Monthly Archives: February 2016

Call for Academic Senate Nominations

The 2015-2016 academic year continues to pass quickly, and, based on the new Academic Senate Election Bylaws, the time has come for Senate nominations. The following Senate seats are up for election this spring, and the Senate is now accepting nominations in these areas:

1  Member-at-Large seat (any faculty meeting the criteria below may be nominated regardless of their teaching area)

2 open seats in Social Sciences and Humanities

1 seat in Math and Computer Science

1 seat in English

1 seat in Counseling

1 seat in Business and Economics

1 seat in Design Construction and Technology

1 seat in Public Service Careers

1 seat in Community Workforce Development

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION: All faculty nominees may be either adjunct or full-time faculty but must have non-probationary status. MAHE Executive Officers are not eligible to run for Senate seats.

Senators completing their terms are eligible for nomination.

All nominations must be sent to the Chris Manning at before midnight on February 29th. Include both the name of the faculty member and the area they would represent.

We look forward to your nominations.

Free File Tax Briefing

Please join Congressman Mike Bishop and community leaders for the MI Free File public briefing and demonstration to highlight Free File – a public-private partnership between the federal and state governments and tax software industry that provides FREE online federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing services for lower and moderate income Michigan taxpayers.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 22 at 1:00pm
WHERE: Arts & Sciences 315 (computer lab)

Please RSVP to John Borrelli at or call 304-216-6599

Click here to view the flyer and share with others.

Darwin Day 2016

Celebrate the extraordinary life and teachings of Charles Darwin at LCC on Thursday, Feb. 11! Unique Darwin-focused exhibits will center on “Life on the Beagle” including food samples, Evolutionary Diversity, Beaks as Tools, and more. Visit for info.

Literary Ireland Short Term Study Abroad

Notify your students about Literary Ireland Short Term Study Abroad!

When: March 4 – June 5, 2016

  •  On-Campus Meetings Dates: March 4 – May 6, 2016
  • Study Abroad Travel Dates: May 15 – June 1, 2016 (btw spring & summer semesters)

Where: Travel to Dublin, Sligo, and Galway in the Republic of Ireland (with day trips in and around these three “home” bases)

What: AAST 290 Arts & Sciences Special Topics: Literary Ireland Lecture and Study Abroad Irish literature and mythology are the primary subjects covered.

Who: Literary Ireland is open to LCC students and Community Members

How much: Estimated cost is $3500

  • Estimated Cost Includes: All lodging in Dublin, Sligo, and Galway, all ground transportation, all activity tickets and admissions, most meals, in-district tuition, international health insurance, and estimated airfare. (Students will receive a list of recommended flights and purchase their airfare individually.)

 *Students are encouraged to check with the Financial Aid Office regarding aid for tuition and fees for study abroad programs. 

Interested students should contact either of the following to apply:

Professor Teresa Purvis, 517-483-1047

Professor Sarah Gibbons, 517-410-9836

Free Chair Massages in Gannon, February 5!

Therapeutic Massage Clinic students will be offering free chair massages in the Gannon Building on Friday, February 5, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of the Student Life office. Massages are approximately 15 minutes, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please stop by and support LCC’s Therapeutic Massage Program.

One God, Three Faiths – February 2 Listen and Learn Lecture – One Book #OneLCC

One God, Three Faiths
Tuesday, February 2 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | 3rd floor, Library
Presented by Dr. Nancy Weatherwax, LCC Humanities Faculty

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share common roots and basic values. However, history demonstrates persecution, prejudice, and intolerance from differences both between and within these religions. Only by exploring the world’s religions with open minds can we acquire a greater awareness of and appreciation for their diversity and unity. Full classes welcome.

Come explore both the common ground and some of the differences with Dr. Nancy Weatherwax at this Listen and Learn lecture. Dr. Weatherwax teaches religious studies and humanities at LCC and is currently a research affiliate of the Religious Studies Department at Albion College. She holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University and has taught at several academic institutions including Luther College, Western Michigan University, and Albion College.