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T he Weekly Newsletter of
the English Language Institute
Volume 103, Issue 11
July 25, 2008
On Saturday, July 26h, join us to spend
the afternoon at Skate Station
Funworks! We will go and play
miniature golf, roller-skate, play arcade
games, rock climb, and more. There is
plenty of food, drinks and ice cream at
WHEN: Saturday, July 26th. Meet at
the Norman Hall garage at 12:00 PM.
We will probably return around 4:00
PM, or whenever your group wants to.
COST: One attraction: $8
Two attractions: $12
Unlimited + Go-Kart: '
Bring about $5-7 for food/drinks.
TRANSPORTATION: This is a
carpool trip. You will need to sign up on
the activities board by Thursday July 24th
at 4pm. You can drive your own car and
bring family and friends (make sure you
sign up your family and friends on the
WHAT TO BRING:
-Wear comfortable clothes and shoes!!
-Have a great time!!
The ELI's Institutional TOEFL will be
given on Friday, August st, at 2pm in
Room 137NRN. The Registration
Schedule for the TOEFL is as follows:
FULL-TIME ELI STUDENTS
Friday, July 25th, 1pm
Room 331 NRN
Friday, July 25th, 3:30pm
Room 331 NRN
PART-TIME ELI Students and
Tuesday, July 29th, 10am
Room 331 NRN
Part timers, remember that you also
must sign up in the ELI Main Office
ASAP in order to have a space at
If you have a problem and cannot
register at your assigned time, please
come to the ELI Main Office
BEFORE WEDNESDAY, July 23rd.
to receive a different registration
IMPORTANTNOTE #1: You
MUST be on time. If you arrive
even ONE MINUTE late, you
will not be permitted to register at
the regular time. You will have to
register with the part-time and
non-students, and you will be
permitted to register only if there
is space. You willalso have to
pay a late fee of $40. There will
be no exceptions.
IMPORTANTNOTE #2: The
registration takes about an hour.
No one will be allowed to leave
until it is finished and we have
matched your IDs to your forms
and we have taken them all and
counted them. Please do not
make any plans that may conflict
with this time.
Everyone, bring A PICTURE ID
AND A NUMBER 2 PENCIL to
registration. We do not have
enough pencils to give each
Because of rising costs, RTS may be
having to cut back on some of its routes
very soon. Be sure to check the website
at www.go-rts.com to see if there are any
changes that affect you and how you get
to school/get back home.
On Thursday, August 7t, we will be
giving the CELT, our exit test. There
are no regular ELI classes on this day.
There will be no late exams and no
late students admitted to the exams.
All ELI students are required to attend
and take the test in order to receive a
certificate of completion from the ELI.
Please remember to be on time. If
you arrive late to the test, you will not be
permitted to take it, and you will not
receive a certificate of completion from
the ELI. The schedule is as follows;
sections refer to Reading/Writing
225 Little Hall
34 1 NRN
Next weekend, we will be holding our
End-of-Semester Barbecue! Details will
be on the Activities Board and in next
Just room this week for a couple of
quick grammar questions, folks!
Q: What's the between this/these
A: Proximity. If you are standing next
to something or if you have just
mentioned something and you can point
it out directly, you use the first ones. If
you are not close to something or if it's
not within your immediate sight, you use
the second set.
Q: What's the between until and
A: It's the same word, just shortened.
We use the short form usually in
conversation. We use the full word in
formal writing or formal speech.
> Library Fines and Infirmary
Fees-Since we're coming closer to
the end of the semester, we just
want to remind you that now is a
good time to think about clearing
up any fees and fines that you might
have with the university. If there
are any outstanding balances owed,
we won't be able to release any of
your academic information or
certificates to you.
> Part-time students and TOEFL:
Part time students, don't forget-if
you wish to take the ELI TOEFL
with the other students, you must
actually sign up for it in the ELI
Main Office, Room 315. If you
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have not already done so, please go
and sign up as soon as possible.
The following are ELI birthdays from
July 27: Annelena Delgado
July 30: Tatyana Lima
July 30: Giselle Vieira
July 26: Noreen Baker
July 29: Todd Allen (Hey! That's me!)
July 31: Patti Moon
Happy Birthday, one and all!
Gosh, it's this week, everyone! Steve
wants to let you know that the deadline
for Student Voices submissions is fast
approaching. We would like to have
everything in by this coming Friday, July
25th. Submissions can include any
student work that you might like to see
in print. You can submit your entries
for the Voices to your teacher or you may
put them directly in Steve's mailbox in
the ELI Main Office (Room 315)
marked Flocks. Let's see what you can
come up with!
I have failed many times, and that's why
I am a success.