Welcome back from the long weekend. The next two weeks will surely be a sprint to Spring Break! So, I’m sending along a few reminders this week to encourage you to apply for scholarships using the online scholarship system. Complete one application and you become eligible for scholarships you probably didn’t even know exist. You can even upload essays and send requests to faculty for letters of recommendation using this new system. We make it easy for you to qualify for money that is out there for you. Refer back to my January 25 blogpost for more information.
Are you interested in learning more about your leadership style? Interested in civic engagement and public policy?
Are you currently a junior or first semester senior? If you answered yes to these questions, I highly recommend you considering this next opportunity. Apply for the 21st Century Leadership Academy 2011 sponsored by the Sue Shear Institute for Public Life. Please download the attached flyer and application form. COM faculty member Nora Cox is the MSU advisor to the Sue Shear Academy and she can give you information about the program and qualifications. The Leadership Academy will be held May 22-27, 2011, in St. Louis, MO.
women leaders in public policy. Not only did they give me
the encouragement to accomplish my dreams but they also
offered realistic advice that will serve me in achieving them.“
Southeast MO State Univ.
Shear Fellow „05
Summer and Fall 2011 Course Schedules are Posted
You may or may not have noticed that summer and fall course schedules are now loaded in the mymissouristate.edu system. Registration begins in early April, so you have plenty of time to review our offerings and then meet with your advisor to plan for pre-registration. I want to highlight a few interesting courses and formats that are new and exciting–plus, I highly recommend them.
- Summer: COM 209 online and COM 336 online. If you are a PR or Org Com major, this is your chance to get a leg up on your course sequencing…take COM 336 online this summer. COM 597/698 blended format. This course will count as an elective in most BA/BS COM majors and is focused on training you to facilitate difficulty dialogues. This is a hands-on blended course with intensive online interactions and in-class role plays. Put your communication studies to use and learn how to facilitate conversations!
- Fall: COM 512/617 will be offered in a live format this fall. This course will have limited enrollments, so plan to register on-time. COM 332 is offered only in the fall semesters now, so if you are an Org Com major, take it THIS fall. It’s not offered in the spring. We are offering one section of COM 309, 379, and 509. So, be prepared for a Plan B if the course is full by the time you register.
- REGISTRATION REMINDERS: Permission to register for a course (if it’s full or requires permission) goes directly to the instructor of record. Email the faculty member for this request. If you do not meet the pre-requisites for a course, you cannot register for it. You may request permission to waive a pre-req, but in the majority of cases, you may not receive permission (especially if you aren’t admitted). If you are not admitted to the major and you are over 60 hours, you WILL have to meet with an advisor for release or apply for admission. IF you are over 75 hours, you WILL need to meet with your advisor and request a waiver to register.