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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 including:  1)  frequent hand washing  2) covering your cough/sneeze, and   3) staying home and/or seeking medical assistance if you are ill.

If more aggressive actions become necessary, information will be provided here. From your MOBILE PHONE visit www.wlac.edu/updates .

Remember that West offers free health services through the

Student Health Center (Bldg A-9) near admissions.

 

For more info on the Swine Flu:  http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

Flu Update - From WLAC President

 

  MONDAY, MAY 4 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchasing Deadlines Begin May 1 read more

Graduation gala rental reservations due May 1

 

Counseling Student Success Workshop  |  4:30 pm  |  ATA 116

 

1:00   MAC Shortcuts for Office

2:15   Putting Your Syllabi Online with ADX

 

 

MEETINGS: 10:00am KPMG Auditing Meeting - PCR; 12:30pm Theater 233 - FA 100; 1:00pm CSUDH Business Dean - PCR; 1:00pm Tech Review Committee - Winlock

 

   

A special day to recognize

Dean's & President's List Scholars, Scholarship Recipients, and

Faculty & Staff - read more

FACULTY/STAFF RSVP TO JACK WONG - LIMITED SEATING

 TUESDAY, MAY 5

 

 

 

 

Faculty/Staff Lunchtime Basketball  | Gym

FOR INFO: HOLLY HOFFMAN EXT 4547 or STEVE AGGERS 4513

 

Counseling Student Success Workshop  |  3:30 pm  |  ATA 228

 

 "The Most Mediocre Story Never Told" |  7:00 p.m. | Fine Arts Theater

 

MEETINGS:  12:00pm Film/TV Production Program - AT A116; 1:00pm Film/TV Production Program - AT A205; 1:00pm AFT Guild Meeting w/ Adjunct Reps - Winlock; 2:30pm Senate Executive Meeting - HLRC 4D; 3:00pm Digital Library Planning w/ Turner - PCR

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

 

 

 

 

 

"The Most Mediocre Story Never Told" |  7:00 p.m. | Fine Arts Theater

Alpha Gamma Sigma Teacher Appreciation Day  |  2:30-5 pm  | FA 103

Counseling Student Success Workshop  |  4:30 pm  |  ATA 116

 

1:00   No-Fear Social Networking for Instructors

2:15   Tech Changes in Admissions & Records

3:00   Intro to ETUDES Online Course Mngt Sys

 

MEETINGS:  8:00am Turner Update Meetings - PCR; 10:00am Counseling Staff Meeting - AT A116; 10:00am Enrollment Mgmt. Team Mtg. - Winlock; 12:00pm Celebration of Excellence Cmte - PCR; 1:30pm Basic Skills Committee - AT A116; 3:00pm Actor's Gang - PCR

   

See LA Weekly's - Best Solo Performance Award of 2008 on May 5th & 6th in the WLAC Black Box Theater.  "The Most Mediocre Story Never Told."  see excerpt

 THURSDAY, MAY 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1:00  Teaching in a Multi-User Virtual Environment

1:00  MS Word Shortcuts

2:15  Using ETUDES Wiki to Enhance Learner-Generated Content

2:15  Online Tutoring Using Etudes NG

 

Counseling Student Success Workshop  |  3:00 pm  |  ATA 228

 

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

 

New Roads Track Meet  |  3:00pm  |  Track

 

MEETINGS: 8:00am Custodial Servicing - AT A116; 9:30am Extension/Community Services Managers Meeting - Winlock;  12:00pm Lunch Meeting w/ Turner - PCR; 1:00pm CC Executive Committee Mtg.; 1:00pm College Council - Winlock; 3:00pm Bldg. Prog. Mgmnt. Committee Mtg. - Winlock; 7:30 Women's Basketball - Gym

 

 FRIDAY, MAY 8

 

 

District Wide UMOJA Meeting  |  8:00 am  |  ATA116 & 128

 

11:00  Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

2:00    Introduction to Web 2.0 Technologies

 

MEETINGS: 10:00am Commencement Meeting - Winlock

 

 SATURDAY, MAY 9

 

 

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

 

WILDCAT GAMES:

Southern California Finals |   Mt. San Antonio College

 

 

 

WLAC DANCE PRESENT'S "THE WIZ"

The WLAC Dance department 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.

 

    For more information, please contact Jane Witucki at x4282.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 2009 Mandatory Flex Day is Thursday, Aug 27.

   ARTISTS AS PEACEMAKERS

The Value Creation Association, along with Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and Earth Charter-related organizations, has brought the "Seeds of Change" exhibit to West.  Displayed in the HLRC 2nd Floor Lobby until May 15, the exhibit demonstrates the power of art to communicate across ethnic, cultural and national boundaries.    For More Information

 

   CONDOLENCES

Clare Norris, English Professor lost her grandmother last week.

 

   TO THE CLASS OF 2009 AND DENTAL HYGIENE FACULTY
  

Once again, 100% of the senior class of the Dental Hygiene program has successfully passed the national board examination.

 

  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

 

W I L D C A T S   U P D A T E

 

Men's Baseball:    

WSC 10 Wins, 16 Losses    OVERALL:  13 Wins, 22 Losses    

 

Apr 25:  West 3 | Citrus 5          Apr 23: West 3  |  Citrus 6

Apr 14: West 9 | Bakersfield 4

Apr 9:  West 3  | El Camino 2    Apr 8:     West 14  |  LACC  6

Apr 7:  West 4  |  Rio Hondo 2   

 

 

 

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

 

Led by high-flying sophomore West Los Angeles College’s Turquoise Williams, the Wildcats, 2008 defending champions, scored 168 points en route to a second-place finish behind Glendale at the Western States Conference Championships in Bakersfield on Saturday. West women took first in both hurdle and relay events, the long jump and triple jump events. The men captured first in the 440m, 200m and 4x400 relay.

 

West took first and second in both the 100m and 400m hurdles with Williams taking first both competitions. Williams clocked a time of 14.82 in the 100m followed by teammate Nirobi Regis. Teammate Lauren McGee took second in the 400m.  Williams scored in 5 individual events for the Wildcats, Regis scored in 4 different events, and McGee scored in 3 events in addition to running on both relays. 

 

Williams was not the only Wildcat to win two titles. Freshmen Starasia Childs won both the long jump (18’0”) and triple jump (36’5”). Childs led a 1-2 finish in both events, with Regis taking 2nd in the long jump and Williams finishing 2nd in the triple jump. 

 

Alysha Turner brought home another victory for West, winning the 400m with a time of 57.49.  Turner teamed up with McGee to sweep both relay titles, winning the 4x100 relay (with Dominque Sterling and Aysha Moultrie) with a time of 47.38 and the 4x400 relay (with Moultrie and Shayna Parker) with a time of 3:59.78, more than three seconds faster than their closest competitor.

 

The West men were led by Jonathan Byrd and Rashaad Scott as they showcased West’s tremendous depth in the men’s sprints.  Byrd took the victory in the 400m, finishing with a time of 48.52, while Scott came back to win the 200m with a time of 21.89.  Seven other Wildcat men finished in the top 8 of their respective sprint events. Scott also ran with the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams, which both finished first in their events.

 

The Wildcats return to action next weekend as they participate at the So Cal Finals on Saturday, May 9 at Mt. San Antonio College, beginning at 12:00 pm.

 

Another Football Victory in the Classroom

West Los Angeles College lineman Armon Wright was recently named to Southern California Football Coaches Association All-Academic Team. Wright graduated with his AA degree from West in just three semesters by attending the winter and summer sessions. He finished with a 3.2 grade point average. He will continue his education at Miles College where he received a scholarship. Armon is one of 15 West football players who completed the Fall 2008 semester with a 3.0 or higher grade point average.

 

 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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