News & Events
Looking for a Job?
The United States Census Bureau will be testing for clerical and field positions at Los Angeles Valley College on Thursday, February 12 and Thursday, February 26 in the Faculty Lounge from 1-4 p.m. Jobs range from $12.75/hr to $17/hr. In addition, the U.S. Social Security Administration will be recruiting for customer service positions on Thursday, February 19 in the Faculty Lounge from 9 a.m.- 12 noon. Starting pay is roughly $33,000. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have work experience dealing with the public. For more information, contact Tony Jaramillo at (818) 778-5832.
Need Help Finding a Job? Join the LAVC Job Club
The LAVC Job Training Center will hold its next Job Club meeting on Thursday, February 26 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Faculty Lounge. The LAVC Job Club offers participants with opportunities to explore job leads, to refine their job search skills, to meet fellow job seekers, and much more! For more information, contact the Job Training Center at (818) 947-2941.
Please Give Blood at the LAVC Blood Drive
Help save a life by giving blood! The LAVC Student Health Center and the American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, February 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the Bloodmobile parked near the Allied Health & Sciences Center. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome. To make your life-saving appointment, please sign up online at www.givelife.org (sponsor: LAVC). Blood donors will receive a coupon for a free appetizer at Mimi's Cafe. For more information, call (818) 947-2918.
LAVC Art Gallery Presents Intuitive Eye: The Diana Zlotnick Collection
The LAVC Art Gallery will hold a reception and discussion for its new exhibition entitled "Intuitive Eye: The Diana Zlotnick Collection" on Wednesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. the LAVC Art History Lecture Hall (Art 103). Diana Zlotnick, one of Los Angeles' most interesting collectors of contemporary art, will be on-hand to discuss along with a few of the artists whose works she has collected. The exhibition will run from February 18 - March 26, and will be open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. All events are free to the public. For more information, contact the LAVC Art Gallery at (818) 778-5536.
U.S. Social Security is Recruiting at LAVC
The U.S. Social Security Administration will be recruiting for customer service positions on Thursday, February 19 in the Faculty Lounge from 9 a.m.- 12 noon. Starting pay is roughly $33,000. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have work experience dealing with the public. For more information, contact Tony Jaramillo at (818) 778-5832.
EOPS/CARE Application Deadline is Thursday, February 19
The EOPS/CARE Office is still accepting applications for its program, which offers qualified students with academic and career counseling, tutoring, priority registration, book services, grants for childcare-related expenses (must qualify and apply for CARE), and more! To qualify, the individual must be low income, and a full-time student who is not eligible for college-level English and/or math, and qualifies for fee waiver A or B when he/she enrolled at Valley College. The deadline is Thursday, February 19. To apply, visit the EOPS/CARE Office in Campus Center 116. For more information call (818) 947-2432.
Need Money for School? Financial Aid Awareness & Scholarship Awareness Event
The LAVC Financial Aid Office will be holding a Financial Aid Awareness & Scholarship Awareness Event on Wednesday, February 18 from 12-2 p.m. in Monarch Square. Find out if you might be eligible for federal and/or state grants and loans, scholarships, and part-time employment to help cover the cost of school. A light lunch and small gift will be provided while supplies last. The event is sponsored by the Academic Faculty Senate, ASU and Financial Aid. For more information, contact Financial Aid at (818) 947-2412.
Open Audition for Upcoming Theater Arts Production
The LAVC Theater Arts Department will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of Alicen, a new play based on the Alice in Wonderland books, on Tuesday, February 17 from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday, February 18 from 3-6 p.m. in the Horseshoe Theater. In addition, the production is also seeking singers and musicians. Anyone who is selected to be part of the cast must register for the "TA 293: Rehearsals and Performances" class. For more information, visit www.lavc.edu/theatre
The LAVC Partnership with Project GRAD is Looking for Student Tutors
Los Angeles Valley College in Partnership with Project GRAD is seeking students to be tutors for the following LAUSD schools: Pacoima Middle School, San Fernando Middle School, Maclay Middle School, and San Fernando High School. Tutors earn $11.04-$13.25 per hour. The requirements to be a Project GRAD tutor is being a full-time student (12 or more units) and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Application review for Spring 2009 begins on January 27, 2009. Interested students should pick up an application in the Office of Academic Affairs, located in Administration Building, Room 101, or contact Project Coordinator Nona Matatova at (818) 947-2622.
Former CalWORKs Student Establishes a Student Scholarship
CalWORKs alumna Farzeneh Kerendian has established a $250 scholarship to help support a fellow CalWORKs student in his/her educational and vocational goals. To be eligible, the student must meet the following criteria: be a CalWORKs student studying Health Science, Respiratory Therapy, or Nursing, be enrolled in 12 units or more units per semester, has and will maintain a 3.0 GPA, have completed 25-56 semester units, and must complete a 250-word essay stating his/her financial need and career goals. As a student, Farzeneh had received Financial Aid, Valley College scholarships and CalWORKs work study, while supporting herself and two children. She completed the Respiratory Therapy Program in Spring 2008, and passed her state examinations this summer. Currently, she is working full time at Cedar Sinai Hospital. The CalWORKs program would like to congratulate Farzeneh for her achievements and thank her for this generous contribution. For more information regarding this scholarship, visit the Foundation office in Administration Building, Room 100, or call (818) 947-2619
New Foundation Annual Donor Wall Installed
The LAVC Foundation has installed its new Annual Donor Wall, which is located next to the President’s Office. Individuals who donated $100 or more to the LAVC Foundation last fiscal year (July 2007 to June 2008) are recognized. Last year, over $900,000 was received by the Foundation in donations and revenues thanks to generous friends. The Foundation also awarded $145,000 in scholarships last year and distributed $590,000 to various campus programs and projects. For those interested in contributing to the LAVC Foundation and recognition on next year’s donor wall, you may visit the Foundation located in Administration Building, Room 100, or simply go online at http://www.lavcfoundation.org.
LAVC to Receive a Congressional Grant for New Program
LAVC will receive a U.S. Department of Education Congressionally-directed grant for $191,593 to establish a "Solving the Math Achievement Gap" program. This program will address the serious challenge of under-preparedness of community college students in the subject of mathematics by placing faculty, tutors and students at the core of addressing this challenge. It will provide training for faculty and tutors, expand tutoring services, update resource material in targeted mathematics courses and creating online resource materials. The program will create systematic and sustainable change, that will be an instrumental first step in addressing the need for an educated, skilled workforce proficient in mathematics. Congratulations!
LACCD Board Approves Revised Vision & Mission Statements
The LACCD Board of Trustees approved the adoption of LAVC's recently revised vision statement and mission statement at its November 5 meeting at LAVC. The changes were brought to the Board of Trustees after it was approved by the College Council. To view the revised vision and mission statement, visit http://www.lavc.edu/vision-mission
Assistant Professor Jackie Hams to Study Ancient Ice in Antarctica
Jacqueline “Jackie” Hams, an assistant professor in oceanography in LAVC’s Earth Science department, is on a special expedition for “Dating and Paleoenvironmental Studies on Ancient Ice in the Dry Valleys” in Antarctica. The trip is coordinated through PolarTREC is an educational research experience, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and managed by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., which teachers can participate in polar research while working closely with scientists as a pathway to improving science education. She will be working with renowned researcher Dave Marchant and graduate assistant Sean Mckay. During her trip, Jackie will be keeping a online journal of her activities. To learn more about her expedition and read her on-site journal, visit http://www.polartrec.com/ancient-buried-ice-in-antarctica. Congratulations Jackie!
LAVC Closed for Presidents' Day Weekend
LAVC will be closed from Friday, February 13-Monday, February 16 in observance of the Presidents' Day holidays. The campus will resume normal hours of operation on Tuesday, February 17.
Don’t Miss Spring 2009 Welcome Week!
The Associated Student Union (ASU) will hold a welcome week for the Spring 2009 semester from February 9-12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Monarch Square. Students are encouraged to come learn about the different LAVC services that are available to them as well as to get answers to any questions that they may have. On Monday, February 9, HOT 92.3 FM's Big West, Josefa Salinas and the HOT 92.3 team will also be on campus to give away cool prizes in Monarch Square from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Listen to our HOT 92.3 FM radio commercial online on our Home Page under "Why LAVC". For more information on Welcome Week, contact ASU at (818) 778-5516.
Study Away in Montpellier, France Info Session
The LAVC Study Away program will hold an informational session for its 2009 Montpellier, France program on Saturday, February 7 from 12 noon-2 p.m. in Foreign Language 113. The program will visit the South of France from June 12-July 11, 2009 and costs $3300 per person (not including flight and food). For more information, visit http://www.lavc.edu/montpellier/ or contact program leader Prof. Dominique Merrill at email@example.com or by phone at (818) 947-2380.
Don't Forget to Buy Your Parking Permit
Parking Permits will be required for Winter Session 2009. The cost is $7 and can be purchased in the Business office. Visit the Parking Information page for more details.
DMI Application Deadline is Saturday, January 24th
Do you aspire be a future Chief of Staff, Policy Advisor or Legislative Director? The Drum Major Institute (DMI) for Public Policy’s Scholars program is accepting applications for its Summer Institute Training in New York City from August 1-15, 2009. The Summer Institute training for DMI Scholars prepares students from diverse backgrounds to successfully enter the public policy world. Upon successful completion of the training, you will be able to explore career options through internships and networking opportunities. The application deadline is January 24, 2009. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.drummajorinstitute.com/dmischolars/
Do You Know Any Job Seekers? Invite Them to Join the LAVC Job Club
The LAVC Job Training Center offers a free Job Club for those seeking employment. The next meeting will be held on Friday, January 23 from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Faculty Lounge. The LAVC Job club is open to anyone who is interested in exploring job leads, and is an excellent way to refine job search skills, meet fellow job seekers, and much more! The Job Club typically meets twice a month. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html or call the LAVC Job Training Center at (818) 947-2941.
Free Review Session for the American Math Competition at LAVC
There will be a free Review Session for the American Math Competition held at LAVC on Friday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m. in Math Science 111. Additional review sessions will be held on February 6 and 20. The next American Math Competition test will be held on February 10 and 25 at LAVC. For more information on the American Math Competition and its review sessions, contact Steven Davis at (714) 334-8859.
Graduation Office Reopens on Tuesday, January 20
After a temporary closure, the LAVC Graduation Office will resume services on Tuesday, January 20. The Graduation Office is located in Administration 126. For more information, contact the Graduation Office at (818) 947-2600, ext. 3403.
Learning Center and LAIR will be open for Winter Session 2009
The Learning Center and LAIR will remain open during the Winter Session 2009. For more information, please call (818) 947-2744.
Campus Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
LAVC will be closed on Monday, January 19 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The campus will reopen on Tuesday, January 20.
Graduation Office will be Temporarily Closed
The LAVC Graduation office will be temporarily closed from December 22, 2008 - January 19, 2009. Inquiries can be directed to the Admissions and Records office in Administration 126 or by calling (818) 947-2553.
AFT 1521 Offers Spring Internship for Students Who Want to Make a Difference
The Los Angeles College Faculty Guild, AFT 1521, is sponsoring a Student Intern Program for the Spring 2009 semester. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 13. The program will recruit, train and mobilize students for political action, give them a better understanding and connection with the labor movement, and allow them to develop leadership skills needed to advance student interests. The selected interns will each serve 5 hours per week for 15 weeks (not finals week) and will receive a stipend of $1000 each semester. Please encourage all your interested students to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their campus, name, address, phone number and email address by the deadline.
Information Session for Study Away in Montpellier, France Program
The LAVC Study Away program will hold an informational session for its 2009 Montpellier, France program on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 12 noon-2 p.m. in Foreign Language 113. The trip to the South of France is scheduled for June 12-July 11, 2009 and will cost $3300, which includes round-trip transfer by TGV from Paris to Montpellier, a city travel pass for the month, tuition at the Institut Linguistique de Peyrou, a single-occupancy room at the university dorm, all excursions and city visits; flight and food are not included. For more information, visit http://www.lavc.edu/montpellier/ or contact program leader Prof. Dominique Merrill at email@example.com or by phone at (818) 947-2380.
Job Training Offers a Free Financial Literacy Class for Adults
The LAVC Job Training Program will sponsor a free Financial Literacy class for adults starting on Wednesday, January 7, at 6-9 p.m. and meets once a week for ten weeks in the Cafeteria Conference Room. This class will provide future homeowners and entrepreneurs with valuable financial information including the basics of credit, your rights as a consumer, how to choose a checking account, what home ownership is all about, making your credit card work for you, borrowing before you buy, how your credit history affects your future and how to start or expand your small business. The class, which is part of Money Management program (Valley MMAP), was established from a grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD), Office of University Partnerships. Those interested in participating are required to attend an orientation meeting on Monday, January 5 or Tuesday, January 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room. Space is limited, so register today! For more information and to register, contact Lynne Yonemoto at (818) 947-2941.
Winter Break Hours - Selected Offices will be Open
LAVC will be closed on December 21, 24-25, 27-28, and 31 and January 1-4 in observance of the winter holidays. The campus will have very limited offices and services open during the Winter Break between December 21-January 4. The following offices will be open during the entire Winter Break (except on the above noted closure dates): Admissions will be open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (for enrollment services only; students will only be able to submit applications for admissions, and add and drop classes), Academic Affairs will be open (relocated to the Counseling Department area during Winter Break) from 8 am-4:30 p.m., the Bookstore will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., the Switchboard will be open from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., the Mailroom will be open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Reprographics will be open from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and Maintenance & Operations will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. All other offices will only be accessible by special arrangements with the Sheriff's Office. Staff who have not requested vacation days should report to Sandy Mayo in the Counseling area of the Administration Building, and the M&O Staff who are not off for vacation should report to M&O Building. The campus will reopen for normal operating hours on Monday, January 5, 2009.
LAVC Bookstore Sidewalk Sale
The LAVC Bookstore will be holding a site walk sale of books, clothing and Holiday merchandise Mondays to Thursdays from 8:30 am-4:30 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am-3 pm in Monarch Square. For more information please contact the LAVC Bookstore at (818) 947-2313.
Fall 2008 Finals Week
Finals Week for the Fall 2008 semester will be held from Monday, December 15-Saturday, December 20. To view the Fall 2008 Final Examinations Schedule, visit http://www.lavc.edu/schedules.html.
Tis the season to help others! - Donation Drives at LAVC
This year, several Valley College organizations have gotten into the giving spirit by coordinating separate donation drives on campus. The P.E.S.S.A. Club is holding a P.E.S.S.A. Holiday Needs Drive for M.E.N.D. (a local nonprofit that assists poor children and their families) until Friday, December 12; donations of new toys, clothes, food, school supplies and toiletries can be dropped off in collections bins in the Allied Health and Sciences Building. The Associated Student Union is collecting toys for its annual ASU Penny Lane Toy Drive (a local center for abused, neglected, and needy kids) until Tuesday, December 16; toys can be dropped off in the ASU Office (Campus Center 102), Student Services (Campus Center 100A) and the Foundation Office (Administration 100). The TRiO Program is holding TRiO Toy and School Supplies Drive will benefit disabled students (12 and up) at Park Hills School, and will be held until Friday, December 19; donations can be dropped off in the TRiO Office (Cafeteria 101B). For more information on the P.E.S.S.A. Holiday Needs Drive, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the ASU Toy Drive, contact (818) 947-5516. For more information on the TRiO Toy and School Supplies Drive, contact Barbara Schneider at (818) 947-2483.
LACCD Walking Challenge 2008
The LACCD Wellness Program will sponsor the 2nd Annual Walking Challenge from November 19-December 19. This year, LAVC will be completing against the other eight colleges and the District for the title of "healthiest worksite in the District" and a beautiful crystal trophy for the winner to display. For questions regarding the LACCD Walking Challenge 2008, contact Katrelia C. Walker, LACCD Total Wellness Program Coordinator, District Office Human Resources, at (213) 891-2040.
Learning Center and LAIR closing early on December 18.
The Learning Center and LAIR will be closing at 12 noon on Thursday, December 18. In addition, the Learning Center and LAIR will be CLOSED during the Winter session to relocate; more information regarding the new locations will be provided at a later date. For more information, please call (818) 947-2744.
CalWORKs Work Study Receives Recognition from LA County
CalWORKs Work Study Program, which serves students at LAVC, was recently awarded the Certificate of Recognition for “Innovations in County Public Services” from the L.A. County Quality and Productivity Commission and the L.A. Board of Supervisors at the 22nd Annual Productivity and Quality Awards luncheon held at the L.A. Music Center. Programs, such as CalWORKs Work Study, provide Valley College students with the resources to become self sufficient. CalWORKs students are placed in county jobs, like in the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Child and Family Services, the Department of Social Services, and various adult schools throughout the San Fernando Valley, as student workers. Currently, six LAVC CalWORKs students received permanent jobs through this program. Congratulations CalWORKs Work Study!
New Change in the Non-resident Tuition Waiver Policy
Effective beginning 8/29, the Fall 2008 non-resident tuition fee is not charged when the non-resident student is taking 6.0 or fewer units. A student who exceeds the 6.0 limit will be required to pay non-resident tuition for all units. For questions regarding this policy, contact the Admissions & Records Office at (818) 947-2553.
Don't Wait to Apply for Your Winter Classes!
Due to anticipated state budget cuts, Valley College may be cancelling classes that have low enrollment on December 15. To help ensure that the class you want doesn't get cancelled, you should register before December 14. Continuing students should register online at their scheduled registration appointment or anytime afterwards at http://www.lavc.edu. For more information regarding registration, contact Admission & Records at (818) 947-2553. Make sure that you get the classes that you want, by remembering to register today!
Valley Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
The Valley Symphony Orchestra will present a holiday concert entitled "'Tis The Season" on Sunday, December 14 at 7 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. It will perform Leroy Anderson's "A Christmas Festival", Puccini's "La Boheme (End of Act I)", Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Greensleeves" and Tchaikovsky's "Suite from The Nutcracker". The concert will also feature tenor Mathew Edwardsen of the Santa Fe Opera and Opera Theatre of St. Louis and soprano Darla Somers of the LA Opera. Tickets are $29 for general admission or $15 for students/seniors. For more information, contact (818) 947-2775.
Don't Miss This Week's Music Department Concerts
The LAVC Music Department will present several concerts this week. The “Annual Holiday Choir Concert” will be presented on Sunday, December 7 at 7 p.m. in Monarch Hall; tickets are $10 and $5. The LAVC Wind Ensemble (with Dean Immel, director) will perform on Monday, December 8 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater; tickets are $5. A LAVC Performance Workshop will be presented on Tuesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 11 at 11:20 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106); free admission. The LAVC Jazz Ensemble (with Dr. Woody James, director) will perform at 1 p.m. in the Music Instrumental Room (Music 112); free admission. There will be a “Broadway Showcase” (with Dr. Christian Nova, director) on Thursday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m. (Music Recital Hall – M106); free admission. For more information on any of the abovementioned concerts, contact the Music Department at (818) 947-2347.
LAVC’s Job Club Helps Job Seekers
Individuals looking for employment are invited to attend the LAVC Job Club meeting on Friday, December 12 from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Cafeteria Conference Room. Recruiters from LAUSD, Kaiser Permanente, Northeast Valley Healthcare Corp., Select Staffing, Manpower and Wilshire-Metro WorkSource will be on hand. This is a golden opportunity for job seekers to view job openings, network with other individuals looking for jobs, and explore proven job search techniques. The LAVC Job Club is an excellent springboard toward future employment! For more information, call the LAVC Job Training Center at (818) 947-2941 or visit http://www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html.
Don't Miss the Book Signing for Professor Steve Sachs
Steve Sachs, a professor in LAVC's psychology, computer applications and office technologies, and counseling departments, will have a book signing for his fiction novel Special Delivery on Wednesday, December 10 from 12 noon-2 p.m. in the LAVC Bookstore. The book, which is a historical thriller in the horror genre, is also available for purchase at the LAVC Bookstore, Amazon.com, BarnesAndNobel.com, and at http://www.specialdeliverynovel.com. For more information, contact the LAVC Bookstore at 818) 947-2313.
Valley Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Music Concert at Valley College
The Valley Symphony Orchestra will present its annual chamber music concert on Sunday, December 7 at 5 p.m. in the LAVC Music Recital Hall (Music 106). The performance will feature Chauls's "Songs of Great Men and Death (poetry by Emily Dickinson)" and Beethoven's "Sonata for violin and piano in A major ('Kreutzer')" as well as tenor Mathew Edwardsen, concertmaster Rochelle Abramson (violinist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic) and conductor, composer and pianist Dr. Robert Chauls. Tickets are $29 for general admission, and $15 for students and seniors. For more information, contact the Valley Symphony Orchestra at (818) 947-2775.
Study Away in the Montpellier, France Information Session
The LAVC Study Away program will hold an informational session for anyone interested in participating in the 2009 Study Away Program to Montpellier, France on Saturday, December 6, 2009 from 12 noon-2 p.m. in Foreign Language 102. Montpellier is located in the south of France. The trip will be from June 12-July 11, 2009 and will cost $3300, which includes round-trip transfer by TGV from Paris to Montpellier, a city travel pass for the month, tuition at the Institut Linguistique de Peyrou, a single-occupancy room at the university dorm, all excursions and city visits; flight and food are not included. For more information, visit http://www.lavc.edu/montpellier/ or contact program leader Prof. Dominique Merrill at email@example.com or by phone at (818) 947- 2380.
Want to Help Young Fire Victims? Volunteers and Donations Needed
The LAVC Child Development Club is looking for volunteers and donations to help the Olive View Infant & Child Care Center, which was destroyed in the recent Sylmar fires. To help the school replace lost toys and learning materials, the LAVC Child Development Club will be hosting a free workshop for students, faculty, staff and administrators to drop-in and help create new learning tools (finger puppets, felt board stories and learning games out of recycled materials) on Friday, December 5 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in Math Science 110. Students interested in volunteering at the workshop are required to RSVP to Jeannette LaLonde at (818) 778-5612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, since lunch will be provided. Gift registries have also been created for anyone who would like to donate items to the Olive View Infant Toddler & Child Care Center at Toys R Us (Baby Registry #79933993; www.ToysRUs.com) and at Target (Target List ID #012019800000042; www.target.com). Monetary contributions will also be accepted, checks can be made payable to CDCLA (Child Development Consortium of Los Angeles), which is the non-profit operating agency for the Olive View - UCLA Child Care Center, and mailed to CDCLA, 1930 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 602, Los Angeles, CA 90057. Receipts of donations are available from CDCLA upon request. For questions regarding the gift or monetary donations, contact CDCLA at (213) 353-1600. Questions regarding the on-campus workshop can be directed to Marni Roosevelt (818) 778-5529 or Lauren Okayama (818) 947-2407. Download Flyer (DOC)
LAVC Blood Drive – Give the gift that keeps on giving…Give the gift of blood!
The LAVC Health Center and Providence St. Joseph Blood Donor Center will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, December 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Monarch Hall. Each donor will receive a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream. Walk-in and appointments are welcome. To schedule an appointment, contact Sandy at (818) 847-4469 or email her at Sandy.Hibarger@providence.org.
STARS & The Dolores Huerta Institute Presents "What's the Value of Education?"
The "What's the Value of Education?" presentation will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd from 1 to 2:30 pm in the Fireside Room. This event is open to all Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators. Due to the popularity of the STARS events, please RSVP to STARS@lavc.edu or call (818) 947-2569.
Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
LAVC will be closed from Thursday, November 27-Sunday, November 30 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The campus will resume normal operating hours on Monday, December 1.
Artist Reception and Discussion for New Exhibition in the LAVC Art Gallery
The LAVC Art Gallery will hold a discussion with artist Doug Harvey and celebrated art collector Diana Zlotnick on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Art History Lecture Hall (Art Building, Room 103). Harvey, who is best known as the art and culture critic for the LA Weekly, is a noted essayist and an accomplished artist. The discussion and artist reception is being held in conjunction with the opening of the Art Gallery’s latest exhibition entitled “Untidy: The Worlds of Doug Harvey”. Following the talk, the post punk band, WOUNDED LION, will perform on the Art Gallery Patio. The events are free of charge. The “Untidy: The Worlds of Doug Harvey” exhibition will be held from October 15-November 26. The Art Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more information, contact the LAVC Art Gallery at (818) 778-5536.
Domestic Violence Awareness Creative Arts Contest
The LAVC Campus Violence Response Team will hold a Creative Arts Contest to help raise awareness of domestic violence. Students are encouraged to submit a 500-words essay, a 1-page poem or song or a 23” poster that shares their interpretation on the topic of “love’s not supposed to hurt”. The deadline to submit an entry is Monday, November 24; online submissions can be sent to email@example.com or delivered to Reed Walsh in the Graduation Office. For information on how you can prevent and respond to interpersonal violence, visit http://www.lavc.edu/sexualassaultpolicy/index.html. Contact Reed Walsh at (818) 778-5818 with any questions regarding the contest.
Give Back to the Community…Donate Canned Food
The Associated Student Union (ASU) will be holding a campus-wide canned food drive from November 2 - 20. Donations can be dropped-off into the containers in the Student Services Office, Lion’s Den, Writing Center and the LAVC Bookstore. This year, participants will get a raffle ticket to win a 8G IPOD Nano for every 10 cans donated. The drawing will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 10 am in the Horseshoe area of Monarch Square; you must be present to win. For more information, contact Tracee Porter at (818) 947-2694.
Want a career in Early Childhood Education?
Come listen to the LAVC Child Development Department’s Early Childhood Career Panel on Tuesday, November 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Monarch Hall. There will be a panel of professionals in the Early Childhood Education field who will share information and answer your questions on career opportunities, requirements and process for employment, volunteer experiences, providing quality educational/services to children & families, and other related information. For more information, please contact Tracy Baca at (818) 947-2584.
Free Baby Clothes Exchange at LAVC
The LAVC Family Resource Center is offering a free clothes exchange to the community. It is accepting clean used baby clothes in good condition for newborns to size 3 to be exchanged for other baby clothes. To donate/trade your gently used baby clothes, visit the Family Resource Center in Bungalow 49. For more information, contact Kathleen Weislein at (818) 778-5528 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DSPS Drop-Off/Pick-Up Zones
Students with disabilities can now be dropped off at two locations on campus: Fulton Avenue main entrance near the Administration Building, or to the west of the Field House on Ethel Avenue. Each zone is marked off with a blue painted curb. For more information, contact the Disabled Student Programs and Services Office at (818) 947-2681.
Student Services Receives a $1.8 Million Grant
The Office of Student Services will receive a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help increase the number of Latino and low-income students transferring to 4-year colleges in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This marks the second large grant that Student Services has received this year, bringing the total grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to $4.6 million. Congratulations!
LAVC Wins Award at Computerworld Conference
LAVC Information Technology Department was named the winner in the category of “Innovation and Promise” at the Storage Networking World Best Practices Awards Program at the Computerworld Storage Networking World Conference in Dallas, Texas. Jorge Mata, LACCD’s Chief Information Officer and former manager of college information systems, was present to receive the award. LAVC took home the top prize, completing against the following other finalists: American Society of Health System Pharmacists in Bethesda, Maryland; Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville, North Carolina; Partners HealthCare in Wellesley, Massachusetts; University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. Congratulations!
LAVC Presents FourPlay - Student-Written One-Act Plays
The LAVC Theater Arts Department will present FourPlay, which is a collection of four original one-act plays written by students in LAVC's playwriting class, on Wednesday, November 12 - Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m. in the newly renovated Horseshoe Theatre. Under the direction of LAVC Theater Arts Chair Pete Parkin, this is the world premiere of these four student-written plays. Tickets are $10 general admission, and $5 students and seniors. For ticket reservations call (818) 947-2790.
Fall 2008 Dean's Reception
The Fall 2008 Dean’s Reception (honoring outstanding students) will be held on Thursday, November 13 at 1:30 pm in Monarch Hall. For more information contact the Associated Student Union (818) 778-5516.
LAVC Media Arts Holds Student Screenings
The LAVC Media Arts department will hold a free screening of student projects from 2007-2008 on Saturday, November 8 at 6 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. Come see all the fantastic short projects that have been made by the talented Media Arts department students from Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. There’s something for everyone, and you can meet the cast and crew! For more information, contact Arantxa Rodriguez at (818) 947-2356.
Want to transfer to USC?
A USC Admissions Rep will be at Valley College to see prospective students on Thursday, November 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in Administration 126. Students can sign up for scheduled appointments in the Career/Transfer Center. An admissions workshop will be held from 1-2 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center. For more information, call the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646.
LAVC President’s Gala on November 6
LAVC will hold its 2008 President’s Gala on Thursday, November 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Warner Center Marriott. This year, LAVC will honor Metro for being an outstanding partner of LAVC and the LAVC Foundation, and alumnus Dennis McCarthy, columnist for the LA Daily News, for his continuous support of Valley College. Proceeds from this event will help fund student scholarships, departmental projects and general support for the college. For more information about the Gala, or to purchase your tickets, contact the LAVC Foundation at (818) 947-2619.
LACCD Board of Trustees Meeting
LACCD will be holding a Public Session of the Board of Trustees Meeting on Wednesday, November 5 at 3:30 pm in Monarch Hall. For more information please contact the President's Office (818) 947-2321
You’re Invited to the Allied Health & Sciences Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
LAVC will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Allied Health & Sciences Center on Wednesday, November 5 at 11 a.m. in the Allied Health and Sciences Center Patio. The ribbon cutting event will commemorate the opening of the building for classes. Light refreshments will be served. The LACCD Board of Trustees will also have their semimonthly board meeting at Valley College on the same day; the public session will start at 3:30 p.m. in Monarch Hall. For more information regarding the ribbon cutting ceremony or the Board of Trustees meeting, contact the LAVC President’s Office at (818) 947-2321.
Want to win $500? LAVC Students are Eligible for LA County PSA Contest
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program is holding Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest. The contest is only open to students enrolled in the Fall 2008 semester at LAVC and other participating community colleges. For more information on this contest, click here (PDF).
Want to Improve your research skills?
Do you want to get better grades for your classes? Come to the library for research skills workshops on how find information needed for your research paper/projects. You will learn how to search and evaluate information found in books, articles, and on the Internet. All research skills workshops are held in the LAIR computer Lab (next to the library), and are one hour long. Please visit us at http://www.lavc.edu/Library/workshopsched.htm for the complete workshop schedule and description.
October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”
The LAVC Health Center will hold an event to help in the fight against breast cancer on Wednesday, October 29 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Horseshoe area of Monarch Square. There will be breast exam demonstrations on a prosthetic model, educational materials, and resources. Be aware and be educated! For more information, contact the Health Center at (818) 947-2918.
The Career/Transfer Center will be holding a College Fair on Tuesday, October 28 in Monarch Square. More than 20 colleges will be represented including UCLA, USC and CSUN. All students who are interested in transferring to a 4-year university are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646.
Kadima String Quartet Concert for “Daniel Pearl World Music Day
The LAVC Music Department will feature the Kadima String Quartet as part of "Daniel Pearl World Music Day" on Wednesday, October 22 from 1-2 pm in the Music Recital Hall (Music Building, Room 106). The quartet will play an exciting program of traditional and contemporary classical music in the newly renovated Music Recital Hall. Admission is free. To view PSAs on Daniel Pearl Music Days, visit http://www.danielpearlmusicdays.org/pressinfo.php and scroll down to "Public Service Announcements". For more information on LAVC's "Daniel Pearl World Music Day" performance, call (818) 947-2347.
“Working with Young Children with Special Needs” Conference at LAVC
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public The LAVC Child Development Department’s Para-educator Companion Assistant Training (PCAT) program will present a free conference entitled “Working with Young Children with Special Needs” on Saturday, October 18 from 8:30-11 a.m. in Monarch Hall. Those currently employed in the child development field as well as students interested in working with special children are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Jeannette LaLonde at (818) 778-5612 or at email@example.com.
Chicano/Latino Heritage Day at LAVC
The LAVC Associate Student Union (ASU) will be holding a “Chicano/Latino Heritage Day on Wednesday, October 15. There will be performers, food, music and much more. For more information on the day’s activities, contact the Associated Students Office at (818) 778-5516.
Child Development Wins $221,000 Grant
LAVC Child Development Department will receive a 2008-09 Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Preparation Pipeline Grant for $221,370 grant from the California Community Chancellor’s Office. The Child Development Career Opportunities Matching Pathways and Student Success (CD COMPASS) project funds will be used to help strengthen and refine existing pathway processes that promote the recruitment and development of Child Development CTE teachers through working with high schools and baccalaureate-granting institutions. Congratulations to Lauren Okayama and Marni Roosevelt for submitting a winning grant proposal!
LAVC Instructor is Director of Statewide Program
Daniel Nyiri is now the Director of California's the Media Arts Career Technical Education Statewide Hub, called the CALIFORNIA MEDiA Program. This program will continue to expand LA MEDiA's ongoing industry partnerships with the three national leaders in Digital Arts and Entertainment training for careers in high schools and community colleges across California. LA MEDiA’s industry partners are. The Entertainment Economy Institute, The Acme Animation Network, and The Mary Pickford Institute's Mobile Film Classroom. These programs will now collaborate with CALIFORNIA MEDiA, under the auspices of LAVC’s IDEAS Center run by Richard Holdredge. In the future, the LA MEDiA program plans to continue sponsoring the “Carless Drive-In” annual student film festival and competition at Los Angeles Mission College, the ever popular “Meet The Pros” events at Valley, and the online digital arts and design training at Los Angeles City College. Congratulations Daniel!
Chabad of North Hollywood will be having their High Holidays at LAVC
Yom Kippur Services will be held on Wednesday, October 8 from 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 9, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission will be free. For more information call Rabbi Nachman Abend, Chabad of North Hollywood at (818) 355-1680.
Yom Kippur Services at CSUN Hillel
Hillel 818 will hold High Holiday Services at the CSUN Hillel, led by Rabbi Jonathan Klein. Yom Kippur Services include a Evening Service with Candlelighting and Kol Nidre on Wednesday, October 8 at 5:45 p.m. The Morning Service will be on Thursday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m. with a Yikor Memorial Service on at 4:30 p.m. Yom Kippur will conclude with the sounding of the shofar at sundown, followed by a light “Break-the-Fast” meal at 7:04 p.m. The cost is free to students and those under 18 years of age, $125 for the community (all High Holiday services). All tickets must be purchased in advance. Admission cards are required for entry. CSUN Hillel is located at 17729 Plummer Street, Northridge, CA 91325. For more information, call (818) 887-5901.
LACCD & Build-LACCD hosts Green Job Fair and Workforce Development Event
The LACCD and Build-LACCD in association with Green Technology's Green California Community College Summit is hosting a “Green Job Fair and Workforce Development Event” on Wednesday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center - East Pavilion. LACCD is co-hosting this Green Job Fair event, which is one step in leading a gateway to Career growth in the Green Economy. Contact Michael Flores at (213) 996-2533 with any questions.
Sign Up to Help Save A Life!
LA Valley College will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Monarch Hall. To schedule an appointment sign up ONLINE www.givelife.org (sponsor code: LAVC) or contact Health Center at (818) 947-2918.
Samantha Eggar and Norman Lloyd to Perform Village Wooing at LAVC
The LAVC Arts Council will sponsor a production of George Bernard Shaw's Village Wooing starring veteran actors Samantha Eggar and Norman Lloyd on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The Arts Council will also be presenting an “Achievement in the Arts” award to actress Peggy Webber, who starred in 8,000 network radio shows during the golden age of radio, and is directing Village Wooing. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and free to LAVC students. To order tickets, call David Quinteros at (818) 778-5620.
Deadline to Petition for Fall 2008 Graduation
The deadline for petitioning for Fall 2008 graduation is Friday, October 3, 2008 at 4 pm. Petitions are available in the Graduation Office in Administration, Room 127. Got questions? Call (818) 947-2403.
Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection
The City of Los Angeles’s Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation will hold a Household Hazardous Waste & Computer/Electronic Equipment Collection event on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. in LAVC’s Parking Lot F. For more information on what items will be accepted, visit http://www.lacity.org/san/solid_resources/special/hhw/collection_schedule.htm.
Auditions for the LAVC Monarch Spirit Squad
The LAVC Monarch Spirit Squad will be holding auditions for the 2008-2009 cheerleading team. Anyone with a cheerleading or dance background is encouraged to attend the audition on Thursday, September 18 at 8:15 p.m. in the Dance Studio of the North Gym. Students interested in trying out should bring their student ID number, wear work-out clothes, and come prepared to learn a dance and a cheer. If you have any questions, contact Rachel Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 947-2600 ext. 8393.
Free Campus Shuttle for Students from September 2-18
From September 2-18, there will be a free campus shuttle to help students parking in Parking Lots E, F, and G. The shuttle will only run Monday-Thursday in the mornings from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and in the evenings from 5:45-10:30 p.m. Shuttle Stops will be located in Parking Lot E, Parking Lot F, Parking Lot G, Campus South (north of Business Journalism), Campus Center (west of the Campus Center), and Campus North (southeast of the Art Building). To view the shuttle route map, visit http://www.lavc.edu/revitalizingvalley/constructionupdates.html
Women’s Water Polo Home Game vs. Santa Ana College
The LAVC Monarch Women’s Water Polo team will hold a home game against Santa Ana College on Tuesday, September 16 at 4 p.m. in the new Athletic Swimming Pool. Admission is free. Information on all Monarch Athletics Teams can be found at http://www.lavc.edu/athletics.htm. For more information, contact Chuck Ferrero (818) 947-2508.
Fall 2008 Walk-In Registration Extended Hours
Walk-in registration for Fall 2008 semester is available from August 26-September 13 in the 1st floor of the Campus Center. During this time, students will be able to register for classes, meet with a counselor, and pay fees--all in one location! Extended walk-in registration hours are as follows: Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and selected Saturdays (only 9/6 & 9/13) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Admissions at (818) 947-2553 with questions regarding walk-in registration
Want to WIN a $250 Bookstore gift certificate?
The LAVC TRiO Program is offering a grand prize of a $250 LAVC Bookstore gift certificate for completing a 5-minute Student Eligibility Survey. Students who complete the survey by September 5, 2008 will be entered in a drawing to win the grand prize. The survey is being offered through the TRiO/SSS program. If you don't have access to a computer at home computers are available in the TRiO/SSS office, which is adjacent to the cafeteria. For more information, contact the TRiO program at (818) 947-2483.
New LAVC Information Kiosks to Assist Students
LAVC information kiosks will still be available to assist new and returning students. During the second week of school, the kiosks will open from September 8-11 from 7:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and 5:15-7:15 p.m., and September 12 from 7:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Student ambassadors will be on-hand at each kiosk with maps and other information to help direct students to their classes and to campus resources.
Free Parking for LAVC Students from September 2-8
No parking permits are required to park in all student lots (Parking Lot A, B, C, D, E, F & G) during the first week of the semester (September 2-8). Vehicles must be legally parked, or they will be ticketed. Student parking permits will be required starting Tuesday, September 9. Don’t forget to purchase your parking permit from the Business Office.
Open Auditions - Lucky Stiff Musical
The LAVC Theater Arts Department will hold auditions for its upcoming musical production entitled Lucky Stiff on September 4 from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Theater Arts Building (enter from the campus side). Actors and singers interested in auditioning should bring sheet music in the correct key, and be prepared to "move". For more information, e-mail Cathy Pyles at email@example.com.
Assessment Center Relocation
The Assessment Center will be temporarily located in Business Journalism (BJ), room 105 for the week of August 25 - 29.
Parent & Baby Sessions at LAVC
The Family Resource Center offers free parent and baby sessions for parents of newborns to 30-month-old babies throughout the year. Sessions offer play activities for parents and babies, and provides parents with an opportunity meet other parents with babies and to participate in lively discussions on parenting. The next session of classes, which are held in Bungalow 49, start on Wednesday, August 6 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for infants, on Friday, August 8 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for toddlers, and on Thursday, August 7 at 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Spanish. Free parking is available to participants. To view the specific session dates, download the flyer at http://www.lavc.edu/communitylinks.html under the "Information for the Community" section. For more information or to reserve your space, contact the Family Resource Center at (818) 778-5528 or at Weislekm@lavc.edu.
Fall 2008 Welcome Day for New Students
LAVC will hold a Welcome Day for new and returning students on Tuesday, August 26 in the 1st Floor of the Campus Center. There will be a morning session from 10 a.m.-12 noon and an evening session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. New students will receive a campus tour, meet faculty, staff and fellow students, and learn about campus resources. The event will also feature an information fair, music and food in the grass area between the Art and Music Buildings. For more information on Welcome Day, contact Ashley Dunn at (818) 778-5517.
Construction Notice - Fulton Avenue Entryway & Monarch Square Closed
Scheduled to begin July 14, the Fulton Avenue Entry and Monarch Square will be closed due to construction. The area will be renovated to include new lighting, new pavement, improved walkways, handicap accessible ramps and stairs, an updated bus/car drop off zone, a new bus shelter, and new landscaping with drought-resistant plants. Signs will be placed around campus to re-direct traffic to the following alternate entryways and parking lots: the temporary entrance to College Road South parking lot will be located on Burbank Avenue (the driveway for emergency personnel to the east of the current exit ramp will be opened), the temporary entrance to College Road North parking lot will be located by the Fulton Avenue driveway to Parking Lot B (the tire damage spikes on the current exit way will be removed to allow cars to enter), and the temporary drop-off/pick up zone for students and DSPS students will be located in Parking Lot B. To view a campus map noting the temporary locations and entryways, visit http://www.lavc.edu/revitalizingvalley/constructionupdates.html. Questions and concerns regarding construction of the Fulton Avenue Entryway and Monarch Square should be directed to Robert Tellez at (818) 756-0972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Acting President Selected for LAVC
LAVC has selected Dr. Sue Carleo as the Acting President for Los Angeles Valley College. She will replace Dr. Tyree Wieder, LAVC’s president for 14 years, who is retiring on June 30; Carleo will assume the position from June 1 through December 20, 2008. Both presidents will work together for a month to help the college during this transition. The search for a permanent College President will begin this summer, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2009. Carleo has 30 years of experience in the field of education including six years as Vice President of Academic Affairs. She has also worked at the college as Director of the Center for the Advancement of Business, Labor and Education, and Department Chair and Professor of the Family and Consumer Studies department. She received a doctorate in education from UCLA and she earned her master's and bachelor's degrees from San Diego State University
Child & Family Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the new Child and Family Complex on Thursday, August 7 at 9 a.m., in Parking Lot D. The complex will be the new home of the Child Development Center, the Child Development department and the Family Resource Center. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the President's Office at (818) 947-2321.
LAVC Speech Team Wins National Championship
The LAVC Speech Team won first place in overall standings at the Phi Rho Pi 2008 Public Speaking Championships for community colleges on April 14-19 in St. Charles, Illinois. The team competed against 450 students in 74 community colleges. Team member Marcus Hill, who had the most points in the competition, won the title of best speaker in the country. The other student on the LAVC team include Alexis Nalley, Eric Patten, Katie Mongan, Annie Leroux, Arthur Valenzuela, Thomas Petersen, Ashley Bashioum, LeCoya Lejeune, Pariya Beheshti, Elena Tarsitani and Corina Adaskaveg.
Sign Your Kids Up for the Summer Soccer Clinic at LAVC
The LAVC Women’s Soccer Team and the North Hollywood High School (NHHS) Girls Soccer will hold a weeklong soccer clinic for youth ages 5-15 years old on July 14-18 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at LAVC’s Monarch Stadium. The clinic lead by Head Coach and former professional soccer player Shane Watkins, Assistant Coach Alberto Barajas, and varsity soccer players from NHHS and LAVC, will teach participants the fundamental soccer skills. Instruction will cover the following: the keys of passing, ball control, shooting and defending. The cost is $49 per player, which includes instruction and a clinic t-shirt. Participants should bring the necessary footwear, a soccer ball, shin guards, a snack and a water bottle. All proceeds from the clinic will benefit the LAVC Women’s Soccer Team. For more information, contact Shane Watkins at (818) 778-5523
LAVC Named as Finalist for the "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards
LAVC's Information Technology Department has been named as one of five finalists in the "Servers and Virtualization" category for Computerworld's 2008 "Best Practices in Infrastructure Management" Awards Program. LAVC has made significant improvements to the efficiency of its infrastructure through virtualization and server consolidation, established best practices to ensure that all rollouts are flexible and cost-effective, and developed a strategic approach to technology that can be emulated by others. In the "server and virtualization" category, LAVC is competing against several private corporations including Fannie Mae and Nationwide Insurance, and educational institutions such as Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine and Family Practice Residency Program's Huntsville Hospital. The winner will be announced at Computerworld's Infrastructure Management Conference in Washington, DC on June 16-18. Congrats to the IT Department!
LAVC Blood Drive - "Music Saves Lives"
The LAVC Student Health Center and the American Red Cross will hold a "Music Saves Lives" blood drive on Monday, June 30 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. in Monarch Square. Participants who donate blood will receive free music. Schedule your life-saving appointment online today at www.givelife.org and enter the sponsor code: "music". Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. For more information, contact the Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918
2008 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet & Ceremony
The LAVC will hold an dinner and induction ceremony honoring new inductees into the 2008 LAVC Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 28 at 5 p.m. in Monarch Patio and Hall. The 2008 LAVC Athletic Hall of Fame induction class includes: the 1975 Football Team, 1975 Women’s Basketball Team, football player Eric Yarber, swimmer Sue Gossick, heptathlon Melanie Clarke, track & field and cross country coach Laszlo Tabori, football and baseball player Richard Windham, tennis, basketball and football player David Summers. Advanced purchase tickets to the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction banquet are $50 per person. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Athletic Hall of Fame Program and the LAVC Athletic Endowment. For more information, contact the LAVC Foundation office at (818) 947-2619.
Bookstore Temporarily Closed for Inventory
The LAVC Bookstore will be closed from Monday, June 23-Friday, June 27 to prepare for inventory. During this time, it will only offer clerk service from Monday, June 23-Thursday, June 26 and will be closed on Friday, June 27 for inventory. Customers who may need to purchase a book or a supply between June 23-26 should knock on the door for service; scantrons and blue books will be available for purchase from the Business Office. Starting June 30, the bookstore will resume its summer operating hours of: Monday and Thursday from 7:30 am-3:30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30 am-7 pm, and Friday from 7:30 am-2 pm. For more information, contact the Bookstore at (818) 947-2313
LAVC Student Documentary Screened in England
The LAVC-produced documentary “PatriotS Act…PEACE PRESS: the People’s Printing Collective” has been selected to be screened at the 1st Annual International Film Festival England during the week of June 9 in Tamworth, UK. The documentary was created by LAVC students in a Media Arts Directed Studies Workshop during five semesters in 2005-2006, and was produced by Professor Joe A. Daccurso in the Media Arts Department in partnership with the LAVC Art Department and the non-profit Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles. The film has already garnered 16 recognitions in the U.S. and Canada including “Best of Fest Documentary” at the 17th Annual Berkeley Film and Video Festival and the “Platinum REMI Award for Political/International Issues Documentary” at the 40th Annual World Fest Houston. Congratulations!
Child Development Awarded $562,000 Grant
The LAVC Child Development Department was awarded a $562,000 grant for over two years from the California Chancellor’s Office’s Economic and Workforce Development, Industry Driven Regional Collaborative. The grant was given to establish the “Para-educator Companion Assistant Training Program (P-CAT) to train the early childhood special needs workforce. This program is designed to enhance the expertise of 560 incumbent workers and to develop a pipeline of 35 new entrants to early childhood special needs careers. It will also provide new entrants with specialized high-quality training so that they will be ready to be hired as para-educator assistant teachers. Congratulations!
$793,000 Grant for the Child Development Department
First 5 LA has selected the LAVC Child Development Department to receive a High School Recruitment (HSR) Pilot Program grant for more than $793,000 (awarded over four years) as part of the Early Care and Education Workforce Development Initiative. The grant will fund a “High-Schoolers Find Inspiring Vocations in Early Education (HI-FIVE) Project” to help attract high school students to Early Childhood Education careers, to encourage students’ participation in career development and preparation activities, and to increase the number of new entrants into the Early Childhood Education workforce. Congratulations!
LAVC Wins Two Workforce Development Awards
LAVC won a couple first place awards at the 8th Annual Excellence in Workforce Development Awards on May 8 at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The Child Development Department’s Early Childhood Workforce Development Project was selected as the first place winner in the “Flexible Class Scheduling” category for developing a unique program that offers flexible scheduling to make it more convenient and quicker for students to get their degrees, certificates and be “job-ready” to work in the field of early childhood education. The Job Training Program’s Fast Track Bridge Certificate Program for LA County Metro won the first place award in the “Most Promising New Workforce Program” category for responding to Metro’s urgent employment needs by partnering with community agencies to create a program to screen and train applicants to ensure success in the Metro employment process, and conducting the program at multiple sites to increase employment opportunities. Congratulations!
Dr. Wieder Receives Award
Dr. Tyree Wieder was given the Child Care Resource Center Heart Award at the 12th Annual Annabelle Godwin’s Play Date, which was sponsored by the Child Care Resource Center, on Saturday, May 3. The award was given as a recognition of her dedication to the field of early care and education. Congratulations!
Don’t Miss LAVC’s Commencement 2008!
LAVC will hold its 2008 Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Monarch Stadium. City of Los Angeles Mayor, the Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, will be the keynote speaker. Family and friends who are unable to attend can view a live streaming video of the ceremony at the LAVC Web site at www.lavc.ed/graduationlive
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to Speak at Commencement
City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be the keynote speaker for the Valley College Commencement 2008 ceremony on Wednesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Monarch Stadium. This annual event will mark the culmination of our Valley College students’ hard work and dedication before transferring to a university or enter the workforce
Ubuntu Black Graduation and Transfer Reception
Los Angeles Valley College African American Studies to hold an "Ubuntu Black Graduation and Transfer Reception, Celebrating Graduates, Tranfers, Scholars & BSU / Ubuntu Participants!". This event is open to ALL Students Graduating or Transferring in Spring/Summer 2008 or Fall/Winter 2008. African American Studies Scholarship Winners and BSU/UBUNTU Participants will also be recognized. All LAVC Students are invited to join in this cultural celebration of academic achievement. View Flyer
Deputy Baker Assigned as LAVC Sheriff
Deputy Rick Baker has been officially assigned as the LA County Sheriff’s deputy for the LAVC campus. He began his career in Law Enforcement in 1996, and has worked at the Pitchess Detention Center, East Facility, the Lancaster Station, and the Santa Clarita Patrol Station. He has also worked at numerous community college campuses at the support level. Deputy Baker was originally assigned to LA Pierce College as its evening Deputy in the Community College Bureau, then switched to a Rover Assignment from LAVC, which allowed him to become familiar with all campuses in the Los Angeles Community College District. He replaces Deputy Tom Lynch, who was injured on the job. Deputy Baker can be contacted at email@example.com or (818) 947-2911.
LAVC Faculty Honored at Crystal Apple Awards
William “Bill” J. Dauber, Laurence “Larry” T. Nakamura and Giovanni N. Trombetta received the most nominations at the annual Crystal Apple Awards on April 30. Every year LAVC students nominate individual faculty members to receive this special award. This year, 142 faculty were honored by our students. The following is a list of the additional Crystal Apple Award recipients (in alphabetical order): Ercument Aksoy, Sylvia Allen, Arthur Altshiller, Juanita F. Ardavany, Rafael Arias, Chandler Arora, Michael H. Arshagouni, Tracey J. Baca, Tracy Bachman, Elmida Baghdaserians, Betty A. Ballew, Farrel Broslawsky, Richard Brossman, David Buchanan, John Burke, Pamela B. Byrd-Williams, Glenn M. Carlos, Janet Carney-Clark, Steven J. Castillo, Robert N. Chauls, Shui-Tain Chen, Bernie Christian, Siu N. Chung, Gina S. Clark, Alan R. Cowen, Ellen G. Davis, Anwar El Issa, David J. Falk, Gayle L. Fornataro, Joseph C. Frantz, Patrice Gallagher, Zev Garber, Michael A. Gardner, Donald Gauthier, Ida Ghaffari, Ali Ghassemi, Samuel P. Goffredo, Lynn F. Goodman, Virginia Green, Becky L. Green-Marroquin, Joan Hackeling, Jacquelyn E. Hams, Patricia Hannifan, Mary Hito, Abraham Hoffman, Songqiao Sara Huang, Reginald S. Hubbard, Patrick Hunter, Atefeh Iranmanesh, Robbin Jeffries, Annette H. Jennings, Charles S. Johnson, Richard N. Kahn, Jeffrey A. Kent, Gary D. Kovnat, Allan Krescent, Meredith J. Kurz, Robert D. LaCarra, Tara M. Lake, Mee Lee, Meredith L. Leonard, Ian D. Lewis, Mary G. Lopez, Pete Lopez, Dana Lubow, Roderick J. Lyons, John S. Maddox, Chauncy M. Maddren, Rafiq A. Makhluf, Spencer L. McCurry, James McKeever, Ross A. McLean, Patty E. Melody, Dominique L. Merrill, Michael D. Mertens, Robert A. Metzger, Joshua E. Miller, John A. Milligan, Glenn R. Milner, June Miyasaki, Rod Moore, Patricia Mora-Garcia, Ronald A. Mossler, Zorayr Nalbandyan, Gail M. Nastasia, Earl B. Neal, Christian Nova, Donna Olvera, Anthony O'Regan, Glen J. Paget, Christopher Pallotti, Harry D. Parkin, Sybille Peniche, Susan Pierce, Lynn Polasek, HaeSun Pope, James Powder, Robert Pritchard, Cathy Pyles, Michelle Raleigh, Sally A. Raskoff, Richard Raskoff, Virginia Requa, Arantzanzu Rodriguez, Kelley L. Ross, Robert C. Roth, Karen Roy, Synthia Saltoun, Devvie Schneider, Eugene S. Scott, Emily Sedgwick, Sako Sefiani, Luzviminda V. Shin, Henry Shockley, Norman Siever, Duane W. Smith, Donald G. Smith, Jacqueline M. Stark, Rebecca L. Stein, Cheryl A. Stoneham, Eleanor Strauss, Eugenia Sumnik-Levins, Teresa V. Sutcliffe, Eric J. Swelstad, Roana M. Thornock, Richard D. Torquato, Michelle M. Visco, Joanne S. Waddell, Nicholas M. Wade, William G. Wallis, Dan S. Watanabe, Scott M. Weigand, Emerson Woods, George Anne Wright, Brian Yablon, Thomas Yacovone, Mikre S. Yigebru, William Zanghi and Alfred J. Zucker. Congratulations everyone!
Campus Closed May 26th
LAVC will be closed on Monday, May 26 for the Memorial Day holiday. The campus and all classes will resume on Tuesday, May 27.
Are you prepared to transfer to a UC?
Learn what it takes to transfer to a University of California school by signing up for the UCLA Summer Intensive Transfer Experience (SITE). This weeklong program will allow you to develop strong academic skills, meet new people who can assist you through the process, and learn important skills to help you have a successful transfer experience. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 23. For more information, contact the Career / Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646.
LAVC Presents a “Why I Write Books For Children” Authors’ Symposium
The LAVC Child Development Department in partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library will present a symposium of children’s book authors entitled “Why I Write Books for Children” on Thursday, May 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Studio City Branch Public Library on 12511 Moorpark Street in Studio City. The authors will discuss how they became writers, why they choose to write books for children, and successful ways to use children’s books in a classroom setting. The symposium will feature Susan Peyton, 2007 Newbery Medal winner author of the Higher Power of Lucky, Alexis O’Neill, author of Estela’s Swap, Loud Emily and Recess Queen, and Kristine O’Connell George, author of Old Elm Speaks, Fold me a Poem and Book! & others. For more information, contact Lauren Okayama at (818) 947-2407 or firstname.lastname@example.org , or the Studio City Branch Library at (818) 775-7673.
FREE LAVC Performance Workshop
The LAVC Music Department will be holding a free Performance Workshop on Thursday, May 22 at 11:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106). For more information, contact (818) 947-2347.
FREE LAVC Broadway Showcase
The LAVC Music Department will be holding a free Broadway Showcase Concert on Thursday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106). For more information, contact (818) 947-2347.
FREE LAVC Jazz Ensemble
The LAVC Music Department will be holding a free Jazz Ensemble Concert on Wednesday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Music Instrumental Room (Music 112). For more information, contact (818) 947-2347.
Save a life in 2008! Learn CPR at LAVC
LAVC will be offering classes for both the Layperson CPR/AED for the Adult, Child and Infant certification and the Professional Rescuer CPR/AED certification. The classes, which will be taught by Patty Melody, M.A. and Chad Peters, M.S., ATC from the Physical Education Department, will be held on Tuesdays, May 13 and May 20 in the Exercise Room of the North Gym from 6-9:30 p.m. To take the class for re-certification, participants only need to attend one (3-1/2 hour) class. Those who are taking the course for the first time should attend both days (for a total of 7 hours); there is no additional charge for attending both classes. These courses are sponsored by the American Red Cross. The class is $25 per person for the Layperson, and $35 per person for the Professional Rescuer (all materials and your certification card is included in the fee). Cash or checks accepted; Checks can be made payable to the "LAVC Foundation". To register, contact Patty Melody at (818) 947-2907 or email@example.com .
FREE LAVC Performance Workshop
The LAVC Music Department will be holding a free Performance Workshop on Tuesday, May 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106). For more information, contact (818) 947-2347.
LAVC Wind Ensemble Performs
The LAVC Wind Ensemble will present a concert on Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. Tickets are $5. For more information, contact (818) 947-2347.
"Fun, Fable and Fairy Tales” Choir Concert
The LAVC Music Department presents a choral concert entitled “Fun, Fable and Fairy Tales” on Sunday, May 18 at 7 pm in the Main Stage Theater. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and children. For more information, contact Michael Arshagouni at (818) 947-2350 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
City of Los Angeles Presents Arbor Day L.A.
Arbor Day L.A. will be presented by the City of Los Angeles on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Griffith Park’s Park Center Area at 4730 Crystal Springs Drive in Los Angeles. Admission is free. For more information, call (213) 473-9950 or visit www.milliontreesla.org
Valley College Players Present Bullshot Crummond
The Valley College Players will present the play Bullshot Crummond, which is a parody on British pulp hero Bulldog Drummond, on May 15-17 at 8 p.m. in the Horseshoe Theatre. For more information, call (818) 947-2790.
Free Concert by Pianist Judy Huang
The LAVC Music Department will offer a free concert by pianist Judy Huang on Wednesday, May 14 at 1 pm in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106). A complete list of music concerts for the Spring 2008 semester can be found at http://www.lavc.edu/defaultdocs/S08MailerInside.pdf. For more information, call the Music Department at (818) 947-2347.
LAVC Launches a New Mobile Technology Laboratory
The LAVC Job Training Office in partnership with the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley and HAAS Automation will announce the launch of its new Mobile Technology Laboratory (MTL) on Tuesday, May 13 from 8:30-10 a.m. in Monarch Square. This 36-foot mobile teaching/learning center, which features two HAAS computer numerical control (CNC) machines and several CNC training simulators, will be used to help educate incumbent, displaced, and dislocated workers, and young adults about in-demand high paying jobs in the manufacturing sector. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to attend this event. Food and refreshments will be served. For more information on the event or MTL, call the LAVC Job Training Office at (818) 947-2941.
Don’t Miss One-Stop Registration Day for Summer & Fall 2008
Attention current LAVC students! You can register for classes, see a counselor, receive financial aid information and pay fees—all in one place, on one day! Mark your calendar for One-Stop Registration Day on Tuesday, May 13 from 8 am-8 pm in Monarch Hall. For more information, call (818) 947-2553.
Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert
The Valley Symphony Orchestra will hold its final concert of the 2007-2008 season with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor on Sunday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Gindi Auditorium at the American Jewish University at 15600 Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. It will be performed with the LAVC Philharmonic Choir and Conejo Valley Master Chorale, and will feature soloists Elender Wall, soprano, Danielle Bond, mezzo, Mathew Edwardsen, tenor, and Phillip Meyer, bass. The orchestra will be led by Dr. Robert Chauls, a nationally-known conductor, composer and pianist, and the choir groups will be led by Dr. Michael Arshagouni. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students, seniors and children. For more information, contact (818) 947-2775.
Spring Recital for the Classical Guitar Program
The LAVC Classical Guitar Program will present its spring recital on Friday, May 9 from 8-10 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Music 106. The concert will feature students from the program, including guitar soloists, a flute and guitar duo, a guitar trio, and a guitar orchestra. They will play musical selections from composers including Barrios, Caluda
Emotion in Motion – An LAVC Dance Concert
The LAVC Dance Program will present “Emotion in Motion” on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio in the North Gymnasium. The annual spring dance concert will feature LAVC faculty and students, as well as guest artists. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students (cash only at the door). Free parking will be available in Student Lot E. For more information, contact Geordie Wright at (818) 947-2908.
Valley College Players Present Bullshot Crummond
The Valley College Players will present the play Bullshot Crummond, which is a parody on British pulp hero Bulldog Drummond, on May 8-10 and 15-17 at 8 p.m. in the Horseshoe Theatre. For more information, call (818) 947-2790.
Impossible to Forget Exhibit – Photos of Nazi Camps
The LAVC Art Gallery reopened with an exhibition entitled "Impossible to Forget: The Nazi Camps Fifty Years After" by renowned English photographer Michael Kenna. The exhibition will run from April 7-May 8. The Art Gallery and Art Building is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact the LAVC Art Gallery at (818) 778-5536 or visit http://www.lavc.edu/arts/artgallery.html.
Wounded in America Photography Exhibition
A new rotating exhibition entitled "Wounded in America" will be featured in the Art Building hallway exhibit cases from now until May 8. This documentary photography project, presented by the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, profiles the survivors of gun violence through photographs and oral histories. The exhibit can be viewed in the Art Building from Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., or whenever the building is open for classes. For more information, contact Dennis Reed at (818) 947-2625.
Valley College Hosts Presentation on Sustainability
BuildLACCD will present a free community presentation on “The Basics of Sustainability: An Introduction to Green Practices” on Thursday, May 8 from 5-6 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. Rinaldo Veseliza, director of Build LACCD, will explain what sustainable living means and how it benefits the community. He will also provide an update on the green development programs that are occurring in the City of Los Angeles, talk about the career opportunities for trained professionals in the sustainability field, and share information on how Valley College has adopted some of the new ideas for sustainable campus development. Faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited to attend. For more information, contact Rinaldo Veseliza at (818) 756-0953
Speaker on Careers In Teaching
The LAVC Career / Transfer Center is presenting a career speaker on “Careers in Teaching” for elementary or secondary schools on Thursday, May 8 from 1-2 pm in Foreign Language 102. The guest speaker will be Fariba Farzan-Schmitt, director, Special Programs, Liberal Studies Program, CSUN, and Doug Johnson, coordinator, Outreach Programs, School of Education, CSUN. For more information, contact the Career / Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646.
Dolores Huerta Speaks at Valley College
LAVC welcomes Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, on Wednesday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. She will speaks about the labor movement and careers, internships and volunteer opportunities. This event is being sponsored by the LAVC Puente Club, CalPRIG, M.E.Ch.A., Democracy Matters Club, LAVC Faculty Guild AFT 1521, and the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute. For more information, contact Joanne Waddell at email@example.com or Tracy Bachman firstname.lastname@example.org
40th Anniversary of the East LA Walkouts
The LAVC Chicano/a Studies Dept and M.E.Ch.A. will present “The 40th Anniversary of the East Los Angeles Walkouts” panel discussion on Tuesday, May 6 at 10:30-1 pm in the Fireside Room. Dr. Pete Lopez of the LAVC Chicano/a Studies Department will moderate a panel, which includes Dr. Julian Nava, former LAUSD School Board of Member, Rosalio Munoz, 1968 UCLA student body president, and Carlos Montes, co-founder of the Brown Beres Organization. For more information, contact Pete Lopez at (818) 947-2385.
Why You Should be a Bioengineer
The LAVC Biology Department and PESSA will present a free lecture entitled “Everything You Wanted to Know About Why You Should be a Bioengineer, but Were Afraid to Ask” by Dr. Victor Rodgers on Tuesday, May 6 from 7-8 pm in the Main Stage Theater. Dr. Rodgers has more than 20 years of experience in the bioengineering field and is a professor in the Material Science and Engineering Program and an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Riverside. For more information, contact, Pamela Byrd-Williams at (818) 947-2880.
Helpdesk for Online Virtual Valley Students
Students who take online classes can get help through the new Helpdesk for Online Studies. This Helpdesk is open to Virtual Valley students on Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 1-5 p.m. during the Spring 2008 semester. This new program, which is funded through a Title V grant and Virtual Valley, is run by the CCATT (Center for Career and Technical Training) Computer Lab in Business Journalism, Room 103. To contact the Helpdesk, call (818) 778-5834 or email email@example.com .
LAVC Recycling Program Tips
Don’t forget to recycle! The College has just installed new recycling receptacles in classrooms and offices. Remember to place your dry aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, cardboard, and paper in the on-campus recycling containers, and throw your trash into trashcans and wastebaskets. Green and yellow “Recycling Is Here” posters are now posted throughout the campus on Bulletin Boards with details on what items can be recycled.
Learn Fun Activities for Kids at Annabelle’s Play Day
The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC), a private not-for-profit agency, will present the 12th annual “Annabelle’s Play Day” event on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Monarch Square. This annual event offers activities and resources for children and their families hosted by local organizations from the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope Valleys. At Play Day, children will learn to use their imagination, language, social and motor skills through play, while parents learn new ways to interact with their children and how to re-create fun activities in their home for little or no cost. This event is free to the public and all ages are welcome. For information on Annabelle’s Play Day, visit http://www.ccrcla.org or call us at (866) 67-4KIDS.
Interested in a Career in Science and Math?
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will present a career speaker on jobs in the fields of science and mathematics on Thursday, May 1 from 1-2 pm in Foreign Language 102. The guest speaker will be Dr. Terry Richardson, pre-med advisor, CSUN College of Science and Mathematics and O’Mari Lockhart, Academic Advisor, Science and Math Student Services Center/EOP, CSUN College of Science and Mathematics. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646.
LAVC Celebrates Diversity at the Day of Solidarity
The LAVC Diversity Committee and Compliance Office will present the first annual Day of Solidarity on Thursday, May 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Monarch Hall. This free one-day event for students, faculty, staff is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and commonality among the college community. There will be a free international food court, a diversity image display, and a panel discussion on issues that affect the campus community. The campus community is encouraged to show their LAVC pride by wearing LAVC clothing and colors on that day. For more information, call Walter Jones at (818) 947-2726.
A Free Concert by the Kadima String Quartet
The LAVC Music Department’s Spring 2008 Concert Series will present a free concert by the Kadima String Quartet on Wednesday, April 30 at 1 p.m. in the LAVC Music Recital Hall in Music Building, Room 106. The ensemble, who is best known for their diverse repertoire of music ranging from Mozart to Led Zepplin, will perform the Haydn’s “Emperor Quartet” II, Beethoven’s Quartet, Op. 59, #3, IV, Allegro Molto, Schubert’s Quartet in d, “Death and the Maiden”, I, Brahms’ Quartet in C, Op. 51, #1, IV, Finale, and Hindemith’s Quartet No. 3, V, Rondo. A complete list of Spring 2008 Concerts is available at http://www.lavc.edu/defaultdocs/S08MailerInside.pdf. For more information, call (818) 947-2347.
Death Camp Survivors Speak
A panel discussion of death camp survivors, led Professor Garber, will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Art Gallery. This event, on the eve of Yam HaShoah, is part of a series of lectures presented in concert with the "Impossible to Forget: The Nazi Camps Fifty Years After" photography exhibition in the Art Gallery. The series is sponsored by the Honorable Zev Yaroslavsky, LA County Supervisor, 3rd District, the Jewish Community Foundation, and the Arts Council of Los Angeles Valley College. For more information, contact Dennis Reed at (818) 947-2625 or visit http://www.lavc.edu/arts/artgallery.html.
LAVC Students Participate in the H2OAKS Clean Water Festival
LAVC WINGS (Water Improvements for the Next Generations of Scientists) students as well as other LAVC students interested in environmental issues will have a have booth on water quality at the H2OAKS Clean Clear Water Festival. The festival will be held on Sunday, April 27 from 11 am-5 pm at the Sherman Oaks MTA Orange Line Park and Ride, which is located on Sepulveda between Erwin and Oxnard. LAVC students will compare bottled water vs. tap water and will discuss some of the health and aspects of water in light of recent stories on the presence of medicine in our water supply. The event is being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sherman Oaks Sunset. The festival will also have tree adoptions, pet adoptions and fun events for children. For more information on the H2OAKS Clean Water Festival, call Jodie Levine at (818) 342-9389.
Classical Guitar Concert with Guitarist Martha Masters
The LAVC Music Department will present a concert by award-winning classical guitarist Martha Masters on Saturday, April 26 from 8-10 p.m. in Music Building, Room 106. Masters has received critical acclaim as a solo recitalist, as a chamber musician with Duo Erato, and as a soloist with orchestras. She has performed at concert series and at festivals in England, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Germany, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and numerous US cities. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. To view a complete list of LAVC’s Spring 2008 Concerts, visit http://www.lavc.edu/defaultdocs/S08MailerInside.pdf. For more information, contact the Music Department at (818) 947-2347.
Job Training Receives Workforce Development Award
The LAVC Job Training Office received an “Exemplary Increase in Sales Award” at the Economic and Workforce Development through the California Community Colleges Annual Conference on April 23-25 in Newport Beach, California. Job Training is being selected for this award due to an increase in sales and demonstrating a 15% increase in the Contract Education component when comparing data from last year to the prior year. They had provided training for a variety of employers including, but not limited to, Los Angeles County Learning Academy, Metro, Superior Super Warehouse, Warner Bros., Hallmark Lighting, and Jewish Home for the Aging. LAVC will also be recognized as one of the eight highest performing colleges in the state of California. Performance is defined within the context of generating revenue for the college through Contract Education.
Valley Star Receives Awards at Annual JACC State Conference
The Valley Star received nine on-the-spot awards and earned several honors in the bring-in and mail-in categories at the annual state conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) on April 3-5 in downtown Los Angeles. Highlights include a 1st-place award in opinion writing for James Bennett, a 1st-place win in the bring-in photo category for John Phillips, and a general excellence award for Elizeda Beltran, James Bennett and Paul Olden for a video story they produced about Olvera Street. Approximately 40 schools participated in the competition, which offers awards for mail-in submissions that were sent by each newspaper’s staff the previous semester and on-the-spot competitions. During the on-the-spot contests, participants attend an event and are given a limited amount of time to either write a story or take a photo. Will Reyes, Josh Spence, Eric Patten, Parandzem Grigoryan, Paul Olden and Kristen Becker also took home awards.
LAVC Student Receives a Youth and Adult Services Scholarship
LAVC child development major La Wanda Baker has been selected as the first recipient of the Foundation for California Community College’s (FCCC) Youth and Adult Services Scholarship. She will receive a $500 scholarship award and will be recognized at the 2008 Youth & Adult Services Conference on April 23-25 in San Francisco. Baker was nominated for her accomplishments in the TANF-Child Development Careers Program, including earning both the State Associate Teacher and Teacher Permits, which will allow her to be a Child Development Preschool Teacher. She will earn her AA degree in Child Development this June. Congratulations La Wanda!
LACCD Board Resolution for Administrative Professionals Week
On March 26, the LACCD Board of Trustees approved a resolution to recognize Administrative Professionals during the week of April 20-26. The resolution reads “RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District joins the nation to officially recognize and express sincere appreciation to the many administrative support staff for their irreplaceable skills and professionalism.”
Armenian Genocide Memorial
The LAVC Armenian Student Union will be presenting a memorial commemorating the Armenian Genocide from Thursday, April 24-Wednesday, April 30 in Monarch Square. For more information, contact Amy Eritsian at (818) 800-0020
“Find Out If Lie Detectors Really Work” with Dr. Ed Gelb
The LAVC Club Psyche will present “Find Out If Lie Detectors Really Work” with famed forensic psychophysiologist Dr. Ed Gelb on Thursday, April 24 from 2:30-4 pm in Behavioral Sciences, Room 105. Dr. Gelb will bring a real polygraph machine and will explain the psychological aspects of lying and how it is possible to know if someone is lying. For more information, contact the Psychology Department at (818) 947-2523.
Want to learn about careers in the field of law?
Don’t miss Greg Denton from the LA County District Attorney’s Office who will speak on “Careers in Law” on Thursday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. in Foreign Language 102. For details on the Spring 2008 Career Speaker Series call the Career / Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646
Want to learn how to evaluate Web sites for your research projects?
Sign up to attend the “Evaluating Web Sites” workshop in the LAIR Computer Lab. This workshop will introduce criteria for evaluating Web resources, criteria and strategies for evaluating Web sites, and how to select the best Web sites for your information. The workshop will be offered on Monday, April 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 24 from 8:30-9:30 a.m., and Friday, April 25 from 12 noon-1 p.m. You need to sign up in advance at the Library Reference Desk. Visit http://www.lavc.edu/Library/workshopsched.htm. For more information, call the LAVC Library at (818) 947-2425
Wear Jeans on Denim Day as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
On March 12, the LACCD Board of Trustees approved a resolution to declare Denim Day on April 23 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The official resolution reads "RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District does hereby proclaim the month of April 2008 as 'Sexual Assault Awareness Month,' hereby designates April 23, 2008 as 'Denim Day,' and encourages everyone to wear jeans on April 23, 2008 to help communicate the message that there is "no excuse and never an invitation to rape'".
Students--Don't miss the Deadline for the Summer in Paris Program!
Are your students interested in studying in Paris, France this summer? All students interested in participating in the study away Summer in Paris Program should submit their application and payment by Tuesday, April 22. Details on the program, cost and other information can be found at http://www.lavc.edu/paris/. For more information, contact Dominique Merrill at (818) 947-2380
Interested in a Career in Business & Technology?
Don’t miss the Spring 2008 Career Speaker on business and technology careers on Tuesday, April 22 from 1-2 p.m. in Foreign Language 102. Speakers include: Ryan Liebling (a private banker with Wells Fargo), Cindy McShane (Corporate College Relation Manager for the Walt Disney Company), Ling Lin (Principal, Software Engineer, CNT), and Howard Levine (a CPA for a private practice). For more information, call the Career / Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646
2008 Shakespeare Birthday Festival at LAVC
The LAVC English Department and English Circle will present its second annual LAVC Shakespeare Birthday Festival on Tuesday, April 22 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Monarch Square. The festival celebrates Shakespeare’s 444th birthday and there will be birthday cake for everyone. There will also be jugglers and jesters, Renaissance music, song, dance, and costume, sword fighting workshops, and performances from key scenes of Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and other plays. For more information, contact Ida Ghaffari.
Interested in a Career in Recreation & Tourism?
The LAVC Career / Transfer Center will presents a career speaker on fields of recreation and tourism on Thursday, April 17 from 1-2 pm in Foreign Language 102. This speaker is part of the Spring 2008 Career Speaker Series. For a complete list of Career / Transfer Center events visit http://www.lavc.edu/Transfer/index.html. For more information, call the Career / Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646.
Information Session for Study Away in Paris, France
The LAVC Summer in Paris 2008 Program will be holding its last information session on Saturday, April 12 at 12 noon-2 pm in Foreign Language 102. The deadline to sign-up for the LAVC Summer in Paris Study Away Program is Tuesday, April 22. For more information, contact Dominique Merrill at (818) 947-2380 or visit http://www.lavc.edu/paris/
Don’t Forget to Vote in the ASU Elections on April 15-16
The Associated Student Union (ASU) will hold its elections on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16 from 9 am-2 pm and 4-7 pm in Monarch Square (between Campus Center and the Administration Bldg). For more information on the election and/or to volunteer, contact the Associated Student Union at (818) 778-5516.
The 2008 LAVC Health Fair is Here!
The LAVC Student Health Center is holding its annual health fair on Wednesday, April 16 from 9 am-3 pm in Monarch Square. This year’s theme is “My Health, My Future”. Community and campus resources will be on-hand to provide health education and prevention materials and free screenings. For more information, call Laura Camberos, Health Fair coordinator, at (818) 778-5814.
LAVC Honors Academic Excellence at the Deans Reception
Outstanding LAVC students will be recognized at the Spring 2008 Deans Reception on Thursday, April 10 at 2 pm in Monarch Hall. The semi-annual event honors full-time students who have achieved at least a 3.5 GPA in 12 or more units and part-time students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in at least six units. For more information on the Dean’s Reception, call Sherri Rodriguez at (818) 947- 2726.
Fine Art / Performing Art Majors Fair
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will hold a Fine Art / Performing Art Majors Fair on Thursday, April 10 from 10 am-1 pm in Monarch Square. Students majoring in music, art, journalism, photography, fine art, media art, dance and theater are invited to come and learn about college transfer requirements, career information and talk with faculty and advisors from the various programs. For more information, call the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646.
LAVC Students Selected for PTK All-California Academic Team
The California Community College League and Phi Kappa Theta (PTK) have selected two LAVC students to the 2008 PTK All-California Academic Team. Prince Prabhakar was named to the Second Team and Derreck Bourdon to the Third Team. Both students were recognized at the Academic Team Awards Luncheon on March 27 at the Sacramento Convention Center, and received Senate and Assembly floor recognition at the Capitol. Congratulations Prince and Derreck!
LAVC to Run a One Stop Employment Center in NoHo Commons
The new third phase of the NoHo Commons, located in North Hollywood on the corner of Weddington Street and Lankershim Boulevard will contain a One Stop Employment Center run by LAVC’s Valley Jobs Coalition. In addition, the developer, J.H. Synder Company, will also donate $1.5 million to build a Family Resource Center to train child care professionals on the LAVC campus. Tyree Wieder, LAVC President, Laurie Nalepa, Dean of Academic Affairs, Lauren Okayama, Chair of the Child Development Department, and Lennie Ciufo, Director of Job Training, made a presentation at the CRA/LA Board Meeting on how the projects will benefit the community. The Board of Commissioners of the CRA/LA approved the project on March 20 and the project broke ground on March 24.
LAVC Wins 3rd Place at CCCFA State Championship
The LAVC Speech Team took 3rd place in the state at the California Community College Forensics Association (CCCFA) State Championship on March 12-16 in Concord, CA. The team, which competed against 31 community colleges and was 14 points away from first place, also won 7 individual gold medals, 8 individual silver medals, and 10 individual bronze medals. Congratulations!
LAVC Science Speaker Series Lecture
The LAVC Biology Department, P.E.S.S.A. and the Associated Student Union will present a free lecture entitled “You are My Sunshine—New Light on Innate-Immunity During Pregnancy” by Dr. Chander Arora on Tuesday, April 8 from 7-8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater. Arora is research scientist for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynocology and director of the Perinatal Research Laboratory at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. The Spring 2008 LAVC Science Speaker Series presents seminars and lectures on updates in scientific research to students and the community. For more information, call Pamela Byrd-Williams at (818) 947-2880.
Welcome to our Newest LACCD Board of Trustees Member
The LACCD Board of Trustees unanimously selected Miguel Santiago to fill the Board seat left vacant by Warren T. Furutani, who recently resigned after his election to the California State Assembly, at the LACCD Board Meeting on March 26. The Board heard presentations from more than 25 candidates who were seeking the position. Santiago will be sworn in at the Board of Trustees meeting onApril 9. Prior to joining the Board, he was employed as a Special Assistant of External Affairs for the Office of the Board of Equalization, where he was the community and labor liaison for Board Member Judy Chu. He has also served as Field Coordinator for the Office of Assemblymember Cindy Montanez. Born in 1973 in the San Fernando Valley to immigrant parents, Santiago attended public school and community college before transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated magna cum laude.
Art Gallery Reopens with Nazi Camps Photo Exhibit
The LAVC Art Gallery is reopening with an exhibition entitled "Impossible to Forget: The Nazi Camps Fifty Years After" by renowned English photographer Michael Kenna. The exhibition will run from April 7 through May 8. An opening reception will be held on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Art Gallery. There will also be a free opening night lecture by Zev Garber, professor of Jewish Studies, entitled “Nekama: The Last Voice from Auschwitz” with a musical introduction by the Kadima String Quartet on Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. A second special lecture with a panel discussion of death camp survivors, led Professor Garber, will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Art Gallery. The Art Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact the LAVC Art Gallery at (818) 778-5536 or visit http://www.lavc.edu/arts/artgallery.html.
Study Away in Paris, France this Summer
The LAVC Summer in Paris 2008 Program is still accepting applications. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 22. There will be a final information session on Saturday, April 12 from 12 noon-2 pm in Foreign Language 102. For more information, visit http://www.lavc.edu/paris/.
Take the ADA Access Survey
The LAVC Disabled Students Programs and Services Office (DSPS) is participating in an ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. We are asking the LAVC students and our community to assist the DSPS office by answering a few survey questions. To take the ADA Survey. For more information, contact the LAVC Disabled Students Programs and Services Office at (818) 947-2681
An Evening with Gore Vidal at LAVC
The LAVC Democracy Matters Club, CALPIRG and Campus Progress will present “The Best Government Corporate Money Can Buy” with Gore Vidal, who will be interviewed by KPFK’s Sonali Kolhatkar, on Wednesday, April 2 from 4:30-6 pm in Monarch Hall. Students will give a presentation on how publicly-funded elections could cut corruption in politics. There will also be a Q&A session with Gore Vidal. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Andrea Barrera at (818) 606-1159.
LAVC Begins a New Pilot Recycling Program
LAVC has been selected, along with LA City College and East LA College, to pilot a comprehensive recycling program with a company called Recycling Strategies. Since Valley College is the first campus to launch this pilot program, there will be a press conference on Wednesday, April 2 at 12:30 pm in Monarch Square with LACCD Board of Trustee Mona Field and former ASU commission for ASU Campus Environmental Affairs Danny Fuentes. Posters have been placed on campus bulletin boards and in classrooms that provide simple instructions on the recycling process. This project has the support of the ASU and the Work Environment and Space Utilization Committee.
Student Receives Scholarship to Study in France This Summer
Ioulia Avetisyan, a LAVC French major, has been selected as this year’s scholarship recipient to study French this summer at the Alliance Francaise in Lyon, France. The scholarship has been awarded by the Dennis and Anne Beaver Foundation to LAVC students for the past three years. LAVC thanks Dennis (an LAVC alumnus) for providing our students with this opportunity. Congratulations Ioulia!
LAVC Students Awarded “Portraits of Student Success”
Two LAVC students have been selected for the 2008 CalWORKs “Portraits of Student Success” awards, in recognition of dedication to educational excellence, family preservation and the pursuit of self sufficiency. Margarita Markosyan, a music major, who had a 3.6+ G.P.A. and transferred to CSUN in Spring 2008. She worked at Music Department for the last two years as a tutor. Margarita’s goal is teach at Valley College as a music instructor. Farzaneh Kerendian, a respiratory therapy major, who will graduate in Spring 2008. She works at Learning Center and is completing her internships. She has a 3.4+ G.P.A. Her goal is to receive her License by Summer 2008, and to work as a Respiratory Therapist in a hospital setting. Both students were nominated by the LAVC CalWORKs Program. Congratulations Margarita and Farzaneh!
LAVC Athlete Named to 2007 COA/CCCAA Pepsi Scholar Athlete Honor Roll
The California Community College Commission on Athletics / California College Athletic Association (COA/CCCAA) has selected LAVC Track and Cross Country athlete Casey Locurto as a member of the 2007 Pepsi Scholar Athlete Honor Roll. He was selected because he maintained a 3.6 GPA, participated in the TAP program while competing in two sports, was a member of the dean’s full time honor roll, president’s honor roll and the 2007 LAVC scholar athlete of the year, and conducted himself in a matter that brings credit to him, Valley College, intercollegiate athletics, and California community colleges. Casey transferred to UCLA in Fall 2007. He will be presented his award at the Celebration of Student Athletes Luncheon on April 3 in Ontario. Congratulations Casey!
Spring Break is March 24-29 & Campus Closed on March 31
Classes are closed for Spring Break from Monday, March 24 through Saturday, March 29. LAVC will also be closed on Monday, March 31 for the Cesar E. Chavez holiday. The campus and all classes will resume on Tuesday, April 1.
LAVC Theater Arts Presents Lysistrata
The LAVC Theater Arts Department will present a modern adaption of the Greek classic Lysistrata on March 13-15 and 20-22 at 8 pm in the Horseshoe Theater. Ticket prices are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, contact the Theater Arts department at (818) 947-2790.
Applications Available for ASU Positions and Student Trustee Position
Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved! There are open Associated Student Union (ASU) positions as well as the LACCD Board of Trustee’s Student Trustee position. Information and applications are now available in Campus Center 102. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 21 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact the ASU at (818) 947-5516.
A Free Talk on Strategies for Disciplining Children
The LAVC Child Development Departments will present a “Use Discipline as a Challenge-Not a Problem” discussion on Thursday, March 20 from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Monarch Hall. This is a free talk on best practice discipline strategies by Barbara K. Polland, a professor, parent, psychotherapist and author. For more information, contact the Elmida Baghdaserians at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A Celebration of Black Heritage and Culture Event at LAVC
The LAVC African American Studies Department presents "Art in Motion: A Celebration of Black Heritage and Culture" on Wednesday, March 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Monarch Hall. Join us for an evening of wholesome traditional foods, international vendors, live music performances, poetry, traditional dance and more! Mandla Kayise, a motivational educational speaker, from New World Education will be the featured guest. This event is a fundraiser for the LAVC African American Studies Department. Donations are requested but not required. The community is invited to attend this fun-filled family-friendly activity. For more information, contact Tara Lake at (818) 947-2486.
Free Wednesday Concert by the Nucleus Ensemble
The LAVC Music Department will present a free concert by the contemporary chamber music group, the Nucleus Ensemble, on Wednesday, March 19 at 1 pm in Music Building 106. The Nucleus Ensemble comprises of six musicians who fuses chamber music with film and combines it with jazz, rock and world music. The concert is part of a series of free music performances on selected Wednesdays. For more information, contact the LAVC Music Department at (818) 947-2347.
LAVC Presents “The Poet Sings” Concert
The LAVC Philharmonic Choir, LAVC College Choir and LAVC Vocal Jazz Ensemble will present a concert entitled “The Poet Sings” on Sunday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in Main Stage Theater. This eclectic concert comprises of prose from famous and non-famous poets set to various musical styles from the renaissance to the romantic period. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the LAVC Music Department at (818) 947-2347.
Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert
The Valley Symphony Orchestra at LAVC will present a chamber music concert on Sunday, March 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the LAVC Music Recital Hall. The concert will feature Haydn’s “Oboe Concerto in C” (with Leonid Belinsky, oboe), Morton Gould’s “Softshoe Gavotte”, Kurt Weill’s “Little Threepenny Music”, and Chaul’s “Piano Sonata” (Robert Chauls, piano). Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. For more information, contact the Valley Symphony Orchestra at (818) 947-2775.
LAVC Student Inducted into National Football Hall of Fame-SFV Chapter
LAVC Monarchs football player Fataali Choulee was nominated and accepted by the National Football Hall of Fame, San Fernando Valley Chapter for the 2007-2008 school year. He accepted his award on March 11 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. Congratulations!
Valley College Hosts a Career Day
Learn what it takes to get a high-paying job at the first annual LAVC Career Day on Wednesday, March 12 from 10 am-2 pm. There will be a job fair as well as a college and majors fair from 10 am-1 pm in Monarch Square. Choose from career planning workshops in: “Career Targeting & Assessment” from 10-11 a.m. in Campus Center 104, “Careers in the 21st Century” from 11 a.m.-12 noon in Campus Center 104, “Resume Writing & Interview Skills” from 12 noon-1 p.m. in Campus Center 104, and “Job Shadowing Workshop” from 1-2 p.m. in Administration 126. You can download the LAVC Career Day 2008 schedule of activities (pdf). For more information, contact the Academic Affairs office at (818) 947-2326.
LAVC Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert with Wayland Pickard
The Valley Symphony Orchestra at LAVC will present a return engagement of comic musical performer Wayland Pickard on Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Gindi Auditorium at 15600 Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. Pickard, who first performed with the Valley Symphony in 2003, is an American Victor Borge whose show combines music and comedy. Opening the program will be a performance of Debussy’s Children’s Corner Suite (with the famous Golliwog’s Cakewalk finale) and Kabalevsky’s The Comedians Suite. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call the Valley Symphony Orchestra at (818) 778-5609.
Free Wednesday Concert—Howie Shear Quartet
The LAVC Music Department presents a free performance of the Howie Shear Quartet on Wednesday, March 5 at 1 pm in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106). You can view the complete list of Spring 2008 concerts (pdf). For more information, call the Music Department at (818) 947-2347.
New President Selected at Mission College
The LACCD Board of Trustees has named Judith Valles as the new President of Los Angeles Mission College. She will assume her new duties on April 1, 2008, replacing current Interim President Earnest Moreno who plans to return to East Los Angeles College. Ms. Valles has more than 40 years of experience in the field of education, and has served as the Interim President of Oxnard College, President of Golden West College, Interim President of Coastline Community College and President of the Board of Trustees for San Bernardino Community College District.
DSPS Program Awarded $74,000 Grant
LAVC’s Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) has been awarded a $74,000 grant by the California State Chancellor’s Office to caption instructional videos and DVDs that are used in the classroom.
LACCD Board of Trustees Meeting at Valley College
The LACCD Board of Trustees will hold its next open session board meeting at Valley College on Wednesday, February 27 at 3:30 p.m. in Monarch Hall. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact the President’s Office at (818) 947-2321.
Regional Speech Tournament at LAVC
The Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association will hold its Spring Championship speech tournament at LAVC from February 22-24. The tournament will be held on Friday, February 22 from 3-8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24 from 8 am-8 pm. The community is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Duane Smith at (818) 778-5537.
Train to be Paralegal at LAVC Community Education & Extension
Classes for the Professional Paralegal Academy through LAVC’s Extension and Community Services will start Wednesday, January 20. This 400-hour program prepares students to handle the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities in any type of law practice. For more information, visit the LAVC Extension and Community Services Web page at http://www.lavc.edu/Extension/.
Free Lunar Eclipse Observation Session at LAVC
The LAVC Astronomy Group will be offering a free lunar eclipse observation session on Wednesday, February 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the LAVC main archway off of Fulton Avenue. Telescopes will be available so students and the community can watch the Moon darken as it passes through Earth’s shadow. For more information, contact the LAVC Astronomy Group at (818) 947-2335.
Free Wednesday Concert – Faculty/Student Variety Show
The LAVC Music Department will hold a free “Faculty/Student Variety Show” on Wednesday, February 20 at 1 pm in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106). This concert is part of an ongoing series of free concerts on selected Wednesdays this spring. To view the complete list of Spring 2008 Concerts, visit http://www.lavc.edu/communitylinks.html. For more information, contact the Music Department at (818) 947-2347.
“Is America Ready for a Black President?” Discussion
The LAVC African American Studies Department is holding an open discussion with renowned journalist Erin Aubry Kaplan on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria Conference Room. The “Is America Ready for a Black President?” discussion will also feature a screening of Chisholm ‘72: Unbought & Unbossed. For more information, contact Tara Lake at (818) 947-2486.
Walk-In Student Registration for Spring 2008 Semester
From January 30 – February 14, LAVC students can register, add and drop classes in-person for the Spring 2008 Semester in Monarch Hall. In-person registration will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please note: From February 19-22, Admissions and Records, Counseling, Business Office and Financial Aid will be open in their regular offices from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information on Walk-In Registration, contact Admissions and Records at (818) 947-2553.
LAVC will be closed on February 15 and 18 for the Presidents’ Day Holiday
The campus will be closed on February 15 and 18 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. There will be no instruction on Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, but the campus will be open for some activities. The campus will fully reopen on Tuesday, February 19.
LAVC Student Stars in the New Step Up 2 the Streets Movie
Briana Evigan, an LAVC student who was last year’s national champion in the performance of Drama, has the lead role in the upcoming movie Step Up 2 the Streets. The movie, which opens on February 14, is the sequel to 2006’s “Step Up”. Brianna credits her experiences in the LAVC’s Speech & Debate team to helping her achieve her most recent success.
Child Development Department Recognized by Board of Governors
The LAVC Child Development Workforce Development Program was honored as the 2007 Exemplary Program Award for “Innovative Bridges in Career Technical Education” by the California Board of Governors in Sacramento on January 14. The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges awarded "Early Childhood Workforce Development Program" for addressing the critical shortage of early childhood teachers providing training in the Los Angeles area. LAVC President Dr. Tyree Wieder, Laurie Nalepa and Marni Roosevelt will accepted the award.
LAVC Monarch Stadium Receives a National Award
The LAVC Monarch Stadium received a “Distinguished Outdoor Track - Facility Award” from the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). The stadium facility was honored for its excellence in design and construction. Neil Silver of Mondo USA presented the award to Chuck Ferrero and Dr. Tyree Wieder. ASBA is a national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, synthetic turf fields, indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces. Congratulations!