News & Events for May 2004

May 10, 2004
MSW Graduate Application Deadline

Please be advised MSW graduate applications will be accepted up to June 1, 2004. We don't intend to make exceptions.

May 11, 2004
Congrats

Congratulations - Debra Lacey has been selected to be part of the NIH Summer Institute on the Design and Conduct of Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research in Social Work and Other Health Professions. It will be this summer in DC!

May 13, 2004
Getting help for blackboard and/or eCollege

Memo: To students taking online classes or classes that are web assisted
Re: Getting Help for Blackboard and/or eCollege

Please note: eCollege and Blackboard and separate systems and the procedures for getting help are different.

If you are taking a class that uses Blackboard (http://blackboard.fau.edu) the following steps should be followed when you encounter a problem:

  1. Your first point of contact for assistance with Blackboard is your instructor. If your instructor cannot assist you with a problem in Blackboard they will provide you with additional contact information for help.
  2. If you can login to Blackboard but do not understand an assignment or are unsure of the directions you have been given you should contact your professor for assistance.
  3. If you can login to Blackboard and are having technical difficulties you can click on the Help button at the top of the screen or the Help Desk button in your course under the Tools area (not all instructors leave the tools active so you might not see this area in the course you are taking).
  4. The help button will open a second window that is titled FAU Blackboard Support. There is a lot of information there that will assist you in solving your own problems and if you cannot there is a link that allows you to submit a Help Desk ticket.
  5. Visit the Distance Learning Frequently Asked Questions page at http://www.itss.fau.edu/dl_faq.htm.
  6. 6. If you cannot log in to Blackboard you should look up your FAU NetID http://accounts.fau.edu and make sure you are using the correct username and password. Most of the time your password is your original OASIS pin # which is 2 zeros followed by the 2-digit DAY and 2-digit YEAR of birth.

If you have tried your FAU NetID and password and can still not log in to Blackboard you should contact 3999@fau.edu for assistance.

If you are taking a class that uses eCollege:

The Login Pages are as follows:

College of Business - http://faumba.net
eCollege Help Desk for College of Business Students - helpdesk@faumba.net

College of Nursing - http://faunursing.net
eCollege Help Desk for College of Nursing Students - helpdesk@faunursing.net

Please note: FAU does not support students on the eCollege system. All help requests must be directed to eCollege for solutions.

May 24, 2004
Student Recognition

Kudos to Cheryl Moody who received an invitation to the Faculty Roundtable Breakfast at the Baldwin House on June 9 in honor of the student recognition she received from the graduating senior survey. Prof. Moody is one of thirty faculty from across FAU invited for recognition on this day.

May 25, 2004
Graduating Class

Bravo to our Graduating BSWs and MSWs in the Class of 2004. The Induction Ceremony for our MSWs and the Graduation Ceremony for our BSWs and MSWs produced lots of smiling faces, as can be seen from the following photo. Best wishes as you make your transition from FAU students to FAU alumni and professional social workers.

Graduation Photo

May 26, 2004
Travel Abroad!

(BANGKOK, CHIANG MAI, HAT YAI)
NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 15, 2004

Academic Program Description: The purpose of this three credit graduate course is to advance understanding of the value of compassionate and competent nursing and health care practice in a global community. This course includes introduction to cultural and historical dimensions of a country or region of the world, with emphasis on the dynamics of health care. Thailand is in the midst of the national health care reform leading to new economic, practice and care delivery structures and processes. It is intended that health care practices grounded in traditional ancient wisdom will increasingly be incorporated with predominate western models of health care practice. New systems of delivery include village-based primary care units. Care is also provided by various types of hospitals and local faith-based settings. This course will provide a variety of learning experiences offered at McCormick Faculty of Nursing, Payap University, Prince of Songkla University, and include various health

Living Accommodations: Students will live in the Crystal Springs House of Payap University while in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is a dorm-like housing facility within the university property. There will be two students per room. The rooms are spacious, with amenities such as hot and cold water for showers. Accommodations in Bangkok and Hat Yai will be in standard hotel rooms, again, two in a room with the appropriate amenities.

Permission of Faculty is required for registration. Enrolment is limited to 16 students only

Cost of Program: $2800.00 (Tentatively)

Included in Program fee: ($1500.00) Housing (Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Hat Yai; double occupancy), breakfast, 2 group dinners, local land transportation, lectures and visits to places of interest, insurance, pre-departure orientation, International Student ID Card, on-site support staff, and on-site orientation.

Not Included: Airfare (The estimated roundtrip cost between West Palm Beach and Bangkok and for air travel between Chiang Mai and Hat Yai is $1300.00. Reservations will be made for air travel and students will then purchase their own tickets.), some meals, tuition, and spending money. A weekend trip to Phuket Island or another holiday site is possible for an additional fee.

For More Information, Contact:
Dr. Marilyn Parker, SO 286, 561-297-3376/ mparker@fau.edu Dr. Rozzano C. Locsin, SO222, 561-297-2875/ locsin@fau.edu Tania Tucker-Kraus, International Programs Office (SU 106), 561-297-3227/ trtucker@fau.edu


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