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LIVING ITALY
INFORMATION SESSION

Come to an Information Session to learn about your summer quarter opportunity in ITALY! This presentation will be held in the Laura Angst Hall, Room A-236 on Tuesday, March 10 at noon.

Imagine This … Hiking in the Alps, Museums, Art, Architecture, Gardens, NW Tuscan Cuisine…

While Achieving This … (ART 141 & BIOL 100) 10 Credit Learning Community applied to your transferable degree.

If you have any questions about this remarkable opportunity, contact Cliff Palmer at 416-7656 or email him at cliff.palmer@skagit.edu.

Updated: 3/3/2015 2:14:06 PM

DEAF COMMUNITY
NEEDS & SERVICES

The Human Services Club is hosting a presentation on Deaf Community Needs & Services. This event will be held in Nelson Hall, room N-120 on Wednesday, March 11 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Guest speaker, Dave Morrison, will be speaking on topics including:

  • Recognizing and addressing the needs of a client who is deaf
  • Knowing the difference between translating and interpreting
  • The importance of interpreters and recognizing the “good” from the “bad.”
  • Plus much more!

Anyone is welcome to attend and FREE PIZZA will be provided. So come and enjoy a great discussion and free lunch!

Updated: 3/3/2015 1:04:32 PM

GLOBAL FEST 2015
PART I
March 2 to 6

GlobalFest raises awareness of global issues and promotes cultural diversity and global citizenship in the student body.

The event series draws attention to world cultures and global issues for the campus and broader community.

Check out this list of entertaining and informative GlobalFest events and activities!

All events are free and at SVC’s Mount Vernon campus unless otherwise indicated.

For information contact Donna Keller at Donna.Keller@skagit.edu or Neta Cahill at Neta.Cahill@skagit.edu.

The following are GlobalFest 2015 partners at Skagit Valley College:

  • Associate Students of Skagit Valley College
  • SVC Global Coordinating Committee
  • SVC Culinary Arts Program
  • SVC Program Board
  • SVC Outdoor Club
  • Calling All Colors
  • SVC Foundation
Updated: 2/26/2015 2:22:03 PM

SPECIAL
STUDENT GOVERNMENT
WEBSITE OFFERED!

Your SVC Student Government is excited to present the new ASSVC website, which 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.
Updated: 2/26/2015 1:27:46 PM

STUDENT TRANSFER
WORKSHOP

SVC counselor Gail Bruce will hold a workshop on the college and university transfer process on Wednesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. in Angst Hall, room 125. Students can "Commit to Complete" their degree and then visit the transfer workshop for more information regarding the steps needed to make it happen.

Updated: 2/24/2015 2:44:07 PM

RACE CARD PROJECT

You are invited to be a part of a movement. The Small Group Communications class at SVC is hosting a public event called "The Race Card Project.”

The Race Card Project will be held on Tuesday, March 3 at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose room.

The goal of this event is to break down social barriers in order to successfully talk about race.

Come watch a video about the project, produced by students. Come and listen to a panel share their stories and tell you their experiences of race.

At the end of the program we will open up for a full discussion on race.

Six words can change your life! Make a change in your community!

For more information about this event, contact Gloria Chan at wchan6180@mysvc.skagit.edu.

Updated: 2/24/2015 1:52:37 PM

COLLEGE TRANSFER ADMISSION FAIR
TUESDAY, MARCH 3
9:30 AM TO 12:30 PM

This event, hosted by Skagit Valley College, will be held in the Cardinal Center. Before you attend the Commit to Complete College Challenge the next day, you’ll want to come to this event.

Over 12 local colleges and universities will be present to answer student questions regarding major offerings, prerequisite courses and admission policies.

Following the fair two transfer workshops will be offered in Lewis Hall by four-year college representatives. These workshops will be held in L227 and L228.

One workshop will help students decide which colleges are best fit for them to apply to and how to apply for admissions to these school.

The second workshop will review financial aid and scholarship opportunities that will help finance college tuition. Each hour session will be held at 12:30 p.m. and repeated at 1:30 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Updated: 2/24/2015 1:13:17 PM

VIDEO CLASSES NOW OFFERED
BEGINNING SPRING QUARTER 2015!

You are invited to explore the exciting world of video at Skagit Valley College!

The MIT Department has established two new online classes to improve your skills in digital videography and video editing through Adobe Premiere Pro CC. MIT-227 and MIT-212 will give you excellent hands-on experience.

Learn how to create scripts, shot lists and storyboards. Discover how to capture and edit entertaining, well-focused video. Become a pro with Premiere Pro CC, and learn how to create a masterpiece with this powerful non-linear editing system.

 

A 30-credit Digital Video Certificate is also offered for those of you who are interested. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete the following: MIT 125, 199, 212, 213, 226, 227, 280, and SOSC 113. This certificate is available entirely online.

You don’t have to own or purchase a high-end camcorder for the Digital Videography class. Do you have a cell phone or mobile device that takes video? How about a point-and-shoot camera? Many DSLR cameras take excellent video. Do you have a pocket-size Flip camera stored away? MIT-227 is more about the craft than the equipment, so these devices are all acceptable.

Many of you already have access to Premiere Pro CC as part of your Adobe Cloud subscription; and this would be a great opportunity to learn how to operate this software like a master.

QUIET ON THE SET — ACTION!

Updated: 2/13/2015 2:26:22 PM

COMMIT TO COMPLETE
COLLEGE CHALLENGE

The Theta Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is hosting "Commit to Complete College Challenge," or "C4," an event to be held in the Cardinal Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on March 4th.

The  "C4" pledge event will share information and resources about the importance of college completion, and encourage students to make a commitment pledge to finish their education.  There will be information and representatives from various campus services available to speak with students about programs and support services that may help them finish their degree, and Dr. Keegan will stop by throughout the event to share his encouragement.

Updated: 2/13/2015 1:36:20 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: 2/11/2015 2:58:34 PM

TUTORING RESOURCES
AVAILABLE AT SVC

WRITING TUTORING
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 svcwritingcenter@wordpress.com or email us at svc.writingcenter@skagit.edu.

Monday thru Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Tutoring is available for students in AESL classes in Ford Hall, F205. 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. 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

Monday - Thursday

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

Friday
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tutor Center L-203, Lewis Hall

Monday & Wednesday

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

Tuesday & Thursday
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

SCIENCE DROP-IN TUTORING
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 & Tuesday

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday
12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday
11:30 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.

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

Wednesday
10:30 to 11:20 a.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 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-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 jane.jansen@skagit.edu.

Updated: 2/11/2015 2:53:42 PM

BURLINGTON AMERICAN LEGION
VETERANS STAND-DOWN & LUNCHEON

The Burlington American Legion will be hosting a “Veterans Stand-Down and Luncheon” on Thursday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This event will serve all veterans, including active duty, National Guard, reserves, retirees and their families, along with the homeless.

During this program, help will be given for service-connected disability claims, and ordering medical records and DD214. There will also be VA aging and disability resources and acupuncture.

There will be community resources and services available, along with information about employment and education resources.

This event, along with reception and registration, will be held at American Legion Memorial Post 91, located at 721 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, Wash.

For more information contact Pete Sill at (360) 755-1202, Kevin Lupton at (360) 416-7610, or Lonnie Shere at (360) 755-1202.

Updated: 2/11/2015 2:19:51 PM

DOCUMENTARY FED UP
PREMIERES MARCH 4

Learn about the true culprits for obesity in this eye-opening documentary presented by the Program Board. Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see! This great documentary will be shown twice in the Cardinal Center Cafeteria.

Updated: 2/5/2015 1:56:39 PM

THIRD ANNUAL DRAG SHOW
AT THE McINTYRE!

The third annual Drag Show, sponsored by the SVC Rainbow Alliance and Simply Curious Enterprises, will be held at the McIntyre Hall on Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. Drew Paradisco will be the master of ceremonies. This is a FREE EVENT, but all donations are gladly accepted.

Updated: 2/4/2015 12:31:53 PM

SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE
RECYCLEMANIA
FEBRUARY 2ND TO MARCH 20TH

Get involved with other students across the nation and help support SVC in its quest to promote recycling awareness.

Activities include:

  • The First Mount Vernon Campus Wide Garbage Audit – March 5, 2015
  • Get Caught Green Handed button campaign; get caught recycling and receive discounts and prizes.
  • Social Media - Student Engagement Competition: Schools will encourage students and staff to take photos of themselves and friends in the act of recycling or doing some other waste reduction activity, and post them through Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, or through other text or mobile platforms using a common tag provided by RecycleMania.

Events will be held on the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island Campuses.

Skagit Valley College Recyclemania is sponsored by the SVC Sustainability Committee, the ASSVC Student Government, Student Grounds, and the SVC Cardinal Bookstore.

If you would like to attend an event and need a disability accommodation, please contact Lisa Forsythe, Disability Access Services, in Room L-113K. You can also phone her at (360) 416-7958, or fax her at (360) 416-7950.

Updated: 1/30/2015 12:49:30 PM

SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE
FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Skagit Valley College Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships each year to eligible students. To apply for any of the Foundation Scholarships you must complete only one SVC Foundation Scholarship Application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office along with a one-page, single-spaced essay about yourself. The application form and a list of Foundation Scholarships are available on the SVC website.

Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be accepted from January 19, 2015 until 5:00 p.m. on March 27, 2015. No early or late applications will be accepted. Only one application will be accepted, and only during the open application period. Your application will be considered for all of the Foundation Scholarships for which you are eligible. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award at the Honors Reception in the spring. Scholarships will be awarded based on information provided on the application. Changes to the information on the application will result in an eligibility review by the Scholarship Committee.

The application period for the Sidney S. McIntyre, Jr. Skagit Valley College Memorial Scholarship will open on February 2, 2015. This scholarship is for students majoring in the basic or applied sciences that were enrolled Fall 2014 or are enrolled Winter 2015 and are planning on transferring to a four-year public university in the state of Washington in Fall 2015, upon graduation from SVC. The student must have a cumulative college level GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Other criteria may apply.) This is a separate application from the above Foundation Scholarships, and eligible students can pick up an application packet at the Mount Vernon or Oak Harbor Financial Aid Office during the open application period. The deadline for this year's application period is 5:00pm on March 6, 2015. All application materials must be received at the SVC Financial Aid Office, or postmarked, by this date.

Updated: 1/20/2015 2:51:45 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: 10/30/2014 12:13:04 PM

FIVE WAYS TO BRING
NATURE TO WORK

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

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

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

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

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
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