Spring Session 2010
M-F CLASSES Begin -
Mon, Feb 8
LAST DAY TO
Add/Audit Traditional Classes
Online - Feb 12
Add/Audit Traditional Classes In-person - Feb 19
Drop a Class w/o a Fee - Feb 13
Drop a Class w/o a W - Mar 5
Drop w/ a W - May 7
File Credit / No Credit - Mar 5
Feb 12-15, Mar
29 - Apr 5, Mar 31, May 31
The West Los Angeles College
community is deeply saddened by the tragedy of the Jan. 12 earthquake in
Haiti. We send our condolences to the members of our community whose
friends or family were victims of the earthquake. If you're looking to
get involved in helping the people of Haiti, the following websites are
a good place to start.
MON, FEB 8
- ON CAMPUS: The Red Cross will be on campus Monday, Feb. 8 and
possibly Tuesday, Feb 9 to collect donations for the Haiti Earthquake
American Red Cross -
Doctors Without Borders -
Earn $$$ For West While Shopping
your Ralph’s Club Card for West at the register or online at
• Click on
Community Contributions on the left side. Then click Participants.
• Enter the
requested data and use WLAC's Foundation NPO number - 90323
that, each time you shop and swipe your card, West will earn
hundred participating families each purchased $100 per week in groceries,
over $10,000 per year would go
to the WLAC Foundation.
West 43 vs CoC 91
K. Pruitt 11 pts, 10 reb, D. Howard 11 reb
West 52 vs Citrus 72
A. Berumen 15 pts, 8 reb, 3 Stls; N. Rye 13 pts, 7 reb, 3 stls
West 50 vs Glendale 78
BASEBALL: (Record 0-2)
West 5 vs Compton 8
West 1 vs Compton 8
IN THE NEWS
AFRICAN AMERICAN OUTREACH INITIATIVE (AAOI)
CONVOCATION: District-Wide Celebration
District-wide event will take place on Friday, February 26, 2010 at West
Los Angeles College Theatre from 11am-1pm. Please RSVP to me,
Dr. Tammy Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms.
Leige Doffoney, email@example.com.
Paralegal Instructor Appointed
Committee Chair in Beverly Hills Bar Association
Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson kicked off the
new year by being named Chair of the Beverly HIlls Bar Association's
Immigration Law Committee.
"It is a
privilege to head a committee charged with one of the most important
areas of law in 2010, as well as organizing and presenting special
programs that enhance the practice of law for immigration attorneys and
supporting the long-term growth of the Beverly Hills Bar Association,"
said Jacobson. Mehrpoo Jacobson is a
founding partner of the Los Angeles, California law firm Jacobson and
Han LLP, Immigration Attorneys (www.GreenCard4You.com).
An experienced immigration attorney is all areas of immigration law, Ms.
Mehrpoo Jacobson formed Jacobson & Han LLP, Immigration Attorneys to
protect the rights of immigrants from all over the globe.
Instructor Featured in LA Times . . . again!
Life Drawing students at West are in
the presence of renowned veteran of guerilla art each time they enter
the classroom. Even if you don't know his name, you know his work.
You've seen prints of Robbie Conal's satiric illustrations of
politicians and public figures all over Los Angeles for over 20 years.
The Los Angeles Times has been particularly fond of Conal lately running
frequent notes and features on his work. The latest 2/3-page interview
ran on January 16, 2010 - "Robbie
Conal: Political Animal," by Patt Morrison. Read more at
for Robbie Conal: No Spitting No Kidding
Conal's Animal Instincts
Dept Chair Featured In Local Galleries
Humanities Dept Chair Michael Arata
will be among the artists featured in
Actions, Conversations & Intersections,
Sponsored by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs,
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates. The exhibit, running
through April 18, features a broad survey of participatory based
projects by Los Angeles artists and collectives curated by Edith Abeyta
and Michael Lewis Miller. Professor Arata's work will also be featured
in an exhibit at Valley College showcasing artwork based on wit, satire
and faciful whimsy.
More Faculty in the News
. . . click here
Fwy Lane Closures -
January & February 2010
The 405 Freeway will undergo night-time
work activity starting next week to support the I-405 Sepulveda Pass
Widening Project. There will be brief segmented freeway closures at
night. Additional information regarding detours will be available at
metro.net/I-405 prior to the start of construction.
THE BLACK FACULTY &
STAFF ASSOC. WANTS YOU!
The organization is designed to extend an
opportunity for us to meet, celebrate,
discuss, and create positive solutions to
issues that African Americans face in the LACCD.
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
Together we succeed!
Pre-selected courses, Academic & Service Support,
Mentoring...all with a cultural emphasis
Designed to help freshman recently out of
high school rapidly advance toward a degree and transfer
Transfer in 2 years taking 8 Week Classes, 2 Nights + Saturdays
Submit Your 2010 - 2011
Being a late submitter could hurt your chances to
receive Financial Aid
To be considered for
Cal Grant dollars
your FAFSA must be submitted by
March 2, 2010
The WLAC Priority Deadline is May 1, 2010
General filing period: January 2, 2010 - June 30,
For information and assistance, visit Financial Aid A-12
next to Admissions.
to get started on your FAFSA -
4 min video
2010 WLAC Scholarship
Don't miss your opportunity to let
someone else pay for college expenses!
Each year, West awards scholarships
from funds raised by our Foundation. Awards are based on financial need;
accomplishments; college or community service; race/gender/religious
affiliation; being a single parent; turning your life around; being an
older student; and more.
The application deadline for these scholarships is
Win a $100 Book
Recruit An International Online
Degree Program Student
West recently launched an online degree program for
international students abroad. This program will increase access to an
American education for students around the world. Successful programs,
such as these, also help support and expand course offerings and
programs for local students . . .
Holiday Hiring & LAPD Events
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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. Parking available in the S.
Parking Structure. Daily parking permits are $2.00. (Park on first floor
for easiest access to test location.)
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.
& Fridays thru April 1
CE205 CE222 center of campus
10:00am - 12:00pm
YOUR INTERNSHIP IS
Tuesdays, 9:00am -
12:00pm - Transfer Center & 1:00pm - 4:00pm - 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:
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.