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Book orders for Fall 2015 courses DUE Wednesday, March 25.

Book orders for Fall 2015 courses are due to Melanie
( by Wednesday, March 25. Order form attached.
Please read through for guidelines that help with order accuracy and
obtaining desk copies.

Notes from staff:
-NOT ordering books? Using packets instead? Be sure to inform Melanie
either way.

-ISBN: Important! Include the ISBN to avoid receiving incorrect editions.

-DESK COPIES: Please only request desk copies of titles which you've
not previously received. If you've previously received a personal
desk copy of the same edition, one will not be requested for you
again. All TA's will have desk copies requested for them. Note that
publisher requests take weeks so timely submission of orders is very
helpful to you & your TA's. NOTE: Desk copies cannot be guaranteed
for faculty & instructors if the deadline for book orders is not met.

Bookstore guidelines:
-Submitting book orders early gives the Bookstore the opportunity to
pay students the best price for their books during buy-back.

-If you delete or change books after they have shipped from the
publisher, your research account will be charged for return fees.

-If you will be using a book in the future, please indicate when that
will be. This helps students save money by allowing the Bookstore to
plan their used copy purchases.

IMPORTANT: do not use old versions of order forms. Please use this order form:
Book order form BLANK.xlsx

Spring 2015 Finals Classroom Scheduling

Spring 2015 FACULTY and INSTRUCTORS: Please e-mail by Monday, March 9th to let us know if you WILL or WILL NOT be using your classroom during finals week. We need to notify the Office of Classroom Management of all course levels, so please be sure to include both your graduate and undergraduate level courses. If you are unsure of when your final is to be held click here. For information on final exam regulations click here

Heritage Studies and Public History Grad Group Happy Hour

THE HERITAGE STUDIES and PUBLIC HISTORY GRAD GROUP will be kicking off 2015 with a happy hour event at Republic (Seven Corners) on Thursday, March 5th from 4:30 - 6:00. Swing by to meet others doing work in these fields and learn a bit more about the group and its work. For more info contact Sarah Atwood at or Joe Whitson at

SRT Reports Completely Online

FACULTY & GRAD INSTRUCTORS: as of Spring 2014 the summary reports for Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) will be posted online. To access the reports login at using your University account. See below for full information

Graduate School Offering Free Workshops

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL is offering free, half-day workshops to graduate and professional students to develop presentation skills, effective meetings, and integrative leadership. Click here for more information.

Spring '15 Syllabi & Office Hours

Spring '15 Instructors and TAs please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to Zac at by Noon, Friday, January 23rd. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

Scott Hall Library: Book and Video Return

Reminder to all Faculty and Students: Please return any books and videos you have checked out from the department library. Return items to the "task box" in the main department office by Monday, January 12th.

Environment and Culture Caucus of the ASA Network Opportunity

SARAH STANFORD-MCINTYRE, a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the College of William & Mary would like to extend the offer to be on the listserv for the Environment and Culture Caucus of the ASA. It comprises a network of faculty and students broadly interested in environmental topics within the humanities. Contact Sarah Wald at for more information.

The Graduate School Initiative: The Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL invites faculty and graduate student interested in forming and funding a new Interdisciplinary Graduate Group to attend a panel presentation and information session on Tuesday, November 25th from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. in 101 Walter Library. For more information, contact Vicki Field (

The Immigration History Research Center Immigration Stories

THE IMMIGRATION HISTORY RESEARCH CENTER is extending the offer to participate in "Immigrant Stories" and to train students in digital storytelling. "Immigrant Stories" works with recent immigrants and their children to collect, share, and preserve their own unique stories. Contact Elizabeth Venditto ( for more information


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