LMC reopens campuses

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College’s campuses in Benton Harbor, Niles and South Haven reopened Monday with in-person services returning for current and prospective students.

Students can come to campuses to meet with staff for services such as admissions and advising, records and registration, financial aid, mentoring, counseling and student support as well as the Educational Opportunity Center, Start 2 Finish and Upward Bound programs. Remote services remain available for students who prefer not to meet in person.

The newly renovated William Hessel Library on the Benton Harbor campus also opened Monday. The open computer lab will relocate from its temporary location in the Hanson Technology Center to the library the same day. Computer lab hours with in-person tech support are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

LMC also has opened its new Nature Trail to the public, which includes 1.8 miles of trail through 70 acres of woods along the water behind the college. The trailhead is on the Benton Harbor Campus by the Athletics Field parking lot. It is open daily from sunrise to sundown.

To decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19, anyone coming to LMC will have to practice social distancing by keeping 6 feet of space between them, officials said. A daily symptom check at the front entrance and masks are required for everyone entering campus. More information regarding LMC’s safety protocols can be found at

lakemichigancollege.edu/covid19.

Beginning Monday, the Benton Harbor campus will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday ot Thursday, with an extended 6 p.m. close Wednesday by appointment. South Haven and Niles campuses are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. All locations are closed Friday to Sunday during the summer months.

Contractors and vendors are required to have an appointment before coming on campus. LMC closed its campuses to the public on March 20 in response to Michigan’s stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students completed spring semester classes remotely and have continued distance learning this summer.

 

Cass County

Cass County seeks volunteers for boards, committees

Berrien County

Operation Safe Stop runs this week

Cass County

Woman shot in Calvin Township, suspect arrested in Goshen

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Middle School student tests positive for COVID-19

Berrien County

Buchanan Township man hospitalized following Friday evening stabbing

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library launches new programs

Dowagiac

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac to host fifth annual mommy, son event

Dowagiac

Rotary ready to volunteer at Sandhill Crane Run

Berrien County

YMCA of Greater Michiana opens full day childcare at Northside Child Development Center

News

Fall hiking tour planned at Madeline Bertrand County Park

Berrien County

Cass, Berrien counties to see internet accessibility expand

Cass County

Illegal immigrant sentenced on drug, cockfighting charges

Cass County

National Underground Railroad Network to include URSCC program

Cass County

Cass fire chief honored as VFW Michigan’s Firefighter of the Year

Berrien County

Berrien County holds at one official school COVID-19 outbreak in Stevensville

News

Niles History Center, Friends of Silverbrook offer virtual tour of Silverbrook Cemetery

Cass County

Cass County seeing influx in domestic violence, burglary

Cass County

COA hosts presentation on haunted lighthouses

Business

South Bend artist paints mural for Dowagiac business

Breaking News

SMC to shift to remote learning starting Nov. 23

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass County reports new COVID-19 death

Breaking News

Students quarantined following positive COVID-19 case at Sam Adams Elementary

Breaking News

Edwardsburg Middle School extends COVID-19 closure

Buchanan

Buchanan to celebrate Reader’s Digest honor