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ANNUAL ACADEMIC COMPETITION

Are you ready for for the Academic Competition? This year's event will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Gym.

Students have formed teams
 to show off their scholarly excellence in math, science, social science, and English and will compete for scholarships, while having fun. The winners of the competition will be announced at the end of the event. 

For information on this and other Student Life activities, visit the 
Student Life Web Page, or contact John Nguyen at ( 925) 473-7553.


IMPORTANT DATES

March
  • March 1 - Last day to apply for Spring 2018 Graduation
  • March 1 - First day to submit early Fall 2018 Graduation Application
  • March 26 - 31 - Spring Break - No classes - Campus Open
April
  • April 16 - Last day to submit Early Fall 2018 Graduation application
  • April 27 - Last day to withdraw from semester-length classes with a "W" 

GRADUATION INFO
Happy grads

Missed the Deadline to Apply for Spring 2018?
If you missed the application deadline for Spring 2018 graduation, you may fill out an Application to Walk in Graduation Ceremony with Coursework Remaining form, along with a Graduation Application indicating Summer 2018 graduation. Check the box that indicates completion in spring. The form will be accepted through April 19. Approved degrees will be posted in summer.
Summer 2018 Grads can Participate in Commencement Ceremony
If you will be taking your last classes in Summer 2018 and wish to participate in the Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony, you can fill out an Application to Walk In Graduation Ceremony with Coursework Remaining after you register for your Summer 2016 classes. Be sure to check the box that indicates completion in summer and list the courses being taken during the Summer Session. The form will be accepted April 4 through April 19.
For more information visit the Graduation web page, or contact Admissions & Records at (925) 473-7500.
CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Need Help with Assignments?
Are you an LMC student who sometimes needs help with your coursework? Of course you are!
The Center for Academic Support, also known as the CORE, is here to support your success in all your classes. Through reading & writing consultations, peer tutoring sessions, and faculty hours, the CORE can help.

Reading & Writing Consultants are available to help with your essays and writing assignments.

Study area

Peer Tutored Subjects Include:
  • Accounting
  • American Sign Language
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Business
  • French
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Recording Arts
  • Registered Nursing
  • Spanish
  • Speech/Communication
Pittsburg Campus
Location: College Complex, Level 3, CO-300
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brentwood Center
Location: Room 13
Hours: Call (925) 472-7590.


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COMMAPALOOZA!

Let's eat Grandpa! Wait, that doesn't seem right.  Maybe it's, Let's eat, Grandpa!   If your school life is complicated by  commas and run-on sentences, t hen this workshop is for you! 

Come to  Commapalooza! on Monday, March 12, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Center for Academic Support, College Complex, Level 3, CO-304. Attend and l earn about proper comma placement, and save Grandpa!

For more information or to make an appointment, call (925) 473-7590.

Center for Academic Support Web Page
STUDENT LIFE 

National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive

Donate Blood and Save a Life!

On Tuesday, March 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., a Bloodmobile will be located in front of the LMC Library. To schedule a donation appointment, go to www.bloodheroes.com. Select 'Locate a Blood Drive' and enter Sponsor Code: LosMC



Student Trustee Election

If you are interested in a wonderful leadership opportunity and the chance to represent your follow students, then you should apply to be the next Contra Costa Community College District Student Trustee. 

The Student Trustee serves on the District Governing Board, represents students' needs and interests, c hairs monthly Student Trustee Advisory Council meetings, and a ttends state and regional leadership trainings and conferences.

The deadline to apply is March 20, at 12:30 p.m.  To apply, download the District Student Trustee Election Packet .

For information on these and other Student Life activities, visit  Student Life, or contact John Nguyen at (925) 473-7553.

Cesar Chavez Recipients Announced


LMC Announces the Recipients of the 2018 Cesar Chavez Awards. 

The  ceremony  will take place Thursday, March 22 at its Pittsburg Campus beginning at 6pm.
DRAMATIC ARTS PRODUCTION

Hand to God graphic

Hand to God
Written by Robert Askins
Directed by Jack Nicolaus

Show times:
March 8,9,10,12,15,16,17,19, at 7:00 p.m.
March 14 Matinee, at 10:00 a.m.

Pricing:
$15 general admission
$12 with student or service ID
$10 with middle or mid or high school ID
$ 7 Matinee for all

Recommended for ages 13+

Theater Box Office: (925) 439-2181, ext. 78206.

For more information on the production, go to  Dramatic Arts.
LMC ART GALLERY
Poster for the art show

Art Guild of the Delta Exhibit
Los Medanos College Art gallery
March 6 - April 5
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Library and is wheelchair accessible. The event is free. 

FINANCIAL AID 

Financial Aid Deadlines
Appeals and Direct Loans: April 2
2017-2018 BOG Fee Waiver: May 24
2017-2018 FAFSA Application: June 30
Financial Aid Applications & Forms  

Missed the 2018-2019 FAFSA Priority Deadline?
You may have missed out on priority status, but you can still apply.
FAFSA 

Forgot to Submit a 2017-2018 FAFSA? It's Not Too Late!
You can still see if you qualify for Financial Aid for the current semester.
FAFSA

NEW Drop-In Hours at the Pittsburg Campus!
Did you apply for the FAFSA or CA Dream Act and have special circumstances, such as a change in  income? Or perhaps you have financial aid concerns that you would like to discuss in private? If so, drop-in during our designated hours for a confidential one-on-one session with a financial aid advisor.

Monday & Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pittsburg Lab Hours
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Evening Lab  Hours
Wednesday, March 21: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Pittsburg Campus Lab is  located in the Financial Aid Office, Level 3, Student Services Center.

Brentwood Center Drop-In Hours
Stop by to receive assistance with:
  • FSA ID and password
  • New FAFSA or renewal
  • CA Dream Act Application
  • Forms and Documents
  • Checking Financial Aid Status
Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

For more Financial Aid Information go to  Financial Aid .  
 
BRENTWOOD CENTER NEWS

Admitted to CSU East Bay?
Cal State East Bay logo

CSU East Bay Representative Samantha Brown, will be on site Tuesday, April 10, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. to present "Next Steps", a workshop for students that have been admitted to CSU East Bay. Workshop will be held in the Computer Lab, Room 9. Reserve a spot online at, 
 
Ms. Brown will also be meeting students that are interested in the Transfer process by appointment, before and after the workshop.  Please schedule an individual appointment at,
 
Tutoring for DSPS Students  
Do you need tutoring in English, math or science courses, need extra help on a paper, or with preparing for a test? If you are an LMC DSPS student you can get up to two 30 minute tutor appointments a week with a DSPS tutor. Visit the Pittsburg DSPS  office or call ( 925) 473-7471 to make an appointment in Brentwood or Pittsburg.
 
Brentwood Library Reference Hours
Get help with finding research materials for an assignment, searching electronic resources choosing a book, creating a work cited list, using eBooks and streaming video, and more!

During the  Spring 2018 semester, you can drop-in or schedule an appointment: 
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Book an appointment online with the Brentwood Librarian, or stop by the Brentwood Center front office to make an appoint in person.