Spring 2016 Registration

2 Nov

registered earlyPriority registration for Spring 2016 classes is under way. Remember that your advisor must clear you to register each semester, so contact your advisor at least a week in advance of your registration date.

Social Media Tattoos

16 Oct

Here’s a great TED talk on “social media tattoos”–the information about you on your social media posts that lives on and on. You might be surprised to find out just how much people can learn from things other than what you actually post.

Lunchtime Leadership Learning Lab Wed. Oct. 7

5 Oct

Dear Durham Tech faculty, staff and students:

We invite you to join us for our next Lunchtime Leadership Learning Lab this Wednesday, October 7 from noon- 1:30 p.m. in the Barbara Baker Student Activities Room, 1114 Wynn Center. Student Senate President and Student Leadership Development Program participant, Jimena Ramos-Santana will be presenting a workshop titled:

“Is it Urgent or Important? Tips for Managing your Time.”
Time management is really life management. This workshop will enable participants to become more proactive and use a range of techniques to prioritize, plan, and control workloads more effectively. Learn to identify “time stealers” – what they are and how to avoid them.

We invite all students, faculty, and staff to join us. Please bring a sandwich and the Student Senate will provide the chips and drinks. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Student Senate and Office of Student Activities

Fall 2015 Career Services Workshops

3 Sep

Resume Building Workshop(Limited to 30 students)

Open to students in their last two semesters of a program – check with your instructor to make sure that they have not scheduled this workshop to be held in your class at a different time.

Tuesday, October 6, 11am-12:30pm

To register go here.

Linked In Workshops: (Limited to 25 students)

Bring a copy of your resume and get ready to set up your Linked In account. We will discuss how to set up an account as well as some tips on networking using this application.

Wednesday, September 9, 10am-11:30am, register here.

Thursday, November 12, 10am-11:30am, register here.

Interview Skills/Resume Building Workshop: (Limited to 40 students)

Open to students in their last two semesters of a program – check with your instructor to make sure that they have not scheduled this workshop to be held in your class at a different time.

Wednesday, November 18, 10am-12pm
, register here.

Resume Reviews: Students in the last two semesters of a CTP* or HT program may submit their completed resumes via email for review. Submit your resume in a Word document to kentc@durhamtech.edu. Reviews may take up to 7 days to be returned with suggested edits/comments. The last date that resume reviews will be accepted for this semester is December 3rd, so please get them in as early as possible.

For more information regarding possible one-on-one mock interviews or other career services, please contact Carla Kent at kentc@durhamtech.edu.

*CTP includes paralegal technology students

Waitlisted? Second LEX-110 Section Added

3 Aug

waitlistingThere’s good news for students who are waiting for a seat in Introduction to Paralegal Study! The Paralegal Technology department has added a second LEX-110-090 section to make the class available to more students. The additional online Introduction to Paralegal class (LEX 110) is listed in Web Advisor as LEX 110-091A.

Remember that there is a mandatory LEX 110 orientation on Saturday, 8/15 from 9 a.m. to noon in White 50.

More information on class orientations can be found here, and are also noted in Web Advisor when you search available sections for Fall 2015.

When ENG meets LEX

20 Jul

The Other Lit in Litigation

If you have room for a general education elective, you may want to consider a literature course.

In a March 31, 2015 ruling in the U.S. District Court for Hawaii, Chief Justice Susan Oki Mollway quoted English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”  “This court feels like the sailor in [the poem] who, trapped for days on a ship, becalmed in the middle of the ocean, laments, ‘Water, water every where, Nor any drop to drink.”

Chief Justice Mollway was referring to her inability to find any legal rationale for the National Maritime Fisheries Service’s approval of the U.S. Navy’s plan to detonate high intensity sonar with license to harm whales, dolphins, sea lions, and other marine mammals “up to 9.6 million times” during the planned exercises.  The suit was initiated by the National Research Defense Council and other environmental and conservation organizations.

Chief Justice Mollway, set to retire on November 6, is the first Asian-American woman to have been appointed to the federal bench.  She did her undergraduate work at University of Hawaii and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

– Barb Stenross

Fall 2015 LEX Classes

13 Jul

To find out what paralegal classes are being offered, log into Web Advisor, and select  “Search for Sections”. Under Term, select Fall 2015, and select “LEX” in the “subjects” box, and click on Submit.

Click on the image below to see a screenshot of the Fall 2015 LEX class list.


You can save time by using the Search and Register function, which allows you to register on the same screen.


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