Happy New Year and welcome back to LMC! The
beginning of the semester is undoubtedly a
time for you, but there are some important
things happening in January and February. Many
department office hours are changing, a new
Aid Lab is opening, scholarship and graduation
applications are due soon, and you won't want
Student Life's LMC Bay Adventures at
prices! Read on — there's more!
More important spring semester dates
- February 4 — Last day to add
classes or drop with a refund or credit
- February 12-15 — Observance of Lincoln's
Washington's Birthdays, college closed
- February 19 — Last day to drop semester-
classes without a "W" appearing on transcript
- February 19 — Last day to request Pass/No
(P/NP) on courses marked SC (Student Choice)
||Student Services News
Mid-Semester Office Hours
As you are aware, Californians are experiencing
an unprecedented fiscal crisis that has been
particularly devastating for our educational systems.
Community colleges across the state have been
especially hard-hit, resulting in severe reductions to
our academic programs and support services. Given
the magnitude of the budget cuts we are experiencing
this year and anticipate again next year, some offices
will no longer be able to offer the same level of
Effective Monday, February 8th through Friday, April
2nd, the following programs/services will reduce their
office hours: Admissions & Records, Counseling,
EOPS/CARE and Financial Aid. The change in hours
will be on Monday and Thursday evenings when the
offices will close at 5:00 p.m. (remaining open on
Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 7:00 p.m.) and on
Fridays when the offices will close at 2:00 p.m. To view
the spring office hours for all departments, click here.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience
this may cause and we appreciate your understanding.
Many Services Available Online
Did you know that many of the services available
to you on campus are also available on the LMC website
or WebAdvisor? Some services available on the website are:
And on WebAdvisor, you can:
- Pay your fees
- View and print your unofficial transcripts, class
schedules and educational plans
- Check your waitlist status to see whether you have
been granted permission to enroll in your waitlisted
- Drop classes
Why not spend some time browsing the LMC
website and WebAdvisor for resources that can benefit
Apply for Graduation Now
If you qualify to graduate in Spring 2010, now is
the time to apply for graduation. The graduation
ceremony will be held on May 28, 2010 and the
deadline to apply is March 1. For complete graduation
information and to access the Application for
click here. Contact Admissions & Records or the
Counseling Office if you have questions.
Career Center News
Wondering if you are
playing your cards right when exploring particular
majors or career options? The Career Center may be
able to point you in the right direction. We have a
variety of resources, including vocational
assessments in the areas of interests, personality
styles, skills, and values. In addition, we have qualified
staff available to answer your questions about specific
career options, career paths for specific majors,
resume writing, interviewing, and labor market trends.
Come by room CC3-524 or call (925) 439-2181, ext.
3252 today to see how the Career Center can
Here are some important textbook dates to keep
- Friday January 29th — Last day for textbook
exchanges & refunds (must have current semester
receipt and books must be in original condition)
- Friday February 5th — Last day for textbook
if you drop your class (must have proof of drop,
current semester receipt and books must be in
- Tuesday, February 9th & Wednesday, February
10th — Textbook Buyback (wholesale) from 9
||Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial Aid News
Cash for College
The Office of Financial Aid Office is
announce its 3rd Annual Cash for College
will take place on Saturday, February 20th
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Science Building,
This event is designed to help students meet the
March 2nd priority deadline by filling out
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Cal
Grant GPA Verification Form.
The Department of Education and Labor have
established a new website to assist those who
unemployed. Many unemployed individuals are not
aware of the resources available to them. For
example, most do not know they may be
eligible for a
Pell Grant or that a federal government-approved
financial aid administrator has the ability
to, on a
case-by-case basis, adjust their financial
based on their special circumstances.
The U.S. Departments of Education and Labor
website, Opportunity.gov, provides valuable
information about tools and resources
unemployed workers. If you or your parents are
currently receiving unemployment benefits,
appointment with your financial aid
discuss your situation.
There's Still Time to Apply for the
Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship!
Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship
Fund awards a number of two-year
of $4,000 per year to students who transfer the
following fall or spring from Contra Costa
Community Colleges to junior standing in
To qualify for a scholarship you must:
- Be of African-American, Latino, Native
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
year at Diablo Valley, Contra Costa or Los
- Be eligible (have sufficient and proper
transfer to a four-year institution with
for the next fall term (or at the latest the
term) following the award.
- Provide evidence of financial need.
- Complete and submit on time the application with required
selected for interview, you must attend the
morning selection committee interviews in the
The application deadline is February 10,
materials must be submitted to the
room CC3-440 by 5:00 p.m.
||Student Life Events
2010 UC Berkeley Student Leadership
Saturday, February 6 from 7:00 a.m. to
p.m. at UC Berkeley
The Cal Student
Symposium, sponsored by the LMC Office of
Life, is an annual student leadership
UC Berkeley dedicated to bringing together and
inspiring student leaders in our community.
workshops and networking opportunities,
attendees are connected with essential tools
agents of positive social change and leaders on
campuses and in their communities. All LMC
students are eligible to attend. The deadline
your registration form is Thursday,
January 28 at
5:00 p.m. Space is limited so don't delay!
information, contact the Office of Student
CC3-800A or call (925) 439-2181 ext. 3266.
Join the LMC Student Government!
The Los Medanos College Associated Students
(LMCAS) has positions open for student
senators. Join the student government and
fun events, provide valuable services to
most importantly, be the "voice" of your
LMC Bay Adventures
- Feb. 18 — "Wicked" (Broadway Theatre),
- Mar. 20 — SF MOMA (Museum of Modern
- May 8 — Alcatraz Island Tour, $15
Join groups of LMC students on fun trips
Bay Area and enjoy some of the cultural
region has to offer. All trips include
admission. Space is limited and advance
reservations are required. For more
reservations contact the Student Life Office,
800A, call 925-439-2181, Ext. 3266 or see the
Activities & Events Calendar.
A blood drive will be held on February
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. To
your donation appointment, please contact the
Life Office at 925-439-2181, ext. 3266 or
www.bloodheroes.com (click on "Donate
Sponsor Code + losMC).
Join LMC clubs for fun, games, music and
on Wednesday, February 10th from 12:00 p.m.
p.m. in the indoor quad.
||Occupational Education News
Undecided about your major? Not sure what
pursue? Join us for information sessions about
some of the exciting vocational programs
- Process Technology (PTEC) on January 26th
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Fire, Emergency Medical Service (EMT) and
Administration of Justice on January 28th or
4th from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
The information sessions will take place in
Community Room, L-109. RSVP to Catherine at
439-2181, ext. 3276 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will
Thomas Hampton is MVP in Community College
Thomas Hampton, LMC running back, added one
more honor to a long list of achievements for
football season. In the Junior College
football game held in Chandler, Arizona, Hampton
was selected MVP for gaining 177 yards on eleven
carries and scoring on a spectacular 98-yard
the fourth quarter, erasing a 14-12 deficit
California All-American team. The California
won 19-14 over the rest of the United States