WestWeek

 

IN THE NEWS

-Honors Students Present at Research Conference

-Free Conference Pass: TechEd

-Student Featured in LA Times Column

 

JOBS & LEADERSHIP

-Deadline June 18: Hispanic Assoc of College & Universities Ntl Intern Program

-Paid Internships

-US Census $12 - $20/hr

 

EAP NEWS March:

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

 

MONEY:

-Deadline Apr 8: WLAC Scholarships

-Scholarship for Serious Illness Survivors

-2010-2011 FAFSA Deadline

 

 

 

WILDCATS:

Track Victory over #5 Ranked Team!

 

 

 

COMING SOON:
- Spring Break - Mar 29 - Apr 5

- Campus Holiday - Mar 31

- Spring Break Service Hours

 

SPECIAL HONOREE:

Retiring Congresswoman Diane Watson

 

Also Honored:

Retiring Faculty & Staff

Outstanding Alumnus

Male & Female Athlete of the Year

 

Discounted Faculty/Staff Tickets

ON SALE THRU APRIL 1

proceeds benefit WLAC Foundation

view flyer

 

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 22

 

 

LA Paralegal Association Q & A | 7:00 pm | D1-107
Get your questions answered about the organization, being a paralegal, jobs and more.

Transfer Center (A13)
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - CSULA
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. -  CSU Long Beach

ATTENTION TRANSFER BOUND STUDENTS!!!!

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is hosting a Transfer Preview Day on THIS FRIDAY, March 26th. Sign up at the Transfer Center to attend! 
UC Riverside
will be on campus April 29. Stop by the Transfer Center in A13 this week to sign up!!! (Limited number of appointments available)

The Transfer Center will be closed for Spring Break, Mar 29 - Apr 5.  It will re-open at 8:30 am on Apr 6.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO EAT?

When the, now under construction,

Student Services building opens,

West will have a food court!

 

HELP SELECT WHAT WILL BE SERVED

& SERVICE HOURS

take our short survey at

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6Q699QL

 

MEETINGS: 12:00 A Speaker for Economics - FA 100; 1:00 Tech Review Committee - PCR; 1:30 Planning Committee for 09-10 -
                   Winlock


monday

MARCH 23

 

 

          WILDCAT BASEBALL  

vs. LA Pierce College - 2:30PM @ Pierce

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Faculty/Staff Toastmasters every Tuesday

12:30 - 4:30 pm
Behind the FA Building


Enjoy performances from the

jazz ensemble and vocalists.

 

YES - You can dance AND buy some eats. 

It's a music department fundraiser.

 

MEETINGS:   9:00 Veteran Site Visit - Winlock; 11:00 Standard III Meeting - PCR


monday

MARCH 24


Tech Fair - view schedule

1:00  |  Searching The Library Online Periodicals - HLRC218

1:00  |  Introduction to Jing and Camtasia - CE104
 2:15  |  Launching Your Own Class Website with ADX - CE105


 

Transfer Center (A13)  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - CSUDH

 

 

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

 

NEW

at www.wlac.edu/transfer_echat

 

 

 

 

 

Students may now speak to university representatives LIVE online. Participating universities include UCLA,

CSUN, CSUDH, Pepperdine.

 

MEETINGS:  10:00 Counseling Staff Meeting - Winlock; 10:00 Dean's Meeting - PCR; 12:30 Accreditation Standard 4 - PCR


monday

MARCH 25




 

         WILDCAT BASEBALL   vs. Citrus College - 2:30PM @ West 

 

 

 

JOIN ASO AT

DREAMGIRLS Just $25

Tickets on sale at the ASO Office

SHOW DATE:

Thurs, Apr. 1 @ 2:00pm

 

MEETINGS:  10:00 Leadership Meeting - PCR; 12:30 Grants Management Committee - Winlock; 1:00 Accreditation Standard I Meeting - PCR; 2:30 Accreditation Steering Committee - Winlock


monday

MARCH 26



Transfer Center (A13)

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Transfer Preview Day
Sign up at the Transfer Center to attend!



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

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS:  10:00 Academic Affairs Staff Meeting - PCR


monday

MARCH 27

 

 WILDCAT BASEBALL  vs. Citrus College - 1:00PM @ Citrus 

 

MEETINGS:  8:00 Dental Hygiene Symposium - HLRC 4th Floor
 

MARCH 28

 

 

 

 

       

 

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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

 

 


 

WILDCATS UPDATE

 

BASEBALL:  (Record 5-14 overall  |  0-4 Western State Conf)

Mar 20 - West 6 vs Pierce 8

Mar 18 - West 13 vs Bakersfield 6

Mar 16 - West 3 vs Bakersfield 0

Mar 13 - West 2 vs Canyons 4

Mar 11 - West 1 vs Canyons 14

Mar 10 - West 12 vs Mission 20

Mar 9 -   West 4 vs Mission 17

 

VICTORY FOR WILDCATS TRACK AND FIELD TEAM

Jumpers lead the way as women win Western State South meet

 

MOORPARK, CA. – The West Los Angeles College women’s track and field team was victorious at the 2010 Western State South Meet at Moorpark College.  In the process they defeated the #5 ranked team in the state, Glendale College.  West LA is ranked #16, and surely will move into the top 10 when the new rankings are released next week. 

 

Sophomores, Candace Chatman and Starasia Childs led the way with victories in the long jump and triple jump as the pair of Lady Wildcats scored huge team points for the track team. West Los Angeles scored 199.5 points, over Glendale (180.5), Santa Monica  (57),  Moorpark  (54),  LA Valley  (39), and Citrus (30).   Childs also scored valuable points in the 100 hurdles, and long jump, and Chatman scored in the triple jump and high jump. 

 

 

The women’s 4x400 relay team of Reanna Davison, Keshawna Fisher, Areana Anthony, and Cydney Graham ran 3:58.77 for the victory and the #4 time in the state.  Graham also won the 400 meters in 59.64, and Gayeshia Robinson took the 100 hurdles at 15.77.  In field event action, Jade Pugh took first place in the discus with a throw of 117’3”, Shawnique Williams was victorious in the shot put at 35’5.75”, and Toni Cooper won the high jump.

 

The men’s team had plenty of success as well, highlighted by victories in both relays.  Glendale won the meet with 143 points, followed by Moorpark (132), West Los Angeles (113), LA Valley (103), Santa Monica (34), and Citrus (29).  The men’s 4x100 relay team of Charles Earls, Kevin Ally, Lentrail Hicks, and Brian McDade ran 41.74 for the #4 time in the state.  Earls, Hicks, Anthony Riley, and Miguel Ruiz teamed up in the 4x400 relay for the victory as well.  Patrick Hunter continues to shine, taking the long jump and triple jump for the Wildcats.  Ally finished first in the 100 meters at 10.77, and Hicks took the 200 meters in 21.86.  Lovelle Starks was the high jump winner at 6’5”. 

 

West Los Angeles travels to Antelope Valley College in two weeks to preview the site of the Southern California Championships at the Antelope Valley Invitational.

 

 

>> visit Wildcats' Home Page

 


 

IN THE NEWS
 

Honors Students Present at Research Conference
Five West Honors Program students were selected to present at the annual Honors Transfer Council of California (HTCC) Conference held recently at UC Irvine.  The HTCC holds an annual student research conference giving students community college honors programs students the opportunity to present the results of their work. Scholarships and other awards are given. Moreover, students who present at the conference qualify for priority admission to UC Irvine and many other four-year institutions.

 

The students and their presentations were:

Gary Green, "Is Freakonomics Racist?"
David Grace, "American Hoodsta': Why Gangs Are Not Domestic Terrorists"
Stefan Stitch, "A Blight Upon the State: California Redevelopment Policy and Its Negative Impact Upon the Schools, Consumers, and the Poor"
Richard Turner, "Trite and Passe: Is America Just Too Cool for 'Home Sweet Home'?"
Bernadette Davila, "Medici in the 21st Century" 

 

The students were cheered on by Eloise Crippens, Honors Transfer Director, Counselor Andrea Frederic, and Language Arts Professor Kathy Boutry.

 

 

Alumnus Quoted in LA Times Article on

CA Education Cuts

see last paragraph quote from Juan Venegas

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-protests5-2010mar05,0,5173927.story

 

 

Student Profiled in Los Angeles Times

Hector Tobar, LA Times columnist, and recent guest speaker at West, devoted his March 12 column to a profiling West student Raul Menjivar. Menjivar and his family now reside with his parents due to the economic down turn. Excerpts: "Once upon a time, Menjivar earned $4,000 a month installing hardwood floors, more money than either of his immigrant parents ever made...During the boom years of the last decade, he was a well-paid high-school dropout...Now he's broke but just a few courses away from graduating from West Los Angeles College and transferring to a four-year university. His career dream: teaching high school...Losing his own home also taught Raul the value of an education - something he didn't see when he was a teen...'If I got a job, it would have been minimum wage. I'd just be paying for the child care,' Raul told me. So, he enrolled at West LA College - among other things, it offers free day care. Community college is Menjivar's bridge away from the underclass."

 

Attend 15th Annual TechEd Conference for FREE!

The 15th Annual TechEd Conference is being held April 11 - 13, 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California with over 100 sessions related to Technology in the Learning Environment including Digital Media, Virtual Learning, Online Course Development, Integrating Instructional Technology, New & Emerging Technologies, Career and Technical Education and more! Keynotes include John Callas from JPL on the topic of The Mars Exploration Rovers and Erin Grunwell, Educator and Founder of the Freedom Writers  Foundation, on the topic Becoming a Catalyst for ChangeClick to view Conference Program.  Keynote speaker updates and a full conference program are available at http://www.techedevents.org/2010/

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn best practice solutions from real-world experts in a hands-on learning environment by registering online at http://techedevents.org/wlc

Made possible by the Title V Cooperative grants.

 

 

Faculty in the News - Archives . . . click here

 

 

 

Thanks to facilities, the 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

 

 

 

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 Construction Updates

Information regarding lane closures and detours: metro.net/I-405

 

 

 

 

 

Submit Your 2010 - 2011 FAFSA Now!

Being a late submitter could hurt your chances to receive Financial Aid 

  • For Cal Grant dollars, file 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.

 

 

HACU National Internship Program

Federal Agencies & Private Corporations

The Hispanic Assoc of Colleges & Universities is sponsoring summer and fall internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide. “…matches students’ interests, education and experience with those of our federal and corporate partners. Students receive paid round-trip airfare, housing arrangement assistance, emergency med insurance, a weekly stipend of $450 - $550 depending on their class level, and participating in an intern orientation in Washington D.C.”

 

Deadline for Fall – June 18, 2010            for more information, visit www.hnip.net

$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.

 


HACU National Internship Program

Federal Agencies & Private Corporations

The Hispanic Assoc of Colleges & Universities is sponsoring summer and fall internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide. “…matches students’ interests, education and experience with those of our federal and corporate partners. Students receive paid round-trip airfare, housing arrangement assistance, emergency med insurance, a weekly stipend of $450 - $550 depending on their class level, and participating in an intern orientation in Washington D.C.”

 

Deadline for Fall – June 18, 2010  for more information, visit www.hnip.net

 

UNFORTUNATELY, THE STUDENT INTERNSHIP MATCHING SERVICE OPERATED IN THE TRANSFER CENTER BY PVJOBS (WLAC Rep. Deborah) HAS ENDED.

 

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

 



 

 

 

 


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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