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Volume 6  |  Issue 10 | April 1, 2015

Hampshire College student reading in library

Have you had a chance to check out the Division III showcase in the library? Proposed, designed, and constructed by students involved in the Rehamping group, this project created a beautiful space that focuses on making all types of Division III media accessible to the community through rotating installations. The showcase celebrates the impressive work of our Division III students, and is a place for students and visitors to experience the array of papers, art, films, and productions that students create. It's another example of the ways that you play an integral role in the life of the College.

If you look around the campus you will find so many projects that were student-initiated over the last 40+ years: the yurt (and the radio station inside it), the tea house, the Bridge Café, the Airport Lounge, Mixed Nuts...the list goes on. Hampshire is surely a place where you can not only get involved, but can create change. It gives a new meaning to student-initiated education, doesn't it?

-- Jessica Ortiz, director of new student programs



Bon Voyage!
Many students consider traveling abroad as part of their Division II. Is this something you are thinking about? The global education office has many resources to help inform and support your planning process. Start by reading up on their tips for how to go abroad. GEO staff are always available to speak to you further, answer your questions, and help you figure out what opportunities might be best for you.

Housing Lottery
The housing lottery starts on Wednesday, April 22. The housing operations office website provides helpful information on the lottery as you think and plan for next year, including information about how lottery points are assigned, identity-based housing, sub-free housing, and more. Questions? Call the housing operations office at x5453.

Check out our blog!
Did you miss a new student program that you had hoped to attend? We provide a brief overview of each program on our blog shortly after the program takes place, with highlights and contact information for facilitators. Visit often to keep yourself informed!


Monday, April 6: Fall Term Preregistration Begins
Courses for fall semester are viewable on TheHub, so start taking a look now and coming up with a tentative list of courses that you'd like to take. Registration times have been posted on TheHub. Log in and look under your "approvals and holds" menu to see what registration time you have been assigned. Questions? Call central records at x5421.

Tuesday, April 7: Effective Oral Presentations
Have an oral presentation assigned as part of a final project? Looking to improve your public speaking and learn how to better use visual aids? Join the Transformative Speaking Program Peer Mentors for a workshop on Tuesday, April 7 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the FPH East Lecture Hall, with tips on how to prepare for oral presentations and maximize your impact!

Friday, April 10: Enrollment notification deadline
This is the date by which you must notify the Center for Academic Support and Advising if you are not going to be here for fall semester. If you are thinking about taking a leave of absence or going on field study, you will need to let CASA know before this date.

Monday, April 13: Last day to drop courses with a "W"
As the add/drop period is now over, you can no longer drop courses without them still appearing on your transcript. If you are still signed up for a course you are no longer in, you'll want to be sure to complete a course drop form and submit it to Central Records before April 13. A "W" ("withdrawn") will appear on your transcript next to the course name. If you don't drop it by this date, you will receive a "no evaluation" notation for the course (which is equivalent to failing a course).

Thursday, April 16: Avoiding Plagiarism: A workshop on what it is, how to avoid it, and why it matters.
Having trouble figuring out how and when to cite sources? Worried about accidentally plagiarizing in your assignments? Join the research librarians, Writing Center faculty, and CASA for this new workshop, designed to help you better understand plagiarism, its impact, and how to get answers your questions. Thursday, April 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m., FPH Faculty Lounge.

Tuesday, April 21: Division I Portfolio-Making Party
Are you ready to pass Division I? Have questions about putting together your portfolio? Want some free supplies? Join New Student Programs and Laura Melbin from the Center for Academic Support and Advising on Tuesday, April 21 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Merrill Living Room for free snacks, portfolio-making supplies, and advice.


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student on bike

Make Your Own Trail Mix: April 8, Dakin Living Room
Back by popular demand! Need a snack break? Stop by the Dakin Living Room on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. to make yourself a study snack. Free pretzels, peanuts, almonds, granola, raisins, craisins, chocolate chips, and M&Ms. Yum!

The 29th Annual CLPP Conference: From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom: April 10-12
Join over 1,000 student and community activists to learn, strategize, network, and build a stronger movement for reproductive freedom. Speakers from the U.S. and abroad will offer more than 75 workshops and trainings that will inspire, inform, and revitalize your work. Pre-registration is required. Visit the conference website for more details.

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