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The Weekly News - Archive

October 9, 2017

Honors News

This Thursday: Pie With Professors:

Are you looking for a way to connect with faculty outside of the classroom? What about while enjoying some delicious pie? Join us for our first Pie with Professors event of the year! We'll be in the Middlebrook Terrace Room Thursday October 12th from 6–7pm. The concept is simple: Honors students and Honors faculty—sharing ideas & sharing pie. See you there!

UHSA Arboretum Trip

Come with UHSA and enjoy the splendid fall scenery at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This trip will take place on Saturday, October 14th. We will meet at 11am on Northrop Plaza and take a bus to the arboretum together. Transportation, food, and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP. See you there! If you have any questions or concerns, please email Emma at

Next Monday: Honors Lecture Series Continues

The Honors Lecture Series continues next Monday, October 16th when Rachelle Cordova (aka Reina del Cid) presents "Honors to First Avenue: Turning Pro in the Arts." Reina del Cid is a singer-songwriter and leader of the eponymous folk rock band based in Minneapolis. She studied English here at the University of Minnesota and graduated summa cum laude in 2010. After gaining a significant following on YouTube and Facebook, Del Cid formed her band in 2011, quit her day job in publishing, and "turned pro" as a musician. 4:30pm, Best Buy Theater, Northrop. Free and open to the public.

PAWS in Middlebrook

Dogs... cats... chickens, oh my! Come Pet Away Worry and Stress with the PAWS therapy animals! A special Honors session will be held in the Middlebrook Terrace Room on Thursday October 19th from 5:30–7:30pm. We'll see you there!

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Other News and Opportunities

Wednesday: Law School Admissions Discussion

Join Ann Killian Perry and Sarah Zearfoss, the law school admission deans from the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan, for a realistic look at the process of admissions at selective law schools. With almost four decades of combined experience, these admissions deans will provide invaluable insight into factors to take into account in applying to and choosing among law schools, as well as how to best present your experience in your application materials. This Wednesday, October 11th from 5:30–7:30pm in B85 Tate.

The Tower Now Accepting Submissions

The Tower, the University's art and literary magazine, is now accepting submissions for this year's issue. The publication is edited, designed and produced by students in the English Department, and it is distributed for free to students during spring semester. The Tower accepts visual art, poetry, fiction and nonfiction from University of Minnesota undergrads. Students can submit their work now.

Glamour's "College Women of the Year" Competition

The deadline for submissions to Glamour’s "College Women of the Year" competition has been extended to November 1st. Winners can receive up to $10,000, connections with leaders in their field, and a profile in a future issue of Glamour. For over six decades Glamour has honored trailblazing students with its College Women of the Year competition. Young women in college now are at the helm of many social movements, including the fight against campus sexual assault, racial justice, and immigration reform, and are making huge strides in STEM, business, and athletics, among many other fields—and Glamour places high value on recognizing these young leaders who are pushing the culture forward. Students can find the application and full rules at

Research Experiece With ADAPT4U

Looking to gain research experience working with families? The ADAPT4U (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools) Study is looking for dedicated individuals to conduct structured interviews with military families. The study seeks to develop and evaluate tools to support resilience among military families as they cope with the stress of deployment and reintegration. Applicants must be available for flexible scheduling, including late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Compensation is $15/hour. To apply, or learn more about the position, visit and search job ID 319206 on

Reminder: Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Students participating in a winter break or spring semester program abroad can apply for a scholarship to help defray costs. Through the Learning Abroad Center, students have access to thousands of dollars of need-based and merit-based financial aid for credit-bearing programs abroad. The deadline for scholarship applications is October 11, 2017.

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Campus and Community Events

Tuesday: Brian Murphy: 100 Things Minnesota Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Tuesday, 4pm, University of Minnesota Bookstore at Coffman Memorial Union: Join Brian Murphy, an award-winning local sports columnist, for a discussion about his book, "100 Things Minnesota Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die." Filled with history and anecdotes about Golden Gopher athletics, the book provides a thorough guide to becoming the best Gophers fan possible. Murphy will be available to sign copies of the book after the discussion, and the event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday: New Era of Refugee Response: The Syria Crisis

Wednesday, 4pm, 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library: The Human Rights Program welcomes Kevin Hartigan, Regional Director for Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia at Catholic Relief Services, and Damir S. Utrzan, a post-doctoral associate in the U's Department of Pediatrics, for a discussion about the emergency response and asylum process as it relates to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. This event is part of the Institute for Global Studies' series "Seeking Refuge in a Changing World," which explores the global developments forcing people to seek refuge and the impact of these migrations.

Friday: 200 Years After Austen: Austen's Letters

Friday, 4pm, Lind Hall 207: The Department of English invites you to join Jenny Davidson, an English professor at Columbia University, for a discussion of Jane Austen's writings and letters. Davidson has published many scholarly works and novels, and she is celebrating the upcoming release of her next work, "Reading Jane Austen." Part of the Department of English's "series of talks" and performances on Jane Austen, this event is free and open to the public.

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