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October 26, 2011 

In this issue
Student Life Office
Career, Employment and Transfer Services
The annual O'Keefe Prize
Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
Educational Talent Search Program
San Ramon Valley Center
Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic
New certificates/degrees
Scholarship program
Got E-Waste?
Commons update

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Important admission and registration dates

Now through December 1 - AA/AS degree or certificate filing period

November 11 - Holiday - Veterans Day - college closed.  Saturday and Sunday classes are in session.

Week of November 14 - Registration appointment information for spring 2012 will be available.  Click on the InSite/WebAdvisor link and go to "Registration" and "My Priority Registration Dates."

November 18 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript.

November 24-27 - Holiday - Thanksgiving - college closed.  No Saturday/Sunday classes.


Reminder:  Fall 2011 is the last semester telephone registration is available. The last day to use telephone registration is November 18.

Margaret Lesher Student Union
Student Life Office


The new Student Activity Fee is a voluntary fee that allows the ASDVC (student government) to contribute funding to programs such as the textbook on reserve program, which allows students to check out course textbooks for use in the library.  The fee also allows ASDVC to provide co-curricular programs for students, cultural activities, leadership opportunities and scholarships.  Students may request a refund of the fee each semester.  Forms are available at the Cashier's Office, the Student Life Office or online.  The form must be submitted in person or by mail to the Cashier's Office within the first two weeks of instruction for a full semester class, or before 10% of the class time for a short-term class.  Refund checks will be issued monthly after the first two weeks of instruction each semester.

Are you currently enrolled in a class that you
have already attempted in a prior semester,
but did not complete successfully?


Thinking of dropping or withdrawing from that class?  California State regulations regarding the ability to repeat non-repeatable  credit courses have changed, and it will affect your ability to repeat classes! Find out more: www.dvc.edu/CourseRepeats 

Career, Employment, and Transfer ServicesCareer, Employment, and Transfer Services

Career and Employment

Looking for a job? Attend the Retail Hiring Event!

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Library Quad

Meet local retailers that are interested in hiring DVC students!

REI, Sears, GAP, The Children's Place, Victoria's Secret and more!


Other full and part-time positions are posted daily on the online job system.


Need help with a resume or preparing for an interview? Stop by the career, employment and transfer center! www.dvc.edu/career  


Transfer Center Transfer Services

The UC application season for fall 2012 has begun!
Sign up soon for:

1.  UC Personal Statement Workshops: Fall 2012 applicants should attend one of these to get started on writing their two personal statements for the University of California application.  

2.  UC Personal Statement Review Appointments: Students can bring their near-final drafts in for a one-on-one review session.

Sign up for one of each online at www.dvc.edu/transfer.

Students transferring in 2013 should come by the center to start their college exploration, connect with a college representative and see if we have some free chocolate!

The O'Keefe Prize
English and Art Departments
Announcing the second annual O'Keefe Prize for Graphic Literature, a contest highlighting the best in comics art and writing. Open to all currently enrolled DVC students. For submission guidelines, judging considerations and information go to www.dvc.edu/OKeefePrize.  
Duomo Florence, Italy
Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
Application deadline is November 7, 2011.  For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office located in FO-219, by email, studyabroad@dvc.edu, or call 925-685-1230 ext. 2735.

The Florence program is offered by the Northern California Study Abroad Consortuim (NCSAC) in partnership with AIFS.
Educational Talent Search Program Educational Talent Search Program
The Educational Talent Search Program  at DVC seeks paid Teacher Assistants (TA) for fall 2011, spring and summer 2012.

We are looking for DVC students interested in becoming math and science teachers. The teacher assistants (TA) will be paid to work with students in classrooms at local middle schools, high schools, and DVC.  They will also be assigned a secondary level teacher as a mentor. Interested students should contact Jackie Castellano at  jjonesca@dvc.edu.


Please visit our website for more information.

San Ramon Valley Center
San Ramon Valley Center

Transfer Day at San Ramon  

Look who's coming to visit you!  40 reps which includes six UCs, six CSUs, 22 private schools, and four out-of-state colleges.

Save the date: Monday,  November 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Learning Commons. View list of attendees.  

College Success Workshops at San Ramon - Learn about time management, study styles, test taking strategies and much more!


Need financial aid information? Stop in for a visit with our specialist. View drop in schedule. 
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.  

DVC addendum 2011-12
New program certificates and degrees
DVC has added program certificates and/or degrees in computer science, geology, math, psychology, sociology and speech. Check out the 2011-2012 catalog addendum online for details.
DVC scholarship
Scholarship program

Scholarships are available for DVC students who are new, continuing, or transferring to a four-year college or university fall 2012. One application and two letters of recommendation can qualify you for multiple scholarships. Thousands of dollars are available through the DVC Scholarship Program.


The application period is October 1, 2011 through noon on February 2, 2012. Stop by the DVC Scholarship office for other opportunities.

E-Waste Recycling EventGot E-Waste?  
Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses.  Drop off items Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill (DVC Overflow Parking Lot #7) or San Ramon (back parking lot).  Visit www.noewaste.com for more information and list of accepted electronic items.
Commons Project UpdatesReminder:  Please watch for large vehicles on construction access road.
Get information on construction impacts and learn more about the project at www.dvc.edu/CommonsUpdates



InSite portal and InSite mail 

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


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.
Stay informed during an emergency!
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.

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