Monthly Archives: September 2020

College’s new annual catalog now live

LCC’s college catalog for the 2020-2021 academic year is now live online. The catalog contains critical information about life as a student, including an academic calendar, course information and prerequisites, college policies and procedures, program pathways, and more. The annual catalog does not contain specific course section schedules, since that can change prior to each semester to meet the needs of students.
The catalog creates a one-stop shop for information about LCC, minimizing the need to dig through our website for additional information. It is available online and as a PDF, allowing you to print it if necessary.
As part of the transition to this annual catalog, the college no longer creates a course schedule book that lists course sections for each semester. Instead, students can view section information in Banner.

Unsolved mysteries of the LCC Archives

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.
Send information, including the image number, to Linnea Knapp, Records Information Specialist,, and perhaps you can help solve a mystery. Learn more about the LCC Archives and learn what mysteries have been solved about images previously featured in The Star.

IMG #020 – View from A&S rooftop of the construction of the Mall and Gannon parking ramp

IMG #020 - View from A&S rooftop of the construction of the Mall and Gannon parking ramp

What about benefits? Health screening benefit – critical illness insurance

The end of 2020 is approaching quickly! If you are a full-time employee enrolled in LCC’s Hartford critical illness insurance, you can receive a health screening benefit of $50 per covered individual per year for completing a preventative screening during the calendar year. Examples of preventative health screenings are pap smears, fasting blood glucose test, colonoscopy, etc.

Each covered individual can complete the Health Screening Form and submit documentation of the office visit or lab work to serve as evidence of the health screening. A more comprehensive list of the health screenings are on the form. The claim form and documentation can be mailed or faxed to The Hartford according to the instructions at the top of the form. 

Please contact Mara Fisher at with any questions.

A round of Applause! for Testing Services and Monica Torres

This week, we’re applauding Testing Services.

“Testing Services always displays knowledge, courtesy and seamless efficiency, but especially during the past several months!” Andrea Tarry wrote in the award. “We work together with our high school dual enrollment students, High School Advantage students, and our Promise and H.O.P.E. Scholars. Every time I copy Testing Services on an email with a student who needs their services, they reply with detailed information in a fast and courteous way! They help each student with patience and kindness. Thank you, Testing Services, for all your help, especially during these difficult times!”

Applause also goes to HHS’ Monica Torres.

“The amount of craziness that comes with start of semester has been amplified by HHS having multiple new support staff who have spent more time at home due to COVID-19,” Leah Bloomquist wrote in the award. “It also doesn’t help that the semester is structured differently than any previous semester. Monica has been amazing in helping with everything from faculty pay to student overrides. This week, she was invaluable with late-registering/reinstating multiple students from my programs because I did not have access to register them myself. She is always there to lend a helping hand and is a great team player. The HHS divisional office is so lucky for having her. Thank you, Monica!”

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

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Coalition for College and Career Readiness holding summit Oct. 13

Join us for the Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R) Summit 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 via Webex. The event will focus on Embedded Academic Supports in a Virtual Environment.
Event highlights include a keynote address from LCC President Dr. Steve Robinson and a panel discussion. Panelists from LCC will share their experiences with embedded academic supports in a virtual world.
You will receive a special C3R Summit shipment in the mail when you attend the summit. Be sure to enter your mailing address on the registration form to receive your shipment.

Register for the summit on the event information webpage.

Submit your census response by end of September!

If you have not yet filled out your household’s 2020 census, you need to do so by Sept. 30! It only takes about 10 minutes, and your response can be completed online, by mail or by phone.

The census is confidential and secure, and your personal information will not be shared with anyone, including other government agencies. The census does NOT ask about citizenship, and non-citizens should still fill it out. (The census counts people who live in the U.S., not U.S. citizens.) It is available in multiple languages online and by phone.

The census is critical to the future success of Michigan, impacting everything from how much federal funding our state gets to how many representatives we seat in Congress. Learn more from the Michigan census website or U.S. census website.