FALL Late Start 8-Week Classes - Last Day To:
Drop w/ a W
Dec 4 in person Dec 6 online
Winter Registration Begins
Oct 26 Cont Students
- Oct 29 New &
Returning - Nov 16
Spring Registration Begins
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.
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
IT'S BASKETBALL SEASON!
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: (Record
25 - West 61 v. Long Beach
K. Pruitt 6 pts, 10 rebounds; D. Rye 17 pts, 6 rebounds;
A. Berumen 16 pts, 4
rebounds; A. Stewart 5 pts, 14 rebounds
21 - West 57 v. Pierce 81
K. Pruitt 20 pts, 12 rebounds; N. Rye 14 pts, 10 rebounds;
C. Olmos 9 pts
- West 53 v. Oxnard 86
N. Rye 11 pts; A. Stewart 10 pts, 6 rebounds; T. Hibbert
18 - West 40 v.
C. Olmos 10 pts, A. Stewart 7 pts, 7 rebounds
MEN'S BASKETBALL: (Record
- 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.
IN THE NEWS
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.
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.
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
workshops on Friday, Dec. 4, 11 & 18 to receive priority hiring
U.S. CENSUS JOBS
One of the
first steps in joining the U.S. Census Team is taking a placement test.
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
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.
Wed: Dec. 9, 16, 23,
30 Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27
Fri: Dec. 4, 11, 18 Jan. 8, 22, 29
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.