October Newsletter 2015

Running Start - Highline College

Greetings and Welcome to Fall Quarter!

We have lots of important reminders for you in this edition of the Running Start monthly newsletter so read carefully!

Winter Quarter registration begins in November already, can you believe it? Get your Winter Quarter Enrollment Verification Form signed by your HS Counselor and submitted prior to November 10 in order to register early for your next round of courses. They're technically not due till December 28th, but turn it in early to get the classes you want! You can use the link on Online Services to check your assigned Registration Time closer to November.

In this issue:
  • October Calendar of Events
  • Last minute tips for Fall Quarter 2015! (READ ME!)
  • Academic Resource Center (tutoring and more!)
  • Counseling Center
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October Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 1

  • Highline Involvement Fair ~ 11:00am-1:00pm ~ Building 8 ~ Browse departments, clubs, and other offerings at Highline at the Involvement Fair
  • Open Mic Readings ~ 1:30 - 2:30pm ~ Building 26, room 319i (Writing Center) ~ Students, staff & faculty bring your writing to share and/or come to hear others read.


Saturday, October 3

  • Science on the Sound Speaker Series: Seabirds of Puget Sound ~ Presented by Woody Moses ~ 12:00 - 12:45pm ~ This presentation will introduce you to some of the more common species of Puget Sound Seabirds, help you to identify them and learn a little about their natural history. And if the weather cooperates, we might be able to observe some of them in their natural habitat. Don’t forget your binoculars!


Tuesday, October 6


Thursday, October 8
  • Sex Trafficking Awareness: Documentary "Chosen" ~ 10:00 - 11:30am ~ Building 7 ~ Tina Orwall, House Representative to address policies and gang issues. Guest panel to include, Genesis Project, sex trafficked survivor and a Federal Way Derective.


Wednesday, October 14

  • Somos Familia: Supporting LGBTQI Latin@ Students ~ 12-1pm ~ HSU, Building 8, Mt. Constance/Mt. Olympus rooms ~ Everyone is welcome. ~ LGBTQI face greater challenges to success due to bigotry and discrimination. Learn about these challenges and how to support our LGBTQI friends, family and fellow students to create a stronger community.


Thursday, October 15

  • Great Washington Shakeout Drill ~ 10:15am ~ Entire College community; students, faculty and staff will be asked to perform the Drop-Cover-and-Hold On drill when they hear the emergency alert.
  • "Human" Vol. 1 viewing ~ 1pm - 3pm ~ HSU, Building 8, Mt. Constance ~ more info


Friday, October 16

  • Professional Development Day ~ no classes; all offices closed


Wednesday, October 21

  • Career Connections & Resume Workshop ~ 5pm ~ HSU, Building 8, Mt. Constance/Mt. Olympus Rooms ~ Free resume workshop and informational session with representatives from Weyerhaeuser.


Thursday, October 23

  • Personal Statement Workshop ~ 1:00pm-2:00pm ~ Writing Center, Building 26, room 319i ~ Presenter: Jacque Clinton, Program Manager, Highline College Honors Program. Writing an effective personal statement or essay is an important part of the transfer application process. By attending this session, students will learn how to write a statement that includes relevant content outlining their goals, achievements, leadership skills and more! ~ more info


Tuesday, October 27

  • Job Fair ~ 9am - 12:30pm ~ HSU, Building 8, 1st floor ~ Job Fair connects job seekers with over 60 local employers looking to hire full-time, part-time, and temporary employees. FREE and open to all job seekers, students/alumni, and community members. Attendees should be prepared to speak with recruiters, dressed professionally, and have extra copies of their resume handy. ~ more info


Wednesday, October 28

  • Fall College Transfer Fair ~ 10:00am-1:00pm ~ Mt Townsend, Building 8 ~ Over 25 four-year colleges and universities will be on campus to meet with students who are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university. Students can stop by to find out more about the admissions requirements, programs offered, application deadlines, financial aid/scholarships, housing information, etc. ~more info
  • Transfer Portfolio Review Day ~ 1:30-3:30pm ~ Mt Constance, Building 8 ~ Students who are applying to a four-year college as freshmen applicants (for example: running start) OR as transfer applicants will bring their “portfolio” of documents for review by the six (Central Washington University; UW Seattle; UW Tacoma; Seattle University; Washington State University; Western Washington University) participating universities. ~ more info


October is:

  • Disability Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • LGBPTQIA History Month


Information from Highline's Event Calendar: https://www.highline.edu/calendar/

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Last minute tips and tricks to be successful this Fall Quarter:

  • SET UP YOUR MYHIGHLINE EMAIL IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY! Go to the link provided and insert your studnet ID number in addition to the activation code that you received in your Highline Acceptance email: https://myinfo.highline.edu/MyInfo/Activate.php
  • Then, CHECK YOUR EMAIL DAILY! Forward it to your personal email if you have to. Ask a friend or an advisor to show you how!
  • Make sure you've paid your fees and/or tuition, or else you may be DROPPED from your classes! Check how much you owe here: https://secure.highline.edu/wts/student/waci003.php
  • READ and SAVE a copy of your course syllabi! You can use Google Drive for free to save these documents to a cloud, accessible anywhere with Internet.
  • Drop in to the High School Programs office if you have questions about changing your schedule!

Academic Success Centers OPEN HOUSE!

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 10:30am-3pm

Building 26

Check out the Tutoring Center, Writing Center, Math Resource Center, and MESA Center all in one swoop. Plus FREE FOOD! Bring your friends, empty stomachs, and questions about their services!

Counseling Center

From their website: "Navigating the ins and outs of school can be a challenge. Balancing different roles and expectations can be tricky. It's nice to know someone is here to support you to be your best self in this process.

Our primary goal is to support and advocate for you to reach your academic and personal goals. We provide free, professional and confidential personal, career and educational counseling services to registered Highline students.

If you are still exploring or undecided about what major to choose or what job or career interests you, we provide career counseling to help you learn about your core strengths, values, skills, interests and personality.

We are here to help you make decisions to move you forward on your life path.

We are here to help you get connected to the most helpful resources and support.

We are here to help!"


Did they mention it's completely FREE for Highline Students? Check it out!


Also available this quarter: Career Launch Mondays! Try this group career counseling session every Monday from 12pm-1pm in the counseling center. Sign up in building 6 or emailing the counseling department!

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