student loans, you might be eligible for a loan forgiveness program! Join the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) for a free virtual Public Service Loan Forgiveness Webinar

Recent temporary changes, including a limited waiver, to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) may benefit public sector and non-profit employees.  Some of these changes offer benefits available for a limited time, so you don’t want to miss out on this info!

Session description

Did you know that public service employees may be eligible for Federal Student Loan forgiveness? The PSLF program allows Federal Student Loan borrowers to apply for forgiveness if they are employed full time by a government, 501(c)(3) organization, or public-serving nonprofit, and meet other requirements.

If you want to learn more about PSLF or if you have applied for PSLF and been denied, this is the session for you. In this session, we will discuss the existing PSLF program as well as a new Limited Waiver for PSLF that will allow borrowers to receive credit for payments that previously did not qualify for PSLF. The Limited Waiver ends Oct. 31, 2022, don’t miss out!

January webinar dates

Jan. 25, 5-6:30 p.m.
Jan. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27, noon-1 p.m.
Jan. 29, 10-11:30 a.m.

Learn more and register

https://www.isac.org/pslf

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Next Inclusivity Speaker Series presentation Feb. 9

Andrea Echelberger Save the date! Please join us to view a livestream of the second part of the Inclusivity Speaker Series on Feb. 9, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons with Andrea Echelberger, English language specialist. Andrea will be presenting “Your Brain on Accents: The Impact of Accent Bias and Discrimination in the U.S.”

Echelberger has been working as a classroom teacher of English language learners, a teacher trainer and curriculum designer since 2003. She spent two years in Cambodia with the EL Fellowship program and has served on several State Department projects. Andrea is currently serving as president on the international board of LESLLA, an organization that focuses on adult emergent readers.

LLCC-Jacksonville to host scholarship information event Jan. 25

FAFSA Completion & Scholarship Information EventLLCC-Jacksonville, located at 32 N. Central Park Plaza, will host a free scholarship information and FAFSA completion event Tuesday, Jan. 25, 3-7 p.m. Current LLCC students, high school seniors and their families are invited to attend.

Families who would like assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can schedule a one-hour appointment between 3-7 p.m. to meet with an LLCC financial aid professional.

Two sessions, 4-5 p.m. and 5-6 p.m., will be held on LLCC scholarships during which participants can attend a presentation and receive application assistance.

From 4:30-5:30 p.m., attendees can visit an exhibit area with local community organizations providing information on various scholarships. Participating organizations include the LLCC Foundation, Jacksonville Promise, Jacksonville Rotary Foundation, McDonald’s, Cass County Farm Bureau Foundation, MCS Community Services, Ladies Education Society, Jacksonville Skilled Nursing, Illinois Electric Cooperative, Farm Credit Illinois, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association and Harmony Masonic Lodge No. 3.

Registration is encouraged and available at www.llcc.edu/jacksonville, by calling 217-243-6699 or by texting 217-516-3468.

Welcome Jeff Gardner and Paul Ray

Jeff Gardner recently began as LLCC’s program director, diesel technologies. Previously, he was the program coordinator of diesel powered equipment technology at Illinois Central College. He also served as a Skills USA adviser and worked as a diesel technician for several years. Jeff can be reached at jeffrey.gardner@llcc.edu or 217-786-2239.

Paul Ray has joined the college as an HVACR instructor. He has worked in refrigeration service technology for 30 years and is a journeyman in the local Pipefitters Union 137. Paul can be reached at paul.ray@llcc.edu or 217-786-3429.

Welcome Jeff and Paul!

Jeff GardnerPaul Ray

LLCC Alert test tomorrow, 11 a.m.

Each semester, LLCC tests its emergency alert system LLCC ALERT. LLCC ALERT allows the college to communicate with you by text, phone and email in an emergency, as well as for severe weather and other closures. Current employees and students are automatically enrolled in LLCC ALERT.

The next test will take place tomorrow, Jan. 19, at approximately 11 a.m. You will receive a test message from LLCC ALERT.

We encourage you to visit www.llcc.edu/alert and log in with your LLCC username and password to check your current contact information and manage how you receive emergency notifications. LLCC ALERT uses the information about you currently stored in the college’s Colleague system, and this information may need updating. Please add your office phone number if it is not listed, and make any other revisions needed.

For assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at 217-786-2555 or helpdesk@llcc.edu.

Note: Updating your contact information in LLCC ALERT will NOT update that information in Colleague. To update your information in Colleague, please contact LLCC Human Resources.

Climate change presentation series begins tomorrow

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to its four-part presentation series on climate change, “The Action You Take, The Difference You Make.” Events will be held Wednesdays, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16 and April 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. via Zoom.

The series begins tomorrow, Jan. 19,with State Climatologist Dr. Trent Ford presenting “Climate Change and Its Effect on Central Illinois: An Overview.” Dr. Ford conducts research on climate systems and extreme climate events, like drought and heat waves; monitors current conditions; and studies climate change. He says, “Overall, Illinois’ climate has gotten warmer and wetter since the start of the 20th century, according to high quality climate monitoring data from NOAA Centers for Environmental Information.” Ryan Cadagin, 7th Circuit Court judge, will host this webinar event.

Pre-register for “An Overview”

Other presentations in the series:

  • Feb. 16: “The Earth” – Soil management experts will discuss the impact of climate change on farming. Panelists include Samantha Reif, LLCC professor of geology.
  • March 16: “Wind and Air” – In this presentation, participants will take a closer look at fossil fuel use.
  • April 20: “The Water” – This program looks closely at the lakes, rivers, streams, aquifers and wetlands that move, store and filter Illinois water.

View more details and pre-register for the additional presentations in the series.

Midday Yoga Begins Jan. 25

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind with Midday Yoga! Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Midday Yoga is a course designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. Participants will practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Register today!

  • Instructor: Patricia Lanser, 200RYT Yoga Fit Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Date: Tuesdays, 1/25/22 – 3/1/22, no class 2/15
  • Time and location: Noon-1 p.m., Trutter Center
  • Fee: $55
  • Course Code: CEW 801-01