Monthly Archives: April 2015

Engage Audiences by Using Polling Tools: April 15 Tech Snippet

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Engage Audiences by Using Polling Tools
Wednesday, April 15
12 – 12:15 p.m.
Room 224 TLC

Register for this session to learn about how to make presentations more interactive, and get immediate feedback using polling tools like Socrative and Poll Everywhere. Bring your own device or borrow one of ours!

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.

“Classroom to Career” community conversation April 29

In partnership with the Center for Michigan, Lansing Community College has volunteered to host a “Classroom to Career” community conversation that is open to students, employees, and community members.

During the conversation, participants will discuss ideas for improving advising in K-12 and higher education, college and career navigation, useful resources for career exploration, and more!

The data collected from this discussion will be shared with state leaders through a report produced by The Center for Michigan. The goal of the project is to ensure that policy discussions taking place in Lansing reflect the views of Michigan residents.

WHAT: “Classroom to Career” Community Conversation
WHEN: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

12:30 p.m. – FREE Lunch and networking

1 p.m. – Opening remarks from LCC President, Dr. Brent Knight
and Provost, Dr. Richard Prystowsky

1:10-2:30 p.m. – Classroom to Career conversation begins

WHERE: Lansing Community College West Campus rooms M119 and M120
RSVP: Space is limited. Please RSVP to Elaine Miles at by Monday, April 27.

For questions regarding the event, please contact Devon Bradley at To learn more about “Community Conversations” and the Center for Michigan, please visit

Fiscal Year End Events and Deadlines

Once again, year-end is quickly approaching which means a new schedule!  We believe we have taken everything into consideration to allow us a smooth year- end, while providing the service you need.

The cutoff for requisitions in FY15 is Friday, May 8, 2015.  Requisitions must be submitted and approved by the end of the day in order to be purchased in FY16.  Please note:  budget does not roll from one fiscal year to the next (except for capital projects).  If goods or services are ordered, but not received (Banner Receiver not processed) by 6/30/15, the cost will come out of FY16 budget.  If services or goods are received in FY15 they need to be processed and paid prior to the closing of FY15.  Any requisitions received after May 8th for goods and services not yet received, will need to be entered in FY16 beginning on July 1, 2015.

The LCC Card may be used between May 9th and July 1st.  Please keep in mind that transactions incurred towards the end of June, may not be received and posted until July. In addition, all LCC Card expenses must be reconciled & approved by 6/19/2014 to be in FY15.  (Card transactions not reconciled and approved by 6/19/14 will be FY16 transactions and applied against your FY16 budget).  If you have any questions, please call Megan Garrett at x1719.

The Calendar of Events (below) reflects “Due Date” requirements for Accounting and Purchasing to assist you in planning for the last phases of the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year.

Please help us to accomplish our goals by submitting your paperwork in a timely manner.  We will be providing four one-hour forums regarding this schedule to answer any of your questions.  The first forum will be held on Monday, April 13th at 10:00 am in WCP 225.  We would appreciate your sharing this information with others in your area that are involved in any of these processes. Should you have an emergency, please contact your divisional finance officer immediately to discuss alternatives.

Additional Fiscal Year End Forums:

Thursday, April 16th – 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm West Campus W168 – Please RSVP to or ext 1785 by April 15th

 Tuesday, April 21st – 10:00 am to 11:00 am LCC East Campus Room 110 – Please RSVP to or ext 1785 by April 20th

 Tuesday, April 28th – 10:00 am to 11:00 am WCP 225

Seleana Samuel                           Megan Garrett

Purchasing                              Accounting

X1790                                      x1719






  • All 2014-2015 requisitions must be completed, approved, and in Purchasing. If the requisition is not completed and approved by this date, it will need to be re-entered in 2015-16.




  • All PO’s will be completed, goods bought, except for items out for bid.
  • Last day for orders against Blanket Purchase Orders.
  • There should be no new orders on Blanket Purchase Orders from 6/1/15‑6/30/15.  The only PO’s created against Blanket Purchase Orders will be those for purchase authorized prior to 6/1/15 that were pending invoice amount for processing.
  • LCC Card transactions must be reconciled and approved. Transactions after this date must be posted in FY16.
  • Supervisors/LCC Card Approvers must approve all Expense Reports in their approval queue by the end of the day.  Expense Reports not approved by today will be processed for FY16.
  • Accounting will begin processing final LCC Card transactions today.



  • Accounts Payable cut-off — All invoices must be in Accounting.  Anything received after this date will be processed in FY16



Early LCC Open House April 9

Have you had a chance to see the Early LCC childcare program in action before?

This is your chance!

Early LCC serves children of LCC students and the community, ages 6 weeks – 6 years, is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and received a 5-Star Rating in the State of Michigan’s Great Start to Quality Tiered Quality Improvement Rating System.

Early LCC also serves as the Lab School for LCC students in the Child Development and Early Education program, as well as other academic programs that involve work with young children.

Open House Tours are available this Thursday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Employee Deadline April 8 RSVP for Commencement

Lansing Community College’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the campus of MSU.

FACULTY & ADMINISTRATORS: The deadline for you to RSVP for the 2015 Commencement is this Wednesday, April 8. Please let the support person for your area (listed below) know if you will attend so that your cap and gown may be ordered. Thank you!

Mary Ellen Laatsch, Academic Affairs:

Adrienne Jenkins, Information Technology Services:

Lisa Pearce, Financial Services:

Ava Towns, Student Affairs Division:

Terri Christian, Loretta Osborn, Health and Human Services Division:

Vicky Blaschka, Technical Careers Division:

Michelle Londo, Arts and Science Division:

Sherry Forrest, Human Resources:

Marti Burnett, Extended Learning and Professional Studies:

Amy Campbell, Administrative Services:

Margo Whalen, Finance, Administration & Advancement:

LaTonya Terry, Risk Management:

Heart of Student Success Grants Available

Lansing Community College is pleased to once again offer The Heart of Student Success grant funding for 2015.  This grant opportunity is designed to support and encourage applied research and creative approaches that promote student success and engagement.

Grants are available up to $5,000 per project (the overall grant amount is subject to FY16 budget approval).  All LCC faculty, staff, and Board of Trustee members are encouraged to apply.  The detailed grant guidelines and the application form are located in the Provost’s Office Public Workspace:  O:\Exec-Public\Provost-Office-Public\Heart of Student Success Grant-Public\2015 Heart of Student Success as well as in the MyLCC/Sharepoint/Interdivisional/Heart of Student Success subsite.

 Completed applications are due to the employee’s supervisor and the Provost’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Tech Careers is Hiring

For anyone interested in pursuing a career where he or she can share knowledge and skills with students in a dynamic and diverse learning environment, there will be an Informational Session starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the West Campus Auditorium, located at 5708 Cornerstone Drive in Lansing.

The event will feature comments from Matt Dunham, the Dean of Technical Careers, information from a Human Resource’s staff member on the application process, a brief presentation regarding understanding the online application process with an LCC Staff member, and brief comments from the various program faculty.  Following the presentations there will be an opportunity to meet with the faculty to learn more about the exciting things going on in their programs.