Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Footnotes: The English Department Newsletter

Volume 57 | April 15, 2013| Number 26

FROM THE GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICE

Upcoming Events
Shawn Gilmore’s final defense is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 from 10-12
Erin Heath’s final defense is scheduled for Monday, April 29 from 11:30-2:30
Isabel Quintana-Wulf’s final defense is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 from 8-10


Spring 2013 – Dates to Remember 
April 19:  Last day to complete deposit of May doctoral dissertations
April 26:  Last day to elect credit-no-credit option for a second half-session course or to change
from credit-no-credit option to a regular grade
April 26:  Last day to drop a second half-session course
April 26:  Last day to complete deposit of May master’s theses
May 1: Instruction ends
May 2: Reading Day
May 2: Last day to add or drop a second half-session course with approval (a W is recorded)
May 2: Last day to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)
May 2:  Last day to change a grade of DFR (in a non-thesis course) or I, awarded last fall to
prevent F by rule
May 3 -10: Final examination period       
May 12:  May degree conferral (Commencement)
May 17:  Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating
students

Summer 2013 – Dates to Remember
5pm May 10:   Deadline to cancel summer 1 (4 week) and SF (summer full term) registration if not registered for any other summer course
May 13:   Instruction begins
May 17:   Last day for student to add a S1 course
May 17:   Deadline to submit forms to elect to audit a course for S1
May 27:   Memorial Day, All campus holiday
May 31:   Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a S1 course or to change from credit/no-credit
option to a regular grade
May 31:   Last day to drop a S1 course without a grade of W
May 31:   Last day to withdraw from S1
5pm June 7:   Deadline to cancel SS1 Independent Study and summer 2 registration if you are not
enrolled for any other summer course
June 7:   Classes end
June 8:   Final examination period
June 10:   Eight week courses and SS1 Independent Study courses begin
June 21:   Last day to add a first half-session course (S2a)
June 21:   Last day to add an 8 week (S2) course
June 21:   Deadline to submit forms to elect to audit a course for S2
June 28:   Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a first-half session course (S2a) or to change
from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
June 28:   Last day to drop a first-half session (S2a) course
June 28:   Last day to take final exam for Aug doctoral degree
July 4:    All campus holiday
July 5:    Last day to add name to Aug degree list.  Must use Web Self-Service
July 5:    Deadline for Office of the Registrar to receive the final exam Certificate of Result
July 8:    Second-half courses begin
July 12:    Last day to complete deposit of Aug doctoral dissertations
July 19:    Last day to complete deposit of Aug Master's theses
July 19:    Last day to withdraw from S2 without a grade of W
July 19:    Last day for student to drop a S2 or SS1 Independent Study course
July 19:    Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a S2 or SS1 Indep. Study course or to change
from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
July 19:    Last day to add a second half-session (S2b) course
July 26:    Last day to drop a second half-session (S2b) course
July 26:    Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a second half-session (S2b) course or to change
from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
August 1:   Instruction ends - (noon)
August 1:   Reading Day - (1pm)
Aug 2-3:    Final examination period
August 5:   August degree conferral (no commencement)
August 9:   Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students

 

2013 Spring Writing Contest Reading

Time: Wednesday, April 17, 4:30 PM
Location: Authors Corner (2nd floor), Illini Union Bookstore
Eleven Readers!

Laura Adamczyk
Dana Byerwalter
David Ethan Chambers
David Huettner
Rebecca Kaplan
Ethan Madarieta
Natalie Mesnard
Eric Thomas
Amanda Toledo
Lucilena Williams
Kelsey Wiora

Read about the individual winners, both undergraduate and graduate, at http://creativewriting.english.illinois.edu/undergraduate/awards/ and
http://creativewriting.english.illinois.edu/graduate/awards/.



ACLS Funding Opportunities

Information Session:  ACLS Funding Opportunities
Date: April 16, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Levis Faculty Center, 3rd floor (919 W Illinois St., Urbana, IL 61801)
Nicole A. Stahlmann (Director of Fellowships, ACLS)

About this event:

Dr. Nicole Stahlmann, Director of Fellowship Programs at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), will host an information session. The presentation will provide an overview of ACLS funding opportunities for faculty and advanced graduate students, and provide information on research proposal preparation and ACLS’s peer-review process. The presentation will conclude with an opportunity for Q&A.

The American Council of Learned Societies offers research support to faculty and advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences through more than a dozen fellowship programs. With over $15 million in annual fellowship stipends to be awarded in the current 2012-13 competition, ACLS is one of the largest supporters of scholars in the humanities.

About the presenter:

Nicole A. Stahlmann<http://illinois.edu/1940/stahlmannnicole.jpg>

Nicole A. Stahlmann is the director of fellowship programs of the American Council of Learned Societies. She oversees a large portfolio of initiatives to support individual and collaborative research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including the innovative New Faculty Fellows and Public Fellows programs. Prior to joining ACLS in 2008, Stahlmann was Program Director of the International Dissertation Research Fellowships (IDRF) Program and Director of the Fellowships Office at the Social Science Research Council for seven years.

Before receiving her Ph.D. in American studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz (Germany), she was a graduate fellow at Columbia University, a teaching fellow at Bowdoin College, and an Erasmus scholar at the Rijksuniversiteit, Gent (Belgium). Stahlmann's research interests include theories of transnationalism, transculturation, and migration, with a specific focus on the Caribbean diaspora. Stahlmann is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.

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