Monthly Archives: November 2013

ITS introduces the new Account Activation and Management application!

What’s Changing?

New accounts and account changes will be processed as soon as they occur

  • Technology changes are being implemented that will eliminate the batch process running every 4 hrs, and will now process adds/changes in near “real-time”
  • At times, processing of account adds / changes may slow down due to high volume, such as the opening of registration time slots, but will return to processing as they occur once the heavy load has past 

“Claim your account” will henceforth be known as “Activate your account

  • All web users have become very comfortable with the meaning of the phrase “activate your account”
  • The new phraseology will be updated and included in LCC documents, videos, and web pages as each is edited over time 

All LCC users (Students, Faculty, Staff) will use the new AAM application to

  • Activate their new TUID
  • Reset the password for their TUID
  • Select and set up a recovery method (either email or challenge questions)

Why the Change?

  1. We are upgrading some backend technology, and the current application will not run in the new environment
  2. The current application is outdated in look, feel, and functionality
  3. AAM has a modern look and feel that web users expect, has more functionality, and is highly intuitive and easy to use
  4. Implementation of AAM will set the stage for additional functionality to be released in the future that will further aid LCC users in managing their TUIDs

When will the Change Take Place?

  1. ITS is in the process of implementing the new AAM application this week
  2. Users will be able to go to the new AAM application starting on Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 8 am; an additional communication will be sent out (and posted in myLCC & D2L) with the link to the new AAM application when it is available

What You Need to Do?

  • When you receive the next communication containing the link to the AAM application (or see this posted in myLCC / D2L), please take 2 minutes and follow the link to the AAM application and set up your recovery method
    • Note
      • Your previous challenge questions will NOT be migrated over to the new AAM application
      • When you see the next communication containing the link to the AAM application, please follow this link and set up your recovery method
      • The AAM Recovery Method can ONLY be set when you know your TUID and Password; hence, it is important that you set this up now!


Please contact the LCC Help Desk at or 517-483-5221

Feedback on ITS Systems?

I always look forward to feedback on our systems from our users.  If you don’t have a question on AAM, but rather want to provide feedback on this, or any other IT system LCC provides, please send those comments to me at


Students participate in Students Collect for Detroit and other opportunities

Students Collect for Detroit

Students in LCC’s Introduction to Political Science (POLS 201) are taking on “Help Detroit” as their semester political project. Students selected this project as a way to provide direct support for city residents and mobilize political support in the state legislature for Detroit, now in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings.

Part of the project includes seeking donations from the LCC community of students and staff to help Detroit. POLS 201 students have identified these two organizations to provide direct support:

Alternatives for Girls, a non-profit agency that helps homeless and high-risk girls make positive choices and stay on the right track. Items needed include all hygiene products (full and travel size) and cash donations.

12th Precinct Neighborhood Watch, where community members mobilize to help keep their neighborhood safe. Items needed include flashlights and cash donations.

To help, please bring items to donate to Arts & Sciences Room 201, attention Professor Marc Thomas, no later than Friday, December 6. Contact him at with questions. 

Enrollment Report – November 22, 2013

Enrollment reports for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014.

If you are off campus or otherwise unable to access the files, you can produce the report in Argos, using “Daily Enrollment Counts with Prior Year Comparison – S1252”, in the Student / Counts & Statistics folder.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning at 517-483-5304.

Fall 2013:



Spring 2014:



Spring 2014 Compare by Start of Registration:


NBC Learn Trial Subscription: Your Feedback is Needed!


Trial access to NBC Learn is available to LCC students and employees now through 12/20/13. During the trial, check out NBC Learn and give us your feedback.

NBC Learn is a database from NBC News that provides historic film and video archives of more than 12,000 stories from the 1920s to current day. It also includes NBC News resources for Higher Education, current events, and original science videos. Watch a short video (3 minutes) for a quick introduction to NBC Learn.

If you have any questions on this trial please contact Fran Krempasky

Learn to Create Infographics at the November 20 Library Tech Snippet

Learn to Create Infographics
Want to make attractive infographics? Join us for the last Tech Snippet of fall semester and learn about—a free resource you can use to create infographics.

Wednesday, November 20
12 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room 224 TLC (Inside the Library)

About Library Tech Snippets
Increase your level of engagement with new technology and attend Library Tech Snippets, a series of brief demonstrations each focusing on a single interesting technology topic and each providing delicious cookies. Sessions are open to LCC employees.

Enrollment Report – 11/15/13

Enrollment report for Fall 2013.

If you are off campus or otherwise unable to access the files, you can produce the report in Argos, using “Daily Enrollment Counts with Prior Year Comparison – S1252”, in the Student / Counts & Statistics folder.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning at 517-483-5304.

Fall 2013:


Adopt an LCC Student for the Holidays

It is time to start thinking about sponsoring an LCC family for the holidays.

If you or your department would like to “adopt” an LCC student’s family, please inform the Women’s Resource/Returning Adult Program.

You may either shop for the family–we will get a wishlist from your adopted family–or provide store gift cards.

Students’ names will be chosen from a list of economically disadvantaged students managed by the WR/RAP  Please contact us at 483.1199 or

Women’s Resource/ Returning Adult Program  

Resignation of Randy Roy

Randy Roy has accepted a Controller’s position at a private college in Illinois and will be leaving his position as Controller at LCC as of November 30th.

In his seven and a half years at LCC, Randy has made a tremendous positive impact on the College and its business practices. Under his leadership, the Financial Services division has received the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” every year since 2009, and the “Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting in 2011 and 2012. Both awards are given by the Government Finance Officers Association.

 Megan Garrett will be Interim Controller until a search process is completed.

 We will miss Randy and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Don Wilske

Interim Chief Financial Officer
College Budget Director
Lansing Community College

No mail services on Veterans Day

In observance of Veteran’s Day holiday, the United States Postal Service will be closed MONDAY- November 11, 2013.

As a result, there will be no incoming mail from the Post Office. Mail Services will pickup mail from campus locations Monday as usual for processing. Vendor services from UPS and DHL (express mail, overnight) are still available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mail services at 483-1748.

Thank you,
Cynthia L Olivarez Rooker
Director, Materials Management
Lansing Community College-MC7133
cell: 517.331.2740