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EARTH DAY MOVIE
FROM DISNEY

To celebrate Earth Day 2015, come to the Student Leadership Center to watch Disneynature’s Earth. This movie will be shown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The SVC Program Board will hand out free pizza and water bottles. Don’t miss this great movie!

If this movie inspires you, consider attending the Earth Day events at the Whidbey Island campus.

Updated: 4/16/2015 2:24:06 PM

GET INVOLVED IN
STUDENT GOVERNMENT
FOR SPRING QUARTER!

Join the ASSVC Student Government and represent your fellow students. This is a great way to get your concerns voiced. If you are interested in running for an office, pick up an application at the Student Life Center or online at www.assvc.com/?q=leadership-positions. Remember, applications are due Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m.

Updated: 4/16/2015 1:54:58 PM

CODE RED
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
HOME GAMES

Show your school spirit and support your softball and baseball teams at all the spring quarter home games! Don’t forget to wear your Code Red T-shirt. GO CARDINALS!

Updated: 4/16/2015 1:46:36 PM

POPCORN THURSDAY
RETURNS!

Every Thursday the Program Board and Student Government give away FREE popcorn to students, faculty, and staff. Stop by the Student Leadership Center, say hello, and grab some yummy popcorn.

Updated: 4/16/2015 1:45:56 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
9:00 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. Check with Jane Jansen in Room L-203A for availability.

Math Center L-221, Lewis Hall

Monday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

Tutor Center L-203, Lewis Hall

Monday thru Thursday

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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 thru Thursday

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

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

Thursday
10:30 to 12:30 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: 4/14/2015 1:23:58 PM

SVC JAZZ ENSEMBLE
AT THE BREWERY!

Experience great jazz by the SVC Jazz Ensemble at the Skagit River Brewery on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 pm.

Updated: 4/13/2015 2:46:44 PM

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
AT THE TARRO THEATER

International Jazz Day is Thursday April 30th! Celebrate jazz with KSVR, Club Radio and the SVC Jazz Band with two exciting events. International Jazz Day Skagit begins at 1 p.m. in Tarro theater with a free concert featuring Julian MacDonough, Josh Cook, Cory Weeds, Miles Black and Michael Glynn. Students, faculty and the public are all encouraged to participate.

Date: April 30, 2015

Times:
1:00 PM Free Concert
2:00 PM Breakout Workshops
3:30 PM Open Jam
Location: Phillip Tarro Theater

You can also join the SVC Jazz Band on International Jazz Day to continue the fun.

Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Skagit River Brewery

Updated: 4/13/2015 2:32:47 PM

SVC WRITING CENTER
OPEN DAILY

The Writing Center at Lewis Hall, Room L-321, is now open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come in for help with writing assignments for all of your classes. For more information contact Trish Barnes at trish.barnes@skagit.edu, or (360) 416-7635.

Updated: 4/10/2015 12:30:38 PM

MASTER HYPNOTIST
JERRY HARRIS

Head for the Multipurpose Room to watch the amazing and spellbinding master hypnotist Jerry Harris. His performance promises to be unbelievable and entertaining!

Updated: 4/8/2015 2:22:09 PM

EARTH DAY EVENTS
AT THE SVC WHIDBEY CAMPUS

Visit the SVC Whidbey Island campus to experience all the exciting and important Earth Day events being planned for April 22, beginning at noon!

From 12:00-3:45 p.m. there will be a club fair that will include participation from all of our campus clubs and a number of community organizations including:

  • Whidbey Geo-Dome
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • A/C Aircraft Company
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Whidbey Sun and Wind
  • Waste Wise of Whidbey
  • Naval Air Station Whidbey
  • Island Count Public Health
  • Sustainable Whidbey Coalition
  • Service Education and Adventure
  • Whidbey Environmental Action Network
  • Swan Lake Watershed Preservation Group

3:50-4:30 p.m. will encompass our educational classroom sessions. The topics will be:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Earth History
  • Hydrology
  • The Sixth Extinction
  • Ocean Warming/Acidification

From 4:35-5:10 p.m. we will have Steve Rothboeck's keynote presentation and this is leading into the open symposium at 5:15.

This will be an hour and fifteen minutes long and will consist of six community experts answering questions related to our local and global environmental impacts.

Our panel members are:

  • Steve Rothboeck
  • Susie Richards
  • Angie Homola
  • Maribeth Campbell
  • Steve Ericson
  • Kelly Keilwitz
Updated: 4/7/2015 2:28:21 PM

MOVIE NIGHT &
ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Watch The Duff while enjoying an ice cream bar, courtesy of the SVC Program Board. This movie will be shown at the Student Life Center from 7 to 9 p.m Take a break from your studies and enjoy!.

Updated: 4/7/2015 1:10:45 PM

STUDENT HEALTH CONTEST
APRIL 7TH TO JUNE 8TH

The Student Health Services office is pleased to offer an exciting health contest for the spring quarter.

There will be 2 categories: total fat loss and self-reporting points based off of the activities a student does or does not do.

The contest will run from April 7th to June 8th. There will be three winners in each category, both for those who lose the highest fat percentage and those who have the highest number of health points.

There will also be one weekly winner in the point’s category. Points can be earned by eating healthy, exercising, helping others to sign up and more.

Swing by the Health Services Office in the Student Life Center to pick up your scorecard and start earning points today! The sign up period is from April 7th to April 20th. Students can sign up for the contest from 11:30 to 12:20 on Monday and Wednesday through Friday, as well as from 12:30 to 1:20 on Tuedays.

For more information contact Simon Leclair at simon.leclair@skagit.edu.

Updated: 4/7/2015 12:32:43 PM

MURDER MYSTER & DINNER
WHODUNIT

Don't miss this star-studded event. Dress up as your favorite celebrity, and try to figure out who the murderer is as you enjoy a wonderful dinner!

This fabulous event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 29th in the Cardinal Center Cafeteria. Tickets are only $5 for students, and $10 for non-students.

Updated: 4/6/2015 2:23:53 PM

GROCERY BINGO

Play Grocery Bingo and win groceries! This event will be held in the Cardinal Center Cafeteria on Wednesday, May 6 from 11 am to 1 pm.

Updated: 4/6/2015 2:01:36 PM

SELF DEFENSE CLASS

Learn the tactics for self defense in this class to be held in the Dave DuVall Pavilion from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Discover how to protect yourself in dangerous situations.

Updated: 4/6/2015 12:25:49 PM

HIGH SCHOOL 21+
ADULT DIPLOMA
SPRING QUARTER 2015

Do you know someone who needs a high school diploma? Are they at least 21 years old? HS21+ at Skagit Valley College offers credit toward LIFE EXPERIENCE to help earn a High School Diploma!. Visit www.skagit.edu/hs21 for more detailed information.

Updated: 3/16/2015 2:25:27 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

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

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

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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