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 SWINE FLU - WLAC RESPONSE

At this time, the campus is implementing no extraordinary actions in response to the flu outbreak. Instead, we are encouraging all students, faculty & staff to take appropriate measures to prevent catching or spreading the disease. For more information, click here.

 

  MONDAY, MAY 11

 

 

 

 

Participate in Bike to Work Week for the whole week from May 11 to May 15

 

Enjoy the WLAC's ACE (Art Club Exhibit) thru June 2  |  Fine Arts Gallery

 

1:00  Podcast Creation Part 1

1:00  Web 2.0 Tech for the Classroom

2:15  The Class Writes a Wiki

 

MEETINGS: 12:00pm JACDCC Meeting - HLRC 4th Floor; 11:30pm Language Arts Meeting - PCR; 5:30pm Paralegal Advisory Meeting - AT A116   1:00pm Chabad Mtg A1 - 101

 

 TUESDAY, MAY 12

 

 

 

ACT (Accelerated College Transfer) Orientation  |  6:00 pm  |  ATA 116

Learn more about how you can qualify for university transfer in 2 years.

Classes 2 Nights + Saturdays. 8 Week Sessions.

 

 

MEETINGS:  12:00pm Time Warner Cable - PCR; 12:30pm Senate Meeting - Winlock

 

   

 WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

 

 

24th Annual "Try"ke-a-thon

10:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Leiffer Mall

The Child Development Center invites you to their annual fundraiser. Enjoy snacks and lunch, while watching the children race.

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1:00  Podcast Creation Part 2      1:00  Computer Basics     2:15  Microsoft Word Basics

 

   

MEETINGS:  8:00am Turner Update Meeting - PCR; 9:00am Garber Student Celebration - Fine Arts Quad; 9:00am Aviation Advisory Board Meeting - Winlock; 10:00am Counseling Staff Meeting - AT A116; 12:30pm Staff Dev. Meeting - AT A116; 1:00pm International Students Meeting - PCR; 1:00pm Distance Ed Committee - Winlock; 2:00pm Faculty and Staff Diversity Committee - AT A116; 2:30pm Language Arts Meeting - Winlock; 3:00pm Evaluation for Tenure Track Instructor - PCR 

12:45pm Social Justice Alliance Club - At -101;  2:20pm  Yachad - A1-101

 

 THURSDAY, MAY 14

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Excellence | 12:30 pm | Lot 8A

 

"The Wiz" by the WLAC Dance Company 

12:45pm | Gym

 

Faculty/Staff Lunchtime Yoga - FREE 

12:30 - 1:30  |  FA 104  

 

MEETINGS: 11:00am Student-sponsored Reception for Faculty Retirement - FA 100; 12:00pm Lunch Meeting w/ Turner - PCR; 12:00pm Alcohol & Drug Studies Advisory Board Meeting - Winlock

Performing Artists Club - FA-103;  12:45pm Puente Club - B1-200;  1:00pm ASO - A-1

 

   

 FRIDAY, MAY 15

 

 

 

 

"The Wiz" by the WLAC Dance Company 

7:00pm | Gym

 

WILDCAT GAMES:

California State Championships | 5:00pm | San Mateo College

 

 

MEETINGS: 10:00am Commencement Mtg - Winlock

 

   

 

 SATURDAY, MAY 16

 

 

Foster Parent MAPP Training  |  9:00 am  |  AT A116

 

WILDCAT GAMES:

California State Championships | 5:00pm | San Mateo College

 

IMPORTANT DATES

WLAC DANCE COMPANY'S "THE WIZ"

     The WLAC Dance Company presents "The Wiz", a movie, musical and Wizard of Oz inspired Spring Dance  

     Concert.  Performances are on Thursday, May 14 at 12:45pm and on Friday, May 15 at 7:00pm.  Both  

     performances will be in the gymnasium.  Admission is free for the Thursday afternoon performance.

     Evening performance admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students with ID.  Children 12 and under are free.

 

  BIKE TO WORK WEEK IS THIS WEEK!

Participate in Bike to Work Week for the whole week from May 11 to May 15, and receive $25 for the month, instead of the usual $1 per day.  Please ride by the Administrative Services office to show that you're participating.  Prizes offered by Metro include:

 

Grand Prize

2-night stay for two at the Red Mountain Resort & Spa in St. George, Utah (value $1,500)

 

Other Prizes Include:

  • Izip Trailz AL Hybrid Electric Bike from Currie Technologies (value $799)

  • 10 CyFi Wireless Sports Bike-attachable Speakers for iPods and Bluetooth (value $200 each)

  • 20 REI gift cards (value $25 each)

  • 10 general admission tickets to the Laugh Factory (value $20 each)

  • 4 pairs of guest passes to the Huntington Library (value $40 each)

  • 4 Black Angus Steakhouse gift cards (value $25 each)

  • Kaiser Permanente Promotional Items for 400 participants

  • BikeLid Systems Promotional Items for 200 participants

Please visit www.metro.net/biketowork for more details.

 

   COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR ON MAY 21

Start planning your future today!  Bring your professional resume to the WLAC College and Career Day on May 21 at from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the CE Building Courtyard, and network with representatives from:

Coca-Cola; FedEx; UPS; Macy's; Los Angeles Police Department; Los Angeles Fire Department

 

If you're looking to transfer, representatives from four-year universities will be present as well.  There will also be a special 6-week job opportunity for college students ages 17-24.

 

   CONDOLENCES

Adjunct counselor Glenn Bell passed away last week on what would have been his first day of retirement after a long career with LAUSD and LACCD. He served as a counselor at West from 1999 to 2008.

 

Wake:   Wednesday, May 13 @ 7:30 pm | Cursilo Church

              1233 East Kingsley Avenue - Pomona, California

 

Funeral:   Thursday, May 14 @ 11:00 am  | Cursilo Church

                  1233 East Kingsley Avenue - Pomona, California

 

Internment:  Holy Christ Cemetery

                       444 East Lexington Ave. - Pomona, California

 

 INSTRUCTOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS - Congratulations!

Dr. Mohamad Alwash of the Mathematics Division has had a paper accepted for the prestigious mathematics journal “Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems,” published by the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

 

If you're planning on seeing the new "Star Trek" movie opening May 8, be sure to listen for the familiar voice of WLAC Speech Instructor Nick Smith.  He's the Vulcan professor, who appears in the first 10 minutes of  the movie.

 

Helene Liatsos, teacher of Home-Based Business at for Westside Extension, was a featured speaker at this year's "Women for Hire" expo.

 

Child Development Professor Elizabeth Evans published her first book, Embracing the Gift of Parenthood-How to Create a Loving Relationship with Your Children

  

   EAP MAY '09 NEWSLETTER - Renew & Rejuvenate

 

MAY 09:  Renewal & Rejuvenation; Helping Your Children Find Their Passions; Traveling With Older Adults; Legal Assistant - Getting Your Affairs in Order; Thinking Differently About Your Money; Naturopathic Wellness - The Healing Power of Touch

 

W I L D C A T S   U P D A T E

West's Track and Field Teams Take 2nd at Conference Championships

 

The West LA Women’s team scored 168 points en route to a second-place finish behind Glendale (182 points) at the Western States Conference Championships in Bakersfield. 

 

Turquoise Williams led the way as she led 1-2 sweeps in both hurdle events on Saturday evening.  Williams clocked a time of 14.82 to take top honors over teammate Nirobi Regis in the final of the 100 hurdles, and out leaned teammate Lauren McGee for the victory the 400 hurdles to win by one-hundredth of a second.

 

Williams was not the only Wildcat to win two titles on Saturday, as freshman Starasia Childs won both the long jump (18’0”) and triple jump (36’5”) events. 

 

The men’s team was led by Jonathan Byrd and Rashaad Scott as they led a 1-2-5-6 finish in the 400 meters.  Byrd took the victory in 48.52, and Scott later came back to win the 200 meters in 21.89. Scott teamed with Leland Anderson, Charles Earls and Lentrail Hicks to win the men’s 4x100 relay with a time of 41.76 in the meet's opening event.  He rounded out his day by running the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished first with a time of 3:19.43.  Other members of the 4x400 relay team included Earls, Byrd, and Julius Richie. 

 

 ACADEMIC SUPPORT GROUPS w/ Cultural Flavor

UMOJA

Building A12-100 | (310) 287-4462

The Umoja Program is a community of Instructors, Counselors, Students and Support services Staff that are committed to the academic success, personal and professional growth, and self-actualization of African American students and others. The Umoja Program currently offers English and Math, and Personal Development. Visit our new site.  |  See article

 

THE PUENTE PROGRAM

For more information call (310) 287-4451

The as successfully helped students at California Community Colleges achieve their transfer goals through a combination of coursework, support programs and focus on Latino and Hispanic culture.

 

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