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Transfer News

UC and CSU application deadline - TODAY!

TRANSFER CENTER  (A13) |  Meet Reps from

9:00am - 12:00pm - UCLA Peer Mentor | Transfer Center
9:30am - 2:00pm - CSU Los Angeles | Transfer Center



TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

  1:00 - 2:00pm Podcast Creation Part 2 - CE 105A

  2:15 - 3:15pm Putting Your Syllabi Online With ADX - CE 105A
  2:15 - 3:15pm Assistive Technology for Use with Students w Disabilities - HLRC 218


The US Census is Hiring! Take the test here at West. learn more


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:  9:30 Academic Affairs Staff Mtg. - PCR; 1:00 International Online Program Stakeholders' Meeting - PCR; 1:30
                    Planning Committee for 2009-10 - Winlock              




TRANSFER CENTER  (A13) |  Meet Reps from

9:00am - 2:00pm - UCLA Peer Mentor | Transfer Center
The Transfer Center will be open until 7:00pm today.



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

MEETINGS: 10:00 International Online Stakeholders' Meeting - PCR; 12:00 Divisional Council - HLRC 4D; 1:00 Senate
                   Executive Committee - PCR




The Transfer Center will be open until 7:00pm today.


TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

  1:00 - 2:00pm Moodle  JUST ADDED!

  1:00 - 2:00pm Electronic Curriculum Development - CE 103

  2:15 - 3:15pm E-Profiles with Mahara - CE 105A


CERAMICS SALE! - Support Student Art.  Great pieces, Great Prices.

Fine Arts Complex

MEETINGS:  9:00 Dean's Meeting, Academic Affairs - PCR;  10:00 Counseling Staff Meeting - ATA 116
                   12:00 Safety Training for Night/Remaining Day Crew - AT A116; 1:30 Basic Skills Committee - Winlcok




This year, it's bring your own lunch and everyone is welcome!

If you want to bring extra desserts, cookies, or anything else, I'm sure someone will be happy to help eat them!

Joyce and I will still lead the singing.  Hope to see you there!

~ Lloyd Thomas


MEETINGS:  10:00 SSC Meeting - AT A116; 1:00 College Council - Winlock; 3:00
                    Building Program Management Committee - Winlock; 6:00 Student Hearing - PCR




Holiday Hiring Workshop | 10:00am  |  Transfer Center  learn more



TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

  11:00am - 12:00pm Copyright and Fair Use Online - FA 304





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

                   10:00 ESL Discipline Committee - HLRC 4th Floor










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


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





Nov 25 - West 61 v. Long Beach 63

              K. Pruitt 6 pts, 10 rebounds;  D. Rye 17 pts, 6 rebounds; 

              A. Berumen 16 pts, 4 rebounds;  A. Stewart 5 pts, 14 rebounds

Nov 21 - West 57 v. Pierce 81

              K. Pruitt 20 pts, 12 rebounds;  N. Rye 14 pts, 10 rebounds;  C. Olmos 9 pts

Nov 20 -  West 53  v.  Oxnard 86

               N. Rye 11 pts;  A. Stewart 10 pts, 6 rebounds;  T. Hibbert 9 pts

Nov 18 -  West 40  v. Pasadena 102 

               C. Olmos 10 pts, A. Stewart 7 pts, 7 rebounds




CROSS COUNTRY - Ramandeep Singh finishes in top 25 at S. Cal. Championships, advances to State Championships on Nov. 20. At the Championships, he finished 53rd in a field of 100 runners.





























Clothes Drive

The Dance, Health & PE Department is conducting a clothing drive for the homeless. We work with a non-profit foundation called Infinite Ways. They collect clothing for the homeless of downtown Los Angeles. The items needed are blankets and men’s clothing – specifically sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, pants and sweatpants. Clothing can be dropped of in the lobby of the PEC South building. Donations accepted until December 17th. For pick up or additional information please call Jane Witucki at 310-287-4282.



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. 









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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Attend workshops on Friday, Dec. 4, 11 & 18 to receive priority hiring consideration. learn more



One of the first steps in joining the U.S. Census Team is taking a placement test.  The test will be offered at West through December and January in FA 207 and/or FA 208 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Parking available in the S. Parking Structure. Daily parking permits are $2.00.

Walk-ins will be accepted if space permits. To reserve a testing spot, call 1-866-861-2010. For more information, visit www.2010censusjobs.gov.

Most jobs pay from $12 - $20/hour. Recruiting Asst., Office Clerk, Crew Leader, Enumerator, Field Ops Supervisor, Office ops Supervisor. Part-time and flexible hours available.

TEST DATES:    Wed: Dec. 9, 16, 23, 30  Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27

                         Fri:    Dec. 4, 11, 18  Jan. 8, 22, 29




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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