Spring 2013_Week 9 LIT
Welcome to LIT, your international student newsletter!
What’s Your Dream Vacation? A soccer match in Milan. – Tadeus Lienjaya, Indonesia 10 days in Europe. Especially the Eiffel Tower. –Anqi Yan, China Paris, France. –Haytham Abo-Adel , Yemen Nimran Borneo Island, Indonesia, where a lot of orangutans live. –Irene Inesa, Indonesia This summer I’m doing my dream vacation – the whole US! I especially want to see natural wonders like the Grand Canyon. –Gang Ho Yoon, Korea Disneyland! –Enrei (Yanling Li), China Copenhagen, Denmark. –Mohammed Alradhi, Yemen Vancouver, Canada. –Al-Hussain Alsayani, Yemen Bora-Bora with my wife for our honeymoon. –Haitham Alarfaj, Saudi Arabia New Zealand to see the rainforests and be in nature. –Haryeon Ha, Korea LANE POLICIES & DEADLINES Don’t Lose the Summer + Fall Classes You’ve Registered For! The Registration Payment Deadline for spring term charges is Thursday, May 30th 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 spring term balance and don’t pay it by this date, then all of the classes that you’ve registered for will be dropped! Get Into the Class You Need that Used to be Full! If you’re looking to get into a class that is full, try checking back at 7 am on June 3 because that is when registration reopens after dropping many students from their classes who have not paid their prior term bill. Registration will be closed from May 31-June 2 following the spring term payment deadline of May 30th. 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 checking your class syllabus or asking your instructor because it could be different from your regular class schedule. #Hashtag A word or phrase prefixed with the symbol # that allows it allows it to be easily searched and followed on social media like Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Google+. PHOTOS 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 Titan Court Community Assistant Job Opportunity Are you looking for a job while in school? Apply to be a Community Assistant at Titan Court! We have an immediate opening as well as 2 more throughout the summer! Apply today at www.CommunityAssistant.com IMMIGRATION UPDATES Online Classes Remember, you cannot register for more than one distance education (online) class as part of your 12-credit minimum! Travel Signature Traveling in summer term? 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. [Click here for Leave Request Form] Summer Vacation Reminder Do you have summer term plans yet? Be sure to check with an international student advisor to see if you’re eligible for summer vacation term. If you would like to return home and take an out-of-country vacation term, come get your I-20 signed by Colby or Jane in the IP office and leave the U.S. by July 1. If you would like to take a vacation term in the U.S. (meaning you wouldn’t be taking any classes or would be enrolled in less than 12 credits), you need to have been enrolled for 3 continuous terms as a full-time student (Fall 2012, Winter 2013 and Spring 2013). Please be aware that the process for re-entering the United States has changed. After the first immigration screening is completed, most students will go to a small room called secondary inspection where there will be additional questions about their I-20 and student status. This is normal, so just plan for extra time at the airport upon your return. Leave Request Form 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. For further questions, come see Colby Sheldon in the IP office. [Click here for Leave Request Form] OPT Advising Graduating from Lane at the end of Spring or Summer 2013? If so, you have the opportunity to apply for a yearlong 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. Graduation Ceremony Lane’s graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday June 15, 2013 at the Lane County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Downtown Eugene. The ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. Graduates will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall to line up. Doors to the Exhibit Hall will open to guests and the public at 3:30 p.m. Please click here for more specific information. For more specific information about applying for a degree please visit here. PREORDER YOUR YEAR BOOK NOW at International Programs Office And keep the memories ... Coffee Talk Tuesday 11:30 –1:30 1/206 May 26 — June 8, 2013 Sun 26 Mon Tue 27 28 Memorial Day Holiday NO SCHOOL! Wed 29 Thu 30 Fri Sat 31 1 Coffee Talk TGIF 11:30am1:30pm 12-1pm Saturday Market 10am-5pm 11/208 1/206 8th and Oak St. ISC End of Year Celebration 1 pm At Skinner’s Butte Park 2 3 4 5 6 End of the Year BBQ + Graduation Celebration 7 8 TGIF 12-1pm Saturday Market 11/208 10am-5pm 8th and Oak St. 12pm Lawn in front of the Cafeteria D E A D W E NOTE: Term Ends/Graduation: June 15 – Lane County Fairgrounds in Downtown Eugene E K