Thursday, February 18, 2010

Winter 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #5

Important Dates
March 16- Study Day (no day classes)
March 17-19- Finals
March 19- Last day of instruction
March 25- Grades available online
March 29- Spring quarter classes begin, Tuition is due

Registration Reminder

Have you completed your spring quarter registration? Many classes are full already! If you need help to register or have any questions please visit the IP Office to meet with an advisor.

Are you Traveling during Spring Break?

If you will be traveling outside the US you will need to have your I-20 signed by an advisor before you leave. Signatures are valid for 6 months. It's not too early to take care of this now. Don't delay; visit IP today!

Spring Break is a Great Time to Visit Universities!

Have you thought of taking a tour of schools you might be interested in transferring to? Spring break is the perfect time for a road trip! Get a group together to share the expense of the rental car, gas and hotel. Don't hesitate to contact the schools to let them know of your visit. Some may even offer hospitality: campus tours, time with admissions advisors, class visitations or even overnight stays in their dorms!

Making Payment for Spring Quarter

Payment is due each quarter by the first day of class. However, it is smart to make your payment early. You can avoid the lines the first day of the quarter, and avoid a late fee in the event of banking issues. You may make payment (at the cashier's office or online) any time after you have registered for your classes. If you are waitlisting for other classes you will need to make payment for any additional classes after they are added.

Will you be Graduating this Spring?

It's time to apply for your degree! Come to the IP office to pick up your degree application right away! You will also need to print a copy of your "Degree Audit" and submit that with your application at the cashier's office. The cost is just $10. If you apply for your degree, in May you will receive more information about participating in the (optional) June graduation ceremony.

CLEO Applications Available Now (for next school year )

Community, Leadership, Education & Outreach- that's what CLEO is all about!
CLEO is currently accepting applications for next year's candidates. This is an excellent on-campus part-time paid student leadership opportunity!
Applications can be picked up in the Student Programs Office.

IESL Announcements

March 16th and 17th 2010 (Students cannot take finals early)

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Lindbloom Center in the Main Dining Area

Friday, March 19, 2010
Lindbloom Center in the Main Dining Area

Make sure you return to GRCC before March 29, 2010, which is the first day of Spring Quarter.
Attendance the first day of the quarter is required for all students

Japanese Tea Ceremony and Noh Presentation
March 4th at 5:30 pm, in the Glacier Room, LC
Noh is a Japanese traditional drama. A tea hostess will perform the tea ceremony
Green tea cupcakes will be served to the first 50 people to sign up
Sign up at Student Life (LC 2nd floor)

Free for GRCC students with ID, $1 for non student guests
If you have any questions, contact Ayano, International Student Ambassador:


March 6, 2010 at CCA, 5-10 PM
Team up with your friends to play the most competitive game ever! (5 people in 1 team)
Win gift cards from the Paper Tree Bookstore
Please bring your own laptop
Sign up at Student Life Office, LSC 2nd Floor
$1 for students, $3 for non-students
More info, contact Jessica ( or Andy (

Mediterranean Buffet and Game Night @ CCA
Eat while you play video and board games!
March 12th from 4-6:00 pm in the CCA student lounge
Just $1 per plate for students with ID, $3 for non student guests

Earth Hour
March 27, 2010, 8:30-9:30 PM
Turn off your light JUST for an hour to make a HUGE impact on our mother Earth!
Make a difference by signing up on this link!
More info will be available soon!!
Questions? Contact Jessica (

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, includes 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:
Jessica Galán:
Sarah Hamilton:
John Tankersley:

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