Monthly Archives: October 2018

Parking ALERT – Downtown Campus

Due to a large scale event that will take place the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 1, parking will be challenging between the hours of 3:30-9 p.m. Employees should be aware that students have been notified and advised to arrive early for class and be prepared to park in alternative lots. Per campus parking authority, students are cleared to park in any LCC lot during this time. Please review the map of available parking locations downtown to help plan accordingly.

Lane closures on S. Grand Ave. starting Friday evening

The Lansing Board of Water & Light will perform additional lane closures to the existing traffic control on S. Grand Ave. from E. Kalamazoo St. north to E. Michigan Ave. starting on the evening of Friday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 31. During this time, traffic on northbound S. Grand Ave. will be reduced to one lane. After this work is complete, the BWL expects to re-open all lanes to traffic.

This work is being performed to remove and replace a steam vault.

Access to local area businesses and parking adjacent to the work areas will be maintained during the project. Drivers are advised to expect delays and to seek alternate routes. Sidewalks along Grand Ave. will remain open, however, pedestrians can expect to be directed around the work zone.

In the news

Press clips for the week include:

Upcoming business seminars

Make Your Website Work for You
Thursday, Nov.1
10-11 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. Please call x1921 with questions.

A round of Applause! for Michelle Stimson and Matt Flint 

This week, we’re applauding two stars – Michelle Stimson, Nursing and Matt Flint, EMS.

“Michelle goes above and beyond in the clinical, lab and simulation lab settings to provide evidence-based applications of nursing knowledge,” said Irie Lott, nursing professor. “She is respected by her peers and students alike for her strong clinical skills and ability to help students make critical connections with the learning. Thank you, Michelle for your 16 years of service and commitment to the students of LCC and the larger Lansing community!”

“Matt is very eager to provide the best learning opportunity for the students and is very organized with all other instructors!” Doug Burke said in his nomination of Matt.

This regular “Applause!” column features the good work you and your colleagues do around the college. It’s powered by Applause! Awards, an LCC-wide program designed to recognize you for providing excellent customer service. Know someone who deserves to be featured here? All awards are given by employees, to employees, and everyone is eligible.

Three tips for creating accessible Excel documents

  1. Properly format tables to be more easily understood when using screen reading technologies.
  • Highlight the cells you want to include in your table.
  • Click on the “Insert” tab and select “Table.”
  • Check the box “My table has headers” and click OK.
  • Stay away from nested tables, as they are not accessible.
  1. Create alternative text for charts or other graphical information.
  • Right click on the chart.
  • Select “Format Chart Area.”
  • Click on the “Size & Properties” icon and select the “Alt Text” dropdown.
  • Add a short explanation in the Description field, but do not put anything in the “Title” field.
  1. Be conscious of your use of color. Color should not be the only characteristic used to convey information. Bolding and italicizing provide better options for signifying emphasis. In addition, keep an eye on color contrast. Black and white is always the most accessible, but many other color combinations can meet accessibility standards. Use an online color contrast checker to be sure a color combination is readable

Enter the Experience #Starpower Halloween costume contest

Show us your best costumes! Send your costume pictures to the Experience #Starpower Team by Monday, Nov. 5 to enter the costume contest. There will be a best individual and a best group costume winner. All winners will receive a prize and a feature in the Star.

This activity is intended to generate enthusiasm and a great team atmosphere. In order to ensure that it is enjoyable for all, please follow these parameters:

  • No masks or face paint that makes it difficult to identify you
  • No weapons of any kind
  • No blood/gore
  • Maintain professionalism – no revealing costumes
  • Costumes should not be overly distracting to the work of the College
  • Be respectful of our diversity
  • Get supervisor approval to dress up

All costume questions can be sent to Experience #Starpower Team. If your costume does not follow the parameters, you will be asked to go home and change.