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October 27, 2010 
In This Issue
Spring 2011 schedule
A Halloween Spectacular
DVC Foundation
Scholarship program
Financial Aid
Transfer Center
Student Life Office
Career/Employment Services
Educational Talent Search
San Ramon Valley Center
Become an alum

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Important admission and registration dates

Now through December 1 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period

November 12 - Veteran's  Day holiday - college closed

November 19 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript

November 25-28 - Thanksgiving weekend holiday - college closed, no Saturday/Sunday classes.  Classes resume November 29.

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Sign up to receive emergency email and/or text message alerts from DVC. These alerts will only be sent in the case of an actual emergency when the safety of our students and staff is at risk, or when we have to close campus for any reason. (At times, you may also receive a message as a test, at the same time that the monthly siren test is run. You will be notified that this is a test.) Please sign up at the following link:

Please create a new account, and fill out your contact information. To receive text messages, please click on the "Mobile device" tab behind the default "Email" tab.

Search spring schedule online Looking ahead to spring?
Spring 2011 search-able schedule is now online.

Don't miss our Courses to Consider section.

Check WebAdvisor for your spring registration dates.

A Halloween Spectacular - The Zombie Movie that started it all! A Halloween spectacular - The zombie movie that started it all!
Definitely not fun for the whole, wholesome, or holistic family. Tell or bring your least squeamish friends.

Black and white - big screen - DVC Forum - 7:30 p.m. costume contest; 8 p.m. show - $5

Costume contest prizes provided by Brenden Theatres Concord and CineArts Pleasant Hill.

Free parking pending in DVC Lot 3. If there are signs up that say "Free Parking for Living Dead," it's free!
DVC Foundation DVC Foundation
Free tickets for current DVC students!
Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu will speak at DVC on Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the Pleasant Hill campus. Free tickets are available at the Pleasant Hill and San Ramon Student Life Offices after Nov. 1 while supplies last. Learn more about Rigoberta Menchu by visiting www.frmt.org/en/.

For more information call the DVC Foundation, 925-685-1230, ext. 2629.

DVC Scholarship Scholarship program
Scholarships are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four-year college or university fall 2011. One application plus two letters of recommendation can qualify for multiple scholarships.  Thousands of dollars are available through the DVC Scholarship Program.
The application period is Oct. 1, 2010 through noon on Feb. 2, 2011. Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office for other scholarship opportunities.

DVC Financial Aid Financial Aid
DEADLINES! The deadline to submit financial aid paperwork for 2010-2011 (fall '10 and spring '11) is March 7, 2011. To ensure the timely processing of financial aid files, including appeals, students are required to complete and submit ALL necessary documents to the Financial Aid Office no later than Monday, March 7, 2011 to receive payments for the 2010-2011 academic year. Documents received after this date will NOT be processed. A 2010-2011 FAFSA must be submitted online at www.fafsa.gov no later than Feb. 7, 2011 to meet the March 7 deadline.
Transfer Center Transfer Center
UCLA is coming!
UCLA will host a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 10-11:30 a.m., to answer your transfer, major and admission questions and then meet with students in the Counseling building for drop-in from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by or call the Transfer Center at 925-685-1230, ext. 2588 to reserve your seat in the workshop.

Many CSU campuses have re-opened for winter 2011 and spring 2011
  • CSU East Bay, Sacramento State, and San Diego State Universities have re-opened for winter 2011 and spring 2011 and will be accepting both lower-division (CSU qualified from high school) and upper-division transfers. For more information, check the campus websites for details.
  • CSU application filing period ends Nov. 30 for fall semester/quarter 2011. Visit the Transfer Center for help in preparing your application or to begin go to www.csumentor.edu.
UC application filing period begins Nov. 1 and the last day to submit the application will be Nov. 30. Stop by the Transfer Center during business hours for help preparing your application. To begin, click www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply.

UC and CSU application support available
  1. Personal Statement Review appointments. Watch for signup dates posted on our webpage
  2. Open labs with counselors available to answer application questions. No appointment needed - simply drop in during business hours.
Private university application filing periods
Private schools can get you through quickly and often have scholarships. Check out private California university application filing periods at www.aiccu.edu. Stop by the Transfer Center if you need help in determining filing periods for any of your college choices.

Transfer Center coming to San Ramon Valley Center!
Do you have transfer questions?  A Transfer Center representative will be in the Learning Commons at the San Ramon Valley Center to answer your transfer questions.  No appointment needed - simply drop in between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.
Margaret Lesher Student Union Student Life Office
DVC Clubs are in full swing! View the list of clubs that are approved for this fall semester and attend a club meeting.

A variety of club activities will be offered throughout the semester. To see a calendar of events, please check the Student Life events calendar often as activities will be added on an on-going basis.

To get general information about the club program, please check out www.dvc.edu/clubs
Career and Employment Services Career and Employment Services

Check out DVC's online job board

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DVC Career and Employment Services

Some of this week's hot jobs include:
  • Producer: Video Interview Series for Alliance for Business Innovation. Job #: 2067126
  • Santa's Helpers for Cherry Hill Photo, SunValley Mall. Job #: 2063757
  • Referee/Scorekeeper for City of Dublin. Job #: 2047874
  • Intern for Greenpeace. Job #: 2061486
  • Interpreter for law office of E. Silva. Job #: 2050807
  • Architectural CAD Technician for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. Job# 2058941
Educational Talent Search Program Educational Talent Search Program
Are you interested in becoming a math or science teacher at the secondary level? Want to gain experience working in a classroom environment? The Educational Talent Search Program at DVC seeks Teacher Assistants for fall 2010 and spring 2011.

Teacher Assistants (TA) are needed to work with local middle and high school students. Students interested in being a TA should contact Jackie Castellano at jjonesca@dvc.edu.

Please visit our website for more information.

San Ramon Valley Center San Ramon Valley Center
Student appreciation days, we appreciate our students.
Come join the fun!  Stop by at the Learning Commons for treats. Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Student Forum: Come and give us suggestions and feedback, about the Student Center fee vote. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 4-5 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 28, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Do you need money for school? Financial aid drop-in schedule at SRVC

Need help with your resume? Transfer Center visit with Bianca Estrella, Transfer Center Coordinator, 10 a.m.-noon. Stop by Admissions and Records for a drop-in visit.

We need your feedback and suggestions! Come and join the Advisory Committee! Get involved and share your input. Want to know what's going on at SRVC? Check out the SRVC events calendar
Become an alum Become an alum!
By joining the DVC Alumni Association you have the opportunity to stay connected to the college community. Membership is free. Visit www.dvc.edu/alumni for more information.
The InquirerThe Inquirer, DVC's award-winning student newspaper is online!
Check us out in print or online at www.theinquireronline.com
Contra Costa Community College District Police Department Police 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.

Police Services on the San Ramon campus is located in W-102. Please contact our office, at 925-866-1822, ext. 5120.
Our mission statement
Diablo Valley College (DVC) is passionately committed to student learning 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 learning. Complete mission statement