ASP Workshop on Outlining.
The Academic Support Program
will present the second of three Fall workshops on Tuesday, October 9, 12:00-1:00
pm, in Rm. 590
(for day students) and Wednesday, October 10, at 5:00-5:50
pm, in Rm. 590
(for evening students). This workshop will focus on different
approaches to the course outlining process and will feature students and faculty
sharing tips for assembling a useable and complete course outline. Although the
programs are mainly aimed at first-year students, all students are welcome to
attend.Student Health Insurance Cards: Now Available for Pick-up.
(If you do not have health insurance through the school, you may ignore this
The student health insurance cards for most students have arrived
and may be picked up from Denise Lang outside my office (320C) during normal business
hours (except 1:00-2:00pm, when she is at lunch). Note to first-year students:
I have been informed by Main Campus that we have only some of the cards for first-year
students. If your card is not here when you come to pick it up, we will ask you
to put your name on a list, and we will email you when your card arrives.Construction
The building directly south of the Downtown Campus (565 W. Quincy)
will be under major construction starting the second week of October 2007 through
September 2008. The construction project consists of taking the existing seven-floor
structure and adding eleven more floors for a total of eighteen. The building
will end up being 209 feet tall (the Downtown Campus building is 165 feet in height).
The outer dimension of the building will remain the same except for the South
elevation on Jackson Street, which will be inset slightly. The parking lot on
Quincy Street will remain open through all phases of construction.
noise may be significant at different stages during this phase. The general contractor
will try to inform us in advance when noisy work is scheduled so alternative classroom
assignments can be made during these times, if necessary, for classes that meet
on the south side of the building. The General Contractor has the academic calendars
for all schools that reside at the Downtown Campus so they can try to avoid scheduling
noisy work during any of our exam periods, and they expect to be able to accommodate
our request for quiet during exams. Student/Faculty Book Groups.
In an effort to facilitate more student/faculty interactions outside the classroom,
we are working on several innovative events for the coming school year. The first
event will be student/faculty book groups. A number of faculty members have volunteered
to host book groups later this semester on a variety of dates and in a variety
of locations (including restaurants, coffee shops, their homes, and here at school).
All book groups will meet only once and will read the renowned play, The Crucible
by Arthur Miller. The Crucible
is also this year's "One Book, One
Chicago" selection, which means that there will be a number of events taking
place throughout the city celebrating this work, including a production of the
play at Steppenwolf Theatre.
To participate, all you have to do is go to
the Student Lounge on the fifth floor and sign up for the group that you would
like to attend (the sign-up sheets are near the south wall); read the play; and
attend the discussion group. Each group will consist of a maximum of eight students
and the sponsoring professor, so this is a great way of getting to know faculty
outside of the classroom as well as an opportunity to read and discuss a classic
American play. We have asked the Bookstore to order copies of the play for purchase.
We hope that the book groups will be wonderfully successful and something we can
make into a Kent tradition.
Joke of the Week. Question:
How many art museum visitors does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Answer:
Two - one to screw it in, and one to say "My six-year-old could do that!"
Poem of the Week.
This week's poem is"An
Irish Airman Forsees His Death," by W.B. Yeats