Virtual UR Graduation in Minecraft!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying a breather after all your hard work this semester.

Alongside all the online pomp and circumstance of the official UR Degree Conferral, some of your fellow students have been hard at work creating a virtual River Campus in Minecraft! Virtual UR will be unveiling their work and sharing the server info tomorrow. So check it out if you want to virtually stroll through the Wilson Quad as a graduate!

The announcement from Virtual UR is below:

Virtual UR Grand Opening

Our first event – the Virtual UR Grand Opening – will be launching Friday, May 15 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. At that time, the Minecraft server IP will be made public on this site so we can join and experience Virtual UR together.

To get in on the action early, join our VIP event at 7:30 PM Eastern Time, half an hour before the main event.

VIP members:

  • Get a special guided tour of the world
  • Enjoy a virtual meet-and-greet with a few of the Virtual UR world developers
  • Have their name etched in the walls of the Virtual UR tunnel system

To join the VIP event, click the following Zoom meeting link at 7:30 (Note – joining via Zoom is free, no purchase required):

Don’t own Minecraft?

Not to worry – you can still fully participate in the VIP event. No prior Minecraft experience is necessary.

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DMS Capstone Final- YOU DID IT!

Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and be prepared to be wowed.

DMS Capstone Final: Tomorrow 10:30. Be there. (please.)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Please submit final files here:


Due May 6th due at 5PM

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DMS Conferral of Degrees, we need your info!

Today is your last chance to send an image and quote, or fave DMS moment, or future plans to Niary. We want to include you in the slide show, so please send them today!

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Capstone Final Meeting

Our final meeting will be Wednesday, May 6th from 10:30-11:30.

In the meantime, please send your slides to Niary and submit your course evaluations (Please note: it  is especially important this year for ALL your faculty. It will matter.)

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Professional Development: LinkedIn

Today in our last Professional Development Talk: Tips for LinkedIn

Well, writing your LinkedIn profile summary may not be at the top of your to-do list this week, but there’s no time like the present! Our own career advisor Laura Jones made this video for you about LinkedIn profiles:

Laura also provided us with this worksheet to complete to help us update those profiles: LinkedIn Worksheet

End of Semester Reminders:

You are awesome. Fill out that survey about our final, I send the final date Wednesday. See you at your capstone group meeting.

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DMS Graduation Celebration Survey

http:// Create your own user feedback survey

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DMS Class Final Celebration


Given we are all in scattered time zones, we thought a doodle poll might work best for our last class meeting during finals week. Please follow the link below to fill out the poll!


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Monday’s Zoom

I’ll be in my virtual meeting room from 11-Noon in case you want to check in on Monday!

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Meeting ID: 268 583 1160



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Final Capstone Information

Nice to see you today. Here’s the detailed information about the final:

Final Capstone Reports. Due May 6th due at 5PM, each capstone group will author a FINAL reflection. These final reflections are added to the capstone reports you have been authoring over the year.

Included in the report: a self-assessment of the final outcome and what important skills and insights you learned in creating it. Think of this as the FINAL chapter of your entire previous group reports reflecting on the entire capstone project and experience and how it forces you to learn and grow.  Additionally, please make sure to include a link to your website and your final poster in the report (sometimes those get lost in there are they are important details)

Final Capstone Website: Due May 6th, each group will turn in a website (not a presentation)  this term. Web addresses can be obtained through the digital scholarship lab if you don’t have one already. The website must include (but is not limited to) your poster, video, and language about the project from your reports. What makes a good website? It’s designed with a purpose, clean and easy to navigate. Make sure you check for errors before submitting the site!

Submit your final report, a link to your website and final video in box in the FINAL report folder. There you can upload your report. In that folder, you will find a folder for your video and a folder for a link to your website.

You’re almost there!


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