Graduate Student Orientation

On Thursday, August 17 at 10:30 am, Drs. Catherine Mazak and Leonardo Flores will be offering an orientation for its new and experienced graduate students. This orientation will not be yet another drill on rules, regulations, the Graduate Handbook, and Certification 09-09, or our TESOL Certificate, but a practical guide to successfully navigating your graduate studies towards your future career goals. The orientation will be held in CH-326. Program Welcoming Remarks – Dr. Leonardo Flores Timeline to Graduation – Dr. Catherine Mazak First Semester Forms: Letter for validating courses, TESOL Certificate Application form Recommended courses: Research Methods, Deficiencies (if applicable), … Read more…

New book: “Diario de un Labial Atrofiado: Vivencias y Fantasías” by Celia M. Ayala

Our graduate student, Celia M. Ayala, recently published a book of poems titled Diario de un Labial Atrofiado: Vivencias y Fantasías. Here’s the author’s description and information about it. Diario de un Labial Atrofiado: Vivencias y Fantasías is a bilingual “poemario,” where experiences and dreams come alive in technicolor. Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, on April 18, 2017, it is a replay of scenes, where the author experienced love, passion, and the struggles of being a Caribbean female figure. Questions of femininity, sexuality, and oppression were at stake when the author explored different journeys, leading her into paths of Nirvana … Read more…

Preparing for Comps Workshop

Are you an MAEE student worried about the Comprehensive Exam? Then this is for you! The Professional Graduate Honor Society has organized a workshop to help MAEE students prepare for the comprehensive exam, which will be offered by Dr. Sandra Soto. Goals of the workshop: Provide tools necessary for completing the Comprehensive Exam successfully Help MAEE students understand each part of the exam. Know the process to follow in order to take the test. Offer key guidelines to create the questions for the test. When and where is the Preparing for Comps Workshop? December 1st, 2016 CH-326 University Hour (10:30 … Read more…

Operation Christmas Child for Puerto Rico

The graduate students’ organization Professional Graduate Honor Society from the MAEE program at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, for the second time, is coordinating the Operation Christmas Child of Puerto Rico event. Focused on helping people with a humane act of kidness with the help of the UPRM alumni. Don’t miss the chance of impacting a school, selected in a community by the association and the social worker, this year the selected school belongs to the school district of Cabo Rojo. If you are willing to cooperate, the suplies needed (listed below) will be received at CH 013 … Read more…

An Out of this World Graduate Job Opportunity!

By combining cutting-edge technology with hands-on learning, SPACE CAMP inspires young men and women to dream big and to work hard to make those dreams a reality. – Melissa Siroky The U.S Space & Rocket Center, Home of Space Camp, in Huntsville AL, is looking for English majors graduating this December for a job opportunity! Don’t miss on the chance of being a Space Camp Counselor starting on January. You will receive a comprehensive training that last from 3 to 4 weeks and will also be part of your own mini-camp experience! And don’t worry because there’s no previous space knowledge … Read more…

Writing Clinic for Graduate Students: Abstract Writing

Abstracts/Resúmenes (GRIC Writing Clinic) martes 20 de septiembre de 2016 Lugar: GRIC – Biblioteca General Hora: 10:30 AM Abstracts are required for most projects graduate students will undertake during their academic and professional careers. In this clinic you will learn about the different types of abstracts that are commonly used in academia, the ones that are most pertinent to your discipline or field of studies and the steps that you should follow to produce a polished, professional and publishable informative abstract. The clinic is formatted as an interactive workshop to give you the opportunity to practice your skills in a … Read more…

Call for Proposals 2016 PRTESOL Convention

Attention Faculty and Graduate students! The deadline for proposals for 2016 PRTESOL Convention has been extended to September 15th.  This year the convention will be held on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 at University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. The convention’s speakers will be Dr. Donaldo Macedo, Dr. Antonia Darder, and Dr. Pamela Konkol. Feel free to share with your colleagues and other institutions interested in submitting a proposal. For additional information, visit PRTESOL’s Facebook page. Here are the Proposals Form and objectives: 2016 PRTESOL CONVENTION Objectives extended date Presenter’s Registration Form 2016 Official extended date 2016 Call for Presentation Proposal Form … Read more…

New M.A.E.E Program Forms

Attention graduate students enrolled in our MAEE program. The Plan of Study and Amendment to the Plan of Study Forms have changed. There is also a new form that everyone with an assistantship needs to fill in to certify their professional development hours. This form is essential to the renewal of your assistantship after the first year. Here are links to the forms: Amendment to the Plan of Study Professional Development Certification Form Plan of Study The forms are also available in the Student Forms page in this website.

Breakfast of Champions

Classes are over and finals are among us, yet throughout all the madness there was still time to celebrate a special occasion. On Wednesday, May 11, the English Department held a Breakfast for Champions to commemorate the students who completed either their Bachelor of Arts or their Master of Arts in English Education. Sadly, most of the students were not able assist, but it did not stop professors Rosita Rivera, Nancy Vicente, Gayle Griggs, Betsy Morales, Sandra Soto and Gabriel Romaguera from celebrating the accomplishments of the ones who did attend. The professors, in high spirits, got the graduation march as … Read more…

Harry Potter at UPRM

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” -Ronald Dahl Something magical certainly took place on October 8th in the English Department’s Language Lab. The Popular Culture Student Association (PCSA) had its Fall initiation and it was amazingly geeky (in all the great ways). The PCSA is a relatively new association, having only existed for a year now at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. It was brought into existence by Master’s student Ivette López Cordero, alongside her fellow classmates, in an effort to bring to the University a fresh outlook on popular culture. “Pop Culture brings people together,” … Read more…

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