November 2008

In This Issue
  • Important Dates
  • Financial Aid News
  • Student Services Updates
  • Student Life and Clubs
  • Umoja Scholars

  • Greetings!

    Can you believe there are less than four weeks left of the fall semester? The holidays will soon be here, along with a well-deserved break from all your hard work, so hang in there! In the meantime, there are still a lot of important and exciting things happening at LMC.

    Important Dates

    • November 14 Last day to drop a semester-length class
    • November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
    • December 15 Final exams begin
    • December 21 Last day of instruction
    • December 23 -January 2 Winter recess - campus closed

    The Spring 2009 Schedule of Classes is now available. Important: Log in to WebAdvisor to view your priority registration date. More spring 2009 registration dates.

    Financial Aid News

    It is not too late to apply for 2008-2009 Financial Aid! Visit the FAFSA website.

    Students who have NOT received a Financial Aid payment for the Fall 2008, MUST submit all requested documentation to the LMC Financial Aid Office no later than Friday, November 7, 2008 by 2:00 p.m. to meet the next payday of November 21, 2008.

    The Financial Aid Office can process your BOG Fee Waiver and handle general financial aid information questions at the front counter. Appointments may be made for Monday, Wednesday or Friday. You may also drop in on Tuesday or Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Need assistance completing the FAFSA application? The Financial Aid Office will be conducting a FAFSA application workshop on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. in Room L213. Be sure to bring the following:

    1. Student and Parent Social Security Number
    2. If you are not a U.S. Citizen, your Alien Registration Number
    3. Your family's most recent Federal 1040 tax forms
    4. FAFSA PIN numbers for both you and your parent

    A Satisfactory Academic Progress Workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m. Please call the Financial Aid Office, (925) 439-2181, ext. 3139, to register for this workshop.

    Did you know that you can look at your Financial Aid status, award letters, and account information online? Check WebAdvisor for all your student records.

    Student Services Updates

    Assessment Center
    The Assessment Center is open for drop-in testing through December 16th. No appointment is necessary and there is no fee. The Drop-in Assessment Test Schedule can be viewed online.

    DSPS Priority Registration
    Priority registration is almost here! Priority registration for DSPS students is November 24th and 25th for spring semester 2009. Check WebAdvisor to see your specific date and time for registration. Be sure to make an appointment now to see a DSPS counselor to review your accommodations and services for the upcoming semester.

    ESL Student Reminder
    Now is the time to make a counseling appointment with ESL counselor, Luis Morales, for assistance in planning your spring classes. Call Carmen Pacheco at (925) 439-2181, ext 3423 to schedule your appointment now. Assistance with resolving other important academic and personal issues is also available.

    ESL classes are offered at both the Pittsburg campus and at the Brentwood Center.

    For more information on the ESL program, click here.

    Don't delay! Call today!

    Transfer Center News
    UC and CSU campuses are accepting applications now until November 30, 2008 for fall 2009 admission. Stop by the Transfer Center for information. You may also want to make an appointment to see a counselor for transfer advising.

    Student Life and Clubs

    LMC Spring Student Leadership Retreat, January 7 - 8
    This retreat will be held off campus at the Westminster Retreat Center in Alamo, CA. Through workshops, speakers, and activities, students will gain insight into their personal leadership styles, meet and connect with other LMC student leaders, and gain essential tools to be leaders in their clubs, organizations, programs, and communities. This year's retreat will be facilitated by special guest Glenn DeGuzman, Director for Student Leadership at UC Berkeley.

    This event is free. All meals and lodging will be provided.

    Learn more and register here.

    UC Berkeley Student Leadership Symposium, January 31
    This is an annual leadership conference at UC Berkeley dedicated to bringing together and inspiring student leaders in our community. Through workshops and networking opportunities, Leadership Symposium attendees are connected with essential tools to be agents of positive social change and leaders on campuses and in their communities. Participating students will join a group of nearly 500 students from many colleges around the Bay Area for this fun and exciting conference.

    This event is free. All meals and transportation will be provided.

    Learn more and register here.

    Skool House Rox Presents
    80-90's Flashback Dance on Friday, November 21st from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. Dress in your favorite 80's or 90's fashions. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, contact schoolhouserox@yahoo.com.

    Club Day
    November 19, 2008 is Club Day. Please join us for carnival games, food, music and lots of fun! Bring a can of food and play a game! Canned food will be donated to the Contra Costa Food Bank.

    Blood Drive
    Donate blood Wednesday, November 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. For more information, contact Demetria Lawrence in Student Life, dlawrence@losmedanos.edu

    World Aids Day Fair
    Join us for the World Aids Day Fair on Monday, December 1st 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the inside quad outside of the Student Life Office. The fair will include information regarding AIDS Awareness, testing, music, and more.

    Umoja Scholars

    Career Exploration Panel

    • When: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
    • Time: 11:00 - 12:30 PM
    • Place: LMC Library Community Room

    Come join us as Umoja Scholars moderate an informative panel discussing the career paths of three dynamic panelists: Maria Dowd, author and motivational speaker; Justin Martin, educator and academic scholar; and Danny Lockwood, middle school vice president.

    For more information, click here or contact A'kilah Moore 439-2181 x 3243 or Tess Caldwell x3375.

    Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

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