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November 18, 2009
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Important notice about spring 2010
Spring 2010 registration is here!  Registration by appointment for EOPS, DSS and eligible veterans begins Monday, November 23. Beginning Monday, November 30, registration by appointment is available for all continuing students.
Due to fewer available sections and increased student demand, check your registration date now on WebAdvisor and register on or just after that date and time.  Don't wait until January to register as classes will be full.
Important dates
Now through December 1 - A.A./A.S. degree or certificate filing period

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

November 26-29 - Holiday - Thanksgiving weekend - college closed.  Classes resume Monday, November 30.

November 30 - Registration for spring 2010 begins for continuing students

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What's New at DVC
Visit What's New at DVC and the events calendar for the latest.

Fall finals week schedule

Spring 2010 schedule available online

Don't miss our Courses to Consider section.
In this issue
Financial Aid
Scholarship Office
Counseling Center
Career and Employment Services
Educational Talent Search Program
San Ramon Valley Campus news
Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic
DVC softball
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
D V C celebrating 60 years
Financial Aid
It's not too late for financial aid!
If you have not already done so, apply for financial aid. You can still see if you are eligible for the fee waiver and/or the FAFSA. Please visit the Financial Aid Office website or our office for more information.  You can also keep up-to-date with financial aid related information including news, scholarships, and tips by visiting our blog, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter!
Scholarship Office
STARS Online application period The DVC Scholarship application filing period is November 1, 2009 through February 2, 2010.

Scholarships are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four-year college or university in fall 2010. One application can qualify for multiple scholarships. Thousands of dollars are available through the DVC Scholarship Program.  Stop by the DVC Scholarship office in the Student Services Center for other scholarship opportunities.
Counseling Center
UC Berkeley Oski mascot Experience UC Berkeley through the UCB-DVC Concurrent Enrollment Program.

DVC students are able to take a total of two lower division courses on the  Berkeley campus through the Concurrent Enrollment Program. To obtain more information and to file an application for participation for the spring 2010 semester, students must attend a one of the Concurrent Enrollment Workshops that are being held in December 2009.
Career and Employment Services
Career and Employment Services Do you have a...
ˇ   Job?
ˇ   Paid or unpaid internship?
ˇ   Volunteer position?
OR do you...
ˇ   Plan on working this spring?
If you answered yes to any of this, then you should enroll in COOP!
Why COOP? COOP is an academic course for you to earn units for your work. It's CSU transferable, a great résumé builder and 58% of students who participate in work experience education are offered full-time positions with higher starting salaries!

Career and Employment Services are now accepting applications.  For more information and to obtain an application please visit: www.dvc.edu/coop or stop by and see us!
Need a job or internship? Don't forget about our online job board and weekly visits by employers to campus! Visit our website for more information: www.dvc.edu/career.

Questions?  Visit the Career and Employment Center! Located on the quad behind the Info Center.  Call 925-685-1230 ext. 2435, careerservices@dvc.edu, or www.dvc.edu/career.
Educational Talent Search Program
Future math and science teachers needed for spring and summer 2010

T R I O logoThe Educational Talent Search Program at DVC seeks 5-8 future math and science teachers to work as teacher assistants (TA) in local middle and high schools for 3-5 hours per week. The TA will gain classroom experience working directly with the teacher. TAs may also tutor middle and high school students on the DVC campus. This is a paid opportunity. 

The schedule for classroom TAs will vary and depend upon TA availability and class schedule. All tutoring is held on the DVC campus on Monday through Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Summer tutoring at DVC will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. Interested students should contact Jackie Castellano at jjonesca@dvc.edu.
San Ramon Valley Campus news
San Ramon Valley CampusSRC Brown Bag workshop: Multicultural Holiday Celebration on December 3, 12:30-2 p.m in the Learning Commons.
Get Smart, SRC!  Free blue books, scan-trons and snacks in the Learning Commons December 9, 10 a.m. to noon and December 10, 10 a.m. to noon.

College Success Workshops - Now Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2-3:15 p.m.in the Language Center (E-174).
Financial Aid at SRC - Walk-in hours

Get help with your fall 2010 UC and CSU applications today! - November 19 from with Ted Munoz from 2-3:30 p.m. in SRC E164
Career and Employment Services at SRC - December 1, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. drop in and 12:30-1:30 p.m. -  HOT JOBS: A "Looking For Work?" Workshop in 204.
DVC Dental Hygiene program
The DVC Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic offers a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to receive dental hygiene services provided by dental hygiene students.  Fees in the clinic range from $10 (cleaning for a child 12 and under) to $55 for a  "deep cleaning" for an adult.  Regular maintenance cleanings for adults are $25.  Radiographs (x-rays) range from $10 for check-up films, to $25 for a full set.

The clinic is in the Life Sciences Building, LHS-102. Please call 925-685-1230 ext. 2534 to schedule an appointment for an Initial Evaluation to see if you might qualify to be a teaching case.
Calling all softball players!
DVC softball is still filling it's roster for spring 2010.  All perspective players please attend a meeting on Monday, November 30 or Wednesday, December 2 at 1 p.m. at the softball field.  For more information contact head coach Angie Goularte at agoularte@dvc.edu
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 the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m.  This will be a test of our Campus Alert System.  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.