Mark Your Calendar

APRIL 09

1          NYU eVita Presentation, 12:30-1:30 pm, Wasserman Center

2          Tea At Three, 3-5 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

2          Money Skills Workshop, 12:30-1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

3-5       Power and Authority in Groups and Organizations: Going Global, 9 am-5 pm, Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway

6          Resumes for Master’s Students, 3:30-4:30 pm, Wasserman Center

6-10     GSO Online Elections

8          Tea At Three, 3-5 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

14        Business Careers for Liberal Arts Students, 5:30-6:30, Wasserman Center

14        LGBT event: Workplace/Job Search Issues, 7:00:8:30pm, Wasserman Center

15        National Scholarship Competition application deadline

15        Tea At Three, 3-5 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

17        Non-Academic Resumes for PhD’s, 12:30-1:30 pm, Wasserman Center

20-25   Senior Week

21        Getting Ready for the Real World, 5:30-6:30 pm, Wasserman Center

22        USG presents, EARTH DAY STREET FAIR, 10 am-2pm, Washington Place

22        Tea At Three, 3-5 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

23        Conversations of Color, 12:30-1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

23-26   Theatre Pedagogy: Teaching the Art Form, 9 am-5 pm, Pless Annex, 2nd Floor

25        Senior Formal, 8 pm, New York Hilton

27        Strawberries & Champagne Toast to the Class of 2009, 7:30-9:30 pm, Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor

29        Tea At Three, 3-5 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

MAY 09

4          Last Day of Classes

5          Reading Day

6-12     Final Examinations

6          Tea & Empathy During Finals, 2-4 pm, Pless Hall, 1st Floor Lounge

8          Doctoral Convocation, 3 pm, Skirball Center for Performing Arts (by invitation only)

11        Baccalaureate Ceremony, 11:30 am, Radio City Music Hall (by invitation only)

11        Valedictory Celebration, 3:30 pm, Radio City Music Hall (by invitation only)

12        Grad Alley, 5-8 pm, on and around Washington Square Park (by invitation only)

13        177th All-University Commencement, 11 am, Yankee Stadium (by invitation only)

18        Summer session begins

25        Memorial Day (University Closed)

29-31   Music and the Moving Image (MaMI), 9 am-5 pm, Lowe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street

All About Summer

Steinhardt Summer Registration

NYU Steinhardt offers four summer sessions in 2009:

Session I Monday, May 18 – Friday, June 5

Session II Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 26

Session III Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 17

Session IV Monday, July 20 – Friday, August 7

Students may register for any of the four Steinhardt summer sessions until May 17 through Albert. May 18 is the final deadline to register for Sessions I and II. Students who wish to register for Sessions III and IV may do so later via Albert beginning June 5 through June 28. All payments for registered classes, no matter the session, will be required by May 4. Students registering during the late summer registration period are required to pay their tuition no later than June 29. To learn more, contact Steinhardt Registration Services at 998 5055, or nyusteinhardt.studentaffairs@nyu.edu, or stop by Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor.

IMPORTANT SUMMER DEADLINES AND INFORMATION

Sunday, May 17 Last day to register for Steinhardt summer sessions I and II.

Monday, May 18 – Thursday, June 4 Registration on Albert is not available during this period. You must register in person. Friday, June 5 Albert Registration resumes for Steinhardt summer sessions III and IV.

Sunday, June 28 Last day to register for Summer 2009 courses on Albert.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Three-week sessions:

100% on first class day only;

70% on second day;

55% on third day;

25% on fourth day.

No refunds after fourth class day.

Six-week sessions;

100% on first or second class day only;

70% on third or fourth class day;

55% on fifth or sixth class

day; 25% on seventh or eighth class days.

No refund after eighth class day.

Surf the Web for the Summer

Summer Course Listings www.nyu.edu/summer

Summer Housing www.nyu.edu/summer/housing

Closed and Canceled Courses www.nyu.edu/registrar

Summer Graduate Study Abroad www.steinhardt.nyu/study_abroad

Fast-Track Teacher Certification Programs www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/fasttrack

Summer Music Intensives www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/summer

Summer Studio Art Courses www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/art/summer

MAY INTENSIVES 2009

Expand your horizons and accelerate your program!

Get full class credit in just 2-3 weeks by taking a May Intensives course! Earn major/minor credit, explore a new interest, or just get ahead. Courses are being offered by Gallatin, Wagner, SCPS, and Steinhardt. Graduate and undergraduate courses available. For May Intensives course listings, see www.nyu.edu/ registrar/may-intensive/ and register online through Albert!

Take the Challenge

Scholarships, Fellowships, and National Competitions…

NYU National Scholarship Competitions Web site: www.nyu.edu/scholarships/index.html
Links to Grants for Graduate Study: www.nyu.edu/scholarships/resources.html

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITIONS

The Director of Scholarship Programs (Silver 909C) oversees the application and endorsement process for all undergraduates at NYU. Please check each scholarship Web site for application information and eligibility requirements, e.g. minimum GPA. Also note that the NYU campus deadlines are often months in advance of the scholarship organization deadlines, so begin your applications early! Stay informed about national scholarships by joining the listserv — go to www.nyu.edu/scholarships and enter your NYU email address to join.

NYU Deadline: April 15, 2009 deadline:
J. William Fulbright Grants: for one year of research, graduate study or teaching abroad; http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html
Gates Cambridge Trust: for one year of graduate study or study for a second bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge; www.gatesscholar.org
George J. Mitchell Scholarship: for one year of study or research at one of nine institutions in Ireland or Northern Ireland; www.us-irelandalliance.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=34
Marshall Scholarship: for two years of graduate study at almost any U.K. institution of higher learning; www.marshallscholarship.org/
Rhodes Scholarship: for two years of study toward a master’s or second bachelor’s degree at Oxford University; www.rhodesscholar.org/

Work It Out

APRIL

All events are held at the Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, unless otherwise indicated. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment or call 998 4730.

1   NYU eVita Presentation, 12-1:30 pm

2   Alternative Careers Week: Panel presentation and site visits

6   Resumes for Master’s Students, 3:30-4:30 pm

14 Business Careers for Liberal Arts Students, 5:30 pm

14 LGBT Event-Workplace/Job Search Issues, 7:00-8:30 pm

17 Non-Academic Resumes of PhD’s, 12:30-1:30 pm

21 Getting Ready for the Real World, 5:30-6:30 pm

NYUeVita, an online service, is a convenient and organized place to record and archive your accomplishments, interests and levels of involvement in the NYU community and beyond. Build a personalized comprehensive e-portfolio, update it at your convenience, and share it with potential employers, scholarship programs, graduate and professional schools. Visit www.nyuevita.nyu.edu.

Free Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings

The Steinhardt Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers free communication screening to NYU faculty, administrators, students, staff, and their families. To schedule a screening visit the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at 665 Broadway, 9th Floor or call 212 998 5230.

Teaching Excellence Award

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Teaching Excellence Award Committee invite nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award 2008-2009.

All Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development full-time and part-time adjunct faculty who excel in teaching, mentoring, advising and interrelating with students, colleagues and alumni are eligible for the Teaching Excellence Award.  Awards of $1,000 each and a scroll will be given to no more than three recipients in each category.

In order to nominate a faculty member for this award, please submit the name of your nominee and a written statement of not more than 300 words in support of your nominee.  Nominations must be received by the committee no later than March 13th (deadline extended) in order to be considered for the award.

The Teaching Excellence Award gives us an opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers who influence our lives.

SEND NOMINATIONS TO:

Claude Blenman
Pless Hall, 4th Floor
82 Washington Square East
Teaching Excellence Award Committee
(212) 995-4191 – Fax
Email:  claude.blenman@nyu.ed

English Conversation Groups for International Graduate Students

Here is an opportunity for non-native English speakers to improve conversational English language skills.

International Graduate students can practice speaking English in a fun and informal setting. Sessions are free, and you do not need to register — just show up! Students can attend as many sessions as they wish, and no homework is assigned. English Conversation Groups are a great way to meet new people, strengthen your English language skills, and learn about American culture.

Individual Conversation Group schedule begins Tuesday, February 17, 2009 through Monday, April 20, 2009.

  • Mondays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Office of LGBT Student Services

Kimmel Suite 602, Cyber Lounge

  • Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Warren Weaver Hall

251 Mercer Street, Room 317

  • Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Writing Skills Workshop

(a forum to ask questions about the American format of academic writing)

4 Washington Square Village, Room 1A

  • Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Midtown Center, 11 West 42nd Street, Room 1018

  • Thursdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tisch School of the Arts

721 Broadway, Room 445

  • Fridays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tisch School of the Arts

721 Broadway, Room 406

For more information go to www.nyu.edu/student.affairs/gradesl or contact Elisabeth Kuzina in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at elizabeth.kuzina@nyu.edu or by phone at 212-998-4412

Dean’s Grants for Student Research 2009 Information Session

Outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in NYU Steinhardt are invited to apply for the Dean’s Grants for Student Research 2009.  Undergraduates may be awarded up to $500 to explore an idea under the supervision of a faculty member.  Graduate students may be awarded up to $1,000 to explore a faculty-sponsored independent research project or a specific component of thesis or dissertation work, e.g. instrument development/validation or a pilot study.  Please visit http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/honors/grants to print out an application and for more information.

Students interested in applying for the Dean’s Grants for Student Research are invited to attend our Information Session on Thursday, February 12, 2009, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd floor, Anderson Room, 4 – 5pm.  This info session will answer specific questions on what to include in your proposal.

Please RSVP to Stephanie Santiago at stephanie.santiago@nyu.edu if you plan to attend.

Speaking Freely: Travel Without a Suitcase

 

Get a taste of a new language and culture without leaving home! Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you’ll learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity–a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit–as part of a small informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!

Spring sessions begin February 2 — visit http://www.nyu.edu/cas/speaking.freely/index.php for more information.

From the Associate Dean for Student Affairs

2009, a new year — change sure to abound

Energy, hope, optimism, ours to surround.

And among other things, I am so happy to welcome students new, students returning

To reading, writing, critical thinking, and learning,

To getting involved, staying informed, connecting

While considering new ideas, challenging differing opinions, and reflecting.

Spring semester 2009 will move at such a rate

May will be here — time to celebrate

The academic achievements of

Undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate.

But between now and then, you will be expected to retain

knowledge, skills, and attitudes passed along in our special scholarly domain.

Be an active participant, add rich dimensions to your studies and academic stages

Some of those opportunities spelled out on these pages.

Like the Dean’s Research Travel Colloquium, the Dean’s Grants for Student Research

And Study Abroad.

Visit, phone and <steinhardt.student.matters@nyu.edu>.

My staff and I want to hear from you.

And by the way, remember, we are in Pless Hall on 2.

Patricia M. Carey