LSC-Montgomery Employee Newsletter, the Communicator February 2012 issue
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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. 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 College Relations.

Theatre, Music & Art


the Actors WorkshopActor's Workshop

The Actors Workshop Series allows students to create productions from the ground up and Delta Psi Omega, the theatre honors fraternity, has taken the task of producting these shows. Seating is limited. The shows are February 16-18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and February 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Black Box theatre, D-204. Tickets are $5 for LSC faculty, staff and students. 


ForsterJeff Forster New Archeology Art Exhibit

Jeff Forster's inspiration is greatly derived from household objects and common forms. The innate relation to these commonplace items is integral to his work. His ceramic pieces strike a contrast between the mass-produced consumer items and the more personal objects that traditional art entails. His "postmodern relics" create a reflection of society and its various functions.
Artist Reception
February 13, 2 p.m., Theatre Building (bldg. D), Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery


Student Recitals

Student playing piano in the Recital HallThe LSC-Montgomery music students perform eclectic repertoire from a variety of eras and styles on February 3 & 24, 2012 at 1 the Music Recital Hall (bldg. H).


Without Words: The Power of Music

Paul English, solo piano

Lone Star College-Montgomery presents an evening of contemplative solo piano for meditation and personal reflection.

The evening will feature Houston's internationally recognized composer, pianist, producer, and education, Paul English, who will showcase how the poser of music can tap into memories and emotions, stimulate minds, and make us move. The performance is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m., Music Hall (bldg. H), Recital Hall


Faculty Recital

LSC-Montgomery's music department faculty members present a concert of varied music from many centuries on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall (bldg. H).


Ordinary/Extraordinary: Divergence Vocal
Theatre/Chamber Singers Concert 

chamber singersMisha Penton leads a collage program of vocal theater with the Chamber Singers and their director, Dominick DiOrio. This concert will be the final product of a week-long residency with Penton and Divergence Vocal Theater that will feature the students performing solo songs, small vocal ensembles, and choral selections in new and intriguing combinations. General admission tickets are $10, or $5 for students. All proceeds benefit the Music Department Scholarship Fund. Tickets can be purchased at



Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC)


The CAC Series of Wednesday afternoon discussions begins on Wed., Feb 1, with the following: Vivian Jones (English) and Panel: "mLearning Trends - Getting Past the Novelty." The Multidisciplinary Panel includes Jared Cootz (Sociology), Deborah Ellington (Art), Julie Harless (Biology), and Carolyn Poe (Business).


CAC meets every Wednesday, 3-4 p.m., in the Blue Star C.A.F.E., E-202. All faculty and staff are invited! Refreshments will be served.


2012 Spring Semester CAC Schedule   

Feb. 3Vivian Jones (English) & Panel
"mLearning Trends-Getting Past the Novelty"
Feb. 8

Jeff Groah (Math)

"Wandering Through Space and Time: Mercury"

Feb. 15Brandi Ford-Griffin (English) & Panel
"Teaching the Writing Process Across the Curriculum"
Feb. 22

Nathalie Brandes (Geology)
"Mining in the Ancient World"

Feb. 29

Cliff Jones (Linguistics & Coordinator, The Write Place) "The Structure of Language: Finding Patterns in the Noise"

March 7

Danny Kainer (Biology) & Panel
"Nanotechnology: Small Stuff with Enormous Impacts"

March 21

Natasha Hunt (English)
"At Sea in This Great Flux of Things: Mid-Victorian Spatial Anxiety in the Face of Change"

March 28

Gary Brown (Pol. Sci.) & Bill Dunn (Math)
"The Politics of Duck Soup"

April 4

Barbara Buchanan (Dean, BELS Div.) & Panel
"Strategic Decision Making: Fast Tracking Developmental College Students"

April 11

Tara Ratliff (Art) & Valerie Yaklin-Brown (Art)
"Truth or Deception: Decoding the Reality of the Photograph"

April 17Annual CAC Student Presentation Conference
9 a.m.-4 p.m. in G-102
April 25

Larry Loomis-Price (Biotech) & Mark Stelter (Crim. Justice) & Panel
"Just One Thing: What is the Single Most Significant Advance in Your Field Since You Graduated?"


Video Presentations 

Online videos will be available each Monday proceeding the presentation. For viewing please visit the Communication Across the Curriculum website at


For more information about CAC email:



Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Journal


The Journal of Writing Across the Curriculum/In the Disciplines/In the Workplace seeks excellent examples of student writing from all departments, areas and certificate programs. The instructor makes the submissions to the journal on behalf his/her student.


To see the current edition of the journal,


To access the submission form and easy instructions for preparing the manuscript and submitting, go to the CAC website:


Instructors and student-writers can receive assistance with revising writing in the college's writing center, The Write Place in G-103. Help with various styles of documentation can be found in The Write Place and in the library.


For more information about the journal and WAC, please contact any of the following:

Send proposals to 


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, and also at The Write Place website, 


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 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  
  • The Write Place 

Upcoming CAC Student Presentation Conference


The CAC (Communication Across the Curriculum) Student Conference will be held on April 17, 2012, in room G102, and will be kicked off with this year's keynote speaker, Dr. Karen Buckman.


This is an academic-style conference that showcases the exceptional work being completed by Lone Star College-Montgomery students. In line with the mission of Communication Across the Curriculum, students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate either as a presenter or as an audience member. CAC, along with Dr. Lane, will announce the top individual and group presentations. Winners will receive a new Kindle Fire, a $100 Follett book voucher, and will be recognized during the Heights of Excellence ceremony in May!


Instructors are encouraged to nominate students who they feel have exceeded expectations in their course or program. The nomination form requires a short description of the project being nominated and how the student(s) went "above and beyond." Ideal presentations will result from or be inspired by work completed in a Lone Star College course or program, be academic in nature and exhibit critical thinking, demonstrate a comprehension of their courses and/or fields of study that exceeds expectations, and be modifiable to suit an academic conference setting. Typically, this will consist of a 10-minute presentation, with 5 minutes for questions and or discussion; however, the conference will also accept nominations for visual projects, such as posters, which will require a short description to be delivered to the judges. Group presentations are also acceptable and encouraged, but groups must consist of three or fewer students.

You can now nominate students online at:


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact one of the conference coordinators:

Anitha Iyer,, 273-7363

Brandy Harvey,, 273-7257

Simone Rieck,, 271-6189

Professional Development

Branding Workshop
Maintaining the LSCS Brand


We are all proud of our Lone Star College brand. Our unique star and classic logo help communicate the tradition of excellence that our college has earned -- not only with our students, but with the community as a whole. In order to maintain our brand, correct use of the logo and other elements of the brand is critical. Just like Coca Cola and Nike protect their brand from misuse, Lone Star College has created standards and guidelines for all to follow. This workshop will explain the proper use of our brand via the LSCS Communication Styleguide. Helpful online tools will be explored. You will leave with a better understanding of our brand and how to use it in your daily work.

February 9, 2012, 2-3 p.m., G-102


Led by: Laura Morris, associate vice chancellor, marketing and communications; Steve Scheffler, dean of college relations.

Professional Development Seminars
2/7Live Webinar
10-11 a.m.
Ask ERS Webinar
ERS opens the floor to you as members. Have a question you want answered or hear the latest news from ERS? Join us for Ask ERS, an online meeting on the first Tuesday of each month.
2/92-3:30 p.m.
Branding Workshop: Maintaining the LSCS Brand
Our unique star and classic logo help communicate the tradition of excellence that our college has earned - not only with our students, but with the community as a whole.
2/1010 a.m. - 12 p.m.,

HR Open Lab
The HR team will be available to assist employees with the hiring process in iStar.

11 a.m.-12 noon

How to Get Ahead with LinkedIn

Are you on LinkedIn? Is your profile up to date and optimized for search? Are you utilizing all of the networking features? Learn how to use social media to enrich your career by leveraging the power of a connected community. Join William Blackmon, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for LinkMeIn based in Raleigh, NC. LinkMeIn is a consulting and training company centered on helping companies and individuals leverage the power of Social Media.


Here's What You'll Learn:

  • What you need to make a complete, consistent, and compelling LinkedIn profile
  • How to improve your LinkedIn invitation response rate so they want to connect with you
  • Strategies for growing your network
  • What are the best applications to use in LinkedIn that make the most impact to your brand
  • Top 5 worst mistakes and best practices to make on LinkedIn


From this session you will able to immediately take away practical tips and strategies to apply immediately that will impact your productivity using LinkedIn.

2/202:30-4:30 p.m.,
ANGEL Tools: Using Respondus to Create Tests for ANGEL This activity will introduce participants to Respondus - a program that simplifies creating tests for publishing to your course management system.
2/21Live Webinar
4 p.m.

Pushing Past Plagiarism with Originality Check
Ready to take your use of OriginalityCheck to the next level? We'll discuss students' issues with source integration and talk about intentional versus unintentional plagiarism, along with several related topics. We'll also share best practices on using Turnitin for reflection assignments, and revision assignments, to improve writing skills and encourage original work. Turnitin Academy Live is a series of highly interactive webinars geared toward taking instructors beyond just plagiarism prevention and toward a powerful pedagogy for 'writing to learn.'

2/2410 a.m.-12 p.m.
HR Open Lab- The HR team will be available to assist employees with the hiring process in iStar.
 The Office Professional NewsletterThe January edition of the Office Professional newsletter has been saved to the BSC intranet site. There are some great articles this month about organizing your office, working with difficult people and growing your ability to bounce back after setbacks.


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


Professional Development Travel Money

Professional and support staff:  Request professional development money now to support travel and registration for conferences and seminars occurring before September 2012!  The Professional Development $upplemental Fund committee has $3,000 remaining in the fund to support your professional development efforts during this budget year.


Not able to attend a professional development conference or training off campus?  You can request funds to offset the cost of a webinar or paper-based training materials. 


If you would like to request money to support your 2012 professional development pursuits, please reply by Tuesday February 7, 5 p.m. with information about your request.  A meeting is scheduled on Thursday, February 9, 1-2 p.m. to review requests.


Please use these documents (Presentation Guidelines |  Travel Budget Estimate) to prepare your request for funds.  You should plan to ask your supervising manager to send a message supporting your request. Your budget manager should also be asked to send a message indicating that matching division/department funds will be allocated or the reason that matching funds are not available.


Please call or email with any questions.

Faculty/Staff Lounge  


Just Desserts fresh fruitYou deserve your "Just Desserts!"

You 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 




Feb. 13


Feb. 20


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.


stack of books 

Your faculty-staff lounge committee has 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 faculty-staff lounge has many books to choose from. Stop by today and pick one up!



The basic procedures for participating in the exchange are simple.

  • Select 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. 


Chair Massages 


Chair massageGet a chair massage for $1 a minute Tuesdays in February from 12-1 p.m. Sign up is available in the faculty-staff lounge. Sponsored by the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Students.






New Faces at LSC-Montgomery 


If you have recently received full-time status, came to us from another campus or are a new hire, please contact College Relations
(E-101) to be highlighted in the next issue of the Communicator. Please join in welcoming our new employees at LSC-Montgomery.

 Jessica Gray

Officer Jessica Gray

Jessica Gray is one of our new police officers. She comes to us from the Conroe Police Department.

 Edwin Gomez

Officer Edwin Gomez

Police officer Edwin Gomez was previously a S.W.A.T. Operator/Detective for the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. An interesting fact about Officer Gomez is that by the age of 17, he had traveled around the globe on an aircraft carrier starting in Virginia and ending in California. 

 Janis Bloecher

Janis Bloecher

Please welcome our new advisor in Student Services, Janis Bloecher. Janis has come to us from LSC-Tomball and confesses, "My previous co-workers from Tomball call me the 'iStar guru'." She holds a bachelor's degree from California State University.

 Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm

Sarah is our new reference librarian and faculty member. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from The George Washington University; an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois; and an M.A. in education and human development from The George Washington University. Sarah was previously employed by Rice University. An interesting fact about Sarah is that she met her German husband in a café in Paris while living in London.

 Eric Swisher

Eric Swisher

Eric is the new director and faculty member for the LSC-Conroe Center Welding Program, Continuing Education. He holds a B.S. in Technology Education and a master's in Educational Administration. Previously he worked for Oak Ridge High School in Conroe ISD as a welding instructor.

 Isabel Beggs

Isabel Beggs

Isabel has been at LSC-Montgomery for 5 years, but we would like to congratulate her on achieving full-time status as our specialist IV in Student Services. She has her bachelor's in business from SHSU.

 Alex Corea

Alejandro Corea

Please join in welcoming Alex our new HVAC maintenance technician III.

 Kyle Curran

Kyle Curran

Kyle is our new audio visual media tech II and works in the OTS department. His background is in video production. He came to us from LSC-CyFair, where he worked for the last 4 years.  

 LaTasha Reese

LaTasha Reese

LaTasha has been at LSC-Montgomery in the call center for two years; however, she is being recognized for achieving full-time status as a financial aid advisor in Student Services. An interesting fact about LaTasha is that her favorite store is the Good Will. She has over 250 rings and is addicted to nail polish -- she changes her nail color everyday.

 Laurie Boyd

Laura Boyd

Laura likes to be called Laurie, and she is our new Career Services advisor II. She comes to us from LSC-North Harris, where she worked since 2001. She has an A.G.S. from Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona; a B.A. from Northern Arizona State University in Flagstaff, Arizona; and an M.A. from Our Lady of the Lake University.

 Sara Metz

Sara Metz

Sara is our new part-time librarian, and she comes to us from Texas Educational Solutions where she worked as an educational consultant. She has a M.S. in information science from the University of Texas in Austin and a B.A. in classical studies from Trinity University in San Antonio. An interesting fact about Sara is that last year she read 345 books in 365 days.

 Dale Saenz

Dale Saenz

Dale is our new part-time librarian and has worked for Wiley College's academic library as well as Bryan/College Station and El Paso public libraries. He holds an M.L.S., M.B.A. and a B.S. in information system technology. He has interests in the arts and sports.

 Scott Robinson

(Michael) Scott Robinson

Scott is our new political science instructor, and he comes to us from LSC-North Harris. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston and a M.A., from LSU. An interesting fact about Scott is he serves as the associate editor of, a web magazine dedicated to the political philosopher Eric Voegelin.

Managing UP


managing upIs your relationship with your manager less-than-friendly or even downright hostile? Chris Anderson of offers these suggestions for working effectively with your manager:


Communicate Frequently

Keep your manager informed regularly about your progress and meet with him on a set schedule to keep him updated.


Be Efficient with Your Manager's Time

Before emailing or meeting your manager, get clear about what you want to say and say it as briefly as possible, focusing on the main point or bottom line in concrete terms


Bring Solutions, Not Problems

If you must take a problem to your manager for input, have at least one suggestion ready to offer as a solution.


February 2012, the office professional, page 5


Test Your Productivity

Do you ever go home at the end of your workday feeling as though you didn't accomplish much? Although unforeseen events and other people can interfere with our intentions to have a productive day, sometimes we develop habits that diminish our ability to stay organized and focused on tasks. Try this quiz to evaluate your productivity. Mark "true" or "false" after each statement, then score your results below.

  1. I always plan ahead so that I know what I will be working on when I arrive at the office. T F
  2.  I spend at least 10 minutes a day looking for files or items that I have misplaced. T F
  3.  I don't spend much time socializing with co-workers or surfing online for fun when I should be working. T F
  4.  I always work from a prioritized to-do list. T F
  5.  I do a major cleanup of my files at least once a year to purge documents that I don't need. T F
  6. I keep a file of material to read when I unexpectedly have a few minutes to spare (for example, when waiting for meetings to start). T F
  7. I often find myself rushing to meet deadlines and get tasks completed at the last minute. T F
  8. I plan my workday so that I tackle my hardest tasks when I feel most energetic. T F
  9. I have a habit of stopping in the middle of a task to see if I have email. T F
  10. When I have to work on a tasks requiring intense concentration, I arrange to have other duties covered so I can get a block of uninterrupted time. T F
  11. Managers and colleagues have complimented me on my strong organizational skills. T F


Give yourself five points for each "false" response you marked for statements 2, 7 and 9, and five points for each "true" response you marked for statements 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11.


If you scored between 40 and 55, congratulations! You appear to have developed highly productive work habits. You probably get the most out of every workday and constantly look for ways to improve your efficiency. Good for you!


If you scored between 20 and 35, you are probably as productive as most people and generally make good use of your time. There may be opportunities, however, for you to improve your productivity, such as planning ahead so that you do your hardest tasks during your "prime time," when you are most energetic. Review the statements for which you received no points and consider adopting the new habits or strategies they suggest.


If you scored between 0 and fifteen, you may find it difficult to plan your day and take a structured approach to getting your work done. This may be due to factors beyond your control such as working in a chaotic environment where you can't predict what you will be doing next or where priorities seem to constantly change. If this is the case for you, then the most productive approach may be to simply stay open to what comes and do your best to handle things as they come up. But if you are just starting out in the administrative field or have never thought about how to improve your productivity, experiment with one or two ideas from the statements above to see if you can strengthen your ability to get more from your workday.


February 2012, the office professional, page 4

New Year's Resolutions
You Can Keep! 


group workoutAre you still on the fence about committing to a New Year's resolution for 2012? If so, you need look no further than LSC-Montgomery to find several opportunities to start fresh in 2012.


Here is a sampling of things you can do right here in Maverick Country!

  1. Work out at the LSC-Montgomery Wellness Center! This is the most direct way to tackle that ever-popular "Get Fit" resolution. Here are some reasons why this is a great option:
    • Membership is free to Lone Star College-Montgomery employees.
    • To become a member, simply bring your employee ID card to the reception desk of the Wellness Center located at A-115 and fill out the required physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q) and release of liability form.
    • Convenient hours of operation are: Mon.- Thurs. 7 a.m.-7:45 p.m., Fri. 7-11:45 a.m., and Sat. 8-11:45 a.m.
    • The Center has a comprehensive weight room and a group fitness studio.
    • The weight room is well equipped for cardio fitness and strength training. The strength-building equipment includes weight machines, cable machines and free weights. The cardio fitness equipment includes bikes, treadmills, elliptical trainers and summit trainers.
    • The Center offers group fitness classes at 9 a.m., 12 p.m., and 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. On Friday, classes are offered at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
    • Our six group fitness teachers are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, experienced and fun. Their years of combined experience as fitness teachers equals 111 years!
    • Classes are designed for the beginning to intermediate fitness level and offer options to increase difficulty as participants advance.
    • The Center participates in wellness promotion including Breast Cancer Awareness and the Great American Smoke Out.
    • The Center web page: Click on LSC-Montgomery Fitness Center in the Quick Links from our home page. Click on Fitness Classes for the schedule and description of classes
  2. Participate in the 15th Annual Healthier U event. Be a part of this annual scholarship fundraising event and improve your health at the same time. This year's event takes place April 11-13. Learn about healthier lifestyles. Donate your time and/or money to a worthy cause. Visit for more information.
  3. Attend monthly Health and Safety Committee meetings. Everyone welcome (faculty, staff, administration). The committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month in F-103 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Help make LSC-Montgomery a safe and healthy campus for everyone!
  4. Join the LSC-Montgomery Weight Watchers group. Again, everyone is welcome. What do you have to lose but a few pounds?! The group meets in B-102 every Thursday morning from 8-8:45 a.m. Enrollment is free and the cost is about $10 a week.
  5. Take a First Aid/CPR/AED training course. This is offered on campus twice a year, free of charge. Call or email Linda Corbin ( or 273.7312 for more information.
  6. Take advantage of resources offered via Blue Cross Blue Shield. Policyholders can view status for themselves and their dependents. View your personal benefit information. Receive email notifications when a claim is finalized. Track progress, earn prizes and take advantage of health related discounts. Gain access to health information and self-care programs designed specifically for you. To do this, simply visit Click on Log In. If not registered, click on Log in to Blue Access for Members and follow the steps.

Giving Back


Annual Knit In 

dog in sweaterOn Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., LSC-Montgomery will host the annual Knit In in the atrium of the Music Hall (bldg. H). This come-and-go event brings knitters and fiber artists together to share their skills while supporting a deserving charity, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Participants are asked to bring a dog or cat food item as a donation. Parking is available adjacent to the Music Hall, so knitters can bring their spinning wheel if they'd like. 


Tax Prep Assistance

tax prepTax season is here, and to help lower income families, students in the accounting program, along with faculty and other community members, are volunteering free income tax preparation services on campus. LSC-Montgomery has partnered with Solutions for Communities VITA to host a tax kiosk site in the Student Services Center (bldg. C) on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. 


Campus Food Drive

Get Your Can To Class!

Help your Community! Help your students!
food drive


Canned food donations will be accepted in classrooms. A giant can sculpture will be displayed on Feb. 14 in the Commons. Each student organization has committed to contribute to the cause. All classes and organizations that contribute will be recognized for this campus service project.


Questions?  Please contact Karen Buckman, 936.273.7371.

Student Life 


This spring semester the Office of Student Life (OSL) has some very big events taking place, and we want faculty and staff to participate and get involved, and encourage the students as well.


Leadership Luncheon Series

This semester our topics will include Goal Setting, Mentoring, Business Etiquette, and Planning Beyond Lone Star.  We will work closely with faculty and the staff at Career Services to provide topics and information that will benefit students now and in the future. 


Acoustic Cafe with Lijie

February 14, 11 a.m., Commons (bldg. A), Corner Stage


Cultural Celebration

This year student clubs will be involved with a weeklong celebration of Black History Month, Mardi Gras celebration, a dynamic presentation by Dr. Livingston on the Tuskegee Airmen, and a movie day. Follow the LSC-Montgomery Facebook page for up-to-date information.


Lone Star's Got Talent

This event gives students an opportunity to share their talents with the campus. Auditions began this week and will run through February.  Please encourage your students to audition, get involved and share their talents with LSC-Montgomery.


Texas Wildlife & Woodland Expo and Spring Fling

Play for a day... Learn for a lifetime.

You are invited to attend this free community event.

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
LSC-Montgomery, Sports Fields


Cinco de Mayo Celebration- Co-sponsored with Club de Español

With a combination of history, culture and celebration, we will be having an event that educates and celebrates the Latino culture for our students.  In the past our office has done an event separate from Club de Español, but this year, we have decided to collaborate to have an even better event!
Safety Walk
ednesday, February 29, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the Safety Walk. Help keep our campus safe.
Save the Date 
Writers in Performance

Kurt HeinzelmanKurt Heinzelman was the founding co-editor of The Poetry Miscellany and is currently the advisory editor of Bat City Review. He has been publishing poetry for thirty years in such journals as Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Georgia Review, Massachusetts Review, Marlboro Review, and Southwest Review. His poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prize and selected for the Borestone Mountain Poetry Award. His first two poetry collections The Halfway Tree and Black Butterflies were finalists for Natalie Ornish Poetry Award of the Texas Institute of Letters. He's also completed a third collection, All the Salsas of Calamity. His scholarship, which has won various awards, is in the fields of British Romanticism and economic and cultural history. 


2012 Women's Conference

Lone Star College Womens WC ConferenceSuccessful women are passionate, confident, reliable...and the list goes on! Join Lone Star College and our dynamic speakers for this

conference, which will inform, inspire and challenge professional women like you to develop your personal business plan, obtain

lifelong financial security, enhance your networking skills, and tackle social media to seize success and unleash your leadership potential! Space is limited, so register today! View the event flyer.


Request professional development money now for the upcoming Women's Conference! Please contact Mary Mendoza by Tuesday February 7, 5 p.m. with information about your request.  A meeting is scheduled on Thursday, February 9, 1-2 p.m. to review funding requests. For more information please visit or contact Amy Cooper Amy.F.Cooper@LoneStar.Edu or 936.271.6342


Power Series

Speaker Paul Lancaster, Vice President of Woodforest Financial Services, Inc., provides personal insight on "success in the professional world."

February 22, 1 p.m.

LSC-University Center at Montgomery, 119


M.D. Anderson Blood Drive

February 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Commons (bldg. A), Second floor mezzanine

Donors will receive a FREE T-Shirt & $2 off any $5 purchase from Luby's, etc.


Open Forum with the President

Join Dr. Austin Lane, LSC-Montgomery President, for the first open forum of the spring semester. The forum, which is open to all LSC-Montgomery faculty, staff and students, will be held on Thursday, February 23, from 3-4:30 p.m. in G-102 (General Academic Center). Dr. Lane will provide a campus update (including progress made on items from the fall visioning sessions, as well as the Foundations of Excellence initiatives), and there will be plenty of time for a question-answer session. Light refreshments will be served. Don't miss it!

In This Issue
Theatre, Music, & Art
CAC Update
Professional Development
Faculty Staff Lounge
New Faces
Managing Up
New Year's Resolutions
Giving Back
Student Life
Save the Date
PSSA Employee of the Month



Congratulations to: 

Dena Pierre 

Dena Pierre

Lone Star College-Montgomery 3200 College Park Drive Conroe, TX 77384 - 936.273.7000
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