Friday, February 22, 2008

Honors College E-Newsletter #7, Spring 2008

Friday Greetings! Several opportunities await your attention. A separate email was sent earlier today with information about scholarships for Honors College students.
Here's our news--w
e urge you to share your news with us, too!


Kaplan Test Prep
Honors College Student Advisory Board
Impact Alabama
NSSE Survey
International Opportunities are Attached

BLACK BELT ACTION 2008 INTEREST MEETING: Honors students interested in participating in the Black Belt Action service learning program (Interim 2008, May 12-30) are encouraged to attend an informational session on Thursday, March 13, at 4:00 PM, in the student lounge on the second floor of Nott Hall. Honors students may enroll in UH 300 during the Interim term and earn three (3) hours of UH credit for the three-week program, or they may participate as "volunteers" and pay only the registration fee. For more information, please contact Dr. Lesa Shaul at or (205) 348-5557.

On March 2, Kaplan Test Prep will be offering a campus-wide opportunity for UA students to take a free practice GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT administered under simulated testing conditions at 3:00 p.m. in Bidgood Hall. Students will experience the exam under proctored conditions and receive a detailed score analysis. Use this analysis to see where your current strengths and weaknesses lie. To take advantage of this free event and start preparing for grad school, register by calling 1-800-KAPTEST or online at

The Honors College Student Advisory Board has been developed to allow
student involvement in the continued growth of the Honors College. The Honors College Student Advisory Board will address needs such as strategic planning and the overall experience of Honors College students. Tenure on the Honors College Student Advisory Board will be March 1, 2008 – March 1, 2009. Commitments will include active participation in bi-weekly meetings throughout the academic year and ownership in the implementation of the council's selected goals. Please complete the attached application and submit it to 273 Nott Hall by 12:00 pm on Monday, *February 25, 2008*. You must be an active member of the University Honors Program, International Honors Program and/or Computer-Based Honors Program to be eligible. For additional information, contact Claire O'Rear at

If you are a freshman or senior who received an email requesting that you participate in the national survey called the NSSE Survey, we urge you take part. Go back to the email and click on the link, or respond to the reminder email that will soon be coming your way. UA's Office of Assessment is hopeful that UA students will have a good representative showing on this important evaluation.

Several positions are open to work with Impact Alabama in the coming year (July 08-July 09). Impact is Alabama's first nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and implementing substantive service-learning projects in coordination with universities and colleges throughout the state. We are currently seeking highly motivated college graduates to work with our nationally unique FocusFirst and SaveFirst initiatives. It will be an incredibly meaningful year for recent graduates, and we could not provide the high-quality services that we do without a talented staff to coordinate our efforts. Please click here to learn more about these positions or visit our website at

International opportunities in the attached document include the following:
The Bridging Scholarship for Japan (!!*apply for this one*!!)
Summer in Crete
Summer Teaching in Chile
Digital Photography Program to Mongolia
Russian Language and Culture Program in St. Petersburg
Art History program to Paris
Programs for Engineering students in Japan & Brazil
Intercultural Communications and Religious Conflicts in the Middle East
Spain: Language, Community & Social Change
France: Language, Community & Social Change
Three-Month Internship Program In Germany On Renewable Energy
Study and Internship in Germany
UGA Costa Rica Study Abroad Programs
Theatre, English literature and Medieval Culture In Oxford
Korea University International Summer Campus
University Of Hong Kong Summer Program - Asia As The Global Future
World Campus-Japan
Hong Kong
New IES Shanghai Program Opening Fall 2008
Teach in Ukraine
Summer Down Under International Sports Program, Australia
Contemporary Nordic Culture & Society: Iceland
Tulane Programs in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and Guatemala
The University of Stirling in Scotland
Heidelberg Summer Program
Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program
Eurasian Regional Language Program in Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus, Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova
Centrale Paris Summer Program
Olympics in China, Summer 2008
Three-Month Internship Placements In Spain!

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