News Briefs

E-mail Account Changes

The old student e-mail accounts—the ones ending with—will no longer be available after Dec. 31.

E-mails currently sent to the old address are now automatically forwarded to the new Gmail accounts, but this service will also go away, come Jan. 1.

The Office of Institutional Technology asks students to update personal contacts with the new Gmail addresses that end in so as to not lose any e-mails.

Faculty e-mail accounts will also change over to the new Gmail format at this time.

In addition to Gmail and Google Calendar, the new applications that will soon be available for students include Google Docs, Google Sites and Google Chat.

For more information on the available Google applications for students, visit the FAQ at

Commencement Schedule

The 2009 Winter Com­mencement Ceremony will be held Jan. 31 in the Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion.

There will be three ceremonies for bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates.

Ceremony one commences at 9:30 a.m., and is for the main campus and RCA master’s students from the College of Educational and Organizational Leadership and the RCA Bakersfield Teacher Education program.

Ceremony Two begins at 1 p.m., and is for RCA and ULV Online bachelor’s degree students from the College of Business and Public Manage­ment, main campus, CAPA, RCA and ULV Online master’s degree students of the College of Business and Public Management.

Ceremony Three starts at 4:30 p.m., and will include traditional main campus bachelor’s degree students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Manage­ment and the College of Educa­tion and Organizational Leader­ship.

It will also include RCA and CAPA bachelor’s degree students from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Organiza­tional Leadership, and CAPA bachelor’s degrees from the College of Business and Public Management, plus main campus master’s degree students from the College of Arts and Sciences.

To view more information about the ceremonies, visit the commencement ceremony and degree chart Web site at

Finals Week Schedule

Finals will consume the last week of the semester (next week), and morning and early afternoon finals will not necessarily be held at their usual class times.

Students are asked to refer to the Registrar’s Office Web site for a schedule of final exams at

Faculty Lecture

The last lecture of the semester will be held on Dec. 16 with Donna Bentley, reference-access services librarian as presenter.

Her lecture, “Keeping Up With the Changes: Web 2.0 and Information Literacy in Universities,” will be presented at noon in the President’s Dining Room.

Course Evaluations

Students are asked to take the time to fill out course evaluations to benefit the professors and the structure of the course for future students.

Evaluation completion only takes a few minutes to fill out and can provide important feedback for the professors and the administration.

Evaluations can be found in the MyULV section of the ULV Web site, within the Students Services and Financial Aid section.

—Lesley Michaels

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