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America Recycles Day will be held on Thursday, November 15, at the Campus Center, third floor alcove. The following items will be collected: used crayons, cell phones, holiday lights, electrical cords, shoes, eyeglasses, sunglasses, and American flags. Also, there are many ways to recycle your unwanted clothes: BASIC is holding a clothing collection for its new clothing closet. A donation box for clothing is located outside the Peter J. Lello Food Bank. The Educators of Tomorrow Club has a clothing donation box outside Room 303 in Founders Hall for children's clothing and the Business Club has placed a donation box in the Business and Computer Center for used business attire. The Psi Beta/Psychology Club and SGA have clothing racks for slightly used coats, hats, gloves, and scarves in Founders Hall and the Campus Center and boxes for donations are available in Founders Hall, the Business and Computer Center, and the Campus Center.

Anyone seen recycling on America Recycles Day will receive a "caught you green handed" free fountain drink coupon which can be redeemed at the College's Cafeteria.

The LCCC Business Club will hold a cover letter workshop and meeting on Tuesday, November 13, at 11 a.m., at the Business and Computer Center, Room 722. The workshop will focus on the correct way to write a cover letter to a potential employer. Students are asked to register at: https://doodle.com/poll/2csbsfrianemq58t.

For more information, email Lori Dunn at ldunn@luzerne.edu.

Classes End for the Fifteen-Week Session of the fall semester on Friday, December 7.

Classes End for the Second Seven-Week Session of the fall semester on Thursday, December 6.

The LCCC communication arts department is collecting art supplies to benefit children in need. Drop-off unwrapped donations in boxes in Building 5, the Campus Center, and the Technology Center, through Tuesday, December 4. Items should be appropriate for children ages 3 through 18. Suggested items include: drawing pencils and paper, paint sets, crayons, clay, coloring books, markers, craft kits, Play-Doh, Etch-A-Sketch, and Doodle Pro. Monetary donations for art supplies and craft kits are also being accepted. Gifts will be distributed on Saturday, December 8, at a Christmas celebration at Camp Orchard Hill for children from Sherman Hills, Emunah Manor, and Schooley Avenue Apartments. For more information, email Denise Evans at devans2@luzerne.edu.

Students, faculty, and staff in the dental health program from the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Luzerne County Community College will celebrate Roentgen Day on Thursday, November 15, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the DeFinnis Lounge at the College's Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center in downtown Nanticoke.

A dessert, appetizers and costume contest will be held with prizes awarded to each dessert, appetizer, and costume which best exemplifies Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, who discovered x-rays in 1895. Dental faculty, staff, and students will wear black, white, and/or gray to commemorate Roentgen Day and the discovery of x-rays.

American Creed, a PBS documentary, will be shown on Tuesday, November 20, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Educational Conference Center, Room 131. The diversity film grew out of conversations between two Stanford professors, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and historian David M. Kennedy, who will discuss whether the United States has a "national character," what defines it, and how it changes over time.

The LCCC Educators of Tomorrow Club is selling $40 bus tickets to New York City. The trip is on Saturday, November 24, and will depart from LCCC parking lot A at 7:15 a.m. and leave the city at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Educators of Tomorrow Club. For tickets, contact Kate Zielinski at kzielinski@luzerne.edu or extension 7513.

Free ESL tutoring services are available at the Wilkes-Barre Center on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m., in Room 105. ESL students who need language support and/or are looking to improve academic skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, and speaking are welcome to participate. No appointment is necessary at this time. English Conversation meetings are held in Hazleton every Friday in Room 201 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meetings are open to all ESL students who want to improve their ability to speak English.

Luzerne County Community College will hold its annual Faculty and Alumni Exhibit beginning Friday, October 12 through Wednesday, November 28, at the College's Schulman Gallery.

The exhibit will feature traditional and digital artists, photographers, graphic designers, sculptors, and print makers. Awards will be given for both faculty and alumni works.

Final Exams for the Second Seven-Week Session of the fall semester will be held on Friday, December 7.

The Great America Smokeout is being observed on Thursday, November 15. All smokers are asked to try to give up smoking for the day. The LCCC Wellness Committee and Student Government Association will have a table set-up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor alcove. Information will be provided on how to quit smoking and "quit kits" will be distributed.

The LCCC History Club will hold the College's annual Veterans Day program on Tuesday, November 13, at 11:15 a.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda. The program is free and open to the public.

The LCCC Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa honor society will hold their sixth annual Hunger Banquet on Tuesday, November 13, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., outside of the Peter J. Lello Food Bank on the second floor of the Campus Center. This year's focus is on hunger in education and all donations benefit the LCCC Food Bank. Participants will purchase tickets and receive meals chosen by lottery to dramatize the plight of global hunger and poverty. 15% will receive a "high income" meal of meat, sides, and drinks and will sit at a well-dressed table; 25% will receive a "middle income" meal of a sandwich, chips, and a drink and will sit at a plain table; and 60% will receive a "low income" meal of soup, bread, and water while sitting on cardboard boxes. Participants are asked to donate non-perishable food items to the Food Bank. Faculty and staff may choose to make a monetary donation as well. Proceeds will benefit the LCCC Peter J. Lello Food Bank. For more information, contact Mary Sullivan at 570-740-0429 or msullivan@luzerne.edu or Dr. Steve Housenick at 570-740-0618 or shousenick@luzerne.edu.

The Last Day to Drop Classes or Withdraw Officially for the Second Seven-Week Session for the fall semester is Tuesday, November 27.

Luzerne County Community College and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania have entered into a new agreement which will help LCCC graduates transfer from the community college to the university to complete their bachelor's degree.

The Dual Admissions Agreement is designed to facilitate the transfer of LCCC graduates to KU in a variety of programs. LCCC students will be guaranteed admission into a parallel articulated bachelor's degree program with third year (junior) status at KU.

In order to take advantage of the Dual Admissions Agreement, LCCC students are required to submit a letter of intent or complete the Dual Admissions online application form before completing 30 transferable credits.

Students must graduate from LCCC with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in most majors. A full-time student who has completed the appropriate associate degree program at LCCC may be able to complete a bachelor's degree in a parallel program at KU within four regular semesters. In addition, students will not pay an application fee to KU and all qualified full-time students will receive an academic scholarship each semester.

"We're pleased that our institutions are working together to improve the transfer process for the benefit of our graduates," says Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC. "This new agreement provides expanded access to higher education in our region at our partner institution, Kutztown University."

"We are honored to enter this agreement with such a distinguished partner as Luzerne County Community College," says Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Kutztown University president. "We both share a common mission in educating students, and we look forward to doing all that we can to make it as easy as possible for LCCC students to earn a bachelor's degree at KU."

"We are very excited to work with Kutztown University on this Dual Admissions Agreement which will provide LCCC students a seamless pathway to a bachelor's degree," adds Dr. Cheryl Lesser, vice president, academic affairs, LCCC. "Our students will benefit from a one-time book award of $500 and the opportunity for scholarships based on their final G.P.A."

"We are excited to have Luzerne County Community College us as our seventh community college partner," says Dr. Anne Zayaitz, KU provost and vice president for academic affairs. "This agreement will provide outstanding additional opportunities for Luzerne County Community College students at Kutztown University, and we look forward to welcoming many of them to our campus in the near future."

For more information about the new partnership, visit the LCCC website at www.luzerne.edu or the KU website at www.kutztown.edu or call Jim Domzalski, director of enrollment management at LCCC at 570-740-0342 or Jim Garraway, assistant director of admissions at KU at 610-683-4060.

The LCCC Food Services Division and the student chapter of the NAACP are sponsoring a turkey dinner on Thursday, November 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cafeteria. The meal will be $5. Proceeds benefit the LCCC NAACP Student Scholarship Fund.

Phi Theta Kappa will hold an induction ceremony on Thursday, November 29, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda.

The LCCC counseling department, in conjunction with Young People in Recovery (YPR), has developed a collegiate recovery program on campus to support students in their recovery from addiction. Meetings will be held on Mondays, from 7 to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, from 5 to 6 p.m.; and Wednesdays, from 1 to 2 p.m. For more information, call 570-740-0462 or 800-377-LCCC, extension 7462.

The Student Government Association will hold a Meet and Greet Coffee on Tuesday, November 20, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda.

As cold weather approaches, please remember those who may not have a hat, gloves, scarf or even a warm coat. Please consider donating new or gently used hats, scarves, gloves, and coats to assist the Student Government Association's winter clothing collection. Drop-off boxes are in the Student Activities area on the second floor of the Campus Center. Pay it forward and help those in need of staying warm!

The social science/history department is holding a collection for children in the Head Start Program. Those who wish to participate will "adopt" a child for whom to purchase Christmas presents. The Center serves 34 children (some of whom are children of LCCC students). Faculty and staff can sponsor a child as an individual or a group. Each child will have an ornament on the tree in the social science/history department. The ornament will include the name, age, and wish list for a child for you to make Christmas wishes come true. If you are interested in participating, contact Sue Conti, Karen Amesbury or Dr. Janis Wilson Seeley. Names will be available as of Monday, November 12. The deadline to choose a child's name is Monday, November 19 and gifts are due by Friday, December 7.

Luzerne County Community College will hold an information night for engineering, trades, and technology programs on Thursday, November 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the College's Technology Center and Trades Center.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty as well as tour the Colleges technology facilities.

The following programs will be represented at the information night: architectural engineering technology, automotive technology, electronics engineering technology, computerized numerical control technology, computer systems and security technology, sustainable energy technology, pre-engineering, electrical construction technology, mechatronics, industrial maintenance, diesel truck technology, engineering design and manufacturing, welding, and plumbing, heating and air conditioning technology.

Information on enrollment procedures, career opportunities, tuition, and financial aid will be available.

The information night is free and open to the public. For more information, call LCCC at 570-740-0399 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7399.

Campus Candids - Craft Festival and Car Cruise Held

The LCCC Alumni Association recently held its 29th annual Alumni Association Fall Craft Festival. This year's craft festival featured close to 150 artisans from around the region selling hand-made items. Proceeds from the event benefit student programs. The Hi-Lites Car Club also held a car cruise during the event.

Speakers Bureau

Our motto at Luzerne County Community College is to always keep learning. With that we a pleased to share the expertise of our faculty and staff as a resource with our community. LCCC's Speakers Bureau offers faculty and staff volunteer experts free of charge to nonprofit and civic organizations. In this listing, you will find speakers on a wide variety of topics. To request a speaker, please call the College Relations Office at 570-740-0732.

When you request a speaker, we will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please understand that acceptance of an invitation to speak may depend on the speaker's teaching or work schedule.

Robert Bogdon
Director, Marketing

  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Robert Boyer
Professor, Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice

Brian Gill
Chair, LCCC Board of Trustees

  • Fundraising

Thomas P. Leary
President

  • LCCC related topics
  • American History
  • Political Science

Martha Pezzino
Assistant Professor, Social Science/History

  • Women's History
  • African-American History
  • General European and American History
  • The Holocaust
  • Revolutions and Revolutionary History

Mark Rutkowski, PE
Professor, Technology

  • Protecting Yourself Online
  • Cyber Crime

David J. Sawicki
Director, Business Solutions and Customized Training

  • LCCC Workforce Development
  • LCCC Why it is the Community's College
  • LCCC The Best Bargain in Town
  • LCCC The College for Everyone

Jeffery Schultz
Associate Professor, Social Science/History

  • Military History