September 16, 2005

Interested in Study Abroad?


The annual Learning Abroad Fall Fair will be held Wednesday, September 21,
10:00 am–2:30 pm on the west end of the Washington Avenue bridge.

In addition to Learning Abroad Center staff, the fair will feature representatives from a host of learning abroad co-sponsors and partners. This is a great opportunity for students to communicate directly with program experts, and to get a first hand look at the breadth of international opportunities that are available.

Posted by at 11:30 AM

September 15, 2005

Upcoming Events


I have my office hours on Mondays from 10 to 11 AM at Espresso 22. It's in the Dinkydome, which is at 1501 University Ave. Just a block over from the bell auditorium, you just want to walk on University towards 15th Ave. I would really like to get to know ya'll better. It will help me find out what kinds of activities I should tell y'all about throughout the semester. I have been at the U for a while, and did a wide variety of things. I can answer your questions or just chat. So stop by when I have office hours.

I wanted to tell y'all about homecomming week which starts this Saturday. There is going to be a lot of stuff going on, so go to thewebsite where you can check out the callender. There are also a few things going on at the Career and Community Learning Center (CCLC) which might be of interest to you.


  • Tuesday, October 18 (register by October 6)
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall
  • Join fellow U of M students at this popular 3-course-meal catered by
    D'Amico! While there, learn how to professionally handle any dining
    situation. $14.
    Click here to go to the website!

  • Wednesday, October 5
  • 4 to 5:45 p.m.
  • U of M Law School, 25 Mondale Hall
  • Thinking about law school? Have your questions answered by a
    attorney, the Director of Admissions from the U of M Law School, and
    CCLC's pre-law advisor.Click here to go to the website!

  • Wednesday, September 21
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall
  • Want to help change the world without leaving the Twin Cities? Find an
    internship or volunteer opportunity that matches almost any major or
    interest. More than 85 organizations working for social change will be
    at CCLC's annual Community Involvement Fair. It's free and
    is not required. Stop by and get involved!Click here for more information.

  • Wednesday, September 28
  • noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • 110 Heller Hall
  • Are you a social sciences student interested in grad school? At this
    info session, you'll learn how to prepare for and apply to graduate
    programs that are a good fit for you. You'll also get free pizza.
    You can register here.

Hopefully I'll see some of you on Monday.

Posted by at 6:51 PM

September 7, 2005

Attaching files to e-mails

Here are the steps to successfully attaching files to your e-mails. Part 1 gets you into your e-mail, and Part 2 tells you how to attach the e-mail. Here goes:


On the address bar near the top, delete whatever is in there, and type in From here you will jump to a new page. On this new page click on Web mail Pro: IMAP based webmail.

You will again come to a new screen which asks you to type in your internet id (which is the same as your X500 number, which is the same as the digits and letters that come before the @ symbol in your U of M email address) and password. Once you type these in correctly and click the Login button. If don correctly, you should now be on your main email page. Here, click Write New Message which is located on the top left part of your screen.

3)Now you will be at a page where you compose your email. Fill in the To: field with your own email address (if you want to email this to yourself). Once you type it in, click the To button on the right side of where you typed in your email address. Type the subject and body of the email if you would like as well.


1) To attach a file Browse and a new window should appear. In this window find the file you would like to send (if you donít see it but you know where it is, click the window bar next to Look in near the top of this window and find the appropriate location of where your file is located).

2)Once you find the file, click it (which should highlight it) and then click the Open button. Now the window should disappear, and you are back to your email composition screen. Click the Attach File button.

3)Now click the Send button on the top and you are done.

4)After sending the email, the screen will go back to your inbox. If you sent it to your U of M email, you might not see your newly sent email right away. To do so simply refresh the screen (which can be done by clicking the refresh button near the top of the navigation screen).

Hope this was helpful.

Posted by at 6:51 PM

September 6, 2005

Hate your roommate already?

Here is an article from the Star Tribune with advice on how to deal. Find it here. And here.

Posted by at 11:15 AM

August 22, 2005

getting around campus

My suggestion (and its a no brainer) is to keep your campus map handy the first few weeks. Dont leave the dorm without it. The mall is the center of campus. Once you know how to get there, you can figure out how to get anywhere on campus.

Posted by at 5:10 PM

Getting Ready for School

This thread is all about how you are preparing for your first year in college. What have you done this summer to get ready for the Fall 2005 semester at the University of Minnesota? What are you excited about? What are you concerned about? Do you have questions or ideas to share with your fellow CLA 1001 students?

Posted by at 12:49 PM