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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 5/9/2022

News and Events for the week of May 9

Good Monday Morning,  

I hope everyone had a festive Cinco de Mayo. Graduation is almost here, and we are very busy on campus.  

Updates on Board Policies for Masking and Vaccinations

Last Wednesday, the LACCD Board of Trustees voted to rescind and to modify our existing Board Policy 2800 (masking) and Board Policy 2900 (vaccinations). This is an important step forward in our recovery phase from the COVID-19 pandemic that puts the District and the colleges in better alignment with the current health orders and recommendations by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). Here are the updates: 

Masking

Effective June 12, 2022, Board Policy 2800 will be rescinded.  There will no longer be an indoor masking mandate at any of the colleges or at District facilities for employees, students, or visitors. Masking already is not required outdoors and, as of June 12, we will follow the prevailing LACDPH health orders that indoor masking is recommended, but not required.  After June 12, students may wear a mask indoors if they want to and the colleges and the District will continue to provide free, disposable masks upon request and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the campus. 

Vaccinations 

Effective immediately, Board Policy 2900 has been rescinded for students.  All continuing and new students will not have to provide proof of vaccinations or have an approved exemption on file in order to enroll in classes or to access the colleges or District facilities. Weekly COVID testing for students with vaccination exemptions will no longer be required.

Registration is Open for Summer and Fall 2022

Registration for summer classes is in full swing. Both the summer and fall schedule of classes is in the student portal at mycollege.laccd.edu. Please remind your students. Registration for Fall 2022 is underway. 

Students can view registration appointment dates for the Summer and Fall 2022 term by logging on to MyCollege.laccd.edu and clicking on the “Manage Classes” tile followed by the “Enrollment Dates” tab on the left side. If no enrollment date is available, students may register for classes when open enrollment starts.

View Open Classes for Summer

View Open Classes for Fall

COVID-19 Testing at LACC

We will continue to offer COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the Student Union, first floor.  

In-Person Graduation at the Greek Theater

This June, our graduation will be in person at the Greek Theater. We will be asking everyone to RSVP so that we know how many people will be there. The venue is large enough to accommodate everyone who wants to come, and we will have a very special guest speaker. It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Please make sure you have it on your calendar – Tuesday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. We are inviting graduates from our Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 because they did not get the full benefit of a graduation ceremony.  

Here is what is happening this week: 
Mindfulness Mondays 

Monday, May 9 at 12:30pm 

Zoom ID: 92936805171 

Join us for a guided breathing and relaxation break in the middle of the day to feel relaxed, calm, and centered. For more information contact Joseph J. Exnowski, phone 323.953.4000; email exnowsjj@lacitycollege.edu.  

Transfer Workshop - All About the CSU 

Monday, May 9 at 3pm 

Zoom - register at  

https://laccd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ld-ipqDoqH9dfhJEfkxIHi4XjLZx9EJbE 

This workshop will cover various aspects of preparing to transfer to a California State University (CSU).  For more information, contact Charnnel Ellis at 323.953.4000 ext. 2215, elliscs@laccd.edu.  

Virtual Career Fair 

Tuesday, May 10 - Business, Law, Humanities and Retail Employers 

Wednesday, May 11 - Social and Behavioral Sciences, STEM and Health Science Employers 

Thursday, May 12 - Arts and Entertainment Employers 

11am to 1pm. 

Join us for this virtual Career Fair 

Register at tinyurl.com/89ky5x45 

For more information, contact David Turcotte at turcotdr@lacitycollege.edu.  

Dean’s Honors Tea 

Tuesday May 10 at noon 

Student Union Building, 3rd floor Multipurpose Room 

Congratulations to all of our Dean’s Honors students! I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.  

Student Workshop - Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol and Drug Abuse 

Tuesday, May 10 at 12:30pm 

Zoom ID: 92936805171 

In this workshop students will learn the warning signs of substance abuse. For more information, contact Joseph J. Exnowski, phone: 323-953-4000 x 2274; email: exnowsjj@lacitycollege.edu

Transfer Workshop - All About the CSU 

Wednesday,  May 11 at 11:30am 

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor Computer Lab 

This workshop will cover various aspects of preparing to transfer to a California State University (CSU).  For more information, contact Charnnel Ellis at 323.953.4000 ext. 2215, elliscs@laccd.edu.  

Career Workshop - Resume Workshop 

Wednesday, May 11 at 1pm 

Zoom, https://laccd.zoom.us/j/6989665512#success 

Join this workshop to learn how to create, update and use modern resume templates. For more information, contact David Turcotte at turcotdr@lacitycollege.edu.  

Psychology Department Hosts Guest Speaker Philip Zimbardo 

Wednesday, May 11 at 1pm 

Live on Zoom 

Register here: https://laccd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrd-2oqT8pHdfS-x_Z21LANiTYSDxpsqD6  

The Psychology Department at LACC has the amazing privilege of hosting world-renowned psychologist Dr. Philip Zimbardo for a special guest lecture. Dr. Zimbardo is most famous for his role in creating The Stanford Prison Experiment. He has gone on to have an illustrious career spanning a lifetime studying various aspects of the human experience, from shyness and cult behavior to the factors that lead some people to evil and others into becoming heroes.  

VAMA Scholarship Recipients Reception  

Wednesday, May 11, 4 to 7pm 

VAMA Gallery, DH 104 

Celebrate our 2022 VAMA Scholarship Recipients at our Opening Reception. 

Transfer Workshop - Financial Aspects of Transferring 

Thursday, May 12 at 4pm 

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor Computer Lab 

This workshop will cover the financial costs and process for applying for university admission. For more information, contact Charnnel Ellis at 323.953.4000 ext. 2215, elliscs@laccd.edu.  

Theatre Academy Presents Lobby Hero 

Thursday, May 12 at 8pm 

The Portico Stage, Theater Arts, free, donation of $10 suggested 

What happens when emotions come in conflict with principles, and how do choices under pressure define who we really are? The lobby of a Manhattan apartment building is much more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation. It’s a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds. A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop, and her unpredictable partner in a play from the 2017 Oscar-winning writer of Manchester by the Sea. Also playing May 18th and 20th.  

Theatre Academy Presents The Taming 

Friday, May 13 at 8pm 

The Portico Stage, Theater Arts, free, donation of $10 suggested 

In this hilarious, raucous, all-female “power-play” inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator’s aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically accurate ether trip. Also playing May 17 and 21.  

Theatre Academy Presents Vanities 

Saturday, May 14 at 8pm 

The Portico Stage, Theater Arts, free, donation of $10 suggested 

This bittersweet comedy is an astute, snapshot-sharp chronicle of the lives of three Texas girls. In 1963, Joanne, Kathy, and Mary are aggressively vivacious cheerleaders. Five years later in their college sorority house, they are confronting their futures with nervous jauntiness. In 1974, they reunite briefly in New York. Their lives have diverged and their friendship, which once thrived on assumptions as well-coordinated as sweater sets, is strained and ambiguous. Old-time banter rings false. Their attempts at honest conversation only show they can no longer afford to have very much in common. Also playing May 16 and 19.  

Contact the Box Office for all three plays at 323.953.4000 ext. 2990 or boxoffice@lacitycollege.edu.  

Save the Date! 

May 25 - Armenian Republic Day and Inauguration of the LACC Armenian Language & Literature Certificate Program 

Join LACC students, staff, faculty, administration, and local community and campus partners in an honorary ribbon cutting ceremony, the unveiling of the LACC Armenian Language & Literature Certificate official artwork banner created by artist Arpi Krikorian, and celebratory festivities.    

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/LACCArmenian


BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. If we can be of any help, please let us know.  

Have a wonderful week. 

Stay connected.
Mary