Monthly Archives: November 2016

Win a VIP parking pass with a #GivingTuesday donation to the LCC Foundation

This #GivingTuesday you can help support scholarships for LCC students AND be entered in a drawing for a VIP designated parking space on the campus where you work. LCC employees who make a gift of $10 or more are eligible.*

You have an opportunity to give in-person: The Foundation has teamed up with the Marketing Department for #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The Foundation will be in the Gannon Building, on 2nd Floor Hallway by StarZone, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with StarJars for instant giving to support our students.

Make a gift online at iGiveLCC.

* Current LCC employees only. Space available for spring semester 2017 and is not transferable.

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Be the best gift-giver in the history of gift-giving

The best gift-givers shop at Phil’s Campus Store. Why? Because they are the smartest. Save 20% off regular-priced items in store when you spend $20 or more.

Sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, gloves, ice scrapers, notebooks, folders, pens, fancy pens, pencils and other awesome, stylish gifts for your favorite Star. New apparel just arrived!

This excludes CATA bus passes, stamps, clearance, course packs, and gift cards.

Happy Holidays!



LCC Radio brings Martians to Dart Auditorium for Silver Bells in the City

Silver Bells in the City returns to Lansing tomorrow, and LCC Radio 89.7 FM will cap-off the celebration with another annual radio play.

This year, the station will present Santa Claus vs. the Martians, a radio play written and directed by LCC Broadcast Services Manager, Daedalian Lowry. The play is an adaptation of the 1964 movie, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, which was written by Paul L. Jacobson with the original story by Glenville Mareth. It is a light-hearted holiday tale where the children of Mars have grown sad and listless. In a desperate attempt to make the children happy, the leader of Mars kidnaps Santa Claus so that he can bring Christmas joy to Earth’s neighboring planet.

Since 2005, Lansing Community College’s WLNZ has offered listeners and audiences alike the opportunity to experience the Golden Age of Radio; when families would gather around the speaker to listen to stories that could only unfold through the imagination of their mind. Previous WLNZ radio plays have included It’s a Wonderful Life, Scrooge, Miracle on 34th Street, Casablanca, The Great Christmas Caper, and A Suessified Christmas Carol.

“Truthfully, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is often considered to be one of the worst movies ever made,” Lowry said, “When I adapted it for radio, my goal was to add a little more humor for those who have never seen it while at the same time, keep the basic storyline intact for those who appreciate the awkwardness of an old B-movie like this one.”

For this year’s production, LCC Radio will be working in conjunction with Audio Air Force, a Lansing-based radio theater preservation group, and the LCC Concert Choir will be providing music.

The event takes place after the Silver Bells fireworks (at about 8 p.m.) tomorrow in Dart Auditorium. The show also will broadcast live on 89.7 FM. Admission to the radio play is free; however, as a non-profit station, LCC Radio will accept donations at the door. Free light refreshments will be provided.

#LCCserves: Give back to your community with donation opportunities

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many of us are seeking meaningful ways to give back to our community and campus. Below are several opportunities to get involved:

LCC Foundation “Heroes Needed” campaign
Be a hero for an LCC student who relies on your gift to pursue their dream, and contribute to our community’s economy and workforce. With your support, we can make access to education possible for everyone. You can even designate your gift to a scholarship or program fund of your choice.

It’s simple to make a life-changing gift. Visit Give Now or for payroll deductions.

Be a hero during this holiday season by giving the gift of education!

Phi Theta Kappa food and winter clothes drive
PTK will host a food drive to benefit the LCC Stars Helping Stars Pantry, which provides food to LCC students in emergency situations. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 and Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Gannon Building, across from CASE Credit Union.

We will be accepting nonperishable food, personal hygiene products, hats, gloves, scarves and monetary donations. Thank you for your generosity!

City Rescue Mission of Lansing donation drives
HHS and ITS are both sponsoring donation drives to the City Rescue Mission of Lansing, which provides shelter and meals every day to area men, women and children in need. The mission needs new or gently used cold weather gear (including coats, scarves, hats, gloves, socks, slippers and sweatshirts), personal hygiene products, new pillows, underwear and long underwear, diapers and baby wipes, blankets (baby and twin size), paper products, flip-flops, laundry detergent, nonperishable food items, and monetary donations.

You can drop off your donations in either HHS 108 or TLC 100. For more information, contact Marcy Fuhr at x1411 or Brenda Young at x9743.

United Way workplace campaign
LCC is pleased to partner with United Way to support their mission to “Be the One” who makes a difference.

We will offer an open-ended giving option again this year. If you select this option, your gift will automatically renew each year until you change it. Payroll deduction will occur January through December 2017 unless the open-ended giving option is selected.

The campaign begins Nov. 21, and all employees will receive an email with detailed online giving information. The campaign wraps up Dec. 7.

For questions, or to request a paper pledge form, contact Sherry Forrest in Human Resources at x1871 or

American Red Cross campaign
From disasters, heroes emerge. With generosity and compassion, they offer a helping hand in times of crisis. By choosing to support the American Red Cross, you become a hero to those in need.

LCC has a long tradition of supporting the Red Cross by sponsoring blood drives on campus. This year, faculty and staff can also choose to support the Red Cross through financial contributions. Although gifts can be made year-round on the Red Cross website, LCC’s Red Cross campaign will run Nov. 21 through Dec. 7.

Click here to donate.

Open call for other giving opportunities
If you are involved in other service projects at LCC, please let us know so we can include them here! This year, events and communications coordinator Cristen Mushong is collecting all the details. You can reach her at or x1521.

Any time you are involved in donations or volunteer work related to LCC, please feel free to use the hashtag #LCCserves on social media. It’s a great opportunity to engage with one another and our community!

Nominate your colleagues for #Starpower awards

Experience #Starpower is thrilled to announce an exciting way to formally recognize the #starpower of your peers. These prestigious awards will be given only once per year and only one in each category. Be thoughtful and thorough in your submissions to give your candidate the best chance of winning!

Submissions will be open from Nov. 7, 2016, until March 31, 2017. The Awards Ceremony will take place in April.

The categories are:

  • President’s Award (Outstanding Achievement Award)
  • Provost’s Award (Faculty of the Year)
  • Galaxy Award (Administrator of the Year)
  • Aurora Award (Diversity Excellence Award)
  • Eclipse Award (Safety Award)
  • Shining Star Award (Support Person of the Year)
  • Rock Star Award (Student Employee of the Year)
  • Rising Star Award (New Employee of the Year)
  • Giving Star Award (Philanthropic Award)

For more information and to nominate a candidate, visit

Everyone welcome to Veterans Memorial Induction Ceremony

Join the LCC community in inducting four local veterans into the LCC Veterans Memorial next Friday.

The event takes place at noon on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in the rotunda of HHS. A light lunch reception will follow.

RSVPs are appreciated at or x1655.

Additionally, please consider honoring the holiday by helping veteran students. You can help the LCC Foundation serve those who served us by making a donation to the LCC Veterans Program Fund.

This fund provides student emergency grants and supports other programs and services for our veterans. In honor of the service given by a son-in-law, a Marine who fought in several conflicts, a donor has come forward promising to match gifts to the fund up to $500. Star “Giving Jars” will be present at the luncheon following Friday’s LCC Veterans Memorial Ceremony, or online at

Pillows for a Purpose stuff-a-thon to be held Nov. 12

Please join us this year at LCC’s “Pillows for a Purpose” community engagement event. The LCC community will be serving and supporting our local and state hospitals by providing children positioning pillows that help meet their diverse needs while in the hospital. We will holding our annual community service event on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gannon Student Commons. No experience is required to participate. Instructions, snacks and a pizza lunch will be provided. It’s a wonderful activity for the whole family – LCC employees, students and community members are all welcome.

This year, we will also have a Kid’s Corner so whole families can enjoy the day together. Help us reach our goal of creating 1,000 pillows. Due to health concerns, if you or someone you might be bringing to the event are sick, please do not attend.

Pillows will be donated to the Olivia Kay Foundation. While we are helping to meet the needs of our local community, we also would like to support the LCC community. At the event, we will also be collecting non-perishable food items to support the LCC Food Pantry to help restock for our own LCC community resource.

“Pillows for a Purpose” community service project is a collaborative effort of LCC partners: Student Life, LCC Foundation, HHS Divisional Office, HHS Child Development and Early Education, Office of Advancement and External Affairs, Experience #Starpower Employee Appreciation and community partners: Catholic Community of St. Jude and the Olivia Kay Foundation.

For additional information, please contact x1285 or