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The LCCC Alumni Association will hold a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, October 27. The bus will leave from LCCC, near building 5 at 8 a.m. and depart from New York City at 7 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact Bonnie Brennan Lauer at blauer@luzerne.edu or at 570-740-0734.

The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will meet on Monday, November 12, at 5:30 p.m., at the College's Campus Center.

For more information on the LCCC Alumni Association, call 570-740-0734 or email alumni@luzerne.edu.

LCCC will host an alumni panel on Thursday, November 1, at 11 a.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda. Dr. Bill Kashatus will moderate the event. Panelists include Frank Knorek '04 and Michael Roper '07. Knorek is a social science graduate and is the compliance analyst for Luzerne County Transportation Authority. Roper is a computer information sciences graduate and a principal software consultant for BMC Software.

The Luzerne County Community College Circle K Club will hold a blood drive on Monday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the College's Cafeteria.

The blood drive is open to the public and appointments are not required.

Classes Begin for the Second Seven-Week Session of the fall semester on Monday, October 22.

The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association will hold the 29th annual Fall Craft Festival on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College's campus in Nanticoke.

This year's craft show will feature nearly 150 artisans from around the region selling hand-made quality items. The festival also will include raffles, food vendors, baked goods, and children's entertainment. Admission to the craft festival is $2 which benefits LCCC student programs. The Hi-Lites Car Club will hold a car cruise during the festival from noon to 3 p.m., weather permitting.

In order to show the dangers of distracted driving, the LCCC Student Life Office and Lehigh Valley Health Network will host distracted driving simulators on Monday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Campus Center, third floor alcove. The simulator is a computer screen with a wheel, and a gas and brake pedal, and presents various potential distractions.

American Creed, a PBS documentary will be shown in room 131 of the Educational Conference Center, on Tuesday, November 20, from 11 to 12:30 p.m.

The diversity film grew out of a conversation between two Stanford professors, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and historian David M. Kennedy, who will discuss whether the United States has "national character," what defines it, and how it changes over time.

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. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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.

Luzerne County Community College will hold a Fall Open House on Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the College's Educational Conference 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. A complimentary breakfast will be served from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.

For more information, call 570-740-0337 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7337.

Message from the Wellness Committee: The CDC is encouraging everyone to get their flu shot early this year. Walgreens pharmacy will be on campus during Professional Development Day on Wednesday, October 17. Flu shots will be administered from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at the Educational Conference Center and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Campus Center Rotunda. The flu shot will be the four-strain vaccine. Walgreens has shared this billing information: It is important that employees bring both their

medical and pharmacy insurance card on the day of the clinic. If an employee is eligible for Medicare, bring that card as well. There will be no charge for the shot with proper insurance. For those without insurance, the cost is $35. Walgreens does not accept Geisinger Family, Geisinger Medical, and Geisinger HMO. Walgreens does accept Geisinger Gold. Recipients will be asked to fill out a Vaccine Administration Record prior to the shot. It will take about one minute to fill out the form. Forms are available at the Fitness Center desk and will be available the morning of the clinic.

The LCCC Foundation will hold its annual Scholarship Donor Dinner on Tuesday, October 30. The event will be held at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre Township with cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The annual dinner honors scholarship donors and student scholarship recipients and this year's event, titled "Unmasking the Future" will recognize visionaries who have made significant donations that have helped LCCC to offer new programs, buildings, state-of-the-art equipment, and scholarship endowments. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 per table of 10. All proceeds support scholarships and veteran students. For more information, or to register and purchase tickets online, go to www.luzerne.edu/give.

LCCC will celebrate United Nations Day with an international student panel on Thursday, October 25, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at Building 3, Room 315. Panelists will discuss cultures and customs from around the world. The panel discussion will be video conferenced to off-campus centers.

The Last Day for Withdrawal with Partial Tuition Refund for the Second Seven-Week Session of the fall semester is Thursday, October 25.

The Last Day to Drop Classes or Withdraw Officially for the 15-Week Session of the fall semester is Friday, November 2.

The Luzerne County Community College Drama Club, Communication Arts department, Student Activities Office, and English department will host two performances by the National Players on Tuesday, November 6, at the College's Educational Conference Center.

The company will perform "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller at 11 a.m. and William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at 6 p.m. Both presentations will include a talk back after the performance.

Established in 1949 and based at Olney Theatre Center since 1952, National Players is America's longest running touring company. The group was founded on the principle of prioritizing areas with limited access to theatre and also acts as an educational ambassador, teaching theatre-related courses to students of all ages and backgrounds. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts produces, presents, and tours extraordinary performances for a diversity of audiences. Its mission is to inspire and educate the next generation of theater artists and audiences.

Both performances are free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help the LCCC Drama Club host future productions. For more information, call the LCCC Student Activities Office at 570-740-0429 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7429.

The LCCC Pastry Arts Club is looking for volunteers for their annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 28, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Educational Conference Center parking lot. If you would like to participate, email the Pastry Club at luzernepastryclub@gmail.com with your name and theme. Candy will be provided. The winner for the best decorated trunk will win a prize. For more information, email the Pastry Club. The deadline to sign-up is Monday, October 15, at 11 a.m.

Professional Development Day - No Classes on Wednesday, October 17.

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 Wednesday, from 1 to 2 p.m. For more information, call 570-740-0462 or 800-377-LCCC, extension 7462.

Join the Student Government Association in supporting our veterans by walking in the annual Veterans' Day Parade on Sunday, November 11. The parade will start at 2 p.m., in Kingston and will cross the Market Street Bridge and circle Public Square.

Sign up to participate in the Student Government Office or the Student Life Office by Friday, October 26 in order to receive the commemorative sweatshirt.

The LCCC Wellness Committee is holding its fifth 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 around campus and baskets also will be at the Halloween Bash on Tuesday, October 30, at the Technology Center. Donations will be collected until Wednesday, October 31.

Campus Candids - Clubs and departments busy with activities

The dental health advisory committee from the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences at the Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center at LCCC recently held its bi-annual meeting at the Educational Conference Center and the LCCC early childhood education advisory board met recently at the Educational Conference Center. Representatives from the respiratory therapy department at Williamsport Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Susquehanna, recently donated two mechanical ventilators to the LCCC respiratory therapy department from the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences at the Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center. The College recently held a recognition ceremony for graduates of the Adult Learners' Training and Assistance (ALTA) Program which provides preparation classes for passing High School Equivalency tests and a Constitution Day Lecture was presented by Jeff Schultz at the Campus Center Rotunda.

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