Monthly Archives: April 2018

Summer hours begin Monday, May 14

It’s almost the time of year again to adjust our hours of operation to better suit how students and employees utilize our facilities.

Effective Monday, May 14, the hours of operation for LCC general office areas will be changed to 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with a half-hour lunch period. This change will remain in effect until Monday, August 20, at which time we will resume our regular working hours of 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., with a one-hour lunch period.

As in the past, there will be exceptions to this schedule. Please check with your immediate supervisor if you have questions about summer hours in your area.

Thank you, and have a great summer!

In the news

Press clips from the week include:

Employee Development Fund offers summer baseball fun

Join the EDF at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, June 23, to watch the Lugnuts take on the Great Lakes Loons. We have a group section with 50 tickets still up for grabs!

The magic is back at Cooley Law School Stadium with Harry Potter Night! Join the EDF as the stadium is transformed in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The EDF has reserved the Pepsi Porch, with a stadium food buffet. Register online.

The LCC Foundation supports employees across LCC campuses through the Employee Development Fund (EDF), a membership-based group. EDF was established to bring together employees who care about their institution and choose to make an investment in its future. If you are not currently an EDF member, you may join by submitting a membership application, or by payroll deduction. Learn more about the EDF.

Yer Hang named Peeps diorama contest winner

It’s time for the traveling Peeps trophies to come home to roost as the Experience #Starpower Team announces the winner of the 2018 LCC Peeps Diorama Contest! Congratulations to Yer Hang, who hopped over the competition with her “Peeps 2.0 – Bunnies Get an Upgrade” diorama!

There was an amazing response this year. Check out all the creative, funny entries at Thank you to all who participated!

Upcoming business seminars

Breaking the Million Dollar Barrier
Tuesday, May 1
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., WCP 101

Google Livestream: Build a Local Search Presence
Wednesday, May 2
Noon-1 p.m., West Campus

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at LCC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and LCC. The SBDC provides seminars and confidential consulting for businesses at all stages, from startups in need of financing to established businesses seeking help with growth strategies. All employees are welcome.

A&S Building to be renumbered in May

The Arts & Sciences Building will be renumbered in May to make it easier to find classrooms and meeting spaces.

This change follows the Gannon Building’s renumbering last year, and will help ensure our campus is intuitive in design and easy to navigate. The change will take place beginning the week of May 14, and the work will be done by our Print Shop, ITS Department and other internal employees.

Each room will have a four-digit number. The first number will denote the floor of the room – 0 for the basement, 1 for first floor, and so on. The next three numbers will progress from north to south through the building, with the 1100s (and 2100s, etc.) indicating the northernmost rooms, 1200s the middle of the building, and 1300s the southernmost rooms.

Please reference the building map and crosswalk to find the new numbers of existing spaces.

Printers, phones and all other technology have to be updated at the same time. We appreciate your patience with any technical glitches as this changeover occurs.

If you have any problems or concerns, please contact Cyndi Rooker at or x9701.

Federal regulations prevent using financial aid to pay for courses outside major

Please be aware, students can only use financial aid to pay for courses required for their program of study.

It is therefore essential students keep their program of study updated in Banner.

They are welcome to continue enrolling in any other class, but off-pathway courses will not count toward their enrollment level for determining financial aid eligibility.

Students might be confused or upset, but this is a federal requirement. Please help explain the situation and suggest they visit the StarZone for more assistance.

Sign up by tomorrow to promote your program at collegewide open house

LCC is hosting the Program & Career Showcase for potential students and their families 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3. You and your program are invited to provide information and resources to students during this event.

If you are interested in promoting your program, please fill out the program registration form. The deadline to reserve your spot is 5 p.m. Friday, April 27.

If you have an interactive, hands-on program or space, please open your space for attendees to visit during their self-guided tour. If you do not, we would love you to provide a representative at a table to talk with students about your program and career opportunities. We want our potential students to experience all LCC has to offer!

This event is being put on by the Center for Academic & Career Pathways with a generous contribution from the LCC Foundation. For more information about the event, please visit

Performing Arts offering four events this weekend

Rock band, theatre and choir students will present their semester’s work this weekend.

Performances include:

  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27: Chris Rollins will direct the LCC Rock Band in classic and contemporary rock standards, including original music written by LCC students. Other covers will include Pink Floyd, Blue Oyster Cult, Vulfpek and Amy Winehouse. The free concert will be held in Dart Auditorium.
  • 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27-28: Theatre students will perform “Men of Steel,” by Qui Nguyen. This fun show has been described as a “superhero story for adults.” Directed by Dr. John Lennox, it will be performed in the Black Box Theatre in the Gannon Building. Donations are accepted.
  • Noon Saturday, April 28: LCC will host the UM-Flint Chamber Singers for their West Michigan Concert Tour. The ensemble will hold a master class for LCC music students and will give this free, public performance. The free event will be held in Dart Auditorium.
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29: The LCC Concert Choir will present a selection of musical theatre, folk music and other popular selections. Dr. Jon Ten Brink directs this mixed voice choir including student and community singers. The free concert will be held in Dart Auditorium.

For more information about any performance, contact the LCC Performing Arts Production Office at x1122.