Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gannon Building Radiates with #starpower as Services Move Back in

Gannon Renovation

There’s movement going on. And it’s happening in new and exciting spaces at Lansing Community College.

From late June through July, LCC’s Student Affairs Division will start moving their offices from their temporary locations into the renovated Gannon Building. Plans are underway to unveil the phenomenal spaces and services before Fall Semester.

“We’re moving back in to Gannon in phases,” says Tanya McFadden, interim dean of Student Affairs. “We’ll continue to provide services in our temporary homes across campus, but we’re building up to a spectacular roll-out with us all in one space.”

That roll-out will include a fresh approach to providing core student services like admissions, enrollment, registration, academic advising, and counseling—one that is as inspiring and state-of-the-art as the new Gannon.

“Every decision we’ve made points to maximizing student success,” says Richard Prystowsky, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. “Everything we do aims to ensure students have a great experience and feel proud to be part of LCC.”

The stage for that experience is set by the transformation of the Gannon Building into a downtown destination with an avant-garde glass exterior and stunning interior spaces. Swooping ceilings, arches, industrial-feel staircases and open spaces create an environment that powers inclusion, collaboration and discovery.

“It’s the kind of experience you would expect at high-end architectural sites in Chicago and other metropolitan areas,” says Prystowsky. “The community will instantly recognize the first-class level of what we’re doing.”

Modern spaces rich with technology and light will wow students coming through the door. Within moments, customer service reps will greet students, initiate services through iPads, and guide them to specialty areas for service-on-the-spot. Students will also encounter large, interactive touch-screens for navigating services or for accessing infinite details about the College.

“There are no counters and no wait times,” says McFadden. “And no one should ever have to take a number. It’s all built on the Disney Institute model of service—which is considered the gold standard in the world of customer service.”

The redesigned Gannon will also feature a dynamic student commons area and a brand new food court with national vendors, fresh and holistic foods, and a coffee shop. Quiet study rooms are wired with the latest technology, and students can explore clubs, events, and student life through unique activity areas. A spirit shop stocked with collegiate supplies and LCC apparel rounds out the mix.

“The more students feel engaged with and satisfied with their college, the better chance they have for success,” says Prystowsky. “Our president, Dr. Brent Knight, has given us the vision of a ‘college like no other.’ This exciting renovation and our new service philosophy puts us at the head of the pack in terms of who we are and what we offer at LCC.”

To learn more about the Gannon Building renovations visit lcc.edu/buildforward. View renovation photos here

10 Minutes to a Better Library Website

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Help improve the Library website in just 10 minutes!

We are conducting what’s called a card sort to improve the way our website is organized. What’s a card sort you ask?

A card sort is a design technique that asks users (that would be you) to sort a list of “things” into various categories. In our card sort you’ll be sorting things you might find on our website into categories. We’ve supplied some categories, but you can also create your own categories, rename ours, and even delete our categories.

What we’ll end up with depends on you. We have ideas of our own, but what we really need is to know how you think our site should be organized.

So, get out there and sort our site! We really appreciate it 🙂

Do Ask, Do Tell

Are you interested in joining the U.S. Military now that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has been ousted?
The Lansing Community College Gay Straight Alliance (Registered Student Organization) would like to extend an invitation to the LCC GSA meeting/event  scheduled for July 8th addressing the issues, feeling, and future of the Lesbian/Gay/ BiSexual /Transgender/ Queer (LGBTQ) community and the United States Armed Forces.  A former Navy recruiter will speak and answer questions. There will also be a general discussion regarding LGBTQ and the Military.

Tuesday, July 8 – 4PM to 5PM
Arts Science Room 105
419 N Washington Square, Lansing, 48933

https://www.facebook.com/events/276487595856756

For more information please contact one of the LCC GSA advisors:
John Stratton  –  517.483.4872  email: strat2@mail.lcc.edu
Louise Rabidoux   –  517.483.1142  email: rabidol@lcc.edu

Parking Changes for Common Ground 2014

The Common Ground Music Festival is about to begin! The festival runs from July 8th to July 13th, and the street closures begin on July 2nd.  This year Common Ground will manage parking in several LCC parking lots on the Downtown Campus after 4pm Tuesday-Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday. Administrative Services will strive to make a minimal impact on parking for students, staff, and faculty.

STUDENTS, FACULTY, & STAFF:

ADA Accessible parking is available in the Gannon Parking Ramp.   Students, staff, and faculty will need to show a StarCard or employee parking permit and a valid ADA Accessibility/Disability license plate or parking placard. 

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STUDENTS:

The Gannon Ramp will retain normal operations each day until 4pm during the week.
Common Ground will manage operations in the Gannon Parking Ramp every day and all day on the weekend. Common Ground is charging a $6 parking fee to everyone entering the Gannon Parking Ramp during those times.
We recognize that this will affect parking for many students. We will still offer parking at the $.80 per hour regular StarCard rate in Lot U (behind the University Center) and Lot F (on Lapeer Street).

Student Employees: Lot I will be unavailable for parking after 4pm each day and all day on Saturday and Sunday.  Because of this, Students Employees will be able to in Lot U and Lot F at the rate of $.10 per hour.

FACULTY & STAFF:

Lot G (next to Gibson’s Books & Beans) and Lot B (next to the Admin Building) are reserved specifically for employee use. You will need your StarCard to enter these lots.  All employee lots are available for employee use with normal operation prior to 4 pm each day. After 4 pm Common Ground will manage the Gannon Parking Ramp.

Staff Ramp Pass Holders: Common Ground will manage operations in the Gannon Parking Ramp every day after 4pm and all day on the weekend. Common Ground will charge a $6 parking fee to everyone entering the Gannon Parking Ramp during those times.

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

  • Grand Avenue will be shut down from July 2nd to July 16th between Saginaw Street and Shiawassee streets. The Gannon Parking Ramp is accessible off of Saginaw Street requiring a right turn from Saginaw Street to Grand Avenue (south bound – wrong way).
  • Shiawassee Street will have the westbound lane between Cedar Street and Grand Avenue (the bridge) closed from July 2nd to July 16th. Eastbound lane will be open to allow access to Cedar Street.

Detours will be posted along traffic areas that will help to bypass road closures.

Thank you for your patience at this time. For questions, comment, or concerns please contact Administrative Services at (517) 483-1808.

American Cancer Society – Relay for Life

Relay for Life – Knock Cancer Out of the Park!
Lansing Community College/Phi Theta Kappa Mu Tau Team
Friday, June 27 – Saturday, June 28 (2pm/2pm = 24 hours)

Event Sponsor:         Lansing Community College Student Life
Location:                      Cooley Law School Stadium
Address:                        505 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912

Looking for Volunteers to assist with:
Setup: Tables and other equipment
Children’s Activities: Work on various crafts with children
Take Down: Tables and other equipment
Just walk!

Events scheduled for Friday, June 27*
Setup (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Walk the Lugnut Track (2:00 PM – Midnight)
Can and Bottle Drive (2:00 PM – Midnight)
Children’s Activities (3:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Silent Auction (3:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
Pie in the Face (7:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Night Time Glow Theme (11:00 PM – 2:00 AM)

Events scheduled for Saturday, June 28*
Walk the Lugnut Track (Midnight – 2:00 PM)
Can and Bottle Drive (Midnight – 11:00 AM)
Children’s Activities (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Wiffle Ball Tournament (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Take Down (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)

*Activities and/or times subject to change

Other Information: For more information, make a donation or register to walk with our team, visit the following link: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/MTC