Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall 2009 E-Newsletter Issue #3

IP Office Hours

In order to serve you better, the advisors have increased their walk in hours. We encourage you to see your advisors with your questions during the walk in hours. Appointment times are currently reserved for students who are completing their New Student Appointments.
Walk Ins:
Monday : 9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday : 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday : 1 pm to 5 pm
Thursday : NONE
Friday : 9 am to 3 pm
New Student Appointments
Monday : NONE
Tuesday : NONE
Wednesday : 9 am to 12 am
Thursday : 9 am to 5 pm
Friday : 3 pm to 5 pm

Important Dates

Oct. 19th- In-Service Day (no day classes, no IESL classes)
Oct. 28th- International Transfer Fair in LSC
Nov. 3rd- Advising Day (no academic day classes, IESL classes are in session)
Nov. 13th- Last day to submit pass/non-credit petition to Enrollment Services. Last day to complete any registration transactions.

Transfer Workshops

Q&A Time!
Are you ready to transfer?
Need help with your transfer application?
Alvin, Jessica, John, and Sarah will be there to answer any questions that you have!
Come and get your questions answer so that you can prepare for your transfer application!
When: Thursday, October 22 from 2:00-4:00pm.
Where: Performance Art 125

Transfer Basics with Alvin
This is the basics, Transfer 101, geared for the 1st year student.
Come learn how to best position yourself for a smooth transfer in 2011.
When: Thursday November 5th from 2:00-4:00pm
Where: IVC 101 2-3

International Transfer Fair October 28th

Application Essay Writing Support in IP on Thursday Mornings

Are you beginning to fill out university transfer applications? Get some help with your essays on Thursday mornings in the IP Office. From 9:00-12:00 Melanie will be reviewing essays and giving feedback on an appointment basis. For some ideas to get started with your rough draft look in the notes on Facebook or on Angel for the article called "Writing Your University Application Essay", or pick up a hard copy in IP. Then schedule ahead for your Thursday morning private 20 minute session.

Transfer Thursdays at UW

Are you planning on applying to UW? Check out the UW open house which is available each Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Consult the Transfer Thursday website to confirm the schedule for the day and to pre-register, especially because some information sessions, such as the Foster School of Business and the School of Art, begin prior to 2:30.

Free Road Trip to Central Washington University

Check your Winter Quarter Registration Access Time Oct 23rd

View your access time through Online Services, available starting Oct 23rd. Access times begin in November. Know your access time so that you can secure your winter classes at the first possible moment. As Alvin says, "You'll want to lock in your classes no more than 45 secs from your registration access time!"

If we have Green River Flooding
Green River Community College will not be in the immediate flood zone should there be serious flooding this winter. However, services such as sewer, power, key transportation routes and transit service may be disrupted for a period of time. All students should be prepared with a personal plan in the unlikely event we should need to close operations. How Green River is preparing:1. The Emergency Operations Committee is actively preparing a plan for the general campus 2. Providing a preparedness plan for students living in on-campus housing and surrounding area of Lea Hill 3. Developing an information page on our College web site, placing information and updates on the IP Blog, Facebook and Angel 4. Offering sign-up for E2Campus to receive emergency text updates Additional Information: · How to prepare for a flood · 3 Days 3 Ways · Metro Transit Disruptions · King County Road Alert · Social Media

English Conversation Practice

Meet with Americans and practice your English with two free venues:
Campus Talk
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Amy Sie and Joy Lauderbaugh are available at Lindbloom Center to welcome International Students to chat with them and try out their spoken English.
Talk Time
Every Friday night 7:00-9:00 pm

Down the road at Family of Grace Lutheran Church

31317 124th Avenue SE

Volunteer for Halloween Harvest Festival
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation is looking for up to 25 additional volunteers for their annual Halloween Harvest Festival. Saturday, October 24 from 2-5pm at Washington Elementary School Gymnasium at 20 "E" St. NE, Auburn, Washington 98002.
Arrival time at 1 pm, departure - after cleanup - at 5:45pm.
Sign up by contacting Teen Coordinator Mr. Jim Westhusing 253-804-5052.
You must provide your own transportation to this event.

Campus Activities
GRCC Photo Contest

· Send your best digital photograph (limit one per person) to
· Selected entries will be posted in our window and on The Paper Tree Facebook website.
· All entries must be tasteful and family friendly.
· All entries are due by 4pm on Monday October 26th.
· The winners will be decided on October 29th by a panel of judges.
· The grand prize winner will receive a free i-pod shuffle and the runner up will receive a durable laptop bag by Western Pack.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
29 October 2009 2-5PM - Open for All - Students : $1, Non-students: $3 - Tools and pumpkins are provided - Free food and drinks for participants - Photo booth available after the contest - Winners will be announced at the Halloween Dance Party - Sign up at Student Life office! - Contact for more information
“The Haunted Underworld” – Halloween Dance Party

· Date: Friday Oct 30th 7pm – midnight
· Location: Lindbloom Student Center – Main Dining Area
· Price: $5/ student and $8/ non-student
· We will have an awesome DJ from KUBE 93, a psychic to tell our fortune, Thriller Dance, non-alcoholic bar and snacks, and Costume Contest (Funniest – Scariest – Most Original)
ISA Writing Contest “Imagine and Write” Sign up at Student Life office or email
- Write an essay answering this question “What super power would you like to have and why?”
- Maximum of 400 words - 12 pt, Times New Roman, Double spaced
- On top left : name, student id, email
- Email the essay to with subject “ISA Writing Contest – Your Name”
- Essays are due on 13 November, 4PM
- FREE! Open for all GRCC students

Boeing Tour

Date: November 14th, 2009
Time and Place: Meet at 9am at the bus circle – Return to GRCC by 2pm
Description: * We will be visiting the factory where 747s, 767s and 777s are assembled
* See airplanes being built
* Visit the world’s largest building (by volume 472,000,000 cubic feet!)
Cost: Students $7 - Non Students $15
To Sign-up: Go to Student Programs, located in the 2nd floor of the Student Center.
Nutcracker Ballet at the Pacific Northwest Ballet

· Date: Friday Dec 4th. Meet at the bus circle at 4pm.
· Price: $30/ student and $45/non-student
· “"Forget the Space Needle, forget the Ring Cycle, forget Mt. Rainier—this Nutcracker alone is worth a trip to Seattle.” —Newsweek
· Pacific NW Ballet
Leavenworth Trip to a Bavarian Village

· Date: Saturday Dec 5th. Meet at the bus circle at 7:30am
· Location: Leavenworth, WA· Price: $20/ student and $30/ non-student
· Prices include continental breakfast and transportation.
· Wear warm clothes and bring along your camera to take pictures
Whistler Ski and Snowboarding Trip
· Date: Dec 11th – 13th
· Location: Whistler, Canada – Host Venue of the 2010 OLYMPICS

Visit STUDENT LIFE Office LSC 2nd floor to purchase tickets or call (253) 833 9111 x. 2400 for more information.
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.

Campus Resource Links

Contact Information

IP Telephone 253-288-3300

Jessica Galán:

Sarah Hamilton:

John Tankersley:

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