Calling all students! Recruiting executive board members for the BeVocal Student Org

Dear BeVocal Members,

We are excited to announce that we are recruiting additional executive board members to help us prepare to open our organization up to full membership in January 2016.  If you are a student, please consider applying for one of these roles, and if you are faculty or staff, please pass this information along to any students who might be interested!

To apply, and for more information regarding the roles that are available, please see our application:

Applications are due at midnight on Friday, November 13th.  We will be conducting interviews the week of November 16th, so please look out for interview notifications after the due date.

For students who are interested in joining the student organization in January, stay tuned! We will be planning a number of meetings and events in the Spring semester, and hope that you will be able to join us!


Ashley Boynton

ART courses open to non majors Spring 16

Non majors may simply email the department’s Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Elana Logsdon at, including name, EID, and details of the course they want to add.  If the student needs my assistance to drop any course they are currently registered for, please let me know. Students may also stop by the undergraduate advising office in ART 3.342 to ask for registration assistance up until the fourth class day of Spring.

The students should NOT drop any current course on their schedule until they know for sure that there is still space in the course.   Successful registration will be on a first come first serve basis.  There is only a small handful of seats open to non majors in each course.  Once these seats are taken, the courses will be closed to non majors.  Professor consent will not be needed for spring 16 for these courses only.

No other ART major restricted courses will be available for non majors in spring 16.

For course syllabi of current and previous semesters, look here:


MW 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
ART 1.206D
SHAM, J open; restricted

MW 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
ART 3.210
URBAN, J open; restricted

TTH 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
ART 3.214
SCHWEIGERT, W open; restricted

TTH 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
ART 4.220
BRAUNTUCH, T open; restricted

TTH  2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
ART 2.308
CHESNEY, L open; restricted

* For spring 16 semester ONLY, this course does not require previous experience in lithography.*
TTH 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
ART 2.308
CHESNEY, L open; restricted

MW 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
ART 1.202A
open; restricted

Elana Logsdon
Associate Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Office
Department of Art + Art History
College of Fine Arts
University of Texas at Austin
ART 3.342
512 475 7718

*please include your UT student EID in all messages*

James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising

Nominate a deserving advisor for the James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising!

Inspired by UT professor and former Vice President of Student Affairs Jim Vick, these awards recognize individuals who improve undergraduate students’ overall experience at the University of Texas at Austin through outstanding academic advising.

Each year, five recipients are awarded $500 and are recognized with at a ceremony in March. The nomination and selection process is done solely by students.

Nominate someone for the James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising today! The deadline to nominate is Monday, November 23 at 11:50 p.m.

seats in US History – spring 2016

We noticed that many of our lower division US History courses are filling up today with significant waitlists.

I strongly suggest the following two course options with nice professors.
The courses below will count toward core US History requirement.


38505    MWF
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
UTC 3.122

Professor Neil Kamil
The United States during a period marked by the spread of knowledge and
experience of the world through conflict, economic exchange, cultural
creativity, exploration, New World colonization, technological
innovation, and religious reformation and counter-reformation.


Dr. Bsumek’s


38510    MW
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
JGB 2.324

History of Native Americans in the U.S.

Nancy A. Sutherland
Academic Advising Coordinator
College of Liberal Arts
Department of History
Garrison Hall, Room 1.140
(512) 471-7670

The University of Texas at Austin

*new* Study in Mexico video

I am pleased to share with you a new promotional video aimed at promoting study abroad in Mexico.

Study in Mexico video:

Application deadlines:
Dec 1 – summer faculty led programs
Feb 15 – summer exchange/affiliate programs
Mar 1 – fall semester programs
Oct 1 – spring semester programs

Interested in living/working in NYC?

March 14 to March 16 – NYC Seminar 2016

Experience the Big Apple as a seasoned professional at the New York Seminar 2016. During the trip, you’ll meet industry leaders from top-tier companies and learn what it is like to live and work in New York City. Plus, enjoy networking events where you’ll speak to Alumni who can give you valuable advice about everything from effective interviewing to getting an apartment in the city. Sound like a fun Spring Break?


Registration is now open and runs through January.  Early Registration (ends on 1/22/16)

Early January – Scholarship Deadline

Late January – Scholarship Recipients Notified

Companies visited during NYC Seminar 2015:

·   ADVERTISING: Arnold Worldwide, Canvas, Deutsch, HUGE Inc., KBS+P, Mother NYC, Publicis, Universal McCann, Zenith Optimedia

·      ARCHITECTURE: Bjarke Ingels Group, Gensler, NBBJ, Rottet Studio, Skidmore Owings & Merrill

·      ARTS ADMIN – PERFORMING: Atlantic Theater Company, IMG Artists, Mark Morris Dance Group, Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, Outside the Wire

·      ARTS ADMIN – VISUAL: Aperture Foundation, Atelier 4, CUE Art Foundation, Fractured Atlas, Pettit Art Partners

·      JOURNALISM: Bloomberg, Buzz Feed, Daily Candy, Dow Jones/WSJ, Huffington Post, New York Times, The Onion, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair

·      MEDIA CAREERS: ABC / The View, Google, MediaVest, NBC Digital Production, NBC Sports, Turner Broadcasting, Sports Illustrated

·      PUBLIC RELATIONS: Bite Communications, Burson-Marsteller, Coyne Public Relations, Edelman Public Relations, Fleishman Hillard, Makovsky, Ruder Finn

·      TEXTILES AND APPAREL: Coach, Cotton Inc., Escada, Fendi, Joseph Abboud, Macy’s, Loehmann’s, Lori Goldstein Inc.

Networking Reception – Connect with office visit hosts and Alums in a casual setting

Plus, you’ll have extra time in the schedule for your own interviews and exploring NYC!

For information and details, go to:

FLAS Fellowship Info Session for students, advisers & coordinators – Nov 17th

​ FLAS Fellowship ​ ​ Program Info Session
Tuesday, Nov. 17th | 2:00 pm | CLA 1.302D

The Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program provides close to $1 million in funding to UT undergraduate and graduate students each year to study foreign languages and cultures. FLAS Fellowships include

​ ​ ​substantial  tuition ​support and a generous stipend for recipients during the academic year or summers!

Students and advisers are welcome to join us for an informational meeting on FLAS Fellowships available at UT. A brief presentation on the FLAS Fellowship Program, including application requirements, program benefits and responsibilities of awarded students will be followed by a Q&A session with UT FLAS Coordinators.
The three centers on campus that currently receive and distribute FLAS funding ​for languages in their regions ​ are ​t​ he Centerfor European Studies, the South Asia Institute, and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

Funding for the FLAS Fellowship program is provided by the US Department of Education’s Office of International & Foreign Language Education through a Title VI grant.

For more information please contact:

South Asia Institute
Rachel Meyer
(512) 475-6038
WCH 4.132

Center for European Studies

Sally Dickson
(512) 232-4311
MEZ 3.304

C​​enter for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
Agnes Sekowski

(512) 232-9123
BUR 440

Coffee and Cookies will be provided!

Have you heard about the new CWGS Undergrad Association?

Hello all –

I’m writing on this fine November day to let you know that the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) is preparing to launch a brand new project specifically for undergraduates who engage in the field of feminist and gender studies. The project is called SAGE: Student Association for Gender Studies Engagement.

On Tuesday, November 17th, SAGE will host a recruitment party (with food!!!!) at the Gender and Sexuality Center (SAC 2.112) for all interested students. Participants are not required to be affiliated with CWGS, all majors are welcome. At this initial party / meeting, we will determine the goals and regular meeting times of the group for the Spring 2016 semester.

We strongly encourage folks to RSVP on the Facebook Event page.

This group is open to all undergraduate students who are interested, and is meant to open up a casual group space in which students can discuss their academic work with their peers.

We would like to ask that you forward this to anyone you think might be interested (If you are a professor or administrator, your undergraduate classes. If you are a student, your classmates.)

We look forward very much to seeing you in two weeks! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at


Helen Hicks
Graduate Assistant at the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Graduate Assistant at The Gender and Sexuality Center
MA Candidate at the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

PSY 306 Intro to Human Sexuality-No Prerequisite

Please be aware of a new Psychology course this Spring Semester.

PSY 306- Introduction to Human Sexuality
Introduction to the science of sex and mating. Provides an overview of the psychological, biological, and social factors that contribute to sexual well-being and human sexual attraction.
One of the two sections meets online during scheduled class times and includes a live-streaming video component.

There are no prerequisites for this course!

It is important to note that PSY 306 does NOT count toward the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core nor does it count toward the Liberal Arts Additional Social Science at this time.
Psychology 306 and 346K may not both be counted.

New INF Electives=Fun + Professional Skill Sets

The UT School of Information (iSchool) is offering more electives for you to get a taste of what information science is all about.  In some of these courses you will be sitting side by side with current graduate students so this is a great opportunity to see if graduate school is for you.  Other courses are online for your convenience.  Check out the options on iSchool Course Listings page (undergrad & grad marked): or on the UT Course Schedule under “INF.”  Feel free to register now!  For more information about the iSchool, we invite you to come to our Undergrad Open House on Monday, Nov 2nd.

iSchool Undergraduate Open House
Monday, Nov. 2nd
4:00-5:00 pm
UTA building, room 1.502 & Tocker Lounge
1616 Guadalupe St.
Treats Served – Please RSVP by clicking here.
Event Description: Come learn about the only graduate program that is open to students of all majors.  During this Open House we will tell you more about the School of Information and give you tours of our cool modern space.  We have all the benefits of a small top-ranked private school, but the backing of the UT brand and resources.

Worried about finding a job?  Career prospects for our MS Grads are phenomenal with a whopping 90% employed within 3 months of graduation in the some fields!  We have a dedicated Career Office that you are welcome to talk to about your potential path and options.

Avg. salary for All Students is $55,969;  Avg. salary for Private Sector is $65,171;  Avg. salary for UX/IA-related jobs is  $76,175    (from Class of 2014 data)

We hope to meet you next Monday or in the near future!

Tara Iagulli
Director of Career Development
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Information
1616 Guadalupe Street, Ste. 5.202
Austin, TX 78701