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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The campus closes at 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday. As usual, the campus will close every Friday at 4:00 pm.
Time Management: Use a day planner to make a “to do” list. Get involved early in each unit to show you are involved. It is also a great way to manage your study time throughout the week.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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