Virtual Horns Up Night and Class of 2024 Photo Mosaic

This Thursday, September 24 (for the Class of 24), New Student Services will be celebrating all new students and tradition by putting together a virtual Horns Up Nightand Class Photo.

Horns Up Night: Students are encouraged to attend a virtual Horns Up Night on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. to get hyped before the first Big XII game, UT vs. Texas Tech. This event will be broadcast from the Texas Orientation YouTube channel and will include a video message from Interim President Jay Hartzell.

Class of 2024 Official Photo Mosaic: Sept. 24 is also the deadline for students to submit a photo that will be included in the official class photo mosaic. These submitted images will be incorporated into a mosaic collage that will represent the Class of 2024. Photos can be submitted through: 

They would love to get as many photo submissions as possible, and have students attend Horns Up Night by watching a short video (premiering live) at 6 p.m.  Please feel free to promote these events with your Connections!

Education Abroad: International Education Fee Scholarship

We would appreciate your assistance reminding students to apply for the International Education Fee Scholarship. Any student planning to study, intern or conduct research abroad for spring 2021 is eligible to apply. References are not required. Award amounts are approximately $1200 – $1800 each. In most semesters, 1 in 5 students are funded.


Student will apply via the Global Assist online scholarship system.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020 (for spring long)

UT LEI-Leadership Opportunity


I hope you are having a good day! My name is Jessica Chavarria and I am the ProjectLEAD graduate assistant over at The Leadership and Ethics Institute. I wanted to reach out and invite your students to apply for a program that may be of interest to them, ProjectLEAD!

ProjectLEAD is an eight-week leadership program for students who are wanting to make a difference in their community and/or organization! Students will have the opportunity to discover and develop the necessary tools to transform their ideas for social impact into successful projects. This opportunity is open to any UT student and they can apply NOW! 

I hope this opportunity can be passed along to all your students! If you would like to learn more about ProjectLEAD, please feel free in contacting me. 

Thank You,

Jessica Chavarria (she/her)  ProjectLEAD Graduate Assistant

The University of Texas at Austin | Office of the Dean of Students | Leadership & Ethics Institute 

Call for Submissions | Moody Media Scholars for Social Change

The Moody College Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is now accepting applications to join the Moody Media Scholars for Social Change.  This program is open to all Moody College undergraduate juniors and seniors who have an interest in engaging the issues of representation and power as they appear in the study and practice of media and communication.  These Scholars, with the support of Moody‘s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the greater College community, will serve as advocates and leaders in their departments, pushing for innovative and equitable social change within Moody.
We are now accepting submissions for the 2020-2021 academic year, and we would like to request your assistance in sharing this news with your students.
How to Apply
Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria and complete the online application.
*Applications are due by 6:00 PM (CT) on Monday, November 2, 2020.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Student must be a currently enrolled Moody College undergraduate junior or senior
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above
  • Must display commitment to social change and community engagement
  • Must be willing to serve as a Moody Media Scholar for Social Change through end of the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Mon, Nov 2 (Deadline)
  • Tue, Nov 17 (Announcement of selections)
If you have any questions about the program or the application, please email Moody Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at
Looking forward,
YA’KE SMITH, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
CHUKA AGBARAJI, Administrative Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Moody College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin

LRI Student Opportunities

Hello there!
We thought your students might be interested in this. The Latino Research
Institute has recently launched a few initiatives and we’re trying to get the
word out about a couple of related research opportunities. We are currently
recruiting for the following positions:
GRA: COVID-19 Research Consortium — assist with a variety of research
activities such as assisting with literature reviews, grant writing, and
reports to funders and supporting the preparation and submission of
manuscripts to journals. This position will coordinate activities for a new
regional research initiative.
GRA: LRI Training Programs — assist the Area Director of Training Programs to
coordinate activities and events for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral
training programs.
URA: COVID-19 Research Consortium — assist with conducting literature
reviews, preparing policy briefs and manuscripts, and carrying out data and
records management activities according to protocol (data entry, coding,
filing, scanning, archiving).
Please contact me ( or Luis Guevara
( for informational fliers.
Thanks in advance for helping us promote this. Feel free to pass along
anything you’d like us to communicate to our networks, as well!
Mallory Laurel, Director of Communications and Outreach The University of
Texas at Austin | Latino Studies | 512-471-0247 |
Luis V. Guevara
Acting Academic Program Coordinator/Senior Events Program Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin
Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
(512) 475-6769
Visit the following URL to schedule a meeting with me:

Friar Society Fall 2020 Nominations

We are Shruti Patil and Eboneigh Harris, the Friar Society Co-Councilors for Fall 2020. The Friar Society is the oldest honor society at the University of Texas. Each semester, we search the Forty Acres far and wide for Longhorns who have made a significant contribution to the University of Texas while a student. Such contributions may be tangible or intangible, one act or many, and must be marked by individual innovation and unique accomplishment in an area related to the University.

This semester, we are asking the administrators within each college if they know of deserving students. I have included our application in this email as well as Zoom links for our upcoming information sessions.

If you have any recommendations, please respond to this email with the student’s name (and email address if you have it) and we will reach out to those students directly. You may nominate as many students as you wish.

The application to join the Friar Society is available until Monday, October 19th, 2020 at 5:00 pm.


Thank you very much in advance! If you have any questions, please send them our way.

Information Sessions:

Monday, September 28 at 5 pm CST

Zoom link:

Thursday, October 8 at 6 pm CST

Zoom link:



Shruti and Eboneigh

Friar Society Co-Councilors

Kate Dawson’s Maymester in London

Drop in on the info sessions for Kate Dawson’s Maymester in London next
Monday, September 14: 4p-5p
Thursday, September 24: 5p-6p
Tuesday, October 6: 5p-6p
Thursday, October 22: 4p-5p
Thursday, November 11: 4p-5p
No need to RSVP. 
This program offers a unique opportunity to advanced, intermediate, and beginning students of videography to apprentice with an experienced documentary filmmaker and television news producer, while learning about the art, architecture, film, and history of London.

Bridging Disciplines Programs – Fall application deadline & online info sessions

Greetings from the Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDPs)! The fall BDP application deadline will be onThursday, October 8th at 8:00am. Students can learn more about the BDPs by viewing a pre-recorded or live online BDP information session this fall. The first live Zoom info session is coming up on Friday, September 18. If students are ready to apply, they can find the BDP application on the BDP website. For students who are not quite ready to apply this fall, please know that our next application deadline will be in early March.

If you have students who may be interested in a BDP certificate, we would appreciate if you could share this information with them. I’ve also attached a digital slide noting the application deadline and a link to the information session details.

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 16different interdisciplinary themes. You can view a list of all BDP topics, as well as more information about our programs, on our website.

Peer Academic Coaching opportunity

The Peer Academic Coaching (PAC) program at the Sanger Learning Center (SLC) still has space available this semester, and all sessions will be offered virtually. Any interested UT undergraduate can ask to have a coach meet with them once a week for an hour to work on how to plan and study effectively for the courses in which they are currently enrolled. Common topics include test preparation and test- taking strategies, adjusting to online courses, managing a heavy reading load, concentration, study tips for new students, motivation and procrastination, note-taking techniques, and managing time effectively to avoid crises. As availability permits, coaches will also offer single appointments on any of the above topics.  
Coaches are trained and supervised by professional educators, and the cost is covered by the SLC. Requests for a coach may be submitted electronically fall, participants rated the value of the experience, on average, 4.9 on a five-point scale and shared comments such as the following:
  • I’m surprised by how much my grades (and myself as a whole) improved from these sessions.
  • “PAC really reduced my stress levels . . . . it kept me very organized and on top of my schoolwork.”
  • “Such a low time commitment but a large payoff!”  
Students who prefer to meet with a member of our professional staff rather than a peer can book a learning specialist appointment through the Sanger website at Be sure to check out our tutoring, public speaking consultations, and math exam reviews there as well!

Help Recruit Exploratory Students for Dissertation Research

Do you identify as an exploratory or undecided student? I want to invite you to participate in a research study on the experiences of exploratory students here at UT (IRB Number 2020-05-0118). The ultimate goal is to hear your own experiences and learn how institutions can best serve exploratory students. If you are interested, the only criterion is that you self-identify as an exploratory student. The study involves a series of up to three interviews where you will discuss your experiences at the university. One interview will involve you taking photos beforehand on prompts that are meaningful to you to share these photos with the researcher. If you are interested, please contact Veronica Heiskell at to schedule an interview.