Friday, September 3, 2010

Weekly Preview: September 3-10

Welcome Back! 

As the fall semester kicks off, there are many academic activities and opportunities to keep you busy . . . not to mention getting settled into your room and getting connecting socially.  Here's what you can watch for:

Friday, September 3rd. New Student Orientation Follow-Up Program. All new students who did not attend a NSO session earlier in the summer are reminded to attend, unless they have made other arrangements. In conjunction with this NSO, there are opportunities to take some placement tests and do some pieces of ‘business’ that incoming students might need to complete.
• Foreign Language Tests in Spanish, French, Latin and German. 9/3, 1:15pm, Thompson 104
• Writing Placement & Exemption Test. 9/3, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, Thompson 104.

Tuesday, September 7. First Day of Classes.

Tuesday, September 7, 3-5:00pm. College of Natural Sciences Convocation. The College of Natural Sciences begins the academic year with a presentation of a college and departmental “Year in Review” and welcomes new CNS faculty and the expanded Center for Agriculture. A reception follows the presentation. Student Union Ballroom.

Tuesday, September 7, 6:00pm. Writing Placement & Exemption Test. Bartlett 109. Any student who has not previously taken this test MUST do so before s/he can enroll in ENGLWRIT112 (College Writing).

Tuesday, September 7, 1:15 and 2:30 pm. Foreign Language Tests in Spanish, French, Latin and German. Campus Center 917.

Tuesday, September 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Commonwealth Honors College Sweet Tooth Soiree. Come and relax with Commonwealth Honors College students, staff, and faculty. Create your own cupcakes and sundaes or choose your own treat at the chocolate dipping fountain. Goodell 504

Wednesday, September 8, 6:00 pm. Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (YKCC) Open House. Join the YKCC staff in welcoming back all of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (AIPDA) students. Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center YKCC Activity Room.

Thursday, September 9, 6:00 pm. Cultural Connections 2010. The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) invites you to join them and enjoy live music, dancing, and new friends. In addition, come learn about the recent establishment of CMASS, an organization that was formerly known as the Office of Programs and Services for ALANA Students (OPSAS). The support programs that existed under OPSAS (BCP, CCEBMS, NASS and UALRC) will all cease operation and become a part of CMASS. Campus Center Auditorium.

Friday, September 10, 3:30-5:00pm. Computer Science First Friday Event. All Majors, minors and other interested students are cordially invited to attend this academic/social event, which will be held on the first Friday of the month throughout the Fall 2010 semester (Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec.3). Computer Science Building, Room 151.

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