Around Campus: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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PINs for Fall 2013 Semester Now Available

Midterms have begun, which means that registration for the fall 2013 semester will be starting in less than a month. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor and get your PIN number now, before it becomes an item on your "Last Minute Things to Do" list. Registration opens April 1 and the registration calendar is available here (listed under 'Fall 2013'

Men’s Basketball in Must-Win Situation Tonight

If the men's basketball team wins tonight when it hosts Southern Utah at 7:05 p.m. in Butler-Hancock, they're guaranteed a spot in the Big Sky Championships. You'll also get regular updates on the women's team's game at Southern Utah. If the Bears win and Montana loses one of its two remaining games, the ladies will end the season at the top of the Big Sky Conference. Go Bears!

Study Abroad Application Deadline March 12

Globalize your college education and study abroad during the 2013 Summer or Fall semesters. Completed applications for both terms must be turned in by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 to the Center for International Education, located on the main floor of the University Center. For a list of study abroad and exchange opportunities, click here.

Course Withdrawal Deadline March 11

The course withdrawal deadline for the 2013 spring semester is Monday, March 11. Should you choose to withdraw from a class, you'll need to log in to Ursa; a 'W' grade will appear on your transcript but does not affect your GPA. Tuition and fees for the semester, however, will not be adjusted. For more information on course withdrawals, go to the registrar's website.

Discounted Rate for Students Returning to On-Campus Housing

Seniority has its benefits, especially when it comes to on-campus housing. Students returning to live in the residence halls next fall will pay the 2012-13 rates for housing and upperclassman meal plans, while incoming freshmen will be charged an increased rate set for the 2013-14 school year.

On-campus housing aid also is available to students who qualify, as long as the FAFSA has been completed by the March 1 priority date. For more information on return sign up for housing and rates, visit

Student Behavior Consultant to Speak March 12, Relates to Teacher Candidates

Teacher candidates far and wide, listen up! Charles Fay, a consultant to schools, parent groups and mental health professionals throughout the United States, will present his theories on "Love and Logic" at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 in, the University Center's Longs Peak ballroom. Known for teaching practical and effective solutions for calming K-12 students, he also helps to develop their ability to act responsibly. Topics presented will include:

  • The two rules of Love and Logic
  • Delayed or "anticipatory" consequences
  • Using empathy, and Love and Logic one-liners to neutralize arguing
  • Reducing nasty behavior in the classroom, cafeteria, and playground

The sessions, designed for teacher candidates, are free and open to the public, but seating is limited so early arrival is encouraged.

For more information, please contact Stacy Bailey.

Schedule for March 7 Entrepreneurial Challenge Announced

The Monfort College of Business has announced the presentation schedule for the Fourth Annual Entrepreneurial Challenge at the University Center. Tomorrow, five finalists will compete for $50,000 in prize money... because entrepreneurship is hard work. See the complete list of presentations, which are free and open to the public, and products/services here.