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Shooting birds on campus

eIMG_2723On May 3 of last year a BB gun was brought to campus for the purpose of shooting at pigeons that were being a nuisance in the maintenance building, according to an interview with former President Scott Lensink by the Journal Gazette and Times-Courier (JG-TC). The shooter was a Lake Land College employee who oversought  student workers. According to JG-TC the BB gun brought to campus was a Daisy Red Rider. This air rifle can only be considered illegal if it shoots 700 feet per second; however, this particular rifle only shoots about 350 feet per second. As stated by Lensink…(Read More)


Tree Campus USA

eIMG_2719Lake Land College has officially received a Tree Campus USA designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation. In order to receive this award, a campus has to meet and maintain five standards: a campus tree advisory committee, a campus tree care plan, a campus tree program with dedicated annual expenditure, a Service Learning project and Arbor Day observance, which was April 25. Receiving this prestigious award helps motivate Lake Land College in its broader sustainability efforts. The tree advisory committee coordinates many activities on campus as a result. In addition to getting students involved through the Service Learning Project and involved clubs such as the Environmental Club and Veterans Club, they also protect the trees...(Read More)


Taking summer classes

eIMG_2725In general, people dread the idea of taking classes during the summer months. After all, summer is supposed to be a school-wide break, right? Maybe in middle school, but as an adult, time is limited and getting all the classes needed or wanted can be incredibly difficult. This is where summer and intersession classes come in. Summer classes are exactly what they sound like- the same classes students can take during the spring and fall semesters…(Read More)


New student trustee


IMG_2757Christopher Walk is an agriculture-transfer student from Neoga. He was raised on a livestock farm that he plans to return to after attending the University of Illinois for agriculture accounting. He plans on working with swine and the trucking company that works with his farm. If his name seems familiar, that is because he was running for Student Trustee of Lake Land College – and he won. The Student Trustee is the title given to the liaison between students and an individual school’s board. The trustee will communicate with the students and then report to the school board what concerns the students are having. Walk is involved with both…(Read More)


SAB Spring Carnival

The Lake Land College Student Activity Board (SAB) hosts events every week. As stated by Frances Hebron, “SAB is one of the most underutilized resource at Lake Land Community College.” These events are on Wednesdays of every week. Two of the main events that are hosted, however, are the Spring Carnival and Welcome Day….(Read More)


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