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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 4/15/2019

News and Events for the week of April 15

Good Monday Morning:

It is hard to believe in a couple of weeks we will be in the month of May and starting our year-end activities before graduation. It is a busy and exciting time for us. As we progress through the second half of the semester, please make sure to connect your students with the resources needed to help them successfully complete their classes. If you are not sure where to send a student, the Welcome Center is the place to send them, on the first floor of the Student Services building.

Last Week

We had a Town Hall meeting last Monday afternoon to update the campus on several important items. We discussed what we can do around helping with student basic needs. We will be sending out a short survey today to get campus input. We gave a Facilities update: DaVinci is 85% complete; the Theater will be relocated to the south side of Herb Alpert Music Center and DaVinci Hall; we will begin the upgrade of the Central Plant this summer; and the Landscape will be done as part of the Storm Water project through the bond. The Theater BUG and Landscape BUG will meet within the next couple of weeks. We should have our Wi-Fi upgraded by June and we should have the A/V upgraded in Franklin Hall by August. Deputy Rouzan closed the Town Hall with an update on safety and security and how the Sheriff’s department will enhance the security on campus with additional cadets deployed in the Sci-Tech building on the first floor and the Student Union building on the first floor. They will also be taking report of all incidents that occur on campus.

Dodger Day Fundraiser

The District is planning a District-wide fundraiser that will be an LACCD Dodger Day on Sunday, September 22nd – the game is at 1:00. More details to come.

English Department Book Fair and Bake Sale

The English Department is holding its annual Book Fair and Bake Sale this week, April 15th-18th from 8am to 5pm in JH 317. There are plenty of new and used books for sale. And also plenty of tasty treats for sale. Students, Faculty, and Staff are welcome! For more information, please contact Jeff Hicks (ext. 2709) or Kylowna Moton (ext. 1714) or email:

Pop-up Food Pantry (Every Monday and Thursday)

Back this week for our students are the fresh fruits and vegetables and other foods in our Pop-up Food Pantry located in front of the Student Union. Students can come to pick up food around 11am until we run out-usually around 12:30pm. We will be back on Thursday again, too. Please let your students know.

Point Foundation Scholarship Information Session

The Point Foundation will be presenting their program and scholarships at LACC for all LGBTQ+ students on Monday, April 15 at 1pm in the Genderversity and Multicultural Center, AD 108. The Point Foundation Scholarship provides: up to $3,700 in financial award; support and advice from a Point Alum who will serve as a “coach”; admissions counseling and financial education at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles; and access to Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni, and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed.

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

LA LGBT Center Housing Navigator provides resources and assists students in need of housing. This housing representative is a resource for ALL students at LACC including students who identify as LGBTQ. For more information, please contact The Genderversity and Multicultural Center (323) 953-4000 ext. 2463; email:

Writing Contest

The submission deadline for our Annual Writing Contest is Tuesday, April 16th at 12noon, delivered to the LACC English/ESL Department, Jefferson Hall 301. Scholarships are awarded for the best in Short Story, Poetry, and ESL Writing (Short Story or Poetry). The English/ESL Department at LACC holds this annual writing contest for all students enrolled at the college during the spring semester of each school year. The English/ESL Department awards first, second, third and honorable mention scholarship prizes in the categories of short story, poetry, and ESL writing. Students must follow and adhere to the guidelines for each contest to be eligible. Winners are notified in late April or early May and will need to make arrangements to attend the Awards Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd in the Student Union. Please let your students know about this great opportunity to showcase their writing talent.

Learn More About the English/ESL Writing Contest

Student Workshop: E.Q. Emotional Intelligence

On Tuesday, April 16th at 12:30pm in the 2nd floor conference room of the Student Union, there will be a workshop on Emotional Intelligence. This is the second of four in our Sexual Assault Awareness Month workshop series. This workshop gives you the secret to a more successful career, fulfilling relationships, and a happier life that are achieved through increasing your emotional intelligence. In this workshop you will be introduced to the interpersonal skills that will help you function at a level where you are able to respond appropriately in any social setting, including stressful ones. For more information, please contact Joe Exnowski at 323-953-4000 ext. 2274 or email:

Denim Day Fair

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the ASG is sponsoring a Denim Day Fair on Tuesday, April 16th in the Quad at 12:30pm. There will be Guest Speakers and a Clothesline Project. Come out and have some fun.

Week 5 of LACC Intramural Soccer

Our Intramural Soccer continues with games on Tuesday, April 16th. Game 1: 1:00pm; Game 2: 2:00pm; Game 3: 3:00pm. LACC Soccer Field. Go teams!

Artist Lecture Series: Deb Klowden Mann

Tuesday, April 16th, from 6pm to 7:30pm in Chem03, LACC's Visual & Media Arts Department presents the fifteenth installment of their Artist Lecture Series with Deb Klowden Mann. Deb Klowden Mann is the owner of Klowden Mann gallery, located in LA’s Culver City arts district. The gallery opened in 2010, with a commitment to focusing on Los Angeles artists. Since that time, the gallery has exhibited at numerous international art fairs, including Zona Maco in Mexico City, Expo Chicago, Art021 in Shanghai, and UNTITLED Miami Beach. Gallery artists include Alexandra Wiesenfeld, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Andrea Chung, Bettina Hubby, Katie Herzog, Rebecca Farr, David Lloyd, Christine Frerichs, Jamison Carter and many others. Before opening the gallery, Klowden Mann was the co-founder and co-editor of No: a journal of the arts in New York, along with celebrated writer Ben Lerner. She is currently on the board of Michelle Dorrance's New York-based dance company Dorrance Dance, and is an occasional co-host on The Conversation podcast with Michael Shaw. She lives in LA with her husband and two children, and is working on a book on endometriosis, chronic illness and feminism in the digital age of pre-apocalyptic enlightenment. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Preger email:

Denim Day is Wednesday, April 17th 
Theater Presentation of the Third Act of Oleanna

Wednesday, April 17th is Denim Day and at 12:45pm, in the Camino Theatre, the Theatre Department will present the third act of "Oleanna", a play about sexual harassment allegations between a student and a teacher. After the performance, there will be a Q&A session about sex discrimination, including discrimination and harassment based on gender, gender identity, and sexual harassment. For more information, please contact Camille Goulet 323-953-4000, ext. 2758 or email:

Herb Alpert Music Center Yamaha Concert Series

On Thursday, April 18th, we will continue with our special Yamaha Series in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall at 7:30pm. Renowned musical artist, David Kaplan, will perform in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall (HAMC 210). David Kaplan has been called “excellent and adventurous” by The New York Times, and praised by the Boston Globe for “grace and fire” at the keyboard. He has appeared as soloist with the Britten Sinfonia at London’s Barbican Centre, at Miami’s Arscht Center with Itzhak Perlman, and in recital at the Ravinia Festival, Sarasota Opera House, Washington’s National Gallery, Music on Main in Vancouver and Strathmore in Baltimore. In the 2017/2018 season, he made his debut at the Berlin Philharmonic, performing Beethoven’s Concerto no. 3 with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Price: $25 advance; $35 at the door; $15 student.  Tickets may be available 30 minutes prior to each concert. To purchase tickets, go to: 

For Faculty & Staff - Review of Scholarship Applications for the Foundation

We are in the process of reviewing scholarship applications to recommend awardees for Foundation scholarships. The Foundation has simplified the process. If you would like to volunteer to review applications, please contact Silvia Martinez at ext. 4011.

  • Earth Day is Monday, April 22, and we will be opening our new “park” area and community garden where the old Men’s Gym was located. Please join us at 12:30 for the official opening.
  • The Music faculty of LACC will have their HAMC Faculty Evening Concert, Thursday, April 25th at 7pm, HAMC 210.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month Movie Night will be on Friday, April 26th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm in Holmes Hall 6. The ASG will be showing the documentary films: “Frat Boys” and “Rape in The Fields.”

We have a lot of great opportunities to see the talents and experience our incredible Los Angeles City College together, it truly is… The City’s College.

Have a great week!

Mary Gallagher