In the Loop (Students)

Overview

Student in the Loop
Nov. 16-20

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Long Beach City College’s Student In the Loop is a weekly email to keep LBCC students aware of upcoming events, workshops, registration dates and other helpful information.​

Student Loop COVID-19

Student Health Screenings Moved to Online Process

LBCC moved the student health screenings before they arrive to campus for essential lab classes to an online process. On the day of the class, an e-mail will be sent to students who are taking essential labs (Automotive, Construction, Computer and Office Studies, Culinary Arts, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Electrical, EMT, Horticulture, Medical Assist and Integration, Metal Fab/Welding, Nutrition, and Vocational and Registered Nursing) with a link to answer health questions. If answers give no indication of COVID symptoms, students will receive a date-stamped certification to display on their phone upon classroom entry.

COVID-19 Resources Page to Move

Please note that as of Mon., Nov. 30, 2020, the COVID-19 information webpage will be located in the Resources section of the LBCC homepage. There, you will find the latest updates and protocols for Long Beach City College students, staff, faculty and the community.

LBCC’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Website

LBCC has established a Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for updates pertaining to students, faculty and staff. Please also refer to this link for resources and updates.

Student Loop Events

LBCC Celebrates Native American History Month

LBCC will honor Native American Heritage Month with virtual events and efforts to recognize the land, the history and culture of tribal communities and American Indian Nations. Join at 5:30 p.m., on Wed., Nov. 18 for a Drum & PowWow Performance via Zoom at https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/96785029431. “Survival is Decolonization” will begin at 12:30 p.m., on Thurs., Nov. 19 for a brief analysis to understand the Earth and the connection to climate change. Go to: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94358209823 to Zoom. Email lolmos@lbcc.edu for more details and information on other events held in November.

Facebook Live Event with Angel Theory from AMC’s, The Walking Dead – Wed, Nov. 18

Join the Facebook Live discussion with actor Angel Theory on Intersectionality and her groundbreaking character Kelly on “The Walking Dead.” The event will take place on Wed., Nov. 18, starting at 12:30 p.m. Watch the event live at www.LBCC.edu or www.Facebook.com/LBCityCollege. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Mike Muñoz, Vice President, Student Services.

Amplify Your Voice Series – Tue, Nov. 24

For Seeking Help is a Strength, Not a Weakness is a candid conversation for LBCC students to share their truths and hopes. Hosted by Dr. Erainia Freeman and Shyra Compton on Tues., Nov. 24 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Zoom meeting ID: 993 2163 1521. For more information, please reach out to Sergio at sgrimaldi@lbcc.edu.
 

Virtual Art Show Examines Tribulations of 2020: Nov. 3 – Dec. 10

Who can be trusted to filter and distill the truth in all that is 2020? Artists. “2020 – SCREAM” is the next virtual show of the LBCC Art Gallery, from Nov. 3 – Dec. 10, all in one online place, @lbccartgallery1 on Instagram. Murals and works in varying media will be considered if you would like to submit your work. Send image in jpg format to tnorris@lbcc.edu. Please include the following information: Name of artist, Title of work, Date of work (must be 2020), materials/media and dimensions.

Student Loop Workshops

Don’t Forget to Check the LBCC Calendar for Upcoming Workshops

In response to the campus closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increase in valuable and interesting virtual workshops arranged for LBCC students. Please be sure to visit the LBCC calendar section at www.LBCC.edu for details.

Healthy Viking Mental Health Workshop Series

Learn skills and tools to improve your emotional well-being and create balance in your life. All workshops on Wednesdays will be facilitated/co-facilitated by Mental Health Clinician Daisy Cook, LCSW, and MSW Interns. All Zoom workshops are open to all LBCC enrolled students at Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/97788430797?pwd=TkJ5VEVuczBVVmllRDltNWQyamtpQT09 Meeting ID: 977 8843 0797 from 2 – 3 p.m. Wednesday: Nov. 18 (Gratitude – A tool for Happiness).

Earn a Certificate by Attending Undocu Ally Training

Become an Ally for undocumented students and create a positive learning environment by attending training sessions Nov. 17 (part 1) & Nov. 19 (part 2), 10 – 11:30 a.m. Register here for the series. Topics such as immigration history, federal and state laws, and what it means to be an Ally for undocumented students at LBCC, will be covered. Certificates will be given to those who complete both parts
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYode-rrjgrGdDPnhtSP5ql2_sYtjy5tuj7

Black+ Mental Health+ Matters Virtual Workshop – Mon, Nov. 23

This workshop is designed to be a place of refuge for Black students to be seen and heard, collectively and individually. It equips students with tools to help them heal and thrive, connecting with culturally specific mental health resources. This workshop will take place from 3 – 4 p.m., on Mon. Nov. 23. Link to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-mental-health-matters-at-long-beach-community-college-tickets-128189852299 For questions, contact sgrimaldi@lbcc.edu.

Student Loop Information

Express Your Voice About LBCC Online Learning

LBCC is conducting a survey about your experiences with online learning. The survey will take approximately five minutes of your time and responses will be used to better support students during this time. Click here ASAP to participate in the survey. For questions, please contact hvanvolkinburg@lbcc.edu.

Curbside Flu Vaccine Free to LBCC Students

Call Student Health Services at (562) 938-4210 to schedule your free flu shot offered Nov. 16, 18, 30 and Dec. 2 and 7 at PCC. How it works: 1. Go to https://healthyviking.lbcc.edu/ to sign in your student portal 2. click on point and click 3. confirm birthday 4. click forms tab 5. click Student Health Center Flu Consent 2020/2021. Available by appointment only.

Order See’s to Help Child Development Centers & Learning Labs

See’s Candy can be ordered online through Wed., Dec. 4 and delivered to your home. All proceeds benefit the early childhood education programs at the LBCC Child Development Centers. Questions? Call (562) 938-3080.

Introduction to Automotive Technology Available Over Winter

This free, non-credit course covers the principles of the operation of the modern automobile, maintenance and repair at the owner-operator level. Consumer awareness is emphasized for this course running Jan. 4 – Feb.6, 2021. Register today at www.LBCC.edu/adult-education

Winter Session to Offer Free ESL Classes Online

Free online English as a Second Language classes will be offered during LBCC’s Winter session, Jan. 4 – Feb. 6, 2021. Reading skills, English grammar, conversation and more are available. Register today by calling (562)938-3037 or emailing dd140-esl@lbcc.edu. Call (562)938-3248 or email aep@lbcc.edu if in need of technology and/or internet access.

Supplies Available for Long Beach Parents Starting Fri, Nov. 6

Supplies will be available to Long Beach families and Long Beach-based licensed child care/education providers via funding from the federal CARES Act (including diapers, wipes, diaper cream, and formula) will be accessible weekly on Fridays starting on Fri., Nov. 6. Click here to find out exact locations and times of distribution. Click here for more information and resources.

Class of 2020 Commencement Program Available for Download

Because we were not able to gather in person for the 2020 Commencement Ceremony, the traditional Commencement program was not printed. However, we would like to share with you the electronic version of the program, featuring the names of candidates from Summer and Fall 2019 and Spring of 2020. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Registration Start Date Announced for Spring 2021 at LBCC

The Spring 2021 Class Schedule is being updated and priority registration will begin Nov. 23, 2020. The semester will be held Feb. 8 – June 9 with some labs in-person and a full class schedule of online offerings. More detail on class offerings and registration will be available soon at www.LBCC.edu.

Transfer Application Assistance Labs Via Zoom

During the labs held throughout the month, the Transfer Center staff can answer general application questions in a group format to benefit other students in the room with similar questions.  Students may also opt to enter private individual Zoom breakout rooms to share their application screen with transfer staff and ensure information privacy. Students should attempt to begin their application before attending the lab. For questions, please email transferacademy@lbcc.edu or call (562) 938-4670 or (562) 938-3916.

Transfer Bootcamp Workshops

Transfer Center Bootcamps will cover CSU and UC admissions requirements, application filing periods and deadlines, a sample application timeline with milestones, Associates Degree for Transfer definition and benefits, CSULB Local Area Preference, CSULB Major Specific Requirements, private and out-of-state transfer tips, essential transfer resources (e.g. assist.org, UC transfer pathways and UC Transfer Admissions Planner), and decreasing transfer anxiety. For dates and times, email transferacademy@lbcc.edu or call (562) 938-4670 or (562) 938-3916.

Fall 2021 Transfer Application Filing Periods Announced

The application period has officially started for CSU and UC transfer students. CSU Fall 2021: Oct. 1 – Dec. 4. UC Fall 2021 Transfer: Nov. 1 – Nov. 30. Private and Out-of-State filing periods will vary. Attend a Transfer Center Workshop or Lab to learn more.

Student Health Services Now on Canvas

Colleagues and students can now see Student Health Services events at this link and may also enroll in automatic notifications for events and workshops through your Viking Portal. From the portal, go to “Student Health Services” and click on “enroll.” For more information email sgrimaldi@lbcc.edu

Important Info When You Register for Classes

Are you planning to register for Winter or Spring courses? If so, your professors have important messages regarding your classes. For specific course information, you will need to click on “Class Number” or the notepad icon under “Class Notes.” Within these areas, you’ll find important information from LBCC on the course. Please make sure you read this info carefully as it varies from class to class. It may include information such as details on the course, orientations, real-time scheduled meetings, exam dates, or other special requirements.

Apply Today for the Honors Program

The Honors Program serves highly-motivated students who plan to transfer to competitive academic programs. Program participants can enroll in smaller honors classes that fulfill general education requirements and may get priority admission to a variety of universities. Students should maintain a 3.25 GPA. Apply online at https://www.lbcc.edu/honors or call the office for more information: (562) 938-4354.

LBCC Scholarship Application Now Open

The 2021-2022 LBCC Scholarship Application is open now and the deadline is at 4 p.m., on Thurs., Dec. 3, 2020. In order to use the scholarship application system, please note that you must be active with the college, have an LBCC ID Number and an email address (not shared with another LBCC student) listed in Viking Portal. If you have any questions you may call the Scholarship Department at (562) 938-4267 or email scompton@lbcc.edu.

Locating Nutrition & Dietetics Courses in Class Schedule

When looking for Nutrition and Dietetics classes when registering for the Fall semester, please look for “NUTR” in the Schedule of Classes, instead of the previous “FN.”

New LBCC Chat Hub Feature to Assist Students

If you have questions for Admissions and Records, Counseling, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, Student Technology Help Desk, Transfer Center or the Welcome Center, check out the new LBCC Chat Hub to get your questions answered by the LBCC team.

Student Technology Help Desk Fall Hours, Student Live Chat, & More!

Please note that the Fall hours for the Student Technology Help Desk (STHD) have been extended to the following: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m & Saturday 10a.m. – 2p.m. Contact the STHD sthd@lbcc.edu, (562) 938-4250, or Live Chat www.lbcc.edu/sthd. Visit the STHD online for technology how-to guides and more www.lbcc.edu/sthd. There is also a 24-hour Canvas Support Hotline that students can call at 1 (844) 602-6284.

Student Emergency Aid Applications Now Open

The LBCC Student Emergency Aid Application is now open. Receive support across many departments: financial aid/cash aid; food support; transportation assistance; technology loan program; and mental health support. Please note that there is no more cash aid available for Fall 2020. Students must apply for the Fall 2020 Aid Application to receive detailed information.

Free Tutoring and more

Confused about one of your classes? Need a little extra help? Want to take your understanding to the next level? Tutoring is free for all students taking at least one class at LBCC and is available for a variety of subjects. Check out the online tutoring schedule today! The Learning and Academic Resources Department can also help you develop study skills with online videos and study skill downloads

Virtual Choirs Concert

Enjoy this virtual performance of “Hark, I Hear the Hearts Eternal,” a traditional American song, arranged by Mark Hayes, directed by Skye Angulo, and presented by the Long Beach City College Choirs.

Watch Long Beach City College Virtual Choir – “Stars I Shall Find”

Click here to watch the LBCC Virtual Choir singing “Stars I Shall Find”. This virtual event also features students from the LBCC Dance program.

Student Loop Reminders

Winter 2021 Session Will Be Online

Long Beach City College’s Winter 2021 Session will be held entirely online Jan. 4 – Feb. 6, 2021. Changes to the schedule are currently being made and will be released in September. For more information, please click here.

Instruction to Remain Online for Spring 2021 at LBCC

The Spring 2021 semester, Feb. 8 – June 9, will be held with some essential labs in-person and a full class schedule of online offerings. The Spring Class Schedule is being updated. More detail on class offerings and registration will be available on the College’s website at www.LBCC.edu.