In the Loop (Students)

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Student in the Loop
March 9-13

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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 Information

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 best practices on preventing the spread of the virus.

New Location for LBCC’s Food Pantry – The Viking Vault

The Viking Vaults have moved into a new space! LBCC’s food pantries are now located in E-131 (entrance is on the north side of E) at LAC, and QQ-107 at PCC. Operational hours are Monday – Thursday, from noon – 3 p.m. Daily updates for all of our food distributions like Better Breakfast, Love Markets, and the Viking Vault can be found on our Instagram lbcc_healthyvikings.

Office of Basic Needs

Are you facing challenges securing food or housing and is this affecting your performance at LBCC? Contact the Program Manager of Basic Needs Di Lohay, or Dean of Students Dr. Alisia Kirkwood. Visit the Office of Basic Needs website for more information. Please notify your professor if you are uncomfortable in doing so. This will enable them to provide any resources that they may possess. 

LBCC Supports Undocumented Students

The LBCC Dream Center is dedicated to serving the AB540 and undocumented student population through advocacy, guidance, and support. For more information visit www.lbcc.edu/dream-services or call (562) 938-4151. Counseling services are also available at the Welcome Center: LAC (A-1001) & PCC (AA-101)

LBCC’s Career Center

Explore career interests and learn what degree programs are right for you by visiting the Career Center. Work with career counselors to help identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your academic and professional needs. Visit the Career Center in A-1097, LAC or LL-206, PCC. For more info visit www.LBCC.edu/Career-Center.

FAFSA & CADA

Worried about how to pay for college and survive as a student? Check out the financial aid webpage here and prepare for FAFSA and CADA.

Learn About Safe Computing

As a student at LBCC, you may use various forms of technology on campus. It is important that you keep yourself safe from possible threats. Practice safe computing through the Student Technology Help Desk at lbcc.edu/sthd.

Be Counted – Submit the Census Questionnaire 

LBCC is joining the City of Long Beach and the U.S. Census Bureau to encourage everyone to participate in the 2020 Census. Completing the Census will help to provide information toward education, health care, and transportation. For more information, visit www.longbeach.gov/census.

Current Viking Voyager Schedule

You can find the current schedule here for the campus-to-campus shuttle, the Viking Voyager. Please note there are no recent changes to the schedule. But to avoid any confusion, please disregard any old schedules you may have.

Construction Updates: B Building and U Bungalows

With the closure and demolition of Building M at LAC, please note that the Foreign Language Department Office is now located in B-101, LAC, and foreign language classes are all scheduled within the B building. The newly-added “U Bungalows” (located within parking lot A) will host Reading and English classes during the construction of the new M Building.

Do you need to use a computer or other services to complete assignments for your classes?

Come to the Academic Computing Centers! We offer free computer access, a wide variety of academic programs, faxing, shredding, scanning, headphones and phone charger checkouts, and more to all active students. We have low-cost printing and copying in both color and black-and-white. Friendly student assistants are available to help. Spring 2020 hours: LAC is open Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Fri 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in room L-251. PCC is open Mon-Thurs 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Fri 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. in LL-122. Click here for more information or call us at ext. 4854 (LAC) or ext. 3049 (PCC).

Student Technology Help Desk: Support for Students

The LBCC Student Technology Help Desk (STHD) is excited to support LBCC students at LAC, PCC, and Online this spring! Visit our Student Resources Website for more information about our support and services.

Free Tutoring and More

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

Student Loop Events

Eat Pizza, Support Library & Learning Resources! – Mon., March 9

Go to California Pizza Kitchen at the Lakewood Mall with this flier any time TODAY, Mon., March 9 and 20 percent of your check will go to the Library & Learning Resources Associates group at no additional cost to you. Valid for dine-in or take out.

Free Coffee and Donuts in Computer Office Studies Lab New Location – Tues., March 10

Stop by the new location of the Computer Office Studies Lab for free coffee, donuts and swag, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Tues., March 10 in B-105, LAC.

Men of Color in Education – Tues., March 10

All are welcome to attend a Roundtable Discussion related to becoming a teacher for social change at 4 p.m., on Tues., March 10 in T-1200, LAC. Enjoy a presentation about the Men of Color in Education program at Cal State Fullerton and a general overview to pathways to teaching careers. Refreshments will be served. RSVP here.

Women’s History Month Kick-Off Celebrations – Wed., March 11

The Kick-off CelebrationS (omit s) for Women’s History Month, to the theme of “Nevertheless, We Persisted,” will be held from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Wed., March 11 in front of EE Bldg., PCC.

Women’s History Month Essay Contest

All students are invited to submit an essay in honor of Women’s History Month centered on the theme of “Nevertheless, We Persisted.” Choose a woman from history who contributed to equality, describe her contribution and write about her impact during her time and today. Cash prizes will be awarded. Deadline is April 3 at noon in P-109, LAC. For more information please contact Nicole Glick ext. 4791 or Allison Murray ext. 4601.

Join the Intramural Men’s 5×5 Basketball Team

The Office of Student Life invites students to play on the intramural Men’s 5 x 5 basketball team for six weeks, starting on March 12, playing on Thursdays at noon in the Hall of Champions. Deadline to register is noon on March 11.  Contact doriee@lbcc.edu for more info or call (562) 938-3088.

BITE: Curious Compendium – Now – Sat., March 14

LBCC’s Art Gallery’s current exhibit is BITE: Curious Compendium, which will run until March 14. There will be a closing event on Sat., March 14 from noon – 4 p.m. The Bite Art Collective includes fiber, glass, collage, metal, painting, photography, multi-media and sculpture incorporated into each project. The Art Gallery is located in the K building, LAC. Gallery hours are Mon. and Thurs., from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tues. and Wed. from noon – 8 p.m., and closed on Fridays. For more info, contact Trevor Norris, ext. 4815.

Symphony Orchestra Concert at Leisure World – Sun., March 15

The LBCC Symphony Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m., Sun., March 15 at the Leisure World Community Church featuring “Saint Saens – Piano Concerto No. 2,” “Whitacre – October” and “Balmages – Forever Joyful” with Roger Przytulski conducting and Hannah Yi on piano. Free admission, donations accepted.

Helping Homeless Students Associate Group Fundraiser – Wed., March 18

The Lakewood Center Mall’s California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20 percent of all checks on Wed., March 18 to the Foundation’s Helping Homeless Students Associate Group. Bring this flier into CPK for dine-in or take out.

Long Beach Reads One Book – Thurs., March 19

The Long Beach Reads One Book Program is back thanks to the LBCC Foundation and LBCC! This program encourages everyone to read the same book at the same time. This year’s Long Beach Reads One Book is actor/social justice activist George Takei’s New York Times Bestselling graphic novel “They Called Us Enemy.” The graphic novel will be available for purchase at major retail and online bookstores, as well as the LBCC Viking Bookstores on both campuses. The book will also be available at the LBCC Library. The return of Long Beach Reads One Book will close with a community event featuring George Takei at LBCC on Thurs., March 19 starting at 7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP visit www.LBCC.edu/LBReadsOneBook.

Training Course Offered in Mental Health First Aid – Fri., March 20

All students and colleagues are invited to attend a free, certified training course in learning how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health challenges from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fri., March 20 in T-1200, LAC. RSVP by March 15 to Sergio Grimaldi. Six hours of flex credit is available. 

Big Band Welcomes Jeff Gardner for Concert & Workshop – Fri., March 20

The Performing Arts Department and ASB will present The LBCC Big Band, featuring guest artist/pianist Jeff Gardner, at 7 p.m. on Fri., March 20 in G-122, LAC. Gardner will also present a workshop at 10 a.m., Fri., March 20 in G-122. Contact Patrick Sheng for details.

Spring 2020 Schedule for Planetarium Nights

Presentations on astronomical topics and indoor stargazing within the LBCC’s 35-foot diameter dome will take place Fri., March 20 and Fri., April 17 in D-326, LAC. There will be multiple showings on Fri., May 1 during the annual Science Night between 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for 7 p.m. shows. Admission is free. Early arrival is encouraged as space is limited.

De Donde? Thurs., March 19 – Sun., March 29

LBCC Performing Arts and Associated Student Body present “De Donde?” directed by Anthony Carreiro. This play examines the plight of undocumented immigrants fleeing poverty and oppression in Latin America – only to run afoul of hostility and bureaucratic rigidity on the U.S. side of the border. “De Donde?” will run from Thurs., March 19 to Sun., March 29 in the LBCC Studio Theatre, Building H, LAC. Purchase tickets at LBCC.edu/PerformingArts.

Social Science Night – Fri., March 27

Bring your family and friends to LBCC’s second annual Social Science Night! Learn all about LBCC’s Social Science departments through games, activities, mingling with LBCC social science alumni and more! Social Science Night will take place on Fri., March 27 from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., in the T Building, LAC. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/LBCCSocSci2020.

“Game Changers” Screening for National Nutrition Month – Fri., March 27

In observance of National Nutrition Month, LBCC’s Nutrition and Dietetics Program is screening the movie “Game Changers” at 6 p.m., on Fri., March 27 in F-110, LAC. The movie highlights the benefits of a plant-based diet and will be followed by a Q & A session. Contact Becky Black at ext. 4525 for details.

Singing to Lift Your Spirits Concert – Sun., March 29

Skye Angulo and Andrea Calderwood will direct the LBCC Viking Singers, Viking Chorale, The Lyrical Workers and Evening Jazz Choir at 2 p.m., on Sun., March 29 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church for “Music for the Soul.” A suggested donation of $8 is requested. 

Mental Health Speaker Series

The Healthy Viking Initiative will present its Mental Health Speaker Series this Spring 2020 semester: on Thurs., April 30, from 10 a.m. – noon, in T-1200, LAC is “Didi Hirsch: Suicide Prevention”; and on Wed., May 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., in GG-238, PCC is “How Storytelling is College Suicide Prevention 2.0.” For more information contact Sergio Grimaldi, ext. 3127.

Festival of Great Reads Coming to PCC – Sat., April 25

Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus will be the host site for the Festival of Great Reads from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sat., April 25. The free event will feature book authors, food, entertainment and kids’ activities.

Student Loop Workshops

Safe Zone Training Workshop Series Begins

Safe Zone is an education program designed to raise awareness and knowledge of LGBTQ+ issues and to promote the visibility and inclusion of LGBTQ+ folx. A training workshop series has been scheduled for the Spring Semester beginning with “SafeZone LGBTQ+ 101” from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wed., March 18 in PCC’s GG-238 and Thurs., April 16 in LAC’s T-1200. The workshop will address identity development, sexual orientation and the differences between sex and gender. To RSVP contact Sergio Grimaldi. Future workshops will be held April 23 and May 7, details to follow.

Former Foster Youth Support Workshops

If you identify as a former foster youth, or experienced living in the foster care system, join us by attending workshops catered to you. Facilitated by Mental Health Clinician Brianna Reyes, workshops will be held: Tues., March 31, “Establishing & Repairing Relationships”; and Tues., May 5, “Looking to & Preparing for the Future.” Each workshop will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in P-113, LAC.

Multidisciplinary Success Center Workshop Series

Soft skill workshops for students offered at both Multidisciplinary Centers on a variety of topics including grit, goal setting, growth mindset, and more! Free. No signup necessary. Students in attendance can enter to win a $25 Subway gift card. Extra credit verification available upon request. Upcoming workshops include: “Master Your Destiny: Self-Determination & Growth Mindset” on Thurs., March 17 from noon – 1 p.m. in EE-206, PCC; “Happy Life! Core Values for Fulfillment & Success” on Tue., March 10 from noon – 1 p.m. in EE-206, PCC; “SMART goals” on Thurs., March 12 and Thurs., March 26 from noon – 1 p.m. in EE-206, PCC; “Overcoming Obstacles faced in College” on Thurs., March 12 and Thurs., March 26 from 3 – 4 p.m. in L-212, LAC; “Using Grit to Commit!” on Fri., March 13 from noon – 1 p.m., and Tue., March 24 from noon – 1 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m. in EE-206, PCC, and on Tue., March 17 and Tue., March 24 from noon – 1 p.m. in L-212, LAC; and “Got My Ed Plan. Now What?” on Tue., March 31 and Thurs., April 2 from 5 – 6 p.m. in EE-206, LAC.

Mental Health Services Workshops

Mental Health Services is holding a series of workshops where you can learn skills and tools to improve your emotional well-being and create balance in your life. The workshops include: “Eating Concerns” on Thurs., March 12 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Valhalla Room of E Bldg., LAC, and on Wed., March 18 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. in AA, Room 101-D, PCC; “Anxiety – Worry too much?” on Thurs., March 26 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Valhalla Room of E Bldg., LAC, and on Wed., April 1 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. in AA, Room 101-D, PCC; “Depression” on Thurs., April 16 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Valhalla Room of E Bldg., LAC, and on Wed., April 22 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. in AA, Room 101-D, PCC; “Self-Esteem” on Thurs., April 30 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Valhalla Room of E Bldg., LAC, and on Wed., May 6 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. in AA, Room 101-D, PCC; “Self-Care” on Thurs. May 14 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Valhalla Room of E Bldg., LAC, and on Wed., May 20 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. in AA, Room 101-D, PCC; and “Art of Wellness” on Mon., May 27 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. in AA, Room 101-D, PCC and on Tues., May 28 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Valhalla Room of E Bldg., LAC.

Building Healthy Relationships Workshop Series

There will be a series of Building Healthy Relationships Workshops on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., on the second floor of the E Building (Valhalla Room) at LAC, and Thursdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the AA Building (101-D) of PCC. Learn skills and tools to improve your relationships with others through workshops facilitated by our LBCC Mental Health Clinician.  For more info on specific topics, visit www.lbcc.edu/calendar.

Student Loop Reminders

ASB Cabinet Open Positions

The LBCC Associated Student Body Cabinet is looking for great leaders to fill open positions! If you are interested, please fill the ASB Cabinet application by following the link or visiting the Fishbowl in E-118, LAC.

Summer 2020 Schedule and Registration

Classes for Summer Session 2020 are posted on the LBCC Schedule of Classes. Summer registration begins Fri., March 20. Sign up today to ensure you get the classes you want. Classes run June 10 – August 18. Visit LBCC.edu for class listings, registration information, and more.

Save the Date! Science Night is Fri., May 1

LBCC’s Annual Science Night will be held from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., on Fri., May 1 in and around D and C Buildings of LAC. Please invite your family and community to learn about the human skeleton, make slime, dissect an owl pellet, watch anatomy demonstrations and much more!

Save the Date! CTE Night on Fri., May 15

LBCC’s School of Career Technical Education presents CTE Night! Enjoy games, activities, displays and discussions from multiple areas of CTE. See LBCC’s award-winning robotics, learn with virtual reality welding machines, and enjoy a mini car show with Automotive Technology. CTE Night will be on Fri., May 15 from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at PCC.