Subway hours; Grill closed

Subway in Menard Hall has returned to normal hours of operation,  Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Grill is no longer in operation.

New policies regarding children on campus and employee classifications; new procedures for fundraising and campus solicitations

A new policy (Policy 5.45) was recently approved regarding children on campus. Click HERE (pg. 75-last page) to read it. In the interest of safety, children under 16 should not be left unattended on campus. If you notice an unattended child, please notify the LLCC Police Department. Children will also not be allowed in classrooms. Students with child care issues can be referred to services available through the LLCC Child Development Center or other community resources.

Another policy revised definitions of employee classifications. Click HERE to read revised Policy 8.1.

Also recently approved were new procedures for these policies: 1.15 Solicitation on Campus (pages 54-56) and 9.4 – Raising/Expenditure of Funds (pages 5-7.)

Trutter Museum honors its namesake with new retrospective exhibit

The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum at Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to the new exhibit “L. Philip Trutter: A Retrospect of Art and Architecture, 1913-2000.” The museum is located in the Trutter Center on the LLCC campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.

The museum is open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (when the college is in session) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment by calling 786.4510.

Philip TrutterThe anniversary exhibit, commemorating what would have been Mr. Trutter’s 100th birthday last month, includes historical photos of his architecture projects in addition to his personal architectural tools. Other display items include Mr. Trutter’s own artwork, representing nine different art mediums including his one-of-a-kind handmade puzzles for which he was known, plus interview excerpts featuring his thoughts on growing up in Springfield, his art and architecture. READ MORE.

Ashikaga representatives visit campus

Officials of Ashikaga Junior College visited LLCC yesterday to discuss ongoing collaborations and tour campus.  Stops on the tour included an organic chemistry class; nursing, chemistry and physics labs; English as a Second Language classroom and the Child Development Center.  Ashikaga, Japan is Springfield’s “sister city,” and LLCC has a longstanding relationship with its junior college. Photo 1: Dr. Warren and Mr. Shodo Yahagi, president of AJC. Photo 2: Mr. Shinske Imamura AJC admissions officer; Mr. Hiramoto Yuzuru, associate professor; Dr. Warren and Mr. Shodo Yahagi, president of AJC.

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Radiography Graduates Excel on Credentialing Exam

The 2013 graduates of the Associate Degree Radiography Program have all passed the credentialing exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The program’s pass rate of 100% compares to the national pass rate of 92%. The mean scaled score of the LLCC grads matched the national mean of 85.

Radiography is a specialty within the broader field of Radiologic Technology, which comprises the third largest category of healthcare professionals, surpassed in number only by physicians and nurses.

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists tests, certifies and registers more than a quarter-of-a-million radiologic technologists annually.

Congratulations to our new Registered Radiographers!

New Faculty welcomed to campus Thursday, Aug. 22

New Faculty Orientation hosted by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching took place Aug. 22 at the Trutter Center. Presenters from different departments at LLCC welcomed the new faculty and held informative sessions throughout the day. The event, which started at 8:00 a.m., ended with a tour of the CELT’s Faculty Seminar Room. New faculty pictured are: Front-Tamika Johnson,  instructor, English; Mike Meyers, clinical coordinator and instructor, respiratory care.  Back-Anthony Tate, instructor, biology;  Brian Earley, instructor, auto tech; and Colin Suchland, assistant professor, sociology.

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Campus Wildlife

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Dr. Chris McDonald captured these photos of a doe and her young along the back side of the LLCC Springfield Campus last week.  Thanks for sharing!

Top 10 Tips for a Successful First Week by Dr. Claire Gordon

Dr. Claire Gordon, professor of communication, presented her top 10 success tips at the New Student Lunch held Aug. 21, sponsored by the LLCC Student Life office.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to review Dr. Gordon’s great advice and share it with students.

  1. Find classrooms: As soon as possible. Maps are available at the Information Desk and Student Life and were in folders at the New Student Lunch; also posted on walls in classroom buildings. Ask for help if you need it!
  2. Arrive early! Parking lots are busiest at 9 & 10 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  3. Front row  Sitting in the front row makes a good impression on the instructor. The reverse is also true (sitting in the back row may create a poor impression.)
  4. No texting! Avoid “electronic rudeness” created by your electronic devices during class. Cell phones:  do not text in class because most instructors find this annoying. Laptops:  Ask instructor if you can use it during class, then only use it for taking notes or other academic purposes (don’t play games or visit social media sites.)
  5. Don’t skip Go to class every day even if attendance is not required
  6. Study wisely Don’t get behind in your homework assignments. Read the course syllabus carefully; it’s full of valuable information. Use the student planner to keep track of assignments & due dates. Plan on 2 hours of preparation outside of class for every hour you spend in class. If you are struggling, don’t wait – contact the Learning Lab for tutoring help immediately
  7. Check email and Blackboard daily LLCC and your individual instructors may send you important messages
  8. Get involved! There are 40 clubs & organizations at LLCC. Go to Loggerpalooza on Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more.
  9. “Be comfortable with yourself wherever you are right now.” Developmental courses are recommended/required for some students to help you succeed. If you fear public speaking, there is help at LLCC (CMN-101-CIS sections). If you are a high-ability student and you want to meet other students with similar interests, explore the Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, & Quiz Bowl Team.
  10. Ask questions – when in doubt, ASK!  All of these people will be happy to help you: Professors, Fellow students. Employees/staff members