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TUES, SEPT 13: BECOME A PEER EDUCATOR - Earn 6 Units

Become a Student Peer Educatore (SPE). Learn how to promote healthy behavior and prevent: substance abuse; sexual health; violence and more. Interested? ATTEND MANDATORY MEETING Tues, Sept 13 @ 10:00am ...learn more

 

 

TUES, SEPT 13: LEARN ABOUT

BuildLACCD INTERNSHPS

Meet Roslin Dear on "the Walk" between the library and MSA. Get information about the many opportunities through the BuildLACCD internship program.

 

 

<< OTHER NEWS

 

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY  - SEPT 20

WLAC's TRiO invites you to attend this FREE workshop in CE104 on Tues, Sept 20.

 

 

EAP NEWS: SEPT 2011

COMMUN-ICATION

-Your Body Language

-Better Listening

-Commun-icating with Teens

-Getting Past Getting Your Way

...read more

 

CONGRATULATIONS

TO OUR NEW CHAIRS

Business - Nikki M. Jacobson

Computer Science & Applications - Anna Chiang

Counseling - Sherron Rouzan

 

Dance, Health & PE - Jane Witucki

Library &

Learning Resources - Judy Chow

Mathematics - William Bucher

9/11 IMPACT ON THE U.S. ECONOMY

In commemoration of the September 11 attack, ASO sponsored a panel discussion on "The Impacts of 9/11 on the U.S. Economy." There, Dr. Meric Keskinel, WLAC Economics Professor, asserted that 9/11 by far had greater impact on U.S. politics and our psyche than on the economy...read more.

 

ALUMNI NAMED LA FIRE CHIEF

West alumnus, Brian L. Cummings, was recently appointed to Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Cumming, a 31-year veteran of LAFD, is the architect of of the department's deployment strategy that puts more manpower into responding medical emergencies...see article

 CONTRIBUTING TO USA GOLD!

At the recent IAAF 2011 World Championships held in South Korea, Carmelita Jeter and Jason Richardson captured gold medals in the 110m hurdles and 100m sprint, respectively. Both runners and their coach, John Smith, use the WLAC as their primary practice venue. Sports Illustrated reported that Coach Smith said he and his athlete's prefer West, even over UCLA....see article

FACULTY EDITION

 

FRIDAY

September 9               

 

LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES IN PERSON

 

SOCCER: vs. Glendale @ WLAC - 4:00pm

CROSS COUNTRY: Palomar Invitational - 2:00pm

 

 

 

   MEETINGS:  10:00 PBI Grant - Winlock


SATURDAY

September 10

 

DISTRICT TESTING  |  ATA 128  | PARK IN LOT 5...view map

 

 

FOOTBALL: vs. Compton @ WLAC - 1:00pm

 

 

 

SUNDAY

September 11

 

 

 

  MEETINGS:  x  

 

MONDAY

September 12

 

 

Last day to drop a class with a refund / no fee owed

 

PARKING CITATIONS BEGIN: Starting today, all cars parked in WLAC lots must display a semester or one-day parking permit.

 

2:15 Ways to Evaluate an Online Instructor

 3:30 How Good is my Online Class?

...view details & complete schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TODAY: Transfer Day

Get to know university representatives

Learn more about university majors, financial aid, admissions criteria and more at this year's Transfer Fair.

 

 

MEETINGS:  1:00 Joint Council - HLRC 4th Flr; 


TUESDAY

September 13                     

 

 

 

3:30 Assessing Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)?

...view details & complete schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUES, SEPT 13:

BECOME A PEER EDUCATOR - Earn 6 Units

Become a Student Peer Educatore (SPE). Learn how to promote healthy behavior and prevent: substance abuse; sexual health; violence and more. Interested? ATTEND MANDATORY MEETING Tues, Sept 13 @ 10:00am ...learn more

 

   MEETINGS: 10:00 Academic Affairs - PCR; 12:00 Academic Senate - Winlock


WEDNESDAY

September 14

 

 

VOLLEYBALL: vs. Mission @ Mission - 7:00pm

 

 

 

1:00 Using Survey Monkey for Course Evaluation 

 2:15 Using Jing & Snagit to Capture Process as Well as Product

 3:30 Webinar Essentials

...view details & complete schedule

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS:  10:00 Counseling Staff - Winlock; 1:00 (Tentative) Leadership Retreat Cmte - PCR;

                     2:30 Student Success Cmte - Winlock; 5:00 TRiO - D110


THURSDAY

September 15 

 

Personnel Commission on Campus - PCR

 

 

Paralegal Info Session  |  6:00pm  |  ATA 128

 

10:00  ePortfolios Using eFolio: An Introduction

 3:30   Google+ The Educator's Platform

...view details & complete schedule

 

 

 

CONSTITUTION DAY

 

Thur, Sept 15

Constitution Day

Visit the ASO tables on The Walk and make your suggestions for changes to the US Constitution

 

WANT TO BE A PARALEGAL?

 

Learn more about our ABA-approved Paralegal Program.

Thurs, Sept 15 @ 6:00pm in A-9

  MEETINGS:  1:00 AFT Guild - Winlock;  3:30 HHC Cmte - Winlock;  5:00 TRiO - D110; 


FRIDAY

September 16               

 

DELORES HUERTA LABOR INSTITUTE MTG  |  10:00am | Winlock

WEBINAR

10:15 Technology & The Classroom - Education on the Move

...view details & complete schedule

 

SOCCER: vs. Glendale @ Citrus - 3:00pm

CROSS COUNTRY: Mt. Sac 10 Team Invitational - 10:00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POETRY, ESSAYS, MUSIC & MORE

Enjoy the Fall 2011 edition of "WEST Online Magazine" - Students, Faculty & Guest Artists share their poems, essays, music and more.

 

   MEETINGS:  10:00 ESL DDC - ;  5:00 TRiO -


SATURDAY

September 17

 

DISTRICT TESTING  |  ATA 128  | PARK IN LOT 5...view map

 

 

FOOTBALL:    vs. Mt. San Jicinto @ MSJ - 6:00pm

VOLLEYBALL: vs. ELAC - TBA

 

 

 

SUNDAY

September 18

 

 

 

  MEETINGS:  8:00 TRiO - FA 100  

MONDAY

September 19

 

 

 

2:15 Ways to Evaluate an Online Instructor

 3:30 How Good is my Online Class?

...view details & complete schedule

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS:  1:00 Curriculum Cmte Tech Review - PCR


 

IN THE NEWS

 

9/11 HAD MINOR IMPACT ON THE U.S. ECONOMY

In commemoration of the September 11 attack, ASO sponsored a panel discussion on "The Impacts of 9/11 on the U.S. Economy." There, Dr. Meric Keskinel, WLAC Economics Professor, asserted that 9/11 by far had greater impact on U.S. politics and our psyche than on the economy. Contrary to some thinking, he explained, the U.S. economy actually was impacted very little after the first few weeks. Significant investment, however, did shift from things like education, infrastructure and other domestic efforts to security.

Tourism was an industry most heavily impacted. Ironically, Hawaii, the state furthest from the 9/11 attack and the site of the only other attack on the U.S., suffered the greatest downturn to their economy as a direct result of 9/11. This was due to their dependency on tourism.

Overly aggressive action by the Federal Reserve, said Keskinel, was a far more significant factor in the economic downturn the country is still struggling through. In fairness to then Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Keskinel added, the country was feeling very "uncertain" which led the Federal Reserve to believe aggressive action was necessary.

Other faculty participants were: Buck Stapleton Chair of Behavioral & Social Sciences; Patricia Siever, History; and Dr. Heidi Luo, Economics

 

GET A GREAT DEAL THROUGH ASO

Get them while they last. Discounted movie tickets for Rave, Pacific Theaters, Laemmle Theater, AMC and Regal Entertainment (Regal, UA, Edwards) $7.50 each - cash only.

 

 EAP NEWS: AUG 2011...read more

THE ART OF COMMUNICATION

-Your Body Language Speaks Volumes

-Listen for Better Communication

-Improve Communications with Teens

-Getting Past Getting Your Way

 

DO YOU SHOP AT RALPHS?

Do You Shop at Ralphs? Then consider signing up for the Ralphs Community Contribution Program at www.Ralphs.com. A small donation is made to the West's Foundation each time one of our participants makes a purchase. If you are a past participant, it is time to RE-REGISTER. Our code # is 90323. THANKS!  

   

 

   

MONEY NEWS

 

DEADLINE: October 5

Osher Scholarship - Open to Full & Part-time Students

Awards range from $250 to $500 per semester. To qualify, students must have received a Fee Waiver. Submit application to Financial Aid Office.

. . . click for more information                 . . . click for additional scholarships

 

CA Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Assoc Scholarship - Open to all CA Community College Students who are also CA Residents. Preference given to applicants who have overcome a hardship and/or have financial need. Awards are $500. Submit application to Financial Aid Office.

. . . click for more information                 . . . click for additional scholarships

 

DEADLINE: ASAP

For Students Transferring to UCLA in Spring 2012 or Fall 2012 - Awards of $1,000 for male students who will be enrolled at UCLA between Fall 2011 and Spring 2013. Applicants will be evaluated based upon academic performance, and campus and community involvement.

. . . click for more information

 

TUESDAYS, 10AM - NOON

INTERNSHIPS - Find out if there is an internship for you. Most positions are paid.

These internships are provided through BuildLACCD and include Office and Administrative positions, Computer Science, Cinema and Film Production and more.

Meet with Roslin Dear on Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm in A-12 next to Counseling

 

INTERN WANTED FOR MAYORAL CAMPAIGN

Austin Beutner, 2011 WLAC Commencement Speaker and former First Deputy Mayor, is looking for unpaid student interns to work on social media messaging, materials distribution, list upkeep, events and more....learn more

 

 

DESTINATION: ACCREDITATION

 

 

Sept 5, 2011 Update

Welcome to Fall 2011! And Destination: Accreditation.  Our aim is re-affirming of West’s accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Junior and Community Colleges (ACCJC).  |  We invite you to visit www.wlac.edu/accreditation to read the draft responses posted there.  |   Members of writing teams have worked through the summer to craft accurate, concise and well-documented responses for you to review and comment on. Many welcomed the information shared at breakout sessions on Flex Day.    |    If you would like to make comments or offer suggestions, save the Word document to your computer and make your comments and suggestions on that version. Email the document to Fran Leonard (LeonarFT@wlac.edu), Chair of the Accreditation Self Study Committee, no later than Friday, September 16.  If you would prefer to make your comments anonymously, print the document and put it in Fran Leonard's mailbox.

 

Your comments will be considered for inclusion by the Standards Committees and by the Accreditation Steering Committee.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

December 7, 2011: Final Self Study presented to Board of Trustees for approval     March 12 - 15: Site Visit