Monthly Archives: January 2014

Straight Talk Presentation

24 Year Old Recovering Heroin Addict Delivers Message of HOPE

January 24, 2014  Lansing — On Saturday, February 1, 2014 the Williamston-based non-profit organization WAI-IAM, Inc. will hold their second Straight Talk event at Lansing Community College’s Dart Auditorium at 7 p.m. The hour-long presentation provides a glimpse into the real life of a 24-year-old recovering heroin addict and alcoholic.

 Straight Talk takes the viewer into the world of an addict, exposes them to the gut-wrenching misery of one family’s struggles. Attendees will hear the dramatic and captivating story, told from the viewpoint of both the addict and their family while learning what tools they used to find health and peace.

 “It’s an emotional rollercoaster for us as presenters but also for the attendees,” said Co-founder and presenter Jacque Liebner. “It’s difficult to stand on stage and let people into the deepest, darkest time in our life but it is so rewarding to witness an attendees emotional response and how they are moved to change their own life.”

 “Addiction is not selective. It does not care where you grew up, how much money you have, or how smart you are. It’s an ugly disease that has the ability to destroy a person, tear apart a family and create chaos in a community,” said presenter and Co-founder Corey Warren. “My past as an addict is not who I am, but it has brought me to where I am today. I am now using those experiences in a positive way and I know that this work has the potential to change lives.”

 For an excerpt of Straight Talk, check out

 Tickets for the 2/1/14 Straight Talk are $10 and can be purchased at or (search Straight Talk and the city). Seating is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the presentation running from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 Members of the media are invited to attend at no cost and should contact Corey Warren at 517-420-4381.

Literary Ireland Study Abroad Opportunity

Literary Ireland  Short Term Study Abroad Program

  • When: May 18 – June 4, 2014 (between spring and summer semesters)
  • Where: We will travel to Dublin, Sligo, and Galway in the Republic of Ireland, with day trips in and around these three “home” bases.
  • What: Irish literature and mythology are the primary subjects covered.
  • Who: Literary Ireland is open to LCC students and community  members.
  • How much: Estimated cost is $3500.
    The estimated cost includes all lodging in Dublin, Sligo, and Galway, all ground transportation, all activity tickets and admissions, most meals, in-district tuition, and estimated airfare. (Students will receive a list of recommended flights and purchase their airfare individually.)
  • How to apply and register?
    Go to Global Education Literary Ireland 2014 or  to apply. Students will be able to register when their applications have been reviewed and they have been accepted to the program.

What can I do now, before registration?
For more information and for an application, contact:
Prof. Teresa Purvis at, 517-483-1047, or
Prof. Sarah Gibbons at, 517-410-9836.

Used Backpack Drive

8th Annual Backpack/Duffle Drive
Now through March 1st!
Help Deaf children who are in third world countries meet their basic school needs.
Drop off site: LCC’s Gannon Building, Room 131
Make a Deaf child’s day by donating your gently used backpack or a large duffel bag.
This event is sponsored by the LCC Sign Language/Interpreter Program.
Feel free to contact us with any questions at: 483-1546.

LCC Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching!

The LCC 2014-2015 Scholarship Application is now available on-line!

Whether you are working toward an associate degree, certificate, or two-year transfer degree, LCC has a program designed for your success. Awards and scholarships are resources that do not have to be paid back and are usually awarded for academic achievement or talent that may or may not be based on financial need.

Lansing Community College offers a variety of awards and scholarships every year for qualified students. These include:

  • Board of Trustees Awards
  • Divisional Program Awards
  • Foundation Scholarships
  • Honors Program Awards
  • Star Scholarships
  • Student Leadership Academy Service Scholarships

To be considered for scholarships listed above, students must complete the the on-line General Scholarship Application by January 31, 2014. LCC is no longer accepting paper applications.

Information on how to apply can be found here

For more information about other forms of financial aid to students, visit the Lansing Community College Financial Aid webpage or contact the LCC Enrollment Services/Financial Aid Office 517.483.1200

West Campus Blood Drive

Red Cross

The Office of Student Life, LCC Volunteer Services, and Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society have joined together, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, for a Blood Drive. The Red Cross is currently in urgent need of blood donations, in light of the recent weather conditions, which have challenged the organizations blood stock. Come help us reach our blood collection goal of 25 units!
Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 3:45 P.M.
Location: Lansing Community College West Campus

For more information please contact the LCC Office of Student Life: 517.483.1285 or

LCC WR/RAP Child Care Grant Deadline Extended



Women’s Resource/Returning Adult Program’s Child Care Grant deadline was extended to January 31, 2014, no later than 4:00pm for the Spring Semester 2014.  You need to drop off your applications at our temporary location in the Continental Building, 333 N Washington Ave., across the street from the Arts & Sciences building.  You can pick up an application in our lobby or go to our website at and download the application.  You will also find answers to your questions about Women’s Resource/Return Adult Program as well as information about our grants on our website.

For more information please contact the Lansing Community College Women’s Resource/Returning Adult Program @ or 517.483.1199

CMU STEP Campus Visit to LCC

“Central Michigan University’s Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) will be on LCC’s campus this Thursday, January 23rd. Join STEP Academic Advisor Michael McArthur in the Mackinaw Building Room 223 at 10:10 as he gives a presentation on the transferring process.  Want Michael to look over your transcript? Stop by the Gannon Building room 142 from 2 pm -4 pm, and he will help you determine how long you have until you are ready to transfer to a 4 year institution. If you are planning on transferring to CMU, this is an opportunity you will not want to miss out on!”  For more information please contact:

Michael McArthur
Academic Advisor
Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) Central Michigan University

LCC Learning Commons Accepting Requests for Tutoring

Students –

To reserve a weekly tutoring appointment for Spring Semester, please come to the Learning Commons office, 108 Arts & Sciences, as soon as possible to fill out a tutoring request form. Tutoring appointments are assigned on first-come, first-served basis and they fill up fast! We do not tutor all subjects but do assist with most core courses. For more information, call 517.483.1206 or go to