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Honors College Announcements for the Week of February 22-28, 2012

1.    TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY

 

The Emerging Sciences Club

If anyone is interested in joining or getting involved with the Emerging Sciences Club please email me at ebierman@hunter.cuny.edu!
We will be having our first meeting on Wednesday 2/22 at 12:00 PM in the commons area (lower level) of the Macaulay Building.

An MHC at Hunter student is starting a new club at Hunter to facilitate dialogue about fascinating new topics in science and technology. He is looking for students who would be interested in joining the Emerging Sciences Club.

The club's purpose is to provide a forum for students to discuss scientific topics of interest, and to provide a structure through which students can embark upon various projects including Green Initiative Fund proposals and independent scientific research. We hope to encourage students to engage with science in an immediate way, including taking trips to places exploring science in non-academic settings such as DIY hacker-spaces and the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. We will also host events with speakers to talk about their work with science, as well as a Mathematica workshop.

 

 

2.   TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY

 What Can You Do with a PhD/MD?

Have you ever considered pursuing a career in research? Are you wondering what you can do with a Ph.D/MD and how to get started? If so, this is the workshop for you. Learn more about what you can do with a Ph.D. in science, and how you can get involved in research now.

FIND OUT AT THE MEETING ON Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 1:30 – 3pm.  West Building, Room 511

RSVP to www.hunter.cuny.edu… to reserve your seat.


3. TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW

Do you want to make sure that the Princeton review KNOWS—REALLY KNOWS-- HOW AWESOME HUNTER IS!!!

Do you want a chance to to win one of ten Apple® iPad™ devices. Tell The Princeton Review about your experience at The City University of New York--Hunter College.

The Princeton Review, which has rated Hunter as one of its Best Value public colleges, is inviting you to speak out about daily academic and social life at Hunter by being a part of this year's student survey.

This will NOT TAKE UP TOO MUCH OF YOUR TIME…
Spread your insights on what life on your campus is all about: favorite classes, extracurricular activities, sports and clubs, school traditions, professor/student interaction, residence life, food... you get the picture.

Take the survey and you will be automatically entered routinely ranked a Best college by Princeton Review. The survey is online and only requires 10 minutes.

The survey’s web address: http://survey.review.com/ss/
Deadline: February 23rd

We want your voice to be heard! The "Students Say" portion of our school's profile is based directly on quotes submitted by students.

 

4.  CUFF 2012

 CUFF 2012 is now open for submissions!

 CUFF at Macaulay: the official film festival of CUNY returns this winter with special screenings, industry professional panels, and its annual Gala Event night of student and faculty-made film premieres on March 18th!

All enrolled students and current staff and faculty are encouraged to submit new short work (50 minutes or less) for consideration.

Winning films will be shown on PBS’ Reel 13 program and our partner, HBO, will provide DVDs to honorees.

We’ll be accepting submissions through February 24th, but don’t wait!

To access the application form go to http://macaulay.cuny.edu/community/cuff/submitting/

 

5.  An Oasis at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thursday, March 1
8:00–11:00 p.m.

You roared at our Great Gatsby party, feted fashion at "McQueen for a Night," and reveled like a Roman at our toga party. Now it's time to delight in the extraordinary beauty of our new galleries.

Escape from your books, essays, and exams and celebrate the Museum's New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia with the College Group at the Met.

Enjoy music, refreshments, the Museum's glamorous ambiance, and much more. View the awe-inspiring new galleries on your own or on tours led by College Group committee members, and attend performances by musical guests Zikrayat (8:00 p.m.) and DJ Louie XIV (9:30 p.m.).

RSVP to metcollegegroup@metmuseum.org.

 The event is free with a valid student ID. Guests are encouraged to dress to the nines in their best semiformal attire or national dress.

 

6.   The Village Education Project 2012 Summer Volunteer Program

Teach in Ecuador this Summer. Help Fund a Student's High School Education.

The Village Education Project Summer Volunteer Program is seeking motivated college students to teach in rural Ecuador this summer.  Volunteers teach underprivileged seventh graders who cannot afford to attend high school and who come from impoverished primary schools unable to provide adequate preparation. Using a curriculum designed by Ecuadorian teachers and principals and American education students and
professors, volunteers are tasked with helping the seventh grade students get up to grade level.

For details on the program; pictures, videos and narratives from past
volunteers; costs; and an official application, please visit the  Volunteer section of our website at www.villageeducation.org.

If you have any questions, please email us at volunteer@villageeducation.org

 

7.  You Won't Want  to Miss

Best-Selling Author Alice McDermott

Reading at Hunter  on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 7 – 9pm

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to connect with today's top-selling writers at Hunter College’s Best-Selling Author Series. In this installment, we welcome Alice McDermott to discuss literature, success, and her latest best-selling works. A question and answer session, plus a book signing and reception will follow.

Alice McDermott is the author of Charming Billy which was the recipient of the 1998 National Book Award. She is also the author of That Night and At Weddings and Wakes, both of which were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

RSVP by calling 212-772-4292 or email twcce@hunter.cuny.edu

 

8.  Let's Get Ready SAT and College Prep

I've been volunteering with the  Let's Get Ready SAT and College Prep  program for students who are either first in their family to go to college or who qualify for government funded lunches, and they are looking for more volunteers for this spring. It's been a great experience and I highly recommend it.

Classes are from 5-7:30 at the NYU Langone Medical Center (right near the Brookdale Dorms), with verbal on Mondays and math on Thursdays.

Here is the link to apply and if anyone has any questions, they can email nyu.lgr@gmail.com or email me at alyons@hunter.cuny.edu.

 

9.  Another Interesting Volunteer Opp

Volunteer Opportunity Overview:
Covenant House Nineline is a program within Covenant House. It is a nation-wide, seven days a week crisis intervention hot-line. We primarily assist runaway youth and their families, however, we receive different types of callers who are in crisis. We provide assistance to a variation of calls such as: Domestic Violence, Suicide, Child Abuse, Shelter referrals, Substance/Alcohol Abuse, Mental Health issues and everything else in between. 

We are seeking volunteers to provide crisis intervention via telephone.  Volunteers should be empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental and they should also have some knowledge using computers. 

For more detailed information regarding this opportunity please contact:

Claudia Guevara at: 9lineintern@covnenanthouse.orgor
Tanysha Rodriguez at: TRodriguez@covenanthouse.org

 

10.  Rhodes University is excited to hold the 2012 International School  – Environment, Development and Sustainability in Africa:   23 June to 19 July this year.

The multi-faceted study-abroad programme blends political, social, historical and economic theory with hands-on field experience.  Students will be exposed to some of the most knowledgeable lecturers and researchers at Rhodes University, and be able to experience the contexts, histories and challenges of contemporary Africa first-hand.

The programme is suitable for students at second or third year levels or current postgraduates in the fields of international studies/politics, economics, history, social science, environmental education, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, information systems, computer science, education, communications, and social development, as well as those considering post graduate research in Africa.

Participation is limited to 30 students.
 

The International School entails 60 contact hours, apart from time devoted to reading, writing and assessment.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 5 April 2012.

Students can download applications forms and see the School programme on our website: http://www.ru.ac.za/international/school/.

 

11.  Animal Behavior Field Course:  Bahamas Project Dolphin

This field course provides students with an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on field experience studying animal behavior while participating in a research project studying the social behavior of wild dolphins.

The course has two components: a lecture-workshop offered at Hunter College prior to the field course, and participation in a one-week field course run at our Bahamas field site.

To reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $350 is due by April 15th.  Spots are held on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Payment in full is due by May 1st.

For further questions or to reserve a space, please contact Daisy Kaplan at daisykaplan@hotmail.com

 

12.  International Human Rights Exchange:  Johannesburg, South Africa                  

Application deadline for the Fall 2012 semester is March 1, 2012. 

The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world's only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights for undergraduate students.  The program is based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College.

 Each semester students and faculty from Africa and North America come together to participate in a deep and multifaceted intellectual engagement in human rights.  In addition to a required core course, students choose from 12 or more electives exploring human rights from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines.

 IHRE also opens up possibilities for substantive participation in human rights work.  Students enrolled in the Engagement with Human Rights course intern with an NGO working on contemporary rights in post-apartheid South Africa.

Students also explore human rights challenges in rural South Africa through a Community Human Rights Workshop, visit the Apartheid Museum and important cultural sites, and attend guest lectures by human rights experts from South Africa and around the world.

 Application Deadlines

March 1, 2012             Fall 2012 Semester
October 15, 2012        Spring 2013 Semester

Generous scholarships are available for students with financial need.

For more information:  http://www.ihre.org


 

13.  Latino Youth for Higher Education Program

 Latino Youth for Higher Education Program is composed of Latino as well as other minority college students and professionals who have an interest in improving the quality of education for low-income students, especially those of Latino origin who are new to the country. The organization focuses on helping to promote college awareness and success to minority students.

 LYHEP Aids / Teacher's Assistants

 Description: The Teacher’s Assistant works one-on-one as well as in small groups of students to complete academic assignments.

 Tutoring and assisting teachers are common tasks. Other duties: Assist students in completing homework assignments in math, history, science, and other subject areas; Keep staff informed of student behavior; Help teachers achieve the goals for each class; Maintain accurate paperwork as requested by teacher and tutoring leads; Assist with general administrative duties such as assembling, copying and gathering materials; Act as a role model.

Qualifications:
Ability to work effectively with youth ages 11 – 20.
Ability to work as a team-player.
Some knowledge in Spanish a plus.
Professional appearance appropriate to the position.
Cultural sensitivity and ability to work with newcomer students.
Previous instruction experience in a small group format or one-on-one is a plus.

Time commitment: TBD according to the intern’s schedule.
If you're interested in applying, please contact:

Desiree Caro
Bronx Division Director & Expansion Assistant Director
e-mail: dcaro@lyheprogram.org
Tel: 718-840-8661
www.lyheprogram.org

 

14.  The Conference Board has made a small number of spots available to Hunter students for these two upcoming events:

--Customer Experience Leadership, March 22 – 23, 2012 (http://www.conference-board.org/conferences/conferencedetail.cfm?conferenceid=2365)

--Women’s Leadership Conference, April 19 – 20, 2012 (http://www.conference-board.org/conferences/conferencedetail.cfm?conferenceid=2364)

If you are interested in attending either one, please send an e-mail to the Pre-Business Advisor at grace.trewartha@hunter.cuny.edu and explain in approx. 100 words why you should receive a ticket.

 

15.   INTERNSHIP Position Available NOW

Internship position available NOW in the Revenue Management department of the renowned Waldorf-Astoria Hotel .

The internship would require one to work 20 hours per week at $10 per hour.

Please send all applications to George.Whitley@hilton.com

 

16.   Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship—Deadline Mar. 1

Are you planning on studying abroad for summer 2012 or fall 2012?

Then apply for the Gilman International Scholarship Program which offers scholarships for undergraduate students to pursue academic studies abroad.

Eligibility Requirements
•    Applicant must be a U.S. citizen undergraduate student at a 2 or 4 year institution in the United States.
•    The applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad.
•    The applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
•    The applicant is studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be studying in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
•    The applicant is studying abroad in any country except Cuba or a country  on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. 

Awards

Award recipients receive up to $5,000 to apply toward study abroad program costs, including program fees, tuition, room and board, airfare, books and local transportation.

To Apply
•    Complete the online application at www.iie.org/gilman.
•    Contact the Financial Aid and Study Abroad advisors at your home institution to notify them you are applying for the Gilman Scholarship.
•    Provide transcripts from your current institution and any previous institution indicated on your application.