Los Medanos College Student Services Enews
February 2010

In This Issue
  • Important Dates
  • Student Services News
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Student Life Events
  • Umoja Scholars News

  • Greetings!

    With classes in full swing now, campus activities are really revving up. This month, the Umoja Scholars Program invites you to a Black History Month Extravaganza, Student Life continues its thought- provoking Social Justice Film Series, and the Career Center offers a workshop on resume development to help you get that great job. Continue reading to learn more about these and other exciting events, as well as some important dates and deadlines you'll want to be aware of.

    Important Dates

    • February 19 — Last day to drop semester-length classes without a "W" appearing on transcript
    • February 19 — Last day to request Pass/No Pass (P/NP) on courses marked SC (Student Choice)
    • March 1 — First day for new and returning students to submit applications for summer and fall 2010 admission
    More important dates

    Student Services News

    Career Center News
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    Every product needs great marketing to get consumers to buy. Keeping this idea in mind, you are the product and your resume is your marketing tool. Learn how to market yourself in your resume at a free Resume Writing Workshop on Thursday, February 18th from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center, room CC3-524. Space is limited, so drop by the Career Center today or call (925) 439-2181, ext. 3252 to reserve your spot.

    Graduation Deadline Approaching
    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 Graduation, click here. Contact Admissions & Records or the Counseling Office if you have questions.

    Financial Aid/Scholarships

    Financial Aid News
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    New Financial Aid Lab
    In a continuing effort to offer support to our students, the Office of Financial Aid is proud to announce the implementation of a weekly Financial Aid Lab in addition to our monthly workshops during the spring 2010 semester. An assistant will be available during lab hours on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Thursdays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in CC2-235.

    Financial Aid Workshop
    During the spring 2010 semester Financial Aid workshops will be held in the Library, room 213, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. For more information or to register for a session, click here.

    3rd Annual Cash for College Event
    The Office of Financial Aid is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Cash for College event to be held on Saturday, February 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Science Building, Room 136. This event is designed to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form required for Cal Grants before the March 2nd priority deadline.

    Scholarship News
    Now is the time to apply for scholarships for 2010-2011 if you have not already done so. Here are two local scholarships you may want to consider applying for.

    LMC Brentwood Center Rotaract 2010-11 Scholarship
    The LMC Brentwood Center Rotaract Club, a service club sponsored by the Rotary Club of Brentwood for young men and women ages 18 to 30, is offering a scholarship for continuing Brentwood Center students. To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

    1. Be a continuing LMC Brentwood Center student for the 2010 term
    2. Be enrolled at least half-time (6.0 units) at the Brentwood Center
    3. Have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5
    4. Have a strong commitment/service to the community
    Applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Office by March 15, 2010.

    Los Medanos College Carol and John Slatten Nursing Scholarship
    The Carol and John Slatten Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Carol Slatten, is open to all students who have successfully completed two semesters of the LMC Nursing Program. Applicants must have graduated from Liberty Union High School, demonstrate financial need, and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Return your completed application to the Scholarship Office, Room CC3-440, by March 15th.

    Student Life Events

    Social Justice Film Series: "Two Nations of Black America"
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    The Office of Student Life will be screening "Two Nations of Black America" on Thursday February 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room, L-109. Admission is free and there will be pizza, drinks, and a discussion of the film.

    Social Justice Film Series: "A Day without A Mexican"
    Join us in the Library Community Room, L109 on Wednesday March 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. or Thursday March 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a screening of "A Day without A Mexican". Admission is free and pizza and drinks will be served. A discussion of the film will follow.

    Club Day Wednesday, March 17
    Join LMC clubs on Wednesday, March 17 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the indoor quad for fun, games, music and food.

    Honors Club Presents: Kiss the Frog
    frogEver wished that your professor or a staff member would go kiss a frog? Well, here's your chance! Nominate any LMC professor or staff member to kiss a frog by March 8th by e-mailing your nominee's name to LMCkissthefrog@hotmail.com. If your nominee is willing and is one of the five agreeable nominees who receive the most nominations, he or she will become a finalist in the Kiss the Frog contest.

    Once the final five nominees are chosen, the actual Kiss the Frog date will be announced. Watch for the Kiss the Frog table and donation buckets — the nominee who attracts the most money gets to kiss the frog! Donations support Honors Program activities, including EOPS/DSPS scholarships.

    Umoja Scholars News

    Black History Month Extravaganza
    When: Friday, February 19, 2010
    Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Place: LMC Cafeteria

    Join Umoja Scholars in celebrating Black History Month on Friday, February 19th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. We have an outstanding evening planned for you, including a fashion show, vendors and guest performances. The evening will be filled with music, laughter and excitement, and soul food dinners will be available. See any Umoja Scholar student or staff member to purchase your tickets in advance for $5 (or pay $10 at the door).

    For more information, visit the Umoja Scholars website or contact A'kilah Moore at 439-2181, ext. 3243.

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