Monthly Archives: September 2014

2014 Clery Annual Security Report

2014 Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Annual Information

Annual Security Report

Lansing Community College is committed to assisting all members of the LCC community in providing for their safety and security. The Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAAPP) information is available at In addition, a copy of the updated Annual Security Report (ASR) is available at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the DAAPP and/or ASR, stop by the LCC Police Department located in the Gannon Building.

Kick-off One Book #OneLCC on Tuesday, September 23

One Book #OneLCC is a shared community reading experience that encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage in special events, discussions, and college-wide conversations surrounding a thought provoking common read. Our 2014-2015 title selection is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Help us kick-off the first ever LCC community read on Tuesday, September 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at various locations across campus:

The Library, 2nd floor, Technology and Learning Center Building
Grab a light snack and learn more about the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, why Rebecca Skloot wrote the book, and explore visual representations of HeLa cells.

The Centre for Engaged Inclusion, StarZone, Gannon Building
Learn more about Henrietta Lacks and issues of diversity, race, and ethics surrounding the themes of the book.

Science Innovation Center, Rm 402, Arts and Sciences Building
Join esteemed cell culture research and history expert Dr. James Trosko, Science Department faculty, and students in exploring the science of cell culture and human cells. View live cell cultures, historical slides, and even your own cells under a microscope!

While supplies last, LCC students can pick up a free copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks at any kick-off location.

For more information visit


LCC Multicultural Committee Welcome Receptions

LCC Multicultural Committee will host 10 receptions on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00pm beginning August 27, 2014 in the new Centre for Engaged Inclusion (located in the Gannon Building).  Please join us for refreshments on any of the following dates:

  1. Multicultural Committee – Wednesday, August 27 (hosted by Anne Heutsche)
  2. International Students – Wednesday, September 3 (hosted by Sharon Letson)
  3. Black History Month – Wednesday, September 10 (hosted by Robin Moore)
  4. LUCERO/Hispanic Heritage Month – Wednesday, September 17 (hosted by Felipe Lopez Sustaita)
  5. Women’s History Month – Wednesday, September 24 (hosted by Lisa Haston)
  6. LGBT – Wednesday, October 1 (hosted by Frank Vaca)
  7. Student Access – Wednesday, October 8 (hosted by Jessica Gordon)
  8. Native American – Wednesday, October 15 (hosted by Eva Menefee)
  9. Chinese – Wednesday, October 22 (hosted by Julie Jiang)
  10. Limited English Proficiency – Wednesday, October 29 (hosted by Yvonne Creamer)


Anne Heutsche, Chair       

Multicultural Committee

Elva Revilla, Associate Vice President

External Affairs and Development

For questions contact Geneva Hawthorne at or x1475.

LCC Staff & Faculty get a “Stars Move” shirt for completing Health Risk Appraisal (HRA)

Are you interested in a FREE “Stars Move” shirt? Choosing Health! is offering a free “ Stars Move” shirt to the first 500 faculty and staff that complete a Health Risk Appraisal (HRA)!

LCC is offering faculty, staff, and students the ability to do a comprehensive appraisal of your current health risks through the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center. This is completely confidential. To complete the HRA, please follow the steps below. 

  1. To complete the Health Risk Appraisal (HRA):
    • Log on to
    • In the search field, type “Employee Wellness” and enter
    • Click on Employee Wellness link
    • Click on Health Risk Appraisals tab on the left side of the page
  2. Once you’re on the Health Risk Appraisal page, click on the link:
    • Click “Begin”
    • When you are in the site, type in a user name (any combination of letters and/or numbers up to 10 characters
    • Keep a record of your user name so you can access your account in the future. This will allow you to compare your baseline results with future results. By creating and entering a user name of your preference, LCC can not access any of your personal data, which means your results and information are completely confidential.
  3. For the group password, type in “WellnessLCC”.  If you have problems, please email the Helpline for Web HRA’s at
  4. You will be asked to type in an individual HRA password of your choice which will allow you to return to your completed HRA at a future date.  Please record this password as it is your only way of re-opening your appraisal.  If you forget your individual HRA password you can request an automated reminder by email on the website.
  5. Fill out all the questions in the Health Risk Appraisal as honestly and accurately as you can. The more specific and honest your answers are, the more accurate your profile will be. This information is strictly confidential; you will be the only one to see the results of the profile.
  6. Print your Health Risk Appraisal Profile for your reference.
  7. Once you have completed the HRA, email Amy Stoakes at or Mari Croze at to let them know that you’ve completed it and what shirt size you want (all shirts are men’s sizes).

Faculty Input Needed – Course and Faculty Evaluations

The Center for Data Science (CDS) is reviewing the process for course and faculty evaluations. Our current evaluation process uses IDEA with some courses being evaluated online, but the majority of courses are being evaluated in the classroom with a paper form. CDS would like to explore the option of moving the evaluation process to a completely online environment.

A representative from IDEA will be visiting LCC Main Campus to demonstrate a new online tool called Campus Labs, which gives faculty access to the diagnostic form and associated reports in an updated and dynamic format enhanced for the web.

What: IDEA Campus Lab Demonstration and Faculty Q & A

When: September 26, 2014, 10 am – 11.30 am

Where: Washington Court Place, First Floor, Room 133

Why: Faculty should be involved in course and faculty evaluation decisions!

Seating is limited. Please register by emailing Dana Martinez at or calling 517-483-5304.

Thank you!

The Center for Data Science

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 14

The Lansing Community College Kinesiology Club invites colleagues to join in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s Event, which begins at noon, on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the State Capital

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a family-friendly 5K walk and the cost is only $10 for each team.

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease of the brain that is characterized by impaired memory and eventually the deterioration of one’s reasoning, perception, and language skills. The “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” is the largest event sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Disease Association to raise awareness of this tragic disease.

The funds raised during this event fuel the association’s initiatives of providing care, support, and research to those who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, this event brings much-needed attention, education, and awareness to the community about the resources, programs, and support groups that are available at local chapters.

This is the second year that the LCC Kinesiology Club has formed a team and has encouraged active participation in support of this event. Last year, the team raised $200 for this cause.

Additional donations are always appreciated. Contact Ivy Tagger to register for this event or if you have any questions. Call Ivy at (517) 488-3318, or email her at:

Register to vote at LCC and JC on Sept. 17 in honor of U.S. Constitution Day

Lansing Community College and Jackson College have teamed up to register voters for the 2014 election. This effort is part of U.S. Constitution Day, Thursday, Sept. 17.

At LCC, students and community members may register to vote between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope will help register prospective voters at LCC with stations in front of the Arts and Sciences Building and in the lobby of Gannon Building, on main campus.

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must be at least 18 years old by Election Day, a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register, and a U.S. Citizen. The deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 4 general election is on Oct. 6.

U.S. Constitution Day was established by Congress to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Several constitutional provisions – including the 14th Amendment guaranteeing equal protection under the law, the 15th Amendment guaranteeing the right of former male slaves to vote, and the 19th Amendment guaranteeing the right of women to vote – address the right to vote.

Contact Professor Marc Thomas at LCC at 517-483-1912 or Professor Shirin Kambin Timms at JC at 517-796-8646 for more information.