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LSC-Montgomery has recently received in the media.  
Peter Pan The Musical: Flying Into Town July 12-14 at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Let the entire family fall under the spell of Neverland with Piers Chater Robinson's Peter Pan The Musical, presented by Lone Star College-Montgomery's Performing Arts Center for one weekend only-Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m. Performances will take place in the Mainstage Theatre in the Performing Arts Center (Building D).


All your favorite characters will be there-Peter Pan, the dastardly Captain Hook and that scary crocodile, Tiger Lily, Nana the pet dog and, of course, Wendy and the Lost Boys, who will fly across the stage with equipment from Flying by Foy theatrical flying company.


Children and adults will especially enjoy opening night, Thursday, July 12, when snacks and special family-friendly activities (face-painting and balloon art) will be available at 6 p.m.


"This production is the largest undertaking that LSC-Montgomery has tackled in my time here," said Chase Waites, professor of theatre at LSC-Montgomery. "We are having a wonderful time creating the magic of Neverland and cannot wait to share it with the community!"


The story of Peter Pan, written by J.M. Barrie, is a timeless tale of childhood adventure in Neverland, a magical place where children can fly and fun and exciting adventures happen every day. In 1985, Robinson adapted Barrie's book for the stage, and now, 25 years later, his innovative musical score is well known, loved, and performed worldwide.


The talented cast is comprised of LSC-Montgomery students and community members, including:


Sarah Barchie - Peter Pan 

Tanner Bench - Captain Hook

Ashley Bolden - Mrs. Darling/Cecco

Jason Jauregui - Mr. Darling/Pirate

Lauren Lazo - Nana/Crocodile

Conrad Lopez - Michael

Christopher Orr - John

Catherine Zirilli - Wendy

Individual tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for seniors; and $7 for children and LSC-Montgomery students, staff, and faculty.

Maverick Connection: New Student Orientation Sessions Offered Weekly

Learn more about Lone Star College-Montgomery or Lone Star College-Conroe Center during Maverick Connection, a new student orientation program held each week at both campuses.


Maverick Connection, mandatory for all first-time-in-college students, is designed to ease the transition into college and to prepare new students for academic, social and personal success. Students will have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet other students, faculty, and staff, and learn about the academic programs offered. They will also be introduced to the various campus resources available, as well as meet with counselors and advisors who will assist them with the registration process.


At LSC-Montgomery, orientation sessions are offered each Wednesday (except July 4), at 9 a.m., in the Recital Hall, located in the college's Music Hall (Building H, Room 102). Check-in starts at 8 a.m.


At LSC-Conroe Center, orientation sessions are offered each Thursday, at 3 p.m., in Room 105. Check-in starts at 2 p.m.

English Professor Selected for Statewide College-Readiness Test Review Committee

Dr. Lana Myers, a professor of English at Lone Star College-Montgomery, has been selected to serve as a subject-matter expert for a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) test review committee.  

Myers will help evaluate the English/Language Arts content for the new Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment, a test or series of tests that the THECB plans to implement to ensure single college readiness, developmental education standards, and adult basic education standards across the state.  
"I look forward to working with my peers across the state to evaluate TSI assessment content," said Myers. "It is valuable for both K-12 and higher education faculty to discuss bridging the transition between the skills and knowledge required to successfully shift from high school to college."  
The new assessment system will eventually replace all currently approved TSI assessments, and the assessment development process will include standard setting of the new statewide cut-score standard(s) required by legislative mandate. 
Myers commitment with the TSI Assessment Item Review Team will be through January 2013.   

Return to Education Scholarship

Application Due June 29

Lone Star College-Montgomery students - especially those returning to college after a major life or career change - have a unique scholarship opportunity from Assistance League of Montgomery County.


Several $750 'Return to Education' scholarships will be awarded this summer to worthy students who are entering or already attending LSC-Montgomery or Lone Star College-Conroe Center in pursuit of a career that benefits others. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college in time for the fall 2012 semester and must be used in the 2012-13 academic year during the fall, spring, or summer semesters.


"Helping a person gain academic credentials to pursue a job or even enter a new career path because of a life altering event is an important boost we can offer Montgomery County residents," said Janey Gehring, a volunteer with Assistance League. "We are dedicated to helping worthy individuals, who find themselves in such circumstances, help themselves."


Potential recipients must be 18 years or older, be a resident of Montgomery County, and have a high school diploma or GED. Candidates must complete an application, which includes an essay that depicts their need for financial aid, describes their vocational goals, and explains how achieving those goals will impact their life.


The scholarship application can be found online at or through the LSC-Montgomery financial aid office.

Completed applications are due by Friday, June 29. Applications can be mailed (postmarked on or before June 29) or hand delivered to: Assistance League Scholarship Committee, Attention: Janita Love, 126 North San Jacinto, Conroe, Texas 77301.

Human Services Students Release 71 Balloons for Child Abuse Awareness Month

To raise awareness of the impact of child abuse, Lone Star College-Montgomery's Human Services Student Organization, along with other supporting students, staff, and faculty, released 71 blue balloons in honor of the 71 children who have died as a result of child abuse and/or neglect in the greater Houston area in the past year.


The balloons were released from the front steps of the college's General Academic Center (Building G) in April. Held in partnership with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in Montgomery County, the balloon release events were part of campaign to bring attention to child abuse awareness month in April.  

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: 
English Class Visits Minute Maid Park

A group of students in Lone Star College-Montgomery's Writing about the Culture of Baseball course made a special trip to Minute Maid Park last month for a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the Houston Astros association.

The students toured the ballpark and heard from nine employees including Monica Rusch, senior director of risk management for the Astros, pictured on the far right. It was an opportunity for students to ask questions and learn about working for a baseball organization. The afternoon ended with sights on the field, as students were invited to stay for that evening's game.  
"This has become a wonderful tradition here at the college each spring," said Ron Heckelman, professor of English. "We're grateful for those in the Astros organization who gave up some of their valuable time to meet with the students so they could get an inside view of the culture of a professional baseball organization." 
This is the seventh time that the Astros have hosted LSC-Montgomery's themed English 1302 course. Offered each spring, the course allows students to explore various texts of baseball-themed books and essays and hear from guest speakers throughout the semester.  
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