Fall 2012_Week 7 LIT
Lane International Times - your international student newsletter!
Coffee Talk Coffee Talk is a weekly social hour for international students and their friends to enjoy delicious snacks and hang out! It’s also a great opportunity to take a break from classes and meet new people. It’s every Tuesday from 11:30 - 1:30, at Building 1/Room 206 Star of the Week Rice Ball ball Favorite Food: Everything, but ME! Hobbies & Interests: Cooking, Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, Being Grilled Dream Vacation: Going back to my homeland, JAPAN!! Abroad Experience: Beth brought me with her to the US, and now I get to meet international students from all over the world every week! What I like about LCC: The diversity! I’ve met Hummus, Tzatziki, Pita Bread, Potato Chips, Salsa, Cookies, Coffee, and Apple Juice… Oh! And my best friend — SEAWEED!! What I like about Coffee Talk: Meeting students from all over the world and learning about their cultures! What Are My Grading Options For College-level Classes? When you register for a college-level class, you can choose between two grading options: 1) Letter grade (A, B, C, D or F) or 2) Pass/No Pass (P/NP). The default option is automatically set for you to receive a letter grade for all of your classes. You can change your grading option in MyLane any time during the first 8 weeks of the term by clicking on the My Enrollment tab and then Change Class Options in the upper left. The deadline to change your grading option to P/NP is November 16 (Friday of Week 8) at 11:59 pm. The only reason you should change your grade to P/NP is if you are sure you won’t pass the class and you want to protect your GPA because an NP does not affect your GPA. Make sure to meet with an advisor before you change your grade to P/NP and verify that it can count towards your degree. Never drop a class if it means you would drop below 12 credits because then you will be out of status! COFFEE TALK EVERY TUESDAY, 11:301:30 @ BUILDING 11, ROOM 206. FREE SNACKS, COFFEE, JUICE! Immigration Updates GREAT PLACE TO MEET MORE FRIENDS! Traveling over the break? Don't forget to come in to fill out a Leave Request Form and get your I-20 signed before you go. Just fill out the Leave Request Form and drop it off with your I-20 in 11/235 and we'll have it ready for you to pick up the next day. http://www2.lanecc.edu/sites/default/files/international/leave_request_form.pdf If you are leaving Lane at the end of the term because you are graduating, transferring schools or returning home, then please fill out the Leave Request Form and come see an International Advisor for a quick exit interview. We will help you with any paperwork you may have and need to know that you are not returning so we can report your I-20 status correctly. Also, if you are planning on traveling to Canada during the break between fall and winter terms, be sure to check to see if you need a special visa for Canada. The applications for visitor's visas to Canada now takes 6 weeks to process and you have to apply by mail. Here is a website with visa requirements and application information: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/seattle/visas/apply-how_a_demande-comment.aspx? lang=eng&view=d For further questions, come see Colby Sheldon in the IP office. Every Friday Noon @ Building 11, Room 208 Txt Dictionary: lol – Laugh Out Loud nm – Nevermind ily – I Love You gtg – Got To Go btw – By The Way TGIF brb – Be Right Back sup – What’s Up? ttyl – Talk To You Later tmi – Too Much Information aka – Also Known As DID YOU KNOW? On-campus Tutoring Did you know that you have access to free tutoring services on campus? If you want to succeed at Lane and get the help you need, consider visiting one of the following tutoring centers: Like our Facebook Page and keep being updated with our latest -Tutor Central – CEN 210 across from the library http://www2.lanecc.edu/tutor/tutor-central -Writing Center – CEN 210 across from the library http://www2.lanecc.edu/llc/english/writing-center -Math Resource Center – 16/169 http://www2.lanecc.edu/math/math-resource-center -Science Resource Center – 16/193 http://www2.lanecc.edu/science/src -Business Resource Room – 19/249 http://www2.lanecc.edu/business/business-department -CIT Lab – 19/135 http://www2.lanecc.edu/cit/computer-lab Meeting Time: Friday 4-5 pm @ 11/249 PHOTO OF THE WEEK If you have any creative, fun, or event photos that you would like to publish, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org Haunted Corn Maze Photo Credit to Carlos Gabriel Moscoso AND THE WINNER IS... The following student received a $15 dining card for being the first to answer the LIT pop quiz. YOU could be next! Anh Quynh Favorite Food At LCC Cafeteria: Chicken and Rice Nov 5 â€” Nov 17, 2012 Sun 4 Mon 5 Tue 6 Wed 7 Thu 8 Fri Sat 9 10 Coffee Talk TGIF NBA Game 11:30am1:30pm 12-1pm Noon/3pm 11/208 Pick up at Titan Court 1/206 Saturday Market 8th and Oak in downtown Eugene 11 12 13 Veterans Day holiday* 14 15 16 17 Coffee Talk TGIF Ice Skating 11:30am1:30pm 12-1pm 12:15-1:45 11/208 @ Lane Ice Center at the Fairground 1/206 Last day for schedule and grade changes Saturday Market 8th and Oak in downtown Eugene