Get Academic Credit to Create Dialogue!

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

Apply now to be part of the 2015-16 VAVTheatre For Dialogue ensemble *

Apply NOW      DUE Friday, April 10th, 2015

How do you engage other UT students in dialogue about consent and healthy relationships?

What does it mean to be an effective bystander or supportive ally?

What do you have to say about . . .

healthy relationships, dating violence,

consent and sexual assault?

Join us to learn how theatre can be used as a form of activism!

“This class will teach you so much about yourself and the world in which you live. This type of class, I believe, is what you come to university for; to foster a positive and beneficial relationship and awareness between community and school, between yourself and strangers. I will always cherish this class and what it’s done for me.”  (student from TFD class)

GET UPPER DIVISION ACADEMIC CREDIT (through Social Work, Theatre and Danceor Women’s and Gender Studies) to become part of the Theatre for Dialogue program with Voices Against Violence.  Learn how to use the tools of interactive theatre to create realistic situations that encourage dialogue on issues that impact us all.

This two-semester course trains peer educators to present interactive theatre scenarios across the UT campus.  You do not need previous acting experience or a social work background to be in the class.

Apply NOW

(Paper application also attached)

DUE Friday, April 10th, 2015

*No experience required!

Want to know more and see the work in action?  Check it out here

Calendar of current Theatre For Dialogue performances           

“The VAV Theatre for Dialogue class honestly changed my life. It changed my knowledge base on issues that are all around me in the world. . . I can honestly say this class has left an enormous impression on me and I’ll remember it as one of the best parts of my undergraduate experience.”  (student from TFD class)

And – please join Voices Against Violence for Sexual Violence Prevention Month events throughout the month of April.

Calendar attached.  #UTgetsconsent  


On March 31, the Harry Ransom Center presents acclaimed novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje in conversation with writer Geoff Dyer. Although he is best known as a novelist, Ondaatje’s work also encompasses poetry, memoir, and film. His Booker Prize–winning novel “The English Patient” was adapted into an Academy Award–winning film. Ondaatje will discuss his writing, as well as research, editing, adapting books to film, and film as an art itself. A reception and book signing follow. Presented by the University Co-op.

Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m. Jessen Auditorium (Homer Rainey Hall)

Free admission

On behalf of Vice Provost David Laude

Good afternoon:

I would like to inform you that the submission window for the 2015 Crane Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in the Arts is open until Monday, April 13, 2015. Please feel free to forward this announcement to undergraduate and graduate students across campus who may be interested in submitting work for consideration by the Crane award selection committee. An undergraduate or graduate student from any major or area of study may compete for the award.

Thank you for your assistance,


The Roy Crane Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts is given each year to a student of The University of Texas at Austin for unique, creative effort in the performing, literary and visual arts. An undergraduate or graduate student from any major or area of study may compete for the award. The selection committee will give no weight to any entrant’s grade point average or other academic achievement.

There are two $3,000 awards. To ensure that an entrant’s work may be compared with similar forms of creativity, each year the award committee designates an area of the arts.

To compete for the award, a student must be recommended by a faculty member. The recommendation must be for one’s creative effort while a student at UT Austin. Research or analysis does not qualify. No faculty member may nominate more than two students for the award.

In 2015 the award will be given in the Literary Arts.

Submission requirements (Student will submit work during completion of information form – please have work prepared to upload when you begin the form.)

Faculty must complete online nomination form
Student must complete online information form

Student must submit up to 8-10 pages of poetry
12-15 pages of prose, double-spaced, 12-point font, and page numbered (fiction or creative non-fiction)

If you are graduating and want to participate in the Lavender Graduation, please make sure that you register.  They are also looking for volunteers, if you would like to support the GSC and this event.  They’re hoping for an especially large turnout to honor the 10th anniversary of the GSC and the 8th Lavender graduation.

Registration for the 8th Annual Lavender Graduation is now open!

Today – Friday, 05/01/2015

Lavender Graduation Ceremony:
Wednesday, 05/20/2015
SAC Ballroom & Alumni Center

The Gender and Sexuality Center and the Texas Exes LGBT Network are pleased to invite you to the 8th annual Lavender Graduation at the University of Texas at Austin, on Wednesday, May 20th 2015. We are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker for this year’s ceremony will be Monica Roberts, legendary blogger and activist.

Anyone who will be attending the ceremony or Alumni Celebration should sign up here, and if you are planning on graduating, there is a second set of questions for you. If you have questions please contact the Gender and Sexuality Center at or 512-232-1831.

Link to registration form

Facebook Event

Not graduating, but would like to volunteer? Fill out the Volunteer Sign-Up Form!

This internship comes to us from an LAH alum.  Development Counsellors International (DCI) is a PR/marketing firm specializing in destinations, with opportunities available in both our tourism and economic development practices.  Great opportunity for travel lovers and strong writers!  Please let Stacey or Linda know if you’d like to speak to the former LAHer that works here.


Development Counsellors International (DCI) is the leader in marketing places. Our exclusive Place Marketing Internship Program offers aspiring place marketers the opportunity to gain unmatched experience by working with cities, regions, states and countries. Since 1960, we have represented 400+ places helping them to attract both investors and visitors.

DCI’s Place Marketing Internship Program places candidates in prime position for full-time hire. In fact, many place marketing trainees have transitioned into full-time employees. The program is open to college seniors, recent graduates and graduate students.

 Aspiring place marketers will get first-hand experience in areas such as:

  • economic development
  • tourism
  • travel trade
  • social and digital media
  • media pitching
  • market research
  • branding
  • website and collateral development
  • group and individual projects
  • professional development


DCI’s Place Marketing Internship Sessions are conducted three times a year and we typically hire 5-7 interns per session for positions across all divisions. The sessions are 12 weeks with an option to extend to a total of 16 weeks.

 Place Marketing Internship Sessions

  • January – April
  • June – August
  • September – December

 Professional Development Sessions

A supportive setting from the very start, the Place Marketing Internship Program commences with intern orientation. Educational sessions are conducted by DCI staff members on such as topics as:

  • Social Media
  • Media Pitching (verbal and written)
  • Special Event Planning
  • Public Speaking

 Pay and Hours

DCI pays a competitive stipend of $200/week and/or college credit. Positions are full time (35-40 hours/week).

 How to Apply

Our clients are diverse, and so is our staff of 40+ professionals. We encourage all qualified aspiring marketers to apply by sending his or her resume to

Mentors Needed for Honors Colloquium

March 23, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Student mentors are a critical component of the Honors Colloquium experience. They interact with participants, serve as RAs, facilitate group discussion and provide support for Honors Colloquium programs and activities.

Students may learn more about the position and application here:

Applicants must submit all materials online by 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015. Any questions regarding the position or application can be directed towards Laura Jones at

Harry Ransom Center Internships

March 10, 2015 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

The Liberal Arts Honors Program offers an internship at the Harry Ransom Center ( that is designed to provide an LAH sophomore, junior or senior with experience in the nature and operation of a major humanities research center. The experience gained by interns will benefit them in their own research projects, in possible graduate studies, and even as a career option in such fields as librarianship, museum studies, archival or curatorial work, as well as public affairs, marketing, public programming and event management.


Once selected, interns will choose from a variety of opportunities within the center. These vary from year to year, but will likely include:

processing collections

planning exhibitions

doing editorial and publicity work

working on website enhancement projects

marketing and public affairs

Summer 2015:

Two LAH internships are available for summer 2015. Interns will work 15 hours per week and will receive a $3000 stipend.

In addition there is the possibility of academic credit if the student registers for a conference course (LAH 358Q or English) with an appropriate supervising professor.

Summer internships will begin June 16th and conclude August 7h.

Academic year 2015-2016:

Three LAH internships are available for the academic year 2015-2016. Academic year internships begin the week after classes and conclude on the last class day. Most interns work in a single department throughout the year, but some choose to change at semester break.

The position is not a benefits-eligible one, but there is a stipend of $1500 per semester, for which the intern is expected to put in a 10-hour work week. The student must be registered for a minimum of six hours of coursework. In addition there is the possibility of academic credit if the student registers for a conference course (LAH 358Q or English) with an appropriate supervising professor.


An applicant should provide the following:

  • a one-page resumé,
  • a letter from the student describing his/her interest and qualifications,
  • a letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member or someone who knows  the candidate’s professional qualification pertinent to this internship

Both letters should be addressed to Danielle Sigler, Associate Director for Research and Programs, but should be attached to the resumé and delivered to the LAH office.

Deadline for summer applications is March 27, 2015.

Deadline for 2015-2016 academic year applications is April 10, 2015.

Applicants wishing to be considered for both summer and full year internships must submit by the March 27st deadline, but need only submit one application, noting their interest in the cover letter.

Family Orientation Student Staff Positions

Please click here to apply. The deadline for applications has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Family Orientation Student Leader (FOSL, Summer Employment)

Assist with Family Orientation, dynamic one-day programs that support the successful transition and orientation of new Longhorn families to the University of Texas at Austin. Serve as the first point of contact for orientation attendees and have extensive contact with UT staff members. Assist with the administration of services and resources for program participants.  Assist with special projects and administrative tasks in preparation for and execution of the Family Orientation programs.

Supervisor – Adrienne MacKenzie, Assistant Director

Membership Recruitment Student Leader (Summer Employment)

Assist with recruitment of Texas Parent Association members during Family Orientation programs. Assist with gift processing, database entry, and membership benefit fulfillment. Serve as a first point of contact for prospective members and have extensive contact with UT staff members. Assist with special projects in preparation for and execution of membership recruitment during the Family Orientation programs.

Supervisor – Haley Broussard, Program Coordinator for Membership

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!