April 30, 2006

END OF THE YEAR GRADUATION CELEBRATION AND SMALL WORLD COFFEE HOUR

Join the office of International Students and Scholar Services for the second annual year-end celebration this coming Friday, May 5, from 4 to 6 pm at the Bistro West (Humphrey Center) and the Carlson courtyard (if the weather cooperates!).

The event honors graduating international students and is a time for all internationals and their families and friends to gather and celebrate the end of the academic year. There will be live music by Tres Mundos, refreshments, and a slide show. Everybody is invited!

Friday, May 5th, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Bistro West (Humphrey Center)

Posted by kwalter at 1:31 PM

April 25, 2006

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Don DeBoer

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

Partner Dance Classes as an Adjunct to Couples Counseling
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
310 F Wulling Hall

Posted by kwalter at 12:58 PM

ISSS: QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION ABOUT GENERAL HEALTH AND INSURANCE

On WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, Boynton’s International Health Advocates (IHA) would like to invite you to participate in a chat room to discuss your questions regarding health insurance and general health on Wednesday, April 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. For instructions on how to participate please go to, www.bhs.umn.edu/iha/chat.htm The chat room will work best for those using a computer that has a high speed Internet connection. The IHAs are co-sponsored by Culture Corps.

Posted by kwalter at 6:53 AM

April 21, 2006

International Pizza & Talks 2005-06

Join us for free pizza and talks on:

Social Security Reform: A Case Study of Chile with Implications for Education and U.S

Monday, April 24, Noon - 1:30 pm
Room 250 Wulling Hall (86 Pleasant St. SE, Mpls)


Presented by Dario Menanteau-Horta, Center for Rural Sociology and Community Analysis

No reservations are necessary. This program is sponsored by the International Education Committee in the College of Education and Human Development.

Posted by kwalter at 10:13 AM

April 17, 2006

SMALL WORK COFFEE HOUR THIS UPCOMING FRIDAY, April 21!!!

Feeling Lonely? Tired after the LONG week of study?
Do you want to reconnect with old friends?
Do you want to make new friends?

Come join us at the Small World Coffee Hour (SWCH). This FREE Program provides an opportunity for Internationals and US Americans to socialize with those of similar interests in a casual environment.

The Small World Coffee Hour Staff invites you to this week's special "Africa today.? Come with the appetite for ethnic food, African music, exciting games and activities, and prizes to win!

We will also have our freshly brewed hot coffee, flavorful tea, and a relaxed environment where you can meet old friends, make new ones, or simply "network."

Come alone or with your friends! Hope to see you there!

Where: 110 Heller Hall, West Bank, U of M

When: April 21, 4 P.M-6 P.M.

Theme: Africa

Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services

Co-Sponsored by Illume International, Student Activities Office, Coca Cola


END OF THE YEAR & GRADUATION CELEBRATION
Friday, May 5, 2006
West Bank Bistro, Humphrey Center (lower level)


Come join us for a special Small World Coffee Hour: End of The Year & Graduation Celebration! Celebrate all of your accomplishments, adventures, and happy events this year with your colleagues, friends and family! Enjoy: Live music by the band Tres Mundos! Free refreshments! "Happy Memories" Slide Show! Have your souvenir photo taken with Goldy Gopher! And much more! This event will be held on Friday May 5, in the West Bank Bistro (lower level of the Humphrey Center), from 4pm – 6pm. The celebration is co-sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services and the Office of International Programs, for more information visit: www.isss.umn.edu/services/Celebration.html

Posted by kwalter at 3:32 PM

April 14, 2006

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK

The week of April 17th-21st is Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

GAPSA and its Member Councils are hosting a variety of activities and events. For more information, see http://www.gapsa.umn.edu/index.htm

Posted by kwalter at 1:53 PM

REVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

As you may be aware, the Educational Psychology Department is participating in a review of our programs for which we’ve been preparing over the last several months. On Thursday, April 20, external reviewers will be visiting with faculty and students as part of this process.

If you would like to learn more about the graduate program in Educational Psychology, the review process, and why program reviews are conducted, please join Jennifer McComas for an information session for students on Tuesday, April 18, 9:00-9:45 a.m. in 128 Burton. Refreshments will be provided.

Posted by kwalter at 9:54 AM

AWARDS CEREMONY AND RECEPTION

Colleagues and students are invited to join us in saluting

Professor Joan Garfield

for excellence in teaching. Joan is a recipient of the 2005-06 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Gradaute and Professional Education. This award recognizes contributions to postbaccalaureate, graduate, and professional education through excellence in instruction; involvement of students in research, scholarship, and professional development; development of instructional programs; and advising and mentoring of students.

Monday, April 24, 3:30 (registration); 3:45 (program); reception to follow.
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis

RSVP: Phone: 612 625 9174; Email: brek0045@umn.edu; Online: www.alumni.umn.edu/distinguished teaching

Posted by kwalter at 9:04 AM

April 13, 2006

WORKSHOP: Developing Your Ideas for Publication in APA Style: Resources for Professionals and Graduate Students

Wednesday, April 19, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 315 Nicholson Hall.


This workshop offers guidelines for publication in APA style, the most widely used citation style for professional work in education fields. Writers will learn about the submissions process, specific citation requirements, and where to submit articles.

Presenters are Dana Lundell, director of CRDEUL; and Jeanne Higbee, senior adviser for CRDEUL. Both are coeditors of the Center's publication series, including reports, books, monographs, and proceedings.

No RSVP is required to attend this event.

Posted by kwalter at 2:44 PM

April 6, 2006

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY

The Center for Teaching and Learning Services is offering a retreat for graduate students and posdoctoral fellows who have NOT yet participated in Preparing Future Faculty's GRAD 8101 (Teaching in Higher Education).

The retreat will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM. The cost is $10 and includes workshops, refreshments, and lunch. For more information and to register, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/pff/retreat/index.html.

Space is limited to 60 participants. Registration deadline is May 11, 2006.

Posted by kwalter at 11:08 AM

STUDENT TRAVEL FUNDS: May 12 Deadline

The Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be based on the number requests received, up to a maximum of $400 per student. (Last year, students requesting funds received $250 in reimbursement.)

To request funds you must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student and travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. Your faculty advisor must approve the travel. Send your advisor a letter noting the title of the paper presentation, including all authors and presenters, and the name date and location of the conference. Also include proof of attendance, a copy of the conference program showing the presentation, original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement. Your advisor should sign the letter, noting his/her approval.

Submit all of the above and a completed expense reimbursement form to Lori (PsyF), Mary (SpEd and CSPP) or Deb (SchPsy) by May 12, 2006. No late requests will be considered. If you are presenting after June 20 (e.g. APA), those requests will be considered during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Posted by kwalter at 10:00 AM

CENTER FOR COGNITIVE SCIENCES COLLOQUIUM

Neurolinguistics of Sign Language
Judy Kegl
Linguistics
University of Southern Maine

Thursday, April 13, 2006
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
N119 Elliott Hall

Light refreshments will be served prior to colloquium.

Posted by kwalter at 9:52 AM