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January 19, 2011 
In this issue
DVC Book Center
Summer 2011 schedule
Insite Portal
Scholarship program
Division offices on the move
Whistling Vivaldi Project
Student Life Office
Educational Talent Search Program

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Important admission and registration dates

Now through January 21 - Open/walk-in registration for all students

January 22 - Spring classes begin

January 22-February 4 - Late enrollment - space available basis

January 24-March 31 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period

February 4 - Last day to add a full-term class; last day to drop a full-term class and be eligible for a refund of fees

February 17 - Last day to drop a full-term class without a "W" appearing on transcript, last day to request P/NP option for a full-term class

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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.

DVC Book Center DVC Book Center
Pleasant Hill Book Center open Saturday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Now available:  Textbook rentals 
Save money by renting your textbooks.  Details at the DVC Book Center.

Buyback dates and times for fall books - Jan. 25-28
Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Purchase your DVC 2010-2011 catalog through Purchase your DVC catalog through amazon.com
Search summer schedule online Looking ahead to summer?
Summer 2011 searchable schedule is now online.

Don't miss our Courses to Consider section.

Check WebAdvisor for your summer registration dates.

Insite Portal beta Insite Portal
Get all of your student information in one place! Visit your Insite Portal page.

View your class schedule, important announcements from the admissions office, DVC news, and even great campus photos! Use the feedback link to let us know what you think and how we can make it better. Go to WebAdvisor from the DVC home page and then click on the "Try it now" button in the upper right hand corner of the page.

And coming in February...all students will receive their own DVC email address! This is how we will communicate with our students, so watch for more information coming soon.

DVC Scholarship Scholarship program
DVC Scholarship deadline is Feb. 2, 2011 at 12 noon.

Each application must include two letters of recommendation to be considered. One application can qualify for multiple scholarships. Thousands of dollars are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four-year college or university in fall 2011 through the DVC Scholarship Program. Stop by the DVC Scholarship Office in the Student Services Center for other scholarship opportunities.
DVC division offices on the move DVC division offices on the move
The division offices for Applied and Fine Arts and for Math and Computer Science and Business Education have moved.

Telephone extensions and email addresses are unchanged. Please take note of the new locations.


Old Location

New Location

Applied and Fine Arts

Humanities Building H-112

Business/Foreign Language Building BFL-204

Business Education

Business/Foreign Language Building BFL-204

Math Building MA-267

Math and Computer Science

Business/Foreign Language Building BFL-204

Math Building MA-267

Whistling Vivaldi Project Whistling Vivaldi Project
Let's engage in a courageous conversation about stereotypes and how they affect our work with each other - as teachers, staff, managers and students. Copies of Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us by Claude M. Steele are available in Staff Development, AB 217, to those who will commit to attend at least three related events listed on www.dvc.edu/whistlingvivaldi

Margaret Lesher Student Union Student Life Office
Located in the Margaret Lesher Student Union Building, the Student Life Office houses the Dean of Student Life, Student Life Manager, and the Student Activities Coordinator, along with other support staff. The friendly staff provide resources, services and support to students and student organizations.

A variety of activities will be offered throughout the spring. Check the Student Life events calendar for more information.  Brown Bag schedule and College Success Workshop schedule.
Educational Talent Search Program Educational Talent Search Program
The Educational Talent Search Program at DVC seeks volunteer tutors and Teacher Assistants (TA) for spring and summer 2011.

Volunteer tutors and TAs are needed to work with local middle and high school students. Students interested in being a volunteer tutor or TA should contact Jackie Castellano at [email protected].

Please visit our website for more information.
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