Student News – Week of February 25, 2019

Spring semester classes still available

 Spring semester classes are still available. Register for 5, 8 and 10-week classes at LCCC. Register online or call (440) 366-4032 today.

1098-T Tax Information

The IRS requires colleges and universities to report the total payments received from all sources for qualified tuition and related expenses on form 1098-T. You can access your 1098-T form in MyCampus. For more information, please visit

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.


Download the FAFSA app to fill out the 2018-2019 FASFA on your mobile device. For more information, call Financial Services at (440) 366-4034.

One Book One Campus: Get a free copy of “Evicted”

Join fellow students, facuty and staff in reading the book “Evicted”, this year’s One Book One Campus selection. Pick up a free copy of the book at the library distribution desk, and join the conversation.

Happening This Week

Annual Library Black History Month Read-In

Celebrate Black History month with the LCCC Bass Library and drop in to hear the words of African American authors. Light refreshments will be provided. The read-in will be from 12-2 p.m. on Monday, February 26 on the library bridge-way. For more information or to sign up to read, please contact the library at (440) 366-4026 or visit the sign up page.

MBA Information Sessions

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

Feb. 26, 2019
April 10, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 31, 2019

For more information, visit

Tuesday Night AG Series

The Lorain County Farm Bureau and LCCC present the Tuesday Night AG Series at the LCCC Wellington Center. Learn about how to build your agritourism operation from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday February 26.

Visit the registration page for more information and to sign up for this event.

Black History Month Celebration

Student Life will host a Black History Month event celebrating “The Navigation of the Theatre World through the Lens of Women and People of Color” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 in College Center Commons. Keynote speaker Lisa Langford, Cleveland-based playwright and actress, will be featured, a performance by Debra Rose, an Oberlin-based vocalist, writer and actress. A free lunch will be served. For more information, call (440) 366-4036.

LCCC Film Society Presents: Evelyn

The film “Evelyn” will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 1 in the Hoke Theatre. Tickets for this showing are $7 per person. For more information, please visit the Stocker Arts Center events web page.

Alex Bevan at the Stocker Arts Center

Local artist Alex Bevan will be performing at LCCC at 8 p.m., Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2 in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre. Tickets for this event are $20 per person, and $10 with a valid LCCC student ID or children under the age of 18 and active duty military with a valid ID. For more information, please visit the Stocker Arts Center events web page.

Lorain County Manufacturing Partnership Job Fair

The Lorain County Manufacturing Partnership will be hosting a free job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Campana Center for Ideation and Invention. For more information, please contact John Butkowski, or at (440) 366-4215.

LCCC Night at the Cleveland Cavaliers

Join LCCC for a night at the Cleveland Cavaliers game as the Cavs take on the Detroit Pistons at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Quicken Loans Arena. Wear your LCCC apparel, bring your family and friends, and cheer on the Cavs. Discounted tickets starting at $25 can be purchased online.

The Ohio Fox Sports Fan Bus will be transporting guests from College Center to the arena and back. Limited seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties should email As the game date nears, additional information regarding the bus departure time will be provided.

Civic Concert Band Concert

The Civic Concert Band concert will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 in the Hoke Theatre. This concert will feature a musical collaboration with Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus Band and the world premiere of “The Enchanted Forest” by Jim Berlyoung. For more information about this free concert please contact the Arts and Humanities division office at (440) 366-4013.

Upcoming Events


Walk & Talk with LCCC President Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.

Meet at Starbucks for a free drink and then walk campus with Dr. Ballinger while talking about the topics that matter to you. The Walk & Talk will be from 10-11 a.m., Monday, March 4 starting at Starbucks in the College Center. For more information, visit the President’s page.

Signature Series Presents: Eva Hornyak Memorial Concert

Violist Marina Thibeult will be performing a memorial concert in honor of Eva Hornyak at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 4 in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre. This concert is free to attend. For more information, please visit the web page


United Way LCCC Campaign Kick-off Breakfast

The annual LCCC United Way Campaign breakfast will be from 8:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in College Center Commons. Join the United Way Ambassadors as they celebrate Mardi Gras and the work that United Way of Greater Lorain County does for the community through a free breakfast, games, and raffles. All attendees are encouraged to participate in the children’s literacy volunteer project. 

Ash Wednesday Service

The Ash Wednesday Service at LCCC will be at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 6 in SP 117. Join Father Charlie Diedrick from St. Mary’s Church in Elyria for a mass service and the distribution of ashes. For more information, please contact Lisa Augustine at

IdeaLabs Business Competition

NEOLaunch NET will host its annual business competition from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in AT 122. All students are welcome to participate in the competition for a chance to win one of three cash prizes. The winning team will advance to the IdeaLabs regional business competition. To sign up for the business competition please visit For more information, please contact NEOLaunch NET at (440) 366-4900.

Black Balloon Day 

Lorain County Community College’s CARE Center and CARE Club will hold a memorial program in honor of national Black Balloon Day at noon on Wednesday, March 6 near the fountain in the college courtyard. The program will honor those whose loved ones have died due to opioid overdose. Guest speaker Elaine Georgas, executive director of Lorain County ADAS Board, will speak on the opioid crisis in Lorain County and beyond. Attendees will be able to take home black balloons to display outside their homes. Those who have lost a loved one are encouraged to bring a photo. For more information, contact Al Christian at (440) 366-4848.

Mardi Gras in Lorain County – Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

LCCC is celebrating Mardi Gras in Lorain County. The week-long celebration features specials and deals at select Lorain County businesses.

For the Final Fete of Carnival, take in a true New Orleans concert: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience at 7 p.m., Saturday March 9 at Stocker Arts Center. Concert tickets are just $5. Make a night of it by sampling authentic Creole fare before the concert for $15 per person (concert ticket included). The culinary showcase begins at 5:30 p.m. in Spitzer Conference Center’s Reaser Grand Room. Learn more or buy tickets

Learn more about the week-long Mardis Gras celebration in Lorain County.

Happily Ever After Bridal Show

LCCC and the Lorain County Commissioners Office are partnering up again for their 2nd Annual Happily Ever After Bridal Show on Sunday, March 10 in the Spitzer Conference Center.

12 p.m. – doors open
2 p.m. – fashion show 

If you or someone you know is getting married and looking for vendors, be sure to register today at to take advantage of this show. The event will include: food sampling, prizes and giveaways. Admission is free. A collection area will be available for those who would like to donate nonperishable food to the Commodore Cupboard food pantry. 

Register by March 1 to guarantee a free tote filled with wedding swag.

Golden Dragon Acrobats

The Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 in the Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theatre as part of the Random Acts Series. Learn more or buy tickets

40th Annual Masterworks Concert presents: A German Requiem

LCCC Civic Chorale and Civic Orchestra present the 40th annual Masterworks Concert featuring Brahm’s Requiem at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 in the Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theatre. General admission tickets are $9 per person. For more information, please contact the Stocker Arts Center Box Office at (440) 366-4040.

College for Kids

The spring session of College for Kids classes will begin Saturday, March 16. See available classes on the web site. Early registration is encouraged.

Lorain County Career Fair

This free community Career Fair will allow you to meet employers, make connections, and mobilize your career. The career fair will be from 12-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 in the Spitzer Conference Center. For more information and to register for the career fair as a VIP, please call (440) 366-4076 or visit

Society of Women Engineers to Hold ASVAB-CEP Exam and Hands-On Defensive Driving Simulator

The Society of Women Engineers, in collaboration with the Department of Defense, will host the ASVAB-CEP (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery-Career Exploration Program) exam on Friday, April 19 in AT 131.
The exam will be offered in the morning and afternoon shifts, from 9-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. Registration is mandatory on the LCCC SWE web page.
In addition, the US Army will provide a defensive driving simulator trailer. The trailer will be open to students, parents, counselors and community members. Attendees will get a hands-on experience and opportunities to win prizes. Registration is preferred, although walk ins will be accepted for trailer. For more information, contact Ramona Anand, SWE faculty advisor, at or call (440) 366-4930.

Easter Brunch with the Easter Bunny

Easter Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, April 21 at the Spitzer Conference Center. The event will include a delicious brunch menu, as well as photos with the Easter Bunny, cookie decorating and an Easter egg hunt. Tickets are: adults $30, children ages 12 and under $10, children ages 3 and under free.To reserve your seat, please call (440) 366-4100 or register online


All Upcoming Events – LCCC Event Calendar


LCCC News and Blogs

President’s Blog

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



Game schedule

See the game calendar for all LCCC athletics



Learn more about clubs at LCCC.

Girls Who Lift Club

The Girls Who Lift club meets from 2-3 p.m., every Wednesday in PE 105. 

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