Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Learn About Letterpress Printing
Looking for a fun 2-credit class for next semester? Want to see what a letterpress looks like and how it works? Or just interested in getting to print a souvenir?
Then take a break from studying and worrying about registration!
Come learn about letterpress printing with Professor Pederson!
There will be snacks!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Critical Language Scholarship Information Meeting
If you or your students are interested in summer overseas study scholarships for the languages listed below, please attend.
There will be a power point presentation by CLS representative Andy Bamber, and plenty of time for questions and answers. This is a competitive program, and the deadline for applications is mid-November, so don't miss this opportunity!
The Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program...provides fully-funded intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment overseas each summer for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students. CLS languages include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu.
Several of these programs do not require any previous study of the language and we encourage students of all disciplines to apply. Among our alumni are students of dentistry, geology, and agriculture in addition to the more traditional foreign language and political science majors.
The Summer 2013 application has just launched and will close on November 15. We are organizing an outreach visit to the Los Angeles area to spread the word about CLS and answer any questions students might have about the program or the application process.
More information on the program can be found in the attached flyer and at www.clscholarship.org.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Talking About Teaching
I’m pleased to announce the final Talking about Teaching lunch of the semester—on writing strong and effective letters of recommendation.
If you are interested in attending please RSVP to me by this Friday, Nov 2nd at 5pm.
We want to help our students succeed when applying to fellowships and awards, graduate and professional programs, employers and internship advisers, etc., but are we writing the most effective letters? At this Talking about Teaching lunch, staff from the Career Development Center, the Office of Fellowships, Pre-Health and Pre-Law advising, and the International Programs Office will inform us what their audiences/selection committees are looking for in letters and they will offer advice on how to write effective letters of recommendation that are appropriately tailored (showing us some strong examples).Panelists: Sue Pramov, Angela Wood, Valerie Savior, Robin Craggs