KUDOS nominations being accepted

Lincoln Land Community College KUDOS: Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding ServiceKey or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are open! They will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 23. Nominate a deserving colleague by submitting the KUDOS form (also available by clicking on the KUDOS tab in the upper-right corner of LincIn). Please use a Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The KUDOS awards will be announced Friday, March 8.

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!” with a KUDOS award!

Congratulations to Dr. Joi Kazenski

LLCC Nursing is announcing a new baby! Dr. Joi Kazenski, professor of nursing, and husband welcomed a baby girl, Blair, to the world on Jan. 12, 2024. All are adjusting well!

LLCC to host transfer fairs Feb. 23 and 28

The LLCC Office of Student Success will be hosting the Private Illinois Colleges and Universities (PICU) Transfer Fair on Friday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and State University Transfer Day (SUTD) on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Both events presented in A. Lincoln Commons. The events are being held for current students looking to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. Please encourage your students in transfer majors to attend these events.

SUTD attendees include: Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Illinois Springfield, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Western Illinois University.

PICU attendees include: Aurora University, Bradley University, Columbia College-Chicago, Eureka College, Greenville University, Illinois College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lakeview College of Nursing, McKendree University,  McKendree University, Methodist college, Millikin University, Monmouth College, National Louis University, Olivet Nazarene University, Quincy University, St. Francis Medical Center – College of Nursing, St. John College of Nursing,

Also participating Feb. 23: Fontbonne University, Grand Canyon University, University of Missouri, Webster University

Homecoming week begins Monday!

LLCC Homecoming 2024Homecoming is fast approaching, and LLCC Student Life is asking for your help in ensuring our events are a success! Volunteer opportunities include participating in the return of “Stump the Professor” trivia, calling bingo, serving pizza … and many more. All volunteers are welcome to participate in the activities and encouraged to get to know students and coworkers.

Please check out the Homecoming Event Sign-Up Sheet 2024.xlsx for more information about how to support the activities. If you have questions, please contact the Student Life Office at studentlife@llcc.edu.

Schedule of Events

Monday, Feb. 19: Presidential Pizza Party

  • Lincoln Commons from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.
  • It’s President’s Day so the games have a presidential twist! Royalty voting will also be open.
  • Pizza will be served beginning at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. while supplies last!

Tuesday, Feb. 20: Battle of the Brains

  • Lincoln Commons from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • No matter what your specialty, there will be a place for it! Stump the Professor trivia, Pictionary and generational lingo quizzes in addition to royalty voting.
  • Soft Pretzels with cheese will be served starting at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: It’s Homecoming! Let’s Have a Ball

  • Lincoln Commons from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Play a few games (i.e., arcade basketball, bingo) and don’t miss the last chance to vote for Homecoming Royals.
  • Fudge puppies will be served starting at 10:30 a.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. – Women’s Homecoming basketball game in Cass Gym.
  •  7:30 p.m. – Men’s Homecoming basketball game in Cass Gym.
    • LLCC Student Life, Athletics, Foundation and PRM are teaming up to host LLCC’s Homecoming games!
    • Royalty announced, shoot-out contests, SGA sponsored student section (w/ prizes!), Free meal tickets to first 200 attendees.

LLCC Foundation welcomes Jill Siebert!

Jill SiebertLLCC Foundation welcomes Jill Siebert as a donor relations coordinator. Jill, who began work on Feb. 1, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was recently in a donor relations position with Christian Horizons. Welcome Jill!

In the News

Dr. Laurel Bretz, assistant vice president of continuing, corporate and professional education was a guest on WTAX this morning to discuss LLCC’s digital literacy courses for older adults. Read more about these ongoing classes being held at LLCC-Medical District.

In this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column for the State Journal-Register, Chef Specialist Joshua Dineen celebrates the love of chocolate in honor of Valentine’s week.

KUDOS nominations being accepted

Lincoln Land Community College KUDOS: Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding ServiceKey or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are open! They will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 23. Nominate a deserving colleague by submitting the KUDOS form (also available by clicking on the KUDOS tab in the upper-right corner of LincIn). Please use a Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The KUDOS awards will be announced Friday, March 8.

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!” with a KUDOS award!

Attend “FINDING JOY IN THE WORK YOU DO” today

Don’t miss the professional development opportunity, “Finding Joy in the Work You Do,” happening today from 1-3 p.m., at the Trutter Center.

This two-hour program is designed to ignite a sense of joy in individuals within their daily work. This course delves into the power of finding fulfillment not just for oneself but also from the act of helping others. The program emphasizes the ripple effect of positivity, encouraging individuals to find joy not only in personal accomplishments but also in the impact they have on the well-being of their colleagues and the broader community.

The speaker is David Ziebler, CEO and founder of Ziebler & Associates, a company that offers coaching, training and consulting services to help individuals and organizations achieve their goals.

To register, email alan.pasley@llcc.edu. To see further information on this and other professional development events, visit the Staff Training and Development webpage.

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Open Mic Tonight for African-American History Month

African American History Month. A Celebration of the Arts.Share your art and/or encourage others who do during tonight’s event co-sponsored by Black Student Union. Performances may include poetry, song, dance, or other art forms.

The Route History Museum will also have their virtual experience available for attendees. During this virtual experience that integrates history and technology, participants will learn about historic Black people, businesses, and events along Route 66 and throughout the region during the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras.

The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. If you would like to be added to the lineup of performers, please sign up using the registration form beforehand.

View all of the events planned for African-American History Month on the LLCC Library website.