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FINALS SCHEDULE

 

tech fair

THIS WEEK'S SESSIONS...see calendar

  • Indesign
  • Educational Games
  • Learn about Working Styles and Bio-Reactions
  • Photoshop
  • Learn the Latest Tech Skills and Software on Lynda.com for Free!
  • Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking
  • Humanizing Learning and the College Experience
    Use Popular TV Shows in the Classroom

AND - READING APPRENTICESHIP: GENERAL Nov 22

 

holiday party

Thur, Dec 8 | 11:30 - 1:30 | HLRC 4th Flr

 

smokefree

TO BE or NOT TO BE
A SMOKEFREE CAMPUS

On Monday, December 12, the Work Environment Committee (WEC) will be meeting to discuss a proposal to elimiate smoking on campus. If you would like to provide input, contact committee chair Prof. Matt Robertson. If you would like to present your argument (for or against) please plan on attending the meeting on Dec. 12, from 1-3pm, SSB 414...view proposal

 
 
 
 
 

Scholarship

$500 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

CCCSFAA is offering $500 scholarships to CA community college students who will be enrolled in 6 units or more in Spring 2017. Students applicants must also have: a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5; a remaining need of at least $1,000; and have Applied for State and/or Federal Financial Aid. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office...read more


 

bootcamp

SHAPE UP FOR FINALS - MATH BOOTCAMP
Nov 29 - Dec 1 & Dec 6 - Dec 8...see flyer

All are welcome to take advantage of the free math assistance sponsored by the LEARN program in CE 204 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

 

 

 

immigration

ASIAN IMMIGRATION TO THE U.S.
Potential Positive & Negative Outcomes

Hear Prof. Min Zhou from the Asian and Pacific Center at UCLA discuss the implications of Asians becoming the largest immigrant group in the U.S. Zhou is a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies and the Endowed Chair in U.S. - China Relations and Communication.

This guest lecture presented by the WLAC Fall Global Speakers series.

 
 
 
 
 

International Students

Nov 30: International Students Meeting
U.S. VISAs & IMMIGRATION

The International Student Success Center invite you to our information session on F-1 visa, OPT, CPT, different types of U.S. visas,  Permanent Residency and US Citizenship. Handouts about various types of US visas will be available. 

Wed, Nov 30 } 2:30 | HLRC (Library) 218

 

 

safe zone

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE
TEACHING & LEARNING
Mon, Nov 28 | 1:00 | FA Theater ...see flyer

This Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning Workshop will explore the need for Safe Zones on campus, and will provide an understanding of who might benefit.
Guest Speaker: Tim Welch
Presenters: Jeanene Ames, Arnedra Jordan, & Tamara Jones

ALSO COMING: What you should know about the influence the food industry has on the Western diet

Wed, Nov 30 @ 1:00 | GC 150 | Led by Prof. Clare Norris...more info

 

 

 

 

supplimental instructors

STUDENT INSTRUCTION LEADERS WANTED

Talented students are wanted to serve as Supplemental Instruction Leaders (SIL) in Spring 2017.These are paid positions helping your fellow students succeed...see flyer

SILs are tentatively needed for the following classes. To apply, the student must have successfully completed one of the following classes and have a teacher recommendation.

Biology 3A; Chemistry 60; Computer Science 901
English 100; ESL 6A; ESL 8; Math 115
Math 125; Math 227; Math 236; Psychology 001
Sociology 001

 
 
 
 
 

dental hygiene

COMING INFORMATION SESSIONS

Health care occupations are among the fastest growing in the state right now. You can train for entry-level positions in just a semester or two and get to work.
WED, DEC 7
HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL

Info Session | 10:00am | MSA Building, Room 108

WED, DEC 14
MEDICAL ASSISTANT / CNA

Info Session | 5:00 & 6:30pm | SC 105 & 106
...learn more

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shoot out

DEC 1-3: DON'T MISS THE WILD WEST SHOOTOUT...see flyer

THE LADIES CAPTURE
CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP

West LA Women’s Basketball recently captured the Consolation Championship of the Pasadena City College President’s Roundball Classic.  In the Consolation Championship game, West defeated College of the Desert 65 to 51.  Freshman A’ja Daniels was named to the All-tournament team.

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dance

Save the Date
DANCE CONCERT DEC 1 - 3

This performance showcases the choreography and performances of students, faculty and guest artists.

LOCATION: Fine Art Theater
Thur, Dec 1 - FREE Maitnee | 1:00pm
Fri & Sat, Dec 2 & 3 - 7:30pm
Free Parking in adjacent Parking Stucture

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FACULTY / STAFF EDITION

MONDAY

November 28

 

transfer news  

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO TRANSFER TO A UNIVERSITY | 1:00 ...see details

transfer news  

MEET w/ UCLA Peer Rep | 8:30 - 12:00 | Transfer Center (SSB 3rd Flr)...learn more

workshop  

RESEARCH - CITE RIGHT - Avoid plagiarism. Learn to cite sources for academic papers - APA Style.
5:00 | HLRC 218...see additonal dates for this and other Library workshops

workshop  

LEARNING CENTER ESSENTIALS...see details
Writing 2:00 - Thesis statements, Introductions/Conclusions, Paragraph construction, etc
Reading 11:30 & 3:00 -Talking to the text, Main ideas & supporting details, Understanding, Note taking, etc

   

 

   


faculty  

READING APPRENTICESHIP: GENERAL 1:30pm | GC 210K

   

 

tech fair  

FACULTY / STAFF TECH FAIR: THIS WEEK...learn more

Use Popular TV Shows in the Classroom: Spark Students' Interest and Engagement in the College Classroom!

MEETINGS:   9:30 Financial Aide Assist Interviews - VP Conf; 3:00 SLO Cmte - Winlock

TUESDAY

November 29

 

   

 

yearup  

YEAR UP Info Session | 11:30 | B5 204...learn more / (424) 345-2353

club  

IT'S TACO TUESDAY | 10:30 - 1:30 | MSA Walkway -- a fundraiser for West Veterans Club $5.00 = 3 Tacos + a Drink

club  

CHICANOS / LATINOS FOR COMMUNITY MEDICINE | 3:00 | SC 105 - club meets every other week. For more info, email CCM.WLAC@gmail.com

workshop  

LEARNING CENTER ESSENTIALS...see details
Writing 11:30 - Thesis statements, Introductions/Conclusions, Paragraph construction, etc

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   9:00 Data Com Specialists Interviews - VP Conf

WEDNESDAY

November 30

 

club  

CHRISTIAN CLUB | 2:00 - 3:00 | A9 Student Lounge...WLAC4Christ@gmail.com

   

 

workshop  

STUDENT WORKSHOPS

WRITING WORKSHOP: Experiencing writer’s block? Have an essay outline or draft ready?
TRIO SSS staff will be providing one-on-one writing support to help students with scholarship and admissions essays.
WHEN: Every Wednesday by appointment...learn more

   


   

LEARNING CENTER ESSENTIALS...see details
Reading 12:30 -Talking to the text, Main ideas & supporting details, Understanding, Note taking, etc

   


   

RESEARCH - GOOGLE IT! - Love Google but overwhelmed by the results? Learn to tame the Google.
11:00 | HLRC 218...see additonal dates for this and other Library workshops

     
   


MEETINGS:   1:00 Admin Svc Team - VP Conf

THURSDAY

December 1

 

   

YEAR UP Info Session | 5:00 | B5 204...learn more / (424) 345-2353

TRANSFER  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: Do you have questions about the transfer application and requirements?
TRIO SSS advisors will be available to help you through this process.
WHEN: Every Thursday by appointment. Quick question? Drop by from 2pm-4pm...learn more

workshop  

LEARNING CENTER ESSENTIALS...see details
Writing 12:00 - Thesis statements, Introductions/Conclusions, Paragraph construction, etc

event  

Fall Dance Concert | 1:00 | Fine Arts Theater

faculty  

READING APPRENTICESHIP: MATH 2:00pm SCIENCE 4:15pm | GC 210K

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   9:00 Venice HIgh on Campus; 1:00 College Council - SSB 414; 3:00 Assessment Workshop - PDF Assessment Training

FRIDAY

December 2

 

deadline  

LAST DAY TO (Session #2)
Drop classes w/a W

workshop  

FINANCIAL FRIDAY WORKSHOP: Need assistance applying for financial aid? Have unanswered questions?
Bring your questions about FAFSA, Scholarships and more. TRIO SSS staff will be available to help!
WHEN: Every Friday by appointment. Quick question? Drop by from 11am to noon!...learn more

event  

Fall Dance Concert | 7:30 | Fine Arts Theater

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   9:30 WestConnect Wrap Up; 11:30 Assessment Workshop - TracDat Training

SATURDAY

December 3

   

 

event  

Fall Dance Concert | 7:30 | Fine Arts Theater

   


   

 

SUNDAY

December 4

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

December 5

 

   

 

transfer news  

MEET w/ UCLA Peer Rep | 8:30 - 12:00 | Transfer Center (SSB 3rd Flr)...learn more

   


workshop  

STUDENT WORKSHOPS

RESEARCH - EVALUATING INTERNET SOURCES - Find credible sources online. Learn tips for searching the internet.
11:00 | HLRC 218...see additonal dates for this and other Library workshops

   


   

RESEARCH - CITE RIGHT - Avoid plagiarism. Learn to cite sources for academic papers - APA Style.
5:00 | HLRC 218...see additonal dates for this and other Library workshops

   


   

LEARNING CENTER ESSENTIALS...see details
Writing 2:00 - Thesis statements, Introductions/Conclusions, Paragraph construction, etc
Reading 11:30 & 3:00 -Talking to the text, Main ideas & supporting details, Understanding, Note taking, etc

   


   

 

tech fair  

FACULTY / STAFF TECH FAIR: THIS WEEK...learn more

West's Resources for International Students
Great Lesson Planning and Technology Tools
Make your own Faculty Web Page with Kentico
Incorporating Growth Mindset into your Classroom
Learn the Latest Tech Skills and Software on Lynda.com for Free!
Office Hours via Text? Students Love It! Or Google Voice As My Personal Secretary
Faculty Know: Taxes! Spend, Save and Play Nice Nice!
Oral History, the Research Paper Template 4.0 and Research Lab



MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

December 6

 

   

 

yearup  

YEAR UP Info Session | 11:30 | B5 204...learn more / (424) 345-2353

club  

IT'S TACO TUESDAY | 10:30 - 1:30 | MSA Walkway -- a fundraiser for West Veterans Club $5.00 = 3 Tacos + a Drink

club  

CHICANOS / LATINOS FOR COMMUNITY MEDICINE | 3:00 | SC 105 - club meets every other week. For more info, email CCM.WLAC@gmail.com

workshop  

LEARNING CENTER ESSENTIALS...see details
Writing 11:30 - Thesis statements, Introductions/Conclusions, Paragraph construction, etc

workshop  

LEARNING CENTER ESSENTIALS: Google Apps (Google Drive, Docs, Slides, etc) | 11:30 every 1st & 3rd Tuesday...see details

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

December 7

 

   

 

   


club  

CHRISTIAN CLUB | 2:00 - 3:00 | A9 Student Lounge...WLAC4Christ@gmail.com

workshop  

RESEARCH - CITE RIGHT - Avoid plagiarism. Learn to cite sources for academic papers - MLA Style.
11:00 | HLRC 218...see additonal dates for this and other Library workshops

workshop  

WRITING WORKSHOP: Experiencing writer’s block? Have an essay outline or draft ready?
TRIO SSS staff will be providing one-on-one writing support to help students with scholarship and admissions essays.
WHEN: Every Wednesday by appointment...learn more

workshop  

LEARNING CENTER ESSENTIALS...see details
Reading 12:30 -Talking to the text, Main ideas & supporting details, Understanding, Note taking, etc

EVENT  

HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM - Information Session
10:00am | MSA Building, Room 108

     
tech fair  

3:30pm Learn the Latest Tech Skills and Software on Lynda.com for Free...learn more

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

December 8

 

workshop  

DATABASE SEARCHING - Search for credible sources more efficiently using Library databases.
11:00 | HLRC 218...see additonal dates for this and other Library workshops

workshop  

LEARNING CENTER ESSENTIALS...see details
Writing 12:00 - Thesis statements, Introductions/Conclusions, Paragraph construction, etc

TRANSFER  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: Do you have questions about the transfer application and requirements?
TRIO SSS advisors will be available to help you through this process.
WHEN: Every Thursday by appointment. Quick question? Drop by from 2pm-4pm...learn more

   

 

    YEAR UP Info Session | 5:00 | B5 204...learn more / (424) 345-2353
   

FACULTY / STAFF HOLIDAY EVENT

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

December 9

 

workshop  

FINANCIAL FRIDAY WORKSHOP: Need assistance applying for financial aid? Have unanswered questions?
Bring your questions about FAFSA, Scholarships and more. TRIO SSS staff will be available to help!
WHEN: Every Friday by appointment. Quick question? Drop by from 11am to noon!...learn more

   

 

   

 

   


   

 

MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

December 10

   

 

   


   

 

SUNDAY

December 11

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

December 12

 

   

 

   


   

 

faculty  

READING APPRENTICESHIP: GENERAL 1:00pm | GC 210K

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

December 13

 

   

 

yearup  

YEAR UP Info Session | 11:30 | B5 204...learn more / (424) 345-2353

club  

IT'S TACO TUESDAY | 10:30 - 1:30 | MSA Walkway -- a fundraiser for West Veterans Club $5.00 = 3 Tacos + a Drink

club  

Tentatively -- CHICANOS / LATINOS FOR COMMUNITY MEDICINE | 3:00 | SC 105 - club meets every other week. For more info, email CCM.WLAC@gmail.com

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

December 14

 

     
     
EVENT  

MEDICAL ASSISTING ORIENTATION - Information Session
5:00pm | SC Building, Room 108

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT PROGRAM - Information Session...learn more
6:30pm | SC Building, Room 106

     
   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

December 15

 

   

 

   

YEAR UP Info Session | 5:00 | B5 204...learn more / (424) 345-2353

   

 

FACULTY  

EAP WORKSHOP: Budgeting for the Holidays | 11:30 | SSB 414...other coming workshops

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

December 16

 

   

 

   

 

     
   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

December 17

   

 

   


event  

INFO SESSION: Dental Hygiene Bachelor's Degree | 9:00 am or 12:30 pm

session also being offered on Sat, Jan 14

   

 

SUNDAY

December 18

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

December 19

 

   

 

   

 

     
   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

December 20

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

December 21

 

     
     
     
   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

December 22

 

     
     
     
   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

December 23

 

   

 

 

 

 

     
   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

December 24

 

 

 

   


   

 

SUNDAY

December 25

   


 

 

 

     

MONDAY

December 26

 

   

 

     
     
   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

December 27

 

     
     
     
     
MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

December 28

 

   

 

     
     
   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

December 29

 

     
     
     
   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

December 30

 

   

 

   

 

     
   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

December 31

   

 

   


   

 

SUNDAY

January 1

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

January 2

 

   

 

     
     
   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

January 3

 

     
     
     
     
MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

January 4

 

     
     
     
   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

January 5

 

     
     
     
   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

January 6

 

   

 

   

 

     
   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

January 7

   

 

   


   

 

SUNDAY

January 8

   


   

 

     
MEETINGS:   x
 
 
 

 

MORE NEWS

 

 

 

alumnusThe Dickinson Press recently profiled Football alumnus Tray Boone. After helping lead local Narbonne High School to its first city title he came to West where he split time at wide receiver and running back, totaling 1,600 yards of offense. From West, he caught the attention of Dickson State (N.D.). While at Dickinson, a play he made even made it into ESPN’s Top 10. Of his time there, Boone said, “It's peaceful. I like it…The chance to play football, that's great. But the chance to get my degree, to get this piece of paper that's going to really set my life in the direction I want to go; that's probably the best thing I'm getting out of this situation. That's what I wanted. I'm more than thankful for it."…see story at http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/sports/blue-hawks/4120602-long-road-glory-dsus-boone-chased-football-la-dickinson#.V-NdIiyewAI.facebook

 

       

 

 

JAN 10 & 24
HEALTH OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM - Information Session
10:00am | MSA Building, Room 108

JAN 11
MEDICAL ASSISTING ORIENTATION - Information Session
5:00pm | SC Building, Room 108

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT PROGRAM - Information Session...learn more
6:30pm | SC Building, Room 106

 

       

 

FACULTY / STAFF EAP WORKSHOPS

Feb 28 ESTATE PLANNING | 11:30 | TBD

mar 22 LONGEVITY & IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE | 12:30 | SSB 414

apr 26SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH (SAAM) | 11:30 | SSB 414

tba HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO | TBA | MSA Walkway

may 25 CREATING WORK-LIFE BALANCE | 1:30 | SSB 414

       

 


 

anthropology

ANOTHER AWARD FOR ONLINE PROGRAM

West has been ranked #7 in the nation on the 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Social Science Degrees. SR Education says, "This set of rankings represents schools across the nation that are making an effort to provide economical options for students seeking online social science degrees. Due to exceptional affordability, West Los Angeles College is ranked 7th in Anthropology." See full list. | West was also recently ranked #2 Online Program among CA Community Colleges by www.AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org

       

 

ONLINE - ANY TIME
Sell Your Textbooks

The campus bookstore is now allowing students to trade their unwanted textbooks for cash throughout the year. Through an online service, you are now able to receive a pre-paid shipping label and mail your unwanted textbooks to MSB Textbook Exchange. They will then send you a check for your books within 3 weeks. ...learn more