Thank you to Welcome Week Volunteers!

Chris Barry assisting students in the Nursing Education CenterLLCC Public Relations & Marketing and Student Services thank everyone who joined us in greeting and assisting students in A. Lincoln Commons, Kreher Agriculture Center, Montgomery Hall and the Workforce Careers Center during Welcome Week. You helped students get a great start to the spring semester! It would not have been possible without all of you who took time out of your busy days to help students use the Lincoln Landing app, find classes, print off schedules and much more.

Rhilee Cochran and Lindee Hall Pratt at the Welcome Week table in A. Lincoln CommonsThose who helped greet students during Welcome Week included: Robin Ackman, Nikki Baker, Chris Barry, Holly Bauman, Alex Berry, Jeremy Bliss, Mackenzie Bryant, Michelle Burger, Micaela Childress, Laurie Clemons, Darla Cochran, Rhilee Cochran, Josh Collins, Barb Eades, Julie Eason, Tiffany Elliot, Dr. Holly Bauman standing next to digital sign welcome students to the Kreher Agriculture CenterLesley Frederick, Bryan Gleckler, Misty Hagstrom, Claire Heffron-McKinney, Carrie Jacobs, Leslie Johnson, LLCC Police Department, Kyla Kruse, Jeff Martin, Jamie McCoy, Caitlin Perry, Lindee Pratt Hall, Ron Riggle, Leanne Roseberry, Karen Sanders, Sarah Scheufele, Dr. Scott Searcy, Irene Siewert, Emily Smith, Shelly Smothers, Bertha Sneyd, Nancy Sweet, Steve Torricelli, Greg Walbert, Vickie Ward, Mac Warren, Lynn Whalen, Thom Whalen, Kim Wilson and Kim Young.

Student Services, Bookstore and Outreach Centers offering extended hours

There is still time to register for spring 2022 classes at LLCC. The spring semester begins Jan. 8, and weekday classes begin Monday, Jan. 10.

LLCC Student Services, Bookstore and Outreach Centers are open this week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (5 p.m. on Friday). On Saturday, Jan. 8, Student Services and the bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Three class formats will be offered at LLCC this spring. Traditional, face-to-face courses take place in a classroom on regular days and times. Online courses allow students to learn entirely via the internet on their own schedules. Hybrid options provide a combination of online and face-to-face learning.

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

Our sympathy to Cathy Huffman and friends/family of retiree Mark Harbaugh

We extend our condolences to Cathy Huffman, career coach in career services, on the passing of her father, William Edson, on Dec. 29. A private family inurnment is planned.

Also, our sympathy to friends and family of retiree Mark Harbaugh, who worked at LLCC from 1981-2001. He retired with the title of associate vice president of workforce and continuing education. Read the obituary.

Mental health first aid training opportunity; sign up by Oct. 25

LLCC Student Success is happy to announce a great training opportunity for you: Mental Health First Aid! Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training covers the following topics: common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges; common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges; how to interact with a person in crisis; how to connect a person with help; and expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care. Many of the staff in Student Services have been through this training and feel that it is very useful in gaining some of the tools needed to recognize signs/symptoms of mental health challenges. We all play an important role in helping identify, support, and refer students that may need additional assistance. This training is not intended to make anyone a counselor; rather, we believe that this provides great tools to help folks that are uniquely positioned in student-facing roles to feel more confident in providing initial support.

We have two training opportunities for you, both via Zoom, conducted by a certified MHFA trainer from Heritage Behavioral Health Center. There are only 20 spots for each training, so get signed up as soon as possible. For the training, there is 1-2 hours of required pre-work that needs to be completed prior to your training date. If the pre-work is not completed, you will not be able to attend the training. The pre-work is an online module, including watching a webinar and pre-test. The 2 opportunities are listed below. Please note that you will have to commit to be present during the entire training.

Monday, Nov. 15 (Zoom)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (includes breaks and lunch break)

Thursday, Dec. 16 (Zoom)
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (includes breaks and lunch breaks)

If interested, sign up for a training time here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4DACAC2AA6FDCE9-mental

The deadline to sign up is noon on Oct. 25. After you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email; and you will receive information about completing the pre-work from the trainer before your training date.

Faculty and staff invited to TRIO lunch and learn Nov. 9

Join LLCC TRIO Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. in the R. H. Stephens Room to celebrate First-Generation College Week with a lunch and learn. We will begin with a Council for Opportunity in Education panel discussion, and following will be a discussion and question/answer with LLCC TRIO staff. Learn more about how you and TRIO can support our first-generation college students at LLCC. Lunch will be provided. Sign up with this link.

Extended registration hours week of Aug. 16

There is still time for students to register for fall 2021 classes at LLCC. The fall semester begins Aug. 21.

During the week of Aug. 16, LLCC Student Services, Bookstore and Outreach Centers 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. 21, Student Services will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the bookstore from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Outreach Centers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Four class formats are being offered at LLCC this fall. Traditional, face-to-face courses take place in a classroom on regular days and times. Online courses allow students to learn entirely via the internet on their own schedules. Both flex and hybrid options provide a combination of online and face-to-face learning.

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 (click on the blue “Apply” icon) or visit www.llcc.edu/getting-started for more information. Students may also visit or call the Springfield campus (217-786-2292) or an LLCC Outreach Center in Jacksonville (217-243-6699), Beardstown (217-323-4103), Taylorville (217-786-2754) or Litchfield (217-786-3401).

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

Thank you to all who assisted with Rapid Enrollment Days!

Rapid Enrollment Days. July 27, 5-8 p.m. July 28, 9-noon and 1-4 p.m. July 29, 9-noon and 1-4 p.m. LLCC Lincoln Land Community College.Rapid Enrollment Days on July 27, 28 and 29 provided great opportunities for students to get started at LLCC.

LLCC Public Relations and Marketing and Student Services would like to thank all who assisted with these important events. We sincerely appreciate you sharing your time, expertise and enthusiasm for LLCC!

Those who assisted include: Lisa Avendano, Holly Bauman, Dr. Victor Broderick, Michelle Burger, Dr. Joel Dykstra, Tiffany Elliott, Nick Ferreira, Sergeant Mike Hanson, Dr. Sonja Harvey, Dr. Joe Hoff, Christie Hovey, Laurie Lewis-Fritz, Diane Liesen, LLCC Facilities, LLCC Police, Janelle Murphy, Patrick Moore, Laurie Myers, Samantha Reif, Chief Chris Russell, Dr. Scott Searcy, Matt Shaver, Al Shull, Julie Sutfin, Katie Tice, Dr. Kim Vogt, Jason Waddell, Tara Walk, Adam Watkins, Thom Whalen and Doris Williams.

Workforce 101 and Rapid Enrollment Day events today

Workforce Institute. Workforce 101 July 28For those interested in a hands-on career, a Workforce 101 event is being held today from 5-8 p.m. Attendees can try their hands at construction, automotive technology, welding, culinary arts and hospitality, or aviation mechanics. Participants can roll up their sleeves to experience the kinds of work they would do on the job, and employers will be on hand to discuss careers in their industries. For more information, visit www.llcc.edu/workforce.

Rapid Enrollment Days July 27, 28, 29Main campus and LLCC Outreach Centers in Jacksonville and Beardstown are also hosting Rapid Enrollment Day events today. Students can get personalized enrollment assistance no matter where they are in the process. More information and registration are available at www.llcc.edu/rapid.