Our condolences to Mary Carry

We extend our condolences to Mary Carry, human resources assistant, whose mother, Erma Elliott, passed away Saturday in Flint, Mich.  A memorial service is being held at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 29 at the MacAlpine Funeral Home, 302 N. Hanselman St., Bad Axe, Mich. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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In the News

Linda Chriswell, special needs professional, and Maryjane Million, operations analyst, LLCC-Jacksonville/Beardstown, were quoted in this article in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier Oct. 25 about the “Fall Festival Celebrating Exceptional People” held at LLCC-Jacksonville Oct. 24. A unique class project gave residents of two group homes a chance to enjoy pumpkin decorating, face painting, balloon animals, games. The event was planned and hosted by LLCC students as part of their “exceptional child” education coursework.

Scott Stallman, executive director, LLCC-Taylorville/Litchfield/Hillsboro, was interviewed Oct. 25 for an article in the Taylorville Breeze-Courier regarding an upcoming construction project at LLCC-Taylorville, pending ICCB approval, along with enrollment increases in that education service area.

Bill Harmon, professor of agronomy, and two LLCC ag students were interviewed Oct. 25 by Sports Radio 1450 while in Bloomington for the Illinois Post-secondary Agriculture Student (PAS) Fall Conference. LLCC had 15 students competing in seven different areas.

Four LLCC students were featured in this inspiring story by SJR’s Dave Bakke Oct. 25. Cancer brought them together as their friendship has grown.

BSU Jeans Day fundraiser for diabetes

The Black Student Union is hosting a Jeans Day for World Diabetes Day on Thursday, Nov. 14. Please stop by the Student Life Office with $5 to purchase your sticker so you can wear jeans on that day and help support the American Diabetes Association. BSU will also have a table that in A. Lincoln Commons from noon-2pm with a representative from the ADA to answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes and the organization.

Community campaign through United Way begins!

Today through Nov. 8, you are invited to make a difference for those in need in our community by donating to our giving campaign through United Way. A letter was sent to your campus mailbox with a donation form and letter from LLCC President Charlotte Warren. Learn more about how your donation helps others in this video featuring LLCC student Brandon Von Liski, a client of SPARC, a United Way agency. Brandon will also speak briefly at Professional Development Day. The United Way committee will have a table with information, candy, prizes, free pens and notepads and donation forms at the Professional Development Day luncheon in Cass Gym. Committee members are: Tiffany Andrews, Classified Staff; Soodi Nassirpour, Professional Staff; Nicole Ralph, Administrative Staff; Tara Walk, Faculty; Lynn Whalen, Campaign Coordinator. Thank you!

Student Club Events This Week

Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 1 – Honors Club “Pie Your Professor” fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish® Illinois. Tickets sold for a chance to throw a pie in A. Lincoln Commons, 9:00am 5:00pm each day.  Actual Pie Throwing will take place Nov. 6.

Monday, Oct. 28 – PTK Parking Spot Raffle. Purchase tickets in A. Lincoln Commons, 8:00am – 1pm. If you miss the sale, contact Mary Flesch, PTK President, at mfles3853@llcc.edu to get your tickets!

Wednesday, Oct. 30  – Psych Club Bake Sale, A. Lincoln Commons, 10am – 2pm.  Honors Club Fundraiser for APL, A. Lincoln Commons, 9:00am – 2:00pm.

Thursday, Oct. 31 – FREE pumpkin and face painting! FREE pumpkins will be available to paint in A. Lincoln Commons, 10:00am – 2:00pm. Prizes will be given out winners in 4 categories! GrimFaces will be providing FREE face painting.  Psych Club Bake Sale, A. Lincoln Commons, 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Thanks from Ag Club

The Ag Club would like to thank everyone who participated in the silent auction for the Corn Hole (bags) game sets! It was a great success, raising over $240.00 for the club. We appreciate the support of the campus community, and may do it again next fall!

AQIP and Reaffirmation Update

The college has received feedback on the Systems Portfolio submitted in June. Drs. Chris McDonald and Tricia Kujawa will provide a succinct overview of the report as part of Professional Development Day activities. For those interested in more detail, the Systems Appraisal Feedback Report is now available on LLCC’s AQIP page. In addition, you will now find a Quality Checkup link on the AQIP page menu. Here, you can find two documents submitted to the Quality Review team in preparation for our upcoming Quality Checkup on November 6 and 7. The Quality Program Summary describes LLCC’s quality program, specifying how it is organized, what LLCC has accomplished over the past four years, and an initial reaction to the Systems Appraisal Feedback Report. The Federal Compliance Narrative contains LLCC’s response to compliance items outlined by the Higher Learning Commission.