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New Student Welcome Day!!!

All new students at LFCC are encouraged to attend New Student Welcome Day. This is a day filled with essential information that will enhance your college experience at LFCC and beyond.

We look forward to seeing you on January 8!

Register for Student Welcome Day

Middletown Campus Schedule

Door prizes will be raffled off during the event!

  • Academic Program Information
  • Student Success Resources
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • Campus Tours
  • Bookstore – You may visit the bookstore to purchase books or merchandise.
  • Student ID and Parking Pass – You may visit the security desk to obtain your student ID and parking pass. You must bring your class schedule and a photo ID to complete this process.

Fauquier Campus Schedule

Doorprizes will be raffled off during the event!

  • Campus Tour and Information Sessions
  • Academic Information Fair
  • Bookstore – You may visit the bookstore to purchase books or merchandise.
  • Student ID and Parking Pass – You may visit the security desk to obtain your student ID and parking pass. You must bring your class schedule and a photo ID to complete this process.
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#GivingTuesday (Support Mental Health Support)

Although #GivingTuesday is December 2, 2014, The Jed Foundation has opened up this amazing fundraising campaign from November 25, 2014 at 12:00pm through January 6, 2015 at 12:00pm.

Now, we need your help to reach our goal of $500. How do you do it?

STEP 1:  Go to: https://www.crowdrise.com/thejedfoundation-tower/fundraiser/lfccgivesback

STEP 2: Click on the large PINK button to DONATE and add a brick to the                              JED Foundation Tower

AND THAT’S IT!!! About 5 minutes and you have made a HUGE difference!!!

What does your donation do?

For most of us, our college years represent a time of exploration and learning, of growth and anticipation, of independence and confidence. They represent the transition to adulthood, to a career, a life of one’s own, to a future of possibility.

But for many of us, these years can also be a time of isolation, of social anxiety and intense peer pressure. We see these issues too often in the headlines: a death from binge drinking, a drug overdose, a university shooting, a suicide. These tragedies affect entire communities—students, faculty, coaches, professors, and parents alike. Even more jarring is that these tragedies are avoidable. They can be prevented.

This is why The Jed Foundation takes a comprehensive approach to prevent high-risk behavior among students. We help colleges assess and improve their emotional health efforts and inform the student conversation through partnerships and campaigns to build the foundation for an emotionally healthy environment—the kind of environment that is characterized by caring and connectedness, that celebrates and protects every student life.

An Added Bonus!!

HELP US EXCEED THE GOAL $500 CHRIS LAMBERT WILL TAKE ON A CHALLENGE OF YOUR CHOICE. POST YOUR IDEAS TO THE FOCUS AT LFCC.EDU/FOCUS/GIVING                BY DEC. 22.

The most popular challenge will be announced on Dec. 23rd on THE FOCUS. Chris, if you’re not aware, is that Student Activities Coordinator at the Fauquier Campus, and will do just about anything for the student of LFCC. Give him a challenge worth $500!!!

HashTag it…

Once you donate, share your great news on Twitter or Facebook #LFCCgivesback

#GivingTuesday challenge

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TRIO

Are you a first-generation college student? Do you have a documented disability? Do you qualify as low-income? If you answered yes to any of these three questions, apply for the TRIO Student Support Services program! TRIO offers one-on-one academic counseling and advising services to students who meet one of the three aforementioned criteria and have an academic need. We provide personalized academic advising, transfer planning, financial aid application assistance, financial literacy education, and much more! PLUS, our students get to register for classes three days before the general population, and can print for FREE in our office! Visit www.lfcc.edu/trio to apply online, or visit the Academic Center for Excellence, room 319, for a paper application. Contact Sarah Eaton at seaton@lfcc.edu with any questions.

Commit to Complete

Commit to Complete!!!!

Both the Middletown and Fauquier Campuses are taking part in the Commit to Completion PTK Challenge. On Thursday, November 20, 2014, each campus takes on the challenge with a wide array of pledge activities and events. Check out the schedule at each campus:

 

Middletown Campus
Commit to Completion
November 20, 2014
Student Union Building and Fairfax Hall
11:00 am-2:00 pm

  • Pledge to Completion, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, SUB and Fairfax
    Complete a pledge card and sign the banner of completion. Students who sign will be entered to win a 25$ gift card.
  • Get it Done – What do you Need to Complete your Degree? (12:00-2:00, SUB)
    Meet and talk with an advisor to learn what you need to complete your degree at LFCC.
  • My Journey to Completion (11:00-11:30, SUB 118)
    Hear about faculty and staff pathways to completion and learn more about why completion matters.
  • Let the Wizard Guide you to Completion (11:30-12:00, SUB 118)
    Learn how the Virginia Education Wizard can help you reach your completion and career goals.
  • Don’t let Money be a Barrier to Completion (12:00-12:30, SUB 118)
    Looking for ways to finance your education? Then come learn more about FAFSA, grants and scholarships, and student loans.
  • Get Engaged on your Pathway to Completion (12:30-1:00, SU 118)
    Find out about the clubs and organizations you can join at LFCC.  Research shows that student interaction with other students and staff at their college is a critical component for student growth and success. Clubs offer key connections that matter. Discover the possibilities.  Hosted by the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.
  • Fish to Completion (1:00-1:30, SUB 118)
    Discover how to use the Collegefish.org scholarship search engine.  CollegeFish.org is dedicated to serving as an online resource to promote positive two-year completion and transfer pathways. Powered by Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Community Colleges, CollegeFish.org is currently available to all Phi Theta Kappa students at LFCC.
  • Be a Sport about Completion (1:30-2:00, SUB 118)
    Physical activity is not just good for your health. It is also good for your education. Looking to meet new people? Want to relieve some stress? Want to have fun? Then stop by this session to learn more about the athletic opportunities available at LFCC.

 

Fauquier Campus
Commit to Completion
November 20, 2014
Rose Loeb Center
10 am-1pm

  • Completion Advising Table
    Learn how to declare a major, understand the transfer process, locate your faculty advisor, apply for graduation, and locate your faculty advisor
  • My Journey to Completion
    Hear about faculty and staff pathways to completion and learn more about why completion matters
  • Financial Aid Table
    Learn more about FAFSA, grants and scholarships, and student loans, and upcoming tuition deadlines
  • Pledge to Completion
    Complete a pledge card and sign the banner of completion. Students who sign both will be entered to win a 25$ gift card. Also, free pizza for anyone who signs and submits a completion pledge card.

 

Stop by your location to Commit Yourself to Completing College!

You can also sign the pledge virtually. Check it out here.

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Women’s Volleyball Interest Meeting

LFCC Athletics will be hosting a Women’s Volleyball interest meeting on November 20, 10 a.m. in Room 118, Student Union Building. This meeting is for the development of an intercollegiate program.

If you are interested, please plan to attend.   If you can not make the meeting, but would like to be a potential player, please express your interest by emailing:  athletics@lfcc.eduVB

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Kids Craft and Movie Night

Come and enjoy a fun filled evening with Thanksgiving themed crafts, FREE popcorn, and the movie Free Birds. Bring your friends and family. Crafts start at 5 PM and the movie will begin at 5:30 PM. Mon., Nov. 17th from 5-7 PM. Located in the Corron Building at the Middleton Campus.

Give Thanks Selfie Challenge

Selfie Challenge!!!

It’s that time of year to think about what you’re really thankful for. Is it a parent or guardian? A spouse? A pet? An iPhone? Whatever makes you most thankful at this time of year, we’ve got a challenge for you…

  1. Snap a Selfie of You with Something or Someone  You Are Thankful for in Your Life
  1. Post Your Selfie to  facebook.com/lfccfcgetinvolved
  1. 3. Make sure to mark your Selfie with   #ThanksSelfie
  1. The Most Creative and Inventive Selfie will receive a $15 iTunes gift card

WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED ON NOV. 24

It’s that simple. Plus, if you participate, for our SDV students out there, this counts towards a Student Activity credit for your course.

Have fun with your submission and be as creative as possible.

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‘Tis the Season…

Cold & Flu Season is here…

Here are some great tips to follow to prevent the spread of illness:

  • Washing your hands is the single most important step in preventing the spread of diseases. It is extremely important to wash your hands often. We all use our hands much more frequently than we realize and they come into contact with millions of germs a day.
  • Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to help protect them from getting sick too.
  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will prevent others from catching your illness. Please reach out to your instructors letting them know that you are staying home from school because you are contagious. Please email them from your LFCC-issued email address. Also, please reach out to your dean of students if are having difficulty reaching your faculty member or have another issue you need help with. The Fauquier Campus dean of students is Dr. Tanya Ingram at tingram@lfcc.edu and the Middletown Campus dean of students is Dr. Karen Bucher at kbucher@lfcc.edu. If you are not able to miss class, please alert your professor that you are ill and that you will be limiting your class interaction.
  • Cover your cough. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds to effectively kill germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect your “shared spaces” more often than other times of the year. Remember phones, keyboards, steering wheels, office equipment, and other items used by several people during the day.
  • Get enough sleep. During sleep, your body’s immune system goes into high gear to protect you from illness. Lack of sleep can reduce immune functioning, making you susceptible to sickness.
  • Drink more water. In the fall and winter, it is easy to overlook your thirst and get dehydrated. Make sure you consume 8 glasses a day.
  • Listen to your body. If you are less than 100%, you will feel better and recover faster if you let yourself rest.
  • Finally, be sure to visit your doctor if you are running a fever