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WE VANT YOUR BLOOD!

For information and to sign up contact the Puget Sound Blood Center at 1-800-398-7888 or visit the Donor Schedule page.

Picture ID required for all donors! If you are under the age of 18, your parents or guardians must complete a permission form. Forms are located in the Student Life Office.

Updated: 9/29/2014 2:47:30 PM

RUSH TICKETS FOR
STUDENTS!

A limited number of students rush tickets are available for McIntyre Hall Presents performances.

It’s simple! High School and College students with a valid student ID may purchase tickets starting one hour before a McIntyre Hall Presents performance.

Purchases are in person at the Box Office window only. Present your student ID card and request student Rush10 tickets.

Updated: 9/29/2014 2:45:14 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: 9/29/2014 1:51:10 PM

CLUB DAY

Club Day is a day that is set aside fall, winter, and spring quarters for student clubs of Skagit Valley College to inform students about the opportunities, purpose, and activities of each club. Clubs are encouraged to talk to as many students as possible that day. They are also encouraged to be as creative as possible to attract students to their tables. Clubs are a great way to meet fellow students and get involved on campus.

If you would like to attend an event and need a disability accommodation, please contact Lisa Forsythe, Disability Access Services • Room C-49 • Phone (360) 416-7958 • Fax (360) 416-7950.

Updated: 9/29/2014 1:07:18 PM

MIKE SULLIVAN CONCERT
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

During lunch, come and listen to Mike Sullivan's great tunes at the new Tollefson Plaza. If it rains, enjoy the concert at the Cardinal Center.

Sullivan will also be hosting a music industry workshop after the concert.

Checkout Mike Sullivan on YouTube

If you would like to attend an event and need a disability accommodation, please contact Lisa Forsythe, Disability Access Services • Room C-49 • Phone (360) 416-7958 • Fax (360) 416-7950.

Updated: 9/29/2014 1:05:04 PM

FIVE GREEN TIPS FOR
GOING BACK TO COLLEGE

Posted at August 7, 2014 | By : Sarah DeCarlo

It’s back to school time, and with that comes big college plans for an amazing year! How can you green your campus lifestyle and create the lowest possible impact on our environment? Bring a smile to your university’s Office of Sustainability when you adopt one or all of our five green back to college tips for a great school year:

1. Transport Sustainably
Waking up early for class can be a pain, but what’s even worse is finding a parking spot – especially one that’s free. Remove extra morning stress by walking or biking to class. These low-impact, planet-friendly activities will leave you feeling happier at the start of each day, and not just because you’re saving a ton of money on expensive parking passes. If the weather in your region doesn’t cooperate year-round, take advantage of public transportation or rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft.

2. Add Some Green…Literally
When going back to school shopping, many college students forget about nature’s best decor – plants! Whether you purchase a maintenance-free orchid or a selection of low-light herbs, adding some living greenery to your dorm promotes wellness and adds a vital boost of CO2. Live plants are less expensive and less harmful to the environment than floral bouquets. Plus thriving indoor produce garden could help you curb that dreaded freshman 15!

3. Know What Can Be Recycled
Planning a party for your friends (or the entire campus)? Check your school’s recycling options before you shop for supplies! Make a conscious effort to purchase only decor and disposable cups that are recyclable (or compostable) and set up clearly-labeled recycling containers for partygoers to use when they’re done with their bottles or cans. If your event is for a campus-wide organization (like a fraternity or a social club), your group might even get special recognition for being green from the Office of Sustainability.

4. Limit Your Consumption
Yes, you’re an adult and your parents are no longer around to clean up after you. So now it’s up to you to conserve water while brushing your teeth and flip the light switch when leaving the room. Feel like going eco-crazy? Open the windows on a breezy day to limit your A/C use. There are countless ways to cut back on consumption without affecting your lifestyle, and college is a great place to start.

5. Clean Out Your Closet
Dorm rooms are too tiny to hold onto past memories. Clean out your closet and drop off into your neighborhood ATRS Recycler before you move! This will streamline your move-in day on campus and save precious space, leaving less for you and your roommate to argue about. Besides, will you really ever wear those pesky XXL t-shirts from random university events again?

Following these green college tips doesn’t just lessen your carbon footprint. It also helps build environmentally-friendly habits to carry you through future chapters of your life. Start developing your eco-conscience this year and make our green tips and resources a part of your everyday life.

Updated: 9/24/2014 1:19:28 PM

VETERANS
GET HELP WITH YOUR
VA CLAIMS!

Contact the Vet Corps Resource Navigator in L-113G if you need help filing your VA claims. Call (360) 416-7610 or email vetcorps@skagit.edu.

Updated: 9/24/2014 12:53:27 PM

NEW ASSVC WEBSITE!

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

Updated: 9/22/2014 1:23:56 PM

HEALTH FAIR
COMING SOON!

Have questions about health care access and health care insurance, such as Apple Health? Here is your chance to talk to health care representatives.

The Health Fair will be held in the Cardinal Center atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30.

If you would like to attend an event and need a disability accommodation, please contact Lisa Forsythe, Disability Access Services, in Room C-49, or phone her at (360) 416-7958.

Updated: 9/19/2014 12:47:49 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

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

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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