Faculty are invited to submit proposals for
presentations on issues related to justice, race or equity for the fall 2021
Take a Stand! Sit In! event. It is inspired by the Scholar Strike Initiative and LCC’s previous Take
A Stand! Sit In! events.
Presentations that reflect your passion on a subject, engage our LCC community
in activities or discussions, and promote a greater degree of clarity on a
contemporary issue are encouraged. Take A Stand! Sit In! offers a platform
for others to “sit in” if you are willing to “take a stand.”
This fall’s event will be virtual on Nov. 22-23, with plans to include 10
sessions showcasing the LCC community and featured local artists. This reflects
our commitment to incorporating community and creative voices into these
learning conversations. If you are unable to participate personally, please
consider having your students attend one or more sessions as an assignment or
extra credit. The sessions will last 60 to 90 minutes.
For the proposal form, go to the Take A Stand! Sit In! website. The proposal
process is designed to be straightforward, and asks for your contact
information, short biography, session title, a brief description of your
session and initial thoughts about engaging the audience during your
submissions are due by Friday, Sept. 10.
If you would like more information or have questions, please reach out to Brad
Hicks at email@example.com.
The Center for Student Support is happy to
welcome three phenomenal people to our team. Student Affairs recently
went through a minor reorganization, and we are thrilled to
welcome Curlada Eure-Harris of Counseling, Patti Ayers of Student Life and
Larry Hook of The Lookout to the team. For those who have not met them, take a
moment to read through their brief biographies below. Please join us in giving
them a warm welcome to our team!
Curlada Eure-Harris is
a product of Curt’s love for Admara. She hyphenates
her last name, using her father’s family name and that of her deceased husband
and their three children. As a transplant from the Philadelphia area, she
enjoys Michigan’s Great Lakes over the Atlantic Ocean. Her professional and personal
philosophy is that we are 99.99% genetically the same, one human race on earth,
each having a contribution to make to humanity.
Eure-Harris brings a variety of ongoing formal and informal educational input
to her work. She believes community college is the place within higher
education where one has access to a combination of social reality and personal
opportunity. She is, among other things, a loved caregiver of family pets, a
dance performer on the Wharton’s stage, a dabbler in a variety of languages, a
dedicated fresh foodie, and, for our LCC students, a licensed professional of
integrative holistic counseling and therapy.
Larry Hook has been
the adviser of The Lookout for the past 17 years. His duties include hiring
staff, teaching them how to write journalistically and helping them to produce
a college newspaper. The Lookout has won many awards during Hook’s tenure as
adviser, including Michigan Press Association’s “Newspaper of the Year” three
Hook is a graduate of Lansing Catholic Central High School and Michigan State
University, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He spent nine years as
editor in chief of The Leslie Local Independent newspaper and four years as an
editor for Lansing Community Newspapers. He also worked for 12 years as a
freelance reporter for MLive.
A fan of professional sports, Hook has coached a variety of sports,
including baseball, basketball, bowling and soccer. In his spare time, Hook
enjoys playing softball, bowling, collecting baseball cards, watching movies
and playing pinball. He has a collection of 11 pinball machines and five arcade
Patti Ayers is the
departmental administrator for Student Life. She began her career at LCC as a
student employee and later gained experience working in the offices of
Accessibility Services and Financial Aid before joining Student Life in 1993.
In her current role as Student Life coordinator, she oversees registered
student organizations, the Student Leadership Academy, department student
events and activities, and serves as the college’s student ombudsperson.
Ayers is an alumnae of LCC, holds a B.A. in multidisciplinary studies from
Siena Heights University, and is faculty certified as an instructor for Phi
Theta Kappa’s Leadership Development Studies curriculum. In addition to her
work in Student Life, Ayers enjoys golfing and loves the outdoors, cooking and
Testing Services in-semester service hours
will begin Tuesday, Sept. 7. In-semester Testing Services hours for the fall
semester will be:
8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
*On all days, the last test is administered an
hour prior to close.
Update on exam
Faculty will notice that the creation process for exam coversheets has changed
slightly. Thank you to Charlie Benson and Chad Lycos from ITS for all of their
hard work in revising the coversheet creation process. The link to create exam
coversheets will still be located in the same place, within the myLCC Work tab,
under Employee eToolbox – Faculty Services. The steps to create will also
remain similar to the past version, with some additional functionality for
extended time allowances and editing information.
Please contact Testing Services at 517-267-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any
questions about creating coversheets.
Everyone gets a T-shirt!
Any employees who were unable to pick up their new LCC T-shirt at this year’s
Fall Kick-Off Party can grab one beginning Monday, Aug. 30, in the
T-shirt pick-up will be available 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
in ADM 105, on the first floor of the Administration Building, through Oct. 1.
(No pickup on Sept. 3, the Friday before Labor Day.) Please bring your StarCard
to the Administration Building to gain access to the lobby, and a number to
call will be posted at the front desk.
As a reminder, each employee receives one T-shirt. If you have questions,
please call 517-483-1855.
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.
Join the LCC Foundation and
other community members to help review applications and award scholarships to
Because of the unprecedented disruption of the pandemic, we know more students
than ever need a scholarship to realize their dreams at LCC. This fall, the Foundation
is, for the first time ever, conducting a second scholarship application for LCC
The Foundation expects to receive hundreds of applications from amazing students
who want to change their lives. When you review their applications, you help us
make sure deserving and qualified students receive the support they need to
succeed at LCC. Sign up today!
This special scholarship reviewing period will be Sept. 13-23. The Foundation
expects each reviewer to receive between 10 and 20 applications to review. They
have an updated scoring rubric and online training to assist you as you review
As students return to school, many parents are
getting back into the groove of packing lunches for their kids each day. A Healthier Michigan has provided some great
ideas for snacks and lunches to keep kids healthy and energized for learning.
Apple slices and nut butter
Unsalted trail mix
Smoothies, to incorporate calcium, fruits and veggies
Fruit and yogurt
Whole wheat toast with nut butter and bananas
Hummus and veggies
Veggie and hummus pinwheels
Healthier Lunchable – English muffin pizzas with marinara, veggies, cheese and a side fruit, with milk
Taco Tuesday – Two-ingredient slow cooker salsa chicken with veggies, cheese and street tacos and a side fruit, with milk
Mediterranean Wrap – Whole wheat pita with grilled chicken and veggies and a side fruit, with milk.
Stuffed Cucumber Bites – Cucumbers filled with tuna salad or flavored tuna packs with pasta salad and fruit skewers, with milk
Mexican Pinwheels – A vegetarian wrap filled with veggies and black beans, with a side of salsa for dip. Served with mixed fruit and milk
This week, we’re applauding Linda Koning of
the Health and Human Services Division.
“When the LCC campus quickly transitioned to a remote work environment in
March 2020, Linda Koning became the keeper of the HHS office plants left
behind,” Susan McEwan wrote in the award. “As the time away from the
physical office workspace grew, Linda’s office space became a greenhouse, where
she watered and cared for the lonely plants, keeping them well-nourished until
the time when HHS employees returned to the Downtown Campus. All of the plants
in Linda’s care survived and are looking forward to greeting HHS building
occupants upon their return to campus. HHS sends its appreciation to the ‘plant
whisperer,’ a.k.a. Linda Koning.”
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.
Continental Services will open Grand Avenue
Market in the Gannon Commons on Sept. 14. Einstein Bros. Bagels and Subway will
not be open during the fall semester.
In addition, the TLC Building’s new “Smart & Go” machines are up and
running. The machines include a variety of beverages, snacks, sliders, wraps,
salads and sandwiches. They are restocked every Tuesday and Thursday, or more often if needed, keeping the food fresh. The machines are
located at the south end of the first floor, close to the N. Capitol Avenue
entrance. During the fall semester, they are available 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, and 10:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
Continental also plans to offer the “Continental Connect” app for Downtown and
West campuses. This app, available for Apple and Android, allows employees and
students to pre-order food for quick and easy pickup. At the Downtown Campus,
people will be able to pick up their orders within 15 minutes of ordering,
between 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Due to the drive from downtown to
West Campus, Continental will set up two delivery time slots, 11:15 a.m. and
12:15 p.m. More details about this app are coming soon.
LCC West, East, Livingston and Mason offer beverages, snacks and some microwave
items within vending machines.
If you have any questions about food services this fall, please email Cynthia Rooker