Tuesday, December 11, 2012

UMail: Stay Connected!

Classes are done and finals are in full swing. You've earned your break! But just because classes are over for the Fall doesn't mean you can ignore your UMail.

As always, official UMass business will be conveyed via your UMail email address. Make sure you check that account on a regular basis, read any messages completely, and respond promptly, if required. Don't miss a deadline or important academic information! It is your responsibility to check your email often, even when classes are not in session.

Also, take a moment and make sure your personal information on SPIRE is up-to-date. Does SPIRE have your cell phone number? Correct address? Review the information listed and make sure it is both correct and complete.

Good luck on the rest of your finals, papers, and projects!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stressed? Need a break? Head to U-Day!

Service Learning on Campus

Kappa Delta Pi is the International Honors Society here at UMass.

Our goal is to give access to service initiatives and resources to further engage students interested in education and learning.

THIS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5TH FROM 5:00-7:00 IN CAMPUS CENTER ROOM 162-75 Kappa Delta Pi is sponsoring an info session to learn more about our honors society, service learning within the education department, and how to become a teacher here at UMass Amherst.

Please join us if you're interested in becoming a teacher or if you are interested in learning more about how to get involved in school-based service learning.

Refreshments will be provided!

For more information contact Kate Curtin at kecurtin@student.umass.edu.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Phil A. Pig Needs Your Help!

Final Piggy BankIt Roundup of the semester!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
10:00am - 2:00pm
Campus Center Concourse

Who wants to carry change home for winter break? Phil A. Pig doesn't think you do! Bring the loose change that you have collected this semester and help support student scholarships. It is STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS. We will have fun pig-shaped cookies, drawings for cool UMass stuff, and gift cards from local companies.

Unless you want to support your major, an RSO, or some other great thing at UMass, all proceeds from the Piggy BankIt Roundup go towards the Piggy BankIt Scholarship, a scholarship BY the students and FOR the students.

Brought to you by the Student Philanthropy Committee.

Don't forget that all donations from students will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the UMass Amherst Foundation Board (whether to this or supporting your major, the Band, etc.).

Remember to like Phil A. Pig on Facebook to learn more about what he is up to and more random give-aways!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Final R1 Exemption Test of the Semester

Do you still need to take the Basic Math Skills (R1) Exemption Test?  The last one offered this semester is Monday, December 3 at 6:30pm in Marcus 131.

Bring a #2 pencil, ID, and calculator.

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.