Monthly Archives: June 2021

Upcoming diversity, equity and inclusion events

Celebrate Juneteenth and Pride Month with next week’s virtual I.D.E.A.S. in Cinema film series. Featured films includes “School Daze,” “Harriet,” “Dreamland: the Burning of Black Wall Street,” “Disclosure” and “Miss Juneteenth.”

I.D.E.A.S. stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Support, and is focused on the BIPOC and other underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Other upcoming events from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and LCC’s Cultural Awareness Committees include the free, virtual Summer Impact program. Get the meeting links online.

Free reading and writing refresher courses available this summer

Students can improve their reading and writing placement levels with a three-day, non-credit class. These refreshers are completely FREE, meaning no tuition, no course fees and no books to buy.
 
This summer, the classes are online. They are open to any student who has tested at least once without achieving college-ready placement in reading or writing.
 
The class will be offered four times this summer:

  • June 21-24
  • July 12-15
  • Aug. 2-5 
  • Aug. 9-12

Students can register for one of the four offered NCRW 101 class sessions. They will find them listed in the “Fall 2021” term registration under “registration tasks” in Banner. Please help us spread the word to students!
 
Questions about the class? Contact the LCC Integrated English office at 517-483-1061 or asd-ehs-service@star.lcc.edu.

College using federal funds to provide grants to 1,830 students

LCC is distributing grants of $1,000 to about 1,830 students who have exceptional financial need. The money comes from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which colleges use to assist students with educational costs or emergency costs related to COVID-19.

We previously awarded this grant to students with exception need who were enrolled in the spring semester, and then opened applications to all students. The process will work the same way this summer. Students who received money in the spring are eligible again, if they are enrolled in summer classes.

At this time, students do not need to apply for the grants. LCC is using FAFSA information to automatically send the grants to qualifying students. Eligibility is based on expected family contributions, as determined by FAFSA.

On June 21, applications will open to students who did not automatically receive the grant, but who have emergency costs due to the coronavirus. Students approved through the application will also receive $1,000. A FAFSA will not be required, but students must be U.S. citizens or a noncitizen who is eligible for federal financial aid. Applications will be open for three weeks. Students will receive multiple communications about the opportunity, but we appreciate your help in passing the word!

Funds will be sent directly to students according to their established refund preference, which is the quickest way to receive a refund. Students who are not able to establish a refund preference will have funds sent to their mailing address. Students should verify their refund preference and mailing address in Banner Self-Service.

Funds will not automatically cover any outstanding balances. However, students can choose to use the money to cover that balance. Students can check whether they are eligible for funds by signing into Banner Self-Service and selecting Financial Aid. On the “Student Requirements” tab, eligible students will see HEERF Funding Summer with a status of “in progress.” Once the funds have been sent to the student, the status will be updated to “approved” and a message will be sent to the student. If you receive any questions from students, please direct them to the Financial Aid Office.

Special operations email: Timesheet instructions for recording Memorial Day holiday hours

Holiday hours for the date of May 31 will auto load on timesheets for the following employee groups:

  • Salaried Administrators: Holiday time will not appear on the timesheet but will auto load during the pay cycle. Please do not enter hours for the holiday.
  • FT Support: 8 hours will default on the timesheet for the holiday. Please disregard the “-8”populated in the default hours of timesheet. This will not affect your total hours reported.
  • FT Physical Plant: 8 hours will default on the timesheet for the holiday. Please disregard the “-8”populated in the default hours of timesheet. This will not affect your total hours reported.

Employees groups not listed above may record leave time (i.e. PTO, Vacation, etc.) if available (see union contract) and if pay for the holiday is desired. Regular hours should be recorded on timesheet as “Holiday Worked” only if work was performed on the actual holiday.

Join June’s Healthy Conversations about 2nd MD

Join us for this month’s Healthy Conversations, all about the 2nd MD program. The goal of these short, 30-minute discussions is to offer information and support to all employees on a variety of topics. There will also be Q&A time so you can ask specific questions of our subject-matter experts.
 
Get a Second Opinion with 2nd MD
Presented by Liz Hamlet
(Please note, 2nd MD is a free program that is only available for LCC employees enrolled in LCC medical insurance.)

  • 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15
  • 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16
  • 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17

These presentations are put together by Experience #Starpower and Human Resources Organizational Development. Register via the TMS. You will receive a confirmation and invitation to attend the WebEx meeting shortly before your session begins. You can also find videos of prior sessions in the TMS by searching for Healthy Conversations.

LCC student places first in elite national white paper contest

Insurance and Risk Management major Sara Self placed first in a national white paper contest with her timely paper, “Pandemics: Insuring the Uninsurable.” The paper explored several reasons why pandemics are classified as uninsurable and posed solutions that could provide pandemic-related coverages in the future.

The contest is sponsored twice each year by the Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA), with the goal of expanding surplus lines awareness and knowledge for college students studying risk management and insurance, actuarial science, finance and business. Winning papers are published on the WSIA website and winners receive a monetary award.

Self is the vice president of LCC’s Gamma Mu chapter of the Gamma Iota Sigma fraternity, which promotes student growth and interest in the insurance industry. She has also been recently accepted to Northwood University’s 3+1 program to pursue a bachelor’s degree in insurance and risk management.
 
You can read her winning paper online.

Summer reading and writing refreshers available for students

Students can improve their reading and writing placement levels with the free three-day, non-credit class. These refreshers are free meaning no course fees, no books to buy, etc. There is no cost to the student to take the course. The classes are completely online and are open to any student who has tested at least once without achieving college-ready placement in reading or writing.

Summer Online Class Sessions:

June 21 – 24

July 12 – 15

August 2 – 5 

August 9 – 12

How to Register:

Register for one of the four offered NCRW101 class sessions; you will find these listed in the “Fall 2021” term registration under “registration tasks” in Banner. If you need assistance with registration, contact the StarZone student services.

Phone: 517-483-1957 (toll-free 800-644-4522)

Email: lcc-starzone@star.lcc.edu

lcc.edu/starzone

Questions about the Class?

Contact the LCC Integrated English office at 517-483-1061 or email asd-ehs-service@star.lcc.edu.

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, LCC-RIM@lcc.edu, 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 #061 – Why So Serious?

IMG #061 - Why So Serious?