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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 11/8/2021

News and Events for the week of November 8

Good Monday Morning, 

Hopefully you all got your extra hour of sleep yesterday by setting your clock back an hour. This week we will be off on Thursday for Veteran’s Day. The Management Team will be busy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday working on ideas to help us fully reengage with our students for Fall 2022 and recover our lost enrollment. We will be engaging all of you in this discussion in January.   

COVID-19 Check-In Process

Last Thursday, we began our formal check-in process for all employees who come to campus. Now all employees need their Cleared4 pass for check-in. There are now two entrances that you will check in through each day – one between the Student Services Building and Holmes Hall and the other between the Sci/Tech Building and Franklin Hall. We are also checking in students, they can pass through, but we are offering for them to go to the temporary Welcome Center in the Student Union Cafeteria area so they can sign up for Cleared4. Effective Monday, November 22, if the student is not cleared through Cleared4 , they will not be allowed to enter campus. We have placed signs throughout campus with this information. Please also let your students know.  

Employee TB Risk Assessment

Many of you received an email from the District late last week that you need to be cleared regarding TB. The District will be sending out forms and instructions shortly to those that need to take a TB Risk Assessment. 

This can be done completely online. The District is also providing options for those who cannot fill out the assessment online. Employees can come to campus on Monday, November 29 and obtain a hard copy form and fill it out, get additional testing through onsite mobile units if needed, and submit it for approval. More information will be sent out shortly from LACC's Safety Officer Shaena Engle.  

Winter 2022

The Winter Schedule is up on the website. You can view our Winter open classes.

Please share this with your students. 

Career Center Workshops

On Tuesday, November 9, our Career Center is hosting an Ace the Job Interview Workshop at 2pm.  Learn how to answer common and difficult job interview questions.

On Wednesday, November 10, our Career Center is hosting a All About Internships Workshop at 2pm. Learn how to get your foot in the door for an internship.

For more information on the above workshop, please contact David Turcotte at turcotdr@lacitycollege.edu. 

VAMA Gallery Exhibition

On Wednesday, November 10, the VAMA Gallery will present “Broke with Expensive Taste,” a two-person exhibition by Los Angeles based artists Jynx Prado and Surge Witron. The opening reception will be held from 4 to 7pm at the VAMA Art Gallery in Da Vinci Hall. The exhibit will be up until December 4.  Prado uses an interdisciplinary practice to question and critique what is natural and artificial within cultures and the world at large. Witron’s explorative process produces works that combine coexistent traditions in abstract painting, gesture and mark making through a process of overlaying, erasing and abrasing. For more information, contact Alex Wiesenfeld at vanagallery@gmail.com.  

Law Careers Night

On Wednesday, November 10, the Law/Administration of Justice Department will host a Law Careers Night beginning at 6:50pm. Attorneys and other law-related professionals will provide insight to students about their areas of specialization.

For more information, contact Camille Goulet at gouletca@lacitycollege.edu.  

Writing Circles

The Writing Support Center has introduced Writing Circles!, online sessions providing students with up to two hours of dedicated writing time and facilitated by a peer tutor. Students can receive help on essays, check out the Writing Support Center for more information.  

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is offering the following events:  
11/09 – Youth Ambassador Workshop 

For all 6th – 12th graders,  CHLA is hosting a Youth Ambassador Workshop on Tuesday, November 9th from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.  The young participants will learn about vaccine science & myths, and have the opportunity to compete for awesome prizes.  

11/11 – English COVID-19 Vaccine Workshop 

This educational COVID-19 Vaccine Workshop workshop will provide information to families to equip them with the tools necessary to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. To become more knowledgeable about COVID-19 and best practices for protection, gain more knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccines, be able to identify discouraging messages or myths about the COVID-19 vaccine and identify sites for vaccination.

11/17 – Spanish Town Hall: COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 -11 

Dr. Carolyn Jennifer Marentes Ruiz from CHLA will be presenting on the COVID-19 vaccine for children and respond to questions and help address concerns. Join via Zoom at 95200680545. 

11/18 – Spanish COVID-19 Vaccine Workshop 

Educational Spanish language COVID-19 Vaccine workshop to provide information to families to equip them with the tools necessary to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. To become more knowledgeable about COVID-19 and best practices for protection, gain more knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccines, be able to identify discouraging messages or myths about the COVID-19 vaccine and identify sites for vaccination.

District Town Hall

Chancellor Rodriguez is having a Town Hall on Monday, November 15 from 12:00noon to 1:30p.m. Information on his Town Hall is forthcoming.  

President's Town Hall

I will have my semi-annual Town Hall on Facilities and Budget on Tuesday, November 30 at 1:00 

December Career Fairs

Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 2 (in-person) and Friday December 3 (virtual) when our Career Center and Workforce and Economic Ed Departments will host two career fairs. Thursday’s in-person fair will be held in the Main Quad from 11am to 3pm, Friday’s Zoom Career Fair at will be held from 9am to 3pm.  


A bit of odd week with the holiday mid- week, but I hope you all enjoy some time off. And if you know a veteran or the family of a deceased veteran, remember to thank them for their service.  

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. Have a wonderful week!

Stay well.
Mary