Horns Against Hazing April 10th and 11th

As you may have seen in the all student email yesterday, the Safety Education Program is hosting Horns Against Hazing: Courageous Decisions April 10th and 11th at the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom in the Texas Union from 6:00-7:30 p.m..

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend and we encourage you to promote this event across campus. To RSVP or find more information, please check out our Horns Against Hazing Event on Hornslink and Facebook. We would love to see an outpouring of support from the UT community to engage this critical discussion.

Please reach out to myself or safetyeducation@austin.utexas.edu if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

Warm wishes,
Jenny Mason

JENNY MASON, M.Ed, Prevention and Risk Management Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin | Office of the Dean of Students | deanofstudents.utexas.edu

RTF Courses for Non-Majors | Summer 2018

RTF Courses for Non-Majors | Summer 2018

Love the movies? Join us and explore how the movies developed from a circus amusement to multinational industry as well as how film can be understood as socio-cultural , technological, aesthetic and economic artifact. Global in scope, this course will sample a variety of “national cinemas” in order to compare and contrast how moviemaking developed uniquely in different parts of the world. We will also address how decades of popular and critical attention to the glamour and gossip surrounding Hollywood movies has affected our understanding of “American” cinema. The course fulfills VAPA requirements, and is designed for non-RTF majors who have not taken previous coursework in film or media studies. Both an in-person and web-based version of this course are being offered in Spring 2018. Open only to non-RTF majors.

Animation, Visual Effects, Digital Painting and CGI are used to produce digital content for a variety of media including films, animation and interactive formats like video games and VR/AR. This course is an interactive, online experience designed to teach you the foundational Digital Media Production tools: Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Animate (Flash) and Maya. Through creative hands-on challenges, you will apply digital media tools and techniques to a variety of tasks in the pipeline of production from concept, storyboard, layout to compositor, VFX, CG and interactive design. In the end, you must choose: Will you become a generalist across all digital media production, will you specialize in one discipline or will you define a new role in digital media production? Open to RTF and non-majors. Any student with at least 45 hours of coursework will be able to enroll (despite listed prerequisites).

See course promo video for Digital Media Production.

Do you bore and confuse your professors, classmates, family and friends with videos that are long and incoherent? Are you interested in the art that helps raw material express ideas and perceptions? Would you like to play with images and sounds to create something meaningful and beautiful or perhaps funny this summer? The class includes editing theory, short examples, labs, and demonstrations. You will edit an event, an interview, a fiction scene, a mash-up, and a self-determined final project. We will use Adobe Premiere Pro software – professional and available across campus. Open only to non-RTF majors.

This course will ask you to explore and assess the relationships between the media industries and sports through a media studies lens. Understanding the convergence between any sport and the media industries requires a toolkit for analyzing a complicated media web: industry practices, technological development, media regulation, audience consumption, and cultural influences. As this course looks to mediated games, athletes, and sporting institutions as a case study for understanding the complex media industries, we will survey an array of media studies approaches to examining sport’s unique and important cultural form as well as its status as a persistent partner to and product of the media industries. How have shifts in production practices and distribution methods impacted the way in which viewers see and consume regular season matchups? Considering moments from the birth of broadcast media in the 1920s to the present, we will answer questions like this by situating the media’s changing relationship to various sports within the historical development of the media industries. We will also consider media’s representation of identity (race, nation, class, gender, sex, ability, etc.) in historical and contemporary texts such as games and contests (e.g., the “lost” Super Bowl of 1967, the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle”), highlight reels, documentaries (e.g., Hoop Dreams, Playing Unfair, Not Just a Game), and fiction films. Throughout the course, you will be required to examine and reflect on your personal consumption of sports media, and how those practices inform, as they are informed by, shifting practices in the media industries. Open only to non-RTF majors.

This course is designed to introduce fundamental production concepts and techniques through lectures, projects, and lab experiences. The acquisition of technical skills will be a priority, as this course is a prerequisite to upper-division production classes. Emphasis also will be placed on developing a storyteller’s point of view and the ability to create works characterized by simple yet effective visual, aural and narrative structures. Students will be required to attend hands-on lab sections and to complete one still photography project, one sound-designed still photo project and one sync sound digital video project. Open to RTF and non-majors.

This course provides an introduction to the critical and theoretical analysis of gender (femininities and masculinities) in media (film, television, new and emerging media). Students will engage dominant and oppositional practices of media production, representation, and reception to investigate the sociocultural mechanisms that shape individual and collective notions of gender in our media-saturated environment. Paying particular attention to wider questions of power, politics, and identity, students will read key texts in cultural, media, and communication studies, as well as influential theories within gender, feminist, and transgender studies. Although primarily focused on the mediated construction of gender, this course insists on an intersectional approach that examines gender in conjunction with race, class, sexuality, nation, and generation. Open to RTF and non-majors.

This class focuses on the style, structure and storytelling strategies in a wide range of media forms, from narrative films and television series to documentaries and video games. Open to RTF and non-majors.

ACA Staff and Student Development Scholarships now open!

Academic Counselors Association: 2017 Student Development Scholarship

The Academic Counselors Association (ACA) is proud to offer scholarship awards in amounts up to $300 to University of Texas at Austin students who support the vision and values of the academic advising and student support services community. It is the hope of ACA that these scholarships will assist students in their academic pursuits and endeavors.

Eligibility Requirements:
· Undergraduate student
· Assist in advising or other academic/student support services
· Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (to be verified by the ACA Awards and Recognition Committee)

Submit an online application for the student development scholarship today! Please note that the application will require you to upload an application document. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 30, 2018 by 12:00 (noon) p.m.

Questions? Please contact Tepera Holman at holmantr@austin.utexas.edu

Moody Writing Support Program events

Thinking About Law School?

Come by BMC 4.204 on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30 – 7 pm for a workshop on the law school application process.

Two writing coaches headed to law school in the fall will cover LSAT study tips, resume formats, personal statements and an application timeline.


Writing Personal Statements for CSD Grad School

One of our coaches, who is currently a CSD grad student, will cover organization, tricks on how to stand out from the crowd and everything in between.

And of course, there will be free pizza!

Tuesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7 pm, BMC 4.204


Media Foundations Writing Study Hall

Get feedback on your media project during our study hall. We’ll help review copy and answer questions.

There will be free pizza!

Thursday, April 5, 4 – 7 pm, BMC 3.204

LeaderShape participant applications due this Friday

The LeaderShape Institute is a great professional development opportunity for undergrad students of ALL MAJORS. Enhance your soft skills (communication, teamwork, ethical decision-making, etc.), build your resume, increase your confidence to lead in all aspects of your life, and meet other motivated students.

The Institute is an immersive, six-day leadership development experience for 65 undergraduate students. Through a variety of activities, simulations, discussions and self-reflections, you will gain confidence in your ability to positively impact the world, and will join a close-knit community of passionate people.

$100* for the program; food, lodging and transportation included. Participants can be from ANY undergraduate major.
*Scholarships available

Session Dates: Sun. May 20 – Fri. May 25, 2018 (week after graduation)
Application Deadline: 3/30/18
Click here for more info and to apply

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

The new Art History Minor!

Minor in Art History

Why are images so powerful?

Why is art so difficult to define?

Why does art matter in the global world?

Explore the ways in which art, architecture, and material culture
have structured—and continue to structure—the world.

15 Hours Art History (arh) coursework
At least 12 hours must be upper-division; 3 hours may be lower-division

Design the Art History Minor you want
• No predefined curriculum
• Concentrate on a particular chronological period or geographic area, or explore a variety
• Choose from a wide array of Art History courses, none of which have prerequisites

Why Art History?
Art History improves visual literacy by:
• Learning to recognize visual strategies
• Sharpening analytical and observational skills
• Developing cultural and social understanding
Studying Art History provides further focus for many majors such as African and African Diaspora Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Classics, History, International Relations and Global Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies.

Art History Beyond the Arts
New connections are emerging between Art History and many areas such as the medical field, visual technologies, and issues of policy, including strategic development of cultural heritage and urban planning.

Minoring in Art History is also valuable preparation for graduate work in
many fields beyond those focused on the visual arts, some expected (e.g.
gender studies, literature or media studies), some less so (e.g. business,
information studies, law and science).

Recently Offered Art History Courses
Twentieth-century European Art to 1940
The Parthenon Through the Ages
Contemporary Latin American Art
Art at Court: The Gothic Period
Art in the Himalayas
Art Cinemas of the Americas
Michelangelo and His World
Aztec Art and Civilization
Africana Women’s Art
Art, Art History, and Medicine
Art in the Lives of Ordinary Romans

Learn More and Apply:  art.utexas.edu/art–history–minor



Job Opportunities for Students at Sanger

Job Opportunities at the Sanger Learning Center

512-471-3614 • Jester A332


BE PART OF OUR TEAM. We are among the largest student employers on campus, and we pay some of the highest student salaries. Work on campus and enjoy flexible hours. You’ll have the opportunity to earn money and valuable work experience while also helping other students. Unless otherwise indicated below, applications are available online at
hirealonghorn.org when positions are open. Please note that certain positions require students be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA*.

Pamela Way, pac-admin@utlists.utexas.edu
5-8 hours per week based on demand
Typical application deadline: End of March
Starting salary $11.25

Peer Academic Coaches take private appointments with any student interested in guidance on how to study effectively for UT courses. These private sessions are one hour and coaches often work with the same students for the duration of a semester. Common appointment topics include note-taking, preparing for tests, test-taking strategies,
goal setting, time management, and reading efficiency. Training is provided and paid. Coaches must be willing to work a minimum of five flexible hours per week and attend a weekly meeting. Pay starts at $11.25 an hour.

Ed Fernandez, ts_sut@utlists.utexas.edu
Must be available 10 hours a week; more hours possible based on demand
Typical application deadline: End of March
Salary starts at $11.25

Tutors provide one-to-one tutoring by appointment for many lower division courses, as well as drop-in tutoring for mathematics, physics, and chemistry. This challenging position offers flexible hours, pay increases based on experience, and the satisfaction that comes from helping other students achieve their academic goals. Tutors must be knowledgeable in the content of the courses they tutor, have effective listening and communication skills, and respect differences in individuals and their academic backgrounds. For a complete list of courses tutored, visit our website at utexas.edu/ugs/slc/support/oneon-one.

Courtney Sviatko, courtney.sviatko@austin.utexas.edu
Up to 8 hours per week based on demand
Application deadline: March 31st
Starting salary $11.25

Outreach and Communication Specialists act as roving public speakers who give short presentations about SLC services and facilitate study skills workshops on a variety of topics for academic classes, residence halls, and student organizations. Outreach and Communication Specialists also staff exhibits at campus-wide events. After two semesters of strong performance, Outreach and Communication Specialists may have the opportunity to also train to work as consultants in the Public Speaking Center. Outreach and Communication Specialists receive merit pay increases based on training and hours of experience. Pre-semester training is required as are one-hour weekly meetings.

Courtney Sviatko, courtney.sviatko@austin.utexas.edu
8 hours per week
Application deadline: March 31st
Starting salary $11.25

Senior Outreach and Communication Specialists assist students in all aspects of the speech preparation and rehearsal process, including preparing speaker notes, using visual aids, and improving nonverbal and vocal delivery. They provide one-on-one and small group consultations in the Public Speaking Center, located in PCL. Senior Outreach and
Communication Specialists also respond to requests to promote the Public Speaking Center on behalf of the Sanger Leaning Center. Hiring priority is given to current student-educators, students with education experience, and students with experience speaking in public. Pre-semester training is required as are one-hour weekly meetings.

Claire Gaylord, claire.gaylord@austin.utexas.edu
10-13 hours per week
Pay rate ranges from $7.75-$10, based on classification

Student Associates provide customer service support in our main office (open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm) and the David Drum Drop-In Tutoring Center (open Monday through Thursday 11am to 10pm, Fridays 11am to 3 pm and Sundays 5pm to 10pm). They must possess strong customer service skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team in a busy environment. Student Associates act as the face of Sanger Learning Center and must be familiar with Sanger services, as well as able to assist with administrative projects during times of low traffic. Applicants must have a work
study award from the Office of Financial Services.

Pamela Way, p.way@austin.utexas.edu
5-15 hours per week based on demand
Salary starts at $16

Writing consultants work with other graduate students to help them become more independent, confident writers. There may be occasional opportunities to work with undergraduates on individualized reading and writing assignments. Consultants must be able to interact and communicate effectively with post-baccalaureate students from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines. Position requires a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any academic discipline. To apply, please submit a CV directly to Pamela Way and a very brief writing sample. Applications accepted year-round.

BeVocal Announcements!

BeVocal 4th Birthday
Wednesday, April 25th | 2:30pm – 4:30pm | SSB – Glenn Maloney Room
Please join the BeVocal team in celebrating our 4th year at UT Austin! We’ll be looking back and celebrating our accomplishments for the year, giving awards, and eating CUPCAKES! Please RSVP via qualtrics and let me know if you have any questions.

Get Sexy, Get Consent
Wednesday, March 21st | 7:30pm – 9pm | ART 1.102
Get Sexy. Get Consent is a highly interactive program that examines how we negotiate sex consent, boundaries and safety. Student actor-facilitators engage audiences through scenes and conversations about consent.

I like, LIKE you
Wednesday, March 21st | 7:30pm – 9pm | CPE 2.210
I Like, LIKE you… Exploring Relationships is a VAV Theatre for Dialogue performance that examines hook-ups, break-ups, conflict and communication in romantic relationships. Characters explore a variety of relationship situations – how do relationships begin and end? How do both people get what they want, and what if they don’t want the same thing? “I like, LIKE you…” uses performance and dialogue to ask the audience “what does a healthy relationship mean to you?”

Take Back the Night 2018
Wednesday, April 4 | 6:30-9pm, UT Austin Main Mall
A gender-inclusive event to illuminate the movement to end sexual violence. Survivor open mic speak out, FREE t-shirts and food (while supplies last) and resource fair.