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July 28, 2014
TGS encourages current and continuing students to register for Fall 2014 as soon as possible, as your registration will enroll you in health insurance and U-Pass coverage, where applicable. Current/continuing students, including Summer 2014 admits, may register through September 12 at 5 PM, when a registration freeze begins. The freeze ends on September 23. The last day to add a class or change a section is September 29.

 New students may register beginning September 19 at 8:30 AM. The last day new students can register is September 29.
July 22, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 4-6:30pm
Where: A Just Harvest Kitchen, 7649 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60626
4-5pm: Pre-dinner prep work
5-6pm: Dinner service
6-6:30pm: Clean up.

Do you want to help people in need and serve the community kitchen during the summer? Come to join GWAN for a volunteer event to serve in community kitchen. A free GWAN dinner elsewhere will follow after the volunteering event. Please RSVP to participate.

Important information:
Volunteers need to wear long pants, closed toe shoes and shirts with sleeves.
Please contact gwan@u.northwestern.edu for questions.
July 28, 2014
Chicago Field Studies (CFS) academic internship program seeks doctoral student, PhD. Candidate in 3rd, 4th or 5th year to help CFS continue to deliver high quality courses, internship search and career/mentoring programs to undergraduate students.  We have funding for you for an entire year if you are in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th year.   We need someone with strong organizational and administrative skills as well as attention to detail and interpersonal savvy.  Projects may include: data analysis (assessments, evaluations, and course pedagogical methods), facilitating practice interview program, benchmarking CFS against similar programs, processing CFS Scholarship recipients, leading outreach and information sessions, registration communication and trouble shooting, budgeting and more.  We will shape this opportunity based on our needs to fit your interests and skills. Teaching with CFS in the future is an option.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Karen Allen at Karen-allen@northwestern.edu.   http://www.internships.northwestern.edu/
July 28, 2014
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce an Assessment and Evaluation Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The Assessment and Evaluation Postdoctoral Research Associate is a three-year staff appointment, with possibility for extension. The anticipated start date is in September (but a specific start date is negotiable). Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree (completed), experience in postsecondary assessment, evaluation and/or educational research; demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity; ability to take directions, assume increasing independent responsibility, and provide follow up; strong attention to detail; and sensitivity to teaching and learning needs at a major research university, including both curricular and co-curricular learning environments. Desired qualifications include familiarity with the literature on active and experiential learning; as well as experience with large datasets, quasi-experimental design, and a faculty development or teaching center.

To apply:
  • Visit the University of Michigan Job Site (http://umjobs.org).
  • Search the system with the keyword “CRLT” (the position # is 98679)
  • Upload a CV and cover letter as a single document (applicants may only upload one document).
For questions, contact Mary Wright, Director of Assessment (734-936-1135, mcwright@umich.edu).
July 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 12th
Meet at Davis El Stop at 5:30pm

Culture is everywhere. There are cultures of academic departments, soccer moms, redditors, urban gardeners, and Turkish soccer fans, just to name a few.  Join us for dinner and a summer cultural excursion where we will decipher “bro culture” in Chicago’s historic Wrigleyville neighborhood.  We will investigate the habits and customs of bros, sports fans and other inhabitants of Wrigleyville’s streets and bars through an ethnographic scavenger hunt.  As participant observers we will also engage in local customs of feasting and drinking during a reflective dialogue about culture and identity.  Graduate students from all cultures and departments are encouraged to attend (self-identified bros included). We will meet at 5:30pm at the Evanston-Davis stop to travel together to Wrigleyville. We will take the Purple Line to the Addison stop and begin our adventure.  

Dinner is on us, but RSVP is required. Go to http://tinyurl.com/NUCC-Aug12 to sign up. Email nucrosscultural@gmail.com with questions.