Student News – Week of Sept. 24, 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

Career Services Workshop – Behavioral Interviewing

Learn what behavioral interviews are and why they are so popular with employers. Practice your responses in this hands-on session. Join Career Services at this workshop at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 24 in LC 209. For more information contact Career Services at (440) 366-4076.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Student Life will host a Hispanic Heritage event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25 in CC 106. This is a free event and all are welcome. There will be dancers, a live band, and special guests hosting workshops with remarks from LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, LCCC District Board of Trustees Member, Margarita Quinones, along with the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission members: Commissioner Mary Santiago, Executive Director Lilleana “Lilly” Cavanaugh, and Community Liaison Lair Marin-Marcum.

For more information, please contact Student Life at (440) 366-4036.

Voter Registration Day

Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25. Please visit any of the following locations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to register to vote in the upcoming midterm elections:

LCCC Elyria Campus – College Commons
LCCC University Partnership Ridge Campus – Lobby
LCCC Lorain Learning Center at City Center – Lobby
LCCC Wellington Center – Lobby

For more information, please contact Selina Gaddis at (440) 366-7648 or Karen Tomcko at (440) 366-4823. 

Civic Orchestra Concert

The LCCC Civic Orchestra will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 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.

Stocker Arts Double-Feature

Stocker Arts Center will host a double-feature at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 in the Hoke Theater. “Lives Well Lived” will be shown at 7:30 p.m., and “My Afternoons with Margueritte” at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $7 each. Learn more.


Upcoming Events

Stocker Art Gallery: From Grit to Glimmer

Stocker Arts center presents “From Grit to Glimmer: Generations of Stories told Through Metal”. This artist’s reception will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 in the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery and Gallery Lounge. Learn more

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, Oct. 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

Guitars for Girls with Scotty McCreery
Presented by WGAR and Lorain County Community College, Guitars for Girls is a benefit fundraiser concert for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. This up-close and personal acoustic show features Scotty McCreery. The show is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Hoke Theatre of the Stocker Arts Center. Just a few tickets for this event remain. They are $35 each. Learn more

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, Oct. 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 Oct. 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.

Stocker Arts Presents: A Bag of Marbles

LCCC Stocker Arts Center will be showing the film “A Bag of Marbles” by Christian Duguay at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 in the Hoke Theatre. Tickets are $7. Learn more.

Stocker Arts Presents: Great Lakes Ghosts

LCCC Stocker Arts Center will be hosting “Great Lakes Ghosts” with Lee Murdock on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre. Tickets are $20 each, $10 with a valid LCCC Student ID, a valid military ID, or children 18 and under. Learn more

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

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, October 8 in the Hoke Theatre. This performance is recommended for grades Pre K-2. Tickets are $5 each. Learn more.

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

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, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre. Tickets for this event are $20 for adults and $10 for youth 18 and under. Learn more

Goodwill Job Fair

Goodwill is hosting a job fair at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 13 at Midway Mall in Elyria. This is a free event for all, with 40 different employers attending. Various open positions are available from industries such as retail, sales, manufacturing, healthcare, management, and so much more. For more information, please call their main line at (440) 244-3172 or visit the Facebook event page.

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, October 19 in the Hoke Theatre. This performance is recommended for grades K-5. Tickets are $5 each. Learn more.

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, October 18 in the Hoke Theatre. Tickets for this event are $7 each. Learn more.

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

Stocker Arts Presents: Summer 1993

LCCC Stocker Arts Center will be showing the Spanish film “Summer 1993” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 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, October 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.

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

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.

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.