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Coming up in The Honors College
Now-09/18: Undergraduate Research Day Applications
09/22: Grand Challenges Forum: Greeson, Vice President of Development for NRG
Now: Want to help? Join UH CARES


Grand Challenges Forum (GCF)
The Honors College welcomes a diverse group of distinguished scholars, authors, activists and artists in an effort to further the University's commitment to intellectual rigor, critical thinking and scholarly excellence. The theme for the GCF’s 2017-18 academic year is “Bold Actions,” hosted by the Honors College in partnership with the University of Houston Alumni Association and the C. T. Bauer College of Business. The GCF is open to the entire UH Community. All lectures are held on Fridays from 1-2 p.m. in CEMO Hall 100D. Coming up: Sept. 22: David Greeson, Vice President of Development for NRG; and Sept. 29: Dr. Michael Haspel, Evangelische Akademie in Thüringen. For more information please visit:

After Harvey, wondering what to do to help?
One of the ways the UH community is providing service and support in the aftermath is through UH CARES (Cougar Assisted Relief Efforts). The initiative organizes UH volunteers into teams and take on projects in the wake of the storm. The program is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University. Go here and join!

SGB Coffeehouse
Come and join us at our SGB Coffeehouse! We will be showcasing Honors talent in the Commons on Tuesday, October 3rd from 7 to 10pm. We will provide desserts, pastries, and coffee of course. We've seen amazing talent such as singing, dancing, magic, and even hula hooping. If you'd like to showcase your talent, please sign up by Monday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. using the following link:

The Human Situation Fellows Fall 2017 Tutoring Hours
The 2017-18 Human Situation Fellows have begun tutoring hours for Fall 2017 in their new home base in the Honors College Foyer. Check the website for a complete schedule and list of upcoming workshops. Fellows are available mornings and afternoons, four days a week—with a Drop-In Writing Lab open on Thursdays. For more information, email

TonaLaw Veteran's Scholarship
The TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship is only open to students attending school in the United States. Students must have served in the U.S. Military and provide proof of service. Scholarship application and info:
Fall Semester: Applications due by July 31
Spring Semester: Applications due by November 30

IT Support Specialist Opening
Kelly S Mathews LLC ("KSMLLC") (, a Houston based tax accounting firm focused solely on motor fuels tax issues and questions is looking for an IT Support Specialist to provide efficient and effective IT support for the Firm, ensuring all KSMLLC employees are provided with the tools and support needed to perform their duties. Cllck here for more information. Wayne Herbert at

SEO Internship Opportunity
Our internships are best suited for students looking to expand their horizons on what they would like to pursue as a career, or students that have a good grasp on the arena they would like to pursue, but just don't know which avenue to take inside their degree choice. Interns will benefit from seeing the vast array of what the online arena has to offer, and how we help businesses gain a better visibility online through the means from Google, Bing, Yahoo, Facebook, Youtube, etc. If you have any more questions about our internship program, please don't hesitate to call or email, Garrett Laidler at 888.439.4224, ext. 1, or 



Interested in Going Abroad? 

Keep in touch with the Honors College’s very own study abroad blog, which outlines opportunities and reflects on students’ experiences:



Glamour's 2018 College Women of the Year Competition
Each year, Glamour recognizes 10 outstanding college women from universities throughout the US. Winners receive up to $20,000 and are featured in Glamour magazine. Two students from the University of Houston have received this recognition in recent years. Interested students should contact the Ofce of Undergraduate Research. Eligibility: The competition is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada (except Quebec) who are at least 18 years old by the application deadline. For more information, click here.

2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student program provides support to students who wish to teach English or complete a study/research project in more than 140 countries around the world. Interested students are encouraged to meet with the UH Fulbright Program advisor as soon as possible to review the application components and requirements. Interested applicants are also strongly encouraged to attend the 2017 Fulbright Summer Workshop series.



UH Homecoming
UH proudly presents Homecoming 2017! It is a week celebrating the University of Houston, uniting students and organizations, and showcasing Cougar Pride and Cougar Spirit during one of the oldest traditions on campus! Each day of Homecoming there are diferent events for students, alumni, and the UH community. Check our website or follow us on social media (@uhhomecoming) to get updates and see the full schedule! #HoustonIsHome

Ignite Leadership Program - Applications Open
The Ignite Leadership Program is a foundational leadership development program for UH students who want to develop their leadership skills and become a part of a positive leadership community. This semester-long workshop series provides the knowledge and tools to prepare students for leadership in the UH community and beyond. In the program, you will build strong relationships through service and social activities while receiving support from experienced Ignite Mentors. Together you will learn and grow in your leadership potential by learning about: 1) Your leadership style 2) Values and ethical decision making 3) Conflict management when working in teams 4) Diversity and inclusion 5) Public speaking and professional communication meetings are on Fridays from 1-3 p.m. starting Sept. 22, with our Semester Retreat. Learn more here. Applications have been extended due to Hurricane Harvey through Sept. 15 at 11:59 p.m. Apply here. 

2017 Mitchell Artist LectureArtists and Activists series: The Yes Men. Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Moore’s Opera House. Fre admission. Reserve online at