Student News – Week of Oct. 1, 2018

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.

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.

Mobile FASFA Application

The Department of Education has released a FASFA app. This app allows students to fill out the 2018-2019 FASFA and upcoming versions will offer additional functions. For more information please call Financial Services at (440) 366-4034.

One Book One Campus

The Center of Teaching Excellence has picked a new book for this year’s One Book One Campus project. You can pick up a free copy of “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond for yourself in the Bass Library at the second floor circulation desk. If you were assigned the book for a class, please be prepared to give the class section. Learn more


Happening This Week

President’s Forum

LCCC President Marica Ballinger, Ph.D., will host an open forum for students from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 in College Center Commons. Dr. Ballinger will give an update about the college and answer questions from the crowd. Lunch with be provided and students who attend will have a chance to win prizes. For more information, contact Student Life at

Annual Environmental Studies Career Exploration Luncheon

Hiram College will host their annual environmental studies career exploration luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Sandy Ridge Reservation in North Ridgeville. Learn about some of the careers available with a degree in environmental studies from employers in Northeast Ohio.

For more information contact Brittany Taylor at (330) 977-7514 or

Gear Up for the Internship Fair: Career Services Workshop

Get ready for the Internship Fair with a free workshop from 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 in BU 203. The workshop will help you learn how to get the most out of the Internship Fair, which will be held from 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the Spitzer Conference Center. Learn more about the workshop and the fair at Registration is required.

College Transfer Day

The Lorain County Community College Annual College Transfer Day is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 in College Center Commons. Representatives from more than 40 Colleges and Universities will be in attendance to talk with students about transfer opportunities.

Lorain County College Fair

The Lorain County College Fair will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in the Ewing Activities Center. More than 100 colleges, universities and military academies will be in attendance. An optional breakout session on “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Financial Aid” will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Launch Handmade Workshop

The SBDC at LCCC will host a Launch Handmade workshop for four weeks from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 4 at the LCCC Wellington Center. This workshop series will include information on business planning, packaging, pricing, and marketing. The cost of the workshop is $99. To register, click here. For more information or to register over the phone, please call Beth at 440-366-4370.

Stocker Arts Presents: A Bag of Marbles

LCCC Stocker Arts Center will show the film “A Bag of Marbles” by Christian Duguay at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 in the Hoke Theatre. Tickets are $7. Learn more.

Stocker Arts Presents: Lee Murdock’s “Great Lakes Ghosts”

LCCC Stocker Arts Center will host Lee Murdock and his Great Lakes Ghosts concert on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre. Tickets are $20 each, $10 with a valid LCCC Student ID, a valid military ID, or children 18 and under. Learn more


Upcoming Events


Commodore Cupboard October Spice Drive

Come learn about the cupboard, food insecurity, and the health benefits of different spices at 11 a.m. from Oct. 8-12 in the College Center. Donations of spices are encouraged throughout the week. All donations will go to the Commodore Cupboard. For more information, contact the Commodore Cupboard at

Student Matinee Series: Giggle, Giggle, Quack

LCCC Stocker Arts Center presents “Giggle, Giggle, Quack” at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 in the Hoke Theatre. This performance is recommended for grades Pre K-2. Tickets are $5 each. Learn more.

Internship Fair

The annual Engineering, Business and IT Internship Fair will be held from 3-5 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 10 in the Spitzer Conference Center. The fair provides an opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with top local employers looking to hire LCCC/UP students for current and future paid internships. Learn more and register to attend.

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:

Oct. 10, 2018
Nov. 13, 2018
Feb. 26, 2019
April 10, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 31, 2019

Jeff Varga Double CD Release Concert

LCCC Stocker Arts Center will be hosting Jeff Varga’s double CD release concerts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre. Tickets for this event are $20 for adults and $10 for youth 18 and under. Learn more

Goodwill Job Fair

Goodwill is hosting a job fair at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Midway Mall in Elyria. This is a free event for all, with 40 different employers attending. Various open positions are available from industries such as retail, sales, manufacturing, healthcare, management, and so much more. For more information, please call their main line at (440) 244-3172 or visit the Facebook event page.

MEMS Information Sessions

Information sessions on the MEMS program will be held: 

1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19
1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14

Both sessions will be held in the lobby of the Desich Entrepreneurship Center, 151 Innovation Dr. Learn more at

Student Matinee Series: Charlotte’s Web

LCCC Stocker Arts Center presents “Charlotte’s Web” at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 in the Hoke Theatre. This performance is recommended for grades K-5. Tickets are $5 each. Learn more.

Stocker Arts Presents: Back to Burgundy

LCCC Stocker Arts Center will be showing the French film “Back to Burgundy” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 in the Hoke Theatre. Tickets for this event are $7 each. Learn more.

VA Medical Center Programs

Chuck Bonacci, a recruiter from the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, will be on campus on Monday, Oct. 22 to deliver the following programs in SP211:

– Federal Job Tips for Veterans from 5-6 p.m.
– How to Find a Federal Job at 7 p.m.

Click for more information.

Homecoming Event

NEO LaunchNET will host a homecoming event that will feature the individuals and businesses NEO LaunchNET has helped on their entrepreneurial journey. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in College Center Commons. NEO LaunchNET’s honored alumni will have banquet tables showcasing their wares and promoting their businesses.

In collaboration with Student Life and Boom radio there will be football-themed activities, games, snacks, music, mascots and more. For more information, contact the NEO LaunchNET office at (440) 366-4900 or visit

Stocker Arts Presents: Summer 1993

LCCC Stocker Arts Center will be showing the Spanish film “Summer 1993” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in the Hoke Theatre. Tickets for this event are $7 each. Learn more.

Stocker Arts Presents: The Crucible

LCCC Stocker Arts Center will be hosting the National Players as they present “The Crucible” at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 in the Hoke Theatre. This show is recommended for grades nine and up. The show is 90 minutes and will be followed by a 20-minute talk back. Tickets for this event are $5 each. Learn more.

Walk-N-Talk with Dr. Ballinger

LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D., will hold a Walk-N-Talk at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 29, beginning at Starbucks in College Center. Grab a free coffee and walk campus while talking with Dr. Ballinger about topics important to you. Learn more at

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 are welcome. RSVP for SafeZone Training. Training will be held:

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31

NEO LaunchNET Global Entrepreneur Week

NEO LaunchNET celebrates global entrepreneurship week with events that highlight entrepreneurs and veterans. They will be hosting events all around campus at 11 a.m. Monday, November 12 to Wednesday, November 14. Join NEO LaunchNET on Monday for a chili cook-off in college center, food trucks on Tuesday, and the annual business competition on Wednesday.

For more information visit the webpage or contact NEO LaunchNET directly at (440) 366-4900.

TERC Fall Semester Hours

The Teacher Education Resource Center (TERC) fall-semester hours are:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 
9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Wednesday 
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Friday
Weekends and Holidays- Closed

The TERC is open during the LCCC Harvest Fest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20.

Learn more

LCCC News and Blogs

President’s Blog

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


Home game schedule

Click here for the schedules for fall athletics.



Learn more about clubs at LCCC.


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. For more information please call (440) 366-4157 or visit


Transitions meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. in Spitzer Conference Center room 118. Meetings are for job seekers. New topics and guest speakers are presented at each meeting. Learn more at