Fall 2012_Week 9 LIT
Lane International Times - your international student newsletter!
Ouermi Timbwaoga Aime Judicael (TAJO) Age:24 Home Country: Burkina Faso Favorite Food: riz gras – a rice, tomato and vegetable dish from Senegal that I like to cook. Hobbies & Interests: playing soccer, watching action movies, hanging out with friends, hiking, dancing (African, Latin, reggae, hip hop), studying (when I’m in the mood), singing (but I’m bad at it), longboarding, traveling, cooking and eating Dream Vacation: going in a spaceship to Mars to explore another world Tell Us About Your Position as the Vice President of Student Government: From my student position as Multicultural Program Coordinator, I learned a lot about event programming, coordinating, and team management and wanted to springboard from there into a new position where I could grow even more. As Vice President of Student Government, I help the Student Senate with their personal and professional development so that they can be empowered to make decisions that shape and influence student culture and campus community at Lane. We are working on several campaigns and one in particular is promoting intercultural competence through a policy that would require instructors to receive training about how to effectively engage with students of diverse backgrounds while keeping the classroom welcoming and safe. What You Like Most About Eugene: the free-spirited lifestyle What You Like Most About LCC: Lane is a place where I see my dreams flourishing Other Interesting Facts About Yourself Or Ideas That You'd Like To Share: When someone asks me where I’m from, it always takes me at least five minutes to explain. It feels good though when people walk away with an expanded vision of our world – a different vision than what they see on mainstream media. LANE POLICIES & DEADLINES COFFEE TALK IESL Students If you are currently in Oral Skills 7 and Reading/Writing 7 and planning to transition to the college-level program in Winter 2013, remember to take the placement test before coming to the advising & registration session on Friday, January 7th at 9:00 AM. There will be changes to the end of term registration process. Further instructions will be given by your instructors in the near future. Remember to pay your bill and update your address/phone/email information on MyLane or you will not be able to register for next term! Don’t Lose the Winter Classes You’ve Registered For! The Registration Payment Deadline for fall term charges is Thursday, November 29th at 11:59 p.m. Make sure to check your bill on MyLane and pay any outstanding balances before then – even if it’s a library fine or parking citation. If you have a fall term balance and don’t pay it by this date, then all of the winter classes that you’ve registered for will be dropped! EVERY TUESDAY, 11:30-1:30 @ BUILDING 11, ROOM 206. FREE SNACKS, COFFEE, JUICE! Final Exams are approaching! Be sure to check your final exam schedule on the Student Detail Schedule in the My Enrollment tab in MyLane or by asking your instructor because it could be different from your regular class schedule. GREAT PLACE TO MEET MORE FRIENDS! Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving and traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, when stores open earlier and people wait hours in lines to snag the latest deals. IMMIGRATION UPDATE Online Classes Remember, you cannot register for more than one distance education (online) class as part of your 12-credit minimum! Travel Signatures 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 TGIF Every Friday Noon @ Building 11, Room 208 Like our Facebook Page and keep being updated with our latest events! 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 NBA Game Photo Credit to Sawyer Ducharme 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! What Would You Do With A Million Dollars? I would give 50% of it to a social organization, nature and animal conservation and my parents. Then, the rest of it I will use for my future. Irene Inesa DID YOU KNOW? On the Road Do you drive in Oregon? Remember that in order to drive, you must have an Oregon Driver’s License, not your home country driver’s license or an international driver’s permit. It’s important to keep your Oregon driver’s license, car insurance information and car registration with you at all times when you drive – if you ever get pulled over by the police for speeding or any other reason and you don’t have these with you, you could pay a huge fine or have to go to court. Nov 19 — Dec 1, 2012 Sun 18 Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed Thu 21 22 Fri 23 Sat 24 Coffee Talk Holiday Market 11:30am1:30pm Lane County Fairgrounds at 13th + Jefferson 1/206 6-7:30 pm 10-6 Thanksgiving Potluck Titan Court (RSVP at International Programs with your name and the dish you are bringing.) 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 TGIF Holiday Market Holiday Market Coffee Talk 12-2pm Lane County Fairgrounds at 13th + Jefferson 11:30am1:30pm Movie Munch12-1pm featuring the 11/208 film ”A Dangerous Method” Lane County Fairgrounds at 13th + Jefferson 3/Boardroom 10-6 1/206 10-6 D E A D W E E K 4-6pm “Psyche” Lecture & Art Reception LCC Art Gallery