Monthly Archives: November 2017

Special message regarding campus evacuation yesterday, Nov. 29

As we return to normal college activities, I would like to update you on yesterday’s events.

Yesterday at 1:50 p.m., LCC received a call from the Dewitt Police Department regarding a potential threat to LCC. Within several minutes, the LCC Police Department, in collaboration with local law enforcement partners in Eaton County and the Lansing Police Department, found the threat to be credible.

Based on the threat, at 2:16 p.m., LCC Police issued alerts by email, text, and over the public address system to evacuate the Downtown, East and West campus locations.

Due to the quick and thorough work of our LCC police as well as the work of our law enforcement partners, a suspect was apprehended by 3:01 p.m. Police work continued and campus locations were deemed safe.

I would like to thank our Lansing Community College dedicated police force, our partners in Eaton County and the Lansing Police Department for their work.

Thank all of you, too, for your calm and orderly evacuation.

Finally, my sincere thanks to the person who called in the tip.

This is a reminder: if you see something, say something.

Here are on-campus resources you should know about:

Sincerely,
Brent Knight
President

Storytelling project focused on experience of refugees exhibiting on Downtown Campus Dec. 4-8

Join the campus community for an exhibit and panel discussion celebrating decades of refugee resettlement in mid-Michigan.

Refuge Lansing is a storytelling project focused on families who have fled violence and persecution in their home countries and are now an integral part of the Lansing region – buying homes, starting businesses, sending their children to local schools, and adding to the diverse quilt that makes us such a unique and welcoming community.

Panel discussions will be made up of individuals from a local organization that specializes in working with people who are refugees, individuals from the community, as well as employees and students. The panel discussions will debunk the myths of what it means to hold refugee status, give insights into stories of success, and create awareness about the resources available within the college and community.

The exhibit will be open Dec. 4-8 in the Library and Centre for Engaged Inclusion. Panel discussions will take place 12:15-1:15 p.m. Dec. 6-7 in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion.

The event is part of the One Book One LCC project, a shared community reading experience that encourages students and employees to engage in special events, discussions and collegewide conversations surrounding a thought-provoking common read. This year’s selection, “Outliers,” examines the stories of people of inordinate success, and the roles practice and culture play in their achievements.

Help comfort kids in need this holiday season with Pajama Program at LCC

The LCC Mu Tau Chapter of the PTK National Honor Society has teamed up with the Pajama Program to help children in need receive new pajamas and books. The goal of this project is to deliver warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children who would otherwise go without, many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

You can be a part of this great program by bringing donations of new pajamas and books for children to the Student Life office in Gannon Building Room 2202 or the Cesar Chavez Center in Gannon Building 3217 by Dec. 16.

Each donor will be eligible for entry into a drawing to win a $25 gift card. For more information, contact advisor Margo Whalen at whalenm2@lcc.edu.

Join us for scholarship lunch n’learn Dec. 5

Please join us for the LCC Scholarship Lunch N’Learn Workshop 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Cesar Chavez Learning Center. Scholarships are a critical way you can pay for their education.

This informational workshop will walk you through the scholarships available at LCC. Staff will be on hand to help you fill out their applications and answer questions. Pizza will be provided! RSVP online.

Join in ‘Outliers’ book discussion Nov. 14 or 15

The One Book One LCC committee is hosting a community read and discussion around this year’s selection, “Outliers,” by Malcolm Gladwell.

One Book One LCC is a shared community reading experience that encourages students and employees to engage in special events, discussions and collegewide conversations surrounding a thought-provoking common read. This year’s selection, “Outliers,” examines the stories of people of inordinate success, and the roles practice and culture play in their achievements.

The event will be held 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 14-15 in the Library. You can attend whichever day works in your schedule. You do not need to have read “Outliers” to attend.

Join us for Nov. 15 MSU visit to learn about transfer opportunities

Interested in transferring to MSU?

Join the International Students Club, Student Life and Student Affairs 3-7 p.m. Nov. 15 to visit MSU and learn how to transfer seamlessly. Two vans will take students to MSU to learn about applying and attend the Marathon of Majors, where students can meet with advisors from majors across the university to get all of their questions answered.

Sign up to attend this great event in the Student Life Office on LCC’s Downtown Campus or at LCC East. Limited seating is available on the vans and students signing up will have the opportunity to opt in for a ride out to LCC. All students are welcome to attend even if seats are not available on the van.