Friday, April 30, 2010

Weekly Preview - May 1 through 13

As the semester works toward a close, there are a number of dates to pay attention to – deadlines, the last opportunity to take an R1 Exemption Test, and the sequence of the final day of classes, reading and exam days, and – finally – the end of the semester.  There are also a number of opportunities to view and hear samples of work that undergraduates have written/made/composed.  Take a few minutes to see what your classmates have done – and you might discover a course you want to take!

Saturday, May 1.  ISOM 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. For more information, call the ISOM Undergraduate Programs Office at 545-5610.
Monday, May 3, 7:30pm.  Basic Math Skills R1 Exemption Test.  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. Marcus 131. 

Tuesday, May 4.  LAST DAY OF CLASSES for Spring 2010 semester. 

Tuesday, May 4.  Final Day for advising in the Academic Advising Link, in the Learning Commons of the W.E.B. DuBois Library. 

Tuesday, May 4, 7:30pm.  Student Composers' Concert.  A concert featuring works composed by students.  Bezanson Recital Hall. 

Tuesday, May 4 – Wednesday, May 12.  Exhibit: "Readings and Writings in Visual Art."  Works produced by students in one of the University’s new First Year Seminars, “Readings and Writings in Visual Art,” include color prints of masks that students constructed, based on their studies of contemporary artists, and an 18-foot long accordion book exploring the students’ responses to watching segments of an eight-hour film by Andy Warhol. Another project—to create imaginary conversations with the real artists studied during the semester—is represented with a hand-bound booklet of student writings and a five-panel fold-out book. Opening reception on May 5, 5-7pm.  Hampden Gallery. 

Wednesday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 12.  Your Words Here: Artist Books from Junior Year Writing Classes.  Using their own writing as the text and their own artwork as the illustrations, studio art majors in Junior Year Writing designed and created one-of-a-kind artist books. While many students chose their artist statements as the text for their books, others illustrated short stories written for the class or made books based on their essays or art reviews. Opening Reception: May 5, from 5 - 7.  Hampden Incubator Project Space

Wednesday, May 5.  FIRST READING DAY

Wednesday, May 5, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm.  Celebration of Writing: Words Near and Far.  A showcase of writing done by undergraduate students in College Writing, Basic Writing, Jr. Year Writing courses, and the Writing Program's experimental writing workshop series. Awards given to winners of Writing Program's Best Text Contest and to students selected to appear in the Writing Program's The Sudent Writing Anthology 2010-2011. Keynote address to be given by Henk Rossouw, former foreign correspondent and current MFA student AND graduate advisor for Undergraduate Advising. Light refreshments served. Hosted by the Writing Program.  Goodell 604. 

Thursday, May 6.  FINAL EXAMS BEGINRemember to contact the Registrar in 213 Whitmore if you have more than two exams scheduled on the same day, or if you have two exams scheduled at the same time.  This, ideally, should be done two weeks prior to the exam date.

Saturday, May 8.  SECOND READING DAY

Thursday, May 13.  FINAL EXAMS END.

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