Monthly Archives: September 2016

University Center to host Fall on the Mall Oct. 3-4

You can earn your bachelor’s or master’s degrees right in downtown Lansing! Come learn more about LCC’s university partners at the University Center’s Fall on the Mall event.

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 on the Mall between the Gannon and Arts and Sciences buildings (or inside Gannon, if it rains). Please take a moment to stop by our tent and the tents of our University Center partners: Ferris State University, Northwood University, Siena Heights University, the University of Michigan – Flint and Western Michigan University. Representatives from the schools will be on hand to answer all your questions about completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

This event is designed to raise awareness in the LCC community of the University Center, located on the corner of Shiawassee Street and Capitol Avenue. All of our partner universities are transfer-friendly and offer online options and evening classes, perfect for busy schedules.

LCC annual police and crime statistics now available

Today, LCC released two reports, one compiled in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and another compiled in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. They provide information about the number of crimes committed and/or reported on LCC’s campus. They are reports federal law mandates we issue; but more than that, they are our good-faith effort to ensure you are aware of your surroundings and have the information you need to keep yourself safe.

In addition to crime statistics, the reports include information about our efforts to continuously improve campus security. We are committed to finding new and better ways to ensure LCC is a safe, nurturing, welcoming environment for all students, employees and community members.

My top priority as LCC’s chief of police is keeping you and everyone on LCC’s campus safe. In addition to investigating criminal activity and patrolling campus, the LCC Police and Public Safety Department is available at any time to jump a car or personally escort you to and from your classes. We are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we want to help. You can reach us at x1800.

If you would prefer a written copy of either of these reports, visit the Downtown Campus’ Police and Public Safety Office, located in the Gannon Building, Room 201.

Please read this report carefully, and use the information to protect yourself and your fellow classmates and colleagues.

Bill French
Chief of Police

Study abroad in Literary Ireland

Interested in studying in Ireland? Attend an informational sessions this week to learn more about the Literary Ireland trip that will be held this May.

The two-and-a-half-week trip focuses on Irish literature and mythology, and includes stays in Dublin, Sligo and Galway. The program also includes on-campus meetings on Fridays during most of the spring semester.

Informational sessions will be held from 6:10-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, and from 12:10-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Both sessions will be in the Arts and Sciences Building, Room 224.

All students are welcome on the trip. Estimated costs are around $3,550, including lodging, tuition, most meals, tickets and admissions, and estimated airfare. Please check with the Financial Aid Office regarding aid for tuition and any fees for study abroad.

For more information or to apply, contact Professor Teresa Purvis at purvist@lcc.edu or 517-483-1047, or Professor Sarah Gibbons at gibbos@lcc.edu or 517-410-9836.

 

“None of the Above” opens Sept. 30

None of the Above_ Facebook Event Graphic

Lansing Community College Performing Arts brings this snappy comedy about clashing values and entitlement. Jamie, a wealthy high school sophisticate, goes head to head with Clark, her somewhat nerdy SAT tutor. While their personalities and situations initially clash, they eventually discard their snap judgments and negotiate an unusual pact in a winner-takes-all gamble for them both.

Details at www.lcc.edu/showinfo.

Neogen hosting lunch & learn Sept. 28

Looking for your next step after LCC? Neogen Corporation will host a lunch and learn from noon – 1 p.m. on Sept. 28 in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion.

Neogen is a food safety and animal safety technologies company headquartered in Lansing.

The event will include a pizza lunch. To attend, RSVP to stierr@lcc.edu or 517-483-1172.

Downtown, West and East campuses to host voter registration Sept. 13-15

The Lansing City Clerk will be on campus Sept. 13-15 to register voters for the fall’s election.

The Lansing City Clerk’s orange voter registration tent will be located outside the Arts & Sciences building on the Downtown Campus on Sept. 13-15 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Voter registration tables are also scheduled at East and West campuses during peak periods.

Voters must register by Oct. 11 in order to vote in this year’s Nov. 8 general election.

Voter registration forms to complete on site, applications and information about absentee voting, and answers to frequently asked questions will all be available. To check if you are already registered or find where you should go to vote on election day, visit www.michigan.gov/vote.

Act now to receive your account refunds as soon as they are available

Don’t delay your refunds from LCC! If you’d like to receive your refunds as soon as they are available, you need to fill out your direct deposit preference in Banner’s TouchNet Student Account Center.

You might be eligible for a refund now or in the future if:

  • You receive more financial aid than you owe for tuition and charges
  • You drop a class during the refund period
  • LCC has to cancel a class

You can receive your refunds either through direct deposit to your bank account, or to a Discover Cashback Checking Account. Setting up your preference is easy:

  1. Make sure your student profile in Banner includes an accurate phone number and mailing address.
  1. Have your nine digit bank routing number and bank account number available.
  2. Log in to Banner, select the Student tab, and select “TouchNet Student Account Center.” Then select the eRefunds tab.
  3. Enter and confirm the bank account information to set up which account you would like the refund deposited to. If you do not have a preferred bank account, you may apply for a Discover Cashback Checking account on this screen.

Questions? Call the Student Finance Office at 517-483-1272, option 3.

Safety reminders from LCC Police

As we embark on the beginning of another busy semester, the LCC Police Department would like to remind everyone to take the following precautions to help ensure your personal safety and the safety of your belongings.

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Whether you are walking to your car or to class, day or night, avoid talking or texting on your cell phone as it can be a distraction– making you an easy target to criminals.
  • Be conscious of your environment and have an emergency evacuation route or where you could take shelter.
  • Park in a well-lit, high-traffic area. If possible, avoid parking near objects that block your view of the surrounding area, such as dumpsters, bushes, large vans, or trucks.
  • Place valuables, IDs, wallets and purses in the trunk or out of sight. These items may raise interest and often become targets of theft.
  • When riding your bicycle to LCC make sure to secure the frame and front tire firmly to a bike rack using a quality bike lock.
  • While on campus and using your personal electronics or class textbooks, please make sure to keep them with you at all times. Do not leave them laying around unattended while you get a drink, snack, or use the restroom.
  • Free escorts are available 24 hours a day. If you’re uncomfortable walking alone, call LCC Police at 517-483-1800.
  • Be vigilant. If you see something, say something. Report any suspicious activity by calling 911 or contacting LCC Police’s non-emergency line at 517-483-1800.
  • If you become aware of an active shooter situation, remember “Run, hide, fight.”
  • Get the Rave Guardian app on your phone.

This month in Student Health 101: a student guide for going out, the no burnout guide to busy, and more

student health 101

The September issue of Student Health 101 is now available!

In this issue:

  • Better U – Mind your Mind, Ask the Experts, app of the Month
  • UCookbook – Overnight Oats
  • 20 things we wish we’d known sooner
  • The student guide to going out
  • Commuter student? How to feel at home on campus
  • Your fall fitness fix – How & why to make it happen
  • The no-burnout guide to busy
  • Feel like an imposter – How to own your awesome