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March 2, 2011 
In this issue
Summer 2011 schedule
Insite Portal
Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic
Men's Basketball
Student Life Office
Culinary Arts
Graduation 2011
Transfer Center
Educational Talent Search Program
Whistling Vivaldi Project
The ART of DVC marketing
Viking Alumni Association

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Important admission and registration dates

Now through March 31 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period

March 2 - Begin accepting applications for admission to summer and fall 2011

April 18-24 - Spring recess - classes not in session - no Saturday or Sunday classes

April 29 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript

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Safety reminder

Just a reminder to use extra vigilance in watching over your personal belongings. A number of thefts have been reported, and we don't want it to happen to you. Please keep your belongings safely under watch at all times.
Search summer schedule online Looking ahead to summer?
Search online or flip through summer 2011 schedule.

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! Use your WebAdvisor ID and password to log into your Insite Portal page. View your new DVC email, announcements, news, and more.

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Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic 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. Patients must have fillings/crowns/etc. in good repair, and be willing to sit for multiple appointments in the teaching clinic.
Mens basketball Men's basketball NorCal Regionals
DVC defeated Mendocino (83-56) and advances to next round!

Join us tonight for the Northern California 3rd round Regional Championship bracket against Chabot College.  DVC Gymnasium, Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m.   More>

Margaret Lesher Student UnionStudent Life Office
District Student Trustee applications are now available!
If you would like to represent the voice of Contra Costa Community College District students on our District Governing Board, then we need you! Click to access the application. Applications are due by March 9 at 5 p.m. to the Student Life Office.

ASDVC is sponsoring participation in the statewide March-in-March, which will be in Sacramento on Monday, March 14 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are interested in voicing your opinion about the proposed cuts and tuition increases at California community colleges, please go to www.asdvc.org/main/news.html. Consent and release forms will be required of all participants.
Culinary Services Culinary Arts department
Culinary services are now open on campus Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Pastry Shop; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Express Bar and Norseman.

Upcoming event:  Spring Buffet Banquet, Thursday, Apr. 14,  11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Norseman Restaurant.  Tickets $30 per person are available from the Cashier's Office.  Limited seating.
DVC graduates Graduation 2011
Now through March 31, 2011 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period Visit www.dvc.edu/grads for more graduation information.

Now through April 15, 2011 - Graduation Speaker application period. Students may apply, and faculty and staff may recommend. Applications available online or in the Vice President of Student Services Office.

May 27, 2011, 7 p.m. - Graduation ceremony in Viking Stadium at DVC, Pleasant Hill Campus (weather permitting). The commencement ceremony and celebration are open to students who earned a degree or certificate for summer or fall 2010, or spring 2011. Students who have applied for and who have met the requirements for a degree or certificate will be sent detailed information about graduation in early May. Please take a few moments to complete the Graduation Memories form. Thank you... and congratulations!
Transfer Center Transfer Center
UC Berkeley's Multicultural Shadow Day
March 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

This event aims to bring together high school and community college students to the UC Berkeley campus and expose them to various aspects and pathways to higher education. Information packets available in the Transfer Center.

Are you interested in becoming a teacher?
Join CSU East Bay, Concord Campus for their 9th Annual Day of the Teacher on Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. You'll receive information on getting your credential, funding your education, pathways to teaching, Testing 101: CBEST/CSET, and much more. Register online or for more information, stop in the Transfer Center.

CSU campuses fall 2011 admission decisions have begun
Check your email regularly for your offer letter of admission and submit the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the required due date. If you need help with university notifications, stop in the Transfer Center for assistance.

Private university application filing periods. Check out private universities at www.aiccu.edu. Stop by the Transfer Center if you need help.
Educational Talent Search Program Educational Talent Search Program
The Educational Talent Search Program at DVC seeks volunteer tutors and Teacher Assistants for spring and summer 2011.

Volunteer tutors and Teacher Assistants (TA) 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 jjonesca@dvc.edu.

Please visit our website for more information.
Whistling Vivaldi Project Whistling Vivaldi Project
Film/videos Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. in the BFL Community Conference Center:
March 2 - How Difficult Can This Be?
March 16 - Small Island
March 30 - Crash

March 30 and 31 - Advanced Directing Brown Bag Lecture, Arena Theater, 7-10 p.m.

Speech and drama students present one acts dealing with class, race, discrimination, and prejudice.

Check out the webpage for additional spring events and resources: www.dvc.edu/whistlingvivaldi
DVC Library exhibit: the ART of marketing DVC Library presents
The ART of DVC marketing  You've seen (and heard) our work and probably never realized the marketing department was responsible for creating it. See posters and other artwork designed by DVC marketing staff for the DVC community.
Exhibit dates: Feb. 3-May 20, 2011
Reception: Thursday, March 2, 3-4:30 p.m. in L-218
Stay in touch, involved, and informed DVC's Viking Alumni Association

Join the DVC Viking Alumni Association now.
Stay informed and 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