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LCC Welcomes New York Times Columnist and Author Anand Giridharadas April 14 & 15


Please join One Book One LCC in welcoming author and New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas to campus on April 14th and 15th. Three great events are planned in conjunction with Mr. Giridharadas’ visit:

Reception and Book Signing
April 14, 2016
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Library, 3rd floor, TLC Building
Ticketed Event

Meet Anand, get your copy of The True American signed, enjoy light appetizers, and visit with LCC community members. Reserve tickets online through April 14. This event is generously sponsored by the Arts and Sciences Division and is free and open to the public.

The True American
April 14, 2016
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Dart Auditorium

Giridharadas will discuss his book and the themes of racism, immigration and learning what it means to be a “true American,” in a deeply moving exploration of the American dream and its many dimensions. Entire classes are welcome to attend this event. Seating available on first-come, first served basis. This event is free and open to the public.

The Future of Leading
April 15, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
HHS Garden Level
Registration Required by April 8 – Employees Only

In collaboration with the Human Resources Division, we are happy to offer LCC employees a second opportunity to hear from Anand Giridharadas.

We live in a world that is changing what it means to lead. In this gripping presentation, Anand Giridharadas draws on his reporting around the world, interviews with leaders, and analysis to reveal how old ways of leadership are being overthrown and replaced by new methods. He will talk about the shift from leading by doing to leading by catalyzing, from power over others to power with them, and from top-down to bottom-up.

Register for this event in the employee Learning Management System (LMS).

One God, Three Faiths – February 2 Listen and Learn Lecture – One Book #OneLCC

One God, Three Faiths
Tuesday, February 2 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | 3rd floor, Library
Presented by Dr. Nancy Weatherwax, LCC Humanities Faculty

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share common roots and basic values. However, history demonstrates persecution, prejudice, and intolerance from differences both between and within these religions. Only by exploring the world’s religions with open minds can we acquire a greater awareness of and appreciation for their diversity and unity. Full classes welcome.

Come explore both the common ground and some of the differences with Dr. Nancy Weatherwax at this Listen and Learn lecture. Dr. Weatherwax teaches religious studies and humanities at LCC and is currently a research affiliate of the Religious Studies Department at Albion College. She holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University and has taught at several academic institutions including Luther College, Western Michigan University, and Albion College.

Congratulate Student Writers at January 26th Reception

One Book #OneLCC Writing Contest Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, January 26 | 5 – 6 p.m.

Congratulate the One Book #OneLCC Writing Contest Award winners and listen to readings of contest writings. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the CTL Writing Team in honor of Allan Maar, a champion of LCC writing instruction. Learn more about and donate to the Allan Maar Scholarship at this event.

Winning Entries

1st “Where Are You From?” by Emilee Wilcox
2nd “Everybody’s Always Got a Choice” by Elizabeth Asman
3rd “Rais Bhuiyan – Man of Bangladesh” by Guadalupe Gonzalez

Poetry: “Why” by Briannea Mansfield

Flash Fiction: “Untitled” by Sophia Cooper

About One Book #OneLCC
One Book #OneLCC is a shared community reading experience that encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage in special events, discussions, and college-wide conversations surrounding a thought provoking common read.

Visiting Speaker Rais Bhuiyan and Civic Engagement Fair – January 14th One Book #OneLCC Events

Rais Bhuiyan – A World Without Hate   January 14 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Explore the regenerative power of forgiveness with visiting speaker Rais Bhuiyan. View this talk in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion, the Library Atrium, or online from classrooms and offices at any LCC learning site.

Civic Engagement Fair   January 14 | 1 – 3 p.m. | Gannon Building
Learn about and be part of community service projects coordinated by LCC registered student organizations and local community groups.

About One Book #OneLCC
One Book #OneLCC is a shared community reading experience that encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage in special events, discussions, and college-wide conversations surrounding a thought provoking common read.

Peace Activist Rais Bhuiyan to Visit LCC on January 14, 2016

Join us for lunch and hear from visiting speaker Rais Bhuiyan about the regenerative power of forgiveness and how this concept can be incorporated into anyone’s life. Following lunch, attend the LCC Civic Engagement Fair to put thought into action. Learn about and be part of community service projects coordinated by LCC student organizations and community groups.

Register for Lunch with Rais Bhuiyan: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Civic Engagement Fair: 1 – 3 p.m., Gannon Building

About Rais Bhuiyan
Rais Bhuiyan is a peace activist and the victim of a post-9/11 shooting spree profiled in The True American by Anand Giridharadas, the current title selection for One Book #OneLCC, Lansing Community College’s community read initiative. 

Bhuiyan has delivered his inspiring message to members of the European Union, German Parliament, Amnesty International and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, as well as numerous university audiences, churches, Mosques and social justice groups. He is also the recipient of several major awards, including the 2011 American of the Year (Esquire Magazine) and the Excellence for Human Service Award from United for Change, an American nonprofit dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Muslim issues.

Shop the Big Book Bash and Support LCC Students

About the Big Book Bash
The Library’s annual used materials sale, the Big Book Bash, includes items donated by LCC Employees and discards from the Library collection. Proceeds are added to the Library Program Fund, which supports students through innovative and enhanced Library services.

Friday, November 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | LCC Library

Attend the Big Book Bash Pre-sale, to connect with fellow colleagues and students, and for the best selection of this year’s sale items. Current LCC employees and students can reserve a free ticket to this event.

Public Sale
Can’t make it to the pre-sale? Check out the public sale November 7-11 during regular Library hours.

Thank You!
The success of the Big Book Bash hinges on the thousands of donated books, movies, music, games, and software we receive each year from LCC employees, and we can’t thank you enough for your continued support.

Still looking to donate items? We accept donations year round. Call us at 517-483-1647 by October 30, 2015 at 4 p.m. to take advantage of our main campus donation pick-up service.

Visit the Big Book Bash webpage for more information.

Intersections of Christianity, Islam and Judaism: October 7 One Book #OneLCC Event


Listen and Learn

Intersections of Christianity, Islam & Judaism
October 7 | 1 – 2 p.m. | 3rd floor, Library

Listen and learn from a variety of clergy at this inter-faith panel. Get answers to questions about the major commonalities and differences between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism and ask your own questions.

Who Should Attend
This lecture is suitable for anyone interested in knowing more about these religions. Instructors who would like to bring an entire class to this event should contact Susan Murphy at

About One Book #OneLCC
One Book #OneLCC is a shared community reading experience that encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage in special events, discussions, and college-wide conversations surrounding a thought provoking common read.

Get your employee Appreciation Reward Card stamped at One Book #OneLCC events

Eat and Engage, Listen and Learn at September One Book #OneLCC Events

Book Discussions
Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16
12:15-1 p.m.
224 TLC

Enjoy lunch and discuss various themes from The True American. Lunch is included with registration.

Historical Reactions to Immigration
Wednesday, September 16
2-3:30 p.m.
3rd floor, Library

Listen and learn about historical reactions to immigration in America with LCC History Program faculty David Siwik. Explore historical reactions to immigration, focusing on both positive and negative perceptions, and the resulting changes these reactions have brought about in public policy.

About One Book #OneLCC
One Book #OneLCC is a shared community reading experience that encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage in special events, discussions, and college-wide conversations surrounding a thought provoking common read.

Kick-off One Book #OneLCC With Free Food and Books on August 27th

One Book #OneLCC Kick-off
August 27, 2015
11 a.m. – 1 p.m

Read, engage, and grow with One Book #OneLCC–Lansing Community College’s common read. Attend the One Book #OneLCC Kick-off to learn more about special programs and events associated with our 2015-2016 title, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by New York Times columnist and author Anand Giridharadas.

LCC Library, 2nd floor, Technology and Learning Center Building
Grab a light snack, learn more about the The True American, and explore topics like stereotypes, immigration, and American identity.

The Centre for Engaged Inclusion, Gannon Building
Hear from a panel of LCC student immigrants about their American experience.

Free copies of The True American will be available at both locations while supplies last.

One Book #OneLCC Brings Family of Henrietta Lacks to LCC on April 21


The 2014-2015 One Book #OneLCC community read of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is set to conclude on April 21st with a visit from the family of Henrietta Lacks!

Two of Henrietta Lacks’ grandchildren, Jeri Lacks Whye and David Lacks Jr. will visit LCC on April 21st to engage students, employees and the community in open dialog about the HeLa genome, the Lacks family legacy, memories of their grandmother, and associated topics.

Two fantastic events are planned in conjunction with Jeri and David’s visit to LCC On April 21st, both of which are open to the public:

Lacks Family Welcome Reception
5:30-6:30 p.m, Library, 3rd floor
This is a ticketed event and attendance is limited. Tickets can be purchased online for the minimum suggested donation of $25 each. Free tickets are available to LCC students.

Welcome Reception tickets include:

  • guaranteed seating at the Lacks Family Public Presentation
  • a fabulous appetizer dinner
  • meet and greet / book signing

Ticket sales will support future One Book #OneLCC programming.

Lacks Family Presentation
7 – 8 p.m., Dart Auditorium
This event is completely free and open to the public with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Enjoy a presentation given by Jeri Lacks Whye and David Lacks, a question and answer session moderated by Health and Human Services Division Dean Margie Clark, and an open audience question and answer session. Don’t forget, Welcome Reception tickets will guarantee you have a seat at this event!

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