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Roston

DANCE INSTRUCTOR RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD - AGAIN

Dance instructor Janet Roston won her second Oviation Award for choreography - this time for her work on "The Boy From Oz." The Ovation Awards are peer-judged theater awards recognizing excellence in theatrical performance, production and design in Greater Los Angeles.

Additionally, “Anaïs, A Dance Opera,” directed/choreographed by Roston, has been invited to perform at the Avignon Fringe Festival in Avignon, France in July.

 

FAFSA

FAFSA TIME

FAFSA / FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP
for High School Seniors
Date ............Saturday, February 25
Location......General Education Bldg - Rm 160
Time.............10am - 1pm

WEST STUDENTS
Maximize your financial aid award. File your FAFSA / Cal Grant application by Mar 2 - learn more

 

 

 

 

McCane

CINEMA INSTRUCTOR HONORED AT AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

Cinema Instructor Darryl McCane recently won The President's Award at the 23rd Annual African American Film Marketplace sponsored by The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center...read more in the LA Sentinel

Last summer, McCane's work at Washington Prep High was featured in a CBS News spot - "Saving Students With Film in South LA."

 
 
 
 
 

One Book

ONE BOOK IS BACK

Book discussions, Film Screenings, Lectures and the No Sugar Challenge. Join in the experience. You can even get the book free...learn more

FILM SCREENING: In Defense of Food
Wed, Feb 22: 1-3pm | Thur, Mar 2:  11am-1pm

FILM SCREENING: Fed Up
Mon-Thurs, March 6-9: Film Screenings

LectureSugar and its effects on the body
Tues, Mar 7: 1:30-2:30pm

Fed Up - No Sugar Challenge: March 13 - 22

 

 

uci

FRI, FEB 24: FREE UNIVERSITY TOUR

TRiO invites you to get on the bus and visit UC Riverside. Take the campus tour, learn more about the college and the transfer process. Limited seats - sign up today!

OTHER TRANSFER ACTIVITIES

Thur, Feb 16 - UCLA Peer Mentor
Thur, Feb 16 - University of the West
Tues, Feb 21 - CSUN (apt needed)
...see details

 

 

 

 

email

NEW STUDENT EMAIL & SIS

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has launched a new Student Information System (SIS) Portal. Every student at any of the nine campuses in the District, including West, will be able to log into all LACCD student systems, including the Office 365 email and OneDrive, using a single sign-on at MyCollege.LACCD.edu

To access the new email, students must update their password. The new password will also be used for the new student portal when it is implemented. Check your emails for updates on the new SIS....learn more

 
 
 
 
 

home game

MULTI COLLEGE TRACK MEET - FRI, FEB 24
...read more

HOME GAMES SCHEDULE

FALL SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

 

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vote

Mid-Term Elections are March 7 but you can vote early at West on Saturday or Sunday, March 4 & 5 in the Fine Arts Building, Room 103. Park in the adjacent Parking Structure. Matters appearing on the ballot include, but are not limited to:

  • Los Angeles Mayor
  • LACCD the Board of Trustees
  • LAUSD Board of Education
  • MEASURE H: Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness
  • MEASURE M & N: Cannabis Regulation, Permits & Taxation
  • MEASURE S: Building Moratorium

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trustee

REPRESENT THE STUDENT VOICE

West is part of the 9-campus Los Angeles Community College District governed by a popularly elected seven-member Board of Trustees which includes one student board member.

Applications are now available and are due by March 20, 2017 by 5:00 pm for your name to appear on the LACCD ballot. Applications are to be tuned in to the ASO Office - Building A-9 near Parking Lot #1...learn more

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FACULTY / STAFF EDITION

FRIDAY

February 24

   

 

   

 

transfer  

UNIVERSITY FIELD TRIP: UC Riverside...learn more

wildcat  

WSC South Meet - Track & Field

   


MEETINGS:   DENTAL HYGIENE ACCREDITATION VISIT - PCR; 8:00 Resource Family Approval - SSB 414

SATURDAY

February 25

   

 

   

 

events  

ACT - Accelerated College Transfer: Info Session 9:30am...learn more

   


   

 


   

 

SUNDAY

February 26

   


   

8:00 Resource Family Approval - SSB 414; 8:00 FKCE -

 

     

MONDAY

February 27

 

transfer  

Meet with a CAL STATE DOMINGUEZ HILLS rep | 10:00 - 3:00...see other coming activities


   

 

   


MEETINGS:   9:30 Cabinet - WINLOCK; 3:00 SLO Cmte - WINLOCK

TUESDAY

February 28

 

   

 

BHM  

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT...see flyer

PANEL DISCUSSION: Christianity in Africa: Ethiopia
Library 2nd Flr - Winlock Lounge | 12:30 - 2:00 | Prof. Grace Chee

Black History MonthThis year, WestWeek's Black History Month Spotlight focuses on African-Americans who have made their mark in business...see more

JOHN HAROLD JOHNSON - Founder of Ebony & Jet Magazines

John Harold Johnson (1918 – 2005) was the founder of the Johnson Publishing Company and the first African American to appear on the Forbes 400. Johnson's Ebony and Jet magazines were among the most influential African-American businesses in media in the second half of the twentieth century. Growing up, Johnson endured much teasing and taunting at his high school for his ragged clothes and country ways. The articles in Ebony, were designed to look like those in Life or Look magazines and emphasized the achievements of successful African Americans. Johnson then expanded the reporting to include issues such as African-American militancy, civil rights legislation and other aspects of segregation and discrimination. In 1972, he was named publisher of the year by the major magazine publishers in the United States... more

 

event  

LA COLLEGE PROMISE Info Session | 6:00pm...get more details

   


MEETINGS:   8:00 Faculty Eval Training - SSB 414; 9:00 Construction - WINLOCK; 12:30 Senate - SSB 414; 3:30 Admin Support - PCR; 5:00 Adjunct Orientation - WINLOCK

WEDNESDAY

March 1

 

faculty  

General Reading Apprenticeship Focused Inquiry Group meeting | 1:00-2:00 | GC 210K
Learn metacognitive conversation, and our focus at this meeting is Talking to the Text-Think Aloud-Golden Lines - ALL ARE WELCOME


   


MEETINGS:   12:30 PIE - SSB 414

THURSDAY

March 2

 

one book  

FILM SCREENING: In Defense of Food | 11:00 - 1:00 ...a One Book event

 


event  

GALLERY RECEPTION: "Up the Creek - Artists of Ballona Creek" | 4:00 - 7:00pm | WLAC Fine Arts Gallery

show runs through April 6, 2017
parking available in Parking Structure - $2.00 (exact change needed)

   


MEETINGS:   1:00 College Council - SSB 414

FRIDAY

March 3

   

 

   

 

   

 

faculty  

WEST CONNECT: Classroom Management | 10:00 - 12:00 | Winlock...learn more

   


   


MEETINGS:   10:00 West Connect - WINLOK

SATURDAY

March 4

   

 

community event  

EARLY VOTING | FA 103

   


   

Responsibility Workshop | Fine Arts Theater

SUNDAY

March 5

   


community event  

EARLY VOTING | FA 103

   

 

     

This year's WestWeek Black History Month Spotlights are focused on history makers in business.

MADAM CJ WALKER - A Self-Made Millionaire

Sarah Breedlove (1867 – 1919), known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire in America, she became one of the wealthiest African American women in the country. Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women through Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, the successful business she founded. Walker was also known for her philanthropy and activism. She made financial donations to numerous organizations and became a patron of the arts. Villa Lewaro, Walker’s lavish estate in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, served as a social gathering place for the African American community.

>> READ MORE

 

Black History MonthCLIFTON R. WHARTON, JR - 1st Black CEO of Fortune 500 Company

Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. ( 1926 - ) is one of only 15 black executives who have ever made it to the Chairman or CEO position of a "Fortune 500" listed company and he was the first to do so. He served as Chairman and CEO of TIAA-CREF, the leading retirement provider for people who work in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields. Dr. Wharton, Jr. also served as president of Michigan State University (1970-78); chancellor of the State University of New York System (1978-87); chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation; and in foreign policy advisory posts for six U.S. presidents.

>> READ MORE

 

 


Black History MonthBIDDY MASON - Wealthy Los Angeles Landlord & 1st AME (Los Angeles) Founder

Bridget "Biddy" Mason (1818 - 1891) was born an illiterate Black slave in Mississippi. When her owner moved to Utah, Mason walked the strenuous two-thousand-mile cross-country trek, responsible for herding the cattle. When they moved again, it was to California. Mason learned that California was a free state and petitioned the court to grant she and her daughters freedom. Only ten years after gaining her freedom, she had worked and saved enough to buy a site on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles. This made her one of the first black women to own land in Los Angeles. In 1884, she sold a parcel of the land and built a commercial building with spaces for rental on the remaining land. She continued making wise decisions in business and real estate amassing a small fortune for the day. Mason was also a founding member and financer of First African Methodist Episcopal, L.A.'s first black church. She gave generously to various charities and provided food and shelter for the poor of all races.

>> READ MORE

 

ROBERT S. ABBOTT - Founder of The Chicago Defender

Robert S. Abbott (1870 –1940), son of slaves, was an African-American lawyer and newspaper publisher and editor. Abbott founded the The Chicago Defender newspaper, which grew to have the highest circulation of any black-owned newspaper in the country and has been described as the "most important" paper of what was then known as the colored or negro press. The Defender reported and campaigned against Jim Crow era violence and urged blacks in the American South to come north in what became the Great Migration. It attracted the writing talents of Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks and Willard Motley.

>> READ MORE

 

 

Black History MonthJOHN HAROLD JOHNSON - Founder of Ebony & Jet Magazines

John Harold Johnson (1918 – 2005) was the founder of the Johnson Publishing Company and the first African American to appear on the Forbes 400. Johnson's Ebony and Jet magazines were among the most influential African-American businesses in media in the second half of the twentieth century. Growing up, Johnson endured much teasing and taunting at his high school for his ragged clothes and country ways. The articles in Ebony, were designed to look like those in Life or Look magazines and emphasized the achievements of successful African Americans. Johnson then expanded the reporting to include issues such as African-American militancy, civil rights legislation and other aspects of segregation and discrimination. In 1972, he was named publisher of the year by the major magazine publishers in the United States.

>> READ MORE

 

 

MONDAY

March 6

 

one book  

FILM SCREENING: Fed Up | TBA ...a One Book event

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

March 7

 

one book  

FILM SCREENING: Fed Up | TBA ...a One Book event

LECTURE: Sugar and its effects on the body | 1:30 - 2:30

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

March 8

 

one book  

FILM SCREENING: Fed Up | TBA ...a One Book event

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

March 9

 

one book  

FILM SCREENING: Fed Up | TBA ...a One Book event

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

March 10

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

March 11

   

 

   


   


   

 


   

 

SUNDAY

March 12

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

March 13

 

one book  

FED UP SUGAR CHALLENGE: Mar 13 - 22

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

March 14

 

faculty event  

PRESIDENT'S SPECIAL TOPIC LUNCHEON MTG: Categorical Programs and Funding: SSSP, Student Equity, and Basic Skills- 10:00 - 12:30 | SSB 414 - RSVP to Vicky Nesia

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

March 15

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

March 16

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

March 17

   

 

   

 

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

March 18

   

 

   


events  

ACT - Accelerated College Transfer: Info Session 9:30am...learn more

   


wildcat  

 

Baseball v. LA Mission 1:00 PM @ West

   

 

SUNDAY

March 19

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

March 20

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

March 21

 

event  

LA COLLEGE PROMISE Info Session | 6:00pm...get more details

   


MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

March 22

 

events  

TRANSFER FAIR

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

March 23

 

wildcat  

Baseball v. LA Pierce 2:30 PM @ West

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

March 24

   

 

   

 

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

March 25

   

 

   


   

 


   

 

SUNDAY

March 26

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

March 27

 

   

 

faculty  

PRESIDENT'S DESSERT & DISCUSSION SERIES: 2:30 | TBA


   


   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

March 28

wildcatBaseball v. LA Pierce 2:30 PM @ West

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

March 29

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

March 30

 

   

NO CLASSES

wildcat  

Baseball v. Bakersfield 2:30 PM @ West

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

March 31

   

 

   

CESAR CHAVEZ DAY HOLIDAY

   


   

 


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

April 1

   

 

   


   

SPRING BREAK: April 1 - 7


   

 

SUNDAY

April 2

   


   

SPRING BREAK: April 1 - 7

     

MONDAY

April 3

   

SPRING BREAK: April 1 - 7

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

April 4

 

   

SPRING BREAK: April 1 - 7

wildcat  

Baseball v. Bakersfield 2:30 PM @ West

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

April 5

 

   

SPRING BREAK: April 1 - 7


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

April 6

 

   

SPRING BREAK: April 1 - 7

wildcat  

Baseball v. LA Valley 2:30 PM @ West

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

April 7

   

 

   

SPRING BREAK: April 1 - 7

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

April 8

   

 

   


wildcat  

Baseball v. LA Valley 1:00 PM @ West

   

 


   

 

SUNDAY

April 9

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

April 10

 

   

SECOND 8-WEEK SESSION BEGINS

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

April 11

 

one book  

BOOK DISCUSSIONS: 2:30 | TBA ...a One Book event

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

April 12

 

one book  

BOOK DISCUSSIONS: 1:00 | TBA ...a One Book event

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

April 13

 

workshop  

RESUME WORKSHOP | 1:30 | CE 225 (Computer Lab - bring flash drive with draft of your resume)
How to Use Job Descriptions to Better Your Chances of Getting Hired...sponsored by TRiO

event  

GALLERY RECEPTION: "Mauro Caputo" | 4:00 - 7:00pm | WLAC Fine Arts Gallery

show runs through May 4, 2017
parking available in Parking Structure - $2.00 (exact change needed)

   


MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

April 14

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

April 15

   

 

   


events  

ACT - Accelerated College Transfer: Info Session 9:30am...learn more

wildcat  

Baseball v. Antelope Valley 1:00 PM @ West

   

 


   

 

SUNDAY

April 16

   


   

 

     
   


MONDAY

April 17

 

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

April 18

 

faculty  

PRESIDENT'S SPECIAL TOPIC LUNCHEON MTG: Community Outreach - What We're Doing - 10:00 - 1:00 | SSB 414 - RSVP to Vicky Nesia


   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

April 19

 

event  

DENTAL ASSISTING Info Session | 5:30 | MSA 103 ... learn more


   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

April 20

 

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

April 21

   

 

deadline  

LAST DAY TO FILE FOR SPRING GRADUATION...learn more

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

April 22

   

 

   


   


wildcat  

 

Baseball v. LA Mission 1:00 PM @ West

   

 

SUNDAY

April 23

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

April 24

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

April 25

 

wildcat  

Baseball v. LA Pierce 2:30 PM @ West

   


MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

April 26

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

April 27

 

   

 

   

 

faculty  

PRESIDENT'S DESSERT & DISCUSSION SERIES: 2:30 | TBA


   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

April 28

   

 

   

 

   


faculty  

ATD Summit: Creating Campus Professional Learning Hubs | 8:30 - 3:00 |...learn more

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

April 29

   

 

   


   

 


   

 

SUNDAY

April 30

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

May 1

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

May 2

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

May 3

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

May 4

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

May 5

   

 

deadline  

Last Day to Drop a Class With a "W"

faculty  

Annual College-wide Leadership Retreat | 8:30 - 2:30 |...learn more

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

May 6

   

 

   


   


   

 


   

 

SUNDAY

May 7

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

May 8

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

May 9

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

May 10

 

event  

GALLERY RECEPTION: "Student Art Show" | 4:00 - 7:00pm | WLAC Fine Arts Gallery

show runs through May 24, 2017
parking available in Parking Structure - $2.00 (exact change needed)

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

May 11

 

   

Poster Showcase

Awards presentation 1:00pm

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

May 12

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

May 13

   

 

   


   


   

 


   

 

SUNDAY

May 14

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

May 15

 

   

 

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

May 16

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

May 17

 

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

May 18

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

May 19

   

 

   

 

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

May 20

   

 

   


   


   

 


   

 

SUNDAY

May 21

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

May 22

 

   

 

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

May 23

 

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

May 24

 

one book  

BOOK DISCUSSIONS: 1:00 | TBA ...a One Book event

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

May 25

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

May 26

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

May 27

   

 

   


wildcat  

 

Track Meet

   

 

SUNDAY

May 28

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

May 29

 

   

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

May 30

 

   

FINALS: May 30 - June 5...see schedule

     
MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

May 31

 

   

FINALS: May 30 - June 5...see schedule

MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

June 1

 

   

FINALS: May 30 - June 5...see schedule

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

June 2

   

 

   

FINALS: May 30 - June 5...see schedule

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

June 3

   

 

   


   

FINALS: May 30 - June 5...see schedule


   

 

SUNDAY

June 4

   


   

FINALS: May 30 - June 5...see schedule

     

MONDAY

June 5

 

   

LAST DAY OF SPRING SEMESTER

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

June 6

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

June 7

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

June 8

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

June 9

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

June 10

   

 

   


   

 


   

 

SUNDAY

June 11

   


   

 

     
 

 

MORE NEWS

 

 

 

alumnusThe Dickinson Press recently profiled Football alumnus Tray Boone. After helping lead local Narbonne High School to its first city title he came to West where he split time at wide receiver and running back, totaling 1,600 yards of offense. From West, he caught the attention of Dickson State (N.D.). While at Dickinson, a play he made even made it into ESPN’s Top 10. Of his time there, Boone said, “It's peaceful. I like it…The chance to play football, that's great. But the chance to get my degree, to get this piece of paper that's going to really set my life in the direction I want to go; that's probably the best thing I'm getting out of this situation. That's what I wanted. I'm more than thankful for it."…see story at http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/sports/blue-hawks/4120602-long-road-glory-dsus-boone-chased-football-la-dickinson#.V-NdIiyewAI.facebook

 

       

 

 

JAN 10 & 24
HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM - Information Session
10:00am | MSA Building, Room 108

JAN 11
MEDICAL ASSISTING ORIENTATION - Information Session
5:00pm | SC Building, Room 108

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT PROGRAM - Information Session...learn more
6:30pm | SC Building, Room 106

 

       

 

FACULTY / STAFF EAP WORKSHOPS

Feb 28 ESTATE PLANNING | 11:30 | TBD

mar 22 LONGEVITY & IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE | 12:30 | SSB 414

apr 26SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH (SAAM) | 11:30 | SSB 414

tba HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO | TBA | MSA Walkway

may 25 CREATING WORK-LIFE BALANCE | 1:30 | SSB 414

       

 


 

anthropology

ANOTHER AWARD FOR ONLINE PROGRAM

West has been ranked #7 in the nation on the 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Social Science Degrees. SR Education says, "This set of rankings represents schools across the nation that are making an effort to provide economical options for students seeking online social science degrees. Due to exceptional affordability, West Los Angeles College is ranked 7th in Anthropology." See full list. | West was also recently ranked #2 Online Program among CA Community Colleges by www.AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org

       

 

ONLINE - ANY TIME
Sell Your Textbooks

The campus bookstore is now allowing students to trade their unwanted textbooks for cash throughout the year. Through an online service, you are now able to receive a pre-paid shipping label and mail your unwanted textbooks to MSB Textbook Exchange. They will then send you a check for your books within 3 weeks. ...learn more