Listservs? What Listservs?
There are two listservs that you'll deal with as a graduate student in the English Department: the GES listserv, which allows graduate students to communicate with each other via mass emails, and the GRADNEWS-L Listserv, which the faculty uses to send information to us. You need to sign yourself up for the GES listserv, and should do so as soon as you can; you'll be put on the GRADNEWS-L automatically.
What is the [QueensGES] listserv/Google Group?
It is an electronic mailing list and Google Groups page meant to
foster communication between graduate students in the Department of
English at Queen's. The page is located at: http://groups.google.com/group/QueensGES. A lot of important information regarding academics, upcoming GES social events, and other thing you'll want to hear about is sent through the listserv, so you should sign up quickly to avoid missing out.
How do I subscribe/unsubscribe?
A link to unsubscribe is located at the bottom of every [QueensGES]
email received. In order to subscribe to the list and to access the
QueensGES Google Groups page, you will need to create a Google account. You
do not need to have a Google email (gmail) address and your assigned
queensu.ca address can be used to create this account. To join the listserv:
1. Go to the following website: http://groups.google.com/group/QueensGES
2. If you are signed in to a Google account, you will have the option to apply for membership to the Queen's GES Google Group (this is the listserv). If this is the case, you can skip the next two steps.
3. If you are not signed in to a Google account, you will be provided with a link to Google's sign-in page; then, either sign in to your pre-existing Google account, or if you do not have an account, click the red sign up button at the top of the page to create a Google account using whatever email address you plan to use for school purposes.
4. Once you are signed in/up, you will be presented with the opportunity to apply for membership to the Queen's GES Google Group. If this does not happen, just return to http://groups.google.com/group/QueensGES while signed in to your Google account and you will have the option to apply for membership.
5. The GES computer representative will then confirm your account
If you have any problems joining the ListServ, please contact the current GES Computer Liaison.
How do I post to the list?
Send your message to: QueensGES@googlegroups.com. Attachments of
less than 5 MB are allowed. Emails received through the QueensGES
Google Group will have ‘[QueensGES]’ in the subject line of
What kind of messages should I post to the list?
In general, any information that is of interest to many subscribers
on the list may be posted. The QueensGES page and mailing list is a
good forum for announcements, sharing library books, etc.
What kind of messages should I not post to the list?
[QueensGES] is a professional discussion group. Do not post personal
messages to the whole list. Do not use the list to contact individual
members; we maintain a Contact List if you need to get in touch with an individual. You may choose to issue general invitations to social
functions on the list, but try to avoid subjecting everyone to
post-party chitchat. Posts intended for individual classes should be
sent to the class mailing list if the course in question has one.
Finally, when you reply to a post, the list's default setting will
direct your reply to the poster only. Do not redirect your reply to the
entire list unless it is of relevance to the entire list. When posting
to the list, remember that the principles of good netiquette and
collegial behaviour apply. This includes not shouting (typing in all
caps), not posting incendiary remarks, not sending unnecessary
attachments or formatted mail to the list, and not spamming the list.
Spam comes in many forms, including jokes, hoaxes, unsubstantiated
virus warnings, advertisements for commercial enterprises, and chain
letters. For guidelines to good netiquette, see: http://www.cs.queensu.ca/FAQs/email/etiquette.html
Who has access to this list?
The QueensGES Google Group is a confidential forum, intended to
provide a safe environment for discussion between members. It is
maintained by the GES computer representative. All graduate students in
the Department of English may subscribe to this list, but faculty and
members of other departments may not. You should not publicly mention
list content, or forward copies of information you have obtained from
it, to third parties without the explicit permission of the original
poster. Members who violate the list integrity in this way will be
removed from the list.
What is the GRADNEWS-L Listserv?
The Department of English at Queen’s uses the GRADNEWS-L
Listserv as a means of communicating with the graduate students in the
department. Emails are received from the GRADNEWS-L@lists.queensu.ca
and include calls for papers forwarded to the department, and other
information about upcoming events and messages from the department to
Can I post to the GRADNEWS-L list?
No. The GRADNEWS-L Listserv is a one-way means of communication. If
you wish to respond to any email sent through this listserv, please
direct inquiries to either the relevant individual as mentioned in the
email or to Kathy Goodfriend.
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