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TUES, SEPT 20 @ 11:30 - A6

BuildLACCD INTERNSHIPS

Student interested in a paid internship through BuildLACCD should attend this SPECIAL INFORMATION / ORIENTATION SESSION.

 

 

TUES, SEPT 20 @ 1:30 - CE104

FINANCIAL LITERACY 

WLAC's TRiO invites you to attend this FREE workshop

 

 

 

OTHER NEWS

 

 

 

TUES, SEPT 20 @ 2:45 - HLRC 4th Flr

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Transfer & Immigration Information

Learn how being a part of the Honors Program can help you be admitted to a UC, CSU or other prestigious college. "All You Want to Know About Immigration Law for International Students." will be cover by Attorney and WLAC Professor Nikki M. Johnson.

 

 

TUES, SEPT 20

OUTSIDE THE WIRE for US VETS

This program is dedicated to helping vets and their families live successful health lives.

Meet with Dr. Todd Adamson from 12:00 - 4:00 in A-13...learn more.

 

CAREER SERVICES

for Business Division Majors

If you'd like assistance finding a job and your major is Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Small Business, Marketing, Paralegal or Real Estate, sign up for the new West Business Division Career Service Email...learn more

 

EAP NEWS: SEPT 2011

COMMUN-ICATION

-Your Body Language

-Better Listening

-Commun-icating with Teens

-Getting Past Getting Your Way

...read more

 

ALUMNUS 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

 

Did you know that West offers courses in FIRE TECHNOLOGY? contact Prof. Stapleton for more info (310) 287-4221

 ALUMNUS MOVES TO DETROIT

West alumnus Rashied Davis has moved from the Chicago Bears to the Detroit Lions where he has already pushed up to No. 3 wide receiver. Davis had played very little football before attending West.....see article

FACULTY EDITION

 

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

 

YOUNG BLACK SCHOLARS

Fine Arts Theater - Park in S. Parking Structure...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

 

 

 1:00 Google Voice

 2:15 Microsoft Word Overview

 3:30 Microsoft Excel Overview

...view details & complete schedule

 

 

 

MEETINGS:  1:00 Tech Review Curriculum Cmte - Winlock


TUESDAY

September 20 

ASO Elections

Meet the Candidates @ 1:00 on The Walk

                   

BuildLACCD INTERNSHIPS: 11:30 - A6

Student interested in a paid internship through BuildLACCD should attend this SPECIAL INFORMATION / ORIENTATION SESSION.

 

 

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY: 1:30 - CE104

WLAC's TRiO invites you to attend this FREE workshop

 

 

 

 

OUTSIDE THE WIRE for US VETS: 12:00 - 4:00

This program is dedicated to helping vets and their families live successful health lives.

Meet with Dr. Todd Adamson from 12:00 - 4:00 in A-13...learn more.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: 2:45 - HLRC 4th Flr

Transfer & Immigration Information

Learn how being a part of the Honors Program can help you be admitted to a UC, CSU or other prestigious college. "All You Want to Know About Immigration Law for International Students." will be cover by Attorney and WLAC Professor Nikki M. Johnson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCCER:  vs. Harbor @ Harbor - 4:00pm

 

 

 

 10:00 ePortfolios Using eFolio: Beyond the Basics

 3:30   DegreeWorks

...view details & complete schedule

 

 

   MEETINGS: 10:00 Academic Affairs - PCR; 1:00 Transfer Cmte - PCR; 1:30 Accreditation Steering Cmte - Winlock;

                      3:00 Senate Exec Cmte - PCR


WEDNESDAY

September 21

 

 

VOLLEYBALL: vs. Trade @ West - 6:00pm

 

 

 

3:30 Video Production: The Camera

...view details & complete schedule

 

 

ASO Elections

Vote Today! 9am - 2pm & 4pm - 7pm

ASO Pavillion | Free Snacks and Drinks

 

 

 

MEETINGS:  10:00 Counseling Staff - Winlock;1:00 Distance Ed Cmte - Winlock; 3:00 VATEA Mtg - PCR


THURSDAY

September 22 

 

 

1:00  Teaching Anywhere/Anytime with Google Docs

 2:15  PowerPoint & Jing to Add Your Voice to Online "Lectures"

 3:30  Video Production: Shooting for Editing

...view details & complete schedule

 

 

 

ASO Elections

Vote Today! 9am - 2pm & 4pm - 7pm

ASO Pavillion | Free Snacks and Drinks

 

 

 

  MEETINGS:  12:30 Resource Dev Cmte - Winlcok


FRIDAY

September 23               

 

WEBINAR

10:15 What's Wrong With My Computer

...view details & complete schedule

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Golden West Classic - 10:00am

SOCCER: vs. Valley @ Valley - 2:00pm

VOLLEYBALL: vs. Allen Hancock @ Allen Hancock - 7:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:  x


SATURDAY

September 24

 

 

 

FOOTBALL:    vs. Cerritos @ Cerritos - 7:00pm

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

September 25

 

 

 

  MEETINGS:  x  

MONDAY

September 26

 

 

 

3:30 Textbook Rentals: Old School Technology Driving SAOs?

...view details & complete schedule

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS:  1:30 Planning Cmte - Winlock


 

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

 

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