Summer Stage brings family-friendly, fairy tale farce July 24-28

Next week’s Summer Stage presentation is “Three Fairy Godmothers,” written by Jerry L. Twedt and directed by Paige Tufford.
 
Princess Dulcie is so full of spiteful tricks that she has driven away all the princes. Three retired fairy godmothers arrive, eager to help. If they can sweeten up Dulcie, they will win back their wands. Prince Royal joins them. He has come to help the king but is in disguise, lest he be trapped into marrying the mean princess. Exciting events follow as the godmothers try every trick in their fairy manuals.

The play will begin 7 p.m. July 24-28 at the Outdoor Amphitheater near the Mall. It is free and recommended for all ages.

Register for Monday’s Out & Proud panel and social

In honor of Pride Month, LCC will host the Out & Proud Panel and Social 3 p.m. Monday, June 24, in the Michigan Room in the Gannon Building. Click here to meet the panelists.

The college will host several other events this month to celebrate the diversity, triumphs and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. 

  • Ice cream will be available on the Mall 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 26.
  • All month long, take a pic by our rainbow flag on the second floor of Gannon and post it to social media using #PRIDEatLCC to score a free T-shirt from Student Life!

Pride takes place in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan. We are joining colleges and organizations around the country in this commemorative celebration to recognize the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals and their allies have had on history.
 
Learn more at lcc.edu/pride.

Celebrate Pride Month at LCC

Join LCC students and employees this month to celebrate the diversity, triumphs and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community.

Here are a few important events:

  • A screening and discussion of “Coming Out: A 50 Year History” will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion in the Gannon Building.
  • Out & Proud Panel and Social will be held 3 p.m. Monday, June 24, in the Grand River Room in the Gannon Building.
  • All month long, take a pic by our rainbow flag on the second floor of Gannon and post it to social media using #PRIDEatLCC to score a free T-shirt from Student Life!

Pride takes place in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan. We are joining colleges and organizations around the country in this commemorative celebration to recognize the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals and their allies have had on history.

Learn more at lcc.edu/pride.

LCC ranked among best schools in the nation

LCC has been ranked one of the nation’s best technical schools by Real Work Matters. RWM.org is an online resource hub for students interested in technical training.
 
LCC ranked second out of 704 schools nationwide and first in Michigan. According to RWM.org, “LCC had one of the widest selections of programs available for students interested in technical training at the certificate and associate degree level. As one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, LCC is also more affordable than many schools in our ranking. LCC shines for having a lower cost of attendance when taking into account tuition and fees, books and supply costs, and how much aid is received by students at the school.”
   
Included in Real Work Matters assessment are fire science, aviation technology and Health and Human Services careers like dental hygienist, respiratory therapist, ultrasound technician, emergency medical technician (EMT) and massage therapist.
 
“LCC has worked hard to provide cutting-edge programs to address the extensive need for highly skilled technicians in the workplace,” Technical Careers Dean Mark Cosgrove said. “There are hundreds of jobs in our community, and over 6 million across the country that go unfilled simply because applicants do not possess the skill set necessary to claim those high-paying career opportunities.”
 
“This national recognition from RWM.org is a great honor for the college,” Health and Human Services Dean Margie Clark said. “LCC has dedicated and highly qualified faculty who are committed to student-centered teaching and learning that leads to student success. The real-life experiences our students learn positions them to transition to the workplace with confidence.”

Performing Arts’ Summer Stage begins next week with superhero shorts

For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but time spent away from work is tougher. The Hulk has to do taxes, a crime-fighting sidekick joins a support group and Batman goes stir-crazy without enough criminals to take down.

Performing Arts’ annual Summer Stage festival kicks off June 19-23 with “The Daily Life of Superheroes.” The family-friendly performances feature two short plays, “Superheroes,” by Ian McWethy, and “Heroes Diassemble,” by Tobin Bates, Daryth Lennox, John Lennox and Harmony Taft. Both plays are directed by John Lennox and feature funny, fast-paced vignettes that explore how the heroes deal with life in street clothes.

All performances are free and begin 7 p.m. at LCC’s outdoor amphitheatre.

A student actor dressed as Superman looks shocked as he reads a Superman comic book in a comic book store.

LCC baseball and softball finish season strong

LCC’s baseball and softball teams ended their regular seasons on a high note. Both teams are conference champions and both are nationally ranked in the top 10.

Hannah Hull (top) of LCC turns to throw to 1st after forcing out Olivia Darmos of Jackson College at 2nd base in the 9th inning of their NJCAA Region XII Division II-District I Championships Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Sports Force Parks in Sandusky, Ohio.  LCC wins 3-2 in 11 innings. KEVIN W. FOWLER PHOTO
Hannah Hull (top) of LCC turns to throw to 1st after forcing out Olivia Darmos of Jackson College at 2nd base in the 9th inning of their NJCAA Region XII Division II-District I Championships Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Sports Force Parks in Sandusky, Ohio. LCC wins 3-2 in 11 innings. KEVIN W. FOWLER PHOTO

The Lady Stars are heading into the summer with an overall record of 39-17 and a conference record of 29-3, the best in school history. They have amassed a number of Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) awards, including 2019 MCCAA Western Conference Softball Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors going to LCC’s Kimberlee Maddox. LCC softball coach Marc Kibby is the 2019 MCCAA Western Conference Softball Coach of the Year.

The baseball team leaves the diamond this season with a stellar showing under the leadership of new head coach, Jordan Keur. The team completed the regular season with a 35-6 record, the best percentage in school history. Their conference record was 27-1, also best in school history. Player Cameron Hart was named the 2019 MCCAA Eastern Conference Baseball Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year. The 2019 Coach of the Year is LCC’s Jordan Keur. 

Congratulations, players!