In the Loop (Students)

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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 Events

Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ to Stream Live July 22 – July 31 

The LBCC Performing Arts Department and ASB will present online performances of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” directed by Collin Andrew Bressie. Performances will be streamed live at 7:30 p.m., July 22 – 24 and July 29 – 31. Click here to watch the event. 

Guided Meditation Summer Series: July 22 and Aug. 19

Join Health Services Technician, Monica Garcia through a guided mediation event on Thurs., July 22 from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. or Thurs., Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Zoom meeting ID 958 8082 3920, passcode: 332526.

Student Loop Workshops

No workshops at this time.

Student Loop Information

Dr. Muñoz Featured in ‘Hispanic Executive’ 

Enjoy this article about Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz, featured in Hispanic Executive.

LBCC is Hiring Student Assistants NOW! 

LBCC’s Student Success Centers and Academic Computing Centers are looking to hire student assistants to work at both LAC and PCC. Students will earn $14 per hour, up to 20 hours per week. If you are a full-time student and interested in the position, learn more about the application process at https://www.lbcc.edu/pod/apply-be-student-assistant.

Vote for LBCC Categories in ‘Best of’ Competition This Week! 

Show your Viking Pride in the Long Beach Post’s annual “Best Of” Awards! Let’s support LBCC as the best Community Art Program, Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz who is nominated for best Civil Servant, the Long Beach City College Foundation as the number one Non-profit, and more. We are excited and honored to be nominated in this competition, and now it’s time to win! 
CLICK HERE TO VOTE before Sat., July 31 at 11:59 p.m. 

New STHD Technology Microsite

The Student Technology Help Desk is excited to present their new TECHNOLOGY MICROSITE: https://www.lbcc.edu/sthd-technology-support-guides-videos. Students can access help guides and videos for LBCC technologies. Additionally, we have a new STHD introduction video.

Seri​es of Healthy Lifestyle Courses Offered Fall 21 

The Nutrition & Dietetics Program is offering a series of wellness and physical fitness courses that can change your life. For Fall 2021, enroll in classes such as Vegetarian Lifestyle (NUTR 255), Weight Control and Energy Balance (NUTR 256), and Nutrition for the Active Person (NUTR 26), all addressing aspects of healthy lifestyles for you, your family or prospective clients. 

Summer On-Campus Services now available for student success!

On-campus services are returning to LBCC this summer to help students achieve their academic goals. Financial Aid, Cashiers Office, Welcome Center, Computer Labs and Study space, ESL Student Services & Learning Center, the Math Success Center, MDSC Tutoring and more are all open and operating all summer long. Complete information is available here. 

English Department Offering Fall On-Campus Classes 

This Fall, the English Department is pleased to offer a fascinating series of literature classes — from British to World Lit, from the Old Testament to Shakespeare and more. Learn to write clearly and correctly by taking English 24. Examine culture and historical context while fulfilling general education/humanities requirements and enjoying face-to-face classes with some of your favorite instructors! Current class listings at www.LBCC.edu.  

Learn About Careers In Teaching by Attending Zoom Orientation 

Attend an orientation to learn more about careers in teaching, how to start your studies at LBCC, and meet our education faculty. Learn about the Associate Degree for Transfer in Elementary Teacher Education, and options for future secondary (middle and high school) teachers. Attendance is required for those who will enroll in Intro to Elementary Teaching (EDUC 20), Intro to Secondary Classroom Teaching (EDUC 130), or Intro to Teaching and Learning (EDUC 10) for Fall ‘21. Attend the Zoom online orientation on one of the Aug./Sept. dates. RSVP is required to get Zoom links two weeks in advance of the date. RSVP at https://forms.gle/cspAoVrazdrffkkH8. For more information, please email mkaplinsky@lbcc.edu. 

Registration for Fall ESL Classes Now Open​  

The ESL classes start on Aug. 30, Sept. 27, and Oct. 25, 2021. The free ESL classes are back at the PCC, IN- PERSON, for Fall 2021! Visit https://apps.lbcc.edu/schedule/schedule.cfm?semester=Fall&campus=&action=#E to find out more info on the Fall Session. For help, please contact (562) 938-3037 or email dd140-ESL@lbcc.edu. 

Summer 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. For more information, please contact emergencyaid@LBCC.edu 

New Items Available at the Viking Vault 

The Viking Vault now has free diapers and wipes, along with groceries and hygiene products! Now open on both campuses: LAC, E131, on Mon. and Tues., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Thursdays at PCC’s QQ-107, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Students need to complete the mandatory online health screening form before coming on to campus and to stop by the health screening booth once on campus to show them the completed online form. Please email basicneeds@lbcc.edu if you have any questions. ​

Fun New Cooking Series: Viking Vault Cooking Shows 

Have you missed the Viking Vault Cooking Shows? You can see past videos featuring LBCC staff teaching us how to make quick, easy, and delicious recipes that can be made with ingredients available at our Viking Vault. 

Video Features Student Success Centers and Online Tutoring Info 

Find out how LBCC’s Student Success Centers can help students out! Watch this video for more information on free tutoring and all other services provided by the Centers (Math, Writing and Reading and Multi-Disciplinary). 

Students Can Request Basic Needs Through Viking Portal

Students now have access to Starfish through the Viking Portal and can click on the “Request Help” feature for Basic Needs resources. You will be able to request support with free food resources, assistance with rent and utilities, or assistance with homelessness resources. Please visit portal.lbcc.edu to log onto Starfish and raise one of these flags. For more information on housing, food, and other holistic wellness resources, please visit the Viking Vault Canvas page at www.tinyurl.com/vikingvault. If you have any questions, please email basicneeds@lbcc.edu. 

Virtual Choir Releases Two New Performances  

The LBCC Choirs have two new performances for us to enjoy! Enjoy “I Will Lift My Voice and Sing!” by Victor C. Johnson. And “Kyrie” (translated “Have Mercy”) in which the choirs teamed up with Art Instructor, Sandra Low, and her students in her LBCC Life Drawing class. LBCC Disclaimer: Please be aware that some of the artwork in the video contains nudity. 

CA Catalyst Fund Campus Survey 

The California Campus Catalyst Fund, in partnership with Harder+Company Community Research, is surveying to understand our campus’s support for undocumented student and their families. Students, Admins, Faculty, and Staff are all welcome to complete the online survey here.   

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. 

Student Loop Reminders

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 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. 

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. 

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