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December 9, 2009
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Important notice about spring 2010
Spring 2010 registration is here!  Registration by appointment is available for all continuing students.
Classes are filling fast due to fewer available sections and increased student demand!  Don't wait until January to register as classes will be full.
Important dates
December 14-20 - Fall finals week

December 22 through January 3, 2010 - Winter Recess - campus closed.  Online and telephone registration is available.

January 22 - Spring 2010 instruction begins

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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
Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic
San Ramon Valley Campus news
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
Never too early!
The fall semester coming to an end, but the new filing period for financial aid is only beginning! Fill out your 2010-2011 FAFSA as early as January 1, 2010. The FAFSA is the most important form to see if you will be eligible for any financial aid.  Filling it out early will allow you to see if you are qualified for the highest amount of money and can ensure that you will receive your money in a timely manner.  Please fill out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov or attend DVC's 7th Annual Cash for College Workshop on Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Cafeteria.

Come to the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.  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 continues 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
D V C Counseling Center The Counseling Center has a new program (E-SARS) that allows DVC college students to schedule appointments on the counseling website.
Students may begin to schedule spring 2010 appointments for the week of January 25th on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.  This program is only for DVC students who have only attended DVC and have not attended other colleges/universities.  Students will be asked for their DVC Student ID # and their birth date.

Students who have attended other colleges/universities may call our office 925-685-1230 ext. 2276 or 2278, or stop by our office beginning on Tuesday, January 19,  2010.
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 to work 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.
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.
San Ramon Valley Campus news
San Ramon Valley CampusFeed Your Brain!  SRC Students join the Dougherty Station Library on Wednesday, December 9, and Thursday, December 10, 10 a.m. to noon in the Learning Commons.  Free Scan-trons, Blue Books, advice from the Library and healthy snacks!  Drawings for free coffee from the Bookstore will be held each hour (need not be present to win).
Cal State East Bay Transfer Questions - Annie Chandler from CSUEB will be at SRC December 15 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  Make your 20 minute appointment by signing up at the SRC Reception Desk in the West Bldg Lobby, or calling 866-1822 ext 5106.
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
Reminder: 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.