June 2009

In This Issue
  • Important Dates
  • Student Services News
  • Library Announcement
  • Honors Program Update
  • Scholarship News
  • Fall Classes

  • Greetings!

    Summer is finally here - time for vacations, barbecues, trips to the beach, and a welcome change of pace. For many of you, it is also time to take that class that wouldn't fit into your spring schedule. There are schedule changes and new opportunities on campus this summer, as well, so please take a little time to read through this newsletter.

    Important Dates

    • May 29 - July 31 College closed on Fridays
    • June 15 - July 23 Six-week Summer Session
    • July 1 - 23 2nd 4-week Summer Session
    • July 3 & 4 Independence Day holiday, college closed

    More important dates.

    Student Services News

    Admissions and Records Updates
    Last Day to Drop Summer Classes
    Students often ask how long they have to add or drop a class after summer classes begin. The rule is that a class may be added or dropped with eligibility for a refund up until 10% of class meetings have taken place. You may drop a class with no "W" on your record until 30% of class meetings have occurred and drop with a "W" up until 75% of class meetings have occurred. Call the Admissions Office at (925) 439-2181, ext. 7500 for the add and drop dates for specific classes; or contact the Cashier's Office for the last date to drop a class with a refund.

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    How Are We Doing?
    Please let us know how your admission and registration experience was by completing a short survey. Thank you in advance for your assistance with our efforts to improve service to students.

    Bookstore News
    Summer textbooks go on sale June 1st in the store and online.

    Regular Summer Hours
    Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Extended Store Hours
    June 1st, 2nd, 15th - 18th, 25th & 29th
    7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Summer Textbook Buyback
    June 25th 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    July 22nd & 23rd 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    The LMC Bookstore will be closed Wednesday, July 1st for inventory.

    The Bookstore staff wishes you a wonderful Summer!

    career center graphicCareer Center Announces New Service
    "Ask The the Career Center"
    The Career Center is now offering online services to students. We can help you with the following:

    • Information regarding career resources, vocational education requirements, and/or identifying labor market trends
    • Explanation of online informal career assessment results
    • Identify what resume format is right for you
    • Get your resume critiqued
    • How to answer specific interview questions
    • Referrals to campus and community resources

    Send your questions to: tarchaga@losmedanos.edu

    The following services are not available online:

    • Formalized Career Assessments
    • Resume Writing
    • Interview Coaching

    To obtain these services and others that are not available online, please schedule a phone or in-person appointment by calling (925) 439-2181, ext. 3252.

    EOPS News
    Kennedy-King Scholarship Winners
    EOPS is honored to announce that of the twenty-six Contra Costa Community College District students receiving the Kennedy-King Scholarship this year, nine were LMC EOPS students. The Kennedy-King Scholarship, founded in 1968 in memory of Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, provides $8000 scholarships to students from minority groups who have demonstrated academic success at one of the three district colleges. The EOPS Kennedy-King recipients are Samson Aghedo, Brenda Arroyo, Erica Givens, Georgetta Hudson, Guadalupe Maya, Maritsa Ordaz, Juan Robles, Jared Romero, and Eshe Satcher.

    EOPS Awards
    EOPS recognized four of its students for their academic progress, development, and community contribution. Georgetta Hudson, Samson Aghedo and Guadalupe Valencia received the EOPS Achievement Award which includes a $250 scholarship. Jared Romero received the EOPS Perpetual Spirit Award which includes a $1000 scholarship.

    Financial Aid News
    Need help to pay for your summer and fall classes? Please stop by the Office of Financial Aid to pick up a paper application or fill out the 2009- 2010 Board of Governor's Grant (BOGG) Fee Waiver online. You still have time to fill out the 2009-2010 FAFSA application, too. Come to the office to process BOGG Fee Waivers and to get answers to any questions you may have regarding your financial aid. You may also contact us at (925) 439-2181, ext. 3139 for general information. For detailed information about your Financial Aid status, please check WebAdvisor.

    Library Announcement

    Library Services Relocated for Summer
    The Library Building will be closed and library services will temporarily relocate to the old Science Area of the main College Complex (the "900" rooms) during Summer Session, June 15th through July 23rd. Library services will be available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. For detailed instructions on accessing library services during this time, click here.

    Honors Program Update

    Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2009!
    Want to be part of the prestigious LMC Honors Program? Highly motivated students accepted to the program have the opportunity to take advanced "Honors Courses" with smaller class size and great professors; and honors coursework is specially noted on your transcript! Additionally, you get to hang out in the Honors Center where you can take advantage of comfortable study space, computers and free printing and copying. Check out the Honors Program online for admission requirements and an application.

    Scholarship News

    Credit Challenged College Scholarship (2009-2010 School Year)
    In an effort to assist students affected by the stricter lending practices for student loans, SPENDonLIFE will be awarding up to 10 scholarships a year ranging from $500 to $5000 to those denied a student loan due to the recent credit crunch or their personal credit history. You must submit your application and essay to SPENDonLIFE before June 15th, 2009. See the Scholarship webpage for application and guidelines.

    The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan is a new UC financial aid program intended to expand access to the university for lower-income students. For information and eligibility requirements, click here.

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