LLCC at the state fair

LLCC will be at the Illinois State Fair! From August 17-21 LLCC representatives from public relations and marketing, agriculture and the Workforce Institute will be in the Orr Building promoting STEAM education opportunities as part of the Tech Prairie STEAM Expo. The expo will include interactive exhibits and demonstrations as well as a drone competition.

The LLCC Ag Club will be helping out at the Pork Patio on Aug. 17 and 18.

LLCC Culinary will be sponsoring a culinary competition at the Hobbies, Arts and Crafts Building. Cooking demonstrations will also be provided at this location by LLCC Chefs Joshua Dineen on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 4 p.m. and Jolene Lamb, on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m. Jay Kitterman, culinary and special events consultant, will be judging the Blue Ribbon Pie Contest once again at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 15. LLCC is partnering with the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Alliance for a culinary demonstration on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 4-6 p.m. in the Artisan Building. Jolene Lamb will be demonstrating how to choose the perfect cheeses and cured meats for a wine-friendly charcuterie board and how to dress it up with simple “flowers” made from edible ingredients.

Bird Banding Station fall season

Aug. 18 will be the opening day at the LLCC Bird Banding Station for the fall season.

If you are interested in following daily/weekly banding activities, there are two Facebook pages: Lincoln Land Community College Bird Banding Station (daily reports/photos of our banding activities at LLCC) and Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders – LLABB (~ weekly reports/photos of banding activities at other sites throughout central Illinois).

View spring 2022 bird banding highlights.

Quiznos closed next week

QuiznosQuiznos, located in the lower level of Menard Hall, will be closed next week. It will re-open Monday, Aug. 22 and be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Extended registration hours for week of Aug. 15

There is still time to register for fall 2022 classes at LLCC. The fall semester begins Aug. 20.

During the week of Aug. 15, LLCC Student Services, Bookstore and LLCC-Taylorville will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 20, Student Services will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The LLCC Bookstore will be open on Saturdays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Current students may register for classes via LoggerCentral at www.llcc.edu/logger-central. New students should first fill out an application at www.llcc.edu/apply. Students may also visit or call the Springfield campus (217-786-2292) or LLCC Outreach Centers in Jacksonville (217-243-6699), Beardstown (217-323-4103), Taylorville (217-786-2754) or Litchfield (217-786-3401).

In addition to traditional 16-week classes, LLCC has expanded the number of eight-week classes offered. They provide the same content, number of credits, services and support as 16-week classes, but on a different schedule. To learn more and view available eight-week classes, visit www.llcc.edu/8-weeks.

For more information on LLCC enrollment, call 217-786-2292, text 217-387-8585 or visit www.llcc.edu.

Phishing alert

IT received a report of a spear phishing attack received by an employee via text (see screenshot below). The sender can impersonate any LLCC employee in future attempts. This is not a legitimate text message. It is a phishing attempt to defraud the recipient. We have seen a similar version of this scam via email, the favor being asked is typically to purchase gift cards for the sender.

If you receive a similar text message or email, do not engage with the sender. Contact the supposed LLCC employee using a different trusted channel to confirm this is not them and disregard the text message.

Text Message. Today 9:50 a.m. Morning. What is your availability at the moment? I need you to get something done for me at your disposal. Confirm you got this text. Thanks, Dee Krueger, Director, Lincoln Land Community College

If the message comes via email, please report and disregard.

Outlook Desktop — With the message selected, click on Report Message in the Ribbon. Select Phishing. The malicious email will be reported directly to Microsoft.

Outlook 365 — Select the email from the list and click on the Not Junk drop-down arrow. Select Phishing. The malicious email will be reported directly to Microsoft.

Reporting malicious and unsolicited emails makes LLCC’s email filtering system more effective.

Phishing is a common identity theft method used by fraudulent parties. NEVER send your personal information including passwords, user IDs, credit card numbers or a social security number via email. Passwords should NEVER be shared with ANYONE in any form.

To learn more about “phishing,” follow this link: https://llcconline.sharepoint.com/IT/SitePages/Cybersecurity.aspx

Please contact the IT Help Desk if you have any questions or concerns at helpme@llcc.edu or 217-786-2555.

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Registration open for LLCC’s cardboard boat regatta

2022 Lincoln Land Cardboard Boat Regatta. Abe Lincoln paddling a cardboard boat.Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to participate in LLCC’s first cardboard boat regatta on Sept. 2 at Lake Macoupin! Check in will be 9-10 a.m. with the race starting at 11 a.m. Register by Aug. 25 at the LLCC Police Department in Sangamon Hall South or by calling 217-786-2278.

The LLCCPD can provide cardboard, while supplies last. (Please note: duct tape is not provided.) A boat construction area is provided in the lower level of Sangamon South. Contact LLCCPD for more details.

The boats will be on display on the lawn west of the Helen Hamilton area prior to the race. Awards will be given in such categories as fastest boat, best design, LLCC spirit and Titanic!

Important event details

  • There is an entry fee of $20 per team. Money raised will be donated to a charity.
  • There should be at least two people per boat; there is no maximum.
  • Minimum age to participate is 16; minors will need parental consent.
  • Life preservers are required (if you cannot bring one, please make prior arrangements with the LLCCPD)
  • Each preliminary race, or “heat race,” of 3-4 boats will take place from the north end of Lake Macoupin to the Helen Hamilton area.
  • Winners of each preliminary race will be compete in a final race.
  • An opening ceremony prior to the first race and closing ceremony with awards will be held in the outdoor amphitheater.
  • Rain date: Sept. 9

Boat construction materials

Acceptable materials

Corrugated cardboard
Duct tape
Water-based paint

Not allowed

Oil-based paint
Wood
Styrofoam
Plastic sheathing
Fiberglass
Son0tubes, coated cardboard
Silicon, wax, tar
Caulking compounds
Metal
Staples, clamps, screws

Rules

  1. Life preservers/vests must always be worn while on/in the water.
  2. The ENTIRE boat including paddles must be made from cardboard and duct tape. Corrugated cardboard only!
  3. Duct tape may be used only to reinforce seams.
  4. Water-based paint is allowed (no oil-based paint) for decorating the boat.
  5. Decorations are allowed and encouraged, provided they are not used as structural or floatation elements.
  6. Crew costumes are encouraged.
  7. Design is left to builder(s). Let your creativity take over.
  8. NO surfboard style boat allowed.
  9. Team members who start the race must finish the race without leaving the interior of the boat. If a team member exits the boat for any reason during the race, the team will be disqualified.
  10. Please make sure all packing labels and staples are removed!
  11. Throwing water on another boat is reason for disqualification, unless said water comes from the incidental splash of a paddle or other propulsive device.
  12. Sunken or discarded boats must be disposed of in the designated trash receptacle.

Welcome Becky Newton

Becky NewtonBecky Newton, from Decatur, recently joined LLCC as director, community education. She previously worked as the director of recreation and facilities for the Decatur Park District and, prior to that, worked for the Chicago Park District. Becky earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She can be reached by phone at 217-786-2430 or by email.

Welcome Becky!