Monthly Archives: January 2016

Black History Month 2016 – Upcoming Events

Lady Sings the Blues
Sunday, January 31
4 p.m. | Dart Auditorium

One Book #OneLCC Book Discussions
Tuesday, February 2 & Wednesday, February 3
12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. | The Centre for Engaged Inclusion (GB 252.04)
Lunch is provided with pre-registration and seating is limited.

11th Annual Community Health Fair
Wednesday, February 3
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Gannon 3rd Floor Lobby

Click here for Black History Month Events and details.

Grammy-Nominee Betty Joplin Performs at LCC on Jan. 31

Don’t miss a special free concert this Sunday to celebrate Black History Month featuring Grammy-nominee Betty Joplin and the LCC Faculty Jazz Quartet. The concert begins at 4 p.m. in Dart Auditorium.

Betty Joplin’s career as singer and pianist has taken her around the world: she toured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra under Mercer Ellington, performed with Arthur Prysock, and has been compared to Aretha Franklin, who herself requested Betty to perform more than once. Betty started singing in church when she was seven; some years later her soulful jazz stylings earned her a Grammy nomination for “This Guy’s In Love With You.” Last year, she was honored with a tribute from the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan and was a Lansing JazzFest favorite. A mid-Michigan resident, she performed in downtown Lansing at The Garage jazz and blues club for many years, and has released two CDs: “Blinded by Love” and “Visions of The Moment.”

The Faculty Jazz Quartet includes LCC professors Dennis Therrian (piano), Jon Gewirtz (saxophone), Mike Daniels (drums), and sitting in on bass, special guest Terry Newman, himself a teacher (Flint School of Performing Arts) who tours and is a regular on the Latin music scene. The Quartet, formed in 2007, performs at LCC and throughout the community. Their first CD, “No Vacancy,” was released in 2011.

Safety in the Palm of Your Hands

LCC is taking a proactive approach to safeguarding individuals on campus with Rave Guardian – a mobile app for LCC students and employees. The app provides an opportunity to support users who are in need of immediate assistance by enhancing safety on LCC’s Downtown and West campuses through real-time interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family, and LCC Police and Public Safety.

Rave Guardian App Features

  • Panic Button –Direct immediate connection to Campus Safety with GPS location and personal profile information.
  • Tip Texting –Enables anonymous, two-way, crime tip reporting through text and images.
  • Personal Guardians & Safety Timer –Students can identify Campus Safety, friends, roommates, and family as “Guardians” when setting their Rave Guardian Safety Timer. During a timer session, Guardians and Campus Safety can check status of the student. If the Safety Timer is not deactivated before it expires, Campus Safety is automatically provided with the user’s Rave Guardian profile to proactively identify and check in on the individual.
  • Safety Profile –Student-created Safety Profiles contain information such as residence details and medical conditions. When a student requires assistance – on or off campus – student Safety Profiles are displayed to Campus Safety and Smart911 enabled 9-1-1 centers nationwide.

For information or assistance with setting up the Rave Guardian App, please contact the LCC Help Desk at 517.483.5221.

Nominate a Veteran for LCC’s Annual Memorial

LCC is seeking nominations for local men and women who have served in the armed forces with distinguished service. The selected veterans will be honored this November at LCC’s annual Veterans Memorial.

Nominees may have served in any branch of the service during any military action, conflict, or war. Special emphasis is placed on WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era veterans. Our goal is to honor local service men and women who, while serving in any capacity in the military, distinguished himself/herself by extraordinary heroism, or other action worthy of this commemoration. The act or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life so extraordinary as to set the individual apart from his or her comrades.

Nominations will be accepted until July 1, 2016. For more information, visit:

LCC Women’s Network Kickoff

The newly formed LCC Women’s Network is an LCC Chapter of the American Council on Education Michigan Women’s Network (MI-ACE). It strives to connect the women of Lansing Community College with each other and the resources that will help them reach their professional goals. Please join us for the inaugural event! Learn more and RSVP here:

Program Maps? “Workshop with Christine” A&S 228 this Friday

Do you need to work on Program Maps for your area’s Program(s) of Study? Have questions? Need resources?

Please join Guided Pathways Project Coordinator Prof. Christine Conner this Friday, January 29, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in A&S 228 for an informal workshop on Guided Pathways focusing on Program of Study Mapping. You may drop in for all or part of the session.

Guided Pathways is an Operation 100% major project.


**May 1, 2016**

For questions about Guided Pathways, contact Prof. Christine Conner, Project Coordinator.

Congratulate Student Writers at January 26th Reception

One Book #OneLCC Writing Contest Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, January 26 | 5 – 6 p.m.

Congratulate the One Book #OneLCC Writing Contest Award winners and listen to readings of contest writings. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the CTL Writing Team in honor of Allan Maar, a champion of LCC writing instruction. Learn more about and donate to the Allan Maar Scholarship at this event.

Winning Entries

1st “Where Are You From?” by Emilee Wilcox
2nd “Everybody’s Always Got a Choice” by Elizabeth Asman
3rd “Rais Bhuiyan – Man of Bangladesh” by Guadalupe Gonzalez

Poetry: “Why” by Briannea Mansfield

Flash Fiction: “Untitled” by Sophia Cooper

About One Book #OneLCC
One Book #OneLCC is a shared community reading experience that encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage in special events, discussions, and college-wide conversations surrounding a thought provoking common read.

Visiting Speaker Rais Bhuiyan and Civic Engagement Fair – January 14th One Book #OneLCC Events

Rais Bhuiyan – A World Without Hate   January 14 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Explore the regenerative power of forgiveness with visiting speaker Rais Bhuiyan. View this talk in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion, the Library Atrium, or online from classrooms and offices at any LCC learning site.

Civic Engagement Fair   January 14 | 1 – 3 p.m. | Gannon Building
Learn about and be part of community service projects coordinated by LCC registered student organizations and local community groups.

About One Book #OneLCC
One Book #OneLCC is a shared community reading experience that encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage in special events, discussions, and college-wide conversations surrounding a thought provoking common read.

Shared Conversations for Racial Justice

You’re invited to attend Trinity Institute, an annual conference held in New York City via webcast at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lansing on January 22 and 23.

This year, Trinity Institute (TI) will explore the most pressing issues of our time, including structural racism, mass incarceration, and policy change. Come with open ears; leave with a greater capacity to create change.

WHERE: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

218 W. Ottawa

Lansing, MI

WHEN: January 22 and 23

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

COST: $15/day covers lunch and registration materials. Cost to attend both days is $30.

To register for the event, email or call 517-482-9454.

For more information, contact the Rev. Karen C. Lewis at 517-482-9454 or For information regarding Trinity Institute’s National Theological Conference—including speaker bios, schedule, videos, and more, visit

LCC contact: Dr. Paul Hernandez