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Valley Weekly - March 28-April 3, 2022

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Valley Star Newspaper, The Crown Magazine & Student Journalists Wins State Awards

LAVC's Valley Star student run newspaper, The Crown student magazine, and several student journalists recently won awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges statewide conference.

The Valley Star won General Excellence—its highest award—for its online publication, thevalleystarnews.com. The Star was one of five publications to win the award, competing against some 30 colleges from around the state. The Crown, Valley College’s magazine, also won General Excellence. 

LAVC student journalists took home two first place, three second place, two third place, three fourth place and one honorable mention in the individual awards competition. The following is a full list of individual award winners:

  • Stephen Castaneda - First Place, Environmental Portrait.
  • Luis Flores - Fourth Place, Feature Photo.
  • Vickie Guzman - Third Place, Informational Graphic.
  • Jack Kelly - Fourth Place, Critical Review.  
  • Ava Rosate - Second Place, Environmental Portrait & Second Place, Sports Photo Feature Story.
  • Matthew Royer - Fourth Place, Opinion Writing.
  • Arevik Saroyan - Third Place, Online Photo Story & Honorable Mention, News Photo. 
  • Solomon Smith - First Place, Photo Story Essay & Second Place, News Photo.

Don't Forget! Masks are Still Required Indoors

Masks are required indoors on-campus for students, employees and visitors until further notice in accordance with Board Policy 2800. Free, disposable surgical-style (medical) masks are available at the entrance of every campus building. To read more, check the LACCD Vaccination, Testing and Screening Information.


COVID-19 Testing Appointments for Students & Employees

Monday, March 28 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Tuesday, March 29 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. &
Wednesday, March 30 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Engineering 100 (view map)

Biocept is offering weekly COVID-19 testing at LA Valley College for students and employees (by appointment only) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Schedule your appointment using your private Cleared4 account link. For more information, visit the LACCD Vaccination & Testing Requirements.


Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits Distribution

Monday, March 28 from 8:45 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.,
Tuesday, March 29 from 8:45 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 30 from 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., &
Friday, April 1 from 8:45 - 12:30 p.m.

Music Recital Hall Ticket Window, Music Building (view map)

Wednesday, March 30 from 12:30 - 6:30 p.m., &
Friday, April 1 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Outreach Tent in Parking Lot A (view map)

Students and employees can get two FREE Covid-19 at-home rapid antigen testing kits per person each week; Theatre & Music students can pick up 3 kits per student, per week. Please show your student ID or employee ID when picking up your kits. For more information, check the LAVC Covid-19 Antigen Home Testing Kit Distribution.


Spring 2022 Late-Start Monarch Registration Day

Wednesday, March 30 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Student Services Plaza (view map)

Want to register for a late start Spring class? Want to see a counselor? Need enrollment assistance? Come join us our In-Person Monarch Registration Days on March 30 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Student Services Plaza. Get a FREE Subway lunch (while supplies last), get a campus tour, meet campus representatives, and meet Liam the Lion!


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, March 30 from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., &
Friday, April 1 from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Parking Lot A (view map)

Get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster dose and a $150 LAVC Bookstore gift cards at our Vaccine Clinic! The clinic offers the Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+), Janssen (ages 18+), and Pfizer Pediatric (ages 5-11) vaccines. Only LAVC students and employees are eligible to receive a $150 Bookstore Gift Card with each on-campus vaccine or booster dose. Appointments are available and walks-up are welcomed. Check the LAVC Vaccination Clinics for details.


Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop

Wednesday, March 30 at 1 p.m.
Online (Zoom)

Feeling overwhelmed? Come join Tarzana Treatment Centers for ideas and strategies on how to recognize and manage Stress and Anxiety.   Expect to gain skills on mindfulness, grounding, and coping, to better handle daily challenges to your mental wellbeing. Register for this Stress and Anxiety Management Zoom Workshop.


Cesar E. Chavez Day Holiday

Thursday, March 31

The campus is closed for the Cesar Chavez Day holiday. Classes are not in session on Friday, April 1, but most campus offices and services will reopen.


Non-Instruction Day (No Classes)

Friday, April 1

Los Angeles Valley College will have a non-instruction day on Friday, April 1. Classes are not in session, but most college services are open. 


Valley Fit Friday: Walk N' Roll

Friday, April 1 at 2 p.m.
North Mall, next to Student Union (view map)

Walking can help increase your overall sense of wellbeing.  Join Student Health Education for a walk around our campus. Let's explore the beauty of our Tree Campus USA® recognized campus. Water and light snack will be provided. For more information, visit the LAVC Student Health Center Wellness Calendar


Spring Break

Saturday, April 2 - Friday, April 8

Spring Break 2022 is held from April 2-8. In addition, there is Cesar Chavez holiday on Thursday, March 31 and a non-instruction day on Friday, April 1. Classes are not in session during Spring Break, but some campus offices and services are scheduled to be open. Please contact offices directly to learn their Spring Break hours of operation. Saturday classes resume on Saturday, April 9, and day and evening classes resumes on Monday, April 11. The college will resume its normal hours of operation on Monday, April 11.


Announcement for Students

FREE Tickets to the Musical Hadestown‚Äč

Join the Humanities & Communications Career & Academic Pathway (CAP) for a day at the theater to see the musical Hadestown. Free tickets to the first 50 students to sign up (deadline is 5/7)! Bus transportation will be provided. For more information and the safety requirements, check the Hadestown Musical Trip Flier.

Get Your FREE Metro GoPass at the Business Office

Did you know that as an LAVC student, you're eligible for a FREE Metro GoPass? You can to ride all buses and trains operated by Metro from now until December 31, 2022...at no cost!  To pick up your free pass, just stop by the LAVC Business Office with your picture ID. Learn more about the Metro GoPass.


Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, April 6 from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Parking Lot A &
Friday, April 8 from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Parking Lot A,

Get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster dose and a $150 LAVC Bookstore gift cards at our Vaccine Clinic! The clinic offers the Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+), Janssen (ages 18+), and Pfizer Pediatric (ages 5-11) vaccines. Only LAVC students and employees are eligible to receive a $150 Bookstore Gift Card with each on-campus vaccine or booster dose. Appointments are available and walks-up are welcomed. Check the LAVC Vaccination Clinics for details.

COVID-19 PCR Testing for Students & Employees

Monday, April 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Engineering 100,
Tuesday, April 12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Engineering 100 &
Wednesday, April 13 from 12-5 p.m. in Engineering 100

Biocept is offering COVID-19 testing at LA Valley College for students and employees (by appointment only) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Engineering 100. Schedule your appointment using your private Cleared4 account link. For other testing locations/dates, check the Districtwide COVID Testing schedule. For more info, visit the LACCD Vaccination & Testing Requirements.

Art Faculty Lecture Series with Professors David Bishop & Jenene Nagy

Wednesday, April 13 from 12 noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom

Please join the LAVC Art Department for an Art Faculty Lecture Series with Professors David Bishop and Jenene Nagy on April 13 on Zoom. This event is open to all LAVC students. Art faculty present their work and research. Student participants are invited to make an artwork in response to the lecture, which will be included in the 2022 Annual Student Art exhibition hosted by the LAVC Art Gallery.

 


LACCD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please use the links above to contact the event organizer as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event.