Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Winter 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #3

Important Dates

Feb 15th- Presidents day (campus closed)
Feb 26th- Last day to submit Pass/non-credit petition to Enrollment Services
Feb 26th- Last day to officially withdraw or add classes for winter quarter

Transfer Workshop - UW's Foster School of Business

An advisor from UW's Foster School of Business will be here on February 4th 2:30- 3:30 in SS Room 8.

University of Washington Transfer Admissions Information Sessions!

UW is offering 2 extra transfer admissions information sessions before the February 15th deadline for Fall Quarter transfer applications. These sessions are likely to be small, so students will have the chance to ask questions! Please note that these sessions will be offered in addition to the services and information sessions at Transfer Thursday, and that no academic advising will be available at these additional sessions.
WHEN: Tuesday 2/2, and Tuesday 2/9 from 1:30 – 2:20pm
WHERE: More Hall 225 on the University of Washington campus (see http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/?MOR)

Transfer Application Workshop

If you are transferring this year and want help with the application process, you don’t want to miss this helpful session with Sarah!
Feb 9th, 2:30 – 4:00 in SS Room 8

University Application Essay Support

Make an appointment with Melanie for any Thursday morning in the IP office to get feedback and advice on your personal statement(s). Melanie is available to help you on Thursdays from 9:00am until noon.

Central WA University is hosting an Info Session and Chocolate Party!

Feb 11th, from noon to 1pm in IVC 101
Learn about majors, transferable credits, scholarships, student services and more
From 1pm the recruiter will be available for several hours to meet students individually

Did You Miss the International Transfer Fair on Jan 27th?

There is another transfer fair coming up (mainly for domestic students) on February 16th. This fair will be much smaller but the representatives are happy to talk to international students as well as domestic students. Angela Gaffney, from Western Washington University is going to be representing Western at the domestic Transfer fair in the cafeteria from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. She emailed us to say that any international students should please come and stop by her table if they’re interested in transferring to WWU.

Job Opening: IP is Seeking a Student Marketing Assistant for Japan
- Ability to type speed a minimum of 30 words per minute
- Fluent in writing and speaking English (academic level)
- Fluent in Japanese
- Familiar with computer applications (Internet, MS Word, Excel, Access), especially powerpoint
- GRCC student for at least two quarters so far
- Plan to continue at GRCC for one more academic year
If you meet these qualifications, please stop by IP front desk and pick-up application form and questionnaire.
Deadline for completed applications is Friday, February 12th at 4:00 p.m.

Tax Season is here! If you work you must file a tax report!

If you have worked in the US you are required to pay taxes. We are not allowed legally to offer you advise about your tax reporting, but we do want you to be aware of your responsibility. UT Austin has put together a very helpful web page for international students regarding taxes. Click here to be connected directly.

Seeking Student Feedback

The President Search Committee is seeking feedback from the college community as we hire a new GRCC President. What do you think are important qualities and considerations for our next president? Your input is valuable to GRCC. Submit your thoughts online today! There is a link for students to fill out some questions on the right corner of the website.

If you are Sick and need a Doctor
If you are sick and need to see a doctor, take your insurance card with you. You may need to make an immediate co-payment of $20 with your student insurance. Emergency room visits can be quite costly, so avoid ER unless you have a life threatening emergency! Also, you will want to contact your teachers (email works best) if you need to be absent from class. Ask for a note to excuse your absence when you visit the doctor.
There are three MultiCare Clinic in the area which are open for walk in, but the closest is Auburn MultiCare, located a block South of Safeway at 202 Cross St SE. For more information (maps, bus routes and clinic office hours) come to the IP Office.

Used Computer Sale on CampusThursday, February 4, 2010
12:00 noon – 4:00pm, TC 208
“AS-IS” and First Come, First Serve; while supplies last
Gateway E6300 towers & E4300 desktops, each with 17” LCD monitor for $75 per system
Also a limited number of 17” LCD monitors available without a PC, for $15.00
Come prepared to take your purchase away immediately

Ice Hockey Game

Thunderbirds vs. Portland Winter Hawks
February 6 @ the ShoWare Center
$15 for GRCC students, $20 for non-students (includes transportation)
To sign up or for more details contact Outdoor Programs Coordinator
Ky Apodaca kapodaca@greenriver.edu

The “Sleeping Beauty” Ballet

Location: Pacific Northwest Ballet
Date: February 12
Time: Meet at the bus circle at 4:30pm – Depart from GRCC at 5pm.
(IESL students can still make it to the bus circle before 5pm to join the event)
Price: $40/student - $60/ non-student
Ticket prices include transportation
Dress nice! No jeans please!

Lunar New Year
Join us for a night of celebration as we welcome the year of the Tiger for the 2010 GRCC Lunar new years annual event.
On February 12th from 7pm-midnight:
- Food, Games, Shows, and Dancing.- Enjoy some oriental food
- Our First Annual Miss GRCC VSA Fashion show.
- A Professional Dragon/Tiger dance performance to die for.
- Group dance performances
- And to end Valentines night with an open floor dance for every body.
Don't miss out all the fun!
$1 for GRCC Student pre-sale. $3 for non student and door admission. Get your tickets before they are completely sold out! For more information, contact Jessica H (jhendrawidjaja@greenriver.edu)

Cafe Night @ CCA

Feb. 18th @ 7pm
Come hear the sounds of Andrew Belle
Free event in the CCA Community Room
Includes free refreshments!

ISA Writing Contest: Define Love

FREE for GRCC Students
Express LOVE in your own words and in any style you want.
It can be an essay, short story, poem, or even a love letter!
- Less than 400 words
- Double spaced
- Times new roman
- On top left: put your name, SID, and email
Winners will be featured in the ISA BLOG (http://grcc-isatalk.blogspot.com/)
Submit your work to Student Life Office by March 1, 2010 or by email to jhendrawidjaja@greenriver.edu.
For inquiries and information: contact Jessica H (jhendrawidjaja@greenriver.edu)

Hawaii Summer Trip
Date: August 13 – 18, 2010
Location: The Island of O’ahu where the well known Honolulu and Waikiki is located.
Accommodation: Castle Ocean Resort (with kitchenettes and great view)
Price: $790/ student and $815/ non student
Ticket prices include Alaska Air fares and 5-night hotel costs.

See International Student Activities link below for more details on upcoming activities!

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 Safety Rides are available from dusk (currently around 5:00 pm) until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!

Campus Resource Links

Contact Information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
Sarah Hamilton: shamilton@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu

If you have any feedback or comments regarding this newsletter, please email ipadvising@greenriver.edu

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