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September 30, 2009
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Important notice about fee increase
Due to a recent State budget decision, California Community College enrollment fees have been increased from $20 to $26 per unit effective immediately for the fall 2009 term.  Find out more, or learn how Financial Aid can help.

Important dates
Now through December 1 - A.A./A.S. degree or certificate filing period

November 9 - Holiday - Veterans Day - college closed (Sunday classes are in session)

November 20 - Last day to withdraw from full-term course with a "W" appearing on transcript

 Twitter with DVC
Don't miss another important deadline.  Stay connected with us:  twitter.com/DVC_updates
What's New at DVC
Visit What's New at DVC and the events calendar for the latest.

Fall 2009 schedule available online

Don't miss our Courses to Consider section.
In this issue
Important notice about fee increase
Transfer Center
CCCCD Student Trustee
Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
Student Life office
Ujima presents
San Ramon Valley campus news
Scholarship office
Viking Athletics
Student Services
The Inquirer
United States Census 2010
New smoking policy
Campus Alert System
Police services student tip line
Our mission statement
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick links
Transfer Center
Transfer CenterTransfer admission applications to the CSUs and UCs fall 2010 become available October 1st.  Apply early to avoid unanticipated problems.  The Counseling Center and Transfer Center are offering Application Labs throughout October.  Visit the Transfer Center for details.
October 15th is DVC Transfer Day.  Be on the DVC quad from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to meet with admission representatives from over 70 colleges and universities!

Visit the Transfer Center announcements page for more important information or stop by the Transfer Center.
Contra Costa Community College District
Christina Cannon, student trustee
Hello, I am Christina Cannon, the student trustee of our district for 2009-2010 academic year. My job is to advocate for all CCC, DVC, and LMC students. To represent you better, I am interested in your thoughts, concerns, and needs on campus. Please take five minutes to fill out a district wide student survey. The survey will be available for the entire month of October at www.4cd.net/gb/student_trustee/.
Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
Study in Florence Italy
Spring 2010 semester January 30 - April 30, 2010

"Italy. Florence. Three months. Your own apartment. Transferable GE courses tailored to get the most out of the city. What isn't to like?"  ~ Ken Alexander, DVC Art History instructor

Upcoming deadlines:
October 9 - Priority application deadline
October 23 - Application deadline to guarantee flights
November 2 - Late application deadline

Visit Study Abroad for more information.  View informational flyer.
Student Life office
A S D V C Club Day Get involved! Become a leader!

ASDVC meetings have begun and are open to all.  ASDVC meets Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room.

ICC meetings are also open to all.  ICC meets Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room.

Join a club! A list of clubs with descriptions, meeting dates, locations, and times are available at the Student Life Office. You can also visit the next Club Days on November 3rd and 4th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Special event: Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
Lecture on "Smoking Addiction, Cessation and Health Consequences"
Dr. Martin Mazar, Chief of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Kaiser Permanete Walnut Creek/Antioch. 7-9 p.m. DVC Trophy Room.  Free and open to the public.

Be sure to visit the Student Life event calendar for a list of other upcoming activities.
Ujima presents...
Come listen to S.R. Martin Jr., brother of former DVC VP Dan Martin, read passages from his new book, On the Move: A Black Family's Western Saga.    October 8,  4-6 p.m. in the Trophy Room.
San Ramon Valley campus news
San Ramon Valley Campus Are you busy with school and work?  Want to find more time in a day?  Come to our Student Success Workshop - learn about time management, writing a thesis, library research and more.
Need to take the math, chemistry and CELSA assessment test?  English assessment will be scheduled towards the end of this semester.  For more information.
Planning to transfer to CUSEB or Chapman University?  The college reps are on campus to meet YOU!

Brown Bags and workshops.  See event calendar for details.
  • October 6 - ONLINE PROFESSIONAL IMAGE: A "Looking For Work?" workshop,  12:30-1:30 p.m. in W204. 
  • October 8 - "Triumph and Tragedy in the Sierras" - Dr. Bill Harlan, 7-8 p.m. in the Doughtery Station Library.
  • October 14 - "How to Get Money for College" - Rudolf Rose, DVC Financial Aid Office,  12:30-1:30 p.m. in W204

SRC student appreciation days and student forum
We want to hear from YOU! How can we improve your experience at SRC?  October 27 from 12-1 p.m. and October 28 from 4-5 p.m. in the Learning Commons.  Free snacks will be provided!  For more information, contact Yvonne Canada, SRC Sr. Student Services Manager at 925-866-1822 ext.  5105.
Scholarship office
STARS Online application period Scholarships are available for DVC students who are new to or are continuing at DVC or transferring to a four-year college or university fall 2010.  A single application with two letters of recommendation qualify for multiple scholarships.

The application period is November 1, 2009 through noon on February 2, 2010.  Stop by the DVC Scholarship office in the Student Services Center for other scholarship opportunities.
Viking Athletics
Viking Athletics
For great family fun and entertainment -- support Viking athletics this fall.  There are 39 home events.  Click here for list of fall home events.
Student Services
Please note the updated hours for student services during the fall 2009 semester.  Due to reductions in state funding to major student services areas, please note that evening services, by and large, have been reduced to two nights (Tuesday and Wednesday) per week.
The Inquirer
The Inquirer The Inquirer, DVC's award-winning student newspaper is online!   Check us out in print or online at www.theinquireronline.com
United States Census 2010
United States Census 2010
Stand up, be counted!  The Census Questionnaire is a count of everyone living in the United States.  Achieving a complete and accurate 2010 Census is in our hands.  In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau will define who we are as a nation.  The form is short, your answers are protected, and many benefits rely upon an accurate count.  Help your community receive the funds it requires.  Ensure that everyone is counted.  www.2010census.gov
New smoking policy
Effective August 14, 2009, the DVC campus is smoke-free.   Smoking is permitted in the parking lots only.  DVC's smoking policy
Campus Alert System
$20tuition Your attention please...

A loud siren will be heard throughout the DVC campuses on Wednesday, October 7th at 11 a.m.

This will be a test of our Campus Alert System, which will sound on the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m.  There is nothing you need to do during a siren test.

In the event of an actual emergency or crisis situation, the siren sound will continue for three minutes. Students and all campus personnel will be instructed to Shelter, Shut, and Listen.

For more details, please visit the Contra Costa Community College District website at www.4cd.net/alert/.
Police Services
Contra Costa Community College District Police DepartmentPolice Services silent witness tip line.
Students, faculty and staff can call 925-685-1230 ext. 1999 to provide information without having to leave any personal information.

For more information in case of emergency:
Contra Costa Community College District Police Services

Police Services on the Pleasant Hill campus is located in the Northwest corner of Lot 1.  If you are having trouble locating us, please contact our office, at 925-685-1230 ext. 2338, 2339 or (925) 686-5547 and we can have a Police Aide Escort you there.
Our mission statement
DVC's complete mission statement
Diablo Valley College (DVC) is passionately committed to student leaming through the intellectual, scientific, artistic, psychological, and ethical development of its diverse student body. DVC prepares students for transfer to four-year universities; provides career and technical education; supports the economic development of the region; offers pre-collegiate programs; and promotes personal growth and lifelong leaming.