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In The Loop
Week of February 13, 2017
In the News: Classes still open!
Long Beach City College students can attend open classes and get a permission number from the instructor to enroll. Please note that adding a class next week is subject to instructor's consent and only for 16-week courses only.

In the News: LBCC Acting President Gabel Delivers State of the College Address
Major gifts, new construction projects, and a record number of transfer degree awards were among the highlights of Long Beach City College's annual "State of the College" address Friday, Feb. 3.

In the News: Viking Athletics Week in Review
Spring sports are in full swing in 2017 as the majority of sports are well into their campaigns.

In the News: Welcome Weeks Extended Hours
During the first two weeks of the Spring Semester, several Student Services departments have extended their hours at both the Liberal Arts (LAC) and Pacific Coast (PCC) campuses.

AA/AAA Team Wins VASSY Award
The Administrative Assistants and Academic Administrative Assistants (AA/AAA) Team has earned the Vassy Award for February. The AA/AAA Team was recognized for constantly going the extra mile to help students reach success at LBCC. Academic Affairs bestows the Vassy (Viking Award for Student Success) award each month to faculty/staff teams that exhibit extraordinary effort and/or collaboration to support student success at Long Beach City College.

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.

Faculty/Staff Parking Lot A (LAC): Construction Notice
Due to LBCC modernization and construction at Building P on the Liberal Arts Campus, adjacent Parking Lot A will be closed for an extended period of time beginning February 3, 2017. It will not reopen until May 2018. Parking Lot A is located at the northeast corner of Carson Street and Faculty Avenue. Temporary relief parking for faculty and staff will be available in nearby Parking Lots C, D and I. See above map for details.

Important Information affecting Parking and Traffic at LAC and PCC:
Long Beach Police, City College Section will be closing Lew Davis at Clark Avenue between 7 AM and 10 AM during the first two weeks of the Spring semester beginning February 6, 2017. The closure is to mitigate traffic congestion and provide safe pedestrian access on Lew Davis due to the increase in vehicle traffic. It is recommended that staff access Lew Davis from Faculty Ave via Conant Street.  At the discretion of LBPD and traffic allowing, District and Frontier employees may be allowed access to Lew Davis via Clark provided they display a proper staff parking permit or ID.  If necessary, additional closures of Lew Davis may occur.
PCC Campus may experience periodic closures of 20th Street at Walnut Ave as a result of a street widening project conducted by the City of Long Beach.

Student Free Parking Information:
Parking is free in the student stalls of Lot M (Veterans Stadium) at LAC and Lot 5, 6, and 10 at PCC between  January 30, 2017  through February 12, 2017.  Student Parking Permits  are required in all other lots at PCC and LAC at all times.  Permits will be required in Lot M and Lots 5, 6, and  10  beginning February 13, 2017.  Please forward or post this information in your areas and make it available to students. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Any questions or comments can be directed to Parking Services at extension 4713 and 5085.

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.

Art Gallery Openings: Smaller Works and News Wheel - Feb. 9 - Mar. 9
View link for more information.

Bookstore Sale - Feb. 13 - 17
View flyer for more information.

Student Health Services Supports Safe Sex Event- Tues., Feb. 14
View flyer for more information.

Child Development Centers and Learning Labs Fundraiser at Hof's Hut - Wed., Feb. 22
Please consider supporting LBCC's Child Development Centers and Learning Labs by dining out at Hof's Hut restaurant in Long Beach on Wed., Feb. 22. If you dine in or take out dinner between 4 - 9 p.m. and present this flyer, the CDC's will receive a portion of all proceeds. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think may be interested. Hof's Hut is located at 2147 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach.

Cinema Twain with Val Kilmer - February 24 - 25
View flyer for more information.

Homeless Veterans Stand Down - March 4 - 5
View flyer for more information, and vendor registration form here.

For Students: Scholarship Information
Dream.US Scholarship applications close March 8, 2017, view flyer for more information.

Foundation Grant Applications
Foundation Grant Applications due to the Foundations Office by noon March 10, 2017, view application guidelines for more information.

CDC's Fundraiser Event: Light the Way - Sat., Mar. 11
View flyer for more details.

4th Annual Computing Experience Conference - Fri., Mar. 17
View flyer for more details.

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

Save the Date: 2017 Spring Olympics - Fri., April 21
If interested in refereeing contact Janet Falcon at x4540 or

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

Faculty Listings in the 2017-2018 Long Beach City College Catalog - Due Tues., Feb. 28
We are working on the draft of the 2017-2018 Long Beach City College Catalog. Please consult the 2016-2017 College Catalog to determine if your name, degree(s) and academic rank are properly listed. If there have been any changes, please return this form to Cindi Nguyen in the Human Resources Office with the appropriate listing and documentation (transcripts) to support a change in your degrees, as soon as possible. The deadline for submitting the form is February 28, 2016 for inclusion in the 2017-2018 Catalog.

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.

January 2017 Payroll Notices
View memo for more information

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

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
Sign up for free before you shop at Amazon and designate Long Beach City College Foundation tax ID # 95-3297459 as "your charity." It costs you nothing and the Foundation benefits. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to Call the Foundation office at ext. 4634 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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