Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fall 2008 E-Newsletter Issue #3

Green River Community College's Fulbright Student of the Year

Margarita Atanasova of Bulgaria is Named Green River Community College's Fulbright Student of the Year! Click here to read more about this story

Important Dates

  • Oct 20th -In Service Day (no classes)
  • Nov 5th - Advising Day (no classes)
  • Nov 14th- Last Day to Submit P/NC
(Refer to Registration Calendar for more dates)

Winter 2009 Schedule is Out
You can get a copy from IP or view it at Schedule Planner.

International Transfer Fair

What? When Where? Watch this video to get more details.

Want to plan for the X'mas Holiday?

Time to Register for Winter 2009
  1. Check your Registration Access Time (This is the time you can begin to register online. Every student has a different registration time, the more credits you have completed, the earlier your time)
  2. View the Winter 08 Class Schedule
  3. Familiarize yourself with the Schedule Planner
  4. Get your entry code for Chem 140 and Phys 201 from Advisors after 11/3
  5. Come to IP to make sure you have no blocks on your account that will prevent you from registering
  6. See your advisor if you need a copy of your degree plan
  7. On your registration day and time, GO SECURE YOUR CLASSES (IF YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE!)

Lost and Found

How Do I Get A 4.0?

This Blog is written by Soma, one of our alumni who transferred to UCLA. He is offering free homework help in Math and Physics to GRCC students. Send him an e-mail at ANYTIME at clicknsmart@gmail.com or add him in your Msn, Yahoo, or AOL messenger: clicknsmart@hotmail.com (for Live Homework help chat). Check out his Blog to learn more.

Road Map to Top University
- Guide to university of your choice
Do you want to know why some students get low grades and fail their classes? Do you want to know the trick to transferring to a top university in the U.S? Check out this blog by Bunga Setiawan.

Transfer Fair Info Again If You Missed It

Bonus UW Transfer Presentation!
The Head of International Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Washington, Kim Lovaas, will be speaking on how to strengthen your application to the UW. This presentation will be in SS-8 from 1:00 to 2:00 on the same day as the college fair, Wednesday, October 29th. Emphasis will be on practical tips to help students understand what the admission selection process is like, what documents to submit and what documents not to submit, and other sensible tips. Last year this session was very well attended, so that advising team decided to bring her back to give students another chance to hear her informative presentation.

Hot University Transfer TIPS........!!!!!
· Top 10 Tips on How to Select a College

Second Transfer Workshop - Fall 08
Who should attend? For new students, learning how to choose a school and how to prepare for transferring

  1. Learn the basics of university transfer
  2. Learn how to identify transferable classes
  3. Learn about university transfer requirements
Thursday, Nov 13th from 12 pm to 1 pm ZWC 105

Counseling and Health Workshops
Check it our here.

Seattle University
Seattle University Open -Day for Transfer Students! Go to Seattle University on November 15. Meet your university advisors there!

Do you want to be a Peer Volunteer?

Peer Volunteer applications are now available at the IP front desk in IVD! To be eligible, you must commit to volunteering for both winter AND spring quarter. You must also be able to work during both orientations (Dec 29, 30, & Jan 2 for winter and Mar 24, 25, 26 for spring). Applications are due by October 27 at 5:00pm.

Japanese Volunteers WantedWould you like to volunteer to spend time with 3rd graders?
Sign up to help with "Japan in a Suitcase"
Thursday, Nov 13th from 10-11am at Meredith Hill Elementary School in Auburn
Contact Rui Nomoto
jis-intern@us-japan.org to sign up or for more info

We Miss you in Facebook!

Don't be left out. Join Us!

GRCC Activities

Fantastic Fun Day @ Tukwila Family Fun CenterSaturday, November 8, 2008 from 11:00am-5pm$20 student / $30 non-student Sign up in the Student Life Office in LC

Gator Showcase Night on Nov 21st
Do you have talent? This is your chance to perform! Cultural themes get bonus points! For more information contact International Student Ambassador: Haram Kim hkim@greenriver.edu
Community Fun!
Oct 31st from 4:00-6:00 pm Trick or Treat Costume night at Kent Station

IP Advisors Corner
What FREE websites do IP advisors go to?

  1. Alvin- Imeem- He listens to music from around the world.
  2. John- Hulu- He watches free movies on this site.
  3. Sarah- Pandora- She only listens to music she loves.
  4. Jessica-TED- She watches the most fascinating thinkers and doers.
Campus Resources
  1. Counseling Services
  2. Math Learning Center
  3. The Writing Center
  4. Tutoring and Resource Center
Contact information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
Sarah Hamilton: shamilton@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu

If you have any feedback or comments regarding this newsletter, please email ipadvising@greenriver.edu

Disclaimer: Green River Community College has made reasonable efforts to provide in this schedule information that is accurate at the time of publication. However, the college reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses, and fees. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but the college assumes no responsibility for giving any particular notice of any such changes. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to create any offer to contract or any contractual rights. Green River Community College does not discriminate against anyone based on race, ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or status as a disabled person or veteran of war, in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students needing an alternative medium for communicating must contact Disability Support Services in Educational Planning, ext. 2631. Limitation of Liability: The college's total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits.


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