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In The Loop
Week of March 27, 2017
In the News: LBCC Recipient of $750K CA College Promise Grant
The California Community College Chancellor's Office announced on March 21 that Long Beach City College was one of 14 recipients of the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program. LBCC will receive $750,000 that will support the Long Beach College Promise.

LBCC Bistro & Bakery Open for Spring Semester
Email to receive the weekly menus. Follow the Bakery on Instagram @lbccbakery for the daily specials!

Taming of the Shrew - March 9 - April 1
View flyer for more details.

The Twelfth Night - Mar. 10 - Apr. 2
View flyer for more details.

"We the People:" Teach-In Series - Tues., Mar. 28
View flyer for more details.

Library E-Book 101 Workshop Series - Fri., Mar. 29 & Apr. 19
View flyer for more details.

LBCC Art Gallery: Solo exhibitions by VMA prof., Brian Doan & Linda King - Mar. 30 - Apr. 27
Opening reception Thurs. March 30, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Opening reception to feature a live performance by an LBCC jazz combo under the tutelage of Professor Patrick Sheng.

Discounted Tickets to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - Apr. 7-9
View flyer for more details.

Outstanding Colleague Award - Call for Nominations - Due Wed., Apr. 12
View webpage for more details.

Long Beach Hospitality Alliance Job Fair - Thur., Apr. 13
View flyer for more details.

Distinguished Online Educator Award - Nominate by Fri., Apr. 14
The Office of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning (ITDL) and the Online Education Committee (OEC) would like to announce the 3rd annual Distinguished Online Educator Award (formerly known as Exemplary Online Instructor Award). This award honors educators who provide superior practices in online courses, increasing student success and ensuring student equity. An email with all necessary materials will be sent to all DL faculty. Please free to contact Anthony Starros with any questions, requests for applications or to submit completed applications at Deadline for nominations is Fri., Apr. 14.

Symphony Concert - Sat., Apr. 15
View link for more details

2017 Spring Olympics - Fri., Apr. 21
View Application & event rules for more information. Sign-up sheets are due to Janet Falcon by April 7, 2017.

Health Career Fair - Wed., Apr. 26
See memo for more info.

Cap & Gown Rental for Commencement Exercises - Deadline Fri., May 5
See memo for more info.

Foreign Language Film Festival - Apr. 28, May 4, May 12 & May 19
See flyer for more info.

34th Annual LBCC Athletics Foundation Golf Tournament - Thur., May 11
Recreation Park Golf Course 18 with a shotgun start beginning at 1 p.m. See link for details

Save the Date: Joan Carr’s Retirement Party - Wed., May 17
More info to follow.

Save the Date: Colleague Awards - Thur., May 18
View flyer for more details.

Save the Date: 39th Annual Outstanding Seniors Luncheon - Wed., May 17
Honoring Marlene Temple & Bill & Virgie Barnes. Call Beverly Norberg at x3046 for more information.

Got curriculum? We can help! Check out the course approval process and timeline here
View flyer for more details.

Important Info on Dialing 9-1-1 from LBCC Campus Phones
It is no longer necessary to dial "9-9-1-1" on LBCC campus phones in case of an emergency. Dial 9-1-1 from a desk phone immediately if there is an emergency, if you see a crime in progress or if you see an incident requiring police assistance. If you have questions, please contact LBCC EHS Manager Brendan Hayes at or x4797.

For Students: Prepare for a Career in Construction or Heavy-Duty Maintenance & Alternative Fuel Prgm.
Orientations are now available for the LBCC Workforce Development Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program and the Heavy-Duty Maintenance and Alternative Fuel Technician Program. Contact Workforce Development at x3248 or for more information.

The Spring 2017 Survival Notes and Who is Who List are now available!
The Spring 2017 Survival Notes contain information on Admissions and Records, Emergency, Student Health, Counseling and Parking. The Who is Who List contains information on Academic Deans, Department Heads and support personnel.

LBCC Safety Workshops and Trainings
View flyer for more details.

Student Learning Outcomes Principles of Assessment
The Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes subcommittee has revised our Principles of Assessment, which act as the guiding philosophy for the outcomes assessment process across campus. 

Recommend resources to your students!
Would you like recommend resources to your students to assist them in your class and beyond? Are you familiar with all the resources the college offers? Use the Viking Vitals form to help point your students in the right direction this semester.
Check out this and other resources in the Faculty/Staff Resources portion of the Student Success Centers website.

IITS upgraded HR and Payroll Software Help Guides
Help Guides available for new HR and Payroll software upgrade.

2017 Fiscal Year End Purchasing Deadlines and Helpful Hints for Submitting Requisitions
View memo for more information

Safe Work Practices: Reporting Safety Concerns
Provided by LBCC's EHS Services

Fraud Prevention Reminder
As we have all learned, preventing fraud is everyone's responsibility. Towards that end, we would like to remind everyone of the importance of protecting their password. While sharing your password may seem like a harmless act, and might even seem like it helps to get work done, the reality is it could lead to fraudulent behavior.

LBCC Monthly E-Newsletter
Long Beach City College provides a monthly e-newsletter designed to help keep the greater Long Beach and Lakewood communities informed about all the great news, events, campus happenings and positive student and faculty success stories here at LBCC. Please click here to subscribe to "LBCC News" and encourage your friends, families and colleagues to subscribe as well! And if you have any stories you'd like to see included in the newsletter, please email

Fiscal Services: Video Tutorials
We know what you're thinking, there are just not enough video tutorials about accounting. Take a few minutes to refresh your memory or learn something new about accounting and fiscal processes at LBCC. View the Fiscal Video Tutorials online. And stay tuned, there's more to come in near future!

Weekly Reminders

Emergency Notifications for Faculty & Staff
PLEASE be sure to include your cell phone for text messages that come from LBCC during off-hours, especially during emergency situations. Please submit your cell phone number in the mobile category in your "personal information" area of the Oracle - Here is the link to update:

Designate the LBCC Foundation When You Shop at Amazon
Help support our students when you sign up before you shop at Amazon. To designate the Long Beach City College Foundation tax ID # 95-3297459 as "your charity", simply go to  Once you have designated your charity, just shop at each time you shop.  It is free to designate a charity and our students benefit. Amazon donates a small percentage on all eligible purchases. Call the Foundation office at ext. 4203 if you have any questions.

Submit or Update Your Profile in the LBCC Phone Directory
It just takes a minute to UPDATE YOUR PROFILE in the LBCC PHONE DIRECTORY: Go to

Viking Sports Recap and Upcoming Games
Come out and support our student athletes! See the above link for what's happening in the world of Viking Athletics!

News from Human Resources
See latest job opportunities, including new additions to full-time faculty positions at

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