Thursday, March 5, 2009

Winter 2009 E-Newsletter Issue #6

Important Dates

March 17- Study day (no day classes)
March 20- Last day of instruction
March 26- Grades available online
March 30- Spring classes begin

Walk-in Advising During Spring Break and Beyond.

Walk-ins will be very limited during orientation week (spring break). There will be no advisors available from Monday, March 23 through Wednesday, March 25. Walk-in advising will be available on a limited basis on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27.
During the first week of the quarter, all advisors will available on walk-ins only for registration-related questions.

I-20 Signatures Required for International Travel

Do you plan to take a trip outside the US during spring break? Avoid the rush at the end of the quarter. Come to the IP Office and get your I-20 signed early!

Western WA University Scholarship

WWU’s College of Business and Economics 2009-10 Scholarships are now available to students. If you are applying for the business program at WWU then this scholarship opportunity is one you won't want to miss! The deadline to submit a scholarship application is Friday, April 3, 2009 by noon. Contact Stephanie Wanne from Western Washington University, College of Business & Economics for an application or with questions.
Phone: (360) 650-3896 Fax: (360) 650-4844

IESL Students
Finals: March 17th & 18th – Please see your instructors for times and rooms

Grade Day: March 19th @ 2:30 p.m. in the MDA of the Lindbloom Student Center

TOEFL Scores: Distributed in IVA-101 after you get your grades

Level 5 Graduation: March 20th @ 1:00 p.m. in the MDA of the Lindbloom Student Center – Even if you are not a level 5 student you are still welcome to come and show your support
Get your Spring quarter schedules online on Friday, March 27th after 12:00 p.m. If you get your schedule before then it will be wrong.
First Day of classes for Spring Quarter is Monday, March 30th.
**Please make sure you have paid any outstanding fines before the end of the quarter (for example library fees, parking fees, etc.).

The WINNER for the IESL level 5 movie contribution competition is ELIZABETH’S NAB class!!! We hope you enjoy your party!

Thank you to all of you who participated and gave us some great pictures! We look forward to seeing you at Graduation on Friday, March 20th!

CLEO Applications Available Now (for next school year ).

Community, Leadership, Education & Outreach- that's what CLEO is all about!

CLEO is currently accepting applications for next year's candidates. This is an excellent on-campus part-time paid student leadership opportunity!

Applications can be picked up in the Student Programs Office.

Lost and Found
There are several items left in the IP office over the past month. Are you missing any of these?

3 manga
Small striped lunch bag
Black umbrella

Library Reference Chat

The library is now offering a 24/7 online chat reference service for GRCC students. This service is monitored by a cooperative of reference librarians from colleges and universities across the country. It is an excellent way for eLearners to get help from a librarian. Here’s the link. If you have questions about this or any other GRCC library service, contact Katy Dichter, Faculty Librarian. or at ext. 2102.

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
Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai:
Jessica Galán:
Sarah Hamilton:
John Tankersley:

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