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The William Tell Coleman Library is having a book sale. Click on book-sale-fall-2008-1 for more information.

Graduate Writing Center Opening

Graduate Writing Center Grand Opening!

October 1, 2008

  • The GWC is re-opening this semester with extended hours and extended services!
  • The GWC offers free professional tutoring by trained tutors!
  • In addition to English writing tutoring, the GWC now offers writing tutoring in Spanish, French, and Arabic!

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 3-8

Friday 10-2

French appointments: Wednesday 5-8 pm; Friday 1-2

Spanish appointments: Tuesday 5-8 pm; Friday 10-1

Arabic appointments: Monday 5-8 pm; Thursday 3-6 pm

To Sign up for an appointment, visit the GWC adjacent to the Simoneau House. You may sign up for an appointment using the sign-up sheet hanging near the door.

PLEASE NOTE: ONE APPOINTMENT PER WEEK PER STUDENT.

What is the “J-Term”?

The What, When and Why of Winter Term (or J-Term, for short)

Winter Term, which many call J-Term for short-hand, will run from January 5-30, 2009 this year. We have extended its length this year to four weeks to allow more courses needing additional time to be offered as well as to provide extended time for off-campus activities. J-Term is considered part of our Spring Term so students may receive financial aid and/or use their comprehensive tuition fee to cover the tuition cost of these opportunities.

J-Term is designed to offer both students and members of our faculty unique opportunities for intensive, often immersive, study and learning that reflects and reinforces our commitment to immersive, higher order, and/or and open architecture learning. Thus, students may study at the Institute or away from it, independently or as participants in a course; they may also find opportunities for short term internships, group activities, and field trips abroad or locally. The goal is to provide students with innovative and diverse educational opportunities beyond what can be offered during our regular fall and spring terms.

For more information about what courses and activities are being offered during J-Term this academic year, please contact the dean of your graduate program.

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