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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.

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, beginning at 11 a.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 noon, at the Campus Center, third floor alcove. Information will be provided on how to quit smoking and "quit kits" will be distributed.

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

The LCCC Food Services Division and the student chapter of the NAACP are sponsoring a turkey dinner on Thursday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, 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.

Thanksgiving Recess - College Closed from Thursday, November 22 through Monday, November 26.

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