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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.​

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Resources Page Has Moved

Please note that the COVID-19 information webpage is 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.

Student Loop Events

A Conversation with Keith Boykin – Wed, March 3 

Join the co-founder of the National Black Justice Coalition, author and journalist Keith Boykin at noon, on Wed., March 3. He will discuss his journey to becoming a CNN Political Commentator, and will participate in a question and answer session led by LBCC’s Student Equity Coordinator and Political Science Assistant Professor, Dr. Jerome Hunt. Link to the live event at www.LBCC.edu.

Black Mental Health Matters – Fri, March 5 

Knowing that Black students in America face unique and specific barriers to mental health, this workshop will provide a place for Black students to be seen and heard, both collectively and individually. Watch the Zoom at 11 a.m., on Fri., March 5. Details provided at https://www.lbcc.edu/blackheritage. 

State of the College Presented Virtually – Thu, March 11 

The LBCC Foundation Presidents’ Corporate Circle, Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees, and Interim Superintendent-President Lou Anne Bynum will host a virtual State of the College at noon, on Thurs., March 11 from the College’s website, www.LBCC.edu. All are welcome and encouraged to tune in.

Student Loop Workshops

Healthy Viking Mental Health Wednesday Workshops

Learn skills and tools to improve your emotional well-being and create balance in your life. Free to all LBCC enrolled students on Wednesdays from 2 p.m.– 3 p.m. Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/93937702986, meeting ID: 939 3770 2986/Passcode: 869718. Upcoming topics include procrastination, motivation, healing anger, depression and mental health. For more details please call Student Health Services at (562)938-4210 or 938-3992.

Become an Ally of Undocumented Students

LBCC is offering training to help students create a supportive environment for each other, regardless of legal status. Register today at this link to learn about topics such as immigration history, allyship, and resources for undocumented students. Zoom information will be emailed after you register. Student Undocu Ally Training #1 is scheduled for 11 a.m., on Tues., Feb. 23 and 11 a.m., on Thurs., Feb. 25. Ally Training #2 will be at 11 a.m., on Tues., March 9 and 11 a.m. on Thurs., March 11.

Student Loan 101 with LBS Financial – Wed, March 10 

Learn how to make the most out of your financial aid and/or student loans to stretch your dollars throughout the year. Register to join LBS Financial for “Student Loan 101” workshops March 10 at 12:30 or March 10 at 5:30 p.m. 

Coping & Connecting During COVID-19

Facilitated by Mental Health Clinician Brianna Reyes, the Healthy Viking Initiative presents a series of workshops for LBCC Former Foster Youth students. Held from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Upcoming dates are: March 4 (Building Hope in the Midst of Uncertainty), March 18 (Building My Connections) and April 1 (Setting My Boundaries). Zoom Meeting ID: 945 4829 1768, passcode: 935376.

‘Build Social Confidence’ – Tue, March 9

This workshop will help to (re)discover yourself, feel more comfortable in your own skin, learn to love yourself, and appreciate your own strengths. Hosted by Dr. Amy La of Student Health Services. Join the Zoom Meeting (ID: 976 6388 4220/Password: BSC) at 1 p.m., on Tues., March 9.

‘MyMajors’ Interpretation Workshops

Participate in an exploration of career options at LBCC and an overview of your MyMajors Assessment results. Take this quiz, and register for the workshop taking place 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., on March 12 or 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., on April 30. For more details, please call (562) 938-4292.

‘COVID-19 & Women’s Mental Health’ – Tue, March 16

Join the LBCC mental health clinicians in a panel style, candid discussion on COVID-19 and its impact on women’s mental health and coping skills to help care for one’s self during the current pandemic on Tues., March 16, 1 – 2 p.m. http://tinyurl.com/11k74ngs Meeting ID: 959 7299 0901, passcode: Women.

‘Learn to Love Yourself Through Mindfulness’ Workshop Series

The Healthy Viking Initiative will present a workshop series facilitated by LBCC Mental Health Clinicians Daisy Cook and Brianna Reyes at 10 a.m., on March 19, March 26 and April 2. Develop better understanding of your emotions, strengthen your ability to cope with your emotions, and much more. Go to https://lbcc-edu-hc.zoom.us/j/97867441921?pwd=ZDI5ektsRU5JTUROc2JSUVprWkd4Zz09
Meeting ID: 978 6744 1921 Passcode: 935376

Connecting Majors to Careers Workshop – Wed., March 24 

Join us for an informational workshop on how to connect LBCC majors to potential careers from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., on Wed., March 24 via this link to register.

Understand Your Finances and How it Affects Your Happiness – Tue, April 20

The Healthy Viking Initiative will present a workshop on financial wellness, hosted by Dr. Amy La and Angela Fowlkes, from 1 – 2 p.m., on Tues., April 20 at  https://lbcc-edu-hc.zoom.us/j/95265953309?pwd=K1JTYW4zODV4MHNUdXpSaFp0M0VQZz09
Meeting ID: 952 6595 3309 | Passcode: WELLNE$$.

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.

Student Loop Information

LBCC Flex Day Scheduled for March 17 

Please note that on Wed., March 17, classes will not be conducted and all Student Support Services offices will be unavailable, as the College will be observing Flex Day. Classes and Student Services will resume normal business hours on Thurs., March 18.

Free Financial Literacy Courses online on Tuesdays and Thursdays  

Want to take hold of our financial future and earn a certificate? Check out the free, non-credit online Financial Literacy courses beginning Tuesday, March 9 @ 6PM. Enroll in the Money Management courses today .Text @M690 to phone number 81010 to get class start time reminders.  

Late-Start Spring Classes Begin Weeks of March 8 and April 12

More than 330 late-start classes are scheduled this semester. Sign up now for 12-week courses beginning March 8 and 8-week sessions starting April 12. Check out the Late-Start Class Schedule here.

Waitlists & Adding Classes Deadline Extended for Spring 2021

Students now have an extended time period for adding classes during the first two weeks of the Spring 2021 semester. Enrollment in classes without a permission number or through the waitlist will continue through February 11 for most 16-week, full-semester classes. Please refer to this link for more details.

Register Now for Free College Promise Male Summit: March 2-4

Registration is now open for the 2021 Long Beach College Promise Male Summit, March 2 – 4. Three days of panel discussions, keynote speakers and important topics surrounding “Awareness + Action = Power.” March 2: 9-10:30 a.m. Keynote with Eric Thomas “The Hip Hop Preacher”; March 3: 10:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. “We Got Us”: Panel Conversation; March 4: 12:50-2 p.m.: “The Two Deadly Viruses: Social & Racial Injustice & COVID 19.” Register at this link ASAP.

Watch the Black Heritage Month Welcome Event

On Tues., Feb. 9, LBCC held a virtual event to officially kick-off Black Heritage Month. You will not want to miss this meaningful video that featured a Land and Ancestral Acknowledgement, the Black National Anthem, and words from Board of Trustees President Uduak-Joe Ntuk, Interim Superintendent-President Lou Anne Bynum, and newly appointed Personnel Commissioner Robyn Gordon-Peterson.

Video Features LBCC Family Honoring Black History

To continue LBCC’s observation of Black Heritage Month, “Black Stories: Then, Now and Next,” enjoy this video featuring colleagues Board of Trustees President Uduak-Joe Ntuk, Elijah Sims, Shyra Compton, Angela Fowlkes and student Richard Blackmon. We hope you will take a moment to hear their stories, and to continue participating in the very special LBCC events scheduled in honor of Black History.

Forklift Fundamentals Taught Via LBCC Adult Education

Register today for Forklift Safety and Operation training taught online and at PCC this Spring. Basic safety and operation, lifting principles, load rating, stability and operation techniques will be covered. Learn more at the Spring tab of www.LBCC.edu/adult-education. These classes are FREE and meet all OSHA regulatory requirements.

LBCC Launches ‘NameCoach’ Service

Do you wish that your instructor knew how to say your name correctly in class? Starting this semester, NameCoach allows LBCC students, tutors, and professors to record the proper pronunciation of their names for others to hear. NameCoach can be accessed through Canvas or account profile in the Course. Please check your email for more info.

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; laptop loan program; and mental health support. Students must apply for the Spring 2021 Aid Application to receive detailed information.

Foster Youth Support Services (FYSS) – NextUp & Guardian Scholars Programs

FYSS is recruiting current and former foster youth for our programs. If you would like to refer a student or request a classroom presentation, please email our team at FosterYouth@lbcc.edu. For additional information, visit our website: https://www.lbcc.edu/foster-youth-support-services.

Current & Former Foster Youth Resources

Foster Youth Support Services (FYSS) is recruiting current & former foster youth for our Guardian Scholars & NextUP Programs. Eligible students receive priority registration, academic & personal counseling services, grants, textbook assistance, school supplies, and much more. To sign up, please complete our New Student Interest Form: https://linktr.ee/fyss. For more info, visit our website: https://www.lbcc.edu/foster-youth-support-services.

FREE Hotspots and Computers Available to Qualified Long Beach Residents

LBCC students who are Long Beach residents may apply to receive a free hotspot and computer thanks to the City’s Digital Inclusion Initiative in partnership with human-I-T and the Long Beach Public Library. Tablets and mobile hotspots with one-year paid Internet service plans are available to qualified, low-income residents with proof of income eligibility, while supplies last. To apply, contact the City’s Digital Inclusion Resources Hotline at (562) 570-7000 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. 

LBCC Migrating Zoom Interface  

For more information regarding the migration, including the new protocol to request a licensed LBCC Zoom account, please visit: https://www.lbcc.edu/post/lbcc-techconnect-zoom-sub-account-migration. Please check the following website for more information and updates: LBCC ConferZoom Subaccount Migration webpage 

Open your Heart and Home – Become a Foster Parent 

LBCC hosts free foster parent services, training and assistance. All classes are free, and hosted online via Zoom. Call (562) 999-1907 for more information. 

Supplies Available for Long Beach Parents  

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. Click here to find out exact locations and times of distribution. Click here for more information and resources.  

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 

Student Technology Help Desk Available for All Students 

The LBCC Student Technology Help Desk (STHD) is available to support all LBCC students! The STHD supports accessing and successfully using LBCC technology. We are staffed with knowledgeable and friendly student team members to provide peer support in areas such as FREE MS Office for LBCC students, Canvas LMS, Student Viking Email, and more! You can contact them at (562) 938-4250 and sthd@lbcc.edu. You can also chat with the team through www.lbcc.edu/sthd. Do you need to Zoom with us? Let us know and we will send you a link. Follow us on Instagram @lbccsthd

Free Tutoring & 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

Student Loop Reminders

Spring Semester Registration Continuing Now

A large variety of 16, 12 and 8-week online classes will be offered at LBCC this upcoming Spring semester. Register now through Jan. 26 or Jan. 27 – Feb. 8. Payment due Jan. 26, 2021. The Spring semester will run Feb. 8 – June 9. Go to www.LBCC.edu for details.

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. Watch this video for more help.

Join 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 at (562) 938-4354.