Thursday, August 27, 2015

LU MFA Academic Calendar 2015-2016

SUMMER QUARTER 2015
AUG 28: Last day to withdraw with a Withdraw/Pass grade (does not affect GPA; email Beth to drop classes)
SEPT 7: Labor Day holiday
SEPT 26: Quarter ends
SEPT 28: Grades posted in Student Portal by 5pm; complete Course Evaluations

FALL QUARTER 2015
AUG 17: Registration begins
SEPT 29: On-Campus Cluster begins in LUCC Conference Room; first assignment due
OCT 4: Online students may view fall classes on Blackboard
OCT 5: Online classes begin; first assignment post due for attendance by 11:59pm CST
OCT 6: Author Amy Stewart, LU Speaker Series, 7pm in Spellmann A-B (on-campus cluster will attend as a class; instructor will provide details)
NOV 20: Last day to withdraw with a Withdraw/Pass grade (does not affect GPA; email Beth to drop classes)
NOV 26-27: Thanksgiving holiday
DEC 6: Commencement Ceremony 2pm
DEC 19: Quarter ends
DEC 21: Grades posted in Student Portal by 5pm; complete Course Evaluations
DEC 30: Deadline to apply for March or June graduation (complete app form in Portal)

WINTER QUARTER 2016
*NEW processes go into effect for Registration, Email Correspondence, Teacher Grant Forms, and Publication Notifications--click HERE for details*
NOV 9: Class Schedule email sent to Lionmail accounts
NOV 16: Enrollment opens at 7am CST; follow new Registration Process
JAN 4: On-campus cluster begins this week (weekday TBA); first assignment due
JAN 10: Online students may view winter classes on Blackboard
JAN 11: Online classes begin; first assignment post due for attendance by 11:59pm CST
FEB 26: Last day to withdraw with a Withdraw/Pass grade (does not affect GPA; email Beth to drop classes)
MARCH 26: Quarter ends
MARCH 28: Grades posted in Student Portal by 5pm; complete Course Evaluations
MARCH 30: Deadline to apply for September or December graduation (complete app form in Portal; December apps can be received through May 30, but the March deadline is preferred if possible)

SPRING QUARTER 2016
FEB 15: Class Schedule email sent to Lionmail accounts
FEB 22: Enrollment opens at 7am CST
MARCH 11: Open Enrollment closes 11:59pm CST
MARCH 30: Deadline to apply for September graduation (complete app form in Portal)
APRIL 4: On-campus clusters begin this week
APRIL 10: Online students may view spring classes on Blackboard
APRIL 11: Online classes begin; first assignment post due for attendance by 11:59pm CST
MAY 12: LU MFA Reading -- 7pm at the Cultural Center
MAY 13: Commencement Ceremony 7pm -- details HERE
MAY 27: Last day to withdraw with a Withdraw/Pass grade (does not affect GPA; email Beth to drop classes)
MAY 30: Memorial Day holiday
MAY 30: Final deadline to apply for December graduation (complete app form in Portal)
JUNE 25: Quarter ends
JUNE 27: Grades posted in Student Portal by 5pm; complete Course Evaluations

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Click class titles for instructor course descriptions and textbook info. 

ON-CAMPUS CLUSTER (9 credit hours):
The Prose Cluster: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
Andrew Pryor
Tuesdays starting September 29
LUCC Conference Room

ONLINE CLASSES (3 credit hours each):
All online classes begin October 5.
Read the full First Assignment for Online Classes post for instructions on the first required post and Blackboard login instructions.

Adv Studies in Craft of Poetry--Catherine Rankovic
The Rockstar Poets & Writers--Julia Gordon-Bramer
FULL Ekphrastic Poetry--Eve Jones
FULL Fiction Craft & Workshop--David Hollingsworth
Literary Novel Draft Workshop--Wm Anthony Connolly
FULL Flash Fiction--Kelli Allen
Flash Nonfiction--Mary Anderson
Narrative Journalism--Tony D'Souza
FULL Magical Realism Literature & Workshop--Eve Jones
Genre Fiction as Literature: The Graphic Novel--Zachary Vickers
The Literary Journal: Production & Publication (for TLR issue 6)--Beth Mead
     NOTE: It is recommended that all MFA students take at least one section of The Literary Journal during their time in the program, as it is a valuable opportunity for writers to experience the other side of the submissions process. Students may take up to three sections total of The Literary Journal.

GRADUATE THESIS:
If Fall Quarter is your final quarter in the program, you must include in your registration email that you wish to be enrolled in the thesis for fall. If you would like to request a specific midterm reader, include your request in your registration email. Read the full thesis guidelines HERE


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: 
Deadline: Writing sample must be received by Beth no later than Wednesday morning (8/19).
Please check your email for an internship opportunity (creative nonfiction blogging for The Art of Women Foundation) for 6 credit hours for fall quarter. Interested students should email Beth with a brief creative nonfiction writing sample to apply for this internship. Up to four students will be accepted for this exciting opportunity for our writers. This internship is open to all LU MFA students, whether on-campus or fully online (out-of-state) students.


NOTE to MFA students: Beth will email you by the end of this week (8/14) with class details and registration information. Then you will email her your class choices. Beth will register students (in the order of emails received) by the end of next week (8/21).