Monthly Archives: January 2017

Everyone invited to Dart screening of 1937 Bogart film ‘Black Legion’

LCC and the Historical Society of Greater Lansing are co-hosting a showing of the Michigan-based, 1937 movie “Black Legion.” The event is free and open to all employees and students.

The movie examines the Black Legion, a mid-1930s hate group that picked up where the Klan left off. The membership, which espoused white supremacist and nativist ideas, was centered in Detroit, Pontiac and other large Michigan cities. Catholics, Jews, blacks and communists felt the brunt of the group’s numerous beatings, bombings and other brutish crimes, including the murder in 1936 of a Detroiter employed by the WPA. The murder garnered national attention when one of the murderers decided to talk to the police. Ultimately, 46 Legion members were convicted of crimes, including murder.

The coverage and convictions got the attention of Hollywood, and “Black Legion” was released in 1937. The film is considered a classic noir crime movie, starring Humphrey Bogart as the murderer.

Following the movie, LCC history professor David Siwik will facilitate a discussion on hate groups throughout history.

The screening will begin 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in Dart Auditorium.

Students, alums can now order transcripts online

As part of our continuous improvement in customer service, students and alumni now can request transcripts online at Each transcript costs $5, and can be paid by credit card. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this happen!

Students who want to pay cash can also order transcripts in person at the StarZone Payments Desk in the Gannon Building.

LCC is continually searching for ways to better serve students. Soon, they will be able to get transcripts faster and easier through a new vendor.

Celebrate International Darwin Day with LCC

The Science Department is hosting a Darwin Day celebration to reflect on the intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking and hunger for truth embodied by Charles Darwin.

Join us for a slice of birthday cake and enjoy displays about:

  • Life on the Beagle
  • Beaks & Tools
  • Hominid Evolution
  • Diversity of Life
  • Isolate DNA
  • Co-Evolution and Birchbark Disease
  • Alien Evolution

The event will be held 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Gannon Building Highway (second floor hallway, near the StarZone).

Help LCC develop its next strategic plan

LCC is developing its next strategic plan, and we need your input!

When we developed our 2013-16 strategic plan, more than 500 of you participated in extensive discussions around how the college can address internal and external challenges while ensuring students have access to a high-quality education. It was a successful process that helped the college prioritize initiatives and come together around student success.

The college plans to follow a similar process to develop this strategic plan. In order to accommodate the OER Summit, we have rearranged some session dates. Session dates and topics now include:

  • Friday, Feb. 10: Community Engagement, and Leadership, Culture, and Communication
  • Friday, Feb. 17: Learning and Student Success
  • Friday, March 3: Competitiveness and Innovation, and Resource Management and Fiscal Responsibility

All sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in HHS 005/026. Lunch is included! All faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to take the time to attend one or more sessions.

Please RSVP with the date(s) you plan to attend to Margo Whalen at so we can order enough food. If you need to change your planned attendance based on the date changes, please email Margo.

Keeping LCC safe

We’ve all heard about incidents of violent acts on universities and colleges during the past years, and we want to open a discussion about how we maintain safety here at LCC. This one-hour forum is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Learn more about the role of LCC’s Police and Public Safety and what we can all do to stay safe. There will be two sessions, so participants may pick a date, time and location that works best.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Noon-1 p.m.
Gannon Building, Room 244

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Administration Building Boardroom

Monday, Feb. 13
Noon-1 p.m.
West Campus, Room W157

You can register for your preferred session in the Learning Management System on myLCC. If you have any questions, please contact Rod Bahl at 517-483-1825.

Observe American Heart Month with a free blood pressure screening on campus

Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s No. 1 cause of death for both men and women, but you can take steps to reduce your risk and improve outcomes.

LCC 4th-level nursing students will run three blood pressure screening clinics in February, open to all employees, students and guests. Screenings will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 10 in the Garden Level Atrium of HHS, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 near the café at West Campus.

February is American Heart Month, dedicated to raising awareness of cardiovascular health. Learn more from the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reminder: Next LCC Women’s Network event is Feb. 3

The LCC Women’s Network spring semester event will feature a panel discussion with three inspiring women in leadership. Panelists include:

  • Toni Glasscoe, Associate VP of External Affairs & Development and Interim Dean of Student Affairs
  • Krishnakali (Kali) Majumdar, LCC full-time faculty in anthropology/sociology
  • Joan Bauer, former state representative and LCC supporter

The event will be held 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. 3 in the University Center, Rooms 203 and 204. Everyone is welcome to attend, but registration is currently full. To join the waiting list, visit