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 noon to 3 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.
On Friday, September 20, starting at 10 a.m., tables will be set up on the third floor of the Campus Center for students to sign up for clubs and sports offered by the College.
Dr. William Kashatus, professor, history will deliver this year's Constitution Day Lecture on Tuesday, September 17, in the Rotunda of the Campus Center at 11:15 am. The topic of this year's lecture is "President Trump, Immigration and the U.S. Constitution."
The Diversity Council will hold a Voter Registration Drive on Tuesday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the Campus Center, third floor alcove.
Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the fall semester in Watsontown.
Courses will be held at the College's Greater Susquehanna Center located at 1100 Main Street, Watsontown. Students can register for courses to be held in Watsontown at the LCCC Northumberland Regional Higher Education Center at 2 East Arch Street, Shamokin.
Courses scheduled to be offered in Watsontown include English and First Year Experience.
Classes for the fall semester will begin in Watsontown on Monday, September 30. For more information, call LCCC at 570-740-0337 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7337.
Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the fall semester in Wilkes-Barre. Students can register for courses in Wilkes-Barre at the College's Wilkes-Barre Center at 2 Public Square.
Courses scheduled to be offered in Wilkes-Barre include Accounting, Art Appreciation, Biology, Business, Computer Literacy, English, Health and Physical Education, Reading, and History. Also, CPR, Criminal Justice, English as a Second Language (ESL), First Year Experience, Legal Assisting, Math, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, and others.
Both day and evening classes are offered at the College's Wilkes-Barre Center.
Classes for the fall semester will begin in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, September 16.
For more information, or to register, call the LCCC Wilkes-Barre Center at 570-822-6156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luzerne County Community College will hold its 28th annual history conference, "The History of Northeastern Pennsylvania" on Friday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the College's Campus Center. The theme of this year's conference is "Immigration and the American Dream."
The program will begin with a welcome at 9 a.m. by Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC and Aimee E. Newell, Ph.D., executive director, Luzerne County Historical Society. Opening remarks will be provided by William C. Kashatus, Ph.D., professor, history, LCCC.
The first session, "Slavic, Italian, and Irish Immigration, 1870-1920" will begin at 9:30 a.m. Presenter will be Paul Zbiek, professor of history and geography, King's College. At 10:45 a.m., Jamie Longazel, professor of law and society, John Jay College/City University of New York will present "Undocumented Fears: Latino Immigration, 1980-present." The afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. with a presentation on "Speaking Easy: A Lithuanian's Search for the American Dream - Living History" by Dr. William C. Kashatus, professor, history, LCCC. At 2 p.m., a panel discussion titled, "A Historical Perspective of Today's Immigration Crisis" will be held. Panelists include Lou Barletta, former Mayor of Hazleton and U.S. Congressman and Representative Joseph Hohenstein, PA House of Representatives, District 177.
The conference is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the LCCC social science/history department and the Luzerne County Historical Society.
For more information on the history conference, contact Dr. William C. Kashatus at LCCC at 570-740-0508 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7508.
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 email@example.com.
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, October 8, at the College's Campus Center.
The company will perform "The Diary of Anne Frank" at 11 a.m. and William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" at 6 p.m. Both presentations will include a post-show question and answer session after the performances.
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 theatre 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 LCCC at 570-740-0630 or (800) 377-LCCC, extension 7630.
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.
Do you know a Student Leader who would like to sharpen his/her leadership skills through service to the College? Six to eight interested students will be selected to represent and promote the College to the outside general community as student ambassadors and act as hosts and hostesses at Foundation and Alumni events, art exhibits, open houses, and other activities. Student Ambassadors are current students who are selected on the basis of leadership, academic achievement, professionalism, and desire to promote Luzerne County Community College. The ambassadors are selected through an interview process and, if selected, they will serve in an environment that utilizes their interpersonal communication skills and enthusiasm with a diverse population. A scholarship is credited to each participating ambassador's account mid-semester. Applications are available at the Student Life/Athletics Office on the second floor of the Campus Center. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 20.
Join faculty, staff, and students representing LCCC in Wilkes-Barre's third Annual Multicultural Parade and Festival on Saturday, September 14. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. from the corner of South Main Street and South Street, Wilkes-Barre. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can join the Diversity Council to celebrate the many cultures in NEPA.
Campus Candids - Health Sciences Graduations
LCCC recently awarded degrees to graduates of the College's surgical technology program and the paramedic program 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.
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