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The Weekly News - Archive

October 16, 2017

Honors News

TONIGHT: Honors Lecture Series features Reina del Cid!

The Honors Lecture Series continues TONGIHT—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.

Thursday: 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 this Thursday, October 19th from 5:30–7:30pm. We'll see you there!

Sunday: UHP Homecoming Celebration

Come to UHP's Homecoming celebration this Sunday, October 22nd from 1:30–3pm in the Northrop atrium. We've invited Honors almumni, faculty, and staff—and of course you, our wonderful students—to an intimate performance by singer-songwriter and Honors alum Reina del Cid. Refreshments served. Watch your email tomorow for further details!

HSem Abroad: Study Caravaggio in Rome this Spring Break

Want to spend spring break in Rome? Looking for an Honors Seminar for the spring 2018 semester? Have an interest in art and a curious mind? Hsem 3013H, Caravaggio: Bad Boy of Baroque, just might be your dream come true! This seminar explores the life and art of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), one of the most arresting and controversial painters in the history of art. During spring break you'll experience Caravaggio's art in a whole new way, with Professor Steven Ostrow there to guide you through Rome. In order to enroll in this course, you must first first apply through the Learning Abroad Center. Priority deadline is Novemner 1. Financial aid is available.

Statement of Purpose Workshop

Are you interested in a Master's or PhD program? Then you won’t want to miss this! Join UHP on Wednesday October 25th from 4–50pm in Northrop 240. We'll break down the basics and answer any questions you may have about writing a great statement of purpose. Reserve your seat now at

Relax&Recharge: Make Your Own Air Plant Terrarium!

Did you know caring for plants can be a form of self care? Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 7–8pm in the Middlebrook Terrace Room as we make mini air plant sand terrariums! Air plants are hardy and easy to care for, making them perfect for busy honors students!

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Other News and Opportunities

Apply Now to Be a CA


Community Advisors here at the University of Minnesota have the ability to dramatically influence the lives of other students while gaining important skills that will help them pursue their own dreams and goals. The application for the 2018–2019 year is now open and is due by Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 11:59 PM. Find out more on th Housing website.

Apply Now for the 2018 Boren Awards

The Boren Awards fund undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Undergraduate students are eligible for up to $20,000 in funding for language-focused study abroad. Interested students can get more information and access the application through the Boren Awards website.

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair

The Government and Nonprofit Career Fair allows undergraduate students to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The fair will take place on Friday, October 20, from 10am to 3pm in the Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall. The event is free and open to all students. No advance registration is requried.

Campus and Community Events

Wednesday: Bring Your Own Business Card

Wednesday, 4pm, Weisman Art Museum: Join other students, staff, faculty and industry professionals in the local creative sector for the WAM's recurring Bring Your Own Business Card event. The event aims to create a welcoming environment to facilitate networking and professional development for students pursuing a career in an arts-related field.

Wednesday: Tucker Center 2017 Fall Distinguished Lecture Series

Wednesday, 7pm, Cowles Auditorium: The Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport is hosting a panel of experts to discuss transgender athletes and their attempts to gain equality in the sports world. The panelists will examine how transgender athletes are challenging traditional beliefs and practices about sports as a "natural" extension of binary-based and biologically driven sex differences, as well as what it means to be -- and compete as -- "female" and "male" in modern U.S. society. Visit the Tucker Center website for more information about the event and the panelists.

Wednesday: Visiting Artist Talk - Sangodare

Wednesday, 7pm, INFLUX Auditorium at the Regis Center for Art: Join the Department of Art for a presentation by filmmaker and interactive sound and visual artist Ṣangodare. Over the next two years as Artist in Residence in the University's Department of Art, Ṣangodare will focus on creating a large-scale round sculpture designed specifically for acoustic resonance where her multi-sensory and interactive sermons will be ignited. This event is free and open to the public.

Nexto Monday: Applying to Law School Workshop

Next Monday, 12pm, 411 Bruininks Hall: Undergraduate students who know they are going to law school are invited to join Erin Reichelt, Pre-Law Advisor and CLA Career Counselor, for guidance about the application process. The workshop is open to all University of Minnesota students and will cover application materials and deadlines.

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