Los Medanos College Student Services Enews
February 2011

In This Issue
  • Important Dates
  • Important Announcements
  • Transcript Reminder
  • Financial Aid News
  • Scholarship News
  • Student Life News
  • Brentwood Center News

  • Greetings!

    Now that you're settled into your spring classes, it's time to look around and see what else is going on at LMC. Read on — we've got news!

    Important Dates

    • March 1 – Last day to apply for graduation
    • March 2 – Deadline to apply for CalGrant
    • April 18-23 – Spring Break, no classes

    Important Announcements

    Student E-Mail Accounts Are Almost Here!
    In fact, you may already have one! "Mustang Mail" accounts are being created now and over the next few days they should all be completed. As was reported in last month's e-news, all students will have access to Microsoft's entire Live@edu e-mail and collaboration solution. This means you will have a 10GB mailbox that is yours for life, along with shared calendars to coordinate your schedule with classmates, team members and teachers, and 25GB of password-protected online file storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.

    It also means that you can expect important communications from LMC to come via student e-mail rather than snail mail. It is therefore essential that you check your inbox often! Your student e-mail is accessible through inSite, your one-stop center for email, class sites, calendar and storage.

    Watch for a message in your personal e-mail with instructions for accessing your student e-mail. Please note that your WebAdvisor and inSite passwords will be reset to your birth date when your student e-mail becomes available.

    Graduation Applications Due March 1st
    Graduation is not an automatic process - you must apply! If you will be completing your requirements for an associate degree or certificate of achievement in the spring 2011 term, your deadline to apply for graduation is March 1st. Complete graduation information

    Transcript Reminder

    Remember that you can now order and pay for your transcripts online through WebAdvisor. Not only is this more convenient for you when ordering, but you can now track the status of your request. By checking WebAdvisor after submitting your request, you can see the date your transcript was mailed. Both rush transcripts and regular processing transcripts can be ordered online. Instant service transcripts (express) must be ordered in person. More information

    Financial Aid News

    CalGrant Application Deadline March 2nd
    If you have not already been awarded a CalGrant, submit your 2011-2012 FAFSA and complete and mail your GPA verification form, available at the Financial Aid Office, by March 2nd. More information

    Financial Aid Lab Hours
    Financial Aid lab hours have changed. The lab, which is held in Room CO-200, is now open Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Drop in and get the help you need obtaining a FAFSA PIN, completing a new FAFSA or renewal FAFSA, setting up new e-mail access, adding the school code, and/or using WebAdvisor for financial aid purposes.

    Scholarship News

    PG&E Employee Resource Groups Sponsor Scholarship Programs
    Application deadline February 28th
    The Employee Resource Groups at PG&E are an essential bridge of communication between employees and customers. One of their key roles is rewarding college-bound students for their academic achievements and community service with scholarships. Amounts and scholarships vary. See the list of scholarships.

    Assistance League of Diablo Valley Scholarship
    Application deadline March 4th
    The Assistance League of Diablo Valley awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors applying to four-year colleges or universities, community college students transferring with junior level status to four-year colleges or universities, and current-year graduates of the Contra Costa County Independent Living Skills Program applying to four year colleges or universities, community colleges, or vocational training programs. Application More information

    Oseguera Scholarship for Business Majors
    Application deadline April 1st
    The Oseguera Scholarship for Business Majors is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to an LMC student transferring to a 4-year institution Business Administration B.S. program. The application and all required documents must be submitted to the Scholarship Office, Room CC3-440, by April 1, 2011. More information

    Student Life News

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    Social Justice Film Series: "Something the Lord Made"
    The Office of Student Life will be screening "Something the Lord Made" on Thursday, February 24th 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.

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    LMC Bay Adventures: Museum of African Diaspora
    Join other LMC students on February 25th for a fun trip to the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco. The trip costs $5 to attend and includes transportation, museum admission and a special private group tour. However, space is limited and you must sign up in advance to attend. For more information or to register, see Student Life's Activities and Events Calendar.

    Club Day: Outdoor Quad
    Tuesday, March 1 12:00 noon-2:00pm
    Join LMC's student clubs for a festive day of activities, bake sales, music and more!

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    Social Justice Film Series: "Real Women Have Curves"
    The Office of Student Life will be screening "Real Women Have Curves" on Monday, March 14th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 24th from 2:00 p.m. 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.

    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. Application

    Inter Club Council Meetings
    Mondays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Library Conference Room 2 (L106).

    Brentwood Center News

    Choosing Your Major
    February 22nd, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    If you are entering college and you are not sure what major to choose, you are not alone! Connecting a major to a career is a challenge for many students. This workshop will demonstrate resources on the Career Center web pages that can assist you in your exploration.

    Group Counseling - Nursing Majors
    On Wednesday, March 9th, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dr. Sophia Ramirez will be holding a group counseling session at the Brentwood Center. Sign up and become familiar the path toward an Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N. ) or a Bachelor of Nursing (B.S.N.)

    to do list Transfer Workshop: The Next Step
    Received an acceptance letter? Waiting to hear from the college of your choice? What do you do in the meantime? What should you be doing in the meantime? Come to this workshop on Tuesday, March 15th, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and find out the things you need to do to prepare for the move to a university: what questions to ask, the check list to prepare, the things you need to know. Get ready for the next step in your future!

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