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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

APID Heritage Month Starts with Tue, May 4 Event

Join Board President Ntuk, Dr. Mike Muñoz and others as we kick off our virtual Asian Pacific Islander Desi Heritage Month with ceremonial blessings and a dance performance. The event begins at 11:30 a.m., on Tues., May 4, and will also premiere the APID Heritage Month Public Service Announcement, featuring LBCC’s APID students, faculty, classified staff and managers. View at www.LBCC.edu.

APID Month Presents ‘Humble Hustlers of the Pasifika Diaspora’ – Wed, May 5

A panel of Pasifika leaders in the community sharing their experiences of navigating their career and platform to uplift the Pacific Islander community through their humble beginnings and relentless hustle. Concentration on Entrepreneurship & Media, 4:30 p.m., on Wed., May 5 on Zoom at https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/94301869277.

APID Identity Discussion – Thu, May 6

Join us to learn more about the richness and complexities of our APID identities. Get to Know some of your APID faculty and staff on campus. Zoom at https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/96229884922  12 p.m., on Thurs., May 6.

Ethnic Dance Entertainment – Fri., May 7

The dance group, Lokelani’s Rhythm of the Islands, will be performing live cultural dances from the South Pacific Islands of Tahiti and Hawaii at  11:30 a.m. on Fri., May 7. https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/95948407720

Cambodia Town Thrives Coalition Highlighted in Film – Tue, May 11

“Cambodia Town: Not for Sale,” directed and filmed by Lan and Branden, showcases the gentrification and displacement in Cambodia Town. It highlights Cambodia Town Thrives coalition, stopping it through grassroots community planning/policy effort:  Shown via zoom (https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/92231519589) at 10 a.m., on Tues., May 11.

Virtual Cooking Show Features Filipino Recipes – Tues., May 11

Let’s eat! Learn how to prepare quick and easy traditional Filipino family recipes using products from the Viking Vault. 4 p.m., on Tues., May 11. http://www.tinyurl.com/vvcookingshow

Sophy’s: Cambodia Town Food & Music – Wed., May 12

The owner of the popular restaurant, Sophy’s, talks about Cambodian dishes, the heritage, the restaurant and how it continues the Cambodian cuisine heritage. This virtual event will be at 3 p.m., on May 12, https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/94506644720.

APID Spotlight Speaker – ‘My Journey in the Music Industry’ – Thu, May 13

Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias is the founder of ROS Marketing. She is currently working on helping bring Filipino talent to the world stage as the AbS-CBN Global Head of Music & Talent, while also helping fresh R&B, Hip-Hop, and Pop artists from around the world get discovered on Myx Global’s myxRADIO on Dash Radio and MyxTV (DirecTV, Comcast, Spectrum) platforms. Hear from her on Thurs., May 13 at 1 p.m. on Zoom: https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/94715583887#success. ​

Virtual Job Fair for Current Students & Alumni – Fri, May 7

LBCC students can connect with more than 40 employers from different industries for entry-level to experienced positions at the Virtual Job Fair, noon -3 p.m., on Fri., May 7. There are preparation steps to complete before this date, so register at this link ASAP, before May 6. Call (562) 938-3174 or email CareerCenter@lbcc.edu for details.

Annual Science Night Returns Virtual Style – Fri, May 14

Students and community members are invited to a fun, informative and interactive experience at the Annual Science Night, held virtually from 3 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., on Fri. May 14. Four Zoom sessions featuring demonstrations on cool things from volcanos, genetics of X-Men, sheep heart dissection and more! Registration through zoom links are required if students are attending for extra credit. 

Teach to Live? Live to Teach! Find Out More – Tue, May 20

What is your future looking like now? What will teaching look like in two or five years? In this workshop, we will take a look at tools to help express purposeful goals that are in alignment with your true desires and hopes. See how this can be applied to you now, as a future teacher and in the future as an educator by registering at this link and join at 1 p.m., on Tues., May 20.

We Belong Here: We Are Not Scapegoats – Tue, May 18

As members and allies of our Asian Pacific Islander Desi (APID) community, join us to stand up against anti-Asian hate, magnified by the ongoing COVID pandemic. We will debunk (cultural) myths and address mental health stigma in our community at 1 p.m., on Tues., May 18, via Zoom at
https://lbcc-edu-hc.zoom.us/j/99077840420.

Foster Youth Support Services – Tue, May 18

LBCC offers two programs for foster youth: NextUp and Guardian Scholars. This workshop will go over foster youth data, as well as programs and support services at LBCC for foster youth. Additionally, there will be a panel of current/former foster who will share their stories and how faculty/staff can support their success. The workshop will take place on Tues., May 18 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuduyppjovEtUi0aI4OmRrgtDy-V0ughuQ

TCM: Measured Pain > Immeasurable Pain – Wed., May 19

Dr. Liu Shiwen talks about the various kinds of Traditional Chinese Medicine and demonstrates how to relieve neck/shoulder stress using acupuncture.  Very helpful as many of us hover over our computers. This event will take place at 3 p.m., on Wed., May 19. https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/93004954557

Women of Color in Academia: Microaggressions & Labeling – Mon, May 24

A panel discussion with Dean Sonia De La Torre, Dr. Annahita Mahdavi, and our guest speaker Kim Branch Stewart, MSW, LCSW, Department Chair & Professor of Human Services Program at Saddleback College, on the experiences of microaggressions and labeling for women of color in academia. Join the Zoom (https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/91943756787) at 5 p.m., on Mon., May 24.

Representation Matters – South Asians in Hollywood – Tue, May 25

Meera Simhan, Ravi Kapoor, and Fawzia Mirza will discuss their journey into Hollywood as actors, writers, and directors, and why it’s important to tell your own story at 2 p.m. on May 25. https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/94588553730.

The Humble Hustlers of the Pasifika Diaspora – Higher Education – Tue, May 25

A panel of Pasifika community leaders sharing experiences of navigating their careers and platform to uplift the Pacific Islander community. Learn from some trailblazers as they navigated the institutions of higher education and see what unique work they are involved in at 4:30 p.m., on Tues., May 25. https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/92961344494

2021 LBCC Asian Pacific Islander Desi (APID) Virtual Graduation! - SIGN UP TODAY! 

On behalf of the college and the Asian Pacific Islander Desi staff and faculty group, we would like to invite you to our 1st Annual APID student graduation. Students will receive graduation memorabilia to honor their achievements. Open to spring and summer graduates! 

DATE: Thursday, May 27, 2021 | TIME: 5:30 – 7:00pm(PST) |Via ZOOM 

Sign up today! http://bit.ly/2021lbccapidgrad 

Performing Arts Presents ‘The Howard Crawford Murder Case’ – Thu, May 27

The LBCC Theatre Arts Department invites you to get pulled into a web of liars, frauds and hustlers – all with nothing but excuses. Tune into LBCC’s Performing Arts YouTube Channel at 7:30 p.m., on Thurs., May 27 for “Broadway’s My Beat – The Howard Crawford Murder Case.” All are welcome to this free, virtual event!

Student Loop Workshops

April is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awareness Month

Throughout the month of April, a series of Zoom presentations by, and for, the Justice Scholars Program will be held, based around the theme of “Resiliency: From Incarceration to Higher Education.” For a detailed listing of programs, email JusticeScholars@lbcc.edu.

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 – 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.

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

Parking Structures Closures on May 14 and May 21 Due to Cap & Go

Due to upcoming 2021 LBCC Commencement Cap n Go drive thru events, the parking structures at Long Beach City College PCC and LAC campuses will be closed on the following dates to all except LBCC authorized staff/faculty and LBCC graduates participating in the Commencement activities. PCC Parking Structure: Friday, May 14, 2021 (parking will be available in Lot 1). LAC Parking Structure: Friday, May 21, 2021 (parking will be available in Lots G, H, or I).

Watch the African American/Black Student Support Fund Townhall Video

If you missed the April 29 townhall with Board President Uduak-Joe Ntuk and Dr. Mike Muñoz regarding the African American/Black Student Support Fund, you may still watch, learn, and donate to the success fund, linked here.

Three ESL Classes Held In-Person at PCC this Summer

Register NOW if you need “English for Every Day” classes at levels 0, 2, 4 in person at PCC this summer. Classes start June 14. For more information, please call (562) 938-3037 or email dd140-esl@lbcc.edu.

On-Campus Computer Labs Open for Students

Beginning Mon., May 3, Long Beach City College students are welcome to access on-campus computer labs at LAC (L-251) and at PCC in LL-122. Students will also be permitted to use designated outdoor seating on both campuses. Labs will be open Mon. – Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All students must be registered and must follow campus COVID protocols (wear a mask, social distancing, temperature screen). Click here for more info.

Watch ‘Del Barrio A La Academia: A Conversation with a StreetWise Scholar’

If you were unable to watch the moving and truthful “Del Barrio A La Academia: A Conversation with a Street Wise Scholar” featuring Dr. Muñoz and Joe Louis Hernandez on April 22, you can catch it on the LBCC YouTube page.

Study Spaces Now Available On-Campus

Long Beach City College students are welcome to access on-campus study space in the Nordic Lounge at LAC and in GG-238 at PCC. Students will also be permitted to use designated outdoor seating on both campuses. The study space will include tables and sitting areas and will be open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am – 5: 00 pm. Students are able to get wifi in both indoor and outdoor spaces. All students must be registered and must follow campus COVID protocols (wear a mask, social distancing, temperature screen). Click here for more info.

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.

Summer 2021 Registration Details & Schedule Online

LBCC’s Summer 2021 session will be held mostly online, June 14 – Aug. 19. Essential lab classes meeting face-to-face are in the CTE, Trades, and Health Science areas only, but a full variety of classes will be offered online. More detail on class offerings and registration is available on LBCC’s website at www.LBCC.edu. Sign up today!

Virtual Choir Performs “In Time of Silver Rain”

The LBCC Choirs have a new Virtual Choir Recording to share with the campus community. Please enjoy “In Time of Silver Rain.” Music by Sarah Quartel, poem by Langston Hughes. Here is the link to the LBCC Performing Arts YouTube Channel to take a listen.

LBCC is Hiring Student Assistants NOW!

LBCC’s School of Career Technical Education is looking to hire student assistants immediately 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, submit your resume, a copy of your school schedule and availability to vlerch@lbcc.edu. Call (562) 938-3904 for details.

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

Free and Convenient In-Car Wi-Fi Now Available in PCC Parking Structure!

Need a place to get Wi-Fi and still safely social distance? It’s a new kind of drive-in! LBCC students can access free Wi-Fi from within their vehicles in the new PCC Parking structure. Use the Walnut Ave. entrance. The structure is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Complete guidelines about all LBCC Wi-Fi resources and the laptop loaner program are available at www.LBCC.edu.

Summer Session Schedule is Posted and Register Today

The Long Beach City College Summer Session Schedule is now posted online and you can register today. NOW is the time to make an appointment to see a Counselor. We know that remote learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic has complicated campus life and learning and want you to know we’re standing by and ready to help.

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.

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. 

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 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 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