Monthly Archives: March 2017

‘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.

Join LCC community in March 25 service project to ‘Blanket the Neighborhood’

Join colleagues, students and the LCC community Saturday, March 25 to create blankets to help students as well as refugees resettling in Lansing.

We will “Blanket the Neighborhood” by creating handmade tie blankets for this family-friendly service opportunity. It’s easy to do, and we can teach you! The event promotes social justice, supports equity and inclusion, encourages civic engagement and activism in the local community by LCC students and employees, and provides essential items to those in need. It also creates and cultivates a sense of community in helping develop a spirit of service across the LCC campus.

The blankets will be donated to the Stars Helping Stars Pantry, which is open to all students and located in the StarZone in the Gannon Building, and to St. Vincent Catholic Charities, which works with refugees relocating to the area.

The event is noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 25 in the West Campus Atrium. Questions? Contact studentlife@lcc.edu or x1285.

Join LCC Women’s Network for Equal Pay Day event

Help us Paint the Commons Red in honor of Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 4 in the Gannon Commons.

In the U.S., working women make an average of 80 cents for every dollar men make. For women of color, that disparity is even higher. And in Michigan, it’s worse – women make an average of 74 cents for every dollar men make.

At LCC, women make an average of 96.7 cents for every dollar men make.

Equal Pay Day is a day dedicated to awareness, symbolizing how far into 2017 the average U.S. woman has to work to make as much as men did in 2016. This year, it falls on April 4.

In honor of the day, join us 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 for lunch and fellowship in the Gannon Commons. Bring or buy your lunch, and the LCC Women’s Network will provide cupcakes and awareness stickers.

Be sure to wear red for our group photo! The program starts at noon, and we’ll take our photo around 12:15 or 12:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome, including students. Learn more about myths around the pay gap from the National Organization for Women, and about how the pay gap is calculated, studies examining different potential causes, and how the gap affects women of different demographics from the American Association of University Women.

Music Program hosting March 25 open house

Know someone interested in studying music at LCC?

Encourage them to attend the music program’s open house, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25 in the Gannon Building. Participants can learn more about earning a degree or certificate to prepare for a career in the music industry, or how to focus their studies on continuing their education after transferring to a university.

The event includes great performances from LCC students, plus an opportunity to win a $500 music scholarship to LCC! Attendees can register online at lcc.edu/music.

Join us April 18 for C3R Summit

All LCC employees and students are invited to the Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R) April 2017 Summit.

Be involved as we work together to define college and career readiness by aligning P20 outcomes, increasing academic success for students, and reducing the number of high school students in the tri-county area requiring developmental coursework.

During the April Summit, we will review the coalition’s annual report.  This report will give an overview of all of the projects and activities initiated through action team  collaborations and summit dialogue.

The evening will culminate with a conversation focused on developing, building and enhancing mutually beneficial relationships between PK-12, secondary and postsecondary education; business and industry, workforce development, and community partners.

Please register here.

C3R April 2017 Summit
Lansing Community College – West Campus
Tuesday, April 18
5:30-8 p.m.
Appetizers served at 5:30 p.m.

Encourage your students to register for StarScapes showcase

All students are invited to participate in this year’s StarScapes, a showcase of creative, imaginative, novel, innovative and interesting work produced by LCC students inside or outside class. It will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, April 20 in the Gannon Commons and second floor Highway.

Presentations can include creative and research work produced for LCC classes, but might also involve work developed through their own independent study and research. It’s a great way for students to build their résumés and presentation skills, and for faculty to share the interesting projects their students are engaged in.

Presentation format options could include:

  • Posters
  • Demonstrations
  • Presentations
  • Performances
  • Readings
  • Electronic presentations
  • Other formats suitable to the work

Students must register by April 1.

Learn more at lcc.edu/starscapes. Questions? Contact starscapes@star.lcc.edu.

Women’s Literature Read-In to be held March 27 in the Library

Everyone is welcome to join the celebration of women writers at the Annual Women’s Literature Read-In, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, March 27 on the third floor of the Library.

Writers and/or readers may read for five to 20 minutes from any work or selections by a female writer. Any type of work is okay –autobiography, biography, essay, letters, journal entries, political statements, fiction, drama, poetry, etc.

Readers need to contact Professor Teresa Purvis at purvist@lcc.edu with their name and the title(s) and author(s) of the works to be shared by Wednesday, March 22.

We welcome and honor diversity and seek readings reflecting a range of experiences and cultures.

Join LCC community in March 25 service project to ‘Blanket the Neighborhood’

Join colleagues, students and the LCC community Saturday, March 25 to create blankets to help students as well as refugees resettling in Lansing.

We will “Blanket the Neighborhood” by creating handmade tie blankets for this family-friendly service opportunity. It’s easy to do, and we can teach you! The event promotes social justice, supports equity and inclusion, encourages civic engagement and activism in the local community by LCC students and employees, and provides essential items to those in need. It also creates and cultivates a sense of community in helping develop a spirit of service across the LCC campus.

The blankets will be donated to the Stars Helping Stars Pantry, which is open to all students and located in the StarZone in the Gannon Building, and to St. Vincent Catholic Charities, which works with refugees relocating to the area.

The event is noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 25 in the West Campus Atrium. Questions? Contact studentlife@lcc.edu or x1285.

Women’s Literature Read-In ** March 27th

All on campus are asked to join in the celebration of women writers at the Annual Women’s Literature Read-In on Monday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the TLC Library. Writers and/or readers may read for 5, 10, 15, 20 mins. any work or selections by a woman writer. Readers who wish to read a work of literature (we define literature broadly–autobiography, biography, essay, letters, journal entries, political statements, fiction, drama, poetry) need to contact Professor Teresa Purvis, purvist@lcc.edu,  with their name, and the title(s) and author(s) of the works to be shared by Wednesday, March 22.

We welcome and honor diversity and seek readings reflecting a range of experiences and cultures.