Apply for the Semester in Los Angeles (UTLA) Program

Apply for the Semester in Los Angeles (UTLA) Program
The Semester in Los Angeles (UTLA) program is currently accepting applications for Summer 2017 and beyond. The deadline to apply (for Summer 2017 only) is October 1st, 2016.

Information sessions are scheduled for the following dates:

Tuesday, September 27 at 12:00PM in BMC 5.102.
Wednesday, September 28 at 4:00PM in BMC 5.102.
Thursday, September 29 at 1:00PM in CMA 5.136.

These sessions will be general in nature and intended for anyone with questions about the program, online application, costs, L.A., etc.  Phil Nemy, UTLA Director, will be in Austin and hosting these sessions.

The UTLA program is open to all UT majors.  For more information on the Semester in the Los Angeles Program (including a link to the online application), visit: http://moody.utexas.edu/utla

Future UTLA Application Deadlines:
Fall 2017 – February 13, 2017
Spring 2018 – May 1, 2017

Challenging Student Writing Opportunity

COLLEGE MAGAZINE STUDENT WRITER

We’re seeking inventive writers who are passionate about the college experience. As a staff writer for College Magazine, you’ll capture campus life through weekly creative articles. You’ll begin with a training program to tackle active voice, show vs. tell, interviewing sources and more. Working closely with our editors, you’ll transform your writing and ultimately uncover your voice. You’ll also learn social media, branding and SEO tactics necessary for the real world of journalism. The opportunity is 10 hours a week. It’s a volunteer, unpaid opportunity to learn and build your portfolio. It’s also an intensive, and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Mashable, Industry Dive, NBC, Seventeen Magazine, Redbook, National Geographic, Rachel Ray Magazine and Washingtonian. We welcome applicants from all majors. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is a plus.

Position Dates: October 3, 2016 -May 1, 2017
To Apply: Please send your resume and a writing sample to editorial@collegemagazine.com.
Deadline: September 19, 2016 by 6 p.m. EST

Vick Center September Workshops

The Vick Center is excited to announce three workshops in September to assist students who need to prepare materials for the internal transfer process.

Effective Resume Writing:  Wednesday Sept. 7 5-6pm PAR 306
Writing Effective Internal Transfer Essays:  Tuesday Sept. 13 5-6pm SZB 278
Writing Effective Internal Transfer Essays:  Monday Sept. 19 5-6pm PAR 201

Students can RSVP for each workshop through MyUGS.

CARE info for Moody Students

OFFICE HOURS
Any student is welcome to drop-by during this time to get support, help with problem-solving, or discuss scheduling an appointment. I’m also available for consultation.
–          CMA 4.134
–          1-2p
–          M, W
–          Students can also attend office hours at DFA 1.204B (T, F 1-2p)

CRISIS CONSULTATION
If you are in need of crisis consultation, please try to get in touch and I will help you if I’m available.  You may also:
–          Call 512.475.6914 to reach a different member of the CARE team (M-F 8-5p).
–          Walk to the Counseling and Mental Health Center (5th floor, SSB | M-F 8-5p) or call 512.471.3515 to reach a licensed counselor who can consult with you.
–          After hours: Call UTPD (911) or the CMHC Crisis Line 24/7 (512.471.2255)

OTHER RESOURCES
–          UT Crisis Line 24/7: 512.471.2255
–          Counseling and Mental Health Center (5th floor, SSB): 512.471.3515 | cmhc.utexas.edu
–          Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL): 512.232.5050 | operations.utexas.edu/units/csas/bcal.php
–          Student Emergency Services: 512.471.5017 | deanofstudents.utexas.edu/emergency
–          Employee Assistance Program: 512.471.3366 | hr.utexas.edu/eap

Peer Academic Coaching – Sanger Learning Center

As we begin this semester, the Sanger Learning Center would appreciate your assistance in reminding students that the Peer Academic Coaching program is open to any student interested in receiving coaching from a trained UT student on how to prepare effectively for UT classes. Peer coaches are carefully vetted, and receive pre-service and ongoing weekly training from SLC learning specialists. We have a number of spots available immediately, and would love to help your students.

Participants will learn how to match the ways in which they study to the unique demands of each course. Common topics include note-taking and reading techniques, time management and concentration, and test-taking and test preparation. Potential participants should be open to trying new study techniques and be willing to meet privately once a week for an hour with a peer coach.

The cost is covered by the Sanger Learning Center. Participants are admitted to the program on a rolling basis, subject to coach availability.

Students interested in working with a coach should complete an application at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/pac/interest-form/. They also may, of course, contact me by email for more information at p.way@austin.utexas.edu.

Pamela J Way, PhD
Sanger Learning Center
School of Undergraduate Studies
University of Texas at Austin
Phone: 512-475-8723

The Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ) is now accepting applications

The Texas Undergraduate Research Journal is UT’s official journal dedicated
solely to publishing undergraduate research. We have released over ten annual volumes of the best work produced by UT students, housed in the Library of Congress. We also host panels and events with top professors for the community to enjoy.

We are seeking dedicated and passionate students of all years and majors to staff the journal for the 2016-2017 school year (no research experience is necessary; we are looking for both writers/editors and campaign directors/artists/webmasters, etc.). The application can be found on our website. The deadline is Friday, Sep. 9 at 11:59 pm.

As staff, students will have the opportunity to meet and interview professors about leading research in a wide variety of disciplines and write for our website, review articles for publication, and promote undergraduate research and the journal through a variety of channels. To get a better idea of what we produce, past volumes are posted in our archives.

We are excited to read your applications! If you have any inquiries, please contact Bronwyn Scott at editorinchief@texasurj.com. Updates will also be posted on our Facebook page.
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Bronwyn Scott, Editor in Chief
The University of Texas at Austin | Undergraduate Research Journal

Texas Athletics Student Services Job Opportunities

Texas Athletics Student Services is continuing to hire part-time employees for Fall 2016. I have attached a flyer that includes information on each of our part-time positions and instructions on how to apply.

Texas Athletics Student Services Job Opportunities
We are currently looking for:
Academic Mentor candidates who can work in the mornings (8-10 a.m.), afternoons (in the 1-4 p.m. time frame), or evenings (in the 6-10 p.m. time frame)
Academic Mentor candidates who have proficiency in Spanish and/or Italian
Tutor candidates who are proficient in the subject areas of American Sign Language, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Kinesiology
Office Assistant candidates who are able to work in the evenings (in the 5-10 p.m. time frame)
Although we have identified the specific tutoring needs listed above at this time, we welcome applicants with any area of expertise!

 

 

Moody Writing Support Program

Link

The Moody Writing Support Program provides free writing assistance to all communication majors through one-on-one coaching sessions.  Beginning Sept. 1, go to our website, select a peer writing coach in your major and book a 30-minute slot. We’ll help with anything you want to throw at us, whether that’s a pitch for a screenplay, citing sources in a CSD research paper or making a magazine-length narrative sing. All writing coaches are students who have excelled in your major’s writing flag courses, have been taught by your professors and are eager to work with you.

Students who make the best use of our program recognize writing as a process and return frequently.  Come in early to brainstorm your focus for an assignment, return with a draft and then bring the final version in to make sure it’s in the best shape possible!

Gender & Sexuality Center Fall Workshops

The Gender & Sexuality Center: Serving Women & LGBTQA Communities offers open workshops each fall and spring to learn more about and practice creating safer and more welcoming campus and communities with and among women and LGBTQA+ people. I am sharing the workshop information here for you to consider attending and for you to share with others who may be interested.

Gender & Sexuality Center: Serving Women & LGBTQA Communities
GSC Open Workshops, Fall 2016
These workshops are open to and designed for all UT students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
Taught by the GSC Education Team: http://ddce.utexas.edu/genderandsexuality/education/meet-the-team/
Please RSVP for Open Workshops: http://tinyurl.com/GSCWorkshops16F
*Or request a workshop for your unit/department/center/class/organization: http://tinyurl.com/GSCWorkshopRequest

LGBTQA+ Identities, Ally Toolkit Part 1 (Tu 9/6, 9-11a, SZB 284)
In this intersectional workshop for LGBTQA+ and non-LGBTQA+ identified people, you will learn and practice a series of vocabulary tools for your support of LGBTQA+ justice in your classrooms, offices, and conversations. You will learn and practice describing the differences between assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and romantic orientation; you will reflect on your own identities. You will practice identifying – and enacting bystander intervention in – microaggressions around gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and romantic orientation. And you will set your intention for inclusive language (including pronouns) for your communities. You will also learn about existing and necessary campus resources for LGBTQA+ people. Attend this workshop on its own or continue on to Practicing Allyship (Ally Toolkit Part 2) with the option to join Allies in Action. LGBTQA+ Identities (Ally Toolkit Part 1) is a prerequisite for Practicing Allyship (Ally Toolkit Part 2).

Identifying & Interrupting Everyday Sexism (Th 9/15, 2-3:30p, GAR 0.132)
Workshop participants will learn about and practice identifying how sexism affects each of us. We will discuss what sexism is, how—in large and small ways—it diminishes women’s and femme people’s quality of life, and how different women and femme people experience sexism differently. We will talk about how sexism affects people of all genders through social expectations about gender roles and gender expression. This interactive workshop also engages participants in describing how racism, homophobia, and transphobia amplify and are interconnected with sexism.

Histories of & Accountability to Transfeminisms (Th 9/22, 12:30-2p, SAC 2.120)
In this workshop we will learn a little bit about the history and work of transfeminists as central to feminist movements, and we will build our understanding of and practice strategies for interrupting transphobia, transmisogyny, and cisgenderism (both inside and outside of feminist spaces). We will define terms and reflect on our own gender identities, gender-based privilege, and experiences of oppression in order to understand how transphobia, transmisogyny, and cisgenderism operate, how these oppressions are part of sexism, and how vital transfeminisms are to all feminist projects.

LGBTQA+ Identities, Ally Toolkit Part 1 (M 10/3, 1-3p, PAR 103)
In this intersectional workshop for LGBTQA+ and non-LGBTQA+ identified people, you will learn and practice a series of vocabulary tools for your support of LGBTQA+ justice in your classrooms, offices, and conversations. You will learn and practice describing the differences between assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and romantic orientation; you will reflect on your own identities. You will practice identifying – and enacting bystander intervention in – microaggressions around gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and romantic orientation. And you will set your intention for inclusive language (including pronouns) for your communities. You will also learn about existing and necessary campus resources for LGBTQA+ people. Attend this workshop on its own or continue on to Practicing Allyship (Ally Toolkit Part 2) with the option to join Allies in Action. LGBTQA+ Identities (Ally Toolkit Part 1) is a prerequisite for Practicing Allyship (Ally Toolkit Part 2).

Pronouns, Inclusive Language, & UT Policies: Creating LGBTQA+ Inclusive Workplaces & Communities (Tu 10/11, 12-1p, SZB 426)
In this workshop, we will share tools for creating gender and sexuality inclusive work and classroom spaces, and we will share UT policies and practices you can use and share. We hope all faculty and staff will benefit from this space to discuss your daily practice. (This workshop is an in-depth look at tools mentioned briefly in Ally Toolkit Part 1: LGBTQA+ Identities.)

Practicing Allyship, Ally Toolkit Part 2 (Th 10/27, 1-3p, SAC 2.120)
In this workshop for LGBTQA+, straight, and cisgender people (and people whose identities overlap), you will learn and practice interrupting systemic oppression of LGBTQA+ people in your classrooms, offices, and conversations. You will learn about and practice identifying how multiple systems of oppression (including racism, ableism, classism, and sexism) overlap with heterosexism and cisgenderism on our campus. You will reflect on your own social identities, your relationship with systems of oppression, and your roles in interrupting oppression to make campus safer and more welcoming for all LGBTQA+ communities. At the end of this workshop, you will have the opportunity to sign the Ally Program Pledge and receive the Ally Card. Prerequisite: LGBTQA+ Identities (Ally Toolkit Part 1). Note: This workshop is available only for people who self-select or volunteer to attend. If you supervise someone whom you would like to see build their familiarity with LGBTQA+ terms and concepts, please advise them to attend the LGBTQA+ Identities (Ally Toolkit Part 1) workshop.

Bisexuality, Pansexuality, Fluid Sexualities: Resisting Monosexism (Th 11/17 , 12:30-2p, SZB 422)
In this workshop we will talk about bisexuality and pansexuality, terms people use to describe their attraction to people of more than one gender. You will learn a little bit about the history and work of bisexual advocates, and you will build your understanding of and practice strategies for interrupting biphobia and bi-erasure (both inside and outside of LGBTQA+ communities). We will brainstorm actions for supporting the work of bisexual and pansexual advocates to make UT a more welcoming place for bisexual and pansexual people.

Practicing Allyship, Ally Toolkit Part 2 (Tu 12/6, 11a-1p, SZB 524)
In this workshop for LGBTQA+, straight, and cisgender people (and people whose identities overlap), you will learn and practice interrupting systemic oppression of LGBTQA+ people in your classrooms, offices, and conversations. You will learn about and practice identifying how multiple systems of oppression (including racism, ableism, classism, and sexism) overlap with heterosexism and cisgenderism on our campus. You will reflect on your own social identities, your relationship with systems of oppression, and your roles in interrupting oppression to make campus safer and more welcoming for all LGBTQA+ communities. At the end of this workshop, you will have the opportunity to sign the Ally Program Pledge and receive the Ally Card. Prerequisite: LGBTQA+ Identities (Ally Toolkit Part 1). Note: This workshop is available only for people who self-select or volunteer to attend. If you supervise someone whom you would like to see build their familiarity with LGBTQA+ terms and concepts, please advise them to attend the LGBTQA+ Identities (Ally Toolkit Part 1) workshop.

Please RSVP for Workshops: http://tinyurl.com/GSCWorkshops16F

Thank you for sharing the word of these workshops.
Best,
Kristen

Kristen Hogan, PhD | Pronouns: she, her, hers
Education Coordinator
Gender & Sexuality Center: Serving Women & LGBTQA Communities
The University of Texas at Austin
512.232.1790 | hogank@austin.utexas.edu

Author of The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism & Feminist Accountability (Duke University Press 2016)

“The fact is that there is no other work but the work of creating and re-creating ourselves within the context of community.” – M. Jacqui Alexander, Pedagogies of Crossing (Duke University Press 2006)