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Meet the StuCo

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Emma McDonald - President
  • Represents students on President’s Cabinet and LCC Board of Directors
  • Supervises other StuCo members in the execution of their duties
  • Prepares semi-annual performance reports
  • Coordinates the StuCo election process
  • Chairs StuCo meetings and keeps the record of the minutes. 
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Aisaule Samarbekova - Event Coordinator
  • Creates and facilitates StuCo events on campus 
  • Distributes information about event-planning policies to students 
  • Plans a minimum of three events per semester, work together with the Marketing Coordinator on decorations for the events, its design, as well as purchase food together with the Treasurer
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Garri Vahanyan - Club Coordinator
  • Coordinates the club the registration process and their compliance with event-planning policies
  • Keeps track of all club leaders and activities
  • Works with the Treasurer to distribute funds to clubs
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Yuliya Odynets - External Relations Coordinator
  • Creates and maintains partnerships and communication with bodies outside of LCC
  • Helps with the organization of off-campus activities
  • Assists with fundraising and other legal/document procedures done outside of LCC (e.g. ISIC, LSP)
Major Representatives
  • Polina Gracheva - English Representative, Nino Davitashvili - IRD Representative  
  • Ensures feedback from constituents is gathered on a regular basis
  • Communicate any issues, queries or suggestions to StuCo
  • Communicate updates to constituents and/or relevant parties within a reasonable timeframe
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Nino Davitashvili - Vice President
  • Represents students on Academic Council
  • Ensures student input into academic policies and procedures
  • Assists in coordinating the StuCo election process 
  • Replaces the President in case of his/her absence or resignation
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Mariam Mestiashvili - Marketing Coordinator
  • Markets and promotes events and other StuCo activities both online and on-campus
  • Maintains StuCo’s online presence 
  • Works with Event and Club Coordinator decorations and advertisements for events and clubs
  • Partners with LCC Marketing Department 
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Ivan Baranenko - Treasurer
  • Keep a  record of all expenses of the  StuCo
  • Manages pre- and post- programming forms and keeps a record of them
  • Works closely with Clubs Coordinator to assign funds to clubs
Year Representatives
  • Ivan Baranenko - Freshmen/Sophomore Representative, Emma McDonald - Junior/Senior Representative
  • Ensures feedback from constituents is gathered on a regular basis
  • Communicate any issues, queries or suggestions to StuCo
  • Communicate updates to constituents and/or relevant parties within a reasonable timeframe

Elections

Student Council members are student body representatives and shall be elected annually in the General StuCo Elections. The StuCo elections process is governed by the Constitution and is held under the supervision and monitoring of the Election Committee The Elections committee consisting of Amy Duckworth, acting President, Viktoriia Shvaher, a senior student representative, Margarita Pavlovic, SLVP, Joel Altena, Chaplain, and Venus Lee, Associate Dean of Students has determined the following schedule:

  • Phase 1

Accepting nominations and screening the nominees to ensure they fit the obligations required for the position they are running for. All students who meet the eligibility criteria below can apply through submitting their application by a predetermined date. Applications will be reviewed by the Election Committee and those who are eligible to run will be posted a few days after the deadline. 

  • Phase 2

Students who are eligible to run will have a week to campaign, which includes online social media campaigning and putting posters up.  Students will then prepare an election speech that they will present to the student body.

  • Phase 3:

Actual elections take place where each student may vote for their selected candidates by a predetermined date. Elections will be done electronically. 

Elections will take place electronically under the supervision of the Election Committee. In the case of a vacancy of any position, the StuCo President will announce and hold applications and interviews to fill the position. 


Eligibility criteria for StuCo: 

- Full-time student enrolled at LCC

- Not be on academic or student life probation

- Must have a GPA of 7.5 and more

All nominees for President should have spent at least 2 years as students at LCC and be able to serve for the whole year.  It is important the candidates are in Klaipeda. 

Student Clubs

Criteria
Have at least 2 members on the management team
Have a club leader (and an advisor from faculty or staff for category 1 clubs)
Have regular meetings
Attend club leader meetings organized by Student Council
Write an activity report once a semester
Benefits
Be listed on LCC Portal
Use Student leader lounge for club meetings
Use LCC facilities, equipment free of charge
Advertise its activities and events through official LCC channels (social media, email, posters, etc.)

Club Registration Process and Timeline

  • Club registration form must be submitted by the 10th of every month
  • Committee informs the organization if it has been approved or not recommended by the 15th of every month
Register a club

The filmmaking club is for students who are interested in cinematography, screenwriting, acting, or editing. People with different talents and interests will collaborate and create a new product. This club will include meetings, workshops, castings, shootings, and presentations.

 Club Leaders: Elen Khachatryan Ekhacha20@students.lcc.lt

                       Keta Kokhatshvili kkokhta20@students.lcc.lt 

Zumba club is a place where students can release their stress and emotions by engaging in exciting Zumba dancing. Our goal is to inspire students to be more active, brave and self confident.

Contact: Paula Pucite ppucite17@students.lcc.lt

Description: Getting to know Japanese and Korean cultures.

  • Contact: Gabriele Malukaite (gmaluka18@students.lcc.lt) 

The club raises awareness team about human trafficking both through activities on our campus and in the Klaipeda community. We will be talking about various types of human trafficking and intersectionality that creates an environment for it to occur in. The hope is that we all know about human trafficking and various ways we can discourage it personally and in our countries.

  • Contact: Nino Davitashvili ndavita19@students.lcc.lt
  • Advisor: Scott Neumann

The Habits club invites people of different worldviews to share their concern and love for nature, animals and human flourishing. Our mission is to transform LCC campus into an environmentally sustainable community by sharing our passion and inspiring others. We plan to do this by increasing environmental awareness and providing opportunities for more sustainable life on campus. We are brainstorming and planning events which would inspire people to adopt green habits such as showcasing beautifully made documentaries about the relationship between animals, the natural world and humanity, or artsy workshops on making your own tote bags, etc.

We will have a volleyball games for people who want to play for fun, for people who want to learn how to, and for people who want to find a good competition. 

Club Leader: Yury Sakhanevich ysakhan18@students.lcc.lt

This club is all about learning how to perform improvised scenes. It is a theatre that makes other people laugh. We have activities focused on being spontaneous, learning to step out of your comfort zone, listening and working in team. 

Goal: to make a performance for other LCC students.

Club Leader: Jana Ozolina jozolin18@students.lcc.lt

The goal of the Esperanto club is to teach members how to speak and read the language of Esperanto, to appreciate it and be able to communicate with the international community. Club activities will be centered around fun learning games and speaking activities. The hope is to have all members reach a level of skill where they feel comfortable speaking in the language.

- work towards successful production of the annual LCC yearbook 

- weekly group meetings with an advisor 

- photographing everything and everyone related to LCC, its operations and community 

- occasional organization of professional development workshops for the team 

- promoting the LCC yearbook to students, staff and faculty 

- cooperation with other clubs/organizations/student leaders, etc. to engage the student body in contributing to the yearbook production

Club Leader: Oleksii Korotych okoroty19@students.lcc.lt 

Advisor: Andrew Jones

We are a group of young female leaders who find the availability of quality education for young females with potential very inspiring. We are passionate about knowledge, speaking up and discussing the external and internal issues a female might face on the way to becoming a leader. 

This club is a student media platform where students voice their concerns, share opinions, develop their journalistic skills in both multimedia and written mediums, and, most importantly, bring the most interesting stories of campus life into the light.  

  • Contact: Mariia Lysikova, mlysiko18@students.lcc.lt 

We want to create LCC Dance Team to represent our university: 

1) to engage students in the collaborative procces 

2) to create a strong community 

3) to make performances during LCC events

Club Leader: Maryna Zubkova mzubkov20@students.lcc.lt

Volunteering in orphanages, schools and autism center. Playing, spending time with kids by using art therapy. Goal is that support kids and help them to learn how to control emotions and show them friends support. 

Club Leader: Zoe Adelaja  zadelaj18@students.lcc.lt 

A venue for social justice activists to share opinions, debate, discuss possible cases of discrimination on campus and how to prevent them, as well as master conflict-negotiation skills. Voice club’s meetings are a place for a representative of any minority or majority where one will engage in social activities as well as play in games that test one’s worldview.

Club Leader: Serhii Skryshevskyi sskrysh19@students.lcc.lt

In this club, or as I would call it “study group”, people with interest in China and its languages would come together and learn new things. We will learn mandarin and look into the broad culture of China. We would also host some guest lecturers, who we can schedule for a short “lecture”.

Club Leader: Kristofers Gobins kgobins20@students.lcc.lt

“Namaste” Yoga club is an awesome way to maintain physical and mental wellbeing using meditation, self-observation, breathing exercises, stretching, asanas, or traditional Hatha and Vinaya's yoga poses. Perfect for beginners, don’t require any previous experience. Bring your yoga mat or towel, water bottle, and comfortable clothing. Yoga is done barefoot.

Club Leader: Diana Anna Audare daudare18@students.lcc.lt 

This club will be based on creating positive vibes during the club meetings. We have plans and trainings to help students to deal with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems with fun games and artistic performances. Further, the club will help to break the stigma to seek psychological help. We would invite performers, life-coaches, psychologists and standup comedians from Kalipeda and around the world.

Club Leader: Robin Mubarik rmubari18@students.lcc.lt 

Advisor: Scott Olsen

STUDENT ORGANIZED EVENTS ON CAMPUS

So, you want to plan an event. You’ve got an idea, maybe you’ve begun planning the event, and now you’re wondering - what do I have to do to get it approved? 

  • Visit the LCC Events Calendar at least 2½ -weeks before you want your event to happen. Check to make sure the date & time you want is available. If you are planning an event for the larger student body, make sure there are no other large events the same week.  Also, be aware of when your event will happen in the semester. If it’s the week before exams or a break, it’s probably not the best time unless it’s related to exam preparation. If the date & time you’d like is available, connect with your club organizer, StuCo representative, or an Academic/ Student Life department (all events must go through one of these 3 channels).
  • Fill out the Public Event Approval Form. This form will ask you some of the essential details we need in order to approve your event and will also be used for promotion. Please fill it out to the best of your ability.  Before submitting the form with the staff or faculty’s name, make sure they are aware and agree to be your advisor for the event. Once you submit the form it will go to the Student Life Team for approval. You will be notified about approval or not within 2 working days (Monday-Friday) of your submission.  Questions: email studentlife@lcc.lt.
  • If you receive approval, your event will officially be added to the Events calendar. At this point there are four important advertising-related things to do: 
    • Reserve a room through the DeFehr Front Desk (or ask your advisor to reserve a room) b. Create a poster (for Defehr Lobby - A3 vertical, for StuCo Clubs Board - A4 vertical, and for Residence Hall Lobbies (please give to reception) - A4 vertical) 
    • Print your poster either on your own or go to StuCo/your advisor if you do not have printing approval. Please print in color. 
    • Email studentlife@lcc.lt  to include your event in the weekly ‘[e]vents’ newsletter. Include a picture/banner, contact details, relevant sign-up links/forms, and a short paragraph description. Please turn it in by Friday at noon for the following Monday newsletter.  
    • Create an Event on the Events on the LCC Campus Facebook group. 
    • Reserve A/V Tech from IT with a request from your staff/faculty advisor. This includes a projector, laptop, clicker, HDMI, VGA, etc.
    • Finally, fill out the ‘Sound Technician - Events Request Form’ at least 2-weeks before.  This form only pertains to sound needs (mics, speakers, audio cords, XLR’s, etc.).  Questions? Email asstsound@lcc.lt.
  • After the event: Make sure you evaluate how your event went. If it was a Student Life or StuCo event, fill out this evaluation form (NOTE: you’ll need to count attendance numbers during the event)  Post pictures on social media on the LCC Student Life Facebook page

About student council

As a student at LCC, you automatically become a member of the student body and have the right to elect your representatives. The StuCo is the officially recognized student organization of LCC that represents the students to the internal and external community and acts as the instrument through which students are able to provide input into the internal policies in order to foster unity between LCC community members, promote student concerns, and to advance the general welfare of the University. 

The objectives of the Student Council are:

  • maintain close relationships with LCC administration, instructors, students, other educational institutions, local, national, and international organizations;
  • encourage collaboration with other higher education institutions’ students and student organizations;
  • represent students of LCC, and protect their rights along with legal interests, express students’ academic and societal interests to the university’s administration and other national institutions
  • discover the talents and abilities of the students, help utilize them and encourage them to contribute to the greater community through the submission of ideas
  • encourage the formation and activities of student clubs, and coordinating work between them and supporting their activities

MEETINGS

The Student Council will take place once a week. The meeting schedule is posted on the web and on the door of the Student leader lounge. Any member of the student body may request to sit in on the meeting.  StuCo President shall maintain and make available to LCC students documents containing the following:

  • This Constitution
  • Minutes of all the meetings of the Council
  • Event pre- and post-programming records
  • Budget expense tracking

Email stuco@lcc.lt of you have any questions or suggestions. 

StuCo Policy StuCo Constitution

LSIC

LSIC (LSP is the official Lithuanian student cerd), a proof of your student status in Lithuania. LSIC also gives you the right to use public transport discounts and various student-only discounts throughout Lithuania and abroad. Full-time and part-time students with LSP participate in a discount program that allows them to enjoy discounts on shopping, entertainment and various services throughout Lithuania.

Students can order a new LSIC by filling the registration form on www.lsp.lt webpage. Order is confirmed once the registration form is printed. LSIC is made in 14 work days after order confirmation. LSIC is delivered to a chosen bank branch. In order to receive the card student has to pay the set amount and to sign the card issue form. Student has to return LSIC to higher education institution’s LSIC coordinator upon graduation/withdrawal from University. Email StuCo on stuco@lcc.lt for assistance. 

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