With fall semester well under way, you're probably
settled in to your classes, busy with homework, and
trying to squeeze out a little time to enjoy the last few
weeks of summer. There are a lot of important and
exciting things going on at LMC this month, so we
hope you can find a few moments to check them out.
September 25 - Native American
For more important dates, click here.
Fall 2009 Enrollment Fee Deadline Correction
Information has been distributed to students from
various sources indicating that Friday, August 28
the last day for you to pay for your classes without
being dropped for non-payment. This information is
incorrect. LMC does not drop students for
non-payment of their fees. We like students to pay
fees as soon as possible, but you may continue in
your classes after today if you have not yet paid.
Around mid-semester, students will receive a
billing letter advising that all student fees must be paid
before registration will be allowed for the spring term.
Once spring registration begins, all students who
have not yet paid will be blocked from registration. To
avoid this situation, students should try to pay as soon
Please do not hesitate to contact Admissions and
Records at (925) 439-2181, ext. 7500 if you have
If You're Planning to
Graduate This Year
If you are planning to graduate this year, be sure
to look at
Graduation Information on the LMC website.
Students who are completing associate degree or
certificate requirements in the fall 2009 semester
need to apply for graduation by November 1, 2009.
Download the application online or pick one up at
the Admissions & Records Office.
||Something New at Brentwood Center
Faculty and staff have generously donated books for
students to read and enjoy at the Brentwood
Center's "Read and Return" area. We have a
bookshelf filled with a variety of books for you to select
from. A list of books is attached to the bookshelf to
make it easier for you to browse through the
assortment of literature. In each book we have placed
a "Read and Return" bookmark to remind
you that you are more than welcome to read a book
and return it at your convenience.
||Financial Aid & Scholarship News
Not Too Late to Apply for BOG Fee Waiver and
Enrollment fees have increased but there's still
time to apply for the 2009-2010 Board of Governor's
(BOG) Fee Waiver. Stop by the Office of Financial Aid
or complete the BOGFW
To apply for Federal Financial Aid, fill out the 2009-2010 FAFSA
application. For assistance with the
FAFSA process, sign up for a financial aid
on one of the following dates:
- Tuesday, September 22nd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.,
- Wednesday, October 21st from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.,
The Office of Financial Aid will process your BOG
Fee Waiver and handle general financial aid
questions at the front counter. To sign up for a
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Workshop, call
the Office of Financial Aid at (925) 439-2181, ext.
Federal Work Study Program
Federal Work Study is a federally-funded
designed to help students meet their educational
financial obligations and gain valuable work
experience while attending college. This program is
now administered by the Office of Financial Aid. For
more information stop by the office, room CC3-431, or
call (925) 439-2181, ext. 3139.
Applications for Frank H. Buck Scholarship
Now is the time to apply for the 2010 Frank H.
Buck Scholarship. Typically, individual scholarship
awards range from $9,000 to $50,000 per year. Race,
creed, gender, sexual orientation, age and national
origin have no influence in the selection of scholars or
in the administration of scholarships.
In order to qualify for the Frank H. Buck
Scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in twelfth grade or higher
- Reside or attend school within Napa, Solano,
Sacramento, San Joaquin, or Contra Costa counties
- Apply in the fall prior to the school year you intend
to use the scholarship
- Possess strength of character and ambition, as
well as the potential for leadership
- Be well-rounded in school and community
activities, making a contribution to society
- Have satisfactory academic standing (no specific
GPA is required)
Financial need is not necessarily a requirement.
The Buck Foundation awards scholarships to
qualified applicants regardless of financial resources.
Applications may be obtained through the Frank H.
and Eva B. Buck Foundation by request to the
Foundation or you may download an application
Please note: The last day you will be able to download
the application is Wednesday, November 11, 2009. All
materials are due December 1, 2009.
||Transfer Center News
Transfer Day & College
Mark your calendar for October 14th, Transfer Day and
College Night. These two events offer LMC students,
high school students, parents, academic advisors,
and the community an opportunity to meet and talk to
representatives from 4-year colleges, universities,
private colleges, vocational schools and out-of-state
institutions. For complete information, see the
News & Events web page.
Meet with University Reps
Now is the time to make an appointment to meet with
a university representative during the fall semester.
"Reps" from various California universities visit the
Transfer Center to meet with students considering
transfer to their institution. A rep can answer your
questions about the university and help you plan the
classes you need to take in preparation for transfer
there. We are especially happy to welcome UC
to our Transfer Center for the first time, and to
welcome UC Santa Cruz back! For a complete list of
fall 2009 rep visits, click here.
||Student Life Events
Kaiser Permanente Healthy
Join us for a fun and informative event on Tuesday,
September 15th between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in
the outside quad near the library. This event features
free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol
screenings, vision essentials, sexual health
education, cooking demos and healthy eating tips,
and free chair massage!
Fall 2009 Student Leadership Retreat Saturday,
October 3, 2009
The LMC Fall Student Leadership Retreat is an
retreat held on the LMC campus. Through workshops,
speakers and activities, students 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, and
programs. Space is limited; registration deadline is
Thursday, September 24th. Sign up at the Student
The first Inter-Club Council (ICC) meeting of the year
will be held on Monday, September 14th from 3:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in room L105.
LMC Associated Students
LMCAS weekly meetings take place on Fridays from
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in room L109.
||New Electronic Library Resources
The LMC Librarians are pleased to announce many
new electronic resources to aid you with your
research, including African American
American Indian Experience, American
History Online, and Latino American
descriptions of these and other electronic resources,
Additionally, the LMC Library now subscribes to
EBSCO Host, an information search tool which
provides access to 26 full-text article databases
covering a wide range of subjects including business,
health, behavioral & social sciences, education,
vocational education, literature, physical & biological
sciences, newspapers and more.
All electronic resources are available to LMC students
both on and off campus through the LMC Library website. Remote users will be
prompted to log in using their last name and student
Guest Lecturer Toni Blackman, U.S. Department of
State Ambassador to Hip Hop, will be speaking in the
library community room, L109, on Wednesday,
September 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This
event is being sponsored by the Umoja Scholars,
Pathways, and Puente programs. For other upcoming
||Welcome Day Activities
Communities and Special
Programs Welcome Day
On August 10, 2009, LMC kicked off the semester with
its second annual Welcome Day for students in
several learning communities and programs. A total of
163 students participated in the event. These included
students from the Honors Program, Puente Program, Umoja
Scholars Program, LMCAS, and Student Ambassadors. Welcome Day
activities encourage students to build community
within their individual programs and across other
programs, to motivate students to become active
leaders on campus, and to develop a better
understanding of their specific learning community or
The day began with a welcome from Dave
Belman, Director of Student Life, and the coordinators
for each of the participating programs. The keynote
address on Leading the LMC Community was
delivered by Glenn DeGuzman, Director of Leadership
Development for the Center for Student Leadership at
UC Berkeley. During the morning, students
participated in community building activities, team
challenges, and a campus scavenger hunt. After
lunch, participants attended program orientations for
each of their programs.
We welcome you to visit the Office of Student Life
to get involved on campus!