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Editor's Note: The Office of International Student and Scholar Services, along with most other University offices, is on holiday curtailment. During the curtailment, e-mail, voice mail and faxes are being checked, but not every day. If there is a health or safety emergency, please call University Police at 607-777-2393. The ISSS will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 9:30am. We hope that our subscribers are enjoying their holiday.
As calendar year 2011 draws to a close, we wish all our subscribers a happy and peaceful New Year!
1. National Holidays for January
2. No ITC Shuttle Service December 26-January 2
3. Are You Assisting New International Students for Spring 2012?
4. “Planning to Take A Cruise” Information Has Been Updated
5. Winter Session Gen Ed "C" Course for Undergraduates
6. Attention Undergraduate and Graduate Students: Become a CCE Service Ambassador!
7. 2012-13 Scholarship for BU Undergraduate International Students: Preference for South Korean Students
The following countries are celebrating national holidays during the month of January:
OCC Transport will not have ITC shuttle service from Monday, December 26, through Monday, January 2. Regularly scheduled service will resume Tuesday, January 3. For more information, contact Public Relations Coordinator Jonathan Yousefzadeh at email@example.com.
New students will soon arrive to begin their studies for the Spring 2012 semester. If you are assisting a new student, be sure to bring him or her to the Office of International Student and Scholar Services beginning Tuesday, January 3 so that ISSS can give the student early arrival information. ISSS business hours for the weeks of January 3, January 9 and January 16 are 9:30am to 3:45pm weekdays except Thursdays, when the office is open from 11:30am to 3:45pm. The ISSS will return to its regular academic year office hours on Monday, January 23, 2012.
Orientation activities begin Wednesday, January 25, and orientation packets will be distributed during orientation check-in, Wednesday January 25 from 9:00am to 11:30am in the old University Union Tilman Lobby (in front of the Mandela Room). The orientation program schedule will be available after January 12. Once ready, it will be able to be viewed on the ISSS homepage: http://isss.binghamton.edu
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services received very favorable comments about the new “Planning to Take a Cruise” article that was announced in last week’s edition of ISSS-BU News, and may be viewed in the “Travel” section of the ISSS web page. We have added new information to the article, available at:
Are you an undergraduate student who needs a “C” course and wants to practice your writing skills over winter session? The following distance-learning winter session course has a few seats remaining. The class will be offered from January 9 to January 27. Please note, only the instructor can register you for the course. If interested, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Course number: SCHL 280B
Course title: Marriage, Divorce and Children's Adjustment
Gen Ed designations: C -- Composition
Course covers theories of intimate relationships, transitions to marriage and parenthood, divorce and remarriage and child adjustment during and after divorce. Essays will be shared amongst students for peer review and will then be submitted to the instructor for review. The process will provide students with several opportunities for revising their essays. The first draft will be worth 10% of the grade, second draft 15% of the grade and the final paper will be worth 25% of the grade for a total of 50% of the grade.
Students will be required to write a 20 page essay discussing various aspects of marriage, divorce and child adjustment using the information learned in the course as well as scholarly research journals.
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2012 CCE Service Ambassador program. Last semester, the CCE was fortunate enough to work with a number of your peers, who helped the CCE carry out its mission of helping students, faculty, and staff find meaningful opportunities to serve our community. We encourage you to follow this link and apply NOW, as the selection process for Service Ambassadors will be competitive and will begin soon. Applications are due by January 23rd, 2012.
To learn more about the CCE Service Ambassador program, click on the application link .As always, please feel free to contact the CCE with questions at email@example.com, 607-777-4287.
The Office of Financial Aid Services announces that applications are now being accepted for the 2012-13 Stanley Prep Scholarship for BU undergraduate international students. The scholarship is sponsored by Stanley Prep. To apply, students must meet the following criteria:
1) Be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time at BU with demonstrated academic merit (GPA of 3.5 or higher)
2) Preference for a student of South Korean descent (others may apply but students from South Korea are given first preference)
3) Must participate actively in school activities. Candidates are required to submit an essay describing their involvement in student activities at BU, along with a copy of their resume. You will also be asked which (if any) Korean Studies coursework you have taken at Binghamton University.
Go to this link for the required application cover sheet, which must be submitted with the essay and resume: http://www2.binghamton.edu/financial-aid/pdf/stanley-prep-scholarship.pdf
Deadline for submitting: Friday April 6, 2012 at 4:00pm to the Financial Aid and Student Records Office, Student Wing Room 109, or by fax to 607-777-6897 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to put Stanley Prep Scholarship Application in the subject line).
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Last Updated: 1/3/12