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Attention Students, Faculty & Staff! Have You Given LAVC Your Cell Phone and Alternate Email to Receive Emergency Notifications?
Los Angeles Valley College has recently launched a new emergency alert system. Using Blackboard Connect, the college is now able to send out emergency alert notifications simultaneously to students, staff and faculty via email, voice, and text message. LAVC students, faculty and staff are being urged to provide emergency contact information to Valley College through the new LAVC Connect portal. Please note: this new portal will not update any student and employee records with the LACCD. In the event of a campus emergency, current students will automatically receive alert notifications to their LACCD email address and their primary phone number (according to the Student Information System (SIS); faculty and staff will receive notifications to their LAVC email address. Students, faculty and staff who wish to provide a cell phone number and an alternate email address to receive for emergency alerts, will need to log into the LAVC Connect Portal system. All LAVC students enrolled for the Fall 2014 were sent an email to their LACCD student email address with instructions on how to sign up; login to the LACCD Student Email system. A guide is also available for LAVC faculty and staff on How to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts from LA Valley College (Faculty/Staff). For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the LAVC Emergency Response Plan Web page.
LAVC to Offer Winter Session 2015 Starting January 9
Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) announced that it will offer Winter Session 2015. Classes for the five-week session will be held from January 5-February 8. Day and evening classes will begin on January 5; Saturday classes will begin on January 10. Winter Session 2015 will comprise of over 100 class sections offered a variety of degree-transferrable subjects including English, math and communications studies, and vocational education courses in administration of justice, child development and nursing. There will also be noncredit ESL course offerings. In addition, the college will offer tutoring and library services during selected hours to assist Winter Session students. View the Winter Session 2015 Schedule of Classes on the LAVC Web site.
2014-2015 Academic Year
Attention Students! LAVC's 2014-2015 Catalog is Now Posted Online
The LAVC Academic Affairs Office has posted the LAVC Catalog for the 2014-2015 academic year on the LAVC Web site. The catalog is only available online. The Catalog contains information for students on matriculation/admission and registration procedures, student learning outcomes, educational programs, course descriptions, academic policies, academic standards, district and college policies, academic resources and services, student services, student activities and more. View the LAVC 2014-2015 Catalog.
Fall Semester 2014
Are You Hungry? Food is Available at two Food Trucks on Campus, in the LAVC Bookstore and at On-Campus Vending Machines
During Fall Semester 2014, food will be available for purchase at several locations on campus. Food services will be available at the food truck in Monarch Square, the food truck on the north side of the Allied Health & Sciences Center (AHS), the LAVC Monarch Store (Bookstore) and campus vending machines. The All Service Catering (ASC) Truck in Monarch Square will be open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The Falafelicious Truck near AHS will be open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and closed on Friday. The LAVC Monarch Store is open (normal business hours) from Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The on-campus vending machines are operational year-round. The Cafeteria Building was demolished to construct a new Student Union (a.k.a. the Monarch Center project), which will be the future home of the Cafeteria, Bookstore, Student Health Center and the Associated Student Union. To view the food truck location on the LAVC Campus Map.
Fall Semester 2014
Don't Forget—LAVC is a Smoke Free Campus Except in New Designated Smoking Areas; LAVC's Smoking Policy Updated to Prohibit the Use of E-Cigarettes
As of February 4, 2013, Los Angeles Valley College is a "Smoke Free Campus" except in four designated smoking areas. In June 2014, the policy was updated to prohibit the use of any tobacco products, other products that are capable of being ignited and smoked or otherwise inhaled, and electronic smoking devices except in the designated smoking locations. The following designated smoking areas are located:
- Near College Road North, west of Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC)
- Southwest corner of Parking Lot D
- East of Ethel Avenue, west side of Lot L, north of Bungalow 78
- West side of the Engineering Building, in the Receiving Area, adjacent to Parking Lot A
The locations of all the designated smoking areas, is posted on the LAVC Campus Map. The smoking policy and the designated smoking areas were created due to popular demand on campus, and was established through the college's shared governance process and approved by the College President. Read the two IEC motions on the Smoking Policy at (S12-16 and S14-09). If you have any questions regarding the LAVC Smoking Policy, please contact Raul Gonzalez, Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Semester 2014
Do You Have Your Fall 2014 Parking Permit? Don't Forget–Parking Permits are Now Required to Park on Campus
LAVC students, faculty/staff and guests will need to display a valid parking permit to park in a campus parking lot starting Monday, September 15. The LAVC Sheriff's Office will issue citations for vehicles without the properly displayed valid parking permit, and vehicles that are not parked legally. In addition, vehicles parked in staff parking spaces without the proper permit will be ticketed. Students can purchase their Fall 2014 Parking Permit from the LAVC Business Office, or purchase daily permits from parking pay stations on campus. For more information on campus parking, visit the LAVC Parking Information Web Page.
Fall Semester 2014
Don't Want to Hassle with Campus Parking? Take the Orange Line to Valley College!
Students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to travel to Los Angeles Valley College by way of public transportation. The campus is conveniently served by the Metro's Orange Line, Metro Bus lines and the DASH bus. There is a "Valley College" stop on Metro's Orange Line. In addition, the campus can be reached by using the Metro Bus Lines 154, 156, 167, or 656, as well as the DASH bus's Van Nuys/Studio City line. For more information, visit www.lavc.edu/sheriff/parking.html#busrailroutes.
Fall Semester 2014
Want to Know the Latest on Campus Construction? Visit LAVC's Parking & Construction Updates Web Page
Los Angeles Valley College regularly posts information on construction projects that impact the campus on the LAVC's ReVitalizing Valley College Web Site. The Parking & Construction Web page, which is part of the Revitalizing Valley College Web site, provides the most up-to-date information from Yang Management, the college's construction project management team. In addition, there is information about Valley College's $626 million renovation and building project, which is funded through voter-supported Propositions A and AA, and Measure J. To learn more, visit the ReVitalizing Valley College Web Site. For the latest information on how construction is impacting the campus and parking, please visit the LAVC Construction and Parking Updates Web Page.
Starting: August 11
The LAVC President's Office, Academic Affairs, Administrative Services, Reprographics, Payroll/Personnel, Campus Mailroom, LAVC Foundation, and Other Services Have Been Relocated to Temporary Spaces on Campus
Starting August 11, 2014, all offices that were located in the now closed Administration Building have been relocated to temporary spaces on campus. The following offices are now located at:
- The Academic Affairs Office (e.g. class scheduling, faculty absences) is located in the Admin 1 Bungalow (former Financial Aid bungalow)
- The Administrative Services Office (e.g. key requests, network accounts, voicemail box requests, reimbursement checks) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
- The Budget Office (e.g. budgets adjustments, budget transfers) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
- The Campus Operator is located in Campus Center W101
- The Campus Mailroom (e.g. faculty mailboxes, department mailboxes) is located in Campus Center E111
- The Institutional Effectiveness Office (e.g. data requests, research) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
- The Job Training Office (e.g. Extension, Job Club, LA Fellows) is located on the eastern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Aquatics Center)
- The LAVC Foundation Office (e.g. alumni association, donations, employee payroll deductions, estate gifts) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
- The Master Calendar Office (e.g. facility requests) is located in Campus Center W101
- The Payroll/Personnel (e.g. new employee processing, timesheets) is located in Campus Center E112
- The President's Conference Room is located in the Admin 2 Bungalow (former CSIT 2 bungalow)
- The President's Office is located in the Admin 1 Bungalow (former Financial Aid bungalow)
- The Procurement Office (e.g. contracts/purchasing) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
- The Public Relations Office (e.g. media relations, college communications) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
- The Reprographics Services (e.g. copies) is located in Campus Center W101
View the updated LAVC Campus Map for the new locations. View the Administration Building New Locations Flyer. The college will also be posting additional campus wayfinding signage to direct people to these offices' new temporary locations.
Starting: September 2
Did You Know? The CCaTT lab has been Relocated to the Computer Commons
As of September 2, the CCaTT lab (formerly in BJ 103) has been relocated to the Computer Commons on the second floor of the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC). The Computer Commons is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 1-5 p.m. For more information regarding the Computer Commons and the other academic resources available to students, visit the LAVC Computer Commons Web page.
Fall Semester 2014
LAVC Writing Center to Offer Fall 2014 Workshops to Help Students Improve their Grades and their Writing
The LAVC Writing Center will offer a variety of interactive workshops for students during the Fall 2014 semester. These workshops will provide important information for understanding various concepts and writing/grammar-related topics to help students do well in their academic courses. Workshops will be offered in the following areas: "Start the Semester Strong: Strategies for Success", "Grammar and Syntax", and "Essay Writing". Students must bring their LAVC student ID card to attend the workshop. For a complete schedule of the Writing Center's Fall 2014 workshops, visit the LAVC Writing Center's Web page.
Starting: September 15
New Office Hours for the LAVC Academic Affairs Office
Effective Monday, September 15, the LAVC Office of Academic Affairs will change its hours of operation to Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit the LAVC Academic Affairs Web Page.
October 1-31, 2014
Don't Miss the Application Filing Period for UC, CSU or Private Colleges/Universities? Visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center to Help You Prepare to Transfer or Find a Career
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center is currently offers a variety of special events and workshops to help students prepare for their future careers and/or be ready for transferring to four-year colleges or universities. The application filing period is going on now for University of California (UC) campuses, California State University (CSU) campuses, and private colleges/universities. For more information about its upcoming activities, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Web page.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Visit the LAVC Monarch Store for it Breast Cancer Awareness Sale
The LAVC Monarch Store (Bookstore) is holding a Breast Cancer Awareness Sale during the month of October. Until October 31, 2014, all specially marked pink items at the Monarch Store are 30% off. The LAVC Monarch Store is located on the first floor of the Campus Center building, and is open Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit the LAVC Monarch Store Web site.
October 27 and 29
Attention AB 540 Students! LAVC's Career/Transfer Center to Hold "AB 540" Workshops
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will hold "AB 540" workshops on Monday, October 27 from 12-1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
What is Your Flu I.Q.? Learn More About the Seasonal Flu and Ways to Keep LAVC Healthy!
The LAVC Student Health Center and the Public Health Department will hold a "Seasonal Flu" education workshop on Monday, October 27 from 2-3 p.m. in Student Services Center 245, Student Services Multipurpose Room. Every year in the United States, up to 1 in 5 people get the flu. Guest speaker, Shiarron Baker, community liaison and public health nurse, will share information about flu vaccination guidelines, websites with reliable sources for influenza information, as well as sources for no-cost and low-cost flu vaccines. For more information, contact the LAVC Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918.
October 27 & 28
Are You Undecided About Your Major or Career? Get Help at the Undecided Major Workshop on October 27 and 28
The Career/Transfer Center will hold an "Undecided Major Workshop" on Monday, October 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Tuesday, October 28 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. This workshop will help you determine what major at Valley College is best suited for you and your career goals. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Want to Transfer to a 4-Year College or University? Check Out More than 50 Colleges / Universities at the LAVC College Fair
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will sponsor the LAVC College Fair on Tuesday, October 28 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Monarch Square. In addition, there will be transfer admissions workshops for UC, CSU, and private schools, and a government agencies panel from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Foreign Language building. There will be over 50 colleges and universities participating in the LAVC College Fair including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, USC, CSUN and Cal State LA. For more information, visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Thinking About Transferring to UC Santa Barbara? Meet the UCSB Admissions Rep on October 28; Schedule an Appointment Today!
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will host an admissions representative from UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, October 28 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center located in the Student Services Annex. Schedule a 20-minute appointment to meet with the UCSB representative to answer your questions about the admission requirements, personal statement, major, and application. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Planning to Transfer to Cal State Northridge? Schedule an Appointment to Meet with a CSUN Admissions Rep on October 28
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will host an admissions representative from California State University, Northridge on Tuesday, October 28 from 2:30-5 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. Students may sign up for one-on-one 20-minute appointments to get their questions answered about transferring to CSUN including general major requirements, eligibility requirements and financial assistance. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
October 28 and 30
Attention Students—Don't Miss the CSU Application Workshop at the Career/Transfer Center on October 28 and 30
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will hold two "CSU Application" workshops on Tuesday, October 28 from 5-6 p.m. and Thursday, October 30 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The October 28 workshop will be presented by CSU Northridge. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month—LAVC to Hold a Safety Awareness Workshop with LA Sheriff's Deputy Velasco
The LAVC Student Health Center will be offering a "Campus Safety Awareness Workshop" with LA Sheriff's Department Deputy Frank Velasco on Wednesday, October 29 from 12-1 p.m. in Student Services Center 245, Student Services Multipurpose Room. This workshop for students, faculty and staff will focus on crime prevention and safety awareness on campus, and will include information and referrals for domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. For more information, contact the LAVC Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918.
Are You Planning on Applying to a UC Campus? Come to the UC Application Workshop on October 29
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will hold a "UC Application" workshop on Wednesday, October 29 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Calling All Child Development Majors! Come to the Child Development College Fair on October 29
The LAVC Family Resource Center will be holding a child development college fair on Wednesday, October 29 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in front of the Child Development and Family Complex. Come meet representatives from various schools (including CSUN, CSULA, Pacific Oaks, University of La Verne, and more) to get information on transfer requirements about programs in the field of child development and education. For more information, contact the LAVC Family Resource Center at (818) 778-5612 or visit the LAVC Family Resource Center Web page.
Give Blood and Save 3 Lives! LAVC to Hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive on October 30
The LAVC Student Health Center and American Red Cross will hold an LAVC Blood Drive on Thursday, October 30 from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. in Monarch Hall. All donors will receive a $5 coupon to Acapulco Restaurants, a voucher for one free ticket with one ticket purchase of $20 to a select Clippers home game at the Staples Center, 2 tickets to the Laugh Factory, a voucher for 2 tickets to the Grammy Museum, and a voucher for a buy one, get one free to a select USC football game. This is a monthly blood drive; other upcoming blood drives will be held on November 3, December 9, February 26, March 17, April 16 and May 13. Do you want to be a superstar donor? Just give three whole blood donations or two ALYX donations during the 2014-2015 school year. All Super Star donors will be recognized with a certificate, and will be entered for a special giveaway on May 13, 2015. Donors can donate Whole Blood every 56 days and ALYX every 112 days, so plan ahead! To schedule your life-saving appointment, visit the American Red Cross Web site (enter sponsor code: "LAVC"). For more information, contact the Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918.
Questions about Transferring to CSUN? Talk with the CSUN Peer Mentor on October 30
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will have the CSUN Peer Mentor on-campus on Thursday, October 30 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. Students may sign up for one-on-one appointments to get their questions answered about transferring to CSUN including general major requirements, eligibility requirements and financial assistance. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Celebrate Halloween at the LAVC Sociology Experiment Club's Halloween Fair
The LAVC Sociology Experiment Student Club will hold a Halloween Fair on Thursday, October 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Monarch Square. There will be games, pumpkin carvings, and a costume contest from 12:30-1 p.m. For more information, contact the Sociology Experiment Club at email@example.com.
Are You Prepared to Write Your Personal Statement on College Transfer Applications? Don't Miss the Personal Statement Workshop
The Career/Transfer Center will be holding a "Personal Statement Workshop" on Thursday, October 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. This workshop will guide you through the process of what you need to know to write a personal statement on your college transfer application. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Thinking About Transferring to Cal Poly Pomona or Cal State LA? Sign Up Today for the LAVC Fall 2014 Bus Trip on October 31!
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will be offering students the opportunity to visit California Polytechnic University, Pomona and California State University, Los Angeles, which is part of its Fall 2014 Bus Trips, on Friday, October 31. The bus will depart LAVC at 8 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m. Interested students should sign up at the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex; there is a $5 fee to reserve your spot (refundable). For more information or to reserve your spot, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Attention STEM Students! Are You Prepared to Put Your Foot in the Door by Applying for Internships? Learn More at the "How to Apply for Internships" workshop on October 31
The LAVC Math STEM Program will sponsor a workshop on "How to Apply for Internships" on Friday, October 31 from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in Math Science 103. Internships can help connect you with employers, and can provide you with opportunities to explore career goals, apply classroom theory in the workplace, and hone your skill on real-world projects. This "How to Apply for Internships" workshop will feature a panel of speakers from NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) who will share their insight and experience in obtaining both paid and unpaid internships. You will also gain a wealth of information on prospective internship opportunities in various campuses, industries, and fields. For more information, contact the LAVC Math STEM Program at (818) 778-5684 or visit the LAVC Math STEM Web Page.
Attention Job Seekers! Get Tips to Help You Successfully Find Employment at the LAVC Job Club Meeting on October 31
The LAVC Job Training Office is holding its monthly LAVC Job Club meeting on Friday, October 31 from 9 a.m.-12 noon in Engineering 100. This exceedingly popular program has been highly successful in returning people to the workforce. It provides job seekers with an opportunity to network, connect with over 200 job leads, and learn from experts on subjects such as resume writing, interview skills, and more! The Job Club is open to the public; guests are invited to bring an article of clothing or a canned food item for a local charity organization. For more information, contact the LAVC Job Training Office at (818) 947-2941 or visit the LAVC Job Club Web page.
LAVC Community Services Invites the Community to Attend its 2nd Annual Pumpkin Plunge on October 31
The LAVC Community Services Office will hold its 2nd Annual "Pumpkin Plunge" on Friday, October 31 from 4-9 p.m. in the LAVC Aquatics Center. This is a fun and unique Halloween experience for the whole family. There will be a floating pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, and a costume contest. Guests can swim to pick their pumpkin in the floating pumpkin patch; $10 for medium-sized pumpkins and $15 for large-sized pumpkins. Sugar pumpkins will also be available for $5 and guests can paint them at our painting station! There will fun arts and craft activities such as pumpkin painting, make your own trick-or-treat bag, and Magic Color scratchers for only $5. In addition, there will be prizes and goodie bags for the first 144 children in attendance! Free airbrushing from Universal Airbrushing will be available to all participants. For more information, visit the LAVC Aquatics Center Facebook Page.
Application Deadline: Early December 2014
Get Up to $40,000 per Year to Help You Complete Your Bachelor's Degree! Apply Today for the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship; Applications Now Available Online
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship; the deadline to apply is early December 2014. It is a highly competitive selective scholarship that provides up to $40,000 per year for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at 4-year colleges or universities. For more information, visit www.jkcf.org.
Got News to Share? LAVC's PR Office Offers College Departments/Programs/ Services with Publicity Assistance
The LAVC Public Relations Office can assist LAVC departments, programs and services with promoting news and events to the campus community and beyond. It can help with posting announcements in the College Bulletin, on the college's electronic marquee, on LAVC's online calendar, on the LAVC homepage, and on LAVC's Facebook and Twitter pages. Simply fill out a PR Request Form for your event or news item, and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the Public Relations Office can help with the creation of Facebook pages for college departments and programs. Please note: The LAVC PR Office is unable to fulfill requests from organizations not directly affiliated with Los Angeles Valley College. For more information, visit the PR Office Web page.
Share Your "Best Shots" of Life at LA Valley College on Instagram!
Los Angeles Valley College encourages students, faculty and staff to share their best photos of life at Valley College using the hashtag #SceneAtLAVC. Every month, LAVC will share the best #SceneAtLAVC photos with its followers on Instagram. Valley College's Instagram feed shares regular college news, announcements and photos. Follow on Los Angeles Valley College on Instagram at http://instagram.com/lavalleycollege.
Don't Forget to "Like Us"! Follow Los Angeles Valley College on Facebook
Los Angeles Valley College posts regular announcements and information on campus events for students and the public on its Facebook page. Follow "Los Angeles Valley College" at https://www.facebook.com/lavalleycollege.
Go Monarchs! Congratulations to the Men's & Women's Water Polo for Their Successful Outings Last Week
LAVC congratulates its men's water polo team for their 18-11 win over Mt. SAC on October 17, and its women's water polo team for their success at the Citrus Tournament on October 18-19. The Athletics Department would like to encourage the LAVC community to continue to support its athletic teams by attending a home game. The upcoming games for the week of October 26-November 1 are as follows:
- Women's water polo will play in the Long Beach Tournament on October 25-26 and against Ventura College on October 30 at 4:15 p.m. in the Aquatics Center
- Football will play against Santa Monica on October 25 at 6 p.m. in Monarch Stadium and will have an away game at Pierce College at 7 p.m.
- Men's water polo has an away game at Citrus College on Thursday, October 23 at 3:30 p.m.
- Women's soccer will play against Antelope Valley at 4 p.m. in Monarch Stadium
For more information, visit the LAVC Athletics Department Web page.
"Our Students are Going Places"—Valley, Pierce and Mission Colleges's Metro Bus Wrap Campaign Promotes Enrollment at the Three Colleges in the San Fernando Valley
Los Angeles Valley College, Pierce College and Los Angeles Mission Colleges launched a new outdoor advertising campaign to promote enrollment at all three colleges in the Valley. As of July 28, 2014, there are two fully "wrapped" Metro buses running for one year along the route that is closest to all three colleges, Metro route 8. The attention-grabbing buses, which display the three college names, logos, students and colorful graphics, are geared to promote the theme of "our students are going places" and help to raise the profiles of the three LACCD colleges in the Valley in a fun and positive way. It will also let the San Fernando Valley know their community colleges are back recruiting, offering more classes, and that it's time to go back to school! Each of the buses features one easy-to-remember web site address for people to access for information, www.my3colleges.com. This link will direct potential students to find the web site of what we are calling YOUR COLLEGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY—Pierce, Valley or Mission. This advertising collaboration with Pierce and Mission Colleges is made possible by a Los Angeles Community College District grant of funds.
Attention New Parents! The Family Resource Center has a Free Baby Clothes Exchange for Sizes Newborn to Size 3T
The LAVC Family Resource Center offers a free baby clothes exchange (newborns to size 3T) for the community in the Family Resource Center, which is located in the Child Development and Family Complex. New parents are encouraged to bring their clean, gently used (e.g. in good condition) baby clothes and trade them for other gently-used baby clothes. The community can also donate clean and gently-used baby clothes to be used in the exchange. In addition, the Family Resource Center also offers other services and resources for new parents. The Family Resource Center is located on the northwestern corner of the Child Development and Family Complex, near the corner of Oxnard Street and Campus Drive. For more information, contact the Family Resource Center at (818) 778-5612 or visit LAVC Family Resource Center Web Page.
Looking for a Job? Check Out the LAVC Online Job Board
LAVC Cooperative Education/Job Resource Center has partnered with College Central Network to offer a LAVC Online Job Board. This job board for students, alumni and area employers includes vital online job search resources such as an exclusive LAVC Job Board, Career Portfolio & Resume Builders, Job Central™ & Intern Central, Job Central™ Podcasts, and more. For more information, visit the LAVC Job Board Web Page.
LAVC Welcomes Olivia Vallejo, a New Counselor in the Counseling Department
The LAVC Counseling Department has recently hired Olivia Vallejo as a new counselor at Valley College. As a General Counselor in the Counseling Office, she will be providing academic, career, and personal counseling services to students to assist them in developing Student Educational Plans to support their educational and career goals. Olivia is a former community college student, who attended West Los Angeles College where she joined the EOPS Program. She transferred to Cal State Dominguez Hills where she received her B.A. in Biology and her M.A. in Education. After receiving her degree, Olivia worked as a counselor and instructor at Santa Monica College and Rio Hondo College. Welcome Olivia!
Attention Faculty & Staff—Microsoft Home Use Program Now Available for LAVC Employees
LAVC is now eligible to participate in Microsoft's Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). The HUP is part of our Microsoft Volume Licensing Program. Through this program, faculty and staff are able to purchase one licensed of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 or Office for MAC 2011 (not both) for just $9.95 plus tax. An additional backup DVD is also available with additional cost to cover the costs of duplication, shipping and handling. Under this Home Use Program, you may acquire one licensed copy with two installations on your home computers (e.g. one desktop and one laptop). For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, frequently asked questions and additional instruction on how to order the HUP online, please visit the LAVC Information Technology & Media Services Office Microsoft Home Use Program Web page.
BuildLACCD Publishes a Construction Highlights Newsletter
BuildLACCD (LACCD's Bond Program Management Office) has published its September 2014 Highlights newsletter with updates on the district-wide bond building program. The newsletter includes updates on the LACCD Board of Trustees officer election, a construction at LA Mission College, and other district-wide bond building program news. Read the Program Highlights - September 2014 newsletter. For more information, visit the LACCD Builds Green Web page.
LAVC Invited to the Attend the Prestigious Aspen Institute's ThinkXChange
Marni Roosevelt and Gary Huff, from the LAVC Family Resource Center, have been invited to represent Los Angeles Valley College at the 2014 Aspen Institute ThinkXChange in Aspen, Colorado. This second biennial event of Ascend at The Aspen Institute will focus on transforming families' lives two generations at a time. The prestigious event will bring together 150 thought-leaders from cutting-edge community-based programs, policy programs, academia, philanthropies, businesses, and the media to discuss and debate opportunities, challenges, and solutions for moving parents, especially women, and their children beyond poverty toward educational success and economic security. The Aspen Institute Ascend Fund invests in creative solutions across sectors of society to create a cycle of opportunity for children and their parents. Through a national and highly competitive process, the LAVC Family Resource Center was selected in April 2014 to receive funding from the Aspen Institute and join the Ascend Network. As the first and only Family Resource Center on a community college campus in California, funding for this project is being used to replicate the FRC model on other campuses. Congratulations!
LAVC Math Professor to Present at the Annual Strengthening Student Success Conference on October 8-10
Adam Littig, assistant professor of mathematics at LAVC, will present on "Mathematics Acceleration Through LAVC Math STEM Summer Bridge" at the 2014 Strengthening Student Success Conference on October 8-10 in Costa Mesa, California. He will be discussing how LAVC's Math STEM Summer Bridge offers all students the opportunity to practice and review the topics of mathematics required to succeed in both basic-skills and transfer-level mathematics. The Math STEM Summer Bridge started in 2012 with 145 students, grew to 332 students in 2013 and is planned for 600 students in 2014. After two to three weeks of practice and review, students are required to retake the LAVC mathematics placement exam. In 2012 and 2013, 22.4% of Math STEM Summer Bridge students advanced 1, 2 or 3 course levels (based on placement) following the Math STEM Summer Bridge without changing mathematics courses or curriculum. Congratulations!
LAVC Student and Sheriff's Office Cadet Awarded a LEEP Dream Scholarship
Karen Alvarado, an LAVC student and a cadet in Sheriff's Office at LA Valley College, has been awarded a Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Dream Scholarship. She was among 21 top students nationwide to receive a $1,000 college scholarship to encourage their pursuit of law enforcement/public safety careers. Karen is currently studying Criminal Justice at LAVC, and plans to transfer to Cal State LA to obtain her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She has a certificate in Criminal Justice from UEI College, Van Nuys Campus where she was awarded for "Outstanding Performance as a Criminal Justice Class Student", "Academic Excellence", and "Perfect Attendance". She also received certificates for completing Security Guard Skills Training from O.C. Special Events Security, Inc., an Awareness Training Certificate for terrorism, and Personally Identifiable Information certificate for identity theft. Karen plans to work in law enforcement as her career. Congratulations!
Looking for Parking on Campus? LAVC's New Parking Structure is Now Open
Los Angeles Valley College's brand-new Parking Structure opened on Tuesday, September 2. Staff and accessible parking will be available on the first level, and students/guest parking will be available on the second, third and fourth floors. Please note: Half of the parking on the second level will be closed until further notice. Access to the Parking Structure for students and guest will be from Ethel Avenue; faculty and staff will need to access the Parking Structure from Emelita Street (street on the north side of the Parking Structure). The Parking Structure will be open Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m.-12 midnight. The new Parking Structure can accommodate approximately 1,200 vehicles, and features electric vehicle charging stations and a counter at the structure's entrance that notes the available parking spaces on each floor. This project was funded by a voter-supported bond measure; for additional information on Prop A/AA/J construction, visit the ReVitalizing Valley College Web Page. For more information on parking, visit the LAVC Parking Information Web Page.
LACCD Publishes an "Education Changes Everything" Insert in the LA Times
The Los Angeles Times recently published an insert by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) that promoted the District and each of its nine colleges. The insert, titled "Education Changes Everything" featured information about Fall 2014 enrollment, an update on bond-funded construction, and facts about each of its colleges. Los Angeles Valley College was noted for its excellent Transfer Alliance/Honors Program, Job Training Program, and its connection with the local entertainment industry and the arts. To read the LA Times Insert.
Los Angeles Premiere of "Songs of Fatherhood" with Text by LAVC Professor William Wallis
The Los Angeles premiere of David Montoya' song cycle "Songs of Fatherhood," with text by William Wallis, took place on August 9 in the Glendale City Church. The LA premiere was a project of the CSULA summer conducting workshop. The World Premiere, which occurred on February 7 of this year in Seattle, WA, was performed by the commissioning agent, the Whateverandeveramen Chorus, under the direction of Conductor Bradley Scott Pearson. The composer and poet were present at both events. William Wallis is a professor of English at Los Angeles Valley College. Congratulations!
LAVC Named as One of the San Fernando Valley's "Largest Colleges and Universities" by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal
The San Fernando Valley Business Journal has ranked Los Angeles Valley College on its 2014 list of "Largest Colleges and Universities". LAVC is listed as the third largest institution of higher education in the San Fernando Valley for 2013-2014. The San Fernando Valley Business Journal annually ranks the Valley-based colleges and universities by the total number of students (full-time equivalents).
LAVC Named as a Top 50 Community Colleges for Hispanics
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine has named Los Angeles Valley College as one of the 2014 "Top 50 Community Colleges" for Hispanics ranked by Hispanic Full-Time Enrollment for 2013-2014. This recognition is bestowed on the top community colleges in the nation that serves a large number of Hispanic students. This is the third time in the past four years that Valley College has received this honor.
Gainful Employment Data is Posted on LAVC's Institutional Effectiveness Office Web Page
Los Angeles Valley College provides disclosure information for each of its state-approved CTE certificates (16 or more units). The information is posted online on the LAVC Institutional Effectiveness Web page. Current and prospective students will find information about the careers that each certificate provides training for, the costs associated with the program, median debt accumulated by students completing the program, number of program completers and time to completion. To view LAVC's Gainful Employment Disclosures for 2012-2013, visit the LAVC Institutional Effectiveness Office's Gainful Employment and Other Disclosures Web Page.
Cooperative Education has moved to Bunaglows 3 & 4!
The LAVC Cooperative Education Office has recently relocated to Bungalow 3 and 4, which is next to Parking Lot A. Cooperative Education would also like to remind the campus community that it is currently accepting enrollments for the Spring 2014 semester; students who are working or interning during the spring semester may be eligible for up to 4 units of college credit. To apply, the individual must be enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College, complete the Cooperative Education enrollment application, and schedule an appointment to meet with the Cooperative Education Director; enrollment is by add slip only. For more information and to download the Spring application, please visit the LAVC Cooperative Education Web page.
Have You Checked Out Financial Aid TV (FATV)? LAVC Financial Aid Posts Online Videos to Help Students Learn More About Financial Aid
The LAVC Financial Aid Office Web site has an online video library called Financial Aid TV (FATV), which explains different financial aid topics for prospective and current Valley College students. This online library of short video clips (60-90 seconds) provides easy-to-understand information on important topics such as financial aid, financial literacy, loans, grants and more. For more information, visit the LA Valley College's Financial Aid Web Site.
Get the Latest Financial Aid Info on the LAVC Financial Aid Facebook Page
The LAVC Financial Aid Office has recently launched a new Facebook page. The Financial Aid Office will post important announcements that you should be aware of including financial aid deadlines, financial aid events, and more! Visit the LAVC Financial Aid Facebook Page, and click "Like Us".
ACCJC Announces Result of LAVC's Accreditation Process
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) recently announced that it has placed Valley College on warning status—its lightest sanction—following the college's comprehensive visit in the Spring. As part of the peer review process that California Community Colleges undergo every six years, LAVC completed a self-evaluation and was visited in March 2013 by a review team, which made recommendations to help us improve our effectiveness. This sanction will require LAVC to prepare and submit a follow-up report by March 2014 that addresses all issues in our comprehensive report, and it will undergo a Spring 2014 visit where a team will verify the report and forward their recommendation to the Commission. During this time, Los Angeles Valley College remains fully accredited. Additional information about LAVC's Accreditation is posted online at the LAVC Accreditation Web Page.
Help Keep LAVC Safe! Report a Crime Anonymously to the LAVC Sheriff’s Tip Line
The LAVC Sheriff’s Department has a new hotline to anonymously report a crime or other suspicious activity on campus. Callers can leave a message on the LAVC Sheriff's Tip hotline at (818) 778-5678. For campus emergencies, please call (818) 947-2911.
Attention Students! Do You Know How to Access the Free Campus Wi-Fi for LAVC Students
The LAVC IT Department has recently made some changes to the campus wireless network for better access for our students, guests, faculty and staff. The new Wi-Fi network for students and guests is "LAVC-Students&Guests". For more information, visit the LAVC Web site on how to access the campus Wi-Fi.
Looking for Someone at LAVC? Check out the Online LAVC Phone/Email Directory on the LAVC Web Site
The LAVC Web site has a searchable campus directory on the college's homepage. This directory allows the campus community, students and the public to find the contact information for LAVC faculty/staff, departments, and programs/services. The searchable phone directory can be found by clicking the "Directory" link on the very top of the homepage (next to the search button). Information on the directory is grouped by name of the faculty/staff member, department, and program/service. Please note: If an employee finds that his/her information is inaccurate or missing, please contact your Department Chair to request for him/her to send the correct information to Arlene Stein in the LAVC Administrative Services Office.
Are You Doing Your Part to Keep LAVC Clean? Don’t Litter, Report Vandalism/Stealing, and Let Us Know About Any Maintenance Concerns
With the start of the semester approaching, LAVC would like to remind all faculty, staff, and students to do their part to help keep our campus clean and beautiful. We encourage everyone to remember to take that extra step to make our campus better—don’t litter, pick up trash on the floor that someone has left, let Maintenance & Operations know if something needs to be fixed or cleaned, and report suspicious activity to the College Sheriff. If you see something that needs to be fixed or cleaned up, faculty/staff can submit a Work & Service Order (link only accessible from a campus computer). If you notice people vandalizing or stealing campus property, report them immediately to the LAVC Sheriff’s Station at (818) 947-2911. By working together we can all “Keep Valley College Clean”!
Do You Know What’s Going On at LAVC? Check Out the Online LAVC Calendar of Events
The LAVC posts an online Calendar of Events on the LAVC Web site for the campus community and the public to get information regarding events being held at the campus. The LAVC Calendar of Events now features an easy-to-read calendar format noting the different types of events being held on campus. In addition, the calendar information can be sorted by the type of event or information (e.g. academic dates & deadlines, faculty/staff events, student events, etc), and can be viewed according to the month, week or day. To view the online LAVC Calendar of Events Web Page.