Thursday, February 19, 2009

Winter 2009 E-Newsletter Issue #5

Important Reminder

Have you completed your spring quater registration? Many classes are full already! If you need help to register or have any questions please visit the IP Office to meet with an advisor.

Making Payment for Spring Quarter

Payment is due each quarter on the first day of class. However, it is smart to avoid the lines that day by making your payment early. You may make payment (at the cashier's office or online) any time after you have registered for your classes.

New Class Sections Added!

Check schedule planner for the most updated classes available. New sections of: English 113, Music 105 and 106, Math 126b and 156 have recently been added to the spring quarter schedule!

Will you be Graduating this Spring?

It's time to apply for your degree! Come to the IP office to pick up your degree application right away! You will also need to print a copy of your "Degree Audit" and submit that with your application at the cashier's office. The cost is just $10. If you apply for your degree, in May you will recieve more information about participating in the (optional) June graduation ceremony.

Scholarship Information

Click here to check out the Foundation Scholarship opportunity!

UW's Foster School of Business will be visiting GRCC!

Are you a Business student applying to UW? Come to an information session with a representative from the Foster School of Business
Wednesday, March 11th 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Not net decided, but fliers will be in the IP office

High School Completion
Remember to register for SAT if you want your HS diploma by summer 09. The last test date is June 6 and the next one will not be available until oct 09. Click here to register.

IESL studentsSpring Quarter schedules can be accessed online after 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27th. If you get your schedule before this time, your schedule will be wrong.
Study Day, March 17th, attendance is required! This will be the first day of finals for IESL students! Please check with your instructors for times and rooms.
Important Dates to remember:March 17th and 18th – IESL Finals
March 19th – Grade Day @ 2:30 p.m. in the MDA of the Lindbloom Student Center, get your TOEFL scores in IVA-101 after grades are distributed
March 20th – IESL Level 5 Graduation @ 1:00 p.m. in the MDA of the Lindbloom Student Center

IMPORTANT: Please remember to pay any outstanding fees as soon as possible! This includes CCA charges, library fines, parking fines, unpaid tuition/insurance, etc.

Freshman sharp shooter Henoak Yigzow (Sweden)

Henoak Yigzow has been an offensive force for the Green River Gators men’s basketball team in recent weeks. In the last three contests, Yigzow has scored 21 points twice and collected 27 against Highline on Wednesday night. On the season he is averaging 11.8 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game. He leads the team from behind the three point arch, connecting on 33%.

Now Hiring!

The IESL tutoring department is currently hiring tutors for Spring 2009.

Applications will be available from Bonita in the IP office from 2/27/09 to 3/13/09.

In the cover letter include the following:
Previous work experience, your current GPA, why you are interested in becoming an IESL tutor, and the qualifications you have that will enable you to be an effective tutor.

All applications and cover letters must be submitted by 3/13/09 to be considered.
If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted by 3/31/09.

"Empowering Yourself"

Counceling Center WorkshopSelf-esteem, what is it? How can you build and keep it? Practice skills designed to strengthen self worth. Learn the pitfalls that undermine self-esteem and learn how to realize your own value.
Monday, March 2nd AND Tuesday March 3rd (a repeat of the first workshop)
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm, Rainier Room of the LSC.

Movie Night

Mar. 13th is Bollywood Movie Night!
watch "Saawariya" at 5:30pm in SS-8
Discounted advance sales tickets available in Student Programs
Check out the trailer here!

Campus Safety

* GRCC Safety Alert- Subscribe to GRCC Safety Alert and keep informed of Campus emergencies, safety issues and inclement weather emergency closures. This is a FREE service available to all GRCC students. Click here to learn more and to subscribe.

* Send a Red Flag- GRCC has an information reporting system. Please click here to report any suspicious behavior or security threats on campus. In a true emergency please call 911 first to contact the police, the fire department or to get emergency medical help.

* Safety Ride is available for transportation between campus and the nearby apartments after dark.. You may call for a ride from dusk to 11pm on Thursday through Sunday, and from dusk to 2am on Friday and Saturday. 253-797-4268.

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:

If you have any feedback or comments regarding this newsletter, please email

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