Student News – Week of August 20, 2018


Welcome Students!

Check out our Welcome Video from LCCC President Marcia Ballinger and get some helpful tips for your first weeks of class


It’s Not Too Late to Register for Fall 2018

There’s still time to register for fall classes that begin after the start of the term. Get started now or add another class to your schedule. Late-Start courses begin throughout the term. 

Stocker Arts Center Announces the 2018-19 Season

The Stocker Center is pleased to announced the release of the 2018-2019 theater program season. Please visit for a complete list of performances.

Campus Dining 

Looking for a place to eat? LCCC’s MarketPlace, Subway, Starbuck’s and Corner Bistro are open on campus during Fall Semester. Check out locations, hours and menus on the Campus Dining web page.  

If you need food assistance, please visit the Commodore Cupboard


LCCC Human Resources and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Equity Committee (S.O.G.E.) are excited to announce that Lorain County Community College is now an official member of PLEXUS, Northeast Ohio’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce. By joining with other Ohio colleges and universities in this nonprofit membership, LCCC employees now have access to an array of PLEXUS benefits including: participation in professional development and special events offered by PLEXUS and community partners, discounted pricing for the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Leadership Conference, and special pricing on COSE Small Business Convention and Think Spot Series. 

LCCC will also be included in the PLEXUS Business Directory. PLEXUS business members can take advantage of discounts on other members’ services as well as increase their opportunity to network and support LGBTQ+ inclusive partners in various sectors of local business. Learn more about PLEXUS.

City Fresh

City Fresh is back at LCCC! Every Wednesday through October, City Fresh brings local foods direct from the farm to you. City Fresh is located in the Early College area in College Center. Visit or call (440) 707-6606 for more information.  


Happening This Week

Work Study Student Employment Fair

Learn about Work study options on- and off-campus at the Work Study Employment Fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, August 21 on the first floor of the Bass Library. Students who attend can complete an application on the spot and meet employers. 

Job Search and Networking Strategies Workshop

Career Services will be conducting their first free workshop of the semester from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 23 in BU108. Visit for more information.

All Campus Picnic

All LCCC students are invited to join us at the All Campus Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, August 24 in the LCCC Courtyard. The event features a free picnic style lunch cooked and served by students, faculty, and staff. The Student Senate will provide games, activities, and entertainment that will help you unwind, relax, laugh, be entertained, motivated and inspired after a busy first week of school. The entertainment and activities include a deejay, photo booth, caricature artist, inflatable obstacle course, corn hole, and giant jenga.

Please join us for this great opportunity to connect with old friends, meet new ones, and enjoy the sun with the entire LCCC community as we welcome a new semester. 

Faculty/Staff vs. Students Softball Game

The annual Welcome Week softball game will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, August 24 at the LCCC baseball field.  All are welcome to join the fun. 

SafeZone Training

SafeZone Training is for LCCC individuals to learn more about the LGBTQ+ Community and how to become a welcoming ally. Students, Faculty, and Staff welcome. RSVP for SafeZone Training.  

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, August 24 
1-3 p.m.Tuesday, September 18 
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.Wednesday, October 31

Student Employment Drop In Hours

Career services will be hosting several walk-in sessions where students can learn about on and off-campus job opportunities.  Please call (440) 366-4076 for a complete list of drop in hours. 


Upcoming Events

On-Campus Hiring Event

Sherwin-Williams will be returning to campus to recruit for a variety of internship and career opportunities. The recruiting table will be located in College Center Commons from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28. Learn more about this Hiring Event.

Resumes and Cover Letters Workshop

Career Services will be conducting this free workshop where you can learn the key ingredients that go in to formulating the perfect resume. This workshop will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 30 in BU108. Visit for more information. 

Blood Drive

LCCC is once again hosting a LifeShare Blood Drive. Chipotle gift cards will be given to all donors.  The next blood drive will be held from 12-4 p.m on Tuesday, September 4. in CC Commons.  Sign up now and enter sponsor code: lccc.  

Softball Tryouts

Softball tryouts will be held in the Ewing Fieldhouse on Wednesday and Thursday, September 12 and 13 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Call Coach Ryan Minney for eligibility requirements and more information at (440) 610-4618.

Lorain County Good Deeds Program

Protect your valuable assets! Through the collaborative effort of Lorain County Probate Judge James Walther, County Recorder Judy Nedwick and the Lorain County Bar Association, the Good Deeds Program is a FREE community education event. Attendees will discover how they can plan for the future, avoid probate and save time and money for their loved ones.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Lorain County Community College – Spitzer Conference Center
1005 North Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH 44035
Doors open at 5 pm; presentation begins at 6   pm

For more information please call 440-329-5148.

NOSH ‘18

Join us at Lorain County Community College for NOSH ’18 – a night of culinary celebration – from 6-9 p.m., Friday, September 21 in LCCC’s Ben & Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center.

NOSH ’18 will feature:

  • Live cooking demonstrations and samples
  • Unique chef-created pairing stations
  • Farmer’s market 
  • Beer and wine tastings
  • Food trucks
  • Ice carving
  • Music, prizes and more!

Your all-access wristband includes event admission and all food/beer/wine tastings, demonstrations and food trucks. A cash bar will be available. Wristband quantities are limited so we recommend purchasing in advance. Purchase your wristband for $10 by 5 p.m., Friday August 31 and get one free!

MBA Information Sessions

The Lake Erie College Parker MBA program is among the fastest-growing and most highly-regarded programs in the State of Ohio. In addition to our traditional MBA program, we also offer our customized on-site programs which have been selected by some of Ohio’s largest employers including industry leaders in the areas of manufacturing, health care and energy.

Upcoming information sessions, held from 6-7 p.m. in UC209, are listed below:

October 10, 2018
November 13, 2018
February 26, 2019
April 10, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 31, 2019


LCCC News and Blogs

President’s Blog

Read the blog of LCCC President Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.   


Student and Community Services

Learn more about the many student support services offered at LCCC.      

Commodore Cupboard

Help stock the Commodore Cupboard with needed personal care items like soap, shampoo, deodorant, and laundry detergent. Every little bit helps students in need. Drop off your items on the first floor of the Bass Library near Career Services.  

Sexual Orientation and Gender Equity Committee (LGBTQ+)

SOGE is seeking interested staff, faculty and students who want to work on initiatives to increase awareness and support for LGBTQ+ individuals on LCCC’s campuses. For more information or to join, please email Learn more about SOGE.         

Support Groups at the CARE Center

The CARE Center hosts many support groups:

The AA meetings will be held on the following dates and times: 

Mondays, Open to Everyone at 12 p.m.
Tuesdays, Welcome to Sobriety at 12 p.m.
Thursdays, Open to Everyone at 12 p.m.
Fridays, Women only at 12 p.m.
Fridays, Men only at 7 p.m.

The Eating Disorder Support Group runs from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

The All Recovery Meeting for Young People in Recovery will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

All are welcome to the meetings.
For more information, call the CARE Center at (440) 364-4848, or visit the CARE Center website.  


WE3 (Women Empowered, Educated, and Employed) is a community collaborative focused on helping hard-working single moms increase their earning capacity to become and remain economically secure and self-sufficient. WE3 and its 12 partners provide the following services:

  • Job and life skill preparation 
  • Individual case management 
  • Assistance applying for childcare 
  • Connection to local employers Connection to educational and vocational training and preparation 
  • Networking and support from other single moms 
  • Connection to resources

For more information please call 440-366-4157 or visit


Transitions meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of every month from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Spitzer Center-SP118. Meetings are for job seekers. New topics and guest speakers are presented at each meeting. Learn more at

  • August 27 – Demonstrating your Personal Value to an Employer
    Susan Edwards will discuss strategies for demonstrating your personal value to an employer and how to effectively link that to the unique requirements of the position that you are applying for. 
  • September 10 – Good Communication is the Tiebreaker
    Workplace communications trainers Davis Young and Scott Juba will focus on the importance of effective communication for both those seeking employment and others who are already employed with an eye to moving up. 
  • September 24 – Turbo Charge Your Job Search: Speed Networking Event
    During this “speed networking” event, you will learn firsthand how important networking is to successfully make connections and develop job leads.