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Campus News & Events: 2011 Archive

  • Pass the pork
    Posted: December 21, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Athletics and Dance/Visual and Performing Arts at Antelope Valley College delivers pork to Lancaster Community Homeless Shelter.
  • Palmdale Center director named
    Posted: December 13, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A director for career and technical education programs at an Orange County college district has been selected as the director for Antelope Valley College’s Palmdale Center.
  • Debate students take awards
    Posted: December 13, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    AVC debate students competing in their first intercollegiate debate tournament earned top honors at the Tina J. Herman Policy Invitational held last week at Los Angeles City College.
  • Registered nursing graduates to get pins Sunday
    Posted: December 9, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Students who have completed Antelope Valley College’s associate degree program in nursing are due to receive their nursing pins during a 2 p.m. Sunday ceremony at the Poppy Pavilion, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.
  • Events: AVC Concert Bands "Pops" Concert and the Applied Music Recital
    Posted: November 17, 2011 | Webmaster
    The inaugural concert season will continue in AVC's new Performing Arts Theatre on Tuesday, November 29th and Wednesday, November 30th with a wonderful variety of instrumental and vocal music.
  • AVC officials release statement in arrest of former employee
    Posted: November 10, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College officials are cooperating with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the district attorney’s office in an investigation into the suspected embezzlement of money from student organization accounts at the college.
  • Seminar to look at how to launch a law enforcement career
    Posted: November 10, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Anyone wanting to know how to pursue a career in law enforcement can enroll in a community education course, “Prepare for a Career in Law Enforcement,” being held 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 in room LS1 110 at Antelope Valley College, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • AVC to host scholarship workshops
    Posted: November 9, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Students wanting to improve their chances of receiving a scholarship through the Antelope Valley College Foundation are encouraged to attend one of five workshops being held in November.
  • Craft fair to be held Nov. 12
    Posted: November 8, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A holiday craft fair will he held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Antelope Valley College’s Cafeteria, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Four artists featured in AVC exhibit, Transient Geometries
    Posted: November 8, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A group exhibition exploring how artists investigate series of shapes to create dialogs about contemporary space is the focus of Transient Geometries, appearing in the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery through Nov. 17.
  • First play to take the stage at AVC Performing Arts Theatre
    Posted: November 8, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    For its first production in the new Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, the Theatre Arts Department has chosen Robert Brustein’s updated version of the 20th century Nobel Prize-winning play, “Six Characters in Search of an Author,” opening at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
  • Candidate debate to be held October 27
    Posted: October 25, 2011 | Webmaster
    Due to student interest, AVC is hosting another board candidate forum from 11:30 - 1:30 this Thursday, October 27, 2011, in the board room, SSV 151.
  • Valley’s largest job fair set for Oct. 12
    Posted: October 11, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Job seekers are encouraged to attend the Antelope Valley’s largest job fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 as Antelope Valley College hosts the 17th Semi-Annual Fall Career Information and Job Fair at the Lancaster campus, 3041 W. Ave. K.
  • Gallery features ancient art form with contemporary paintings
    Posted: September 28, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    An exhibit of contemporary paintings of Malaysian life utilizing the ancient technique of batik will be held in the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery through Oct. 14.
  • AVC and educational partners awarded $2 million; potential for $10 million
    Posted: September 28, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Ambitious initiatives designed to encourage young people to pursue science and engineering careers have secured more than $2 million in grant funding, education officials announced today.
  • Forum set for college trustee race Sept. 28
    Posted: September 16, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Candidates for two seats on the Antelope Valley Community College District Board of Trustees will field questions at a candidate's forum 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Concert to bring Hollywood to new theater on Oct. 15
    Posted: September 14, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Knowing he would oversee the first performance in Antelope Valley College’s Performing Arts Theatre, artistic director Dr. David Newby wanted to make sure the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale (AVSOMC) could deliver a memorable concert on Oct. 15 for a wide range of musical tastes.
  • AVC to host university and college representatives
    Posted: September 12, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Students wanting to continue their education at a college, university or technical school will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from 25 public and private institutions when Antelope Valley College hosts its annual Transfer Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15.
  • "Up Current" marks opening of art gallery season
    Posted: August 29, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A group exhibition featuring works by college faculty members marks the opening of a new season for the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery located at 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • AVC announces auditions for first play in new theater
    Posted: August 29, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Open call auditions for Luigi Pirandello’s play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11 at Antelope Valley College’s Black Box Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Tournament to raise funds for athletics
    Posted: August 16, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A day of golf, food, prizes and a demonstration by long-drive champion Vince Howell will be featured at the 10th annual Slam Dunk Golf Tournament being held Sept. 9 at the Rancho Vista Golf Course to benefit Antelope Valley College Marauder Athletics.
  • Palmdale Center on track with accrediting agency
    Posted: August 8, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    In a move that reflects the growth of Antelope Valley College’s Palmdale Center, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has approved 20 educational degree and certificate programs -- over 50 percent of which are offered through the center.
  • New members sought for oversight committee
    Posted: August 3, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College is seeking to fill four seats on its Citizens’ Oversight Committee, with the responsibility of ensuring that local bond proceeds are spent according to their intended purposes.
  • Intravenous therapy, phlebotomy courses offered at AVC
    Posted: August 3, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Licensed vocational nurses (LVN), registered nurses and physician assistants can obtain intravenous therapy certification though a course offered by Antelope Valley College Corporate and Community Services beginning Aug. 26.
  • AVC nursing faculty lead CPR course
    Posted: August 3, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    People can learn the skills to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through a one-day course “Recognition of Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies” offered through Antelope Valley College’s Corporate and Community Services office.
  • 33 graduate from AVC Wildland Firefighter Academy
    Posted: July 28, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Cheered on by friends and family members, 33 men and women graduated Thursday afternoon from Antelope Valley College’s Wildland Firefighter Academy during a ceremony in the Lancaster campus cafeteria.
  • Money generated for AVC scholarships
    Posted: July 28, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College students will benefit from recent efforts to establish ongoing scholarships for students at the school.
  • AVC adds more classes
    Posted: July 20, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College has added more than 150 classes to its fall semester schedule following passage of a state budget that had less drastic cuts than originally proposed.
  • AVC to host 4th and 5th grade pupils for “I’m Going to College”
    Posted: June 23, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Instilling a vision for a college education among elementary age children and their parents is the goal of “I’m Going to College,” a half-day event hosted by Antelope Valley College 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13.
  • State law opens door for new transfer degrees
    Posted: June 23, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    State officials have given Antelope Valley College (AVC) approval for two new degree programs that will make it easier for community college students to transfer to the California State University System.
  • Respiratory care practitioners get pins
    Posted: June 6, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    The fourth class of respiratory therapists from Antelope Valley College received their pins during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony today at the college’s Lancaster campus.
  • Students graduate from AVC’s municipal firefighter academy
    Posted: June 2, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Graduates of Antelope Valley College’s municipal firefighter academy will be honored during a 10:30 a.m. graduation ceremony Friday (June 3) at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center, 43404 30th St. W., Lancaster.
  • Registered nursing graduates to get pins Saturday
    Posted: June 2, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Students who have completed Antelope Valley College’s associate degree program in nursing are due to receive their nursing pins during a 3 p.m. Saturday ceremony at the Poppy Pavilion, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.
  • History prof chosen for honor
    Posted: May 26, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    History Professor Dr. Matthew Jaffe was named Wednesday as Antelope Valley College's Scholar in Residence for 2011-12, the highest honor accorded a faculty member at the college.
  • Survival backpacking seminar slated
    Posted: May 12, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Wilderness specialist Lee Bergthold will lead a survival backpacking seminar 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Antelope Valley College’s Board Room, Student Services Building Room 151, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Students host pottery show May 17
    Posted: May 16, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Ceramics students from Antelope Valley College will host a Student Pottery Show 3-6 p.m. May 17 in the Fine Arts Quad, located on the west side of the campus, 3041W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • District negotiating team issues statement
    Posted: May 9, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    The Antelope Valley Community College District negotiating team issued the following statement May 9 in an effort to clarify its status in negotiations with the faculty union, the Antelope Valley College Federation of Teachers (AVCFT).
  • College reaches impasse with faculty union
    Posted: April 27, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College officials and the union that represents faculty at the college have mutually declared an impasse in their contract negotiations – an action that could affect district efforts to reduce spending in light of proposed statewide cuts to education.
  • Valley’s largest job fair to be held April 27
    Posted: April 20, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    The valley’s largest job fair will bring together job seekers and employers from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 as Antelope Valley College hosts its 16th Semi-Annual Spring Career Information and Job Fair at the Fine Arts Quad, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • College gallery presents “Dirt and Other Kinds of Poetry”
    Posted: April 20, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A photography and text exhibition exploring how we find beauty in the everyday world will be featured in the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery April 21-May 13 with “Dirt and Other Kinds of Poetry.”
  • AVC grad to receive Pulitzer Prize for poetry
    Posted: April 19, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College graduate Kay Ryan was named Monday as a recipient of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
  • AVC rad tech grads have 100 percent pass rate on national certification exam
    Posted: April 11, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College’s first class of graduates from the Radiologic Technology Program have all passed a national certification exam required to be able to produce X-rays for physicians.
  • Cafeteria, bookstore announce change in hours
    Posted: April 8, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Construction and technical issues will create a temporary change in hours for the Cafeteria and Marauder Bookstore when spring classes resume April 11.
  • AVC employees delivered more bad news
    Posted: April 5, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Fifty-seven Antelope Valley College employees were told Tuesday afternoon that they could either lose their jobs or be laid off for one to two months this summer as the result of the state’s budget crisis.
  • High school grads to face narrow gate to community colleges
    Posted: April 5, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Deep cuts to state funding for community colleges could shut out hundreds of local high school graduates from classes at Antelope Valley College this fall.
  • Dancers “begin again” for April 15-16 performances
    Posted: March 29, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Dance Dimensions 2011, an annual showcase of dance by Antelope Valley College students and community members, will be held 8 p.m. April 15-16 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster.
  • Door-to-door solicitors not representing AVC
    Posted: March 18, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    They’re at it again.
    Solicitors trying to sell newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the Antelope Valley are falsely claiming to be officially affiliated with Antelope Valley College. 
  • Palmdale Center to reopen Friday
    Posted: March 17, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Repairs have been made to a damaged water line that will allow for the reopening of Antelope Valley College’s Palmdale Center on Friday morning.
  • Palmdale Center closed today following accident
    Posted: March 17, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    All Thursday classes at Antelope Valley College’s Palmdale Center have been canceled today and the center closed following damage to a water line Wednesday night.
  • Grant writing workshop to assist money seekers
    Posted: March 15, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    People wanting to learn to write a winning grant proposal are encouraged to enroll in “Grant Writing Fundamentals” a one-day workshop offered by Antelope Valley College’s Corporate and Community Education Office April 16 at the Lancaster campus, 3041 W. Ave. K.
  • Fire academy to hold information sessions
    Posted: March 15, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College’s municipal fire academy will offer informational meetings to anyone interested in learning more about its fall 2011 academy.
  • Seminar to look at how to launch a law enforcement career
    Posted: March 15, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Anyone wanting to know how to pursue a career in law enforcement can enroll in a community education course, “Prepare for a Career in Law Enforcement,” being held 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, March 26 in room LS1 132 at Antelope Valley College, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Rosamond student earns perfect score at Math Field Day
    Posted: March 15, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Top math students from 18 area high schools spent 90 minutes Friday morning working through a series of written problems devised by Antelope Valley College math faculty members.
  • Work of six East Coast and West Coast artists to be featured in gallery
    Posted: March 15, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Works by six artists will be featured in the “Image and Word” exhibition in the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, March 16-April 22.
  • AVC to present "The Vagina Monologues" March 25-26
    Posted: March 15, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Eve Ensler’s "The Vagina Monologues" will be performed in the Antelope Valley College Black Box Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster at 8 p.m., March 25-26.
  • Trustees approve option to cut administrator salaries
    Posted: March 7, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College’s educational administrators will be sent letters advising them that their salaries could be reduced in the 2011-12 academic year “by up to 35 percent through reductions in pay, mandatory furlough days, or both.”
  • Eat ice cream, repair a kiln
    Posted: March 7, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    An ice cream social featuring ceramic bowls crafted by Rich Sim will be held in the Antelope Valley College Art Gallery 5-7 p.m. March 16 as a fundraiser to repair kilns in the campus ceramics lab. The gallery is located on the south side of campus, 3041 W. Ave. K.
  • AVC prepares for notices to administrators on pay cuts
    Posted: March 1, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College administrators could see their pay cut as much as 35 percent starting July 1 as a result of California’s budget crisis.
  • Music competition winners to perform March 26
    Posted: February 22, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Young winners of the annual Bach Competition and Gail Newby Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale, will perform at 8 p.m. March 26 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster.
  • Notary public training and exam offered at AVC
    Posted: February 14, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    People interested in working as notary publics can learn how to perform the job and prepare for a required state exam through a one-day “Notary Public Workshop” offered through Antelope Valley College’s Corporate and Community Services Office at 8 a.m Saturday, Feb. 26.
  • LVN phlebotomy course offered at AVC
    Posted: February 14, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Licensed vocational nurses (LVN), registered nurses, physician assistants and medical assistants can obtain phlebotomy certification though a six-unit continuing education course offered through Antelope Valley College’s Corporate and Community Services 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26.
  • Mediation classes offered Saturdays at AVC
    Posted: February 14, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    One-day courses in “Introduction to Mediation” and “Mediation as a Second Career” will be offered March 5 and 12 through Antelope Valley College’s Corporate and Community Services Office.
  • Owners, prospective owners of rental properties offered advice
    Posted: February 14, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    The fundamentals of purchasing and managing rental properties will be covered in a three-hour course to be taught through Antelope Valley College’s Corporate and Community Services Office 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 7.
  • Pharmacy tech training program offered
    Posted: February 14, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    People interested in becoming eligible to work as registered pharmacy technicians can enroll in a training program offered by Antelope Valley College’s Corporate and Community Services Office in cooperation with Boston Reed College beginning March 12.
  • AVC to offer course for campus security officers
    Posted: February 14, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A security guard course specifically designed to meet state requirements for campus security officers at grade schools and community colleges will be offered through Antelope Valley College Corporate and Community Services beginning March 5.
  • Speaker/author to discuss prospects of being kinder, more understanding
    Posted: February 8, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A college instructor’s assignment that turned into an international movement to commit “random acts of kindness” will be the guest speaker at Antelope Valley College 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 in the Student Lounge of the Student Center Building, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • AVC's accreditation reaffirmed
    Posted: February 8, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Following an extensive self study and review by professionals from other colleges, Antelope Valley College’s accreditation has been reaffirmed for another six years by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
  • Radiologic tech program to limit enrollment
    Posted: February 4, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    State budget cuts will result in Antelope Valley College restricting enrollment in its radiologic technology program.
  • Parking permits to be required for Palmdale Center
    Posted: February 4, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Antelope Valley College students who park at the Palmdale Center will be required to have parking permits – provided free – to park at the center, beginning Feb. 21.
  • Parking lot #10 to be open for start of spring semester
    Posted: February 2, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Construction delays on Antelope Valley College’s solar energy project will result in limited access to the affected parking areas on the east side of the campus.
  • Budget Update Presentation
    Posted: January 12, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Powerpoint of current budget scenario
  • Suicide prevention and gun violence to be examined Wednesday
    Posted: January 11, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A deranged gunman taking the life of a family member is a scenario Amanda Wilcox knows all too well.
  • Food handler certification offered at AVC
    Posted: January 4, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Food service employees needing to meet state safety requirements can enroll in a Food Handler Certificate course offered 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 through Corporate and Community Services at Antelope Valley College.
  • Get help with finances at AVC
    Posted: January 4, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Financial tips and strategies will be among the topics of a two-hour workshop on “Family Financial Success” to be presented noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 through Antelope Valley College’s Corporate and Community Services Office.
  • Workshop offered for prospective pharmacy technicians
    Posted: January 4, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A math skills workshop for people interested in a pharmacy technician program will be offered 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at Antelope Valley College, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • SAT-1 preparation workshops slated
    Posted: January 4, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    A series of four workshops designed to improve the scores of college-bound students taking the SAT is being offered starting Friday, Jan. 7 through Antelope Valley College’s Corporate and Community Services Office.
  • Suicide prevention and gun violence to be examined Jan. 12
    Posted: January 4, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Prevention of suicide and gun violence will be the subject of a 1 p.m. Jan. 12 presentation in the Antelope Valley College Board Room, SSV 151, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster featuring Amanda Wilcox.
  • Lawyer to discuss separation of church and state
    Posted: January 4, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Constitutional lawyer Eddie Tabash will discuss “Is There Separation of Church and State in America” 6-9 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Antelope Valley College Board Room, SSV 151, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • Educators to share how to deal with veterans returning from war
    Posted: January 4, 2011 | Steve Standerfer
    Readjustment issues for military veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be the subject of a 1-4 p.m. Jan. 11 presentation at Antelope Valley College’s Board Room, SSV 151.

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