Student News – Week of Oct. 15, 2018

Register for Spring Semester

Priority registration is now open. Learn when you can register at Spring semester starts Jan. 22. 

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

Men’s Basketball Tryouts

The LCCC men’s basketball team is holding open tryouts from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16 in the Ewing Center Field House. For more information, contact Coach Marty Eggleston at (440) 366-7355, or Visit the athletics page for more information.


FRED Talk- Mourning Practices

The LCCC Library and Elyria Public Library System will present an exploration of mourning practices from the Victorian Era up through present day during a FRED Talk with the president of the Westlake Historical Society, Lysa Stanton, 12-1 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 17 on the first floor of the Bass Library. For more information on this free FRED talk, contact Dean of the Library Karla Aleman at

Sexual Violence 101

Melissa Counts from the Nord Center-Sexual Assault Services and an LCCC Confidential Student Advocate, will present Sexual Violence 101 at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 in BU 105. Learn about consent versus comply, the dynamics of sexual assault, understand the various forms of sexual violence and its effects on survivors, and the resources available to help survivors. To RSVP call Women’s Link at (440) 366-4035.

Free Older Adult Workout Class

The Sports and Fitness Management students will host a free “Older Adult Fitness” workout from 9:30-10:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Ewing Center gymnasium. The workout will be for all fitness levels and a free healthy snack tasting will be held after the workout. Space is limited to 15 people. To RSVP, email or call (440) 366-7352.

Social Media and Dating Violence: An Instagram Story of Caution

Women’s Link will host a workshop to explore the role social media can play in abusive relationships from 12-1 p.m., Thursday, October 18 in BU 103. This presentation will tell an Instagram story of one such abusive relationship and shine light on the red flags that could have prevented a tragedy. To RSVP call Women’s Link at (440) 366-4035.

Career Services Workshop: Job Search and Networking Strategies

Learn everything you need to know to plan a successful job search, and strategies that will get you through the door. Join career services 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 18 in BU 103 for this job search and networking strategies workshop. For more information and to register, call Career Services at (440) 366- 4076 or visit

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.

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.

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

Smash Bros. Tournament

Gamer’s Paradise will host a Smash Bros. tournament at 6 p.m.,Friday, Oct.19 in the Gamer’s Lounge. There is a $5 entry fee. For more information, contact Student Life at (440) 366-4036.

Annual Harvest Festival

Student Senate will host the annual Harvest Festival from 12-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 in College Center. This community event will feature a trunk-or-treat, bounce houses, face painting, food trucks, costume contests, carnival games and more. The suggested admission to the event is a donation of two non-perishable items for the UAW Local 2000 Thanksgiving Food Drive and the LCCC Commodore Cupboard.

For more information on the Harvest Festival, contact Jude Jeon, Student Senate President, at or (440) 366-4774.

TERC: Scholastic Book Fair

Stock up on materials for your classroom or family library at the TERC Scholastic Book Fair. All purchases benefit the TERC.

Book Fair Days and Locations:
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday October 20, College Center
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Tuesday October 22-23, College Center
• 12- 6 p.m., Wednesday October 24 College Center
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday-Friday October 25-26, iLoft

Shop more dates online with a larger selection from October 18 to November 2. For more information, contact the TERC at (440) 366- 4082.

Career Services Workshop: Job Search Marathon

Learn the essentials of job searching in this career services job search marathon workshop 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 in BU 103. This action packed four hour session will teach you how to organize and conduct a job search, how to network, create a personal infomercial, the keys to a successful interview, and write a winning resume and cover letter.
To register, call Career Services at (440) 366-4076 or visit

Equity Photo Contest

Student Senate is hosting an LCCC Equity Photo Contest to increase awareness of the concept of equity. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take photos around campus of what they think best represents equity.  To enter the contest, post an equity photo to the LCCC Student Senate Facebook page with the tag #lcccphotocontest2018. The most creative and interesting photos will win one of three prizes: first – $25 gift card, second – $15 gift card, and third -$10 gift card.

The contest will go through the month of October. For more information, contact Jude Jeon at

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

Water First for Thirst

HPER will is hosting a water incentive program through October 31. To enter, visit all eight no-touch water bottle refill stations on campus and indicate on a campus map which ones you have visited. Turn the map into the fitness center instructor for a free water bottle and water-tracking card. Then drink the recommended eight 8-oz glasses of water for eight days and mark those days on the water-tracking card. Once you have done that, drop the completed tracking card off at the Fitness Center welcome desk and be entered into a drawing for a “water themed” prize. For more information, contact Katheryn Orantek at

Upcoming Events

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.

Career Services Workshop: Personal Branding

Learn how to develop and promote your personal brand for your job search, 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 in BU 103. For more information and to register for the workshop call Career Services at (440) 366-4076, or visit

Self-Defense Workshops

The LCCC Wellington Center will host a self-defense workshop at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Wellington Center.  Jeff Ellis, 8th Degree Black Belt and self-defense expert, will present this free workshop. For more information, contact the LCCC Wellington Center at (440) 647-1776.

A self-defense workshop will be held on the main campus at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 in PE 105. To RSVP call Women’s Link at (440) 366-4035.

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

Computer Science Info Session

Join The University of Toledo faculty and staff for an informational session on the computer science and engineering bachelor’s degree program at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the LCCC University Partnership Ridge Campus in North Ridgeville. For more information, contact Karen Tomcko at (440) 366-4823.

It Happened Here

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Women’s Link and LCCC Human Resources will show the documentary “It Happened Here” from 1-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 in BU 105. For more information, email Keith Brown at or Tamara Wright at

Career Services Workshop: Winning Resumes and Cover Letters

Learn the key points to a well-written resume and cover letter and how to make yours stand out among the competition, 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, in BU 103. For more information and to register for this workshop, please call Career Services at (440) 366-4076 or visit

Signature Series Performance

The Signature Series presents pianist Anthony Fuoco and vibraphonist William Wedmedyk at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Stocker Arts Center Cirigliano Studio Theatre. Admission t is free. For more information, contact Arts & Humanities at (440) 366-4013.

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.

College for Kids

Fall College for Kids classes start on Oct. 27 and run through Dec. 1. Classes will fill up quickly. For class schedule visit the College for Kids webpage or call (440) 366-4093 or to register call (440) 366-4067.

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

Halloween Boomtacular!

Boom Radio will host a campuswide Halloween party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 31 in College Center Commons. The event will include Halloween games, pumpkin and table decorating contests, an early 1900s horror movie, music, a photo booth, and trick-or-treating for the whole campus. For more information, contact Time Bradley at

Enrollment Services Halloween Celebration

Celebrate Halloween and register for the spring semester with Enrollment Services. Register for spring classes and wear your Halloween costume for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card. The celebration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31 on the first floor of the Bass Library, near Enrollment Services. 

If you would like to see your adviser that day, make an appointment online on the adviser web page, or call (440) 366-4033.

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, Nov. 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.

Civic Orchestra Concert

The Civic Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theatre. Tickets are $9 for adults; $8 for LCCC students, staff, and seniors 65+; and $7 for groups of 15 or more. For more information, contact the Arts & Humanities office at (440) 366-4013.

Cyber Security and the Dangers of Social Media

Learn about the importance of cyber security and the dangers of social media with Randy Kimbro, FBI Citizens Academy graduate volunteer for the FBI Cleveland office. Join Randy from 12– 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in CC 106 to learn what you can do to protect yourself online. For more information, please call Campus Security (440) 366-4053.

How Psychology Can Help Your Performance: The Science of Sport Psychology

Join Vince Granito, Ph.D. as he present “How Sport Psychology Can Help Your Performance” from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in LC 209. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Rita Blanford at or visit the website.

IT Support Professional Certificate Info Session

LCCC has a limited amount of free tuition vouchers for students and individuals in the community who are interested in Google IT support professional certificate training. This is a five course certificate developed by Google to prepare students for an entry level role in IT support. To learn more attend the informational session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, or at 10 a.m., Thursday November 8 in LC 186. For more information, please contact Laurel Gibbs at (440) 366-4728.

Ohio University Application Event

Prospective transfer students will have the opportunity to submit their Athens campus or eCampus application and ask questions about admissions to Ohio University at this free transfer application event. Students should allow 30 minutes to complete an application from 2-5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 in UC 225. For more information, contact Alicia Watts, Community Partnerships Manager, at (740) 593-4121 or email

Civic Jazz Band Concert

The Civic Jazz Band concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theatre. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for LCCC students, staff, and seniors, and $7 for a group of 15 or more. For tickets and more information, call the Stocker Center box office at (440) 366-4040. Visit the Civic Jazz Band page for more information.

Civic Band Concert

The Civic Band concert is 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 in the Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theatre. This concert is free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information.

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, Nov. 12 to Wednesday, Nov. 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.

MBA Information Sessions

The Lake Erie College Parker MBA program is offered through the Lorain County Community College University Partnership. Upcoming information sessions, held from 6-7 p.m. in UC209, are listed below:

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

Commodores Care Day

Commodore Cupboard will host Commodores Care Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15 in College Center Commons.  Students, staff and faculty are invited to pledge 10/10/10 to benefit the Commodore Cupboard food pantry. Pledge options include:
Donate $10
Donate 10 cans or
Volunteer for 10 hours at Commodore Cupboard

For more information, contact Commodore Cupboard at  


Annual Turkey Trot

The 50th annual Penton Memorial 10K Cross Country Turkey Trot will be held at LCCC at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22. Special golden anniversary medals will be given to the first 300 finishers. With several age categories, special awards and a post-race raffle it is fun for the whole family. Registration is $25 with the purchase of a long sleeve t-shirt, and $15 without the t-shirt. Register online. For more information contact Jim Powers at (440) 366-7652 or at

Annual Toys for Tots Volleyball Tournament

The Toys for Tots Holiday Volleyball Tournament will be held Dec. 7-9 at LCCC. All toys collected will be donated to the US Marines Reserve Toys for Tots program. Learn more or register

Brunch with Santa

Brunch with Santa will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Spitzer Conference Center. Activities include cookie decorating, ornament making, pictures with Santa and brunch. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, and children 3 and under are free. To reserve your seat and for more information, please call (440) 366-4100 or visit

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