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Winter Registration Begins
Oct 26 Cont Students
- Oct 29 New &
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Nov 19 Cont Students
- Nov 23 New &
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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.
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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
9 - West loses to
- West defeats LA Harbor
FOOTBALL: (Record 2-7)
31 - West 42 - SBCC 40
24 - West 28 - SMC 29
17 - West 10 - Antelope Valley 35
- West 27 - Moorpark 12
IN THE NEWS
Faculty in the News
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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.
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.
just rec'd Oct 09:
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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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:
Flu Season Information
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
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
Instructors do have
the authority to ask students to leave the classroom who are clearly
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.