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  • AVC Symphonic Band to Perform Saturday, November 21

    Posted: November 18, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    All AVC employees and members of the AVC community are cordially invited to the upcoming concert by the Antelope Valley College Symphonic Band on Saturday, November 21st at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Theatre.

    Titled "War and Thanksgiving", the program will feature music relating to prominent anniversaries celebrated in 2015 (e.g. the 150th of the ending of the American Civil War and the 70th of the ending of WWII). The Band will perform alone and alongside our special guests, the Sunday Night Singers under the direction of Michael McCullough (AVC adjunct faculty and Director of Choirs at Palmdale HS).

    AVC staff and students receive discounts.  Faculty receive two hours of Professional Development, Standard Two for attending the concert. 

    Tickets are available online at, by phone at 661-722-6580, or at the PAT box office.

  • AVC Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

    Posted: November 18, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Please note the following changes to operational service hours for the college next week. AVC wishes everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday. 

    Monday, Nov. 23 & Tuesday, Nov. 24: Regular Business Hours (7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)       

    Wednesday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Afternoon classes will be held unless cancelled by Instructor. Evening classes are cancelled.)

    Thursday, Nov. 26 - Sunday, Nov. 29: College Closed (No classes scheduled.)

  • Palmdale Regional Medical Center Donates Portable X-Ray Machines to AVC

    Posted: November 18, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Palmdale Regional Medical Center has donated a portable X-ray machine to Antelope Valley College for use in the on-campus Radiologic Technology lab.

    This unit is typical of those used in ER, ICU, CCU, NICU situations, as well as other areas of the hospital when patients can't be moved. Images are produced immediately and can be transmitted wirelessly via an internet connection.

    Brad Taylor, Director of Radiology for Palmdale Regional Medical Center was instrumental in getting the equipment to AVC.

    “I was invited to the advisory board meeting where I heard from the instructors of the lack of portable x-ray equipment at the AVC program. As this school is the only Radiologic Technology school in the Antelope Valley, I felt it was an opportunity to give back and ensure that we continue to have a supply of trained radiology professionals to staff our medical facilities here,” said Taylor.

    Simulating a real-life work environment in the AVC lab provides students hands-on learning opportunities, better preparing them for the rigors of a career in radiology.

    “Developing highly competent health care providers requires access to the best tools available in the profession. This donation is a direct result of AVC’s continued partnership with local hospitals and health care providers,” said Dr. Karen Cowell, AVC’s Dean of Career Technical Education.

    About Palmdale Regional Medical Center

    Palmdale Regional Medical Center is a 157 licensed bed, acute care hospital located in Palmdale, CA. The hospital provides the Antelope Valley and outlying communities with services such as cardiology (STEMI certified), orthopedics, oncology, bariatrics, physical rehabilitation, wound care, minimally-invasive surgery including robotic surgery, emergency services, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, and pain management. For more information, visit and find them on Facebook.

    About Antelope Valley College

    Antelope Valley College takes pride in providing a quality, comprehensive education for a diverse community of learners. We are committed to student success, offering value and opportunity to all members of our community. Annually, AVC serves over 17,000 students and the greater Antelope Valley community with associate degree programs, career training and basic skills education. For more information please visit 

    Photos Attached: Antelope Valley College Radiologic Technology students gain hands-on experience with portable x-ray machines donated by Palmdale Regional Medical Center.

    Proposed Academic Calendar Townhall Meeting - Thursday, December 3 at 2 p.m.

    Posted: November 17, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    You are invited to attend a Townhall Meeting to discuss the "Proposed Academic Calendar" on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 2-3 p.m. in the gymnasium.

    We encourage as many people as possible to attend this meeting, as we look to receive input and provide current information.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Winter Basketball Camp Happening Saturday, January 2, 2016

    Posted: November 16, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College and Antelope Valley Athletic Club present Winter Basketball Camp happening Saturday, January 2, 2016 beginning at 8am for boys and girls in the 2nd thru 8th grade. For more info visit:
  • Support our Troops Ceremony 2015

    Posted: November 12, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Students and faculty honored our veterans by attending the Support our Troops Ceremony on the AVC campus this week.
  • Playwrights Showcase is Accepting Student Scripts

    Posted: November 12, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The last day for theatre arts students to submit short plays to the Playwrights Showcase is Friday, November 13 at 2 pm at FA2 127. The play readings take place Wednesday, December 9 following the Theatre Arts Open House at 6 pm in FA2 130.

    Students enrolled in a theatre arts class may submit one or two plays, 5-12 pages. They must be the original work of the student. Plays must be typed and submitted in a large envelope with the playwright’s name and contact information on the outside. The script itself must not have the playwright’s name on it. For more info contact Eugenie Trow at, or Carla Corona at

  • Counseling Division Student Survey

    Posted: November 12, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The Counseling Division would like you to participate in a short survey to gather additional feedback about your experiences with the Counseling Division services. Your answers will be completely anonymous and will be reviewed alongside feedback from other student participants.

    Please provide us with your perspective on how we are doing and how we can improve the services we provide.

    The survey link will close at the end of the day on Friday, December 11, 2015.

  • Fall 2015 Ceramics Fundraiser

    Posted: November 5, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The Fall Ceramics Fundraiser is back November 17-18 at 10 am in the Library Plaza. Proceeds help AVC students. Click here.
  • Honoring Veterans at AVC

    Posted: November 5, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    AVC will be closed on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11. The college will salute its veterans all week long with Veterans week activities. To check out the events for the week click here.
  • 4th Annual STEMposium

    Posted: November 5, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The 4th Annual Greater Antelope Valley STEMposium is scheduled to welcome over 200 students, educators, administrators and industry leaders to the Hellenic Center on November 6.
  • Coffee Chat with the President

    Posted: October 29, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    President Ed Knudson will be holding the first coffee forum of the semester Friday, November 6 at 9 a.m. in the student lounge. Please join us, as well as all faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.
  • 13th Annual AVC Super Craft Fair

    Posted: October 29, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The annual AVC Super Craft Fair presented by the Classified Union Scholarship Fund will be held Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the cafeteria and surrounding area, rain or shine. Free Parking. For information please email to or check out the Super Craft Fair Facebook Group.
  • Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

    Posted: October 29, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The festival of the “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead is one with very ancient roots in Mexico. During the pre Hispanic era there were very elaborate rituals and philosophies concerning the life-death cycle, nowhere more so than amongst the Mexican peoples of Oaxaca.

    After the 2nd of November, friends and relatives are invited for the “raising of the dead,” where the offerings are consumed.

    This celebration is happening now until October 30 in the Bookstore Hallway.

  • Halloween Monster Mash Dance

    Posted: October 23, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Join the fun at the Halloween Monster Mash Dance Friday, October 30 starting at 7pm in the Student Center Building (cafeteria). For ticket info and details click here.
  • Halloween Costume Contest for Students and Faculty

    Posted: October 23, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    From flying witches to dancing princesses, Halloween is full of SPOOK-tacular surprises! Want to join the fun? Do you feel spooky? Original? Funny? The Student Activities Council is proud to present AVC's Annual Halloween Costume Contest on Thursday October 29, 2015 from noon-2pm in the Cafeteria. Show us your best costumes, and have a blast! It will be a screaming good time! For details click here.

    Have a fun and safe AVC Halloween!
  • AV Authors to Speak About Writing and Publishing Books

    Posted: October 23, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    On Saturday, October 24, the Antelope Valley Authors will talk about their books. Specifically, they will discuss how they wrote them, how they got them published, and how they make money from them.  The event runs from 2-4 p.m. at the Acton/Agua Dulce Library in Acton.  Every person who attends will receive a free ticket to win a basket of books—one or two per author—at a drawing immediately following the event. 

    The library is located at 33792 Crown Valley Road, Acton.  For additional information about this and other programs, please call (661) 269-7101.

    AVC Foundation Accepts a $20,000 Endowment From The Choices in Learning National Foundation

    Posted: October 23, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Roger Gallizzi, Executive Director of the Choices in Learning National Foundation presented this scholarship endowment October 20, 2015. For the FY15/16 scholarship program it is estimated that a $1,000 scholarship will be given to a female recipient who obtained her high school diploma through Learn4Life Concept Charter Schools.

  • Study Abroad in Salmanca Spain, Spring 2016

    Posted: October 12, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Did you know AVC has students who study abroad in other countries? Attend the Study Abroad Information Session Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm in boardroom (SSV151) for more information. Plan today to attend in the 2016-2017 academic year!
  • AVC Cafe Closed - Friday, October 16

    Posted: October 12, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The AVC Cafe will be closed Friday, October 16 for a System Installation. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Mid-Semester Check-In and Study Jam - October 13-15

    Posted: October 9, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    AVC Student Life presents Mid-Semester Check-In and Student Jam happening October 13 - 15 in the Student Lounge. Talk with staff and faculty and check for completion of the Matriculation Steps. Light refreshments will be provided. For times and details:
  • Anthropology Expo Standard II Credit - October 16

    Posted: October 8, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The Anthropology Department is pleased to present the 4th Annual Anthropology Expo and Open House on Friday, October 16, 2015. The event will showcase current research projects, our archaeological collections and other department activities.

    Dr. Jennifer Miller-Thayer, Professor of Anthropology at Citrus College, will be our keynote speaker for the evening segment of the expo. The department will host a meet and greet reception from 6-7pm followed by her talk “Medical Anthropology: A Biocultural Approach to Understanding Health, Illness and Healing.” The abstract for the talk and her biography are included on the attached flyer.

    The day component of the event will introduce the audience to the discipline of Anthropology and focus on what students can do with a degree/career in Anthropology. During this segment professional anthropologists will discuss what they have done with their degree/career in Anthropology. The presentation will be followed by an alumni student panel discussing their experiences in Anthropology Departments at UCs and CSUs.

    Take advantage of this wonderful chance to explore the discipline of Anthropology, the opportunities within the field, and its rich diversity of research conducted by local anthropologists. Join us for this interesting and informative event—and don’t forget to enter our DNA raffles!

    In addition, the Anthropology Club will be hosting the Inaugural Anthropology Symposium on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 2-7pm at the Performing Arts Theatre. Students will present papers on their current research projects. Unfortunately this event is not eligible for Flex credit. The flyer for the event is attached.

    If you have any questions about either event please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time and consideration. For details:

    Hope to see you at the expo!

    Darcy L. Wiewall, PhD
  • Mental Health First Aid - Upcoming Sessions for Faculty and Staff

    Posted: October 8, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Do you know how to identify a student in need?  Would you know how to handle a student in need of mental health services?  Unsure how to approach the student to provide resources?  Want to have a better understanding of mental health conditions?

    Mental Health America is offering this free session to all AVC faculty and staff members to help them identify students in need of mental health services and how to have discussions with a student to provide resources.  Flex credit is available. 

    Lunch will be provided.  Each session is 8 hours and space is limited. 

    The following dates are being offered:  10/22/15, 11/10/15, 12/15/15, 1/20/16, and 2/17/16.  You only need to choose one day and space is limited.

    To register:

    - Go to

    - Choose an available date and click register

    If you have any question please stop by SSV 180 or call Student Health Services at ext. 6683.

  • SOAR High School Recognized for Academic Excellence

    Posted: October 8, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized SOAR High School as one of the 335 schools awarded the National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015. The award is based on a school’s overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.

    The Department will honor 285 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. In its 33-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on some 8,000 schools.

  • AVC Joins in a National Moment of Silence in Memory of Victims of the Tragedy at Umpqua Community College

    Posted: October 8, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College joined the American Association of Community Colleges and other colleges across the country for a national moment of silence in the memory of victims of this week's tragedy at Umpqua Community College this morning.

    In addition to the moment of silence, faculty, staff, students and community members shared their thought and condolences on a “I am UCC” board.” The poster will be on display in SSV 180 for additional signatures.

    Pictured: Fire Academy cadets sign the UCC memorial board.
  • Join AVC in a National Moment of Silence in Memory of Victims of the Tragedy at Umpqua Community College

    Posted: October 7, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College will join the American Association of Community Colleges and other colleges across the country for a national moment of silence in the memory of victims of this week's tragedy at Umpqua Community College.

    Please join faculty, staff, students and community members at the Administration Flagpole, this Thursday, Oct 8 at 11 a.m. to honor those lost at UCC. If you cannot come to campus or are in class, please considering taking a moment of silence in their memory.  

    Please share this message, and use the hashtag #IamUCC on social media to show your support and let those at UCC know that they are on your minds and in your hearts.

    In the memories of those lost.
  • Peel Back the Skin Happening Wednesday, October 7

    Posted: October 7, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    What is the difference between humans and other species? Do "animals" laugh? Do they feel sorrow at the death of another? What exactly do they perceive?

    Join AVC instructors Rochelle Guardado (Dance), Cindy Littlefield (Dance), Eugenie Trow (Theatre Arts and Math) and Darcy Wiewall (Anthropology) as they explore “animal” boundaries on Wednesday, October 7 at 7 pm in the Black Box Theatre. Students in the Dance and Theatre Arts departments will explore these boundaries with the instructors.

    This event is free. For more information call Eugenie Trow at 661-722-6300 ext. 6425.

  • AVC Cafeteria and Marauder Bookstore in the SCT Building to Celebrate National Student Day - Thursday, Oct. 8

    Posted: October 7, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Marauder Bookstore and AVC Cafe, along with hundreds of other college bookstores, will be celebrating students and their educational journey. Students are encouraged to stop by the SCT building and check out the events of the day! The Cafe and Bookstore will have specials and there will be giveaways throughout the day.
  • Active Shooter Drills Will be Held at Palmdale Center on Thursday, October 1

    Posted: September 28, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Active Shooter Drills will be held Thursday, October 1 at the Palmdale Center from 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 7:20 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. For more info and to learn how to register for alerts and emergency notifications via Rave Mobile Safety system:
  • Transfer Center Upcoming Events

    Posted: September 24, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Didn't get to attend the Transfer Fair today? There are many college and university representatives that will be on our campus, workshops available and other transfer related events in the upcoming weeks. To see the Transfer Center schedule:
  • Grant Writing Guest Speaker

    Posted: September 24, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Guest speaker for the Faculty Professional Development program to share expertise in grant writing. On Friday, September 25th, AVC welcomes Randy Banis from Sundance Media, who joins Language Arts member Charles Hood in sharing successful ways to apply for grants and fellowships. Mr. Banis is an active member of the high desert community and is responsible for winning many millions of dollars in order to improve and maintain desert trails. The event starts at 4 p.m. in SSV 151 and is free and open to the public.
  • AVC Welcomes Acclaimed Science Writer

    Posted: September 24, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Lancaster, Calif. – Faculty of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, the AVC Sociology Club, and the Associated Student Organization (ASO) will host a presentation by Dr. Michael Shermer on Friday, October 2, 2015, in the AVC Performing Arts Theatre, from 10 a.m. to noon. Shermer will discuss the importance of science and rationality in the course of civilization’s long march toward greater individual freedom and ethical relations with others. This event is free and open to the public. Dr. Michael B. Shermer is an acclaimed science writer and recipient of the Philip J. Klass Award for outstanding contributions in promoting critical thinking and scientific understanding (2006). He has written over 15 books, including Why People Believe Weird Things -- ranked as one of the Top 100 Books of 1997 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review.  Other titles include How We Believe (1999), The Science of Good and Evil (2004), Why Darwin Matters (2006), The Mind of the Market (2008), The Believing Brain (2011), and his latest, The Moral Arc (2015).

    Dr. Shermer is a graduate of Pepperdine University (B.A.), California State University, Fullerton (M.A.), and holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in the History of Science from Claremont Graduate School. He teaches for Chapman University and Claremont Graduate University as well other public and private colleges in and around Los Angeles. Currently he is a contributing editor and monthly columnist for Scientific American and a science correspondent for KPCC (89.3 MHz), a National Public Radio affiliate in Los Angeles.  In addition to being a fascinating public speaker he hosts the Skeptic Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology and he is the cofounder of the Skeptics Society. Dr. Shermer has written scores of articles for Skeptic Magazine, book reviews, opinion editorials, and professional articles.

    The event will be followed by a reception and book signing sponsored by AVC ASO. The Marauder Bookstore will have copies of The Moral Arc available for purchase. Bring your questions and meet one of the most provocative public intellectuals of the day.
  • Emergency Response Simulation to be Held on Wednesday, October 14

    Posted: September 24, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Antelope Valley College will host a joint regional emergency response exercise on Wednesday, October 14. The emergency simulation will start at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude no later than noon. Students, faculty, staff and members of the public should not be alarmed by any unusual concentration of emergency vehicles, personnel, smoke or additional noise at or around AVC on the morning of October 14. Entrance and exits to parking lots 2 and 3 may be intermittently affected. This is a live field exercise designed to test the Antelope Valley College emergency plan and will involve a simulated transportation accident with volunteer “casualties”, and responses from various emergency services agencies including Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department, and American Medical Response. Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management and American Red Cross will observe. This simulation is being coordinated by West Coast Consulting Group, Inc. from San Diego County, a firm specializing in emergency plans and training for community colleges. If you are an AVC employee that is Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trained, please contact Terry Cleveland to participate in the drill.
  • Community Day 2015

    Posted: September 17, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Student Health Service's Community Day helped AVC students get more information about a variety of resources throughout the Antelope Valley such as the American Red Cross, Care Net and Sam’s Club by providing informational booths with representatives on hand.
  • Cashier's Office Closed for Upgrades

    Posted: September 17, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Cashier's office will be closed this Friday, September 18th, for credit card machines upgrades.
  • Spring 2015 President’s List and Dean’s List

    Posted: September 15, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Congratulations to following students who have earned a place on the Antelope Valley College President’s and Dean’s List for Spring 2015.  Their academic achievements exemplify excellence in the attainment of their educational goals.
  • AVC STEM Colloquium: NASA Flight Scholars to present internship results

    Posted: September 14, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    AVC NASA Flight Scholars participants will present, “Implementation and Integration of a Science Payload Package for the PRANDTL-M Mars Glider” on Monday, September 21 at 5 p.m. in SSV 151. Presenters will include: Dr. Jason Bowen, Physics professor AVC; Dave Berger, University Affairs Division, NASA Armstrong Flight Test Center; Dr. Bruce Webbon, Director, NASA Flight Scholars Program, NASA Ames Research Center; Karla Shy, Director of Education, NASA Armstrong Flight Test Center; and AVC students: William Morris, Ana Escalera, Eduardo Uribe-Saldana and Joseph Piotrowski.
  • AVC & CSULB Engineering Transfer Agreement Pathway (ETAP) Info Session to be held on 9/18

    Posted: September 9, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    For the students who want to obtain their Electrical or Mechanical Engineering degrees, the AVC and CSULB Engineering Transfer Agreement Pathway (ETAP) will be holding an information session Monday, Sept 28 at 2:30 p.m. in SSV 151.
  • Calendar committee seeking feedback regarding extension of summer session

    Posted: September 9, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    In an effort to provide more classes to more students and encourage student success, the Calendar Committee is evaluating a proposed extension of summer session and elimination of intersession. By eliminating intersession, the college could offer both two 6 week and one 12 week sessions during the summer.
  • AVC Alumni Presents Undergraduate Summer Research at UCR Symposium

    Posted: September 9, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    AVC alumni and current UC Riverside student, Jamie Coronado, spent his summer doing something a little different - studying how deer mice survive at high altitudes.
  • Constitution Day Essay Contest

    Posted: September 8, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Do you love to write? Students submit your essay for this year's ASO Constitution Day Essay Contest before the deadline on Friday, September 11 at 8 a.m. For more information:
  • AVC Cafe

    Posted: September 3, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    The AVC Cafe will open at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday September 9 due to a special event. We apologize for any inconvenience. Subway will open be open regular hours.
  • Parking Lot Closure

    Posted: September 3, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Parking lot 3, east of Marauder Stadium, will be closed Friday, September 11 to complete installation of the LED light fixtures. Limited access to parking near the gym will be open. The work is expected to be completed by 3 p.m. Lot 2, adjacent to the softball stadium and practice fields, will be open and not affected by the work.
  • Water Conservation at AVC

    Posted: September 3, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Water conservations efforts at AVC have focused changes in irrigation and landscaping, including low-flow sprinklers projects, grass removal, xeriscaping and small installations of artificial turf. Upcoming projects include the implementation of automatic irrigation valves and installation of weather station for better automation of irrigation levels. 

    Between June 16 and August 13, AVC reduced its water usage by 6.4 million gallons over the same period in 2014, a 24.5% savings. Since mandatory water conservation took effect in April, AVC’s efforts have seen a cumulative savings in water bills of $10,587. With these projects, the college is on-track to meet the state-mandated goal of 32% reduction, a forecasted savings of over 25 million gallons this year! Artificial turf (pictured right).

  • Law Scholars information session to be be held 9/10 at 5 p.m.

    Posted: September 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    AVC is now accepting applications for the Law Scholars program. An information and orientation session will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5 p.m. in SSV 151. In partnership with the State Bar of California, the Pathway to Law School initiative enhances opportunities for advancement of AVC students of diverse populations in the legal profession, particularly those who have been underrepresented in the practice of law. Program benefits include: academic counseling, mentoring, and waived application fees for admission to participating law schools.
  • Community Invited to 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Staff, students and members of the community are invited to the AVC Admin Building flagpole for a moment of silence Friday, September 11 at 7 a.m.
  • AVC Welcomes New Faculty

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Nine new full-time faculty members completed faculty orientation this week.
  • Coffee Chat with the President

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    President Ed Knudson will be holding the first coffee forum of the semester Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. in the student lounge. Come by and chat with the president about the new school year.
  • Learning Center Display Box

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Two Learning Center student workers (Elizabeth Wells and Sheena Shez) took the opportunity to show their dedication and creativity by designing the Learning Center display case. The design and construction of the display was started at the beginning of the summer semester with the students putting in time whenever they had the chance. The display artistically lists the Learning Center resources and contact information.
  • Dewayne Dedmon Youth Basketball Camp Held at AVC

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Over 120 campers between the ages of 5-17 attended the Dewayne Dedmon Youth Basketball Camp this past Saturday, August 15. Mike Rios, Athletic Counselor and Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, served as camp director. All campers received a basketball, t-shirt, a pair of basketball shoes, and sweats at no cost. A lunch was also served. The AVC community thanks Mr. Dedmon and sponsors for this event.
  • Marauder Bookstore Sale

    Posted: August 27, 2015 | Rachel Morgan

    Students using their Antelope Valley College or Marauder Bookstore reusable bag during August 24 - 29 will receive 10% off of their entire purchase (including textbooks) at the Marauder Bookstore.

    August 31 - September 4 students will get 30% off ALL Clothing and logo merchandise.
  • Parking and Traffic on Lancaster Campus

    Posted: August 25, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    With the return of students to campus for fall semester, please remember provisions of the California Vehicle Code are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Maximum speed limits for roadways are as posted. The speed limit in all campus parking lots is 10 MPH.
  • Auditions for Inherit the Wind

    Posted: August 25, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Open auditions for the AVC Theatre Arts Department’s fall production of Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee will be held Friday, August 28 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the AVC Performing Arts Theatre.
  • Theatre Arts Instructor Directs Much Ado

    Posted: August 25, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Theatre Arts faculty Jeffrey Wienckowski was recently reviewed by the LA Times for his work as director for Shakespeare's "Much Ado About...
  • AVC Safety and Security Office moves to T800

    Posted: August 10, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    For the start of fall semester, AVC’s campus security will be moved to Building T800, located west of the Gymnasium and south of the tennis courts.
  • AVC Cafe closed Aug. 17-23

    Posted: August 7, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    To prepare for the upcoming fall semester, the AVC Cafe will be closed the week of August 17. The Marauder Bookstore remains open and will offer a variety of snacks for purchase.
  • AVC Lancaster campus closed Friday, August 21

    Posted: August 5, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    AVC will be closed to the public August 21 to allow all employees to participate in the opening day general session. The bookstore will remain open.
  • Instructor represents AVC at the International Conference on Learning in Madrid

    Posted: August 4, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Learning Center Instructor Magdalena Caproiu served as a delegate ant the 22nd International Conference on Learning, held earlier this month at Universidad San Pablo CEU in Madrid, Spain.
  • AVC graduates 16 to serve as wildland firefighters

    Posted: August 4, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Congratulations to AVC’s Wildland Firefighter Academy graduates. The students completed a rigorous summer training program in various aspects of wildland firefighting to earn certification from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.  The training prepares the students for entry-level positions as wildland firefighters.
  • Interim Executive Director chosen for AVC Foundation

    Posted: July 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Dianne Knippel has been appointed as the interim Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and AVC Foundation.
  • LASD Active Shooter Training to be held at AVC

    Posted: June 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting Active Shooter Training on the AVC campus Thursday, June 11. This is a planned training exercise. Staff, students and the local community may notice an increase in emergency personnel and traffic moving on and around campus. This is a valuable opportunity for AVC, allowing local first responders to become more familiar with the layout of campus. 
  • New for Fall: AVC Noncredit ESL Program

    Posted: May 22, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    New for Fall 2015, AVC will be offering a noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Students can focus on skills such as grammar, vocabulary, reading or writing as they progress through the noncredit program.
  • Nuevo AVC para el Otoño: Inglés como Segundo Idioma sin crédito

    Posted: May 22, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Nuevo para el otoño de 2015, AVC estará ofreciendo Inglés como Segundo Idioma sin crédito (ESL). Los estudiantes pueden centrarse en habilidades tales como la gramática, el vocabulario, la lectura o la escritura a medida que progresan a través del programa sin crédito.
  • AVC Foundation Scholarship Convocation – Tuesday, May 19

    Posted: May 7, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    The Antelope Valley College Foundation will announce scholarships recipients at the annual Scholarship Convocation on Tuesday, May 19 in the AVC Performing Arts Theatre.
  • AVC Summer Science Academy Now Enrolling

    Posted: April 30, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    The 3rd Annual Summer Science Academy is scheduled for June 8 through 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will take place at the Palmdale Aerospace Academy located at 38060 20th Street East, Palmdale.
  • AVC's Theatre for Young Audiences to Perform Cootie Shots

    Posted: April 28, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    AVC Theatre Arts Department’s spring Theatre for Young Audiences production of Cootie Shots (Theatrical Inoculations Against Bigotry for Kids, Parents and Teachers) will be presented Saturday, May 2 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday, May 3 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the AVC Performing Arts Theatre.
  • AVC Language Arts Professor Receives Art Award

    Posted: April 23, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College Language Arts instructor Charles Hood received an Artist-in-Residence fellowship from the prestigious Playa Arts Foundation. He will join painters, musicians, and scientists for a summer residency in Oregon.
  • AVC Summer and Fall Schedule Goes Live

    Posted: April 9, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    The Antelope Valley College Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes is now available online at In 2009, AVC moved to an online-only schedule in an effort to be more environmentally friendly and save money.
  • Antelope Valley College Students Selected to Visit NASA this Spring

    Posted: April 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Victoria Jenne of Antelope Valley College has been selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS).
  • A musical tribute to celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary Billie Holiday comes to AVC

    Posted: March 13, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre will host a musical tribute to celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary Billie Holiday Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
  • AVC to host San Francisco-based String Quartet March 20

    Posted: March 13, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College will host the innovative Amaranth String Quartet for a free performance Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Choir Room (FA3-162) of the Lancaster campus.
  • Paraclete, Quartz Hill teams among winners at Math Field Day

    Posted: March 10, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Top math students from 10 area high schools spent 90 minutes Friday morning working through a series of written problems devised by Antelope Valley College math faculty members.
  • Job Fair set for March 18

    Posted: March 5, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Job seekers are encouraged to attend the Antelope Valley College job fair Wednesday, March 18, 2 to 6 p.m. at the Antelope Valley College Lancaster campus Health & Science Plaza, 3041 W. Ave. K.
  • STEM Conference for Girls Slated for Pi Day (3/14)

    Posted: March 5, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    The 3rd Annual STEM Conference for Girls is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14, the annual date commemorating the mathematical constant p (pi). The event will take place at the Antelope Valley Union High School District Palmdale Conference Center located at 1156 East Ave. S, Palmdale.
  • Music competition winners to perform March 28

    Posted: March 5, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Young winners of the annual Gail Newby Concerto Competition and AVSOMC Bach Competition, sponsored by the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale, will perform at 8 p.m. March 28 at the Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Theatre, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.
  • "It Gets Better Journey" set for Wednesday, Feb. 25

    Posted: February 17, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College in conjunction with the City of Lancaster and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles present, "The It Gets Better Journey" on Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at the college’s Performing Arts Theatre. Admission is Free. 
  • Cootie Shots Auditions set for Friday, Feb. 20

    Posted: February 17, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Open auditions for the AVC Theatre Arts Department’s spring Theatre for Young Audiences production of Cootie Shots (Theatrical Inoculations Against Bigotry for Kids, Parents and Teachers) will be held Friday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AVC Black Box Theatre, with callbacks from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the same afternoon.
  • 2015 Achievement Award recipients announced

    Posted: February 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College and the Antelope Valley College Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2015 Achievement Awards who will be honored at the AVC 85th Anniversary Gala, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the A.V. Fairgrounds, H.W. Hunter Pavilion, 2551 West Ave. H, Lancaster.
  • Coaches vs. Cancer set for February 18

    Posted: February 3, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College will again host the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 18 between the 5 p.m. Men’s basketball game and 7 p.m. Women’s basketball game (approx. 6:30 p.m.) in the AVC Gymnasium. The event includes a 60-second free throw shootout with AVC President Ed Knudson and Dean Newton Chelette and a half court shot to win a Fiat. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 
  • AVC Theatre Arts Department Performs American Classic

    Posted: February 2, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    The Antelope Valley College Theatre Arts Department’s production of Clifford Odett’s Waiting for Lefty opens on Thursday, February 5 at 8 p.m. at the college’s Black Box Theatre, with additional performances Friday, February 6 at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 7 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 8 at 2 p.m.
  • R.E.A.D! @ AVC

    Posted: January 26, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College’s spring session of “R.E.A.D! (Read, Educate, Activate, Discover) @ AVC” kicks off Saturday, Feb. 21 with the addition of a new class for older students.  
  • AVC Selected to Offer Bachelor’s Degree

    Posted: January 20, 2015 | Liz Diachun

    Antelope Valley College is honored to be one of the 15 colleges selected today by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to develop a pilot bachelor’s degree program.

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Last updated: November 19, 2015