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In our academic community, ESS is like the friendly neighborhood store that has a little bit of everything that you need for studying. Students routinely report that ESS has just what they need. So, if you are looking for just the right study strategy, stop by ESS. We're open for business and waiting for you!

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Feeling Overwhelmed? ESS can help.

UNIV 100: Essential Academic Strategies is a great way for you to develop effective strategies for managing a busy schedule, preparing for quizzes and exams, taking good notes, and enhancing study skills. UNIV 100 is a non-credit, pass / no-pass five-week seminar facilitated by ESS staff members. The seminar runs for one hour per week and is conducted three times a semester - beginning in weeks two, four, and nine during the fall semester and weeks two, four, and ten during the spring semester. Register through SIS today!

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Graduate TA Professional Development Training Orientation

Graduate TA Professional Development Training Orientation set for Wednesday, August 19, 11:00 to 1:00 in Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom Bay B.

At this orientation, staff will explain the options for this training program (UNIV 400A/B/C) and will enroll students in their choice.

Questions: send an email to or call 216.368.5230.

Judy Olson Hammer
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) Professional Development Conference

The UTA Professional Development Conference will be held Sunday, September 13, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Attendance at the conference is required for all new UTAs. The conference will begin in 312 DeGrace. Pizza and beverages will be provided. The conference, organized as a series of concurrent sessions, will address specific UTA roles: graders with office hours, graders without office hours, recitation leaders, and lab leaders. A $40 stipend will be paid for attending this training seminar.

UTAs should begin the hiring process by speaking with their TA supervisor to initiate the Student Employment paperwork. This paperwork should then be taken to Gloria Jenkins in Student Employment in Yost Hall.

Questions about UTA training should be directed to Judy Olson-Hammer at 368.5230 or at

Instructor Sarah Dellinger
Spoken English Seminar

This non-credit, five-week seminar for graduate and professional students, and research scholars, will improve their spoken English skills. The seminar covers pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, idioms, and presentation skills. This seminar meets twice a week for a total of 10 class hours. The schedule for this seminar is flexible, accommodating students' schedules. Students register in person at ESS during business hours. There is a fee for this course. Questions? Contact Sarah Dellinger, Assistant Director for Spoken English, at

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