The Bus - Satisfied Customers
The WLAC Shuttle has made getting to class easier for many students.
Here's what they have to say about the bus service:
TAMIS (left) is in his
first semester at West, studying forensics and health, and looking to
transfer to USC. He takes the WLAC Shuttle to Inglewood. "My car's in the shop, so I
take the WLAC Shuttle to school now. It's faster than normal
buses, and better yet, it's free!" says Tamis.
her daughter Natalie take the WLAC Shuttle along the
Slauson route. Mindalay, a child development major, is in her
first semester at West. "It's a big help,
because it brings us all the way back to my house. It's fast and
easy too," says Mindalay. LORENA is a 1st year undecided major at West. She wants to
transfer to UC Berkeley or UCLA, and she takes the WLAC Shuttle to and
from her work in Fox Hills.
"The bus is great for people like me, who have a busy
work and class schedule and need to get to places on time," says Lorena.
Valencia (not pictured) drives the bus. When asked
how the program seems to be going from her perspective, she replied
"it's got a community feel." She sees a lot of "regulars." On the wish
lists of students, she said, is that the Slauson route be extended to
Rampart for improved safety and that the Palms route go farther North.
Earn $$$ For West While Shopping
Ralphs has a long-term program in which part of your grocery bill is donated to West.
In this program, if
hundred families, each of which purchases $100 per week in groceries,
participate in the program, over $10,000 per year would be contributed
to the WLAC Foundation. . .learn
IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to West
Facebook Fans She'Rylle Gray and Debra Simmons. We now have 403 fans, making Facebook a more valuable media to reach out to our students and others,
and to receive their feedback.
Thurs, Dec 3 @ 12:30
From Lloyd Thomas: It
is my pleasure to invite you to West's annual Holiday Celebration, to be
held this year on the 4th floor of the HLRC on Thursday, December 3,
from 12:30-2:00PM. Jazz Ensemble Director Phil Small and Music Professor
Joyce Sweeney will be available to lead us in song. Dr. Flex will hang
around waiting for someone to ask him to play "Frosty." We're working
with Casablanca Catering, as we did for Flex Day. They will provide the
menu listed below for $15.00 per person--this price is good until
Thanksgiving. You don't have to choose. You can have everything.
Anyone who signs up late at the business office-November 30 or Dec 1,
will have to pay $25. So sign up early! Please make your checks payable
to WLAC Foundation and take them to the Business Office. We need to
get a minimum of 50 reservations in order to make this work.
Green salad, Steamed vegetables, Black Beans, Beef Merlot, Red
Snapper Veracruzano, Chicken Fajitas, Bunuelos, soft drink or bottled
Patricia Siever Elected to Board of CCUSD
Despite a late
entry to the race, Culver City residents elected Dr. Patricia Siever to
the Board of the Culver City Unified School District. Dr. Siever is a
Professor of History at West and the long-time, former director of the
ACT program. Dr. Siever
is also very active in leadership roles at West. It is anticipated that
her new association with CCUSD will help to further strengthen the ties
between West and the schools that surround it.
More Faculty in the News
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West's IHSS Program Featured in LA
October 27 Los Angeles Times education supplement ran an article
titled "Beyond Doctors and Nurses." The article highlighted West's
new provider certification for in-home support services (IHSS), which
will be free to students "thanks to a state-funded Career Advancement
Academy grant." The Times also pointed out West's wide
array of training in health-care careers, "ranging from dental hygiene
and pharmacy technology to courses for emergency medical technicians and
West Hosts Art Exhibit Examining the Shared
a group exhibition of contemporary art meant to stimulate confusion and
contemplation on the concepts of shared identity and the nature of the
self, will be on display at the WLAC Art Gallery from Oct. 19 - Dec. 4,
Mon-Fri from 10am - 4pm.
BOXES BEING INSTALLED
New Technology Improving Campus Safety
"smart classrooms" get most of the acclaim, smaller, simpler
advancements like the new wireless emergency phone stations also go a
long way to making campus life even better. Eighteen solar-powered call
boxes are being placed around campus in addition to seven going into the
South Parking Structure. With the push of a button, the caller can
summon the campus sheriff. The solar-powered call boxes will work rain
or shine thanks to their ability to store energy from the estimated 275
sunny days here in southern California.
Smoking - Mental Health,
Children, Aging; Expense, Quitting; Advanced Directives
WLAC GRANTS NEWSLETTER
Counselor; Predominately Black Institutions; Watson; Kresge; Employment
To Office of Minority Health; To Ntl Science Foundation; To US Dept of
Labor Health Sector
NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
YOUR INTERNSHIP IS
Visit Deborah on Tuesdays, 9:00am -
1:00pm in A-4
The LACCD Interns &
GREEN Jobs Program is designed to expand career opportunities for
students within the Los Angeles Community College District. Working with
private businesses and firms, our program is creating hundreds of new
and exciting paid and unpaid internships in a wide range of occupations;
including architecture, construction, engineers, graphics, customer
service, sales, green jobs, marketing, technology, and business
management. Internships provide students with the training, skills and
knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s workplace.
Students must be enrolled in 6 units and register on our website: