Saturday, March 1, 2008

Honors College E-Newletter #8, Spring 2008

This week's newsletter is jam-packed, brim-full, and overflowing with a host! a plethora! a bunch! of opportunities. Statistically speaking, then, there's a high likelihood that one of these opportunities is important for you!

Registration begins after Spring Break, but advising is just around the corner. All Honors course listings (UHP, IHP, CBHP, and departmental) will be available on the UHP website by the end of the day Friday, February 29. To download the list of Honors courses, go to and click on "Download the List of Honors Courses!"

Contact me (or review past Friday newsletters) if you need application forms for previously announced competitions: Honors College Ambassadors (deadline March 5), Honors College Student Advisory Board, McWane Research, McWane Travel, McKinley, Yeilding, or EBSCO.

Please let us know whenever you are able to successfully take advantage of any of the opportunities highlighted in our newsletters.

Read onward!

  • Required IHP Advising
  • Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholars Award
  • University of Alabama System Honors Research Conference
  • 1st Annual UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Conference
  • Outdoor Action Student Leader Applications
  • Intercultural Student Council--Open Meeting
  • EBSCO Industries Scholarship Program for Honors College Students
  • Intercultural Student Council--Open Meeting
  • Poet Luisa Igloria
  • Got Community Service? Get Recognized!
  • The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at the American University in Dubai
  • Intensive courses in Eurasian Languages: Free tuition and fee waivers for all participants
  • Other International Opportunities Attached

All sophomores and juniors in the IHP are required to meet with Dr. Oneal during the advising period in March to assist you in your progress towards completing the IHP's requirements. You may sign up on the schedule sheet outside Nott Hall 275. The advising sessions will be held March 5, 6, and 12 from 9:00-12:00 in twenty minute slots with 3 students per timeslot. More times will be added as needed. Seniors in the IHP graduating in May or August should immediately submit the IHP completion form, attached.

Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholars Award: Emerging Scholar Awards recognize outstanding rising sophomores with a certificate and a $250 prize. Sixty are selected nationwide--so let's have an avalanche of applications from this year's freshman class in the Honors College! A brief investment of your time to complete the application can yield a welcome piece of recognition and some nice pocket change. To apply, go to and click the Scholarships and Awards tab. Next fall we will notify all Honors students to apply for Phi Kappa Phi fellowships ($2,000-$5,000) and study abroad awards ($1,000).

University of Alabama System Honors Research Conference
<>On April 11th, 2008, UAB will host the seventh annual University of Alabama System Honors Research Conference (UASHRC). The purpose of the conference is to provide students in honors programs at all three campuses (The University of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham) an opportunity to present their research in a professional forum. Research from all disciplines is welcome at the conference. Students may give a podium presentation or a poster presentation. A podium presentation will consist of a 10-minute oral presentation followed by a two-minute question period. At the poster session, students will present posters in typical conference format. The conference will run from about 8am or 8.30am until about 5pm. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all registered participants. Proposals are due March 14, 2008. See the attached information and fact sheet for full details.

1st Annual UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Conference
Conference date
April 21, 2008
Application for Project Posters or Oral Presentations
The University of Alabama Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Committee invites applications from undergraduate students to participate in the 1st Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Conference, April 21, 2008, 2:00-6:00 p.m., in the Ferguson Center. Poster presentations are exhibits of written, graphic, pictorial and auditory information to display research and creative projects to the public. Oral presentations may be made on creative or research projects. You may enter your project in only one of the two categories.
Abstract Submission
To participate in the 2008 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Conference, please complete the Poster or Oral Presentations Abstract Form. The abstract should be no more than a 100-word description summarizing key points of the research or creative activity project. Abstracts for poster or oral presentations must be submitted by March 1, 2008 to your college’s undergraduate research coordinator using the Abstract Form and sent as an email Word file attachment. Only an electronic copy of the Abstract Form will be accepted. For more information about the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Conference or how to participate, please contact Dr. Sharpe or your divisional Coordinator. Please contact your divisional coordinator even if the first deadline has passed to ascertain if there is a policy for late submissions.
Divisional Coordinators:
A & S Jimmy Williams
C & BA Mike Hardin
Com/Info Sci Caryl Cooper
Education Jamie Satcher
Engineering John Wiest
Lori Turner
Social Work Kathleen Bolland
Honors College Shane Sharpe
Nursing Susan Gaskins

For additional details on posters, oral presentations and prizes, please reference the Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference link on the Graduate School site located at:

Outdoor Action Student Leader Applications
If you'd like to join the leadership team involved in providing environmental education and service learning for incoming Honors freshmen this August, fill out the attached application form. Preference among applicants is given to past Outdoor Action participants. Submit the application by Tuesday, March 4 if you are interested!

EBSCO Industries Scholarship Program for Honors College Students
<>We are pleased to announce the EBSCO Industries Scholarship Program for Honors College Students. The scholarships are $3000 annual, renewable awards offered to a maximum of five students in this selection cycle. Eligibility and Selection Criteria: <>To be eligible, the student must be a member in good standing in the University Honors Program, Computer-Based Honors Program, or International Honors Program. The next criterion for selection is financial need. We will verify applicants’ current receipt of scholarships from The University of Alabama. The criteria for selection after the establishment of financial need are a student’s GPA, involvement, achievement, effort (such as employment), and a short essay. Deadline: <>Completed applications must be postmarked to Adam Meyer, UA Honors College, Box 870169, Tuscaloosa AL 35487, or dropped off at 289 Nott Hall, by March 14, 2008. The application form is attached.

Intercultural Student Council--Open Meeting
In an effort to create a forum for diverse student voices and foster awareness and appreciation for the cultural differences represented at The University of Alabama, The Crossroads Community Center cordially invites you to participate in Intercultural Student Council Advisory Meetings for the Spring 2008 semester. Intercultural Student Council Advisory Meetings are open to the student body and will take place once a month. These meetings are valuable opportunities to share ideas on cultural programs that you would like to see take place on campus. It is also a valuable opportunity to advertise the various programs that your organizations are planning and to find possible co-sponsors for future programs. Meetings are scheduled to take place on the following days:
• Thursday, February 28th @ 3:00pm-4:00pm (Ferguson Center – Anderson Room)
• Thursday, March 27th @ 3:00pm-4:00pm (Ferguson Center – Anderson Room)
• Thursday, April 10th @ 3:00pm-4:00pm (Ferguson Center – Anderson Room)
Refreshments will be served during each meeting. We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions, contact Nadia Monique Richardson at

Poet Luisa Igloria
The Philippines' most noted poet, Luisa Igloria, will be a featured speaker on campus,
4:30 pm on Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Gorgas Library room 205
A book signing and reception will follow the reading. This event is free and open to the public. Visit for information on all University Libraries events or contact Jessica Lacher‐Feldman at or 205.348.0500
Got community service? Get Recognized!
Get recognized during National Volunteer Week! Fill out the attached form and turn it in at 231 Ferguson by March 16 to see if you qualify for recognition at Profiles in Service Awards Banquet!

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at the American University in Dubai
seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai [AUD], the program will provide US students the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. To apply for The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at The American University in Dubai and for more information, please go to Semester Deadline for applying for Fall 2008: March 15, 2008; Spring 2009: October 15, 2008.

The Critical Languages Program at Arizona State University offers intensive instruction in Russian and Eurasian languages. With US State Department backing, ASU provides full tuition and fee waivers. This summer's programs include 8-week courses at ASU and an optional 3-week practicum course overseas. For full information, including the 10 language options, go to Please notify us in the IHP if you become a participant in this program.

Other International Opportunities

Programs highlighted in the attachment include:
Georgetown: Belgium, Rome, Portugal, London, Tour, Tanzania, Chile, Spain
Work in Australia
Navajo Nation Summer Program
Child Family Health International Choice of 17 program sites in 6 countries
Summer Performing Arts Program in London
International Internships' new Long-Term Programs
Global Service Corps: Thailand, Tanzania
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Design Programs in Italy
UNC Programs in Europe, Jordan, Peru, Japan, India
Environmental and cultural studies in Belize
Temple University Programs in London
Advanced Field Research in Chile and Argentina
Bolivia: Lens on Latin America
Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Program
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
Marquette University in Madrid
Marquette's South Africa Service Learning Program
Abroad View Magazine Student Writing Contest
Bridging Scholarships for Japan
Internship Program In Warsaw, Poland (in English)

Dr. Fran Oneal
Director, International Honors Program
University of Alabama
Box 870169
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

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