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The Weekly News - Archive

January 17, 2018

Honors News

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to campus, Gophers! We hope you enjoyed your time off and look forward to working with you this semester.

The Honors Lecture Series Continues Next Week

Join us on Monday, January 22 at 4:30pm in the Best Buy Theater as the Honors Lecture Series welcomes Louis Johnston, Professor of Economics at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. Professor Johnston, an Honors alumnus who earned his B.S. in Economics in 1983, will present his lecture "The Liberal Arts and the Wealth of Nations."

Reminder: Northrop Access During Super Bowl Week

Due to Super Bowl events and activities, there will be no student access to Northrop from Monday, January 29th through Friday, February 2nd, 2018. In order to continue to serve the needs of our students:

  • Honors Advisors will be available in 101 Walter Library as follows: 8am–4:30pm on Monday 1/29; 8am–2pm on Tuesday 1/30; 8am–11am & 1pm–4pm on Wednesday 1/31. No appointment is necessary during this time; students will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have an emergency during this time, please contact your advisor to make other arrangements.
  • The front desk phone in the UHP Office (612-624-5522) will be monitored all week from 8am–4:30pm. Please call with questions or to schedule future appointments with your advisor.

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Other News and Opportunities

ACARA Challenge Info Session This Week

The Acara Challenge is an annual competition to fund students that are developing solutions to address social and/or environmental challenges. Applications are accepted from students of all majors and in all stages of project development from all UMN campuses. Competition finalists receive mentorship on developing proposals and pitches, as well as support in refining their goals and creating a viable launch program. Winners can receeive up to $5000 to pay for expenses related to developing their solutions as well as a $500 prize. All winners receive intensive coaching and training to support them to be successful. Initial applications are due February 4th and the competition will occur February 27th–March 1st. Learn more at an info session: this Friday, January 19th from 11:30am–1pm in the Wilson Library Collaboration Studio.

Students Today Leaders Forever: Pay It Forward Tour

Do you want to travel to new places and do meaningful service over spring break? Consider signing up for Students Today Leaders Forever's Pay-it Forward Tour to either San Antonio or Atlanta! The Pay-It Forward Tour is a cross-country volunteer bus trip over spring break that gives students the opportunity to volunteer in different cities while making life-long friends. Learn more on their website, or send an email to

Paid Tutoring Opportunities

Magna Test Prep (ACT focus) and Magna Tutoring (coursework focus) seek UHP students for tutoring part-time tutoring work. Tutors can work anywhere from 2–30 hours per week and starting pay is $30–$50/hour. You must have your own transportation. Paid training is provided for all new ACT tutors. For more information, please email Robert Duffy.

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Campus and Community Events

Thursday: 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert

Thursday, 7pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall: Celebrate Dr. King's legacy with artists presented by The Avant Garde, a renaissance arts, music, and entertainment production company that was established in 2014. The Avant Garde specialize in creating outings that infuse multiple forms of art into one event (music concerts, visual art showings, dance performances, poetic readings, theater, etc.) along with producing music projects for the world to enjoy. Free and open to the public!

Friday: Hate in the Headlines

Friday, 12pm, 100 Murphy: The Minnesota Journalism Center and the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists present a seminar that will shed light on the many ways hate and hate groups are filtering into society. Learn how to track them on the internet and learn about a national effort among journalism organizations to track hate crime. Featuring: researchers from Southern Poverty Law Center and Pro Publica who have been tracking hate crime and groups, representatives from the FBI and the Jewish Community Relations Council, a legal expert from the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and a hate crime victim and advocate. Note that this event is primarily designed for journalists and journalism students.

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