“On My Own Time” entry forms and fees due Sept. 30

ARTS Springfield Area Arts CouncilLLCC is participating in the Springfield Area Arts Council’s On My Own Time (OMOT) program, providing LLCC faculty and staff the opportunity to display original art created outside the office. Faculty and staff may enter up to three works of art each. Works previously entered in OMOT or created prior to 2020 are not eligible. The artist fee is $5 per artwork submitted. The fee assists SAAC with costs of the OMOT program.

Access entry and identification forms, categories and rules.

Artwork entry, identification forms and fees will need to be submitted by Thursday, Sept. 30 to one of the LLCC coordinators (Misty or Lindee). Artwork is due to the LLCC coordinators by Wed., Oct. 6.

On My Own Time

There are 13 categories of artwork:

  1. Painting
  2. Drawing
  3. Printmaking/Etching
  4. Mixed Media/Collage
  5. Fiber/Fabric/Quilts/ Needlework
  6. Basketry
  7. Pottery/Ceramics
  8. Photography
  9. Digital Art
  10. Jewelry
  11. Sculpture
  12. Glass
  13. Other (art that doesn’t fit into other categories including but not limited to artificial floral arrangements and hand-crafted miniatures)

"The Local" by Chris McDonaldLLCC’s in-house exhibit will be featured on the LLCC-Springfield campus Oct. 12-28. Those who visit the exhibit can vote for their favorite piece. The artist who created it will win the LLCC People’s Choice Award and receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

The city-wide exhibit at the Springfield Art Association (Nov. 3-20) will showcase first place award-winning artwork from all participating businesses, agencies and institutions. At the previous OMOT in 2019, three LLCC employees had four pieces of art move on to the city-wide exhibit!

Misty Hagstrom, 217-786-2466misty.hagstrom@llcc.edu
Lindee Hall, 217-786-2409lindee.hall@llcc.edu

In the news

Jolene Lamb, coordinator, LLCC Culinary Institute, demonstrated the preparation of caramelized onion and sweet potato crostini on the WICS Farmers Market segment Sept. 16. Here is the recipe:

Caramelized Onion and Sweet Potato Crostini

Yield 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs. sweet onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lbs. Sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 baguettes sliced and toasted

Directions

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large, heavy skillet. Add the onions. Cook, stirring often, until tender and just beginning to color, about 10 minutes. Add the vinegar, brown sugar, thyme, garlic and a generous pinch of salt. Turn the heat to low, cover and cook another 10 to 20 minutes, stirring often, until the onions are golden brown and very sweet and soft. Remove from the heat.

While the onions are cooking, slice and toast baguette.

In a separate bowl, combine potatoes, ricotta, nutmeg and a pinch of pepper.

Assemble crostini with a smear of potato cheese mixture, and top with caramelized onions. Finish with a sprinkle of fresh grated parmesan.

LLCC ALERT test today

Each semester, LLCC tests its emergency alert system called 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, Sept. 16, 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.

Lincoln Land Community “Collage”

We’re all contributing to the health, safety and well-being of the college by “masking up.” Thank you to Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor of political science, for capturing faces of the LLCC community smiling behind their masks and creating this Lincoln Land Community “Collage.” He is still roaming the halls with his camera, so you may be next! If you see him, be sure to share your smile too!

36 faces of LLCC faculty and staff smiling behind their masks with the text: Lincoln Land Community "Collage" - 2021 Mask Up! version.

LLCC ALERT test tomorrow

Each semester, LLCC tests its emergency alert system called 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, Sept. 16, 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.

Thank you from Ronda Ellinger

Thank you for your prayers, cards, flowers, donations and expressions of sympathy following the recent death of my dad, Donald Lade. Your kindness helped ease my sorrow.

With gratitude,
Ronda Ellinger

Vaccination clinic today

As a reminder, we will be hosting another vaccination clinic in A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus today, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

If you received your first vaccination dose at the clinics held on Aug. 23 or 24, today’s clinic is being held so you can get your second dose and be fully vaccinated. In addition, this clinic is open to anyone (employee or student) still wanting to begin their vaccination process and get their first dose. The clinic will have both the Pfizer (two-dose regimen) and the Johnson & Johnson (only one dose required) available.

Vaccination clinic today and tomorrow

As a reminder, we will be hosting another vaccination clinic in A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus:

  • Today, Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m.-noon

If you received your first vaccination dose at the clinics held on Aug. 23 or 24, these clinics are being held so you can get your second dose and be fully vaccinated. In addition, this clinic is open to anyone (employee or student) still wanting to begin their vaccination process and get their first dose. The clinic will have both the Pfizer (two-dose regimen) and the Johnson & Johnson (only one dose required) available.

Got art? Join the LLCC “On My Own Time” exhibit this fall

ARTS Springfield Area Arts CouncilLLCC is participating in the Springfield Area Arts Council’s On My Own Time (OMOT) program, providing LLCC faculty and staff the opportunity to display original art created outside the office. Faculty and staff may enter up to three works of art each. Works previously entered in OMOT or created prior to 2020 are not eligible. The artist fee is $5 per artwork submitted. The fee assists SAAC with costs of the OMOT program.

Access entry and identification forms, categories and rules.

Artwork entry, identification forms and fees will need to be submitted by Thursday, Sept. 30 to one of the LLCC coordinators (Misty or Lindee). Artwork is due to the LLCC coordinators by Wed., Oct. 6.

On My Own Time

There are 13 categories of artwork:

  1. Painting
  2. Drawing
  3. Printmaking/Etching
  4. Mixed Media/Collage
  5. Fiber/Fabric/Quilts/ Needlework
  6. Basketry
  7. Pottery/Ceramics
  8. Photography
  9. Digital Art
  10. Jewelry
  11. Sculpture
  12. Glass
  13. Other (art that doesn’t fit into other categories including but not limited to artificial floral arrangements and hand-crafted miniatures)

"Primpin' Ain't Easy" by Michelle BurgerLLCC’s in-house exhibit will be featured on the LLCC-Springfield campus Oct. 12-28. Those who visit the exhibit can vote for their favorite piece. The artist who created it will win the LLCC People’s Choice Award and receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

The city-wide exhibit at the Springfield Art Association (Nov. 3-20) will showcase first place award-winning artwork from all participating businesses, agencies and institutions. At the previous OMOT in 2019, three LLCC employees had four pieces of art move on to the city-wide exhibit!

Misty Hagstrom, 217-786-2466misty.hagstrom@llcc.edu
Lindee Hall, 217-786-2409lindee.hall@llcc.edu