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PREP FOR SUCCESS DAYS

Ready...Set...Go!

Join us at the SVC Mount Vernon campus before school starts this fall to get what you need to start the new quarter right!

Prep for Success Days is a new welcome back open house event for students. Get yourself ready for the quarter—sign up for your parking or bus pass, buy your books, print your schedule, pick up your free planner, and find your classes!

Stop by and enjoy free food, and enter a drawing for prizes! Learn more about your campus while you prepare to begin classes on September 22.

Mark your calendars now!

Updated: 8/27/2014 1:38:28 PM

STUDENT GROUNDS IS OPEN!

While construction is proceeding, the Student Grounds espresso stand is open! Purchase your favorite coffee drink, sodas and snacks. We are happy to serve you!

Updated: 8/27/2014 1:38:07 PM

Green Your Labor Day!

The long Labor Day weekend is here and many families will celebrate the end of summer and back to school season with a cook out.

Here are tips and ideas for keeping your Labor Day party and weekend eco-friendly:

Eco-friendly Drinks. Reduce the wastefulness of plastic water bottles and aluminum cans by serving pitchers of ice water, lemonade, iced tea, or juices. Put out permanent markers for guests to write their names on their cups to eliminate waste. If you do use bottles or cans, be sure to put out clearly marked recycling bins.

Green Paper Products. It is not always possible to avoid paper products, especially during a party, but today there are more eco-friendly paper products available. When you need to use disposable dishes, look for products that are recycled, biodegradable, or made from unbleached paper products.

Renewable paper-ware is made from bamboo, sugar cane, wood, reed, and other natural materials. Compostable paper-ware is made from renewable sugar cane and comes in hip and functional new square designs.

Grill Green. Hot dogs, hamburgers, shrimp, steaks, or corn on the cob on the grill create a smokin’ Labor Day menu, but did you know that your choice of charcoal matters? Choosing eco-friendly Forest Stewardship Council certified charcoal (just look for the FSC logo on the bag) ensures that no trees from endangered woodlands were cut to produce the charcoal for your Labor Day barbeque.

Forest Stewardship Council certified charcoal reduces greenhouse gases that are emitted when your charcoal burns. No unhealthy additives are released into the air or onto your food.

Updated: 8/25/2014 2:37:39 PM

BUS PICKUP CHANGE

Phase one of the Lewis Hall project is nearly finished and it is time to start gearing up for phase two, which is the demolition of the old Lewis Hall.

In order to accommodate the contractor, we have closed off the northern section of the parking lot to the south of the Cardinal Center ( Lot C–1 ).

The Skagit Transit bus station in front of the Cardinal Center is closed until further notice. All buses will be picking up and dropping off passengers at the kiosk in the east parking lot.

Updated: 8/19/2014 12:55:14 PM
DON’T “FALL” BEHIND…
ATTEND ONE OF OUR

E-LEARNING/MOODLE
ORIENTATIONS

These orientations are designed to give you the tools you need to get started with the Moodle and MySVC email. Moodle is the online course management system used at Skagit Valley College.

September 18, 23, 25 at 4 to 4:45 p.m.
September 19 at 9 to 9:45 a.m.
Angst Hall • Room 125/129

Updated: 8/12/2014 2:19:41 PM

TECH TUESDAY
BEGINS SEPTEMBER 30TH

Bring questions regarding your online classes! Be able to work hands-on to improve your ability to change file formats, practice uploading and submitting a file, or other tasks.

Date: Tuesdays: September 30 - December 2
Start Time: Noon
End Time: 1 pm

Updated: 8/12/2014 2:02:18 PM

DACA APPLICANTS
GET HELP WITH JOB PLACEMENT
AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Attention all DACA approved applicants: did you or your parents work in farm labor within the past 24 months? Are you about to graduate and need help securing a job?

OIC of Washington can assist with job placement and paid work experience while assisting you in job placement. Contact: OIC of Washington at Worksource Skagit, 2005 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, or call (360) 416-3505 for more information.

Updated: 8/6/2014 1:55:10 PM

PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT

Thursday September 11
Skagit Valley College: Mount Vernon Campus
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PHC is open to all families and individuals with the goal of connecting them to resources to overcome their barriers to stable housing.

In 2013, there were 387 intakes which represented households of 834 people.

Services include, but are not limited to haircuts, DSHS services, photo IDs, medical exams, dental care, children's services, clothing, veterinary care, school supplies, and Veterans' services.

Volunteers needed!

Updated: 8/6/2014 1:12:24 PM

STUDY ABROAD!

Study Abroad in Ireland and Israel
Study abroad opportunities in Ireland and Israel are available. For more information, contact SVC Study Abroad Advisor, Ted Maloney, ted.maloney@skagit.edu, 360-416-7774.

Study Abroad in Costa Rica
Study Spanish this summer in Costa Rica! Immerse yourself in language and culture while surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and the warm, and the welcoming people of Costa Rica. Program runs August 23-September 20, and earns 5 college credits of Spanish. Cost: $2949 plus airfare plus tuition. Application deadline extended to June 23! To apply go to www.wcccsa.com, or contact SVC study abroad adviser Ted Maloney, ted.maloney@skagit.edu, 360-416-7774.

Study Abroad in London
Study in London Fall Quarter 2014 and earn credit at SVC! This is a great opportunity for a first-ever study abroad, living in a great international city with a long historical tradition, but without a language barrier! Program dates: September 27-December 5, 2014. Register for 15 credits and pay tuition at SVC. Course taught are Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Film, and British Life & Culture. Consult with your advisor to make sure these courses keep you on track for your degree. Program fee is $6875, not including airfare or tuition. To learn more about the program, visit www.wcccsa.com. To apply, contact study abroad advisor Ted Maloney, ted.maloney@skagit.edu, 360-416-7774, for a preliminary application.

Study Abroad in Australia/New Zealand!
Experience the world “down under” by enrolling in Green River Community College’s Australia/New Zealand Quarter Abroad program in Winter Quarter 2015! Earn 15 transferable GRCC credits in biology, history and culture, while spending 5 weeks in Australia and 5 weeks in New Zealand. Program Dates: January 6-March 14, 2015. Consult with your advisor to make sure these courses keep you on track for your degree.  Program fee is $7,820, including airfare but not including tuition. Application deadline October 23, 2014. To learn more about the program and financial aid/scholarship resources, visit www.greenriver.edu/academics/study-abroad/australia-and-new-zealand, or contact Cindy Card, Green River Community College, 253-833-9111, ext 2160, ccard@greenriver.edu.

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy!
Study in Florence, Italy, Spring Quarter 2015 and earn credit at SVC! This is a great opportunity for a first-ever study abroad, living in a great international city with a long historical tradition! Program dates: April 2 – June 12, 2015. Register for 15 credits and pay tuition at SVC. Course taught are Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, and Italian Language & Culture. Consult with your advisor to make sure these courses keep you on track for your degree.  Program fee is $6875, not including airfare or tuition. Application deadline January 7, 2015, but apply early as space is limited! To learn more about the program and financial aid/scholarship resources, visit www.wcccsa.com. To apply, contact study abroad advisor Ted Maloney, ted.maloney@skagit.edu, 360-416-7774, for a preliminary application.

Updated: 8/6/2014 12:58:13 PM

DROP-IN MATH TUTORING
IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Drop-in math tutors will be available this quarter in the Math Center, L-221, from Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tutors can help with most levels of math. Some tutors can also help with science. Check with Jane Jansen in L-203A for availability.

Updated: 7/23/2014 1:54:09 PM

TUTORING RESOURCES
AVAILABLE AT SVC

WRITING TUTORING
Tutoring Center, L-203

The writing tutors can help any SVC student with writing for any class. Sign-up sheets are located in L-203, or stop by to see if a tutor is available!

Monday
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Sign-up sheets located in L-203 for a 30-minute session, or drop by to see if a tutor is available. All other AESL tutoring hours are in the East Campus building.

Tuesdays
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesdays
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fridays
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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. Tutoring will be offered in the Math Center in L-221. Check with Jane Jansen in Room L-203A for availability.

Mondays - Thursdays
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

SCIENCE DROP-IN TUTORING
Drop by anytime during the scheduled hours for help with Chem 121 and BIOL 211, 241, 242 & 260.

Lewis Hall - L-203
Tuesdays — 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesdays — 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

OFTEC DROP-IN TUTORING
Tutoring Center - L-203

Students can drop by anytime during the scheduled hours. Tutors can help with all levels of OFTEC and basic computer questions. Last day for OFTEC/computer tutoring is Wednesday, August 6.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 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. If you are a TRiO student in need of tutoring, stop by the TRiO office in the new Lewis Hall, L-201C, or call 416-7636 to make an appointment with a TRiO counselor.

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

Updated: 7/23/2014 1:39:30 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: 4/17/2014 1:39:59 PM

BOOK SALE BULLETIN BOARD

Students—posts 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: 1/2/2014 2:30:33 PM

S-O-S
STUDENT
ONLINE SUPPORT

Do you have trouble logging in, understanding your computer or your email? Does the Moodle Muddle have you scratching your head? Contact SOS!!

S-O-S stands for Student Online Support.

Updated: 1/4/2013 1:26:59 PM

SPECIAL
STUDENT GOVERNMENT
WEB PAGE OFFERED!

Your SVC Student Government is excited to present a new Moodle website that is now available to you. This Moodle page will allow you to:

  • Chat with members of your Student Government.
  • Access Student Government minutes and agendas.
  • Access information about events for students that are going on around the school.
  • Share your thoughts about issues, ideas, and things that you would like to see changed.
To take full advantage of the great features on this new Web site, you must first register by doing the following:
  1. Log into your Moodle account
  2. Locate the search courses bar
  3. Search “student government”
  4. Click on the "Groups/Clubs/Non-classes" link
  5. Click on the "Student Government" link
  6. Click "Yes" when asked if you want to enroll
What does Student Government do?
  • Makes decisions on school related matters. ASSVC approves clubs, decides where student money is to be spent, and solves student issues.
  • Represents the students on committees such as the Tech Fee Committee (decides where technology money is to be spent), S & A (decides how much money each part of the school gets), and the Instruction Committee (reviews issues like learning communities and LIA).
We hope you will visit this site, because your opinions and ideas are important to us.
Updated: 8/9/2012 12:02:37 PM
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