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SGPP Undergrad Newsletter Important Dates


New Announcements /Internship Opportunities/Scholarships/Advising Info


University wide Dates & Deadlines click here. Important Dates & Deadlines to Know: First Day of Spring Classes Deadline to pay for classes without $50.00 late charge


Late Charge applies $50.00 for unpaid tuition


Last day to use UAccess to add courses


Late fee begins for dropping courses as of this date Begin using change of schedule form to add courses with instructor approval Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday No Classes Last day to increase in units without late registration fees. Last day to pay for tuition without $125.00 fee

1/17/13 1/21/13 1/30/13

Late fee $250.00 begins for Late Registration Late fee $125.00 begins for unpaid tuition


Begin late fee for initiating May/August Graduation Degree Check Details here


Last day to use UAccess to drop courses


Reimbursement Deadline for GRE Test Prep

30 days from registration

Reimbursement Deadline for Study Abroad Airfare Reimbursement Deadline for Internships Outside of Arizona Airfare

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Attention SGPP May & August Graduates!! The deadline to apply for May 2013 & August 2013 graduation is February 1st, 2013. (The basic fee for applying to graduate is $50.00; students applying after the deadline will be charged an additional $50.00 fee.)

Click here for more details

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Save the Date! Internship Info! Do you need to register/enroll for an internship? If you do, then you MUST attend one of the enrollment dates listed below Are you interested in doing an internship in Spring 2013? If yes, then you must attend one of the following internship enrollment dates, all will be held in Social Sciences 305 & 313A: Friday, January 11th, 2013, from 1:30-3:00PM Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, from 10:00-11:30AM Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 10:00-11:30 Friday, January 25th, 2013, from 10:00AM-12:00PM View more SGPP Internship info here. An enrollment date is when you are actually registered/enrolled in the internship, you cannot receive credit for your internship without enrolling during one of the times listed above. You must bring the application filled out by you and your supervisor to the enrollment time you choose. View the internship slideshow & full details here.


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Enrollment Services is beginning the process to select Orientation and Welcome Leaders for the 2013 Summer Orientation season. New Student Orientation and Wildcat Welcome are programs designed to help our newest Wildcats become familiar with our campus while preparing for academic success. The position of Orientation and Welcome Leader allows students to be one of the first points of contact on campus for new students while representing the student experience at the UA. Students who are interested in the position may access the application via the Orientation website

GRE WORKSHOP INFORMATION Visit for detailed information To request a seat in the workshop, please contact Michael Flynn by email: In addition to your full name and phone number, please include the following information about your affiliation with UA and your plans to take the GRE: A) Current UA students: indicate your year in school (junior, senior, graduate student, etc) and expected GRE test date. Note: you may be asked to show your UA Cat Card at the first workshop. Additional questions may be directed to Stephanie Adamson in the UA Graduate College. For information about the UA Testing Office, visit There are three components to this workshop. 1. practice tests -- The course begins with a GRE practice test administered under simulated test conditions. Scores will be analyzed to determine areas of strength and weakness for each participant. One additional practice test will be taken in class, and another will be taken at home to familiarize students with the GRE's computer format. 2. group instruction -- Test-taking strategies for the quantitative, verbal and writing sections of the GRE will be covered along with time management, stress/anxiety and other topics relating to test performance. Timed sections will be administered to assess individual strengths/weaknesses and to improve pacing. 3. extra help from the instructor -- The instructor, Michael Flynn, is Executive Director of Grad Pros Educational Consulting and former admissions committee member at Harvard University and the UCSD School of Medicine. Extra help will be available during and after the workshop. Additional Information: Dates: The Spring 2013 workshop is designed to be completed over 4 days, as noted below. As new material is presented in each class, students need to commit to attending all four days of the workshop. The workshop is held on the UA campus. 路 Saturday, January 26 (9 AM to 5 PM) 路 Sunday, January 27 (9 AM to 1 PM) 路 Saturday, February 16 (9 AM to 5 PM) 路 Sunday, February 17 (9 AM to 1 PM) Cost: $250 SGPP Undergrad Newsletter Pg 4

Announcements POL courses with many open seats! There are several POL upper division courses with many seats open. If you are still looking to add a class, please see the list below. Some classes even have the pre-reqs waived! Enroll today before seats fill up. POL 323 Modern Political Theory-pre-req is POL 203 POL 335 Gender and Politics-pre-req is POL 203 or Phil 110 or Phil 113 POL 340 Politics in Industrialized States-PRE-REQ IS WAIVED-To enroll without the prereq, please contact your POL advisor via email. POL 363 Games of Strategy-note: pre-req is college algebra. POL 407 Congress and American Politics-Two different sections offered-pre-req is POL 201 POL 413 Human Security-NO PRE-REQ! Enroll yourself via UAccess. POL 425 Liberalism and its Critics-PRE-REQ IS WAIVED-To enroll, please contact your POL advisor via email. POL 431 Political Culture and Dynamics of Change in American Society: If you have completed POL 201, the other pre-req is waived! Contact your advisor to enroll. POL 437 Democracies, Emerging and Evolving-pre-req is POL 204 POL 446 Comparative Political Elites-Pre-req is POL 202 or 204 POL 469 Law & Social Change , Pre-Req is POL 201 POL 476 Women and the Law, Pre-Req is POL 201

Newly open LAS course

UA Direct Credit Study Abroad Program in Jordan Summer 2013 POL 462 Armed Conflict and Conflict Management will be offered in Jordan and will be taught by Christina Sciabarra. Students earn direct UA credit! Other courses offered will be Arabic Language and Middle East-related coursework in area studies. All courses are taught by UA faculty and graduate students! Application deadline is Feb 15. Some scholarships may be available. For more information visit: SGPP Undergrad Newsletter Pg 5

Internship Opportunity

Community Outreach and Education Division Internship with the Attorney General’s Office Attention Spring 2013 Interns Students will have an opportunity to intern at the Attorney General's Tucson office. This opportunity will provide the interns with knowledge of Arizona's statewide Crime Prevention and Education initiatives. The types of Programs include: * Identity Theft * Vulnerable Adult Abuse * Consumer Fraud/Consumer Scams * Internet Safety and Substance Abuse * Human smuggling * Civil Right Violations * Veteran Services * White collar crimes * Youth tobacco enforcement * Internet Crimes * Life Care Planning BASIC REQUIREMENTS: * Minimum cumulative G.P.A. 2.75 * Currently enrolled in college or university * Taking a course of study relevant to the internship openings * Applicants must be fingerprinted and pass a criminal background check prior to acceptance into the program All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. To apply please use the following link:

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Internship Opportunity The City of Tucson’s Immigrant Welcoming Task Force is looking for University of Arizona Spring 2013 interns to help assist in research and policy recommendations that will further Tucson’s mission of developing an Immigrant Welcoming City. On August 7th, 2012, the City of Tucson Mayor and Council passed the Immigrant Welcoming City resolution, encouraging public dialogue around the injurious affects of SB1070 and seeking out ways to make Tucson into a more immigrant welcoming city. A diverse group of faith-based representatives brought the resolution forward, basing their recommendation on the Welcome Dayton Plan. The Dayton plan developed policy initiatives and community conversations around the contributions of the city’s immigrant population, recognizing the importance of immigrants and welcome their valuable skills and contributions. Interns will work with the Immigrant Welcoming Task Force to research policy initiatives and make recommendations to the City of Tucson Human Relations Commission. The Commission will further review these proposals and make formal recommendations to the City of Tucson Mayor and Council. The Immigrant Welcoming Task Force is currently meeting once every two weeks, and will soon begin meeting weekly in an effort to craft well developed goals and policy. Interns will attend meetings and do research in between, eventually helping to structure proposals to be considered by Tucson’s Mayor and Council. The goal of the Task Force will be to have these recommendations established by the summer of 2013. Welcome Dayton - Immigrant Welcoming City: To view the City of Tucson Immigrant Welcoming City resolution click here Please contact Laura Dent with the Ward 1 Council Office at 520-837-4264 or

Applications are now being accepted for CHCI's 2013-14 Fellowship Programs!! The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is seeking to offer exceptional Latino college and masters graduates from across the country unparalleled exposure to professional experiences in a vast array of public policy arenas such as education, health, housing, law, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) while participating in CHCI’s nationally acclaimed leadership development training program. This is a paid Fellowship Program that offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date, or earned a graduate degree or higher related to a chosen policy issue area within three years; the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in public policy. Fellows have the opportunity to work in congressional offices and federal agencies, depending on their area of interest. Some past focus areas have included international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing, or local government. For more information

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Internship Opportunity

Spring 2013 Progressive Civic Engagement Internship Offered by Arizona Advocacy Network and AZAN Foundation Students are encouraged to apply for a 3-credit Spring 2013 internship to experience and promote non-partisan, progressive civic engagement among Arizona university students and the community. Interns may earn up to a $500 stipend based on successful completion of outlined objectives. Pre-approved expenses are reimbursed including approved travel costs. Applicants must be in good standing with university standards. The successful applicant must commit, on average, ten hours per week, demonstrate initiative, leadership, communication and organizational skills; be outgoing, able to work with other organizational leaders and promote mutual respect. Awardees will lead hands-on civic engagement and put democracy in action by achieving five objectives: Organize and lead a monthly forum on campus to inform fellow students about the political process in Arizona. A successful forum has attendance of at least 20 fellow students, is co-hosted by partnering student organizations and provides an accurate presentation of at least one hour in length. Guest speakers are permitted but must be approved by AZANF staff. Topics are: Arizona’s 1998 Clean Elections Act and the Voter Involvement Program (January) How to effectively communication with elected officials (February) Voting Rights and How to conduct a credible voter registration drive (March) Legislative update and summary of new Arizona laws relevant to our issues (April) AZANF staff will advise on each forum and provide material and resources for interns to promote forums. A one page summary of take-away lessons must be submitted to AZANF staff after each forum and lessons learned will be applied to make improvements with each successive forum. Voter Registration by participating in a minimum of one voter registration drive per month Voter Education by participating in a minimum of one community outreach canvass, as made available by AZANF staff, per month. Recruit and Mentor a minimum of 2 new student activists to assist you and prepare as potential future interns. Submit a recommendation of each activist for consideration or not to AZANF staff on April 15 th. Effectively interact with state officials on Democracy issues facing Arizona; speak in person at committee hearings and communicate directly with officials during the legislative session; learn about and use the Arizona Legislative Information System (ALIS), the on-line portal that creates opportunities for citizens to effectively communicate with legislators. Contact Executive Director Sam Wercinski for additional information at Applications will be reviewed and phone interviews scheduled for selected candidates. All awardees will be required to attend an initial phone conference call for orientation on January 4, 5 or 6. This call will be coordinated after the selection process is completed.

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Internship Opportunity Internship Opportunity for Spring 2013: Immigrant Mothers with U.S. Citizen Children Project The Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) is seeking two enthusiastic UA interns to assist on a research project about the needs of immigrant mothers with citizen children living in Tucson. The research team has completed interviews with the mothers—we need you to help with transcription of the interviews, translation from Spanish to English, coding of data, and identification of key themes and issues. Skills that you need: bilingual and biliterate in Spanish/English; attention to detail; eagerness to learn. Interns will work for 10 hours a week, receive 3 units of credit, gain knowledge and experience in qualitative research methods, and learn about current issues involving immigrant mothers and their children. To apply: submit a letter up to one page in length that details your qualifications, interest in the project, and major area of study, and a copy of your resume. Send the materials to Sally Stevens at (telephone 520-626-9558).

Internship Opportunity: Pima County Justice Court Description: At the onset, the internship will consist of courtroom observations of the justice court judges and ascertain whether they assign community service hours. Furthermore, the intern will observe the justice court specialty courts, including dv court, mental health court, homeless court, vet court, pet court and mediation court and write summaries of the proceedings for distribution to the other judges. In addition, the intern will contact pima county non-profit agencies, organizations, charitable groups, volunteer services groups and ascertain if the agency accepts court assigned community service volunteers. The community service hours are perform in lieu of fine payments or other penalties. The information will thereinafter be uploaded onto a court-based website for access for volunteers, organizations and other entities A qualified intern must have telephone communication skills as well as computer program skills. Minimum hours per week: 8 (either two four hour days or one eight hour day) The intern will keep track of which judges assign community service hours and the average assignments per judge. Furthermore, the summary observations of the intern will be distributed to the other judges to help the judges be better aware of the different court programs. To Apply: Send a resume and letter of interest to: Judge Anne Segal Pima County Justice Court 115 N. Church, 3rd. floor, Tucson, AZ 85704. Please mark the envelope “personal.�

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Internship Opportunity

Available Immediately: Internship Opportunities for the Office of Congressman Ron Barber We are now accepting internship applications for the Spring and Summer of 2013 Our internship program is open to all majors and provides an opportunity for students to learn, first hand, how a Congressional office operates. Interns work closely with staff to create a team that is accessible and responsive to the constituents of Congressional District 2. Our internship opportunities are unpaid, but we are more than happy to work with students to help earn school credits. Interns are required to do at least two shifts of four and a half hours twice a week. The shifts are from 8-12:30 and from 12:30-5. There are also full time positions available. Interns perform a variety of duties including day-to-day administrative work, data entry, answering phones, drafting constituent correspondence, helping constituents work with federal agencies, and assisting staff where necessary. Please keep in mind that internships are competitive. Minimum required GPA is 3.0. Prospective interns will be contacted regarding an interview following a review of credentials. Priority will be given to those who are residents of Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. Applications are accepted year round for fall, spring, and summer internships. To apply, please call Joni Jones at (520)881-3588. Joni Jones

Office of Congressman Ron Barber 3945 East Fort Lowell Suite 211 Tucson, AZ 85712 Fax: 520.322.9490 Tel: 520.881.3588

Attention students seeking an internship opportunity this Spring BE THE CHANGE From personal growth to community leadership, we are committed to building potential and opportunities that make the world a better place. Call us crazy, but at LeadLocal we believe that WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE FOR GOOD. With this guiding belief, we bring together emerging corporate and community leaders (mentors) with highpotential undergraduates (interns) who have the drive to improve and the passion to lead contribute. As we provide coaching and hands-on leadership opportunities, these teams generate real business solutions for our community’s small businesses and non-profit organizations. The LeadLocal experience is a unique and transformational opportunity. Interns benefit from: + partnering with like-minded students to achieve a goal. To apply online: 1. Go to 2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Apply Now" 3. Complete the online application form 4. Or Email Robin Breault at with any questions

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Announcements Congratulations to our Spring 2013 $200 Textbook Scholarship Award Winners! Mark Cromey Francesca DeFranco Kelsii Dyer Humberto Fierro-Laredo Ariel Giessuebel Justin Hamblin Karen Lara Matthew Russell-Cheung Karen Sandoval-Araujo Alina Schmidt Marina Shalabi Watch out for more scholarship opportunities on our website.

Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, January 16, 2013: 10:00am - 2:00pm UA Mall Come learn about all the study abroad faculty-led programs at the University of Arizona's Spring Study Abroad Fair. Contact Study Abroad and Student Exchange (SASE) at 626-9211 or email for more information.

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Spring 2013 Workshop Series Effective Communication Wednesday 1/23/2013 11:00-12:00, SS 311 Group Dynamics and Conflict Resolution Tuesday 2/5/2013, 2:00-3:00 SS 332 Résumé & Cover Letter Wednesday 2/6/2013 2:00-3:00 SUMC 411 Civic Leadership Tuesday 2/12/2013 2:00-3:00 SS 311 Wednesday 4/10/2013 11:00-12:00 SS 311 Professional Communication Wednesday 2/27/2013 11:00-12:00 SS 332 Finding jobs/internships Tuesday 3/5/2013 11:30-12:30 SUMC 411 Leadership Styles In Groups Wednesday 3/20/2013 11:00-12:00 SS 311 Tuesday 4/23/2013 2:00-3:00 SS 311 Activism & Advocacy Tuesday 3/26/2013 11:00-12:00 SS 332 How to Ace the Interview Thursday 3/28/2013 1:30-2:30 SUMC 411 Ethics and Integrity in Leadership Tuesday 4/16/2013 2:00-3:00 SS 332 First Year on the Job Wednesday 4/17/2013 12:00-1:00 SUMC 411

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Welcome to Scholarship Universe. We search, you Apply! Scholarship Universe is a scholarship management system developed at the University of Arizona exclusively for University of Arizona students. The system uses each student's unique Profile to continually match them with scholarships year round that they are eligible to apply for. Scholarship Universe also provides resources and other scholarship websites that students can utilize and rank.

Attention All Arizona Residents: All Arizona residents are highly encouraged to complete the online Arizona Community Foundation scholarship application to be considered for up to 70 scholarships! Apply as soon as possible. The first scholarship deadline is fast approaching (1/19/13). TIP: The Community Foundation’s number one tip for Scholarship Universe users Complete the entire application by answering each question as thoroughly and honestly as possible. Choosing not to answer just one question, like ethnicity, will exclude students from consideration. Reviewers read all answers so be sure to put in your best effort.

To view SGPP’s available scholarship/funding information click here.

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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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