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The Cardinal men's and women's basketball team will host the Peninsula Pirates at the David Duvall Pavilion beginning at 5 p.m. GO CARDINALS!

Updated: 1/27/2015 2:43:27 PM

CAMPUS SECURITY
HAS MOVED!

Campus Security has moved from Walter Roberts Hall ( The T Building ) to the Cardinal Center.

Updated: 1/27/2015 2:15:54 PM

WELCOME TO
SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE!

The staff, faculty and students cordially welcome you to Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Washington. Enjoy your stay with us!

Updated: 1/26/2015 1:58:07 PM

FINDING SOURCES WORKSHOP
TO BE HELD AT LEWIS HALL

How many times have you sat in front of your computer tearing out your hair because you could not find the information you needed or because you had found too much? Come to L 311 on Tuesday, January 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. for insider information on finding sources for classwork and for life outside the classroom. For more information contact Trish Barnes at trishbarnes@skagit.edu.

Updated: 1/26/2015 1:52:06 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

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: 1/20/2015 2:29:35 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: 1/14/2015 1:57:08 PM

OFFICE ASSISTANT
WANTED

Have basic clerical knowledge, good word processing skills, good writing/spelling skills, good organization and filing skills, ability to work independently at times with the ability to multi-task, dependable.

Perform basic clerical duties: typing, copying, filing, and organization of paperwork, files, supplies and equipment.

Contact Patrick McVicker at 416-7783, or visit him in T-13.

Updated: 1/13/2015 2:52:20 PM

MOVIE SHOWING IN HONOR OF
BLACK HISTORY MONTH

In honor of Black History Month, the SVC Program Board will be showing 42: The True Story of an American Legend in the Cardinal Center Cafeteria on Thursday, February 19.

There will be two showings, one from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and another at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This movie portrays the story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

Updated: 1/6/2015 1:02:42 PM

OLYMPIA RALLY

The Olympia Rally is an annual event that takes place at the state capitol in Olympia. This is a drive-in, day-long event designed to strategically put students in place to talk about legislative issues, anticipate up-coming hearings, and to strategically voice student concerns and perspectives to their Washington legislators.

The rally will take place Thursday, February 5. If you would like to join us please sign up in the Student Life office. Space is limited, so book your seat ASAP!

Any class conflicts are the responsibility of the students. ASSVC has funded a charter bus to take SVC students to the rally. If you would like more information please visit the Student Life office.

Help ASSVC meet their goal of taking 30 students to this year’s event!

Updated: 1/5/2015 12:25:27 PM

LIVING VOICES PERFORMANCE
IN HONOR OF
BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Don't miss the Living Voices performance about Peter Freeman, a free black in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1770s during the British conflict.

Peter Freeman is growing up as a free black in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1770s. When the colonial conflict with the British government reaches his town of Concord, Peter and his family find themselves at the heart of the battle.

While Peter’s father joins the patriot militia, his brother goes to sea and is stolen by privateers and sold South into slavery. And by the time the colonies declare their independence, Peter and his brother find themselves on opposite sides of a war, where they are each forced to face the question: whose liberty am I fighting for? Walk in the footprints of a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolution as he struggles to find a place for himself during the birth of both a new country and a new people—the first generation of African-Americans in the United States of America.

Updated: 12/30/2014 12:47:53 PM

DRAWING FOR FREE TICKETS
TO LAS CAFETERAS!

Your SVC Program Board has purchased 30 tickets to Las Cafeteras for a drawing that will be held through the Student Life Office. This is a $20 value, and is well worth the price!

Rooted in Son Jarocho, Las Cafeteras seamlessly fuse traditional Afro-Caribbean music from Veracruz, Mexico with modern rhythms and lyrically rich storytelling to create a new Urban Folk sound from the Streets of East Los Angeles.

Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed-genre and musical borders, playing with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and most recently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

The sound of Las Cafeteras is brought to life by the eclectic instrumentation used, which include jarana’s, requinto, a donkey jawbone, a West African bass instrument called the Marimbol, cajon, and a wooden platform called the Tarima used to dance Zapateado. With a contagious sound and great live performances, Las Cafeteras has been referred to as the Latino Mumford and Sons.

Updated: 12/22/2014 2:29:20 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

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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