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Finals and Stress

Today’s the last day of classes, which means that finals are next week! Start studying now so you don’t become too stressed: as today’s infographic shows, it can be detrimental to your health.

Final Exams and Stress

Thursday Tip of the Day

Remember, tomorrow is the last day of classes- so start studying now if you haven’t already!

Finals Week- Things to Help

Therapy dogs will be in the library on Dec. 9th from noon to 2:00, on Dec. 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 and on Dec. 15th from Noon to 2:00.

Campus Buyback – Don’t forget to get there early!
Monday – Thursday, December 8th-11th 8:00AM-6:30PM
Friday, December 12th 8:00AM-4:30PM
Saturday, December 13th Noon-4:00PM
Monday – Thursday, December 15th-18th 8:00AM-6:30PM
Friday, December 19th 8:00AM-4:30PM

Cutler Health Center will be offering massage appointments two days this week: Wednesday Dec 10 and Thursday Dec 11. Please call 207-581-4000 to book today.

Buchanan Alumni House is offering a home-like atmosphere to study in during finals week. Come sit by the fire and enjoy some free snacks. Spaces available for study groups and team work. Quiet personal cubbies also available. Please enter through the Visitors’ Center entrance and check in at the reception desk upon arrival.
Hours:
Sun Dec 11: 11am – 11pm
Mon 15th – Wed 17th: 8am – 11pm
Thurs 18th: 8am – 5pm

Calendar for the Week of 12/8/2014 to 12/14/2014

Monday, December 8
The Tutor Program is offering Drop-in Tutoring, located in the Tutor Program classroom on the first floor of the library (between the Research Consultation Area and the Writing Center classroom).  Check out their website for more information and the full schedule.  
Drop-in Tutoring for Monday:
12pm-1pm – MAT 115
2pm-4pm – PHY 122
4pm-5pm – PSY 100
5pm-7pm – MAT 228

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the semester the Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers the opportunity to practice conversations in other languages.  It is located in Little Hall, Room 207 and is open to anyone who wants to have conversations in the specific language.
12pm-1pm – French Table

Tuesday, December 9
Drop-in Tutoring for Tuesday:
11am-12pm – CHY 121
2pm-3pm – SMS 100
4pm-6pm – BIO 100

Wednesday, December 10
Drop-in Tutoring for Wednesday:
9am-10am – PHY 121
10am-11am – AST 109
11pm-12pm – SMS 100
1pm-2pm – BIO 100
2pm-3pm – PHY 121
4pm-5pm – PHY 111

ML&C
12pm-1pm – German Table

Thursday, December 11
Drop-in Tutoring for Thursday:
10am-11am – CHY 121
1pm-2pm – MAT 232
3pm-4pm -PSY 100
4pm-6pm – BIO 100

ML&C
12pm-1pm – Spanish Table

Friday, December 12
Today is the last day of classes. Good luck on your final exams!

If other events turn up, we will be sure to update the calendar. Have a great week!

15 Common Grammar Mistakes

With lots of end-of-term papers becoming due, here’s an infographic featuring fifteen of the most common grammar mistakes people make. Remember, you can always have someone proofread your paper, or read it out loud yourself to see if it makes sense!

15 Common Grammar Mistakes

Final Exams

The time for final exams is almost upon us and with final exams comes a change in both your class schedule and Fogler Library’s hours. During Finals Week, your final exam will not be at the normal class time. Instead, you will have to check online as to when your exam will be held. Similarly, Fogler Library’s hours will be extended.

Starting the Wednesday before Finals Week and going until the Thursday of Finals Week, Fogler Library is open every night until 2:30am. And then on the Friday of Finals Week, the last official day of the semester, the library closes at 5pm. During these extended hours, while there will not be a reference librarian available, circulation will still be open, as will the IT Support desk.

During Finals Week, your schedule will be different, so you need to check to see when your final exam will take place. Student Records has provided information about the Final Exam period at this useful website. They also have a PDF that provides all of the Final Exam information for every class offered this semester. It includes the date and time of the exam, the room location, and the professor’s name.

Calendar for the Week of 12/1/2014 to 12/7/2014

Monday, December 1
Classes resume today.

The Tutor Program is offering Drop-in Tutoring, located in the Tutor Program classroom on the first floor of the library (between the Research Consultation Area and the Writing Center classroom).  Check out their website for more information and the full schedule.  
Drop-in Tutoring for Monday:
12pm-1pm – MAT 115
2pm-4pm – PHY 122
4pm-5pm – PSY 100
5pm-7pm – MAT 228

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the semester the Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers the opportunity to practice conversations in other languages.  It is located in Little Hall, Room 207 and is open to anyone who wants to have conversations in the specific language.
12pm-1pm – French Table

Tuesday, December 2
Drop-in Tutoring for Tuesday:
11am-12pm – CHY 121
2pm-3pm – SMS 100
4pm-6pm – BIO 100

Wednesday, December 3
Drop-in Tutoring for Wednesday:
9am-10am – PHY 121
10am-11am – AST 109
11pm-12pm – SMS 100
1pm-2pm – BIO 100
2pm-3pm – PHY 121
4pm-5pm – PHY 111

ML&C
12pm-1pm – German Table

Thursday, December 4
Drop-in Tutoring for Thursday:
10am-11am – CHY 121
1pm-2pm – MAT 232
3pm-4pm -PSY 100
4pm-6pm – BIO 100

ML&C
12pm-1pm – Spanish Table

If other events turn up, we will be sure to update the calendar. Have a great week!

Calendar for the Week of 11/24/2014 to 11/30/2014

Monday, November 24
The Tutor Program is offering Drop-in Tutoring, located in the Tutor Program classroom on the first floor of the library (between the Research Consultation Area and the Writing Center classroom).  Check out their website for more information and the full schedule.  
Drop-in Tutoring for Monday:
12pm-1pm – MAT 115
2pm-4pm – PHY 122
4pm-5pm – PSY 100
5pm-7pm – MAT 228

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the semester the Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers the opportunity to practice conversations in other languages.  It is located in Little Hall, Room 207 and is open to anyone who wants to have conversations in the specific language.
12pm-1pm – French Table

Tuesday, November 25
Drop-in Tutoring for Tuesday:
11am-12pm – CHY 121
2pm-3pm – SMS 100
4pm-6pm – BIO 100

Wednesday, November 26
Thanksgiving break begins today and goes until Sunday, November 30th. Have a safe and relaxing vacation!

College Study Habits

We all know the popular saying about needing to study at least two hours a night, and what types of resources you should look for when researching online (not Wikepedia!). But do you know what professors think about all of this? Find out with today’s infographic:

Study Habits and Where to find help

Thursday Tip of the Day

If you are struggling financially and are looking for options to help pay your bill, be sure to visit the Student Financial Aid office in Wingate Hall- they have all sorts of resources to help you get rid of those fees!

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