We are rapidly approaching the end of another fiscal year. Please review the attached memo for remaining end of fiscal year spending deadlines.
As a reminder, the Etrieve server will be undergoing planned maintenance today, May 19, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Etrieve will not be available during the maintenance.
The Sertoma Club of Springfield yesterday donated a Portable InfoLoop device to the LLCC Library to assist students with hearing loss.
The device amplifies conversations while reducing background noise and is self-contained to keep conversations private. The InfoLoop is compatible with cochlear implants and hearing aids that have t-coils and includes a special headset.
Dr. Charlotte Warren, president of LLCC, tried the device and was impressed with its capability to amplify voices of people, even those wearing a mask. She commented, “We are so appreciative to the Sertoma Club for giving us this useful tool to assist our hearing-impaired students and staff.”
Dr. Warren also noted that she worked closely with hearing impaired students while researching and writing her doctoral dissertation, and assisting them is close to her heart.
Tammy Kuhn-Schnell, dean of the LLCC Library, said, “We are excited to receive the Portable InfoLoop so students and patrons with hearing impairments can receive the best service possible from circulation staff or reference librarians. The device is small and portable and can be used for conversations at the library service desks or for other conversations in the library.
“Hearing impaired students will recognize an informational symbol on the library’s main door and know that an InfoLoop device is available onsite for use,” she added. “The LLCC Library is a welcoming, inclusive place where students can discover, grow and learn, and the Portable InfoLoop will help the library serve more LLCC students.”
The donation is part of a national effort by Sertoma to mark Better Hearing and Speech Month in May. This year, clubs across the country have selected libraries as the beneficiaries.
The Sertoma Club of Springfield has long had a focus on assisting those with hearing impairments. The club has provided assistive listening devices (ALDs) for various community venues including the Hoogland Center for the Arts, the Legacy Theatre, Lincoln Library and the Old State Capitol. The club also provides scholarships for area students planning careers in communication sciences and disorders and offers a program to assist low-income seniors in obtaining hearing aids.
LLCC Human Resources is advertising for an administrative assistant to the dean, workforce institute. Full details on this and all other open positions can be viewed on the HR employment page.
We extend our sympathy to Irene Siewert, program assistant, LLCC Center for Academic Success, on the passing of her father, Robert Tharp, on May 15. A celebration of life gathering will be held June 26, 1 p.m. at Bethel UCC Church in Spring Grove, Pa. Read the obituary.
Condolences can be mailed to: 2348 North Grand Ave. E., Springfield, IL, 62702 or emailed to Irene.Siewert@llcc.edu.
The CSC 105 Computer Applications and Concepts course introduces a variety of applications and concepts used in the workplace. One of their assignments is to create a Wix website. The students from their class voted on their favorite student websites.
The spring 2022 semester winner was “Bridge & Road JVS Corporation” – https://chioffoserge.wixsite.com/csc105 (Serge Chioffo).
There was a tie for second:
The Etrieve server will be undergoing planned maintenance on Thursday morning, May 19, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Etrieve will not be available during the maintenance.
LLCC Human Resources is currently advertising for a director, community education. Full details on this and all other open positions can be viewed on the HR employment page.
LLCC also has an accounting technician, disbursements vacancy. At this time, only current LLCC employees are eligible to apply for the accounting technician, disbursements position via https://llcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/5379 by May 23.
The last of three Decision Day events for District 186 high schools was held at Southeast High School this past Friday. Kim Wilson, recruitment specialist, and Jeff Martin, workforce recruitment and placement coordinator, cheered on seniors who have decided to take their next step in education at LLCC. Congrats, Southeast students! We look forward to you achieving college success at LLCC!
Jolene Lamb, LLCC Community Education culinary coordinator, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Fresh strawberries.”