Inside Scoop – August 2011

Receipt Required for Digital Books

Hi Everyone, welcome to the Fall 2011 semester. Just a brief note about book requests. Please remember you will be asked to provide this office with a copy of your book receipt. The publishing companies require this before providing us with your textbooks in the requested format. Thank you in advance and best wishes for a successful semester.

Requesting Books for Spring 2012

In order to help the DRC get your digital books on time, please request your books in alternate format as soon as you register, which for Spring 2012 should be in November. Otherwise, there may be a delay, which none of us wants.

DIG (Disability Interest Group) on Facebook

DIG is gearing up for the semester, and we’d love for you to be involved! Join the DIG Facebook Group to keep up-to-date on activities. With everyone’s input, DIG can continue to grow and be another voice for diversity, inclusion and accessibility at UALR. Not on Facebook? Email Melanie Thornton at to be added to the UALRDIG email list.

NCIL Internship

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is announcing 2 internship positions at our headquarters in Washington, DC. The NCIL Policy Internship Program is open to students and individuals pursuing a career in a field relevant to NCIL interests, particularly Independent Living and disability advocacy. Although not a requirement, preference shall be given to individuals with disabilities.

The program includes 2 internships, with positions lasting from January 15 – May 15, and September 1 – December 15. Interns are required to work 10-15 hours each week based out of NCIL headquarters in Washington, DC; actual schedule and hours to be negotiated with the Executive Director. For details, visit the NCIL website.

Construction at UALR

There are several construction projects currently in progress, which is making for some challenges regarding parking and pathways. To keep up with all the changes, visit the Construction website. We will also add posts to our site as we hear of disruptions of paths of travel, detours, and the like, and will also post them to our Facebook page.

We hope you have a wonderful semester. Cheers!

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