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April is Counseling Awareness Month

Free, confidential counseling is available at Lansing Community College to assist students with a variety of concerns, including (but not limited to):

  • Overcoming barriers to success
  • Stress management
  • Coping with change and adjusting to college
  • Depression, anxiety, mood disorders
  • Coping with trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Time management  –  juggling multiple roles
  • Crisis support and intervention

Counselors provide integrative student services that foster personal development, promote student achievement and retention, and increase success. Additionally, LCC counselors provide outreach and classroom presentations.  LCC counselors are available for consultation and classroom presentations on services and pathways to student success throughout the year.

To schedule a student counseling appointment, please call Counseling in Campus Resources for Student Success at 517-483-1924, or visit the StarZone in the Gannon Building.  You can also visit the Counseling website at:

Coming Monday, May 2nd:  FINALS FRENZY ~ Stress Relief & Giveaways!!

Free Chair Massages in Gannon, February 5!

Therapeutic Massage Clinic students will be offering free chair massages in the Gannon Building on Friday, February 5, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of the Student Life office. Massages are approximately 15 minutes, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please stop by and support LCC’s Therapeutic Massage Program.

Japan Immersion 2016 – Information Session

Japan Immersion 2016 – Information Session
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – 4:00-5:00pm, GANNON BLDG – Room 115

Up to 10 LCC students are selected to complete an internship with the Biwako Kisen Steamship Company, Ltd., a Japanese company, during spring, summer or fall semester.

The experience includes a 4-credit unpaid internship on the Michigan Boat, where students serve as American cultural ambassadors, greeting Japanese tourists and school groups who ride the Boat.

Japan Immersion 2016_cropped pic

This internship is more than an internship,” said participant Elliot Welch. “It helped me see the world differently, explore a different culture, and work with Japanese and Americans every day to accomplish a common goal.

For more information, please contact:  Mieko Philips at

LCC Web Refresh Town Hall Session; November 18th, 10-11:30am

With the “Discovery Phase” of LCC’s Web Refresh initiative coming to its completion, the Web Refresh Town Hall session offers the LCC community an opportunity to hear what was learned in the discovery phase of this project.  During this meeting, iFactory will present an overview of the Web Refresh Strategy Report, information about strategic recommendations, and their redesign process. This is a chance for LCC faculty, staff, and students to learn about the project, ask questions, and voice concerns.

Web Refresh is an Operation 100% Major Project.

Date:  Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time:  10am-11:30am
Location:  LCC’s Downtown Campus – Board Room, Administration Building

Please join us.


You’re Invited: Veterans Memorial Induction Ceremony

Please join us for the sixth annual Veterans Memorial Induction Ceremony, where we will induct three Veterans into the LCC Veterans Memorial while honoring all local men and women who have served in the armed forces.

When: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Noon
Where: Health & Human Services Building – Fred Abood Rotunda, LCC Downtown Campus

A light lunch reception will take place immediately following the ceremony.

Please RSVP at this link: or by calling 517.483.1655

Engage in “Conversation With Christine,” October 23rd.


Please join Guided Pathways Project Coordinator, Professor Christine Conner this Friday, October 23, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in A&S 229 for an informal conversation on our Guided Pathways work.

Possible Topics to discuss:

  • Articulating and Implementing Career Communities
  • Evaluating Programs of Study (transfer/[local]employ-ability)
  • “Stackable” Certificates and Degrees
  • Integrated Learning and General Education
  • Values (AAC&U)
  • Predictable Scheduling
  • Further Development of Program Outcomes
  • Integrating Essential Learning Outcomes
  • Creating Program Maps

Refreshments will be served.

Free Self-Defense Class For Women, October 24th.

Reserve your spot today for a FREE self-defense class for women!

This program brings women together in an effort to prevent victimization and increase awareness of protection strategies. This fun and informative class is designed to increase confidence and reduce fear. The class will examine and practice simple, effective techniques which can be adapted into the life experience of any woman. Women of all ages, sizes and fitness levels can do these techniques.

Friends and family members are welcome to join the class with you. Daughters or granddaughters should be at least 10 years old and must be accompanied by a female parent and/or guardian.

When:  Saturday, October 24, 2015
Where:  Downtown Campus Gym
Time:  9am-3pm  (lunch on your own 11:30-12:15)

Reservations:   Please contact Rodney Bahl at 517.483.1825 or at or Kristy Rodgers at

The class is limited to 25 students.

Rodney Bahl (LCC PD)
Kristy Rodgers (LCC PD)
Leanne Lafay (Physical Plant)

Learn More and Share Your Thoughts About Guided Pathways

You’re invited to participate in the next  sessions of “Conversations with Christine” on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ADM Board Room

Friday, October 23, 2015
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
A&S 229 

During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with Professor Christine Conner about Guided Pathways,  Career Communities, Program Outcomes, and/or Program Maps, and how they fit in with Operation 100%. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Christine Conversation Sessions_OCT 2015

Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy

Students and staff are invited to visit LCC’s Counseling Services booth on Wednesday, October 7, to learn more about depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues that impact many college students.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015    
10:00am – 2:00pm
Gannon Building, 2nd Floor Lobby – Near the StarZone

Students and staff can gather information on Mental Health topics and gain access to free, anonymous, online screenings.

Appointments to speak with a counselor at LCC’s Downtown or West Campus are also available.