The Evening Advisor


The Evening Advisor


A newsletter for Whitworth in the Evening
December 2009

We are still accepting applications for graduation. If you will complete your degree this spring you must apply to graduate, even if you don’t plan to participate in the graduation ceremony on May 16, 2010. (If you’re not going to participate in the ceremony you will need to submit a petition to not participate.) If you will finish your degree by December 2010, you have the option of walking in this year’s ceremony or you can wait until May 2011. If you want to walk in the May 2010 ceremony but are completing your degree next fall, see your academic advisor to complete an academic petition outlining the rest of your degree requirements.

In January we will list those students who have applied to graduate. Check the listing for your name if you’re planning to graduate this year.

Holiday Hours: The Whitworth campus will be closed for Christmas Dec. 24-28, and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

Don’t forget our spring traditional-semester evening courses and weekend writing workshops. Tuition is $330 per credit for these courses, which does not include books. 

  • Digital Photography, Mondays, Feb. 1-May 10
  • Survey of Physical-Education Activities, Thursdays, Feb. 4-May 13.
  • The Structure of English: Grammar and Effective Writing, March 25, 26, and 27
  • Polishing Prose, May 6, 7, and 8

Orientation for new students: If you haven’t attended a new-student orientation, save the date for Monday, Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m. You’ll learn how to register for classes, how to read your program evaluation, and all sorts of valuable information to help you be a successful student. In addition, a study skills workshop will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5:45-8:45 p.m. 

Scholarship Opportunity: The John and Roberta Young Scholarship is funded by Whitworth alumni who specifically want to help our evening students.  Scholarship amounts vary.  The application form is available in the continuing studies office or on our webpage at http://www.whitworth.edu/Academic/Department/AdultDegree/
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.  The deadline to turn in the Young Scholarship application form has been extended to Jan. 8, 2010.

Register for spring 2010: Registration on WhitNet is open for everyone.  If you have not met with an advisor, please call 509.777.3222 to schedule an advising appointment.

Did you really register? If you did not receive an e-mail confirming your registration, be sure to double-check your registration on WhitNet. Some students have contacted us thinking they were registered, but they had not followed the final step to register. (See below for more information.)

Registration tips: Do not use the “Express Registration” function. If you follow the instructions on the continuing studies website or in your student handbook, your registration should be processed successfully. Instructions are also available at http://www.whitworth.edu/Academic/Department/AdultDegree/PDFs/WhitNetRegistration.pdf

On the third screen, “Search/Register for Sections,” only enter the term (“spring eve accel 2010,” for example) and location (“Continuing Studies on Campus.” Or, if you’re registering for courses at our downtown location, choose “Continuing Studies U District”). On the next screen click on the box next to the classes you want. 

After you click “Submit,” you still have another screen to go to: register for preferred sections.

Registration is immediate. You will receive an e-mail message indicating you successfully registered. If you do not receive an e-mail, check your class schedule under the Academic Profile Category, My class schedule, or check your Preferred Section list under Registration, Register for previously selected sections.

Please note: Education students do not register on WhitNet.

Changes to the spring/summer course guide: SO 311W in the third session of spring is AE1 and in the fourth session is AE2.

TH 135 does include books (spring session two). 

Course dates to remember: Due to Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 18, 2010, the classes BU 373, EL 109, JMC 396W and CO 300 will meet on Tuesday instead of Monday.

There is a planned network outage scheduled for Jan. 15-18. WhitNet will not be available during this time. Blackboard and e-mail will not be affected.

A note from financial aid: Some students are inquiring about when their spring 2010 credit balance (checks/direct deposit) from financial aid will be available. Below is a web page you can refer to for disbursement information, including criteria that must be met in order for your credit balance refund to be prepared.

http://www.whitworth.edu/Administration/FinancialAid/DisbursementInformation.htm

When can I anticipate receiving my credit balance?
For accelerated evening students, the first day your credit balance refund may be available to you for the spring 2010 semester is Feb. 24. The financial aid office will send an e-mail to all AE students in mid-January alerting them of this date. 

Online courses this summer: We will again offer online courses this summer, including Computer Assisted Communication, Physics in Current Events, Interpersonal Communication, Writing I, American National Politics, Introduction to Psychology, and Introduction to Theatre. Stay tuned for specific dates and registration information. 



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