Winter Quarter
Issue No. 4
February 2008



CONTACT YOUR ADVISOR
Sarah Hamilton:
shamilton@greenriver.edu
Carla Honkanen:
chonkanen@greenriver.edu
Alvin Tai:
ttai@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley
jtankersley@greenriver.edu
CAMPUS RESOURCES
Tutoring and Resource Center
Math Learning Center
Writing Center
Counseling Center
Update Your Address


Presidents' Day, February 18

The IP office will be closed on Monday, February 18 to observe Presidents' day.

Advising Updates and Schedules

Sarah Hamilton will be out of the office from Friday, February 22 to Friday, February 29.

Academic Registration Reminders

  • Register for spring
  • Find out your Registration Appointment Time by clicking here. You will need your student pin to look up this information. If you do not know your pin, please come to International Programs
  • Use Schedule Planner to check for the most up-to-date class schedule information and to register for spring
  • If you need an entry code to register for a class, please go to the IP office
  • Pay attention to where the class is located when registering for classes. Green River classes are held in three locations: Auburn, Kent, and Enumclaw

If you are concerned about passing one of your winter quarter classes, please come to the IP office to speak to an advisor. The last day to drop a class or change it to pass/no credit is Friday, February 29.

Tax Information

For those of you who had a campus job in the year 2007, you may have received a W-2 which lists your income for 2007. If you did not receive your W-2, you should contact the GRCC payroll department. Students earning income need to file a tax return using IRS from 1040NR-EZ. Click here to view a website with easy to read information, instructions and a link to the form. You may also choose to use a tax professional such as H & R Block or a service such as Cintax. International Programs staff members are not tax professionals and are not qualified to give tax advice.

Please note that some students do not show any taxes withheld on their W-2. If you did not earn an excess of $3400 and did not have taxes withheld from your income, you are not eligible for a refund. You will need to fill out the 8843, and you do not need to fill out the 1040-EZ.

Peer Volunteer Applications Available

Peer Volunteer and Peer Volunteer Leader applications for spring quarter are now being accepted. Application forms and additional details about the job can be picked up at the front desk in the IP office. Applications are due no later than Tuesday, February 19th at 5:00 pm.

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Have attended GRCC for at least two quarters by the start of the program
  • Plan to attend GRCC for at least two more quarters after the start of the program
  • Be a good role model for new international students
  • Have a positive attitude and a desire to learn more about leadership and helping others
  • In addition to the above requirements, leaders must have completed at least one quarter as a Peer Volunteer.

Student Activities

Bowling Tournament
Friday, February 15 from 5:45-9:00 pm
$8 students, $10 non-students
Come to enjoy an evening of fun at ACME Bowling

Snowtubing at Snoqualmie Summit
Saturday, February 23 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
$17 students, $32 non-students

Multicultural Dance Exchange
Monday, March 10 at Campus Corner Apartments
GIVE a performance to teach others...TAKE a salsa dance lesson...ENJOY an ethnic buffet dinner (performers eat free).
How are dances performed in your country? Please take advantage of this opportunity to share your knowledge by performing in a dance exchange.
For more information contact Margarita at the Student Programs office in the LSC.

Visit the GRCC Events Calendar for more activities and events.

Contact Information

Phone: (253) 288-3300
Fax: (253) 931-6346
Address: Green River Community College
International Programs
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3699