Important Announcements

Student Evaluations of Faculty Teaching

This semester the university is switching to on-line teacher evaluations. An announcement will be made when the evaluation period begins and students will be directed to the evaluation website. It is very important that you take the time to fill out an evaluation for every class, every faculty member, and every GTA that you have. It is only through feedback from the entire class (or at least most of the class) that your instructors can really see what is going well or poorly with a class. Comments from only a handful of people often do not adequately reflect what is happening with a class. The faculty and GTAs need all of your comments to evaluate their teaching performances and their classes. Please take the time to do these evaluations.

Fall 2009 Important Dates

(a) Spring Graduation Application: October 19 – March 5
(b) Withdrawal Deadline: October 16
(c) Grade Forgiveness Deadline: October 16
(d) Classes End: December 7
(e) Final Exam Period: December 8-14
(f) Grades Due: December 17
(g) Fall Graduation: December 18

Food Drive: “UCF students affected by the economic hardships of the recession have anew outlet. Knights Helping Knights, a volunteer-based organization set up through Rick Falco’s first year LEAD Scholars class, focuses on giving back through a food pantry and a yard sale at Memory Mall. Located on the third floor of the student union, the food pantry is run by shifts of volunteers and includes varieties of canned foods, bottled beverages, toiletries and supplies provided free of charge for students. The pantry will expand to include used electronics, clothing and any other donated goods for students. It is open Tuesday and Thursday from 11a.m.-2 p.m., but can be opened at anytime for students seeking assistance by calling 407.823.2256 or e-mailing smaton@mail.ucf.edu” from UCF Today November 5th

International Medical Outreach is having a Princeton/Kaplan Course Auction taking place at 6 pm on November 23rd at the UCF Campus (HEC 101). This event is a charity drive to provide medical mission trips for underserved areas in Haiti, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. There will be an auction for test prep courses for MCAT, PCAT, DAT, and GRE exams.

Order of Pegasus Award

The Order of Pegasus is a selective program that recognizes exemplary performance byboth undergraduate and graduate students.Undergraduate Students are recognized in areas of academic achievement, university involvement, leadership, and community service The college can nominate up to four undergraduates and two graduate students for consideration by the university selection committee. Students must submit an application that consists of narratives, specific information as requested by the application, letters of recommendation, a current resume. More information about the award and the application can be found online at http://www.orderofpegasus.sdes.ucf.edu
Complete applications are due to the college (CSB 201) by Friday, November 20. Letters of recommendation must include the following: The authors of the letter of recommendation should write an in-depth letter of recommendation that addresses how the nominee for the Order of Pegasus has made a difference in one or more of the Five Core Values of UCF (The Creed): Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity, and Excellence.