HP March Newsletter
Upcoming Honors Program Deadlines
Friday, March 21: Last day to submit Thesis Completion Form for May Graduation
Friday, April 4: Statement of Academic Interest due for students completing the fourth semester of study in the Honors Program
Friday, April 4: Thesis/Creative Project Prospectus due for students completing the sixth semester of study in the Honors Program
Monday, April 28: Completed thesis due for May Graduation
Please let Dr. Lyons know if you are planning to study abroad in the fall of 2014!
Updates from the Honors Student Advisory Board
1.T-Shirt Design Contest
Designs can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2nd.
Winner will receive a free t-shirt!
Note: Please, keep in mind that these designs should not include anything that would not be deemed appropriate by the Honors Program faculty.
2.The first place, second place, and best dressed team will get prizes.Teams of 3 can sign up by submitting their team name and names of participants to email@example.com or by stopping by the Honors Student Advising Office.
3.Honors Program Fall Trip
The Honors Program Student Advisory Board would like to plan a trip for Honors students this upcoming Fall 2014 semester, and we would greatly appreciate your input! In years past, we have hosted excursions to away football games, but we are open to new and local ideas as well. Please fill out this 3 question survey to indicate your interest level and trip preferences. Thank you!
There are upcoming campus deadlines for prestigious scholarships. Please go to the Fellowships website and read about the following awards.
Is there one right for you? Make an appointment with Dr. Damuth and find out!
April 15 - Campus deadline for the Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes
Friday, September 5 - CAMPUS DEADLINE: Fulbright
Early October - NATIONAL DEADLINES for Marshall*, Mitchell,* Rhodes*
Tuesday, October 15 - NATIONAL DEADLINE: Gates-Cambridge*, Fulbright
Fulbright Information Sessions
Dr. Damuth is holding two Fulbright Information Sessions this March.
March 11, at 6:00 PM in the City Campus Union (Room TBA)
March 12, at 4:00 PM in the City Campus Union (Room TBA)
UHON 298, Think Global, Mentor Local
Instructor: Dr. Mary Willis
3 credits: Fall Semester 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.
Learn About More about the Keystone XL Pipeline Fight
March 5, 5:00 PM, Neihardt Blue TV Lounge
"Citizen's Suits: Nebraska Activists Making a Difference in the Keystone XL Fight"
The Explore Center, Honors Program and the Nebraska College of Law have a unique opportunity for you. Professor of Law Sandi Zellmer, an internationally recognized expert in the areas of natural resources, public lands, water law, and environmental law, will do a brief (15 minute) talk on the Keystone Pipeline and the legal issues on each side of the fight. The talk shows how local activists and their lawyers have had a significant impact on decision making, not only statewide but nationally. If it weren't for Nebraskans willing to take a stand in this "David vs. Goliath" dispute, the Keystone XL pipeline may have been built already, despite potential impacts on ranch lands, the Ogallala High Plains aquifer, energy conservation, and greenhouse gas emissions.
The program is open to ALL students and pizza, cookies, and drinks will be provided.
Questions? Email Christine Truhe, Assistant Director of Admissions, at the College of Law at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com