Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a great holiday, everyone! Be safe in your travels and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal!

Be aware that we won't be open Thursday or Friday of this week, and though we're open Wednesday there are no walk-ins and our staff is limited. We look forward to seeing you after the holiday for the last push toward finals!

World's saddest Thanksgiving turkey craft. Do not attempt, even if it is recycled!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Writing a Paper?

Are you working on a paper for class, or looking ahead to final papers in your courses? If so, you may want to enlist the help of Writing Tutorial Services. WTS is available free of charge to students, and provides both hour-long consultations by appointment in their Ballantine office and half-hour help sessions in a walk-in atmosphere in Academic Support Centers on campus.

You can find more info and see how to make appointments on the WTS website. In addition, there are several pamphlets on writing issues like plagarism, creating an effective thesis statement, and using evidence and sources.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Graduation Application--Special Walk-in Hours

As many of you know, you need to apply for graduation in order to receive your degree and diploma. For May graduates, the deadline is December 1. You may either make an appointment to visit us before that time, or you may come to our walk-in hours dedicated to graduation applications (deadline is extended for those coming to walk-ins).

Graduation application walk-ins are November 30 through December 3, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

If these times won't work for you, please make an appointment. Congratulations on your graduation!

If you need to come to a walk-in this week for anything other than graduation applications, please come during normal walk-in times and let the front desk know that you're not here for a graduation application.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Overseas Study--Get an Early Start

Just a reminder--if you plan to study overseas and want to have courses transfer in as SPEA courses, come talk to us early! You will need to talk to an advisor, find a faculty member to agree to your course replacements, and have the director of the program sign off on the agreement. As I'm sure you can imagine, this takes a couple days at the least to work through, so please start well ahead of your deadlines.

Speaking of planning ahead--we are currently scheduling a week to a week and a half out for appointments. Please call early to schedule an appointment, and be aware that walk-in waits have been on the long side.