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Have a say in how your student government is run! Come to the Cardinal Center and vote! This is your civic / collegiate duty. Free popcorn will be served.

Updated: 10/20/2014 12:38:27 PM


We will celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally.

Twenty-six years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10.

Coming out STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other.

In honor of National Coming Out Day, which was actually on October 11, we want to honor all who have come out as LGBT or as a straight ally for equality – that takes bravery, and we commend you. Together, we can proudly live out in the open.

Every person who speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.

Updated: 10/16/2014 2:53:54 PM


Get your Halloween costume on and gets some candy! This event is for Skagit Valley College students, staff, and their children. Don't miss out!

Updated: 10/15/2014 2:33:40 PM


Writing Center, L-321

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 or email us at

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tutoring is available for students in AESL classes in Ford Hall, F205. For more information contact Elisabeth Hedman at or call her at 416-7046.

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.

Math Center L-221, Lewis Hall

Mondays - Thursdays

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

Tutor Center L-203, Lewis Hall

Mondays & Thursday

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Students can drop by anytime during scheduled hours. Tutors can help with biology, chemistry, or physics. 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 & Wednesday

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

3:05 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

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-201C 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

Updated: 10/14/2014 1:46:06 PM


Skagit Reads is a cooperative reading, learning and sharing experience. Take advantage of this great program by visiting a Skagit Reads Community Partner.

Skagit Reads Community Partners are:

  • Anacortes Public Library
  • Burlington Public Library
  • Burlington Library Foundation
  • Central Skagit Rural Partial-County LibraryDistrict
  • Community Action of Skagit County
  • Friends of the Burlington Library
  • Helping Hands Food Bank
  • La Conner Regional Library District
  • Mount Vernon City Library
  • Sedro Woolley Public Library
  • Skagit Friendship House
  • Skagit Valley College Library
  • United General District 304
  • Upper Skagit Library District
  • WSU Skagit County Extension

Updated: 10/9/2014 1:25:38 PM


There are more than five hundred federally recognized indigenous communities and nations in the U.S., comprising nearly three million people.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the indigenous peoples was designed to crush the original inhabitants.

Told from the viewpoint of the indigenous, it reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the U.S. empire.

Meet the author when she visits the Mount Vernon campus in the Multipurpose Room.

Watch Roxanne’s presentation on YouTube.

Updated: 10/7/2014 2:11:06 PM


Research proves it again and again: access to outdoor views, fresh air and plants improves employee well-being. Integrating natural elements into the workplace isn’t simply an aesthetic move – it has monetary payoffs too. In one call center in California, for example, employees with views of the outdoors handled 6-7% more calls than those without those views. Contact with nature also reduces absenteeism and improves employee productivity and retention.

Humans affinity for the natural world, known as biophilia, has been overlooked in building design until recently. Now hospitals, schools and workplaces around the world are beginning to incorporate natural elements into their design and seeing happier tenants as a result. Want to champion biophilia in your office?

Here are some changes your workplace can make:

Bring in plants. Adding plants to the workplace is a great way to filter indoor air pollution, reduce stress, and muffle noise. You can go as simple as potted plants for employee desks all the way up to beautiful living walls. Some companies like Ambius and Good Earth Plants will maintain your office vegetation on a regular basis too.

Install a green roof. If employees’ windows face an empty interior roof, why not install a green roof to enliven the space? Green roofs also save building energy costs and keep runoff from overloading our sewer systems. Many EarthShare members have installed green roofs, including the beautiful courtyard providing employees at the World Resources Institute a green respite from the urban environment of downtown Washington, DC.

Daylight the workspace. When Ford Motor Company redesigned its Rouge River assembly plant near Detroit, MI, it installed 46 skylights, the largest of which were 3000 square feet each. Ford didn’t just want to save money on lighting costs (which it did). The natural light also reduces eyestrain for people working on the assembly line and improves mood. Can’t install skylights? Consider rearranging the layout of your office to maximize window space. That’s just what the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Call Center did.

Circulate fresh air. Believe it or not, just sitting at your desk exposes you to some pretty nasty pollutants. It’s not uncommon to find things like formaldehyde, radon, mold, solvents, volatile organic compounds, lead dust, and pesticides floating inside homes and workplaces. While its best to choose products that avoid pollutants in the first place, proper ventilation can also keep the air clean. The US Green Building Council’s LEED program requires a minimum level of outdoor air enter its certified buildings. Smart ventilation can also cut down on air conditioning, even in a hot place like Mexico!

Mimic or include natural shapes, colors and materials. Nature doesn’t resemble a box, but that’s what most of our buildings look like. Varying textures (soft and hard) and ceiling heights can create a more welcoming space for occupants. Wood, water, and stone can be incorporated into design and furniture. Just make sure your materials are sustainably sourced or recycled.

Updated: 10/7/2014 1:23:05 PM


Celebrate Disability Awareness Month by enjoying Josh Blue's hilarious comedy show. This show will be presented at the Phillip Tarro Theatre at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23.

Updated: 10/6/2014 1:59:38 PM


Don't miss these CODE RED home games! Support your volleyball team. Don't forget your Student ID and your CODE RED T-shirt.

Updated: 10/1/2014 3:11:05 PM


The Cardinal Leadership Summit was created to provide SVC student leaders with the opportunity to attend a local conference that offers workshops aimed at fostering partnerships, collaboration, group communication and leadership skills. SVC faculty, staff and administrators will serve as workshop facilitators and mentors during the summit.

The Cardinal Leadership Summit is sponsored by ASSVC, Student Life and S&A Fees. Free admissions for all SVC students.

Date: Saturday, November 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mount Vernon Campus
Learning Objectives

By attending and actively participating in the Cardinal Leadership Summit, students will be able to:

  1. Plan and structure effective programming initiatives that will benefit their club/organization and the student body

  2. Network with other clubs, programs and individuals in order to build working relationships and collaboration

  3. Know and recognize campus resources available to student clubs and organizations

  4. Define, assess and further develop leadership skills
Updated: 10/1/2014 2:49:45 PM


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: 10/1/2014 12:46:49 PM


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

Updated: 10/1/2014 12:46:17 PM


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


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

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


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


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


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,, 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, or contact SVC study abroad adviser Ted Maloney,, 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 To apply, contact study abroad advisor Ted Maloney,, 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, or contact Cindy Card, Green River Community College, 253-833-9111, ext 2160,

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 To apply, contact study abroad advisor Ted Maloney,, 360-416-7774, for a preliminary application.

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


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


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:

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

Updated: 4/17/2014 1:39:59 PM


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


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


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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