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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 5/6/2019

News and Events for the week of May 6

Good Monday Morning:

As we enter the second week of May, our campus is buzzing with activity. Please mark your calendars for our graduation ceremony where we will be celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2019 on June 4 at 5pm at the amazing Greek Theatre. This week we will be providing a graduation newsletter to students with all of the information they will need for graduation.

  • For most of last week, Dr. Lancaster, Dr. Badaylan, Dr. Wanner and I attended the ACCJC accreditation training and information conference in San Francisco. It was good for us to see and hear the differences in our accreditation commission.
  • On Tuesday our Communication Studies Department hosted City Tales – Storytelling Event. Original stories around the theme of “Truth or Dare” were shared by students, alumni and faculty.
  • Also last Tuesday, April 30th the Visual and Media Arts Department hosted an Artist Lecture featuring photographer George Rodriguez. His photography exhibits have included film premieres, farm-worker strikes, album covers, celebrity portraits and civil rights marches.
  • Wednesday had our Cinema & TV department welcoming director and screenwriter Jennifer Lynch for their guest lecture series. Lynch has directed episodes of a variety of television series including The Walking Dead, American Horror Stories, The Last Ship, and Hawaii Five-0. She also wrote and directed feature films including Boxing Helena, Surveillance and Chained.
  • On Thursday our Department of Chemistry & Earth Sciences hosted UCLA Professor Hosea Nelson, Ph.D., for a lecture as part of their Chem City Seminars – from Community College to the Academy: Life Liberty, and the Pursuit of New Chemical Reactions.


Pop-up Food Pantry (Every Monday and Thursday)

Please be sure your students know that our Pop-up Food Pantry, located in front of the Student Union, usually is ready to distribute between 10:30am until around 12:30 pm, or until the food is gone. We are feeding over 2,000 each week on just these two days.

LA LGBT Center Housing Navigator (Every Monday at 12pm in AD108)

The LA LGBT Center Housing Navigator provides resources and assists any and all students in need of housing. For more information, please contact The Genderversity and Multicultural Center (323) 953-4000 ext. 2463; email:

Student Workshop: Suicide Awareness

This student workshop will helps our students learn the difference between suicidal ideation and someone who is actively planning to harm themselves. Students become aware of the behavior of someone who is at risk for suicide and they learn how to communicate with and refer friends or family members to counseling professionals who can help them. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 7 at 12:30pm in the Student Union 2nd Floor Conference Room, hosted by the Life Skills Center/Health and Wellness. For more information, please contact Joe Exnowski (323) 953-4000 ext. 2274, email:

Student Concert Series

On Wednesday, May 8 at 7 pm, the HAMC Student Concert Series will present Contemporary Ensembles in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall in HAMC210.

Theatre Academy Presents Hot L Baltimore

The residents of a dilapidated old hotel, from which the “e” in the hotel sign is missing—hence the name, Hot L Baltimore, are contemplating an uncertain future after the hotel is condemned and scheduled for demolition. Their conversations and challenges play out in the lobby of what was once an elegant residence for the inhabitants who each have a very personal relationship to the Hotel Baltimore and to their neighbors living in it, making the upcoming demolition troubling and worrisome. See our Theatre Academy students in this play this Thursday, May 9; Friday, May 10 and Saturday May 11 at 7 pm with a matinee performance on Saturday, May 11 at 2 pm.  There are also shows next week. Purchase tickets via the link at


  • On Tuesday, May 14, at 7pm, the Music Department will host a Student Showcase as part of their Evening Concert Series. The event will be held in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall, HAMC 210.
  • On Tuesday, May 14 from noon to 2pm we will be hosting the Dean’s Honor Tea in the Student Union Building, 3rd floor multipurpose room and patio.
  • On Wednesday, May 15, at 11am, the Guardian Scholars Program will host a Foster Care Awareness Month Resource Fair in the main quad area.
  • On Wednesday, May 15 from 12noon to 2pm there will be an Eco-Fair at the New Park by the MLK Library.
  • On Wednesday, May 15, at 6pm, the Visual & Media Arts Department will present another installment of their Artist Lecture Series featuring contemporary visual artist and art educator April Bey. The event will be held in CHEM 3, Chemistry basement lecture hall.
  • On Wednesday, May 15 at 7pm the Music Department will host a jazz band concert in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall, HAMC 210.
  • The Theatre Academy Presents Hot L Baltimore on Thursday, May 16, Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 7pm and a matinee on Saturday, May 18 at 2pm.
  • On Thursday, May 16, at 7:30pm, the Yamaha Artist Concert Series will present pianist Milen Kirov, an award-winning Bulgarian-American performer, composer and educator. The event will be held in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall, HAMC 210. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door and $15 student rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to each concert. Tickets can be purchased at

As you finish these last few weeks of class, please let us know if any of your students need extra help to get them through the term. To the successful completion of the students at Los Angeles City College… The City’s College.

Have a great week!

Mary Gallagher

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


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