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The Weekly News

A weekly digest of updates, opportunities, and events for UHP students

April 30, 2018

Honors News

Honors Recognition Ceremony, Medallions, and Certificates

The Honors Recognition Ceremony will be held this Thursday, May 3rd at Northrop! If you have RSVP'd and plan to attend, watch your email tomorrow (Tuesday, May 1st) for last-minute details and instructions! If you are graduating with Latin Honors but cannot attend, you can pick up your medallion and certificate from the UHP office in 390 Northrop starting Friday, May 4th.

Honors Multicultural Network Study Night

Preparing for finals? Join the Honors Multicultural Network (formerly Honors Students of Color Group) for a chill study night in Nolte Lounge on Tuesday, May 1st from 7–9pm! Bring your friends! Additionally, feel free to stop by if you're interested in learning more about this new initiative or want to join the email list. Questions? Email Diana Espitia.

UHSA End-of-Year Picnic

Come celebrate the end of the year at UHSA's Honors Spring Picnic! We will have hot dogs and veggie dogs, as well as drinks and sides! Come hang out with fellow Honors students and the UHSA board. The picnic will be on Friday, May 4th from 4–6pm at the East River Flats, the area below Coffman Memorial Union. The event is not limited to UHP students; bring friends and come hang out. We would love to see you all there!

Reminder: Semester Honors Summary Forms

Semester Honors Summary Forms are due on the last day of the semester! Please turn in your forms, along with any required reflections, to the UHP offices in 390 Northrop when you're able.

Good Luck!

This is the last UHP weekly newsletter of the Spring 2018 semester! The UHP staff would like to wish you all the very best of luck on your final exams, papers, and projects — and of course, enjoy your time off this summer!

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Other News and Opportunities

Start Planning Your Fulbright Application

Want to spend a year abroad after graduation? Junior and seniors are invited to attend a "Getting Started" workshop to get more information about the Fulbright application process. Workshops will be in Northrop 390 on Tuesday, May 8th at 12pm; Friday, May 11th at 1pm; or Tuesday, May 15th at 10am. Additionally, students can schedule an individual appointment to discuss their plans for a Fulbright year abroad by calling the UHP front desk, 612-624-5522.

Deadline Approaching: Register Now for May Term Philosophy Camp

Philosophy Camp (Lives Worth Living: Questions of Self, Vocation, and Community) is a four-credit, three-week University of Minnesota residential course that takes place in southwestern Minnesota. In this course students explore questions of self, identity, community, sustainability, and ultimately what makes a life worth living. The course also satisfies University of Minnesota theme requirements for Citizenship & Public Ethics, as well as the Arts & Humanities Core. Check out the website for more information about the course, the application process, cost, and financial aid options.

MN DFL House Caucus Seeks Field Organizers

The Minnesota DFL House Caucus is seeking motivated and passionate community leaders to work as Field Organizers in the Metro and Greater Minnesota Regions. Ideal candidates will be highly organized, dedicated to building engaged communities through personal relationships, and capable of working in a demanding work environment. See job posting for more information. NOTE: The April 20 deadline listed on the job posting has been extended; applicants are encouraged to respond ASAP.

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Campus and Community Events

Monday: Discussion with Astronaut Pamela Melroy

Monday, 5:30pm, 101 Tate: CSE invites you to a discussion with Colonel Pamela Melroy, USAF Ret. and former NASA astronaut. Melroy participated in multiple NASA missions, including being the second woman to command the Space Shuttle on assembly missions to build the International Space Station. Melroy will share her background and her experiences with the United States Air Force and NASA. This event is free and requires advance registration.

Tuesday: Conflict Minerals and Corporate Responsibility

Tuesday, 6:30pm, Humphrey Forum: The Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy invites you to a keynote talk and panel discussion about conflict minerals and corporate responsibility. Conflict minerals have become extremely valuable because of their use in consumer electronics, but mining large deposits of these materials has instigated and perpetuated conflict as they are sold to fund militias and other armed groups. As a result, Congress and private groups have taken steps to ensure that corporations and customers can track where their raw minerals come from. Best Buy's Director of Corporate Responsibility, Hamlin Metzger, will present a keynote talk followed by a panel discussion. This event is free and requires advance registration.

Tuesday: Visiting Artist Talk with Marcel van Eeden

Tuesday, 7pm, INFLUX Auditorium, Regis Center: The Department of Art welcomes Marcel van Eeden for a visiting artist talk. Van Eeden uses historical documents, photographs, exhibition catalogues, newspapers, magazines, and illustrations as inspiration for his charcoal drawings. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday: How is the US Responding to Threats to the American Election System?

Wednesday, 8am, Humphrey Forum: The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance presents a discussion about what happened, what is being done, and what questions still surround attacks to the American election system. This event is free and open to the public.

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