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.
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 YearandFreshman 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
of the Year. The 2019 Coach of the Year is LCC’s Jordan Keur.
StarZone is now following its summer hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.
Summer hours last through Friday, Aug. 2. Beginning Monday, Aug. 5, the
StarZone will move to extended hours of 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8
a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Normal hours resume Tuesday, Sep. 3.
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
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.
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.
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
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.