Monthly Archives: February 2015

LCC Employee Passwords Expiring

Colleagues,

In an effort to protect the College’s information assets, strong passwords are needed to prevent unauthorized access into College systems.  For the past several years, LCC employee passwords have not expired.  Due to recent audit findings and recommended best practices, we are going to expire LCC employee passwords every six months.

Starting in March through May of 2015, ITS will incrementally ask all employees to change their password in the Account Activation and Management System (AAM).  You can find it in myLCC, Profile tab, and select Change Password/Manage Account.  You will receive a daily expiration notice email 7 days before your password has expired.  Additionally, a notification box (see below) will appear in your myLCC.

If your password expires, you may reset your password by going to myLCC and selecting the ‘Forgot my Password’ option.  If you have not created a password recovery option (i.e., challenge questions or email confirmation), you will have to contact the LCC Help Desk at lcc1@lcc.edu or 517-483-5221 to reset your password.  You can establish a password recovery option to reset your password online by going to myLCC, Profile tab, and select Change Password/Manage Account.

The LCC password standard requires a minimum of 8 characters with at least three of the following:  one upper case, one lower case, one number, and one special character.  You should never share your password with anyone at any time — including over the phone or in an email.  In fact, the LCC Help Desk will never ask you for your password!

If you have trouble remembering your password, there are programs that allow you to store all passwords in a single password encrypted file.  The College recommends Keepass, a free password manager.  Please contact the Help Desk if you require assistance.

If you have any questions or need further info, please contact the LCC Help Desk at lcc1@lcc.edu or 517-483-5221.

Kevin Bubb

Chief Information Officer

 

Understanding Healthy Relationships Webinar Feb. 26

Led by peer advocates from Loveisrespect.org, this session will focus on understanding healthy relationships, the warning signs of dating abuse, and how to help someone who may be experiencing abuse. Peer advocates will also discuss what teens and young adults are experiencing based on their interactions with them through the phone, online chat and text.

Webinar: 3 p.m. to 4:30. Register at: http://svy.mk/1ESjsSu

Who Should Attend this webinar? Grantees from the following fields are encouraged to attend: adolescent pregnancy prevention, runaway and homeless youth, and domestic violence. Service providers from health, education, welfare and income supports programs, workforce, justice, military, housing, emergency management fields; healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood grantees; Federal and State employees; Stakeholders with an interest in addressing dating abuse and healthy relationships; and the general public.

UM/LCC Seminar Feb. 25

The U-M Wolverine Caucus joint luncheon forum with Lansing Community College begins at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 25, and will focus on Celebrating the Ways In Which Entrepreneurial Students in Michigan Enrich Our Lives and Aid Our Economy! 

The forum will be held in the Lansing Community College Administration Building Board Room.

The speakers will include:

Tom Donaldson, Regional Director of Michigan Small Business and Development Center, Lansing Community College;

Larry Molnar, Associate Director, and Steve Wilson, Program Manager, UM Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy (IRLEE);

Nancy Benovich Gilby, Director of the Entrepreneurship Program, UM School of Information;  and

Jeff Smith, Director of New Economy Division, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP).

The excellent discussion will be moderated by Ms. Sarah Hubbard, Principal of Acuitas, LLC.

Lunch will be served, and the event is free of charge and open to the public. Register for the forum by emailing veronicj@umich.edu, or by calling (517) 372-7801.

 

 

Outstanding Adult Learner Nomination Request

Lansing Community College is affiliated with the Capital Area Higher Education Network (CAHEN) which is a group of eleven colleges and universities who work collaboratively to promote life-long learning in the Lansing metropolitan area.

Each year CAHEN recognizes an Outstanding Adult Learner from each of the eleven colleges and universities.  Lansing Community College CAHEN representatives are asking LCC faculty members and advisors to nominate a student they believe stands out in their academic program.  CAHEN will select one student from each participating school to receive a certificate and prize award at a special ceremony to be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

This event will take place at Cooley Law School and will consist of networking time, a guest speaker and award presentations.  If the student you nominate is elected as a winner, you will be invited to attend the event and help us honor him or her on this special day.  All faculty members are invited and welcome to attend this event; however, we feel it is extremely important for the winner’s nominating faculty to be present.

Please consider nominating an outstanding adult learner that is in a current class or may have been in a previous class.  To nominate a student please email Cassie Little at littlc@lcc.edu with this information: student name, LCC programs/clubs/organizations involved in, any special awards/recognitions, any special circumstances or obstacles you believe the student has overcome. Please also include your written recommendation of why you feel this candidate should be considered for the award. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, February 24, 2015. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Cassie at 517-483-1253 or littlc@lcc.edu.  We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Cassie Little
High School Recruiter
Lansing Community College
(517) 483-1253
littlc@lcc.edu
www.lcc.edu/futurestars

Stem Cell Research Expert to Speak at LCC Library on February 19

A Conversation With Stem Cell Researcher Dr. Jose Cibelli

Thursday, February 19
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
3rd floor, Library, TLC Building

Grab a free copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and learn more about stem cell research and explore related ethical and philosophical viewpoints with Dr. Jose Cibelli, D.M.V, Ph.D.

Dr. Cibelli is a Professor of Animal Biotechnology at Michigan State University and head of the Cellular Reprogramming Laboratory in the Departments of Animal Science and Physiology at MSU. His research has been published in numerous journals including Science, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Medicine, Nature Methods, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), and Journal of the American Medical Society (JAMA). More information about Dr. Cibelli’s research and accomplishments can be found at: http://www.reprogramming.net/our-team/current-team/jose-cibelli-dvm-phd.

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403(b) Universal Availability Notification

403(b) Universal Availability Notification 

This notice is to inform you that as an employee of Lansing Community College, you are eligible to participate in the College-sponsored 403(b) retirement plan.

 Who is Eligible?

LCC’s 403(b) Plan allows for all full-time and part-time (non-student) employees to participate in the Plan. If you are currently not a contributing member and wish to become one, you must first open an account with one of the College’s approved Investment Service Providers. You may only select an Investment Service Provider that has been approved by LCC.

Who is an Approved Investment Service Provider?

Lincoln Financial, Waddell & Reed, and TIAA-CREF are all approved providers.  Information about each provider can be found at: http://www.lcc.edu/hr/tsa/fund_sponsors.aspx

 How do I Make My Salary Deferral Elections?

After opening an account with one of the Plan’s approved Investment Service Providers, you will need to complete a Salary Reduction Agreement. You may obtain this form on the HR Benefits website at http://www.lcc.edu/hr/tsa/.  By completing the salary reduction agreement, you are confirming that you have established the necessary accounts with your selected Investment Service Provider(s) to participate in the Plan. Your salary reduction agreement also confirms the proper amount of deferral you intend to have withheld from each paycheck.

How Much Can I Contribute?

You may contribute up to $18,000 to your 403(b) account in 2015 through salary deferrals.  Additional amounts may be deferred based on your age, years of service, or other factors.  Please consult with your selected Investment Service Provider for more information regarding contribution limits.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (517) 483-1870.