News & Events
Reminder---LAVC is a Smoking Restricted Campus
Smoking is prohibited on campus except in designated smoking areas. The college has designated several locations on campus as areas where smoking is permitted, which are noted on the college map at www.lavc.edu/map. To read the Smoking Policy, view the class schedule at www.lavc.edu/schedules.html.
Get Your Tickets for the TRiO Insite Opportunity Drawing (Raffle)
Get a chance to win the following prizes at the TRiO Insite Club opportunity drawing: a $100 gift certificate for a dinner for 4 at the Bucca di Beppo Italian Restaurant in Universal City, 2 tickets to the Laugh Factory, or 2 Paint Ball tickets. Tickets for the drawing are $2 each for the Bucca di Beppo gift certificate, or $1 each for the Laugh Factory tickets, or the Paint Ball tickets. Proceeds will be used to provide toys for disabled children this holiday season. Stop by the TRiO Office in the Cafeteria Building, Room 101-B to purchase your opportunity drawing tickets, or visit the TRiO Insite Club table on ASU Club Day. The raffle will end on Wednesday, November 25. For more information, contact Barbara Schneider at (818) 947-2483.
You’re Invited to Celebrate TAE's 60th Anniversary
Tau Alpha Epsilon (TAE), LAVC’s honors society, will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary on Wednesday, November 25 from 12 noon-2 p.m. in Monarch Square. There will be music, fun, and students performing. Its members will also be holding a Food Drive, a Toy Drive for Toys for Tots, and selling opportunity drawing (raffle) tickets. Donations for the Food Drive can be made at the celebration event. People who wish to donate a new toy during its Toy Drive will receive 2 free opportunity tickets. Tickets for the opportunity drawing will be $2 each, and prizes include a Smart Pen, a bluetooth headset, 4 gold AMC tickets, and American Express gift cards of $10 and $25. TAE will donate 50% of the proceeds from the opportunity drawing to Habitat for Humanity and keep 50% to support its organization and to create scholarships for its members. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAVC Book Group Meets on November 24
The LAVC Book Group will be discussing the book Don’t Believe Everything You Think: The 6 Basic Mistakes We Make in Thinking by Thomas E. Kida on Tuesday, November 24 from 1-2 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Join the discussion on critical thinking – a summary of the book will be provided. Beverages and cookies will be provided, and you can enter the opportunity drawing for a free copy of the book. Questions? Contact Professional Development at (818) 947-2712 or email email@example.com.
Last Chance to Be Part of the LAVC Festival of Authors & Artists
LAVC faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni and friends of the college are invited to participate in the first annual LAVC Festival of Authors and Artists. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, November 24. Participants will be able to sell their books or artwork during the festival, and must give 10% of their proceeds to benefit the LAVC Foundation. Individuals or groups interested in participating should submit their Interest Form (at www.lavc.edu/flyers/LAVC%20Authors%20&%20Artist%20Festival%20Interest%20Form.doc) to the President’s Office by the deadline. The festival, which is being co-sponsored by LAVC, LAVC Foundation, Tau Alpha Epsilon, the Associate Student Union and the LAVC KVCM radio station, will be held on Tuesday, December 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Monarch Hall and Patio. Download the event flyer at www.lavc.edu/flyers/LAVC%20Authors%20&%20Artist%20Festival%202009%20Flyer.pdf. For more information about participating, contact the LAVC President’s Office at (818) 947-2321.
Faculty, Staff and Students are Invited to the Next STARS Event
The LAVC Strategic Team for the Advancement and Retention of Students (STARS) will be holding a “Speed Dating in the Disciplines: Why Should I Take This Class” workshop on Monday, November 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. This workshop for faculty, staff, administrators and students will be a showcase of projects in the various departments. For more information, contact Professional Development at (818) 947-2712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREATHE LA Presents a Conversation with LAVC Alumnus Ed Begley, Jr. & wife Rachelle Begley at LAVC
BREATHE California of Los Angeles (BREATHE LA) and Union Bank will present its final session of the BREATHE LA Green Salon Series with a special event entitled “The ‘Dark Green’ Movement: A Conversation with the Begleys (With Ed Begley, Jr. & Rachelle Begley)” on Thursday, November 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. This is the closing event for the 2009 BREATHE LA Green Salon Series, which featured open and public forums on clean air, the environment and healthy living. Guests will hear from two of Hollywood’s greenest stars, and learn more about the green movement and how each of us can make a difference. This event is also brought to you by the following event partners: the Headington Media Group, LAVC, LACCD, Coalition for Clean Air, and CORO. For more information, visit www.breathela.org/events/green-salon-series-2009 or contact Edward Headington at (818) 720-7181.
Hillel 818 Comedy Night at the World Famous Laugh Factory
Hillel 818, which comprises of CSUN Hillel and Pierce & Valley Colleges Hillel, will present a Comedy Night at the world famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood on Wednesday, November 18 at 8 p.m. There will also be a VIP Reception before the show at 7 p.m. This event will feature an all-star comedy lineup. Tom Arnold, the popular comic actor and stand-up comedian, is scheduled to appear. There will also be a fantastic raffle & auction. Proceeds from the event will support Hillel programs at CSUN, Pierce and Valley Colleges. Advanced purchased tickets are $25 for general admission, $10 for students with ID, and $75 for VIP Admission with the pre-event reception with the evening’s talent. At the door, tickets will be $30 for general admission and $15 for students with ID. Purchase tickets at www.hillel818.org or call (818) 887-5901.
Next LACCD Board of Trustees Meeting at LAVC
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees will hold its next board meeting on Wednesday, November 18 at LAVC’s Monarch Hall at 3:30 p.m. The college plays host to the LACCD Board of Trustees meeting once a year. This is an opportunity for the campus community to observe a District board meeting. For more information, contact the President’s Office at (818) 947-2321.
An Invitation to the Library/Academic Resource Center Groundbreaking & Pool Complex/Adapted PE Center Ribbon Cutting
LAVC and the Los Angeles Community College District will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the LAVC Library & Academic Resource Center, and a ribbon cutting ceremony for the LAVC Pool Complex & Adapted Physical Education Center on Wednesday, November 18 from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. The groundbreaking ceremony, which starts at 10:30 a.m., will celebrate the construction of the new Library and Academic Resource Center. The site is the future home of the college’s Library, Writing Center, Learning Center, Developmental Communications, Virtual Valley, Professional Development Center, Media Services, and the LAVC Historical Museum. The Pool Complex and the Adapted Physical Education Center groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 11:15 a.m. The Pool Complex comprises of an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a Community Services/Adapted Physical Education pool, and a warm up pool for divers that can be used by LAVC Athletics, classes, and the community; the Adapted Physical Education Center features an exercise room with specially adapted equipment for PE classes for individuals with disabilities. The event invitation can be viewed at http://mwwlaphotoserver.com/laccd/invitations/city/sci_tech/invitation.html. To RSVP, contact the President’s Office at (818) 947-2321 or email email@example.com.
Attention Job Seekers! Join the LAVC Job Club
LAVC’s popular Job Club will meet on Friday, November 13 from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Faculty Lounge. The highly successful Job Club gives jobs seekers a golden opportunity to network with others, peruse job leads, meet with professional job counselors, and refine their job search techniques. For more information, call (818) 947-2341 or visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html.
Free Electronic Waste Collection Event in the SF Valley
The Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold an electronic collection event on Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Canoga Park Bowl at 20122 Vanowen Street in Canoga Park. It will accept unwanted electronics (working or non-working) from businesses and residents free of charge. The accepted items include computer monitors, television sets, PC systems, printers, laptops, copiers, scanners, fax machines, toner cartridges, UPS, cellular phones, PDAs, power supplies, main frame units, networking equipment, circuit boards, VCR/VCD/DVD players, home entertainment systems, phone sets, lab testing equipment, and other small portable devises. Florescent light bulbs, refrigerators, washers and dryers are not accepted. Please note: there is a $5 processing fee for all microwaving ovens. For more information, contact Greenview Eco Bees at www.theecobees.com.
LAVC Closed for Veteran's Day
LAVC will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday. This holiday honors the nation’s men and women who have served or are serving in the armed forces. The college will reopen for normal business hours and classes will resume on Thursday, November 12.
Vietnam War Lecture & Panel Discussion
the LAVC Art Gallery will hold a lecture and discussion entitled “Vietnam War Revisited” on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Art Building, Room 103. Featured speakers include Charles Dailey and Brian Doan. Charles Dailey is a Vietnam War veteran who is an artist and educator and now serves as dean at Ribét Academy. Brian Doan, who was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States more than fourteen years ago, is an artist whose photography focuses on the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and he currently is associate professor at Long Beach City College. The “In Plain View: Photographs of the Vietnam War” display case exhibition will be open from now until December 17. To view the flyer, visit www.lavc.edu/defaultdocs/Vietnam_Program.pdf. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’re Invited to a Premiere of the Sierra Club Film “Coal Country”
The Associated Student Union (ASU) and the Sierra Club, an environmental nonprofit organization, will premiere the documentary "Coal Country" at LAVC on Tuesday, November 10 from 1-3 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater. This free film will show how coal pollutes our local water sources and its effects on the health of surrounding communities around the nation, and explores different alternatives for future energy sources. Free drinks and snacks will be served. For more information, contact Jessica Gallardo, ASU Commissioner of Campus & Environmental, at (818) 947-2695, or visit the ASU Office in Campus Center, Room 102.
STARS "Examining Class and Race" workshop
The Strategic Team for the Advancement and Retention of Students (STARS) will hold an “Examining Class and Race” workshop on Tuesday, November 10 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Monarch Hall. Facilitated by Annie Goldman Reed, Charmagne Shearrill and Yasmin Delahoussaye, this workshop will feature an exercise on the effects of class and race on students. Faculty, staff, administrators and students are invited to attend. For more information, contact Professional Development at email@example.com or (818) 947-2712.
Fall 2009 Dean's Reception Honors Outstanding Students
The LAVC Associated Student Union and Tau Kappa Epsilon will hold the Fall 2009 Dean’s Reception on Monday, November 9 at 1-3 p.m. in Monarch Hall. This event recognizes outstanding students who have made the Dean’s List (full-time students with at least a 3.5 GPA in 12 or more units at LAVC, or part-time students with at a least 3.5 GPA in 6-11 units who have completed more than 12 cumulative units at LAVC) and President’s Honor’s List (students who have been on the Dean’s List for three consecutive semesters) in the Fall 2009 semester. For more information, contact the ASU at (818) 778-5516.
Buy Your Ticket Today for the Doo-Wop Concert!
The LAVC Emergency Services Department in conjunction with the LAVC Foundation will hold a Fall Fling Doo-Wop Rock n’ Roll fundraising concert featuring the Mighty Echoes on Saturday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Monarch Hall; doors open at 7 p.m. The Mighty Echoes is an acclaimed a cappella group, who performs doo-wop “genre-related” oldies of the 1950’s and 1960’s. General admission tickets are $20 per person, and $15 for students and seniors. Prizes will be raffled off including premium L.A. Kings Hockey tickets, Apple IPOD, gift certificates and cards to fine dining, and more! All proceeds from the event will benefit the LAVC Foundation. Download the ticket order form at http://www.lavc.edu/defaultdocs/Doo%20Wop%20Flier%20RVC%20version.pdf. For more information, contact the LAVC Foundation at (818) 947-2619.
“Seeing in Color” Art Gallery Exhibition Opens on November 4
The LAVC Art Gallery will hold a reception for its latest exhibition entitled “Seeing in Color: Photographs from the Stephen White Collection II” on Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m.; followed by a discussion with the collector and photography expert at 8 p.m. The exhibition will run from November 4-December 17. The Stephen White’s Collection II numbers thousands of images covering the history of photography. This exhibition will feature works that survey photographic color processes used from the middle of the 19th century to the present day, including such techniques as hand-tinting, autochrome, tricolor carbro, and dye-transfer. The subjects represented in the photographs include portraits of the famous, landscapes, and large abstractions. Stephen White is a longtime collector who began as one of the first photographic art dealers in the United States when he opened his Los Angeles gallery in 1975. Today he lives in the San Fernando Valley where he continues to collect, write and deal privately in photographic art. For more information, visit www.lavc.edu/arts/artgallery.html or contact the LAVC Art Gallery at (818) 778-5536.
New Mini Exhibition on Vietnam War Photos in Art Building Display Cases
The LAVC Art Gallery will show a mini exhibition in the display cases of the Art Building entitled “In Plain View: Photographs from the Vietnam War” from November 4-December 17. The mini exhibition of press photos, which are on loan from a private collection, demonstrates the free access given to war correspondents at the time of the Vietnam War. Included in the exhibition are many of the most famous, Pulitzer Prize-winning images of the war that polarized opinions in the U.S. and led to civil unrest. The exhibition can be viewed when the building is open. Visitors may view the mini exhibition, which is in display cases in the hallway of the Art Building, on Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. For more information, contact the LAVC Art Gallery at (818) 778-5536.
Learn How State Budget Cuts will Affect Community College Students.
The Political Action Coalition and the ASU will hold a “Student Awareness Wake-Up Call” with keynote speaker Assembly member Mike Feuer on Wednesday, November 4 from 12 noon-2 p.m. in Monarch Square. Come learn about the current State budget will affect you and higher education. There will also be bands and dancers performing, and snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more info, visit www.standup4cc.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley College Alum on Dancing with the Stars
LAVC alumnus Mark Dacascos is one of the stars of this season’s Dancing with the Stars reality show. Mark is an actor, martial artist, and current host/chairman of “Iron Chef America” on cable television. He was a member of the 1984 Men’s Gymnastic Team at Valley, which placed 2nd in the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Gymnastics Championships.
Want to Learn How to Be More “Green”?
There is still time to join the LAVC Sustainability Student Workshop, which will meet on Monday, November 2 at 12 noon in the Allied Health & Sciences Center, Room 152. Participants can get extra credit while learning about sustainable concepts that can affect you and the planet. Space is limited! To RSVP, email email@example.com.
Know of Someone Looking for a Job? Tell Them About the LAVC Job Club
The LAVC Job Club, a popular program that helps job seekers, will meet on Friday, October 30 from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Faculty Lounge. Participating jobs seekers are given a golden opportunity to network with others, peruse job leads, meet with professional job counselors, and refine their job search techniques. For more information, call (818) 947-2341 or visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html.
Interested in a Career in Early Childhood Education?
The LAVC Child Development will host an Early Childhood Career Panel on Thursday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Monarch Hall. Come learn about career opportunities, meet representatives from local universities, get information about jobs and volunteer opportunities, and find out about the diverse programs for families. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in Early Childhood Education careers to network with agencies and organizations. Click here to View Flyer (DOC). For more information, contact Tracy Baca at (818) 947-2584 or Emilda Baghdaserians at (818) 778-5502.
STARS Workshop - Learn About the “New Majority” with UCLA Professor Hayes-Bautista
TThe Strategic Team for the Advancement and Retention of Students (STARS) is hosting a seminar entitled “The New Majority” with special guest speaker Dr. David Hayes-Bautista on Wednesday, October 28 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Dr. Hayes-Bautista is the director of the Center of the Study of Latino Health and Culture and professor of Medicine at UCLA. This event is open to all faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact Deborah Kaye at (818) 947-2569.
ASU Hosts a Chicano/Latino Heritage Celebration Event
The Associated Student Union (ASU) at LAVC will be sponsoring a “Chicano/Latino Heritage Celebration Event” on Wednesday, October 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Monarch Square. There will be performances by mariachi musicians and folklorico dancers, chicano/latino deocations, and ethnic food. In addition, Emmy Award winner Hector Gonzalez will be showing a screening of a new musical documentary entitled “The Rampart Record Story”, which features East Los Angeles Rampart Recording Artists and Chicano Rock Legends of the 60s, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Monarch Hall. For more information, contact the ASU at (818) 947-2694.
LAVC College Fair on October 27
The LAVC Career / Transfer Center is sponsoring a Daytime College Fair on Tuesday, October 27 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Monarch Square. There will be more than 15 colleges and universities at the college fair including UCLA, USC, CSUN and more. In addition, the following transfer / information workshops will be held from 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.: University of California in the Foreign Language Building, Room 100, California State University in the Foreign Language Building, Room 102, Mount St. Mary’s College, Pepperdine and Woodbury in the Foreign Language Building, Room 104, and USC in the Foreign Language Building, Room 108. For more information, visit the Career / Transfer Center in Administration Building, Room 126 or call (818) 947-2646.
UCLA Chancellor to Speak to LAVC Students on October 26
LAVC is will host a special “Conversation with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block” on Monday, October 26 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Chancellor Block will speak to the campus community about his university, and the opportunities for LAVC students to transfer there. All LAVC students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. For more information, contact the President’s Office at (818) 947-2321.
LAVC Faculty & Staff to be Honored at the Tierra Del Sol Award Recognition Ceremony
The Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) will be holding a “Tierra Del Sol Faculty & Staff Award Recognition Ceremony” on Monday, October 26 from 3-6 p.m. in the Fireside Room. The following LAVC faculty and staff will be honored: Robert Allen (M&O), Rafael Arias (Spanish), Tracy Baca (Child Development), Richard S. Brossman (Counseling), Pat P. Calder (Speech), Susan Carleo (President), Brian Everitt (M&O), Maria Elena Frances-Benitez (Spanish), Dale M. Fulkerson (Art), Dave Green (DSPS), Ann R. Harootyan (Language Arts), Annette H. Jennings (CAOT), Sharon Johnston (Sheriff’s Office), Tom Lopez (M&O), Ian Lewis (Continuing Ed / Music), Perla Lombrano (M&O), Carla Lubow (Women’s PE), Dave Mallas (Men’s PE), Ron A. Mossler (Psychology), Cathy Pyles (Theater Arts), Ellie Rabani (CalWORKS), Amanda M Shipman (Child Development), Norma Smith (Continuing Ed), Rebecca Lily Steinberg (Continuing Ed), Eugenia Sumnick-Levins (Art), Katherine Tejeda-May (DSPS), Eliza Uzunyan (DSPS), and Scott M. Weigand (Writing Center). This event is being held in conjunction with Disability Awareness Month. To request an accommodation for the event or an alternative format for any printed material, call (818) 947-2681 or (818) 947-2680 (TTY) as soon as possible.
LA County Public Health Expert to Give a H1N1 Flu Update
The LAVC Health Center will sponsor a “Pandemic H1N1 Flu Update” with an expert from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Monday, October 26 from 1-2 p.m. in Monarch Hall. This informative update will provide the latest details on the H1N1 flu, and participants will be able to get answers for their questions about the pandemic flu. All faculty and staff are encouraged to post of copy of the event flyer in their classroom or office; a copy of the flyer is available athttp://www.lavc.edu/defaultdocs/Health%20Center%20H1N1.pdf. For more information, contact the LAVC Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918.
LACCD Designates October as EOPS Month
To recognize its legacy of success, the LACCD Board of Trustees designated October 2009 as EOPS Month! At the Board of Trustees, veteran EOPS Director David Follosco provided a brief background and history of the program, and students Tafari Gonzalez-Aird (LAVC), Yessica Ortiz (Pierce College) and Daphne Brooks (LA Harbor College) explained what the program has meant to them. All the students did a great job of explaining the importance of the program to their success!
An Invitation to Join the LAVC Book Group
The LAVC Book Group will be meeting to discuss Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell on Friday, October 26 from 1-2 p.m. in Campus Center 104. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Individuals who have not read the books are welcome to come and join in the discussion. Beverages and cookies will be provided. For more information, contact Deborah Kaye at (818) 947-2569.
Calling All Students! Sign Up for the LAVC Sustainability Workshop
The Los Angeles Community College District and Sustainable Works is co-sponsoring a 6-week “LAVC Student Sustainability Workshop” series this Fall. The series will give a group of 10-15 LAVC students the opportunity to learn about sustainable concepts and methods that can affect their lives and the planet. Workshop topics include water, energy, solid waste, chemicals, transportation, and shopping and food. Students who wish to participate must attend the orientation workshop on Monday, October 26 from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. in the Allied Health & Sciences Center, Room 152. All workshops meet on Mondays at the same time and location as the orientation session. For more information, contact Sustainable Works at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.SustainableWorks.org.
You’re Invited to the 60th Anniversary Celebration Concert
The LAVC Music Department and the Valley Symphony Orchestra will hold a special concert entitled “Celebrations: Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn & Los Angeles Valley College” on Saturday, October 24 at 8 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater.This concert, which celebrates LAVC’s 60th Anniversary, the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death, the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death, and the 200th birthday of Mendelssohn, will feature Handel’s Concerto a due cori No.2 in F, HWV333, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 in g minor, Op.25 (with W. Terrence Spiller, piano), and Haydn’s The Creation: Part I (with LAVC Philharmonic Choir & soloists). After the concert, cake will be served in celebration of LAVC’s 60th anniversary. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for LAVC students. For more information, contact (818) 778-5633.
LAVC Theater Arts Presents the25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The LAVC Theater Arts Department will present a production of the Tony award-winning musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on October 22-24 at 8 p.m. (plus a 2 p.m. matinee on October 17) in the Horseshoe Theater. This musical is about six quirky kids who find their county spelling bee as a place to stand out and a place to fit in. The book is by Rachel Sheinkin, and music and lyrics by William Finn. This production is directed by Cathy Susan Pyles. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, contact (818) 947-2790 or email@example.com.
You’re Invited to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of EOPS
This year, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) will celebrate 40 years of success! As part of its 40th Anniversary Celebration, EOPS at LAVC is inviting the campus community for cookies and punch on Friday, October 23 from 12 noon-1 pm outside the Tutoring Center (Cafeteria 100). Established in 1949, EOPS provides access to students who were historically underrepresented in higher education. Today, Valley College EOPS students outperform the general college population: EOPS
students complete their classes at a higher rate (at 90% as compared to 45%); EOPS students pass their classes at a higher rate (91% as compared to 76%); and EOPS students are enrolled in 12 or more units (57% as compared to 13%).
Don’t Miss the Free Business Success Academy Seminar
The LAVC Business Success Academy and the City of Burbank Team Business will offer a free "The Seven Numbers That Every Business Needs to Know to Succeed in 2010" seminar by acclaimed speaker Paul Butler on Friday, October 23 from 8-10 a.m. at the Junior Achievement Finance Park at 6250 Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles. Targeting concepts such as productivity, gross and net margins, top and bottom line growth, Paul uses his expertise from his years of experience in high-level management with major corporate firms. To reserve your seat, contact the LAVC Business Success Academy at (818) 947-2927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening College Fair at LAVC
The LAVC Career / Transfer Center will sponsor an “Evening College Fair” on Thursday, October 22 from 5-7 p.m. in Monarch Square. Over 75 colleges and universities will be on hand to talk with evening students about transferring to UCLA, USC, CSUN and many more. For more information, contact
This Week’s Disability Awareness Month Events
The Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) will be holding several events as part of Disability Awareness Month on October 20-23. On Tuesday, October 20, there will a guest speaker from the CAP Program from 1-2 p.m. in the Fireside Room. A “Self-Advocacy Practice” Workshop (for DSPS students only) on Wednesday, October 21 from 2-3 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. A “Learning Disabilities: Fact and Tips” Workshop will be held on Thursday, October 22 from 1-2 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. To request an accommodation for the event or an alternative format for any printed material, call (818) 947- 2681 or (818) 947-2680 (TTY) as soon as possible.
LAVC Hosts College Expo for LAUSD District 2
LAVC has partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) District 2 to host the first annual LAUSD District 2 College Fest on Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at Monarch Square. More than 1500 students and families from our feeder high schools will come together at LAVC for College Fest 2009. College Fest, the result of a partnership between LAUSD District 2 and LAVC Office of Student Outreach, will host more than fifty colleges and universities for a day of education and exploration. Students and families will have a chance to explore college options, speak with representatives from specific colleges and programs and attend workshops to facilitate a smooth transition from high school to college. The historic event strengthens the existing partnership between LACCD and LAUSD and benefits all students in our community. For more information, contact (818) 778-5831 or email@example.com.
Don't Miss Your Chance to Sponsor a Part of LAVC's 60th Anniversary
Celebrate LAVC’s 60th Anniversary by sponsoring the commemorative 60th Anniversary Calendar and/or a 60th Anniversary Pedestrian Light Pole Banner. Sponsorship levels are available at a number of price points. Calendar sponsorships start at only $20, and advertisement opportunities are available. The two-panel pedestrian light pole banners are only $250, and will be hung on campus until July 2010. Don’t Wait! Space is limited. The deadline to place your sponsorship order is Friday, October 16.
Free Wednesday Concert – Daniel Pearl World Music Day featuring the Kadima String Quartet
The Kadima String Quartet will return to the LAVC Music Department to present its annual “Daniel Pearl World Music Day” concert on Wednesday, October 14 from 1-2 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106). The concert celebrates the life of Daniel Pearl and helps to promote cross-cultural understanding through music. The Kadima String Quartet will be performing music from Bartok, Smetana and a Jewish Folksong Suite. Performers include Lynn Angebranndt, cello, Eric km Clark, violin, Beth Elliott, viola, and Yi-Huan Zhao, violin. For more information, contact (818) 947-5633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in the Labor Movement Panel Discussion
The Dolores Huerta Labor Institute, Puente Program, AFT Guild at LAVC, and the Political Action Coalition will sponsor a “Women and Labor” panel of speakers on Monday, October 12 from 12 noon-1 p.m. in Monarch Hall. This discussion will honor Women’s History Month and explore the contributions of women leaders to the labor movement. Featured panelists include Vivian Price, assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and coordinator of Labor Studies at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Raahi Reddy, chief of staff of the SEIU Local 721, and Connie M. Leyva, president of the UFCW Local 1428. For more information, contact Kenadi Le at email@example.com.
2010 Census Training and Conference in Downtown Los Angeles
The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, Ya Es Hora, and the City of L.A. Mayor's Office of Census 2010 is sponsoring a Los Angeles “It’s Time…Make Yourself Count!” 2010 Census Training and Conference on Friday, October 9 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Center for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment at 1000 N. Alameda Street in Los Angeles. Come learn about special initiatives happening in Los Angeles and how to become involved in our national effort. Participants will hear the key messages and outreach strategies organizations across the country are using to encourage census participation among the hardest to count communities. To register, complete the registration form at http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGNsaUFKVWIzd0pfNXBfMTlGUTNBb0E6MA. For more information, contact Catherine Han Montoya at Montoya@civilrights.org
College & High School Students “Meet the Pros” in Entertainment on October 10
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, the California Media Statewide CTE Programs, IDEAS (Institute for Developing Entertainment Arts and Studies) and the LAVC Media Arts Department will present a “Meet the Pros” career panel on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at LAVC’s Monarch Hall. This event provides an opportunity for college and high school students to learn about careers in the entertainment industry from industry professionals in every department of the media arts field. Participants will be able to meet award-winning professionals who are working or have worked on diverse productions such as the Big Bang Theory, Burn Notice, Iron Chef America, Mad Men, Pushing Daisies, Rihanna’s Good Girl Gone Bad Tour, Rita Rocks, Sons of Anarchy, That 70’s Show, Third Rock from the Sun, Workout, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The following two sessions will be held: the “Animation, Art, Production Design & Costume Design Careers“ session from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and the “Television, Film, Music, Radio and Digital Media Careers” session from 1:30-4 p.m. Participants can attend one or both sessions. Admission is free. Seats will only available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Give Blood. LAVC Blood Drive on October 8
The Student Health Center & American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive at LAVC on Thursday, October 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Monarch Hall. Walk-ins and appointments welcome. To make your life- saving appointment, please sign up online at www.givelife.org (sponsor: “LAVC”). Also, if you want to know your blood type, you can find out when you donate blood. All presenting donors may enter a drawing for a shopping spree. For more information, call (818) 947-2918.
You’re Invited to a Town Hall Meeting on the LAVC Master Plan
The LAVC President’s Office will be sponsoring a Town Hall Meeting with an open forum on the college’s Master Plan on Thursday, October 8 from 1-2:30 p.m. and from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room. The campus community is invited to come learn about the proposed College Master Plan and to provide feedback on it. For more information, contact Maggie Lopez at (818) 947-2321.
LACCD Co-Hosts a Green Job Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), BuildLACCD, PV Jobs, Employment Development Department (EDD) of California and the Foothill Workforce Investment Board will sponsor a Green Job Fair on Tuesday, October 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center at 300 E. Green Street in Pasadena. There will be free admission to the job fair, which is being held in conjunction with the 2009 Green California Community College Summit. For more information, contact Lisa Fitch with PV Jobs at (310) 590-1332 or email@example.com.
LAVC Recently Hosted a Manufacturing Camp for Foster Youth
The Foundation for California Community Colleges recently held a weeklong Advanced Manufacturing Training Institute summer camp for foster youth at Valley College. This camp, which was funded by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) and the Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, gave participants hands-on training with industry-related tools and software, work with qualified trainers to create products, tour a fabrication or manufacturing facility, and learn about related community college programs and services. The goal of this camp was to provide an opportunity for foster youth to get hands-on experience in an area that they may want to explore as a career option. In addition, actor John Ratzenberger (‘Cheers’, ‘Toy Story’) came and spoke to the kids about the benefits of having a career in the fabrication and manufacturing industry. This camp was made possible by the efforts of Syed Hussain of LAVC Title 5, Roberto Gutierrez of LAVC Job Training and the LAVC Job Training staff.
Come Join the LAVC Book Group
The LAVC Book Group will hold its first meeting of the Fall semester on Thursday, October 1 from 1-2 p.m. in the Fireside Room. They will be discussing The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, so please read the book beforehand so you can participate in the discussion. Beverages and cookies will be provided. For more information, contact Deborah Kaye at (818) 947-2569.
Hillel 818 High Holiday Services for Yom Kippur
Hillel 818, which comprises of Pierce & Valley College Hillel and CSUN Hillel will hold its High Holiday services at CSUN Hillel in Northridge. The “Yom Kippur Candlelighting & Kol Nidre Service” will be held on Sunday, September 27 at 6 p.m. On Monday, September 28, there will be a “Yom Kippur Morning Service” at 10:30 a.m. with a Yizkor (Memorial Service) at 4:45 p.m. and a light Break-the-Fast at 7:20 p.m. The High Holiday services are free for students and those under the age of 18, and $125 per person for the community (all Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services). For more information, contact Hillel 818 at (818) 886-5101 or (818) 887-5901.
American Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show at LAVC
The Burbank Kennel Club will be holding an American Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show on Saturday-Sunday, September 26-27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the campus lawn between Music and the Art buildings. Come and root for your favorite canine, and meet the owners, breeders, and handlers of these gorgeously groomed dogs. Learn about which breed would fit right in with your personality and home situation. This event features the coveted “Best-in-Show” award. There will also be lots of vendors with fabulous pet items and high quality dog foods. Food and refreshments will be available. There is also handicapped parking and access to the dog show. Admission is $6 per person.
Independent Living Resource Fair
The Independent Living Center of Southern California will hold an Independent Living Resource Fair on Friday, September 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Monarch Hall. The fair will attract exhibitors from all over Southern California, featuring products and services for people with disabilities, seniors, their families, and caregivers. The focus of this fair is to provide information on assistive technology that allow individuals with disabilities or seniors to regain some of the freedom they have lost to be able to go places or do things that they used to do. Products to be featured include low technology items, such as hand reachers to grab things from kitchen cupboards; to high technology items, such as mobility scooters and computer software, with adaptive equipment that fills specific needs for persons with disabilities. The event is being sponsored by Ability Magazine and BJB Technologies, Inc. For more information, contact (818) 908-1199, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit its web site at www.ilcsc.org
LAVC Job Club Helps Job Seekers
The LAVC Job Club, sponsored by the Job Training Office, is holding its next meeting on Friday, September 25 from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Faculty Lounge. The Job Club gives job seekers a golden opportunity to network with others, pursue job leads, meet with professional job counselors, and refine job search techniques. For more information, call (818) 947-2941, email email@example.com, or visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html
Campus ADA Transition Plan Open Forum
LAVC in collaboration with BOA Architecture, the college’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consultants, will hold two public forums on Thursday, September 24 from 1-2:30 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. in the Fireside Room. These open forums will allow the campus community to share insights on the accessibility of programs, activities and facilities at the college. The comments will then be considered by the consultants in the update of the campus’ ADA Transition Plan and will help to facilitate equal access goals for the college. Individuals with disabilities, groups representing people with disabilities, and other interested persons are encouraged to attend. Alternate format materials and reasonable accommodations are available upon request; please call (818) 947-2681 at least 48 hours in advance to ensure the availability of an accommodation. For more information, contact Dave Green in the DSPS Office at (818) 947-2681.
LAVC Top Recycler in the LACCD
In the past year, the LAVC campus has collected more recycled materials than all nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). According to figures released by Recycling Strategies, it reveals that LAVC has collected more than 65 tons of recycling from June 2008-June 2009. Other LACCD college campuses have only collected between 9 to 40 tons of recycling. Kudos to the Maintenance & Operations staff on a job well done!!!
CalWORKs Has Two Locations to Serve Students
The LAVC’s CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids) program will now occupy both Bungalow 8 and 14. The CalWORKs Office will remain in Bungalow 14, and Bungalow 8 will be the new home of the CalWORKs Valley Assessment Center, which is open to CalWORKs students by appointment. During the summer, the CalWORKs Office will be open Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m.-12 noon. For more information, contact the CalWORKs Office at (818) 947-2600, ext 4069.
Two LAVC Alums Receive TAP Scholarship to UCLA
Former LAVC Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) students Issam Saab and Rahul Ajit Singh, who have both transferred to UCLA, have been selected to receive a TAP scholarship. Issam will receive the Wasserman TAP Scholars scholarship, and Rahul will receive the Berkman TAP Scholars scholarship. As two of the 27 students were selected to be TAP Scholars, they will be eligible for an academic scholarship of at least $5,000 per year with an option to renew for a second year by meeting certain requirements. This year, LAVC TAP received the most TAP scholarship recipients among the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). Congratulations!
Free Public Astronomy Lecture on the New Kepler Mission
The LAVC Earth Science and Anthropology Department will hold a free lecture entitled “The Kepler Mission: Searching for Earthlike Planets” on Sunday, September 20 from 7:45-9 p.m. in the LAVC Planetarium. This program features Dr. James Fanson from Jet Propulsion Laboratory who will be talking about the new Kepler Mission, an unmanned satellite watching stars in our galaxy for signs that they may have Earth-sized planets orbiting them. The lecture is open to the public. For information, call David Falk at (818) 947-2335.
Did You Know That You Can Follow LAVC on Twitter.com?
LAVC is now on Twitter! Students, faculty, staff and prospective students can now keep up with the latest at Los Angeles Valley College on Twitter.com. To follow LAVC on Twitter, visit www.twitter.com/LAValleyCollege.
Check It Out--LAVC Has a Facebook Page!
LAVC has come into the social networking age with its own Facebook page. The page features information about the campus, campus pictures and upcoming events for current students, prospective students and alumni. Facebook members can become a fan of the LAVC page by going to www.facebook.com/lavalleycollege.
MySpace Page for LAVC
Students, alumni and prospective students can now connect with LAVC through MySpace—one of the most popular social networking sites. The Public Relations Office has launched a new MySpace page for LAVC, which features information about the college, news and events, video testimonials, and much more. Similar to LAVC’s current Facebook page, the new Web site is designed to help attract prospective students, and allows current students and alumni to connect with each other and the college. Visit http://www.myspace.com/lavalleycollege to see the page, and add LAVC as your MySpace friend.
Extended Hours for Fall Registration
From September 14-18, the Office of Admissions and Records in the Administration Building will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information regarding registration, visit the Admissions Web site at http://www.lavc.edu/admissions/index.html
Free Wednesday Music Concerts Start September 16
The LAVC Music Department will begin to hold its Free Wednesday Concert Series for the Fall 2009 semester. It will start with its “Faculty/Alumni Variety Show” on Wednesday, September 16 from 1-2 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. This on-going series of Free Wednesday Concerts will feature professional musicians and students performing a variety of classical, jazz, and popular music in the beautifully remodeled Music Recital Hall. For more information, visit the Music Department Web site at www.lavc.edu/music.
Last Day for Refunds & Exchanges at the Bookstore is September 14
The last day for refunds and exchanges in the LAVC Bookstore is Monday, September 14. This date coincides with the college’s last day for registration refunds. Students who wish to refund or exchange their books must have their cash register receipt. Please read the Bookstore refund policy in the catalog or class schedule, and the return policy attached to the cash register receipt for more information. The bookstore refund policy is posted in the Fall catalog (page 77-78) and the Fall class schedule (page 153) at www.lavc.edu/schedules.html.
Walk-In Registration Ends September 12
Walk-in registration for the Fall 2009 Semester will continue in the Campus Center Building until Saturday, September 12. The LAVC Admissions Office, Counseling Office, Business Office and Financial Aid have temporarily relocated to provide students with a one-stop registration area for Fall 2009 classes. Walk-in registration hours will be as follows: Monday, September 7-Thursday, September 10 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday, September 11 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, September 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information regarding walk-in registration, contact Admissions & Records at (818) 947-2553.
Final Week for Students to Complete the Student Eligibility Survey
LAVC students can have a chance to win a grand prize of a $300 gift certificate to the LAVC Bookstore just for completing an online 5-minute Student Eligibility Survey. This survey will help LAVC determine the eligibility of LAVC students for support services funded by federal grants. The deadline is Friday, September 11, and all students who complete the survey by the deadline will be entered in the drawing. To take the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=pYpryEeEbz4RsbuO3_2fmXOA_3d_3d. Winners will be announced by the end of September. For more information, contact the TRiO/SSS Program at (818) 947-2483.
Know of Anyone Looking for a Job? Invite Them to the Community Job Fair at LAVC
The LAVC Job Training Office is teaming up with the Van Nuys Worksource Center to host its semi-annual job fair on Thursday, September 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. This event is open to the community, and will feature employers such as Fed Ex, Bank of America and many more! Job counselors from Valley College will also be on hand to help answer questions from those seeking employment. For more information, contact the Job Training Office at (818) 947-2941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Student Show 2009 Exhibition in LAVC Art Gallery
The LAVC Art Gallery will feature an encore showing of “Annual Student Show 2009” exhibition from now-Thursday, September 10. This exhibition of student artwork is free to the public, and is open from Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. in the Art Building. For more information, call (818) 778-5536 or visit www.lavc.edu/arts/artgallery.html.
Campus Closed for Labor Day
LAVC will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The college will resume its normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 8. Faculty and staff are encouraged to remind their colleagues and students of this holiday.
LAVC 60th Anniversary Calendar of Events
LAVC will celebrate its 60th Anniversary with a yearlong schedule of events and activities. During the summer, the college will hold a pair of Summer Movie Nights with the movie Rudy on Saturday, August 8, and the movie The Goonies on Saturday, August 22. Other activities throughout the year include a 60th Anniversary Homecoming Game (vs. East LA College) in October, an LAVC “Birthday Bash” Picnic with 60th Anniversary Time Capsule in May 2010, and a 60th Anniversary Commencement Ceremony in June 2010. The college will also be launching a 60th Anniversary Web site, which will be linked off the LAVC homepage, creating a 60th Anniversary Commemorative Calendar and installing 60th Anniversary banners around the campus. For 60th Anniversary sponsorship opportunities, contact the Foundation Office at (818) 947-2619.
Welcome Back to LAVC!
The LAVC Associated Student Union (ASU) will host Welcome Week activities for incoming and returning student during the first week of school. There will be a free BBQ for students (with drinks for sale for only $1) from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Monarch Square on Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1. Come on out on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3 for raffle prizes and free giveaways for students from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Monarch Square. You’re invited to meet the ASU officers, and learn how they can become more involved on campus. From Monday, August 31-Thursday, September 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the ASU officers will be in Monarch Square to provide information about ASU and ASU fees. For more information about the ASU, please visit www.lavc.edu/ASU
Calling all Actors and Singers!
The LAVC Theater Arts Department will be holding auditions for its Fall production of the “25th Annual Putnam Co. Spelling Bee” on Wednesday, September 2 from 6:30-9 p.m. and Thursday, September 3 from 3:30-6 p.m. in the Horseshoe Theater. Individuals auditioning will be asked to sing the selected audition song in the correct key. The performances are scheduled for October 15-17 and 22-24. For more information, email email@example.com.
Cafeteria Closed During Summer Session 2
The LAVC Cafeteria will be closed from now-August 28, which would have been during Summer Session 2. The Cafeteria will reopen starting on Monday, August 31 for the Fall. Faculty, staff and visitors who wish to purchase food and drinks during this time should visit the Bookstore, which is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am-6 pm.
$1,000 Mini-grants Awarded to LAVC Instructors
The LAVC Virtual Valley and Technology Training Program, with funding through the Title V Grant, was able to award 23 $1,000 grants to instructors to create special media content for online, hybrid, or face-to-face courses. A sample of projects being funded include: creating instructional videos for Anthropology, Math, Speech, Music, English and Theater, developing simulations for early California History and CAOT (Computer Applications and Office Technologies) skills, developing materials for synchronous Elluminate sessions with students, and developing podcasts for English, CAOT, Counseling and Media Arts.
Dr. Carleo Wins the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Women in Business Award
On Wednesday, July 15, LAVC President A. Susan Carleo, Ph.D., was the recipient of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Women in Business Education Leadership Award. She was one of 12 honorees selected from more than 130 nominees. Dr. Carleo was honored for outstanding contribution to higher education including her more than 30 years of experience in higher education, and for her work as president of Valley College. Congratulations!
LAVC CalWORKs Program Accomplishments
The CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids) program is proud to recognize its students Mohammad Wardak and Sukanya Watarastaporn, who both earned the President’s Distinguished Honor Award. In addition, over the past year 37 CalWORKs students earned their associate degrees, 27 earned occupational certificates, 25 were on the 2008-2009 Dean’s list, 12 are transferring to UC/CSUs, 10 received AVES scholarships, and more than 35 were placed in on- and off-campus work-study programs. The LAVC CalWORKs program is the third largest in the district, and serves approximately 800 students. Students benefit from educational, vocational, domestic violence and personal counseling as well as receive child care and supportive services. Congratulations to all the CalWORKs students!
LAVC Early Start Received the Prestigious John W. Rice Diversity Award
On July 13, the LAVC Early Start Program received the John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award from the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in Sacramento. The award, named after the former educator and Board of Governor's member who is also the father of Condeleeza Rice, was presented to LAVC and Sacramento City College. His wife Mrs. Clara Rice and daughter Condeleeza were present at the ceremony. LAVC’s Early Start Program was recognized for helping to prepare students from John Francis Polytechnic High School (Poly HS), which was one of LAVC’s under performing feeder high schools, to transfer to UCLA. The program has succeeded and many former students have gone on to attend prestigious universities such as Yale, Harvard and MIT. Prior to the program beginning at LAVC in 1999, Poly HS had an API score of less than 1, and only 15% had taken college-level courses required to attend a UC or CSU. Today, 50% of students take those college-level courses. Congratulations!
LAVC Graduate Eric Sorto Recognized by the L.A. City Council
Eric Sorto, a recent LAVC graduate, was recently recognized by the Los Angeles City Council for his work in gang prevention programs in Los Angeles and for writing his memoir Payback: The Cost of Being a Gangster. Eric is a former gang member and became a quadriplegic after being shot. His book, which he wrote with LAVC Professor William Wallis, is being used in gang prevention and handicapped programs, and is available on Amazon.com. Congratulations Eric!
New Location for the Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS)
The Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) Office has moved to Bungalow 82. YESS is a comprehensive program hosted on the LAVC campus that provides foster youth with services that focus on life skills, training and academic performance to successfully transition into living independently. The program's objective is for its participants to achieve self sufficiency, college degree or certificate, and employment. For more information on foster youth services, contact the YESS Office at (818) 778-5812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IDEAS Program to Receive a Grant from State Chancellor’s Office
The Institute for Developing Entertainment Arts & Studies (IDEA) at LAVC will receive a one-year California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office grant to fund a “Entertainment Industry Training Collaborative”. This new program will be in addition to the current IDEAS program. The grant was submitted by IDEAS Director Richard Holdredge. Congratulations Richard!
Calling All Job Seekers...Join the LAVC Job Club!
The LAVC Job Training will hold the next meeting of the LAVC Job Club on August 28 from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Faculty Lounge. This popular group connects job seekers with a golden opportunity to network with others, search job leads, meet with professional job counselors, and get tips to refine job search techniques. The LAVC Job Club is a free service of the office of Job Training, and is open to students and community members. For more information, visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html.
Calling All New Parents! Don't Miss the Parent & Baby Sessions at LAVC
The LAVC Family Resource Center offers free Parent & Baby Sessions for newborns to 30-month-old babies throughout the year in Bungalow 49. 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. During Summer 2009 the following classes are held: Parent & Baby Session for Toddlers on Mondays from 10-11 a.m., Bilingual Parent & Baby Sessions for Infants and Toddlers (Spanish/English) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and Parent & Baby Session for Infants on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free parking is available to participants. To view the specific session dates, download the flyer at www.lavc.edu/child_development/ under the "Events" section. For more information or to reserve your space, contact the Family Resource Center at (818) 778-5528 or at Weislekm@lavc.edu.
Summer Hours for Admissions & Records, the Assessment Center and the Graduation Office
From now until August 22, the summer hours for Admission and Records and the Assessment Center are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The summer hours for the Graduation Office are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and closed on Fridays. For more information visit www.lavc.edu/admissions/index.html.
Mark Your Calendar! Summer Movie Nights Featuring The Goonies on August 22.
The LAVC Summer Movie Nights will feature the movie The Goonies on Saturday, August 22 on the campus lawn (between Art and Theater Arts). Star of the movie and LAVC alumnus Sean Astin is scheduled to present the movie. The movie begins at dusk, and will be open to the public starting at 6 p.m. For more info, contact the LAVC Foundation Office at (818) 947-2619.
Summer Bookstore Hours
From July 27-August 21, the LAVC Bookstore will have special summer hours. The Bookstore’s summer hours will be Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am-6 pm and closed on Friday. It will resume normal operating hours starting Monday, August 24.
Summer Hours for the Financial Aid Office
The LAVC Financial Aid Office will have modified office hours from now-August 21. During that time, the Financial Aid office will be open on Mondays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., and closed on Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office Web page at www.lavc.edu/financialaid/index.html, or call (818) 947-2412.
LAVC Summer Movie Nights Presents Rudy
As part of the college’s 60th Anniversary celebration, the LAVC Foundation will present the movie Rudy at the free LAVC Summer Movie Nights on Saturday, August 8 at dusk in the campus lawn between the Art and Theater Arts buildings. The film stars LAVC alumnus Sean Astin who plans to be in attendance to introduce the movie. The Summer Movie Nights are free and open to the public starting at 6 p.m. Guests should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call the LAVC Foundation Office at (818) 947-2619.
LAVC Pool Now Open to the Community through LAVC Community Services
The Community Services Department offers private swimming lessons, adult lap swimming, family swim time, a splash club for kids, and parent and me swimming lessons in the LAVC Pool during the summer. Private 30-minute swim lessons for adults and kids (must be at least 5 years old and toilet trained) are offered Mondays-Fridays. Adult lap swimming (must be 18 years old and older) is available from Mondays-Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Family Swim, which is open swim time for families (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; lap swimming is not allowed), is offered on Saturdays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The Splash Club, an intermediate and advanced training in stroke movement and endurance for kids 6 and older (tryout is required), is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. The Parent & Me swim lessons (for children ages 2 - 4.5 years old who are potty trained and must wear a swim diaper) is a shared parent and child swim classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-9:30 a.m. The cost for the private and Parent & Me lessons vary depending on the number of lessons per week. An adult lap swimming pass is $35 for 10 visits, $65 for 20 visits and $60 for 30 visits. The cost for Family Swim is $2.50 per person, and Splash Club is $30 per month. For more information, contact Community Services at (818) 947-2577, ext 4172 or visit https://communityed.lavc.edu.
Monarch Day Camp is Back!
The LAVC Community Services Department will hold its summer Monarch Day Camp from June 22-August 14 for kids ages 5-years-old and up. This sports-oriented day camp offers Red Cross-certified swimming lessons, tennis, soccer, softball, golf, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball and other sports. Arts and crafts, movies, cookouts, educational field trips, skits, games, and activities are also featured. The camp is staffed by an experienced group of counselors and coaches selected for their skills, enthusiasm, common sense, and especially their ability to relate to children and adolescents. The Monarch Day Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. each morning and ends at 4:30 p.m. each afternoon. Campers may enroll for any combination of three days, but there is a three (3) days per week minimum. To register, call (818) 947-2577, ext. 4172. or visit the Community Services Office in the Field House on Ethel Avenue. More information is also available online at www.lavc.edu/monarchdaycamp/index.html.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Bridge Program Starts Today
LAVC’s new STEM Program will be holding a Summer Bridge 2009 from July 29-31 for students who want to pursue careers in the sciences. Come find out which LAVC classes you should take to transfer, meet STEM faculty from CSUN, UCLA and USC, and learn about opportunities to do research as an undergrad. Sign up today! For more info and to register, visit www.lavc.edu/stem.
Summer Session 2 Has Been Cancelled!
Due to state budget cuts, LAVC has cancelled its second summer session. LAVC will still hold Summer Session 1, which begins June 15. For the most up-to-date information, a list of cancelled classes, and answers to your most frequently asked questions, please visit the LAVC Web site at www.lavc.edu/campusnews/breakingnews.html.
LAVC Music Receives Grant for New Commercial Music Program
LAVC Music Department received a $10,000 grant from the Los Angeles-Orange County Workforce Development Leaders (LOWDL) consortium to develop five new Certificates of Achievement and an Associate of Arts degree in Commercial Music. Starting in Spring 2010, there will be new courses in Songwriting, Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Combo Workshop. There will also be new Certificates of Achievement in Jazz Studies, Music Arranging, Music Notation, Music Technology and Songwriting as well as the new AA in Commercial Music. The grant was submitted by Richard Kahn who is an associate professor of music at LAVC. Congratulations!
Register Today for Community Services Summer Classes!
Registration is currently open for a wide variety of classes and programs for the community. Despite the recent decision by the LA Community College District to cancel the second summer session, the Community Services Department wants the public to know that it is offering its regular summer class offerings for the entire summer. Classes include: Acting, Arts & Crafts, Business and Job Training, Children’s Classes, Dance, Exercise, Foreign Language, Golf, Music, On-Line Classes, Tennis, Swimming and more. Please click here for a complete listing of classes or call 818-947-2577 x 4172 to register.
LAVC Speech Team Wins Another National Title!
The LAVC Speech Team recently won first place in the Individual Events category and second place in the overall team category at the Phi Rho Pi Forensics Competition in Portland, Oregon on April 7-11. LAVC claimed more gold, silver and bronze metals than any of the other 66 schools in attendance, which earned them the first place spot in individual events category. Fourteen students participated in the competition: Andrea Barerra, Micki Boden, Donna Carroll (Poetry – Gold; Drama – Gold), Katrina Herrera, LeCoya LeJune (Poetry – Silver; Duo Interpretation of Literature – Gold; Drama – Bronze; Readers Theater – Bronze), Annie Leroux (Communication Analysis – Gold; Persuasive – Silver; Informative – Silver), Katie Morgan (Persuasive – Gold; Informative – Bronze), Alexis Nalley (Duo Interpretation of Literature – Gold; Drama – Bronze; Readers Theater – Bronze), Thomas Peterson (Prose – Gold; Duo Interpretation of Literature – Silver; Drama – Gold; Readers Theater – Bronze), Felix Tanandika (Speech to Entertain – Bronze), Elena Tarsitani (Prose – Silver), Pariya Tehrani (Speech to Entertain – Silver; Prose – Gold; Drama – Gold; Readers Theater – Bronze), Patrick Thompson (Prose – Gold; Readers Theater – Bronze), and Arthur Valenzuela (Duo Interpretation in Literature – Silver; Program Oral Interpretation – Bronze; Theater – Bronze). The team was coached by Duane Smith, Josh Miller, Robyn Jackson and Paul Davis. Congratulations!
New Perspectives on Community Health & Air Quality Conference at USC
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is presenting a “New Perspectives on Community Health & Air Quality Conference” on Friday, July 24 from 8 am-5 pm at USC’s Davidson Conference Center. This conference will provide information on the impact to public health caused by air pollution, and solutions for the future. The event will feature California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Senator Alan Lowenthal, and Daniel Sperling, Ph.D., author of "Two Billion Cars: Driving to Sustainability". The event is free and open to the public but registration is required; register online at http://www.cleanaircongress.info/. For more information, contact (909) 396-2432 or email email@example.com.
Do You Know Any Job Seekers? Tell them about the LAVC Job Club
The LAVC Job Club will meet on Friday, July 24 from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Cafeteria Conference Room. This group gives job seekers a golden opportunity to network with others, peruse job leads, meet with professional career counselors, and refine their search techniques. Job Club will also be meeting on August 7 and 21. For more information, call the Job Training Program at (818) 947-2941 or visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html.
Want to Sell Your Textbooks Back?
The LAVC Bookstore will be having a Textbook Buyback event for students to sell their used books to the Bookstore on Thursday, July 16 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Friday, July 17 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. You will get 50% of the new or used price. Don't wait! Question? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Carleo Nominated for SFVBJ’s Women In Business Award
LAVC President Dr. Susan Carleo was nominated for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2009 Women In Business Awards. This annual awards ceremony honors outstanding achievements made by local business women. The winners will be announced at the eighth annual Women In Business Awards Luncheon on July 15 in Van Nuys. To read the entire list of nominees, visit http://www.sfvbj.com/event.asp. Congratulations Dr. Carleo!
Need a Blue Book, Scantron or Snack During Finals Week?
The LAVC Bookstore will be open from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. from Monday, July 13-Thursday, July 16. For more info, call the Bookstore at (818) 947-2313.
Healthy Air, Healthy Communities Family Fair at LAVC
The Valley Interfaith Council, in partnership with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), will hold a free eco-friendly, clean-air community event on Sunday, July 12 from 12 noon-5 p.m. at LAVC’s Monarch Square and Monarch Hall. The “Healthy Air, Healthy Communities Family Fair” will feature an exhibit of alternative fuel vehicles, children’s activities and a free asthma and allergy screening provided by the Breathmobile. A Breathmobile asthma and allergy specialist will also provide education and training about the management of asthma, proper use of equipment, medications, asthma/allergy triggers, recognition of symptoms and emergencies. Local exhibitors will be on hand to promote green products that support the reduction of emissions and healthy living. Food will also be available for purchase. The event is free to the public.
Deadline to drop your Summer Session 1 class is here!
The deadline to drop a class for Summer Session 1 with a "W" in person is Friday, July 10. The deadline to drop with a "W" by telephone or the Internet is Saturday, July 11.
LAVC Closed for Independence Day
LAVC will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The college will resume normal operating hours on Monday, July 6. Faculty, staff, departments and offices are encouraged to make note of the closure on their outgoing voicemail message.
LAVC Speech Team honored by Economic Alliance
The Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley honored members of the LAVC Speech Team with a Steve Allen Excellence in Education Award on Wednesday, May 27 at the M.E.N.D. Office in Pacoima. The team received the award for their national win at the 2009 Phi Rho Pi national forensics competition, in which they ranked in first place in the individual events category and ranked second in the overall competition. Congratulations!
Two LAVC Students Receive Scholarship to Study in France
The LAVC Foreign Language department announced that Ioulia Avetisyan and Eric Diaz, who are both LAVC students, have been awarded the Dennis and Anne Beaver Foundation scholarships to study at the Alliance Française this summer in Lyon, France. The grant is funded by the H. Dennis and Anne Beaver Foundation, which pays for all expenses including travel, tuition, cultural excursions, and a homestay with a French family, and gives the student a modest weekly allowance to cover meals and incidental expenses. The Beaver Foundation was established by LAVC alumnus Dennis Beaver. Congratulations and thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Beaver for giving LAVC students this opportunity!
LAVC Students Receive $250 ASU Black Heritage Scholarships
The Associated Students Union (ASU) selected Kevin Kenna and Jason Morales as the winners of the ASU Black Heritage Scholarship. Both winners will receive a $250 scholarship provided by the ASU. Congratulations!
LAVC Track/Field Athletes Selected to All-American Track/Field Team
LAVC student athletes Mekka Edwards-White and Andrew Salg were selected to the California Community College All-American Track/Field Team. This is the second time that Mekka has been on the All-American team in track/field. She also won this year’s California State Championship in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:12.23, which beat the former LAVC record set in 1983 by Kelly Cooke (2:13.00). This is Mekka’s second state championship; she was named the 800-meter state champion when she was a Freshman in 2008. Andrew placed fourth in California with the 10,000 meter run with a time of 31:34.70. Congratulations to these outstanding athletes.
Want to win $500 and more?
The Foundation for Community Colleges and the CollegeBuy purchasing program is holding its third annual College Seen Photo Contest for California community college students. Submissions will be accepted online until June 30, 2009. Students may enter up to six photos—one for each category—for an opportunity to win the grand prize of a $500 cash prize award, an Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 Design Premium and a featured story in Affinity, a magazine for California Community College alumni. For more information and to register, visit www.collegeseen.org.
Bookstore Closed for Inventory on June 30
The LAVC Bookstore will be closed on Tuesday, June 30 for inventory. In addition, the Bookstore will be open for “Clerk Service Only” on Monday, June 29 in preparation for inventory. Books, supplies and other items may only be purchased from the Bookstore using the clerk service on that day. For more information, contact the Bookstore at (818) 947-2313.
RSVP Today for the LAVC Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner!
The LAVC Hall of Fame Committee will hold an induction dinner for the LAVC Athletic Hall of Fame's 2009 Induction Class on Saturday, June 27 at 5 p.m. in Monarch Hall. This year’s inductees include: the 1995 Football Team, the 1975/76 Men’s Volleyball Team, Mark Covert, James Harvey, Bill Krauss, Roberta Mulkey, Billy Reed, Mike Scarpace, and Don Shinnick. Tickets are $60 per person. To purchase tickets, download the registration form at www.lavc.edu/Athletics/halloffame/invite_2009.html and drop it off to the LAVC Foundation Office in the Administration Building, Room 100. For more information, contact the LAVC Foundation Office at (818) 947-2619.
LAVC Blood Drive - Give Blood & Get a Chance to Win a $500 Gas Gift Card
Give Blood...Save a Life! The LAVC Student Health Center and the American Red Cross are holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 25 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be located outside the Allied Health & Sciences Center. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome. To make a life saving appointment, sign up online at www.giveblood.org (the sponsor is “music”). All donors will be entered in a region-wide drawing for the $500 gas gift card and will receive a coupon for a free Wahoo taco. For more information, contact the LAVC Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918 or View Flyer.
Looking for a Job? Join the LAVC Job Club
The LAVC Job Club will meet on Friday, June 12 from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Cafeteria Conference Room. This group provides individuals looking for employment with a golden opportunity to view job openings, explore proven job search techniques, and network with fellow job seekers. For more information on the LAVC Job Club, visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html.
LAVC Technology Department Chair Ron Reis Writes a New Book
Ron Reis, chair of the LAVC technology department, has written a book entitled “The New York Subway System”. He has written about a variety of topics including Jonas Salk, Lou Gehrig, the Dust Bowl, and most recently, The Empire State Building. The book is published by Chelsea House, and will be headed for junior and senior high school libraries nationwide. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the Class of 2009!
The 2009 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 9 at 5 p.m. in Monarch Stadium. Free parking is available in Lots D, E, F and G. Guests should plan on arriving to Monarch Stadium before 4:30 pm. There will be limited disabled guest seating, and only one (1) guest will be allowed to sit with the disabled person. Guests should wear sunscreen because it may be very warm at that time of day. Please note: Mylar balloons are not permitted, and no smoking allowed in Monarch Stadium. For more information regarding Commencement 2009, contact Elizabeth Ortiz at (818) 947-2361.
Want to Buy Six Flag Magic Mountain Tickets?
The LAVC Bookstore has regular tickets for Six Flag and Hurricane Harbor on sale. Regular Six Flag tickets are $26 for general admission and $15 for children (under 48"). Regular Hurricane Harbor tickets are $18 for general admission and $13 for children (under 48"). For more information, contact the LAVC Bookstore at (818) 947-2313.
Stressed Students...Spring 2009 Final Exams!
Final examinations for the Spring 2009 semester will be held between Tuesday, June 2 - Monday, June 9.
Last Chance to Apply for the Study this Summer in the South of France program!
It's not too late to apply for the Summer Study Program to Montpellier, France. This is a unique opportunity for you to study in the South of France this summer from June 12-July 11, 2009! The cost of this LAVC Summer Study program is $3,300 per person (not including flight and food). Spaces are filling up quickly! If you're interested, visit www.lavc.edu/montpellier to see a PowerPoint presentation and to download all the necessary documents. Questions? Contact Prof. Dominique Merrill at email@example.com or (818) 947-2380.
Student wins LAVC's 60th Anniversary Logo Contest
LAVC student Jamie Bernal was selected as the winner of the LAVC 60th Anniversary Logo contest. Her design was selected from more than 20 entries. Jamie has attended LAVC for two years, and plans on transferring to a university to study graphic animation. The LAVC 60th Anniversary logo will be featured on college publications and at all 60th anniversary events during the 2009-2010 academic year. The bookstore will also have 60th anniversary items available for purchase starting in mid-June. Congratulations Jamie!
Attention graduating students! Are you transferring to a college or university this Fall?
We'd like to recognize our graduating students who will be transferring to four-year colleges and universities this Fall on the college's electronic marquee. If you'd like to share where you're transferring to, please send an email with your name, the school you are going to, and your student ID number to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1.
Last Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert of the 2008-2009 Season
The Valley Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert entitled “Isn’t It Romantic?” on Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater. This final concert of the season will showcase beautiful music from the 19th and 21st centuries including Dvorak’s “Romance for Violin and Orchestra” and “Symphony No 8 in G Major, Op. 88”, St.-Saens’s “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso”, and a performance of the winning orchestra work of the 15th annual Valley Symphony Composition Competition. The concert will also feature concertmaster Rochelle Abramson, violist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Tickets are $29 for general admission and $15 for student or seniors. For more information about this concert or the Valley Symphony Orchestra, contact (818) 947-2775 or visit www.lavc.edu/symphony/.
Apply today! Open ASU positions
The Associated Student Union (ASU) has the following positions available: Commissioner of Evening Division, Treasurer and Secretary. To apply, visit the ASU office in Campus Center, Room 102. Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Ortiz, ASU Adviser, at (818) 947-2361.
Congratulations to the New ASU Executive Council
The Associate Student Union recently held elections for its 2009-2010 ASU officers. The following students were elected to the new ASU Executive Council: Arthur Minasyan (President), Ian Coyne (Vice President), Stephanie Woods (Commissioner of Athletics), Jessica Gallardo (Commissioner of Campus & Environmental Affairs), Nareh Sargsyan (Commissioner of Fine Arts), Nancy Pineda (Commissioner of Ethnic & Cultural Affairs), Katrina Herrera (Commissioner of Political Affairs), Magi Metri (Commissioner of Public Relations), and Nicole Ruiz (Commissioner of Student and Social Affairs). Congratulations!
You’re Invited to an LAVC Town Hall Meeting – Renewable Energy Presentation
LAVC will hold a town hall meeting on renewable energy on Thursday, May 28 at 2 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Representatives from BuildLACCD will be on hand to discuss the technologies, performance criteria/limits, and the educational aspects of the campus energy plan. For more information, contact Don Gauthier at (818) 778-5514.
Music Department's Free Concerts this Week
The LAVC Music Department will hold an array of free musical performances during the week of May 24-30. There will be LAVC Performance Workshops on Tuesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 28 at 11:20 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The LAVC Jazz Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, May 27 at 1 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. There will also be an LAVC Broadway Showcase on Thursday, May 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. For more information on the Music Department and its concert performances, visit www.lavc.edu/music/.
Pool Open for Public Lap Swimming and Lessons Starting March 1
Beginning Sunday, March 1, the Community Services swimming pool will be open the public for lap swimming and swim lessons. The LAVC Community Services Department offers year round lap swimming and swim lessons to the public through the Community Education Swimming Program. For more information, contact Community Services at (818) 947-2577, ext 4172.
Job Openings for Mortgage Professionals
A major lending company is hiring mortgage managers, underwriters, funders and processors on Wednesday, May 27 at 9 a.m. in the LAVC Job Training Office. All applicants must have two years of lending experience in the mortgage or banking industry. Positions pay $15-$30 per hour. For more information contact LAVC Job Training at (818) 947-2941.
Don't forget to Recycle at LAVC
LAVC is participating in a campus-wide recycling program. Recycling receptacles have been placed in all classrooms and offices along with "Recycling Is Here" posters that detail the kind of items that can be recycled. 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
LAVC Closed for Memorial Day
Los Angeles Valley College will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The college will resume its normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 26. For a complete list of important dates, visit www.lavc.edu/calendar/index.html.
Valley Star Wins Awards at Journalism Association Conference
The Valley Star, the LAVC’s student newspaper, won a prestigious “General Excellence” award at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Conference that was held at the end of March in Sacramento. As a general excellence winner, the Valley Star was recognized for excellence in writing, editing, design and photography. Valley College competed against more than 50 other colleges and was one of 16 to earn the award. In addition, 16 members of the Valley Star staff completed in the “On the Spot”, “Mail In” and “Bring In” competitions, and the following students won awards: Jonathan Gibby (3rd place and honorable mention in “Mail In – News Photo” category, and 3rd place in “Mail In – Sports Feature Photo” category), H. Gore (3rd place in the “Mail In – Sports Game Story” category), Israel Gutierrez (honorable mention in the “Bring In – Ad” category), Eduardo Herrera (2nd place in the “Mail In – Line Illustration” category), Sarah Knowles (honorable mention in the “On the Spot – Opinion Writing” category), Klara Miller (honorable mention on the “Mail In – Photo Essay” category), Scott Mitchell (4th place in the “Mail In – Photo Essay” category, 4th place in the “Bring In – Photo” category, and honorable mentions in the “Mail In – Sports Action Photo”, “Bring In – Photo” and “On the Spot – Feature Photo” categories), and Astrid Seipelt (honorable mention in the “On the Spot – Broadcast News Writing” category). Congratulations to the Valley Star and all our award-winning student journalists!
Are You Looking for a Job? Join the LAVC Job Club
The LAVC Job Club will meet on Friday, May 22 from 9 am-12 noon in the Cafeteria Conference Room. This group provides a golden opportunity to view job openings, network with fellow job seekers and explore proven job search techniques. It is an excellent springboard towards future employment. For more information, contact the Job Training Center at (818) 947-2941 or visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html.
Donating to the LAVC Foundation has Never Been Easier!
The LAVC Foundation is now accepting donations online at http://lavcfoundation.org. Donors who donate $100 or more to the LAVC Foundation (from July 2008-June 2009) will be recognized on the next LAVC Foundations' Annual Donor Wall. Donations are used to support student scholarships, provide assistance to various campus programs and projects and to build endowments. For more information on how you can contribute, visit the Foundation office located in Administration Building, Room 100.
$15 Metro Passes for Spring 2009 Students with at least 12 units
The LACCD is working with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) to offer the Institutional Transit Access Pass (I-TAP) program to LAVC students. Students at LAVC who have enrolled in 12 or more units in the Spring 2009 semester will be eligible for the special $15 Metro pass. This I-TAP pass can be used 24/7 for 6 months, and can be purchased at the LAVC Business Office. This is a great program for our students, and will help them to save money and reduce carbon emissions by taking public transportation. Please inform your students about this special discounted transit pass. For more information, contact the Business Office at (818) 947-2318.
LAVC Go Green Certificate Presentation Ceremony
The LAVC Sustainability Group, VCAP and LACCD Sustainable Works will present a LAVC Go Green Certificate Presentation for student and faculty/staff participants of the sustainability series on Friday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room, with a check presentation from the Southern California Gas Company. Certificates will be presented to faculty and staff members who attended at least 5 of the sustainability workshops as well as to students who participate in the Student Sustainability Workshops. Refreshments will be served at the ceremony; please bring your own mug for coffee or tea. For more information, visit www.lavc.edu/gogreen or contact Roana Thornock at (818) 947-2455 or email@example.com.
Attention Job Seekers! Come to the Mega Job Fair.
LAVC will co-host a “Mega Job Fair & Community Outreach 2009” on Wednesday, May 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Monarch Square. There will be vendors, job preparation workshops, a health fair, a book mobile, entertainment, kid’s activities, refreshments and more! This event is co-hosted by Operation Confidence is a non-profit organization for people with disabilities; for ADA accommodation requests contact Operation Confidence at (323) 934-2855. For more information, contact Tony Jaramillo at (818) 947-2941.
Spring 2009 Athletic Hall of Fame Newsletter is Available Online
The Spring 2009 issue of the LAVC Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) features stories on the 2009 HOF Induction Class selection, the HOF Chairman's report, the Athletic Endowment Advisory Board forms, the recognition of the LAVC Athletic Director, the official HOF inductee pin, the 1966 440 Yard Relay Team, and athletic recognitions. To view the newsletter, visit www.lavcfoundation.org/pdf/2009SpringHallNews.pdf. The LAVC Athletic Hall of Fame is an adjunct of the Los Angeles Valley College Foundation. For more information about the Foundation and the Hall of Fame, visit www.lavcfoundation.org/ or call (818) 947-2619.
Looking for a Summer Internship? Do you like to work outdoors?
The Forest Service is looking for summer interns. All internships are paid, and most are full-time summer positions that are 8-10 weeks long. Housing will be provided for positions that are not local. To apply just follow the directions posted on the Forest Service's Internship Web site at www.fs.fed.us/r5/ccc/internship/students.shtml and email your resume, unofficial transcripts, online application and personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Julissa Gonzalez, Internship Coordinator, at email@example.com or at (599) 297-0706, ext. 4962.
Zoot Suit Movie Screening
The M.E.Ch.A. Club will presents a movie screening of Zoot Suit on Tuesday, May 19 from 11:20 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Fireside Room. For more information, contact Pete Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You're Invited to a "Coffee & Conversation with Shelley Berman"
Hillel 818 will hold a “Coffee & Conversation with Shelley Berman” on Sunday, May 17 from 4-6 p.m. at the Milken Jewish Community Campus at 22622 Vanowen Street in West Hills. Proceeds from the event will support innovated programming for Jewish students at Cal State Northridge, Pierce College and LA Valley College. Tickets are $36 for preferred seating purchased in advance, $25 for general admission purchased in advance, $30 general admission at the door, and $10 for students with ID. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.hillel818.org.
Support Student Scholarships at the LAVC Benefit/Scholarship Choral Concert
The LAVC Music Department will present a Choral Concert on Sunday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater. This annual benefit/scholarship fundraiser concert will feature performances from the Philharmonic Choir, College Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The concert is entitled “Destinations” and will take audience members on a musical journey with music celebrating New York City, South America, an Armenian wedding and a virtual boat ride through time (“Row, Row, Row Your Boat set in various locales). There will be a raffle to raise money for student scholarships; raffle tickets are $2 each or $10 for 6 tickets. Concert tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 students and seniors. For more information, contact Michael Arshagouni of the Music Department at email@example.com.
LAVC Dance Presents "Let It Roll" Spring Dance Concert
The LAVC Dance program will present its Spring Dance Concert entitled “Let It Roll” on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater. This performance will feature LAVC student dancers, LAVC faculty, and guest artists. Tickets are $12 for general admission, and $10 for students. For more information, contact (818) 947-2908 or visit www.lavc.edu/dance.
Check Out the Latest Exhibition at the LAVC Art Gallery.
The LAVC Art Gallery is presenting a free exhibition of oil paintings done on vinyl records by Margarete Hahner from now until May 14. The Art Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more info, visit www.lavc.edu/arts/artgallery.html
Want to learn why authors write books for children?
The LAVC Child Development and the L.A. Public Library’s Studio City Branch will host a “Why I Write Books for Children” Authors Panel Symposium on Thursday, May 14 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Studio City Branch Library’s Meeting Room at 12511 Moorpark Street in Studio City. Authors Tim Egan, Ian Ogilvy and Sharon Sharth will share how they became writers and why they chose to write books for children. For more information, contact the Studio City Branch Library at (818) 755-7873 or call the Child Development Department at (818) 947-2407.
Want to Win a Black History Scholarship for $250?
The ASU is giving two $250 Black History Scholarships. To be eligible, you must have a 2.7 GPA, have been enrolled in at least 6 units, provide their unofficial transcripts, and write a 500-word double-spaced essay on one of the following topics: (a) write about a popular leader and his or her impact on the African American community, or (b) write about the significance of the quote “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed” by Booker T. Washington in regards to black history. Applications must be turned in by Thursday, May 14 and the winner will be announced on Thursday, May 18. Fir more info, visit the ASU office in Campus Center 104 or call (818) 778-5516.
You're Invited to a Stress Management Workshop
Come learn quick and fun ways to better manage stress using quick 5-minute exercises at the “Mindfulness, Chocolate and Stress Management” workshop on Wednesday, May 13 from 12 noon-1 p.m. in the Fireside Room. The LAVC Health Center will share information on how to take mini-mindfulness breaks into hectic work and school schedules to reduce stress and increase focus and relaxation, practice in breathing and chocolate meditation, and gain tips on how to keep organized during the semester. Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call the Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918.
Free popcorn & a movie screening - "Choose Life or Choose Meth"
The LAVC Student Health Center will present a free presentation of “Choose Life or Choose Meth”, an educational documentary aimed at preventing first-time use of Methamphetamine, on Wednesday, May 13 from 10-11 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Come learn more about this important topic and enjoy some popcorn on us!! For more information, call the Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918.
"Find the Equation to Good Health" at the annual LAVC Health Fair!
The LAVC Student Health Center will hold its annual Health Fair on Wednesday, May 13 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Monarch Hall. This year’s theme is “Mind + Body + Soul: Find the Equation to Good Health”. Community and campus resources will be on-hand to provide health education and prevention materials and free screenings. There will be food and raffle prizes! Free popcorn will be provided at the free screening of “Choose Life or Choose Meth” from 10-11 a.m. in the Fireside Room. This educational documentary is designed to prevent first-time use of Methamphetamines. The Student Health Center will also hold a “Mindfulness, Chocolate and Stress Management” workshop from 12 noon-1 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Students will learn quick and fun ways to better manage stress using quick 5-minute exercises that will help them in their hectic work and school schedules. The workshop will also provide tips on practicing in breathing, chocolate meditation, and ways to keep organized during the semester. Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information on the Health Fair and related events, contact the Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918.
Come and Discuss Authentic Happiness at the LAVC Book Group
Come and find out how to get happy and stay that way! The LAVC Book Group will meet on Monday, May 11 from 1-2 p.m. in the Fireside Room to discuss the book Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman. This is the last “book chat” of the Spring semester. Cookies and beverages will be provided. For more information, contact Deborah Kaye at (818) 947-2569.
Do you know any job seekers who need help?
The LAVC Job Club for job seekers will be meeting on Friday, May 8 from 9 am-12 noon in the Cafeteria Conference Room. The group offers participants a golden opportunity to view job openings, network with others who are also looking for employment, and explore proven job search techniques. This is an excellent springboard toward future employment. For more information, contact the Job Training Center at (818) 947-2941 or visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html.
LAVC Theater Arts Presents ALICEn
The LAVC Theater Arts Department will present a production entitled ALICEn from April 30-May 2 and May 7-9 at 8 p.m. in the Horseshoe Theatre. The play is a new adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classics, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and is being directed by Theater Arts professor Chris Coddingham. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $10 for student, seniors and kids. For more information, call (818) 947-2790.
Library Offers an "Evaluating Web sites" Workshop for Students.
The LAVC Library will present a free workshop on the “Evaluating Web sites” on Monday, May 4 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 7 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the LAIR Computer Lab. This workshop will help students learn how to evaluate what kind of Web sites that they should use in their research. All participants must sign up in advance at the reference desk in person. This workshop is also offered online; to access the online workshop students need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “sign up” by May 6 (late sign up will not be accepted) and the assignment will be due on Friday, May 15. For more information, contact (818) 947-2763 or visit www.lavc.edu/Library/workshopsched.htm
LAVC Career Speaker Workshop on "Careers in Health"
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will hold its final workshop in the Spring 2009 Career Speaker Series entitled “Careers in Health” on Thursday, May 7 from 1-2 p.m. in the Foreign Language Building, Room 102. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 947-2646 or visit Administration Building, Room 126.
Delores Huerta Labor Institute and LAVC Invite You to "Labor History Day"
Emilia Casteneda will come to LAVC to speak at the "Labor History Day" event on Wednesday, May 6 from 12 noon-1 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Casteneda will talk about her experience during the Mexican Repatriation and the lawsuit the MALDEF filed on her behalf. The event is sponsored by the LAVC , LAVC Puente Program, the Delores Huerta Labor Institute and LAVC MEChA. For more information, contact Betzy Ramirez at (213) 763-7070 or email email@example.com.
New Exhibition in the LAVC Art Gallery Opens April 14
The LAVC Arts Council will present an exhibition entitled "Seen But Not Heard: Paintings by Margarete Hahner" from April 14-May 14 in the LAVC Gallery. The exhibition will feature recent oil paintings done primarily on 331/3 vinyl records, with some images painted on single records or sometimes on as many as 40 records overlapping each other to form a single image. The subjects of Hahner's unusual paintings range from human figures and small animals, to depictions of color systems. The Art Gallery is located in the Art Building, and its hours of operation are Mondays-Thursdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more information, contact the LAVC Art Gallery at (818) 778-5536.
LAVC's Allied Health Sciences Center Wins a Green Building Award
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) won an award for LAVC's Allied Health and Sciences Center on April 17 in Sacramento, California. The Allied Health and Sciences Center building was selected as the first winner of the Green California Leadership Award in the category of "Green Building" for its incorporation of recycled, sustainable materials, systems and fixtures into the construction of the new building. The building was also recognized for its sustainable features such as a photovoltaic solar array, a storm water retention pond, windows with sensors that assure that energy is used to heat and cool a room is not wasted by pushing conditioned air out the window, a white roof to reduce a heat island effect, and high efficiency glazing to reduce solar and conductive heat gain. The building is LAVC's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) classroom building. Mary Cox, LAVC Health Sciences department chair, Jennifer Fong, LAVC Public Relations Manager, and Tom Hall, LACCD Director of Facilities Planning accepted the award.
Child Care Resource Center Holds Annabelle's Play Day at LAVC
The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC), a non-profit organization, will hold its 13th Annual "Annabelle's Play Day" event on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Los Angeles Valley College's Monarch Square. At this free event, 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. There will be activities including reading circles, games, music, face painting, arts and crafts, relay races, dance and much, much more. Every year this fun filled event draws thousands of children and families to participate in activities hosted by local organizations from around the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope Valleys. Annabelle's Play Day is named in honor of Annabelle Godwin, a pioneer who dedicated more than 40 years to children, families and the child care profession. This event is free to the public and all ages are welcome. For information on Annabelle's Play Day, visit www.ccrcla.org or call us at 866-67-4KIDS. Come play (and learn) with CCRC!
Donate Blood at the LAVC Blood Drive!
Please Give Blood! The LAVC Student Health Center and the American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, April 30 from 9am-3pm at the Bloodmobile, which will be located near Allied Health & Science Center. Walk-ins and appointments welcome. To make your life-saving appointment, please sign up online at www.givelife.org (sponsor: LAVC). All presenting donors may enter a drawing for a chance to win free movies for a year! For more information, contact (818) 947-2918.
You're Invited to the Zev Garber Book Signing and Lecture
Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), the LAVC Foundation and Hillel at LAVC will hold a special book signing and lecture by Zev Garber, professor emeritus of Jewish Studies at LAVC, to commemorate the recently published book entitled Maven In Blue Jeans on Thursday, April 30 from 2-5 p.m. in the Fireside Room. The event is free to the public and light refreshments will be served. The book will be available for purchase for $75 (with $25 of the purchase price being donated to the Zev Garber Endowed Scholarship. Space is limited. Please RSVP to the LAVC President's Office at (818) 947-2321.
Greater Valley Glen Council's Pancake Breakfast and Community Safety Fair
The Greater Valley Glen Council will be presenting a Pancake Breakfast and Community Safety Fair on Sunday, April 26. The Pancake Breakfast will be held from 9 a.m.-12 noon at Fire Station 102, which is across the street from LAVC, at 13200 Burbank Boulevard. The cost is $5 for those 13 years-old or older, $3 for children ages 4-12, and free for children ages 3 and under; proceeds will be donated to the LAFD Valley Glen Fire Station 102 House Fund. The Greater Valley Glen Community Safety Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Parking Lot G. The fair will feature public safety booths, neighborhood watch booths, LAPD officers and police cars, firefighters and fire trucks, LA County Sheriffs, emergency first responders, and more. Free parking will be available in LAVC's Parking Lot G. The event is co-sponsored by Councilmember Wendy Gruel and Assemblymember Paul Krekorian. For more information, visit www.gvgc.us.
Don't Forget to Vote in the ASU Elections!
Now's your chance to let your voice be heard at Valley College, and elect your student leaders. The Associate Student Union will hold its elections on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. in Monarch Square. For more information, contact the ASU Office at (818) 778-5516.
The LAVC Career Week is April 20-23!
LAVC will hold a weeklong series of workshops on careers, majors and transfer options from April 20-23. On Monday, April 20, there will be a career workshop entitled “Here I am at Valley. What Road Do I Take Next?” from 1-2 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center (Administration Building, Room 126). There will also be a “Career & College Majors Fair for Child Development Majors” held on April 20 from 3-7 p.m. in Monarch Square. On Tuesday, April 21, a “College & Majors Fair” will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Monarch Square. On Wednesday, April 22, the Career/Transfer Center will offer a “Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills” workshop from 1-2 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 126. Lastly, on Thursday, April 23, a “Go Green: Careers in Environmental Science” workshop from 1-2 p.m. in the Foreign Language Building, Room 102. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at (818) 947-2326.
Don't Forget to Wear Your Jeans for Denim Day!
Love is not supposed to hurt! Faculty, staff, administrators and students are encouraged to support the prevention of violence against others by wearing jeans on Wednesday, April 22 for Denim Day. In addition, the LAVC Health Advocacy Response Team (HART) will hold a Popcorn and Movie viewing of "Sexual and Relationship Violence" on April 22 from 11 a.m.-12 noon and from 1-2 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Following the 20-minute video on dealing with campus violence against women, there will be an open discussion on sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Free popcorn will be provided to those who watch the video. For more information, visit www.lavc.edu/sexualassaultpolicy/index.html.
It's Not Too Late to Sign Up for the Revlon Run Walk!
The "Champions for a Cure" team still needs people to sign up for the Revlon Run Walk, which will be held on Saturday, May 9. The deadline to register on the team has been extended until Friday, April 17. Register online today for "Champion for the Cure" (team number 183) at www.revlonrunwalk.com/la/. To be a team, we need at least 25 members by the April 17 deadline. The more, the merrier! Feel free to invite your family, friends and co-workers! For more information, contact Sherri Rodriguez at (818) 947-2726.
Spring 2009 Dean's Reception Honors Outstanding Students
The LAVC Associated Student Union and Tau Kappa Epsilon will hold the Spring 2009 Dean’s Reception on Thursday, April 16 at 2 p.m. in Monarch Hall. This event recognizes outstanding students who have made the Dean’s List (full-time students with at least a 3.5 GPA in 12 or more units at LAVC, or part-time students with at a least 3.5 GPA in 6-11 units who have completed more than 12 cumulative units at LAVC) and President’s Honor’s List (students who have been on the Dean’s List for three consecutive semesters) in the Spring 2009 semester. For more information, contact the ASU at (818) 778-5516.
The Deadline is Here for the Jane M. Klausman Scholarship!
The deadline to apply for the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship, which is being offered by the Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley, is Wednesday, April 15. The scholarship application is available at www.scvzonta.org, and the scholarship will be awarded in May 2009. Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. For more information, visit www.scvzonta.org.
You're Invited to a LAVC Town Hall Meeting on the Impact of Measure J to LAVC
LAVC will hold a Town Hall Meeting to discuss "What does Measure J mean to Valley College" on Tuesday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Representatives from Stratus Heery International (LAVC's educational master planner) and Steinberg Architects (LAVC's facilities master planner) will be on hand to answer questions about the impact of Measure J, which was passed by the voters of Los Angeles in November 2008, on the LAVC campus. Information will be shared about how Measure J will complement the current Propositions A and AA construction projects, how we can use the Educational Master Plan (EMP) and the Facilities Master Plan (FMP) to guide our college's building projects, and how we can better serve the needs of our community by establishing satellite locations. For more information on this Town Hall meeting, contact Rebecca Stein at (818) 947-2538
You're Invited to come to the LAVC Book Group
The LAVC Book Group will be gathering on Monday, April 13 from 1-2 p.m. in the Fireside Room to discuss The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities of Our Time by Jeffery Sachs. The session will be facilitated by Laura Scott of the LAVC Sociology Department. (A summary of the book’s main points will also be available for participants). This event is open to all students! Beverages and cookies will be provided. For more information, contact Deborah Kaye at (818) 947-2569.
Internship Opportunity with Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield
The Office of Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield is seeking college-level, community-oriented and proactive interns (both full-time and part-time) for a variety of projects. The unpaid positions will be based in the Van Nuys district office. For more information, view the flyer posted on the Internship Bulletin Board in the Cooperative Education Office in Bungalow 49.
LAVC Spring Break - April 6-12
LAVC will hold its Spring Break from Monday, April 6 - Sunday, April 12. During this time, classes will not be held during this time but some college offices will still be open from Monday-Friday.
Know Someone Who Needs Help Looking for a Job?
The LAVC Job Club provides job seekers with an opportunity to explore job leads, meet other job seekers, refine job search skills and more. The next meeting of the LAVC Job Club will be on Friday, April 10 in the Faculty Lounge from 9 a.m.-12 noon. For more information, contact (818) 947-2941 or visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html.
Don't Miss Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
The LAVC Theater Arts Department will present its production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead on Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in the Horseshoe Theater. The show is about CB, a teenager who begins to question the existence of an afterlife after his dog dies, and his friends who can't really help him. In a chance meeting with an artistic kid, who is the target of his friends' bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and set into motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limit. Issues of drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide into an ending that is both haunting and hopeful. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $15 for general admission. For more information, visit www.lavc.edu/theatre.
You're Invited to the Student Services Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
Attention Students! Join us for some free food as we celebrate the groundbreaking of our soon-to-be-built Student Services Center on Wednesday April 1. There will be groundbreaking ceremony at the Student Services construction site starting at 12:30 p.m. with a BBQ at 1 p.m. in the lawn to the west of the Foreign Language Building. The new Student Services Center will be the future home of the Admissions Office, Counseling Office, the Associated Student Union, and other many other student services.
Campus Closed for Cesar E. Chavez Day
LAVC will be closed on Tuesday, March 31 in observance of the Cesar Chavez holiday. This state holiday honors the birthday of Cesar Chavez, who was a well-known farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist. Chavez also co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which is now called the United Farm Workers. The campus will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, April 1.
Application Deadline for LAVC Summer Study Program to Montpellier (South of France)!
The LAVC Summer Study Program is offering a program to study and visit the South of France from June 12-July 11, 2009. The cost of the program is $3,300 per person (not including flight and food). Spaces are filling up quickly! So turn in your application by Monday, March 30. If you're interested, visit www.lavc.edu/montpellier to see a PowerPoint presentation and download all the necessary documents. Questions? Contact Prof. Dominique Merrill at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 947-2380.
Last Chance to Win $250! Enter the LAVC 60th Anniversary Logo Contest by March 30
LAVC is holding a logo contest for the college's 60th Anniversary. Interested students should submit their completed logo design along with their name, email address and phone number to email@example.com by Monday, March 30. The winner will be selected from a panel of faculty, staff, college administrators and alumni. The selected logo will be featured on all 60th Anniversary events and activities and the winner will receive recognition in the College Bulletin newsletter. If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Fong, 60th Anniversary committee co-chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You're Invited to the "Welcome Spring" concert.
The LAVC Music Department will be presenting a "Welcome Spring" concert on Sunday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater. This concert will feature performances by the LAVC Jazz Ensemble, the LAVC College Choir, the LAVC Philharmonic Choir, a choir from Pierce College, and a professional orchestra. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $15 for general admission. For more information, call (818) 947-2346.or visit www.lavc.edu/music.
Do You Know Someone Looking for a Job?
The LAVC Job Club helps job seekers with opportunities to explore job leads, to refine their job search skills, to meet fellow job seekers, and much more! The next meeting will be held on Friday, March 27 from 9-11 a.m. in the Faculty Lounge. The group meets the second and fourth Friday of every month. For more information, contact Tony Jaramillo at (818) 778-5832 or visit www.lavc.edu/jobtraining/jobclub.html.
Enter the LAVC 60th Anniversary Logo Contest, and you can win $250!!!
LAVC is holding a logo contest for the college's 60th Anniversary. Interested students should submit their completed logo design along with their name, email address and phone number to email@example.com by Monday, March 30. The winner will be selected from a panel of faculty, staff, college administrators and alumni. The selected logo will be featured on all 60th Anniversary events and activities and the winner will receive recognition in the College Bulletin newsletter. Questions? Contact Jennifer Fong, 60th Anniversary Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is Math Doing a Number on You or Your Students? Learn how you can help!
The LAVC STARS program will present a free workshop entitled "Is Math Doing a Number on You?" on Thursday, March 26 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. The workshop is open to faculty, staff, administrators and students. Faculty, staff and administrators can learn how to make math relevant to students and help them understand the relationship between math, logic, language and art. The workshop will also help students learn the common myths and misconceptions about math, gain strategies for improving performance in math classes, and how to appreciate math's connection to other subjects for success in other classes. Space is limited, and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, March 23 to (818) 947-2811 or E-mail email@example.com.
Are Your Students Interested in a Career in Teaching?
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center will present a Spring 2009 Career Workshop Series for student interested in specific career paths. The first career workshop in the series on "Careers in Elementary and Secondary Teaching" will be held on Thursday, March 26 from 1-2 p.m. in Foreign Language Building, Room 102. The featured speakers will be Doug Johnson from the CSUN School of Education, and Dean Sare from the CSUN Liberal Studies program. For more information, visit the Career/Transfer Center in the Administration Building, Room 126 or call (818) 947-2646.
Sign Up Today for the 21st Annual LAVC Golf Tournament
LAVC will hold its 21st Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 4 at the Elkin Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore, California. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams, as well as other individual player prizes. This event honors LAVC employees who have passed away. This year, the event proceeds will benefit the LAVC Cheer Squad. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, March 20, and money will be due on Monday, March 23 at 12 noon. For more information, contact Hector Salazar (818) 947-2996 or Raul Gonzalez at (818) 947-2606. View flyer (PDF).
LAVC Art Gallery Presents an "Intuitive Eye" Exhibition
The LAVC Art Gallery presents an exhibition entitled "Intuitive Eye: The Diana Zlotnick Collection" from February 18 - March 26. Diana Zlotnick, one of Los Angeles' most interesting collectors of contemporary art. The exhibition will 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 or visit www.lavc.edu/arts/artgallery.html.
Music Department Concerts This Week
The LAVC Music Department will present several performances during the week of March 15-21. There will be a UCLA Student Vocal Recital of "German Lieder and English Art Song" on Sunday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106); tickets are $5 for general admission. A "Four-Hand Piano Recital!" will be held on Wednesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106); admission is free. For more information, contact (818) 778-5633 or visit www.lavc.edu/music.
Corrections & Homeland Security Job Fair
The LAVC Emergency Services Department is sponsoring a "Corrections & Homeland Security Job Fair" on Wednesday, March 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Monarch Hall. Correctional agencies and homeland security agents will be on hand to recruit students and other job seekers. These professions offer high salaries, long-term growth and stability. All college majors are in demand, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Allan Krescent at (805) 208-8710 or Eric Hartman at (818) 300-1535.
Free GIS Workshop for LAVC Faculty, Staff and Students
The LAVC Professional Development Office, LAVC Earth Science and Anthropology Department, CSUN Geography Department and the LAVC/CSUN GIS Technology Outreach Consortium will present a free "GEO-CODING: Converting Address Data to Map Points" workshop with Professor Steve Graves of the CSUN Geography Department on Tuesday, March 17 from 2-4 p.m. in the Allied Health & Sciences Center's GIS/Spatial Analysis Lab (Room 236). This is the second workshop in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional Development Workshop Series. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Joan Hackeling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let Your Voice Be Heard...Sign Up for the Sacramento Student Senate Rally!
The ASU will taking a limited number of LAVC students to Sacramento, CA to attend a student advocacy rally on Monday, March 16. This is a one-day trip with the airfare and meals paid by the Associated Student Union (Student Rep. Fee). Only the first 45 students to submit all the necessary forms to Elizabeth Ortiz by Friday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m. will be selected to attend; participants must also attend a mandatory meeting on Friday, March 6 at 12:30 p.m. in Campus Center 104. For more information and to obtain the necessary forms, please contact the ASU at (818) 778-5516.
LAVC Named to Presidential Community Service Honor Roll
The Corporation for National and Community Service has named LAVC onto the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. Valley College was selected for this honor for its commitment to service and civic engagement on the campus and around the nation. Congratulations!
Are you interested in a career in GIS?
LAVC will host a free introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) training workshop on Friday, March 13 from 10 a.m.-12 noon in Allied Health & Sciences Center 238. The workshop is part of a 3-part series that is being offered by the new LAVC/CSUN GIS Technology Outreach Consortium. Space is limited. To RSVP, email Dr. Joan Hackeling at email@example.com.
Do You Know Someone Looking for a Job?
The LAVC Job Club will meet on Friday, March 13 from 9-11 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! The group meets every second and fourth Friday of the month. For more information, contact Tony Jaramillo at (818) 778-5832.
Looking for a Job? Come to the 30th Annual Job Fair
The LAVC Job Resource Center/Cooperative Education will hold its 30th Annual Job Fair on Wednesday, March 11 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Monarch Square. Representatives from many public and private businesses including ChildCare Careers, the Los Angeles School Police, Musicians Institute and Sears Home Service will be available to talk with job seekers. The event is free and open to the public. Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring their resume. For more information, contact the Job Resource Center at (818) 947-2334.
March for Water 09 Presentation and Movie Screening
Join Miguel A. Luna as he presents information for the March for Water 09 and a screening of the movie FLOW (For the Love Of Water). The presentation will take place Tuesday, March 10th at 11:30 am in Monarch Hall. For more information on March for Water 09 visit www.marchforwater.com.
Join the LAVC Book Group for a Discussion on the Book Crucial Conversations
LAVC Professional Development will host the first gathering of the LAVC Book Group on Monday, March 9 from 1-2 p.m. in the Fireside Room. This week, the group will discuss the book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson. Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate. For more information on the LAVC Book Group, contact Deborah Kaye at (818) 947-2569.
Final Information Session for Summer Study in Montpellier, France
The LAVC Study Away Program will hold a final information session for its 2009 Summer Study Away Program to Montpellier, France on Saturday, March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (818) 947-2380.
LAVC Hosts Junior Achievement's Money & Me Conference
The Junior Achievement of Southern California will hold its annual Money & Me Conference for high school students at LAVC on Friday, March 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This financial education conference for local high schools will take place in Monarch Hall and several classrooms. The keynote speaker for this year's event will be Councilmember Tony Cardenas. For more information, call (818) 947-2927.
Free Wednesday Concert by Richard Kahn
The LAVC Music Department will present a free Richard Kahn concert entitled "America's Popular Music of WWII" on Wednesday, March 4 from 1-2 p.m, in the Music Recital Hall. The concert will feature Richard Kahn (professor of music) on piano, Chris Conner on bass, Gary Gibbons on drums, and Krishna Anderson, Bianca Caruso and Sarah Schweppe on vocals. The group will perform a selection of World War II songs including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, and more! For more information, visit www.lavc.edu/music/lavc-music-calendar.htm.
You're Invited to the Fulton Entry/Monarch Square Flag-Raising and Dedication Ceremony
LAVC will hold a flag-raising and dedication ceremony for the recently remodeled Fulton Entry and Monarch Square on Wednesday, March 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the flagpole near the main Fulton Avenue entrance. The ceremony was previously postponed due to rain. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact the President's Office at (818) 947-2321 or email email@example.com.
Special Lecture by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Daniel Walker Howe
The LAVC Arts Council will present a free lecture and question and answer session with author and Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Walker Howe on Tuesday, March 3 at 1 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Howe will explore topics related to his 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. For more information, contact (818) 778-5620.
CalGrant Deadline is March 2!
Are you a recent high school graduate and need money for school? Apply today for a CalGrant and you can receive up to $9,708 in tuition and fees and can be used to help pay for textbook and living expenses. To qualify, you must have a financial need, have at least a 2.0 GPA and apply by the March 2 Cal Grant application deadline in addition to meeting other requirements. All high school seniors and recent high school graduates who qualify to receive a CalGrant will receive one. To apply and for more information, visit www.calgrants.com.
Interested in increasing your GPA and/or transfering to a 4-year university?
The TRiO Program is accepting applications for the Spring 2009 semester. TRiO offers its students with tutoring, mentoring, one-on-one academic and career counseling, a computer lab, a laptop loan program, and transfer, financial aid and study skill workshops. To be eligible, the student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, and must be either a first generational college student (neither parent graduated from a U.S. college or university) and/or low income according to federal guidelines and/or disabled. If you're interested, contact Barbara Schneider at (818) 947-2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you passionate about giving back to your community and making a difference?
Apply for the 2009 Student Leadership Academy, a training and summer internship program that connects university and college students and recent graduates to career opportunities within Los Angeles labor organizations. The Academy is hosted by UCLA Labor Center and Dolores Huerta Labor Institute. The 2009 Training Session will be held from Friday, April 3-Sunday, April 5, with the internship scheduled from June 22-August 14, 2009. The application deadline is February 27, 2009; selected applicants will be invited to participate in a group interview and will be notified after March 16. For more information, contact Lanita Morris at (213) 480‐4155 x212 or at email@example.com.