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Transfer News

UC and CSU application deadline - Nov 30.

9:00am - 12:00pm - UCLA Peer Mentor  |  Transfer Center

10:00am - 2:00pm - CSU Dominguez Hills | Transfer Center



BSU Film Festival   |  1:00pm  |  ATA 128 


Certified Nurses Assistant Info Session |  5:30pm  |  A9 


See "Newman's Subconscious" Exhibit  

Mon - Fri  10:00am  - 4:00pm  | WLAC Art Gallery thru Dec. 4.



TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

  1:00 - 2:00pm Exploring MS Windows and Shortcuts - CE 105A

  2:15 - 3:15pm Facebook as a Social Networking Tool in the Classroom - CE 105A




DEC3: Holiday Party

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DEC 11: Russel's

Retirement Party

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FLU NOTE:  H1N1 Flu Vaccinations - Local Clinics


Click for information on healthy practices, and more regarding the campus response to the H1N1 virus.

Instructors do have the authority to ask students to leave the classroom who are clearly ill. This should be done discretely and students should be directed to the WLAC Health Center (A-9) -- Hours: M,W,Th 8:30am-5:00pm; T 10:30am-7:00pm; F 9:00am-12:00pm.


MEETINGS: 9:00 Mass Notification System Presentation - Winlock; 9:30 Academic Affairs Staff Meeting - PCR;

                  1:00 Tech Review Committee - Winlock; 1:00 VTAC Meeting - PCR; 5:00 Institute for Student Excellence - AT A210





TRANSFER CENTER  (A13) |  Meet Reps from

9:00am - 2:00pm - UCLA Peer Mentor | Transfer Center



BSU Film Festival  |  8:00am  |  ATA 128 


WILDCATS    Women's Volleyball: vs. LA Pierce College @ West | 7:00 pm



International Students Thanksgiving Celebration

4:00 - 6:00pm

HLRC 4th Floor

TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

1:00 - 2:00pm Everything You Need to Know About Buying A New Computer But Were Afraid to Ask - CE 105A

2:15 - 3:15pm Embedding Technology Into Instruction - CE 105A

2:15 - 3:15pm E-Books and E-Texts: Long Live Gutenberg! - HLRC 218


Faculty/Staff Toastmasters  | 12:00 - 1:00pm  |  B4-202 

MEETINGS: 9:00 Food Service Info Meeting - AT A116; 10:00 International Online Program Stakeholders Mtg. - PCR;

                   11:00 History Dept. Mtg. - AT A116; 11:00 Seaside Colleges Accreditation - PCR;

                   11:00 Seaside Colleges Accreditation (F. Leonard/V. Nesia) - Winlock; 1:00 Senate Exec. Cmte. Mtg. - PCR   




TRANSFER CENTER  (A13) |  Meet Reps from

9:00am - 12:00pm - CSU Long Beach | Transfer Center

10:00am - 1:00pm - CSU Northridge   | Transfer Center


BSU Film Festival  |  8:00am  |  ATA 128 


Turnitin Anti-Plagiarism Workshop | 4:00pm  |  HLRC 218


MEETINGS:  10:00 Counseling Staff Mtg. - AT A116; 10:30 Personnel Commission - PCR; 12:00 Distance Ed Committee -

                    Winlock;  Academic Affairs Staff Potluck;  12:30 SAFE Mtg. - AT A228; 1:00 Program Review - PCR;

                    2:00 Budget Committee - Winlock


NOVEMBER 19   Priority Spring Registration begins


TRANSFER CENTER  (A13) |  Meet Reps from

9:00am - 2:00pm - UCLA (Q&A) |  Transfer Center

10:00am - 1:00pm - CSU Los Angeles | Transfer Center

10:00am - 1:00pm - Mt. St. Mary's College | Transfer Center

CSU Preview Workshop | 1:00 - 2:00pm | A12-104


Habari Gani  |  12:00pm  |  Pavilion Area 

All are invited to the Christian Club’s HABARI GANI (“WHAT’S THE WORD” in Swahili)




BSU Film Festival  |  1:00pm  |  ATA 128 



Paralegal Information Session | 5:30pm  |  HLRC 218



WILDCATS    Women's Volleyball: vs. Santa Monica College @ SMC | 7:00 pm

Habari Gani

Thanksgiving Feast



MEETINGS: 10:00 Turner Construction Meeting - ; 10:00 SSC Meeting - AT A116; 12:00 Grants Management Cmte. - Winlock;

                   1:00 AFT Guild Chapter Meeting - AT A116







MEETINGS:  8:00 Northrop Grumman Partnership - AT A116; 10:00 Academic Affairs Staff Mtg. - PCR;

                   10:00 ESL Discipline Committee - HLRC 4th Floor





WILDCATS   Football:  Season over






Applications being accepted

for Spring 2010

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  FALL Late Start 8-Week Classes - Last Day To:

   Drop w/ a W              Dec 4 in person   Dec 6  online


  Winter Registration Begins

  Priority - Oct 26         Cont Students - Oct 29         New & Returning - Nov 16


  Spring Registration Begins

  Priority - Nov 19         Cont Students - Nov 23         New & Returning - Dec 14



'09 Campus Retreat



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.   MINDALAY (center) and 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 one 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 more





VOLLEYBALL:  (Record 1-7)

Oct. 9 - West loses to Bakersfield

Sept. 8 -  West defeats LA Harbor


FOOTBALL: '09 Season: 3-7    

Victories over: Moorpark, Santa Barbara & Southwest


Men's cross country advances to S. Cal. Championships - Again!  read more










































Facebook Shirt Winners

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.


Holiday Party: 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 water


Dr. 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 . . . click here


West's IHSS Program Featured in LA Times

The 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 paramedics."


West Hosts Art Exhibit Examining the Shared Consciousness

"Newman's Subconscious," 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. 



New Technology Improving Campus Safety

Although the "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.










just rec'd Nov 09: Smoking - Mental Health, Children, Aging; Expense, Quitting; Advanced Directives 



Oct Edition

GRANTS: Virtual Counselor; Predominately Black Institutions; Watson; Kresge; Employment Training Panel

PROPOSALS SUBMITTED: To Office of Minority Health; To Ntl Science Foundation; To US Dept of Labor Health Sector






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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: https://www.pvjobsdb.org/interns/


Flu Season Information


POTENTIAL CAMPUS CLOSURES: As advised by the Center for Disease Control and the Los Angeles Community College District administration, it is unlikely that the campus will close in the event of student or employee being diagnosed with the H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu). Instead, the campus will promote healthy practices on campus. However, Faculty/Students should be prepared to move into a distance learning format for class in the event that the instructor and/or a large number of students become ill. Faculty and students should be sure they have each other's respective contact information. Please do report any suspected/confirmed case of H1N1 (Swine Flu) to your supervisor/instructor. This information will be kept confidential.

Instructors do have the authority to ask students to leave the classroom who are clearly ill. This should be done discretely and students should be directed to the WLAC Health Center (A-9) -- Hours: M,W,Th 8:30am-5:00pm; T 10:30am-7:00pm; F 9:00am-12:00pm.

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