Friday, November 12, 2010

Weekly Preview: November 12 to 24

OK - so this week's "weekly" preview contains info for more than a week.  We have info on all of the days leading up to the Thanksgiving break.  It's hard to believe we're already pushing Thanksgiving . . . which will be followed shortly by the end of the semester!  If there was ever a time for good time management and study strategies, this is it.

Here's what's happening on campus.  Pay close attention if you're interested in any of the majors in ISOM - you have info sessions and deadlines approaching!

Friday, November 12, 2:00-2:45pm. OR Wednesday, November 17, 4:30 5:15pm. Public Health Group Advising Session for those interested in learning more about the Public Health major. Please contact Lynn Koerbel at so she will know how many will attend. Arnold House 321.

Monday, November 15, 5 – 7:00 pm. Legal Issues Forum for International Students. GEO and the International Students' Caucus Presents an informative open discussion addressing several legal issues and concerns you may have as an international student. Guest speakers include: Dan Berger, Esquire; Bernadette Stark, Esquire; Nancy Condon, IPO; Officer Mark Whelihan, UMPD. Campus Center, 168C.

Tuesday, November 16, 5-6:30pm. Department of History Alumni Career Night. What can you do with a History degree? Come hear all about it! Several former UMass History undergrads will return to campus to share their experience working in a variety of fields including journalism, nonprofit advocacy, labor relations, home inspection services and more. Herter 601.

Tuesday, November 16 and Wednesday, November 17, 5:30 p.m. Isenberg School of Management Group Information / Orientation Sessions for BBA, Sport Management and Hospitality Majors. Want to apply to get into ISOM? It’s highly recommended that you attend required that you attend. The deadline for fall applications for the BBA, HTM, and Sport Management programs is DECEMBER 1st. Applications and more information can be found here. ISOM 206.

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:30pm and Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at 5:30pm. Resource Economics Information Session. Attend an information session to learn more about the four options within the Resource Economics major: Managerial Economics in Food and Resource Industries; Consumer and Family Economics; Food Marketing Economics; and Natural Resource Economics. NOTE: Isenberg School of Management’s Resource Economics Department requires an online statement of interest (deadline November 21st), as well as an advising meeting, prior to admission to the Resource Economics major. Stockbridge 217.

Wednesday, November 17, 6-7:00pm. Writing Placement Test 2010. Any student who has not previously taken this test must do so before s/he can enroll in ENGLWRIT112 College Writing. Registration for the test is not needed.

Wednesday, November 17. DEADLINE for applications to be submitted for Curricular Alternative Spring Break with Grassroots Community Development. Interested in an Alternative Spring Break – doing some community service? Consider taking this 5-credit honors course, Grassroots Community Development (Anthropology 397H). Each spring the class studies grassroots development and organizing through examining ways that communities use local knowledge and other local assets to combat poverty and political disenfranchisement. During spring break, the class travels to communities to work side by side with members of a grassroots organization. UACT (UMass Alliance for Community Transformation) is accepting applications for Spring 2011. For more information or to download a copy of the application, go to their website.

Thursday, November 18, 4-5:00pm.  Student Panel on Exchange Programs.  Do you want to think about studying away from UMass - on study abroad, Domestic Exchange, or even through the 5-College Interchange program?  Come hear from students who went somewhere else for a semester.  Even if you might not want to do this for a year or more, find out about it early, so you have everything lined up!  Goodell 604.

Sunday, November 21. DEADLINE for Resource Economics Statement of Interest for Major Transfer. Students who submit this form after November 21st will only be accommodated on a space-available basis. Although they will still be able to declare the major, they may be delayed in gaining admission to the courses they need to complete their degree in a timely manner.

(Ongoing) Through the end of final exams, every Wednesday through Friday at 2:30-3:30 and every Wednesday from 4:45-5:30. Domestic Exchange Information Sessions for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Exchanges. Want to spend a semester or year at another college or university in the U.S.? Check out the list of institutions in the National Student Exchange ( and also to the University of Massachusetts Exchange Schools, which currently include UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and UMass Lowell. Students MUST attend an information session to apply (and will receive applications and all the information necessary to apply). The deadline is March 1st for FALL 2011 AND/OR SPRING 2012. (There is also a Priority Deadline of February 7th. Meeting the priority deadline does increase the chances of a student placement.) 604 Goodell.

(Ongoing) Monday, October 25- Monday, January 3. Winter Session Registration, through Continuing & Professional Education. Registration is now open for UMass Amherst Winter Session. Online classes start December 20. Face-to-face classes start January 2. Speak with an advisor and/or the Financial Aid Office to understand how these courses work in your academic program. For more information visit and/or SPIRE.

(Ongoing) For the Fall 2010 semester, BDIC will be holding information sessions every Tuesday at 11am and Friday at 2pm. BDIC Information Sessions. Cannot find exactly what you are looking for in a major on campus? Attend a BDIC information session to learn about designing your own interdisciplinary major. 608 Goodell.

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