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April 27, 2011 
In this issue
DVC Book Center
Celebrate Earth Day
DVC Dance Production
Career/Employment Services
Student Life Office
Transfer Center
Educational Talent Search Program
San Ramon Valley Center
Graduation 2011
Viking Alumni Association

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Important admission and registration dates

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

May 21-27 - Final exams - view schedule

May 27
- 7 p.m. at Viking Stadium (weather permitting). View additional graduation information at www.dvc.edu/grads.

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Search summer 2011 schedule online

Check your InSite portal page for your upcoming registration dates.
Search fall schedule online The fall schedule is now online!
Planning for the perfect fall semester? Make sure to plan ahead and take advantage of your registration appointment time. Avoid disappointment by checking the online fall schedule immediately prior to your registration appointment to be certain your desired classes are still available. Log on to InSite to view your registration appointment day and time.

Don't miss our Courses to Consider section.


Critical deadlines and essential class information now ONLY available through the InSite portal and InSite mail.

DVC Book Center DVC Book Center
Rental books must be returned by May 27 to avoid any penalties. Rental books should be returned inside the bookstore at the main cash registers. Do not sell your rental books at the buyback window or you will be charged for failure to return the rental book.

Textbook buy back date and times:  May 23-27, 2011
Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday - 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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.  Event flyer
DVC Dance Production: Through the Door to the Floor DVC Dance Production Presents:
Through the Door to the Floor 
May 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m.in the Performing Arts Center.  Visit www.dvc.edu/dance for more information.

Every year the dance department puts on two productions: the winter production is choreographed by our faculty members and the spring production is choreographed by the students in the program. Both shows touch on various styles of the dance; including, modern, jazz, ballet, Latin, and ballroom. The productions are always very beautiful and quite a visual treat.        
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, fill out an application, and view the Coop Syllabus.

Are you looking for a job? Visit our online employment site to see jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.  Come and see employers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the quad beginning on May 3.  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

Congratulations to the newly-elected officers of the ASDVC for 2011-12:


President: Katerina Schreck (re-elected)

Vice President for Executive Affairs: Kay Kim

Vice President for Legislative Affairs: Alex Silva

Controller: Risa Santoso

Secretary: Nadia Fonny

Parliamentarian: Jake Evan

Public Relations: Amit Randhawa

Activities Coordinator: Hailie Kim

Diversity Affairs: Tsung Hsun Lee

Environmental Affairs: Sean DeWoody


There were a total of 15 candidates competing for 10 positions and there were 917 valid votes cast in the election, an increase of almost 300 votes from last year's election.  They will assume office as of June 1, 2011.

Transfer Center Transfer Center
We're here to help.  Visit our webpage for important announcements or stop in the Transfer Center for assistance.

Transfer "To-Do" list for April and May:
  • UC and CSU are announcing fall admits! Check your e-mail regularly!
  • Many private schools are still open for fall. Go to www.californiacolleges.edu 
  • Visit a four-year campus now! Many offer special transfer visiting days.
  • Meet with a college rep here at DVC. Coming soon: Brandman, CSU East Bay, Sac State, Saint Mary's, UCB, UCLA and more! For the full schedule, click here!  

Thanks for your determination and hard work toward transfer!!!  

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 May 4 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.

Financial Aid Drop-in hours will be at SRVC on Thursday, May 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Check in at the Admissions and Records Office.

Want to know what's going on at SRVC? Check out the SRVC events calendar
DVC graduates Graduation 2011
Visit www.dvc.edu/grads for more graduation information.

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!
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