Filipino recipes!!

Facts about Filipino food: Influenced by Malay, Spanish, and Chinese cultures, Filipino cuisine is a melting pot of delicious delectable that even we, in the United States can agree is a treat. Jackfruit (langka), coconut (buko), and palm nuts (kaong) are just a few must haves in Filipino cuisine. Rice and Cassava are popular sides, while some type of beef is typically a main dish because pork is considered taboo.

Filipino-Style Wrapped and Deep-Fried Bananas

deep fried bananas
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Pork Belly Adobo

pork belly adobo
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Easy Filipino Lumpia Recipe

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Next week, we will share some Pakistani recipes!
-Your IPEL Housing Team

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Student of the month!

student of the month

Meet our student of the month, Roger Luo, from China. He came to Green River in the fall of 2013 at the age of 17. He is majoring in Computer Science and just received his acceptance letter to UCLA. He was also accepted to UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara. Roger’s goal is to contribute to software development. His dream is to work for Google or Amazon one day… Click–>here<– to continue reading…

-Your IPEL Housing Team

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Give Blood Today!

blood drive

Green River College’s blood drive is TODAY, Wednesday, May 13th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m in the Lindbloom Student Center (LC) building in the Glacier Room on Main Campus!

Please hydrate and eat prior to giving blood.

GIVE BLOOD. GET COOKIES.                               BE A HERO. SAVE A LIFE!

-IPEL Housing

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Alumna of the Mont!

Meet our alumna of the month, Yu Sato from Tokyo, Japan. She came to the U.S. for the first time in 2010, after graduating from her high school in Japan. After studying English (IESL) at Green River for a year, she then studied another 2 years in the academic program. In 2013, she transferred to UC Berkeley from Green River College! Click  –>here to read her story!


-Your IPEL Housing Team

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Egyptian Recipes!

Did you know bread is served at most every meal in Egypt. Bread is usually made from corn, barley, or rice instead of wheat. Rice, couscous, beans, and fruits are also served. Egyptian people do not eat much meat, milk, or dairy foods. When meat is eaten, it is usually beef, lamb, goat, or rabbit.

Egyptian Red Lentil Soup

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Kusherie (Egyptian Rice & Lentils)

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Egyptian Rice Pudding

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Come back next week for our Filipino recipes!!

-Your IPEL Housing Team

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Islamic Awareness Week 5/11-5/14

Islamic Awareness Week:

  • Monday, May 11, 2015 – (Islam 101):  An overview of the fundamentals of the Islamic faith.  Discussion Facilitator: Imam Abdullahi of the Islamic Center of Kent.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – (Muslim Contributions): Discourse on the contributions Muslims have made in the areas of: science, mathematics, architecture, the arts and other fields.  Discussion Facilitator: Professor Dr. Turan Kayaoglu from the University of Washington Tacoma.
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – (Women in Islam): An interactive workshop regarding: dominant culture, colonial influences on traditional and contemporary Muslim women, gender roles, Muslim women narratives and conceptualization.  Workshop Facilitator: Marwa Almusawi, Assistant Director of Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  Panel discussion hosted by the Muslim Student Association.
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 – (Banquet): Celebratory banquet including student arts and performances. The cost is $3.00 for students and $5.00 for non-students.

islamic awareness week

-Your IPEL Housing Team

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Policy Refresher: Student’s commit to one month at a time

Greetings wonderful host families!

This month’s policy refresher is about students’ living in your home. When students’ arrive, they receive a host family/student expectation card (this information is also on the host family/student agreement form). On these documents, it states that the student pays the host family one month at a time; we ask the students to give notice that they are moving out, but it is not required. We understand it is disruptive for your family if the student doesn’t give a reasonable time frame that they are moving out. As a housing program, there is no way to guarantee a student will stay with you. This is to protect you, as a host family. If there was a situation, where the student’s behavior was a disturbance the peace of your family; you have the right to contact housing to have the student placed with a different host family. When you, as a host, agree to our program, you’re agreeing and signing to the statement that students commit to a month to month basis and that the Housing Team can never guarantee students in your home.

Please email if you have any questions or concerns!

-IPEL Housing Department

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