M o n d a y  E d i t i o n                    

West Facebook

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

 

 WW ARCHIVES

 

 

 

 

 MONDAY, MAY 25

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

 

May is Matriculation Awareness Month. Have you seen the new Matriculation video on their web page? Take a look.

 

WLAC Bus Service to the Community

Goes on Summer Vacation June 10 - August 30 www.wlac.edu/bus

   

$1000

RENEWABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

for Community College Students

 TUESDAY, MAY 26

 

 

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

 

 

Employee Workshop

12:30 - 2:00  |  ATA 128

How to Protect Your Investment for Retirement  Presenter: Ray & Sam, Legacy Financial

 

Faculty/Staff Basketball  on break until Fall

 

1:00  Exploring MS Windows & Shortcuts

1:00 Searching the Library Online Periodicals

         room change to CE 225

2:15  Putting Your Syllabi Online with ADX

 

Voice Recital  |  7:00 - 8:00pm  |  FA100

 

Wildwood Baseball Playoffs

3:00pm  |  Baseball Field

 

MEETINGS:  1:00 Commencement Mtg - PCR;  12:30 Senate Mtg - Winlock;  2:00 Turner Pre-Bid - FA100

 

 

   

 

ATTN: FACULTY & STAFF

COMING THURS, MAY 28

 

TECH FAIR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

JIM GASTON

Technology is Supposed to Make Life Easier; So Why Doesn't It?

.

 WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

 

 

Resume Workshop | 8:00am | ATA 116

Sponsored by the Culver City Chamber of Commerce. Hear what entrepreneurs have to say about mistakes to avoid and how to stand out.

 

Get Your Smoothie & Help Kids

10am - 12pm | South Parking Structure Plaza

 

1:00  Online Instructor Survival Guide  - or -  Reading Lectures for Online Sharing

2:15  Paperless Teaching  - or -   Online Counseling @ West Update

 

MEETINGS:  8:00am Turner Update Meeting - PCR; 10:00am Counseling Staff Meeting - AT A116; 1:00pm Curriculum Cmte - PCR; 1:00pm International Students Meeting - PCR; 2:00 Budget Cmte - Winlock

 THURSDAY, MAY 28

 

Piano Recital  |  10:00am  |  FA100  (Classical, Jazz & Folk Repertoire)

 

Employee Workshop  |  3:00 - 4:30pm  |  ATA 228 

Balancing Workshop and Personal Stress   Presenter: Joseph Dadorian

 

1:30pm  TECH FAIR KEYNOTE SPEAKER - JIM GASTON - HLRC 4C-D

                Technology is Supposed to Make Life Easier; So Why Doesn't It?

                Mr. Gaston made the very popular presentation about teaching the

                iPod generation at the last West Leadership Retreat.

 

Faculty/Staff Lunchtime Yoga - FREE  |  12:30 - 1:30  |  FA 104  

 

MEETINGS: 10:00am SSC Mtg - ATA 116;  12:00pm Turner - PCR

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

 

 

 

UMOJA Field Trip

 

DSPS Consortium  |  9:00am - 3:00pm  |  FA 100

 

ANTI-PLAGIARISM SOFTWARE WORKSHOP  |  1:00 - 2:00pm  |  HLRC - 218

Designed for Online & Hybrid Course Instructors -- TurnItIn is anti-plagiarism software that allows written submissions be compared to over 60 million papers in the student archive, and over 10,000 professional, academic and commercial journals and publications, for originality. TurnItIn also looks for matches in over 9.5 billion pages of indexed web content. West is now offering this resource to online and weekend college instructors. Learn about the system and get your own free account.

 

 

MEETINGS: 10:00am Foreign Languages Mtg - FA 208; 

 

 SATURDAY, MAY 30

 

 

 

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

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  SCHOLARSHIPS & INTERNSHIPS

PAID INTERNSHIP

HACU Fall '09 Internship - Application Due June 1, 2009

Get placed in a federal agency or corporation in an internship from Aug 27 - Dec 12. Students with a variety of majors invited to apply including: Business, Computer Science, Foreign Languages, Graphic Design, Mathematics, Political Science and more. For More Info.    

 

$1,000 RENEWABLE SCHOLARSHIP

Osher Initiative for CA Community College Students

Application Due July 15, 2009

For more info.     For Application

 

 DENTAL HYGIENE WINS AGAIN!

On May 15, West's Dental Hygiene students won first place in the table clinic competition at the California Dental Hygienists' Association Meeting. The winners were second year dental hygiene students Chris Nucho and Lucy Halbach. West took first in the competition last year also. 

The Dental Hygiene program is finishing the semester with much to brag about having also had 100% of its senior class pass the National Board Exam. - again!

 

 SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM

 

 

 

Students recently out of high school are invited to take advantage of one of West's seven summer bridge programs. Each bridge is a 6-week, intensive program for recent high school graduates planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.  It takes place at West from July 6 - August 16.  To enroll, visit www.wlac.edu or call (310) 287-4451.  More details are in the flyer below:

http://www.wlac.edu/events/westweek/flyers/09summerbridge.pdf

 

  RETIREMENT PARTY for Christina Misner

After 38 years of dedicated service to West Los Angeles College, Christina has decided to retire. Join us FRIDAY, JULY 10 to help her celebrate.  Details of the luncheon coming soon. Please RSVP to Gail Kawashima kawashgt@wlac.edu

 

 BOOKSTORE PERSONNEL UPDATE

Thea (Volger) Muller will be on medical leave through the end of the Spring term. Olga Pech will handle some of Thea's duties in her absence. Well wishes may be sent to her supervisor Larry Packham who will forward them.

 

 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

Women Take 6th at CA State Championships

  • Williams & Childs Take 2nd in Their Respective Events

West Los Angeles College women’s track and field team ended their season Saturday at the California State Championships at San Mateo College with a 6th finish in the team standings.

 

Sophomore Turquoise Williams led the way for the Wildcats with a runner-up finish in the heptathlon with 4357 points, in addition to a 3rd place finish in the triple jump with a bound of 38’0.25”. The West women finished with 43 points for sixth place. Cerritos won the women's title, and Laney College and Riverside College finished 2nd and 3rd place respectfully.    

 

Williams also teamed up with Lauren McGee, Aysha Moultrie, and Alysha Turner on the 4x400 relay team to finish in 3rd place with a time of 3:49.70.  The 4x100 relay failed to finish after dropping the baton on the final exchange. 

 

Starasia Childs followed up her school record bound of 39’7” at the Southern California Meet, with a 2nd finish in the state meet with a jump of 38’4.25”.  In addition to running both relays Aysha Moultrie finished in 6th place in the heptathlon with 4260 points.  Nirobi Regis placed 4th in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.89.  Turner placed 5th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.71, and Dominique Sterling placed 6th in the 200 meters with a time of 24.69. 

 

The Wildcats focus will now be finishing out the semester strong in the classroom.  For the sophomores they will also have to decide which 4 year school they will transfer to, as they have a number of scholarship offers. 

 

West Women Take 3rd at Southern California Championships

  • 7 out of 7 Qualify for the State Championships

  • 4x400 Meter Relay Wins Title

Seven out of seven of the West Los Angeles College women’s track athletes placed in their respective events at the Southern California Finals held at Mt. Sac on Saturday, May 9. This earned each Wildcat a spot in the California State Championships on May 15 and 16 in San Mateo. The solid individual performances by the West women propelled the Wildcats to a third place finish. This follows a team second place finish by the Wildcats at the recent Western State Conference Championships.

 

1st Place in the 4x400. Sophomore Alysha Turner displayed a strong finishing kick, coming from 10 meters back for a Wildcat victory in the 4x400 relay.  The Dorsey High School product, who also finished 2nd in the 800m, out-sprinted Riverside’s anchor on the final leg. Turner teamed up with Turquoise Williams, Lauren McGee, and Aysha Moultrie to run a season best time of 3:49.29 in the final event of the meet. The victory helped West overtake Orange Coast College in the team standings. 

 

2nd Place in the 4x100.  With a second place finish, the team of McGee, Moultrie, Turner, and Dominique Sterling clocked 47.18 qualifying them for the state championships.  Later on in the day, Sterling finished third in the 200 meters, also qualifying for state. 

The West women finished with 75 points for third place. Cerritos won the women's title, and Riverside came in second.

 

 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.

 

  DROP IN Q & A SESSIONS FOR STUDENTS
  Stop by and run your questions by one of our Academic Hurdler ambassadors. Help with class selections, accessing services, planning and more.  office hours