Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring 2009 E-Newsletter Issue #3

Your Registration Time is Coming Up Soon!
Check your registration access appointment time online now. The summer and fall class schedules are available online as well.

Register early for the best chance to get those classes you want!

Common Course Numbering is Arriving this Summer

You may be surprised to see that GRCC class numbers have changed. What's happening? No need to worry; you will not be loosing any credit. Don't be confused! Read the explanation on the GRCC website. You may also want to check the equivalency chart.

Come get answers to your questions at the Common Course Workshop

May 6 (Wed) at SC 101 from 12-1.

Peer Volunteer Applications Available Now!

We are now accepting applications for both the summer/fall and fall/winter teams.
Please come to the International Programs office (IVD) for more info and to fill out an application.
Applications are due by May 8 at 5:00pm in the International Programs office.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Match is a great place to go online if you are looking for some volunteer work!

Transfer Workshop

Are you transferring to a un iversity?
Find out: how to make your transfer smoothly, how to transition to a university campus, some great strategies for success on the campus, compare the quarter system v/s semester system, know which forms to fill out, etc...
Have all these and more questions answered May 13, 2009, at 12:00pm in TC 206

Two Job Opportunities in IP!

Position title: Student Advising Assistant

Commitment: Assist the advisors in advising tasks; must be able to work through Spring 2010 or Summer 2010

Work time: Average 16 hours/week

Pay rate:$8.55/hour

Applications are available in IP front desk now,and are due by 5:00 p.m. April 30,2009.

Position title: Student Marketing Assistant is now open in IP!

The student selected for this job will assist the Director of International Outreach for recruitment of new students (from Vietnam as well as Nepal, Singapore, China and other regions) through contacting prospective students (via email and phone), talking with prospective student parents, writing blog entries, making videos, helping with orientation activities, and other related tasks.
Work will begin in late May/early June 2009.
Applicants must have completed at least 1 quarter of academic classes and must be available to work during this summer.
Applications are available in International Programs (IVD).
Position is open until filled, priority deadline: May 12, 2008

“This is a very interesting and fun job!”- says Hieu, the current marketing assistant.
So hurry to IP and complete the application today!

GRCC Commencement

7:00 pm, Friday, June 12 at the White River Amphitheatre.

Spring Quarter Transfer Fair
Wednesday April 29 2-4 p.m. in the LSC Dining Room! This is a great opportunity for transfer students to explore different universities and get information on transfer and admissions requirements.

Casino Night at GRCC

April 29, 2009 at 7pm-10:00pm. There will be Blackjack and Poker and Texas Hold’em games . There are trophies available for the first and second place winners of Blackjack and first place Texas Hold ‘em and Poker. Food is included in admit ion which is 3 dollars for students and 5 dollars for non students.

Tour the Capital of Was hington State

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 11:45 am to 5:00 pm Sign up in the Student Programs Office This is a FREE event! PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING A PHOTO ID!!!

Pool Party (Swimming)

Date: May 9th 2009 (Saturday) Price: $1 for student and $3 for non-student Location: YMCA Auburn Valley Branch Time: 6:30-9:30 PM (BE AT THE BUS CIRCLE BY 6:40) 17 max capacity of students. Be fast. First come first serve! Sign up in Student Programs! For more info please contact Revy Saerang ( ) or Eric Januar ( or call Students Programs Office 253-833-9111 ext 2400.

CCA Yard Sale in June!

Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2009. Time: 9:30am – 2pm. **Set up starts at 9am**
Location: Outside the Campus Corner Apartment (weather permitting – otherwise CCA Community Room) which is located at the corner of 124th Ave SE and SE 320th St., right across the park and the baseball field .
Sign up fees: $5 students/ table, $8 non-students/table **2 people maximum/ table**
Sign up fees go to International Student Foundation Scholarships.
Sign up deadline: Friday June 5th 2009 at 4pm in Student Programs LSC 2nd floor.

This event is open to all GRCC students, non-students, staff, faculty and community members. It is a great opportunity for you to sell the items you no longer need.
For further information, please contact Anh Ly – International Student Ambassador – GRCC Student Life
( 253-833-9111 ext. 2400.

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. 253-797-4868.

Campus Resources

Contact Information

IP Telephone 253-288-3300

Alvin Tai:

Jessica Galán:

Sarah Hamilton:

John Tankersley:

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