Blood drive Sept. 20

About 1 in 7 patients require a blood transfusion. More than 4.5 million people in the U.S. need blood transfusions each year. Type O-Negative donors are universal donors. This means that their red blood cells can be transfused to any patient, regardless of the recipient’s blood type. The need for blood is significant. Thirty-six thousand units are needed every day. One pint of whole blood saves three or more lives. Every two seconds, American needs blood. Blood requirements for life-saving medical care (on average) Accident with massive blood loos 50+ pints of red blood cells Organ transplant: forty units of blood, thirty-five units of platelets, 25 units of plasma. Severe burn treatment needs 20 units of plasma. Blood or “whole blood” is made up of four components: 1% White blood cells that defend the body against infection 55% Plasma that carries blood cells, water, and nutrients Platelets that help the clotting process 44$ Red blood cells that deliver oxygen and remove carbon dioxide Blood components have a limited shelf life Platelets last five days Red blood cells last forty-two days Plasma last 12 months Regular blood donation helps all patients get the blood they need.LLCC Student Life is so close to reaching the goal of 18 donations for the blood drive on Monday, Sept. 20! As of Tuesday, Sept. 14, they are six donors short of this goal. In addition to local demand, other parts of the country affected by Hurricane Ida also need blood donations. Your contributions come at a critical time as the college’s Blood Bank Partner, ImpactLife, has reported that they are at less than a three-day supply of blood for most blood types.

If you are a first-time or a returning donor, if you have any questions about donating or if you need assistance signing up, please reach out to Kyle Roughan, student engagement coordinator, at kyle.roughan@llcc.edu or 217-786-2315.

Blood drive Sept. 20

1,800

This number represents the number of lives saved by blood donations from LLCC over the last few years. LLCC Student Life is once again partnering with ImpactLife for a blood drive. The first blood drive of the year will be on Monday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

This year, appointments are required to donate blood. For those who donate, ImpactLife will give donors their choice of a Retro T-Shirt or gift card as a thank you. Please help Student Life meet the donation goal of 20 units and continue growing the number of lives our college community has saved.

Blood Drive (BLOODCENTER.ORG) at Lincoln Land Community College, sponsored by Student Life. Monday, September 20th, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Trutter Center (5250 Shepherd Road). Masks and appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, email Kyle Roughan at kyle.roughan@llcc.edu or call ImpactLife at (800) 747-5401. Donners get their choice of a retro T-Shirt or a gift card (choice of Amazon, Lowe’s, Target, Starbucks, or Walmart) Masks are Required. Bring photo ID. Please eat before donation. The last date to donate elsewhere is 7/26/21. Use group sponsor code 6099 to schedule online.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

A local chapter of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship exists as a student club at LLCC. Intervarsity is a campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. Weekly small groups meet on Tuesdays through Dec. 7 in the Student Union at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. A regional retreat will be held on Sept. 25 and a fall conference Oct. 29-31. More information is available by contacting club advisor Chris.Barry@llcc.edu.

Blood drive Sept. 20

1,800

This number represents the number of lives saved by blood donations from LLCC over the last few years. LLCC Student Life is happy to announce that we are partnering with ImpactLife once again for a blood drive. Our first blood drive of the year will be on Monday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

One big change for this year is that appointments are required to donate blood. For those who donate, ImpactLife will give donors their choice of a Retro T-Shirt or gift card as a thank you. So, please help Student Life meet our donation goal of 20 units and continue growing the number of lives our college community has saved.

Blood Drive (BLOODCENTER.ORG) at Lincoln Land Community College, sponsored by Student Life. Monday, September 20th, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Trutter Center (5250 Shepherd Road). Masks and appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, email Kyle Roughan at kyle.roughan@llcc.edu or call ImpactLife at (800) 747-5401. Donners get their choice of a retro T-Shirt or a gift card (choice of Amazon, Lowe’s, Target, Starbucks, or Walmart) Masks are Required. Bring photo ID. Please eat before donation. The last date to donate elsewhere is 7/26/21. Use group sponsor code 6099 to schedule online.

Ag Club invites potential members to cookout

Please share with students that the LLCC Agriculture Club is inviting all students interested in becoming members of the club to a cookout this Friday, Aug. 27 at noon in the Kreher Ag Center. They look forward to seeing all returning and potential new club members!

Donate to the LLCC Food Pantry

LLCC Student Life needs your help! At present, the LLCC Food Pantry is bare to the bones and requires the generous support of its faculty and staff to help fill up its shelves again. To help meet the student body’s needs, we are asking faculty and staff to donate to the Food Pantry.

What types of food donations can we accept, you ask? Well, Student Life can accept ready-to-eat meals essentially. Did you know that the Food Pantry also accepts donations of non-food items? We can! All donations should be in their original packaging listing the “use by,” “sell by” or “best if used by” date as this will assist us in ensuring we comply with USDA guidelines.

Donations

Food Items

  • Trail mix
  • To-go peanut butter cups
  • Pop-Tarts (toaster pastries)
  • Mac & cheese cups
  • Tuna salad ready-to-eat kits
  • Chicken salad ready-to-eat kits
  • Easy peel opening cans of soup (microwave ready)
  • Ready-to-eat pasta meals (microwave ready)
  • Protein bars
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snacks
  • Fruit cups & pudding
  • Juice (single servings like Juicy Juice)
  • Crackers (single servings)

Non-Food Items

  • Microwavable safe bowls and plates
  • Reusable Utensils
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Menstrual hygiene products

Monetary

You can also give monetary donations through LLCC’s Foundation by going to https://llccfoundation.org/donate and choosing “LLCC Food Pantry” in the drop-down menu. This money will be used to purchase food and non-food items to supplement donations.

Learn more

To learn more about the food pantry, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Student Life by visiting the office located in the lower level of Menard Hall across from Quiznos, calling 217-786-2241 or checking out the Campus Resource folder on the Lincoln Landing App (account required). Thank you in advance for helping us live our mission of providing support to LLCC students in the area of supplemental health and wellness by providing reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food.

Donate to the LLCC Food Pantry

LLCC Student Life needs your help! At present, the LLCC Food Pantry is bare to the bones and requires the generous support of its faculty and staff to help fill up its shelves again. To help meet the student body’s needs, we are asking faculty and staff to donate to the Food Pantry.

What types of food donations can we accept, you ask? Well, Student Life can accept ready-to-eat meals essentially. Did you know that the Food Pantry also accepts donations of non-food items? We can! All donations should be in their original packaging listing the “use by,” “sell by” or “best if used by” date as this will assist us in ensuring we comply with USDA guidelines.

Donations

Food Items

  • Trail mix
  • To-go peanut butter cups
  • Pop-Tarts (toaster pastries)
  • Mac & cheese cups
  • Tuna salad ready-to-eat kits
  • Chicken salad ready-to-eat kits
  • Easy peel opening cans of soup (microwave ready)
  • Ready-to-eat pasta meals (microwave ready)
  • Protein bars
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snacks
  • Fruit cups & pudding
  • Juice (single servings like Juicy Juice)
  • Crackers (single servings)

Non-Food Items

  • Microwavable safe bowls and plates
  • Reusable Utensils
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Menstrual hygiene products

Monetary

You can also give monetary donations through LLCC’s Foundation by going to https://llccfoundation.org/donate and choosing “LLCC Food Pantry” in the drop-down menu. This money will be used to purchase food and non-food items to supplement donations.

Learn more

To learn more about the food pantry, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Student Life by visiting the office located in the lower level of Menard Hall across from Quiznos, calling 217-786-2241 or checking out the Campus Resource folder on the Lincoln Landing App (account required). Thank you in advance for helping us live our mission of providing support to LLCC students in the area of supplemental health and wellness by providing reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food.

Fall Welcome Week 2021

LLCC Student Life is excited to announce a series of events for Fall Welcome Week 2021! Welcome Week will be held Monday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 27. All of the events below are open up to students, and each one is free to attend!

Fall 2021 Welcome Week! Monday, August 23rd, is the Welcome Back Breakfast from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, and the Vaccination Clinic from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and again at 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. All events for Monday, August 23rd, are in A. Lincoln Commons.  Tuesday, August 24th is Coffee with a Cop from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM and again from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The Vaccination Clinic is from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. All events for Tuesday, August 24th, are in A. Lincoln Commons.  Wednesday, August 25th, is a Scavenger Hunt that will start at 11:00 AM in A. Lincoln Commons. Students will learn about LLCC services and resources through a fun and interactive scavenger hunt activity.  Thursday, August 26th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, will be the Community Vendor Fair in A. Lincoln Commons.  Friday, August 27th, will be Logger Pride. Students will be encouraged to wear LLCC apparel and to stop by the Student Life Office to learn about our services. Do you have any questions about Fall 2021 Welcome Week activities? Contact Student Life at studentlife@llcc.edu.

Students honored in virtual Student Recognition Ceremony

LLCC 2021 Virtual Student Recognition CeremonyCongratulations to the LLCC students recognized last week with academic, leadership and special awards in a series of 2021 Student Recognition Ceremony videos! The videos can be viewed at http://bit.ly/LLCCYouTube.

Julia KienzlerJulia Kienzler of Williamsville was named 2021 LLCC Outstanding Graduate of the Year. During her time at LLCC, she served as Illinois regional central vice president and chapter president of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and president of the LLCC Honors Program Club. At the recent international PTK Catalyst convention, she was named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and received the Distinguished Regional Officer Award.

View the full list of student honorees and their awards in hometown order.

Outstanding Graduate and special awards in today’s SRC video

This year’s LLCC Student Recognition Ceremony is taking place virtually through a series of four videos. The series began Monday and wraps up today — with one video premiering each day at noon on LLCC’s YouTube channel. These videos recognize LLCC students honored with academic, leadership and special awards.

Today’s video features special recognitions, including the Outstanding Graduate of the Year award. Congratulations to the honorees!