Student News – Week of Oct. 8, 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

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

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


Upcoming Events


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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, 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.

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.

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


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