Hello All,
Here is a way we are trying to support your academic Success.

* Late Night at MCAE: MCAE Instructional Center has extended hours to 9pm for weekdays Wednesday, May 2 through Wednesday May 9). Study rooms will be available for Quiet Study and Group Study.

* May 2 at 6pm: Final Exam Strategy workshop. pre-register at: http://z.umn.edu/examweekmcae

* Through May 4: Walk-in tutoring for math, science, social science and selected foreign languages. http://z.umn.edu/mcaewalkintutoring

* Get ready for math finals! On-line Practice Finals page http://z.umn.edu/mcaepracticefinals

* Saturday, May 5: MCAE Exam Jam session: 9am-1pm. Peer Research Consultants, Writing Consultants, food/snacks! pre-register at: z.umn.edu/examjamreg

* Monday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 9: Exam Week Study Sessions for general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics: pre-register at: http://z.umn.edu/examweekmcae.

* Exam Week walk-in hours for advanced math, physics, and astronomy: http://z.umn.edu/mcaewalkintutoring

Study Abroad for Fall of 2012?

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Hello All,
Here are some programs that are not full yet incase you wanted to explore the option.
Have a great week, Tex


ARGENTINA
Language & Culture in Argentina
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/americas/buenosaires.php

FRANCE
Study Abroad in Montpellier, France
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/europe/montpellier.php

ITALY
Study Abroad in Florence, Italy
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/europe/florence.php

ITALY
Study Abroad in Rome, Italy
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/europe/rome.php

SPAIN
International Program in Toledo
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/europe/toledo.php

TANZANIA
Study Abroad in Tanzania
http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/africa/tanzania.php

International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Scholarship opportunity!
Deadline: May 1, 2012 (for fall 2012 or 2012-13 academic year)
Award Amount: $1,500

We are excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students. The International Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Scholarship is designed to promote learning abroad opportunities to undergraduate students by providing critical funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project. The learning abroad program must be a semester or academic year in length involving a minimum of 100 hours dedicated to research that occurs onsite.

For more information: http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/students/finances/scholarships/urop-scholarship.php

Funding is provided by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Learning Abroad Center (LAC), and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Week of March 19th - M-ASAP Check In Visits

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Hi, Hope you had a great Spring Break.

It's M-ASAP Mid Semester Visit time:)

What can we talk about? Scholarships, Study Abroad, Internships, Academics, Graduation Goals, Life!

I have enjoyed meeting with many of you and now I hope to meet some more.

I have several openings where you can sign up for a visit, First Come First Serve.

So, email at tex@umn.edu and let me know when you are avaialble and I will slot us in for a short check-in visit.

Wednesday, March 21st
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Thursday, March 22nd
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Friday, March 23rd
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2:30pm - Paja

Hello, Happy Semester, M-ASAP Program announces:

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Peer Research Consultants (PRCs) are back for spring semester!
The Peer Research Consultants provide one-on-one assistance to students to help them develop the research strategies needed to find sources for an excellent research paper.
We have drop-in hours in Wilson, Walter or in MCAE in Appleby Hall or students can make an appointment. *NEW this semester* is weekend hours at Wilson Library.

Check schedule on the "Course Resources" tab or http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/prc.

What are the PRCs?
The Peer Research Consultants provide one-on-one assistance to students to help them develop the research strategies needed for an excellent research paper. They can give students an overview of using the libraries for research, formulating a paper topic and search, helping students to find scholarly articles, books, and more. They are upper-level undergraduates who have gone through 10+ hours of training on using the libraries and helping students to do the same.

But why do we need both PRCs and librarians?
We know from the research, that undergraduates and especially first year students can be intimidated by the libraries and librarians. The PRCs work on a peer tutor model that is successful for a variety of disciplines. Often, first year students prefer to work with a fellow student than a librarian, who can be seen as an authority figure. The PRCs guide students to the subject librarians when needed and make it easier for students to set up that interaction.

What do students have to say about the PRCs?
"She was very helpful when I was looking for specific information on the library website. She explained the website very well and gave excellent tips!"
"He was very helpful in helping me figure out what I wanted to write my paper on and where I could find the sources. Afterwards I was able to understand my paper."
"Approachable advising that assisted me with furthering my research goals; very useful."

What do instructors have to say about the PRCs?
"...one of my students came in raving about his experience with the peer research consultants....Since then a couple more students have made visits and in their emails to me, I see that their research focus is improving. This is a great service!"

The University of Minnesota Libraries have partnered with the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and the SMART Learning Commons to provide the PRC Program.

For an MCAE Schedule call 612.6246386

Stressed out about finals? Come study with us at EXAM JAM!

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Stressed out about finals? Come study with us at EXAM JAM!
Saturday, December 10: 9am-1pm at MCAE (140 Appleby Hall), 1pm-5pm at SMART Learning Commons (204 Walter Library)

Practice tests! Food/snacks! Tutors and consultants available in math, science, social science and selected foreign language! Writing Consultants and Peer Research Consultant will also be available during the MCAE session from 9am-1pm.

Here's the link for pre-registration. We'll be using this for alerting students in case of adverse weather conditions.
Short link: z.umn.edu/examjamreg
Full link (in case this breaks):
https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dENlX3lqU2dLUExsZWFvR0VqZXFReUE6MQ

See these tips for making the most of Exam Jam.

Exam Jam promotion materials (postcards and table tents) available on the MCAE Staff web site under Instructional Center.

Co-sponsored by MCAE, SMART Learning Commons, University Libraries, Center for Writing
Student Organization co-sponsors for MCAE 9am-1pm: In the Mix, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)

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