Monthly Archives: May 2019

LCC baseball and softball finish season strong

LCC’s baseball and softball teams ended their regular seasons on a high note. Both teams are conference champions and both are nationally ranked in the top 10.

Hannah Hull (top) of LCC turns to throw to 1st after forcing out Olivia Darmos of Jackson College at 2nd base in the 9th inning of their NJCAA Region XII Division II-District I Championships Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Sports Force Parks in Sandusky, Ohio.  LCC wins 3-2 in 11 innings. KEVIN W. FOWLER PHOTO
Hannah Hull (top) of LCC turns to throw to 1st after forcing out Olivia Darmos of Jackson College at 2nd base in the 9th inning of their NJCAA Region XII Division II-District I Championships Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Sports Force Parks in Sandusky, Ohio. LCC wins 3-2 in 11 innings. KEVIN W. FOWLER PHOTO

The Lady Stars are heading into the summer with an overall record of 39-17 and a conference record of 29-3, the best in school history. They have amassed a number of Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) awards, including 2019 MCCAA Western Conference Softball Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors going to LCC’s Kimberlee Maddox. LCC softball coach Marc Kibby is the 2019 MCCAA Western Conference Softball Coach of the Year.

The baseball team leaves the diamond this season with a stellar showing under the leadership of new head coach, Jordan Keur. The team completed the regular season with a 35-6 record, the best percentage in school history. Their conference record was 27-1, also best in school history. Player Cameron Hart was named the 2019 MCCAA Eastern Conference Baseball Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year. The 2019 Coach of the Year is LCC’s Jordan Keur. 

Congratulations, players!

One Book One LCC joins with local libraries to create Capital Area One Book and announce 2019-2020 book selection

One Book One LCC is collaborating with Capital Area District Libraries and Delta Township District Library to create Capital Area One Book, a shared community reading experience surrounding one thought-provoking book.

Through a process that included community voting, the award-winning “There There,” by Tommy Orange, was selected as the 2019-2020 One Book. This novel features 12 Native American characters whose lives connect at the Big Oakland Powwow in surprising ways. “There There” is being hailed as a new American classic, highlighting the often ignored urban, Native American experience.

Capital Area One Book evolved from a shared passion for the Lansing community and began with the 2018-2019 selection of “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas. Capital Area One Book is proud to present the coming year’s selection to encourage the capital area and LCC community to read, engage and grow.

Celebrate summer with Performing Arts’ Summer Stage

Summer Stage Under the Stars, the college’s annual performing arts festival, returns this year with three wonderful offerings great for all ages.

“The Daily Life of Superheroes” will kick off the festival June 19-23 at LCC’s outdoor amphitheatre. The evening features two short plays, “Superheroes,” by Ian McWethy, and “Heroes Diassemble,” by Tobin Bates, Daryth Lennox, John Lennox and Harmony Taft. For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but the time spent away from work is tougher. The Hulk has to do taxes, a crime-fighting sidekick joins a support group and Batman goes stir-crazy without enough criminals to take down. Both plays are directed by John Lennox and feature funny, fast-paced vignettes that explore how the heroes deal with life in street clothes.

On July 24-28, Paige Tufford will direct “Three Fairy Godmothers,” by Jerry L. Twedt. Princess Dulcie is so full of spiteful tricks that she has driven away all the princes. Three retired fairy godmothers arrive, eager to help. If they can sweeten up Dulcie, they will win back their wands. Prince Royal joins them. He has come to help the king, but is in disguise, lest he be trapped into marrying the mean princess. Exciting events follow as the godmothers try every trick in their fairy manuals.

The festival will close July 30-Aug. 2 in the Gannon Commons with “DANCE Lansing,” featuring four nights of modern and contemporary dance. The collaboration was founded by partners Happendance and LCC Performing Arts and now includes Everett High School Dance Company, Greater Lansing Academy of Dance, MICA Gallery, Michigan State University Department of Theatre, MSU Orchesis, Greater Lansing Ballet Company, Turner Dodge House, Lansing Lugnuts, Nerve Dance Center and Keys to Creativity.

All performances are free and begin at 7 p.m.

Non-credit math refresher course available this summer

LCC is offering a free, non-credit math refresher course three times this summer to help students looking to brush up on their math skills and improve placement scores. Course dates and times are 1-4 p.m. June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 5-9, and 1-4 p.m. Aug. 12-16. Although the course is offered in the summer, it is listed in the fall 2019 class schedule in Banner.   Visit the StarZone if you require additional assistance registering for this class.

Everyone invited to Social Justice and Inclusive Excellence Drive-In

All employees and students are welcome to participate in the American College Personnel Association-Michigan’s Social Justice and Inclusive Excellence Drive-In, which will be hosted 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Gannon Conference Center Michigan Room. LCC chief diversity officer Tonya Bailey will serve as one of the event’s keynote speakers.
Join in crucial conversations about advancing diversity, equity and inclusion with subject matter experts and peer educators from across the state. Learn about best practices in facilitating inclusive programs, hosting diversity and equity workshops, current climates and trends of social justice work in higher education, utilizing inclusive language, and more.
The event is $30 per person, and includes breakfast and lunch. Register at the ACPA-MI’s website.

Banner that states the Social Justice and Inclusive Excellence Drive-In to be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 17.