Thank you to everyone who attended or assisted in anyway with yesterday’s LLCC Employee Health and Wellness Fair, “Passport to Self-Care.” A special thanks to the LLCC Foundation for their creativity and expertise. Prize winners were as follows: Crystal Norris – the Fit Bit smart watch; Fabiola Gonzalez – Scheel’s $25 gift card, shirt and tumbler; Diane Wilson – Supplement Superstores gift basket; Amy Williams – SISCO blanket, hat and tumbler; Kim Young – three sessions with Ahh Yoga; Leslie Johnson and Gailyn Draper – $25 gift card from the LLCC Foundation; Greg Walbert – $50 gift card from Ilinois Educators Credit Union; Karla Wilhem, Cheri Reardon and Barb Eades – honey from the LLCC Apiary.
Also thanks to those who participated in yesterday’s LLCC’s Health Screening. If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the health screening or get a free flu shot, and you wish to, there is one more session scheduled for Oct 19. Sign up at https://app.chcw.com/#individual. All benefit-eligible employees and their spouses are eligible to participate.
Also, for your knowledge, CHC offers resources related to your personal health and wellbeing. See the CHC Wellbeing page on the HR Portal for links to their monthly newsletters and more helpful information!
LLCC invites the public to its 18th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 12. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Rd. LLCC Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville will also host celebrations in October. The events are free and open to the public.
The annual Multicultural Fest showcases various cultures with ethnic food, entertainment and cultural exhibits.
Local food trucks are offering free samples of ethnic food at the event. Restaurants serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. include B&W Good Eats and Sweets, Leo’s Pizza and AZ-T-CA Mexican Grill.
Entertainment will be provided by DJ Yinka at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Brian Stark, LLCC private applied music instructor, and Jess Stark at 10:30 a.m.; Telly da Great and Torch_Nation at 11:30 a.m.; LLCC voice majors Miriam Carter and Hunter Woods, accompanied by Laurie Lewis-Fritz, assistant professor of music, and piano majors Clifton Jones and Jonah Pollock at noon; and Calia Cole at 1:30 p.m.
Community partners that will have exhibits include Memorial Health, NAACP, Springfield Lincoln Library, Ten Thousand Villages of Champaign, 2-D Design Class, First Church of the Brethren, Eternal Life Enterprises, LLC and the Indiana Association of Spiritualists.
In addition to the festivities taking place on the Springfield campus, LLCC Outreach Centers will also host multicultural events.
LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser – Wednesday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza – Tuesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Dr. – Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Multicultural Fest is sponsored by LLCC Student Life.
LLCC-Team Loggers participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 1. They raised awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association, “the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.” LLCC-Team Loggers had 16 members and raised $2,260 for the Alzheimer’s Association so they can continue their great work. Thank you to co-captains Laurie Clemons and Leslie Johnson, and team members Jeremy Alexander, Kim Alexander, Mackenzie Bryant, Shanda Byer, Mary Dellert, Julie Eason, Claire Heffron-McKinney, Bobbi Henry, Barry Lamb, Laurie Lewis-Fritz, Crystal Norris, Elliana Thompson, Kassie Thompson and Kirk Yenerall.
Please reach out to Laurie Clemons or Leslie Johnson if interested in being a co-captain for the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
In summer 2023, the LLCC College for Kids program will be getting an update! Taught by experienced educators, and with staff support, many camps for younger students are STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and utilize LLCC’s vast resources and teaching options. These camps cleverly disguise academic enrichment as fun. LEGO workshops, storytelling, engineering and film making are all possibilities for this summer.
High school students will choose from career exploration camps where they sample careers before committing to a course of study. Most of these sessions will be taught in lab classrooms, just like the regular college classes by LLCC instructors. Camps are the perfect way for teens to test-drive a career before they commit.
Camps start the week of June 12 and run through the end of July, with no camps during the week of July 4. Camps are one-week long, Monday-Thursday, either morning or afternoon.
Program ideas from around the state include manufacturing camp, scrubs academy, coding camp, criminal justice, GLoW (Girls Learning Welding), robo camp, scratch programming, auto technology, culinary, digital photography, GLAD, Java, Python, architecture, carpentry, college outdoors, summer strings, Procreate, citizen science, ag in the classroom, drones, entrepreneurship and digital music labs.
Questions? Amazing idea? Know someone who would be perfect? Let us help you create a great summer program. Contact Becky Newton, director, community education firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-786-2430.
The LLCC Foundation in partnership with LLCC’s Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts program is offering a five-course gourmet dinner kit pickup on Friday, Oct. 7 (Institutional Improvement Day). The “Around the World” menu theme features cuisine from various countries and gives culinary students a first-hand opportunity to prepare and serve the meal, which can then be finished with a little preparation at home.
After Institutional Improvement Day activities have concluded, pick up your dinner kit in front of the Workforce Career Center from 4-6 p.m. Gourmet dinner kits with drink pairings are $150, and each kit serves two people. View the menu and order your gourmet dinner kits today at https://llccfoundation.org/around-the-world.
Campus Assessment Day is coming up on Friday, Oct. 7! The event will feature a welcome and keynote from Tom Bordenkircher, Ph.D., vice president of accreditation relations with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the staff liaison for Lincoln Land Community College. Learn more and view the day’s agenda.
As a reminder, the first of two wellness screenings and flu shot clinics takes place today, Oct. 4. All benefit-eligible employees and their spouses are eligible to participate. The second opportunity is Oct. 19. Instructions were emailed yesterday regarding how to register.
Also, the Employee Health and Wellness Fair, “Passport to Self-Care,” takes place in Cass Gym today from 8 a.m. to noon. All employees are welcome, and participation in the health screening is not required to attend. Those in attendance will have a chance to win Fit Bit Smart Watch, three free classes from Ahh Yoga, honey from the LLCC Apiary, a Scheels gift bag including a $25 gift card, one of two $25 VISA gift cards, five free classes from WholeSelf Healing Yoga and Meditation along with additional items provided by Food Fantasies, Illinois Educators Credit Union and Supplement Superstores.
Participating vendors are:
Memorial Wellness Center
WholeSelf Healing Yoga and Meditation
Illinois Educators Credit Union
Orange Theory Fitness
Vivacious Wellness and Personal Coaching
Deer Oaks EAP — Note: Deer Oaks EAP is offering a new program titled AWARE. The program aims to aid in developing mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve well-being via telephonic sessions. More information can be found in the HR Portal under EAP Resources or by calling Deer Oaks at 888-993-7650.
LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser, will host Financial Aid Completion Night Thursday, Oct. 20 from 3-6 p.m. to assist high school seniors and their parents/guardians in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
An online registration form and more information on documents to bring to the event are available at www.llcc.edu/taylorville. Registration is also available by calling 217-786-2754.
Current LLCC students who will be attending college next year are invited to attend as well. Prospective students may take a tour of the facilities and get assistance with enrollment steps.