We’re at the three-quarter pole of the semester, which means the Late Withdrawal deadline is upon us. Students who want to – or need to – withdraw from your classes have until 4:30 p.m. EDT this coming Monday, April 9, to submit the proper documentation with the Registrar’s Office. For a Late Withdrawal to be processed, the form must be completed and signed by the student and signed both by you and our Department Chair Jenn Courtney. Click here for a copy of the form. After Monday, we enter the Hardship Withdrawal Period during which all of the above requirements must be met in addition to a hardship letter from the student and the approval of our Dean Sandy Tweedie. The Hardship Withdrawal process requires students to meet one or more of the hardship categories listed on the separate Hardship Withdrawal Form along with appropriate supporting documentation. Please click here for more details, and for access to the special hardship withdrawal information. The email sent earlier this afternoon by Amy Woodworth has additional information on this process as well as details on the university’s new policy on grades of incomplete.
Our big day is a week away! Members of the First-Year Writing Program of the Writing Arts Department are being honored for winning the fourth-annual “2018 Rowan Values Team Award for Student Centeredness” next Thursday, April 12, at this year’s “Celebrating Excellence” reception. The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center and continue with dinner and the formal presentation. The FYWP team will be recognized for its “extraordinary efforts to support the values of the University" and President Ali Houshmand will be on hand to make the presentation. All program faculty should have received a personal invitation to the ceremony; if you didn’t receive one (or can’t find yours), contact Linda DiGennaro, Director of University Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll have complete coverage, with photos, of the 2018 Denise Gess Literary Awards ceremony and the Student-Faculty Open Mic event, along with all the usual updates and features you’ve come to expect from the RWAEU newsletter. Keep an eye out for the April 9, 2018 edition early next week!
Stephen A. Royek, M.A.
Lecturer, Writing Arts
2015 Rowan Medallion Award winner
Victoria Hall, Room 521