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Applications being accepted

for semester beginning in October.





10:00am - 1:00pm  | President's Lane (In front of CE)  . . . learn more




TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

1:00 - 2:00pm Apple Genius Bar @ West - Juan Chacon - FA 304

2:15 - 3:15pm Google Docs for Academic Use - Lisa Kamibayashi - CA 105A




Tryouts being held on the basketball court (PEC).

8:30 - 11:30am


As flu season approaches, remember you can turn to WestWeek for any urgent updates or www.wlac.edu/events/flu for background information.

H1N1 FLU UPDATE: On Friday Sept. 4, a student reported having symptoms suspected of being the H1N1 flu. The student's doctor, as a precautionary measure, is treating the student and advised the person to stay out of school for several days until recovered. Should any student believe they are experiencing extreme flu-like symptoms, they should go immediately to the Health Center (A-9 near Admissions) or go to the doctor.


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.


MEETINGS:  12:00 Joint Admin. Council and Div. Council Meeting - HLRC 4th Floor





Tuesdays  |  12:30 - 1:30pm  |  Gym  

for more information, contact Holly Baily-Hoffman





Women's Volleyball:  vs. San Bern. Valley @ WLAC |  6:00pm




Faculty/Staff Toastmasters

Kick Off Mtg | Noon  |  B4

MEETINGS: 12:00 Divisional Council - HLRC 4D; 12:30 Hollywood CPR FLM PRD 100 - FA 100;

                   1:00 Senate Exec. Cmte. Meeting - PCR




Personnel Commission On Campus  |  10:30am  |  PCR










MEETINGS:  10:00 Counseling Staff Meeting - AT A116; 1:00 Program Review - PCR; 1:00 Program Review

                    Sub-Committee - Winlock; 5:00 Athletic Department Staff Meeting - AT A116



ABA-Approved Paralegal Program Information Session

learn more 6:00 pm  |  ATA 116 Room changed to ATA 128



Women's Volleyball:  vs. College of the Desert @ WLAC | 5:00pm


MEETINGS:  8:00 Crystal Stairs Staff Meeting - FA 100; 10:00 Grant Management Committee - HLRC 4th Floor;

12:30 Hollywood CPR FLM PRD 100 - FA 100; 1:00 Golf Cart Training - Winlock; 1:00 AFT Adjunct Faculty Meeting - AT A116




Tryouts being held on the basketball court (PEC) | 8:30 - 11:30am


MEETINGS: 9:00 Golf Cart Training - Winlock; 10:00 Academic Affairs Staff Meeting - PCR




Young Black Scholars @ West  |  10:00 am  |  FA


  Football:  BYE

  Cross Country: Orange Coast Classic @ Fairview Park, Costa Mesa




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  • Sept 29 & 30: Club Rush  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sept 14: Last Day to drop classes w/ no fee owed
  • Sept 25: Last Day to file Pass/No Pass
  • Sept 27: Last Day to drop classes w/o a W
  • Oct 26:   2nd 8-Week Session Begins






















West Fully Accredited & In Good Standing

Actions taken by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges have been in the news recently. West was NOT among the Los Angeles area colleges to be placed on warning on probation. West remains fully accredited and in good standing with the Commission.



15% Discount at Denny's on Overland

Receive a 15% discount on your bill when you present you WLAC Student or Faculty/Staff ID Card.


New Tax Credit for Students

Thanks to a new act passed this year, the American Opportunity tax credit (also known as the Hope Credit) has been increased to $2500.  This credit available to a broader range of taxpayers, including many with higher incomes and those who owe no tax. It also adds required course materials to the list of qualifying expenses and allows the credit to be claimed for four post-secondary education years instead of two.

See the IRS website for more information at http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=205674,00.html


Textbook Rentals

If you're looking for a way to cut costs this semester, you can try renting textbooks instead of buying.  Several websites, including www.chegg.com, offer textbook rentals at a fraction of the buying price.


Discounted Movie Tickets

The ASO Office is selling Group Activity movie tickets for Pacific Theatres.  The tickets can be purchased for $7.50 each in Building A-5 during normal business hours.  The tickets are valid at Pacific Theatres locations only.  They are not valid at the El Capitan Theatre or ArcLight Cinemas, including the Cinerama Dome.  Present the tickets at the box office in exchange for the admission ticket.


Academic Support Group w/ Cultural Flavor

Building A12-100

(310) 287-4462

The Umoja Program is a community of Instructors, Counselors, Students and Support services Staff that are committed to the academic success, personal and professional growth, and self-actualization of African American students and others. The Umoja Program currently offers English and Math, and Personal Development.
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For more info call

(310) 287-4451

Puente has successfully helped students at California Community Colleges achieve their transfer goals through a combination of coursework, support programs and focus on Latino and Hispanic culture.



Alumnus Reed Comes Up Big in Utah Opener

WLAC Alumnus David Reed caught 10 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown during the Utah's' methodical 35-17 victory over Utah State.  It is the first time any Ute receiver has accounted for more than 170 yards in a game since 2005. 


VOLLEYBALL:  Sept. 8 - West defeats LA Harbor:     3 - 2

FOOTBALL:      Sept. 12 - West defeats Moorpark:  27 - 12

















Retirement Celebration: Anthony "Tony" Gamble & Dr. John Workman

Wed-Sept 23  |  12:00 – 2:00pm  |  ATA 116  |  $20 buffet lunch/gift

RSVP to Cristi Lizares: lizarec@wlac.edu or Liz Martinez: martinlnwlac.edu


Click for list of new Deans, Chairs & Faculty




West Los Angeles College receives $50,000 Award

for Innovative Program Committed to Latino Student Success

West will receive a $50,000 grant to implement a program to increase information and technology literacy among Latino students, announced the non-profit organization Excelencia in Education. West Los Angeles College was one of only 20 colleges and universities from across the nation chosen to receive the award. The SEMILLAS grants, supported by the Walmart Foundation, are part of Excelencia in Education’s “Growing What Works” national initiative.  . . . read more


West Has the POWER!

Llyod Thomas is the co-winner of a 2009 POWER Award Winner for work in SLA assessment and research. This award recognizes his work in increasing faculty and researcher understanding of student success.  Find out more at www.sloassessment.com


Staff Member Published

West Professor MD Haque's paper, titled "Managing conflicts emanated from the 'low impact' team members," was accepted for publication and presentation at the International Academy of Business and Economics Conference in October 2009.


A SHero Walks Among Us

Vanita Nicholas, Business Division Chair, was selected as one of 51 “SHeros”  honored at a special August awards ceremony. ...read more


Honored by Inclusion in the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University

Business Professor Gwen-Marie Thomas was one of 42 women from around the world to attend the historic Oxford Round Table at Oxford...read more







NOON    |    B4

Speak Out! Join the New Faculty/Staff Toastmasters Chapter

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has assisted millions of men and women become more confident in front of an audience.  In a friendly club format, members learn how to enhance skills in:

  • Presenting prepared speeches

  • Speaking extemporaneously

  • Leadership  Listening  

  • Conducting effective meetings

  • Giving constructive feedback

click for more info


Call:Maria Mancia at

(310) 287-4530 or 4317


Retirement Workshop for CalSTRS Members


This workshop for CalSTRS members planning to retire in Fall 2009 or Spring 2010.








West Named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education

July 09 Edition: West Los Angeles College was one of only a handful of 2-year colleges recognized in the Chronicles' 2009 survey of Great Colleges to Work For.


Warning - Hoax Email

An email has been circulating claiming to be from "System Administrator." it is believed that the fraudulent messages are addressed “Important: Email Account Verification Update”. THESE EMAIL MESSAGES ARE A HOAX ( SPAM MAIL ). DO NOT RESPOND. Do not open any attachment to such messages. Delete the e-mail. Empty the deleted items folder. Do not provide any personal and college information. If you are not sure; please consult with Nick Dang at the IT Department at (310) 287-4360.



JUNE 09: Internet Addiction; Kids & Internet Safety; Aging - Internet Basics; Understanding Copyright Law; Affording a Computer; Computers & Your Health;
Age of the Internets

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