Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Footnotes: The English Department Newsletter

Volume 57 | October 1, 2012| Number 4

FROM THE GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICE

Fellowship Payment
Graduate students on fellowship for the Fall semester (8/16/12-12/15/12), will receive their last fellowship payment on 12/16/12.

Congratulations!
Kaitlin Marks-Dubbs
successfully passed her Special Field exam with distinction on Writing Studies (Prior, Ch.; Hawisher, Littlefield, Schaffner) on 9/24/12.

Fall 2012 - Dates to Remember
October 5: Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a first half-session course or to change
from credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
October 5: Last day to drop a first half-session course
October 19: Last day for student to drop a semester course on Web Self-Service
October 22: Second half-session courses begin
October 29: Registration for spring begins.  Start times vary.  See you time ticket for your exact
enrollment time at UI Integrate Self-Service
November 9: Last day to add a second half-session course
November 16: Last day to withdraw from the current term without a grade of W
November 16: Last day to elect credit/no-credit option for a semester course or to change from
credit/no-credit option to a regular grade
November 16: Last day for student to drop a semester course without a grade of W (without
approval)
November 16: Last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree
November 16: Last day to add name to Dec degree list.  Must use Web Self-Service
Nov 17 - 25: Fall vacation for students
Nov 22 - 23: Thanksgiving Break (all campus holiday)
November 26: Instruction resumes
November 30: Deadline for Graduate Student Academic Services office to receive the final exam
Certificate of Result
December 7:  Last day to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertations
December 7:  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
December 7:  Last day to drop a second half-session course
December 12: Instruction ends
December 13: Reading Day
December 13: Last day to add or drop a second half-session course with approval (a W is recorded)
December 13: Last day to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)
December 13:  Last day to change a grade of DFR (in a non-thesis course) or I, awarded last spring or
summer to prevent F by rule
December 14: Last day to complete deposit of December master’s theses
Dec 14 – 20: Final examination period       
December 21:  Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating
students
December 24:  December degree conferral (no commencement)

 

COLLOQUIUM

Center for Writing Studies’ Colloquium Series
Valerie Kinloch
Associate Professor of Literacy Studies
The Ohio State University
October 4, 2012
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Room 126 LIS

“Youth Literacy Practices in Schools and Communities: Promises and Possibilities”

Focusing on the literacy lives, practices, and experiences of young people across local and global contexts, this presentation investigates ways to collaborate with youth to create critical literacy opportunities in classrooms and communities. Youth literacy narratives about community and schooling, about academic success and academic underachievement, for example, will be discussed in ways that challenge us to listen to (and center) the perspectives of young people in curricular decisions and in community involvement. In so doing, this presentation argues that stronger connections be made between school and community sites and practices as these connections have serious implications for the literacy lives of young people.

For more information, contact Teresa Bertram at 333-3251 (tbertram@illinois.edu)

 

REMINDER TO FACULTY & GRAD STUDENTS

The English Department requires a copy of your syllabus for each class you are teaching.  If you have not submitted your syllabus for this semester, please send it electronically as a pdf to Angela at
axsmith@illinois.edu.  If you are unable to send this as a pdf file, then you can send it as a .doc file. Thanks for your attention to this matter.