The Weekly News

Monday, February 17, 2020

Honors News

STEM PhD Panel 

Thinking about a PhD in one of the STEM disciplines? Not sure how to select a university, which questions to ask in interviews, and how to navigate the application process? Join UHP for a panel discussion with professors who will offer advice, answer your questions, and discuss their own decisions to pursue a PhD. Wednesday, February 26th from 4-5pm in 240 Northrop! Secure your seat today!

Honors Multicultural Network Meets Next Monday

Join HMN for a potluck and discussion on Food, Culture, and Identity on Monday, February 24th in Appleby 3 from 6-7pm. If you would like to bring a dish to share, fill out this Google Form. Contact Ethan or Trinity with any questions or to be added to the HMN email list.

Painting With Bob Ross (and UHSA!) 

“Bob Ross once said, "There are no mistakes, just happy accidents." There is only one exception to this quote. . . missing Painting with Bob Ross on Thursday, February 27th would surely be a mistake! Join UHSA from 6-9pm in Bruininks 114 for painting, Capri Sun, socializing, and a laid-back night with your favorite icon*. We will provide canvases, paint, and paintbrushes. Bring your friends or come alone! After all, "There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend." Feel free to email Katelyn Swanson with any questions. (*Bob Ross will not be present at this event*)

Reminder: New Scholarships for Honors Students

We're very pleased to announce that we are now adminstering 4 scholarships specifically for UHP students! These scholarships are worth up to $5,000 toward your undergraduate tuition here at the University of Minnesota. We have scholarships targeted toward students from all colleges and academic levels, so please consider submitting an application by the March 15th, 2020 deadline.

Other News and Opportunities

April 1 Scholarship Deadlines: Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, and Truman

The deadline for applications for campus nominations for Rhodes, Marshall, and Churchill Scholarships to support 1-2 years of postgraduate study at Oxford, Cambridge and other British universities is April 1st.  Interested juniors and seniors must submit a complete preliminary application to ONIS by the deadline. April 1 is also the deadline for applications for campus nominations for Truman Scholarships, which award $30K toward graduate degrees related to public service. Sophomores with a strong record of leadership, community service, and change-making are encouraged to submit a campus application.  Four students selected for nomination will work with the Office of National and International Scholarships to submit complete applications for the national award in February 2021.

Help with Student Matinees at Northrop!

If you're interested in making the Northrop experience for K-12 visitors great and seeing a free showing of A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham, join the Honors Northrop Arts Crew on Thursday 2/27 or Friday 2/28! The schedule on both days is as follows:

  • 9:15 am - 9:45 am: Meet in Room 90 Northrop at 9:15am. Enjoy donuts and coffee. Grab a vest and find out your jobs.
  • 9:45-am - 10:25 am: Greet Buses and direct school groups to designated entrances.
  • 10:30 am - 11:25 am: Enjoy the show or head off to class/work.
  • 11:25 am - 11:45 am: Help direct students and chaperones back to their buses and say thank you and goodbye

Please let us know if you can participate in any part of these events. You may contact Cari Hatcher to confirm your attendance or ask any additional questions. Responses are requestd by Friday 2/21.

New Campus Initiative for Rural Students

Rural Community Connection is a new university-wide initiative to help rural students build community on campus! Each monthly meet-up will be an opportunity to connect with other students and de-stress over dinner. All meet-ups run from 5:30-7pm and are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, Feb 25th in 125 Coffey Hall
  • Tuesday, March 31st in 512A Bruininks Hall
  • Tuesday, April 28th in 330 Blegen Hall

RSVP (not required, but strongly encouraged) via email to Keelin. Questions? Contact Tommy.

McNair Scholars Program Accepting Applications

If you are interested in a program that will pay you to conduct research, help you master the graduate school application process, and offer you course credits, all in 10 weeks, then you should check out the McNair Scholars Program. This program is now in the rolling admissions phase and applications will be accepted for the 2020 McNair Cohort until the enrollment objective bas been met. You can fill out this form (<1 minute) to express your interest in this program.

Campus and Community Events

Tuesday: Legendary Founders Series - Kieran Folliard

Tuesday, 7pm, Toaster Innovation Hub, Walter Library: Widely recognized as one of Minnesota's most successful entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry over the past 20 years, Kieran Folliard's Irish wit makes him the ideal speaker to kick off the Legendary Founders speaker series. Meet this global entrepreneur who started with pubs and now supports a full range of passionate food entrepreneurs working out of his  FOOD BUILDING in NE Minneapolis. The vision for FOOD BUILDING is to produce the highest quality food products while building brands that showcase premium raw ingredients that are produced in Minnesota, such as milk from grass fed cows, pork from sustainable farms, and whole and heritage grains. Registration is required.

Wednesday: Film Screening, The Hate U Give

Wednesday, 6:30pm, Best Buy Theater, Northrop: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white prep school she attends. When Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer, she must find her voice and stand up for what's right despite pressures from all sides of the community. Based on the award-winning novel by Angie Thomas, the film addresses identity, history, community, and social justice issues. More info. 

Thursday: The Future of Mobility - Transportation as a Service

Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm, Toaster Innobation Hub, Walter Library: Celebrate opening week at the Toaster with an exciting discussion of trends and technological advances surrounding autonomous vehicles, sustainability, and electrification infrastructure. Speakers from Kaptyn, Tesla, and Mortenson will share their perspectives and provide an update on their national partnership to transform the shared mobility customer experience and incrementally deploy autonomous capabilities. Register now.

Friday: MN Governor Tim Walz on the Past Year and the Road Ahead

Friday, 10am, Cowles Auditorium, HHH: Join a conversation with Governor Tim Walz as he begins his second year in office. Gov. Walz will reflect on the progress and challenges he has experienced with his agenda so far, as well as lay out his 2020 legislative session priorities for the state. WCCO political reporter Pat Kessler will moderate the conversation. Free tickets are required.