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In the Classroom with Historians discuss Data Visualization tonight at 6 pm

The series continues this evening when we will be talking with Data Analyst, Patrick Herta from LCC Center for Data Sciences on data visualizations. Join us to talk charts, tables, maps and data sets – oh my! The meeting runs from 6 to 7:30 pm. Download a “How To” sheet for data visualizations that will be used for discussion.

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In the Classroom with Historians meets tonight at 6pm

The April meeting of In the Classroom with Historians will meet this evening, 6-7:30pm. We will be welcoming Prof. Jim Luke, Economics, to discuss the topic of Reparations. In order to prepare for our discussion, please read The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates and listen to Sandy Darity, Jr.  NPR interview who co- wrote with his wife A. Kirsten  Mullen  From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century

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Presentation this Tuesday from Visiting History Scholar Dr. Kevin Gannon

REMINDER – tomorrow night, 6-8 pm, Apr. 6, Visiting History Scholar Dr. Kevin Gannon will give a presentation – “Baked into the Cake: Race and Policy in US History.”

Dr. Gannon will then join us on Wednesday, Apr. 7 for follow up conversation with fellow history students and LCC faculty/staff. Two sessions are available. Sign up on the calendar event at

  • AM Session – 10 to 11:30 am
  • PM Session – 2 to 3:30 pm

Reminder – Take a Stand! Sit In! proposals due March 31

Faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals for presentations on issues related to justice, race or equity for the spring 2021 Take a Stand! Sit In! event. It is inspired by the Scholar Strike Initiative and LCC’s Take a Stand! Sit In! event from last semester. Presentations that reflect your passion on a subject, engage our LCC community in participatory 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 virtual event is April 19-20, and will include eight sessions showcasing LCC faculty and local artists. This reflects our commitment to incorporating community and creative voices into these learning conversations. If you cannot participate personally, consider having your students attend one or more sessions. For questions and more information, contact Brad Hicks at

Submit your proposal with your name, department, email, working title, brief description of a topic (100 words), materials and your initial thoughts about participatory engagement during your presentation to Anne Heutsche at by Wednesday, March 31.

Faculty is encouraged to integrate StarScapes into curriculum

Each semester, LCC hosts the StarScapes Innovation and Creativity Showcase as a chance to celebrate student work. StarScapes will be happening online this semester. Students can post their work any time during the semester. The Starscapes website also has instructions on how to participate, as well as resources for creating poster presentations, finding images, and citing sources.

During week 15 (April 26-30), the LCC community will be invited to participate in StarScapes by browsing presentations and adding comments. Ideas for integrating StarScapes include your curriculum include:

  • Make it a field trip: bring your class (visit the website together during your ORT class)
  • Make it a homework assignment.
  • Give extra credit for presenting
  • Give extra credit for attending (online attending = commenting on other students’ presentations)
  • Create a StarScapes scavenger hunt
  • Use it as part of an honors option or capstone project

Presentations can be projects produced for LCC classes as well as work developed through students’ own independent study and research. StarScapes is an opportunity for students to share research, capstone presentations, honors option projects, or other work with the LCC community.

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Join Historians at the Movies tonight for Thelma and Louise

The LCC History Department presents a monthly interactive series, Historians at the Movies and is intended for students, faculty and staff. The 2020-21 series will focus on women.

This month’s movie title is Thelma and Louise, hosted by LCC Professor Dale Moler and joined by guest facilitator Bonnie Sumbler. The movie starts at 6 pm, March 16 and is followed by discussion.

Webex information:

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Meeting number: 120 017 5946

Password: HATM

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1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 120 017 5946

In the Classroom with Historians debuts tonight at 6 pm

In the Classroom with Historians is a series where faculty will discuss how history intersects, connects and threads across the discipline. The purpose of In the Classroom with Historians is to discuss our teaching, create learning communities across the disciplines and incorporate new and exciting ideas into the classroom.

Tonight’s session features Professor Barb Clauer. She will give us ideas and tips on how to incorporate poetry into our classrooms.  She will also provide examples, demonstrate the process, and open the discussion on how people use poetry in their classrooms, suggesting ideas on starting to bring poetry to your class!  At the end of the evening, we will compile a resource sheet on teaching ideas and tips along with suggestions of poems to incorporate into your discipline specific classrooms.

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Faculty and staff Inclusion Advocacy Training is this week

Training is this Tuesday, Feb. 23 9:30-11:30 a.m. The college is looking for employees interested in serving as Inclusion Advocates to enhance equity, validity and diversity in the college’s hiring processes. Inclusion Advocates are faculty, staff and students who are trained as search and selection process advisors. They serve as a formalized part of the hiring process and help committee members and hiring leaders in search and screening activities.

If you can’t make this week, training will be offered again 3-5 pm on March 30.

Email Margo Whalen at if interested in attending. She will forward the Webex link.