Free Flu Vaccine (not H1N1)
Free flu shots are available at the Student
Health Center (A-9) on the following dates. No appointment necessary:
Tuesday, September 29 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 7 3:00pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, October 12 8:30am - 11:30pm
Capoeira Group Welcomes
An informal group of student Copoeira enthusiasts is meeting on
Thursdays from 11:30am to 2:30pm to workout. Join the fun. Capoeira is
an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts,
games, music and dance. It has attracted a broad spectrum of
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
Looking for a way to cut costs this semester? Try
renting textbooks instead of buying. Several websites, including
www.chegg.com, offer textbook rentals.
Discounted Movie Tickets
ASO Office (A-5) 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.
Academic Support Groups w/ Cultural Flavor
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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THE PUENTE PROGRAM
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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
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.
Athletics Director to Guest Lecture at Pepperdine
Aggers, Wildcats Athletic Director has again been invited to to speak
with students interested in sports psychology, coaching philosophy,
teaching methodology and athletic administration.
- West looses to College of the Desert: 3 - 0
- West defeats LA Harbor: 3 - 2
- West defeats Moorpark: 27 - 12
IN THE NEWS
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Deans, Chairs & Faculty
New Board Member Makes West
Her 1st Stop
Board Member Tina Park made West her first stop on her tour of the 9
campuses. Park met with Dr. Rocha and students, learned more about the
ongoing building program and other West efforts.
New Ph.D. from USC's Prestigious
Congratulations to speech instructor Linda Alexander who was just
awarded her Ph.D. in communication from the USC Annenberg School of
West Los Angeles College receives
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
SEMILLAS grants, supported by the Walmart Foundation, are part of
Excelencia in Education’s “Growing What Works” national
initiative. . . .
West Has the POWER!
Lloyd 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
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.
Speak Out! Join the New Faculty/Staff Toastmasters
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Call:Maria Mancia at
(310) 287-4530 or
Retirement Workshop for CalSTRS Members
FRI, OCT 16 | 9:30AM-2:00PM DISTRICT
This workshop for CalSTRS members planning
to retire in Fall 2009 or Spring 2010.
What You Should Know
Flyers/notices posted with scotch
tape may be pulled down. PLEASE USE MASKING TAPE.
Posting on the new blue map signs . . .
EAP '09 NEWSLETTER
JUNE 09: Internet Addiction; Kids & Internet Safety; Aging - Internet Basics; Understanding Copyright Law; Affording a Computer; Computers & Your Health;
Age of the Internets
From Rodney Patterson, Academic Senate President:
This is a reminder that Constitution Day is Thursday,
September 17, and Constitution Week is September 17 –
September 23rd. As faculty, we take the responsibility to
help our students understand, and build their knowledge of, our rights
and responsibilities as citizens of this democracy. In fact, knowledge
of one’s civic responsibility is one the college’s institutional student
learning outcomes. Therefore, this month presents the opportunity for
each of us to remind our students how important it is to understand the
U.S. Constitution and where to find the primary source documents that
inform our nation’s democratic traditions and institutions...We offer
the following link to the U.S. Library of Congress, and another link to
the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office – the chief
elections office for Los Angeles.
USE OF ATA 116
the Fall semester (as of 9/4/09) ATA 116 will be set up and used as a
lecture room from 3:30 - 10:00pm. Meetings can be scheduled in ATA
116 until 3:00 pm at the latest.