Night Tracks

IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
ADULT & GRADUATE STUDIES NIGHT TRACKS
The official monthly publication for IWC's evening students & instructors

Vol. 26 No. 2         October 2014

 

       The mission of Iowa Wesleyan College is to prepare students to succeed in a changing global environment.  Iowa Wesleyan is a four year liberal arts college providing quality individualized learning experiences that combine the development of the intellect with adaptive life skills.  The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church with which it shares a commitment to spiritual values, social justice and human welfare. 

       The Office of Adult and Graduate Studies supports the mission of Iowa Wesleyan College as it provides access for adult learners; engagement between the College and Community; and empowerment of individuals through learning.

            These beliefs and values prioritize our actions:

  • We believe that everyone is a learner
  • We offer service to learners through a welcoming attitude and by showing respect, integrity, sincerity, pride and effective problem-solving in a professional fashion.
  • We provide high quality and convenient learning opportunities

 
NEW NAME!  NEW LOCATION!

      The Extended Learning Office is now the OFFICE OF ADULT AND GRADUATE STUDIES – reflecting a bold new vision for the College and for adult learning at Iowa Wesleyan College.  Expect to see a more comprehensive marketing and advertising strategy to be set in motion throughout the region heralding our new identity, new programming and new opportunities!

      We have also MOVED!  Our offices are still in the P.E.O. Building – but, now, we are located “two steps up” from the Main Gallery once you enter the main entrance.  You will find us at the same phone number, 319.385.6245, but our NEW EMAIL ADDRESS is ags@iwc.edu.  We can be found on the web at www.iwc.edu and then scroll over “Adult & Graduate.”

 NEW ONLINE PROGRAMS!

       Watch for information about our new online programs launching this Spring - Undergraduate Certificate in Human Service Studies; Undergraduate Certificate in General Business Studies; Bachelor’s Degree Program in Human Services; and Bachelor’s Degree Program in Business Administration (concentrations in Accounting, Management and General Business).  These are added to our current all online RN-to-BSN program.

REMOTE SERVICES at #BEBOLD

       Remote services (for example - email, online course access, textbook purchases, library resources) through the college website are now found by opening a dropdown menu by clicking on #BEBOLD in the upper right corner of the website.

 PLEASE REGISTER FOR FALL-B CLASSES NOW!

       It is now time to register for Fall-B.  Classes start October 20.  You can find the schedule on the College website by simply going to www.iwc.edu and by scrolling over Adult & Graduate a dropdown menu will appear.  Under IWC Calendars, click Online/Evening Schedule 2014-2015.  Please take a few minutes and look it over, then contact us to register for your Fall-B classes.  Remember, you can also register for classes electronically at the same website: scroll over Academics, click on Evening Students, click on Class Registration and then complete/submit the form.

       Please register now so we can forecast enrollment and textbook numbers.  Don’t run the risk of having your class cancelled or not having a text available due to inaccurate enrollment numbers because students waited until the last minute to register.  Also, in the case of a class having an enrollment limit, don’t risk being put on a waiting list.

       You can contact us by phone, email, fax, or in person.  If you want to meet in person at IWC, SCC, or MCC, please call ahead for an appointment at 319.385.6245 or 800.582.2383, ext. 6245.

NOTES FROM THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

       If you have already registered for Fall A & B at the same time – all of your financial aid and loans were disbursed at the beginning of the Fall-A term.  If you charge Fall-B book vouchers to your student account or add a class in Fall-B you are responsible for those charges.  Payments are due in the Business Office by the 20th of October and November.

       If you are eligible for a refund in Fall-B, the first refund date is November 5th and each Wednesday thereafter depending when paperwork is received and processed.  Checks may be picked up in person at the Financial Aid Office on Wednesdays or Thursdays between 8am-5pm.  Checks not picked up will automatically be mailed on Fridays.

USING THE VIRTUAL TEXTBOOK STORE

       You now have 24/7 access to the IWC Bookstore when purchasing textbooks.  That said, DON’T WAIT!  Come to www.iwc.edu and click on the #BEBOLD button in the top right corner.  A menu will appear above, where you select Bookstore and follow the instructions.  Here are a couple of hints: 1) Be sure you select Fall-B for your term, and 2) check the Extended Learning box for your classes.

AN IWC USERNAME & PASSWORD ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL IWC STUDENTS

        Access the Iowa Wesleyan College library resources, textbooks, college on-line courses, class registrations, billing/financial aid, final grades and e-mail with your own free account.  You’re now able to look up all of this information using your IWC username and password.  To register for your username and password, simply go to the IWC Website at www.iwc.edu and scroll over Adult & Graduate and from the drop down menu on the left, select evening students and then click on Get Username and Password and follow the instructions.  Please check your IWC email account at least once a week, as there may be important announcements that pertain to you from the Adult & Graduate Studies Office, faculty, IWC Business Office or Financial Aid.

            Remember, too, that you MUST HAVE an IWC username/password in order to enroll in ANY online course offered through Iowa Wesleyan College.

 TO ACCESS YOUR STUDENT PORTAL, YOU MUST HAVE AN IWC EMAIL ACCOUNT

To access the services of your student portal, you must have an IWC username and password (email account).  You may obtain your username and password, by following the instructions above.

           Once you have your username and password, you can access the IWC Student Portal to check on your grades, your billing and financial aid, and other valuable information.  The address is https://portals.iwc.edu/estudent.  Your login username is ‘iwc\’ plus your email username.  For instance, if your email username is ‘pdoe’ or ‘pat.doe’ (for Pat Doe), you would use ‘iwc\pdoe’ or ‘iwc\pat.doe’ respectively - the login password is the same as your email password.  BE SURE TO SELECT THE PROPER TERM FOR THE INFORMATION YOU ARE SEEKING - e.g. FA-12; SP-13.

           If you have problems logging into the portal, you can send an email to our IT office at knip@iwc.edu containing your student id number, last, and first names and phone number.  For security purposes, do not put your password in the email.  If they need your password you will be contacted.  Lastly, to obtain a manual for using the Student Portal, contact Dr. Kit Nip, IWC Chief Information Officer.  ALL ABOVE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE.

FALL-B REGISTRATION DEADLINES

            Please take note of the Fall-B Registration deadlines listed below:

To Register for OCICU Classes:         Noon, Monday, October 6, 2014

Term Starts:                                         12:00 am, Monday, October 20, 2014

To Add A Face-to-Face Class:             Prior to the start of the second class meeting

To Add An Online Class:                     Noon, October 22, 2014

To Drop A Face-to-Face Class:            Noon on the weekday following the second class                                                                 meeting

To Drop An Online Class:                    Noon, Friday, October 24, 2014

Withdrawal From A Class:                   May take place between the drop deadline                                                                  above and Noon, Monday, November 24, 2014

Withdrawal From All Classes:              Is not permitted after December 7, 2014

Term Ends:                                             11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2014

            Deadlines for OCICU courses may be different than those listed above.

 
ACCESSING YOUR ONLINE COURSES

MOODLE COURSES – SECTION CODE =55
1 – Go to the IWC homepage:  www.iwc.edu
2 – Click on the #BEBOLD button, upper right corner of the website
3 – Click the Online Programs button (upper left end of the dropdown menu)
3 – Click the Class Access button (upper right section)
4 – Login using your IWC email (without the @iwc.edu) and your IWC password
5 – If you haven’t taken a Moodle course before, please click on the Getting Started button and complete ALL tutorial lessons
6 – Click the course you are registered for

OCICU COURSES – SECTION CODE = 44
1 – Go to www.ocicu.org
2 – Click Student Course Access (left column)
3 – Scroll down and select Iowa Wesleyan College and click GO
3 – Find and click the course you are enrolled in (OCICU#/IWC# ~ Example:  ACC201/ACTG210)
4 – Click Access this Course and follow instructions from there
Note that you MUST have your OCICU Username and Password in order to log in.  If it is your first OCICU course, your username and password will be emailed to you shortly after you are registered for the course.  Please note that you may find out about purchasing your OCICU textbooks at Step 4 Ordering Books.

 ATTENTION DECEMBER 2014 GRADUATES

       If you have not yet filed your application for graduation, please contact the Adult & Graduate Studies Office immediately at 319.385.6245 or 800.582.2383, ext. 6245 or ags@iwc.edu and a form will be mailed to you.  Graduation fee is $100.00.

CHECK OUT THE A&GS ONLINE BULLETIN BOARD

       Since Night Tracks is published only at the beginning of the month, please regularly check our electronic Bulletin Board for any important updates in between issues.  To find the Bulletin Board, go to www.iwc.edu, scroll over Adult & Graduate and click on Evening Students.  Then click on Connect with Adult & Graduate Studies on the left menu and then click on Bulletin Board.

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YOU ARE INVITED

       The Iowa Wesleyan College Alumni Association cordially invites our Muscatine adult students, alumni, friends, parents, and prospective students to an Alumni Reception at the Geneva Golf and Country Club, 3100 Bidwell Road in Muscatine on Thursday, November 20 from 5 - 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be served with a cash bar.  Please reserve your place by November 14 by emailing alumni@iwc.edu or calling 319.385.6215.  We hope to see you there!

 REGISTER NOW FOR YOUR FALL-B CLASSES!!!