Editor: Karen Dandurand
Editorial Assistant: Traci N. Lewis

Calendar through
December 2003

from the Director:

It has been a long, cold, snowy winter--but at last spring is here, and we're looking forward to summer.  As I reported in the last newsletter, enrollment of new summers-only students this year promises to be at least as strong as it was last summer, and in addition we look forward to welcoming back our returning summer students.  I urge all of you--both summers-only and academic-year students--to plan to be here for our Summer Orientation on Sunday, June 1, at 6:00.  We will have introductions, helpful information, and a question and answer session, followed by some good food and casual conversation, shared with the folks in the Composition and     TESOL program.

I am delighted to tell you all that we will soon have a new space for our classes that will be much more appropriate for graduate seminars than the classrooms we have been using.  We have gotten approval to turn a Leonard Hall classroom into a seminar room, and I am working now on ordering furniture. It will be painted, carpeted, and air conditioned; we hope to have it ready in time for Summer Session I classes.  Thanks to English Department Chair Gail Berlin for her help in making this possible.

We are still in the planning stage for our first Alumni/ae Reunion Conference, scheduled for the second weekend in July.  I'd love to hear from alums who are interested in helping with plans and arrangements and participating in panels and other events.  Our current students will also be invited to take part, both in planning and chairing panels, and I would be happy to hear from them as well.  We will do a separate mailing in early May to update everyone; in the meantime, please mark the dates, July 11 - 13, on your calendar and plan to join us here at IUP.

  Karen Dandurand, Director
  Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism 


  1. Individual course withdrawal  deadline
  1. Total semester withdrawal
  1. Summer/Fall Registration begins

  1. Archival copies due at Grad.  School for May graduation
  1. Last day of Spring Classes
25 Incomplete "I" grades from Fall  due in Registrar's Office

  1. Commencement
  1. Spring grades available on-line
29-30 Candidacy Exams

1 Orientation for new and  returning summer students,  6:00 p.m., 111 Leonard
2 Summer I classes begin

  1. Last day of Summer I
  1. Summer II classes begin
  1. Deadline to register for
Language Exam
11-13  Alumni/ae Reunion Conference
15 Archival copies due at Grad.  School for August graduation
  1. Language Exam sitting  (University Testing Services)

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