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Students, staff and community members are invited to LCC’s Virtual Constitution Day event Friday, Sept. 17.

Join LCC Political Science Faculty in celebrating Constitution Day focusing on the topic of Voting Rights looking at the proposed changes in Michigan and nationally.

The virtual event will be held 1-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, and all are invited to attend. Visit LCC’s Constitution Day webpage for more information and the Webex link.

In addition to the virtual event, there will be a Constitution Day-themed book display in the newly remodeled LCC Library and free Pocket Constitutions available for students in various locations around campus.

Call for presentations for the Take A Stand! Sit-In! event Nov. 22 and 23, 2021

Take A Stand! Sit-In!  November 22 and 23, 2021

Inspired by the Scholar Strike Initiative and LCC’s own Take A Stand! Sit-In! events, LCC employees are invited to submit proposals for presentations related to social justice, equity, or race. Presentations that reflect your passion for 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.

The event will be virtual on November 22 and 23, with plans to include 10 sessions showcasing the LCC community as well as beginning and ending with 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. If you would like more information or have questions, please feel free to reach out to Brad Hicks.

For more information and for the proposal form, go to the Take A Stand! Sit-in! website. The proposal process is not complicated. Submit your proposal with your contact information, session title, and a brief description of the session, short biography, and initial thoughts concerning engaging the audience during your presentation. Proposal submission is due by Friday, September 10th.

Best Regards,

Take A Stand! Sit-In! Organizing Committee

Pam Smith, Brad Hicks, Melissa Kaplan, Lisa Whiting Dobson, Annescia Dillard, Benjamin Garrett and Anne Heutsche

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)


Questions about the Class?

Contact the LCC Integrated English office at 517-483-1061 or email

Free admission to Potter Park Zoo this Saturday? Learn how!

The Ingham County Health Department and Potter Park Zoo are offering free admission this Saturday (May 29) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. if one member gets COVID-19 vaccinated on-site!

Vax Your Pack Event Details





LCC Counseling Servies series invites employees to the upcoming sessions

Hot Topics with Hot Beverages: Navigating Relationships on Interstate COVID-19

Join the LCC Counselors for a relaxed, informational discussion on how to manage our emotions and navigate relationships while living within the pandemic restrictions.

Grab your favorite hot (or cold) beverage and join us at one of the two times listed below via WebEx. Be sure to RSVP for the event to be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $10 Subway gift cards! Once you RSVP, you will be emailed the WebEx link.

>> Event Dates:

Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 1 – 2 p.m. OR Thursday, Nov. 19 from 10-11 a.m. 

>> About Hot Topics with Hot Beverages

Each month the LCC Counseling Team will host virtual events for students to discuss and share information about mental and emotional well-being, as well as other hot topics aimed to help students reach success personally and academically. Check LCC social media and events calendars for upcoming events. To schedule a personal counseling appointment (free to LCC students), call 517-483-1924 or visit

Note: This is not a formal group therapy session; just a chance to learn and share. This event is open to students, faculty and staff.

>>Register Here

StarCards to streamline Health Screenings for students

Please share this message with your on-campus students. StarCard requests are for students only; we will open employee StarCard requests soon.

To better serve you, we are asking students with face-to-face, on-campus classes to have a StarCard (student ID) to increase Health Screening efficiency. As we experience colder weather, the StarCards will reduce wait times and lines outside the buildings. By simply scanning your card, your completed Health Screening will be verified to enter the building.

How to Get a StarCard

Complete the StarCard Request Form and upload a photo for your new StarCard request (see photo guidelines below). To request a replacement StarCard, you will not need to upload a photo however, there is a $15 fee that will need to be submitted along with your replacement StarCard request.

Stop by LCC Police and Public Safety office to pick up your card. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing and you must show photo identification at pickup (driver’s license, state ID, passport, high school ID or an alternative government-issued ID).

Photo Guidelines

The photo should be passport-style and meet the following requirements:

>>Must be in color, focused, and taken in good light – no dark or shadowed photos

>>Should not be taken outside as direct sunlight causes glare or reflections which we cannot accept

>>Must have a solid white or light-colored plain background, without designs, or patterns

>>Must show a full face, front view of the cardholder, no profiles or angles

>>Top of the head is not cut-off and is clearly visible

>>Must capture the subject’s face, leaving out the upper torso

>>The cardholder must appear in normal street attire (no costumes), without a hat, headwear or no dark glasses (headwear permitted for religious reasons only)

>>Must be that of the cardholder only (no family, friends, animals, objects, etc. are permitted)

>>A smile is acceptable, but silly faces are not permitted

StarCard Pickup Locations

Downtown Campus

Stop by the Police and Public Safety Office (GB 2110) between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

West Campus

Call 517-483-1800 to have an officer meet you at the West Campus PPS office.

Livingston County Center

Stop by the LivCen Student Services Desk between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays to collect your StarCard.

How to Complete the Health Screening

Complete the LCC Health Screening Tool by answering the questions prior to entering a building, then click submit. Your submission will be automatically added to the StarCard and ready to scan before entering an LCC building.

Questions? Call 517-483-1200, option 2 or email

Career and Employment Services to host “Work Here Wednesdays” during the fall semester

Work Here Wednesdays give students the opportunity to meet with representatives from local companies to learn about employment opportunities and what it takes to work in these industries.

Please share with your students!

Upcoming events:

>> September 16 – Carter Lumber | 1-2 pm

Meeting ID: 941 2222 9432

Passcode: 966018

>> September 23 – Delta Dental of MI, OH & IN |1-2 pm

Meeting ID: 962 5727 8467

Passcode: 392977

>> September 30 – Community Mental Health (CMHA-CEI) |1-2 pm

Meeting ID: 962 5386 3778

Passcode: 851785

>> October 7 – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services |1-2 pm,5885,7-339-73970_50649—,00.html

Meeting ID: 917 1499 2448

Passcode: 645526

>> October 14 – MSUFCU |1-2 pm

Meeting ID: 984 2145 4129

Passcode: 374911

>> October 21 – Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies |1-2 pm

Meeting ID: 933 3110 7367

Passcode: 048829

>> October 28 – TEKsystems |1-2 pm

Meeting ID: 920 0851 9404

Passcode: 659559

>> November 4 – Independence Village |1-2 pm

Meeting ID: 962 2645 3050

Passcode: 188932

>> November 18- Ingham County |1-2 pm

Meeting ID: 998 0940 5279

Passcode: 632051

The Program and Career Showcase returns April 16 to the Downtown Campus

Promote your program during the 2020 LCC Program and Career Showcase! More than 500 college-bound students and their families attend the annual event to learn about LCC programs and their career fields.

The event will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at the Downtown Campus. Register your program or department here:

This year, all programs, services and activities will be located in the Gannon Commons. In the past, classrooms and labs were open in other buildings.

All participating programs must have materials created by the LCC Communications and Marketing Department; if your area is in need of updated or new promotional/recruitment materials, please submit an Advertising/Promotional materials request to the LCC Communications and Marketing Department via 5star before March 27.

 It is also recommended all participating staff members have an LCC name tag (available through LCC Print Services request) and a tablecloth. If your area does not have a tablecloth or nametags, please plan to request these items.

Event staff checklist

–              Register your program to attend the event before March 27

–              Order/update your recruitment materials before March 27

–              Order your LCC employee nametags via LCC Print Services request

–              Make sure your tablecloth is wrinkle-free or request to borrow a tablecloth for the event (indicate in the registration form)

–              Register your program’s representatives to attend the event training session (you will receive a training invite once you register for the event)

What should be at your table during the event?

–              Recruitment materials (required)

–              Interactive activity or demonstration relating to your program/service

–              Program or service sign (event staff will have these ready the day of the event; make sure the name is correctly entered on the registration form)

What to wear?

–              LCC nametag (required)

–              LCC apparel

If you have any questions, please contact Ashlee Stokes at 517-483-1561 or