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W ALLA WALLA CO MMUNITY COLLEGE J A NU ARY SSS/TRiO News 2 0 11 INS ID E TH IS Welcome to Winter Quarter! Workshops IS SU E: 2-3 FAFSA Assistance 4 A Message from Sandy Meliah, TRiO Scholarships your TRiO Program Director Go Green club 4 Study Tips 4 Welcome back! I hope you all Application forms for the enjoyed your winter break and TRiO scholarship are now Campus Visits 5 had a chance to get away and available. The forms can be TRiO Club 5 do something fun. found on the TRiO counter. Laptop Smoking 6 Win the iPod 6 The TRiO department was very busy dur- TRiO will award 20 $1000 ing your time off. We are now operating scholarships to students based on need. with a full staff after six months with a Preference will be given to students skeleton crew. Come by and meet our who have maintained good academic newest team members, Shannon Miller standing at WWCC. Also taken into and Harminder Pooni, if you haven’t consideration will be each student’s done so already. These advisors come level of active involvement with the with a new energy and will join a team of TRiO program, and their ability to dedicated professionals who are passion- show the most need for the scholarship. ate about working with our TRiO popula- tion. Transfer Deadlines DAT E S : Approaching! Jan 17 College closed for Winter quarter is a very busy time for January is a busy month! For those of Martin Luther King Day students. Now is the time you should be you who will be transferring, you applying for FAFSA, four-year universi- Feb 18 Last day to drop should be looking at the four-year col- classes ties, and scholarships. Don’t de- lege deadlines now. Many deadlines lay…many deadlines are approaching for admission are coming up. Feb 18 Spring schedule fast! available online “Never leave that till College Priority Deadlines: The TRiO staff has planned many work- WSU: January 31 shops, activities, classes, and campus vis- EWU: February 15 tomorrow which you its…you can read about them in this newsletter! U of Washington: February 15 can do today.” Benjamin Franklin LCSC: March 1 Best wishes for a successful winter quar- Portland State U: December 1* ter. Remember, we want to meet with Evergreen State College: March 1 each of you at least twice each quarter. If Eastern Oregon U: Sept. 1 With that in mind—it you haven’t touched base with your CWU: April 1 is time to file your TRiO advisor yet this quarter, please stop Boise State U: June 30 2011-12 FAFSA. This by and make an appointment. should be done no later * Still accepting applications than March 1. P AG E 2 Winter Workshops Intro to Angel The Scholarship Shuffle You do not need to attend this workshop if you have attended a previous session. If you plan to participate in TRiO’s online Want to learn how to find more workshops, you need to first learn how to operate within the money to go to school? There are Angel program. Come to this workshop to learn how Angel thousands of dollars out there wait- works. This workshop is being offered twice this quarter for ing for students like you! Go after your convenience. those scholarships—we will teach you how. Thursday, January 13, 1:30-2:30, Rm. 281 Part I Information on scholarships that are avail- My WWCC Portal able regionally as well as nationally. Part I is open to ALL WWCC students—so bring your friends! Why wait in line? Did you know most of your school questions All sessions of Part I will be in the Board Room. can be answered by using MyWWCC to its fullest potential? Dates: Learn about campus resources, print your schedule, order tran- Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2:00-3:30 scripts, learn how to claim a tax credit for going to school—all Wednesday, Jan. 26, 5:00-6:30 p.m. in one place! Come learn more about using MyWWCC and the Thursday, Jan. 27, 11:30-1:00 Ed Apps page by attending this workshop. Friday, Jan. 28, 12:30-2:00 Tuesday, Feb 8, 11:30-12:30, Room 245 Part II: This is a scholarship writing workshop. Study Skills to Study Smart Students will work on computers to complete scholarship applications. Staff will be available to As you begin a new quarter this workshop will review your assist with this process. Students are encouraged to learning preferences and help attend Part I prior to attending Part II. Part II is you find more study tips to open to TRiO students only. Bring your flashdrive utilize your style. The work- to the workshop to save your work. Dates: shop will also include some tips on note-taking, utilizing Tuesday, Feb. 1, 11:30-12:30, Rm. 281 study aids, and effective ways Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2:30-3:30, Rm. 281 to self-quiz or test. All ses- Thursday, Feb. 3, 2:00-3:00, Rm. 281 sions in Room 133M. Dates: Tuesday, January 18, 11:30-12:30, Room 133M Special Session for Fall Transfers Tuesday, January 18, 2:30-3:30, Room 133M This is a hands-on work session for students. This is a special session designed for students who will be transferring to 4-year campuses fall 2011. TRiO The Write Way for Scholarship Personal advisors will be assisting students with writing Statements scholarship letters as well as completing applica- Find a way to express yourself and make your individuality tions to 4-year institutions. Come prepared with a shine. Personal statements allow the reader to get a glimpse of list of scholarships you want to apply for (Attend Scholarship Shuffle Pt. I for assistance with the search). you. Learn how to dig for the gold in your personality and aim for good writing structure at the same time. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 11:30-1:30, Room 245 Wednesday, January 19, 11:30-12:30, Room 133M (drop in at this work session at any time during this time period). . Sign up to attend workshops at the TRiO Office counter! S S S/ TR I O N EWS P AG E 3 Workshops-continued Nitty Gritty Note-Taking Get down to the specifics of note-taking. This Find Your Path workshop will explore mind-mapping, outlining and Cornell Notes as options to organize all that A mission statement is a living, breathing, evolving part of our- great knowledge you are receiving in class. selves that is centered on our core values and life passions. This Dive deeper into how your learning preference workshop will provide an op- should influence your note-taking skills and portunity to explore and de- create a plan for winter quarter. velop each of these concepts into an individual and worka- Wed., Jan. 12, 3:00-4:00, Rm. 133M ble life mission for each par- Thurs., Jan. 13, 12:30-1:30, Rm. 133M ticipant. We will discuss The Knight in Rusty Armor. This suggested reading is available The Write Way for Classroom through the TRiO office when Essays and Tests you sign up for the workshop. Tues., March 8, 12:30-1:30, Rm. 133M Examine some different methods to approach those Living on a Budget: Learning to get classroom and/or application and scholarship essays. through your years as a student Learn how to answer the Proper budgeting is an essential skill needed today in order to questions or address the get ahead in life. Because most students find themselves with statements completely and limited resources while in school, it is impor- creatively. Find your voice tant to learn to manage your finances properly. and good writing structure This workshop is structured to help you plan for at the same time! Thurs., Jan. 20, 1:30-2:30, Rm. 133M the next several years as a student. You will learn to deal with school expenses, personal living demands, and plan for the unexpected. Thurs., March 3, 2:30-3:30, Rm. 133M Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Goals Diversity This workshop will reflect on the barriers and/ Thurs., March 10, 1:30-2:30, Rm. 133M or obstacles that sometimes cause us to give up on our dreams or ideas. Learn how to identify Test Stress the obstacles and make a concrete plan to suc- ceed. Topics such as mind over mood and self- Have you ever studied for a test, knew your material, and then defeating thought patterns will be explored. felt like you hadn’t studied at all when the test started? You Thurs., Feb. 10, 11:30-12:30, Rm. 133M might have a case of test anxiety. Come to this workshop to identify the causes, symptoms and cures of test anxiety. Testing, Testing, TESTING! Tues., March 1, 3:00-4:00, Rm. 133M Do tests freak you out? Do you ever feel like Accessing your Financial Aid Portal you could study hour after hour after hour and not be sure you are ready for the test? You’re Learn how to log into the portal and find out how to read impor- not alone! Come to this workshop and learn tant information that relates to YOUR financial aid. Find the some test preparation ideas and skills. answers to many of the financial aid questions you might have Monday, Jan. 24, 11:30-12:30, Rm. 133M including deadlines, awards, budgets and more. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2:30-3:30, Rm. 133M Wed., Feb 9, 11:30-12:30, Rm. 281 (in library) FAFSA Assistance Dates Jose Godinez, Financial Aid Specialist, will be assisting students with completing their 2011-12 FAFSA on-line applications on the following All sessions will be in Room 281 (in the library) Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2:30-3:30 Thursday, Jan. 20, 11:30-12:30 Tuesday, Jan. 25, 3:30-4:30 Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2:30-3:30 Wednesday, Feb. 2, 8:30-9:30 The sessions listed above will be group sessions (not one-to-one). Students will be expected to bring with them everything they will need to complete the FAFSA online—including Social Security Number, FAFSA Pin (if applicable) and 2010 tax returns and W2’s (if you have filed). If you have questions about this process, feel free to call Jose prior to the session at 524-5321. If you plan to attend a session, you must sign up on the clipboard at the TRiO Office. Non-TRiO students can sign up on the clipboard at the Financial Aid Office. Your 2010 taxes do not need to be filed before you apply for FAFSA! Meeting priority deadlines is impera- tive. You can file a revision after your taxes are complete. Go Green Meeting Study Tips January 5—1:30 at the WEC Are you studying in a good HALT Agenda: environment? Library? Set clean-up date for Bennington Lake Trail Bedroom? Kitchen table? Campus sustainability update Natural Resources Job Fair at WWCC Be realistic and honest with Sustainability tips for the Warrior Quickie yourself! Cell phone? Music? Studying with friends? If you want to get involved with the Go Green Club on the WWCC campus, con- Be aware of HALT—are you hungry, angry, lonely, tired? tact Melissa Holececk, Go Stop and solve the issue before trying to study. Green Club Advisor, for the next meeting date, time Have study tools ready: calculator? Highlighters? Paper, and location. Her email pen and pencils? address is email@example.com. Campus Visits— Enrichment Activities TRiO strives to have the majority of our partici- The following campus visits are now in the process pants attend at least one enrichment activity each of being planned. year. In February, we will be sending five mem- bers to see “12 Angry Men” playing at the Walla WSU - March 2 (advising day) Walla Little Theatre on Friday, February 18. Twelve Angry Men is a drama about a 19-yearold EWU - May 18 (advising day) that is being tried for the fatal stabbing of his fa- ther. The murder re-enacted and tempers get U of Washington - May 18-19 (over-nighter) short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors be- come 12 angry men. The River Point in Spokane - spring date TBA (this campus houses WSU and EWU nursing programs, and the EWU dental hygiene program) Watch the enrichment board on the TRiO counter for upcoming activities! Gonzaga & Whitworth - spring date TBA Walla Walla University - winter and spring dates TBA Eastern Oregon University - March 2 (advising day) TRiO Club News Next meeting date: January 20 Other schools we may visit: 12:30-1:30, Room 133M Portland State University Boise State University Evergreen State College Central Washington University The Club will be discuss- Oregon State University ing the YMCA Shootout AAU tournament (Feb 18-20). This is our big If you want to go on any of the campus visits listed fund raiser of the year. above, sign up on the campus visit interest sheet on Volunteers needed! the TRiO counter. If you have any questions above the campus visits, stop in and meet with your TRiO The TRIO Club meets advisor. every first and third Thursday of the month from 12:30-1:30 pm. Our next meeting will be on January 20 in Room 133M Sign up on the boards if you plan to attend and want some LUNCH. Please come join the fun and discuss your fundrais- ing ideas for this next quarter. If you have any ques- tions you can e-mail Harminder Pooni (Harminder.Pooni@wwcc.edu) . Walla Walla Community College 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla WA 99362 How to reach us: Walla Walla Office Phone: 509.527.4258 Clarkston Office Phone: 509.758.1721 email addresses: Sandy Meliah, Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org Shannon.Miller, Advisor shannon.miller@wwcc..edu Harminder Pooni, Advisor email@example.com Jose Godinez, Financial Aid Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org Heather Markwalter, Clk. Advisor email@example.com Debra Grant Fortney, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org Ryne Eggers, TRiO Tech Support, email@example.com Our Mission: The Student Support Services program mission is to foster an environment where first TRiO Laptops—Smoking Exposure Rules Reminder generation, low-income, and disabled students can develop life skills and knowledge to maximize their potential to TRiO has 12 laptops that are available for TRiO students to check out (for two achieve their educational and week increments). We have a strict rule that students who check the laptops out life goals. are not to take them into any environment where smoking will take place. It’s not good for the laptop, and most nonsmokers do not want to check out a laptop that comes back smelling like smoke. If you check out a laptop and abuse this privilege, you may not be loaned a laptop in the future. Win the iPod! The member who attends the most TRiO workshops and en- richment activities combined during the academic year, will win an iPod!
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