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  • 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: October 1, 2015