Student News – Week of Sept. 17, 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

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.

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

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

Happening This Week

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. This event is now sold out. 

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!

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.


The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Lorain County will be hosting a free, 10-week course for families, partners, and friends of individuals with mental illness. Taught by highly trained family members and caregivers of individuals living with mental illness this course deals with the emotional responses families have to the trauma of mental illness. Courses will run from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. every Thursday now through November 15 at the LCCC Wellington Center.

To register for this course and for more information call the NAMI office at (440) 233-8181 extension 224


Upcoming Events


Civic Orchestra Concert

The LCCC Civic Orchestra will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 in the Stocker Arts Center Cirigliano Studio Theatre. The performance will include works from Giovanni Gabrieli, Arnold Schoenberg, and more. Tickets for each concert are $9 for adults; $8 for LCCC students, staff, and seniors 65+; and $7 for groups of 15 or more. For more information, click here or contact the Division of Arts & Humanities at (440) 366-4013.

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, October 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

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, October 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 October 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.

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

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

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, October 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

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.

LCCC Athlete of the Week

The LCCC Athlete for the Week of September 3-9 is Micah Swartz. Micah won the Bruce Bridgeman Invitational hosted by Finger Lakes Community College, finishing the grueling 8K course in 29:57. Micah led the Commodores to a first place finish at the meet. He was the Region 12 individual champion last year, as well as OCCAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, with a 4.0 GPA. 


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 Spitzer Conference Center room SP118. Meetings are for job seekers. New topics and guest speakers are presented at each meeting. Learn more at

  • 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.