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March 2017
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MUSIC EVENT & GUEST LECTURER

Renowned educator speaks on 
Post-Civil Rights & African-American Church Music

Guest Lecturer
LMC Music department's vocal instructor, Silvester Henderson presents Dr. James Lance Taylor from the University of San Francisco as a guest lecturer on March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, MU-720. 

Dr. Taylor,  chair of the department of politics at the University of San Francisco, speaks frequently with youth and community groups on issues of education and community empowerment. He  is the author of Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama (2011). Between 2009 and 2011, he served as the president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS).

Admission and parking are free. For information contact (925) 438-7805.
IMPORTANT DATES 
 

March

  • March 1 - First day to submit early Fall 2017 Graduation Application
  • March 1 - Last day to apply for Spring 2017 Graduation
  • March 10 - Registration Appointments assigned on WebAdvisor for continuing students
  • March 15 - April 17 - Summer 2017 Registration Appeals accepted

April

  • April 3 through April 8 - SPRING BREAK - No Classes
PLEASE NOTE: During Spring Break, the Student Services Center will be open,  Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH STUDENT LIFE
 
Women_s History Month
March is Women's History Month

Campus bulletin boards to honor Women's History Month
Throughout the month of March, the  Office of Student Life will display posters about, and in celebration of, women on campus bulletin boards. As you walk around, notice the many informational and inspirational posters about women's contributions to history.
 
Film screening to celebrate women
The Empowerment Project film is coming to Los Medanos College on Monday, March 22 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in  the Library Community Room (L-109). This award-winning film reveals the lives of extraordinary women across the United States, and their individual career paths. We invite you to join us for the screening and panel discussion afterward with local, successful, extraordinary women who will share their unique career journeys. To RSVP, please go to  https://goo.gl/N58TBa 
 
Femina Open Mic
In honor of Women's History Month, the Office of Student Life is inviting artists to perform at our Open Mic. On Thursday, March 23, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, in the Library Community Room (L-109), come out and show your artistic style whether it's music, poetry, or any other forms of art!  To sign up to perform, please talk to the Student Life staff or e-mail us at  studentlife@losmedanos.edu 
 
 
OTHER EVENTS

Information about the blood drive

Cesar Chavez Blood Drive
Donate blood to save lives on Tuesday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the Library Community Room (L-109).
 
To schedule your donation appointment, please go to  www.bloodheroes.com 
Click "Locate a Blood Drive" and enter Sponsor Code: LosMC. All blood donors will receive a free t-shirt as well as an opportunity to win great prizes such as a two night getaway to Lake Tahoe, Safari West Adventure Passes, a 4K Television & Sound Bar, and gift cards to Starbucks and Target!
 
Learn about the clubs at LMC 
Club Day
Wednesday, March 29, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., come out to the Indoor Quad (by the Bookstore) to learn about student clubs and organizations on campus! There are over 30 clubs on campus, and many will be tabling, hoping to meet you and tell you all about what their clubs have to offer.
 
Where were you in the 60's? 
A panel of faculty and staff will share their experiences during the height of the civil rights movement. Come by the Student Services Center, Room 412, on Friday, March 31, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., and hear descriptions of the people and events that helped to shape their views and define a generation. No sign-up needed; just drop by.

GRADUATION 2017!
Graduation image
 
New  earlier 1:00 p.m. start time
Way to go Grads! Each year the number of students participating in the commencement ceremony has continued to grow, so this year the Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 26th, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the LMC football stadium.  The earlier start time will help us avoid rush hour traffic, and allow for everyone to go out and celebrate afterward.

Students who have completed academic requirements during the Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters will be invited to attend the ceremony. More information will be available soon at the   Commencement Ceremony Web page.
 
For assistance, contact the Office of Admissions & Records at (925) 473-7500 or email us at
Art show March 9 - April 12
LMC ART GALLERY PRESENTS
Art Guild of the Delta
 
March 9 - April 12, 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, March 9, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Art Guild of the Delta was founded oin 2013 as a non-profit organization sponsored by the Brentwood Art Society, with the purpose of building a network of artists that work together to promote and inspire create influences amongst themselves and their community.  www.artguildofthedelta.org

The Los Medanos College Art Gallery is located inside the Library, Main Floor, Room l-113.

Art Gallery Website
TRANSFER & CAREER
 
Job Shadow

Job Shadow during Spring Break 2017
Can't wait to get your career started? Or, are you not sure what you really want to do after graduation? Either way, take advantage of this exciting opportunity to explore a new career field through this one week program!  
 
During Spring Break (April 3-7), you can shadow a career professional for 25-30 hours. This can include working on small projects, attending meetings, and informational conversations on how to prepare for that career path in government, hospitality, graphic communications, real estate, insurance and many more career choices!

For more information, come to our workshop:
Thursday, March 9, 12:30 pm, Students Services Center, Rm. 412
Apply here:  http://www.losmedanos.edu/studentservices/career 
Deadline: March 10
 
Students who complete the program requirements will be eligible for a $50 scholarship.
Questions? Contact Kristin Conner

Visit Southern California Colleges and East Coast HBCU's 
University tours give students an opportunity to become familiar with a variety of  four-year institutions and what each has to offer in terms of academics and student life. Transportation is provided and, unless otherwise stated, it's free.

April 3-4, 2017: Overnight to CalPoly San Luis Obispo and UC Santa Barbara
April 9-15, 2017: Week-long trip to visit Howard, Bennett, N. Carolina A&T, W. Virginia State, Norfolk State and Lincoln

For more information and applications: http://www.losmedanos.edu/transfer/CampusTours.asp
Deadline: March 10th

Accepted to a University?
Check and see if they're offering an "Accepted Students Workshop" at LMC!
All dates, times, and locations here:    http://www.losmedanos.edu/transfer/TransferWorkshops.asp
Reserve your spot by making an  appointment , or stop by or call Transfer & Career Services at (925) 473-7444. 

For information or assistance, contact Rachel Anicetti, Transfer & Career Services, (925) 473-7443.
FINANCIAL AID 
 
AB 540 information

Still accepting 2017-2018 FAFSA and DREAM ACT applications! 
 
Although the March 2nd Priority deadline has passed, you can still complete apply. For federal and state aid, apply online at   FAFSA.ed.gov .  To watch a video about how to apply for Federal Financial Aid click here .
 
If you are an AB540 Student, apply for state aid online through the  2017-18 California Dream Act Application found at dream.csac.ca.gov .
 
 
Second chance for the  Cal Grant 
To be considered for a 2017-2018 Cal Grant award, you must complete the requirements by September 2, 2017 (Postmark Deadline):
 
1. Submit a 2017-18 FAFSA 
2. Submi a certified Cal Grant Grade Point Average (GPA) form to the California Student Aid Commission.
 
**For a student to be considered for a 2017-2018 Cal Grant award, a new GPA form must be received by the Commission by the stated deadline. 
 
For more information, visit the California Student Aid Commission website.
 
Financial Aid Awareness Day, Thursday April 13, 2017!
Come join us to learn about the federal and state aid available to help you pay for college! Resource tables will be available for students to get information on student services programs. Join us for free giveaways, music and more! More information on time and location coming soon!
 
  
  
Financial Aid Office, Student Services Center, Room 309
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

Brentwood Campus
Room 2
Monday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon & 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 2;00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon                                                                                                                  
LMC Foundation Scholarships Awarded Soon!
Students that applied for an LMC Foundation Scholarship will be notified through InSite student email in late April on the status of their applications.

SAVE THE DATE:
The LMC Foundation Scholarship Ceremony and Donor Recognition Reception will be on Friday, May 19, 2017.  More information coming soon!  

Stem Scholarship extended
STEM Scholarship - Deadline extended
The application deadline for the LMC STEM Scholarship has been extended to Friday, March 31, 2017.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.losmedanos.edu/scholarships/4lmc.asp
 
Transfer Scholarships
  • Blackhawk Women's Scholarship Fund - $5000. Deadline: March 18
For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.losmedanos.edu/scholarships/transfer.asp.
 
Local Scholarships 
  • Contra Costa Association of Realtors Scholarship - $1500 - $2500. Deadline: March 30
  • Sandi Lou Back to School Scholarship - $2500. Deadline: March 24
  • Spotlight on You - $3,000. Deadline: March 24
For more information, additional scholarship opportunities, and to apply visit: http://www.losmedanos.edu/scholarships/localarea.asp
Mount Diablo with snow
 
BRENTWOOD CENTER NEWS  
  
The Brentwood Tutoring Center is now open! 
Get a jump on your studies by taking advantage of free tutoring services in the Center for Academic Support, Room 13.  We offer drop-in peer tutoring in many subject areas, as well as one-on-one reading and writing support services offered by English faculty.  Take a look at the schedule of services posted outside the door to Room 13, or check us out on the  Brentwood Center website. To schedule a one-on-one appointment for reading and writing services, just stop by the front office or call (925) 513-1625. 
 
Thinking of a transfer to CSUEB? 
A representative from CSU East Bay is available at the Brentwood Center several times per semester to meet with students interested in transferring to a CSU.  You can book an appointment in several ways: stop by the office, call the office, or book your appointment online.
   
Visit a state college or university for free!  
Students are picked up at both the Brentwood Center and the Pittsburg campus for bus tours to major colleges such as Sonoma State and Cal Poly. Check out the University Tours web page for schedules and to sign-up.

For assistance or information about all Brentwood services, contact the front office,
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or call (
925) 513-1625.  
 
 
New Brentwood center coming in 2020