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IMPORTANT DATES

 

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MONDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

 

FINANCIAL AID

You may still apply for '09-'10 Financial Aid. May 1 is the WLAC priority deadline for Pell Grants and other campus-based aid.  

 

Night Hours Return to HLRC

M-Th   7:30am - 8:00pm   |  Sat   11:00 am - 3:00pm

 

Funeral Services for Tammy Lockhart  10:00am Angeles Funeral home

3875 S. Crenshaw Blvd, LA, CA 90010  |  323-296-6666

 

West ASO presence felt at rally in support of Community Colleges. Pasadena Star News article

 

   

MEETINGS:   12:00p JACDCC - HLRC4th;  1:00p Voc Rehab Workshop - Winlock;  1:30p Student Athlete Sexual Harassment Workshop - ATA 128;  4:00p Compliance Officer - PCR;  4:30p Athletics Dept Mtg - ATA 116

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

 

 

 

 

 

WILDCAT GAMES:

BASEBALL:  vs Pierce @ Pierce | 2:30pm

 

Pacific Basin Meet       | 3:30 pm | Track

 

MAPP Parent Training | 6:00 pm | ATA 116

 

MEETINGS:   10:00a TTC/Watson Bldg Mtg - PCR;  12:30p Academic SEnate Mtg - Winlock;  1:00 Bright Star Mtg - ATA 210;  1:00p Commencement Mtg - PCR; 

   

GOT GAME?

 

CAN'T PLAY? COME CHEER!

 

SIGNED UP ALREADY ARE:

- MATT ROBERTSON, MATH

- ART LARA, ADMISSIONS

- HOLLY HOFMANN, ENGLISH

- JAWELL SAMILTON, ATHLETIC

- MERIC KESKINEL, ECONOMICS

- MICHAEL TESFAYE,

- ITANDREW TONEY, TRIO

- SUE HERDZINA, ENGLISH

FOR INFO: HOLLY HOFFMAN EXT 4547 or

                  STEVE AGGERS 4513

FOR INFO: HOLLY HOFFMAN EXT 4547 or

                  STEVE AGGERS 4513

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS:   10:00a - Counseling Mtg - ATA 116; 11:30a Mar 25 Event Cmte Mtg - Parking Mall; 12:30p Staff Dev Cmte - Winlock;  1:00p Distance Ed Cmte - PCR

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities Directors Mtg  |  8:00 am  |  ATA 116

 

DATE CORRECTION - MAR 26 International Students Reception | 2:00 pm  |  HLRC 4th Floor 

 

WILDCAT GAMES:

BASEBALL:  vs Pierce @ WLAC | 2:30pm

 

MEETINGS:    8:00a Facilities Dir Mtg - ATA 116;  3:00p 2nd Quarterly Rpt - PCR;  6:00p Play Rehearsal - FA 100

FRIDAY, MARCH  13

 

 

 

 

Dorsey Track Meet  |  1:30p  |  Track

MEETINGS:   8:00a Dental Hygiene 87 - HLCR 4A & D;  10:00a Commencement Mtg - Winlock;  6:00p Play Rehearsal - FA 100

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

 

 

 

WILDCAT GAMES:

BASEBALL:  vs. Citrus @ WLAC  | 1:00pm

TRACK & FIELD: Northridge Relays @ CSUN     | 9:00am

 

 

 

26th Senate Dist Forum (UCLA co-sponser)  | 9:00am  | FA 100 

   

WLAC Students may now purchase a 6-month Metro pass for just $15 Learn more...

  WEST PIONEER DIES

 Tammy Lockhart recently died in her sleep. Lockhart, a former supervisor in Reprographics, was one of the pioneer employees that opened the college 40 years ago. 

 

   DENTAL SCREENINGS

 

Get your FREE Oral Health Screening;  Teeth Cleaning*;  Blood Pressure Screenings;  Oral Health Care Samples;  Oral X-Rays*  (* for those who qualify).    For More Information

 

    PROFESSOR OF ART EXHIBITING AT HOME & ABOARD

 

 

 

 

 

Now showing in the WLAC Fine Arts Gallery  is "Closed, Mid Career Art Exhibit"  The exhibit features work by seven professional artists including: ceramic artists, Frank Matranga and Aldo Favili;   digital artists, Robert Witte and Michael Rich;  painters, Winston Marshall and Allen Bollinger;   and one construction artist, Mariann Scolinos. The show provides examples of mature contemporary art and is open to the public.

RECEPTION:          Tues, Feb 24    |  7 - 9pm

EXHIBIT HOURS:   Feb 9 - Mar 27  | M - TH 10am - 4pm

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Chair Michael Arata's  art will be featured in three venues this month.

“The Gun Show”   Space B gallery - New York (Mar 7 - Apr 17)

 “Art Swap”          WharfStudios - London (Mar 5 - 12)

 “Idol Worship”     Art of Framing - San Diego (Mar 7 - Mar 31)

 

eneded feb 28   http://themagla.com/cgi-bin/artmagla/page.cgi?g=Detailed/1887.html;opening=1637

   A CHANCE TO GIVE

 

SHOP AT RALPH'S? Thanks to all of you who enrolled in the Ralph's Grocery Community Foundation for WLAC. It has earned us $700 so far. If you shop at Ralph's and have a Club Card, the WLAC encourages you to register the card online. It cost you nothing and earns $$$ for he campus.        For More Information

 

WLAC MS WALK TEAM It's time again to register for the WLAC Team to walk to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. The walk will be at the Rose Bowl on April 19. To sign up, contact team captain Christina Misner in Administrative Services, ext. 4368.

 

   CALL FOR PRESENTERS

 

WLAC TECH FAIR - Spring 2009

Presenters are asked to prepare for about one hour - about 45 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of questions and answers.  The format is flexible.  The grants can fund $350 stipends to presenters for developing and presenting their workshop. 

 

Please email Mary-Jo Apigo at apigomj@wlac.edu if you are interested in presenting a workshop on using multimedia in your classroom, podcasting, or any other educational technology you are using.  see past schedule of courses

 

 

  IMPORTANT DATES

 

2009 Mandatory Flex Day is Thursday, August 27.

Purchasing Deadlines Begin May 1 read more

 

  INTERNSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS

 

CCNMA Latino Journalist of CA - $500 - $1000   |  Application Due Apr. 3       Information

 

 

W I L D C A T S   U P D A T E

Football:  

Three more of West’s 18 football sophomores will advance to 4-year college teams. This brings the total for the season to 16 Wildcats who will play at universities on full athletic scholarships or with financial grants and aid.  Congratulations Quarterback Ryan Rosenvall (3.2GPA), Wide Receiver Robert Ford (earned AA); Wide Receiver Paul Dortch. ..READ MORE

 

West Welcomes New Volleyball Coach:  

The Wildcats have hired a new Women’s Volleyball Coach Brian Corso to replace Branden Higa who recently accepted a full-time position with Mississippi State University. Corso will begin immediately.  He comes to West with a rich background in Southern California volleyball having started and developed his own beach volleyball club called the Aloha Ball Club/Volleyball School and serving as assistant coach for the U.S. Jr. National Beach Volleyball Program. He is concurrently the head coach for the Costa Rican Jr. National Beach Volleyball Team which trains in the U.S. during the summer months. 

 

 

 

Women's Basketball:  

WEST FINISHES WSC PLAY WITH 8-4 RECORD, 19-11 OVERALL

AND...

South Division MVP  |  All-Conference  |  Coach of the Year

Sophomore Shannon Austin (pictured below) was voted Most Valuable Player for the South Division and teammate CeeCee Jeffries was named to the All-Conference team.  Favor Irvin also received Honorable Mention status.  Coach Colleen Matsuhara was selected as Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with the College of the Canyons coach.

Austin finished second in the entire state in scoring at 25.1 ppg.  She trailed the leader by only 0.8 of a point.  Austin is being recruited by several Division I schools and will be taking some campus visits in the near future.  She is the first women’s basketball MVP from WLA in over 8 years

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Track & Field:  

TROJAN RELAYS - MAR 1: West posted 2 victories and had several personal bests.

The men’s 4x400 meter relay not only won the event but ran the 5th fastest time in the state (3:17.43). The race was all the more exciting as the team had to come, overtaking meet host, USC in the final 30 meters.  Team members were Rashaad Scott, Charles Earls III, Leland Anderson, and Jonathan Byrd.

West’s women, Shayna Parker, Alysha Turner, Desiree White, and Stancia Baker took the distance medley relay with a time of 13:42.35.  Parker gave the ladies a 20 meter lead after her 1200 meter lead off leg and the Wildcats never looked back.  Parker, White and Turner teamed up again in the 4x400 meter relay with Turquoise Williams for a 3rd place finish behind two USC teams for the 3rd fastest time in the state in the event with a time of 4:00.40. 

 

BAKERSFIELD MEET - FEB 12: The defending Conference Champion West LA women placed first in a four-team field with 74 points while the West men were second among four schools with 59 points. The Wildcats’ were led by sophomore, Turquoise Williams who won 6 individual events.  ...READ MORE  

 

After their second meet, the Women's track team was ranked 3rd in the State.

 

Men's Baseball:  

The Wildcats swept perennial Western State Conference baseball power, Bakersfield College at home and away. Thursday, March 5, sophomore pitcher Flavio Ramos pitched 8 and 2/3rds innings on his way to a 2-1 win. On Saturday, March 7 the Wildcats also defeated Bakersfield but this time by a score of 6-2.

 

Feb 28:  West 1  |  COC 10         Feb 26:  West  8  |  Mission 9

Feb 20:  West  11  |  Valley 5     Feb 21:  West 1  |  Valley 3

 

 

 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.

 

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.