Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer 2009 E-Newsletter Issue #4

Grades Online

Your grades for summer quarter will be posted online on August 19th.

New Walk In and Appointment Availability

We have changed walk in and appointment times in order to better serve you. Walk ins will start one hour earlier at 9:00 am! Walk in advising is limited to 15 minutes per session. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes and must be scheduled at least on day in advance.
Monday: Walk in from 9:00-noon and 1:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday: Walk in from 9:00-noon and 1:00-5:00 pm

Wednesday: Advisors will be available for appointments from 9:oo-noon
Walk in from 1:00-5:00 pm
Thursday: Limited Walk in advising from 9:00 to noon and 1:00-5:00 pm
Advisors will be available for appointments all day

Friday: One Advisor will be available for walk in from 9:00 to noon and 1:00-4:00 pm

Paying Tuition

Tuition is due on the first day of each quarter. However, we recommend that you pay your tuition before the first day of the quarter, to avoid long lines in Cashiering area and any banking delays which could end up costing you extra money. A $95.00 late fee will be added to your account if tuition is unpaid by 5:00 pm on the first day of the quarter.

The New 09-11 Catalog is here!
The Fall Schedule of classes is online

Compass Test Fee Increase

The Compass test fee just went up to $20.00 for initial tests. If you need to retake Compass (get a permission slip from the IP Office) it will cost an additional $10.00 for one section, or $20.00 to retake two or more sections.

Transferring to University in Fall 2010? Please Read!

Many CA schools have an application deadline of Nov 30th. If you hope to apply check the online application requirements and begin preparing your documents right away. It is time to collect your financial statement, high school transcript as well as any required immunization records, which may be even easier to do if you will be returning home, or while you are having a break.

Business Students applying to UW

Please be aware that you must complete Acct 202 by winter quarter to qualify for fall admission.

Job Announcement

International Programs Student Reception AssistantApplications available now at front desk of International Programs
Application deadline is August 6th at 5:00 pm
General Description:
Under general supervision by the IP Front Desk Manager, IP Student Receptionists are responsible for general reception and clerical duties in the IP Student Services office.
Position Responsibilities:· Answer phones and greet guests to the IP Student Services office
· Schedule appointments and meeting rooms for the IP staff
· File, photocopy and fax documents as requested
· Send outgoing mail to include packages and bulk mailing
· Create and send form letters
· Maintain marketing materials to include: stuff promotional brochures, program information folders and others
· Maintain supply inventories
· Maintain Student Resource Center and general reception area
· Send materials to prospective students
· May participate in new student orientation
· Perform other related responsibilities as assigned
· Maintain a high degree of confidentiality
Minimum Qualifications:· Fluent in writing and speaking English (academic level)
· Students must be currently enrolled in a full-time academic educational program
· Students must show educational achievement by meeting the overall minimum GPA requirement of 3.0
· Students must be in good standing according to student visa immigration regulations
· Students must plan to remain at GRCC for at least 2 additional quarters
Preferred Qualifications:· Fluent in a foreign language other than English (Specific area language may be required)
· Familiar with computer applications (Internet, MS Word, Excel, Access)
· Experience working in an office environment
· Enjoys working with people
· GRCC student for at least 6 months
· Plans to continue at GRCC for at least one more academic year


Finals are on August 10th and 11th please see your instructors for classrooms
The schedule is as follows:
Monday 8/10
Grammar: 11:00- 1:00
Reading/Writing: 2:00-4:00
Tuesday 8/11
Listening/Speaking 10:00- 12:00
Other important dates:
· Grade Day is on Wednesday, August 12th in the LC building (Main Dining Area) at 11:00 a.m.
· TOEFL scores will be available on Wednesday, August 12th in IVA 101 after you pick up your grades.
· IESL level 5 Graduation is on Thursday, August 13th at 12:00 p.m. in the LSC (Main Dining Area)

Fall quarter
Access your schedules on-line beginning Friday, September 18th after 12:00 p.m.
Be sure to pay any outstanding fees on your account (library, parking, CCA charges, etc.) for the current quarter or else they will carry over into next quarter and may affect your registration, ability to graduate, get your transcript, etc.

SAT Help

 has a great resource for SAT test takers. You can download an 88 page SAT prep booklet that is available for download. It includes information about how to approach the questions in the different sections, how to translate scores, and also provides a practice SAT. Click on this Collegeboard link and then go to “2008-09 SAT Preparation Booklet (.pdf/4MB)”.

Volunteer Opportunities
Two upcoming Major Swim Meets at the Weyerhaeuser-King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way. Volunteers are needed!

The US Open is August 4-8th and the Speedo Nationals event is August 10th-14th.
For each meet there will be two shifts per day: 7:30am – 2:00pm and 4:00pm – 8:30pm. Event t-shirts will be provided.
The volunteer jobs are:
Timing: using a stop watch provided and pushing the starting block electronic button (sitting in chair at finish end of pool)
Helping Hospitality Director: assist with food service (mostly standing and walking)
Deck marshals: enforcing credential access, directing people to areas (wear provided vest, standing, walking & sitting)
Ticket taker: take tickets at doors, direct people to seating areas and stamp hands (sitting at table)
Administration support: copying, distributing copies in sorting boxes, posting results, distributing information and helping at registration tables (walking, sitting and standing)

Please contact me to sign up or if you would like more information.
Laurie L Clinton, Volunteer Program Manager
King County Parks and Recreation Division
PO Box 3517, Redmond, WA 98073-3517

The Auburn International Farmers Market

is looking for volunteers to support the market though Sunday, September 27th.
We need assistance in the area of:
· Promotions/Community outreach
· Updating the market website
· Setting up and breaking-down for opening and closing of the market
· Set-up 10 A-frames in designated areas around the city
· Pedestrian traffic monitors
· Relieving other volunteers for breaks
· Helping vendors as needed
· Maintaining the overall appearance of the plaza.
· Creating activities for the kid’s zone
· Contacting community groups to support the market.

Volunteers are needed each Sunday from 8 is to 4pm through September 27th at the Sound Transit Plaza, 23A street (Downtown Auburn).
Please contact, Lillie Brinker Auburn International Farmers Market Manager at 253-266-2726.
***If you wish to assist with promoting the market the hours vary depending on assignments.

Seattle Mariners Baseball Game

Sign up now in Student Programs for a Friday night game
Deadline: When tickets run out
August 7th 5:00-11:00 pm

Wild Waves Discounted TicketsWild Waves tickets for sale in the Student Programs Office. Tickets are good for any day until September 7. Green River students with ID pay $20 and non-Green River students pay $30. Contact the Student Programs Office at 253-833-9111 x2400 to purchase tickets.

Campus Safety

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* 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.

Campus Resources
IP Advising on ANGEL
Counseling Services
The Math Learning Center
The Writing Center
Library Reference Chat
Campus Corner Housing
The Current

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

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