Fearless Furniture - Discover daring designs and unparalleled artisanship in this group exhibition showcasing the very best in contemporary and traditional studio fine art furniture. Juried by internationally renowned furniture designer Wendy Maruyama, applicants were either born or reside in Indiana, or trained at one of Indiana’s well-known design programs, with the final selection including artists from as far away as Hawaii and Maine. Located at the Indiana State Museum. Supported by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis.
Lake Land College announces local Financial Aid Nights for this - Lake Land College will soon hold Financial Aid Nights throughout the various communities in the Lake Land College district. At the event, Lake Land’s Financial Aid staff will present information on the 2014-2015 application process, including information on state, federal, institutional and local financial aid programs. Parents, high school seniors or anyone planning to attend Lake Land or any two- or four-year college during the 2014-2015 school year are encouraged to attend. The list of Financial Aid Nights is as follows and all events will take place at the high school, unless otherwise noted: Wednesday, Oct 23 Teutopolis High School; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 Effingham High School; 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 Cowden-Herrick High School; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 Stew-Stras High School; 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov.4 Okaw-Valley High School; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.5 Newton High School; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.6 Kansas High School; 6 p.m. Thursday; Nov.7 Arthur-Lovington High School; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.7 Altamont High School; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.12 Cumberland High School; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.13 Charleston High School; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.14 Marshall High School; 6 p.m. Monday, Nov.18 Oakland High School; 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.19 St. Elmo High School; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.20 Neoga High School; 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov.21 Shelbyville High School; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.4 Dieterich High School; 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec.5 Casey-Westfield High School; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.10 Martinsville High School; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.11 Mattoon High School, event to take place at Lake Land college; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.11 South Central High School; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.18 St. Antony High School; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.15 Brownstown High School; 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan.16 Windsor High School; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.22 Ramsey High School; 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan.23 Paris High School; 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb.6 Sullivan High School; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.19 Beecher City High School; 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Lake Land College Financial Aid office at 217-234-5231. To see a complete list of the regional Financial Aid Nights visit www.lakeland.cc.il.usfinancialaid.
Purdue Master Gardeners of Greene County - Master Gardener Classes are now forming for 2014 for Greene County. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from Jan 16 through Apr 10 at the Greene County 4-H Fairgrounds. Contact the Extension Office at 812 659-2122 and ask for an application to be sent.
Lake Land College announces instructions for closings and cancel - With winter weather right around the corner, Lake Land College has taken steps to ensure that students, staff and faculty are aware of college closings and class and event cancellations. There are several ways to receive the most up-to-date information on closings and cancellations. Every effort will be made to keep the college open, and in many cases, Lake Land College will remain open when elementary and secondary schools are closed. In the event of inclement weather, mechanical or power failure, or other emergencies, the following procedures will be implemented. Closings will be communicated to the college community via area media outlets, emails, announcements on the home page, social media, text alerts and the Lake Land College student Hub. Since these methods are dependent on the cooperation of third parties and technology, the college encourages people to check multiple sources if it is anticipated that the college will be closed. If the college is closed, the closing applies to all off-campus locations including the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology in Effingham, extension centers in Marshall and Pana and other locations hosting LLC classes. If there is a need to specifically close only one location, that information will be specifically communicated. Classes held at area high schools will follow the individual high school’s procedures for closing. The decision to close classes that begin at 4 p.m. or later will be made by early afternoon, when possible. When weather conditions prevent the opening of the college or cause a delayed opening of the college, every effort will be made to make announcements on the following radio stations and TV stations by 6 a.m. for that day: WLKL – Mattoon, 89.9 FM; WEIU – Charleston, 88.9 FM; WKJT – Effingham, 102.3 FM; WCRA – Effingham, 1090 AM; WPMB – Vandalia, 1500 AM/ 107 FM; WCRC Effingham, 1090AM/95.7 FM; WPRS/WIBQ – Paris, 1400 AM/98.5 FM; WXEF – Effingham, 97.9 FM; WLRW – Champaign, 94.5 FM; WMCI – Mattoon, 101.3 FM; WEJT – Decatur, 105.1 FM; WIKK – Newton, 103.5 FM; WZNX – Decatur, 106.7 FM; WHQQ – Mattoon, 98.9 FM; WWGO – Mattoon, 92.1 FM; WRAN – Shelbyville, 98.3 FM; WRJM – Charleston, 1270 AM/107.5 FM; WCBH – Effingham, 104.3 FM; WEIU-TV – Charleston (Channel 6); WAND-TV - Decatur (Channel 17) ABC; WICD-TV - Champaign (Channel 15) NBC; WTWO-TV - Terre Haute (Channel 2) NBC; WCIA TV - Champaign (Channel 3) CBS; and WTHI TV - Terre Haute (Channel 10) CBS. For students, staff and faculty to receive text alerts and email messages, they must log on to the Hub, click on IRIS and select “Opt-In/Opt-Out” under the profile tab. Here, students, staff and faculty can personalize what alerts they wish to receive. For more information about Lake Land College, visit www.lakelandcollege.edu.
Lake Land College hosts One Stop Registration Open Houses throug - Spring semester is right around the corner, so it’s that time of year to enroll for classes at Lake Land College! Sometimes getting started can be overwhelming. To help with this process, Lake Land College will host various “One Stop to Registration” open houses throughout the district. These days offer new and returning students the opportunity to enroll at the college in a personal, hometown setting. During the open house, participants can receive advising from a counselor, attend orientation, register for classes and complete placement testing. Prior to the open house, participants are urged to determine if they are enrolling as a degree-seeking student or just taking a course; complete the Intent to Enroll form; and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To find the Intent to Enroll form, visit: www.lakeland.cc.il.us/ss/ar/admissions/intent_to_enroll/appintro.cfm. To complete the FAFSA, visit www.fafsa.gov. Lake Land College’s school code is 007644. The following dates and times are for the One Stop to Registration open houses: • Lake Land College’s campus, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, Luther Student Center Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 Degree- or-certificate-seeking students complete orientation with placement testing at 3:30 p.m. with check-in at 3:15; walk-in counseling available until 7 p.m. • The Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology, 1204 Network Centre Blvd., Effingham Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 Degree- or certificate-seeking students complete orientation and placement testing at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with check-in at 12:45 p.m. for the 1 p.m. session or 3:15 p.m. for the 3:30 session; walk-in counseling available from 3:30 – 7 p.m. • The Eastern Region Center at the Forsythe Center, 224 South Sixth Street, Marshall Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 Degree- or certificate-seeking students complete orientation with placement testing at 3:30 p.m. with check-in at 3:15 p.m.; walk-in counseling available until 7 p.m. • Western Region Center, 600 East First St., Pana Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 Degree- or certificate-seeking students complete orientation and placement testing at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with check-in at 12:45 p.m. for the 1 p.m. session or 3:15 p.m. for the 3:30 session; walk-in counseling available from 3:30-7 p.m. Spring classes start Jan. 13 and the last day to register is Jan. 10. Course listings are available online at www.lakelandcollege.edu. Hover over the “Schedules & Catalog” link and click on “Schedules.” Or call at (217) 234-5434 to request a printed copy of the course listings. For registration inquiries, call Counseling Services at (217) 234-5232. For financial aid inquiries call (217) 234-5231.