Los Medanos College Student Services Enews
July 2010

In This Issue
  • Important Dates
  • Parking Changes
  • Student Services News
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Athletics News

  • Greetings!

    Although summer is a relatively quiet time at LMC, there are some exciting events and activities coming up this month. This issue also contains some important announcements and updates you will want to be aware of before the fall semester begins, so please read on.

    Important Dates

    • Thursday, July 29 – Last day of summer session
    • Monday, August 2 – Open/walk-in registration for fall classes begins
    • Friday, August 13 – Fall classes begin

    More important dates

    Parking Changes

    Parking Lot B Closure and Expansion
    If you have had difficulty parking at LMC this past year, you will be happy to to know that more than 400 parking spaces will be added to Parking Lot B this summer. Lot B will be closed for construction through August 12th and is expected to reopen in time for the start of fall semester on August 13th. Parking Lots A and C will remain open and provide plenty of parking for students taking summer classes or conducting business on campus.

    We will send an update right before classes begin regarding Lot B status if, for some reason, the lot construction delays the opening of Lot B. You may also check the LMC Parking web page for Lot B status updates.

    Student Services News

    Bookstore Updates
    Textbook Buyback
    July 28th & 29th
    9:00am - 7:00pm

    Regular Summer Hours
    Monday - Thursday
    7:45am - 5:00pm

    Fall textbooks go on sale Friday, August 6th, at the Mustang Bookstore and Bookstore Online.

    Career & Employment Center News
    Ask The Career Center
    The Career Center has recently begun offering a new online service to students. In addition to the popular e-mail information request form, you now have the option to chat directly with the Career Development Coordinator about career resources, vocational education requirements, labor market trends and much more. Have you taken one of the online informal career assessments and need an explanation of the results? Want to know what resumé format is best for your needs or how to answer that tricky interview question? Ask the Career Center!

    Professional Development Workshop Series
    The Professional Development Workshop Series, presented by the LMC Career and Employment Centers and generously funded by the LMC Foundation, is back this fall by popular demand. If you would like to improve your communication, time management, resumé development and interviewing skills, this program is for you!

    See Special Event on the Career Center home page for an application and workshop descriptions. Apply today — seating is limited to 50 participants and applications must be submitted no later than September 3rd, 2010. For further information, contact Teresea Archaga at (925) 439-2181, ext. 3252, or Reginald Turner at (925) 439-2181, ext. 3331.

    Transfer Center News
    Mini Private College Fair
    Representatives from eight private universities will be present in the outside quad on Tuesday, July 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you are considering transfer to a private university, this is a great opportunity to gather information and ask questions about Argosy University, Academy of Art, Brandman University, California Institute of Integral Studies, Cogswell Polytechnical College, Life Chiropractic College West, National/JFK University and St. Kitts School of Nursing.

    Concurrent Enrollment Workshops
    Did you know that LMC students can take classes at UC Berkeley or CSU East Bay for little or no cost? Attend a concurrent enrollment workshop on Wednesday, July 21st to learn about this valuable opportunity. Workshops will be held in the CORE – Center for Academic Support from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

    More transfer events

    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Financial Aid News
    Lab Hours and Financial Aid Workshops
    This summer the Financial Aid Lab is being held on the second floor of the CORE in the Computer Science Lab. Lab hours are Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. and Thursdays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

    The Financial Aid Lab will move back to its original location in Room CC2-235 this fall. Lab hours will remain the same. Financial Aid Workshops will be held in Library Room 213 throughout the semester. Fall workshop schedule

    Transition from FFELP to Direct Loan Program
    On March 30, 2010, President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA) which makes significant changes to Federal Student Loan programs. One of the provisions of the HCERA is the elimination of the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and implementation of the Federal Direct Loan Program. Therefore, effective July 1, 2010, all new Stafford, PLUS and consolidation loans will be funded and disbursed under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. The transition will be, for the most part, seamless; students and parents will obtain a Direct Loan in essentially the same manner as they would have under the FFELP loan program. Read more about the Federal Direct Loan Program.

    Scholarship News
    ScholarshipExperts.com is offering several scholarships. Applicants are required to submit online a short written response (250 words or less) on specific topics. Applicants must:

    • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2016) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
    Deadlines vary. Find more information at ScholarshipExperts.com/apply

    Athletics News

    Summer Football Practice and Game
    This summer, LMC Mustang Football is practicing at the football stadium on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All practices are open to LMC students and faculty, and attendance is encouraged and welcome.

    The annual Summer Football Game will be played on Thursday July 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and will include a program so you can watch and root for our student athletes.

    View the 2010 Football Schedule.

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