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The Communicator is a forum to keep you posted on upcoming events and information, share our stories, and ignite Maverick pride. A lot has changed over the summer months at LSC-Montgomery and a new semester has begun. With a mix of regular contributors and an open invitation for you to provide content, the Communicator will keep you apprised of what's happening in Maverick Country!

This newsletter will come out monthly during the fall and spring semesters. If you have stories, events or information that you would like to share with LSC-Montgomery employees please contact Brandy Ugent.

Theatre, Music & Art

 

Actor's Workshop

Join us for the Fall Actor's Workshop Actors Workshopfeaturing the show Domestic Companion by Dawson Moore. Frustrated by her boyfriend Cato's snoring, Lindsey was tricked into injecting him with cat DNA by Kane, her stalker boss. The snoring has disappeared, but there are all sorts of complications to this rash misapplication of genetic engineering. The Shows are November 17-19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the D204 Black Box theatre. Tickets are $5 for LSC Faculty, Staff and Students. Click Here to purchase tickets in advance.

 

Undisciplined Threads Art Exhibit

Mary HettmanspergerThe LSC-Montgomery Performing Arts Center invites you to the Undisciplined Threads exhibit featuring the work of Mary Hettmansperger. Mary Hettmansperger is a fiber and jewelry artist who teaches in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Singapore internationally. The exhibit is open Monday, November 7, 2011-Friday, December 2, 2011 in the Mary Matteson-Parish Art Gallery, Building D. An artist reception will be held on at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2011 with light hors d'oeuvres.  For more information visit LoneStar.edu/arts-Montgomery or call 936.273.7021.

 

String and Symphonic Band Concert

violinistThe LSC-Montgomery Music Department and the Center for the Arts would like to invite you to the String Ensemble & Symphonic Band Concert. The Concert features a collection of traditional and contemporary repertoire.  Dr. Lisa Burrell and Kris Chapman will Lead the String Ensemble and Symphonic Band in a performance featuring composers such as Gillingham, Lauridsen, and Holst at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in the Music Recital Hall, Bldg. H.

 

Holiday Benefit Concert

Holiday Benefit studentsThe LSC-Montgomery Choirs and Jazz Band ring in the holiday season with this annual tradition! Directors Kris Chapman and Dominick DiOrio will conduct an evening of beautiful carols and upbeat holiday favorites. Bring the whole family and join us in giving back to our community by honoring and supporting a local charity. Tickets $10- proceeds go to benefit Interfaith of The Woodlands. Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2011. Click Here to purchase tickets in advance. 

 

Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC)

   

Call for Proposals for CAC Wed. Discussions for Spring Sem. 2012

CAC is now accepting proposals for its Wednesday Series of Weekly Discussions. All faculty, full and part time, as well as staff are invited to propose a discussion. CAC meets Wednesdays, 3 to 4, in the Blue Star C.A.F.E., E-202. Topics vary. Discussion is always informal. Topics in no particular order, include:

 

  • Discussion of some research interest, conf. presentation or conf. attendance  
  • Discussion of a timely matters important within the profession  
  • Reports on Best Semester Projects and Sabbaticals  
  • Discussion of experimental pedagogical or cross-disciplinary curricular ideas

 

Send proposals to montgomerycac@LoneStar.edu 

 

Schedule of Wed. discussions for fall semester 2011
3-4 p.m. | Blue Star C.A.F.E., E-202

 

Nov. 3Frank Granack (Economics)
"Economics in 2011 and Beyond" 
Nov. 9Cliff Hudder (English)
"'A Day of Most Heartfelt Sorrow': Death and Texas in Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself'" 
Nov. 16Mark Stelter (Crim Justice) & Larry Loomis-Price (Biotech/Chemistry)& Multidisciplinary Faculty Panel
"Just One Thing: What is the Single Most Significant Advance in Your Field Since You Graduated?"

 

Videos of CAC Discussions from Fall 2011 Now Available!

Did you miss a CAC this fall you really wanted to attend? Most CACs from the current semester are now available on video at the CAC Website (http://montgomerycac.wordprss.com/) along with PowerPoints and Handouts the speakers used. Check it out.

  


Writing Across the Curriculum Journal: Call for Submissions

 

The LSC-Montgomery Writing Across the Curriculum/In the Disciplines/In the Workplace Journal of Student Writing is now accepting submissions of student writing for the upcoming 8th edition of the journal. All submissions of student writing are made to the journal by faculty. The editors of the journal have recently produced three documents to aid both faculty and students in the submission process:

 

  •  Submission Style Guide for Student-Writers and Their 
     Faculty Instructors   
  •  Submission Form (rev. 10/11)  
  •  Student Release Form

The new Submission Style Guide, along with the front matter in the journal, explains the kinds of writing the journal seeks and the editorial process. Faculty are asked to review the Submission Style Guide before submitting student writing. Assistance with all aspects of revision is available in The Write Place.

 

All three documents can be downloaded from the Journal /CAC website, http://montgomerycac.wordpress.com/ and also at The Write Place website, http://LoneStar.edu/write-place 

 

The official Call for Submissions can be found in the front of the most recent edition of the journal. An electronic flipbook version of the current edition can be accessed at http://wwwapps.LoneStar.edu/flipbook/wac.html. Selected back issues in PDF format are at the CAC website. Free hardcopy versions are available at the following locations:

  • The WAC rack in the hall leading into the library, building F  
  • The library itself  
  • The Write Place

Questions about any aspect of the journal, contact:

* Martina Kusi-Mensah, martina.kusi-mensah@LoneStar.edu 

* Ron Heckelman, ronh@LoneStar.edu 

* Natasha Hunt, natasha.hunt@LoneStar.edu 

 


Upcoming CAC Student Presentation Conference

 

The Annual CAC Student Presentation Conference will be held in mid April 2012 in G 102. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to share excellent work from all departments, divisions and programs at the college. All forms of excellent student work, traditionally academic, performative (incl. art and music) and workforce (incl. CE are considered. Faculty nominate student work for possible conference presentation. Work presented may come from any semester. The juried conference is organized in professional-style, with brief presentations followed by Q/A, and includes a guest Key Note speech. Faculty are encouraged to build attending the conference into their spring syllabi, offering extra-credit for attending, or bringing classes. It is not necessary to stay for the entire conference. All presenters receive a certificate, with winning presentations, individual and group, receiving special awards (electronics) presented by Dr. Austin Lane.

 

The Nomination Form and additional information will be available at the CAC website, http://montgomerycac.wordpress.com/, and will also be emailed to all faculty, full and part time.

 

More information can be obtained directly from the faculty coordinators of the 2012 CAC Conference:

Music Professors Hit the High Note With Professional Recognitions

 

Dominick DiOrioLone Star College-Montgomery has the best-the Best Composer that is, as Dominick DiOrio, director of choral activities and associate professor of music, was named Best Composer by Houston Press.

 

DiOrio was nominated for his work with Divergence Vocal Theater, where he wrote the music for the opera Klytemnestra, which debuted in April.

 

His work with the theater is just one of his professional associations that is impacting the students. As a member of the Houston Chamber Choir, DiOrio regularly brings in professional guest artists.

 

"It excites them and inspires them to keep going," said DiOrio. "Our students are some of the most talented I've seen, and I'll do anything I can to help them keep the end goal in sight."

 

Earl HoltThen, continuing the professional accomplishments within the music department is Dr. Earl Holt, performing arts department chair and professor of music, who has been selected by the Texas Association of Music Schools to serve on the Commission on Music & General Education.

 

The commission studies ways to strengthen general music within the college curriculum, community music programs, and outreach projects. Holt will be sole representative from a two-year college and will serve a three-year term.

 

"It's a great opportunity to represent two-year college concerns on an active statewide commission," said Holt. "I'm honored to have the opportunity."

Technology Minute 

 

Did you know there is an easy way to separate your personal and professional lives within Facebook?

 

Lists are an optional way to you organize your friends on Facebook so you can filter the stories you see in News Feed or post an update for specific people from one part of your life, like your coworkers or friends who live near you.

To help you get started, you have preset lists for:
Facebook close friend icon Close Friends: You can add your best friends to this list to see more of them in your News Feed and get notified each time they post. You also have the option to turn these extra notifications off
Facebook acquaintances icon Acquaintances: This list is for friends you don't need to stay in close touch with. People on your acquaintances list will rarely show up in your News Feed. You can also choose to exclude these people when you post something, by choosing Friends except Acquaintances in the audience selector
Facebook restricted icon Restricted: This list is for people you've added as a friend but just don't want to share with, like your boss. When you add someone to your Restricted list, they will only be able to see your Public content or posts of yours that you tag them in.

Note: Your friends won't get notified when you add them to these lists.

You also have smart lists and custom lists.

Smart lists are lists that update automatically based on info you have in common with select friends, like a school, job or city. So, if you live in San Francisco, you'll have a list of all of your Facebook friends who live within 50 miles of San Francisco. You can change this distance to adjust the size of the list, or manually add or remove people from this list. This list updates automatically as your friends update their profiles (timelines). For example, if 10 of your friends live within 50 miles of San Francisco (according to their Facebook profile/timeline), they'll be listed on your San Francisco smart list. If 2 other friends change their profile (timeline) to indicate that they also live within 50 miles of San Francisco, your smart list will automatically update to include them too.

You can also create custom lists to organize friends as you like. You choose who goes into these lists and what (if any) privacy restrictions apply. Note that you're friends won't get notified when you add them to custom lists.
 

 


Students Push Their Facebook Use Further Into Course Work 
By Alexandra Rice
 

This entry was posted in Educause 2011, Social Networking, Student Life.
 

Hands on ComputerCollege students are taking social media to a new level, using Web sites like Facebook to communicate with other students about their coursework, according to results of a new survey on student technology use.

 

Nine out of 10 college students say they use Facebook for social purposes, like writing status updates and posting pictures. And the majority, 58 percent, say they feel comfortable using it to connect with other students to discuss homework assignments and exams. One out of four students even went so far as to say they think Facebook is "valuable" or "extremely valuable" to their academic success.

 

The survey was conducted in June by the Educause Center for Applied Research, and was taken by 3,000 students from more than 1,000 colleges. The results show how technology is shaping students' lives both inside and outside the classroom.

Kevin Roberts, chief information officer of Abilene Christian University, says technology is merging the academic and social aspects of students' lives.

 

"Learning takes place beyond the 50 minutes you spend in class," Mr. Roberts said. "So using Facebook, while you're talking about the Rangers game, students just throw in, 'Oh, by the way, did you understand what Dr. So-and-So was talking about today?'"

Some students say they still want to keep their social and academic lives separate, as noted in an earlier Chronicle story. In the survey, 30 percent of students say they prefer to draw a line between these two worlds.

 

Students are taking to other social networks, too. More than 30 percent of students say they use sites such as Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, and Google+. Nearly a quarter of students report using social studying sites, such as CourseHero and GradeGuru, and 11 percent say they wish instructors would incorporate these sites into the curriculum more often.

 

The idea of students wanting professors to integrate more technology use into the classroom was a common takeaway from the survey.  After e-mail, learning-management systems and e-textbooks were the two technologies that students wanted instructors to use more frequently, according to the survey.

 

Learning-management systems are used by 73 percent of students, and e-books or e-textbooks by 57 percent.

 

Even though those technologies are commonplace on most campuses, some students say that their instructors don't use them effectively or that they themselves don't have the skills they need to use them effectively.

 

"Students are saying they want to see classes taught more like how they live their lives," Mr. Roberts said. "I don't think they just want technology for technology's sake." 

 


Health & Wellness

  

Employees Early Morning Exercise Class

 

Every Tuesday and Thursday

7-8 a.m. | Room A-118

Instructor: Cindy Avants          

Tuesday: Tone, Balance, & Stretch
Thursday: Yoga

 

This class is designed with the beginning exerciser in mind. Options are offered for each exercise to increase the level of difficulty of the exercise as needed. Participants are encouraged to exercise within their personal level of strength and energy choosing from the options offered. Please fill out a release of liability and membership form at the reception desk of the Wellness Center.  

Contact Cindy Avants for additional information. Cindy.L.Avants@LoneStar.edu 936.273.7398.

 


Weight Watcher's meets at LSC-Montgomery

 

weight watchers logoEvery Thursday B-102 | 7:45-8:30 a.m.

Everyone welcome (community too) for first meeting to gather information and join if interested.

For more information contact Linda Corbin 936.273.7312

Linda.Corbin@LoneStar.edu 

 

 

 


It Pays to Give

 

commit for life winnerCongratulations to Louise Casey-Clukey, our very own biology instructor, who won the Commit for Life: October Gulf Coast Blood Drive drawing of $500 gift card from Southwest Airlines. Thanks to everyone who helped save lives in September and October! All who donated or attempted to donate during these months were entered in the Commit for Life Getaway drawing. Through a random drawing, we selected our October winner and presented the gift card. Louise donates regularly at the campus' blood drives and encourages her students to roll up their sleeves as well. "I am a big believer in donating blood," she says. Although she never expected to win a prize for her good deeds, she is looking forward to enjoying her Commit for Life Getaway to Washington, D.C. 

 

On behalf of the patients who benefited from your donations in September and October, The Blood Center thanks everyone who donated. Don't forget our long-running holiday promotion, Holiday Hugs, is in full swing at blood drives and Neighborhood Donor Centers - so schedule your next appointment now and write a note of well-wishes for a patient when make your blood donation.

 

The next blood drive will be with Methodist Hospital
December 7 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Building (B-150 Atrium)

 

http://www.giveblood.org/blog/ 
 


Faculty/Staff Lounge  

 

You deserve your "Just Desserts"!

 

Just Desserts cupcakesYou can get your rewards in the Faculty/Staff Lounge every Monday. Cookies, pastries, drinks, fellowship and relaxation will be starting at 2:30 p.m. until supplies are gone.  Your generous hosts are listed below.  If your organization would like to join the list of hosts, please contact Georgine.J.Duncan@LoneStar.edu 

 

 

Date

Department/Division

Nov. 7

PSSA

Nov.14

VP Admin.Services

Nov. 21

College Relations

Nov. 28

OTS

Dec. 5

President's Office

Dec. 12

TEAM Division

Jan. 23

Library

Jan. 30

Library

Feb. 6

TEAM Division

Feb. 13

Facilities

Feb. 20

PSSA

Feb. 27

BASS Division

March 5

BASS Division

 

Trade the books you have for the books you want.

Discover new books and authors.

Recycle, reuse and reduce.

 

Your faculty-staff lounge committee is starting a book exchange program.  If you have books you've read and no longer want, please consider donating them to our exchange collection.  We will accept both hardbound and paperback books.  If you can donate, please drop off your books on your next visit to the lounge. The sooner you bring in your books, the sooner we can begin the program! 

The basic procedures for participating in the Exchange are simple.

  • Faculty Staff surrounding puzzleSelect up to two books that you would like to read.
  • You are not required to leave books in exchange for the books you select.
  • Return the books or keep them - the lounge will not maintain any records of the books.
  • Of course, your donations are appreciated.

 Now featured in the Faculty/Staff Lounge: Jigsaw puzzles

 

 


White Elephant Gift Exchange


presentGift should be $5.00 Limit or Free (wrapped).
The objective is to open, exchange and steal inexpensive or expensive, fun gifts, unique gifts, new gifts or old gifts...from your opponents! 

 

To make it even more interesting you can bring a gift you found, a gift you don't want anymore, either because its outdated, or it's the wrong size, its obnoxious, tacky, it's out-of-style, atrocious, or just plain ugly!


Rules:
Bring a wrapped gift
Draw a number from the basket
Starting with #1, pick a gift.  Next #2, they have the option of opening a gift or stealing one from the previous participant.  The same gift can be stolen three (times) it is then considered dead and out of play. The game continues in number order until all the gifts are taken.


The exchange will take place during the Holiday Party December 9th. Building B-Atrium


Please sign the sheet in the Faculty/Staff Lounge, if you would like to participate.


Professional Development   

 

interviewWhy Volunteering is Good for Your Career

by Nicole Williams

Taken from the November 2011 e-newsletter for the Texas Conference for Women.

 

Millions of professionals donate their time volunteering to impact the lives of others. It turns out that volunteering is as good for your career as it is to those you help. Here's how:

 

Helping Others Matters - All that time you spent-raising record amounts of money, the year-end event you planned to perfection-felt like real work and...it was. New research from LinkedIn shows that one out of every five hiring managers in the U.S. agree they have hired a candidate because of their volunteer work experience. Your volunteer experience counts, and if you don't include it in your profile, on your resume or when you're negotiating for a promotion, you're not getting the credit you deserve.

 

Test-Drive Your Passion - A truism of career success is that passion correlates with talent, and talent translates to reward (both financial and emotional). One of the safest ways of test-driving your passion as a career is to volunteer your talents. Not only do you get to try your hand at a repertoire of new skills and experiences in a low-risk forum, but you'll also be showcasing these talents to a whole host of peers who may just happen to have the connections you need to get hired.

 

You Never Know Who You're Going to Meet - The majority of career enhancing opportunities come through relationships, and volunteering exposes you to people you wouldn't encounter otherwise. And get this: volunteer relationships are particularly beneficial since many of the folks you interact with while volunteering are usually driven, conscientious professionals who can be a great referral. Volunteering offers a whole new world of qualified and valuable connections.

 

Get Noticed / Motivated - The most successful people in the world dedicate their efforts to a cause that extends beyond themselves, and your boss and / or hiring manager are well aware of this. In this hypercompetitive world of work, volunteering not only provides you the opportunity to showcase your talents and experiences, but it also allows you to demonstrate compassion and commitment.

 

2011 Conference speaker Nicole Williams is the Connection Director for LinkedIn.  

Speaking up when you don't know what to say

 

What to say confused womanSomeone cuts in front of you in a line or calls you by the wrong name at a meeting. Do you speak up or stew about it without saying anything? Take heart-many people have trouble thinking of what to say in awkward situations. Try responding this way in these common situations: 

 

Someone cuts in front of you in line.
They may be distracted and may not even realize that you were there first. Calmly say: "I believe I was here first."

 

Someone calls you by the wrong name or mispronounces your name. Smile and calmly say, "My name is ..." or "My name is pronounced ..."

 

You forget someone else's name or aren't sure how to pronounce it. Simply ask, "Can you remind me of your name?" or say the name and then ask, "Have I got that right?"

 

For more suggestions on responding to awkward situations, check out Barbara Pachter's book, The Power of Positive Confrontation.Taken from the September 2011 Office Professional newsletter. 

 


Redesign and Modules and Change, Oh My: The Adventures of Integrating Technology into Developmental Curriculum

 

Join the webinar presentation for a conversation about the many new innovations in developmental education. Hear about one very successful and innovative redesign project's modularized curriculum, technology-enhanced delivery of instruction, developmental and college-level faculty engagement, and the results that are dramatically impacting students' success. This webinar will share personal insights and details about how one successful model was built. Come explore ideas on beginning or scaling your own developmental education redesign.

 

Thursday, November 17, 2011 | 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Sign-up Today! 

 

http://www.nisod.org/webinars/index.html#November 

 


WebEx Isn't Just for Meetings!

 

professional development woman with laptopYou should have received an email recently letting you know that you have a WebEx account.  WebEx is a web conferencing service that combines audio and video conferencing with desktop sharing and tools like a whiteboard and chat.  It can be used for meetings and for teaching distance classes, but it's also a great tool for getting tech help!

 

If you're working at your computer and  you come across something you just don't know how to do, or don't remember how to do, it can throw a road block into your day: you can't move forward until you figure it out.  With WebEx, you can have someone show you how to do it on your computer without ever leaving your desk!

 

Here's an example: You are trying to submit an expense report for mileage in iStar, but you only do it once every couple of months and you just need someone to help walk you through the process.  So you call up your friendly campus tech trainer and ask for help.  She says "Okay, start up a WebEx session for the two of us and share your browser, and I'll talk you through it."  The two of you can both see what's on your screen, she can show you with annotation tools exactly what on the screen she's talking about, and you can even give her control over your screen so she can demonstrate what you need to do.  All without either of you ever leaving your desk!

 

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, contact Carrie LaRue at 936.273.7415 or carrie.l.larue@LoneStar.edu. You can also register for WebEx sessions in MyWorkshops.

 

Professional Development Seminars
11/14Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Finalizing and Delivering a Presentation plus Collaboration Tools LSC-1729
An advanced level activity focusing on how to package and deliver a PowerPoint presentation in multiple settings. Plus learn how to use create handouts and protect your PowerPoint file. RM E-202, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
11/15Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Finalizing and Delivering a Presentation plus Collaboration Tools LSC-1729
An advanced level activity focusing on how to package and deliver a PowerPoint presentation in multiple settings. Plus learn how to use create handouts and protect your PowerPoint file. RM E-202, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
11/15Social Media Panel Discussion
Join in a discussion about how social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and others can (or can't) be used to engage students-both in and out of the classroom. The panel discussion will feature LSC-Montgomery students, faculty and staff, as well as a local expert in social media, and a representative from Sam Houston State University's Office of Marketing & Communications.
11/17

Redesign and Modules and Change, Oh My: The Adventures of Integrating Technology into Developmental Curriculum NISOD Webinar 1:00-2:00 PM Join us for a conversation about the many new innovations in developmental education.

11/18HR Open Lab in The Blue Star C.A.F.E, RM E202, 10:00AM-12:00PM, (Registration not required) The Human Resources staff will be available to assist with TAM, Self Service and payroll issues.
11/19ANGEL Boot Camp: Navigation and Content Development (LSC-1539) Introduce participants to the ANGEL Learning Man-agement System (LMS) and is intended for new ANGEL users. ANGEL Bootcamp will allow participants to explore the AN-GEL LMS in this instructor-led, hands-on, activity-based training session. This is the last boot camp of the year. Great for faculty who are teaching in the Winter Minimester or who don't want to wait until the last minute to start building their Spring classes. (Tomball Campus), Saturday, 9:00-12:00
11/28"Strategies for Classroom Engagement" (45 minutes) 24/7 via the Internet at www.starlinktraining.org Students' success and their learning experience are proven to be two of the greatest factors effecting retention. This program will provide strategies for instructors seeking to positively affect their students' learning persistence. Program viewers will learn what other faculty are doing to help students succeed, and how to implement these strategies on their own campuses. This program uses Win-dows Media Player and can be accessed the morning of November 28th from the main page (SHOWING) tab once logged in www.starlinktraining.org (Click on "WATCH" to begin programming)
 

Please provide your feedback or requests for seminars by clicking on this link and completing the request form: Professional Development Request 


Mystery EmployeeAvatar   

 

This month's Mystery Person currently lives in Onalaska (a picturesque town just west of Livingston), but he/she is actually from the Houston area.

 

He/She is married with three children and six grandchildren-all of which are their proudest accomplishments.

 

For more than seven years, our Mystery Person has worked at the college.

 

"I enjoy helping others-working with students and helping the community," they said. "Recently, I represented the campus as a SME (System Material Expert) on finance in our new i-Star project. Being on a team with other members from all over the System was very rewarding."

 

In their past, our Mystery Person has worked in the corporate world as a buyer and in an inside sales position.

 

Long-range, he/she is working toward retirement and traveling. But until then, he/she finds peace and relaxation in fishing, gardening, and watching football.

 

 

Any guess as to who it could be? Find out if you're right.
Bragging Rights   

Baby Corner

  

Jennyfer Nunez

Here's a picture of my baby. His name is Gabriel Nunez, he was born November 28, 2010 at 2:56 a.m. He's almost a year and is already walking his first steps. He loves playing with balls and likes to dance when there's music around. His favorite show is "Pajanimals".

 

I work at the Business Office and I am in charge of Student Accounts Receivable. I've been working for Lone Star College since 2006. I met my husband Ricardo while were studying here.  We graduated from UH in 2008 and got married in November 2009. The Business Office staff is my second family. I have shared with them precious moments and they have seen me grown, both professionally and personally. I am proud to work for the Business Office at LSC Montgomery!
 
Kathryn Lee
Carson William Lee was born on October 25, 2010 at 4:15 p.m., 7 pounds, 12 oz., 20 inches long.

Carson is a sweet natured, easy going little guy who also has an adventurous side that often leads to some kind of mischief. J

He is cruising around the house and we're anxiously waiting on him to take his first steps! Big sister Madelyn (3 ) has been a great help and loves taking care of him.
 Carson William Lee Kathryn Lee baby

Georgine Duncan

Move over Cinderella - there is a new star at Disney! Sophia Stark, the seven-year-old granddaughter of LSC-Montgomery's Georgine Duncan (College Relations, Staff Assistant II), was recently featured in a brochure for a Disney's newest resort, the Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii. Georgine Duncan granddaughter Sophia

 

Sophia and her five-year-old brother, Raphael, are both performers who frequently audition for print and film work in their home of Honolulu, Hawaii. They both were selected for the Disney photo shoot, and while a picture of Sophia made it into the brochure, Raphael's pictures could be used in other Disney marketing materials.

 

In addition to their endearing looks, both children are singers who often perform at local carnivals and festivals. In addition, Raphael can play the Hawaiian drum/jambe, and Sophia can do the Hula and Polynesian dance.

 

Georgine Duncans grandchildrenGeorgine's grandchildren's talent is in their blood. Their mother, Georgine's daughter, is an opera singer and their father is a violinist. And yes, the vocal talent stems all way back to Georgine, who grew up singing with various choirs.

 

"I was always into opera music, and in fact, I always thought it was normal to hit those notes," said Georgine. "My daughter and I would have contests to see who could hit the highest note."

 

Be sure to stop by Georgine's desk (Building E, Welcome Center) to see more precious pictures of those two future stars!

 


Special Events 101: How to Plan Your On-Campus Event

 

Great news! The college has room reservation, event set-up, and catering services available to make your special event run as smoothly as possible. We're glad to help, but to do our best and help you get the event on track, here are a few things to note:

 

All catering and event set-up requests require 48-hour advance notice.

 

Room Reservations:

  • All room reservations are handled online.
  • To reserve the space you need, visit www.LoneStar.edu/Centers-Montgomery.
  • Be sure to secure the space before setting event times/dates.

 

Special Set-Up:

  • List any set-up needs in the "Comments" section when making the room reservation.
  • This includes tables, table cloths, chairs, and AV equipment.

 

Catering:

  • A separate Catering Request Form is needed for all catering needs.
  • Delia (at Luby's) handles all catering requests.
  • Send the completed Catering Request Form to Delia at dkcastillo@lubys.com
  • Additionally, a brief summary of catering needs should also be listed in the "Comments" section when making the room reservation.

 

Once all information for reservations, set-up or catering is received, you will receive a confirmation.

 

If you don't receive confirmation within 24hours, please contact Rhonda Harris-Dumas, program coordinator for special events, at 936.273.7418. 

Student Life   

 

Please Give a Warm Welcome to Aaron Salas!

Aaron SalasAaron Salas is our new Program Manager in the Office of Student Life here at LSC-Montgomery.  Aaron is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and lives in Spring, TX with his wife and three sons.  Prior to joining the LSC-Montgomery staff he was a Program Coordinator with the UScholars- College Success Program at the University of Houston where he worked with undeclared students and coordinated support programs including mentoring, tutoring and the Core 1101 freshmen success seminar course.

 

Campus Safety Walk!

Faculty, staff and student's: come join SGA in the campus safety walk on Thursday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. Meet in the Commons (Bldg. A).

 

Star Party and treasure huntStar Party

Come and See the Stars!

There will be a Star Party, Wednesday, Nov.16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Health Science Center, room B-102, hosted by LSC-Montgomery's astronomy professors, John Wakefield and Aaron Clevenson. There will be Star Gazing at 7:30 p.m. at the Sports Field.

  

Great American Smoke Out

The American Cancer Society is marking the 36th Great American Smoke Out on Thursday, Nov. 17, encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance to quit smoking that day. Come by the General Academic Center, bldg. G lobby where there educational information, games, prizes and refreshments. For more info, call 936.273.7491.

  

Accounting and Business Club Guest Speakers

The Accounting and Book Club will have a guest speaker, Clara Utley, from MDA and Lauren Duplessis, from the Neighborhood Tax Centers on Wednesday, Nov 16, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the General Academic Center, room G-102. They will be speaking on opportunities to perform community service and volunteering with their organizations which help students in filling out their applications for transferring to a major university.

  

Fall Family Festival

Saturday, Nov. 19 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the sports field.

Join us for fun festivities including a petting zoo, games, prizes, kettle corn and a performance by Chikawa Aztec Dance Group. For more info, call 936.273.7082.

In This Issue
Theatre, Music, & Art
CAC Update
Music Professors
Technology Minute
Health & Wellness
Faculty Staff Lounge
Professional Development
Mystery Employee
Bragging Rights
Special Events 101
Student Life
PSSA Employee of the Month
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Congratulations to: 

 

LaNae Ridgwell

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LaNae Ridgwell

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