Monthly Archives: May 2018

May Student Health 101 now available

The May issue of Student Health 101 is now available! In this issue:

  • Press pause: How to mindfully reduce screen time
  • Turn stress into strategies: How to kill it at your interview
  • Get more done: How to create a productive study space
  • 9 ways to support a friend in an abusive relationship
  • Fake or fact: How to know if your online diagnosis is legit
  • UCookbook: Gourmet chickpea sandwich
  • Fitness U: Pairing up to sweat it out
  • Simple ways to stay healthy in school
  • Apps and podcasts we love: Liver Health-Hepatitis C
  • Ask the doc: “How important is it to get checkups if I don’t feel like anything is physically wrong with me?”
  • Ask the counselor: “What should I do if someone from a different culture ignorantly insults my culture?”
  • Ask the trainer: “What are the best abdominal exercises to do at home?”

CTE and English Department hosting short fiction reading event

The Center for Teaching Excellence and the English Department are hosting a Fiction 440 event as part of the Professional Activity Days concurrent sessions 3-3:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.

Fiction 440 is a live reading event where complete works of original fiction of 440 words or less are shared in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. The rules are simple: No poetry, no excerpts, no judging. Writers of all abilities and experience are welcome. You write a story, submit it, and then come to our session and read it for an audience of friends and colleagues. If you don’t want to submit a story, we hope that you will still join us to hear your colleagues share their work.

For this event, all stories must contain the following words (or their tenses, plurals, adjectival form, etc.): coffee, empathy, engage.

If you would like to submit a story, please send it to Rosalie Petrouske,, by noon Friday, May 11. Make sure to include a title and byline for your story; neither count toward the 440-word limit.

Did we mention that there is no judging? And no experience necessary? Happy writing!

Gannon Commons and West Campus Cafe begin reduced summer hours next week

The Gannon Commons and West Campus Café will reduce their hours during the summer semester because of low traffic.

Hours will include:

Grand Avenue Market Café
May 8-11
Closed every day

May 14-Aug. 16
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Closed Friday

West Campus Café
May 8-June 7
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Closed Friday

June 11-Aug. 16
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Closed Friday

May 8-June 3
Closed every day

June 4-Aug. 16
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Closed Friday

Einstein Bros. Bagels
Closed every day

Pizza Hut Express
Closed every day

Everyone invited to May 15 StarTalks

The LCC campus community is invited to join us for the annual StarTalks 9-10:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Dart Auditorium. The presentations, modeled on the popular TED Talks, are held during May Professional Activity Days.

Each year, three individuals from the college community are chosen to give a 15-minute presentation on a topic of interest.  This year’s speakers are Elizabeth Clifford of the Learning Commons, Jon TenBrink of the Music Program and J. Munley of Fostering Stars.

Announcing the latest round of OER Program Award recipients

Congratulations to the following faculty, who won awards in the OER Program for spring 2019, summer 2019 and fall 2019 semesters implementation. The OER Award Committee approved seven applications involving 21 faculty in seven courses.

The following faculty members and courses received the OER Program Award:

Spring 2019 implementation
Category 2: Revise/Remix Existing OER and/or Creation of Supplemental Materials – Level 1:

  • MATH 126 (Accelerated Pre-calculus) – Homa Ghaussi Mujtaba, Aflahiah Radford, Candy Giovanni
  • PSYC 175 (Psychology of Death) – Kandy McKeown

Category 2: Revise/Remix Existing OER and/or Creation of Supplemental Materials – Level 2:

  • MATH 126 (Accelerated Pre-calculus) – Tristan Sprague-Williams

Summer 2019 implementation
Category 2: Revise/Remix/New Supplementary Materials – Level 2:

  • ENGL 208 (Children’s Literature) – Teresa Purvis, Sarah Gibbons

Fall 2019 implementation
Category 2: Revise/Remix/New Supplementary Materials – Level 2:

  • ANTH 275 – (Physical Anthropology and Archaeology) – Amy Michael, Jessica Yann, Krishnakali Majumdar
  • MATH 141 – (Calculus with Applications) – Maria Johnson, Aflahiah Radford, Michael Pemberton, Mark Chapman
  • STAT 215 (Intro to Probability and Statistics) – Kelly Sakkinen, Azad Hassan, Shawn Smith, Gerald Weyand

Category 3: Creation/Development of New OER – Level 1:

  • COMM 130 (Fundamentals of Public Speaking) – William McCully, Peter MacFadden, Aaron Anderson

The faculty awardees will attend a required kickoff training and implementation meeting May 10. The next round of OER Awards will be offered in fall 2018 semester. The call for applications and deadlines will be sent out when the fall semester begins.

Updates will occur live in D2L Thursday, May 10

Updates to D2L will happen Thursday, May 10. These updates will occur live; there is no scheduled downtime for D2L. Please be aware there will be visual changes occurring live in the system throughout the day. For more information on these updates, please visit

If you have questions, please contact eLearning at x1839 or

D2L unavailable July 14-15 for scheduled maintenance
D2L will be unavailable 11 p.m. Saturday, July 14, through 8 a.m. Sunday, July 15, for scheduled maintenance. Instructors teaching summer semester: Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling due dates for your course(s). Any questions, contact eLearning at x1839 or

In the news

Press clips from the week include:

Upcoming business seminars

Starting a Business
Tuesday, May 8
9-11 a.m., WCP 101

Etsy Marketing Tips for Successful Selling
Wednesday, May 9
10-11:30 a.m., WCP 101

Using Online Surveys to Understand Your Market
Thursday, May 10
10-11:30 a.m., WCP 101

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.

CTE hosting ‘Get the Grades Out Week’

The Center for Teaching Excellence is offering extended hours and drop-in grade entry support in TLC 324 to get faculty through the end-of-semester crunch.

The center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Monday, May 7. It is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Grades are due 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 9.

The CTE can help with entering last date of attendance in Banner Grade Entry and exporting grades from D2L to Excel. The center’s presentation room is also reserved all week as a roomy, quiet place to work on grading and paperwork.

The CTE will remain open during the summer! Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 10-Aug. 11.