Monthly Archives: October 2015

Shop the Big Book Bash and Support LCC Students

About the Big Book Bash
The Library’s annual used materials sale, the Big Book Bash, includes items donated by LCC Employees and discards from the Library collection. Proceeds are added to the Library Program Fund, which supports students through innovative and enhanced Library services.

Friday, November 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | LCC Library

Attend the Big Book Bash Pre-sale, to connect with fellow colleagues and students, and for the best selection of this year’s sale items. Current LCC employees and students can reserve a free ticket to this event.

Public Sale
Can’t make it to the pre-sale? Check out the public sale November 7-11 during regular Library hours.

Thank You!
The success of the Big Book Bash hinges on the thousands of donated books, movies, music, games, and software we receive each year from LCC employees, and we can’t thank you enough for your continued support.

Still looking to donate items? We accept donations year round. Call us at 517-483-1647 by October 30, 2015 at 4 p.m. to take advantage of our main campus donation pick-up service.

Visit the Big Book Bash webpage for more information.

Game Night November 5!

Head to West Campus on November 5 for  a video game night from 6-9 p.m. in room 216! Enjoy free pizza and pop while playing “Rocket League” on Playstation 4 and Steam. For more information, please contact Aaron Mundale at (517) 483-9663.

October is Dating and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Here are the facts:

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men over the age of 18 in the U.S. will be affected by relationship violence in their lifetimes.
  • Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost triple the national average.
  • Nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.
  • One in six (16%) college women has been sexually abused in a dating relationship.
  • 1 in 3 teens has experienced some form of abuse in a dating relationship, and nearly half of dating college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating relationships.
  • Domestic violence and dating abuse don’t discriminate; abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation or religion.

So chances are, if you have not experienced abuse in your own relationships, someone you know has. No one deserves to be abused, ever, for any reason. That’s why it’s important for all of us to get involved, raise awareness and speak out in support of victims and survivors!

What can you do this month – and in your daily life – to help end dating and domestic violence and support survivors? Here are a few ideas:

Free, confidential support is available.  There is help.  There is hope.  Contact:

Counseling, 517-483-1924, Campus Resource, Starzone Gannon Building,

Women’s Resource/Returning Adult Program, 517-4873-1199, Campus Resources, Starzone, Gannon Building,

Title IX Office, Office of Compliance,  (517) 483-1261, 133 Gannon Building,

Information Technology Student Alliance (ITSA) NEW Monthly Newsletter!

ITSA is proud to sponsor a CIT event for Cyber Security Month:  Securing Our World:  Today and Beyond 

This event will take place on October 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at  West Campus.  Please see for more details!

We’re also happy to announce that we’ve just started a monthly newsletter!  We would love your input, and hope to make this newsletter something that students, faculty and the business community can use to create stronger connections.

You can view a pdf copy of the newsletter at our website:!newsletter

You’re Invited: Veterans Memorial Induction Ceremony

Please join us for the sixth annual Veterans Memorial Induction Ceremony, where we will induct three Veterans into the LCC Veterans Memorial while honoring all local men and women who have served in the armed forces.

When: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Noon
Where: Health & Human Services Building – Fred Abood Rotunda, LCC Downtown Campus

A light lunch reception will take place immediately following the ceremony.

Please RSVP at this link: or by calling 517.483.1655

A National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Event: Securing Our World

Join us on Tuesday October, 27 at LCC’s West Campus to hear two keynote speakers about cybersecurity issues. Hear from Mike Hanley, who began his education at LCC and has an impressive career in cybersecurity, currently at Duo Labs. Also hear from Brigadier General Stone from the Michigan National Guard. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts and network with our speakers and attendees. This event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information please visit

Program Manager – Research & Development at Duo Labs

Mike Hanley is the Program Manager for R&D at Duo Labs, the advanced security research and analysis team at Duo Security. Prior to joining Duo, Mike was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at CERT/CC, where he conducted applied R&D on a variety of cyber issues in support of the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. Mike also previously taught graduate information security courses as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University.  He has a MS in Information Security Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an undergraduate degree in Economics at Michigan State University.  He began his education at Lansing Community College.

Assistant Adjutant General – Installations, Michigan National Guard

Brigadier General Michael A. Stone is the Assistant Adjutant General for Installations

Michigan Army National Guard and serves as Michigan’s Dual Status Commander for domestic response situations. He is responsible for Army armories and installations, strategic level cyber, Selective Service, the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy and National Guard employment initiatives.

General Stone was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1989, designated as the Distinguished Military Graduate, through the University of Detroit Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, cum laude, from the University of Detroit, where he attended on a full academic scholarship. He also possesses a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University School of Law) as well as a Master of Science, Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. He previously commanded the 1776th Military Police Company in Taylor, Michigan, the 1-182nd Field Artillery Battalion in Detroit, Michigan, and he recently served as the Deputy Brigade Commander of the 177th Military Police Brigade in Taylor, Michigan. General Stone has deployed three times as a member of the National Guard; serving as a Military Police Officer in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, in support of Operation Joint Endeavor and most recently in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Brought to you by the Computer Information Technologies (CIT) program and ITSA (Information Technology Student Alliance)

Questions? Please contact:

Sarah Linz

ePathways Coach


Advisor, ITSA




Engage in “Conversation With Christine,” October 23rd.


Please join Guided Pathways Project Coordinator, Professor Christine Conner this Friday, October 23, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in A&S 229 for an informal conversation on our Guided Pathways work.

Possible Topics to discuss:

  • Articulating and Implementing Career Communities
  • Evaluating Programs of Study (transfer/[local]employ-ability)
  • “Stackable” Certificates and Degrees
  • Integrated Learning and General Education
  • Values (AAC&U)
  • Predictable Scheduling
  • Further Development of Program Outcomes
  • Integrating Essential Learning Outcomes
  • Creating Program Maps

Refreshments will be served.

Free Self-Defense for Women Class

This free self-defense class brings women together in an effort to prevent victimization and increase awareness of protection strategies.  This class was designed to increase confidence, reduce fear, and will examine simple and effective techniques that can be adapted into the life experience of any woman.  Women of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels are welcome.  Friends and family members are invited to join the class with as well. Daughters or granddaughters should be at least 10 years old and must be accompanied by a female parent and/or guardian.

When: Saturday, October 24, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (lunch on your own 11:30-12:15 p.m.)

Where: Downtown Campus Gym

Instructors:  Rodney Bahl (LCC PD), Kristy Rodgers (LCC PD), Leanne Lafay (Physical Plant)

Reservations:  Please contact Rodney Bahl at 517-483-1825 or at or Kristy Rodgers at to reserve your spot.

 ******Class is limited to 25 students******