Nominate a deserving colleague for KUDOS yet today!

Lincoln Land Community College KUDOS: Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding ServiceKey or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are open through today, Oct. 4. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. (Please use a Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form.) The KUDOS awards will be announced Friday, Oct. 14.

The KUDOS awards are an informal way to recognize the special contributions — small and large — made by faculty and staff that create the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a KUDOS award!

CAS October student worker of the month

Preston Siewert, LLCC Peer TutorCongratulations to Preston Siewert who is the LLCC Center for Academic Success’ October student worker of the month. Preston is a new peer tutor for LLCC this semester but is already in high demand. Their enthusiasm for and dedication to helping fellow students through tutoring has multiple students scheduling regular weekly appointments. Preston’s tutees say that they are incredibly helpful and good at explaining things in ways they understand. Several LLCC staff who have observed Preston tutor have encouraged them to pursue a career in teaching.  

This week’s Monday Morning Mentor from AIEL

This week’s Monday Morning Mentor topic from Magna Publications:
What Interventions Help Students Master Deep Reading and Engage With Assignments?

Presentation date: Oct. 3, 2022 and on-demand for one week
View the presentation and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material: https://mondaymorningmentors.com.

NOTE: You will need to enter the following password in order to view this week’s program: interventions24.

Access to the programs in the Monday Morning Mentor series is restricted to members of the subscribing institution. Any unauthorized use or access, including sharing access with faculty and staff not affiliated with the subscribing institution, is prohibited.

LLCC-Taylorville at Chillifest

Jolene Lamb and Dee Krueger at LLCC table with info and swag
LLCC-Taylorville hosted an informational table at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest celebration Oct. 1 and 2. Staff met with prospective students, current students and alumni. Jolene Lamb, community education culinary coordinator, also provided some tasty treats at the event.

Still a few seats for Thursday’s “Taste Like a Pro”

There are a few seats remaining in LLCC Community Education wine class on Thursday. Call 217-786-2432 to register today!

Taste Like a Pro

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of wines? Here’s a great place to start. Learn to taste, talk and evaluate wines. Go from grape to glass with Dr. Geoff Bland, former owner of The Corkscrew Wine Emporium. Must be 21 or over to register.

  • Instructor: Geoff Bland
  • Date: Thu., Oct. 6
  • Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Bistro Verde, Workforce Careers Center
  • Course Codes and Fees: CEW 500-55, $49

Bistro To Go

Bistro Verde To Go in the Workforce Careers Center
LLCC’s student-led café is open as Bistro To Go yet this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It offers a counter service concept with soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffees and drinks. Place order.

Additional information is available at www.llcc.edu/bistro-verde. Bistro Verde is located inside the east entrance of the Workforce Careers Center on the LLCC Springfield campus.

From Oct. 25-Nov. 17 (closed Nov. 1), the café will transform into Bistro Verde, a casual, dine-in restaurant experience.

SGA to host a Jeans Day tomorrow

The LLCC Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting Jeans Day tomorrow, Oct. 5. All proceeds will be donated to the Sojourn Shelter & Services, Inc. If you would like to participate, please make a minimum donation of $5 in the LLCC Student Life office. Donations can be made in advance of the event or on the day. Everyone who participates will receive a Jeans Day Sticker. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the SGA advisor at kyle.roughan@llcc.edu.

Cybersecurity: Level up! Recognizing and reporting phishing

Level 1: See it, so you don’t click it.

Level up your cybersecurity. LLCC cybersecurity awareness campaign logo.Welcome to Level 1. This year, cybercriminals have sent over 3.3 billion phishing messages and caused over 4,000 data breaches, exposing over 22 billion personal records. Some of these probably impacted you personally. Our mission is to provide you with some quick tips on how to spot a phishing email. They contain:

  • An offer that’s too good to be true
  • Language that’s urgent, alarming or threatening
  • Poorly-crafted writing with misspellings and bad grammar
  • Greetings that are ambiguous or very generic
  • Requests to send personal information
  • Urgency to click on unfamiliar hyperlinks or attachment
  • Strange or abrupt business requests
  • A sending email address that doesn’t match the company it’s coming from

If you suspect an email is phishing, it’s best to report it. For more information and instructions on how to report a potential phishing email or if you believe you have experienced a cybersecurity breach read more here:

Cybersecurity : Lincoln Land Community College (llcc.edu)

Look for this week’s Level UP poster on bulletin boards around campus for additional information.

Thank you for keeping LLCC off the cybercriminal’s leader board.

Employee Health and Wellness Fair tomorrow

A reminder that the Employee Health and Wellness Fair, “Passport to Self-Care,” will take place in Cass Gym tomorrow, Oct. 4, 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:

  • HSHS
  • SIU
  • Memorial Wellness Center
  • Springfield Clinic
  • WholeSelf Healing Yoga and Meditation
  • Illinois Educators Credit Union
  • Food Fantasies
  • Orange Theory Fitness
  • Balance Yoga
  • Vivacious Wellness and Personal Coaching
  • Supplement Superstores
  • 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.
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Connecting students with support

Greetings from LLCC Student Success!

We hope that your fall semester is going well. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that if you encounter a student needing support services such as tele-mental health, information on food or housing support, please have them connect with their assigned student success coach. Their success coach will work with them to refer to services, either on- or off-campus. If you or the student is unsure about who their assigned success coach is, faculty can view their students’ success coaches via the course roster in Logger Central, or you/the student can reach out to the office at success@llcc.edu, via text at 217-441-2415 or phone at 217-786-2224.

Our Student Well-Being webpage has a lot of support information that students can access, as well as faculty and staff.

Also, Nikki Baker, compliance and prevention coordinator shared a great compliance resources tool for faculty and staff to help support students and find information quickly.

If you encounter anyone in immediate danger of harming themselves or others, please call the LLCC Police emergency number at 217-786-2222.

Thank you for all that you do for LLCC students!
– LLCC Student Success