Fall 2013 week 3 lit
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Fall 2013 – Week 3 LIT Lane International Times SPOTLIGHT ON: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISING! Who Your Advisors Are Dao Tran if your last name begins with A-D Jen Hare if your last name begins with E-Z What They Can Do For You Credit Students: -Help you understand the courses you need at Lane for an Associate’s degree and transfer planning -Create a degree and transfer plan that fits with your academic goals, whether it’s going to an Oregon public or private university or an out-of-state university -Help you choose your classes for next term -Support you and give you strategies for student success -Refer you to the right resources to answer the questions you have including major specific advisors and counselors on campus. IESL Students: -Provide ongoing support for your learning goals -Help you choose your supplemental classes for next term -Help you with preregistration for next term’s classes and with adding or dropping classes -Refer you to the right resources to answer the questions you have What They Cannot Do For You -Answer questions related to immigration status or approve vacations (Hint: See Colby for this!) -Complete your homework or final exams (Trust us you will score higher on your own!) How To Contact Them Dao Tran – firstname.lastname@example.org – 541.463.3436 Jen Hare – email@example.com – 541.463.3438 Or stop by the office to make an appointment! LANE POLICIES & DEADLINES Dropped from your credit class? If you don’t attend the first day of class, Lane instructors have the right to give your spot to another student who wants it. If you decide not to attend a class, be sure to log in to MyLane and drop the class yourself by Sunday of Week 1 so that you won’t be billed for it. Don’t assume that your instructor has officially dropped you even if you don’t come to class! Late registration for college-level students Once the term has begun, you cannot register for classes online through MyLane without the instructor’s approval. Instead, you must attend the class and ask the instructor for permission to add it. This is called “crashing” a class – attending the first day and hoping to be given a spot in the class when another student doesn’t show up. If the instructor has room for you, they will fill out an add form and give you instructions on how to add the class. In order to add the class once you’ve been given instructor permission, you will need to register for it yourself in MyLane. Deadline to drop classes The drop deadline for college-level courses with a 100% refund is 11:59 pm on October 6 (Sunday of Week 1), which has already passed. If you need to drop a class you can petition for a refund but in many cases it is not possible to get one after the deadline. http://www2.lanecc.edu/esfs/refund-drop-schedulechange-deadline-information Schedule Changes for ESL If you want to make any changes in your class schedule, you’ll have to get teacher approval and see Dao Tran or Jen Hare by October 11 (Friday of Week 2). You can contact Dao at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.463.3436 and Jen at email@example.com or 541.463.3438. International Programs Office Closures The International Programs office will be closed at 2 pm every Friday and from 8:30am-12:00pm on Thursdays. Most other LCC departments close on Fridays at 2 pm as well so keep this in mind as you plan your schedule if you need to meet with anyone to resolve an issue you have. IMMIGRATION UPDATES Full-time status To maintain your F-1 student visa status, you must: be registered for at least 12 credits if you are a college-level student with no more than one online class as part of your 12 credit minimum be enrolled in 18 hours of class per week if you are an IESL student If you have any questions about this, please see your international student advisor as soon as possible! Underenrollment + SEVIS Termination Don’t forget: Friday of Week 2 is the deadline each term to be fully enrolled in 12 credits or 18 hours. If you do not have your full registration or an approved vacation or reduced courseload by then, your SEVIS record will be terminated! If you have concurrent enrollment at University of Oregon or another school you must turn in your schedule to Colby Friday of Week 2. You can drop by to give it to her or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have you moved recently? Remember, if you move you are required by immigration to update your change of address in MyLane within 10 days of the change. The International Programs office will then update your SEVIS record with your new address. DID YOU KNOW? International Student Tutoring International student tutoring is now available in Tutor Central at the Center Building, Room 210 (all the way to the back and to the right) on Monday-Thursday 12-4:30 pm and Friday 12-2 pm. You can drop in or schedule a 30 minute appointment in advance to get help with writing, reading, grammar, conversation, pronunciation, speech preparation. Take advantage of this great resource! Earthquake Drill On Thursday, October 17th at 10:17 am, LCC will have an earthquake drill to test their alarm system. Don’t worry, you are not in danger – just pretend like you an in an earthquake and DROP, COVER & HOLD on! Oct 14-26, 2013 10/14 10/15 10/16 10/17 10/18 10/19 Coffee Talk Building 1, Room 206 11:30-1:30 Women’s Soccer Game Soccer Field, 4-6:30 pm LCC TGIF Building 11, Room 240 12-1 pm Lonepine Farms Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations 91909 River Road, Junction City OR 10 am5 pm Board Game Night Earthquake Drill 10:17 am DROP COVER & HOLD! Funagain Games, 1280 Willamette St, 6-11 pm Downtown Campus Building 61, Room 105, 6-9 pm Pig Roast Agate Alley Laboratory, 26th & Willamette, 6 pm 10/20 10/21 Peacemakers Presentation Temple Beth Israel 1175 E 29th Ave 7-8:30 pm Featuring Deema + Yaara Gay Straight Alliance Movie Night 10/22 10/23 10/24 10/25 10/26 Coffee Talk Building 1, Room 206 11:30-1:30 Phi Theta Kappa (honors society) Building 1, Room 224 3-4:30 pm Music Gala Building 6, TGIF Building 11, Room 240 12-1 pm Role Play Gaming (RPG) Downtown Campus Building 61, Room 318 9 am-5 pm Peacemakers Presentation Building 19, Room 226 1-3 pm Featuring Deema + Yaara Ragozzino Performanc e Hall 7:30-9:30 pm Haunted Corn Maze! Meet @ Titan Court 7 pm, $15 RSVP to Beth – schenderlein email@example.com du Hurry and reserve your spot for the NBA Game on November 2nd! Only students who pay the $35 fee when they sign up will get to go.