Looks as though everyone had a great time. Thanks to the band, our caller Jordan, and all who danced!
Join us to visit the recently reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)! The first 60 students to sign up will receive the opportunity to tour the museum for free.
Come sign up at 112 W Hearst Gym from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
Directions to the SFMOMA (click to enlarge):
You can now order Certificates of Completion for the courses you are about to complete during this summer.
******** Requesting a Certificate:
1. Visit https://goo.gl/forms/0nhwBiGLcXmOO4TW2.
2. Please fill out the information completely. Click “submit” only once.
3. You will receive an email confirmation with this information. Print that email.
4. Bring it with your payment to the table outside 112W Hearst Gym.
It will be $5 per copy of your Certificate. Cash only. Exact change please.
Online requests will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 4.
Payment will be accepted on Thursday, July 29 – Thursday, August 4. Hours: 11:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM only.
******** Picking Up Your Certificate:
You may pick up your certificates on Wednesday, August 10, and Thursday, August 11. Hours: 11:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM only.
Important: You must be a student in the Summer English Language Studies program to request a certificate. Your course and instructors’ names will not be on your certificate. These will be on your official transcript.
We have only a few tickets left for sale for Thursday’s baseball game at AT&T Park. Come to 112W Hearst Gym ASAP to get your ticket and join our group to root for the Giants, experience “America’s favorite pastime,” and take pictures of some beautiful views of San Francisco!
If you bought a baseball ticket over the past week, the tickets are now available for pickup.
Please come to the front desk of our office, 112W Hearst Gym, between 8:30AM and 5:00PM.
The Berkeley International House has a limited number of tickets available for non-residents for the Milan vs. Liverpool International Champion Cup! First come, first served — selling out fast!
The Media: Participation and Empowerment
The Changing Face of Journalism and the Media in a Digital Age
The Summer English Language Studies presents an open lecture featuring Deirdre English, Visiting Lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and Cyrus Farivar, Berkeley alumnus and Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica.
Date: Wednesday, July 20th 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Valley Life Science Building, Room 2040
Deirdre English has taught at the J-school since 1997. Professor English is the former Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones magazine where she worked for eight years. She has written and edited work on investigative reporting, cultural politics, gender studies, and public policy. Her work includes For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts’ Advice to Women (Anchor), co-authored with Barbara Ehrenreich and published with a new Afterword in 2004.
Professor English will speak about her work as a magazine editor and will review some different forms of journalism, from daily beat coverage, to essays, features and profiles, immersion and underground reporting. The role of “objectivity” vs point of view, for example, and the consistent obligation to be accurate will be discussed.
Cyrus Farivar is the Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, a Condé Nast Digital publication. He is also an author and radio producer. His book, The Internet of Elsewhere – about the history and effects of the Internet on different countries around the world, including Senegal, Iran, Estonia and South Korea – was published by Rutgers University Press in April 2011. He previously was the Sci-Tech Editor, and host of “Spectrum” at Deutsche Welle English, Germany’s international broadcaster.
Professor Farivar will speak about his work at Ars Technica, a savvy, online publication that fuses opinion, analysis, and reporting. Since its first publication in 1998, Ars Technica has published four types of stories: news, guides, reviews, and features.
The event is free and open to all SELS students and to the General Public. Seating is limited so come early!
We look forward to seeing you!
Our thoughts go out to those who have lost family or friends in France, Turkey, and southern Thailand. Please let us know if we can help you in these turbulent times.
Friday is the deadline to drop a course and get a refund. And it is the deadline to add most ESL courses, as most instructors will not take late adds after this week.
You will need a signature to add ESL courses.
The office in 112W Hearst Gym will be open between 10:30am and 2:30 pm on Friday 08 July to help process your requests.
We would like to warmly welcome the students of Summer English Language Studies 2016. Looking forward to a summer of great classes, exciting traveling, and new friends.
Come visit us at 112 Hearst Memorial Gym.