Monthly Archives: January 2015


The Lansing Community College Board of Trustees approved significant changes to the three policies listed below:

Drug Free Workplace

Located on LCC’s website:

Standards of Conduct

Located on LCC’s website:

Acceptable Use

Located on LCC’s website:


These polices are now active.  Please click the links above to review the policies.  If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact Human Resources at x1870.

Thank you.


Intermittent Server Down Time

In order to remediate the newly introduced GHOST server vulnerability, LCC ITS will apply software updates to servers on Friday, January 30, 2015, between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Users may notice intermittent down times for critical LCC services (myLCC, Banner, etc.) as ITS reboots the systems.

If you have concerns about the proposed downtime or have questions, please contact the ITS Director of Information Security, Paul Schwartz,  at x5264,, or the LCC Help Desk at x5221,,

Thank you for your patience and for allowing us to schedule this maintenance that will keep LCC systems secure.

Discover Online Tools for Better Writing: February 4th Tech Snippet

Learn how to improve your professional and personal writing with tools like Visual Thesaurus, Hemingway, and Poetica at the next Library Tech Snippet:

Online Tools for Better Writing
February 4
12-12:15 p.m.
224 TLC, inside the Library


About Library Tech Snippets
Increase your level of engagement with new technology and attend Library Tech Snippets. Each Tech Snippet provides a brief demonstration of a single interesting technology topic or tool. Sessions require registration and are open to all LCC employees.

2015 IRS Standard Mileage Rate

As of January 1, 2015, the mileage rate established by the Federal Government has increased to 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven.

Please contact Accounts Payable at 483-1722 if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Megan L. Garrett

Assistant Controller

Lansing Community College

Financial Services Division, WCP 285


517-483-9876  fax


Changes coming to the Concur website

Starting January 31, 2015 at 3:01am EST, there will be a redesigned user interface that you will see when you log into Concur.  The application has been modernized with a dashboard design with grouping of like functions and tasks together which should improve navigation on the website. The functionality remains the same.

The online training will be updated within the upcoming weeks to reflect the new view of Concur.  Financial Services will be offering a monthly face-to face Concur refresher session for those employees who have already taken the online Concur training, but have questions on specific items in their expense report.  These monthly sessions will take the place of the Concur walk-in Friday sessions.

Our first Concur refresher session will take place on February 11, 2015 from 9am-11am.  Please RSVP to Linda Hall,, as there will be limited seating available.  The room assignment will be forwarded to those who RSVP.  Only those employees who have already taken the online training will be able to attend the refresher sessions.  Only employees who are charged with purchasing or traveling on behalf of the College should have access to Concur.











Thank you.

Megan L. Garrett

Assistant Controller

Lansing Community College

Financial Services Division, WCP 285


517-483-9876  fax


State of the City Coming Thursday

Please join Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero for his 10th State of the City Address on Thursday, January 29 in the Gannon Commons. The event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited.

  • 5:30 p.m. – Doors Open
  • 7 p.m. SHARP – Mayor’s Address and Live Broadcast

You can find additional information, such as parking, here:


* IMPORTANT NOTICE* Lower Gannon Commons Closed Wednesday and Thursday

The Gannon Commons lower level seating area will be CLOSED all day on Wednesday, January 28 and Thursday, January 29 for event preparation.

Student seating is available in Gannon 244, 184, 185 and the 3rd floor lobby from 7:00am to 10:00pm on both days.

All food vendors will operate under regular posted hours until Thursday, January 29 at 3 p.m. At that time, the first floor vendors will close for the special event and resume regular posted hours on Friday, January 30.

Einstein Bros Bagels will close Thursday at 5 p.m. and resume regular posted hours on Friday.

Brown Bag to discuss drug and alcohol addiction

As a part of National Drugs Facts Week January 26 – February 1st, Campus Compliance Committee (Title IX) in conjunction with Counseling Support Services is sponsoring, “KNOWING THE FACTS ABOUT DRUGS & ALCOHOL”, PREVENTS ADDICTIONS.  Mark your calendar now for Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. HHS 006 to attend!

Bring your brown bag and or your class to learn from Todd Bradley, CEO Life SHIFT, professional interventionist, trainer, motivational speaker and much more.  He’s also affiliated with MSU’s Talent Management-Organization Development HR Services.

This presentation promises to be insightful and relative to Lansing Community College, with an opportunity to ask questions.  Please encourage students, faculty and staff to attend.  Instructors may want to give extra credit for attending the seminar.  Staff will be on duty for signatures from a committee member.  Thanks for your assistance in promoting and attending this event.   Please share with your listserv of staff and students as appropriate.

Kick Off Spring One Book One LCC Events on January 27

Stop in to the Library to kick off spring 2015 One Book One LCC events:

Tuesday, January 27
12:30-2 p.m.
3rd floor, Library, TLC Building

Grab a light snack and learn more about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, why Rebecca Skloot wrote the book, explore visual representations of HeLa cells, and pick up a free copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks while supplies last.

We also invite you to welcome cell culture research and history expert Dr. James Trosko and participate in an engaging discussion exploring the “then and now” of human medical research and the use of human cells for cancer research; and the constant tension between human rights, ethics, and the need for human specimens in human medical research.

Dr. Trosko, Professor Emeritus at MSU, has over 50 years of experience using cell culture to understand the etiology of cancer and chemical damage to cells, as well as figuring out basic mechanisms inherent with normal cells. He created the term “epigenetic toxicology” and performed research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, MSU College of Human Medicine, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, and was of Chief of Research at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima, Japan. Read a summary of Dr. Trosko’s research biography on the MSU website.

For more information visit or contact Victoria Meadows at 517-483-1648.

About One Book One LCC
One Book One LCC 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.

One Book One LCC Spring Kickoff