What a busy month December is, with finals, spring
class registration and the holidays all happening at
once! If you are unsure of the days and times of your
finals, be sure to check the online Final Exam Schedule. Spring class
registration has begun and classes are filling up, so
be sure to enroll on your priority registration date,
which you can find on WebAdvisor. As the semester
winds down, please take a few minutes to check out
the news and updates below.
More important dates
- December 14 — Final exams begin
- December 14 — Spring class registration for
new and returning students begins
- December 19 — Last day of fall
- December 21 — College closes early, 5:00
- December 22 — January 3 - Winter Break,
- January 22 — Spring classes begin
||What's Happening This Month?
Textbook Buyback & More
Don't miss Textbook Buyback
December 14 – 18
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Customer Appreciation Sale
During the month of December, all LMC merchandise
is 25% off regular prices. Now's the time to get those
LMC hats, mugs, binders, sweatshirts, etc.
Winter Break Closing
The LMC Bookstore will be closed for Winter Break
from December 19th through January 3rd
De-Stress With ICC
Inter-Club Council Presents: Finals Stress Relief
Tuesday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. &
Wednesday, December 16, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in
the Library Community Room (L109) and conference
rooms L105 and L106. Stop by for a free relaxing
massage, snacks, games and meditation to reduce
the stress of finals.
Intercollegiate Women's Softball is looking for players
spring 2010 season. Contact Coach Elliot Siler,
firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in
Spring textbooks will be available for purchase
beginning January 14th. The last day for Spring 2010
textbook refunds is January 29th.
||Transfer Center Tours
Are you exploring 4-year college options? How about
taking a campus tour sponsored by the Transfer
Center? Both of the tours described below include
free transportation from LMC. Space is limited, so
contact the Transfer Center, (925) 439-2181, ext. 3124
(room CC3-434) to reserve your spot as soon as
Mills College Campus Tour - Women's Day
Friday, February 26th, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This
tour is free to female LMC students and will include
information sessions regarding admission,
scholarships, on-campus childcare and more! A
walking tour will be guided by Mills College students.
Discover UC Davis
Friday, March 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The day
will include morning snacks and lunch, information
sessions, a panel presentation by UC Davis transfer
students, and a walking tour of the campus guided by
UC Davis students.
||Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial Aid Updates
New Financial Aid Suspension Policy
In an effort to support you in maintaining satisfactory
academic progress and to ensure the continuation of
funding, the Office of Financial Aid has adopted the
following procedure for students on financial aid
suspension (students who did not meet the required
2.0 GPA and/or complete 67% of their units). Students
are now required to:
- Attend a Financial Aid Suspension Workshop
- Submit a Financial Aid Suspension Appeal
- Submit a Mid-Semester Progress Report
Be aware that suspension status will delay your
financial aid disbursement. Financial aid funds will not
be disbursed prior to the submission of the
Mid-Semester Progress Report. Note that this
not for students on probation or students on
suspension due to excess units.
Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Applications
Each spring, the Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship
Fund awards a number of two-year scholarships
of $4,000 per year to students who transfer the
following fall or spring from Contra Costa County
Community Colleges to junior standing in four-year
To qualify for a scholarship you must:
- Be of African-American, Latino, Native American or
Pacific Islander descent; i.e. a minority group
underrepresented at four-year colleges and
universities in California.
- Be enrolled for the fall semester prior to the award
or have completed your course work within the past
year at Diablo Valley, Contra Costa or Los Medanos
- Be eligible (have sufficient and proper units) to
transfer to a four-year institution with junior standing
for the next fall term (or at the latest the next spring
term) following the award.
- Provide evidence of financial need.
- Complete and submit on time the application with required attachments.
If selected for interview, you must attend the Saturday
morning selection committee interviews in the spring.
The application deadline is February 10, 2010. All
materials must be submitted to the Scholarship Office,
room CC3-440 by 5:00 p.m.
||Student Life Events
Join the LMC Student Government!
The Los Medanos College Associated Students
(LMCAS) has positions open for student government
senators. Join the student government and help plan
fun events, provide valuable services to students and,
most importantly, be the "voice" of your student body.
Student Club: AMSA
Meets Tuesdays 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in room SC-206 &
Fridays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in MA-109. The
purpose of AMSA (American Medical Student
Association), LMC Premed chapter, is to provide
premed students at Los Medanos College with
opportunities to work within and outside the local
community, and to help bring about positive change
through hard work and compassion for other human
beings. AMSA provides students with a variety of
opportunities, including volunteer positions in clinics
that help our community, political involvement in
healthcare, internships, etc. Field trips to medical
schools, as well as information on applying to, and the
prerequisites required by, medical schools, are also
provided to AMSA members. Our goal is to help you
get into medical school and, ultimately, to produce
excellent doctors that will make a difference in their
Students interested in becoming officers of the
club are required to become national members before
they run for office. Click here to become a national member of
2010 UC Berkeley Student Leadership
Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at UC Berkeley. The Cal Student Leadership
Symposium, sponsored by the LMC Office of Student
Life, is an annual student leadership conference at
UC Berkeley dedicated to bringing together and
inspiring student leaders in our community. Through
workshops and networking opportunities, symposium
attendees are connected with essential tools to be
agents of positive social change and leaders on
campuses and in their communities. All LMC
students are eligible to attend. The deadline to submit
your registration form is Thursday, January 28 at
5:00 p.m, but space is limited so don't delay. For more
information, contact the Office of Student Life, room
CC3-800A, or call (925) 439-2181 ext. 3266.
||Umoja Scholars News
The Umoja Scholars Program is currently accepting
applications for the following spring cohorts:
- AYA Cohort: Math 34, section 7397 and English
220, section 8433
- SANKOFA Cohort: Math 25, section 0366; English
90, section 7230; and Counseling 32, section
or contact A'kilah Moore at (925)
439-2181, ext. 3243. Interviews will be held over the
next two weeks. Space is limited, so act fast!