The Weekly News

Monday, September 9, 2019

Honors News

Honors Thesis Database in 310 Northrop

The thesis database is a searchable collection of over 6,000 Honors theses, with direct access to more than 4,000 full-text theses in PDF format. The database—fully searchable by discipline, keyword, level of Latin Honors, and more—is available for student use in the UHP Office (310 Northrop), 8am–4:30pm, Monday–Friday. The database has recently been updated to include thesis through 2019. Come and explore if you're looking for some inspiration!

Honors Advising Office Hours Posted

Regularly scheduled drop-in hours for each Honors Advisor have been posted to the UHP website. Remember that drop-ins are available for questions that can be answered quickly. If your question will take more than ten minutes, please schedule an appointment with your assigned Honors Advisor. It's a good idea to double-check this website before you plan to come for drop-ins, as changes do happen.

Honors On The Road 

We’re hitting the road! Stop by for fresh popcorn and meet other Honors students who live in your residence hall! UHP staff and student leaders will also be present to answer any burning questions you may have. Come find us at the following dates / times:

  • Monday September 16th - Appleby Hall - 3:00-5:00pm
  • Tuesday September 17th - CFANS Advising Office - 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday September 18th - 17th Ave Hall - 3:00-5:00pm
  • Thursday September 19th - Territorial Hall - 3:00-5:00pm
  • Friday September 20th - Comstock Hall - 4:30-6:30pm

Other News and Opportunities

Sustainability Education’s Undergraduate Leaders Program

Interested in becoming a leader or innovator in sustainability? Sustainability Education’s Undergraduate Leaders Program helps undergraduate students undertake a project or practice related to sustainability. Through monthly workshops, guest lectures, retreats, and peer reflection, the program gives students the tools to succeed and become leaders in their community. Apply by September 15th, 2019.

First Year Leadership Institute

The First-Year Leadership Institute is a semester-long, co-curricular program centered around leadership development, personal and community growth, empowerment, meeting other first-year students, and having fun! The program starts with an opening ceremony followed by a weekend-long retreat at the end of January. Following that, you will meet every Wednesday evening for two to three hours and learn about a variety of different leadership related topics. Within this program, students are paired up with upperclassmen that can offer one to one guidance for the program, college, and general advice. All first-year students are welcome to apply! No prior leadership experience is necessary. Check out the application and more information. Applications are due on October 25th.

Study Abroad in Buenos Aires

Nearly 40 percent of the Argentine population lives in Buenos Aires, its vibrant capital, making this "Paris of the Americas" a city of more than 15 million -- and you can study abroad there! This program is offered jointly by the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset and the Learning Abroad Center. Located in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, the Fundación is in one of Argentina's most elegant and prestigious buildings, where you will learn and experience Spanish language and culture. A diverse faculty brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. Extracurricular activities—sampling food, reading literature, experiencing music and dance—increase your understanding of Argentine culture.

Campus and Community Events: 

Wednesday: Fall Activities Fair

Wednesday, September 11th, 12pm, Coffman Front Plaza: Looking to find your community on campus? Connect with student groups at the Fall Activities Fair on Wednesday, September 11th from 12 to 4pm. The Activities Fair showcases the many student involvement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. More info.

Thursday: 2019 IT Fall Fair

Thursday, September 12th, 10am, Coffman Front Plaza: Visit the IT Fair to: Learn about IT @ UMN services and resources available for students, faculty, and staff; Enter to win a pair of gold wireless Beats headphones; and pick up some University of Minnesota IT swag! More info.

Friday: Bullet Journaling for Beginners

Friday, September 13th, 1pm, Mississippi Room, Coffman: Get your washi tape and brush markers ready to make your newest spread, join us at Bullet Journaling for Beginners! Come bullet journal with us on Friday, September 13th from 1pm to 4pm in the Mississippi Room in Coffman Memorial Union. There will be materials provided, video tutorials, macarons, and beverages* for you to enjoy! (*while supplies last!)  More info.