Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekly Preview: April 24 through 30

Aside from Monday and Tuesday of the week after this one, spring semester classes will be wrapping up.  Your attention will be devoted to papers and exams, but check out this list of activities and deadlines for the coming week, so you don’t miss anything! 

Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24.  The UMass Anthropology Department turns 40!  The department will celebrate with a 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.

Thursday, April 29, 6:00pm.  Writing Placement Test.  Any student who has not previously taken this test must do so before s/he can enroll in English Writing 112 (College Writing).  Registration for the placement test is not needed.  Bartlett 302

Thursday, April 29, 7:00pm.  Panel from the Past.  Interested in learning what you can do to incorporate sustainability into your career? Want to hear about life after Isenberg or UMass? We've invited Bill Noto (GE), Daniele Mathras (Seed to Shelf, The Lisa Ekus Group, LLC), and Kevin Greer (New Profit), three recent Isenberg School of Management alums and former Net Impact board members, to talk about their experiences pursuing "green jobs" and to answer your questions. All three are involved in sustainability in different industries, and all have great insights into the state of sustainability in the corporate world. Bring your questions and join us for a great discussion.  Isenberg School of Management, 112. 

Looking ahead, also plan for:

May 1ISOM BBA, Sport Management, and Hospitality & Tourism Management applications are DUE
For applications and instructions, students should go to this website:
  1. Click on "For Prospective Students" in the menu on the left of the page.
  2. Click on "On Campus Transfers" under "For Prospective Students."
  3. "On Campus Transfers Applications" will show in the right bottom corner of the page.
  4. Applications are available online in early April for the May 1st deadline.
For more information, call the ISOM Undergraduate Programs Office at 545-5610.

Monday, May 3, 7:30pm.  Basic Math Skills R1 Exemption Test.  Marcus 131.
A student ID and a #2 pencil are required. A calculator is recommended. There is no limit on the number of times a student may take this test. The focus of this exam is to measure knowledge of basic math skills. Topics include:
•    perimeter, area, volume
•    linear equations
•    averages
•    fractions
•    ratios
•    percent increase and decrease
•    interpreting graphs and tables
•    compound interest

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