-Track Victories at W. State Conf. Relays
-Lady Wildcats Make All Star Team

-Coach in Hall of Fame

-Transfer News


-Free Conference Pass: TechEd

-CalPERS Retirement Fairs

-Alumnus Transforms Hollywood Sign

-The World Returns


-2010-2011 FAFSA Deadline

-Deadline Apr 8: WLAC Scholarships

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

-Scholarship for Serious Illness Survivors


-Paid Internships

-US Census $12 - $20/hr



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


March 15
- Census Rosters Due!

March 22
- LA Paralegal Association Q & A

  7:00 pm | D1-107



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.




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


Transfer Center (A13)
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - UCLA Peer Mentor
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. -  CSU Long Beach

Are you looking for an alternative?  Check out the University of Phoenix.  Meet the representative at the Transfer Center in A13 on Wednesday, March 10, from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  Find out how you can earn your bachelor’s degree ONLINE.

Also, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is hosting a Transfer Preview Day on March 26th.  Stop by the Transfer Center in A13 this week to sign up!!!

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.




Retiring Congresswoman Diane Watson


Also Honored:

Retiring Faculty & Staff

Outstanding Alumnus

Male & Female Athlete of the Year


Discounted Faculty/Staff Tickets


proceeds benefit WLAC Foundation

view flyer

MEETINGS: 11:30 JACDC Meeting - HLRC 4th Floor; 1:00 International Online Stakeholders Meeting - PCR



Transfer Center (A13)    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - CSU Los Angeles

          WILDCAT BASEBALL   vs. LA Mission College - 2:00PM @ West 

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


Faculty/Staff Toastmasters every Tuesday









 MTA/Metro Pass


 Just $15

  WLAC Business Office


MEETINGS:   11:00 Faculty Evaluation - PCR; 12:30 Academic Senate Meeting - Winlock





Tech Fair - view schedule

1:00  |  Incorporating Art & Music Into Powerpoint to Talk About Sex, Violence and Religion in History - CE105A

2:15  |  DegreeWorks: Degree Audit and Major Plans - CE105A
2:15  |  Using the Smart Classroom - HLRC4E




Transfer Center (A13)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - University of Phoenix


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


          WILDCAT BASEBALL   vs. LA Mission College - 2:00PM @ Mission




Just $25

Tickets on sale at the ASO Office thru Mar. 11


Thurs, Apr. 11 @ 2:00pm

MEETINGS:  10:00 Counseling Staff Meeting - Winlock; 10:00 Dean's Meeting - PCR



Tech Fair - view schedule

1:00  |  Online Learning: Are Learners Really Learning? - HLRC 4E
1:00  |  Pulse Pen for Assistive Technology - CE105A

 2:15  |  Alternate Media for Persons with Disabilities - CE105A

Transfer Center (A13)  
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - UCLA Peer Mentor


         WILDCAT BASEBALL   vs. College of the Canyons - 2:00PM @ West 



Mental Health

& Wellness

Day Fair

For WLAC Employees Only

11:00 am - 3:00 pm | HLRC 4th Floor
Join the LACCD Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Horizon Health for some relaxation, including healthy refreshments, jazz music, health screening/education stations, and a spa station!

MEETINGS:  10:00 Enrollment Management Committee - Winlock; 1:00 College Council Exec. Committee - PCR;

                    1:00 AFT Adjunct Faculty Meeting - Winlock



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







MEETINGS:  8:00 Dental Hygiene Class - FA 100; 10:00 International Student Field Trip - Van 2;

                   10:00 Academic Affairs Staff Meeting - PCR; 12:00 FPIP Committee - PCR






vs. College of the Canyons - 1:00PM @ Canyons 










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Drop w/ a W - May 7

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.




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


>> visit Wildcats' Home Page

Track Team Victorious at Western State Conference Relays Meet
West LA College won six of the sixteen relay races held Friday at Ventura College, led by sophomores Lentrail Hicks and Charles Earls, who were part of 3 victorious Wildcat relay teams.  The men's teams won the 4x400 meter relay in 3:19.36, the 5th fastest time in the state.  Their strong showing makes them major contenders for the conference championship this spring.

The Lady Wildcats found success as well, winning the 4x100 meter and the 1600 meter relays.  Also, Starasia Childs led a 1-2-3 sweep in the triple jump, along with Donetta Rye and Nijaw Leshaw.

The Wildcats travel to Cal State Fullerton next Saturday to battle some of the local 4-year schools at the Ben Brown Invitational. 


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.




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.


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.



The World In Our Backyard


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.







Faculty in the News - Archives . . . click here




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.



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 Summer – March 15, 2010                  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.


Holiday Hiring & LAPD Events shown in ad have passed.



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




Visit Deborah

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: 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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