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Transfer News

UC and CSU application period now in progress.

Don't miss the November 30 deadline. Visit the Transfer Center for assistance.


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


See "Newman's Subconscious" Exhibit  

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


TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

1:00 - 2:00pm High, Low & Medium Tech Tips Your Students Would Thank You For - HLRC 218

2:15 - 3:15pm Electronic Curriculum Development - CE 105A



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FLU NOTE:  NEW FYI - We have received a number of reports of students with confirmed H1N1 since the semester began.  Thus far, we have received no information that the ill students did not recover after several days.  Please do continue to notify your chair and dean if you become aware of suspected/confirmed H1N1 incidents. This helps the administration make appropriate decisions as to whether any special actions are needed.


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: 9:30 Academic Affairs Staff Meeting - PCR



TRANSFER CENTER  (A13) |  Meet Reps from

9:00am - 12:00pm - UCLA Peer Mentor

10:00am - 2:00pm - Arizona State University

The Transfer Center will be open until 7 pm on this day.


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




Toastmasters  | 12:00 - 1:00pm  |  B4-202         Basketball   | 12:30pm  | Gym



Learn How To

Make Beautiful Holiday Crafts through

Westside Extension.

MEETINGS: 10:00 International Online Program - PCR; 12:00 Divisional Council - HLRC 4D





TRANSFER CENTER  (A13) |  Meet Reps from

10:00am - 2:00pm - CSU Dominguez Hills

The Transfer Center will be open until 7 pm on this day.


TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

1:00 - 2:00pm MAC Shortcuts for Office - FA 304

1:00 - 3:00pm Preventing Cheating and Plagiarism - HLRC 218

2:15 - 3:15pm Web-Based Document Storage - CE 105A



MEETINGS:  9:00 Dean's Meeting Academic Affairs - PCR; 9:00 VA Site Visit - Winlock; 10:00 Counseling Staff Meeting - AT
                    A116; 1:00 Leadership Retreat Planning Committee - PCR; 1:30 Basic Skills Committee - Winlock;
                    2:30 CTE Collaborative Meeting - PCR




TRANSFER CENTER  (A13) |  Meet Reps from

10:00am - 1:00pm - CSU Los Angeles  |  9:00am - 12:00pm - CSU Long Beach

The Transfer Center will be open until 7 pm on this day.






MEETINGS: 1:00 College Council - Winlock; 3:00 Building Program Management Committee - Winlock





CAMPUS RETREAT ...click for more info


FACULTY/STAFF TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

11:00am - 12:00pm Web-based Document Storage - CE105A - JUST ADDED


Women's Volleyball: BYE


MEETINGS:  8:00 Culver City Symphony - FA 100; 10:00 Academic Affairs Staff Meeting - PCR




PS-MAPP Foster Parent Training  | 8:30am  - 4:00pm  | AT A116


WILDCATS   Football:  vs. East Los Angeles College @ East | 6:00 pm


MEETINGS:  8:30 Foster Parent Training - AT A116





Applications being accepted

for Spring 2010

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

  Drop w/o a W            Nov 11

  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



Did you miss the fun? Be There Next Year!


What is a Smart Classroom?

There is a buzz about the new smart classrooms in the Math and Science Building, set to open Spring 2009.  But what exactly goes into a smart classroom?

Computerized teaching stations in each of the 30 “smart classrooms” serve as the nerve centers for each classroom.  Professors can use the interactive whiteboard, which electronically records anything written on the board, so students won’t have to furiously scribble down every diagram, equation, and formula during the lecture.  Each classroom also comes standard with an overhead video projector and document camera, enabling a professor in a biology lecture, for example, to do a dissection at the front of the room and share it with the entire class – even the ones taking the class online. 

“This technology enhances what the professors are doing, without disrupting their normal style of teaching.  It gives them the flexibility to reach out to students in ways that were impossible in the past,” said Angela Randall, project manager for Turner Construction, the company working with BuildLACCD on the construction of the building.

The teachers aren’t the only ones benefitting from the perks of new technology, however.   Students can use computers loaded with the latest research and education software to simulate experiments.  

“Software can show results that would be impossible to predict in real life – like determining how long it would take a tsunami from Asia to reach Los Angeles, San Francisco or Hawaii,” said Earth Sciences Professor Dr. Beraki Woldehaimanot. 



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: (Record 2-7)    

Oct 31 - West 42 - SBCC 40

Oct 24 - West 28 - SMC 29

Oct. 17 - West 10 - Antelope Valley 35

Sept. 12 - West 27 - Moorpark 12










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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.


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. 











just rec'd Oct 09: Compassion; Understanding Your Child's Learning Style; Aging Challeges; Juvenile Law;  Investing Throughout Your Life; Being Well; Bridging the Generation Gap at Work




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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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