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JANICKI REPRESENTATIVES
COMING TO SVC!

Janicki Industries representatives will be coming to SVC to participate in the Meet the Employer table. This is a great opportunity to connect and explore with one of our local employers. Here is a chance to ask questions about the industry, job opportunities, and the hiring process!

Updated: 2/8/2016 12:45:30 PM

GLOBAL FEST 2016

Experience our global community by attending the many events to be held from Feb. 11 to March 9. There will be speakers, films, music, and a street fair!

World Street Fair
February 11 11:30am-1:30pm Cafeteria
Food from around the world, cultural fun and games!

Voices of the Children
Film by and about Syrian refugee children
presented by the filmmaker
February 18 12:30pm Cardinal Center

Madagascar, Africa's Land of Ghosts
A story of exploration, conservation and tragedy in the rainforests of Madagascar's
Bill Toone, conservation biologist
March 2 12:30pm Cardinal Center

Metales M5 - Mexican Brass Band
February 11 10am 12pm McIntyre Hall

Lunasa
Celtic Music from Ireland
March 4 McIntyre Hall

Music Makes the World Go Round
SVC Music Department
March 9 McIntyre Hall

A Man's Requiem
KIM Yong Chul SEOP Dance Company of South Korea
March 11 McIntyre Hall

Updated: 2/5/2016 1:43:06 PM

Come to an Information Session to learn about your summer quarter opportunity in ITALY!

NEW Course Offering
EASC110-Energy & Society
How does energy affect your life?

Course Description: This is a lab science class exploring the science behind our conventional (fossil fuels, nuclear, hydro) & renewable (solar, wind, biomass etc.) energy resources. We will examine how politics, economics & social/cultural factors impact our lives at the end of the fossil fuel era.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The ins & outs of solar, wind, biomass, fossil fuel & nuclear energy sources
  • Jobs in the growing energy sector
  • Saving money on energy
  • Why getting off fossil fuels is good for the economy
  • How you can afford a solar energy system!
  • Field trips to local energy producers

Questions? Contact Ben Fackler-Adams (360) 416-7967 Ben.Fackler-Adams@skagit.edu, Angst – 202

Updated: 2/5/2016 12:56:44 PM

STUDENT PARKING RULES

  1. All student vehicles must have a current parking sticker on their vehicle.
  2. Please display your parking permit on the lower driver side portion of your windshield. The permit number must be clearly visible and unobstructed.
  3. Parking permits are valid for one calendar school year starting in fall quarter (September).
  4. Student Parking Rules are enforced from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. weekdays.
  5. Student parking is at the Far East and West ends of the campus.
  6. 24/7 no parking in disabled parking spaces without an official placard. The actual placard must be from the Department of Licensing.
  7. 24/7 no parking in Fire Lanes
  8. 24/7 do not park in any spot that is not specifically designated for parking
  9. 24/7 no parking at Electric Charging Stations if you don’t drive an electric vehicle
  10. Parking fines range from $10-$75.
  11. Before 4 P.M. students may not park in visitor’s parking- even if they don’t have class that day.
  12. Carpool parking permit is needed to park in carpool parking spaces. Each vehicle must have two or more passengers on board upon arrival at the college.
  13. Speed limit for everyone on campus is ten miles per hour.
  14. All vehicles are parked on college property at the owner’s risk. Skagit Valley College assumes no liability for theft or damage to vehicles while parked on college property. All valuables should be removed or stored out of sight.
  15. You will not be able to register, request transcripts or make schedule changes if you have outstanding fines.

If you have any questions regarding parking contact SVC security at (360) 416-7777

Updated: 2/5/2016 12:53:55 PM

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
AT SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE

Help us to celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH by attending the many events planned by Multicultural Services and Program Board.

Updated: 2/4/2016 2:04:59 PM
Updated: 2/3/2016 12:19:17 PM

TRANSFER ESSAY
PRESENTATION

An exclusive look at what an admissions committee will look for in your transfer essay, and tips to get you started. This presentation will be held in Lewis Hall #321 on February 9th at 1:30 p.m.

Updated: 2/1/2016 1:06:32 PM

AUDITIONS FOR THE
HOT MIKADO

A one minute audition piece and 16 bars of an accompanied song highly encouraged.

The Hot Mikado is presented by the SVC Drama and Music Departments, and is a jazzy adaptation of this Gilbert and Sullivan musical.

Updated: 2/1/2016 12:49:47 PM

WRITING TUTORING
Writing Center, L-321, Lewis Hall


The Writing Center is here to help any SVC student with writing for any class. Drop by L-321 or call for an appointment at 416-7855. Check us out at svcwriting.wordpress.com, or email us at SVC.WritingCenter@skagit.edu

Monday thru Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Tutoring is available for students in AESL classes in Ford Hall, F-205. For more information contact Elisabeth Hedman at elisabeth.hedman@skagit.edu or call her at 416-7046.

MATH DROP-IN TUTORING

Students can drop by anytime during the scheduled hours. Tutors can help with most levels of math and some tutors can also help with science. Check with Jane Jansen in Room L-203A for availability.

Math Center L-221, Lewis Hall
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Tutor Center L-203, Lewis Hall
Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SCIENCE DROP-IN TUTORING

Students can drop by anytime during scheduled hours. Tutors can help with most levels of biology and Chemistry 121. Check the schedule in A-241 to find out which subjects a tutor can help with, or call Jane Jansen at 416-7852.

Angst Hall - A-241
Monday and Thursday
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

OFTEC DROP-IN TUTORING
Ford Hall, F-110


Students can drop by anytime during the scheduled hours. Tutors can help with all levels of OFTEC, Microsoft 2010/13 and basic computer questions.

Mondays
9:30 a.m. to 11:20 p.m.

Wednesdays
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING FOR TRiO STUDENTS

One-on-one tutoring in most subjects is available for students in the TRiO Student Support Services program. This program is federally funded. Students must meet the eligibility requirements and are selected on a space available basis. Stop by Lewis Hall, L-201B, or call 416-7636 to find out more information.

For additional information about the tutoring program, contact Jane Jansen at (360) 416-7852 or email her at jane.jansen@skagit.edu.

Updated: 1/29/2016 1:35:41 PM

GET WRITING SKILLS ASSISTANCE
AT THE SVC WRITING CENTER

SVC Students — don’t overlook this great resource to help you with your writing skills. The SVC Writing Center is located in Lewis Hall, Room 321.

Updated: 1/13/2016 12:32:21 PM

HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR
AWKWARD OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY

Are you stuck at an office job that you don’t like, but the economy is so lousy that you’re obliged to stay? Pretending to care is hard work, and you’re not alone. You are also probably obligated to attend an awkward office gift exchange. You’ve all drawn names (lucky you for getting the frumpy accounting manager you have nothing in common with) and the time has come to suffer through it. Even though events like these are a waste of time, it doesn’t mean you have to generate lots of waste. Here are some tips for how to recycle at this “special” event.

Coffee

Coffee helps keep you all awake at boring attempts to force camaraderie like holiday office gift exchanges. Instead of using paper filters, reuse a metal filter basket, they are not as expensive at all and eliminates the need to buy and replace paper filters on a daily basis. Just dump out the grinds and give it a rinse. If you compost, put the grinds in your pile.

Plates and Cups

If you can, use cloth napkins and reusable dishes, glasses, and tableware while avoiding disposable paper and plastic. Single-use items are often the bane of sustainability. If you must go disposable, find napkins and plates with the highest recycled content possible. Preserve Products has a fantastic line of recycled plastic dishes and cutlery. Not only are they made out of 100% recycled #5 plastic (yogurt cups in this case), but you reuse them because they can be put in the dishwasher. At the end of their life, recycle them through Preserve’s Gimme 5 program, with collection bins located around the country.

Decorations

Chances are, there’s already some decoration of questionable taste that have been collecting dust in a supply closet all year. Time to pull those out and reuse. Better yet, make decorations out of recycled materials, such as old-fashioned paper snowflakes. Just don’t recycle by making them out of sensitive company documents.

Wrapping Paper

Use our tips on creative recycled gift wrap ideas. Sometimes there’s nothing like a plain brown grocery bag to imply that you really need a raise.

Reduce, Reuse, Regift

For a wide selection of gifts, check out our multiple holiday gift guides. We love to feature our favorite products made with recycled materials and there are plenty of great ideas for the $20 and under range. Surely something in there will fit the bill for your coworker. And if not, who cares- you will probably be the lucky recipient of twice re-gifted lotion. Citrus air freshener? Hmm…looks like my Secret Santa went “shopping” in the employee restroom.

Updated: 12/3/2015 2:14:31 PM

JOIN PHI THETA KAPPA!

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

For more information please contact club advisor Kurt Dunbar kurt.dunbar@skagit.edu. or visit their website at www.thetaupsilon.org.

Updated: 12/1/2015 12:05:22 PM

MATH TUTORING
AVAILABLE!

MATH DROP-IN TUTORING

Students can drop by anytime during the scheduled hours. Tutors can help with most levels of math and some tutors can also help with science. Check with Jane Jansen in Room L-203A for availability.

Math Center L-221, Lewis Hall
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Tutor Center L-203, Lewis Hall
Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tutors can help with most levels of math. Some tutors can also help with chemistry, physics, ECON or other subjects. For additional information about the tutoring program, contact Jane Jansen at (360) 416-7852 or email her at jane.jansen@skagit.edu.

Updated: 11/23/2015 1:16:04 PM

STUDENTS: TRY OUT THE
NEW COLLEGE SCHEDULER

  1. Students enter the courses they wish to take for the upcoming quarter.

  2. Students can then enter times they need to schedule around, such as work, study, daycare needs, athletic practice, etc.

  3. Every possible schedule is returned, enabling the student to maximize credit hours and find the perfect schedule, creating a schedule around commitments.

  4. Potential schedules can be compared side-by-side to find the perfect schedule.

Click here for a how-to guide.

If you have a SID and PIN you can log in and try it at www.skagit.edu/mysvc under Registration Tools. Click on the Course Scheduler.

If you have any questions, contact Sindie.Howland@skagit.edu.

Updated: 11/20/2015 1:14:57 PM

SMOKING ON CAMPUS

This is a reminder that on SVC’s Mount Vernon Campus smoking is allowed only inside vehicles OR in designated smoking shelters.

There are three designated smoking shelters on the Mount Vernon Campus: In the East Campus parking lot.

  1. Adjacent to the college motor pool, across from the boiler house.

  2. Far West end of Lewis Hall parking lot, across from the Lewis Hall building.

Policy on Smoking

It is the intent of the College, as an educational institution, to follow state regulations and, as a long-range goal, to discourage smoking on the College campuses. The intent of this policy is to minimize the health hazards of those who choose not to smoke.

Procedure Relating to Smoking

  • All tobacco products are prohibited on campus except in designated areas.

  • Violations of the smoking policy may be referred to the college security office (360-416-7777) for enforcement. Students and employees who violate this policy and the Washington Clean Indoor Air Act and state revisions are subject to reprimand and disciplinary proceedings according to appropriate policy.

Updated: 10/29/2015 1:37:40 PM

CHECK OUT A UNIVERSAL
MOBILE DEVICE CHARGER
AT THE LIBRARY!

Do you have a mobile device that needs a charge? The library has universal phone chargers that may be checked out. These are for library use only.

Updated: 10/27/2015 2:33:55 PM

CAREER SERVICES
PROVIDES GREAT GUIDANCE

Need help with your job search and with career exploration? Career Services at Skagit Valley College is the place to visit!

Guidance is offered for job search, resumé and cover letter writing, job interviews and career exploration.

For more information contact Noemi Rodriguez at Noemi.Rodriguez@skagit.edu.

Updated: 10/20/2015 1:00:54 PM

GET YOUR DIPLOMA THROUGH
THE HS21+ PROGRAM

HS21+ is a competency based high school completion program offered through Basic Skills programs at Washington State Community Colleges. At SVC, we started to offer our HS21+ program winter quarter 2015 with classes using the prefix HSC (for High School Completion). Anyone over age 21 can meet High School requirements through previous high school course work; work, military, and life experience; educational and professional development activities; and college coursework.

Students who are interested in pursuing a HS21+ Diploma enroll in a 6-10 credit HSC HS21+ Portfolio class where their competencies are assessed and an individual educational plan for completing any unmet requirements developed while they work on reading and writing skills. Students can complete requirements in Math, English (Reading/Writing), Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences through HSC classes in which curriculum is contextualized for those topics. They can also apply ABE, developmental English and Math and college level course work toward requirements.

HSC classes are also designed for students who want to prepare for GED Exams. Our ABE and HSC Instructors can help students determine if they should pursue the GED or HS21+.

Students who complete the HS21+ and desire a diploma will need to complete a request for degree form and have the awarded degree coded accordingly.

We are very excited about the HS21+ Diploma and think it will be an excellent option for many in our community seeking high school equivalency.

Students who are interested in HS21+ can contact Jean Markert in L127 in Mount Vernon or Jennifer Lawson at WIC.

Updated: 10/2/2015 12:57:05 PM

ESCORT SERVICES AVAILABLE

Did you know that escort service is available seven days a week for all SVC community? If you need an escort, call the Security Department and give your name, location, and destination. A security officer will be glad to meet you and walk you to your car or other campus destination. Due to the officer’s varying responsibilities, a short wait may be necessary before an officer arrives for your escort. To request an escort call SVC Security at (360) 416-7777.

Updated: 8/20/2015 1:01:11 PM

GET INFORMED...
GET CONNECTED...
GO TO ASSVC.COM!

Learn about SVC student events, clubs, and leadership. Get informed. Get connected. Head for assvc.com!

Updated: 8/13/2015 1:12:41 PM

LOST AND FOUND

Did you lose any of your belongings on campus? Did you find something that is not yours and don’t know where to turn it in?

Lost and Found is located at the Security Office located across from the Book Store in the Cardinal Center. Call SVC Security 360-416-7777 or stop by the office.

Updated: 8/13/2015 1:08:41 PM

S-O-S
STUDENT
ONLINE SUPPORT

Do you have trouble logging in, understanding your computer or your email? Does Canvas leave you scratching your head? Contact S-O-S !!

S-O-S stands for Student Online Support.

Updated: 8/13/2015 1:05:02 PM

SOLAR CHARGING SHADES
AT TOLLEFSON PLAZA

As you stroll through Tollefson Plaza, between Angst and Lewis Halls, you will see a new addition. There are three Powersol™ solar charging sun shades. The Powersol™ solar panels provide energy to a smart charging battery hub, which can charge three USB devices at a time. Just plug in your phone or laptop or mobile device.

Updated: 8/13/2015 1:04:13 PM

BOOK SALE BULLETIN BOARD

Students—post textbooks you would like to sell! The Book Sale Bulletin Board is located in the Cardinal Center near the Multipurpose Room and staff lounge. Students are welcome to write or take a post.

Updated: 8/13/2015 12:36:43 PM

CHECK OUT MINI LAPTOPS
AT THE LIBRARY!

We are happy to announce that the library has notebook computers available for student checkout for one week at a time.

While you are in the library please take your SVC Student ID to the circulation desk to get barcoded and registered.

Updated: 8/13/2015 12:28:08 PM

FREE ONLINE TUTORING
IS NOW AVAILABLE!!

All SVC students now have access to FREE online tutoring through the Western eTutoring Consortium!

Students can access eTutoring from any computer with an internet connection, even from home!

Subjects eTutors can help with include:

  • Writing
  • Math – Developmental through Calculus, and Statistics
  • Sciences – Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry,
  • Physics
  • Accounting, Economics
  • MS Office, Web Development
  • Spanish

eTutoring Services Include:

  • eWriting Lab: allows students to submit a draft to an eTutor, ask for specific feedback, and receive their work back with an eTutor’s response within 24-48 hours.
  • eChat: allows students to meet live with an eTutor in one-on-one tutoring sessions via a fully interactive, virtual online environment.
  • eQuestions: allows students to leave a specific question in any subject for an eTutor. They will receive a response within 48 hours (usually sooner).

How do you get started? Log on to eTutoring at:

http://www.skagit.edu/etutor

You’ll find instructions for how to log on here!

This service is made possible through your Skagit Valley College Student Technology Fee.

Questions? Please contact:

Jane Jansen
jane.jansen@skagit.edu
360-416-7852

Updated: 8/13/2015 12:21:30 PM
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