Friday, April 16, 2010

Weekly Preview: April 17 to 23

With Monday a holiday, it's a short week, and with the end of the semester approaching, events are winding down to allow you time to prepare for your papers, projects, and tests.  Several of this week's activities might be useful to give you an idea of something you might want to watch for when you're a junior or senior.

If you haven't nailed down your schedule for next fall,  
Remember, also, that for basic questions, any student can go to the Academic Advising Link (4-8pm, Sun-Thursday) and quick questions can be brought to Undergraduate Advising's Drop-In Hours, 10:30-11:30am and 3-4:00pm daily.

Monday, April 19  Patriot’s Day Holiday.  No classes. Most campus offices are closed.

Wednesday, April 21  Follow MONDAY class schedule.

Wednesday, April 21, 5:30 pm.  Spring Etiquette Dinner.  In conjunction with the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the class HTM 457-Catering and Banquet Management, the UMass Amherst Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association invite you to the Spring Etiquette Dinner.  You will interact with other UMass Amherst students during a multi-course meal and take away essential skills and information. This dinner will lead you through the potential pitfalls of a business dinner with various "challenging" foods. Learn proper meal etiquette and how to navigate a formal dinner place setting, as our etiquette professional answers all your questions.   Advance registration is required, as seating is limited. Business attire or business casual is recommended.  Campus Center - Marriott Center
Note: while you may not be able to attend the dinner this semester, watch for it and sign up in advance next fall or spring! 

Thursday, April 22, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm.  Innovation Challenge Finals.  The moment has arrived for the final teams in the Innovation Challenge to pitch their business plans. More than $50,000 in prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the distinguished panel of judges!   This event is a real-life course in healthy competition and entrepreneurship. Join us to support creative and innovative thinking.
3:30 p.m. - Business Plans Pitched
5:45 p.m. - MASS Challenge Information Session
6:15 p.m. - Judges Decision
Campus Center, Amherst Room 10th Floor

Friday April 23, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference.  Undergraduate students will showcase their research, scholarship, and creative work in a professional setting before their peers, faculty mentors, and the public.  Lincoln Campus Center.

Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24.  The UMass Anthropology Department turns 40!
The department's first academic year was 1969 - 1970, which coincided with the first year of the European Field Studies Program in Anthropology. Join us for this weekend full of activities in which we will celebrate our successes, laugh at our foibles, and explore the future of our field in the 21st century.
See website for schedule of events.  All-Campus, Various Locations.

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