UT Study abroad opportunity for Spanish language!

We are launching a new study abroad program for Spanish language acquisition to start Summer session I in Antigua, Guatemala! Any assistance you might be willing to provide for sharing this opportunity with students would be appreciated! Please find information to share with colleagues and students below/attached.

Earn UT Spanish credit abroad with other UT students through studying abroad in Guatemala! Program-specific scholarships available through Global Assist.

Language in Antigua, Guatemala – Summer 1
· Course taught by faculty at Proyecto Linguistico Francisco Marroquin (PLFM) Language School
· Earn UT credit for:
o Track 1: SPN 601D
o Track 2: SPN 610D
o Track 3: SPN 611D
· Attend an info session to learn more!
o Thurs, Oct 26 from 4:30-5:30pm in GAR 1.134
o Wed, Nov 15 from 4:00-5:00pm in PAR 304

Click here for Program details, costs and application (Application Deadline Dec. 1)

LEI Student Leadership Team Recruitment

The Leadership and Ethics Institute in the Office of the Dean of Students is recruiting for our Student Leadership Team.

This is a sponsored student organization, committed to providing leadership education and development to students on the Forty Acres. Members of the Student Leadership Team serve as the facilitators and primary student representatives for all programming in the Leadership and Ethics Institute. As a member of the Student Leadership Team, students have the opportunity to enhance facilitation, collaboration, and communication skills.

The application for our Student Leadership Teams is available on HornsLink. Applications are open through Friday, November 3, 2017.

If you have any questions about The Leadership and Ethics Institute and/or the application process, please connect with us at utlei@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 232-5163.

NFL Films Producer Visit

The Center for Sports Communication & Media is co-sponsoring (with the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation) a visit from Courtland Bragg, a producer with NFL Films. He’ll be speaking November 14 in BMC 1.202, from 6:00-7:30. Also, pass this along to anyone else you think might be interested. We’ll have a light reception on the 2nd floor of BMC after the talk.

FIG and TrIG Mentor Recruitment

Hello!

Apply to be a First-year Interest Group (FIG) or Transfer-year Interest Group (TrIG) Mentor!

Help new Longhorns tackle the same challenges you faced, gain leadership experience, help connect students with campus resources, spread UT spirit and traditions, and earn some extra money!

The application is now online and can be accessed at:

http://ugs.utexas.edu/fye

More information about the position and commitment is posted on our website. You can also refer directly to our office if you have questions.

FIG Mentor Info: https://ugs.utexas.edu/fig/mentors/applying

TrIG Mentor Info: https://ugs.utexas.edu/tye/trig/mentor/apply

The deadline to apply for Fall 2018 is Sunday, November 19, 2017. For NEW Mentors both the application and two recommendation forms must be submitted by the deadline. The recommendation form can be filled out by a UT student leader, staff, or faculty member. They must have a UT EID. Students currently enrolled in FIGs and TrIGs are advised to ask their facilitator to fill out one of their recommendation forms. Returning mentors need to fill out just the application form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Thanks!

Patty


Patricia Moran Micks, M.Ed.
Director, First-Year Experience Office
School of Undergraduate Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
Mail Code G5500
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 471-4421
patty@austin.utexas.edu

 

Public Speaking 101 Workshop for Students

I’m looking for help publicizing an upcoming “Public Speaking 101” workshop, offered by consultants from UT’s Public Speaking Center. This free workshop will teach students how to meet the needs of the assignment and their audience, so that they feel prepared and confident for any speaking opportunity. We will provide strategies for every stage of the process, from planning and rehearsing, to delivering an A+ presentation. Students can RSVP for one of two dates online at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/events/

For more information about the Public Speaking Center, or to sign up for a free consultation, students can visit https://ugs.utexas.edu/slc/support/speaking-center

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Intro Courses

With registration coming up, we want to provide you with an update about changes to procedures for non-majors to register for Electrical Engineering courses.

EE 302 Intro to Electrical Engineering and EE 306 Intro to Computer Engineering will be open to non-majors this spring. They only open to non-EE students each spring semester. Students must meet the prerequisites of credit with a grade of at least a C- or registration for M 408C or 408K. We anticipate having a limited number of seats available to non-majors.

EE 302 and EE 306 will be available for direct registration to non-majors on the 3rd class day. Restrictions will be lifted on this day, so they should show as “open” in the course schedule. Students do not need to contact our office to be registered.

Department of Art + Art History and Design info

Below is some helpful info, and a course description of a new ART class open to all majors.

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If you are a prospective internal transfer, please review the departments’ websites and email Elana Logsdon AFTER Nov. 10. elana@austin.utexas.edu

The Undergraduate Advisor is only able to see non-majors for registration assistance in major-restricted courses on Nov. 10 (8:30AM-2PM).

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How to internally transfer into Department of Art + Art History
http://art.utexas.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/change-add-major

VAPA + flag ARH classes
http://art.utexas.edu/academics/vapa-flags

Courses open to non-majors *will be updated soon
http://art.utexas.edu/academics/non-majors

ART 379S Death Drive: Total War
Death Drive : Total War is a special topics seminar open to all majors concerned with the return to the inanimate through readings, writing, and making. The seminar aims to study the implications of Freud’s Death Drive, and ultimately find a way of making in response to the onslaught of apocalyptic imagery.

Readings will range from de Sade to Lacan, Malaboue to Kafka etc. etc. Media will include an extensive investigation into Yugoslavian Black Wave Cinema + LarsVonTrier, Jordan Peele, Jonathan Glazer, Ridley Scott, etc etc.

Topics include, primary nature, partial objects, necrosodomy, capitalism, neoliberalism, authoritarianism, dismemberment, omophagia, suicide pacts, plagues, oracles, cyborgs, total war, the apocalypse, etc. etc.

ARH 330J: The Gothic Cathedral Amiens
19515, TTH 9:30-11am, DFA 4.106
Dr. Joan Holladay
Flag: Global Cultures, Writing: VAPA
Fulfills the Europe & The Mediterranean and 400-1500 areas for the BA in ARH

ARH 348P: Art in the Himalayas
19560, TTH 12:30-2pm, DFA 4.106
Dr. Janice Leoshko
Flag: Global Cultures, Writing, Ethics
Fulfills the Asia & Pacific and 400-1500 areas for the BA in ARH degree

ARH 366N: The Fourth Dimension in 20C Art and Culture
19575, TTH 11-12:30pm, ART 3.432
Dr. Linda Henderson
Flag: Writing
Fulfills the Americas or Europe & The Mediterranean and 1500-Present areas for the BA in ARH degree

ARH 341P Spring 2018 flyer

Spring 2018 ARH COURSE Descriptions

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How to internally transfer into Department of Design + how to enroll in major-restricted DES courses
https://designcreativetech.utexas.edu/internal-transfers-design

Design in Context: Milan may-mester course has NO pre-requisites! More info, contact Kate Catterall.
katecat@utexas.edu

ITD courses:
Contact Michelle Harris who can assist in registration if needed. Students must e-mail their EID and the course unique to be added.
mcharris@austin.utexas.edu 512 475 7038 DFA 4.124

Elana

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.

FIG & TrIG Peer Mentor Recruitment is Happening Now!

We are now recruiting FIG & TrIG Peer Mentors for Fall 2018! Please encourage your students to apply to be an FYE mentor for next year!

The application is now online and can be accessed at:
http://ugs.utexas.edu/fye

More information about the positions and commitments are posted on our website. You can also refer your students directly to our office if they have questions.
FIG Mentor Info: https://ugs.utexas.edu/fig/mentors/applying
TrIG Mentor Info: https://ugs.utexas.edu/tye/trig/mentor/apply

The deadline to apply is November 19, 2017. For NEW Mentors both the application and TWO recommendation forms must be submitted by the deadline. The recommendation form can be filled out by a UT Student Leader, staff, or faculty member. They must have a UT EID. Students currently enrolled in FIGs or TrIGs are advised to ask their facilitator to fill out one of their recommendation forms.

RETURNING MENTORS!
Please encourage your current FYE Mentor to be a returning mentor! They DO need to apply to return for Fall 2018. The application can be accessed at the same link listed above. The application form is the only item needed when applying as a returning mentor. No recommendation forms need to be submitted.

Digital Intern Search

Employer: University of Texas at Austin – New Student Services
Position Title: Digital Media Intern
Supervisor: Manager of Communication

Position Description:  The Digital Media Intern will assist New Student Services with expanding its digital outreach to newly admitted and enrolled students at The University of Texas at Austin. The intern will work closely with the New Student Services communication team to create engaging videos, graphics and assist with social media management.

Essential Functions:
1. Assist in building digital content for New Student Services social media platforms, websites and for various projects using the university’s branding guidelines.
2. Aid with photography at New Student Services’ events.
3. Maintain professionalism in co-management of social media channels.
4. Develop, implement and assess the effectiveness of various digital media efforts.
5. Benchmark best practices in the field of social media and higher education.
6. Develop assessment reports for all digital media projects, and help with social media analytics reports.

Applicant Qualifications:
• Experience creating and editing videos.
• Advanced knowledge of social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
• Proficient use of at least one of the following: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator.
• Passionate about the potential of social media outreach.
• Ability to juggle multiple priorities and effectively prioritize.
• Professionalism and appropriate decision-making judgment.
• Strong writing skills.
• Knowledgeable about campus resources.
• Interest or experience in graphic design and branding.

Professional Outcomes:  This position will provide the intern the opportunity to increase their career readiness through attainment of the following: learning effective time management, organizational skills, digital portfolio, professionalism, leadership,
strategic thinking, communication skills, problem solving and how to interact collaborate with people from many backgrounds.

About New Student Services:  New Student Services (NSS) oversees orientation for thousands of incoming students each year, ensuring they successfully transition, both academically and socially, to the university. NSS also provides programs and
resources that lay the foundation for students to achieve academic and co-curricular success.

For more information, visit the NSS website at https://orientation.utexas.edu/.

Study Abroad: International Internship Program & Scholarship

International Internship Program 2018

The International Internship Program offers students the opportunity to explore their field in another country, gain professional experience, and build their professional networks. Interns work full-time under the guidance of an English-speaking supervisor in placements customized to students’ fields and professional goals.
· Bangkok, Thailand – Internship: Bangkok
8-weeks (May 24-July 21)

· Barcelona, Spain – Internship: Barcelona
8-weeks (May 24-July 21)

· Hong Kong – Internship: Hong Kong
8-weeks (May 24-July 21)
12-weeks (May 24-August 18)

· Kyoto, Japan – Internship: Kyoto (NEW!)
8-weeks (May 24-July 21)

· Shanghai, China – Internship: Shanghai
8-weeks (May 24-July 21)
12-weeks (May 24-August 18)

· Shenzhen, China – Internship: Shenzhen
8-weeks (May 24-July 21)
12-weeks (May 24-August 18)

· Singapore – Internship: Singapore
8-weeks (May 24-July 21)
12-weeks (May 24-August 18)

Deadline
Application Opens: Open now
Application Deadline: January 22, 2018

Updates for Academic Advisors
· Eligibility: Current Freshman – graduating Seniors and graduate students; no language requirements; all locations are open to all majors
· Feel free to distribute the attached flyer to interested students. Students should attend an Explore: The International Internship Program session. See the dates on the Study Abroad events calendar.
· Internships are credit-eligible. Students interested in credit need to discuss options for credit with their academic advisor.
· Generous scholarships available, including the Freeman Stipend for Internships in Asia (see below).
· Please feel free to distribute the attached flyer to interested students.

Freeman Stipend for Internships in Asia

The Freeman Stipend for Internships in Asia provides generous awards of $2000 – $6000 to undergraduate and graduate students interning in East and Southeast Asia. Upon their return, recipients complete a project to share their experience with the campus community.

For more information, visit the Freeman Stipend webpage.

Priority Deadlines
Spring Internships: October 1
Summer Internships: March 1
Fall Internships: May 1

Updates for Academic Advisors
· Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students at UT; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; internships of at least six weeks; internships do not need to be through a UT program or for UT academic credit.
· Please feel free to distribute the attached flyer to interested students.

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Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

All the best,
Kate

KATHERINE UHLRICH Internship Coordinator, Study Abroad
International Office | The University of Texas at Austin | (512) 471-6492 | kuhlrich@austin.utexas.edu | world.utexas.edu
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