Saturday, December 1, 2007

Honors College E-Newsletter #14, Fall 2007

The Fall 2007 semester is fast spiralling to a conclusion! Take a deep breath, pause for a moment, and read through these announcements from the Honors College.

We look forward to seeing all of you during our Honors College Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 4 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Nott Hall!

Seats in Honors Courses Still Available
UA's Premier Awards Applications Available
Alabama at Oxford Program
Three Cheers for a UHP Student!
Southern Growth Seeks Student Applicants for Research Fellows Program

Alternative Spring Break
Honors College Computer Lab News
Extraordinary Overseas Opportunity in Germany

's Business Today Conference
Books for Africa Collection in Nott Hall

Seats in Honors Courses Still Available
You may still opt for honors courses in the Spring 2008 semester! One departmental honors course to highlight is AC 110. AC 210-003 Honors Introduction to Accounting, TR 8-9:15, has 9 students in it and the Accounting department says the section will be canceled if more students do not sign up. The teacher of this section, Dr. Rob Ingram, is not only one of the top accounting professors in the country but he is also a tremendous teacher and an all-around great guy. A good person to have in your corner. If you intended to take this section and just haven't got around to signing up yet, or if you are in another section of Accounting 210 and can transfer over to Honors, or if you are simply looking for something else to put in your schedule and figure accounting is good for all to know, I urge you, strongly, to register for AC 210-003.

UH and IHP courses which have fewer than 10 students will also have to be cancelled. In some cases there will be other sections of the same course for you to join. Remember that IHP students must take IHP 105 (or 155) in order to graduate from the IHP. We recommend you consider the following courses and sections:

UH 101-002
UH 101-004
UH 155-001
UH 210-022
UH 300-023
UH 300-026
IHP 105-008
IHP 105-010
IHP 105-011
IHP 105-013

UA’s Premier Awards Applications Available
Application are now available for UA’s five 2008 Premier Awards. The applications can be found at Juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. This year's application deadline in January 16, 2008.

It is the custom and tradition of the Honors College's students to completely dominate the winning of UA's Premier Awards!! We can only continue that tradition if a large number of Honors students applies for each awards. Freshmen and sophomores, please take a minute to read the descriptions of these awards on the website listed above so that you'll know which ones to apply for a year or two down the road.

Alabama at Oxford Program
UA's Alabama at Oxford Program features two honors courses as options: UH 210 and EN 216. These are great classes taught in the blissful, inspirational surroundings of Oxford University in England. Please see the attached brochure and summer application form.

Three Cheers for a UHP Student!
UHP student Emily Naderi participated in a Department of State internship arranged through The Washington Center. Emily's internship has been a great experience. But even more significant are the many opportunities she has had outside of work through the Washington Center, i.e., lectures, embassy visits, and coursework. TWC holds a Gala annually "to celebrate and honor several distinguished leaders who have made a difference in the lives of young women and men in pursuit of excellence in higher education." It is their major fundraiser of the year. Emily was one of three Washington Center Interns chosen to be a presenter of one of the centers Pillar Awards at the Gala. She presented the Award for Leadership to U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. We are very proud of Emily and the distinction her internship reflects upon UA’s Honors College.

Let the Honors College assist you in finding opportunities and assisting you along the way to reaching your goals, too.

Southern Growth Seeks Student Applicants for Research Fellows Program
Southern Growth Policies Board seeks student applicants for its Southern Research Fellows Program. The Southern Research Fellows Program promotes student research relating to economic development and quality of life in 13 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Eligible applicants include current undergraduate and graduate students aged 18 - 25 at colleges and universities in the 13 Southern Growth member states. Suggested majors/fields of study include, but are not limited to: public policy, journalism, political science, education, sociology, business, city & regional planning, public administration and social work. The focus of the 2008 Southern Research Fellows Program is the engagement, development and leadership of youth aged 14 to 24. Fellows will prepare an original report on an approved topic that will be incorporated into Southern Growth's 2008 Report on the Future of the South and distributed at Southern Growth's annual conference. Fellows will also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Relevant report topics for 2008 include youth development, civic engagement and strategies for building policies and partnerships that foster youth leadership skills, workforce preparedness, volunteerism, entrepreneurship and the traits to become active, responsible citizens. The application deadline is January 11, 2008, with selections announced by February 1, 2008. The fellows' final report to Southern Growth Policies Board will be due March 31, 2008. To learn more about the Southern Research Fellows Program, and to download application forms, please visit To learn more about Southern Growth, visit

Alternative Spring Break
Alternative Spring Break gives you two opportunities for volunteerism: Nationally (Denver, Colorado), and Internationally (Xela, Guatemala). While in Denver, Colorado, 10 students will be involved in activities that deal with the environment and homelessness. The trip is being coordinated by Joshua Burford, the Coordinator of Freshman Community Outreach can be reached at In Xela, Guatemala, 10 students will engage in activities that deal with community development, education, agriculture, and women's issues. Students will also have the opportunity of receiving one credit hour through New College for those that are eligible. Kendall Smith, Coordinator for Alternative Spring Break will lead this group's experience and can be contacted at The application form is attached here. ASB is offered by the University of Alabama's Community Service Center in 321 Ferguson Center. Students as well as Faculty/Staff are encouraged to apply. For more information, call the CSC at 205-348-2865.

Honors College Computer Lab News
The Honors College computer lab will be closed on Wednesday, December 12, from 11:30 till 2:00 for administration of a final exam.

The Honors College computer lab in Nott Hall will be available for Honors student use 24 hours a day starting Friday, November 30 until Friday, December 14, 2007. Access to the lab will be through the card reader on the 1st floor front door of Nott Hall and the lab door. You must have the new Action Card and currently be in UHP, IHP and/or CBHP.
Please make sure that the front door to Nott Hall and the lab door stay closed at all times for security purposes. If the doors are left open and Security Services is called. The last students recorded as entering the lab will lose lab privileges. If your card does not work in the card reader, please see Mrs. Batson in 272 Nott Hall.

Extraordinary Overseas Opportunity in Germany

RWTH Aachen University in Germany, one of Europe's leading universities of technology and recently distinguished by Germany's Excellence Initiative, introduces a new undergraduate research internship program (UROP International) in 2008.

UROP International at RWTH Aachen University will give undergraduate students from the US and Canada the chance to work closely with faculty on exciting new research projects while also broadening their cultural horizons through German language instruction, activities, and excursions. Students will have a wide selection of internships to choose from in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, and many other departments. Program dates are May 19 to July 27, 2008. Participants must be enrolled at a US or Canadian university, have completed at least two years of their degree program, and still have undergraduate status upon return. Application deadline: January 31, 2008.

For the first year, there will be no program fee for students. 25 scholarships of € 1850 each are available to cover living expenses.

More information and current project offers are available on our website at or by contacting Britta Piel,

Princeton's Business Today Conference

"I am a current student at Princeton University, and I work for a student group on campus called Business Today, the largest student- run publication in the country. Our organization’s mission is to create a forum for communication between university students and top business leaders. One of our flagship programs to that end is the
Business Today Regional Conference. Business Today covers all costs for admitted students, including hotel, food, and travel expense.

This year’s conference will take place March 1-2, 2008 at the Renaissance Hotel, Dallas. The conference is entitled "Networks in the New Age: Efficiency and Growth.” The conference will feature executives as both keynote speakers and seminar facilitators. The participants will have an opportunity to interact with and learn from America’s top business leaders. Topics discussed with range from globalization to information technology to supply chains and logistics.

The conference will interest students in business, economics, finance, engineering, technology, and/or politics. We only take applications from current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

We would love to see some students from University of Alabama participate this year. Visit our website,, for more information. To apply, visit"

Books for Africa Collection in Nott Hall

<>Students from The University of Alabama School of Social Work student organizations, The Social Work Association for Cultural Awareness and Phi Alpha, and he UA Chapter of the Mortar Board, a national honorary society, are taking part in the national "Books for Africa" literacy movement and collecting textbooks to help college-age student in countries across Africa. This campaign will begin at the end of this semester and will start again at the beginning of the Spring 2008 semester. The dates are as follows: December 3rd - Dec ember 15th and January 7th - January 11th. The Books for Africe movement is collecting college textbooks of any subject that are no more than five years old to send to students in African countries. The bin will be placed in the Student Lounge of Nott Hall. Please help!

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