Friday, October 31, 2014

Weekly Preview: November 3 - 7

 Daylight Savings ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 2.  
Don't forget to change your clocks!

In light of the recent and conspicuous examples of racism on campus, the UMass History Department invites you to The Integrated Lunch Counter.  The lunch counter sit-ins of the 1960s were prominent and powerful examples of Civil Rights Era protest in the United States, with roots in a university community.  The UMass History Department invites this university community to join its faculty for a lunchtime “teach-in” and community discussion about the history of racism and response in America. Through open discussion of the historical roots of this complex social, cultural, and political issue, we can better understand both the larger context of racism as well as develop sound responses to racism on our campus and beyond.  Join us on Monday, November 3 at noon in the Hampshire Room of the Hampshire Dining Commons.  50 free lunch tickets are available for members of the community not on a meal plan.  First come, first served at the Hampshire DC cashier.

There will be an information sessions for students interested in the Nutrition major on Monday, November 3 at 5:00pm in Chenoweth. There will be another meeting on Monday, November 17.

Do you want to be a Resource Economics major?  Attend an Information Session!  Friday, November 7 at 11:15am in 303 Stockbridge.  Students must attend an information session and complete the Online Statement of Interest before being invited to schedule an advising appointment to complete the change of major process.  There will be two more meetings on Friday, November 14 and Thursday, November 20.  Your Statement of Interest is due online by Wednesday, November 26 in order to register for Spring 2015 courses as a Resource Economics major.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Shaylene's Tip of the Week: Prepping for Enrollment Period

As the semester begins to wind down, enrollment is just around the corner! It can be very hectic, but it doesn't have to be if you prepare ahead of time! Here a few tips to help during the enrollment period!

  1. Meet with an advisor! I can't stress this one enough! No matter what your major, talk to your advisor! The sooner you talk to them, the better! Make an appointment to sit down with your advisor and go over which classes you might be interested in taking and which classes keep you on track for your major or potential major. They'll be able to talk to you about major requirements, gen eds, and give general academic advice. Take at least ten minutes out of your day and talk to an advisor before enrollment. It's worth it, believe me. 
  2. Search Through Classes on SPIRE Ahead of Time! The spring course schedule has been released, so begin to browse through classes and see what's available! This is the perfect time to begin looking for gen eds. and potential majors classes that might be interesting. Be sure to read the descriptions and see if the class may be a good fit for you!
  3. Fill Up Your Shopping Cart! The shopping cart on SPIRE is where your classes go before
    you actually enroll in them. If you see a course that you're interested in taking, add it to your shopping cart! Be sure to add more classes than will actually be on your schedule. It's always good to have plenty of backup courses in case a class closes or you decide to swap.
  4. Check for Holds! Always check for holds on SPIRE and take care of them as soon as possible! Make sure to take care of them before the start of your enrollment appointment. It may take a couple of days for the hold to clear, so it's better to take care of it earlier rather than later as it can sometimes interfere with enrolling in classes.
  5. Check for your Enrollment Appointment! When you log into SPIRE on the right hand side there will be a box that says Enrollment Appointment. Listed in that box will be a specific date and time. This is your enrollment appointment. When that time rolls around, you can start to
    enroll in classes. This is why it is a good idea to have your shopping cart full, because then you can just check off the classes you want and enroll in them right then and there!
  6. Stop by the Academic Advising Link! If you're not sure how SPIRE works or have some general advising questions, then stop by the Academic Advising Link. The peers there are more than happy to help you navigate SPIRE and give you advice on finding Gen. Eds. We all have enrollment experience under our belt and are more than happy to help make the process smoother for you! The Link is in the Learning Commons in the library and is open from 4-8pm Sun-Thurs.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Info Session

If you're interested in a Pre-Med or Pre-Dental track, the College of Natural Sciences will be holding a one-hour information session for pre-med/pre-dent students on Thursday, October 30 from 1:15pm-2:15pm in 163C Campus Center. Learn about the classes and majors that fill the requirements for a Pre-Med or Pre-Dent track. If you have questions, contact Cathy Eden at Don't wait! If you're interested, be sure to attend an info session!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Is Your Halloween Costume Offensive?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Majors Fair THIS WEDNESDAY 5:30-7:30

Hey! The 2014 MAJORS FAIR is this Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Campus Center Auditorium. Go here for all the info you could ever need, including maps, videos, and photos and comments from previous years.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekly Preview: October 27 - October 31

There will be an R1 Basic Math Skills Exemption Test on Monday, October 27 at 7:00pm in Hasbrouck 20 (not Marcus 131).  A student ID and a #2 pencil are required. A calculator is recommended.  There will be one more Exemption Test offered on December 1.

The Writing Placement Exam is now offered online.  To access the Writing Placement Exam, students need to log in to OWL, select Assignment List from the Course Home Page, and choose Writing Placement Exam. Contact with any problems logging in or accessing the exam.  ENGLWRIT112, College Writing, is the only course at UMass Amherst that fulfills the First Year Writing (CW) General Education requirement. To enroll in ENGLWRIT112, you must first take the Writing Placement Exam.  Students who want to register for English Writing 112 in Spring 2015 need to take the Writing Placement Exam by November 12, 2014 to receive their results by November 20, 2014!

It's time for the 2014 Majors Fair!  Join us on Wednesday, October 29 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the Campus Center Auditorium.  Undergraduate Advising & Learning Communities and the Office of Undergraduate Advising will have representatives from virtually all departments on campus available for you.  Explore potential areas of study, whether it be for a major, minor, certificate or just curiosity!  At the Majors Fair, students (undeclared or declared) can find out about more than 100 different academic programs offered at the University. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and current students to discuss an assortment of majors, minors and certificates as well as an array of career opportunities connected to the various majors.  Click here to see a map of Majors Fair 2014Click this link and read the information on the right to help you prepare for this event.  Don't miss it!

Are you curious about Pre-Med or Pre-Dental?  There will be a one-hour information session for pre-med/pre-dent students on Thursday, October 30 from 1:15pm - 2:15pm in 163C Campus Center.  If you have questions, contact Cathy Eden at

Have a safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Victor's Tip of the Week: Studying

Hello everyone! My name is Victor, and I am a Peer Advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Office. I am a Junior majoring in Communication. As we wrap up this week, we officially mark the halfway point of the semester, which for many of us means mid-term exams or papers. Having been through a few rounds of mid-terms, I have some advice to share that can really help you get the results you want to see!

Don't wait until the last minute to start studying!
  • Cramming before an exam is not an effective method of studying. Give yourself 2-3 days to review your material before the exam. Studying for an hour or two every day for 3 days will be far more effective than studying everything for 4 hours an hour before the exam.
Form study groups with peers in your classes!

  • Reviewing your material is very important, but discussing the material with a partner or group reinforces your knowledge of the subject. By getting together and asking questions within a group, you can clarify points of confusion for yourself and also help others understand the material better.

Go to your Instructor's Office Hours with questions!

  • Office hours are a great time to ask your Professor or TA questions concerning the material you are learning in class. You can stop in without making an appointment, or you can speak to them and reserve a time period to ask questions. Prepare a few questions or topics that you would like to go over during that time. People are often afraid of going to office hours because they don't want to bother the professor, but in reality your professors enjoy being able to help you!

Visit the Learning Resource Center or the Writing Center!

  • The 10th floor of the Library is home to the Learning Resource Center which offers free tutoring for a handful of Introductory-Level courses and Gen-Eds. The basement of the Library Learning Commons is home to the Writing Center, which can help you prepare, edit, and review your paper before you hand it in for a grade! 

Find a conducive learning environment for you!

  • Find a spot to study where you won't get distracted. In front of your computer or television may not be the most productive place to study; instead try studying in the Library, Student Union, or outside in a shaded spot! Keep away from distractions such as other people, computers, cell phones, etc. Maybe find a playlist with some relaxing music, grab some brain foods (blueberries, nuts, and tea are great for this!), and indulge in your snacks and studies.

IMPORTANT: You don't have to be failing to seek help! Attending office hours, tutoring, or study groups can help you bring that B to an A. 

Use some of these tips to get you through this stressful period of mid-terms, and refer back to this for finals period as well! As always, you can stop by the Academic Advising Link to ask advising-related questions to a Peer Advisor, Sunday through Thursday 4-8 pm in the Learning Commons. 

Good luck and keep up the good work!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Have you not yet declared a major at UMass?  Or, if you have one, is it still a good fit for you?  Or perhaps does it leave you plenty of time to complete a double major or a minor?

In one week, you'll have a once-a-year opportunity to meet with representatives from ALL majors at UMass, in one place, at one time.  The Majors Fair is popular with students, as THE moment to gather information about academic programs and other opportunities to round out your degree.

Here's what you can do, at the Majors Fair:

  • Ask about a potential major, minor or certificate;

  • Ask about what courses would be a good introduction to a field;

  • Ask about internship, grad school, research, and employment prospects with a particular major;  

  • Chat with faculty and student representatives about their experience in the department.

  • Don't miss it!

    Majors Fair 2014

    Wednesday, October 29th


    Campus Center Auditorium

    Here's what recent students have said about the Majors Fair:

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Business Careers: You CAN Get There From Here

    If you are interested in a career in business, no matter what your major is, attend this Business Career panel! Four department representatives from Isenberg, Economics,Resource Economics, and Career Services will be there to discuss the many majors that can lead to a business career. Learn more about internships, business-related careers and ask questions!

    This panel is for ALL MAJORS!Learn what other students
    have done for:
    - Internships
    - Post-graduation jobs
    - Business Careers
    - And more!

    When: Thursday, October 23rd from 5:30-7pm

    Where: Isenberg Room 108

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Weekly Preview: October 20-24

    Business Careers: 
    You CAN Get There From Here

    Interested in a career in Business regardless of your major?
    Attend the Business Career Panel. Department representatives from Isenberg, Economics, Resource Economics and Career Services will be there to discuss the many majors that can lead to a business career. Learn more about internships, business-related careers and ask questions! Everyone is Welcome to attend!
    When: Thursday, October 23rd from 5:30-7pm

    Where: Isenberg Room 108

                                Campus Sustainability Day 
    UMass Sustainability
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (All day)
    Campus Sustainability Day 2014: Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovations of sustainability in higher education on each campus. The theme for the upcoming Campus Sustainability Day is Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community.

     Friday, October 24th  - Sunday, October 26th 
    Family Weekend is bringing an exciting array of events for family members and UMass students including some fall foliage! Check-out the schedule here!

    It’s that time of year …Don't let the flu bug U!

    Get your flu vaccination!!

    Flu season is almost here. Take steps now to stay healthy, with a free flu vaccination. UHS clinics are open to all UMass Amherst students; and faculty, staff and students' dependents whose primary care provider is at UHS. Click for more info and the flu clinic schedule.

     Interested in Declaring Sociology?
       Stop by the Sociology Department in 712 Thompson
                           or the
          Sociology Peer Advisors Office in 722 Thompson
    Fall Sociology Declaration period ends November 12th

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Haley's Tip of the Week: How I Found My Major

    Hey guys! My name is Haley and I am a Peer Advisor with Undergraduate Advising. I am happy to be of assistance to you and to answer your questions any time! Settling into my first few months as a senior at UMass, I often find myself reflecting. So, this week I wanted to share with you my story of how I found my major.
    I came into UMass as a timid, but eager, undeclared student. Right from the start, I had a great foundation of support. I was part of the Focus Connections undeclared RAP (Residential Academic Program) and was also enrolled in the fall OASIS seminar. I found that living with all undeclared students gave me a real sense of comradery, I loved that I was able to meet new people who were in the same situation as me. OASIS was also a great opportunity for me because I was able to meet and be in consistent contact with my academic advisor.

    However, even with all of that support I still felt confused, overwhelmed, and a little bewildered at all of the options that UMass had to offer. Coming from a small high school, I was used to one-on-one attention from guidance counselors and teachers. UMass was a whole new world for me and I actually expected my advisor to consider my interests and simply tell me what to do, just like high school. I soon realized that no one was going to decide this for me or tell me what to do. I had to be my own advocate for my interests and academic goals.

    I think my first official move in the right direction was after my first Res-Econ class. After about 20 minutes I knew that it was not the right class or direction for me. Walking out, I realized that the only reason I was in the class was to appease my family's wishes. I wanted to make my family proud but came to the realization that this was my education and that I had to pursue what I was actually interested in and not what they wanted me to be interested in. After class I went to 613 Goodell and spoke to an advisor during drop-in hours. After talking about my interests we decided that Linguistics 101 would be a great class for me to try. Three years later, it is still my favorite gen-ed!

    But I still had a lot of work to do! I knew I wanted to work with children and with my advisor's help, I eventually narrowed my options down to Psychology and Communication Disorders. I knew that either of these two majors would allow me to work and make a difference with children in the future. In following year, I took introductory courses in both majors along with speaking to their department heads. I gathered as much information as I could before making my final decision.In the middle of my fall semester of my sophomore year I felt ready to declare. I pulled the trigger and declared Communication Disorders with minors in Psychology and Education.

    Of course, everyone's situation is unique and different but hopefully mine can give you some insight into yours! Just remember a few key things and everything will fall into place:

    • Meet with your advisor regularly and come prepared with questions!
    • Follow your interests!
    • Become aware of your options!  Do your homework!
    • Remember all of the resources available to you... and use them!

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    "W" Drop and Pass/Fail Deadline!

    The Mid-Semester date is Thursday, October 16th! This is the deadline to drop a class with a "W" or choose to take a course Pass/Fail.

    Dropping a class with a "W" will not count against you. It will remain on your transcript, but you will not receive a grade and therefore your GPA will not be affected. The "W" indicated that the course was dropped after the Add/Drop period. Just make sure that you are not going below 12-credits, which is the necessary amount of credits to be considered full time. 

    A course change form  with an instructor's signature is required to withdraw from a course, So make sure to get all of your paperwork taken care of before the deadline!

    The mid-semester date is also the deadline for changing a class to Pass/Fail. Instead of dropping a class, Pass/Fail will allow you to remain in the class, but instead of receiving a letter grade, your transcript will indicate P (pass) or F (fail). Passing will not affect your GPA, but failing will. Keep in mind that P/F grading will not count toward Gen Eds, major or minor requirements, predictor courses etc.

    A course change form is also necessary when changing a course to Pass/Fail, but an instructor's signature is not required.

    You can pick up the necessary paperwork in Undergraduate Advising (if you're Undeclared) or the Registrar's Office  in 213 Whitmore.

    All paperwork must be COMPLETED and submitted by 5:00 pm on Thursday! 

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Isenberg School of Management INFO SESSIONS

    Interested in the BBA (Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations & Information Management), Hospitality & Tourism Management or Sport Management majors?

    Attend an Info Session!
    BBA:  Wednesday, October 15th  @ 5:30pm in the Bernie Dallas Room (5th floor Goodell)
    HTM: Wednesday, October 15th @5:30 pm  in Isenberg 106.

    Sport: Wednesday, October 15th @5:30 pm  in Isenberg 108.

    Here are some tips to keep in mind if you plan on attending:
    1. Get there early! To avoid fighting for a seat or worse, interrupting the session, be sure to get there approximately TEN MINUTES PRIOR to the start time. Treat it like a job interview and be professional--you don't have to wear your haute couture, but you do want to make a good impression.
    2. Know which session to attend! Upon arriving, they will direct you to different rooms based on your interests. Make sure you're in the right place! If you have multiple interests in SOM (both BBA and Sports Management, for example), you should attend an info session for BOTH programs.  Students interested in applying to Sport Management or HTM must attend an Information Session.
    3. Be informed! Read their website and be familiar with the program you are interested in, as well as procedures for applying.
    4. Have an Alternate Major in mind! Remember that you will be required to apply in order to gain admission--and that applications, by nature, can be rejected. Have an alternate major in mind just in case. For more information on suitable alternates, you can call (413) 545-2191 and make an appointment to see an advisor in our office

    Applications for ISOM majors are due on December 1.  If you miss this deadline you will have to wait until the Spring semester to apply.

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Columbus Day Schedule Change

     There are no classes on Monday, October 13 and most offices on campus will be closed.

    Tuesday, October 14 will follow a Monday class schedule.
    The rest of the week will follow a normal schedule. 
    The Academic Advising Link will be closed on Sunday and Monday.  It will reopen at 4:00pm on Tuesday. 

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    Weekly Preview: October 13 - 17

    Monday, October 13 is Columbus Day. No classes are held and most campus offices are closed.
    Tuesday will follow a Monday class schedule.  The rest of the week will be normal.
    The Academic Advising Link will be closed on Sunday and Monday and will reopen at 4:00pm on Tuesday.

    Applications to declare Public Health Sciences are due by Tuesday, October 14Click here for information about the Public Health Peer Advisors and to download the application.  Typed forms need to be delivered to the Public Health Peer Advising Office in 330 Arnold House.

    iCons applications are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, October 14Click here for more information about the program and to access the application.

    Isenberg School of Management Information Sessions for Sport Management, the BBA program, and Hospitality & Tourism Management will be held on Wednesday, October 15 promptly at 5:30pm.  Do not be late!
    • HTM will meet in Isenberg 106.
    • Sport Management will meet in Isenberg 108.
    • The BBA Program will meet in the Bernie Dallas Room on the 5th floor of Goodell.
    Attending an Information Session is required before applying to the Sport Management or HTM majors and highly recommended before applying to the BBA program.  Reread our earlier post on how to prepare for these information sessions.  Plan on meeting with an advisor to discuss a backup plan!

    Thursday, October 16 is the last day to drop with a W or change a class to Pass/Fail!  Reread our earlier post to learn moreCompleted paperwork must be passed in to the Office of the Registrar in 213 Whitmore before 5:00pm!  If you have questions about how a W or a Pass/Fail will affect you, make an appointment to talk to an advisor before Thursday

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    W-Drop Deadline is Oct. 16th!

    The Mid-Semester date is Thursday, October 16th. This is the deadline to drop a class with a "W" or elect to take a course Pass/Fail. Before you decide to do either, here are some things you need to know:

    Dropping with a W isn't a bad thing. It will not count against you should you decide to apply for/declare a major (as long as you have completed all the prerequisites, predictor courses, and any other requirements). Dropping a course at this point means a "W" will always remain on your transcript, but you will not receive a grade for that class, so the class will not affect your GPA. The W just indicates that you dropped a course after the Add/Drop deadline. You should consider withdrawing from a course with a "W" if you know that you are not doing well in it and there is little chance you can remedy that, especially if  your intended major expects a strong cumulative GPA or specific grade in that class. Be careful though that you are not going below 12 credits (full-time) in doing so, as doing so could have an effect on your financial aid, insurance, etc.

    There is actual paperwork required to withdraw from a course (you can't do it on SPIRE) and you will need your instructor's signature. So, don't  wait until the day of the deadline to make your decision!

    The mid-semester date is also your last chance to change a class to Pass/Fail grading. Rather than dropping a course from your schedule you can elect to remain in the class, but instead of getting a letter grade, your transcript will just indicate a P (if you pass) or an F (if you fail). A P will not affect your GPA, but an F will. If you're considering the P/F grading option, be careful! There are many things to consider before making this choice, including the fact that courses taken P/F may not count toward Gen Eds, major reqs, or predictor courses. Just like dropping with a W, electing to take a class P/F requires paperwork (but not an instructor's signature).

    You should see your advisor soon if you're considering either taking a W or changing a course to P/F. You can pick up the necessary paperwork in Undergraduate Advising (if you're Undeclared) or the Registrar's Office  in 213 Whitmore.

    Eric's Tip of the Week: Talking with your professors!

    Hey everyone! I'm Eric, a Peer Advisor here at Undergraduate Advising, and I am here to help you guys with any questions or concerns you may have. I know talking to your professor might be a little challenging or even scary so here are some tips on how to overcome those obstacles.

    • Read the Syllabus - We tell students to do this constantly! The syllabus is where you can find your professor's contact information, as well as information about how you will be graded in the class. 
    • Speak with your professor before/after class - Professors often arrive a little bit before class starts and stay after class ends for those students who have questions. Some professors may prefer to talk after class or during office hours rather than before class.
    • Use proper email etiquette - Professors may be willing to read and respond to your emails because they know students might need help outside of class, but if your email is full of lazy typos and rudeness, they will not take the time to answer your questions. Don't expect an immediate response, especially if you email them on a Friday afternoon or the weekend!
    •  GO TO OFFICE HOURS! - I cannot stress this one enough! Office hours are what I consider one of the most helpful ways to get to know your instructors. Most professors love when students come to their office hours because it shows that you, the student, are engaged in the course. They WANT you to come and ask them questions to help you understand the material or even get clarification about tests, homework, lecture. 
    Hopefully these little tips help you feel more comfortable talking with your professors! Be proactive!

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Family Weekend!

    As the leaves start to change and the temperature begins to drop, UMass hopes that you will join us for Family Weekend 2014! Invite your family to come spend a lovely autumn weekend with you on campus October 24-26! There will be a variety of events for the whole family including tours, athletic events, arts, and many fall festival activities. There will even be a fall foliage walk, wagon rides through campus, and trolley rides into Amherst! If you're interested, talk to your family about it today! Registration is now open with a pre-registration deadline of October 17th and fee of $30! Check-in is available on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Most of the events will be taking place on Saturday. Don't wait! Register today to spend a wonderful fall weekend in Amherst with your family!

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    UMass Women into Leadership

    Train. Lead. Inspire.

    Are you ready to take on a leadership role?

    Do you want to gain hands-on experience,expand your 

    professional network, and jump-start your career?

    Join UWiL and prepare for a career in public leadership -- earn 1 credit while you're at it! By application only.

    Who should apply?
    Any Undergraduate UMass Amherst woman, regardless of major, class year, political affiliation, ideology, or political experience. 

    How do I apply?

    What is the application deadline?
    October 15

    Have questions or need further information?
    Check out the website  here !

    Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Public Health Info Session and Application Deadline

    Curious about Public Health?  Thinking about declaring it as your major?  

    There will be a Public Health Information Session on Monday, October 6 from 6:00pm - 6:45pm in the Campus Center Room 911.  
    All UMass prospective Public Health majors should either meet with a peer advisor during drop-in hours or attend an information session before applying to the major.  Hours for the Public Health Peer Advising Drop-In Center can be found by clicking here 

    The deadline to apply to Public Health in order to take majors only classes in the Spring is Tuesday, October 14.   

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    Weekly Preview: October 6 - 10

    Curious about Public Health?  Thinking about declaring it as your major?  There will be a Public Health Information Session on Monday, October 6 from 6:00pm - 6:45pm in the Campus Center Room 911.  All UMass prospective Public Health majors should either meet with a peer advisor during drop-in hours or attend an information session before applying to the major.  Hours for the Public Health Peer Advising Drop-In Center can be found by clicking hereThe deadline to apply to Public Health in order to take majors only classes in the Spring is Tuesday, October 14.   

    To celebrate Latin@ Heritage Month, the Latin American Cultural Center and the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success are sponsoring An Evening with Raquel CepedaRaquel Cepeda is hip-hop.  She will talk about her work and her life experiences which encapsulate the history and aesthetics of the hip-hop generation.  Raquel is a leading journalist whose work has appeared in People, the Associated Press, The Village People, MTV News and  She will also talk about her book, "Birds of Paradise:  How I Became a Latina" which is her story of redemption.  Monday, October 6 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Student Union Ballroom

    There will be an iCons Information Session on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00pm in ISB 145.  iCons is a 20-credit academic program offered by the College of Natural Sciences.  Is iCons right for you? What are the program requirements? Will it fit into your schedule?  Click here to learn more about the program.  

    The BDIC 2014 Lecture Series begins on Wednesday, October 8 in 604 Goodell from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.  Come learn about opportunities in various careers from our distinguished speakers!  Sarah Beth Hill graduated from BDIC in 2009.  The entrepreneur will talk about how BDIC helped her found Perfect Strangers of NYC.  Pizza will be served.  RSVP by emailing: 

    Don't forget about the Mid-Semester Date!  Thursday, October 16 is the deadline to turn in completed paperwork to the Registrar's Office in order to change a class to Pass/Fail or drop with a W.  We'll have more information about this coming soon.  If you have questions now, stop by the Academic Advising Link in the Learning Commons in the DuBois Library to check in with our Peer Advisors.  They're there from 4:00pm - 8:00pm on Sundays through Thursdays to answer your questions!