INFO SESSION Fri. Oct. 28 – Change/Add major BA or BFA Design

Applying to change into or add BA or BFA Design?

Friday, Oct. 28
1-2 PM
ART 3.218

Spring only applications for current UT students changing or adding into a major in the department.

The application portal will be available online by Feb. 1, 2017

Deadline to apply is Mar. 1, 2017

Students interested in changing or adding into any majors in the department, should use this online resource:


Elana Logsdon / Associate Academic Advisor / Undergraduate Office
Department of Art + Art History / College of Fine Arts
University of Texas at Austin / DFA 2.530 / 512 475 7718

Please include your UT student EID in all messages.

Current Students Needed for Strategic Admissions Outreach – High School Recruitment


Are you going to be home for the holidays? Do you want to help recruit future Longhorns from your high school? Participate in Hometown High School Recruitment (HHSR)!

HHSR is part of the Office of Admission’s volunteer program. UT students from all across the country are invited and encouraged to participate. HHSR volunteers are given the opportunity to return to their hometown high schools during winter break to speak with prospective students about their experiences at UT.

If you are interested in participating in HHSR, we will offer trainings on the following dates:
•         Tuesday, November 8th, 7:30-8:30 PM in Walter Webb Hall (WWH) Room 202
•         Thursday, November 10th, 7:30-8:30 PM in WWH Room 202
•         Friday, November 11th, 12:30-1:30 PM in WWH Room 202
•         Wednesday, November 16th, 7:30-8:30 PM in WWH Room 202
•         Sunday, November 20th, 2:00-3:00 in WWH Room 202

You must attend one of the scheduled training sessions in order to participate in HHSR. To sign-up for HHSR training please visit Each training time will be limited to roughly 30 students. The first 30 students to register for each training time will be given that time. If you select a time that is already full, I will email you personally and offer an alternative training time that fits your schedule.

After you register, you will be e-mailed with more information about HHSR. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at

Hook ’em!

Sawyer Tedder, Graduate Assistant
The University of Texas at Austin | Office of Admissions | 512-471-1988 |

Theatre & Dance Courses for Spring 2017

The Department of Theatre and Dance will be offering Acting and Dance classes this Spring for Non-Majors! Please see the following courses and times that we will be offering these fun and exciting courses.
TD 303 Fundamentals of Acting
Restrictions: Not open to theatre and dance majors
Description: Basic principles of acting and practical work in scenes from plays
Meeting Statement: Three lecture hours a week
25440 Fundamentals of Acting MWF 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. WIN 1.134
25441 Fundamentals of Acting MWF 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. LTH 1.110
25445 Fundamentals of Acting TTH 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. WIN B.202
25447 Fundamentals of Acting MWF 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. WIN B.202
25450 Fundamentals of Acting TTH 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. WIN B.202
25452 Fundamentals of Acting TTH 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. WIN B.202
25453 Fundamentals of Acting MWF 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. WIN B.202
25454 Fundamentals of Acting TTH 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. WIN 1.108
TD 302T Topics in Dance Technique
Meeting Statement: Three lecture hours a week for one semester
25426 Intro to Contemporary Technique MW 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. RSC 1.104
25430 Advanced Tap MW 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. RSC 1.104
25432 Modern- Non Major MW 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. WIN 1.172
(Unique TBD) Improvisation for Dance Non Major MW 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. WIN 1.172
25431 Ballet I-Non Major TTH 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. BEL 502A
(Unique TBD) Tap Dance for Non Majors TTH 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. RSC 1.104
(Unique TBD) Tap Dance for Non Majors TTH 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. RSC 1.104
(Unique TBD) Improvisation for Dance Non Major TTH 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. BEL 502A
25435 Yoga for Dance TTH 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. RSC 1.104

Apply for LeaderShape TODAY! Deadline: Wed. 10/26

Engineering Student Life is hosting a great professional development opportunity for undergrad students of all majors. Enhance your soft skills (communication, teamwork, ethical decision-making, etc.) which will help now and especially in the working world.  Come build your resume, your confidence to lead in all aspects of your life, and meet other motivated friends.

Apply now for the January 2017
UT LeaderShape session of The Institute

Jumpstart your spring semester with an immersive, six-day, leadership development experience.  You will explore your personal values, communication style and life goals to encourage more people to lead with integrity.  By participating, you enter into a close-knit community of motivated people looking to positively impact the world.
Recruitment Video
Session Dates: Sun. Jan. 8 – Fri. Jan. 13, 2017 (week prior to spring semester)
Online APPLICATION and More Info
Application Deadline: Wed. 10/26/16

The Institute an immersive, six-day, leadership development experience for 65 undergraduate students to explore your personal values, communication style and life goals, which will encourage you to lead with integrity.  Through a variety of activities, simulations, discussions and self-reflections, you will gain confidence in your ability to positively impact the world.  You will be surprised by how quickly you create a close-knit community of motivated people.  Food, lodging and transportation included.  Participants can be from ANY undergraduate major.
Corporate Partner: Chevron

We’d love to welcome you into the LeaderShape family!


The University of Texas at Austin | Engineering Student Life | 512-232-5778 |
StrengthsQuest: Learner – Ideation – Connectedness – Individualization – Strategic

Scholarship Opportunities for International Students!

I wanted to make y’all aware of a few of the Spring 2017 scholarship opportunities available from the International Office for international students. All applications are due by November 1st, are open to both graduate and undergraduate international students, and are available for completion online below:

•                     Tuition Assistance for Mexican Students (TAMS) – provides a waiver of the nonresident portion of an international student from Mexico’s tuition bill. Eligibility requirements state that you must be a citizen and resident of Mexico who demonstrates financial need. Awards are limited, so the process is competitve and receiving the TAMS is not guaranteed.

•                     General ISSS Financial Aid – This $2,500/semester award pays towards the tuition bill and is available to international students with financial need who have completed at least 2 semester at UT.

•                     Ethel Loving de Diaz Scholarship – Incoming and current Mexican international students who demonstrate financial need and are working to fund their degree are eligible to apply for this $1,500 award.

•                     The Society of Iranian-American Women for Education (SIAWE) Scholarship – a $1,000 award that recognizes a student of Iranian descent who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence. The award can either be applied towards the spring tuition bill or be paid out in cash

If you or your students have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at

PHUOC BUI,  Support Services Advisor, International Student & Scholar Services
International Office  |  The University of Texas at Austin  |  (512) 232-4314  |  |
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Annual Fairbanks Lecture Friday 10/28



How do we help our clients when internal reality and
primitive agonies are mirrored by the socio-cultural realities
of urban “development,” such as the collapse of mental
health services, systematic oppression, homelessness,
and gentrification?

Psychoanalytic and social theories offer us a lens to
understand how issues of identity and psychic resilience are
informed by race, trauma, class and culture. If we are able to
reflect about the collusion of internal and external fantasies
and realities, we might be a step closer to providing effective
and humane care for our clients.

Friday, October 28, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Utopia Theatre
School of Social Work

Free admission | 3 CEUs, $5 fee payable at the door

Reminder: Career Fair Resume Drop ends 10/28

Did you miss speaking to an employer at the Communication Job & Internship Fair?
The resume drop is now open in CareerSource for students to submit their resumes to companies who attended the Fair.

To submit your resume, login to CareerSource and follow the steps below:

1) On your Home Page, select Campus Interviews I Qualify For
2) Search for specific employers or browse the list of employers that are looking for candidates like you!
3) Click Apply
4) Select a resume to submit
5) Click Submit to drop your resume (Please note your resume must be uploaded into CareerSource in the ‘My Documents’ section)

The submission deadline is Friday, October 28.

Please contact Communication Career Services with any questions, and thank you to all students who attended the Fall 2016 Communication Job & Internship Fair!

Thank you,

Jennifer Herrity, CCS Recruiting Services Coordinator

Spring Signature Course Registration

Please find several pieces of information regarding Signature Course registration for spring 2017:
1. Spring 2017 Signature Courses: We are going to be making a handful of seats available to non-first-year students in most of the UGS 303 courses. We will continue to hold 90% of all seats in Signature Courses for first year students, so please note that there will only be a few seats in each section, which will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. All seats in the UGS 302 courses will be held for first year students only and non-first year students should not plan on signing up for a UGS 302. To register for a UGS 303, upperclassmen will still to call our office at 471-4421 during their first registration access period in order to try to get a seat in one of these classes.  These seats are open now and students should look at the course schedule for their options. These seats will remain open until they are full therefore, if a section reads as closed it is truly at capacity—only sections that read as open are still available.

2. As a reminder, students in their first year of residence at UT (new freshmen as well as new transfers) will be able to register themselves for a Signature Course and will not need to call our office to be added.

3.  Signature Course FAQs — This sheet provides updated information about Signature Course registration and policies that we hope will prove helpful as you meet with students.
As always, please call the First-Year Experience Office at 471-4421 with any questions you have about Signature Courses.

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ART for non majors, DES + ARH spring 17 courses!

Non majors should first consider these great ART 320K+L options or DES 301 Intro to Design Thinking.  Non major ART topics include Art and Activism, Printmaking, and Drawing.

If they cannot get into one of the non major ART classes and are willing to try out a major restricted ART or DES course, they can understand the registration options/process here:

Most ARH lower + upper division courses are open to non majors from the start of registration.   See our website for full listing.

There are three sections of ARH 303 Survey of Renaissance through Modern Art.  The only section open to non majors from the start of registration is the web based course with Dr. Ann Johns (#20075-20170). The other two in person courses are restricted for majors until registration access period #2 in January, when any unused seats will be opened to non majors.

ART 320K Non Majors
Art and Activism
20703     Fridays      9AM-1PM     ART 3.410     Heath Schultz

Out of the studio and into the streets! Using Nicolas Lampert’s book The People’s Art History of the United States as our primary text, this studio-seminar course will consider the intersections of art and activism by exploring how artists have participated in, intervened, and/or documented various civil rights and social justice movements in America since the 1940s. Under consideration will be unconventional and socially-situated artist practices that directly relate to social movements engaged in anti-war, anti-racist, worker’s justice, feminist, queer, and post-colonial politics and theory. In addition we will create our own artist projects including do-it-yourself zines, political graphics, stencils, and more!

20703    F     9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.     ART 3.410     SCHULTZ, H    open

20705    T     5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     ART 2.210     CHESNEY, L    open

20710    W     5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     ART 4.220     BUCHANAN, J    open
20715    T      5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     ART 4.206     HIGH, T    open
20720    TH    5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     ART 4.206     HIGH, T    open
20725    T     8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.     ART 4.206     CHESNEY, L    cancelled
20730    T     2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.      ART 3.410     ADEJUMO, C    open
20733    F     1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.     ART 3.410     JOHNSON, B    open
20735    F     9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.      ART 4.220     BUCHANAN, J    open
20736    TH   2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.     ART 3.410     ADEJUMO, C    open

20976    F     1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.     ART 3.410     JOHNSON, B    open

20740    W     5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     ART 4.220     BUCHANAN, J    open
20745    F     9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.     ART 4.220      BUCHANAN, J    open
20750    T     5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     ART 4.206     HIGH, T    open
20755    T     2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.     ART 3.410     ADEJUMO, C    open

20435    T     6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     ART 1.406     cancelled
20437    T     6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     ART 3.218     open
20438    M     6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.     ART 3.218     open

Elana Logsdon / Associate Academic Advisor / Undergraduate Office
Department of Art + Art History / College of Fine Arts
University of Texas at Austin / DFA 2.530 / 512 475 7718

Please include your UT student EID in all messages.

***ACCOUNTING Practicum course (ACC 366P) open to non-business students for spring 2017***

The Department of Accounting is really trying to increase enrollment in ACC 366P – Accounting Practicum, a service learning course in which UT students help low-income families prepare their taxes.  In the coming spring 2017 semester, this course will be available to non-business students through our Enrollment Control Petition (ECP) process.  The online ECP will be open the last week in October for students to submit.  In addition to this video, attached are a number of items to learn more about this course and help promote this incredibly worthwhile opportunity to your students.  Not only do students benefit from the intrinsic rewards associated with giving back to the Austin community, but they can also become certified tax preparers through this experience!

Prerequisite: Forty-five semester hours of college coursework
02625     T     3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.     UTC 4.102     LENDECKY, B
02630     W    3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.     UTC 4.102     LENDECKY, B
02635     TH   3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.     UTC 4.102     KAMAS, J