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The Weekly News

A weekly digest of updates, opportunities, and events for UHP students

December 14, 2014

Honors News

Good Luck on Finals!

Good luck as you wrap up final projects & papers and prepare for your exams this week! It's been a great semester and we're looking forward to seeing you in 2015.

Last Weekly News of the Semester

This is the last edition of the The Weekly News for the Semester and the year. In observance of finals weeks and the winter break, the campus & community events section will highlight just a few campus happenings for the long break and the first week back. Enjoy!

Reminder: Submit Your Semester Honors Summary Forms

As the semester wraps up, don't forget to submit your Semester Honors Summary form. Using this form ensures that honors courses and experiences will be added to your honors APAS, which helps us track your progress in the program. Please submit your completed form to the UHP front desk in 390 Northrop—and remember to also attach any necessary Non-Course Honors Experience forms and reflections. If you're not sure whether the additional form or reflection are necessary, see the FAQ on page 2 of the Semester Honors Summary form. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or inquire with the front desk at 612-624-5522.

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Other News and Opportunities

CAPE Major Exploration Workshop

Join the Center for Academic Planning & Exploration on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 9am–3pm in STSS 330 for the Extreme Makeover: Major Edition workshop. This workshop is designed to overhaul your major exploration process! Learn about ways to discover interests, strengths, and values that matter to you, and learn how to apply these discoveries to create a blueprint for deciding on a major that's right for you. Registration is $15 per student and includes lunch, the assessments, and event materials. Tight on cash? Scholarships are available, just More info & registration.

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Campus and Community Events

Thursday, January 8: Preview of the 2015 MN Legislative Session

Monday, January 8, 12pm, Humphrey Forum: What's coming in the new legislative session? New Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt and Senator Majority Leader Tom Bakk review the coming session. Will this be the big transportation session? What will be the priorities for the projected $1 billion surplus. Will we see tax cuts? Spending? What are the prospects and hurdles heading into session? This timely program with legislative leaders will be moderated by former Speaker Steve Sviggum and Professor Larry Jacobs. More info.

Monday, January 15: Physics Circus

Monday, January 15, 7pm, Carlson Family Stage, Northrop: If you’ve never seen a physicist drop 20 feet through thin air while a friend shoots a ball at him from a cannon, or grown men and women shooting streams of toilet paper over an audience with a leaf blower, the University of Minnesota Physics Force has a show for you. The show is a unique mix of physics demonstrations and slapstick humor suitable for adults and children of all ages. This event is free, but registration is requested. More info.

Monday January 22: CSE Public Lecture—Plastics from Plants

Monday, January 22, 7pm, 100 Smith: Plastics are everywhere. Can we enjoy the benefits of plastics in modern society while being good stewards of the Earth and its natural resources? Find out in the next CSE Public Lecture, presented by Marc A. Hillmyer (Director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers and Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Chemistry). More info.

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