Weekly Update for 10/24/2014

By, Julie McGough

Happy Friday T-birds,


I’ve heard so many great things about Professional Development Week and how impressed employers were by our amazing students. I hope you found the week both enjoyable and fruitful. I’d also like to extend a big “thank you” to the members of our Career Management Center and the staff volunteers  for their hard work in planning and executing Professional Development Week 2014. Be sure to check out our Flickr account to see pictures from Thursday’s Career Fair.


Many changes have happened on campus, some of these impacting who students need to contact for various needs and issues. Attached is an updated “Who to Contact” list for your convenience.


Here is what you’ll find in this week’s update:


1.       Important notification for students interested in testing out of their language requirement, deadline October 31st

2.       Come cheer on Thunderbird’s famous rugby team, home game October 25th

3.       2nd-Module Drop/Add on Access Thunderbird

4.       TechConnectiON forum, November 7th

5.       Work together for a harassment free Thunderbird

6.       Pi Sigma Alpha International Studies Honor Society Accepting Applications

7.       TSG Spring elections are around the corner!



1.       Important notification for students interested in testing out of their language requirement


The deadline to waive your language requirement by taking the OPI Challenge is Friday, October 31st. Tests are proctoredMonday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Voris Building-Pod B. Please use the attached link to register and schedule your OPI. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Cheri Roberts  cheri.roberts@thunderbird.edu.



2.       Come cheer on Thunderbird’s famous rugby team


Come cheer on your classmates tomorrow, October 25th, when our famous rugby team plays Prescott right here on Thunderbird’s rugby field. The ball drops at 12:30.  As an added treat, Delphi employee and T-bird alumnus Jay Stahlman is returning to campus to play alongside the team!


We hope to see you there! GO THUNDERBIRD!!!



3.       2nd-Module Drop/Add on Access Thunderbird

The 2nd-half drop/add period for continuing Full-Time MBA (pre-Fall 2014 start), MA-MBA, MS-MBA, Dual Degree, and Post-MBA students begins at 8:00am (AZ time) on Monday, October 27th and will remain available until 4:00pm (AZ time) on Friday, October 31st.



4.       TechConnectiON forum, November 7th


TechConnectiON is a one-day forum on Friday, November 7th where students can meet with leaders in the technology field on campus who will be participating as panelists and workshop leaders. Students and participating speakers will have plenty of opportunities to engage in conversations and networking with one another during this event. If you would like any more information please browse our website or contact us directly at techconnectionforum@gmail.com.



5.       Work together for a harassment free Thunderbird


Thunderbird is committed to providing a work environment where all employees and students can work together comfortably and productively, free from harassment. Critical to this commitment is the ongoing education and training of our community regarding harassment and discrimination prevention.  Thunderbird has entered into an agreement with our risk reduction partner, United Educators (UE), an expert in the field of risk management to provide training to all faculty, staff and students on harassment and discrimination prevention.  This partnership has opened up UE’s comprehensive, education-specific risk management resource online training programs to Thunderbird.

At www.edurisklearning.org, you can access information and tools to gain an understanding of the risks faced by schools, colleges, and universities and how to safeguard our students, staff, and faculty.

To access the courses, learners will need to follow a web link to UE’s Learning Management System (LMS) and enter a registration code that validates their eligibility to take the course. Once the registration code is accepted, learners can register for and take any of the courses. (Note: Please use your Global.t-bird email address and make sure to identify yourself as a student when registering.)


If you need assistance, please contact the UE Helpdesk via email at:  uehelpdesk@perceptis.com. The last day to complete this training is on October 31, 2014.



6.       Pi Sigma Alpha International Studies Honor Society Accepting Applications


Deadline: October 31, 2014


Each trimester a select number of graduating students are recognized for excellence in their International Studies Area coursework with induction into Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.


Students are encouraged to apply if they:


* are graduating Fall 2014.

* have completed or are completing at least 10 hours in International Studies courses.

* have achieved a minimum 3.70 GPA in their International Studies Area coursework.


Application forms with further information are downloadable at the following links based on your program of study:


Full-Time Programs


Online MBA Program


Completed applications with a $55 application fee will be accepted until Friday, October 31, 2014.


Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society for students of international relations and political science. The Society has over 440 chapters in leading universities and colleges including Thunderbird.  If questions remain after reviewing the application materials, please contact Niky Chokshi at niky.chokshi@thunderbird.edu or Sadia Khan atsadia.khan@thunderbird.edu.



7.      Interested in joining TSG? Spring elections are around the corner!


TSG would like to invite all students to join and contribute to the wonderful Thunderbird student community by being part of TSG. For the elections timeline and more details please follow the TSG Spring Elections Facebook page.




Have a safe and wonderful weekend.


Best Regards,


Julie McGough

Marketing Director

Thunderbird School of Global Management

+1 602-978-7348


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