Monthly Archives: August 2018

Centre for Engaged Inclusion kicking off semester with open house and Unconscious Bias series

From the Centre for Engaged Inclusion, welcome back to campus! We have an exciting semester of programs and activities prepared, and we can’t wait to explore topics of diversity and inclusion during the next academic year.

Open house
Join us for the Centre’s open house 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 4 and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Enjoy refreshments, pick up the fall schedule and participate in Faces in the Crowd, a photo series to highlight the diversity of campus. We can’t wait to meet you!

Unconscious Bias series
The Unconscious Bias film and discussion series is designed to open a dialogue surrounding biases that impact our lives, with a specific focus on their impact in the workplace.

The first series will be through the lens of “Miss Representation.” The 2011 film explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women.

The series will run noon-1 p.m. Sept. 5, 12 and 19 in Gannon Building 2214.

All events are open to students and employees. For more information about these events, please contact Centre coordinator Vincent Thurman at thurmanv@lcc.edu.

LCC and Google announce partnership to offer free digital skills training

LCC is partnering with Google to offer free technology trainings to students, educators, business owners and job seekers. Google visited the Downtown Campus Tuesday to announce its $100,000 sponsorship of classes at LCC.

“We couldn’t be prouder to work with a top-notch institution like LCC … to help more Michiganders learn the digital skills needed to succeed in the 21st century economy and be prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” Google representative Amber Jesse said.

In addition to Jesse’s remarks, the announcement included comments from LCC President Brent Knight, U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and Capital Area Michigan Works! CEO Edee Hatter-Williams.

“No matter the industry, businesses need employees who have a solid grasp of technology and can apply it in their daily jobs,” said Lansing Community College President Brent Knight. “This partnership with Google will allow LCC to help businesses and job seekers advance their technical skills so that they are better able to compete.”

The new digital training will focus on Google’s Applied Digital Skills, Get Your Business Online and IT Professional Support curricula. It will deliver 31 courses with 70 sections over the course of three semesters on LCC’s campuses.

In March 2018, LCC hosted Google’s third event on its nationwide Grow with Google tour. The two-day series of workshops, coaching sessions and hands-on demonstrations brought more than 1,000 people to the Downtown Campus and began a partnership that continued with Tuesday’s announcement.

To learn more or register for free classes, visit lcc.edu/google.

Family Day event will be held inside the Gannon Commons tomorrow

We are moving the party inside the Gannon Commons tomorrow (8/25)!

The Engage Family Day event will move all its awesomeness inside the Gannon Commons, located on the first floor of the Gannon Building.

Free parking will be available in the Gannon Ramp off Grand Avenue; the best spots will be on level one.

RSVP if you haven’t already at lcc.edu/engage.

Engage Family Day
Saturday, Aug. 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Food, giveaways (laptop, Beats by Dre headphones, LCC gear), family photos, face painting, Lansing Lugnuts mascot, Big Lug, games, live music, campus tours, and LCC resource fair.

Phi Theta Kappa announces fall meeting schedule

Calling all Phi Theta Kappans! Fall meetings are scheduled 2-3 p.m. every other Friday in the Cesar Chavez Learning Center. All students are welcome to attend, although some meeting activities are restricted to PTK members.

  • Aug. 31: Lunch Bag Project
  • Sept. 14: Scholarship Presentation
  • Sept. 28: Fundraising Effort
  • Oct. 12: Transfer College Speaker
  • Oct. 26: Tie Blanket Project

LCC parking and building maps to help you find your way 

As we gear up for the semester, here are a few reminders to help you have a successful fall:

1. Parking on campus can be a little crazy, especially during the first few weeks of class. Plan to arrive early, and scope out all your parking options with our parking map.

Want to avoid the crush? The busiest class times are between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. If your schedule allows, choose classes outside these hours. You can also choose classes at LCC East, West Campus or the Livingston County Center, where we have large, free parking lots.

2. Know where you’re going! These maps can help:

3. LCC got a new website over the summer! Lcc.edu will take you to the new space, but as a student, you should use lcc.edu/student as your home base. The search function will provide different results at lcc.edu/student, so be sure to go there first if you’re looking for something.

4. Get your schedule set before the first day of classes! Continuing a change made during the summer semester, LCC is not allowing late registration this fall. If you need to add a class after the semester begins, look for a late-start class that begins a few weeks into the semester.

Also, be sure to schedule classes that are required by your major or program of study to avoid having to pay for classes without financial aid. Visit the StarZone or call 517-483-1957 for help.

5. If you start a class but don’t plan to finish it, be sure to drop yourself in Banner Self-Service before the deadline. After the first two weeks of class, LCC will no longer drop you for failing to attend class. If you don’t drop yourself, you’ll could fail the class. Need help? Visit the StarZone or call 517-483-1957.

From all of us at LCC, have a great semester!

Don’t forget to register for fall classes!

Have you registered for fall yet? Don’t wait! Classes fill up quickly, and there is no late registration after classes begin.

Visit lcc.edu/register.

New this semester, the college is offering more early morning, late afternoon, evening and Friday classes to help ease the parking crunch on the Downtown Campus. Check out classes offered at different times to enjoy easy in-and-out parking options.

As you register, make sure your major in Banner is correct. It could affect your financial aid or completion date.

Spring break to be held March 4-10, 2019

Spring break will be held March 4-10, 2019, a move forward of a week from the original 2018-19 academic calendar.

Moving spring break forward one week allows the college to break the semester into even eight-week segments, which is in the best interest of students and faculty, particularly those participating in eight-week courses.