Friday, March 26, 2010

Weekly Preview: March 27 to April 2

It's a busy week, coming up.  In addition to these events, plan to see your advisor WELL BEFORE your enrollment appointment, so you're able to sign up for fall classes as soon as possible.  Click here for a checklist you can use to help you prepare to speak with your advisor.

Here's what's happening next week:

Monday, March 29.  Pre-registration for Five-College Interchange (Fall 2010) begins, and will run through April 16th.  To take courses at Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, or Smith, print out the Five-College Enrollment form from your SPIRE account.  Visit the UMass Amherst Five-College website  and/or search the Five-College website for courses.

Monday, March 29.  4th Annual Undergraduate Life Science Research Symposium.  See what research projects undergraduate students are doing!  The Symposium showcases interdisciplinary life science research at the undergraduate level. The event begins with a poster session at 1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium, where undergraduate students present their research to the broader UMass scientific community.  At 4:00 p.m. in the Engineering Lab II 119 Auditorium, Darrell Irvine, from MIT, will give this year's keynote lecture, "The Bionic Immune System: Using Biomaterials to Empower and Understand Immunity".

Monday, March 29, 10-11am.  RefWorks Workshop.  The first part of each workshop covers how to access RefWorks, import references from library databases and catalogs, retrieve and manage citations, and create bibliographies using various citation styles (e.g. MLA or APA).  The second part covers in-depth applications such as Write-N-Cite for adding references to a Word document and RefShare for sharing folders with other researchers.  Calipari Room, Du Bois Library.

Tuesday, March 30, 6-7pm.  Writing Placement Test.  Students who wish to enroll in ENGL WRIT 112 (College Writing) who have NOT previously taken this exam MUST do so to qualify.  Remember - ENGL WRIT 112 is a General Education requirement, unless you have placed out of it.  Bartlett 302.

Wednesday, March 31, 4-5pm.  Need Help Choosing a Major?  Student Panel Discussion.  Attend this student discussion to hear from students in BDIC, Economics, Communication, Biology and Certificate Programs.  Learn about the process of choosing a major: the pros & cons, internship opportunities, courses in majors, and more!  Refreshments will be served.  604 Goodell.

Wednesday, March 31, 6pm.  The Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the UMass Amherst Alumni Association are proud to present the Campus to Career program, Changing Course: Navigating Your Career Path.  Not all fulfilling careers have a direct path from point A to point B. Are you prepared if your journey takes you off course? Join our alumni panel as they discuss how they still found their career success when their current profession differed from their original degree.
Alumni panelists include:
– Stephen Andrews '76, Education (Physical/Athletic Training); Senior Vice President of the Treasury Group with Sovereign Bancorp, Inc. in Boston, MA
– Timothy Haarmann '68, Sociology; Vice President and Senior Client Services Portfolio Manager with Loomis Sayles in Boston, MA
– Julie Delvecchio-Savage '79, '84G, '90PhD, Environmental Design, Industrial Engineering and Industrial Engineering and Regional Planning; Executive Director with the MITRE Corporation in Bedford, MA
– Benjamin Scott '99, Physics; Vice President with Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. in Prides Crossing, MA
Light refreshments will be served.  Memorial Hall.

Thursday, April 1, 4-5:30pm.  Info Session for Prospective Sociology Majors and Orientation for new Sociology Majors.  All new majors MUST attend this meeting and students considering Sociology as their major are strongly encouraged to attend.  Meet faculty and staff, learn about departmental resources and opportunities, and get acquainted with Sociology’s peer advisors.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, email  NOTE:  April 1 is the deadline for declaring a Sociology major this spring . . . after the end of this meeting, you will not be able to declare Sociology until next fall.  112 Dickinson. 

Friday, April 2, 3:30pm.  Computer Science: First Friday Event and Advising.  General information and advising for Computer Science Majors and Minors and all students interested in Computer Science. 151 Computer Science Building.

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