Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fall 2008 E-Newsletter Issue #5

Important Dates

Nov 27 Thanksgiving Day (campus closed)

Nov 28th Thanksgiving Holiday continues (campus closed)

Thanksgiving Day and Holiday Shopping Tips

On Thanksgiving Day Americans gather with their families to have a feast and remember what they are thankful for. Most businesses are closed for the holiday. However, the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest bargain shopping day of the year! Many people wake up early to catch the best deals! Check your newspaper for ads from various shopping malls and your favorite department stores, and check out the link below! Beware of the huge crowds and be prepared for long lines!

Job Announcement in International Programs!
Student Reception Assistant for the IP front desk

Requirements for the position are:
1. Must be currently enrolled at GRCC in a full-time ACADEMIC educational program
2. Show educational achievement by meeting the overall minimum GPA requirement of 3.0
3. Be in good standing according to immigration student visa regulations
4. Must have excellent written and spoken English skills
5. Enjoy helping other students!

Applications will be available Thursday, November 13th and are due Monday, December 1st at 5:00 p.m.

Have You Registered your Classes for Winter 2009?

Click here to begin registration.

Personal Safety Tips

Using buses, taxis and trains • Always use a taxi late at night. If you are in a group, you can share the cost. If you are travelling late, book a taxi in advance to make sure that you will get one.
• Always book a taxi or pick one from an official taxi rank. You can call the local Taxi service prior to leaving your current situation.
· Freight Taxi (253) 943-5555 & (253) 876-0340
· Cuddy’s Taxi (253) 569-5729
· Checkered Cab (253) 943-5555
• Don’t share a taxi with someone you don’t know or have only just met. Don’t stop a taxi on the street.
• Don’t get in a private car with someone you don’t know.
If you do accept a ride from someone you know, make sure the person who is driving has not been drinking alcohol.
• Wait for a bus or train, by other people and where it is light. Don’t have your I-pod earphones in your ears.
• When you are on a bus, sit near to the driver. Try not to sit in empty train carriages.

GRCC Safety Ride • When: after dark to 4am
• Who: students living at CCA or area apartments walking distance to the college
• Where: local convenience stores to/from CCA and local apartments
• How: Call Campus Safety 253-288-3350 or extension 3350 from any campus pay phone (rides can be arranged ahead of time)

Introducing: Tiffany Hayes

Assistant Director of Community Development at CCA
Hi everyone! My name is "Tiff", and I am excited to introduce myself to you. I am the new Assistant Director of Community Development at CCA. I spend half my week in the office at CCA and the other half in the Student Life Office on the 2nd floor of the student center. My job is to encourage residents and students to get involved at CCA and to make sure we do everything we can to make CCA a great place to live! So please feel free to come talk to me about what you like, what you think we could change, and any ideas you have for events, activities, or programs. I was a CLEO student here at GRCC 4 years ago, before transferring to Western WA Univ. and graduating with my degree in Communication. I'm very happy to be back at Green River, now as a staff member. Stop by and say hello when you have a chance :)

Learn to Write a Check, properly

GRCC Events

Confronting Racial Insensitivity on Campus
Creating an environment based on tolerance and understanding.
Facilitators: Lloyd Jansen, Carsh Wilturner, Phil JackTuesday,
November 18 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lindbloom Center, Glacier Room
Students, Staff and Faculty are invited! All Are Welcome to Attend!

Health Services Presentation "Sexual Responsibility" Nov 20th

12:00-1:00pm and 1:00-2:00 pm LC, Olympus and Baker Rooms
Learn about "Safe Sex" from Planned Parenthood presenter Marci Reichert

“Confronting Racial Insensitivity on Campus”

A Brown Bag Dialogue and Discussion
Tuesday, November 18 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Lindbloom Center, Glacier Room

Campus Resources Counseling Services
Math Learning Center
The Writing Center
Tutoring and Resource Center

Contact Information IP Telephone 253-288-3300

Alvin Tai:
Jessica Galán:
Sarah Hamilton:
John Tankersley:

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