Monthly Archives: November 2015

Blanket the Neighborhood this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday to make fleece blankets for refugee families relocating to Lansing! Instructions on how to make the blankets, snacks, and lunch will be provided.

The blankets will be donated to St. Vincent Catholic Charities Refugee Services. In addition, a collection will be taken for household items, fleece fabric, and financial contributions.

Fleece donations and household items can be delivered to the LCC Student Life department in the Gannon Building, Room252.04 by Saturday, November 14.

  • Needed supplies include: bathroom/kitchen cleansers, brooms, mops, buckets, dish soap, dust pans, laundry detergent, paper towels, sponges, trash bags, wastebaskets, pillows, and alarm clocks.
  • Financial contributions may be made at edu/givenow.

WHEN:                 Saturday, November 14; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:               Gannon Commons

 For questions or more information, please contact Anne Heutsche at x1037. 

Workshop with Christine this Friday 11/13/2015

Please join Guided Pathways Project Coordinator Prof. Christine Conner this Friday, November 13, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in AOF 201B for an informal workshop on Guided Pathways. You may drop in for all or part of the session.

Guided Pathways is an Operation 100% major project.

In these hands-on workshops, you are invited to ask questions, share ideas and critiques, and bring documents started or in progress. Samples and resources will be shared at the workshops.

Possible Topics to cover: 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

We hope to see you at one or all of these workshops:

All “Workshops with Christine” will be held in AOF 201B.

Friday November 13, 2015               2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday November 20, 2015               2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Special Guest Dr. Karen Hicks, Director of Assessment)

Friday December 4, 2015                 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friday January 29,  2016                  2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Further Spring 2016 dates, TBA

REMINDER — GUIDED PATHWAYS due dates:

December 1, 2015: Program Outcomes [more information to come]

May 1, 2016: Program Maps

For questions about Guided Pathways, contact Prof. Christine Conner, Project Coordinator. conne4@lcc.edu

Japan Immersion 2016 – Information Session

Japan Immersion 2016 – Information Session
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – 4:00-5:00pm, GANNON BLDG – Room 115

Up to 10 LCC students are selected to complete an internship with the Biwako Kisen Steamship Company, Ltd., a Japanese company, during spring, summer or fall semester.

The experience includes a 4-credit unpaid internship on the Michigan Boat, where students serve as American cultural ambassadors, greeting Japanese tourists and school groups who ride the Boat.

Japan Immersion 2016_cropped pic

This internship is more than an internship,” said participant Elliot Welch. “It helped me see the world differently, explore a different culture, and work with Japanese and Americans every day to accomplish a common goal.

For more information, please contact:  Mieko Philips at philipm@lcc.edu

CAMPUS FOOD DRIVE!! Stars Helping Stars Student Food Pantry and Operation 100%

Update: Through our partnership with the LCC Foundation, we now have a space for financial giving to the LCC Stars Helping Stars Student Food Pantry: LCC.edu/givetopantry

Additionally, monetary donations can be dropped off at the LCC Foundation office.

http://www.lcc.edu/foundation/

The LCC Foundation has generously supported this project with $500.00 to get us started.

We move forward kicking off a campus partnership, which we hope to expand to include additional areas across campus, with a November food drive which will run from Tuesday November 10 to Wednesday November 25 (but of course, items are always welcome).

LCC Foundation, Support Specialist Laurie Bates and her team in Campus Resource for Student Support (see details below), West Campus, and Operation 100% are partnering to build our new Stars Helping Stars Food Pantry.

We are asking LCC employees to drop off any of the following listed non-perishable items to Stars Helping Stars Food Pantry, located at the Campus Resources desk in the StarZone in Gannon. Food can be dropped in the marked area near the Campus Resources desk between the hours of 8:00 and 5:00, Monday through Thursday and Friday 8:00 – 3:00. When you drop off items, be sure to pick up an Operation 100% lapel button as well (buttons are ordered and should be available the week of Nov. 16).

The Stars Helping Stars Student Food Pantry at Lansing Community College was invented by long time LCC employee Laurie Bates, Support Specialist, Campus Resource for Student Support and Jessica Gordon, Interim Director of Support Services. During Laurie’s time at LCC she has worked with thousands of students and seen a need among our students for help in challenging times. Additionally, a recent Chronicle article outlines the problem of student hunger at college campuses, stating: “Whether you’re at Columbia or you’re at a community college, there will always be people struggling to make ends meet” (Kolowich, 3 Nov. 2015). A recent NPR State of Opportunity article shares that Michigan leads the nation in the establishment of campus food banks (http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/michigan-leads-nation-fighting-hunger-campus).

On our campus, since the start of Fall 2015 semester, Laurie Bates and her team in the Student Support Department, including Carrie Gregg, Coordinator for Fostering Stars, and Lisa Haston, Interim Coordinator of Women’s Resource/Returning Adult Program, began the food pantry and have already served five students. Laurie has wanted to start this project for at least 10 years, and invested a great deal of her own personal time conducting the research to get this initiative off the ground. Operation 100% is pleased to partner with this team to further help strengthen and promote our LCC Stars Helping Stars student food pantry.

If you know of LCC students in need, simply refer them to the Campus Resource desk in the StarZone on campus where they can be assisted. Hours of operation are listed above.

Look for further updates in The Star and MyLCC.

LIST OF ITEMS WE WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE NOW

What we accept (in order of preference):

Please remember that many food items require added ingredients to complete. Chances are a student will not have the milk and butter to add to mac & cheese or the egg and milk for the pancake mix. Choose items that require no ingredients or only requires water as an added ingredient, whenever possible.

1. Protein-rich items (Canned meats, complete tuna fish packets, hearty soups, peanut butter, etc.)
2. Complete meals in non-perishable forms (microwavable meals, mac and cheese (deluxe), boxed complete meals, canned chili, stews)
3. Bags of dry beans
4. Breakfast items (Cereal, Pop Tarts, Oatmeal, breakfast bars, etc.)
5. Canned tomatoes & tomato sauce
6. Instant rice and pasta side dishes (require only water)
7.Instant potatoes (boxed)
8. Packages of dried fruit
9. Broth or stock (chicken, beef, vegetable)
10. Canned fruits and vegetables
11. Cans of juice (tomato, apple, etc.)
12. Dry Milk
13. Crackers
14. Peanut butter in plastic jars
15. Jelly/Jam in plastic jars
16. Small boxes of raisins
17. Hot Chocolate packets
18. Apple Sauce
19. Pudding cups
20. Jell-O (boxes)

 

Complete meal ideas:

Tuna Noodle Casserole (canned tuna, bag of noodles, Cream of Mushroom soups, and any other ingredients you prefer to make the casserole, such as peas)

Spaghetti Dinner (Pasta, large can of Spaghetti sauce, Parmesan cheese)

Pancake/Waffle mix (only needs water to make), syrup

 

Please– we do not accept:

Glass items

Homemade items

Perishable items

We also accept personal items, such as:

Disposable razors

Shaving cream

Toilet paper

Diapers

Disposable wipes

Tooth brushes

Tooth paste (we have a few of the travel size Crest)

Full size containers of the following (we have had many of the travel size already donated will take more if you have them):

Shampoo

Hair conditioner

Body lotion

Deodorant

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

Workshop with Christine this Friday 11/6/15

Please join Guided Pathways Project Coordinator Prof. Christine Conner this Friday, November 6, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in AOF 201B for an informal workshop on Guided Pathways. You may drop in for all or part of the session.

Guided Pathways is an Operation 100% major project.

In these hands-on workshops, you are invited to ask questions, share ideas and critiques, and bring documents started or in progress. Samples and resources will be shared at the workshops.

Possible Topics to cover: 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

We hope to see you at one or all of these workshops:

All “Workshops with Christine” will be held in AOF 201B.

Friday November 6, 2015                 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friday November 13, 2015               2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday November 20, 2015               2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Special Guest Dr. Karen Hicks, Director of Assessment)

Friday December 4, 2015                 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friday January 29,  2016                  2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Further Spring 2016 dates, TBA

REMINDER — GUIDED PATHWAYS due dates:

December 1, 2015: Program Outcomes [more information to come]

May 1, 2016: Program Maps

For questions about Guided Pathways, contact Prof. Christine Conner, Project Coordinator. conne4@lcc.edu

LCC Web Refresh Town Hall Session; November 18th, 10-11:30am

With the “Discovery Phase” of LCC’s Web Refresh initiative coming to its completion, the Web Refresh Town Hall session offers the LCC community an opportunity to hear what was learned in the discovery phase of this project.  During this meeting, iFactory will present an overview of the Web Refresh Strategy Report, information about strategic recommendations, and their redesign process. This is a chance for LCC faculty, staff, and students to learn about the project, ask questions, and voice concerns.

Web Refresh is an Operation 100% Major Project.

WEB REFRESH TOWN HALL SESSION
Date:  Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time:  10am-11:30am
Location:  LCC’s Downtown Campus – Board Room, Administration Building

Please join us.