Monthly Archives: January 2015

Healthy Stars challenge

This year we have decided to amend the “Biggest Loser” weight loss challenge. We are replacing it with the “Healthy Stars” challenge. The emphasis will be on healthy lifestyle changes instead of solely focusing on the number of pounds lost. The kickoff event is Thursday, Jan. 29th. We’re looking forward to a healthy, informative & energetic challenge!

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9th Annual Backpack/Duffle Bag Drive

Our annual used backpack drive is happening now through March 1! Help Deaf children in third world countries to meet their basic school needs.

Drop off site: LCC’s Gannon Building, Room 131.

Make a Deaf child’s day by donating your gently used backpack or a large duffel bag. This event is sponsored by the LCC Sign Language Interpreter Program. Feel free to contact or call 483-1546 with any questions.

LCC — Behind the Scenes: “Who Am I?” Identity and Access in LCC IT Services

LCC – Behind the Scenes are sessions where LCC employees (and students for appropriate topics) all gather and hear a presentation on something that is going on at LCC that they may otherwise not be aware of.  This gives an opportunity to learn something new, ask questions of the presenter, and engage with other LCC constituents that you may otherwise not cross paths with.  So we encourage all of you to take a break and come on out, learn something about LCC, grow your LCC network, and have some fun!

Our next presentation will be by Zack Hoffmann from ITS, and this presentation is open to both students and employees!

Session:  January 26th in room TLC 127

Time:  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“Who am I?”: Identity and Access in LCC IT Services

From the time you arrive at LCC you receive a digital identity which grants you access to a variety of IT services from Banner to email to myLCC and beyond. This access depends upon a massive network with dozens of different pieces including people, policies, and servers. How does your information from the time of admission or hire get to Banner, to the cloud, and back, and what happens when one of those pieces breaks down?

To Register: 

LCC Employees:  Please register in the Learning Management System (LMS).  The link to the LMS is found in the Employee eToolbox on the Work Tab in myLCC.  Once in the LMS, please search for “Behind” in the search box in the upper right-hand corner of the page.  You will find, “LCC – Behind the Scenes” in the search results.  Click on this, and proceed with your registration.

LCC Students may just attend the session without registering.

P.S.  LCC Employees, please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend this session, as required.

Thank you,

Randall S Jobski, PMP  – Director – Enterprise Systems

Lansing Community College

Lansing MI  517-483-1760 (w)    517-582-5003 (c)

Presenters Sought for Michigan American Council on Education (MI-ACE) Women’s Network Annual Conference

We are seeking presenters for concurrent sessions for the Michigan American Council on Education (MI-ACE) Women’s Network annual conference. The conference will be held

June 8-9, 2015 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University. Hosted by Lansing Community College, this is an exciting and unique opportunity to connect with academic colleagues working to enhance, improve and evolve higher education.

This year’s theme is: Make a Difference: Leadership – Inclusion – Connections.

The Michigan ACE Women’s Network annual conference is designed by women in higher education for women in higher education, and for those who share their mission. Sessions will focus on professional development in an environment that values connection, inclusiveness, and developing leadership potential. Session topics will focus on the impact of women in academe today, including public policy issues and equity. Through this active collaboration, the MI-ACE Women’s Network strives to improve and enhance professional recognition and career advancement for women working in all of Michigan’s public and private colleges and universities.

The MI-ACE Women’s Network Public Policy Priorities for 2014-2016

  • Changing Demographics – Access and Opportunity in Higher Education
  • Funding for Programs and Issues that Impact Women and Girls
  • Cost and Funding Issues in Higher Education (involving both private & public resources)
  • Education about and Involvement in Public Policy Issues
  • Promotion/ Pay Equity/Support Issues
  • Proposals will be selected to ensure the conference program offers a comprehensive, noncommercial, objective, and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference themes. We encourage substantial audience discussion within sessions.

Deadline for submissions is February 13, 2015.

Applicants will be notified of proposal status by March 13, 2015. All concurrent sessions will be 60 minutes in length and take place on June 9, 2015.

 Presenters are responsible for registering for the conference, paying the conference registration fee, and securing and paying for travel and lodging. This is a requirement for all accepted sessions being listed in the program. Please plan and budget accordingly before submitting.

Please send your completed 2015 Call for Presenters Form below to Margie Clark, 2015 Conference Chair, at by February 13, 2015. If you have questions or would like to otherwise become involved with the MI-ACE Women’s Network, please visit or find us on Facebook.

Gannon Commons Eateries Announce Schedules

Below are the scheduled hours for Gannon Commons eateries in Spring Semester.

Grand Avenue Market (retail)

Monday – Thursday

7:00AM – 8:00PM

Friday    7:00AM – 2:00PM


Monday – Thursday

7:00AM – 7:00PM

Friday    10:00AM – 2:00PM


Monday – Thursday

7:00AM –7:00PM

Friday    Closed

Grand Avenue Market (Café – EVO Grill)

Monday – Thursday

10:30AM –7:00PM

Friday    Closed

Pizza Hut

Monday – Thursday

10:30AM –7:00PM

Friday    Closed

Register for Campus-Wide Discussions (Lunch provided)

More than a year ago, we embarked on an ambitious plan – with achievable goals – to position Lansing Community College for success into the future.

This was a critical undertaking. The dramatically shifting landscape of higher education – increasing calls for accountability, new regulations, competition, the increasing need for post-secondary credentials in our labor markets, and the increase in non-traditional students – all present opportunities for Lansing Community College to improve service to our students and simultaneously strengthen our regional economy.

As a member of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the accrediting body for LCC, the College is involved in the HLC’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) as a means of continuous improvement and accreditation. The College planned a framework of improvement which is laid out in the Strategic Plan, 2013-16. Over the last 18 months, many of you have spent time accomplishing many of the strategies in the plan.

In the course of working on the strategies, the College surveyed faculty and staff to discover areas where we might make improvements. The survey, conducted by the Higher Education Survey of Employee Engagement (HESEE) will help the College create a roadmap of those areas needing the most attention.

As we all work to continue our progress, we will soon begin discussing and developing a student success initiative, Achieving Excellence in Student Learning and Success at Lansing Community College, referred to as “Operation 100%,” an inspiring vision to focus the College on supporting our students.

Shortly after Spring semester begins, we will host a series of campus-wide discussions on these important and – I believe – exciting topics that will continue to make LCC A College Like No Other.

Our campus-wide discussions will take place in the Health & Human Services building, Room 005. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., immediately followed by facilitated discussions and working sessions that will conclude by 2 p.m. We encourage your involvement and participation. The dates and topics are as follows:

  • Friday, February 6   – Strategic Plan Status Update and Operation 100%
  • Friday, February 13 – Operation 100% and Climate Survey Results
  • Friday, February 20 – Operation 100% and Data Informed Decision-making
  • Friday, February 27 – Strategic Plan Projects Years 2 and 3

So that we may accommodate all who wish to attend, please RSVP to, by the Tuesday prior to each session.

January issue of Student Health 101

The January issue of Student Health 101, LCC’s interactive health newsletter, is now available. Here is the link to the newsletter: . Please pass this link on to students and encourage them to access it. Feel free to incorporate it into D2L, class discussion & activities, assignments, etc.

There will be a new issue every month. This link will update each month to the newest edition.

We hope you and all the students are able to enjoy it!

You’re Invited!

Insuring Mi Future Reception & Networking Event

Insurance jobs are stable, rewarding and growing in Michigan.  As a partner in the effort to attract young people to an industry with varied, high-paying jobs, we hope that you will join us at the first Insuring MI Future Reception & Networking Event to hear about the innovative insurance education programs in our state.  There will be networking opportunities to interact with representatives from Olivet College, Ferris State University, county ISDs, high schools and insurance carriers involved in the high school insurance program.

4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 20, Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, 1141 Centennial Way, Lansing, MI.

Questions or to RSVP: contact: Lori Conarton, or 517-371-2880