LLC Recognizes Students at Annual Banquet

Submitted At the Lake Land College Student Recognition Banquet, seven students received the Outstanding Student Award for their academic division. In the back row, from left are: Candace Niemerg, Dieterich, Math and Science Division; Christopher Walk, Neoga, Agriculture Division; and Kallie Koester, Effingham, Humanities and Communication Division. In the front row, from left are: Kayla Black, Brownstown, Social Science and Education Division; Camille Niccum, Greenup, Business Division; Aaron Derby, Sullivan, Technology Division; and Autumn Cullison, Casey, Allied Health Division.

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At the Lake Land College Student Recognition Banquet, seven students received the Outstanding Student Award for their academic division. In the back row, from left are: Candace Niemerg, Dieterich, Math and Science Division; Christopher Walk, Neoga, Agriculture Division; and Kallie Koester, Effingham, Humanities and Communication Division. In the front row, from left are: Kayla Black, Brownstown, Social Science and Education Division; Camille Niccum, Greenup, Business Division; Aaron Derby, Sullivan, Technology Division; and Autumn Cullison, Casey, Allied Health Division.

May 13, 2015

Lake Land College honored its students’ achievements at the annual Student Recognition Banquet held recently in Mattoon.
More than 130 students were officially recognized at the event hosted by the Student Government Association.
Students were recognized for their academic achievements, elected offices and organizational roles for the academic year.
Seven students received the Outstanding Student Award for their academic division, including Aaron Derby of Sullivan, Technology Division. The awards are given to a student from each academic division who has displayed excellence within his/her division as well as contributed to Lake Land College and the community. Read More

Crop Insurance Deadline Near for Ill. Producers

May 13, 2015

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio that they need to have their Highly Erodible Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) on file with their local USDA service center by June 1. The 2014 Farm Bill required all producers have the form on file by the June 1 deadline to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support.
“Most producers have an AD-1026 certification form on file, however, some specialty crop, nursery, even some corn and soybean producers may not. Those with catastrophic coverage (CAT) may not realize that if they don’t comply with the Conservation Compliance provisions, they will be responsible for the full premium,” said Brian Frieden, director, Springfield Regional Office. “We have taken many steps recently to broaden participation in the crop insurance program as part of the farm safety net, including offering new policies such as the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection, Supplemental Coverage Option, and extending organic price elections to many new crops.” Read More

LLC Honors Program Recognizes Lane

May 13, 2015

Submitted Three Lake Land College Honors Program students were recognized recently at the annual honors luncheon where they presented findings from the research they conducted through the Honors Program. Pictured here from left are: Maria Boerngen, honors program advisor; Chelsey Lorance of Charleston; Adriene Lane of Sullivan; and Kelsey Beckman of Marshall.

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Three Lake Land College Honors Program students were recognized recently at the annual honors luncheon where they presented findings from the research they conducted through the Honors Program. Pictured here from left are: Maria Boerngen, honors program advisor; Chelsey Lorance of Charleston; Adriene Lane of Sullivan; and Kelsey Beckman of Marshall.

Lake Land College recently recognized its Honors Program scholars where students presented their research findings and were recognized for their achievements. Throughout the year, these students have been conducting undergraduate research in a variety of topics.
Of those honors program members recognized was sophomore Adriene Lane of Sullivan, a speech communication major.
Lane, who is a 2013 Okaw Valley high school alum, will graduate from the honors program with full honors status, which requires that she earn at least a 3.5 overall GPA, graduate from an associate degree program, and successfully complete four honors course options while in the program. Read More

MasterBrand Cohort Students to Graduate

May 13, 2015

This May a special cohort of students will graduate from Lake Land College with a certificate in management. These students, who are current employees with MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. in Arthur, attended Lake Land through a special partnership between their employer and the college.
“We were so glad to partner with MasterBrand for this because through this exclusively online program, the Business Division was able to give these students the skills to better perform in their current positions or advance their careers,” Kathy Black, Business Division chair, said. Read More

Above-Average Temperatures for April in Illinois

May 6, 2015

Although April had a few cold stretches, the statewide average temperature for the month was 54.1 degrees, 1.7 degrees above average, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois.Precipitation in Illinois for April was more complicated. April precipitation ranged from 2 to 4 inches in northern and central Illinois to 4 to 7 inches in southern Illinois. As a result, the northern two-thirds of the state was slightly below average, while the southern third was up to 2 inches above average.Fort Massac State Park reported the highest monthly precipitation total of 7.80 inches.The Midwest had alternating bands of dryness and wetness for April. The above-average precipitation in southern Illinois extended into Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and the rest of the Ohio River Valley.Just to the north was a band of slightly below-average precipitation across Missouri, northern Illinois, northern Indiana, and parts of Michigan.

Area Special Olympics Athletes to Compete in 2015 Spring Games

May 6, 2015

Families, volunteers and spectators will be cheering on men and women, boys and girls – all Special Olympics athletes - as they compete in the largest area event of the year for Special Olympics Illinois Central/Area 10. The annual Spring Games take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 at Warrensburg-Latham High School in Warrensburg. The public is invited to watch the competition and experience the joy of achievement by Special Olympics athletes. Central/Area 10 is composed of Christian, Logan, Mason and Moultrie counties. Read More

ALAH Wins Business, Computer Contest

Submitted ALAH Earns First A group of Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond High School students placed first overall at the annual Business and Computer Contest at Lake Land College. Pictured, left to right: Coach Amanda Romine, Samantha Landers, Christy Allen, Jeremy Plank, Avery Schrock, Beth Lambdin, Elyse Harris, and Brooke Tabb.

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ALAH Earns First
A group of Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond High School students placed first overall at the annual Business and Computer Contest at Lake Land College. Pictured, left to right: Coach Amanda Romine, Samantha Landers, Christy Allen, Jeremy Plank, Avery Schrock, Beth Lambdin, Elyse Harris, and Brooke Tabb.

May 6, 2015

Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond High School placed first overall in the annual Business and Computer Contest sponsored by the Lake Land College Business Division and Club IT.
Students from area high schools competed in the following categories: accounting, desktop publishing, general business and current events, Internet treasure hunt, keyboard timings, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, proofreading, and web page design. Depending on the category, students either completed a written test or a hands-on test on the computer. First place winners of each contest received a 3-credit-hour tuition waiver from Lake Land College. Read More

Loop Lake Shelbyville Bike Ride June 13

April 29, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Lake Volunteers Association are hosting the second Annual Loop Lake Shelbyville bike ride on Saturday, June 13. All rides will start from the Lake Shelbyville Visitor and will include options for a 22 mile, 52 mile or a 65 mile ride. Proceeds for the ride will benefit the Lake Volunteers Association (LVA). The LVA provides education, historical interpretation, recreational and environmental improvements at Lake Shelbyville. Read More

Bethany Village-wide Cleanup Day May 9

April 29, 2015

Bethany village board members  voted earlier this month to set the date of the popular village-wide “Cleanup Day” in Bethany. Typically held following the town’s rummage sale event, Cleanup Day allows residents to dispose of their unwanted items and refuse at the village hall.  With a few exclusions, citizens may dispose of whatever they want from the hours of 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on May 9, in any of a number of dumpsters that will be present.  Read More

IDPH Moves to Eliminate Meningococcal Meningitis

New vaccination requirements for adolescents

April 29, 2015

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., is urging parents to talk with their child’s doctor about the new school-entrance vaccination requirements, which include meningococcal conjugate vaccination (MCV). In observance of National Infant Immunization Week, April 18-23, IDPH plans to raise awareness of the value of timely vaccinations for infants, as well as for residents across the lifespan.
Beginning next school year, all students entering the sixth and twelfth grades will be required to show proof of recent MCV in order to prevent all students from acquiring this potentially fatal disease. Although disease incidence is at historic lows, the overall case-fatality rate remains between 10 to 15 percent, with between 11 to 19 percent of survivors experiencing long-term sequelae such as neurologic disability, limb or digit loss, and hearing loss. Read More