Weekly Digest Emails

Weekly Digest Email 4-22-2022

Save the Date! Slip Into Summer Honors (10 ACE Points)
Join us Monday, April 25th at 6pm come join the Honors Program in McKay Courtyard for our end of the year event! We have a slip and slide and hundreds of water balloons, so bring your swimsuit or clothes that you can get wet in! Taco Dirty is catering the event including vegan and vegetarian options. This event is worth 10 ACE points.

Honors Program Food Drive (10 ACE Points)
Today from 1-3pm is the last day to bring your non-perishables to be donated to Metropolitan Ministries! Please see the Honors Instagram for accepted items. Bring three items to earn a maximum of 10 ACE points!

Recorded Symposia (10 ACE Points)
If you were unable to secure a ticket to attend Spring Symposia, you can watch the recordings and complete the quiz at the end for 10 Ace points. Please find the recordings here: https://uthonors.com/recorded-symposia/

Honors Clothing Drive (10 ACE Points)
Clean out your closets before the rush of finals! Come to Vaughn Courtyard for a clothing drive on Monday, April 25th from 1-4 pm. Donated clothes will be given to Metropolitan Ministries. Bring 3 items to receive 10 ACE points.

Check it Out- Thesis Screening
Honors student Steven Nye, is screening his Thesis project, the “Losing Grip” May 3rd at 2pm, in the Charlene A. Gordon theatre. The documentary film narrates the fate of Men’s Collegiate Gymnastics through the eyes of U.S. Olympic Team Gymnast Shane Wiskus. See more about it here: https://stevennye.com/losing-grip


Weekly Digest Email 4-15-2022

Save the Date! Honors End of the Year Event (10 ACE Points)
Join us April 25th at 6pm in McKay Hall for the Honors End of the Year Event! Come out for food, games, and your last opportunity for engagement ACE points. More details to come!

Honors Program Beach Clean Up-15 Spots Available (10 ACE Points)

Saturday April 23, at 10 am UT Honors program will host a beach clean up community service activity at Cypress Pointe Park (5620 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607). We are opening up 15 additional spots! We will provide limited transportation for students. If you select to ride with us please meet outside of Vaughn at 9:50am. Please use this form to sign up if you would like to join us: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x2kxa1hQzgsr8348HzvtcpB1u51BH-CqCmhIz4k_-7U/edit

Honors Program Food Drive (10 Ace Points)
The week of April 18th the Honors Service Subcommittee will be hosting a food drive in the honors lounge Monday-Friday 1-3 PM. Come bring your non-perishables to be donated to Metropolitan Ministries! Please see the Honors Instagram for accepted items. Bring three items to earn a maximum of 10 ACE points!

Recorded Symposia ( 10 Ace Points)
If you were unable to secure a ticket to attend Spring Symposia, you can watch the recordings and complete the quiz at the end for 10 Ace points. Please find the recordings here: https://uthonors.com/recorded-symposia/

Check it Out- Thesis Screening
Honors student Steven Nye, is screening his Thesis project “Losing Grip” May 3rd at 2pm, in the Charlene A. Gordon theatre. The documentary film narrates the fate of Men’s Collegiate Gymnastics through the eyes of U.S. Olympic Team Gymnast Shane Wiskus. See more about it here: https://stevennye.com/losing-grip

Have a great weekend!

Dr. Menzies


4/8/2022 Weekly Digest Email

We are preparing for Fall 2022 registration! Honors is offering four (4) NEW CLASSES Fall 2022:

Hon 220 (A Dialectic): Controversies in Human Development. (Also counts as a Humanities, Social Science, or Natural Science requirement for students under the Baccalaureate experience)

Hon 257 (Idea Lab Social Science) Streaming Media Events: Spotlighting India’s 26/11 (Also counts as a Social Science under the Bacc experience)

Hon 255 (Idea Lab Humanities): Imagine the Future (Also counts as a Humanities under the Bacc experience)

Hon 253 (Idea Lab Natural Science): Culinary Chemistry: Using Science to Explore Our Foods and Beverages (Also counts as a natural science under the Bacc experience)

UPCOMING SYMPOSIA (10 ACE POINTS):

Wednesday April 13th at 2pm in the VC Crescent Club Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Sarah Orban will discuss, “Symptoms of ADHD and media use.” We have added more tickets for this event. If you would like to attend this event, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-symptoms-of-adhd-and-media-use-with-dr-sarah-orban-tickets-244491369267

Friday April 15th at 4pm in the VC Crescent Club Associate Professor of Biochemistry Dr. Dr. Michael Carastro will discuss, “How does green tea consumption reduce prostate cancer risk?” If you would like to attend this event, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-how-does-green-tea-consumption-reduce-prostate-cancer-risk-tickets-244499804497

Co-Sponsored Symposia (10 points)

Wednesday, Apr 13th at 7pm in the Charlene A. Gordon Theatre, Writers at the University ft. Stephanie Phillips (DC comics writer) and Cooper Levey-Baker. Contact: shinton@ut.edu. Tickets are here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-at-the-university-with-stephanie-phillips-and-cooper-levey-baker-tickets-275682352337

ON CAMPUS ACTIVITY REMINDER
Got any old t-shirts that you want to make look cool again? If you registered, please join us Thursday, April 14th at 6 pm in the McKay Courtyard to tie-dye any of your old clothing for 10 ACE points. If you don’t have any shirts or pants, you feel comfortable dying, we will have some extra plain white t-shirts.


4/1/2022 Weekly Digest Email

It is almost time to register! Remember Honors is offering four (4) NEW CLASSES Fall 2022:

Hon 220 (A Dialectic): Controversies in Human Development. (Also counts as a Humanities, Social Science, or Natural Science requirement for students under the Baccalaureate experience)

Hon 257 (Idea Lab Social Science) Streaming Media Events: Spotlighting India’s 26/11 (Also counts as a Social Science under the Bacc experience)

Hon 255 (Idea Lab Humanities): Imagine the Future (Also counts as a Humanities under the Bacc experience)

Hon 253 (Idea Lab Natural Science): Culinary Chemistry: Using Science to Explore Our Foods and Beverages (Also counts as a natural science under the Bacc experience)

Upcoming Symposia (10 ACE Points):
The Spaulding Speaker Series featuring Dr. Robert Agnew, creator of general strain theory in Criminology, is April 7th, 6pm, on the 9th Fl. Vaughn in the Crescent Club. Tickets are here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-spaulding-speaker-series-with-dr-robert-agnew-tickets-244493575867

Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Sarah Orban will discuss Wednesday, April 13th, 2pm VC Crescent Club, “Symptoms of ADHD and Media Use” Wednesday, April 13th, 2pm in the VC Crescent Club. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-symptoms-of-adhd-and-media-use-with-dr-sarah-orban-tickets-244491369267

Co- Sponsored Symposia (10 ACE Points):
Wednesday, Apr 13 at 7pm, in the Charlene A. Gordon Theatre, The Writers at the University Series will host f Stephanie Phillips (writer for DC comics) and Cooper Levey-Baker. For more information, please contact: shinton@ut.edu.

OFF CAMPUS ACTIVITY (10 ACE Points)
Hey Spartans! The HEC is hosting a visit to the Tampa Aquarium on April 15that 12pm. If you registered, please deliver $5 cash to Carla Sykes in Plant Hall 307 by or before April 8th. On April 15th, we will meet outside the Vaughn Center and walk to the trolly station as a group and take the trolly to the aquarium. We look forward to seeing you there!

Honors Program Beach Clean Up (10 ACE Points)
Saturday April 23, at 10 am UT Honors program will host a beach clean up community service activity at Cypress Pointe Park (5620 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607). We will provide limited transportation for students. If you select to ride with us please meet outside of Vaughn at 10am. Please use this form to sign up if you would like to join us: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x2kxa1hQzgsr8348HzvtcpB1u51BH-CqCmhIz4k_-7U/edit

ON CAMPUS ACTIVITY (RESCHEDULE 10 ACE Points)
Got any old t-shirts that you want to make look cool again? Thursday, April 14th at 6 pm join us in the McKay Courtyard to tie-dye any of your old clothing for 10 ACE points. If you don’t have any shirts or pants, you feel comfortable dying, we will have some extra plain white t-shirts.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-A80Fb2R4P-lUFbEB6B_XS0SgteLmWBiY0Et3Rhg76s/edit

Hurry because there are only 35 spots! Pizza and water will be provided.

Best,
Dr. Menzies
Co-Director Honors


3/18/2022 Weekly Digest Email

HONORS COURSES FOR FALL 2022

Honors is offering four (4) NEW CLASSES! You can read about them here. Here are their titles:

Hon 220 (A Dialectic): Controversies in Human Development. (Also counts as a Humanities, Social Science, or Natural Science requirement for students under the Baccalaureate experience)

Hon 257 (Idea Lab Social Science) Streaming Media Events: Spotlighting India’s 26/11 (Also counts as a Social Science under the Bacc experience)

Hon 255 (Idea Lab Humanities): Imagine the Future (Also counts as a Humanities under the Bacc experience)

Hon 253 (Idea Lab Natural Science): Culinary Chemistry: Using Science to Explore Our Foods and Beverages (Also counts as a natural science under the Bacc experience)

UT THESIS Q&A SESSION:

Curious about the thesis writing process? Join Dr. Tillman and Dr. Menzies this Monday March 21 at 2pm for a ZOOM thesis tutorial. They will explain the process and answer any questions you may have. Please remember, the thesis application is due April 11 via submittable.

Join the ZOOM Q&A:
https://utampa.zoom.us/j/2352109450?pwd=bldGOTEyQmZkbXBad3FkMERPYXpUdz09

UPCOMING SYMPOSIA ( 10 ACE POINTS):

Monday, Mar 21, 7pm, Charlene A. Gordon Theatre, Writers at the University featuring NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH. Contact: shinton@ut.edu. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/275621991797.

Sponsored Symposia: Wednesday, Mar 23, 4pm, VC Crescent Club, Center for Leadership Speaker Series. Contact: ddixon@ut.edu

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES :

3/26 Volunteer at the Spring (20 ACE Community Points):

Join the Honors Program opportunity on Saturday March 26th to volunteer at The Spring thrift store from 9am to 1pm. This store offers support and aid to women suffering from domestic violence. We will be leaving in front of the ICB building (Starbucks) at 8:40am and walk over to The Spring as a group at 8:50am. Please bring a water bottle and closed toed shoes as we will be active while sorting through donations and organizing the store.

Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MAphQeJnOOGLHkiV6mLtitzBDIGd08reKWZLfXSCsWw/edit

Best,

Dr. Menzies
Co-Director Honors


3/11/2022

Read below to find out what is happening in the Honors program this week.

Partners in the Park Scholarship:
Do you love camping and being in nature? If so, you should consider applying to Partners in the Park, where you camp with other Honors students from all over the nation. The Honors program will pay your registration fee and flight. The deadline to apply to Partners in the Park is March 14th. Please find the application here: https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/130049/partners-in-the-park

Upcoming Honors Symposia Opportunities ( All worth 10 ACE Points):

The next Honors symposium of the semester is Friday, March 18 12-1pm in the Vaughn Center 9th Floor Crescent Club. Current UT Honor Students will present thesis research. Join us for “Thesis Fellows Lunch & Learn Presentation” and learn about the interesting and diverse research. Please register for the symposia here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-thesis-fellows-lunch-learn-presentation-tickets-244489112517

Sponsored Symposia: Friday, March 18th, 7pm, Charlene A. Gordon Theatre, Albertine Cinémathèque screening of Philippe Lacôte’s Ivory Coast prison fantasia NIGHT OF KINGS. Contact: awalker@ut.edu RSVP Tickets: https://the-university-of-tampa—fmx.ticketleap.com/night-of-the-kings/details

UT Thesis Q&A Session:
Curious about the thesis writing process? Join Dr. Tillman and Dr. Menzies Monday March 21 at 2pm for a ZOOM thesis tutorial. They will explain the thesis process and answer any questions you may have. Please remember, the thesis application is due April 11 via submittable.

Join the ZOOM Q&A: https://utampa.zoom.us/j/2352109450?pwd=bldGOTEyQmZkbXBad3FkMERPYXpUdz09
password:1155

Best,
Dr. Menzies
Honors Co-Director

2-25-2022 Weekly Email

Please read below to find out what is happening in the Honors Program.

First Year Application to Continue in Honors Program:
If you are a first-year student and would like to continue in the Honors Program make sure to apply by the MARCH 1st DEADLINE. Please find the application here: https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/60685/honors-continuing-enrollment

Partners in the Park Scholarship:
Do you love camping and being in nature? If so, you should consider applying to Partners in the Park, where you camp with other Honors students from all over the nation. The Honors program will pay your registration fee and flight. The deadline to apply to Partners in the Park is March 14th. Please find the application here: https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/130049/partners-in-the-park

Oxford Abroad Application:
Please remember, the deadline to apply for the Oxford Abroad program is Friday March 4th. For general information about Oxford please visit the Honors blog: https://uthonors.com/travel-abroad-2

If you would like to read about the six Honors students currently studying in Oxford, please check out their blogs at uthonors.com.

Upcoming Honors Symposia Opportunities ( All worth 10 ACE Points)

The next Honors symposium of the semester is this Monday, February 28th from 4-5pm in the Vaughn Center 9th Floor Crescent Club. English and writing professor Dr. Shane Hinton will discuss, “The Story Under the Story.” Please register for the symposia here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-the-story-under-the-story-with-shane-hinton-tickets-244485591987

Sponsored Symposia: Tuesday,March 1st 9:15-10:30am in Reeves Theater. Dr. Jessica Irons will discuss,”Cannabinoids, Cocktails, and Caffeine: Behavioral and Biological Investigations of Health Risk Behavior Among College Students.” If you have questions, please contact: EODGAARD@ut.edu

Sponsored Symposia : Friday March 4th 9:15-10:30am in Reeves Theater. Dr. Debbie Kelly will discuss, ” A Bird’s Eye View of Comparative Cognition.” If you have questions, please contact: EODGAARD@ut.edu

Recorded Past Honors Symposia
If you were unable to attend past Honors symposia you can view the recordings for ACE points credit. You can find past recorded symposia here: https://uthonors.com/recorded-symposia

Honors Sand Volleyball Tournament this Monday
Come join the Honor’s Program outside of McKay Monday February 28 at 7 pm for a sand volleyball tournament. This event is worth 10 ACE points, and there will be some opportunities for extra points! Water and snacks provided. Please sign for the tournament here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pHanJBVVp_aoEvS7AAJPHbvzXVwLAR_1kPeXCwkvA2s/edit

Best,
Dr. Menzies
Honors Co-Director


Weekly Email 2-18-22

Please read below to find out what is happening in the Honors Program.

First Year Application to Continue in Honors Program:
If you are a first-year student and would like to continue in the Honors Program make sure to apply by the March 1st deadline. Please find the application here: https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/60685/honors-continuing-enrollment

Partners in the Park Scholarship:
Do you love camping and being in nature? If so, you should consider applying to Partners in the Park, where you camp with other Honors students from all over the nation. The Honors program will pay your registration fee and flight The deadline to apply to Partners in the Park is March 14th. Please find the application here: https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/130049/partners-in-the-park

Oxford Abroad Application:
Please remember, the deadline to apply for the Oxford Abroad program is Friday March 4th. For general information about Oxford please visit the Honors blog: https://uthonors.com/travel-abroad-2

If you would like to read about the six Honors students currently studying in Oxford, please check out their blogs at uthonors.com.

Upcoming Honors Symposia Opportunities ( All worth 10 ACE Points)

Sponsored Symposia: Monday, February 21st, 7pm in the Charlene A. Gordon Theatre. FLEX will host the next film in the Albertine Cinémathèque film series. THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS is the new restoration of cinema radical Melvin Van Peeble’s first feature film. Following the screening, the filmmaker Floyd Webb will discuss the creating and producing the film with the audience. Contact: awalker@ut.edu. RSVP Tickets: https://the-university-of-tampa—fmx.ticketleap.com/story-of-a-three-day-pass/

Sponsored Symposia: February 22nd at 7pm, in the Charlene A. Gordon Theatre, “Living in an Amazon World” by Dr. Emily West. The Balcony is reserved for Honors students. Please scan the QR codes located by the entrance to receive ACE point credit. Seating is on a first come/first serve basis; the balcony seats approximately 75 people. Contact: cboulton@ut.edu.

FAB LAB+ Honors
Hey Honors students! The FAB LAB, located in Bailey Arts Building 114, will be hosting daily workshops this week, from Monday, February 21st, to Saturday, the 26th. You will have the opportunity to work with 3D printers to create your own masterpiece and earn 10 ACE points! Students can only attend one workshop each, and space is extremely limited so reserve your spot as soon as possible! You must be signed up to attend the workshop. Walk-ins will not be permitted. Visit the FAB LAB’s instagram (@utfablab) and click the link in the bio to sign up. Please arrive at the beginning of each workshop, the event times are as follows:

Monday: 9am

Tuesday-Thursday: 3pm

Friday & Saturday: 12pm

S’mores and Conversations
Hey Honors students! Do you want s’more ACE points? Join us on February 23rd for marshmallows and s’mores in McKay Hall from 7 to 8pm for 10 ACE points! This event will be uncapped, but is first come, first serve until we run out of s’mores supplies

Honors Sand Volleyball Tournament
Come out for the Honors sand volleyball tournament Monday Feb 28th at 7pm and earn 10 ACE points. Refreshments will be provided. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pHanJBVVp_aoEvS7AAJPHbvzXVwLAR_1kPeXCwkvA2s/edit

Best,
Dr. Menzies
Honors Co-Director


Weekly Email 2-11-22

Spring 2022 Coffee Conversation
Next Tuesday February 15, the first Spring 2022 Honors Coffee Conversation will take place in McKay Hall. Dr. Dan Dooghan Associate Professor of English and Writing, will lead the guiding question, “Why learn to write well when an AI can do it for you?” You can access the waitlist: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-coffee-conversation-with-dr-dan-dooghan-tickets-244483646167

Upcoming Honors Symposia
The next Honors symposium is February 28th, at 4pm in Vaughn Center 9th Floor Crescent Club. Dr. Shane Hinton Assistant Teaching Professor in English and Writing, will present his lecture entitled, “The story under the story: moving from inspiration into meaning.” The event is worth 10 academic ACE points. You can RSVP for a symposium ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-the-story-under-the-story-with-shane-hinton-tickets-244485591987

Recorded Past Honors Symposia
If you were unable to attend past Honors symposia you can view the recordings for ACE points credit. You can find past recorded symposia here: https://uthonors.com/recorded-symposia/

Honors Co-Sponsored Symposia
The following are sponsored symposia. They are not run by the Honors program, but you can receive 10 academic ACE points for attending the events. Please see the information below; please direct questions for these events to the contact person listed as a contact:

1. February 16th , at 8am, in VC Crescent Club, Center for Leadership Symposium, Contact: ddixon@ut.edu.

2. February 22nd at 7pm, in the Charlene A. Gordon Theatre, “Living in an Amazon World” by Dr. Emily West. Contact: cboulton@ut.edu. The Balcony is reserved for Honors students. Please scan the QR codes located by the entrance to receive ACE point credit. Seating is on a first come/first serve basis; the balcony seats approximately 75 people.

3. February 23rd at 7pm, in the Charlene A. Gordon Theatre, “Writers at the University” featuring author Gloria Munoz. Contact: shinton@ut.edu. Register for tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-at-the-university-featuring-gloria-munoz-tickets-262540645137

Honors Field Day Social
The Honors Executive Student Council is hosting a Field Day February 15th at 6pm in the field near McKay dorm. Come out to meet fellow Honors students and play games. We will provide food and drink and this event is worth 10 engagement ACE points.

Honors Oxford Exchange Scholarship
If you are interested in the Oxford Exchange Scholarship we will host Q&A session February, 18, at 2pm. Please remember, the deadline for to apply for Oxford program is Friday March 4th. For general information about Oxford please visit the Honors blog: https://uthonors.com/travel-abroad-2/

Please join us for the the virtual Q&A on Zoom:
https://utampa.zoom.us/j/2352109450?pwd=bldGOTEyQmZkbXBad3FkMERPYXpUdz09
password: 1155

If you would like to read about the six Honors students currently studying in Oxford, please check out their blogs at uthonors.com.

Best,
Dr. Menzies
Co-Director Honors Program

Weekly Email 2-4-22

Apply to Continue in UT Honors program for first-year students:

If you are a first-year Honors student and would like to continue your enrollment in the UT Honors Program, you must apply for continuing enrollment by March 1st. Please complete the application:

https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/60685/honors-continuing-enrollment

Oxford Study Abroad Scholarship:

If you are interested in the Oxford Study Abroad Scholarship, the application for Spring 2022 is March 4th. Please find the application and program details below:

https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/62407/oxford-study-abroad

Honors Coffee Conversation:

The next Honors symposium is a coffee conversation featuring Dr. Daniel Dooghan, Associate of English and Writing will be held on February 15th at 10 am in McKay Hall. The symposium is capped at 20 participants because it is a small-group conversation. While the event is currently sold out, you can join the waitlist: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-coffee-conversation-with-dr-dan-dooghan-tickets-244483646167 and Eventbrite will notify you if a ticket becomes available.

Service Event with Habitat for Humanity:


We are offering a volunteer opportunity at Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, February 12th, from 9 am-1 pm, where we will help organize their ReStore’s donated building materials, furniture, and appliances so that they can be sold at discounted prices to those in need. We are currently taking volunteers to help drive people to and from the event (only a 10-minute drive from campus). You will need to have breakfast beforehand. This event is worth 10 Service Points. If you are interested, please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCua0iwC0C7TjVUtMwzRIV4mvENI-HQ1LYX9SXrMWr6oURzQ/viewform
If you have any questions, please email megan.darling@spartans.ut.edu.

Join the Honors Excursions Subcommittee:

This Tuesday the Honors excursions will hold the first meeting for Spring 2022 at 8pm in the Honors Lounge (PH-310). Come out to help create and manage off-campus activities for Honors students!

First Spring 2022 Honors Social:
Need some engagement ACE points? On February 15th at 5 pm join the Honors Program outside of McKay for an hour filled with ultimate field games (think squid games but without the violence) and FREE PANCAKES! The people who win the events will walk away with some extra ACE points!

On-Campus Activities Committee:
Want a way to earn some extra ACE points? Join the Honors On-Campus Activities Committee! This role entails helping set up on-campus events and participating in our 30-minute bi-weekly meetings. If you are interested contact Austyn Keelty at austyn.keelty@spartans.ut.edu.

Service Opportunity: Glamour Gals Letter Writing Party:
UT Honors is partnering with Glamour Gals for a special Valentine’s Day-themed letter-writing event! On Thursday, February 10th from 4-6 pm, stop by the Honors Lounge (PH 310) to write letters to the elderly in senior homes, who need companionship during this isolating time. You can write two letters for 10 Service points, but you cannot exceed 10 points with this opportunity.

Best,

Dr. Menzies
Co-Director of the Honors Program


Weekly Email 1-27-22

Welcome to Spring 2022! Please read below to find out what is happening in the Honors Program.

Honors Tutorials:
Only students with 90 credits and over can propose a tutorial and tutorial applications are due Feb 4th at in Submittable, https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/62495/honors-tutorial-agreement.

Spring Symposia Schedule and Information:
Our symposia list for the semester is live and can be found here: https://uthonors.com/symposia/.

Tickets for each event are also live and are listed under the brochure. You can register for a free ticket via Eventbrite at any time (but please don’t sign up for tickets until you’re sure you’re going).

The first Honors symposium of the semester is next Thursday, Feb 3, from 4-5pm in the Vaughn Center 9th Floor Crescent Club. Dr. Rose Trentinella will discuss, “Art History as an Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.”

Tickets are here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-art-history-as-an-answer-to-life-the-universe-and-everything-tickets-244476564987. The tickets for this symposium are limited. Students that can not reserve a ticket can watch the event for credit. Recorded symposia will be loaded in a timely manner after the event and can be viewed here: https://uthonors.com/recorded-symposia/.

Honors Off Campus Event Dear Even Hansen at the Straz Theater:
The Honors Program’s first off-campus event for the year is a trip to see the musical Dear Evan Hansen at the Straz Theatre on Feb 4th at 8pm. Tickets are $10 (nonrefundable) and due to Carla Sykes in the Honors Office (PH 307) by Jan 31. The sign-up form is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDx44oQDyT-ifdMf9Zqmk5E_4nqyYW1jmAnYf3tISpG7C72A/viewform

This event is capped at 20 students. If the event is full when you register, you can be added to the waitlist by emailing honors@ut.edu and specifying that you want to placed on the Dear Evan Hansen waitlist. Please note, The Straz requires a vaccine card or negative covid test for entry (no exceptions); please familiarize yourself with the Straz policy before claiming a ticket, https://www.strazcenter.org/safety.


11/19/2021

Please read below to see what is happening in the Honors Program.

Symposium Ace Points:
The recorded Aaron Wood symposium on Covid-19 is posted at uthonors.com: https://uthonors.com/recorded-symposia/. Watch the symposium watch the symposium and complete the quiz for 10 academic ACE points.

Join Us in Birmingham! Florida Collegiate or Southern Regional Honors Conferences :
Don’t forget to submit an abstract for the Florida Collegiate or Southern Regional Honors Conferences by December 1.
The link is here: https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/70712/fchc-srhc-and-nchc-conference-presentation

Conference-goers earn academic ACE points and Honors sponsored travel grants to attend SRHC in Birmingham, AL.

Honors Exit Survey:

If you’re graduating this December, your Honors Exit Survey is due tomorrow, Nov. 20th. Without it, you will not be announced at the Honors graduation. Fill it out here: https://honorsprogram.submittable.com/submit/78946/honors-exit-survey?step=submission.

Save the Date: End of the Semester Activity:
The Honors Program will host “Meditation and Yoga in Park” on Dec. 10 at 5pm. More to information to follow.

Best,
Dr. Menzies
Co-Director of the Honors Program

11/13/2021

Off Campus Excursions:


On Wednesday November 17th at 7pm the Honors Program will be hosting a bowling event at Pin Chasers located at 4847 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603. Students will need to meet there, and we will do our best to help coordinate to get everyone a ride, using this Google Form. If you can help and drive other students, that would be great! This event will be capped at 30 students. Please register here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cVyN34ZV8Bu-thMZGE_3XlZw3GahcqW79CJaXETAWyI/edit?usp=sharing

Research and Scholarship Opportunities:


There are 2 Honors Conferences in Spring ‘22 to which we hope you’ll consider applying. Here are the details:

Florida Collegiate Honors Conference – Location is Virtual. Theme is
“Empowering Honors: Reshaping the Honors Community Post Pandemic.” Students can present one of the following: Research Presentation, Research Poster, or Roundtable Discussion. How to Submit: apply through Submittable. Deadline: December 6th. Date of Conference: Feb 11-Feb 12, 2022.

Southern Regional Honors Conference — Location: Birmingham, Alabama. Theme: “A Strength to Love, Explore, and Learn: Honors and Community.” Presentation options include oral presentation; poster presentation; student panel presentation; creative work or performance; hosted conversation; and faculty/administrator panel or roundtable. How to Submit: apply through Submittable. Deadline: December 6th. Date of Conference: March 30-April 2nd, 2022.

Symposia Ace Points:


You can watch Symposia videos and complete the accompanying quiz for ACE points. They’re posted here:
https://uthonors.com/recorded-symposia/

Honors Spring 2022 Courses:


Don’t forget we are offering 2 Honors courses this Spring; you can read about them here.

Service Event:
During the week of November 15-19 from 12:00-2:00 pm, the Honors Service Subcommittee will be holding a toiletry and old T-Shirt drive in the Vaughn Lobby! Please bring the items listed in the google doc below for ACE points! The items collected will be donated and repurposed during our end of the year event on December 3rd. Please email any questions to michelle.joos@spartans.ut.edu.

Google Doc for Needed Items:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KLWfb9fwh9Lbxym5YT958gFJxFVCT7P4w2kiO4QK3Fk/edit?usp=sharing

Best,
Dr. Menzies
Co-Director of the Honors Program


10/29/2021

Hello Everyone,

Please find the upcoming Honors events below:

Upcoming Honors Symposium:
We have our next Honors Symposium coming up this week: Thursday, November 4th at 6pm in Plant Hall- Fletcher Lounge Dr. Aaron Woodwill discuss the topic “COVID-19 and Agent-Based Modeling: Using Computational Simulation to Examine the Impact of Public Policy and Viral Evolution on Transmission Outcomes in Heterogeneous Populations.” Please remember, symposiums have a limited number of seats. You can reserve your ticket here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-agent-based-modeling-approach-to-covid-19-transmission-tickets-198289578467

Engagement Ace Points Event:
This Tuesday, November 2nd, the Honors Executive Council will co-host “Poetry in the Park,” an Open Mic Night in Plant Park from 5pm-6pm. This event counts toward Engagement ACE points. Make sure to use the QR code to sign in when you arrive.

Dr. Menzies
Co-Director of Honors Program

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