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The Hagerstown Campus Learning Commons will be closing early at 7:00 pm on October 10–13.
How to avoid plagiarism: Each week your discussion posts and writing assignments require you to submit your own original writing giving credit to the resources you use. Guidelines for APA formatting and plagiarism are found in your KU Campus by clicking on "My Studies"--> "Academic Support"--> "Writing Center."
If you are interested in practicing your skills and/or asking questions, we will be holding a weekly open lab on Mondays from 12:00 pm–1:00 pm in ADM 103. Please email Erica Shern (Erica.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Denise Toms (email@example.com) so they are prepared for you.
Now through Sept. 25, donate new or gently used children’s books (ages 0—11 years old). Collected books will be used for the Hagerstown Rotary Literacy Initiative in Washington County. Your book will help a child learn to read. It could be the first book a child has every owned! The collection box will be in the Learning Commons.
Join or renew membership and get up to a $25.00 gift card. Please contact Denise at Sam’s Club in Hagerstown for information.
Sweet Dreams Deli Lunches—every Tuesday from 11:30 am–11:45 am in the ADM Student Lounge. Delicious selections of soups, salads, wraps, and sandwiches are offered for purchase.
For online academic support and tutoring, go to your KU portal, click on My Studies, Academic Support, and select the Center for Math, Writing, Science (medical), Business, or IT. Tutoring hours as well as many other resources are listed to help you. For campus tutoring, help with writing, APA formatting, and other resources, please contact Bonnie Mazzocchi, Student Success Coordinator, at 301-766-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Weekly Course Announcements—Open your instructor’s announcements by clicking on the envelope under your course home tab to read helpful information and directions about your class. Take advantage of this good communication tool from your instructor.
Research tips—How do you find research material for your classes? The KU Library link on your portal homepage is a great resource. It can help you find relevant material for your projects, selecting or narrowing a topic, or using APA citations in your assignments. You can also check the KU Library link to see the available hours offered to chat with your online KU librarians.
Due to an excess amount, we have reduced the price of the tickets that are left to $25 each. They are available to our students, staff, and faculty while supplies last. We can only accept cash (exact amount) or a credit card. The tickets are good through the end of September, general admission, and are available in Student Services.
Time management—Use a day planner to make your to-do list. Get involved in your discussions early in the week. This shows your instructors and classmates that you are engaged in the class. It is also a great way to manage your study time throughout the week.
Where do you study? Do you need a quiet place to do your classwork where you can be focused and uninterrupted, have resources at your fingertips, and have Student Services staff support? Then please come to the Hagerstown or Rockville Learning Commons to do your work during regular campus hours.
The campus will be closed Monday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.
KU Portal Tip: Discussion Board—Use Microsoft Word for creating your discussion posts. Copy and paste your posts into the discussion response box. For questions about navigating your portal and classes, please contact Student Services.
Congratulations to Connie Younger, winner of two Hershey Park tickets!
View Gradebook—Where can I see my instructor’s feedback for the work I have submitted? Go to the “Gradebook” tab in your class, and click on the actual grade. The link to your instructor’s comments will open on the left. Use this learning tool to improve your next assignment.
KU Portal Tip: How to avoid plagiarism. Your online Writing Center can provide help with APA formatting and plagiarism guidelines. Each week your discussion posts and writing assignments require that you correctly cite your sources and list your references in APA format. Examples are found on your KU portal homepage by clicking on the tab My Studies—Academic Support—Writing Center.
Read your announcements.Open your instructor’s announcements by clicking on the envelope under your course home tab to read helpful information and directions about your class. Take advantage of this good communication tool from your instructor.
Where do you study? Do you need a quiet place to do your classwork where you can be focused and uninterrupted, have resources at your fingertips, and have Student Services staff support? Then please come to the Hagerstown Learning Commons or the KU Rockville Learning Center to do your work. Students can use our computers or bring a laptop. All are welcome!
Research tips—How do you find research material for your assignments? The KU Library link on your portal homepage is a great resource. It can help you find relevant material for your projects by using the "search" field to select a topic and can also list proper APA citations. You are welcome to contact your Kaplan University online librarian for help during their listed available hours.
Consider using the Hagerstown Learning Commons which offers students a comfortable and relaxing place to study, read, or enjoy a magazine or a cup of coffee or tea. Students can use our computers or bring a lap top. All are welcome!
Discussion Board—Use Microsoft Word for creating your discussion posts. Copy and paste your posts into the Discussion Response Box. Please contact Student Services for questions about your portal.
For online tutoring, go to your KU portal, click on My Studies, Academic Support, and select the Center for Math, Writing, Science (medical), Business, or IT. For campus tutoring, please contact Bonnie Mazzocchi, Student Success Coordinator, at 301-766-3600 or email@example.com.
The campus closes at 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday. As usual, the campus will close every Friday at 4:00 pm.
Effective immediately, there will no longer be parking allowed in the CTC building lot. Please use the parking spaces in front of the Administration Building and behind Fawley Hall. The spaces directly in front of the Administration Building are reserved for visitors only.
View your gradebook to see your instructors’ feedback for the work you have submitted. Open your class, click on the Gradebook tab, and click on the actual grade. Your instructors’ comments will show up on the left. Use this learning tool to improve your next assignment.
Congratulations to Rebecca Travels! Rebecca is the winner of the student New Year’s Academic Resolution Contest and has won a brand new Kindle.
KU Portal Tip - How to Avoid Plagiarism. Guidelines for plagiarism and also examples of APA format, citations, and references are found in your Writing Center. Your weekly discussion posts and writing assignments require that you correctly cite your sources and list your references in proper APA format. Go to the top of your portal home page, click on the tab My Studies, Academic Support, Writing Center.
Read Announcements—Open your instructors’ announcements by clicking On the envelope under your course home tab to read helpful information and directions about your class. Take advantage of this good communication tool from your instructor.
Use a day planner to make your to-do list. Get involved in your discussions early in the week. This shows your instructors and classmates that you are engaged in the class. It is also a great way to manage your study time throughout the week.
Please help the Medical Assistant Externship class project by putting your soda can rings in the marked container in the ADM Student Lounge.
KU Portal Tip: Read your weekly course announcements. Open your class and click on the orange course home tab. Then in the center, click on the envelope to open and read each announcement that your instructor has sent you with helpful information and directions about your class. Take advantage of this good communication tool from your instructor.
KU Portal Tip—Where do you study? Do you need a quiet place to focus on your classwork, have resources at your fingertips, and have Student Services staff support? Then please come to the Hagerstown Campus Learning Commons or the Rockville Learning Center to do your work.
Kaplan for Kids Back-to-School Supplies collection during the month of September. Please bring in any school supplies (pencils, glue, crayons, etc.) and put them in the box at the front desk. Your donations will benefit school children in Washington and Montgomery Counties.
Congratulations to Robin Studli for winning a $50 gift card that she is donating to a family in need.
KU Portal Tip—Discussion Board. Use Microsoft Word for creating your discussion posts. Copy and paste your posts into the Discussion Response Box. For any questions about navigation, please contact Student Services.
Where can I see my instructor’s feedback for the work I have submitted? Open your class, find the “Gradebook” tab, and click on the actual grade. Your instructor’s comments will show up on the left. Use this learning tool to improve your next assignment.
During the month of May, please bring in any old, unwanted towels, sheets, blankets, beach blankets, or quilts that you no longer need and place them in the tubs in the Hagerstown campus Learning Commons (library). Don’t have any old items? Pets love new bedding items, too. Thank you for helping these pets in need.
KU Portal Tip—Type your first Discussion Post each week in a brand new Microsoft Word document. Save it to your computer and as well as to your flash drive with the name of the activity (for example, Unit 3 Discussion Post). Then you can copy and paste it directly into your course discussion. This is a great way to organize, back-up, and save your work.
KU Portal Tip: Manage your time by using a day planner to schedule your daily study hours. Get involved in your discussions early in the week to show your instructors and classmates that you are interested and involved.
KU Portal Tip: Read your instructors’ course announcements every week. Under the orange Home tab in your course, click on the envelope next to Announcements. This will provide important information and directions for the unit. Take advantage of this good communication tool from your instructors..
How do you find research material for your classes? The Kaplan University Online Library link on your portal home page is a great resource. Find relevant material for your projects, selecting or narrowing a topic, or using APA citations in your assignments. Check the hours to speak live to a Kaplan University online librarian for help.
Congratulations to Shane Sloat, winner of a dinner for two from the Valentine’s Day Contest, “What do you love about being a Kaplan University student?” Thank you to all the students who participated. Your submissions were inspiring.
Type your first discussion post in a blank Word document, save it to your flash drive, paste it into your Discussion Board, and click “submit.”
Please check out the Kaplan University Online Library for help with research. Click on the Library link on your portal home page next to your photo. Watch the library tutorial video (link on right). Contact online librarians during hours posted.
Please contact Bonnie Mazzocchi, Student Success Coordinator, about campus tutoring, help with writing, APA formatting, and other resources to help you at 301.766.3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For online academic support, go to your KU portal, click on My Studies, Academic Support, and select the Center for Math, Writing, Science, Business, or IT. Tutoring hours as well as many other resources are listed to help you.
Anatomy Flash Cards are now available in the Business Office for $20.00. Please stop by the front desk and ask for the Business Office to purchase them today!
Where do you study? Do you need a quiet place to do your classwork where you can be focused and uninterrupted, have resources at your fingertips, and have Student Services staff support? You are welcome to come to the Hagerstown campus Library/Learning Commons. Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am–10:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am–4:00 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am–12:00 pm.
This holiday season the Washington County Sheriff’s Department will identify children in need who have displayed good citizenship to ride with a deputy and their guardian in a patrol car to go shopping for clothing, toys, and even gifts for their families. Afterwards, they will all return to the Sheriff’s Office for a meal. Your monetary donations, in any amount, will go to both the children and the meal. Please give your contribution to anyone in Student Services. Thank you for your generosity.
Congratulations to James McCloskey, the lucky winner of a gift card.
Where can I read my instructor’s feedback for the work I have submitted? Go to the Gradebook tab in your course and click on the actual grade. Your instructor’s comments will show up on the left. Use this learning tool to improve your next assignment.
Business Office Reminder: Tax forms will be mailed out shortly to all students. Please check your KU Campus portal to confirm that your mailing address is correct in our system. Thank you.
Monday, January 5. 1501A Classes begin on Wednesday, January 7.
KU Portal Tip—Get Involved Early in the Week.
Make your initial discussion post on Wednesday or Thursday to get the ball rolling. Comment on your classmates posts, and show your instructor and fellow classmates that you are interested and engaged in the topic of the week. Demonstrate that you are a good team player through your active participation in your class.
Kaplan University Portal Tip—How to Avoid Plagiarism: Your Online Writing Center can provide help with APA rules on how to cite your resources properly in order to avoid plagiarism. To access the Writing Center, go to your portal and click on "My Studies"-->"Academic Support"-->"Writing Center"-->"Writing Reference Library"-->"Research, Citation, and Plagiarism."
Welcome to all new students starting classes October 15.
Jersey Mike’s Subs of Hagerstown student appreciation during October. Show your Kaplan University ID for great discounts. 18015 Garland Groh Blvd, Hagerstown.
KU Portal Tip: Use Microsoft Word for creating your discussion posts. Copy and paste your posts in the discussion response box. For any questions about navigation of your portal, please contact Student Services. We are here to help you.
KU Portal Tip: Where can I see my instructor’s feedback for the work I have submitted? Go to the “Gradebook” tab in your class, and click on the actual grade. Your instructor’s comments will show up on the left. Use this learning tool to improve your next assignment..
Watch your email for a chance to share your Success Tips with other students.
How do you manage your study time? Many students use a day planner to become better organized. Remember to schedule study time as well as time to attend seminars, complete discussion posts, submit assignments, or take quizzes. Be sure to set aside 12 hours per class per week to ensure your success.
The URL for the Hagerstown Library website has been moved to library.kaplan.edu/md. The old library site at www.youseemore.com/kaplanu will automatically redirect users to the new site that will help us better integrate our services with the Kaplan Online Library and allow more flexibility in creating webpages and providing help for research. Please check us out.
Antietam Exchange Club: $1,000. Male or female Washington Co. resident. Write a 1,000 word essay on “How will you use your education to help others?”
Washington County Commission for Women: $500. Female only Washington Co. resident. Write a 1,000 word essay describing “the challenges you overcame to come back to school.”
Submit essays to Career Services at email@example.com, or for questions, call 301.766.3647. Please include your name, phone number and address on a title page. The deadline is Friday, November 8, 2013. Winners will be posted on Friday, November 15, 2013.
In order for information regarding your education to reach you in a timely manner, it is important to ensure that Kaplan University always has your most recent mailing address on file. If your primary address needs to be updated, please contact Sandy Shrader at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 301.766.3661.
Please check out our Library website library.kaplan.edu/md for the latest. There is a new and super cool application on iTunes-Scholarship Advisor that you have to check out and share with family and friends. Developed by StudentAdvisor, a Washington Post company that is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group's Innovation team, the new app was recently approved by Apple and made its debut at the iTunes store.
Medical assisting students are collecting donations to help victims of extreme casualties needing medical attention from Hershey Medical Center and loved ones needing to stay nearby.
Donations will go to: Hope Lodge of Central PA, the Parsonage, and Ronald McDonald House.
Types of donations (travel size): personal hygiene items (toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo) and clothing (socks, slippers, t-shirts, sweat pants).
Please contact Lori Slick for more information (email@example.com or 301.766.3670). Thank you for your support.
Weekly scheduled seminars are those that are offered on the same day and time each week and are open to ONLY the students that are in the same section of a class with the same instructor. They will appear in BLUE on your seminar calendar page.
Supplemental seminars are those that are created as an additional option by instructors and are generally open to anyone who is registered for the same class, no matter what section or with which instructor. If you receive emails to attend a seminar from other instructors that are not your own, this is a supplemental or additional option for you. You are invited to attend any seminar that appears on your calendar or for which you receive invitations. Supplemental seminars appear in yellow on your seminar calendar page. A blue AND yellow seminar bubble could appear in your calendar on the same day, at the same time. This means your instructor has opened your regular seminar to others and this is where he/she will be. So when in doubt, GO FOR THE GOLD!
Questions about seminars? Contact Sonya Pryor in the eLearning Center at 301.452.4150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are planning to still be enrolled in school beyond June 30, 2013, it is time for you to complete your 2013-2014 FAFSA. Please go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA. If you have filed 2012 federal taxes already, please use the IRS data retrieval tool within the FAFSA to import tax information. If you cannot use this tool, you may enter information directly from your 2012 federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) or estimate your income using your 2012 W2 forms. Please call 301.766.3600 and ask to speak with a Kaplan University, Hagerstown Financial Aid Officer for assistance.
Tom Statton, director of library services, is available to help you with your research projects. He can assist you with using the Kaplan Online Library, finding relevant material for your projects, selecting a topic, narrowing a topic, or using APA citations in your assignments. Please feel free to contact Mr. Statton at 301.766.3653 or email him at email@example.com.
The E-Learning Center is here to help with your questions, concerns, or desire to learn. Please contact Sonya Pryor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 301-766-3684 for individual training sessions offered on Basic Computer Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), APA formatting, and Navigation for the KU Campus Online Platform.
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Monday—Thursday: 7:30 am to 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Monday—Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: By Appointment
You must have documentation with you the first day of class for the Phlebotomy Lab (HS 291). You are required to have at least the first 2 shots in the series of 3 required shots. All 3 shots must be completed prior to externship (HS 299).
Kaplan University Interview Day on Friday, September 30, from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm in the Hagerstown ADM building. Interview for open positions with local employers. To register, please contact Kim Gembe in Career Services (email@example.com or 301.766.3679).
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