Monthly Archives: October 2019

Financial Services training available Nov. 14

The Financial Services Division is offering a training session for administrators, lead support staff and other employees with job responsibilities related to Financial Services operations. We have identified staff with those responsibilities who have not previously attended this training, and will be assigning it to them through the TMS system.
The training session will be held 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Administration Building Boardroom. The training will include information on:

  • Financial Planning Analysis and Review
  • Project Management and Business Analysis
  • Student Finance
  • Financial Aid
  • Purchasing
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounting
  • Payroll 

This training is available to any employee who is interested, but please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend. Session content has been updated from prior trainings.

To register, log on to myLCC, click on the “Work” tab and open the Talent Management System. From the homepage, use the search bar at the top to search for “Financial Services Training.” Click on the training to register. You will receive a confirmation email with an Outlook invite to add to your calendar. To assist us in planning this event, please sign up in the TMS by Monday, Nov. 11.

OER awards opening soon

The OER Award Program is excited to announce we are rolling out a new round of awards for adoption, adaptation and creation of Open Educational Resources.

Teaching faculty are invited to submit proposals in three different categories: adoption of existing OER material, revision and/or remix of existing OER material, and development of new OER material. This innovative award program supports individual teaching faculty in exploration of quality, low-cost learning materials. Awards further encourage scaling of OER adoptions across all programs and course sections to help as many students as possible.

Proposals will be accepted Oct. 28-Nov. 18. Application forms are available online. For more information, check out the LCC Library Research Guide or contact Amy Larson at This award is available to all teaching faculty (full-time and adjuncts) at LCC. Individuals, teams, and departments/programs are encouraged to work together for a unified adoption of OER for each course.

Employee StarCards and parking moving to AOF, student StarCards moving to StarZone

Beginning Nov. 4, employees can get their keys, StarCards and parking permits from AOF Room 108. Bethany Monroe has relocated to AOF to consolidate the Administrative Services team into one space, which will promote better collaboration and improve division effectiveness. Along with employee access and parking, Monroe will continue to handle University Center IDs, contractor and alumni IDs, meter bagging, and other job responsibilities.

To allow time for the necessary equipment to be moved, there will be no employee keys, cards or permits issued Friday, Nov. 1. Beginning Monday, Nov. 4, employee keys, permits and parking passes will be issued 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday on a drop-in basis.

As part of this reorganization, student StarCards and program IDs will now exclusively be issued by the StarZone and Student Affairs. Please contact Terrance Jones at or Lazarius Lane at for help with program IDs. Public Safety will no longer issue StarCards.

Public Safety will continue to issue replacement or second student parking passes, and will maintain the lost and found.

A round of Applause! for TRiO’s Danya Thomsen-Orellana

This week, we’re applauding Danya Thomsen-Orellana of TRiO Student Support Services.

“Danya embodies courtesy, seamless efficiency and a positive environment by making sure to engage with students while juggling paperwork and a multitude of other tasks,” Tyler Nicolas wrote in the award.

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.

In the news

Press clips for the week include:

Sign up for STEAMfest today

All employees are encouraged to bring your kids to STEAMfest for a fun and free day exploring science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. This popular annual event has now been expanded to include the arts!

Kids grades K-6 will explore STEAM through more than 50 hands-on activities, with an emphasis on a learning, non-competitive experience. The free event is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Arts & Sciences Building. Learn more and RSVP at

Cybersecurity career exploration event comes to West Campus Nov. 7

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Attendees will learn about exciting careers in cybersecurity, explore educational opportunities and tour LCC’s West Campus.

Students, parents and community members are invited to learn about career opportunities in Cybersecurity. Local professionals and LCC faculty will present on the wide variety of career options and education/training needed to enter into this growing field.

Reserve your spot at

EVENT DETAILS: Thursday, Nov. 7 from 4 – 7 p.m. at LCC’s West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing, MI 48917

Free dinner, parking and giveaways included.

For questions or for businesses wishing to participate, please contact Sheri Alexis at 517-483-1159 or This event is free and open to the public.

Performing Arts’ fall production mixes elements of gothic and comic

Performing Arts’ fall show, “Belle Moral,” opens next week in Dart Auditorium.

Following her father’s death, amateur scientist Pearl MacIsaac struggles to unearth the secret of her family’s past, one that her father had kept hidden with the help of his doctor. Set in Scotland in 1899, this is a story of family secrets come to life, the birth and evolution of ideas, and a play of morals.

The play is written by Ann-Marie MacDonald and directed by Mary Job. It will begin at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 1-2 and 8-9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Student sign interpretation will be available during the Nov. 10 show. Tickets are $5 for children and students, $10 for seniors and LCC employees and alumni, and $15 for general admission. Buy them online or at the door.

Banner system unavailable this weekend

The Banner system will be unavailable this weekend due to planned upgrades. If you have any issues with the upgraded Banner system, please contact Director of IT Project Management Kateri Lehr at or 517-483-1703.
Banner fall 2019 upgrade implementation window:
Start: 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
End*: 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
*Note: All efforts will be taken to complete this work as soon as possible, and the Banner system will be brought back up when we are finished with our work.
Affected systems:
The following systems will be unavailable during this implementation window:

  • Argos – Some reports may need to be rerun if not received Monday morning. If you need assistance, please contact the Help Desk Monday morning.
  • Application Manager (UC4)
  • Apprentice Application
  • Banner Document Manager (BDM)
  • Banner INB
  • Banner Self-Service
  • Banner Workflow
  • myLCC (Will be available, but the Banner portlets will be unavailable while Banner is offline for this upgrade)
  • Operational Data Store (ODS)
  • Payments
  • Sign-in Manager (StarZone/Fitness)

Further details:
While there is always considerable effort to update the back end of our Banner system, this will not significantly affect the end user experience. Where the end user experience is affected, communications to those impacted will be done in the most effective manner possible. 

The upgrade time period was selected by the System Operations Coordinating Committee (SOCC) and approved by faculty by way of an academic representative as having the least impact on staff and students at this point in the academic year. After the upgrade, but before Banner is made available to staff and students, the Banner Testing Team will verify the upgrade was successful and sign off that Banner is ready for staff and students to use. The verification (Go/No Go) window is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

If major issues are found that cannot be resolved during this testing, we will need to revert back to our current backup copy of Banner as of 5 p.m. Friday, and we will then implement this upgrade during the next available window approved by SOCC and faculty. We are not expecting any major issues with this upgrade, as the Banner Testing Team has performed extensive testing during our extended Banner Testing Sessions, and we have mitigated all known issues that surfaced during testing.

If you have any questions prior to the upgrade taking place, please contact Director of IT Project Management Kateri Lehr at or 517-483-1703.