Arts Highlight of the Week: Join
LCC-Historians at the Movies (#LCC-HATM) on Tuesday, Jan. 18, for the Coen
brothers’ 1996 comic-thriller, “Fargo.”The event starts at 6 p.m. with
introductions from co-hosts Dale Moler, LCC History professor, and Bonnie
Sumbler, adjunct faculty in Digital Media, Audio and Cinema. We’ll watch the
film together, then Dale and Bonnie will lead the discussion.
Frances McDormand’s good-natured, warm-hearted detective contrasted
against the movie’s frigid Minnesota setting and dark humor make
perfect viewing for a cold January evening. LCC-HATM is a monthly virtual
series presented by the History Program. All LCC students, faculty and staff
are welcome to attend and participate in watching and talking about films. Join the event on
Read more about these activities and all of LCC’s arts programs at Arts Connect @ LCC. LCC has an abundance of
arts, and you’ll find it here all in one place!
Emergencies can catch you off guard, and
without advance mental work to prepare, your untrained, automatic response
might not serve you well. Learning and understanding expert recommendations on
how to respond can help you react in the moment.
In the event of an active shooter or other violence, you should: RUN. HIDE.
FIGHT. That means you should:
RUN if you are able. Get away from the shooter or assailant, by whatever means you can. Leave your belongings, and call 911 when you are in a safe location.
If you can’t run away safely, HIDE. Get out of the assailant’s view and stay very quiet. Lock and block the doors, close the blinds, turn off the lights and silence your phone. Stay hidden until you receive an all clear from law enforcement.
FIGHT as a last resort. Commit to your actions and act as aggressively as possible against the assailant, using makeshift weapons like chairs, books, fire extinguishers or scissors. Recruit others to ambush the assailant all at once, in an attempt to overwhelm and distract them.
In an emergency, LCC Public Safety and our
local first responder partners will be on site as soon as possible; however, in
the critical first moments of an emergency, you are responsible for your initial safety.
Episodes of active violence often last only minutes, and your immediate
response could be critical to your survival. Understanding recommended
emergency actions is the first step to keeping yourself safe.
Run, hide, fight is the recommended response of the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security and ready.gov. Keep it in mind not only when you are at work, but in
any public space. Learn more from this video.
If you have any questions, please contact LCC Emergency Manager Carol Wolfinger
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.
Send information, including the image number, to Linnea Knapp, Records
Information Specialist, LCC-RIM@lcc.edu, and perhaps you can help solve a
This week, we’re
applauding Stephanie Dodge and Tracie Feldpausch of the Payroll
“Sometimes a round of applause is just not enough, and in this case, it
should be a standing ovation,” Donald Wilske wrote in the
award. “Stephanie and Tracie have worked on campus tirelessly since
the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Regardless of bad weather,
holidays, closed campus days, vacant positions in the department, computer
issues and the additional stress of the pandemic, the employees of the college
have been paid on time and accurately due to the commitment and diligence of
Stephanie and Tracie. We all owe a debt of gratitude to these two outstanding
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.
Innovation is often found in the free flow of
conversation among diverse members of the LCC community. Conversation and
collaboration have brought forth many of the creative ideas that have made LCC
For the Strategic Plan’s goals regarding innovation and competitiveness,
we are bringing back an avenue of collaboration called the Innovation Exchange.
The exchange will be goal-oriented and focused on specific issues the LCC
community prioritized through last year’s Strategic Plan work:
The need to develop fast-track programs
The need to offer alternative course delivery format options within courses
The need to support community stakeholders with fast-track programs and alternative course delivery format options.
You may be reading these goals and think,
“Well, this is a faculty thing and I am not faculty, so I’m moving on to the
next article.” Don’t! Faculty cannot work in a silo. Delivering on these goals
requires creative conversations among employees collegewide. We all have a huge
diversity of expertise and connections to the community that we can bring to
bear on the above three goals.
Here is the plan: We are scheduling events called “Collegewide Innovation
Exchanges” to start our conversations. Innovation Exchanges will take place 1-3
p.m. on non-Academic Senate Fridays beginning Jan. 21 via Webex.
This Jan. 21 Collegewide Kickoff Innovation Exchanges (CKIE, pronounced “sky”)
will be the forum to discuss how best to approach the above-listed goals, then
create specific Program Innovation Exchanges (PIE, pronounced “pie” or “pi” or
“π”). We are developing a web resource for Innovation Exchanges (WIE,
pronounced “why”). So
please come for some PIE in the CKIE at the first session, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 21.
All faculty, staff and administrators are welcome!
The PIE Teams Workgroup includes Mindy Wilson, Cheryl Garayta, Bo Garcia, Megan
Lin, Susan Jespen, Will Emerson, Mary Lewis and Benjamin Garrett.
Students from Massage Therapy will visit LCC’s
Dental Hygiene clinic to provide hand massages to patients during routine teeth
cleanings and care this semester. This
partnership will provide better, more relaxing care to patients while giving
students more opportunities to learn from one another and in different
The partnership will take place 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 21, Feb. 25 and
April 8. The Jan. 21 date is for LCC students only, but employees or community
members can sign up to receive a teeth cleaning and massage on the February and
April dates. Details and schedule of fees are available on the Dental
Hygiene website. Please note: All potential patients must partake in
a routine screening prior to care.
Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Jan. 17-21 for a week of essential and timely conversations on racial healing, equity and justice. This Racial Healing and Transformation Week calls for deep listening, discussions, healing and celebration of our common humanity. Check out the calendar of events and get Webex links online.
Next week also brings our next Courageous Conversations event. In coordination with Racial Healing and Transformation Week, the event will focus on “Racial Healing – A Path to Racial Equity.” Join in noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20.
Other upcoming events from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and LCC’s Cultural Awareness Committees include ongoing Mindful Mondays and recruitment to the Women Inspiring Scholarship through Empowerment (WISE) Institute. Get the details and meeting links online.
During the 2020 election cycle, the Office of
External Affairs created a collegewide coalition dedicated to increasing student voter registration and
voter engagement across LCC campuses. This effort was done as part of the
Michigan Collegiate Voting Challenge and the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
The coalition produced promotional materials, held virtual events and otherwise
facilitated voter registration and awareness through grassroots action and
college communication channels, including the “Be Counted” campaign, which
promoted student voter registration through November 2020.
The coalition’s efforts were successful, as LCC has been designated a Voter Friendly Campus for 2021-22 by the Voter
Friendly Campus designation program. On Nov. 9, 2021, LCC was
recognized by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson as having the
most improved voter turnout for a two-year institution in 2020.
In addition to Toni Glasscoe and Trisha Rothoff in External Affairs, the
coalition included the following offices and personnel:
Office of Student Life (Patti Ayers)
Office of Diversity and Inclusion (Tonya Bailey)
Office of Academic and Career Pathways (Gary King)
Marketing & Communications (Bruce Mackley)
Public Relations (Marilyn Twine, Andy Brent and Karen Tommasulo)
Political Science (Randy Watkins)
The Michigan Collegiate Voting Challenge is a
nonpartisan competition between higher education institutions in Michigan with
a commitment to increasing student voter participation and engagement on
campuses across the state.
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge envisions a more engaged and inclusive
democracy. Through institutional engagement, direct student engagement and
fostering a national higher education network, ALL IN strives for an electorate
that mirrors our country’s makeup, and in which college students are
democratically engaged on an ongoing basis, during and between elections.
Congratulations to all for their success in this important work!