Monthly Archives: June 2015

Common Ground Parking Changes

The Common Ground Music Festival is about to begin! The festival runs July 7-12 at Adado Riverfront Park, and the street closures begin on July 1. This year, Common Ground will manage parking in several LCC lots on the Downtown Campus after 4pm Tuesday-Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday. Administrative Services will strive to make a minimal impact on parking for students, staff, and faculty.



  • Grand Avenue will be closed between Saginaw St. and Shiawassee St. beginning the morning of July 1 until July 15. The Gannon Ramp is accessible off of Saginaw St. requiring a right turn from Saginaw St. onto Grand Ave. (southbound, wrong way).
  • Shiawassee Street will have the westbound lane between Cedar St. and Grand Ave. (the bridge) closed from July 1 to July 15. The eastbound lane will be open to allow access to Cedar St.
  • Detours will be posted along traffic areas.



Common Ground will be utilizing Parking Lot H. Aside from Lot H, all other employee lots will be unaffected. As a reminder, employees are not to park in the Gannon Ramp Monday-Thursday during this summer semester due to Level 3 construction.



ADA Accessible parking is available in the Gannon Parking Ramp. Students, staff, and faculty will need to show a StarCard or employee parking permit, and a valid ADA Accessibility/Disability license plate or parking placard.

Gannon Ramp – Level 1

Gannon Ramp – Level 2

4 Designated Accessible Parking Spaces

11 Designated Accessible Parking Spaces


Thank you for your patience at this time. For questions, comments, or concerns please Cynthia Rooker at (517) 483-9701 or


26th Annual LCC Foundation Scholarship Golf Outing July 16

The 26th Annual LCC Foundation Student  Scholarship Golf Outing is ready to swing! Are you? Proceeds from this event fund student scholarships, making the golf outing one of the major community services fundraisers for LCC. LCC has planned an exciting and fun-filled day with prizes, games, and a variety of sponsorship opportunities. The registration deadline is July 7, 2015.

Purchase tickets here:

Phishing Game – How smart are you?

Did you know that 91 percent of all hacking attacks begin with a phishing email?  Fraudsters send fake emails or set up fake web sites that mimic LCC’s sign-in pages (or the sign-in pages of other trusted companies, such as eBay or PayPal) to trick you into disclosing your user name and password. This practice is sometimes referred to as “phishing” — a play on the word “fishing” — because the fraudster is fishing for your private account information.  Other fraudsters are trying to get you to visit malicious web sites or open a malware-infected attachments.

Once they gain access, they can use your personal information to commit identity theft, charge your credit cards, empty your bank accounts, read your email, and lock you out of your online account by changing your password.  They will take control of your computer and scan the network, join a bot net, or sit and listen for your keyboard activity…passwords, bank account details, and credit card numbers.

Last week, several LCC employees received the following email…how many ‘red flags’ or suspicious items can you spot?

From: Sharon McPherson []Sent: Friday, June 12, 2015 9:42 AM
Subject: My Resume

Good day.

I witnessed your website today Fri, 12 Jun 2015 and found it very interesting.  I was praying there was any possibility of employment, just to prove my competence.

As you will see in my CV, I am very qualified and have a very broad experience in this line of employment. I am confident it will be worth your time reviewing it, and I am even more positive you will find me very appropriate in your business. Please see my attached CV.
I’m very much looking forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Sharon McPherson

Did you find 6 red flags?  Let me explain:

  • Unfamiliar sender from an unsolicited email
  • Sender asks multiple times for you to open the attachment
  • If you are not in HR, or work with resumes, then the email was sent to the wrong person
  • Poor grammar…’witnessed your website’
  • Email is from a ‘free’ email account (,,, etc.)
  • No contact information in the email

If you had opened the email’s word attachment, and then enabled the marcos (which we did in a controlled environment), the document would appear to be a bunch of scrambled characters.  However, the malware would have immediately installed itself on your computer, started tracking your activity, and contacted a server in Bosnia with its’ status and ability to exfiltrate information.

I need all LCC staff and students to stay vigilant for this type of activity.  If you receive emails from an unknown sender and/or appear suspicious, please send them to the help desk ( and we will double check them for validity (and we’ll do it very quickly!).

If you have any questions or need further info, please contact the LCC ITS division, Director of Information Security, Mr Paul H. Schwartz,

Program Openings at Early LCC

The Early Learning Children’s Community currently has limited openings available in the school age SCAMP program from June 15 – August 11 for children ages 5-8 years old. This program runs Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and includes meals and field trips. Cost is $170/week. Space is limited.

The Early Learning Children’s Community also has full-time childcare openings in the Toddler program for children who are approximately 16-30 months of age.

For more information please call (517)483.1100 or visit

Test Anxiety Workshop

“Conquering Your Text Anxiety=SUCCESS” Workshop
June 25, 2015
4:30 – 5:30pm
Gain tools which improve test-taking readiness and decrease test anxiety for the purpose of enhancing your academic performance.
Presented by Pam Davis, M.A., L.P.C.
Counseling Services
Support Services Department
Student Affairs Division

Please contact LCC Support Services for more information:

Laurie Bates
Support Specialist Support Services Dept. &
Women’s Resource/Returning Adult Program

LGBT Employee Alliance Meeting

A small group of LCC LGBT and straight ally employees have met since last December to begin planning for an LGBT faculty and staff group, which was initiated as a result of LCC’s diversity planning. Participants have included Patti Ayers, Jeanne Donado, James Ferguson, Anne Heutsche, Dan McKean, Michael Nealon, and Daniel Thurman, as well as others who participated in early meetings. From those initial meetings, the group has adopted a new name—LCC Prism Alliance.

The mission of the Alliance is to educate, support, and empower Lansing Community College faculty and staff to establish and maintain a safe and inclusive environment in which all individuals may lead their lives openly and authentically.

The Alliance is inviting interested faculty and staff to join them as they begin planning a Safe Space training initiative, with the goal of creating designated LGBT safe spaces across campus where anti-LGBT violence, harassment, or hate speech are not tolerated. Safe Space is a nationally recognized program supported in many public school systems, colleges, and universities.

If you are one of those people, please come to the Alliance’s first open membership meeting on June 23, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in GB 244. 

  • Come for all or part of the meeting.
  • Lunch will be provided!

Please RSVP by June 23. If you would like to connect with us, but can’t make it to this meeting, please contact Jeanne Donado ( or Daniel Thurman (

Info Session: Siena Heights Grad Program


There is an upcoming Lunch and Learn informational session that will be held at Lansing Community College. Here are the details:

Thursday, June 25

  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Gannon Building room 244

NOTE TO LCC FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: Siena Heights offers LCC full-time employees a 20 percent tuition discount to master’s degree students (must be employed at least one year by LCC to be eligible).

Anyone interested in learning about the Siena Heights University Graduate College is invited to attend.

For more information, please contact 877-438-1596 or

Grand Avenue Closure

Grand Avenue (between Saginaw and Shiawassee) will be closed on Friday, June 5, starting at 8 a.m.  for the Lansing BWL Chili Cook-off. All lanes on Grand Avenue will re-open on Saturday, June 6.

Parking Lots B and C (located off of Schoolcraft) will be accessible off of Saginaw Street, requiring a right turn from Saginaw St. onto Grand Avenue (south bound).

Questions? Please contact Administrative Services at x1835.