Excitement at the bird banding station

yellow fronted canary

 A bird was caught Wednesday that stumped master bird bander Vern Kleen, and that is unheard of!  It was an exotic species called a Yellow-fronted Canary, native to Africa. As far as we know, there are not any breeding populations in the Midwest and there is no indication that this bird was ever captive.  If there is general agreement within the birding community that this was not an escapee, and there are no records of this species in the Midwest, the capture of this bird will be HUGE in the birding world. Biology Professor Tony Rothering will keep us posted!

In the News

Justin Reichert, chair, LLCC Board of Trustees, published this essay in the SJ-R Sept. 1: “LLCC’s impact-by the numbers.”

The Academy of Lifelong Learning holds its fall kickoff Sept. 10. The SJ-R did this advance story on the event.

SO magazine featured a photo spread on the LLCC Foundation’s reception in July for the new, retrospective Philip Trutter exhibit in the Trutter Museum, as well as the May gala “Black and White.”

Update to LLCC Business Cards

Business Card back 5-13The LLCC business cards have a new look! The back has been redesigned and will soon begin appearing on cards that have been ordered.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to use the remainder of their current cards, but we wanted to give you a sneak peak of what future cards will look like.  The information on the front will remain the same. 

If you need to order new business cards, remember to fill out a request on the PRM Portal.

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Results from Spring 2013 Bird Banding Season

 Click HERE to read the final report for last spring’s (2013) bird banding season. Biology Professor Tony Rothering reports, “It was a solid follow-up to our initial season last fall … we banded 1083 birds of 70 species!  Feel free to join us at the station this fall as your time allows … and, professors, bring your students (we had 90+ students visit last fall)! 

In the News

Jim Van Kleek, program director, aviation, and two students were interviewed by the SJ-R Aug. 30 on their opportunity to help repair a World War II  B-17  airplane visiting Springfield. Click HERE to read more.

LLCC Board of Trustees welcomes new faculty

The Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees welcomed new LLCC faculty Tameka Johnson-Tillman, Mike Meyers, Colin Suchland, Anthony Tate and Brian Earley at its August meeting Wednesday evening. READ MORE.

Also at the meeting, Drs. Chris McDonald and Tricia Kujawa, co-chairs of LLCC’s  Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Steering Committee, briefed the board on the process and timeline for reaffirmation of accreditation of the college. A team from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association will visit the campus for a Quality Checkup November 6-8, with action on re-accreditation expected in May 2014. LLCC has been accredited by the Commission since 1973.

In the News

Colette D’Cruz-Endeley, professor of economics, was interviewed by WAND-TV Aug. 29 about why minimum wage was created and what an increase in the current minimum wage could mean for businesses and employees.

Subway hours; Grill closed

Subway in Menard Hall has returned to normal hours of operation,  Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Grill is no longer in operation.