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March 30, 2011 
In this issue
Insite Portal
Summer 2011 schedule
Career/Employment Services
Student Life Office
Culinary Arts
Celebrate Earth Day
Graduation 2011
Transfer Center
Educational Talent Search Program
San Ramon Valley Center
Whistling Vivaldi Project
V-Day Diablo Valley College
Viking Alumni Association

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Important admission and registration dates

Tomorrow (March 31) - Last day to file AA/AS degree or certificate application

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

Insite Portal beta It is very important to activate your new student email account.
Please take a few moments to log into your Insite Portal page and activate your new email account.

Your instructors no longer have access to your personal email address, so you may not receive your important class communications if you do not activate your account. Further, you will not receive critical communications from the admissions or financial offices. (This includes priority registration communications and waitlist information.)

Please log in to the Insite Portal to get more details about this exiting new email program and instructions to get started. Find out more.

If you are having problems with your email account or logging into the portal, please contact us.
Search summer schedule online Looking ahead to summer?
Search summer 2011 schedule online

Don't miss our Courses to Consider section.

Check your InSite Portal page for your summer registration dates.

Career and Employment Services Career and Employment Services
Are you working? Would you like to earn college credit at work? Join COOP for the upcoming summer and fall semester. See the steps to enroll and view the Coop Syllabus.

Are you looking for a job? Visit our online employment site to see jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

Upcoming events: Contra Costa College will hold a Job Fair on April 27, 2011. More details to follow. Los Medanos College will be holding a Job Fair on May 4, 2011. For more information, click on LMC Job Fair.

Margaret Lesher Student UnionStudent Life Office
ASDVC will hold a spring festival on Thursday, April 7 from 12-2 p.m. in the Student Union Plaza. Come enjoy games and entertainment!

ASDVC will hold a Candidates Forum and Debate on Thursday, April 7 from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Union Plaza. Come meet the candidates and learn more about them.

ASDVC Officer Elections will be held in the Student Union Building on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and on Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, from 9 a.m.-6:45 p.m. All students currently registered for spring 2011 classes can vote. A photo ID is required. For more information on elections and the candidates, go to www.asdvc.org.
Culinary Services Culinary Arts department
Culinary services are now open on campus Monday-Thursday.
Pastry Shop - 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Express Bar and Norseman - 11 a.m.-1 p.m..

Spring Buffet Banquet, Thursday, April 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 Sustainability Committee Celebrates Earth DayCelebrate Earth Day at DVC Pleasant Hill on April 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Exhibitors will provide information about how we can work together to protect the environment and make a difference. Plan to join us at the Quad and enter your name to win prizes. You can also bring your old batteries and have them properly recycled.  Everyone is welcome.
DVC graduates Graduation 2011
Tomorrow (March 31, 2011) - last day to file AA/AS degree or certificate application. 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 16-27, 2011 - Student cap and gown sales at DVC Book Center.  Graduation letter sent in early May will include details.

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
We're here to help you continue your education toward a four-year bachelor's degree.  Visit our webpage for important announcements or stop in the Transfer Center for assistance.

UC and 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.

CSU East Bay is accepting applications for summer 2011 quarter for all majors except Nursing. Apply by April 15, 2011 at www.csumentor.edu.

Attention philosophy majors applying to Cal for fall 2011!  Enroll at Cal over the summer and satisfy any of the three lower division philosophy major requirements. For more information, contact Janet Groome at [email protected] or 510-642-2722.

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Ernst and Young Career Conference.
This April 1 workshop is for underrepresented minorities and women who are interested in careers in business and  in transferring to UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business in their junior year. Register online. Attendance is free!

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (CED) prospective transfer student information sessions. Are you interested in a major in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urban Studies? Come meet with CED undergraduate advisors and learn more about the college, majors and transfer admission criteria. More information and advance registration.

DVC's Educational Talent Search is looking for future math and science secondary school teachers for the CSU East Bay Future Teachers Affiliate Scholars Program. For more information, contact Jackqueline Jones-Castellano, [email protected], or 925-685-1230 ext. 2677.
Educational Talent Search Program Educational Talent Search Program
Paid positions for the summer!  The Educational Talent Search Program at DVC seeks math tutors and Teacher Assistants for summer 2011.

Tutors and Teacher Assistants (TA) are needed to work with local middle and high school students. Students interested in being a tutor or TA should contact Jackie Castellano at [email protected].

Please visit our website for more information.
San Ramon Valley Center San Ramon Valley Center
The Transfer Center will be at SRVC on April 6 from 12-2 p.m. in the Learning Commons. No appointment is required. Get help with: Four year school applications; transfer course requirements; Transfer Admission Guarantees and search for colleges and majors.

Join us for Career and Majors Night at SRVC on April 12 from 6-8 p.m. in W-212. Hear speakers from different careers share information about education and career paths. For more information, go to the SRVC events calendar

Financial Aid Drop-in hours will be at SRVC on Thursday, April 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Check in at the Admissions and Records Office.

ASDVC Officer Elections will be held in the Learning Commons on Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, from 9 a.m.-6:45 p.m. All students currently registered for spring 2011 classes can vote. A photo ID is required. For more information on elections and the candidates, go to www.asdvc.org.
Whistling Vivaldi Project Whistling Vivaldi Project
Check out the webpage for additional spring events and resources:

Film/videos Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. in the BFL Community Conference Center:
March 30 - Crash
April 13 - Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up

College events:
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.

April 14 - DVC Speech Night.  Performing Arts Center (PAC), 7-9 p.m.

Student speeches will focus on the theme of diversity

V-Day Diablo Valley College V-Day Diablo Valley College
Join us for a free lecture and film screening of V-Day: Until the Violence Stops (2003) a documentary about the depth, scope and viciousness of violence against women in the United States and around the world. Join us Tuesday, April 12, 7-9 p.m. in the DVC Forum. Presented by Cheryl Stewart, DVC Instructor (Social Science and History). There will be a question-and-answer session following the film.

Enjoy the premier production and benefit performance of V-Day Diablo Valley College "The Vagina Monologues" 2011! The author of the play The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, has devoted her life to stopping violence, envisioning a planet in which women and girls will be free to thrive, rather than merely survive. Everyone is welcome to attend this historic event - so bring your "significant other," friends, family, co-workers, etc. Thursday, April 28, 8-9:45 p.m. in the DVC Forum. Cost: $5, Forum Box Office opens at 7:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Social Science Division.

Visit www.vday.org for more information about the play and grassroots movement inspired by Eve Ensler's 1996 play The Vagina Monologues.
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.
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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.

Safety reminder

If you are faced with a potentially violent or dangerous situation on campus ...

First move to a safe location and then immediately contact Campus Police at: ext. 2333 from a campus phone, or 925-680-7000 from your cell phone. (Calling 911 from a cell phone will result in an unnecessary delay.)

Our Campus Police are highly trained to deal with a wide variety of situations involving students and visitors on campus.
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