Monthly Archives: March 2017

Several A&S course codes changing this summer, including WRIT becoming ENGL

In order to ensure transferability to other institutions, several Arts & Sciences classes will have new course codes beginning in the summer semester. Course content will remain the same.

All WRIT courses now will be coded ENGL. This includes two of LCC’s most common classes – WRIT 121 and 122, which now will be ENGL 121 and 122. Most classes will retain the same numerical code, with a few exceptions:

  • WRIT 260, Creative Writing I, will become ENGL 261
  • WRIT 270, Creative Writing II, will become ENGL 271

All SPCH courses now will be coded COMM.

Finally, Art History courses listed as ARTS now will be coded HUMS:

  • ARTS 130 will become HUMS 120
  • ARTS 211 will become HUMS 211 (this change doesn’t begin until the fall semester)
  • ARTS 212 will become HUMS 212
  • ARTS 210 will become HUMS 216 (this change doesn’t begin until the fall semester)

The change moves these four courses move to the English, Humanities & Social Sciences Department from Communication, Media and the Arts.

Summer and fall registration opens April 12. If you have any questions about the change, please contact English, Humanities & Social Sciences’ Lynne Martin at x1544 or martinl@lcc.edu or Communication, Media and the Arts’ Melissa Kaplan at x1488 or kaplanm@lcc.edu.

Everyone welcome to women’s resource fair and visioning workshop

Wrap up Women’s History Month with a resource fair and visioning workshop on Wednesday, April 5.

The resource fair, presented by the Women’s History Collective, will bring together on- and off-campus resources, specifically geared toward women. It will be available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 5 in the second floor Highway of the Gannon Building.

The fair will be followed by Vision Boards, a workshop encouraging you to take stock of 2017, rejuvenate your passions, visualize the steps to achieve a goal and embrace your inner strengths. Workshop includes supplies and guidance in completing a vision board. The event will be held 2-4 p.m. April 5 in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Free fruits and vegetables available to qualifying students through Greater Lansing Food Bank

Weekly produce boxes are available to qualifying students and community members through the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

Every Wednesday for 20 consecutive weeks, participants will pick up a box of 9-11 sustainably-grown, farm fresh and in-season fruits and vegetables, including salad greens, carrots, tomatoes, green beans, peppers, melons, cucumbers, kale, potatoes, onions, garlic, herbs, and more!  Boxes will also include an email newsletter and printed copies of cooking tips, recipes, and nutritional info for what is included.

The program runs June 21 to Nov. 1. 

Pick up locations include:

  • Lansing Roots Farm, 1084 S. Hagadorn Road, Mason
  • Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing

To qualify, you must answer YES to each of these questions:

  • Do you receive help from Food Assistance Programs, such as SNAP, EBT, or WIC?
  • Does your household include at least one child under the age of 18?
  • Do you agree to participate in pre- and post-season surveys (online or in person) regarding your involvement in this program?

The boxes are possible through a partnership between the food bank’s Lansing Roots and the Michigan Environmental Council on a State of Michigan Health Endowment Fund Grant.

To register, visit the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s website. Questions? Contact csa@glfoodbank.org or 517-853-7804.

Women in technical careers event to be held March 30

Tech Forward is hosting an event focused on women in technical careers 5:15-7 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the West Campus second floor Atrium.

Four women working in technical careers will speak about their careers, and attendees will have an opportunity to network. Light refreshments also will be available. All students are welcome to attend.

Tech Forward holds an event each semester to highlight women’s contributions to the field of technical careers.

‘You Are Welcome Here’ immigration Q&A to be held March 29

Questions about visas? Worried about federal immigration policy? Join us for “You Are Welcome Here,” a secure, supportive event designed to answer your questions and provide tips on how to stay safe.

The one-hour event will be offered twice – at 11 a.m. and again at noon Wednesday, March 29 in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion in the Gannon Building. It will include a 15-minute presentation, comments from LCC’s leadership, information about campus and community resources, and 30-40 minutes of question and answer and dialogue.

Pizza and pop will be provided.

Show off your project at StarScapes student showcase

You take pride in the effort you have put in on your projects, come share your hard work  and build your résumé at StarScapes.

StarScapes is a showcase of creative, imaginative, novel, innovative and interesting work produced by LCC students inside or outside class. It will be held April 19-20 in the Gannon Commons and second floor Highway.

Presentations can include creative and research work produced for LCC classes, but might also involve work developed through your own independent study and research. This is an opportunity to share research, capstone presentations, honor’s option projects or other creative, imaginative or interesting work. Additionally, you can list your StarScapes presentation on résumés and/or school entrance applications.

Any student or group of students who pursued a research or creative project is invited to present a project.

Presentation format options could include:

  • Posters
  • Demonstrations
  • Presentations
  • Performances
  • Readings
  • Electronic presentations
  • Other formats suitable to your work

Register your presentation by April 1.

Learn more at lcc.edu/starscapes. Questions? Contact starscapes@star.lcc.edu.

24/7 Tutoring Now Available!

Free access to online, live tutoring provides you with the support you need when it’s convenient for you. Learn more about this new service at lcc.edu/tutoring.

As a reminder, The Learning Commons, located in A&S, Room 108, has expert tutoring staff to help you master your coursework. It also provides quiet study spaces, equipment rental (ipads, anatomy models, textbooks, etc.) and more.

‘You Are Welcome Here’ immigration Q&A to be held March 29

Questions about visas? Worried about federal immigration policy? Join us for “You Are Welcome Here,” a secure, supportive event designed to answer your questions and provide tips on how to stay safe.

The one-hour event will be offered twice – at 11 a.m. and again at noon Wednesday, March 29 in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion in the Gannon Building. It will include a 15-minute presentation, comments from LCC’s leadership, information about campus and community resources, and 30-40 minutes of question and answer and dialogue.

Pizza and pop will be provided.

Women in technical careers event to be held March 30

Tech Forward is hosting an event focused on women in technical careers 5:15-7 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the West Campus second floor Atrium.

Four women working in technical careers will speak about their careers, and attendees will have an opportunity to network. Light refreshments also will be available. All students are welcome to attend.

Tech Forward holds an event each semester to highlight women’s contributions to the field of technical careers.

Join LCC Women’s Network for Equal Pay Day event

Help us Paint the Commons Red in honor of Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 4 in the Gannon Commons.

In the U.S., working women make an average of 80 cents for every dollar men make. For women of color, that disparity is even higher. And in Michigan, it’s worse – women make an average of 74 cents for every dollar men make.

At LCC, women make an average of 96.7 cents for every dollar men make.

Equal Pay Day is a day dedicated to awareness, symbolizing how far into 2017 the average U.S. woman has to work to make as much as men did in 2016. This year, it falls on April 4.

In honor of the day, join us 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 for lunch and fellowship in the Gannon Commons. Bring or buy your lunch, and the LCC Women’s Network will provide cupcakes and awareness stickers.

Be sure to wear red for our group photo! The program starts at noon, and we’ll take our photo around 12:15 or 12:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome, including students. Learn more about myths around the pay gap from the National Organization for Women, and about how the pay gap is calculated, studies examining different potential causes, and how the gap affects women of different demographics from the American Association of University Women.