Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #3

VOTE this week for your favorite GRCC Student Government Candidate
You may be aware that two international students are running for Vice President: Andy from Vietnam, and Young Sunny Park from S Korea. Vote for your favorite on April 27, 28 or 29.

Hurry and Schedule your NSA before Registration
If this is your first academic quarter, schedule your New Student Appointment with your assigned advisor at the IP office. Thursdays are appointment days. Your advisor will help you plan your education at GRCC and answer any questions you have. If you fail to complete your NSA appointment, your registration account will be blocked. Yikes!

Prepare to Register for Summer AND Fall classes in May

· Schedule your NSA in IP if this is your first academic quarter (see note above)
· Check the Summer and Fall Quarter Schedule and plan your schedule
· Check your registration access time here
· If you have any money owed to GRCC or CCA, or books overdue from the library you may have a block on your registration. Be sure you clear up any payments owed and return all borrowed books.
· You will want to register for both summer and fall as early as possible to be sure to get the classes you need

Peer Volunteer Applications Due April 30th

Do you want to help welcome new international students during orientation, have fun, and make new friends? Peer Volunteers do just that! Apply to become a Peer Volunteer at the IP Office. Applications are available at the Front Desk now.

You must be a current GRCC international student in at least your second quarter.

Both IESL and Academic students are welcome to apply.

You must be available during both summer and fall quarters and during both orientations.

More information about the position and required dates are in the application packet in the IP Office. Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, April 30.

Job Opening: Student Marketing Assistant for Indonesia
Qualified applicants must:
-be available the entire summer 2010 and for fall orientation which begins on September 10th
-be a continuing student for Fall 2010-Spring 2011
-have completed at least one quarter and carry a minimum GPA of 3.4
-be fluent in English and Indonesian
-have excellent people skills as well as computer skills
To see additional qualifications and a full job description come to the IP office to pick up the application.
Applications will be accepted now until May 7th, or until the position is filled

Are You Ready to Transfer in Fall 2010?Your advising team has set up two workshops for you:
1. “Transferring your Immigration Records to University & Getting a New I-20”

· Find out how to transfer your F1 record to the new school
· How to get a new I 20 from the new school
· Learn which forms to fill out
1:00 PM until 1:30 with time for questions after
Thursday, May 20th, 2010

2. “Transitioning to the University”

· Find out how to make transfer easy
· How to transition to a university campus
· Strategies for success on the campus
· Quarter System v/s Semester System
· Resources on the campus you can use
12pm to 1pm
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Will You Graduate in June?

· Apply for your diploma now if you are graduating this spring or summer: http://www.greenriver.edu/enrollment/content/forms/degree-application.pdf

· See an advisor to get a Degree Audit before you submit your application.

· You can walk in the ceremony in June if you are graduating this spring or summer.

· More info about the ceremony (including when and where it will held and how to get your cap and gown) will be posted on the GRCC website and in a future E-Newsletter.

Commencement Shuttles
Green River will offer three shuttle buses for a single run on June 11 to the ShoWare Center. The shuttles will depart from campus at 5:00 pm from the bus circle on the east side of campus and depart from the ShoWare after commencement at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Sign-ups for the shuttle will be coordinated through Campus Life in the Lindbloom Student Center. The shuttles are open to everyone (graduates, family, friends and staff) on a first come, first served basis. There are a total of 75 seats available. Once the 75 seats are filled, Campus Life will maintain a waitlist from which to pull names if there are cancellations or no shows.

The cut-off date to reserve seats is Wednesday, June 9.

Price Drop for Lewer Insurance, Coming this Fall!!!

Vote for CCA Resident of the Month
CCA has a recognition program to thank residents that have positively contributed to the CCA community. CCA residents can nominate their peers by emailing Tiff Hayes thayes@greenriver.edu. The April Resident of the Month will be announced this week so please nominate someone today!!
Send Tiff the nominee’s name, apartment number and your reason for nominating that person. CCA wants to recognize those residents who create a fun and respectful atmosphere at CCA!
Winners will receive a small prize. Their picture and some information about them will be posted on the bulletin board by the CCA office and on CCA’s blog: http://www.campuscornerapts.blogspot.com/.
All Residents of the Month will be invited to attend a banquet in June to celebrate their achievement and receive a certificate.

Scholarships available for Michigan Technological University

Student Activities:

Crowning ‘Comedic’ Night

April 30, 7 – 9 PM CCA Community Room
Join us in celebrating the new King or Queen of Pranks!!
FREE for all students Snacks and refreshments are provided
Contact Jessica (jhendrawidjaja@greenriver.edu) for more information.

Seattle Mariners vs LA Angels Baseball Game

Date: Friday May 7 2010, 4:30pm meet at the bus circle
Place: Safeco Field Prices: $30/$45, including ticket and transportation.
Seating: Field View Sign up sheet is available
Contact Anh Ly, aly@greenriver.edu

Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy Soccer Game

Date: Saturday May 8 2010, 8:30am meet at the bus circle
Place: Qwest Field Prices: $20/$30, including ticket and transportation
Will join the "March to the Match"
Sign up starts April 8
Contact Anh Ly, aly@greenriver.edu

Seattle Times Tour - Bothell

May 20, 1:45 PM meet at the Bus Circle
Sign up today at Student Life Office, LSC 2nd Floor
$5 for GRCC students, $10 for non-students
Follow a newspaper from start to finish ... and get your copy hot off the press. See how robots move giant paper rolls, how the press is "prepped" for printing and much more.

Contact Jessica (jhendrawidjaja@greenriver.edu) for more information.

KOOZA Cirque Du Soleil show

Date: Saturday June 5 2010, 1:30pm meet at the bus circle
Place: King County's Marymoor Park
Prices: $35/$50
Sign up sheet will be out the week of April 20
Contact Anh Ly, aly@greenriver.edu

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
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.edu

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