Nominate Students for Storytelling Workshop with The Moth

The Leadership and Ethics Institute is hosting a new storytelling workshop with The Moth for UT students next Friday, February 21. This is a deeply fulfilling opportunity for twenty-two students to learn the art of storytelling and craft their own personal narratives under the guidance of the Moth director. This event expands on traditional leadership by championing a student’s unexpected, multicultural, everyday moments of impact.

We’re specifically reaching out to students with diverse backgrounds and need your help connecting to students who don’t normally participate in leadership events or might not be aware of the impact they have on others.

Can you help us extend this opportunity to students who may have a story to tell?

Please nominate them through this form in the next day or two:


Please direct any questions to the Leadership and Ethics Institute at

Entrepreneurship Minor Information Sessions

The Entrepreneurship Office would like to invite your students to our upcoming information sessions across February and March. We provide students with internship opportunities to startups and large companies. Students in our program have access to startups across the nation and companies such as EY, Chevron, Kendra Scott and more. Students can RSVP for an information session here:

The Entrepreneurship Minor Office is excited announce our first ever Summer Entrepreneurship Institute! Students will be able to complete 4 of the 5 required classes for their Entrepreneurship Minor in 10 weeks over the summer. All undergraduate students are eligible to apply here Our first wave deadline is on February 21st and our second wave deadline is on March 24th.

Summer Entrepreneurship Institute Information Sessions:

Wednesday February 19th, 2020 | 1-2 p.m.
Monday March 23rd, 2020 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday April 23rd, 2020 | 10 – 11 a.m.

We also have options available for students interested in pursuing the Entrepreneurship Minor throughout the school year! The deadline to apply to is March 13th, 2020.

Entrepreneurship Minor Information Sessions:

Monday February 17th, 2020 | 5 – 6 p.m.
Thursday February 20th, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Friday February 21st, 2020 | 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursday February 25th, 2020 | 4 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday March 4th, 2020 | 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursday March 12th, 2020 | 3 – 4 p.m.

Texas Student Research Showdown — deadline Feb. 18

Dear student researchers,

The submission deadline for the Texas Student Research Showdown is coming up on Feb. 18. Don’t forget to submit your 2-minute video before the deadline to compete for $6,500 in research awards!

The Showdown is open to any UT undergraduate involved in research or creative activity in any major—science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, fine arts, business, and every other discipline. Your work can be an independent project or a collaboration with a professor or lab to which you have made substantive contributions. Group submissions are encouraged!

The spring 2020 competition features a $1000 audience award, as well as $2000 and $750 awards in two categories: Arts, humanities, and social sciences; science, technology, and engineering.

To find out more and view videos from previous years, visit

Bridging Disciplines Programs – Spring application deadline

Greetings from the Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDPs)! The next BDP application deadline will be Thursday, March 12th at 8:00am. This spring, we are accepting applications for the first time to two new certificates – Patients, Practitioners & Cultures of Care and Smart Cities – in addition to our other BDP certificates. If you have students who are interested in applying to a BDP, please share this deadline with them. Interested students can attend a BDP information session and can find information about the BDP application on the BDP website. For students who are not quite ready to apply now, please know that we will have another application deadline in the fall, in early October.

If you are not familiar with the BDPs, our programs offer undergraduates at UT the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary certificate to complement their major. BDP certificates integrate coursework with internship and research experiences and can be individualized to suit students’ goals. Students choose from one of 16 different interdisciplinary themes, such as:
Children & Society
Design Strategies
Human Rights & Social Justice
Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Museum Studies
Social Inequality, Health & Policy

You can view a list of all BDP topics, as well as more information about our programs, on our website.

Environmental Sciences Internal Transfer Session

I hope you all are doing well and surviving this February arctic blast. So, “what’s this email for?”, you ask. 🧐
It’s to let you know that the application for internal transfer to the Environmental Sciences (EVS) Degree Program is currently open!

If you have a student interested in environmental issues like water quality, environmental degradation, invasive species proliferation, climate change, creating healthy cities or the like, then EVS might be for them!

I have some internal transfer sessions planned for February, the application closes Feb. 28th, and you can find the application and session dates here: 🌎

The next session is Friday, Feb. 21st, 11:00a-12:00p in JGB 4.102.

If you have any questions about the major or the sessions let me know.


Jeff Hallock, M.S.
Academic Advising Coordinator
Environmental Sciences Degree Program
2305 Speedway, JGB 2.102
Austin, Texas 78712-1692

Students: INCLUDE your UTEID in all correspondence

COE Internal Transfer Sessions


ALD Information Session Registration:

A bachelor of science in applied learning and development can prepare you for a variety of careers:
• Teaching, from Pre-K – 6th grade, and secondary social
studies and English • Special Education • Bilingual Education
• Coaching • Policy • Educational Entrepreneurship
CONTACT US: Undergraduate Advising Office | | 512-471-3223 | Sánchez Building (SZB) 216

Internal transfer information sessions
Thursday, Jan. 23      4 p.m.     SZB 432
Monday, Jan. 27     12 p.m.     SZB 439E
Wednesday, Jan. 29     4 p.m.     SZB 439E
Wednesday, Feb. 12     4 p.m.     SZB 439E
Tuesday, March 10     12 p.m.      SZB 323
Wednesday, April 8     12 p.m.      SZB 439E
Wednesday, May 6     12 p.m.      SZB 518C
Thursday, May 7     4 p.m.      SZB 518C

CONTACT US: Undergraduate Advising Office | | 512-471-3223 | Sánchez Building (SZB) 216



KHE Information Session Registration:

A bachelor of science from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education can prepare you for a variety of careers and post-graduate studies:
• Physical Therapy • Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
• Sport Management • Physical Culture and Sports
• Corporate Fitness • Athletic Training • Medical School

Internal transfer information sessions

Thursday, Jan. 23     4 p.m.     SZB 324
Monday, Jan. 27     12 p.m.     SZB 435
Wednesday, Jan. 29     4 p.m.     SZB 518C
Wednesday, Feb. 12     4 p.m.     SZB 323
Tuesday, March 10     12 p.m.     SZB 323
Wednesday, April 8     12 p.m.     SZB 518C
Wednesday, May 6     12 p.m.     SZB 324
Thursday, May 7     4 p.m.     SZB 324

CONTACT US: Undergraduate Advising Office | | 512-471-3223 | Sánchez Building (SZB) 216

2/18 Event: Self-Care for Black Women

Hello, students. I’m writing to share details about an upcoming event called the WIELD Master Class on Self-Care for Black Women hosted by the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Please see the information below and the attached flyer for additional details about this event. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Event Description:
In this WIELD Master Class, we explore the practice and value of self-care for black women in celebration of Black History Month. We will delve into topics around what black women need in order to be successful in their roles, including how to set realistic expectations, prioritize, and ask for help. This master class will be guided by black Austin women leaders Meme Styles (Founder and President of Measure), Tam Hawkins (President and CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce), and Colette Pierce Burnette (President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University), moderated by Courtney Bailey (Director of Issues & Engagement at Leadership Austin).

Event hosted by the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

Date: Tuesday, 2/18/2020

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs


I hope you’ll be able to attend this event to learn, connect, and network!

Free Speech Essay Contest

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All UT undergraduate students are eligible to participate.

Prizes for the top three essays range from $700-$1500.

Deadline for submission is March 9, 2020.

The topics this year concern:

Transparency versus Privacy (the relationship between mandatory
disclosure of personal information and control over information)

Speech contrasted with Action
For the specific questions and all further details about length, etc., please visit our website –

Feel free to contact Roxy Becker ( if you have any questions.

CMHC Drop-in workshops

Career Confusion: Exploring Major, Career, Identity, and Mental Health
Thursdays 1-2pm (location: JES A309)
1/30 – 3/12

This drop-in discussion group offers a space for students to connect around feeling unclear about the future in regard to career and/or major. Topics of discussion may include pressure to choose a major or career; personal, professional, and cultural identity; and family and other influences. Facilitators will offer information to assist students’ decision-making process.
For questions or more information – Contact Danie White or Jordan Rossi.

Life After UT: A Drop-In Discussion Group for Graduating Seniors
Thursdays 3:30-5pm (location: SSB 5th floor, Group Rm C)

This drop-in discussion group is a space for graduating seniors (May 2020/December 2020) to explore what it’s like for graduation to be on the horizon. Issues that may be explored include coping with impending changes in relationships, weighing what is expected versus what seniors want to do, and shifts in identity/sense of self.

Wellness Workshops & Events

Many of these services can be accessed by students at any time of semester. Examples include coping skills workshop series, a drop-in meditation group, and (not yet posted) a test anxiety workshop that will be offered in late February and March. Details can be found through the above link.

Humanities Honors Info Sessions

I’ll be offering Humanities Honors Info sessions in the next few weeks. Humanities Honors is an interdisciplinary major that students design themselves around a particular research interest or idea. To learn more about the Humanities Program and the application process, students can attend one of our upcoming information sessions:

Wednesday, February 19th at 4 pm in RLP 0.124;

Wednesday, February 20th at 11 am in RLP 0.120; or

Friday, February 28th at 1 pm in RLP 1.120.

Please RSVP for a session here:

Students who can’t attend a session are welcome to call the Liberal Arts Honors and Humanities Office at 512-471-3458 and schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Linda Mayhew, the Humanities advisor.

You may also want to take a look at the student profiles on our website and facebook page