Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring 2011 E-Newsletter Issue #3

Important Dates

May 8- Don't forget Mother's day!
May 20- Last day to submit pass/non-credit petition to Enrollment Services.
May 20-
Last day to officially withdraw or add classes for spring quarter.

Will You Graduate in June?

Apply for your diploma now if you are graduating this spring or summer:
· 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.

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 here 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.

No Online Services (no registration) Available Memorial day Week-end
On Friday, May 27th at 5:00pm, all of Green River Community College's computer systems will be taken offline (and will not be available for use) for scheduled maintenance. This scheduled maintenance period will last until Tuesday, May 31st at 10:00am. You can register classes before and after, but no online services will be available all week-end long.

IP Jobs Available -

Vietnamese Student Marketing Assistant
Qualified applicants must: -be available beginning this entire summer 2011 -be a continuing student for Fall 2011-Spring 2012 -have completed at least one quarter and carry a minimum GPA of 3.4 -be fluent in English and Vietnamese -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 and application. Applications will be accepted now until April 29, or until the position is filled.

Student Housing AssistantMust be available 5-16 hours a week through 2012 school year, including breaks. Work includes filing, faxing, use of internet, MS Word Excel and Access, ability to keep confidentiality, academic level English fluency and more. See complete job description with application at the IP front desk. Applications must be turned in no later than May 3rd at 5:00 pm.

Take Care with your Valuables!

There have been reported thefts of smart phones on campus. Please be careful with your belongings. Don't let any stranger hold your phone and try to keep any valuables (iPods, cameras, etc) out of sight when you are not using them.


“Why I do, What I do” Scholarship Workshop
Tuesday, May 24 · 2:00pm - 3:00pm location:TBA Do you have a dream? Do you have a goal?Do you want to figure out what is the key to transfer into top university?We have invite 3 great speakers and advisor Alvin Tai to have a presentation and discussion with us!IP offers "WID, WID" $1,500 scholarship to international students every year. Come and learn more about how to get this Scholarship!!!!
Transfer Q & A with Your Advisors
5/10 12-1 pm in SC 134
What must I do now that I have been accepted by a 4 year university? Will all my credits transfer? What about my I-20? I Awill be traveling home. I’ve been accepted to more than one school. How do I choose? Bring your questions about university transfer and the advisors will help remove the mysteries.

UW Bothell Visits GRCC

Volunteer Activities

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. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!
Campus Resource Links
IP Advising on ANGEL
Counseling Services
The Math Learning Center
The Writing Center
Library Reference Chat
Campus Corner Housing
The Current
International Student Activities
Clubs and Organizations

Contact InformationIP Telephone (253)288-3300
Alvin Tai:
John Tankersley:
Kirsten Weber:
IP Twitter handle: @GRCC
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