The McNair Scholars Program is currently recruiting and accepting new students for the 2015-2016 cohort. We are looking for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees who are first generation and low-income, and/or traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.

All McNair Scholars obtain a faculty mentor, work on an independent research project, receive free GRE prep (up to $1,200), and are eligible for up to $7,500 in scholarships and awards for participating. Our application deadline is Friday, April 4th, 2015. More information and the application can be found at

Information sessions will be taking place:

March 5th from 6:00-7:00 pm in CBA 4.338

March 26th from 6:00-7:00pm in CBA 4.338

Lastly, we will be having a “Your Ph.D. in the Real World” workshop open to all students (see flyer below). Thank you for your support of the UT McNair Scholars Program.

UTeach-Liberal Arts will be hosting an exclusive screening of the documentary The Road to Teach next week.  The film is based on the Roadtrip Nation series which follows students in a RV as they traverse the country interviewing pioneering educators.  We invite you to come and join us for the screening and a Q/A with UTeach’s very own Grace Worm who appears in the film.

WHAT: The Road to Teach Screening

WHEN: March 11, 2015 @ 4pm-5:30pm

WHERE: WCH 1.120

WHY: Because discovering teaching matters!

Want to be a LAH 102H Writing Fellow for Fall 2015?

(past Writing Fellows also need to apply)

Please put in writing: “What you think a good Writing Fellow does and what a student needs from a good tutor.” If you have been a Writing Fellow in the past, please give some of your specific examples.

Please turn your application in by Friday, March 27, 2015 in the LAH office.  Writing Fellows are expected to attend LAH 102H every Monday from 4- 5:15 and attend the Writing Fellow meeting immediately after class  from 5:15 – 6 pm.

Questions? Please email Stacey or Linda.

The application for the Semester in Los Angeles program (for Fall 2015, Spring 2016, & Summer 2016) is now available online.    The extended deadline to apply (for the Fall 2015 semester only) is Monday, March 9th at 1:30 pm CT. 

The UTLA program is open to all UT majors. Students earn upper-division, in-residence course credit while taking Communication courses and interning in Los Angeles.

For more information (including a link to the application), visit here.

Student Leadership Opportunities at CMHC

February 27, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

1.  March 3rd:  Student Leadership Open House

A partnership between CMHC and University Health Services (UHS) to provide an open house for students to learn all about the great leadership and academic opportunities we offer.  (Flyer attached and he facebook event can be found here

2. March 3rd:  “Real Talk: How to Help a Friend in Distress” The open workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 3rd from 7-8 PM in BUR 112. This highly interactive, one hour workshop discusses emotional distress and explores how students can support their friends who are going through a tough time. Facilitators engage audience members through conversations and role plays, allowing participants to learn from one another. This workshop is open to all UT students. Here’s a link to the facebook event page

3.  Looking for stories of student resilience

The Counseling and Mental Health Center is currently recruiting students for a video project.  We are looking for students who have experienced some sort of failure or rejection during college and are willing to share their story in a 90 second video.  These stories are meant to inspire and encourage other students who might be encountering similar experiences.  We will be using these videos in a mobile application we’re developing but also potentially online and through social media as well.   If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Steven Stone, CMHC Graduate Assistant at

The Liberal Arts Honors Program will award scholarships in varying amounts to support LAH students and Humanities majors who will be studying abroad in the Spring, Summer, and/or Fall.  An LAH student may apply for this scholarship by writing a one-page statement of his or her study abroad plans. The statement should include where and what the student will be studying, the projected cost involved, and the role that study abroad and the mastery of a foreign language plays in the student’s academic and career goals.

Now is the time to apply for Liberal Arts Honors Study Abroad Scholarships! Deadlines are:

5:00 pm March 1 for Fall and Summer.

Please submit your application online through the study abroad online scholarship application, Global Assist and select “Get Started”. The website will prompt you to set up an online profile and show you a list of scholarships which criteria you meet. If you are applying for a study abroad program not affiliated with UT, please enter program code 300999.

Both LAH students and Humanities majors are eligible to apply for the LAH Study Abroad scholarship. Please contact the LAH office with any questions.

Writing Center Intership

February 19, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Would you like to put your awesome rhetoric and writing skills to work helping your fellow Longhorns? Then, apply to become a paid consultant at the Undergraduate Writing Center!

All consultants are required to take the course, RHE 368C: Writing Center Internship, which is now offered every semester. During the first part of the term, the class covers issues relating to writing center theory and practice. Students analyze the goals and practices of writing centers, examine elements of contemporary rhetorical and composition theory (including the writing process), survey typical course syllabi and assignments, and review basics of grammar, mechanics, and usage. During the final five weeks of RHE 368C, members of the class work under supervision for six hours a week as consultants (unpaid) in the Undergraduate Writing Center.

Any undergraduate who meets the upper-division requirement and gains permission from the instructor can register for the course. Priority is given to students who can give the UWC several semesters of service as a tutor. We actively seek students from across various majors and disciplines. For more information, contact Professor John Ruszkiewicz at

Creative Writing Certificate Reception

February 19, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

The Department of English would like to invite you to a reception and reading celebrating the new creative writing certificate.  Current certificate students and students interested in creative writing are invited to come, hear faculty give short readings, and meet fellow writers.  Refreshments will be served.  Please join us!

 The reception will take place Tuesday, February 24th, 4:00 PM, in the Poetry Space/UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500).

Information on the Creative Writing Certificate is available on the undergraduate Creative Writing website.

Tuesday, February 24


SRH 3.124

Light lunch served

Open to all UT undergraduate and graduate students

Please join the Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law to learn about summer internship funding, research grants, and other student programs.

The Clements Center will discuss the following programs:

The Strauss Center will discuss the following programs:

Visiting Writers in the Joynes Reading Room

February 19, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Please note that honors students are eligible to claim FREE BOOKS by these visiting writers (while supplies last). Interested students should inquire in person at the front desk of the Joynes Reading Room (CRD 007).