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BCC Student Serena Witherspoon to receive Indie Award at Sept. 23 East Bay Youth Media Awards Ceremony, Oakland

12 September 2015

Serena WitherspoonCongratulations to Berkeley City College student Serena Witherspoon. She will receive the Indie Award at an East Bay Youth Media Awards ceremony, 7-9 p.m., Wed., Sept. 23, at Preservation Park’s Nile Hall, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland. The awards are hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and sponsored by a variety of Bay Area media and news organizations, including Adobe, the Akonadi Foundation, the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), Comcast, ETOP, Hack the Hood, Hands Helping Hands, KBLX Radio, KTVU, NBC Bay Area, Pixar, Youth Radio and others.


Awards are presented to dynamic individuals who have demonstrated an independent voice in social media, bringing greater public awareness to a current social issue. Ms. Witherspoon writes a Huffington Post-published blog which raises awareness about the importance of youth taking advantage of the voting system to make positive changes in our world.


Witherspoon has a genuine concern for the planet and the people on it. She has decided to not accept the status quo and encourage her peers to help be the change the world so desperately needs. She is currently working with her mentor Joan Blades at “Living Room Conversations” to make positive and reflective political conversations a part of high school education.


For details and information about how to purchase tickets, visit


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Sept. 6 is the Last Day to Add or Drop Regular Session Classes without constraints

2 September 2015

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 is:

  • Last Day to ADD Regular Session Classes
  • Last Day to DROP Regular Session Classes and Receive a Refund, and
  • Last Day to DROP Regular Session Classes Without a “W” on Transcripts

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BCC Will Be Closed on Mon., Sept. 7 – Labor Day Holiday

2 September 2015

There will be no classes held at BCC on Monday, September 7, 2015.

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Chancellor Jowel Laguerre: The NEW Peralta Way – An address to the Peralta Community College District Faculty and Staff

22 August 2015

Dr. Jowell LaguerreChancellor Laguerre delivered his address during Flex Day on Wednesday, August 19, at Laney College. In it Dr. Laguerre sets out some of his thoughts and priorities for the future of the District.


View the text version of Dr. Laguerre’s The New Peralta Way (pdf) (opens in a new window).


Watch his address on Peralta TV’s YouTube channel: (this opens in a new window; Dr. Laguerre’s address begins at about 2:26:00)


You can also read a profile of Dr. Laguerre that was published 8/18/2015 in the Oakland Tribune, the Contra Costa Times and other Bay Area News Group papers:


Look for Dr. Laguerre’s Guest Commentary to be published on 8/20/2015 in the Oakland Tribune and other Bay Area newspapers:



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Where is my online Moodle class?

21 August 2015

Students may now login to the Fall 2015 Moodle Online Course Website at, however, most courses will not be open to students until the first day of your class. After logging in, the links to your open classes will be on the right side under “My courses”. You will also need to read and accept the Site Policy.


Here are the LOGIN instructions:


Moodle Website:

Username:  same as your PASSPORT User ID

Password: your Birthdate in the format of yyyymmdd


For example, if your date of birth is February 18, 1995

then your password would be: 19950218


The District Moodle Helpdesk for Students is:

Student Login Instructions (PDF)


If you are a Berkeley City College student and are on-campus, you can get login help here:

Rm 343

Monday through Thursday, 10 AM – 3 PM


Moodle Information and Tutorials for Students:


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Acupuncture & Massage at BCC Every Other Tues., by Appt., Next Session: Oct. 6

21 August 2015

Acupuncture and/or Massage Therapy (Tui Na)

At Berkeley City College, Fully clothed and oil free. Supported by Peralta Wellness Center (and student health fee). Coordinated by Indra Thadani RN, MS Director, Peralta Health Services.


To schedule an appointment

  • please call Oakland Community Acupuncture at 510-879-7988 or
  • schedule your appointment online at


Every other Tuesday morning from 9 am – 1 pm in South Campus, 2070 Allston Way, Suite 203 on:

  • Aug. 25

    Click image to view Fall 2015 flyer

  • Sept. 1
  • Sept. 8
  • Sept. 15
  • Sept. 22
  • Sept. 29
  • Oct. 6
  • Oct. 13
  • Oct. 20
  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 3
  • Nov. 10
  • Nov. 17
  • Dec. 1
  • Dec. 8
  • Dec. 15


Benefits of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy:

  • general stress & high BP
  • weight loss assistance
  • lower back, hip & knee pain
  • smoking cessation
  • arm, shoulder & neck pain
  • headaches, migraines, TMJ
  • poor memory & concentration
  • anger, irritability & depression
  • or just to feel better!


Indra C. Thadani RN, MS

Health Services Director, Peralta Community Colleges

333 East 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

President, Health Services Association, California Community Colleges

510 464-3516


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Fall Semester Internships within Berkeley and elsewhere! Last Day to Apply is September 4

20 August 2015

Students apply now!  There are many fall internship opportunities posted at .  More are coming in daily.


Sample opportunities include Marketing, Event Management, Accounting, Computer Systems, Communications, Social Media, Graphic Design, Video Editing, General Office Support, and more.


Note the following important dates:

September 4:  Last day for students to apply. 

September 11:  Last day for companies to make their selections.

September 14:  Students selected for unpaid internships must enroll in COPED 451 and attend the first class meeting on September 14.  The class is a late start hybrid.  It meets three times and lasts 14 weeks.

So check out the fall internship opportunities web page.



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July 14th – Last Day to Withdraw from Regular Session Classes and Receive a “W”.

12 July 2015

July 14th is the Last Day to Withdraw from Regular Session Summer 2015 Classes and Receive a “W”.  All outstanding fees are due even if classes are dropped on this day.



Summer 2015 Semester Dates:  June 15 – July 24, 2015

Fall 2015 Semester Dates:  August 24 – December 18, 2015




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