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LPC is hosting TEDx Livermore this Saturday.
http://tedxlivermore.com
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Did you get a email message from LPC about a DreamSpark account?
Ask me in class.
Check your zonemail. Have it forwarded to your personal email.
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LLNL/LPC Science and Engineering Seminar Series Tuesday, October 7
, 2014 6-7:15 pm Room 2420
Theory to Practice: How Science Gets Done. Ppresentation that will connect biology, engineering, psychology, and neuroscience. An in vitro Tissue-on-a-Chip Platform: Overview and Applications for Neuroscience by Windy McNerney, PhD, Cognitive Psychologist and Neuroscientist. Sarah Felix, PhD, Mechanical Engineer, Center for Micro and Nano Technology. Kris Kulp, PhD, Biologist, Deputy Group Leader, BioAnalytical Group. Free and open to the public
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The i-GATE Innovation Hub is hosting the annual Startup Weekend Tri-Valley, Oct. 24-26
Crowdfunding. Software, hardware, and mobile app developers. Designers and aspiring entrepreneurs, are invited to come pitch their product ideas, build teams, and compete for awesome prizes. You don’t need to know anything about crowdfunding, just bring your best idea and/or your killer skill set.
i-GATE has created three scholarships for students who can demonstrate in one tweet that they are deserving of free entry to the event. Tweet us your pitch at @iGATE_iHub for your chance to win. For those who don’t win a scholarship, i-GATE has also created the discount code “studentearly” to provide students with a 50% discount on event tickets. visit http://www.up.co/communities/usa/east-bay/startup-weekend/4177.
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The East Bay Stand Down - a four-day event that bring together the homeless and at-risk military Veterans. http://www.eastbaystanddown.org/
September 11 to September 14th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. This program is designed to help those veterans in need who are homeless or have other issues. This is a volunteer driven program that provides needed medical and dental care, help with legal problems and a host of other programs. You don't have to be a veteran to volunteer. Registration for volunteers ends Monday, September 1st. NO walk-on volunteers will be allowed to work this time.
Stand Down is a military term that means a unit or base "stands down" from their regular duties to take care of needed training, maintenance or other issues.
http://www.eastbaystanddown.org
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PDC is a logistics company in Livermore in need of a new hire
. Needs an in-house person to handle basic trouble-shooting for application and network issues. Understand at least conceptually a network, setup printers and workstations, basic understanding of MS Office and report writing. Will train on all of the above, looking for the right individual who has the aptitude in this area and be able to listen and learn. Email paul @ prismlogistics.com
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LPC Veterans Scholarships
www.laspositascollege.edu/veterans
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INTERNSHIPS - For paid and unpaid scholarships for LPC students, contact Leslie Gravino LGravino at LasPositasCollege dot edu 925 424 1876
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SCHOLARSHIPS - APPLY NOW - All students need to have completed at least 12 units at LPC to qualify.
Many scholarships do NOT require a very high g.p.a.; some require as little as a 2.0 GPA. Many do NOT require financial need, and even if they do, financial need does not require being destitute or receiving financial aid!
http://www.laspositascollege.edu/financialaid/1213SCHOLASHIP.php

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Sandia National Laboratories and the Livermore Chamber of Commerce Announce the College Student of the Year Scholarship Award Opportunity. ALL DETAILS HERE and Flyer Here.
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2014 All USA Coca Cola Scholarship
Jack Kent Cook o http://my.ptk.org/edge to find out details. If they have any questions about the process, please direct them to me. Cynthia Ross, M.S.Director of Student Life &Psychology FacultyLas Positas College3000 Campus Hill Drive Livermore, CA 94551 (925) 424-1297 cross@laspositascollege.edu
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LLNL/LPC Science and Engineering Seminar on Tuesday,
http://www.laspositascollege.edu/news/scienceSeries.php
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Need transportation to school? Carpool http://rideshare.511.org/carpool/

Stuck in traffic? call 511 and find out about traffic conditions.
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TUTORING BY EMAIL NOW AVAILABLE.
Email your questions and/or paper as an attachment to LPCEnglishtutor@gmail.com. You must submit your name and W number in the subject heading of the email and the course name and section number in the body.Ask the tutor specific questions in the body of your email. Submissions will be reviewed within 48 hours if submitted Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. If you submit a question Thursday through Sunday, expect a reply by Tuesday night. Tutors will provide feedback, but will not edit your work for you. If you would rather receive tutoring in real time, you may register for a live, virtual tutoring session on the web. Available from 4-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. You can register for a 30-minute appointment at http://www.laspositascollege.edu/onlinelearning/tutoring_appt.php .More on http://www.laspositascollege.edu/onlinelearning/tutoring.php ."


Requirements for the LPC Honors Transfer Program:
For continuing students: At least 12 units completed at LPC with a 3.5 or higher GPA, and eligibility for English 1A. For new students entering from high school: A 3.75 cumulative GPA and a copy of your high-school transcript. You may apply at any time during the semester, but it’s best to apply early in the term so you can get started on your honors projects. Contact Dr. Candy Klaschus, Honors Program Director, for more information. Office: 2411T Phone / Voicemail: (925) 424-1266 E-mail: cklaschus@laspositascollege.edu Details and forms are available on the Honors Transfer Program Website: http://www.laspositascollege.edu/honors
Any transferable course may become an honors course if you complete a substantial project in addition to the regular coursework. You will work one-on-one with a faculty member to design the project; both full and part-time faculty are eligible to mentor honors students
By participating in a Transfer Admission Guarantee [TAG] or Transfer Admissions Agreement [TAA] program, you will receive early review of your academic records, early admission notification and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework.UCSD will not offer any TAG agreements after fall 2014. So fall of 2013 is the last time we can write a TAG to this campus. They will no longer be a TAG school but students will still be able to apply through the regular process, Nov.1 - Nov 30th. The GPA needed to write a TAG for UCSD is 3.5. If a student has the 3.5 GPA, the best possible way to get in is to write a TAG in fall 2013.
Accepting requests for hiring students to work on campus in  federal workstudy positions for the 2012-2013 Complete hiring packet must be submitted. Student assistant hiring packets can be downloaded from: http://www.clpccd.org/HR/documents/StudentAssistantPacket2011_000.pdf . All newly hired students must provide documentation of a TB test prior to beginning work; rehired students will need a TB test only if their original test on file is more than 4 years old. Current Payrates are attached; please review descriptions for levels A, B, C and D to determine the correct pay category. All new student hires begin at Step 1 and can be moved to Step 2 after 200 hours upon your filing a request. WHO CAN BE HIRED AS A FEDERAL WORKSTUDY STUDENT Only students who have applied for financial aid for 2012-2013 and exhibit some financial need (as determined by the financial aid office) may fill these positions. Contact your instructor or  Andi Schreibman, Financial Aid Officer, Las Positas College, 3033 Collier Canyon Rd., Livermore, CA 94551, (925) 424-1585

Resume Workshop . Looking for a job or internship? Need help creating a resume? Want to be a more competitive applicant? Students can drop in or make an appointment to see the representative at the Transfer Center..
Job Shadowing Event , Students who are interested in participating should complete the form on the Career Center's website. It is the students responsibility to receive permission from the instructors or their supervisor to miss class or work to attend this event. This is a great opportunity for our students to shadow a professional in the career field of their interest.

Microsoft Certification Vouchers and S2B Internships and A+ discounts for LPC student. - Second shot (free retake) is back, visit www.microsoft.com/learning/studentdiscounts If you miss the first time, you get a second test for free. Take the test through VUE or Prometrics. Or call Prometric 1 800 755-3926, VUE 1 800 837-8734 . - Internships at Microsoft business partners http://s2b.experience.com - Free and fun Microsoft certification game: http://areyoucertifiable.com - A+ Cert. Network+ and other CompTIA vouchers for students can be ordered as of March 2011. Go here.

Ham Radio/Computer/ Free training for the technician FCC exam. Be a part of the rescuers in case of major disaster.For Livermore area: http://www.livermoreark.org/ For Mt. Diablo, Concord area: http://www.mdarc.org/

ISP - Your own family/professional website for under $6 per month: http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=8284285 Includes 2 free domains (.com .net .org), hundreds of email accounts for your employees or family members, WebsiteBuilder web editor, Dynamic Content Catalog, Photo Gallery, WebStatistics, Virus Guard & Spam Guard for all accounts, Search Engine Tools, CGI Library, FTP, tutorials, and more.

BOOKS. Buy, rent, download books from the Internet. (Not an endorsement by me of the sites).I would recommend signing up with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). 500+ free books online and other tutorials. ACM Student Membership Benefits are listed here. $19 per year for LPC students.

FREE MICROSOFT SOFTWARE and inexpensive non Microsoft software - The MSDN Academic Alliance offers software to LPC students who are enrolled in computing classes. The instructor will give the relevant instructions. The list of software packages is here. The download is a large ISO file that you will burn to a blank DVD. For instructions on burning DVD or CDs, go to your instructor's folder on Marvin and get How to Burn ISO files Word document.https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/Products.aspx - The Microsoft developer, designer and gaming tools are available on DreamSpark.com. Not 30-day trial versions; they’re the complete and full professional grade versions. Dreamspark and MSDN AA are not the same.- Other discounted software for students only: www.collegesoftware.org or www.journeyEd.com, both take you to the same deals. JourneyEd.com offers both Microsoft and non Microsoft products, some at an 85% discount. At JourneyEd, sign up as a Chabot student, same W number. I'm told that LPC is not found in their records.
- Windows 7 Upgrade for $30 for students. www.win741.com You are eligible if you have a valid .EDU e-mail OR an e-mail address through one of the educational institutions. - Office 2007 UltimateSteal for $59.99 for student: http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx - If you’re a student and you don't have access to MSDN AA, you could join the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for $19/year. As part of the membership you get access to the MSDNAA catalog, if they still have that offer. At any rate, you get access to thousands of technical books. The ACM site is at https://campus.acm.org/public/QuickJoin/qj_control.cfm?form_type=Student - SmartDraw drawing software at student price: log into Blackboard. Regular price: $200+. Your price: much less.

Get text to you cell phone in case of a disaster at LPC. AlertU will allow the school management to broadcast critical information, in real time, to the mobile devices of staff and students.
1) With your cell, text LPC (our campus keyword) to 253788 (ALERTU).
2) You will receive a welcome text message:
Please join LPC's Emergency Alert System. No Spam. Reply Y to sign up.
3) Reply Y
Additionally, you are encouraged to program 253788 into your phone's contact list (address book) as "ALERTU' so you will recognize these messages as critical alerts from LPC if/when they are sent out. ALERTU promises:
No spam, no sharing of personal information, only Las Positas College Administrators will have access to the alerting system
* The AlertU system will only be used in the event of an emergency
* The service is free, though the student's/staff member's text message rates/plans apply
You can also sign up via the web at Alertu.org/lpc or just go to Student Life at Las Positas from our home page and click on Alertu.org/lpc. For more information on line please visit www.alertu.org

Book prices getting you down? Tax Credit for Books. New government program will now reimburse students for up to 100% of the cost of required textbooks and other course materials. For example, if you had out-of-pocket course material expenses or tuition and fees during 2009 or 2010 and no other financial grant aid covers those expenses, you would be able to claim the expenses as a credit. For each student the credit is limited to $2,500.

The LPC Honors Transfer Program is designed to prepare highly motivate students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Requirements for admission to the HTP: 12 units completed at LPC with a 3.5 or better GPA. Application forms are available at our website:http://www.laspositascollege.edu/honors. Contact Dr. Candy Klaschus at 925-424-1266, drop by 2411T, or email cklaschus @ laspositascollege.edu (Remove the spaces). I hope many of you sign up soon.

Scholarship opportunities from UNCF.

Looking for a career in computer security?  Launch it with a Cyber Corps scholarship.The U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey offers a program that enables civilians to obtain a full scholarship for a Master's Degree, receive a salary while in school, and begin a civilian career with an unlimited future. The "Scholarship for Service" program does not entail enrollment in the Military. Students receive their Master's Degree and move on to civilian jobs in such organizations as the CIA, FBI, NSA, and others. Deadlines are renewed as needed.

National Do Not Call list info - The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at the website https://donotcall.gov/. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.

No enrollment necessary for Community Education . Half a Saturday or Sunday. Open to the general public. Learn Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and other computer skills. You get a certificate. No prerequisites. Just pay the small fee ($39 - $79) . Location: Las Positas College 3033 Collier Canyon Livermore, CA 94551

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Can't get a job? Need experience on your resume? Volunteers are always needed in your area: http://www.volunteersolutions.org/vccc/volunteer/
http://www.uwba.org/ United Ways helps you find volunteer jobs.
Some job search sites here.
You could also do an intership in Room 804 Laptechs. Sign up for the units. The two classes count as work experience.


Job Leads - At LPC Bldg. 900 for employment assistance. Jobs are updated daily. Other employment resources: Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center - Pleasanton Fax: 485-5273 Phone: 485-5262. Both free to employers and job seekers. Coordinator Career/Transfer & Employment Center 925-424-1423

Employment - PT jobs on website! Resume help! Coordinator Career/Transfer & Employment Center SGreen @ laspositascollege.edu 925-424-1423 Other employment resources: Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center - Pleasanton Fax: 485-5273 Phone: 485-5262 www.Trivalleyjobs.com Both free to employers and job seekers

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SCHOLARSHIPS
You may apply for as many scholarships as you qualify for;
One copy of your application must be submitted for each scholarship you wish to apply for. International Students (those with ‘F1’ VISAs) do not qualify for scholarships which require FINANCIAL NEED (F1 assumes that foreign students are financially independent). However, they may apply for non-government scholarships. Concurrently enrolled high school students do not qualify for the LPC Scholarship Program.
LPC THEATER SCHEDULE All performances are in the Las Positas College Theater and are $10 general admission and $7 for students and seniors unless otherwise noted. http://www.laspositascollege.edu/performingarts/index.php Your admission fees help your theater classmates. If you can't attend yourself, use the tickets as gift certificates.

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