Los Medanos CollegeMarch 2013

Don't miss out!  Whether you're looking for fun, graduation guidance, a job, campus tours, another class to fill out your spring schedule ---- or just wondering what you might be missing ---- this e-news is for you!
Important Dates  
  • March 18 - 23 ---- Spring Break, no classes
  • April 1 ---- Priority Summer registration for EOPS, DSPS, veterans & foster youth
  • April 3 ---- Summer registration for continuing students begins 
  • April 15 ---- Last day to submit an early Fall 2013 graduation application in order to receive an early registration appointment for Fall 2013; policy  and application  

More important dates

Jump ahead in your education
New 9-Week Classes Available - Sign Up Now!

DON'T MISS OUT! Have space in your schedule?  TWENTY-EIGHT NEW CLASSES are now being offered and will begin the week of March 25.  Make the most of  this special opportunity to move forward in your educational career - register NOW!
Nursing students RN Application Deadline Extended!

The 2013 Registered Nursing Application Deadline has been extended! Applications, including transcripts, must be received by the Admissions and Records Office before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 12. For questions and additional information please visit the Nursing website.
Graduation Updates 


Spring 2013 Graduation 

If you applied for Spring 2013 graduation you will receive notification of your status around April 15 to your InSite email account. If your status is "approved" or "pending", you will receive an invitation to participate in the commencement ceremony around May 1.  


If you wish to use the new 2013-14 GE requirements and participate in 2013 Commencement

The new General Education requirements are not effective until summer 2013 when the new catalog comes out. If you are done with your requirements for your degree and wish to use the new GE pattern and participate in the 2013 commencement ceremony, you may file an Application for Graduation AND an Application to Walk in Ceremony with Coursework Remaining. These forms must be filed by April 19. Your degree will be posted in summer.


If you missed the March 1 Spring 2013 graduation application deadline

If you did not apply for graduation before the deadline OR you are completing your classes in summer 2013, and you wish to participate in the 2013 commencement ceremony, you may file an Application for Graduation AND an Application to Walk in Ceremony with Coursework Remaining. These forms must be filed by April 19, 2013. Your degree will be posted in summer.


2013 Commencement

Information about the commencement ceremony will be on the website shortly. If you completed your degrees and certificates in Summer 2012 or Fall 2012, or if  your application is "approved" or "pending" for Spring 2013, or if you have submitted an Application to Walk in Ceremony with Coursework Remaining for Summer 2013, you will be invited to participate in the ceremony.

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Need a Job?  

The Employment Center can help!

Need a job? On and off campus employment opportunities are posted on the College Central Network website via the Employment Center web page.  To register and look for vacancies, follow these steps:  

  • Go to the Los Medanos College Employment Center home page.
  • Click the "Employment Services" button on the left side of the page. You will be re-directed to the College Central Network  (CCN) website.
  • On CCN, select either the "Student" or "Alumni" icon at the bottom of the page.
  • Your seven digit LMC student ID number is your Access ID.   

Your registration may be completed without uploading a resume. However, if a position posting requests that applicants "apply online", you will need to upload a resume to the system. Registration with CCN is normally approved within 24 hours. Once approved, you may begin searching for on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities.


If you require additional assistance, contact the Employment Center between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  

Transfer Center News 

University of Nevada Tour We have moved!  

In case you haven't been to the new Transfer Center yet, we'd like to remind you that we have relocated to the second level of the College Complex. Come check out our new space at CC2-225!


Campus tours  

Are you interested in touring a college or university? The Transfer Center offers more than five tours every semester for free! That's right, all you have to do is stop by the Transfer Center and fill out a sign-up sheet for the trip(s) you are interested in. All tours are FREE and most include lunch.   


Just added! University of Nevada Reno tour 

Visit the University of Nevada, Reno on Friday, April 5! This is a district-wide trip and anyone in the Contra Costa Community College District may attend. Tour schedule and forms 


Scholarship News 

Delta Branch Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) Scholarship   

Are you a music major? The Delta Branch Music Teachers' Association of California is offering a $1,000 scholarship to full-time students at LMC with a declared major in music. Apply by April 1. More information 


Check our listings The Robin Aliotti Memorial Business Scholarship

If you are a full-time business student planning to transfer, this $1000 scholarship can help you to achieve your goals. Apply by March 29. Criteria and application


Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship

 Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering science scholars an opportunity to win up to $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2013-2014 Fall semester. Two $10,000 and four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. The application deadline is July 31. More information and the online application are available on the Thermo Fisher Scientific website.  


Tourism Cares Academic Scholarship   

Tourism Cares is offering 59 academic scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. These scholarships benefit high school, undergraduate or graduate level students of travel, tourism or hospitality-related programs of study at accredited schools.  Apply by April 1. More information and application

Student Life Events  

8th Annual LMC Academic Competition

The LMC Academic Competition is a fun and interactive way for students to compete for scholarships and is designed to motivate students to achieve scholarly excellence.This year's Academic Competition will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room, L109.  


The competition consists of four rounds of multiple-choice test questions. All test questions are provided by LMC professors. Each test round is 60 minutes and test answers are scored immediately after each round. Points are awarded for correct answers and the teams with the most points at the end of all test rounds are the winners. The winners of the competition are announced at the end of the event.  


The registration deadline is Thursday,  April 4. Applications are available at the Student Life Office and on the  LMCAS Activities webpage.


LMC Student Government Meetings
The Los Medanos College Associated Students (LMCAS) is the official student government at LMC. Their primary purpose is to advance the welfare of all students. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in L105.


Inter-Club Council Meetings

Inter-Club Council meetings are held on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in L106.  ICC is the coordinating body for all clubs and organizations on campus. Each club may be represented on ICC, which promotes engagement in community college activities. If your club is a member of ICC, it is imperative that your ICC Representative attend the meetings on a regular basis.  


Blood Drive

La Raza and Blood Centers of the Pacific will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, April 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in L109. For more information or to schedule your donation appointment, contact the Student Life Office or sign up on line at www.bloodheroes.com, click on "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code = losMC.


Student Life BBQ Days: Business Leadership Club

Join us on Wednesday, April 3 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Student Life Office for a barbecue sponsored by the Business Leadership Club. BBQ Days occur on the first Wednesday of each month.

Bookstore Update  

Although the LMC Bookstore will be closed for Spring Break, during that time, textbooks will still be on sale at www.lmcbookstore.net.
Financial Aid Reminders  


Apply now for FAFSA 2013-2014  
The 2013-2014 FAFSA application is now available online. To make sure you have everything you need to complete your FAFSA, visit the Federal Student Aid webpage.


The online FAFSA is available in English and Spanish, and has step-by-step instructions for you to follow. For assistance, attend a general financial aid workshop or one of our financial aid labs.  



In This Issue
Important Dates
New 9-Week Classes Available!
RN Application Deadline Extended!
Graduation Updates
Need a Job?
Transfer Center News
Scholarship News
Student Life Events
Bookstore Update
Financial Aid Reminders
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