No matter how short or long your time at LCC has been, we’re hoping you’ll reach into your memory banks and share with us what you know about the image below. Any bit of information about the image is helpful, including the location, the event, a person or a random story related to it.
As many of us enter month six of working from
home, take time to check in with and, if needed, adjust your home workstation
and routine. Please read through these helpful do’s and don’ts for healthy home
DO work at an appropriate height so your elbows naturally fall flush with your table or desk height. You don’t want your arms to be reaching or your shoulders raised.
DON’T hunch over your laptop. If possible, use an external monitor or laptop stand (with an external keyboard and mouse) to prop up your screen. Your eye line should be level with the top of your screen to limit neck strain caused by looking downward.
DON’T give up on your current chair. If you do not have an office chair at home, there are some household items you can use to help adjust. Putting a firm cushion or tightly folded towel under your buttocks will raise your hips and increase the natural curve of your spine, making sitting more comfortable.
DON’T let your feet dangle. Place your feet on a few books or boxes under your desk, so your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor and your hips are slightly higher than your knees.
DON’T turn your couch into a workstation. As tempting as it is, the couch is not an optimal place to work at your computer for the entire day.
DO follow the 20/20/20 rule. For every 20 minutes spent looking at a computer screen, you should spend 20 seconds looking at something else 20 feet away to reduce eye strain.
DO make sure you get up and walk around. Taking a break to get lunch or to get a hydrating drink will provide the opportunity to stand up, walk around and rest your eyes from the computer screen.
Check out the article on these do’s and don’ts for more great
This week, we’re applauding Welding
instructors Scott Poe and Jeff Haynes.
“Welding instructors Scott Poe and Jeff Haynes have provided exceptional
assistance to the Aviation program’s first-year students,” Mark Bathurst
wrote in the award. “On their own initiative, they offered additional
aircraft welding classes on Saturdays to ensure all FAA-mandated welding
requirements are met in a timely fashion. Scott and Jeff are to be commended for
their significant dedication to student success. Thank you both.”
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.
Construction on the TLC Building is continuing
while most of the college is learning and working remotely. The renovations are
designed to make it easy for students to get multiple academic support services
in one place. The new space will include:
Learning Commons tutors
Study space and group study rooms
Open computer lab
New technology space
Center for Teaching Excellence
The project is scheduled to be mostly complete
by Nov. 15. If the college is able to bring some additional employees back to
campus, this completion date will give them time to move into their new space
prior to the spring semester.
Margie Clark, the dean of
Health and Human Services, collaborated with former LCC employee Franchesca
Cifuentes-Andrade to author a chapter in the recently published book “Health
Equity and Nursing: Achieving Equity through Policy, Population Health, and
Their chapter is called “Achieving Health Equity: Exemplars in Engaging Global
Communities.” It explains the partnership between the LCC Career Ladder Nursing
Program’s partnership and Kigezi Women and Children Health Initiative to
improve the health of women and children in Uganda without the risk and cost of
traveling abroad. Great work, Margie!
The LCC Massage Clinic reopened Friday, Aug.
21! The clinic is offering 60-minute and 90-minute appointments free of charge, with
day, weekend and evening options. Employees are welcome to make appointments
and receive these free services during their non-working hours, or to request
leave time to do so during their normal working hours.
For the safety of our students, employees and
clients, everyone is required to properly wear a face mask for their entire
appointment. If you
unable to wear a mask for the entire length of your appointment, please refrain
from scheduling with us at this time. Please see the following
You must wear a face mask for your entire appointment.
You must sign the COVID-19 Release, Waiver of Liability, and Indemnification Form.
You must pass an LCC daily health screening before every appointment.
The fall 2020 Massage Clinic schedule:
Intermittent Mondays: 11 a.m. (90 minutes)
Tuesdays: 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (60 minutes)
Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (60 minutes), and 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (90 minutes)
Fridays: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (60 minutes), and 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (90 minutes)
Intermittent Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. and noon (60 minutes), and 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. (60 minutes)
Please Note: 60-minute appointments are 60 minutes of massage. 90-minute appointments are 60 minutes of massage and 30 minutes of assessment of mobility, posture, gait, etc.
LCC introduced a new, student-focused
newsletter – the LCC Top 10 – in August. The monthly newsletter was built to facilitate communication with students by
highlighting dates and deadlines, campus resources, news, and upcoming events.
It features quick hits of information about 10 timely topics, with links to the
web for full articles.
The Top 10 was developed to fill a gap in college communications that was
discovered after an audit of all mass emails sent to more than 350 students
during the 2018-2019 academic year. (Thank you to all who participated in that
audit!) The newsletter is open to any area of the college that needs to
communicate information to all enrolled students.
Topics covered in August’s Top 10 newsletter were:
LCC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and students’ role in keeping campus safe
An introduction to Dr. Steve Robinson
An invitation to Welcome Week
A reminder to students to check their schedule before the first day of the fall semester
Information about student services available remotely
Information about free laptop rentals and other Library services
Online learning assistance from the eLearning Department
Fall deadlines for refunds, changes to residency, and changes to programs of study
Options for remote placement testing
A back-to-school cybersecurity checklist
The inaugural edition of the newsletter earned a
read from about 50% of all fall students, which is a high open rate that
indicates strong interest. In total, the newsletter saw a total of 7,180 opens,
suggesting many students returned to the information a second or third time.
The articles also encouraged 300 students to check their course schedule in
advance of classes, and brought more than 150 clicks to the college’s Welcome
Going forward, the newsletter will be released on the third Tuesday of every
month. If you would like more information or have an article you would like to
submit for potential inclusion, please fill out a Marketing request form or contact Karen Tommasulo
Last week, LCC opened applications for fall
2020 CARES Act grants. The money comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid,
Relief, and Economy Security (CARES) Act and is designed to provide assistance
to students who have expenses related to the ongoing disruption of campus
The college will award a fall semester maximum of $750 per student to assist
with food, internet, course materials and utilities. Unfortunately, because of
federal restrictions on how we use this money, we cannot provide CARES Act aid
to international, DACA, Early College, dual-enrolled or non-credit students.
Students who fit into any of those categories and need assistance are asked to
contact the Academic Success Coaching team to connect with