April 28 2014 | Vol. 1, Issue 31                                       Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our videos on YouTube
Things at King's: Have a great summer!

 

For those about to graduate in June, please watch for an email later this week detailing what you need to know about Convocation, including financial resources and upcoming Alumni events. Visit our Convocation page for more details as well. Thank you for being a part of the King's family! We wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors. Please come back to visit or study!

 

For everyone else, thank you so much for reading our newsletter! Please let us know if you have any suggestions for next year. Things at King's will resume on a regular weekly basis in September 2014, , although you may receive additional newsletters from us during the summer. Please check out our website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn pages for upcoming events and details!

 

If you're going abroad this summer, or off on an interesting work or study adventure, and would like to share your experience with us, please email Communications with photos and details. Bon voyage!

 

 

Cheers!

King's Communications Team

 
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King's Open House on May 3rd
 
Have you seen these signs around London lately? Our Open House is this Saturday, May 3rd from 1 - 3:30 p.m. Pass along this message to your friends and neighbours who may be interested in coming to King's in the future!
 
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Faculty Association Award for graduates!
 
Are you graduating this year with at least a 75% average? Apply for the Faculty Association Award! Application deadline is Wednesday, April 30th. 

This award is granted to a graduating student from King's based on academic success, as well as individual and social achievements at the College and/or in the community. Details on King's website. 
 
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Academic Standing
 
As you move towards your next academic year, please follow these important guidelines to ensure that you receive information about your academic standing and other pertinent information during the summer:

 

On the Student Centre 

  1. Update your current address and phone number under "Personal Information"
  2. Check your grades under "My Academics" "View my Grades"
  3. In June, check your adjudication comments under "View my Grades" click on the "Grade Report" tab see "Remarks". These remarks will indicate:
    • If you are eligible for your requested program/module(s)
    • If you have been placed On Probation
    • If you have you been Required to Withdraw from the University

Please see Progression Requirements from the Western Academic Calendar for more information.

 

On your UWO email

  1. If your UWO email account is full, be sure to clean it out as the University sends important information to your UWO email account
  2. Check your UWO email for a notification in June alerting you that your course registration window has been posted to the Student Centre. Depending on the year that you are enrolled in, you will be able to select courses as early as or at any time after the following:
    • Year 4 - June 23
    • Year 3 - July 7
    • Year 2 - July 15

*** Your appointment time is your earliest web registration date. You can continue registering after this point, but it is recommended you utilize your scheduled appointment time for best course selection.

 

  

Attention students 

Academic Counselling Closure

There will be no Academic Counselling available from May 12 - May 23 due to Adjudication. If you require assistance during this time, you may email academic.dean@uwo.ca or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

 
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Recycle your old electronics!
Free drop off May 13 & 14th
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parking Lot 1, Wemple
 
 
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Join King's international team!
 
Would you like to introduce international students to King's and London? King's is hosting students from Brazil and India in June. If you are interested in being a volunteer international buddy and would like to participate in social events and excursions to places such as Toronto and Niagara Falls, please contact Marilyn Mason at mmason@uwo.ca. 
 
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Access Copyright Rebate 2013-14: Form due April 30th
 
In light of the recent changes in the agreement between Western University Canada and Access Copyright effective December 2013, the Access Copyright fees (Cancopy) charged to students have been reduced for the 2013-2014 academic year. 
 
The changes are outlined below: 
  1. The Access Copyright fee for full-time students has been reduced to $12.19 from $24.39
  2. The Access Copyright fee for part-time students (enrolled in 1.00) has been reduced to $2.44 from $4.88. If you are a part-time student enrolled in more or less than 1.00 courses, please multiple or divide this number accordingly. 
The changes outlined above may result in a credit balance on your tuition account. Please find the Access Copyright Rebate Form online. Should you wish to receive a refund, you must print and complete this form and submit it to Student Financial Services no later than April 30th, 2014. Please be advised that credits for those students who complete the form will not be processed until after April 30th. 
 
By default, if Student Financial Services does not receive your request by April 30th, this amount will be donated to the King's University College Student Council for their directives. If you have any questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 519-433-3491 ext. 4319. 
 
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The Undergraduate Awards 
 

Students who are in their final year, or second-to-last year, of an undergraduate degree program are eligible to apply. Winner receive an all-expenses paid trip to Dublin, Ireland for the UA Global Summit in November, 2014 and will have their work published in the Undergraduate Journal, which is circulated internationally. 

 
There are 25 categories to choose from, ranging from science to arts and humanities, to social science and professional program topics. Please register at www.undergraduateawards.com and submit your coursework to Western International by 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2014 via email to WesternUA@uwo.ca. Once received, Western International will match students with faculty mentors to polish and prepare their submission. Once polished, students will submit their papers independently by the June 2nd deadline. There is no fee to register or enter your work. Students may enter up to three individual submissions.
 
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Exam Period
 

Mental Health Resources 

We are here to help you deal with the stress of exam period. Good2Talk is a 24/7 confidential personal counseling helpline available to students (1-866-925-5454). You can also visit King's personal counselling services and Western's Health and Wellness page for more resources. 

 

24/7 King Centre 

The King Centre is open 24/7 until April 30th. Cardinal Carter Library is open from 8 a.m. - 12 midnight until April 29th, and 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on April 30th. Please visit our website for policies, as well as hours for Tim Hortons and Thames Market during exams.  

 

Did you know King's offers taxi chits?

A free taxi service is available between King's, Western and Brescia (limit $11). Chits are available at the Library Circulation Desk between 10:30 p.m. and midnight, and through campus security from midnight to 8 a.m. Western Foot Patrol (519-661-3650) provides a co-ed escort from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. daily and will walk with you to your car, bus stop, or other buildings on King's and main campus, and some off-campus locations. If you're studying at main campus, USC offers a free shuttle bus service from 12:30 a.m. - 3 a.m. until April 19th, and 12:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. from April 20th - 29th. Shuttles depart in front of the UCC. Click here for more details.

Upcoming Events 

  

Faculty Association Award for Outstanding Achievement 

Deadline April 30th

This award is granted to a graduating King's student. It will be granted based on academic success, as well as individual and social achievements. An overall average of 75% is required. Application is available on the King's website. Please forward to Student Financial Services by April 30th.

 

  

High Conflict Families: Developing a collaborative community response 
May 1st, 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Community panel and discussion by Dr. Rachel Birnbaum, Social Work professor, and Dr. Petter Jaffe, Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. Click here for more info. 
 
 
Development Day: Connect. Lead. Grow.
May 2nd
King Centre 
Development Day is an all day event that will give you the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on topics such as leadership, networking, career & personal development coaching, entrepreneurship and social media strategies. Students receive a special student rate of $50. Click here for registration and more details. 
 
 
Welcome Day 
May 3rd, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
King Centre 
Do you know anyone who is interested in coming to King's this fall? Please let them know about our Welcome Day on May 3rd! Click here for more details. 


Laughter is Sacred Space
May 3rd, 7 p.m.
Kenny Theatre, King Centre
Ted Swartz puts on an honest, funny and vulnerable one-man show. Admission by free will offering. Click here for more details.
 
 
Choral Concert
May 9th, 7:30 p.m.
Kenny Theatre, King Centre
The Walsh University Chamber Singers will perform a concert at King's as part of their Ontario tour. The choir from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, will sing a program of mostly sacred works - from contemporary to spirituals. Free admission.
 
 
Academic Counselling Closure
May 12th-23rd
There will be no Academic Counselling available due to Adjudication. If you require assistance during this time, you may email academic.dean@uwo.ca or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page.
 
 
2014 Canadian Archaeological Association annual meeting
May 14th-18th
This conference is an excellent learning and networking opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines, including anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, geography, geophysics, GIS, etc. Click here for details. For questions, email caa2014aca@gmail.com

 

 

Spring Convocation

June 10th

This year's Baccalaureate Exercises will begin with an Awards Ceremony during a light brunch at 10:15 a.m. in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre at King's. This will be followed by an award ceremony in the Learning Commons at 11:00 a.m., and a celebration of the Eucharist in Elizabeth A. "Bessie" Labatt Hall at 11:45 a.m. Click here for more details.

 

 
Liturgy Schedule
 
"The Chapel" at Windermere on the Mount, 2486 Richmond Street

Sunday Eucharist: 

10:30 a.m.

  

 

Good2Talk

1-866-925-5454

 

24/7 Post-Secondary Student Helpline - free & confidential professional counselling service

 

 

Intersession and Summer Session Residence Accommodation

 

If you are studying at King's this spring/summer, you can contact King's Residence for accommodation.


 
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