Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Winter 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #4

Important Dates

Feb 15th- President's 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

What is the difference between Dropping and a Pass/Non- Credit?

Dropping a class means that you will no longer be taking that class.

You will receive a permanent "W" on your transcript if you drop this late in the quarter. Drops require an instructor signature and must be processed through the IP Office.

Changing to Pass/Non-Credit is an option to keep the class, but protect your GPA.

With this option, you are still enrolled in the class, but instead of a grade you receive a "P" on your permanent transcript, if you pass the class with a GPA of 1.5 or above, or an "NC" (no credit) if you do not pass. The application for Pass/Non-Credit is to be submitted to Enrollment Services in LC before the above deadline.
Remember, you must maintain a minimum of 12 credits to remain in status with your visa requirements. If you have questions please see your advisor.

Registration for Spring Quarter

You may be nervous about getting exactly the instructor you want for all of your classes this spring quarter. That may be a reality. For now, do this:

1) Do your best to register for the classes and instructors you want.

2) If you don't get your favorite teacher sign up for another section, and get on your favorite teacher's waiting list.
Note:If an instructor isn’t listed next to the class, then the department has not assigned the class to an instructor yet. Do not wait to register for it because many times you do not know until the first day of the quarter.

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.

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! Format: - 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.

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!

Contact InformationIP 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
Disclaimer: Green River Community College has made reasonable efforts to provide in this schedule information that is accurate at the time of publication. However, the college reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses, and fees. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but the college assumes no responsibility for giving any particular notice of any such changes. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to create any offer to contract or any contractual rights. Green River Community College does not discriminate against anyone based on race, ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or status as a disabled person or veteran of war, in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students needing an alternative medium for communicating must contact Disability Support Services in Educational Planning, ext. 2631. Limitation of Liability: The college's total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits.

No comments: