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What’s Up

What’s Up is an information bulletin with news of student-related on-campus events. Students are encouraged to make a habit of reading What’s Up, as they are responsible for knowing the academic content it contains, such as information about academic procedures, deadlines and exams. The submission deadline is 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays via the What’s Up submission form.

WEEK OF AUGUST 13-17

Monday August 14 is Marianopolis 102 new student orientation, a special day not to be missed for all new students. Learn the ropes and get your College experience off to a great start. Learn more and register.

Do you have questions and concerns about starting college? We can match you with a peer mentor. Peer mentors are Marianopolis students who have been through their first year and know exactly what it feels like. Mentors will help answer your questions and assist you with the transition. If you are interested please fill out a form at F-105 on August 14 when you are attending Marianopolis 102. Your mentor will try to contact you by MIO during the first week of classes. Please note that depending on demand we may not have a mentor for each request. MIO Marilyn Payne or Trudy Ste. Croix if you have any questions.

Shuttle bus service resumes August 16, check the schedule at marianopolis.edu/shuttle. Due to local road work there could be delays with the shuttle service, so consider taking the metro to Villa Maria and then walking to the College. Please note that if you walk through the Villa Maria high school campus you must stay on the designated walkway.

Get your student agenda and update your student ID card across from A-101.

Lockers will be available the week of August 20. More details to follow.

COMING UP

Welcome Back Week: MSU Congress and Student Services wants you to get ready for two, fun-filled days coming up August 21 and 23 during Activity Period. Free food, fun activities and music will kick the semester off on the right foot!

August 21, 6:15-9:15 p.m., Computer Lab I-412, Financial Aid Information Sessions: Students and their families interested in learning about the Quebec student loans and bursaries program, Aide financière aux études (AFE), are invited to attend a Financial Aid Information Session. The session is designed to help you complete your AFE application with guidance from Marianopolis staff. This includes creating your online file, filing out the application, reviewing and uploading the documents and explaining the financial aid that the College provides to students who qualify for AFE funding.
One-hour sessions start at 6:15, 7:15 and 8:15 p.m. in Computer Lab I-412. Please register online for the session of your choice by Friday, August 17, 2018.

September 4, 1-2 p.m., Gym, Join-A-Club Day: come and check out over 100 student clubs during one of the biggest events of the semester. So many fun and exciting ways to get involved, pursue your passion and meet like-minded people! Do you have an idea for a new club? Come by room A-115 and let us help you get it started. You can fill out the form on The Hub before or after meeting with Student Services. Don’t forget that club execs are required to attend the Club Planning Session on August 30 at 6 p.m. Deadline for new and returning club applications is August 24.

September 21-22, East Courtyard, MOOSE Camp (Marianopolis Outdoor Orientation Student Experience): camp out in tents on campus, enjoy a BBQ, and watch a movie under the stars. These are just part of all the fun activities that will take place at this year’s annual MOOSE Camp. Sign up with Trudy or Adam in room A-115.

The 2018 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) will take place on Thursday, November 8 (time and location TBD). This premier national math competition is a prerequisite for various invitational competitions taking place in the winter semester (APMO, CMO, USAMO, etc). The COMC is open to all Marianopolis students from any program with an interest in mathematics, but space is limited. Please sign up today to reserve your spot. Drop by room B-322 by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25 to submit your name.

Winter Break trip to Disney World: spend your winter vacation with Mickey and Minnie while discovering the many worlds of Disney. The trip is from Jan 3-10. See Vero, Trudy or Adam in room A-115 for all the information. Limited space!

RESOURCES AND SERVICES AVAILABLE TO YOU

The College has many free resources to help you:

Academic Advisors (F-300 level) are available by appointment through Omnivox. Check out the university-visits page for a listing of upcoming universities on campus. For assistance with your US or UK university application, please MIO Academic Advisor Pauline Grégoire to set up an appointment. Students applying to the US must meet with Pauline in order to have their grades transmitted.

AccessAbility Centre: Testing and learning accommodations for students with diagnosed disabilities are provided by the AccessAbility Centre (F-310).

ATM is located outside the Library Loft (C-302).

Campus store: Wayne’s World (A-101), is where you can find almost anything you can think of: lost and found; Band Aids and First Aid; sanitary pads and tampons, meds such as Advil, Tylenol, Benadryl, etc.; games such as chess and cards, football, guitars; clothing; school supplies; lab coats and goggles on loan; recycling of used batteries, and lots more! You can also borrow small amounts of cash if you’re stuck.

English and French language skills: Are you studying in English for the first time? Would you like help with English grammar or writing? See Dr. Suzanne Daningburg in A-322 to discuss your situation and learn about our free services, or visit the Writing Centre (G-222) during office hours, which are posted outside G-222 or A-322.

Evening hours: the College is open Thursdays until 9 p.m, with most TLT services available (A-210).

Financial aid (A-123A) is available in the form of tuition credits and scholarships.

Laptops: can be borrowed from TLT (A-358) and the Library.

Math skills: Mathematics Monitor Maria-Josée Bran Lopez (G-222) is available during drop-in hours every Activity Period or send her a MIO to book an appointment.

Mental health, life issues or just need to talk? Psychologists (A-110-114) are available by appointment through Omnivox or without an appointment during drop-in hours: Joelle Elbaz 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays; Marilyn Payne 1-2 p.m. Thursdays.

Online textbook store: order your textbooks online from the Concordia Bookstore and get free shipping when you order $75 or more, or pick up your order in store for free.

Physical health: the hours of the part-time nurse are posted on her office door (A-123B)

Tutoring: The Learning Resources Centre (F-317) provides free peer and alumni tutoring on a variety of subjects.

Sports equipment: can be borrowed from the Gym.

Study spaces: study areas are available throughout campus and in the Library. Want to know which classrooms are free to study in during the day? Find out online.

ENRICHING OPPORTUNITIES

Certificates are unique to Marianopolis and a great way for motivated students to enrich their understanding of a chosen theme while completing the requirements for their DEC. All students, regardless of their chosen program, are eligible to purse any of the College’s six certificates: Environmental StudiesGender and Sex/uality StudiesInternational StudiesLaw and Social JusticeNative Studies; and Third World Studies. MIO the coordinators of the certificate (listed on the pages above) to learn more and check future issues of What’s Up for the dates of upcoming information sessions.

Get your Recognition of Student Involvement (ROSI) on your record starting today! All extra curricular activities, sports and volunteering counts towards your ROSI record. See Adam in room A-115 for more details or go to marianopolis.edu/rosi to sign up.

Chemistry Labs are seeking student assistants to help check equipment and tidy the labs between sections. If interested, please bring your class schedule to Margaret Gordon in G-322.

SPORTS AND ATHLETICS

Demons tryouts schedule:

Team Date Time Location
Flag August 16 4:30 p.m. Field
Flag August 17 4:30 p.m. Villa Maria
Women's Volleyball August 16 6 p.m. Gym
Men's Basketball August 16 6 p.m. Gym
Badminton August 17 6 p.m. Gym
Men's Soccer August 17 5:30 p.m. Field
Women's Soccer August 17 4 p.m. Field
Men's Rugby August 21 6 p.m. Villa Maria
Women's Basketball August 20 6 p.m. Gym
Men's Volleyball August 21 6 p.m. Gym

GENERAL REMINDERS

During an emergency evacuation all stairwells and exits are available, even in construction zones. If a sign on a door says “Do not enter, for evacuation only,” you can use this route but only during an evacuation.

Smoking or using an electronic cigarette is prohibited inside the College and on campus grounds except in the designated area across from door 24 (east student entrance). Violators will be fined.