Monthly Archives: April 2017

Join Student Life for Finals Frenzy

Join Student Life next week to enjoy some end-of-the-semester fun. Events include:

  • 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Monday, May 1: The Blanket Project (Blankets will be donated to the Stars Helping Stars Pantry)
  • Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2: Truffle Tuesday
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 3: Spin to Win Wednesday (Fill out a survey to spin the wheel and win a prize)
  • 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 4: The Blanket Project (Blankets will be donated to the Stars Helping Stars Pantry)

Student Life also will provide free popcorn all week. Stop by to get a snack!

Sign Language Club hosting SYNC show

The LCC Sign Language Club will be hosting SYNC, a spectacular audio-visual performance showcasing the students of the Interpreter Training Program.

Students will perform the lyrics to popular songs in sign language, including “Scars to Your Beautiful,” “Proud Mary,” and “Lose Yourself.”

There are two performances, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30 at Dart Auditorium. Tickets are $5 in advance (contact Ashleigh Taylor at 517-483-1012 or tayla13@lcc.edu) or $8 at the door.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence happens to people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, professions, incomes and ethnicities. When someone forces, manipulates or coerces another person into sexual activity, they commit sexual violence. This happens any time a person does not or cannot give consent. Reasons someone might not be able to consent include:

  • Fear
  • Illness
  • Disability
  • Influence of alcohol or other drugs

Support is available for students. Please contact LCC Counseling at 517-483-1924 or lcc.edu/counseling, or visit Campus Resources in the StarZone.

Banner unavailable this weekend

The Banner system will be unavailable this coming weekend due to planned upgrades. If you have any issues with the upgraded Banner system, please contact Kateri Lehr, Director of IT Project Management, at lehrk1@lcc.edu or 517-483-1703.

Banner Spring 2017 Upgrade Implementation Window:

Start: 5 p.m. Friday, April 28

End*: 8 p.m. Sunday, April 30

*Note: All efforts will be taken to complete this work as soon as possible, and the Banner system will be brought back up when we are finished with our work.

Affected Systems:

The following systems will be unavailable during this implementation window:

  • Argos
  • Application Manager (UC4)
  • Banner Document Manager (BDM)
  • Banner INB
  • Banner Self Service
  • Banner Workflow
  • myLCC (Will be available, but the Banner portlets will be unavailable while Banner is offline for this upgrade)
  • Operational Data Store (ODS)
  • Payments

Further Banner Upgrade Details:

While there is always considerable effort to update the back end of our Banner system, this will not significantly affect the end user experience. Where the end user experience is affected, communications to those impacted will be done in the most effective manner possible.

The upgrade time period was selected by the System Operations Coordinating Committee (SOCC) and approved by faculty by way of an Academic Representative as having the least impact on staff and students at this point in the academic year. After the upgrade, but before Banner is made available to staff and students, the Banner Testing Team will verify that the upgrade was successful and sign off that Banner is ready for staff and students to use. The verification (Go / No Go) window is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Sunday, April 30. If major issues are found that cannot be resolved during this testing, we will need to revert back to our current backup copy of Banner as of 5 p.m. Friday, and we will then implement this upgrade during the next available window approved by SOCC and faculty. We are not expecting any major issues with this upgrade, as the Banner Testing Team has performed extensive testing during our extended Banner Testing Boot Camp session, and we have mitigated all known issues that surfaced during the testing.

If you have any questions prior to the upgrade taking place, please contact Kateri Lehr, Director of IT Project Management, at lehrk1@lcc.edu or 517-483-1703.

Money Matter$ Expo coming April 26

As part of Money Smart Week, LCC Financial Aid is hosting the Money Matter$ Expo noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in the second floor Highway of the Gannon Building. Improve your financial literacy and enter for a chance to win one of three scholarships ranging from $500-$1,000.

Massage clinic available during finals week

Feeling that end-of-the-semester stress? Enjoy a one-hour therapeutic massage on campus for only $25!

Appointment times for LCC’s Therapeutic Massage Clinic are:

  • 6 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays
  • 10:30 a.m. and noon Thursdays

Massages are performed by therapeutic massage/massage therapy students using the best therapeutic techniques, and overseen by licensed instructors. Check, money order and credit/debit card payments are all accepted.

To schedule or purchase a gift certificate for a friend, call 517-483-1451 or email masstherapy@lcc.edu.