Student News – Week of September 4, 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.

LCCC Theatre Department Announces the 2018-19 Season

Stocker Arts Center is pleased to announced the release of the 2018-2019 LCCC theater program season. See the 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.

Mobile FASFA Application

Financial Services would like your help in sharing the news that the Department of Education has released the beta version of its much-anticipated 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.

City Fresh

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.

Student Workers Need for Children’s Learning Center

The Children’s Learning Center is hiring Federal Work Study student workers. Learn more or apply at Career Link.


Happening This Week

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, Sept. 4. in CC Commons.  Sign up now and enter sponsor code: lccc.

Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office Visit

On behalf of the Veterans Office the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will be setting up its mobile service office (MSO) on main campus in the LC building north parking lot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Veterans can attend and may file a new claim, or check the status of an existing claim. Attending Veterans are asked to bring any paperwork related to an existing claim and any documentation needed to start a new claim.

Upcoming Events

Auditions for “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail”

The theater department will hold audition for “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9 and at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10 in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre inside Stocker Arts Center. Click here for more information about the auditions and other upcoming theater events.

EPLS & LCCC Library’s 10-Year Anniversary Surprise!

Join the LCCC Library and Elyria Public Library System for a celebration of its 10-year partnership on the first floor of the Bass Library from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10. There are a number of surprises planned for the celebration. As a special gift to the college and wider community, they will be offering library fine waivers to all who attend and participate as well. If you have any questions please contact Karla Aleman at (440) 366-7278 or Click here for more information.

The Power of Growth Mindset: Student Workshop

Learn about the benefits of a growth mindset during a student workshop from 12-1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11 in iL 205. For more information or to register, contact Bernadette Colegrove at (440) 366-7646.

50 Years of Rock and Roll

One of Stocker Arts Center’s favorites, Neil Berg, returns this season with his “50 Years of Rock & Roll” show. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Click here to get your tickets now.


Softball Tryouts

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

Free Signature Series Concert

Kurt Nikkanen, violinist and concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, will play a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Stocker Arts Center Cirigliano Studio Theatre. The concert is part of the Signature Series. Click here for more information.

Scenic Garden Scavenger Hunt

Join HPER for a scavenger hunt while walking through the LCCC scenic gardens. The first 10 people to identify where all 25 items are located will get a $10 Starbucks gift card. All others that find all 25 items will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win four free HPER wellness sessions. The scavenger hunt will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15 outside of the fitness center.

For more information on wellness sessions visit

Constitution and Citizenship Day Celebrations

This special day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 and recognizes all citizens of the country. The office of Student Life will partner with the Lorain Police Department for a presentation: “The Do’s and Don’ts When Stopped by a Police Officer.” Lorain PD will also have their K9 unit demonstrating in the court yard. A free lunch will be provided to those that attend and caricature artist, Wendy Fedan, will be drawing. This event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in College Center Commons.

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:

  • 1-3 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 18
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 31

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. The event will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 in the Spitzer Conference Center. 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, Sept. 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.

Saturday Night Volleyball League

Registration for the Fall 2018 LCCC Coed Saturday Night Volleyball League is now open to the public for registration. The league starts on Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Ewing Center. Please call Jim Powers for more information at (440) 366-7652.

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, 2018 in College Center Commons. Representatives from more than 40 Colleges and Universities will be in attendance to talk with students about transfer opportunities.

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

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.

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 home schedules for fall athletics.


Learn more about clubs at LCCC.

Society of Women Engineers

Student in Engineering Technologies, Early College, and Math and Science fields are able to join the LCCC Society of Women Engineers. For more information, contact Ramona Anand at

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

  • 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.