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See "Open Fall Classes" link on home page

Applications being accepted

for semester beginning in October.



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


  Football:  BYE

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









FACULTY/STAFF TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

1:00 - 2:00pm Online 24/7 Library Services - Ken Lin - HLRC 218

2:15 - 3:15pm Social Networking for an Academic End - Claire Norris - CE 105A



                     Constitution Week Continues through Sept 23 . . . read more




Flu Shots available at the Student Health Center (Seasonal Flu) on select dates

How can you tell a COLD from the FLU? This and more on a short video posted by the California Community Colleges. http://www.laccd.edu/news/drccc_pandemic_prevention.htm


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:  1:00 Tech Review Committee - Winlock




TRANSFER CENTER  |  10:00am - 2:00pm  |  A13

Meet with Reps from CSU Dominguez Hills


BLOOD DRIVE  |  In Front of Women's PE  |  9:00am - 3:00pm

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on campus. Visit the Student Health Center (Building A-9) to book an appointment. Walk-in donors also welcomed.



Women's Volleyball:  vs. Moorpark College @ WLAC |  6:00pm



BASKETBALL IS BACK! Tuesdays  |  12:30 - 1:30pm  |  Gym  

for more information, contact Holly Baily-Hoffman


Faculty Forum (& Ice Cream Social) |   1:30-2:30pm     |  CDC

Join the Academic Senate for an informal gathering to meet our newest full-time faculty and Deans of Academic Affairs.


TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

1:00 - 2:00pm |  LACCD Going Green - Curt Riesberg |  HLRC 218

2:15 - 3:15pm |  Using the Smart Classroom  |  this session cancelled. However, offered on on Oct 14 & Nov 24


MEETINGS: 7:30 Crystal Stairs Business Meeting - FA 100 



RETIREMENT CELEBRATION: Anthony "Tony" Gamble & John Workman

12:00 – 2:00pm  |  ATA 116  |  $20 buffet lunch/gift

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





TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

1:00 - 2:00pm |  MS Word Shortcuts - Rita Shemwell |  HLRC 218

1:00 - 2:00pm |  Using Live Synchronous Audio Video Sessions to Engage Online Students - Jan Vanderpool  |  CE 105A

2:15 - 3:15pm Introduction to Jing - Keith Graziadei | CE 105A



MEETINGS:  9:00 Dean's Meeting, Academic Affairs - PCR; 10:00 Counseling Staff Meeting - AT A116;

                   1:00 Staff Development and SLO Committee - PCR; 2:00 Budget Committee - Winlock





Meet with Reps from

UCLA     10:00am-2:00pm

CSULA   10:00am-1:00pm    CSULB   9:00am-12:00pm





TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

1:00 - 2:00pm | High, Low, & Medium Tech Tips Your Students ...

                       Bruce Jacobs - HLRC 218

1:00 - 4:00pm | SLO Assessment & Tracking Evidence Workshop

                       Don Prickel - ATA 116

2:15 - 3:15pm | Affordable Reading Systems & Screen Readers

                      Adrienne Foster - CE 105A


Sure. You can join in. Thursdays

from 11:30am - 2:30 pm - read more

MEETINGS:  8:30 ITD Lean Seminar for Larry Eisenberg - FA 100; 10:00 SSC Meeting - AT A116;

                   12:00 VPAA Review of Folders - PCR; 1:00 AFT Guild Chapter Meeting - Winlock




Loyola Marymount University Transfer Day at Loyola | 9:00am - 3:00pm 

RSVP for free transportation to, food, financial aid/admission info session,

and campus tour by calling (310) 338-7318, or email tppinfo@lmu.edu




TechFair |  view Fall schedule, earn FLEX Credit

9:00am - 4:00pm SLO Assessment & Tracking Evidence Wkshp - Don Prickel |  ATA 116




    Cross Country: Foothill Invitational @ Legg Lake, South El Monte

    Women's Volleyball: vs. Moorpark College @ West | 6:00 pm




new interactive web site for career, personal interest & recreational classes



Sept 21: Makeup Artistry

Sept 26: Medical Coding      


What are

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Blogging All About?


10% Discount

       for WLAC Faculty/Staff


MEETINGS: 10:00 Academic Affairs Staff Meeting - PCR




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


  Football:  vs. Long Beach @ West | 1:00 pm





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  • Sept 25: Last Day to file Pass/No Pass

  • Sept 27: Last Day to drop classes w/o a W
  • Sept 29 & 30: Club Rush  10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Oct 26:   2nd 8-Week Session Begins

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 Participants

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 multicultural participants.


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

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

The 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

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. 


Athletics Director to Guest Lecture at Pepperdine

Steve Aggers, Wildcats Athletic Director has again been invited to to speak with students interested in sports psychology, coaching philosophy, teaching methodology and athletic administration.



VOLLEYBALL:  Sept. 15 - West looses to College of the Desert:  3 - 0

(Record 1-2)      Sept. 8 -  West defeats LA Harbor:   3 - 2


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


























Click for list of new Deans, Chairs & Faculty


New Board Member Makes West Her 1st Stop

New LACCD 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 Annenberg

Congratulations to speech instructor Linda Alexander who was just awarded her Ph.D. in communication from the USC Annenberg School of Communications

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!

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 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.



Speak Out! Join the New Faculty/Staff Toastmasters Chapter

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.


Flyer Posting

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 . . . more info


Trash Update















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. 

 http://thomas.loc.gov/teachers/constitution.html  |  http://www.lavote.net



During 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.


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