Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Footnotes: The English Department Newsletter

Volume 58 | August 26, 2013| Number 1

WELCOME NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS AND FACULTY!


What is Footnotes?

For those of you who are new to the department, Footnotes is the English Department’s weekly newsletter. Footnotes will contain important Graduate College deadlines, submission deadlines for call for papers, conference announcements, registration deadlines, faculty accomplishments and graduate student accomplishments (if permission form is turned in) as well as other valuable information.

To submit information for future editions, please send the information to ckclark@illinois.edu or put the flyer or brochure that contains the information in mailbox #93. All information needs to be received by Thursday in order to be included in the following Monday’s edition. 

FROM THE GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICE

Fellowship Payment
Graduate students on fellowship for the Fall semester (8/16/13-12/15/13), will receive their last fellowship payment on 12/16/13.

Pictures
Anyone wanting an updated picture should stop by 210 EB by September 20.  These pictures will be posted in the glass case outside 208 EB.

Congratulations!
Erin Heath
successfully defended her dissertation “In Plane Sight: Theories of Film Spectatorship and Animation” ( Curry, Ch.; Capino, Kaganovsky, Neupert) on 4/29/13.

Patricia Sunia successfully passed her Special Field exam on American Literature 1803-1900 (Murison, Ch.; Loughran, Freeburg, Koshy) on 4/30/13.

Isbabel Quintana-Wulf successfully defended her dissertation “The Underside of Borders: Reading Chican@ and Native American Literature at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century.” (Rodríguez, Ch.; Somerville, Parker, Byrd, Castro) on 5/2/13.

Patrick Fadley successfully passed his Special Field exam on Early Modern English Literature (Perry, Ch.; Mohamed, Gray, Frost) on 5/9/13

Vanessa Rouillon successfully defended her dissertation “Reconfiguring Racial Uplift: Church-Sponsored African American Educational, Literary, and Archival Work in the Early Twentieth Century” (Prendergast, Ch., Mortensen (Co-Chair); Deck, Kirsch) on 5/29/13.

Ben Bascom successfully passed his Special Field exam on Early American Literature (Loughran, Ch.; Somerville, Murison, Greenhill) on 5/31/13.

Kimberly Fonzo successfully defended her dissertation “Late Medieval Authorship and the Prophetic Tradition” (Barrett, Ch.; Camargo, Fresco, Staley) on 6/7/13.


Fall 2013 - Dates To Remember
September 2: Labor Day (All Campus Holiday)
September 9: Last day for student to add a semester course without permission
September 9: Deadline to submit forms to elect to audit a course for the semester
October 4: 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 4: Last day to drop a first half-session course
October 18: Last day for student to drop a semester course on web self-service
October 21: Second half-session courses begin
November 4: Registration for spring begins. Start times vary. See your time ticket for your exact enrollment time at UI Integrate Self-Service
November 8: Last day to add a second half-session course
November 15: Last day to withdraw from the current term without a grade of W
November 15: 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 15: Last day for student to drop a semester course without a grade of W (without approval)
November 15: Last day to take final exam for December doctoral degree
November 15: Last day for students to add themselves to Dec degree list via web UI Integrate Self- Service and for departments to add students who do not have access to UI Integrate Self-Service
November 22: Deadline for Graduate Student Academic Services office to receive the final exam Certificate of Result
Nov 23-Dec 1: Fall vacation for students
Nov 28 - 29: Thanksgiving Break (all campus holiday)
December 2: Instruction resumes
December 6: Last day to complete deposit of December doctoral dissertations
December 6: 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 6: Last day to drop a second half-session course, without a grade of W (without approval)
December 11: Instruction ends
December 12: Reading Day
December 12: Last day to add or drop a second half-session course with approval (a W is recorded)
December 12: Last day to add or drop a semester course with approval (a W is recorded)
December 12: 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 13: Last day to complete deposit of December master’s theses
Dec 13 – 20: Final examination period    
December 20: Last date for receipt of completed petitions in the Graduate College for graduating students
December 23: December degree conferral (no commencement)