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Los Angeles Valley College Valley Weekly

Valley Weekly -  October 26-November 1, 2020


Campus News & Announcements

LAVC Commits to Becoming an Anti-Racist Institution

In response to the uprising and racial reckoning of summer 2020, LAVC commits to becoming an anti-racist institution and addressing issues of systemic racism and social injustice. The College’s Anti-Racism Planning Group has developed a framework for action. Read the current draft and provide your input as we move forward!

"Voting is a Sexy Thang" PSA featuring RuPaul

The LAVC College Choir and Chamber Singers have collaboratively written a new song, “Voting is a Sexy Thang," featuring a public service announcement by RuPaul to encourage young people to get out and vote. Check out the video on YouTube.

Stuck in a money trap?!!! Be Smart Money with the Smart Money Toolkit

The Smart Money Toolkit is an online, virtual environment that houses personal finance resources and applicable practices for LAVC college students.  Explore the toolkit, gain financial literacy and learn strategies to achieve financial freedom.

Got questions? Sean in the ARC’s Computer Commons has answers!

Whether it’s a question about financial aid, counseling, or simply how to access something on the computer, Sean L, Program Assistant in the Computer Commons, always goes above and beyond to help students. Read about Sean’s story and connect with other dedicated staff in the Computer Commons!

LA County Vote Center & Ballot Drop Box

October 24-November 3

It’s time to vote! The LAVC Cafeteria is an 11-day LA County Vote Center. In-person voting is from Saturday, October 24-Monday, November 2 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3) from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Parking is available on the Parking Structure. In addition, an LA County Vote-by-Mail Drop Box is located at Lot G near Burbank Boulevard. Read more about LAVC’s Voting Center and Ballot Drop Box.

Annual Art Student Exhibition - LAUNCH20

October 26-December 30

The LAVC Art Gallery proudly presents an annual exhibition of student works produced in the LAVC Art Department. This year’s online LAUNCH20 exhibit includes 72 works selected from 40 student artists featuring a wide range of media and techniques. For many students in the exhibition, this is their first opportunity to have their work recognized on a professional platform. View the Launch20 Virtual Exhibition.

Financial Aid Virtual PC Lab on Zoom

October 26-December 10

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.

Counseling Drop-ins Hours on Zoom

Tuesday, October 27 from 10-11 a.m.
Thursday, October 29 from 12-1 p.m.

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

In-Class/ Timed Essay: Structure and Tips for Time Management Workshop

Tuesday, October 27 from 1:30-3 p.m.

It is not easy to compose an essay within a set time limitation and in the “discomfort” of being proctored in (online) classroom. This workshop explains and trains students to use the writing process and skillfully manage the time while composing a well-organized writing piece. Join the session through Canvas.

PASO STEM Speaker Series – Nursing Information Panel

Thursday, October 29 from 1-2:30 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.

Yoga for Relaxation

Thursday, October 29 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.

Power, Politics, and Inequity: A Multi-Disciplinary Dialogue

Thursday, October 29 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Join faculty from Chicano Studies, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology as they discuss politics and power in contemporary society from their respective academic disciplines. Moderated by Dr. Keidra Morris, Chair of Sociology and Ethnic Studies, a Q&A session will follow the dialogue. Register now!

Analysis Essays Workshop

Saturday, October 31 from 10-11:30 a.m.

This online workshop teaches you the objectives, the strategies, and some important types of analysis papers: rhetorical, theoretical, stylistic, and literary-character analysis. When analyzing another work, it is imperative to have a well-formulated claim about it, to deconstruct and address specific parts of it, and to provide supportive references from the work. Join the online session through Canvas.

Annual Dia de los Muertos Event

Monday, November 2 from 1-3 p.m.

Join our virtual presentation of student altars honoring the dearly departed with the In Tlanextli Tlacopan Aztec Fire Dancers. Go to the Campus Life Website to register.

Exploring Other Writing Genres: Business Writing Workshop

Tuesday, November 3 @ from 1:30-3 p.m.

This online workshop helps you learn about the difference between academic and business writing and introduces the objectives and structures of some important business papers such as memo, report, formal email, and letters of good/bad news. Find out how to effectively organize the message and maintain a formal tone for business correspondence. Join the session through Canvas.