Bistro To Go open today

Bistro To Go in the Workforce Careers Center
Bistro Verde, LLCC’s student-run café, is open during the fall 2021 semester as Bistro To Go. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning today and running through Nov. 18 (except for Nov. 2). You are invited to enjoy takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffees and drinks prepared by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students. View the fall 2021 menu!

Lunch orders may be placed online at (credit card) or in person (cash or credit card).

Monday Morning Mentor program

Each week, Academic Innovation and eLearning is sending out a link to a different Monday Morning Mentor program by MAGNA Publications. Each topic is presented by respected academic peers and covers timely and relevant topics in only 20 minutes — brief enough to fit busy schedules, but long enough to deliver valuable, actionable content.

This week’s topic:
How Can I Increase Exam Security With Custom Question Banks?
Presentation date: Sept. 13, 2021 and on-demand for one week

Link to the presentation:
From this link, you can view the featured 20-Minute Mentor and access the transcript, handouts and supplemental material. These materials are only available for the week of the presentation.

NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to view the program. See Monday’s email from Becky Parton for the password, or contact

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.

Midday Yoga begins Sept. 21

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind with Midday Yoga! Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Midday Yoga is a course designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. Participants will practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat. Register today!

Course: Midday Yoga
Instructor: Patricia Lanser, 200RYT Yoga Fit Certified Yoga Instructor
Date: Tuesdays, 9/21/21-10/26/21
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Trutter Center
Ages: 19 and over
Cost: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-01

Vaccination clinic today and tomorrow

As a reminder, we will be hosting another vaccination clinic in A. Lincoln Commons on the Springfield campus:

  • Today, Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m.-noon

If you received your first vaccination dose at the clinics held on Aug. 23 or 24, these clinics are being held so you can get your second dose and be fully vaccinated. In addition, this clinic is open to anyone (employee or student) still wanting to begin their vaccination process and get their first dose. The clinic will have both the Pfizer (two-dose regimen) and the Johnson & Johnson (only one dose required) available.

Transfer Tuesdays

The LLCC Office of Student Success is hosting virtual sessions, “Transfer Tuesdays,” for current students looking to transfer after graduation to a four-year college or university. They can meet with representatives from four-year institutions and gather information to help them choose a school. Transfer Tuesdays will be hosted by an LLCC staff member every Tuesday afternoon through Dec. 7, 1-2:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Sessions yet in September:

  • Sept. 14 – Quincy University, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, University of Illinois – Springfield, Lakeview College of Nursing
  • Sept. 28 – Aurora University

Please encourage your students to attend these Transfer Tuesdays sessions. For more information, please direct students to contact their student success coach.

ALL hosting fall kickoff Sept. 17 and chilli supper Oct. 3

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) invites the public to two upcoming events: the fall kickoff and chilli supper.

The fall kickoff will be held Friday, Sept. 17, 1-3 p.m. in LLCC’s student union, located in the lower level of Menard Hall on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. With the theme “Where in the United States is ALL?” attendees will “travel” throughout the U.S. as they navigate exhibits. The event includes snacks and beverages, games and a commemorative tree planting celebrating the culmination of ALL’s Big Read project. Guests are welcome to attend, ask questions and join ALL. Guest registration for this free event is available by calling 217-786-2432. (Current ALL members should register online or call 217-786-2292.)

The annual ALL chilli supper will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Temple B’rith Sholom Social Hall, 1004 S. 4th St. Cost is $8 per person and free for youth ages 8 and under. The event will feature chilli made by Les Eastep, well-known Springfield chilli chef and cook-off judge. Also on the menu are hot dogs, chilli dogs, beverages and desserts, with carryout available.

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning is a membership group of adults 50 and greater devoted to the lifelong pursuit of learning. With 10 to 12 opportunities available each month, the Academy provides enjoyable experiences in learning with a variety of opportunities to develop new friendships.

More information is available at

Got art? Join the LLCC “On My Own Time” exhibit this fall

ARTS Springfield Area Arts CouncilLLCC is participating in the Springfield Area Arts Council’s On My Own Time (OMOT) program, providing LLCC faculty and staff the opportunity to display original art created outside the office. Faculty and staff may enter up to three works of art each. Works previously entered in OMOT or created prior to 2020 are not eligible. The artist fee is $5 per artwork submitted. The fee assists SAAC with costs of the OMOT program.

Access entry and identification forms, categories and rules.

Artwork entry, identification forms and fees will need to be submitted by Thursday, Sept. 30 to one of the LLCC coordinators (Misty or Lindee). Artwork is due to the LLCC coordinators by Wed., Oct. 6.

On My Own Time

There are 13 categories of artwork:

  1. Painting
  2. Drawing
  3. Printmaking/Etching
  4. Mixed Media/Collage
  5. Fiber/Fabric/Quilts/ Needlework
  6. Basketry
  7. Pottery/Ceramics
  8. Photography
  9. Digital Art
  10. Jewelry
  11. Sculpture
  12. Glass
  13. Other (art that doesn’t fit into other categories including but not limited to artificial floral arrangements and hand-crafted miniatures)

"Primpin' Ain't Easy" by Michelle BurgerLLCC’s in-house exhibit will be featured on the LLCC-Springfield campus Oct. 12-28. Those who visit the exhibit can vote for their favorite piece. The artist who created it will win the LLCC People’s Choice Award and receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

The city-wide exhibit at the Springfield Art Association (Nov. 3-20) will showcase first place award-winning artwork from all participating businesses, agencies and institutions. At the previous OMOT in 2019, three LLCC employees had four pieces of art move on to the city-wide exhibit!

Misty Hagstrom,
Lindee Hall,

VALIC/AIG rep on campus Sept. 15

QRcode to Jones, certified financial planner with VALIC/AIG Retirement, will be on campus this week on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the VP Conference Room of Menard Hall. To schedule a 30-minute appointment for an account review and to provide information about your options and new enrollments, go to and enter registration code 6303SPR11AB.

LLCC English Studies Club

LLCC has an English Studies Club for those interested in books, film, creative writing, journalism, fan fiction, theater and performance, culture and media discussions and meeting new people. The English Studies Club is a student-run club, and in the past, club members have pursued a variety of activities, such as monthly book discussions, film screenings, creative writing groups for sharing and discussion, visits to sites of literary interest, attendance at local and regional cultural events, volunteering at local schools, essay discussions on topics of interest or just hanging out and having fun. Members have organized and helped with campus events as well, such as literary themed Halloween exhibits and activities, poetry slams or other live readings, panel discussions on selected themes, exhibits for African-American History Month and Women’s History Month, the Banned Book Celebration, the LLCC Lit Fest and anything else of interest to members and the community.

The first two meetings of the year will be held Monday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m. in Menard 1174. At these meetings, possible directions of the club for this year and leadership opportunities will be discussed. The club will also have a table at Club Information Day on Wednesday, Sept. 22 in A. Lincoln Commons.

For those that can’t come to campus but still want to participate, there will be virtual club membership opportunities to connect with other members and establish online activities and events. Students can contact to become a virtual member.

More information is available by contacting Cara Swafford, professor of English and club advisor, at or 217-786-2398.