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Los Angeles Valley College Valley Weekly

Valley Weekly - May 17-23, 2021


Campus News

Alumnus promotes LAVC NextUp/Guardian Scholar during Foster Care Awareness Month

Juan Bran-Gudiel, LAVC alumnus and Guardian Scholar, shared how the LAVC NextUp / Guardian Scholars helped him get to UC Santa Barbara in a segment on Celebrating Wednesday’s Child with Christine Devine on the FOX 11 News. Watch Juan’s story on Fox 11 Wednesday’s Child.

LAVC Family Resource Center Highlighted on KPCC

Amber Angel, coordinator of the Family Resource Center (FRC) and LAVC alumna, shares her personal experience as an student-parent, in a interview on KPCC's Take Two with A. Martinez on President Biden’s Community College in “American Families Plan”. Listen to the segment on KPCC’s Take Two.

Campus Announcements

Register Today for Summer; Face-to-Face Classes Are Available!

Get ahead or stay on track with a 5-week, 6-week or 8-week Summer class. Check the Summer 2021 Schedule to search for open classes; for in-person classes, see the Summer 2021 Face-to-Face Classes list. Register online on Portal. If you need help, contact the LAVC Online Student Support.

Fall 2021 Schedule Now Available Online

This Fall, LAVC is offering classes safely on-campus and online starting August 30. Check our Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes. Online registration begins May 24; find your registration date on the Student Portal.

Need Help Affording Internet? Apply TODAY for the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will provide up to $50 per month for Internet services to college students who received a federal Pell Grant. Go to the FCC website for more information today.‚Äč

Emergency Student Aid Grants Still Available for Technology Needs for School

LAVC will provide grants to students with identified financial needs that compromise their ability to continue their studies or successfully engage in their classes. Grant awards (up to $500) are one-time only, and will be determined based on eligibility. Apply today for a Laptops/Tablet, Technology & Basic Needs Grant!

Need Help Finding Articles/eBooks for Your Research Assignments?

The LAVC Library can help you find the sources you need to do your research assignments. Contact a librarian 24/7 via live chat or get help via email, Zoom, or phone during library hours. 

New! Valley College Connection Podcast featuring Chauncey Maddren, Professor of Music

Listen to Chauncey’s uplifting decades-long journey towards fulfilling his dreams! From starting at LAVC as a music major to working at every level of the college, he eventually become a tenured faculty and President of the Academic Senate. Listen to his story on the Valley College Connection Podcast.

Don’t Forgot to Your 2020-21 OBOC Student Work by May 17

Submit your created work inspired by the 2020-21 OBOC book, Eating Animals. Please upload your work to the Virtual Student Showcase’s Padlet by midnight on Monday, May 17. Upload directions are found in the Padlet link above. If students need help uploading, they can email their projects to

Showcase Your Art—Submit Your Work for the ASU Arts Festival

The Associated Student Union (ASU) is accepting art submissions for the Fine Arts Festival. Sign-up for a 10-minute slot at All creative disciplines are welcome. Showcase is on May 27th.

Calling All Filmmakers! Be a Part of the LAVC Anti-Racism Film Project

We’re looking for 1-2 page anti-racism themed scripts for a 30-second to 2-minute long film that we will showcase this fall. Five scripts will be selected to use an LAVC Digital Cinema Kit! Check the project guidelines, and submit your script by midnight June 7, 2021. For more info, visit the Anti-Racism Events at LAVC.

Humanities & Communications CAP Spring Writing Conference

Monday, May 17 from 1-3 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

The LAVC Humanities & Communications CAP invites you to its virtual Spring 2021 Conference, “Finding Our Humanity in the Time of Pandemic”. The event features their original student writings on issues related to COVID in the genres of Critical/Argumentative Essays, Research Essays, Narrative Essays, Short Stories, and Poetry. Register online for the LAVC Spring 2021 Writing Conference.

LACCD Lavender Graduation Celebration 2021

Monday, May 17 at 4 p.m.

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is holding the Virtual Lavender Graduation Celebration 2021 to celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) student graduates at all nine colleges in the District! Register online through Eventbrite.

ASU Club Day

Wednesday, May 19 from 1-4 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

It’s time for the ASU’s Monthly Club Day! The months’ theme is: Endangered Species. Join the ASU Club Day and meet clubs and socialize.

ASU presents a Healthy Eating Habits Workshop

Wednesday, May 19 at 1 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

Join James Sims, professor of Kinesiology and Health, for a virtual Healthy Eating Workshop. Register online for the Healthy Eating Workshop.

ASU presents an Asian Cultural and History Awareness Workshop

Wednesday, May 19 at 3 p.m. 
Online (Zoom)

Join us virtually to watch the documentary "Who Killed Vincent Chin" and learn more about Asian Culture and history, presented by Professor June Miyasaki, Professor Xiaoyang L. Behlendorf and Professor Phung X Huynh. Join the Asian Cultural and History Workshop on Zoom (Meeting ID: 964 4262 3612, Passcode: 434544).

ASU presents a Stock Market Workshop

Wednesday, May 19 at 5 p.m. 
Online (Zoom)

Come learn the basics of investing and what it means to invest with Dr. Kevin Sanford. Join the Stock Market Workshop on Zoom.

One Book, One College (OBOC) Virtual Student Project Showcase

Wednesday, May 19
Online (Padlet)

The LAVC One Book, One College (OBOC) holding a Virtual Student Showcase on Padlet featuring student work during the 2020-2021 academic year that was inspired by this year’s OBOC book, Eating Animals.

Sneak Peak at Upcoming Events

LAVC Student Town Hall with President Gribbons

Monday, May 24 at 1 p.m.

Listen to a campus update from LAVC President Gribbons and ask him questions on YouTube Live.

LAVC Safety and Security Campus Community Conversation

Monday, May 24 at 5-6:30 p.m.

Lend your voice to a virtual conversation about the safety and security on the LAVC campus, hosted by the Hillard Heintze engagement team, on Zoom. Your voices are welcome and needed to ensure that our safety and security assessment reflects the needs and concerns of those most impacted by the outcomes of this meaningful work. Register online.

ASU Fine Arts Festival

Thursday, May 27 from 4-6 p.m.

Come and check out student art at the ASU Fine Arts Festival, presented by the ASU Commissioner of Fine Arts, Katy Workman.

Study Jams for Finals

Day 1: Tuesday, May 25 from 7-9 p.m.
Day 2: Thursday, May 27 from 7-9 p.m.

Are you ready for final exams? Come join us on May 25 and 27 on Discord for a Study Jam. Collaborate with peers and tutors (Anatomy, English, Chemistry, Child Development, Computer Science, Math, Music, Physics, Statistics). Register online for the Study Jam. Let’s get together and succeed!

Find other upcoming events on the LAVC Calendar of Events.


LACCD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please use the links above to contact the event organizer as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.