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Los Angeles Valley College Valley Weekly

Valley Weekly - October 19-25, 2020


A Message from the President

Dear Monarchs,

We are seeing conflict and violence in the Republic of Artsakh also often referred to as Nagorno-Karabakh. This violence is having a profound impact on our Armenian community and I want to acknowledge the trauma the fighting is causing for our students, faculty, staff, and their loved ones.

For those who are experiencing trauma, please know that mental health resources are available for students through our Health Center.

Student Health Center
Valley Community Healthcare
(818) 763-8836 option 4 or extension 1455

With hope for peace,

Barry Gribbons, Ph.D.

Campus News & Announcement

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Creates a New Film & TV Student Fellowship

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust awarded the Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) Foundation a $40,000 grant to create a new Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fellowship Program for Cinema/Media Arts and Broadcast Television students.

LA Valley College is a Multi-Day LA County Voting Center & Vote by Mail Drop Box location

The in-person LA County Vote Center at LAVC will be located in the Cafeteria in the Student Union Building from October 24-November 3. It will be open beginning on Saturday, October 24 until Monday, November 2 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3) from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. In addition, LAVC has LA County Vote by Mail Ballot Box off Burbank Boulevard near Parking Lot G. For details, visit the webpage.

Want a Chance at a $100 Bookstore Gift Card? Completing the Media Preferences Survey Today

Like to Tweet, Snap, Like or Pin? Let us know! Complete the Media Preference Survey for a chance to win a $100 Bookstore Gift Card. Take the Media Preferences Survey (password: 320920).

Meet the ARC’s Sensational Statistics 100/101 Tutor, Natalie! 

Natalie Gonzalez-Santana tutors for the Puente program, supporting Latinx students taking Statistics 101 for the first time. With a background in mathematics and fluency in Spanish, Natalie brings passion and commitment to helping students. Read more about Natalie, and visit the ARC’s General Tutoring Center to connect with other amazing tutors!

Undocumented Student Week of Action

October 19-23

Join us during 4th annual Undocumented Student Action Week (October 19-23) for a series of virtual workshops and activities to support undocumented students. Learn about how to engage in advocacy and support efforts in solidarity with undocumented students throughout the state. To register, visit the Call to Action: Supporting LACCD Undocumented Students webpage.

Counseling Drop-ins Hours on Zoom

Monday, October 19 from 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21 from 2-3 p.m.

Got a quick general academic counseling question? Counselors are available for quick questions. Register online to meet with a counselor.

LAVC Student Town Hall with President Gribbons

Monday, October 19 at 1 p.m.

Dr. Gribbons will be giving a campus update on the Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Undocumented Student Week of Action, CARES Act grants, and more. He will also be answering your questions on the live chat. Watch live.

Yoga for Relaxation

Tuesday, October 20th from 10-11 a.m.
Thursday, October 29th from 5-6 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to free Yoga Classes on Zoom with certified instructor Raquel TW. Join us for some mindful meditations and movement from the comfort of your own home. No experience required. Register online on the LAVC Campus Life Website.

Dia De Los Muertos Workshop

Tuesday, October 20th from 1pm-2pm

Join us for a workshop on the meaning of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and learn how to create your own altar honoring your deceased loved ones. Register online for this workshop.

Associated Student Union (ASU) Virtual Club Day

Wednesday, October 21 from 1-3 p.m. & 5-7 p.m.

Are you interested in joining a club? Come meet students from the different campus clubs and organization at the ASU’s virtual Club Day! To learn more, visit the ASU Calendar webpage.

Fall 2020 Late-Start Registration Student Help Event

Friday, October 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thinking about enrolling in a Fall late-start class? Get live virtual enrollment assistance at the Late-Start Registration Student Help Event on Zoom. Representatives from Counseling, Financial Aid, and Admissions and Records will be available to help.

PASO STEM - Ask a Monarch Hour

Friday, October 23 at 12:30 p.m.

Got questions about Canvas, financial aid, transfer requirements, etc.?  Come join “Ask a Monarch Hour” on October 23 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. STEM staff will be available to answer any question you may have as you navigate college remotely. Register online.

Financial Aid Virtual PC Lab on Zoom

Starting October 26

Need assistance with completing your FAFSA or Dream Act application? Starting October 26, Financial Aid representatives will be available at the Virtual PC Lab on Zoom from Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to assist you with applying/renewing your 2021-2022 FAFSA/Dream Act application.

PASO STEM Speaker Series – Nursing Information Panel 

Thursday, October 29 at 1 p.m. 

Interested in learning more about LAVC Nursing Program and its collaboration with CSUN and University of Phoenix on a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pathway?  A panel of nursing instructors and former students will answer any question you have. Register online for the STEM Speaker Series on Nursing.

Virtual Art Exhibition – MMXX: Art Faculty Biennial

Until December 30

The LAVC Art Gallery proudly presents MMXX: Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition, a virtual exhibit of works created by LAVC Art Faculty Carol Bishop, Jamison Carter, Phung Huynh, Jenene Nagy, and Katie Queen. The gallery will also produce a catalogue designed by Professor Tom Mossman. This exhibition and catalogue are funded in part through the generosity of the June Harwood Grant.