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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 5/23/2022

News and Events for the week of May 23

Good Monday Morning, 

Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s Classified Appreciation Week. We had something every day Monday through Friday. If you missed Friday’s Classified Coffee Break, then you missed getting your new LACC mug. They are available beginning tomorrow in the mail room. Thank you to the LACC Management Team for organizing every event and for participating every day – including the clean-up. We appreciate our classified staff and all that you do for us every day. 

Last Week's Special Town Hall

Last Thursday at our Special Town Hall we learned first-hand what it is like on the ground in East Buffalo, New York. And we discussed the feelings around the killings that took place in both East Buffalo and Laguna Woods. In a grocery store and in a church – both places you should feel safe. We are organizing a drive for toiletries and other donations for East Buffalo. And so that we do not forget the suffering after the cameras are gone, we will continue to ask ourselves, “What are we doing for East Buffalo?” Thank you to Dr. Day and her amazing team for putting together the Special Town Hall so thoughtfully and so quickly.

In-Person Graduation

We are just two weeks away from our in-person graduation at the Greek Theater. We will be asking everyone to RSVP so that we know how many people will be there. We will have a very special guest speaker who I hope we can officially announce this week. 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 so they want to get the full effect of a graduation ceremony if they choose to do so.

Registration Open for Summer and Fall

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. There are still classes open for this summer session and registration for Fall 2022 is underway. Effective for Summer 2022 classes, students are no longer required to have a vaccination or exception in order to attend classes on campus. 

Students can view their registration appointment dates for the Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 terms 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. Please remind your students.

View Open Classes for Summer

View Open Classes for Fall

Register to Vote

Are you signed up to vote? You can register to vote at registertovote.ca.gov. You can also view the Easy Voter Guide at easyvoterguide.org. Today (Monday 5/23) is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the June Primary. If you are at least 18 years old, you should register to vote… and vote!

Budget and Facilities Town Hall

Next week, on Tuesday, May 31, Dr. Lancaster and I will be holding an in person Budget and Facilities Town Hall from 12:00noon until 1:30 on the third floor of the Student Union in the Multipurpose Room. We will have a light lunch. All are invited. We will have it on Zoom as well if you cannot make it to campus. You will not want to miss this because Dr. Lancaster will be showing renderings of the new Cafeteria (starts construction in Fall 2022 and will open in Fall 2023); the new Theater; the new Cesar Chavez building; the new Central Quad; and the new grand walk from Central Campus to North Campus.

Tenured Faculty Celebration

On Wednesday, June 1 at 12:00 noon, we will celebrate our newly tenured faculty. This is always a fun gathering of faculty, college presidents, and district administration to welcome our new fully tenured faculty.

We have a very busy week of activities ahead. Here is what is happening this week:
Mindfulness Mondays

Monday, May 23 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.

Online Evening Concert: LACC Choirs

Monday, May 23 at 6pm

Watch on the LACC Music Department’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/herbalpertmusiccenter

Join us for performances from the LACC College Choir and Philharmonic Choir. For more information, please contact herbalpertmusiccenter@gmail.com.

Black Graduation Celebration

Tuesday, May 24 at 3pm

First AME Church of Los Angeles

2270 South Harvard, Los Angeles, CA 90018

Please join us for our 12th Annual Black Graduation Celebration. There will also be an after party from 5 to 6:30pm. You can register to attend at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekUW-dX8ZxSw30-y8CwbP9hs3acFP52yUeycG-etgXCIYhJw/closedform. For more information, contact Dr. Nyree Berry at berrynr@lacitycollege.edu.

Evening Concert: Jazz Band & Jazz Combos

Tuesday, May 24 at 6 pm

Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall, Herb Alpert Music Center

Members of the public must have email confirmation from the Visitor Check-In Survey: https://forms.office.com/r/btU52fgyhF.

Join us for the final performance of the semester for the LACC Jazz Band and Jazz Combos. For more information, please contact the LACC Music Staff at herbalpertmusiccenter@gmail.com.

LAUSD: SSP Pathways to College Celebration

Wednesday, May 25 at 10am

Student Union, 3rd floor Multipurpose Room

Join us for an in-person celebration for more than 100 graduating Foster Youth seniors who will be attending a college or trade school in the Fall 2022 semester.

For more information, contact the Guardian Scholars Office.

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

Wednesday, May 25 at 11:30am

Main Quad, LACC Campus

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.

7th Annual LACC Cinema/TV Awards Show

Wednesday, May 25 at 3:00pm

Dick Clark Studios (limited seating)

Live Stream: (241) LACC TV - YouTube

VAMA Lecture: Vivian Kleiman and Jennifer Camper

Wednesday, May 25 at 6pm

Register to view the film at www.eventbrite.com/e/334918228437

Attend Q & A via Zoom at https://laccd.zoom.us/j/94369675821

Join us for a virtual Q & A with NO STRAIGHT LINES director Vivian Kleiman and comic artist Jennifer Camper. NO STRAIGHT LINES tells the story of five scrappy and pioneering cartoonists who depicted events including the AIDS crisis, coming out, same-sex marriages and themes of race, gender and disability.

Evening Concert: Jazz Band & Jazz Combos

Wednesday, May 25 at 7 pm

Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall, Herb Alpert Music Center

Members of the public must have email confirmation from the Visitor Check-In Survey: https://forms.office.com/r/btU52fgyhF

Join us for the final performance of the semester by the students completing the Applied Music Program. For more information, please contact the LACC Music Staff at herbalpertmusiccenter@gmail.com.

Veteran’s Commencement Celebration

Friday, May 27 at 12noon

Holmes Hall, Lecture Hall 6

Please join us as we honor our Veterans who are graduating

End of Year Undocu Celebration

Friday, May 27 at 12noon

Student Union 2nd floor Conference Room

Please join us as we celebrate our undocumented students

Mi Gente Graduation Ceremony

Sunday, June 5 at 4pm

East Los Angeles College

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park

Join us for the inaugural Mi Gente Graduation Ceremony. RSVP  by Friday, May 20 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mi-gente-graduation-celebration-tickets-288015190187

New policies for masking and vaccinations for students:
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.

COVID-19 Testing

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


All of the graduation excitement is in the air. A lot of activities and I am attending everything I can. I wish I could do them all!

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. Almost to finals week!

Have a wonderful week.
Mary