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December 8, 2010 
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Spring 2011 schedule
DVC Book Center
Scholarship program
Career/Employment Services
The O'Keefe Prize
Educational Talent Search Program
Transfer Center
Become an alum

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Important admission and registration dates

December 13-19 - Fall final exams schedule

December 21-January 2 - Winter recess - college closed

January 22, 2011 - Spring classes begin

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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.

Pleasant Hill campus power shut down
Monday, Dec. 20, no network services past 4 p.m.
In the effort to minimize impact on our students, we have scheduled necessary electrical work on the Pleasant Hill campus during the holiday break. The internet services and DVC website will be shut down at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20 and will be restored again on Thursday, Dec. 23.

The outage will affect the DVC website and all DVC network servers, including DVC email.

WebAdvisor will still be accessible at www.4cd.edu/webadvisor
You will not be able to access WebAdvisor through the DVC website during the outage. There will be a redirect notice alerting students and web visitors that the DVC website is down and giving them the alternate WebAdvisor access link.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary shut down may cause.

Search spring schedule online Looking ahead to spring?
Spring 2011 searchable schedule is now online.

Don't miss our Courses to Consider section.

Check WebAdvisor for your spring registration dates.

DVC Book Center DVC Book Center
Textbook rental reminder...the end of the semester is approaching, and if you rented textbooks they must be returned to the DVC Book Center by the rental due date of Dec. 17.

Buyback dates and times - Dec. 13- 17
Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
DVC Scholarship Scholarship program
The DVC Scholarship application filing period continues through February 2, 2011.

Scholarships are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four-year college or university in fall 2011. One application plus two letters of recommendation can qualify you 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.
Career and Employment Services Career and Employment Services
Enroll now for CO-OP!  CO-OP 160, 170, 170A!

CO-OP is a course that supports your work/internship by providing you with skill development and academic units!  Students who participate in CO-OP see a 44% increase in earnings after graduation compared to those who don't take CO-OP.

Want to learn more?  Visit us online: www.dvc.edu/coop
Need a job?  Check out our online job board: www.dvc.edu/career
Other questions?  coopdvc@dvc.edu; 925-685-1230 ext. 2206

O'Keefe Prize English Department
Announcing the first annual O'Keefe Prize for Graphic Literature, open to all enrolled DVC students.  For submission guidelines, judging considerations and info go to www.dvc.edu/OKeefePrize Contest deadline is Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.

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 (TA) for spring and summer 2011.

Teacher Assistants 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.

Transfer Center Transfer Center
The Transfer Center wishes you success on your finals and happy holidays! Congratulations to all who submitted university applications for fall 2011.
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