Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring 2011 E-Newsletter Issue #4

Important Dates

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.
12 Credit Rule and Online Classes VERY IMPORTANT!!!
You must take a minimum of 12 credits if you are not registered on a vacation quarter this summer. Each quarter you need at least 9 credits in the classroom (not online). If you are not registered for at least 9 credits in the classroom, or want to take all online classes you must be registered for a vacation quarter. Please speak with your advisor before summer quarter starts if you have questions or need help registering for summer classes.

Student Insurance During Summer Break
· If you are taking summer off (no classes) and staying in the US, you still need to pay for health insurance.
· Bring a check to the IP office made out to “The Lewer Agency” for $186.
· Your check must be in by the first day of summer quarter (June 20).
· Students are encouraged to pay for insurance even when returning home because of the “pre-existing condition” problem, but this is not required.

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.
Writing Center Closing during Summer Quarter

Due to budget cuts the Writing Center at GRCC will be closed during summer quarter. The Writing Center will reopen in fall quarter.

WorkshopsTransfer Q & A with Your Advisors
Tuesday, May 10 at 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 will 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.

“Why I do, What I do” Scholarship Workshop
Tuesday, May 24 · 2:00pm - 3:00pm, in SMT 231
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 invited 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!!!

IP Job Openings
Student Marketing Assitant Needed:
The position for Indonesia, India and Turkey is closing soon (5/10). Hurry if you want to apply!
IESL Tutors Needed:
Positions are also now open. Come to IP for more information.

UW Bothell Visits GRCC

Clubs and Sports


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

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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.

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