Register now for the 10th annual MotorSports Show June 28 & 29
May 13, 2013 3:36 PM
The Lincoln Land Community College MotorSports Club is hosting its 10th annual MotorSports Show Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road. Registrations are being accepted now.
On Friday, June 28, a free “park ‘n’ peek” is being held from 5 to 10 p.m. The evening will feature early bird registration, food and music by Capitol Radio Group.
On Saturday, June 30, the show runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year’s event features more than 35 classes, including a new semi-truck class. Awards are being given to the top three in each category. Entry fee to display a vehicle is $15; there is no fee for spectators.
In addition to the entries on display, the event will feature food, a swap meet, vendors and a remote broadcast from COOL 101.9FM. The event is being held rain or shine.
All proceeds from the show benefit LLCC automotive technology students and MotorSports Club activities. Major sponsors for the MotorSports Show are O’Reilly’s Auto Parts and COOL 101.9FM. Other sponsors include: Bear Creek Farm and Ranch; Capital City Machine Shop; Shannon Elliott–The Goodenow Insurance Agency; Dr. Maureen Harrop; KnR Awards; Mike from M.J.F. Equipment Sales; ProStitch Auto Interiors & Upholstery, Inc.; Eric and Karen Sanders; Joe and Janet Semanik; Syntheticlubestore.com; and Zara's Collision Center.
For more information or to register, contact Dick Rogers at 786.2417, toll free at 1.800.727.4161, extension 62417 or visit www.llccfoundation.org and click on the red tab “What We Do.”
LLCC Police offer women’s self-defense class June 10, 12, 17, 19
May 6, 2013 11:25 AM
The Lincoln Land Community College Police Department will offer the women’s self-defense class RAD (Rape, Aggression, Defense) in June, with registration available now.
RAD will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings, June 10, 12, 17 and 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the LLCC campus. Cost is $25 and registration is available by calling 786.2292 (course code PSC001-50) or in person at Registration Services in Menard Hall on the LLCC campus.
Females, 11-years-old and up, are invited to learn how to protect themselves in dangerous or uncomfortable situations. Students under 18 must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian. Those under 17 must be accompanied by an adult female guardian at each class session.
The RAD program begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. Classes, taught by RAD-certified instructors, are conducted in a safe, controlled training environment. Participants are encouraged to work at their own pace.
Participants also receive the RAD workbook/reference manual. The manual outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth. Lifetime retraining is free. Previous participants are welcome to attend the courses at no cost.
More information is available by emailing email@example.com.
LLCC’s Community Learning offers travel opportunities
February 4, 2013 2:57 PM
Lincoln Land Community College is offering several daytrips and overnight travel experiences as part of the Community Learning non-credit opportunities. Participants will meet for departure at the Trutter Center at the LLCC-Springfield campus on 5250 Shepherd Road.
Saturday, June 8 – St. Louis’ Own Best Foods and Beverages
Wednesday, Aug. 28 – River Ramblin’ on the Mississippi
Thursday-Saturday, June 13-15 - Wright Off the Farm in Iowa
Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 25-27 – World Class Art, Architecture and Fun in Arkansas
LLCC also hosts trips to Belize. Two trips are planned for 2013, with one focused on Birding in Belize and the other on marine life in the oceans near Belize.
Prices vary for each trip and all are open to the public. Members of the LLCC Academy for Lifelong Learning can receive a discounted rate.
LLCC Quiz Bowl Team beats university/college teams to place second at invitational
April 9, 2013 9:47 AM
The Lincoln Land Community College Quiz Bowl Team outscored teams from five colleges and universities to place second in the invitational tournament sponsored by the Academic Competition Organization of Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. April 6.
Pictured L-R: Clark Johnson, Aaron Staley, Chelsea Domescik, Jonathan Jones and Brett Davis
LLCC Veterans Club sponsors sixth annual Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk May 25
April 8, 2013 2:50 PM
Lincoln Land Community College’s Veterans Club is sponsoring the sixth annual Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk Saturday, May 25. The event begins at 8 a.m. on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.
The Run/Walk raises funds in support of the LLCC Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship and other charities. Major sponsor for the event is ISPFCU-Your Law Enforcement Credit Union. Run/Walk participants can also support their local high school athletic program through the Brian’s Challenge Grant. The $500 grant is given to the athletic department of the high school that has the highest number of runners/walkers participating in the Run/Walk. Participants do not need to be athletes.
McMillen, an LLCC alum and Illinois State Trooper, served as a Technical Sergeant in the Air National Guard and spent two years of active duty with the Air Force in Saudi Arabia and Romania. He worked in the LLCC Veterans Office as a student, then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois-Springfield. He was pursuing a master’s degree when he lost his life at age 24 in the line of duty with the Illinois State Police.
The LLCC Veterans Club was established to engage students and community members in service activities supporting veterans. Services include supporting troops overseas, performing local volunteer work, raising money to fund scholarships and assisting veterans in need. The Veterans Club established the Brian McMillen Scholarship to provide financial support to veterans attending LLCC.
LLCC’s John Paul Jaramillo named one of top 10 new Latino authors
January 3, 2013 12:57 PM
The editors of "Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature" have listed John Paul Jaramillo, associate professor of English at Lincoln Land Community College, as one of the 2013 top 10 new Latino authors in the U.S. to watch and read.
About Jaramillo’s new book, “The House of Order,” the editors write: “If you like writing that is unpredictable and makes you think, this collection is for you. These short stories have characters with complex, sometimes depressing, but always fascinating lives.” Click HERE (LatinoStories.com) to see the entire list of up-and-coming Latino authors.
“The House of Order” is available at the LLCC Bookstore, located in the lower level of Menard Hall.
Jaramillo joined the LLCC faculty in 2005. He holds a master of fine arts degree from Oregon State University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Southern Colorado.
LLCC Livestock Judging Team finishes in top five at two national competitions
December 12, 2012 10:12 AM
The Lincoln Land Community College Livestock Judging Team recently completed its most successful fall season ever.
LLCC Animal Evaluation Club members participating on the livestock judging team finished as a top five team at two national contests this fall. Team members include: Cody Zeeck, Havana; Bailey McClelland, Bowen; Sarah Moore, Jerseyville; Sam Brumleve, Leroy; Seely Sayre, Arenzville; Mark Degolyer and Nicole Worley, Lafayette, Ind.; and Andrew Sloan, Shelby, Ohio.
“Within the past three years the LLCC livestock judging team has been able to establish itself as a top ten national program. The 2011-2012 team finished sixth at three national contests and seventh at the fourth contest. The top five had been within reach, but seemed somewhat elusive for our program. The 2012-2013 team came together at the right time in preparation for the two national contests this fall to finish in the top five,” stated Craig Beckmier, LLCC associate professor of agriculture and Animal Evaluation Club advisor.
The livestock judging team started off the fall by attending the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minn. The National Barrow Show (NBS), a single species swine contest, has the reputation of attracting top level teams from across the country. The Loggers finished sixth, only slightly behind the fifth place team. The team then went on to compete at the Stockman in Dekalb, Ind., placing fourth. There Bailey McClelland led the team with a top 10 individual finish in beef cattle judging, oral reasons and overall. Nicole Worley finished second on the team by earning the top 10 in sheep judging.
The American Royal contest held in Kansas City, Mo., was a monumental day in the history of the LLCC program as the team placed seventh in sheep and reasons, fifth in swine and cattle judging, and earned fifth in the overall contest. Team member Mark Degolyer finished with a top 10 individual performance and fifth in sheep judging. Andrew Sloan placed 16th overall and Bailey McClelland finished in the top 10 in beef cattle judging.
The team ended the fall season competing at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky. At the NAILE, the team placed first in sheep judging, which marked the first time a Loggers team has won top place in a specific species at the national level. Andrew Sloan received sixth high individual in sheep judging and the team placed seventh in swine judging and oral reasons. Andrew Sloan and Bailey McClelland finished seventh and 14th in reasons respectively. The team captured fourth place honors in beef cattle judging, with Sloan receiving another seventh place honors. For the first time at the NAILE, the team combined for a second top five finish of the season by placing fourth. Andrew Sloan led the way for the Loggers, with a third place overall individual performance while Bailey McClelland finished in 14th place.
The LLCC Livestock Judging Team is preparing to solidify its program as one of the top five teams nationally when it competes in the spring at Denver, Colo. and Houston, Texas.
LLCC erects wind turbine on campus for training
November 15, 2012 9:46 AM
A one-kilowatt, 80-foot wind turbine just erected on the Lincoln Land Community College campus will enhance the college’s renewable and green energies training programs.
LLCC Foundation announces '12-'13 scholarship recipients
August 21, 2012 3:01 PM
The Lincoln Land Community College Foundation recently awarded 123 scholarships totaling more than $156,000 to students who will be attending LLCC in 2012-2013. Scholarship recipients are listed in hometown order followed by the scholarship they received.
250 watch as state-of-the-art drainage system installed at LLCC land lab
June 20, 2012 1:01 PM
Individuals from three states and 40 cities and towns watched as huge tile plows installed a state-of-the-art, pattern-tile drainage system Tuesday at the Lincoln Land Community College land lab outside the main entrance to the Springfield campus.
Farm Drainage Expo was sponsored by the LLCC Agriculture program in partnership with ADI (Ag Drainage, Inc.), which provided and installed the nearly 50,000 feet of sub-surface drainage lines. Approximately 250 producers, farm owners and managers, and students observed the process and learned about the latest advancements in farm drainage.
“The event showcases our partnership with ADI and how this drainage system will improve our land lab, which provides hands-on research experience for ag students,” said Bill Harmon, LLCC professor of agronomy. “The new system will allow us to open and close valves in test plots to research best practices for managing fertilizer, soil and water quality.”
He added, “For the farmers attending today, who know the benefits of drainage, this event gives them the opportunity to discuss drainage issues such as spacing, tile diameter and other variables.”
The partnership is also valuable to ADI, said spokesman Aaron Kassing. “We’re excited that we will now have access to a research facility in which students report their findings on field nutrient and water table management along with yield and tillage comparisons.”
ADI, one of the world’s largest installers of farm drainage systems, is based in Golden, Ill.
Harmon said thanks to the ADI partnership, the college’s land lab is now a one-of-a kind teaching and research facility. He also acknowledged other industry partners including Pioneer Seed, Stine Seed, GROWMARK, Lincoln Land FS and Central Illinois Ag. “Bringing industry into our program keeps our program cutting-edge so we can produce a more prepared workforce.”
LLCC’s agriculture program prepares students for jobs in the ag industry or for transfer to four-year university ag programs. More than 130 students from 23 counties and four Midwestern states were enrolled in agriculture and horticulture studies this spring.
Posted: May 13, 2013 3:36 PM Register now for the 10th annual MotorSports Show June 28 & 29
Posted: May 6, 2013 11:25 AM LLCC Police offer women’s self-defense class June 10, 12, 17, 19
Posted: February 4, 2013 2:57 PM LLCC’s Community Learning offers travel opportunities
Posted: April 9, 2013 9:47 AM LLCC Quiz Bowl Team beats university/college teams to place second at invitational
Posted: April 8, 2013 2:50 PM LLCC Veterans Club sponsors sixth annual Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk May 25
Posted: January 3, 2013 12:57 PM LLCC’s John Paul Jaramillo named one of top 10 new Latino authors
Posted: December 12, 2012 10:12 AM LLCC Livestock Judging Team finishes in top five at two national competitions
Posted: November 15, 2012 9:46 AM LLCC erects wind turbine on campus for training
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