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Coming up in The Honors College
04/26: Students' Great Migrations Exhibit Opening
04/28: Grand Challenges Forum
04/26: Phone-a-Thon
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

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 2016-176 academic year is “Revolution,” hosted by the Honors College in partnership with the UH 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: April 28: Lauren Anderson, Houston Ballet. For more information please visit: thehonorscollege.com/gcf

Join us for Phone-a-Thons!
Join Honors Advocates for a phone-a-thon Wednesday, April 26; Thursday, April 27. Get involved, meet fellow Honors students, recruit students to the Honors College, participate in Open Houses and enjoy FREE pizza! Phone-a-thons are held in the Honors College Refectory from 5-7 p.m. Contact Honors Advocates Coordinators advocate.honors@gmail.com or Gabriella Hauser for more information.

Students' Great Migrations Exhibit Opening - April 26. 4-6 p.m., Honors College Commons
Honors College history students from both U.S. History and Houston History classes, as well as history students from Texas Southern University, have created projects that explore the reasons for, and the lasting legacies, of the “great migrations” in America. The exhibit's opening will be held in the Honors College Commons and the projects will remain on display through the end of the spring semester. Cllick here to read about the semester-long events leading up to the final, original projects. During the summer, some of the students’ projects will be exhibited in the Houston Heritage Society’s gallery.    

Dionysia 2017: The Houston Book of the Dead: How to Live - April 27-30
CCW will present its nineth annual Dionysia, titled "The Houston Book of the Dead: How to Live." This year we turn to the ancient and revered art of honoring the dead. These will be stories speaking to a give-and-take between the living and the dead, a relationship not without danger, but one which sustains all we have and know. Admission is free for each event. See full schedule of events here.

Discover Gymnastics Job Opportunity
Discover Gymnastics, Houston's premier gymnastics and children's activity facility, is seeking a talented and motivated freshman or sophomore to join their IT department. 

Job responsibilities will include Windows and Linux server management, Group Policy and Active Directory administration, LAMP and WordPress web development, network administration, project identification, planning, and execution, vendor relations, and social media account administration. Qualified individuals should have a basic technical background, be eager to learn, and have excellent written communication skills. Contact Travis Sheffield at Travis@DiscoverGymnastics.com with questions, or apply online at: http://www.discovergymnastics.com/about/now-hiring/ 

Interfaith Ministry Refugee Services Volunteers Needed
The Rice Moody Green Light Project is an artistic, ESL, and cultural workshop program for refugees recently resettled in Houston. The workshops are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Volunteers are needed to provide transportation for refugee participants either to the workshops or from the workshops. Volunteers are welcome to remain for part or all the duration of the workshops, though this is not obligatory. Times listed indicate the time that the project begins - so a 12 p.m. shift may necessitate a pickup around 11 a.m. The Moody Center for the Arts is located on Rice's campus (6100 Main St.). The workshops usually start between 12-5 p.m. Please contact Ali Al Sudani and Interfaith Ministries Refugee Services if interested: aalsudani@imgh.org713-533-4940.

Paid Internship Opportunity with Interfaith Ministries Refugee Services 
This is part of a Shell Internship Program with the Interfaith Minitries for Greater Houston. The intern will assist newly arrived refugees reaching self sufficiency through the provision of Reception and Placement Core Services and to work with the Refugee Services staff to meet all program guidelines. Click here for more information. Send resumes to Ali Al Sudani aalsudani@imgh.orgKendall Bousquet kbousquet@imgh.org; and Elena Korbut ekorbut@imgh.org.

Student Summer Internship Opportunity
We at the National Student Leadership Conference are in the process of assembling a dedicated, passionate staff for our 2017 summer programs at universities across the United States. Attached you will find the posting for our Site Assistant position – Site Assistants work primarily from the office and are responsible for much of the “behind the scenes” work that makes our program run smoothly from day to day. Our ideal candidates are hard workers with flexible personalities and an eye for detail and organization.

Should you have questions about the application process, or the position itself, please do not hesitate to contact me. Check out our website at www.nslcleaders.org for more information about the National Student Leadership Conference and the programs and locations we have in store for the summer of 2017.

Now Hiring - Human Situation Omega TA
Applications are now being accepted for the Omega TA position. Applicants should have completed both semesters of Human Situation and be students in the Honors College during the 2017–2018 school year. See the application form for more details. https://goo.gl/forms/DPhW3tsEzxhiesQP2

Volunteer Opportunity at Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan 
BCMAR is one of Houston's top-performing medical magnet middle schools. BCMAR offers its diverse students for rigorous high school programs, college, and careers through an innovative, accelerated health science program. Currently, we are seeking University of Houston students to serve as math tutors on campus, in collaboration with the school's math department. We are offering the following volunteer times: Daily from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 4:15-5:15 p.m.. For more information, please contact perezswe@bcm.edu 

Cougar Tutors Needed

Cougar Tutors is an organization that provides 5th grade math tutoring for elementary schools in HISD. This organizations goal is to not only to provide mentoring for the elementary students, but also give an opportunity for college students to receive first hand experience volunteering and making a difference in the community. Our organization is currently seeking officers who are devoted to the organization and are willing to provide the necessary help to better Cougar Tutors. If you are interested, please fill out the form here by April 21. If you have any comments or concerns, feel free to contact us via email at peac.cougars@gmail.com

Apply to Become a Human Situation Fellow
We are looking for new Fellows to join us for the 2017-18 school year! Fellows collectively staff the Tutoring Office and Drop-In Writing Lab in the Honors College. Attendance at monthly meetings and participation in continuing education sessions are also required (about 5-7 hours weekly).

Applicants should have taken both sections of the Human Situation course and attained a B+, or higher. Applicants should be highly self-motivated individuals with excellent reading, writing, and communication skills, who also work well as members of a team. 
http://www.thehonorscollege.com/fellows-apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 28 at 5 p.m. If you have any questions, email: humansituationfellows@gmail.com

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TRAVEL & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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: https://uhhonorsabroad.wordpress.com

HONORS COLLEGE CULTURAL TOURS FOR MAY 2017

Wales and Ireland:  Two Sides of the Sea, May 29-June 12, 2017
Robert Cremins and Dr. Jonathan Zecher will lead a group of students to explore the landscape, history, and literature of these two culturally rich Celtic nations!  The trip (Itinerary and cost) will feature hiking, literary festivals, workshops with Swansea faculty, Dublin city life, and the incomparable Yeats' country.  There will be components especially for students interested in medicine and public health.  The trip is now full, but if you would like to be added to the wait list, please email Dr. Jonathan Zecher

Peru Study Abroad – May 2017
Students can now sign up to travel to Peru in May 2017. Students will visit Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and other ancient Incan sites before traveling to the shores of Lake Titicaca, where they will participate in four days of service in conjunction with the local community. Related coursework will be released in Fall 2016. Students can get more details about the trip or sign up online at http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/professors-trip/1823235DJ. Please contact Rita Sirrieh at resirrieh@uh.edu with any questions.

Russia Trip May 15–25, 2017
The trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg will coincide with the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, and will include several UNESCO World Heritage sites. We'll visit cultural and historical attractions, including St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin, Lenin's Mausoleum, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and St. Isaac's Cathedral. We'll see museums and cathedrals, ride a canal boat and take an overnight train. On several days, we'll take excursions outside the urban centers to Novgorod, Peterhof, and Sergeiv Posad. It will be led by Jesse Rainbow, David Rainbow, Bill Monroe, and Keri Myrick. You can find information and updates at http://www.jesserainbow.com/russia-2017-blog.

Haiti Service Learning Opportunity
Friends of Haiti is a student organization with the primary goal of taking students to Haiti for a medical service-learning trip. We aim to raise awareness about healthcare in Haiti and explore the culture of Haiti. We are recruiting 3 more students for the trip May 19-28, 2017. We welcome students of all majors. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact uh.friendsofhaiti@gmail.com

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SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) - Deadline April 28, 2017 for Fall 2017
Apply for the Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) program. PURS is a part-time, faculty mentored semester research opportunity. It awards $1K scholarships for the fall 2017 semester. Full-time juniors and seniors from all majors with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. The deadline is Friday, April 28. For more information and to access the online application, visit the PURS webpage. Questions? Please contact Dr. Karen Weber at kweber@uh.edu

Honors College Scholarship
Apply for an Honors College Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year! Students can apply and submit their resume online. More information is available at thehonorscollege.com/scholarships. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on May 1, 2017. Please direct any questions to honorsch@uh.edu. http://thehonorscollege.com/scholarships.

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AROUND CAMPUS & AROUND TOWN  

Queer Poetry Slam
GLOBAL, the University of Houston's LGBT+ social organization, is hosting its first annual poetry slam on April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. The slam is open to current UH students and alumni. Participation is open to LGBT+ and allied individuals, and while poems do not have to explicitly concern LGBT issues, all should be spoken from the queer experience. Students interested in performing should contact slam@lgbtcoogs.com or visit goo.gl/HcH5KN to sign-up.

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Auditions
Jack Young, from the UH School of Theatre & Dance is directing Suzan Lori Parks's play TOPDOG/UNDERDOG for the School next fall, and is looking for African-American men who might audition for the show August 19 at the School of Theatre. Students interested (and for a script) should contact Jack Young at jyoung2@Central.UH.EDU. For a trailer for a production in Baltimore: https://youtu.be/o_X-PAV-OqM