Los Medanos CollegeSeptember 2014


Fall semester is in full swing and there is a lot going on at both LMC campuses!  If you're looking for something fun to do or planning your next educational steps, there is something in this issue for you. Read on to learn about transfer workshops and tours, scholarship offerings, entertaining educational events, and more.  
Important Dates  
  • September 17 -- Constitution Day: workshops, activities, giveaways
  • September 26 -- Native American Day holiday, college closed 
  • October 1 -- Last day to apply for Fall 2014 graduation
  • October 1 -- First day to submit application for Spring 2015 semester
  • November 10 -- Veteran's Day holiday, college closed
  • November 21 -- Last day to withdraw from classes with a "W"
  • November 27 - 29 -- Thanksgiving Day holidays, college closed
  • December 11-17 -- Final Exams
  • December 23 - January 2 -- Winter Recess, college closed

More important dates      


 Admissions & Records News


Graduation updates 

If you completed your graduation requirements in Summer 2014, you can expect to receive your diploma in the mail mid-September.


The deadline to apply for fall graduation is October 1. Review graduation policies and then apply for graduation.   


 Reminder for Student Veterans 

If you are receiving veterans benefits and you drop one or more classes, you must notify Admissions and Records Veteran's Services. When deciding whether to drop a class, be aware that your education benefits will be affected.  


LVN Program is Back
Now accepting applications for Spring 2015!

Would you like to make a real difference in the world? Do you see yourself working with kids, the elderly or people in need? Nursing may be the career for you!


LMC is excited to announce the return of the Licensed Vocational Nursing program in Spring 2015. Our program will stimulate curious minds, encourage compassionate hearts and engage students in a changing world.


Applications are being accepted now through October 17. For complete information about qualifications, prerequisites and application procedures, see the 2014 Vocational Nursing Applicant Handbook.


To contact the Nursing Programs Department, call (925) 473-7756.  


Constitution Day Activities

Join LMC in celebrating Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through activities and learning!  We will have a festival from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the outdoor quad with music, giveaways, voter registration and free food. The event will continue in L-109 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with two workshops.


  • 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.: "Knowing Your Rights", presented by Student Life
  • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.: "How to Finance College", presented by Financial Aid

View the Constitution Day flyer.


Scholarship News 

Are you majoring in automotive technology? Know what you're looking for in your dream home? Have an idea about improving computer software? Or are you just looking for additional financial assistance and resources? If you answered yes to any of these questions, take a look at these scholarship opportunities: 


  • Software Providers has a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for software improvement ideas. Application deadline: September 30, 2014
  • Honolulu HI 5 is awarding $1,000 for the best description of the American Dream Home. Application deadline December 1, 2014
  • Car Cover World is giving $1,000 to a female automotive technology major. Application deadline: December 15, 2014

Check out the Scholarships website for more information or to find out about other scholarship opportunities.


Transfer Services News
CSU Chico Tour
LMC Transfer Programs & Services has planned a number of university tours throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. The first tour will be to CSU Chico on October 10. Transportation will be provided free of charge from Brentwood Center and the Pittsburg campus and participants will enjoy a free lunch. Space is limited, so sign up online now!

Transfer Workshops
The Transfer Center offers workshops throughout the semester on a variety of topics, including how to fill out transfer applications, guidelines for writing essays for applications and scholarships, and Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs). Check out upcoming workshops on the Transfer News & Events calendar.

University Rep appointments
Now is the time to make appointments with representatives of the universities you are considering for transfer. Representatives from at least 11 different 4-year institutions will be visiting LMC this semester to meet with students.  Check out the schedule and make appointments.


Student Life Activities & Events


LMC Student Government - get involved! 

Los Medanos College Associated Students (LMCAS) has positions open for student government senators and representatives.  Join LMC's student government and help plan fun events, provide valuable services to students, and most importantly, be the "voice" of your student body.  Weekly meetings are held on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in L105.  Application deadline: Monday, September 22, at 5:00 p.m. Applications for fall semester are now available online.


Inter-Club Council meetings

ICC is the coordinating body for all clubs and organizations on campus and meets every Monday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in L-106. Each club can be represented on ICC, which promotes engagement in community college activities.    


Student Union Presentation   

Student Life and LPA Architects will be hosting a presentation and discussion on the future of the Student Union Building on Monday, September 22 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and again form 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Student Life Office (GA Building). Let your voice be heard! Learn what is being planned for the student union and share your ideas. All students are encouraged to attend.     



Kaiser Permanente Healthy Living Event

Join us for a fun and informative event designed especially for LMC on Tuesday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the outdoor quad.  Free health screenings and chair massage.  Booths include cooking demos, sexual health, and vision essentials. For more information, see the Student Life Health and Wellness webpage.



Catch Pink football game

LMC Football, LMCAS and the Student Life Office present "Catch Pink" spirit event on Saturday, October 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Parking Lot B. This is our homecoming game! Watch the Mustangs crush the Contra Costa Comets. There will be music, games, food and prizes.


IMPACT Student Leadership Retreat

The IMPACT retreat is an annual leadership development event open to all LMC students. Through workshops, speakers and fun activities, students gain insight into their personal leadership styles, meet and connect with other LMC student leaders and gain essential tools to be leaders in their clubs, programs and communities.


IMPACT is free and includes all of your retreat materials and lunch. However, space is limited, and you must register in advance. Submit the registration form online or in person at the Office of Student Life by  Thursday, October 2 at 5:00 p.m. For more information visit the Student Life page.


Brentwood Center News


Catch a university tour bus in Brentwood! 

University tour buses will now pick up and drop off students in Brentwood. Buses will stop first at the Brentwood Center, and then continue on to Pittsburg. After the tour, students will be dropped off at both locations. View the 2014-2015 tour schedule and register for tours on the University Tours webpage. Pick-up and drop-off times will be posted there as soon as they are available.


Meet university reps in Brentwood

A CSU East Bay representative will visit Brentwood Center several times this fall to meet with students by appointment. View schedule and make an appointment  


You may see a representative from Brandman University at a table in Brentwood a number of times this semester.  Stop by, pick up information and ask questions. View the schedule of Brandman University visits  


CSU application workshop

Transferring soon? Think you might need help with your CSU application? A CSU Application Workshop is scheduled at Brentwood Center on Thursday, November 13, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in  Room 9.


Tutoring services 

Drop-in tutoring is offered by the following peer tutors in Brentwood this semester.    


Douglas Perry
Biology, Chemistry, Engineering & Physics
Mondays: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. & Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Kevin Letterman
Anthropology, Economics, Music, Philosophy, Physics & Sociology
Mondays: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. & Wednesdays, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.


More information about tutoring in Brentwood 


Reading & writing assistance  

Need help with reading or writing assignments? Thirty-minute appointments are available with faculty consultants for assistance with  reading and writing assignments in any subject. Consultant schedules 



Services & labs at Brentwood Center   

  • Admissions & Records 
  • Academic counseling
  • Computer Lab
  • Counseling workshops for probation and dismissal
  • DSPS counseling and testing accommodations
  • Financial aid appointments 
  • Library Services - full textbook reserve, online library services so books can be ordered and sent to Brentwood for check-out and check-in
  • Math Lab
  • Science Lab
  • Transfer advising, services and workshops

For more information about student support services in Brentwood, please call the Brentwood Center at (925) 513-1625 or visit our website, www.losmedanos.edu/brentwood.  


Mustang Athletic Program News

Catch Pink football game

LMC Football, LMCAS and the Student Life Office present "Catch Pink" spirit event on Saturday, October 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Parking Lot B. This is our homecoming game! Watch the Mustangs crush the Contra Costa Comets. There will be music, games, food and prizes.


Athletic accomplishments 
The 2014 Mustang baseball team reached the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Nine members of the team were recognized for their accomplishments on the field this season with selections to the All-Conference team.

Mustang baseball players shine in the classroom

The baseball team has announced that 23 players in the program finished the 2014 spring/summer semester with a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Five players were named to the Bay Valley Conference All-Academic Team: first-baseman Johnny Bloom, outfielder Will George, outfielder Matt Jacobson, right-handed pitcher Ben Polansky and outfielder Eric Sickles.

Movin' on
All 13 sophomore baseball players will be continuing their education, and 11 will continue their baseball careers at the 4-year level.

Way to go, Mustangs!  


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Important Dates
Graduation News
LVN Program is Back
Constitution Day Activities
Scholarship News
Transfer Services News
Student Life Events
Brentwood Center News
Mustang Baseball News
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Academic Dates
Financial Aid
Transfer Center
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