WestWeek

WILDCATS:

-Lady Wildcats Make All Star Team

-Coach in Hall of Fame

-Transfer News


BARGAINS:

Spring I-TAP Now On-Sale (4 mo @ $15)

 

GIVE:

-Shop at Ralphs?

 

IN THE NEWS

-CalPERS Retirement Fairs

-Alumnus Transforms Hollywood Sign

-The World Returns

MONEY:

-Deadline Extended to Apr 8: WLAC Scholarships

-Submit Your 2010 - 2011 FAFSA -

 Mar 2 - Cal Grant Deadline


JOBS & LEADERSHIP

-Paid Internships

-US Census $12 - $20/hr

-Run for LACCD Board -

 Student Position

 

EAP NEWS March:

Change Management, Baby Makes 3, Back to School, Fun For a Change

 

COMING SOON

KIDS CLOTHING NEEDED:

Our Child Development Center (CDC) is collecting gently used children's clothing for the struggling children in Haiti and Chile.

Donations are welcome Mar 8 - Mar 25

CDC Lobby next to the

S. Parking Structure.

 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE         FACEBOOK "West Los Angeles College (WLAC)"     ASO MySPACE           IMPORTANT DATES       H1N1 FLU UPDATE / ARCHIVE

 

monday  |  tuesday  |  wednesday  |  thursday  |  friday  |  sat/sun  |  features
monday

MARCH 1


Personnel Commission Workshop:

How To Create & Maintain A Positive Work Environment
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. |  ATA-205

 

Tech Fair - view schedule

1:00  |  Apple Genius Bar @ West - HLRC-316

2:15  |  Getting Started: Resources for New Online or Hybrid Instructors - CE105A

 


Transfer Center (A13)
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - UCLA Peer Mentor

The Artist's Guide to the L.A. Galaxy | Feb 10 - Mar 18 | WLAC Art Gallery
Gallery is open 9:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Thurs; Fridays by appointment.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ON SALE NOW:

 MTA/Metro Pass

 VALID FEB 8 - JUNE 7

 Just $15

  WLAC Business Office

 

 

 

 FREE H1N1  

 VACCINATIONS

  while supplies

  last. Visit the Student Health Center (A-9)

MEETINGS:


monday

MARCH 2


LAST DAY TO Apply for 2010 - 2011 Cal Grant

GUEST SPEAKER: Hector Tobar, Pulitzer Prize Winner | 9:30am |  FA 100
Hector Tobar, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will be a guest speaker on campus.  The first 5-7 faculty members who bring their class to the talk AND make an assignment related to the talk will receive a signed copy of Tobar's book, Translation Nation.

 

Foster Parent MAPP | 5:30pm |  FA 106 & ATA 228

 

ACT Information Session / Orientation | 6:00pm  |  Library (HLRC) 4th Floor

 

 

Faculty/Staff Toastmasters every Tuesday

 
 

 

 

 

MEETINGS:   11:00 Next Wave International Marketing - PCR; 12:30 Divisional Council - HLRC 4D


monday

MARCH 3

 

Club Rush: 10am - 2pm near Admissions


 

Tech Fair - view schedule

1:00  |  Free Web Conference Using Dimdim - CE-105A

2:15  |  Searching the Library Online Databases - HLRC-218

  2:15  |  Intelecom: Using Video to Enhance Online and Hybrid Classes - CE-105A

 

 

Transfer Center (A13)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - CSU Dominguez Hills
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Academy of Art

 

 

U.S. Census Job Testing | 10:00am  |  CE 205  learn more

 

 

 WILDCAT BASEBALL 

Baseball: vs. Harbor College - 2:00pm @ Harbor

 

Through our Westside Extension, you can learn to skate in the same place Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek trains! The Toyota Sports Center is also the practice facility for the LA Kings.

Kids and Adult Skating & Hockey Lessons start this week.

 

learn more . . .

 

MEETINGS:  10:00 Counseling Staff Meeting - Winlock; 10:00 Dean's Meeting - PCR; 1:30 Basic Skills Committee - Winlock; 2:00 Mentor Meeting - PCR


monday

MARCH 4

Club Rush: 10am - 2pm near Admissions

Transfer Center (A13)
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - UCLA Peer Mentor

UC/CSU Transfer Prep and IGETC/CSU Certification Workshop | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Library 4th Floor
Facilitated by Transfer Center Director Andrea Frederic

 

Foster Parent MAPP | 5:30pm |  FA 106 & ATA 228

 

 

MEETINGS:  12:30 Social Justice Field Trip - Van 1; 1:00 College Council - Winlock; 3:00 BPMC Meeting - Winlock


monday

MARCH 5



LAST DAY TO:
- Apply for WLAC Scholarships
- Drop a class w/o a W
- File for Credit/No Credit


 

U.S. Census Job Testing | 10:00am  |  CE 205  learn more

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS:  8:00 Dental Hygiene Class - FA 100; 10:00 Academic Affairs Staff Meeting - PCR; 10:30 Commencement Committee Mtg. - Winlock; 1:00 REEO Meeting - AT A116


monday

MARCH 6

 

 

 WILDCAT BASEBALL 

vs. Cerro Coso (DH) - 11:00AM @ West 

 

 

MARCH 7

 

 

 

 

       

 

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DATES
TO
KNOW
 
 

LAST DAY TO
Drop w/ a W - May 7

CAMPUS CLOSED
Mar 29 - Apr 5, Mar 31, May 31

 

 


 

Earn $$$ For West While Shopping

Register your Ralph’s Club Card for West at the register or online at www.ralphs.com.

• Click on Community Contributions on the left side. Then click Participants.

• Enter the requested data and use WLAC's Foundation NPO number - 90323

• After that, each time you shop and swipe your card, West will earn dollars.

 

If one hundred participating families each purchased $100 per week in groceries, over $10,000 per year would go to the WLAC Foundation.

 

WILDCATS UPDATE

 

BASEBALL:  (Record 2-8)

Feb 20 - West 2 vs Cerro Coso 6

Feb 20 - West 13 vs Cerro Coso 17

Feb 19 - West 11 vs Cerro Coso 9

Feb 13 - West 3 vs San Diego 4

Feb 13 - West 3 vs Southwestern 10

Feb 12 - West 9 vs Grossmont 8

 

>> visit Wildcats' Home Page

 

Lady Wildcats Make All-Conference Squad 
The following Wildcats women’s basketball players were named to 2010 Western State All-Conference squad:

  • Freshman Ashley Berumen, a 5-9 forward from Franklin High, was named to the WSC All-Conference First Team for the 2010 WSC season.

  • Freshman Donetta Rye, a 5-10 forward from Crenshaw High, received WSC Honorable Mention.


Asst. Track Coach Named to the Los Angeles

High Schools Sports Hall of Fame
Valerie Brisco-Hooks, assistant coach for Track and Field at WLAC, was included in the inaugural class of 55 of the best athletes and coaches from Southern California.  The Locke High School graduate won 3 Olympic gold medals during her track and field career.

>> To find out more about Valerie Brisco-Hooks and the rest of the LAUSD Sports Hall of Fame, click here.

West LA Football Players Transfer for the Spring Semester
Six Wildcat football players have enrolled at four-year universities. These mid-year transfer student-athletes begin taking classes at their perspective universities in January to continue their education, as well as their football careers.
>> To read more and see the list of players,
click here.

 

 

 

 

 


 

IN THE NEWS
 

Alumnus Entrusted with Rewording the Hollywood Sign

If you looked toward the Hollywood Hills on February 13, you noticed something very different about the historic Hollywood sign. West alumnus Ramy Baramili, owner of the Culver City based company Signquest, was entrusted with the job of draping a temporary banner over the Los Angeles icon. The banner said "SAVE THE PEAK" and was part of a fund-raising effort by a conservation group to preserve the mountaintop land adjacent to the Hollywood sign from private development.

View the monumental transformation process at www.signquest.com/hollywoodsign (photos) or www.signquest.com/savethepeak (video). Signquest clients also include Sony, Verizon, Westfield Mall Culver City and Ferrari N. America.

 

 

The World In Our Backyard

 

Thanks to facilities, globe is back! After some needed maintenance, the globe sculpture featured in so many scenic photos of West has returned to its position in front of CE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty in the News - Archives . . . click here

 

 

2010 CalPERS RETIREMENT PLANNING FAIRS

By attending one of these fairs you learn about your CalPERS benefits and the retirement planning services available to you at a free CalPERS Retirement

Planning Fair.  Meet representatives from the Regional Offices, programs, and organizations.  Use this one stopping guide to access all of your planning needs.

 

learn more . . . 

 

405 Fwy Lane Closures

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Submit Your 2010 - 2011 FAFSA Now!

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, 2011

      For information and assistance, visit Financial Aid A-12 next to Admissions.

 

      How to get started on your FAFSA - 4 min video

 

 

2010 WLAC Scholarship Book

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. 

Application deadline EXTENDED TO The application deadline for these scholarships is APRIL 8... view book.

$5000 Essay Contest
The André Sobel River of Life Foundation invites young survivors of serious illnesses, ages 12-21, to submit essays responding to the topic: “Things I’ve needed to tell you: My experience facing illness and how it has changed me.”

The award recipient will receive a $5000 cash prize to use as he or she chooses. 

Deadline for submission is April 1, 2010. For more information, click here.

 

Win a $100 Book Gift Certificate!

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 . . . learn more 


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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.  The 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 www.2010censusjobs.gov.

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.

 

TEST DATES:    Wednesdays & Fridays thru April 1

                         Location: CE205 CE222 center of campus  

                         10:00am - 12:00pm

 

 

YOUR INTERNSHIP IS WAITING

Visit Deborah

Tuesdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm - Transfer Center  & 1:00pm - 4:00pm - A-4

323-432-3984

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: http://www.laccd.edu/student_information/e7_internships/

 



 

 

 

 


Flu Season Information

 

POTENTIAL CAMPUS 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 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.

 
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