Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #3

Important Dates

Nov 3rd- Advising Day (no academic day classes) Classes are as usual for IESL
Nov 11th-
Veteran's Day (campus closed)
Nov 12th-
Last day to submit pass/non-credit petition
Nov 12th- Last day to officially withdraw from fall quarter, all registration must be complete

Check your Winter Quarter Registration Access Time Oct 25th

View your access time through Online Services, available starting Oct 25th. 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!"

Winter 2010 Classes

Now available for viewing on the schedule planner

Your GRCC Email Address is now the Official Email

All communication from the college is now being sent to official GRCC email addresses only. If you entered another email address in Student Online Services, your personal email address has already been replaced by your GRCC email address. Please check your GRCC email address regularly. You also have the option to forward your GRCC email to another email address if you choose. However, note that GRCC policy states, “Students who redirect email from their official College email address to another address do so at their own risk… If email is lost because of forwarding, it does not absolve the student of the responsibilities associated with communications sent to their official College email address.”
The following email was sent to all students:
As of October 15th, Green River Community College will be implementing College Policy GA-25. This policy states that “the college has the right to send official communications to [Green River issued] e-mail addresses,” and “The College will use this address for official communications with all students.”
If you have not already done so, go to to access your GRCC-issued e-mail address. Your required (free) student e-mail address is considered an official channel of communication.

Schedule your NSA Today!

If you are a new academic student this quarter you must schedule a New Student Appointment (NSA) with your advisor. During the appointment, you and your advisor will talk about your passions, high school plus, university transfer, career goals, and discuss “big picture” questions about why you are here at GRCC and create an individualized degree plan that will meet your education objectives. You must complete your NSA by the end of November so you know exactly what classes to enroll in for future quarters. Registration for Winter 2011 will begin the week of November 8th. Failure to complete your NSA will result in a registration block on your student account.

International Student Transfer Fair

November 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Lindbloom Student Center
Bring your questions and talk to school representatives!

Application Essay Writing Support by Appiontment on Thursdays

Are you beginning to fill out university transfer applications? Get some help with your essays on Thursdays in the IP Office. From 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:30 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 private 20 minute session on a Thursday.

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.

Transfer Workshop -Advisor Panel Discussion

Wednesday, Oct 27th from 3-5 pm at SC 101
This session is designed to take the mystery out of your successful university transfer. Our four lead Advisors (Alvin, Jessica, John and Kirsten) will be available on an interactive Q&A panel to answer your questions about university transfer.
Schedule Help with Your Personal Statement
(by appointment only)

Your Transfer Angel is Here!

Log on to Angel and check out all the helpful links and tips on making a successful transfer to the university of your dreams! Go in and explore IP Advising under Community Groups. There you will find many student resources, but the section on transfer will be especially useful to you. Log in instructions to ANGEL can be found here.

Central Washington University Open House on Oct 23rd

This is a great event to get to know more about CWU.
For more information, link to admissions here!
Position Opening
Student Marketing Web Designer - China
Come to IP to learn more and pick an application

The Department of Licensing “Inside Track”Tips for visiting the DOL:

How to check wait times at the DOL:

Also, the DOL has furlough days when they are closed. Remaining furlough days this school year are Dec. 27, Jan. 28, Feb. 22, March 11, April 22 and June 10.

Peer Volunteer Applications are Available Now in the IP Office

Help welcome new international students to Green River and assist students and Advisors with quarterly advising activities.
· Must attend new student orientation during winter and spring quarter (see volunteer description in IP for dates)
· Be outgoing and open to meeting new people
· Have attended GRCC for at least two quarters by the time winter quarter begins
· Be a current GRCC student and commit to volunteering during winter and spring
· Are currently and actively involved in the GRCC campus community
· Prefer previous volunteer or work experience
Complete volunteer descriptions and applications are available now at the front desk of the IP Office. Applications are due by Friday, October 22nd at 5:00pm to the IP Office.

YMCA Halloween Party!

The Auburn YMCA is looking for volunteers to help out at the Halloween Party on October 29! Volunteers need to be at the YMCA by 5:30 pm. Volunteers will help out with children's activities such as facepainting. Volunteers must provide their own transportation.
Interested? Contact Susan Lee at 253-876-7556 or

Halloween Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 23 from noon to 6:00 pm
The festival will be held at:
Washington Elementary School,
20 E St NE
Auburn, WA 98002-5501
Volunteers will be given lunch and instruction for their tasks
There will be face painting, trick or treating downtown at the businesses and lots of other fun activities.
If you are interested please contact Kjerstin Lange at
Between 50 and 60 volunteers are needed so sign up with your friends!

Student 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 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 LinksIP Advising on ANGEL

Contact Information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai:
Jessica Galán:
John Tankersley:
Kirsten Weber:

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