Monthly Archives: March 2017

Request a table now for May 12 LCC Engagement and Resource Fair

You shared your voices and we heard you. You said that to serve our students, we have to know about the resources LCC offers to not only students, but to all LCC employees. With that in mind, we will be offering an Engagement and Resource Fair 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 12 in the Gannon Building.

Every service, committee, program, area, department or project is invited to participate. Reserve a table to share your expertise and knowledge with the wider LCC community to help us all better serve our students and one another. The fair is organized by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the LCC Foundation, and the AAC&U Equity team.

Please use this form to submit a request for a table. Questions? Contact Anne Heutsche at or x1037. The deadline for requesting a table is 6 p.m. Monday, April 10.

Everyone welcome to women’s resource fair and visioning workshop

Wrap up Women’s History Month with a resource fair and visioning workshop on Wednesday, April 5.

The resource fair, presented by the Women’s History Collective, will bring together on- and off-campus resources, specifically geared toward women. It will be available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 5 in the second floor Highway of the Gannon Building.

The fair will be followed by Vision Boards, a workshop encouraging you to take stock of 2017, rejuvenate your passions, visualize the steps to achieve a goal and embrace your inner strengths. Workshop includes supplies and guidance in completing a vision board. The event will be held 2-4 p.m. April 5 in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Learn about Siena Heights graduate options at University Center lunch

All LCC employees are invited to a lunch and learn hosted by Siena Heights University’s Graduate College noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20 in the University Center, Room 108.

Relax and enjoy lunch while learning about the options offered by Siena Heights University’s graduate programs, including masters degrees in clinical mental health counseling, health care leadership, and organizational leadership. To RSVP, please contact Teri Huff at no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 18.

College reviewing classes that can meet core, general education requirements

LCC is updating which courses will be accepted as part of general education core.

This update will review new courses added to the college’s offerings in the past decade. Courses currently considered part of general education core will remain part of general education core.

LCC is committed to ensuring students in associate degree pathways gather a common, core set of skills and understanding in mathematics, global perspectives and diversity, science, speech communication, and writing. However, in the last decade, we have not re-examined which classes can meet those core requirements.

By April 10, each division should recommend courses that fit the established core guidelines. If you teach or know of a class you believe to be a good fit for core, please contact your dean or their designee.

After April 10, CORE Teams formed around each of the five areas of core will review the applications. They will make their recommendations to the Curriculum Committee, which will review and submit recommendations to the Academic Senate for approval.

Once Academic Senate approves recommendations, they will go to the Provost or his designee for final sign-off.

Questions? Contact Ed Thomas at

‘You Are Welcome Here’ immigration Q&A to be held March 29

Questions about visas? Worried about federal immigration policy? Interested in encouraging concerned students? Join us for “You Are Welcome Here,” a secure, supportive event designed to answer your questions and provide tips on how to stay safe.

The one-hour event will be offered twice – at 11 a.m. and again at noon Wednesday, March 29 in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion in the Gannon Building. It will include a 15-minute presentation, comments from LCC’s leadership, information about campus and community resources, and 30-40 minutes of question and answer and dialogue.

Pizza and pop will be provided.

‘Tomatoland’ author on campus for speaker series April 4-6

The author of our 2016-17 One Book One LCC selection, “Tomatoland,” will be on campus April 4-6.

Barry Estabrook will be joined by two community organizers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to talk about how some of the nation’s most marginalized and abused farmworkers dramatically improved their own working conditions by partnering with America’s largest food retailers, and in turn created a workplace template that could benefit agricultural workers across the country and around the world. The speaker series, called “From the Harvest of Shame to the Harvest of Hope: Bringing Labor Justice to the Florida Tomato Industry,” includes nine opportunities to engage in conversations during the three-day period.

Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t read the book. For more information and to register, visit

Learn more about accommodating disabilities with webinar

Ensuring access is a critical part of our mission for student success. All employees are welcome to view a 90-minute webinar titled “Accommodating Disabilities in Higher Education: What to Expect in 2017!

The webinar covers accessibility regulations, enforcement of web accessibility laws, the introduction of the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act, and the development of obligations to accommodate service animals.

About 40 employees watched it live at the end of January, and we received a recording of the event as part of our registration. It was hosted by the Education Admin Web Advisor group and presented by Tess O’Brien-Heinzen of Boardman & Clark LLP. She is a legal consultant, writer and speaker on special education and disability law.

Nominations open for 2017 Star Talks

Star Talks is an annual event held in May during Professional Activity Days. It is modeled on the popular TED (Technology, Education and Design) Talks, which are based on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. The TED community consists of curious souls who engage with ideas and each other.

Each year, three individuals from the college community will be chosen to give a 15-minute Star Talk on his or her topic of interest based on the TED model. Last year’s Stars were Judy AllenPhany Sarann, and Doug Klein.


  • Nominees can include any faculty, staff or administrator who has modeled and/or implemented ideas and practices that have contributed to a positive and/or innovative LCC culture.
  • Nominations can be made by any employee (faculty, staff or administrator). You may self-nominate or nominate a fellow employee.
  • Candidates for nomination may come from any area of the college.
  • Talks can cover any topic of interest and can include PowerPoint or other forms of multimedia presentation.

An Academic Senate Subcommittee will review the nomination forms and select three individuals to speak during Professional Activity Days. Star Talks will be held during the morning session on May 10 in Dart Auditorium and each talk will be recorded and shared with the LCC community. Please contact Meg Elias at with any questions.

The Online Nomination Form must be submitted by Monday, April 3 to be considered for this year’s Star Talks presentation.