Green River joins project to train 10,000 older workers for new jobs
Green River Community College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services.
Survey: Arrive Alive teaches students the dangers of distracted driving
Results from a recent survey of students who participated in the Arrive Alive simulation reveals that every single participant thought the presentation was effective.
Cashier’s Office to discontinue selling bus tickets
Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Metro will no longer be selling individual tickets, and will encourage passengers to use the new ORCA card.
City of Auburn lists the top 10 items stolen from cars
Many of the thefts were from unlocked vehicles, and most of these items were in plain sight, on the front seat.
Visiting Fulbright scholar, artist, makes her mark in the Pacific Northwest
Margret Bjornsdottir, known internationally as Sossa, has helped Green River Community College and participating institutions internationalize their art curricula.
Steve Kinholt and Dyane Haynes present at statewide Connect2Complete summit
The summit was hosted by Washington Campus Compact. Faculty, staff, administrators, and students experienced with C2C shared their programs with campuses interested in adopting the model.
Winter sports update: basketball teams start tournament season
The women's basketball team heads to the Bulldog Invitational and the men's basketball team travels to the Bigfoot Classic.
Green River ranks no. 10 in nation for international student enrollment
The college welcomed 1,559 international students in the 2012-13 school year. This is the second year the college has held the spot.
Enjoy the Christmas spirit with “Scrooge the Musical”
The heartwarming musical is based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale, “A Christmas Carol,” and premieres at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
Green River receives prestigious NAFSA award at Washington, D.C. ceremony
Green River received the 2013 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Campus Internationalization at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 12.
Students, faculty and administrators participate in student life groundbreaking ceremony
More than 50 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered Nov. 20to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Student Life Center.
Shakeout Earthquake Drill helpful practice, survey results show
Forty percent of Green River employees and students feel the exercise helped them. The drill also encouraged participants to think about their actions during and after an emergency.
Mark your calendar: Lisa Ling to speak on-campus Dec. 5
Speaking on the UN-recognized International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, Ling's presentation will center on her work for National Geographic.
Mayor Pete Lewis receives Outstanding Service to Veterans Award
The award acknowledged Lewis’s work for access to services and employment opportunities for veterans and their families.
Nearly 100 colleges attend the International Transfer Fair
Approximately 400 students stopped by the fair to learn about the programs and transfer options offered at the wide variety of transfer destinations present.
Bus lines that serve Green River among those in King County’s planned service cuts
Among the routes affected are the 164 and 181 routes, which serve Green River Community College.
Employers and agencies connect at Refugee Employment Summit
The summit successfully created stronger connections between local businesses, social service agencies and the refugee population in Kent.
The Current to feature stories by video journalism students
Equipped with a video camera or video-capable cell phone, students from the Intro to Video journalism class will soon be recording and producing their own stories about the college.
Fall Diversity Fest showcases a variety of cultures
Approximately 400 students and staff attended Fall Diversity Fest for a first-hand experience of the multitude of cultures represented at Green River.
College helps dedicate Lea Hill park
College employees were on hand Oct. 30 as the City of Auburn dedicated the opening of the new Lea Hill park.