Scholarship Opportunities Program: Sp’17 Wk 3

April 17, 2017

*UPCOMING EVENT*

Please visit http://scholars.uci.edu/ for more info.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Info Session– Learn more about the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship with a representative that will present at our special information session! The session will take place on Tuesday, April 18 at HG Room 1030. Presentation starts at 6:00 PM and light refreshments will be provided. Please register in advance!

*UPCOMING DEADLINE* Are you a freshman, sophomore, or junior transfer interested in applying for scholarships? Do you want to gain valuable leadership skills? Apply to become a mentee in the Peer Scholars Program within the UCI Scholarship Opportunities Program! The program takes place from late Spring Quarter and throughout Summer 2017.

Please submit your mentee application in EEE by May 10, 2017 at noon!

Spring 2017 Walk-In Hours: Thursdays 1:00pm-2:00pm. Location: Ayala Science Library, 1st Floor in the Writing Center. Please check in at the front desk.

Advising Appointments: If you would like to make a personalized appointment to learn more about prestigious scholarships, please read http://scholars.uci.edu/advising-appointments/. Complete the Prospective Scholarship Winner Information Form and please email sklrship@uci.edu to set up an appointment.

Check out our blog, Q & A’s with Scholarship Winners.

Hope to see you soon!

SOP


Anteater Ambassadors Network

April 17, 2017

Interested in representing UCI and giving back? Want to volunteer at exciting campus events and network with faculty/staff and even donors? if so, consider joining the Anteater Ambassadors Network! The Anteater Ambassadors Network is a rewarding student philanthropic organization that volunteers at a variety of campus events. Get the chance to network with administrators and important members of the Orange County community! Applications are due Friday of Week 3. Apply here!


Research Opportunity

April 17, 2017

Dr. Medha Pathak‘s Neural Stem Cell Lab is currently looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated freshman or sophomore to join our team. Our lab focuses on how mechnical forces shape neural stem cell behavior during brain development. Students will have the opportunity to be trained in cutting-edge research techniques and to develop an independent research project through Bio199 and UROP opportunities. If you are interested, please email eizquier@uci.edu with your CV, transcript and a short write-up on why the lab’s research interests you.


Attention CHP Transfer Students: Spring Transfer Advising Workshop!

April 17, 2017

First-Year Transfer Students: Come to the Spring Advising Workshop on Monday, April 24th from  5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Student Services II, room 1010. **Attendance is mandatory for honors transfer students admitted to the CHP via application during winter 2017.** (Attendance is optional for all other first-year transfer students.)

The workshop will focus on preparing for post-graduation, covering topics such as applying to graduate and professional schools, preparing for the job search, and getting involved in the  CHP. Light snacks will be served. Please RSVP and complete the topic survey by Wednesday, April 19th.

Continuing Transfer Students: We need you to volunteer for this spring’s Transfer Advising Workshop! First-year transfer students will  appreciate hearing your experiences and get insight into preparing for post-graduation as well as getting involved in the CHP and at UCI. Volunteers are needed to chat and answer questions during the opening Q&A session: 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24th. Please fill out this online sign-up sheet asap to let us know if you are able to help out. Thanks!


NAR Call for Submissions

April 17, 2017

CHP’s creative works journal is now accepting submissions for its spring issue. We accept all kinds of works, including but not limited to: poems, photographs, paintings, short stories, digital art, etc. Get the chance to be published online or in print, to be showcased for years to come. Submissions are due by midnight on May 12th to narchp@gmail.com. Check out our website to see past issues!


CHSC Elections and Applications

April 17, 2017

Nominations begin this week!  Already an honors student so why not be an honors leader?  Think of all the events you’ve loved this year – coffee hour, hummus core, pumpkin decorating, and much more.  Now is your chance to get involved and help plan and develop these events.  2017-2018 Campuswide Honors Program Student Council (CHSC) elections and applications are just around the corner!  The exciting season to form our new council will begin with President and Vice President nominations for the upcoming year at the CHSC meeting on Wednesday, April 19th, at 5 p.m. The other CHSC Executive Council applications will open on Wednesday, April 19th and close at 12pm on Monday, May 8th. For more information, check out the Spring Involvement Addendum!


Transfer & Peer Mentor Program Ice Cream Social

April 17, 2017

Enjoy the start of Spring Quarter with FREE ICE CREAM at the Locus on Thursday, April 20 from 10 AM to 12 PM. Hang out with your CHPeers, mentees, and mentors! And feel free to ask the Coordinators about the Peer Mentor Coordinator or Transfer Peer Mentor Coordinator applications, positions, and program!


Sustainable Societies: A New CHP Course Track

April 17, 2017

Beginning in Fall 2017 the Campuswide Honors Program will be offering a new, additional honors curricular track open to all majors called Sustainable Societies, to be taken in the sophomore and junior years, beginning fall 2017 and ending spring 2019. Taken after completing Honors Humanities Core in the freshman year, this new track consists of six sequential courses (one per quarter) that would be taken instead of Honors Social Science and Science Core.

The Sustainable Societies track is team taught by top faculty from a variety of disciplines, examining the topic from two broad perspectives:
•     Exploring the features of societies/nations that lead some to prosperity, freedom and a high quality of life, while others decline; demonstrating how innovation, prosperity, flexibility, and a forward thinking perspective allow societies to address challenges effectively.
•     Exploring the underpinnings of several of the challenges that modern societies currently face and, importantly, engaging students to work together on solutions to these challenges.

Click here to learn more about the Sustainable Societies CHP course track.  If you are interested in the new course track and would like to receive more information about it, please complete this survey.


Office Hour Update

April 17, 2017

Please make note of the following office hour updates and closures:

  • PAA Malcolm’s Thursday, April 20 office hours will change to 9:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m. for this week only.
  • The Locus will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21st.

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychology and Social Behavior

April 17, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for fall 2017 enrollment to the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Psychology and Social Behavior. Please consider sharing the information below with students, alumni, or anyone else you think might be interested in learning more about this program.

All are welcome to attend an information session on:
Wednesday, April 19
3:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Social Ecology I (SE-I) Room 112

This program is designed for people with a bachelor’s degree in any field who are seeking preparation for graduate school in psychology or related fields, and for people seeking career development or career change. The program consists of eight courses, includes hands-on experience in research laboratory and internship settings, and can be completed at your own pace.

For more information and application, visit the website.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Joanne Zinger at joanne.zinger@uci.edu


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