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Announcements

Practical Nursing Poster Presentation

The Practical Nursing Program will be holding a poster presentation in the Student Union on Monday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Topics include:

  • Reducing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Reducing Stress for Healthcare Workers
  • MRSA Prevention Facts about Meningitis and How to Prevent its Spread
  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Treatment, Risk Factors and Life Style Modifications

Support our students and learn new and interesting health information.

Blood Drive with Miller-Keystone Blood Center – Donors Needed

Blood supplies in the Lehigh Valley are at critically low levels, and your donation will help to save lives! Please consider donating at our blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Please be sure to eat something prior to donating and bring along a valid form of photo identification. Online scheduling is recommended. Use sponsor code 0325. Walk-ins will be accepted on a limited basis. Thank you for your continued support of this critical community service initiative.

Thinking About Pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Education?

Join our online information session to learn about the benefits of earning your M.Ed. in Higher Education or Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Wilmington University (WilmU). WilmU’s M.Ed. in Higher Education and Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership are offered 100% online, led by faculty who provide unlimited support throughout the coursework and dissertation process and designed so students build professional relationships with fellow classmates and WilmU staff. Join us via Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 12 – 1 p.m.

Meeting ID: 467 746 9884
Passcode: 585082

See the attached flyer for details. See you there!

Spring 2024 Collegewide Department Information Sessions

The Office of Human Resources is excited to invite you to our upcoming Collegewide Department Information Sessions, where you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into our department service areas and latest developments, initiatives, and future plans.

These sessions aim to foster better communication, understanding, and engagement among our dedicated employees, and we encourage our current and new employees to join us for an informative and interactive experience.

These sessions will provide an overview of the department, recent accomplishments, insights into upcoming projects, a chance to ask questions and provide feedback, and networking opportunities with colleagues.

Friday, March 1, 2 – 2:30 p.m.

Click here to join this session via zoom:

  • Department: LCCC Allentown at the Donley Center
  • Presenter: Gladys Malpica, Site Supervisor

To view upcoming information sessions, see the attached word document.

Administrative Updates

Human Resources News

New I-9 Form

The new version of the I-9 has been released. Please begin using the new version for all new hires. The form can be viewed here.

Nominate a Colleague for Spotlight on Excellence
Is there a faculty or staff member you know who helped smooth over an unexpected bump during a project or event? Do you know someone who went above and beyond to provide excellent customer service? Human Resources invites you to nominate that person for a Spotlight on Excellence recognition. Recognized members of the college community will be announced in the College Voice and will receive a token of appreciation for a job well done. Please use the nomination form to spotlight the excellence of a fellow employee!

Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention
Slips, trips, and falls account for a large percentage of medical incidents on campus and are the result from some a kind of unintended or unexpected change in the contact between the feet and the ground or walking surface. AttachedWord are tips to aid in the prevention of slips, trips and falls.

Quick Reference for Medical Emergencies on Campus
If serious injury or illness occurs on campus, CALL 911.  After you call 911, call Public Safety at x1169 to inform them you called 911. Public Safety will report to where the injured person is until arrival of the ambulance.
For minor injury or illness, trained personnel should provide basic first aid care. Call Public Safety at x1169. All Public Safety officers are trained in first aid and CPR/AEDS.

No employee shall transport another employee/student to an emergency facility or hospital.

All New Employees:
The college’s online training program is specifically designed for the busy professional but keeps in mind the college’s requirements for training. It is a convenient, easy way to complete our new hire training series at LCCC.

A. Required Online Trainings
Below are the four online trainings that will be emailed to you from Knowbe4. This is a single sign-on system that will enable to you log in using your portal username and password. These online trainings must be completed within the first 30 days of hire.

If you want your completion certificate for each training placed in your personnel file, please print it out and send to the Human Resources office, otherwise Human Resources maintains a database of your completed trainings.

FERPA – Privacy and Security Awareness
Protected Classes – Intro to Discrimination
Intro to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
Creating Strong Password – Security Awareness Training

B. Run-Hide-Fight Video
To view this video, go to the Department of Public Safety website page and click on the Run-Hide-Fight video link.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at x1107 or x1108.

Online Learning News

The Online Learning Team hopes the start of your Spring semester is going well. Check out the February edition of our newsletter for trainings, the article of the month, our featured outside training (this Semester’s Excellence in Instruction with Melanie Turrano) and our Online Learning Badge Recognition earners of the month. Also in the newsletter is how to use the bulk update assignment dates. If you have any questions please reach out to onlinelearning@lccc.edu.

Online Learning Courses Available
Register online for our live and self-paced trainings. Trainings include: Canvas Course Certification, Remote Course Certification, Excellence in Instruction, Zoom, Canvas Studio, Blooms Taxonomy, and more!

Office Hours
Schedule a meeting with Rachel Peters to ask any questions on training, course development, professional development, and other tools/topics.

Digital Badges
Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to receive digital badges to display on LinkedIn, email signature and other areas, highlighting their professional achievements and commitment to continued learning. A number of different badges are available to anyone who completes the required training or series of trainings. The training requirements for each badge are outlined on the flyer. If you have any questions about the digital badges or the requirements for them please contact onlinelearning@lccc.edu.

Reminders

Congratulations to Julianna Vartuli, LCCC’s Student Employee of the Month

Julianna excels in her role as the Transfer Student Assistant, ensuring the smooth functioning of the Transfer Advising office. She brings energy, authenticity, and an exemplary work ethic to the workplace, which contributes to a positive and collaborative atmosphere. Her generous spirit and compassionate approach make her an invaluable asset to LCCC.

Congratulations, Julianna!

Let us know when you see a student employee doing exceptional work by completing this form.

President Bieber Presents to Senate Committees

President Ann Bieber presented to the Senate Communications and Technology Committee and the Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee during a roundtable held on Feb. 8. The gathering focused on semiconductor production in the Commonwealth and was hosted by Infinera Corporation’s Lehigh Valley facility.

Dr. Bieber presented on LCCC’s perspective on the workforce and educational pipeline to support the semiconductor and chip manufacturing industry, as well as how LCCC is preparing our workforce, information about our successes and challenges, and how the Commonwealth can support this important industry and economic driver.

Donations Needed for the Foundation Spring Bling Bingo

The LCCC Foundation and Alumni Association are in need of gift cards and gift baskets for Spring Bling Bingo in April. If interested, please sign up here.

Faculty Recognition Awards

All faculty, administrators, and staff are invited to nominate an LCCC faculty member whom they believe to be deserving of recognition for the 2023-2024 awards. Click here to view the memos for each award including criteria, lists of previous award winners, and instructions to submit your nominations.

Governor Shapiro’s Vision for Unified Public Higher Ed System – Updated Google Folder

In an effort to keep the campus community informed about Governor Shapiro’s “Vision for a New, Unified Public Higher Education System,” a shared Google folder has been created where documents and updates will be housed. Anyone with an LCCC email address can access the folder. It will serve as a repository for relevant information as it becomes available.

Staff Award Nominations

The 2024 annual nominations for staff are now being accepted by the Office of Human Resources. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024.

The nominated employee should be able to effectively communicate with others, promote a culture of respect to other faculty and staff, and demonstrate integrity through the employee’s consistent commitment to professionalism and teamwork at LCCC.

For criteria information and to nominate an employee, click the links below:

Administrator of the Year (includes full and part-time administrators)

Education Support Professional of the Year (includes full and part-time classified staff)

PT Employee of the Year (includes part time tutors, student workers, noncredit instructors, and coaches)

Join LCCC Alumni for a Night Out at the LV Phantoms

Join us for a night of hockey at the LCCC Alumni Night with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday, April 6, at 7:05 p.m. The Phantoms will take on the Cleveland Monsters at the PPL Center. Tickets for the game are $50 each.

Seats are located in the Sweet Spot Sky Lounge and include a two-hour buffet.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Spirit & Wellness

Staff vs. Students Basketball Game Sign-Up

Please join us for our annual Staff vs. Students Basketball game on Wednesday, March 20, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The game will be four 10 minute periods with a 2 minute break between each and a 10 minute halftime. Please sign-up here. All participants must complete the waiver form as well. Everyone must be signed up by Monday, March 11. Snow date is Thursday, March 21.

Please contact Brandon Kinsey for more details (610)-799-1181 or bkinsey@lccc.edu.

New Wellness Center Spring Hours

The Wellness Center will be open this Spring for the following hours:

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fridays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays- Closed

*All hours subject to change

We will be closed this semester on the following dates:

Friday, March 29

Friday, April 5

Monday, April 8

Tuesday, April 9

Monday, May 6

Monday, May 13

Wednesday, May 15

Friday, May 17

Spring Break hours will be Monday Mar. 11 – Friday, Mar. 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Summer hours will begin Monday, May 20, times TBA

Spirit Committee Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events, brought to you by the LCCC Spirit Committee!

March

Spirit Day: Wear Green – Friday, March 15

Staff vs. Students Basketball Game – Wednesday, March 20

April

Spirit Day: Wear Your Favorite Baseball Attire – Friday, April 5

For questions about any upcoming events, please reach out to Tina Dowling-Hackett at tdowlinghackett@lccc.edu or Ginny Hertzog at vhertzog@lccc.edu.