Monthly Archives: January 2017

Everyone invited to Dart screening of 1937 Bogart film ‘Black Legion’

LCC and the Historical Society of Greater Lansing are co-hosting a showing of the Michigan-based, 1937 movie “Black Legion.” The event is free and open to all employees and students.

The movie examines the Black Legion, a mid-1930s hate group that picked up where the Klan left off. The membership, which espoused white supremacist and nativist ideas, was centered in Detroit, Pontiac and other large Michigan cities. Catholics, Jews, blacks and communists felt the brunt of the group’s numerous beatings, bombings and other brutish crimes, including the murder in 1936 of a Detroiter employed by the WPA. The murder garnered national attention when one of the murderers decided to talk to the police. Ultimately, 46 Legion members were convicted of crimes, including murder.

The coverage and convictions got the attention of Hollywood, and “Black Legion” was released in 1937. The film is considered a classic noir crime movie, starring Humphrey Bogart as the murderer.

Following the movie, LCC history professor David Siwik will facilitate a discussion on hate groups throughout history.

The screening will begin 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in Dart Auditorium.

Order your transcripts online!

Need a transcript?

Students and alumni can request transcripts online at lcc.edu/transcripts. Each transcript costs $5, and you can pay by credit card.

Want to pay cash? You can also order transcripts in person at the StarZone Payments Desk in the Gannon Building.

LCC is continually searching for ways to better serve you. Soon, you’ll be able to get transcripts faster and easier through a new vendor. Stay tuned for details!

Celebrate International Darwin Day with LCC

The Science Department is hosting a Darwin Day celebration to reflect on the intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking and hunger for truth embodied by Charles Darwin.

Join us for a slice of birthday cake and enjoy displays about:

  • Life on the Beagle
  • Beaks & Tools
  • Hominid Evolution
  • Diversity of Life
  • Isolate DNA
  • Co-Evolution and Birchbark Disease
  • Alien Evolution

The event will be held 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Gannon Building Highway (second floor hallway, near the StarZone).

Keeping LCC safe

We’ve all heard about incidents of violence at universities and colleges during recent years, and we want to open a discussion about how we maintain safety here at LCC. This one-hour forum is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Learn more about the role of LCC’s Police and Public Safety and what we can all do to stay safe. There will be two sessions, so participants may pick a date, time and location that works best.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Noon-1 p.m.
Gannon Building, Room 244

Wednesday, Feb. 8
6-7 p.m.
Administration Building Boardroom

Monday, Feb. 13
Noon-1 p.m.
West Campus, Room W157

If you have any questions, please contact Rod Bahl at 517-483-1825.

Free, confidential counseling support available

Feeling stressed out and overwhelmed about all you need to do this semester?

Struggling with the “winter blahs” or depression?

Discouraged because you already broke your new year’s resolutions?

Not sure where to go for personal support?

Free, confidential counseling support is available to LCC students for all personal concerns and academic success barriers.

Contact Campus Resources for Student Support. We’re located in the StarZone in the Gannon Building, or you can call us at 517-483-1924.

Learn more at lcc.edu/counseling.

120+ Employers Attending Job & Internship Fair

Register to attend the Job & Internship Fair at lcc.edu/jobfair. Get your resumes ready to connect with more than 120 hiring employers on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 2 – 5 p.m.

Event is open to the public and all college students however, LCC students will have access to resume workshops and a Job Fair Boot Camp. Register for the fair at lcc.edu/jobfair and get more info on your FREE student workshops.

See you there,

LCC Career and Employment Services

Testing Services now offering CLEP tests

Earn credit for what you know!

Testing Services is excited to announce that we are now a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing site! CLEP has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for more than 40 years.  CLEP exams allow you the opportunity to earn college credit for material you already know – without taking a class!

They are accepted at more than 2,900 colleges and universities, including LCC.

Please visit our CLEP webpage for more information on testing, including test preparation, scheduling, LCC credit awarded and course equivalencies.

Register now for Open Educational Resources Summit!

Please join us for the second Open Educational Resources (OER) Summit on Feb. 24 at the Downtown Campus. Priority registration is now open to all of LCC, but will open to attendees from other colleges and universities on Monday, Jan. 23, so don’t wait!

The summit provides a unique opportunity to share information and highlight OER adoption, development and creation across Michigan K-12 schools, community colleges and universities. This gathering challenges us to capitalize on lessons learned, identify common areas of interest and discover potential opportunities for collaboration.

LCC is committed to student success, textbook affordability and faculty engagement. The second OER Summit hosted by LCC in partnership with the LCC Foundation and the Michigan Colleges Online (MCO) will bring together educators, librarians, students, administrators and other stakeholders committed to the advancement of open education. Attendees will learn about open licensing, using the right licenses, and open policies to maximize the benefits of OER and the return on investment in publicly funded education resources.

Don’t miss your chance to attend this thought-provoking summit! To register, and to see the full agenda and list of speakers, visit lcc.edu/oersummit. For more information, contact OER Project Manager Regina Gong at gongr1@lcc.edu or x1663.

Get help with your scholarship application today and tomorrow

Did you know scholarships are available to help you pay for school? Get all your questions answered and your application submitted at a workshop this week.

Who: YOU! (and your friends)
What: LCC Scholarship Workshop
When:  4-6 p.m. today, Jan. 18 OR 2-4 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 19
Where: Gannon Building, Room 244

Busy during those times? You can apply for scholarships online at lcc.edu/scholarships/application. Applications are due Feb. 12.

All welcome to Jan. 25 art exhibit and panel discussion about Cuba

Please join us for a panel discussion on Cuba’s past, present and future with a focus on the continued restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. The unique and poignant exhibit ‘Fidel is Fidel’ will feature work by contemporary Cuban photographer and filmmaker, Roberto Chile. It will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 on the 3rd floor of the Library.

  • Doors Open                  5:45 p.m.
  • Film                                 6 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion       6:45 p.m.
  • Q&A                                 7:15 p.m.