Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fall 2011 Semester is just about 2 weeks away! Wow. Where did the summer go? They always feel too short. Hopefully we all had a relaxing summer and are ready to tackle class again.

First let me say Hello to all the new, incoming students! Welcome to the MLIS Program at St. Kate's. And Welcome Back returning students! We're so glad to have everyone, new and returning students, here!

Orientation is this Saturday, August 27th. The MLIS portion begins at 10am in Library 128 with a brief introduction follwed by 15 minute rotations being held in various rooms downstairs CdC. At least 2 members of the SGO Exectutive Committee will be in attendance. Orientation has a new format this year so I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes. After orientation, some students will be sticking around in case any new students want to grab a bite to eat and chat us up.

Classes begin Tuesday September, 6th. WooHoo, right? :) I hope everyone has a successful and fun semester. The first Community Night is Monday September 12th and is the New Student Advising Session by the MLIS faculty in the faculty offices.

The first SGO meeting of the semester takes place on Wednesday, September 14th at 5:15 to 5:50 in CdC 17. Come see what we're all about! Join a committee, find out how to ask for money (for MLA or any other professional development opportunity) or just come to meet your classmates.

On Monday, September 19th the Community Night Event will be Student Group Night from 6:30pm to 8pm. This is your chance to learn more about the various MLIS Students Groups you can join: SGO, ALASC, SLA and PLG. Be sure to come out and see how you can get involved in the program!

Last but not least! SGO is sponsering a Movie Night on Saturday, October 8! We haven't chosen a movie yet and want YOUR feedback. If you haven't voted yet go to!/groups/StKateSGO/. New students will vote at orientation! Movie Night includes yummy food - last time there was a Taco Bar as well as an awesomely entertaining movie!

See everyone soon. Enjoy the last weeks of summer!

Jill Wujcik

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