Fall 2012_Week 5 LIT
Lane International Times - your international student newsletter!
TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday – is a weekly social hour with informal conversational games and snacks. All students are invited. Please join us in Building 11, Room 208 at noon on Fridays. Star of the Week: Sawyer, a 19-year-old American student studying Pre-Med at LCC, leads TGIF. Sawyer Ducharme Favorite Food: razza piedmontese Hobbies & Interests: swimming, running, mountain (alpine) climbing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, cooking, photog- raphy, camping, backpacking, skiing, playing guitar Dream Vacation: 23 days on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon Abroad Experiences: I was an au pair (professional nanny) in Germany in a small town called Walkersbach near Stuttgart. I was basically adopted into a German family for a year, which I spent learning German, taking care of the family’s children, expanding my cooking knowledge to include traditional German and Italian cuisine, training with the track & field team and swim team, and traveling to England, France, Italy and Austria. I also met an Olympic triathlete who competed in the 2012 summer Olympics in London. Thanks to my host family’s influence, I solidified my career goals and decided that I wanted to become a Physical Therapist, which is what I’m working towards now. What He Likes About Eugene: I’ve only been in Eugene for 3 months, but so far I like the eccentric vibe, Vero Espresso House (absolutely perfect), and the outdoor climbing, running and hiking opportunities. What He Likes About LCC: my teachers who are fun to work with and engaging. What He Likes About TGIF: So many things…it gets me involved with all the international students. I feel like I can totally relate having been abroad myself and I LOVE working with them! Lane Policies & Deadlines Registration for College-Level Classes: Winter 2013 Remember – the class schedule for Winter 2013 will be posted online Week 5 and registration begins Week 6! If you want to find out the first day you can begin registering for classes, login to MyLane, click on the My Enrollment tab, find the Student Status box in the top middle section, and click “When Can I Register?” Select the correct term (Winter 2013), click submit and you will see the first day that you can begin registering for classes at 7 am during Week 6. If there are any messages in red about holds on your account or other issues, you need to resolve them before you can register. You can also check the following link to view the registration calendar by term and see the staged registration date http://www2.lanecc.edu/calendars/ registration-calendar Immigration Update I-20 Pick Up Reminder If you transferred to Lane this term from another U.S. school, your I-20 is ready for pick up! Come and get it in Building 11, Room 235. J I-20 Etiquette -Always keep your I-20 in a safe place. If you need your passport or I-20 for ID or other purposes, make a copy of the original to carry with you and leave the original at home. -Don’t let your I-20 expire! Check the expiration date on your I-20. -Keep a record of all of your I-20’s, even ones that have expired from previous schools you have attended. The reason for this is so that USCIS (immigration) can see a record of your F-1 status. OPT Advising Graduating from Lane at the end of Fall 2012 or sometime this year? If so, you have the opportunity to apply for a year-long paid internship through Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students must apply for OPT authorization between 90 days before graduation and 60 days after graduation. If you’re interested or have questions, please make an appointment to see Colby Sheldon in the International Programs office. COFFEE TALK ESL to Credit Transitioning Students If you’re currently in Oral Skills and Reading/ Writing Level 7, remember to take the reading, writing and math placement tests through the Testing Center before December 7th! EVERY TUESDAY, 11:30-1:30 @ BUILDING 11, ROOM 206. FREE SNACKS, COFFEE, JUICE! GREAT PLACE TO MEET MORE FRIENDS! Like Us on FB! Like our Facebook Page and keep being updated with our latest events! trick or treat a Halloween custom in which children call at neighbors' houses and threaten to play a trick unless they are given a treat such as candy PHOTO OF THE WEEK If you have any creative, fun, or any event photos that you would like to publish. Please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa King's Reading & Writing Level 2 Class AND THE WINNERS ARE... Hyungkyu Lim Favorite food at Lane: teriyaki chicken with veggies, noodles and rice The following students received a $15 dining card for being the first three to answer the LIT pop quiz. YOU could be next! Linh Tran Favorite food at Lane: salad â€“ fresh and healthy! Tuyen Nguyen Favorite food at Lane: ham sandwiches Oct 22 â€” Nov 3, 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 21 22 23 Coffee Talk 11:30am1:30pm 1/206 24 25 26 TGIF 12-1pm 11/208 1-3pm 17/307 Student Academy Award Winner Movies 27 Saturday Market 8th and Oak in downtown Eugene 7-9pm 17/307 5pm Titan Court Learning Garden Film Series Pumpkin Carving + Dinner + Corn Maze 28 29 30 Coffee Talk 11:30am1:30pm 1/206 31 1 2 TGIF 12-1pm 11/208 3 Saturday Market 8th and Oak in downtown Eugene