Lectures for students interested in health professions

Please let your students — particularly those interested in the health professions — know about “Vital Signs: Introducing the Future of Health Care.” This is a University of Texas at Austin Signature Course co-hosted by Dell Medical School and the School of Nursing featuring Tuesday lectures from leading experts contributing to the health ecosystem in Austin and on a national stage. All lectures are open to the public. Students — even those not enrolled in the class — may attend one or all.

This week’s lecturer is Elizabeth Teisberg, PhD, who brought her vision for value-based healthcare strategy to Dell Med in 2016. From the lecture notes for “Health Care Overview: Function and Value:” To know our current healthcare system requires an understanding of the motivations of different stakeholders, and the mutual accord between them.

Other upcoming lectures include:

Feb. 7: “Stories from the Field: How Health Interventions in Kenya and the U.S. Reveal the Workings of our Health Systems” featuring Bill Tierney, MD
Feb. 14: “Food and Parks are Health: Unexpected Solutions for Systemic Challenges” featuring Raj Patel, PhD, and Lourdes J. Rodríguez, DrPH
Feb. 21: “The Individual vs. Society” featuring Rich Freeman, MD
Feb. 28: “New Models of Clinical Delivery” featuring Amy Young, MD

RSVP to attend in person, or follow along online.

The Press in the Trump Era: How Did We Get Here? What Do We Manage Now?

Three national reporters who covered the 2016 presidential election will discuss Feb. 2  “The Press in the Trump Era: How’d We Get Here and How Do We Manage Now.”


The panel comprised of three University of Texas graduates kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Moody Auditorium on the second floor of the Belo Center for New Media. It is hosted by the UT campus chapters of four journalism organizations (The Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association and National Association of Hispanic Journalists).


Panelists include Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post reporter who covered Michele Obama; Abby Livingston, Washington bureau chief of The Texas Tribune who covered the election; and John Burnett, NPR’s national correspondent for the Southwest.

Network with 90 companies, volunteer at career fair!

We still need 36 student volunteers to run a successful career fair, so please sign up today!


Network with employers before & after the fair
VIP treatment with the professional photographer
Here are the details of the event and volunteer registration directions…

The fair will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at DKR – Texas Memorial Stadium.

Click here to volunteer!

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1)  SignUp on SignUp.com:   http://signup.com/go/G8SuU3
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up!

At the event we will keep track of the volunteers that attend and can inform student organizations of the attendees.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact ccsintern@austin.utexas.edu

Thank you and Hook ‘Em!

Angel G. Cantu, Volunteer Coordinator

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Moody College Scholarship Application is now open!!!

The Moody College of Communication Scholarship Application is now open and will close at noon (CT) on February 28. Using this single application, the Moody College will award over $400,000 in scholarships to our continuing students for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

Please visit our scholarships website for eligibility information, scholarship descriptions and full application instructions:  http://moody.utexas.edu/students/scholarships

Advising Expo 2017

Advising Expo 2017
Thursday, February 9, 10 am – 3 pm
Flawn Academic Center

Time to declare a major? Thinking about adding a minor? Curious about certificates? Drop by the FAC lobby from 10 am-3 pm on February 9th to meet advisors and learn about the wide variety of majors, minors, and certificates offered at UT, and how these programs can help you prepare for your future. Visit with at least three advisors to get free pizza and swag!

We’re also hosting four presentations highlighting majors, minors, and certificates that could be a great fit for students with particular areas of interest. Additionally, you’ll hear from a career coach or counselor about what you can do, regardless of your degree program, to prepare for your career. Presentations will take place in FAC 328. Door prizes will be distributed!

10-11 am: Entrepreneurship & Creativity
11 am-12 pm: Health & Wellness
1-2 pm: Technology & Society
2-3 pm: World Changers

We look forward to seeing you at Advising Expo 2017!

Study Abroad On Campus Advising

Study Abroad is excited to once again be hosting advising on campus in addition to the walk-in and appointment advising that goes on at the International Office. We began on campus advising a few years ago to increase access for students and it has been a huge success. Below you will find the schedule.

On Campus advising goes from January 30th thru April 28th (excluding spring break week):

·        Mondays: Welch 10-3pm
·        Tuesdays: Sanchez 12-4pm
·        Thursdays: CLA 12-4pm
·        Fridays: Jester 1-4pm

Sustainability Studies Info Sessions

We will have three info sessions this semester for students interested in the Sustainability Studies major. Although the major doesn’t have an application process, I would prefer if students attend an info session before meeting with me to declare the major. I think it helps students gain a better understanding of what they are signing up for.

Tuesday, February 7th, 4 – 5pm in CLA 1.302D
Thursday, February 16th, noon – 1pm in CLA 1.302D
Monday, February 27th, 4 – 5pm in CLA 1.302D

KHE has open courses

Happy New Year! The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education has a few courses that are now open to non-majors. Please encourage any students that may be interested to take them.

Physical Education and Movement Courses:
EDC 370S 12- Teaching Secondary Physical Education (prerequisites waived for this course)
KIN 311 Water Safety Instruction/Lifeguard Training
KIN 226 Advanced Weight Training
KIN 352K Sport Pedagogy
Using a lifespan approach, the purpose of this course is to increase your understanding of sport pedagogy and why it is important that we study it. Pedagogy, the art and science of teaching and effective dissemination of information for learning, is necessary to effectively communicate the multi-sub disciplines of kinesiology and health. In today’s society, it is impossible for someone to learn everything about a topic within the formalized curriculum given the advances in technology and disciplinary knowledge. Accordingly, it is necessary for all to be lifelong learners who continually update their knowledge through web media, interactions with health professionals, and formalized educational experiences such as a personal fitness class, sport participation, health promotional activities and the like. As such, all physical activity professionals need to understand sport pedagogy. This course will provide an introduction of sport pedagogy from a multi-dimensional and disciplinary perspective that specifically identified and addresses the needs of both child and adult learners. No prerequisites for this course
All PED and KIN 119 courses with seats remaining are now open.

Health Education Courses
HED 329K Child & Adolescent Health
HED 343 Foundations of Epidemiology
HED 365 Social Determinants of Health and Disparities

Kinesiology and Sport Studies Courses
KIN 310 Physiological Basis of Conditioning
KIN 312M Management of Physical Activity and Sport Programs
KIN 424K Applied Human Anatomy
KIN 335C Motor Learning
Students interested in Occupational Therapy as a career may be able to use this as a prerequisite for OT program; refer them to Health Professions Office to confirm that it is accepted for the schools that they want to apply to.

Prerequisites: PSY 301
KIN 347 Historical and Ethical Issues in Physical Culture and Sports
KIN 352K Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy
KIN 352K Race, Fitness & Mass Media (writing flag)
KIN 352K Race and Sport in African American Life
KIN 360 Programing for People with Disabilities
In KIN 360: Programming for People with Disabilities students will develop knowledge of current concepts and trends in adapted physical education as well as the ability to plan and implement a physical education program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals.No prerequisites for this course.

If students have questions about adding these courses, please refer them to the College of Education Advising Offices in BEL 1005 (512-475-6146) or SZB 216 (512-471-3223).


Jessica E. Silva
Academic Advising Coordinator
College of Education, Student Affairs Office, BEL 1007c
Austin, TX 78712
Phone: (512) 232-3698
Fax: (512)  471 – 6671

ART+DES open to non majors spring 17!

ATTENTION NON MAJORS!    LISTED BELOW ARE THE ONLY COURSES IN ART + DES THAT MAY BE OPEN FOR NON MAJORS.  Open seats in other ART or DES classes are not likely to appear for spring 17.  Even if you see online that a course is open/restricted, there are so few seats in that class, that they must be reserved for current majors in the department.  Even if you have professor consent to be added to a class, there may actually not be open seats in the class or so few, that they must be reserved for current majors in dept.

Professor consent NOT required for these ART classes!  For registration assistance, stop by Undergraduate Advising Office DFA 2.530 until Fri. Jan. 20.  9 – 12:00, 1 – 4:00.

8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
ART 3.210
open; restricted

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
ART 4.202
open; restricted

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
ART 3.206
open; restricted

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
ART 3.206
open; restricted

8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
ART 4.216
open; restricted

Professor consent REQUIRED for these DES courses:
Send details + consent email from professor (course name, unique, any course to be dropped, and your EID) to elana@austin.utexas.edu by 4th class day 5pm.

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
ART 3.218
open; restricted

9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
ART 3.218
open; restricted

5:00 p.m.-8:00 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 / DFA 2.530 / 512 475 7718

Please include your UT student EID in all messages.

Study Abroad Information Sessions (January 2017)

January Study Abroad Information Sessions:

·         Semester Plus: Global Health in Sydney
Thursday, January 19 at 12:00 pm 1 in WEL 3.266
January 31 at 5:00 pm in WEL 4.224
·         Korea University Summer Exchange
January 23 at 4:00 pm in PAR 101
·         Asia Affiliate Programs
January 30 at 5:00 pm in PAR 103
·         Study Abroad in Australia and New Zealand
Tuesday, January 31 at 12:00 pm in CBA 4.338
Tuesday, January 31 at 4:00 pm in GAR 1.134

Western Europe
·         Study Abroad in the UK/Ireland
Tuesday, January 17 at 3:00 pm in GDC 1.406
Tuesday, January 31 at 2:00 pm in GDC 2.410
·         Study at Top Ranked University of Bristol in England
Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 am in CBA 4.336
·         Study at Top Ranked Swansea University in the UK
Friday, January 27 at 3:30 pm in PAR 310
·         Study Abroad in France
Friday, January 20 at 2:00 pm in MEZ 2.102
·         Field Research/Internship with IFE in France
Thursday, January 26 at 4:00 pm in HRH 2.118
·         Study Abroad in Italy/Greece
Tuesday, January 17 at 4:00-5:00 pm in CBA 4.342
Monday, January 23 at 1:00-2:00 pm in PAR 204
Tuesday, January 31 at 1:00-2:00 pm in MEZ 2.102

Latin America/Spain
•     Study Abroad in Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain
Wednesday, January 18 at 4:15 in PAR 201
Tuesday, January 24 at 3:30 in PAR 201
Wednesday, February 1 at 4:15 in PAR 201
·         Study Abroad in Mexico
Wednesday, February 1 at 12:30 in SZB 284

Central Europe/Middle East/Scandinavia (links embedded)
·         Germany Summer Exchange at European University Viadrina – Group Advising
Thursday, January 19 at 4:00pm in International Office 132
·         Study Abroad in the Middle East
Tuesday, January 24 at 2:30pm in CAL 515
·         Study Abroad in Central Europe & Scandinavia
Tuesday, January 24 at 3:30pm in BUR 234
·         Study Abroad in Russia, Eastern Europe & Eurasia
Wednesday, January 25 at 4:00pm in BUR 328

International Internships (summer)
·         Wednesday, January 18 at 5:00 pm in International Office 118

·         Thursday, January 19, 2017  at 5:00 pm in PAR 206
·         Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 12:00 noon in PAR 306


Jessica E Zerrer  M.A., Study Abroad Program Coordinator
International Office  |  The University of Texas at Austin
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