Monthly Archives: March 2019

Join Performing Arts for a hilarious, surreal look at child pageants

Performing Arts is delving into the world of child beauty pageants with its production of “Pageant Play,” opening this weekend.

Kyle Haggard and Ben Guenther as pageant consultants in Performing Arts' production of "Pageant Play." Photo by Kevin Fowler.

Pinky Corningfield will do anything to make sure her little angel wins the ultimate title, Supreme Queen. When Marge, a newcomer to the pageant circuit, shows up and starts grabbing all the glory, Pinky and her minions, Bob and Bobby, use unorthodox methods to ensure her darling, Chevrolet, is victorious. Glitz. Glamour. Kidnapping. Money. Really, really small false teeth.

The play is written by Matthew Wilkas and Mark Setlock, and directed by Paige Tufford. It is intended for mature audiences.

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 29-30 and April 5-6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Gannon Building’s Black Box Theatre. The April 6 and 7 performances will be sign interpreted by LCC student interpreters.

Tickets are available at the door for $5 for students and LCC employees, and $10 for the general public. Cash and checks only.

20th annual Women’s Literature Read-In to be held Monday, March 25

The Integrated English Program is hosting its 20th annual Women’s Literature Read-In Monday, March 25, on the third floor of the Library. All authors and readers are invited.

11:00-12:00            Kristine Brickey, Educator and Author of Flowers for Rodney, They Said She Was Crazy, and F*@% It, I’m 50, a work in progress

12:10-12:20       Lucas Silvernail, from I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912,

                                    by Lauren Tarshis

12:20-12:35                 Shannon Silvernail, “The Children’s Blizzard” by Lauren Tarshis

12:35-12:55                 Brigitte Thornes, from her novel, The Washer: Layna Series Book II

12:55-1:10                   Susan Serafin-Jess, from her nonfiction, Wild Horses

1:05-1:15                     Jennifer Hood, from Jane Kenyon’s A Hundred White Daffodils

1:15-1:25                     Carol Scot, MD, “The Oldest Kid in Medical School”               

and “Lesson, 1961”

1:25-1:40                     Linda Peckham, “Baby Language: Back Stories”

1:40-2:00                     Dedria Humphries Barker, author of Mother of Orphans: The True Story of Irish Alice, a Colored Man’s Widow

2:10-2:30                     Robin M. Pizzo, from her debut poetry collection, Disparities

2:30-2:45                     Dawn Newton, from her memoir, Winded

2:45-3:00                     Ruelaine Stokes, Poet

3:10-3:25                     Melissa Ford Lucken, “BAIT,” from Gone with the Dead: An Anthology

3:25-3:45                     Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, poems from her collection
The Language of Maps

3:45-4:00                     Mary Fox, Poet

Cesar Chavez Day celebration coming March 28

Everyone is invited to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day noon-1 p.m. Thursday, March 28.

There will be a presentation from Voces de la Comunidad (Community Voices), a grassroots non-profit organization in Lansing working toward a more inclusive and welcoming community. They will discuss Cesar Chavez accomplishments and contributions to the Latino community.
The event will be held at the Centre for Engaged Inclusion in the Gannon Building, Room 2204. Refreshments will be served.

Watch ‘The Hate U Give’ March 19 in the Commons

Join the Centre for Engaged Inclusion as they present the film “The Hate U Give” 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Gannon Commons. The film is based on the book by Angie Thomas and is the 2018-2019 #OneBookOneLCC selection.
The movie follows the story of Starr Carter, who constantly switches between two worlds – the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is broken when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right.

Talk transfer options during the Transfer Fair on March 19

Representatives from more than 20 colleges and universities are coming to the Gannon Commons on March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Transfer Fair. Discuss transfer options and programs to continue your education.

No registration is necessary and the event is free. To see all attending schools, visit

Five of the 20 schools attending the fair include partner universities located at the University Center, located at the Downtown Campus.

A chat about environmental stewardship and local river health March 19

Controversial and/or interesting science topics are discussed with leading experts in LCC’s branch of the International Cafe Scientifique, a forum for the discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues around the world.

Every third Tuesday of the month during spring and fall semesters LCC’s Cafe Scientifique meets at Schuler Books in Okemos to have informal discussions about the latest ideas in science and technology. These events are free and open to any interested parties.

At 7 p.m. on March 19, Michelle Beloskur, Executive Director of the Ingham Conservation District, for an overview of the environmental stewardship work of the Ingham Conservation District with special focus on the importance of landscaping with native species as well as new and ongoing initiatives to better understand our local rivers and promote their health.

Understanding & Improving the Health of our Local Land and Water Resources March 19 at 7 p.m. | Schuler Books & Music, Okemos

See all upcoming Cafe Scientifique discussions here.

Women in Art Series accepting submissions

The Women in Art Series, sponsored through the Women’s History Collective and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is now accepting submissions for its spring 2019 award session.

During the past five years, student artists have submitted art that represents a woman-centered view and/or is created by a woman student artist.

As gender inequality continues to impact artists, the LCC Women in Art Series works to recognize, support and encourage women-centered art traditionally underrepresented in the art world. As noted in The Art Newspaper, only one of the top 20 most popular art exhibitions around the world in 2017 was headlined by a woman artist: “Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul” at the National Art Center in Tokyo.

The Women in Art committee will select two artists to each receive a $500 award, plus an exhibit at the LCC Library during April or May. Applicants must be enrolled in an LCC Art or Photography course during fall 2018 or spring 2019, and should submit a 300-500 word artist statement and four images of work to

The submission deadline is March 30. Image credit: 2018 winning submission by student artist Alyssa Shultz

2018 winning Women in Art Series submission by student artist Alyssa Shultz

Government and Non-Profit Employment Fair March 13

Find a Government or Non-Profit job or internship Wednesday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gannon Building, Floor 2 Highway

Meet with local organizations and government agencies looking for volunteers, interns, and employees. The Non-Profit & Government Fair is open to all LCC students and alumni.

See all registered organizations and agencies attending at