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    Student Life

    Student Life

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    The mission of the Student Life Department is to offer a variety of events, programs, clubs, activities, and service projects that enhance the academic experience of Lackawanna College students. Participation in student organizations and activities allows students to develop their leadership and networking skills through interaction, involvement, and service, as well as strengthen their connection to the College.

    Student-centered events such as Freshman Orientation, Spring Fling, Homecoming, graduation events, and more are organized through the Student Life Department.

    Students who wish to be involved members of the campus community can get their start with the Student Life Department. For information on any club, organization or activity listed, stop by their office in Suite 105C in Angeli Hall.

    Contact Karen Legge, Director of Student Life, at leggek@lackawanna.edu with any questions, comments, or suggestions, and check out the Lackawanna College Student Life Facebook page for updates on all of our events!

    Break a Difference

    Are you interested in using your Winter or Spring Break to volunteer? You can “break a difference” with your fellow Falcons!

    Five Lackawanna College students will be traveling to Bel Air, Md., this January to help those in need through Habitat for Humanity and to Wall Township, N.J., this March to help families who are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. All expenses including transportation will be paid, with the exception of personal spending money.

    Complete your application and return it to Student Life Coordinator Catherine Fox in Angeli Hall, Suite 105E, email questions to foxc@lackawanna.edu, or call (570) 961-7873.

    Alternative Winter Break

    • Traveling to Bel Air, Md. from January 7-11, 2019
    • Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
    • Applications due by Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
    • Applicants will be interviewed Oct. 22-24
    • Download the Alternative Winter Break application (PDF) or visit Student Affairs in Angeli Hall Suite 105 for printed copies

    Alternative Spring Break

    • Traveling to Wall Township, N.J., from March 3-9, 2019
    • Volunteering to help families still recovering from Hurricane Sandy in 2012
    • Applications due by Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
    • Applicants will be interviewed Nov. 19-21
    • Download the Alternative Spring Break application (PDF) or visit Student Affairs in Angeli Hall Suite 105 for printed copies

    Clubs and organizations

    For information on all student organizations, please visit the Student Life Department in Suite 105C of Angeli Hall.

    All clubs are listed alphabetically. You can also download our Club Resource Guide!

    Accounting Society

    The Accounting Society serves to complement the academic studies of accounting and business majors in order to provide a better understanding of the accounting profession and the opportunities available after graduation. Members will establish important friendships and networks that extend beyond their time at LC, not only with one another, but also with practicing professionals in the field. Members will continuously enhance their personal and professional development through a variety of events and outings, including service to the community, in order to develop career-ready graduates who will contribute effectively and ethically to their future organizations and society as a whole.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room 215 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisors: Angela Bassani, accounting faculty; and Richard Kolas, accounting faculty.

    Christian Fellowship Club (Bible Study)

    “Study to show yourself approved unto God; a workman needth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:16). The Christian Fellowship Club assists members in achieving a better understanding of the Bible, getting to know God through His word, and gaining self-improvement. Through discussion, members learn to understand Bible messages and apply them to everyday life. For daily devotions, see the Transformation Church of Scranton, PA’s Facebook page.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20–12:55 p.m. in the Admissions Conference Room of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisors: Rev. Michael Seung of the Transformation Church of Jesus Christ, (570) 332-7851

    Creative Arts Club

    The Creative Arts Club offers an expressive outlet for students of all majors who seek space to doodle, draw, craft, creatively write, listen to music, or practice the art of improv. Some drawing materials are provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own supplies. The club actively participates in First Friday Scranton as both artists and spectators. This club meets twice a week for convenience but students can also just drop-in to sit, relax, and be creative.

    Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15 – 12:55 p.m. in Room 201 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Chris Hughes, Office of Advancement

    Criminal Justice Club

    The Criminal Justice Club is composed of students with the collective interest in various criminal justice agencies. The Club exists to try to give these students better insight into these career paths and give students the ability to make connections with each other and outside agencies to commence with upon graduation.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room 205 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Nicole Bradigan, Social Science faculty

    Ecology Club

    “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

    Want to learn more about the world we live in? Want to get out into nature and take beautiful hikes? Now you can by joining the Ecology Club!

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:30-12:55 p.m. in Room 303 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Michael Freidlin, Adjunct Science instructor

    Falcon Ambassador Board (FAB)

    FAB is a student leadership development program that acts as an extension of the Dean of Students Office. FAB members implement programs that welcome new students by enhancing the college dorm and commuter experience through events and leadership activities. Falcon Ambassadors also act as the College’s tour guides, work to promote all aspects of Lackawanna College, and help communicate college policies to current students. FAB students are involved in diverse areas of campus life and serve as hardworking representatives for the Dean of Students Office.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room 206 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Tony Ferrese, Dean of Students’ Office

    Fitness Club

    The mission of the Fitness Club is to promote, encourage, and develop interest in fitness on campus. The club will discuss health related information and offer weight loss and fitness classes that encourage a healthy lifestyle. We will also help plan and participate in community walks, races, and fitness programs. The goal of the club is to live a balanced life academically, athletically, and socially.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in the Falcon Fitness Center at the Student Union

    Contact the advisor: Mike Rickert, Fitness Center

    Human Services Club

    The mission of the Human Services Club is to make a positive difference in the lives of others through education and opportunities that enhance the experience of Human Services students. Through the delivery of service projects, members aim to work collaboratively with collegiate and community partners to establish meaningful connections, working toward the betterment of the communities in which they live. The Club promotes the values and standards set by the National Organization of Human Services Educators and Human Services Professionals.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20-12:55 in Room 207 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Marsha Pigga, Student Wellness Program

    Lackawanna College Student Veterans of America (SVA)

    LCSVA is a chapter of the national Student Veterans Alliance and facilitates the interaction of student veterans on campus.  In addition to working as a support system, members are also involved in the local community where they work with, and give back to, other veteran’s initiatives.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in the Veteran’s Lounge (G06) of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Catherine Fox, Office of Student Affairs

    Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

    PBL’s purpose is to ignite innovation by combining business and education in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Members compete in state and national competitions; students of ALL majors are invited to join.

    Meetings: All meetings held from 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room 214 of Angeli Hall.

    Executive Board, first and third Thursdays.

    General meetings, second and fourth Thursdays.

    Contact the advisors: Carolyn Chupko, Business faculty

    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

    Beta Kappa Alpha, LC’s chapter of the national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, recognizes academic achievement and encourages student success through resources emphasizing college completion, professional development, leadership skills, and participation in campus and community service projects.

    Meetings: Email Katt Fisne for meeting dates and times.

    Contact the advisor: Katherine Fisne, Math faculty

    Photography Club

    The Photography Club is composed of individuals who share a passion for photography. Members are encouraged to take photos in specific fields of interest including portraiture, nature/landscape, animals, and sports, to name a few. Utilizing digital cameras or mobile phones, students will learn different techniques to improve their photography skills. Members may also assist the Yearbook Committee by taking photos and collaborate with the Creative Arts Club, participating in First Friday events and displaying their photography.

    Meetings: Thursdays, 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room 209 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Karen Legge, Student Affairs office

    Pineapple Club (Hospitality & Culinary Club)

    The Pineapple Club’s mission is to help and serve the community through hospitality and culinary experiences on and off campus. Students of all majors are welcome!

    Meetings: Email Sara Grande for meeting dates and times.

    Contact the advisors: Stephanie Decker, Culinary faculty; Sara Grande, Culinary faculty

    P.R.I.D.E. (Peace, Respect, Inclusion, Dignity & Equality)

    P.R.I.D.E. is a group of caring individuals seeking to carry the message of hope, understanding, and support within the LGBTQ student community (allies are welcome!).

    Meetings: Thursday, 12:20–12:55 p.m. in Suite 110 of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Chris Kiehart, Disability Services

    Ski Club

    The LC Ski Club skies on Saturdays (weather permitting) at Montage Mountain. Ski orders and payment are due the Wednesday prior to Saturday and an email is sent every Monday letting members know if the group will ski or not that week. Tickets are good for the entire day (8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and all skiers must sign a waiver to participate.

    Meetings: Email Dr. Cercone for ski outing dates and times, Montage Mountain Ski Resort

    Contact the Advisor: Suzanne Cercone, Office of Academic Affairs

    Student Government Association (SGA)

    SGA is the executive and legislative arm of the student body, serves as a liaison between the college’s administration and students, and plays a pivotal role in the planning and coordination of programming activities on campus. SGA offers students opportunities for development of their leadership skills through interaction with college administrators, community organizations and other student clubs, as well as attendance at a variety of conferences. As part of student government’s role in institutional governance, an officer sits on the student judicial board for student disciplinary appeals. An officer also sits on the Student Policy Review team, where review of student policy occurs on a semi-annual basis.

    Meetings: Tuesday, 12:20–12:55 p.m. in the Board Room of Angeli Hall

    Contact the advisor: Karen Legge, Office of Student Affairs

    V.O.L.C. (Volunteers of Lackawanna College)

    V.O.L.C. is a monthly opportunity for students and staff to work together providing services in the local community, affording staff and students to interact in an off-campus environment.

    Meetings: One Friday per month, 1-3 p.m. with pre-scheduled community organizations

    Contact the advisor: Catherine Fox, Office of Student Affairs

    Yearbook Committee

    The Women’s Empowerment Club’s mission is to establish a strong community of adults on campus dedicated toward improving self-awareness, enhancing character, and gaining confidence within one’s self. This club strongly promotes the general welfare of women through its use of education and skill building, planning College-wide awareness events that promote the mission, and networking with community connections and local agencies to promote and support events, College activities and community service projects.

    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:15-12:55 p.m. in Room 207 of Angeli Hall; Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon in Room 209 of Angeli Hall.

    Contact the advisor: Serena Howarth, Social Science faculty