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Undergraduate Newsletter

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Table of Contents Semester at a Glance January 15 Classes begin

January 20 No classes/campus closed (Martin Luther King Day) January 23 Last day to add classes without instructor’s signature February 11 Last day to drop classes without notation on transcript

May 2014 Graduation




SGPP Events


Internship Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunity


Job Opportunities




Academic Advising


March 15-March 23 No classes (Spring Break) May 7 Last Day of Classes May 8 Reading Day May 9-15 Final Exams

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May 2014 Graduation GRADUATING


If you are graduating this May you can still apply for degree candidacy, but a $50.00 late candidacy application fee will now be assessed. For detailed instructions on how to initiate your paperwork, please visit our degree check page.

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Reminder Dear Juniors and Seniors, We have partnered with Career Services to give our junior and senior majors access to Wildcat Joblink. Wildcat JobLink is a state-of-the-art career management tool, offering UA students access to jobs, internships, and a range of other services including campus interviewing and resume referrals. To access JobLink, please visit the Career Services website at https:// All you need is your NETID and password to login and take advantage of these great services. Why is SGPP only funding juniors and seniors to have access to JobLink?

The funding comes from SGPP Program Fees, which only our junior and senior majors pay. If you are a freshman or sophomore, you are welcome to register and pay the annual $5 fee out of pocket. Visit https:// to register. I will be a junior at the end of the current semester. When can I have access? SGPP will be requesting access for any students who have reached 60+ credits each semester after the census date (the 21st day of the semester). So, if you will have 60+ completed credits at the end of this semester, you will be granted access next semester after the census date. If you have any questions, please email

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Internship Opportunities WRRC Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Montgomery & Associates Summer Writing Internship The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is offering a summer internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues. The internship is supported by Montgomery & Associates, an Arizona-based consulting firm specializing in hydrology and water resource issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. Arroyo is recognized as source of objective, accurate and understandable information and reaches a wide audience including policy makers, water professionals, and the public. The topic for the 2015 Arroyo is closing the gap between water demand and supply in Arizona. It will provide a summary of issues involved in filling the gap between water supply and demand, including conservation, reuse, transactions and finding "new water" through various augmentation strategies.

The intern will work 20-25 hours per week during June and July, at a rate of $12.00-$14.00 per hour depending on experience. The intern will work at the WRRC offices in Tucson. Who Can Apply? Enrolled students in good standing at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University are eligible. Deadline: Applications are due no later than 5 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014. To Apply: Complete an application form available at the Montgomery & Associates Summer Internship. Next, send the completed form, along with a writing sample and a letter of recommendation, to Susanna Eden at<> . The 500-1,000 word writing sample may be on any topic; however, it should not be a technical report. The writing sample should avoid jargon and be understandable by general readers. Applicants are encouraged to look at previous issues of Arroyo on the WRRC website. The letter of recommendation should come from a faculty member familiar with applicant's writing. If you have any questions, please contact Susanna Eden at<>.

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Internship Opportunities

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Internship Opportunities

Looking for other internship opportunities? Check out our SGPP Internships page for a comprehensive list of internships, instructions on how to enroll, and more!

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Volunteer Opportunity Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 SBS Ambassador Program. The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is now accepting applications for its Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 SBS Ambassador Program. The program provides undergraduate students with the chance to develop their leadership skills and to establish social and professional connections that last beyond their time at the UA. Through their service to the College, SBS Ambassadors interact with faculty and staff members, the dean, the SBS Advisory Board, SBS alumni, donors, community partners, and with other SBS students. These engagements provide the student with opportunities to hone public speaking and team-building skills and learn how to be an affective mentor. SBS Ambassadors play key roles in recruitment events, information sessions, student social gatherings, community service projects, SBS VIP events, and our SBS speaker series. Ambassadors are expected to commit approximately 25 hours per semester for a minimum of two semesters. Students are required to attend trainings and orientation meetings with college staff, meet with their mentor, and participate in 5 college events and 2 recruitment events each semester. Students who complete their first academic year in the program with a successful evaluation from the program coordinator will have the option to continue as an ambassador their senior year. ELIGIBILITY: SBS Ambassadors are selected through a competitive process based on their high level of academic achievement, their outstanding leadership qualities, and their active engagement on and off campus. To be considered, students must: Be enrolled in a primary major in SBS Have completed at least 6 units of courses offered by departments in SBS Be in junior (60-89 units) or senior (90+ units) standing Demonstrate strong speaking skills Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall and in the major Commit to serve for a minimum of one year APPLICATION: Please use the Application link to access the application. Applications must be submitted to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences main office in Douglass Building Room 200 West no later than 5:00pm on Friday, April 11, 2014. Applications must include: an application form; two current letters of recommendation (one must be from an SBS instructor); two personal statements (explained on the application form); a rĂŠsumĂŠ; and their unofficial UA transcripts.

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Job Opportunities

*Interested students should visit our website ( and apply to job number #283938 no later than Friday, March 21.

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Job Opportunities Hello! If you’re looking for opportunities to lead, teach, and give back to the UA community, I would like to encourage you to consider applying to be part of this year’s New Start Summer Staff! Each year we hire many of the UA’s best as tutors, resident assistants and peer advisors to help ease the transition from high school to college for incoming students. More than a summer job, being on staff allows you to grow and develop as a leader while also making an incredible impact on the lives of the students you work with. Applications are now being accepted through noon on Friday, March 14th. The employment information packet will be found at the link. Once you’ve read it through, you can access the employment application here. Let me know if you have questions. I can be reached via email at or by calling (520) 621-5787. I look forward to seeing your application! Mary Frances Kuper Assistant Director Academic Success & Achievement Robert L. Nugent Bldg., Room 9 (520) 621-5787 Check Us Out On Facebook!

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Announcements Honors Thesis Study Research One of our students, Maryam Shakir, is conducting research as part of her honors thesis study. Participants for data on a politically historic study are needed in the coming weeks. An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research. For more information, please contact Thanks! Chelsea Tryon Office Supervisor School of Government and Public Policy Social Sciences 315C 520.621.7602

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Announcements Students for Sustainability Survey My name is Alex Lohman, and I am the Project Manager of Students for Sustainability (SFS) project aiming to get water bottle refilling stations (like at the Rec) installed in the SUMC in order to reduce plastic bottle waste produced on campus, as well as increase the availability and convenience of filtered water for students who carry reusable water bottles. I am writing to you to ask for your support in raising student awareness of this project, which is still in its early stages. Right now we are collecting data from students via an online survey as a gauge of whether the general student population is in favor of Union water bottle refilling stations or not. To get a representative sample, we need the opinions of students in as many majors as possible. Here is the link to the survey: Thank you for your time, Alex Lohman B.S. Environmental Science Class of 2016 | University of Arizona

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Announcements Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference (AHESC) The University of Arizona is the proud host of the inaugural Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference (AHESC) this March 24-25th at the Student Union Memorial Center. Join students, faculty, staff, and partners of higher education from across Arizona to advance sustainability on campus and in the community. AHESC will share best practices, present cutting edge examples of creative solutions to common challenges unique to Arizona, and develop regional collaborative networks around sustainability. AHESC has a great program that has a lot to offer students. There are workshops and presentations exploring new techniques to improve sustainability in organizations as well as formal networking sessions with keynote speakers and sustainability leaders in industry, government, and the nonprofit sector in addition to conference attendees from other universities and colleges in Arizona. Here is a sampling of some of the great speakers presenting at AHESC 2014:  Anthony Cortese, Sc.D., Senior Fellow, Second Nature  Bruno Sarda, Director of Global Sustainability Operations, Dell  Yalmaz Siddiqui, Director of Environmental Strategy, Office Depot  Carmine Tilghman, Senior Director, Wholesale, Fuels, & Renewable Energy, TEP Richard Kirane, Director of Supply Chain Management and Sustainability Officer, Mayo Clinic Arizona In addition to the robust program, AHESC is very affordable for students. Full registration is $60 and one day registration is $35. Conference registration covers breakfast, lunch, snacks, and covers admission to the Student Summit. Additionally, registration covers admission to take a tour of the UA’s extremely successful student led Compost Cats San Xavier Coop Farm Worksite or a tour of the world renown UA Chiller Plant operated by UA Facilities Management. To learn more and register to attend, check out

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Announcements Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Pre-Health Undergraduate Leaders Striving for Excellence What is a PULSE CAT Ambassador? PULSE Ambassadors represent the Pre-Health Professions Advising Center. They are a select group of students chosen because of their involvement and interest in health care, overall academic and leadership experiences, campus and community involvement, and communication and leadership skills in working with their peers. They work with the Pre-Health Professions Advising staff to provide program support to pre-health students. Their primary tasks include assisting pre-health advisors in recruitment and outreach activities, workshops, and events. Examples of responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Coordinate annual spring HEALTH EXPO * Assist in Orientation programs for Freshman and New Students * Serve as a liaison for pre-health professions clubs and organizations * Establish a Pre-Health Professions Executive Club/Organization Board * Represent the Pre-Health Professions Center at campus and community events * Assist in coordinating pre-health professions events * Provide one-on-one peer advising to pre-health undergraduate students as needed Who is eligible? Undergraduate students who: * Have a 2.50 minimum cumulative GPA * Are interested in Pre-Health professions (medicine, dentistry, osteopathic medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy or other health professions) * Have commitment to serve for at least one full academic year Application requirements * Completed application form (see below) * Resume

Online application Completed applications must be received by 12 p.m. on March 10, 2014. Students selected as Ambassadors must be available for a 1 day after 5 pm the week of April 1, 2013 for orientation/training. NOTE: Selected Ambassadors are required to participate in: * Orientation Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 8am to 5pm * Training Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 8am to 5pm * LASC 393 (Fall 2014) and LASC 493 (Spring 2015) for 2 units which includes weekly classes on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm (location TBA)

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Announcements Summer Registration Information:

Summer Session 2014 Pre-Session: May 19 - June 7 Session 1: June 9 - July 10 Session 2: July 14 - August 13 Registration begins March 24, 2014 There is no priority registration for summer classes, all students can register for summer classes as of 3/24/14. For more information contact: The Office of Summer & Winter Session 1401 East University Blvd Administration Building 221G P.O. Box 210066 Tucson, AZ 85721-0066 Phone: 520-626-8200 or 1-800-457-3349 Fax: 520-621-2099

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Academic Advising Academic Advising Info

To see your Academic Advisor click here for their contact information. You can also schedule an appointment with your advisor

by logging into SBS WiseAdvising here.

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