April Newsletter

Upcoming Honors Program Deadlines

Please let Dr. Lyons know if you are planning to study abroad.

Fellowships Office Open House - Wednesday April 9, 3-5

Be a smart cookie! Stop by for cookies and find out what the Fellowships Office might have to offer you! We can help with resumes, personal statements, cover letters...you just need to ask!

Summer Camp Positions available for current UNL Students

Are you looking for an opportunity to stay connected to campus during the summer? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain experience working with high school students? The Nebraska College Preparatory Academy (NCPA) has a great opportunity for you during the month of July!

NCPA Summer Science Camps! Apply to be a Camp RA or Evening Supervisor and make $8.50/8.75 an hour.

As a Camp RA you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Providing supervision of NCPA scholars at all times
  • Participating in activities with scholars
  • Overnight stays in Abel/Sandoz
  • Responsible for transporting with UNL vehicle

As an Evening Supervisor you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide supervision of NCPA scholars at all times during evening
    • 5-11pm
    • Participate in activities with scholars
    • Responsible for transporting with UNL vehicle

There are a total of 5 camps, each last 3 days and 2 nights.

  • Camp 1: July 14-16
  • Camp 2: July 17-19
  • Camp 3: July 21-23
  • Camp 4: July 24-26
  • Camp 5: July 29-August 1

Please apply online at: http://admissions.unl.edu/student-life/student-jobs.aspx.

Questions and concerns can be emailed to: Charity Iromuanya at ciromuanya2@unl.edu or Jena Mendoza at jmendoza2@unl.edu

UHON 298, Think Global, Mentor Local

Instructors: Dr. Mary Willis and Jill Fox

3 credits: Fall Semester, satisfies ACE 8

1-6 credits: Spring Semester

Lincoln’s immigrant and refugee populations are growing, and UNL Honors students now have the opportunity to mentor students of all ages from these and US Native populations. This class offers a learning experience for all involved: as UNL students teach, coach, tutor, and guide their mentees in weekly meetings and class activities, helping them to adjust to the US, they will learn about global issues, cultures, histories, and life challenges faced by mentees and their families. In addition, mentees will learn about social services, language education, and legal and academic systems available in the community as pairs work to overcome barriers to success. This course requires a year-long commitment: during the first semester, the class will be divided between class meetings and individual meetings of each mentor and mentee, while in the second semester, although UNL students will continue to meet in class and with their mentees, they may do so for variable credit.

To register for this class, please go to the Honors Advising office (2100 Neihardt) for a permission code. Students do need to have access to their own transportation so that they can go to the mentoring site.

Questions about the class should be directed to Dr. Willis or to Jill Fox.

Sign up now for 395H classes!

Click here for a list of the 395 seminars offered this coming fall. There are two new classes targeting science and engineering students:

Insilico Biology (meets ACE outcome 4) and Science, Law and Technology (meets ACT outcome 8).

Enrolling in UHON 395H requires a permission code attainable from the Honors Program Advising Office in 2100. Students must go to the office (Neihardt room 2100) to sign up for the course and permission codes will be sent out after the priority list is checked.

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The Office of Academic Affairs is seeking students who have participated in undergraduate research experiences to serve as undergraduate research ambassadors for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ambassadors represent the Office of Academic Affairs at various functions and events including on-campus recruiting days, fall semester check, student receptions, and first-year seminars. For more information, click here.

Digital Humanities Bootcamp, April 9th and 10th

The University of Nebraska -Lincoln's Department of History and History Graduate Students Association are co-sponsoring a Digital Humanities Bootcamp for Beginners on April 9th and 10th in conjunction with the Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities. All events are free, however you must register for the DH Bootcamp. We hope you're able to join us for a great opportunity to learn some key skills in the digital humanities.

Please do not hesitate to email us if you have any further questions. dhbootcampunl@gmail.com


Campus Tour Guide Positions - Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions is looking for upper-class students (sophmores - juniors) with leadership experience to join our team. As a tour guide, you will host prospective students and families visiting campus, provide event support and highlight the amazing academic and campus life at UNL.