The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold the 30th annual Alumni Association Fall Craft Festival on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College's campus in Nanticoke.
This year's craft show will feature nearly 125 artisans from around the region selling hand-made quality items. The festival also will include raffles, food vendors, a bake sale, and children's entertainment. The Hi-Lites Motor Club will hold a car cruise from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the craft show is $2 which benefits LCCC student programs.
For more information, call the LCCC Alumni Office at 570-740-0735 or (800) 377- LCCC, extension 7735 or go to www.luzerne.edu/alumni/craft.
The LCCC Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip to the Catskill Mountain Railroad for a ride on the Pumpkin Express. Following the ride, the bus will stop at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. This family friendly trip will be held on Sunday, October 27. The bus will depart LCCC at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 9 p.m. Prices range from $45-$55. For more information, or to register, visit www.luzerne.edu/alumni/travel.
Luzerne TV and the LCCC Student Government Association will hold the annual Halloween Bash on Thursday, October 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Technology Center TV Studio. There will be a live performance by the band Three Imaginary Boys along with free pizza and soda. A costume contest will be held with cash prizes for the best costumes. The event will be broadcast live on The Cube TV (Comcast Channel 9) and WSFX Radio.
If you have any manufacturer coupons you don't want or need, our military families could use them. The LCCC BASIC Club is coordinating a collection in cooperation with the Tunkhannock Chapter of the DAR and would gladly take those coupons off your hands. The collection is part of the Military Family Coupon Program founded in 2007. In general, our military families can use regular manufacturer's coupons such as those from newspaper inserts, coupon mailings, store displays, and direct mailings from the manufacturer. BOGO coupons are also acceptable. "In Store Only" coupons are not acceptable. Expired coupons are also accepted as long as they are not more than six months. Coupons most requested are those for food, baby products, and for pets. Coupons will be sent to military families in Germany, Guam, Italy and Japan. Don't worry about cutting the coupons. Just bring them in, send them to Kathy Goeringer through the campus mail, or bring them to the Printing and Publications Office located in Building 1. For more information, call Kathy at extension 7436.
The Luzerne County Community College AllOne Recovery Educational Institute (AREI), Human Services department, and LCCC Science Club are hosting a presentation, "Battling Opioids" on Tuesday, October 29, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., at the College's Campus Center Rotunda.
The program will be presented by Alexis Johnson, of Jessup, PA. She will discuss her battle with addiction which lasted for 15 years. On July 13, 2018, Johnson celebrated three years clean and sober. She has suffered from seven overdoses, three DUI's, and seven trips to prison, including state prison. She also flatlined twice and buried 16 friends, including her former fiancÚ.
According to Johnson, she grew up wanting for nothing and came from a good family. A car accident and her sister's death changed all of that in 2008 leading her down a path of ruin and destruction she never thought possible. Today she is an international fitness model and published author. She is currently featured on A& E's "60 Days In" and her memoir, "Beautiful Nightmare" will be released this year.
Johnson is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's degree in criminology and a double minor in sociology and liberal arts.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa Novitski at LCCC at 570-740-0782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to show the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, the Luzerne County Community College Student Life Office and the Lehigh Valley Health Network will host distracted/impaired driving simulators on Monday, October 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor alcove. The program is being held in conjunction with National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
Luzerne County Community College will hold a Fall Open House on Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the College's Campus Center.
Information on programs of study, financial aid, student activities and athletics, transfer and dual admission agreements, health sciences admission, English as a Second Language (ESL), career exploration, and student services will be available and tours of the campus will be given. The College's Adult Learners Association will provide a complimentary breakfast from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
For more information, call 570-740-0337 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7337.
The Gaming Club will hold a Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Tournament on Friday, October 18, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Campus Center, second floor student lounge.
The LCCC Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa honor society will hold their seventh annual Hunger Banquet on Thursday, November 7, 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 Dr. Steve Housenick at 570-740-0618 or email@example.com.
Luzerne County Community College will host the Luzerne County Regional College Fair on Thursday, November 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the College's Campus Center.
Representatives from close to 75 colleges, universities, and the armed forces will be at the program to speak with prospective college students and parents about educational opportunities and admission requirements. Representatives from the LCCC Financial Aid Office will be available to discuss federal and state financial aid programs. A financial aid presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at the College's Campus Center Rotunda.
The annual fair is free and open to the public and is sponsored by LCCC and the Luzerne County Counselors Association.
For more information, call the LCCC Admissions Office at 570-740-0340 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Presient will be held on Tuesday, October 22, at 10 a.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda.
As part of the Community College Completion Corps, the Luzerne County Community College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) will host a "Commit to Completion" signing event at the College's Campus Center.
Students will be asked to read and sign a pledge, a symbolic act of their determination to earn their degree at LCCC. Students will be provided with information on the value of completing their associate degrees or certificates at LCCC, as well as give-aways.
The event will be held on Monday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda.
Luzerne County Community College will hold an art exhibit, "From Experience to Reflection: A Journey through Abstraction" from Friday, September 27 through Monday, October 21, at the College's Schulman Gallery.
The exhibit will feature abstract paintings by Robert R. Husty, curator, LCCC Schulman Gallery and coordinator for the Circle Centre for the Arts, home of the Wyoming Valley Art League. The artwork which will be on display are abstract paintings representing empirical experiences in which the artist documents the feelings and thoughts associated with them. They are designed to convey the artist's experience and stimulate or provoke the viewer's vision, feelings, and thoughts in determining individual meanings. The artist's work is expressionistic, using line, color, shape, and symbolism (which includes hidden or embedded images) to evoke psychological themes and moods.
Husty's artwork has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the region. He is the recipient of several awards for his artwork, including First Place Painting in the 2016 Fine Arts Fiesta.
The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, September 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Schulman Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 570-740-0727 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7727 or go to the College's website at www.luzerne.edu/schulmangallery.
Join the LCCC Science Club for a night out on Friday, November 15 with the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton Penguins. Each ticket sold will donate $4 to the LCCC Science Club. Tickets are $23.25 which is $8 off the gate price. To purchase tickets, contact Jason Koval at email@example.com.
The Luzerne County Community College Student Government Association (SGA) will hold the annual Fall Semester Spirit Week 2019 from Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1.
The following activities will be held: Monday, October 28 is Wear Orange, Black or Spooky Attire Day and stop by the SGA Office or Student Life Office to receive a coupon for a free fountain drink at the Cafeteria. On Tuesday, October 29, Horror Movie Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor. On Wednesday, October 30, the Art Club is sponsoring Halloween cookie decorating from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor alcove. Luzerne TV and the SGA will hold the annual Halloween Bash on Thursday, October 31, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Technology Center TV Studio. The event will feature music by Three Imaginary Boys, free food, and prizes for the best costumes.
Come out and show your support for the Trailblazers during Spirit Week 2019!
Student tutors are needed at the LCCC Centers, especially at the Berwick Center, Hazleton Center, and Scranton Center. If you carry a grade point average of at least 2.75, you are already qualified to become a peer tutor. Earn extra money and help your fellow students in your spare time between classes. Tutors earn $8.50 per hour. Apply via the Student Intranet or contact Susan Socash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-740-0775.
The Luzerne County Community College Science Club will hold a suicide/mental health awareness event on Thursday, October 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College's Campus Center, third floor alcove. Information will be provided by various agencies and individuals from the mental health field.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jason Koval at LCCC at 570-740-0503 or email@example.com.
The LCCC Wellness Committee is holding its sixth annual "Treats So Others Can Eat" again this Halloween season. Staff and students are invited to donate a "treat" of a non-perishable food item to the LCCC Peter J. Lello Food Bank. Healthy on-the-go snacks including nuts, granola bars, fruit cups, unsweetened applesauce, peanut butter/nut butters, low-sodium soups, and canned chicken/tuna fish are recommended items. Donation baskets are placed in Building 5 and outside the food pantry, and baskets also will be at the Halloween Bash on Thursday, October 31, at the Technology Center. Donations will be collected until Thursday, October 31.
The LCCC Wilkes-Barre Center is looking for donations for its Campus Coat Closet.
Donations of clean, gently used or new coats, jackets, hats, gloves and scarves are requested. These items will be made available at the Center to students in need.
Donations can be dropped off at the Wilkes-Barre Center Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Luzerne County Community College will hold an art exhibit, "World War II: Never Forget" from Friday, November 1 through Monday, December 20, at the College's Schulman Gallery.
The exhibit will feature World War II memorabilia from the private collection of George R. Shadie and Alex G. Shadie.
The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, November 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Schulman Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 570-740-0727 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7727 or go to the College's website at www.luzerne.edu/schulmangallery.
The LCCC History Club and History/Social Science department will hold the 23rd installment of its World War II at 75 lecture series, "Leyte Gulf," on Thursday, October 24, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at College Hall, Room 927.
The interactive lecture will be presented by associate professor Jeff Schultz and commemorates the 75th anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur's legendary amphibious landings after his earlier statement "I shall return," argued by many as the largest naval battle in World War II.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
The LCCC Writing Center, The Write Place, located at College Hall, Room 903 is open for the fall semester at the following times: Monday: 8 to 10:30 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., 1:30 to 4 p.m., and 5 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday: 8 to 10 a.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Friday: 8 to 9:30 a.m. The Center also accepts online submissions: email to firstname.lastname@example.org, place your name & student ID# in the subject line, describe what you want the reviewers to focus on in the message, and attach a copy of your assignment sheet as well as the essay. Allow for 48 hours for a return. The Writing Center also operates at some of the College's centers. Check the site locations for information.
Campus Candids - Celebrate Art!
Two art exhibits were held recently at the College's Schulman Gallery. The first exhibit included a collection of still life and plein air landscape paintings by Helen Evanchik and "From Experience to Reflection" featured abstract paintings by Robert R. Husty. A fine art exhibit was held at the LCCC Scranton Center at The Marketplace at Steamtown featuring the work of students and faculty in the College's Communication Arts program. The exhibit also was featured as part of the First Friday Art Walk in Scranton.
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.
- Public Relations
- Social Media
Professor, Criminal Justice
- Criminal Justice
Chair, LCCC Board of Trustees
Thomas P. Leary
- LCCC related topics
- American History
- Political Science
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
- 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
Associate Professor, Social Science/History
- Military History