Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Academic Senate Wants Your Nominations!

Do you know a faculty member with a desire to directly impact LCC community? If so, consider nominating them for an open Academic Senate seat. The Senate is an opportunity to give colleagues a voice in discussions on college policy, curriculum, and community engagement. It’s also a source of innovation and new ideas Senators can take back to their colleagues.

So, consider nominating yourself or a fellow faculty member and become part of the discussion.

The Senate is currently seeking nominations in Counseling, Business and Economics, Design Construction and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, Math and Computer Science, English, Public Service Careers, Community Workforce Development and Health and Human Services.

Send your nominations to Chris Manning at manninc3@lcc.edu before midnight on February 29th.

Upcoming Black History Month Events

Taste of History – Spoken Word Event
“Celebrating and Honoring Black Voices”
Thursday, February 25
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
TLC Building 3rd Floor Library

Underground Railroad Tour
Friday, February 26
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where Spirit Rides
Wednesday, March 2
4:30 p.m.
LCC Black Box Theatre (Room 168 Gannon Building)
Followed by reception and discussion in The Centre for Engaged Inclusion (252.04 Gannon Building)

Visit lcc.edu/blackhistorymonth for details.

The Early College at LCC – Academic State Champ

Congratulations to The Early College at LCC for being selected as one of the 44 “Academic State Champions” for 2015 in Michigan by Bridge Magazine. The schools selected represent the top 5 percent of nearly 770 public high schools statewide. The Early College at LCC is a three year program for students entering their junior year of high school that are looking for an opportunity to move into a college environment. Students can earn up to 60 college credits, tuition free. Given the costs of tuition, that is a savings of $25,000 – $50,000. You can read more about the award and schools selected at:
http://bridgemi.com/2016/02/winners-2015-academic-state-champs/

To learn more about The Early College at LCC visit lcc.edu/tec

Where Spirit Rides – Wednesday, March 2

Wednesday, March 2

4:30-5:30 pm

LCC Black Box Theatre – 168 Gannon Building
WHERE SPIRIT RIDES

A one-woman performance created and performed by Lisa Biggs. Set in 1831 at a Quaker worship meeting. The ghost of a formerly enslaved Black woman possesses Abby Kelley, an Irish American farm girl, then rides her for the next 35 years to become one of the leading anti-slavery activists of her time. Weaving historical speeches with period song and dance, WHERE SPIRIT RIDES tells the haunting true story of two women — one living, one dead — who struggled to end slavery and won. Seating is limited!

Presented by LCC Women’s History and Black History month committees, and LCC Performing Arts

www.lcc.edu/showinfo

517-483-1488

Free

Call for Proposals: MI-ACE Women’s Network Conference

The Michigan ACE Women’s Network is accepting proposals for presentations and posters for the June 6-7 conference at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the State Capitol.

The conference theme is “Make a Difference: Move the Needle in Michigan.”

Click here for details and a submission form. The deadline for submissions is March 18.

The conference is hosted by Oakland University. Registration opens March 1, 2016.

If you have any questions about the conference before submitting a proposal, please contact LCC Institutional Representatives Patty Spagnuolo (spagnup@lcc.edu) or Payal Ravani (ravanip@lcc.edu)

Daily Enrollment Reports

New daily reports are now available here: Daily Enrollment Reports

If you are off campus or otherwise unable to access the files, you can produce the report in Argos, using “Daily Enrollment Counts with Prior Year Comparison – 1252”, in the Student / Counts & Statistics folder.

More detailed enrollment information is updated daily and available in Argos, in the Daily Enrollment Comparison OLAP reports which you will find in the Student / Counts & Statistics folder, as shown here:

You can go to Argos here: Argos Report Viewer

If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Data Science at x5304.

LCC’s Massage Clinic “kneads” you!

LCC’s Therapeutic Massage Program located at the Downtown campus is currently seeking clients. Appointments for relaxation and clinical massages are available on Wednesday through May 5th. Thursday massages are available starting March 23rd. A one-hour, full body massage is $25. Gift certificates are available. Visit lcc.edu/massage or call 517.483.1451 for more information and to make an appointment.

403(b) Universal Availability Notification

403(b) Universal Availability Notification

This notice is to inform you that as an employee of Lansing Community College, you are eligible to participate in the College-sponsored 403(b) retirement plan.

Who is Eligible?

LCC’s 403(b) Plan allows for all full-time and part-time (non-student) employees to participate in the Plan. If you are currently not a contributing member and wish to become one, you must first open an account with one of the College’s approved Investment Service Providers. You may only select an Investment Service Provider that has been approved by LCC.

Who is an Approved Investment Service Provider?

Lincoln Financial, Waddell & Reed, and TIAA-CREF are all approved providers.  Information about each provider can be found at: http://www.lcc.edu/hr/tsa/fund_sponsors.aspx

How do I Make My Salary Deferral Elections?

After opening an account with one of the Plan’s approved Investment Service Providers, you will need to complete a Salary Reduction Agreement. You may obtain this form on the HR Benefits website at http://www.lcc.edu/hr/tsa/.  By completing the salary reduction agreement, you are confirming that you have established the necessary accounts with your selected Investment Service Provider(s) to participate in the Plan. Your salary reduction agreement also confirms the proper amount of deferral you intend to have withheld from each paycheck.

How Much Can I Contribute?

You may contribute up to $18,000 to your 403(b) account in 2016 through salary deferrals.  Additional amounts may be deferred based on your age, years of service, or other factors.  Please consult with your selected Investment Service Provider for more information regarding contribution limits.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (517) 483-1870.