Friday, October 8, 2010

Weekly Preview, October 8 through 15

As we approach mid-semester, this week starts out with a holiday and ends with Homecoming Weekend.  Plan accordingly for a good balance of studying and play!

Monday, October 11. Columbus Day Holiday; no classes.

Tuesday, October 12. Due to the Columbus Day holiday, a Monday class schedule will be followed today.

Tuesday, October 12, 6:30 pm. R1 (Tier 1) Basic Math Skills Exemption Test. Passing the R1 exam (at least 12 out of 20 correct) will satisfy the R1 requirement for graduation but will not result in the awarding of any credits. There are, however, credit courses that will also satisfy the R1 requirement. 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. See website for details on topics covered by the test. This exam will be offered one more time in the Fall 2010 semester (December 6). Marcus 131.
Wednesday, October 13, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Fall Into Success-Get a Headstart on Your Resume, Internship or Co-Op. Want to get a headstart on your resume this year? Interested in an internship or co-op? The Alumni Association, in partnership with Career Services, will be set up on the lawn to help you fall into success with all the career tools you need! Learn how to dress for success, get immediate feedback on your resume, find out about the Minuteman Mentor program, and speak directly with our trained career team that day. Memorial Hall.

Wednesday, October 13, 5:30 pm. Homecoming Etiquette Dinner. Do you know how to handle yourself in a professional dining setting? You will after you join us for the Homecoming Etiquette Dinner, sponsored by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, the University Club and the Student Alumni Association (SAA). Interact with UMass Amherst students, alumni and campus community members 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. NOTE: Advance registration is required; the event was full as of the time of this posting. Plan ahead and watch for the event at another time! University Club.

Thursday, October 14, 8:30 – 10:30 am. Alumni Faculty & Staff Appreciation Morning Mixer. All UMass Amherst students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by the Alumni Faculty & Staff Appreciation Morning Mixer and start your day off with a complimentary breakfast of delicious bagels, fresh fruit, coffee and assorted juices. Memorial Hall.

Thursday, October 14, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. College of Natural Sciences - College Day Cookout. This annual celebration of the College of Natural Sciences is a great mix of music, grilled food, ice cream, and science fun. You can meet the Deans, learn more about our 16 departments, pet the animals, try your skill on the putting green, and check out our special guests and gifts. Please note: brand new location - Computer Science Building Courtyard.

Thursday, October 14, 5:30 pm. Alumni Association Campus to Career Program: Hello City: Washington D.C. The Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the UMass Amherst Alumni Association are proud to present the Campus to Career program, Hello City: Washington D.C. Our alumni guests will discuss life in and around the nation's capital, Washington D.C., from finding an apartment and identifying what neighborhood is best for you, to searching for a job and leads on networking opportunities in the city. This program is open to all current UMass Amherst students, faculty, staff and alumni. NOTE: see the event website to register. Seating is limited. Refreshments provided. Memorial Hall

Friday, October 15, 12:00 pm. Afro-American Studies Meet and Greet. Join Afro-American Studies students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the Department's 40th Anniversary and the recent renovation of New Africa House. Pizza, wings, and soft drinks will be served. New Africa House, Shirley Graham Du Bois Reading Room (Central Residential Area).

No comments:

Post a Comment