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Coming up in the Honors College
NOW: Organizing Fellowship: Adrian Garcia
NOW: Research Study on Alcohol Use & Stress - Participants Needed
06/02: Virutal Workshop: Preparing a Nationally Competitive Graduate Fellowship Application
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES    

Apply to be a part of the Hearts for the Homeless 2022-23 Executive Board!
Hearts for the Homeless (H4H) Houston, a homeless service organization at UH, is now accepting applications to join the 2022-23 executive board! All students graduating in Spring 2023 or after are welcome to submit an application.H4H Houston is an established chapter at UH that is part of a larger international network of chapters. H4H provides free and informative heart health education events to the homeless community. H4H also educates its members on cardiovascular disease and hidden difficulties in the homeless community through volunteer experiences. We strive to shape our members into compassionate leaders as well as spread awareness of cardiovascular diseases to underprivileged communities in Houston. APPLY HERE Please direct any questions to H4HHouston@gmail.com

Organizing Fellowship
Adrian Garcia for County Commissioner is seeking Organizing Interns through the November 8th Election. Adrian is the incumbent County Commissioner for Precinct 2, which covers large parts of Houston as well as southeast Harris County. This is a very competitive race as Adrian won by just over 2000 votes in his last election. The commissioner has worked hard throughout the pandemic and floods to keep people safe, and in their homes and is focusing on ensuring our communities have resources to combat and recover from COVID-19.Fellows and Interns will be accepted on a rolling basis and run until November 8th with flexibility for a student's academic calendar. Fellows will be paid $15 hourly and will be required to work a minimum of 20-25 hours per week. Internships are unpaid and only require 10 hours of work per week. Submit resumes at resume@adriangarcia.com For more information email aaron@adriangarcia.com

Study Korean Language and Culture at UH!
The Modern and Classical Languages Department will be offering Korean language and culture class starting Fall 2022! Korean cultural and economic influence shape our globalized world, now more than ever. Soon UH students can start listening to K-pop and watching K-dramas in the original language! 
 
FALL 2022: 
Beginning Korean I (MCL 1501) – MW 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., F 11-12 p.m.
Beginning Korean I (MCL 1501) – TTh 2:30-5 p.m.
Korean Culture (WCL 3397: 23690) – MW 2:30-4 p.m.

ENGL 4373H "America through the Movies": Classics works of American cinema. 
Course Number: ENGL 4373H / Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. (synchronous online)

The theme of the course will be "America through the Movies": classic works of cinema that try to explain us to ourselves. We'll study The Searchers, Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Psycho, The Shining, and other classic films, as well as reading essays on film and American culture. Students will write a series of brief essays in response to specific questions. In addition to the synchronous online class meetings, I will meet with each student individually over Zoom or Teams to talk about writing. Taught by Prof. David Mikics.

Houston Dash Free Tickets
The Houston Dash Women's Soccer team is offering up to four free tickets for upcoming home games on May 29 and June 3 at PNC Stadium. To claim tickets CLICK HERE and show support for our local team!

SERVE HOUSTON AmeriCorps
Volunteer Houston, a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston and the Houston Points of Light affiliate, is now accepting applications for the SERVE HOUSTON AmeriCorps program starting fall 2022! SERVE HOUSTON is the new AmeriCorps Program powered by Volunteer Houston. Participants will receive $4,500 in living expenses and $1,700 for educational expenses.SERVE HOUSTON sends teams of five to nonprofit project sites across Houston to provide direct service to vulnerable populations in living healthier lives by providing outreach, training, and hands-on activities on nutrition, wellness practices, social and physical fitness, and other activities. We are recruiting 50 diverse, ambitious persons to become SERVE HOUSTON AmeriCorps Members to participate in our Fall 2022 program where Members will have the opportunity to learn, lead and a make an IMpact through service. Email Keri Myrick at ogesp@uh.edu for additional details. https://www.imgh.org/serve-houston-americorps-member-applications-now-being-accepted-for-fall-2022-cohort/

Research Study on Alcohol Use & Stress
If you are 21 years of age or older, English speaking, experienced a traumatic event, and drink alcohol, you might qualify for a research study. Researchers are conducting a study to learn more about how a brief treatment for people who use alcohol and have experienced a traumatic/stressful event may help improve their mental health.
 
This study involves an in-person visit on the main UH campus ($25 gift card; parking fees covered) and two online follow-up surveys ($35 and $40 gift cards), which can be completed remotely/virtually. You can earn up to $100 in gift cards! If interested, please CLICK HERE for the screening survey and research staff will contact you if you qualify. You will not be paid for this screening survey, but will have the option to enroll in a raffle to win 1 of 8 $50 gift cards.
 
This research study has been reviewed by the University of Houston Institutional Review Board. Please contact the study principal investigator, Antoine Lebeaut, if you have any questions: appfi.uh@gmail.com (281-939-5998)

Idea Lab Kids Cypress Summer Camp Teacher
Idea Lab Kids Cypress is looking for full-time and part-time summer camp teachers. Teachers must love children, provide supervision while teaching the IDEA Lab curriculum, build strong and positive relationships with children and their parents, work at OnSite locations as needed.

Qualifications include: Some college courses, teaching or child care experience, one-year experience in similar position, First Aid / CPR Certification or willingness to obtain, clean driving record, no prior offenses on record, must pass a background check, provide an FBI fingerprint check as instructed, knowledgeable in the subject matter. $9-13.00 per hour, For more information contact: cypress@idealabkids.com

Kscholastic Academic and Language Tutors Needed
Kscholastic is looking to hire in-person tutors and language tutors for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Pay starts at $30/hour. Tutors must have a vehicle, be available at least 3 days a week Sunday through Thursday after school, and be able to tutor through May 2023. We are looking for committed, passionate tutors who can teach middle and high school subjects, particularly STEM subjects, standardized test prep, and languages (Spanish, French, Latin, etc.).If interested in this position, please send a brief statement of interest and a current resume to karla@kscholastic.com

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TRAVEL & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Apply for the 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Would you like to teach English abroad for a year? Do you have a research project that you want to conduct in another country? Not sure what to do after graduation? Apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program!

Fulbright Student grants provide rising and graduating seniors, master's and doctoral candidates, young professionals, and artists from any field with opportunities for personal and professional development. During their grants, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country to foster mutual understanding. Fulbright is one of the largest academic exchanges in the world, providing approximately 2,000 grants annually in more than 140 participating countries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. 

The application for the 2023-2024 awards cycle is now open. You can fill out the UH Fulbright Interest form to attend workshops or to arrange an advising appointment with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards. For specific questions about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please contact the UH Fulbright Program Advisor, Ben Rayder

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SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES   

Featured Research Opportunities for UH Students
Looking for a research experience? Check out the new Featured Research Opportunities resource on the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards website. This web page contains updated information on upcoming research programs and deadlines. http://www.uh.edu/honors/undergraduate-research/research-resources/featured-research-opps/ For more information, contact Ben Rayder at btrayder@uh.edu.   

Getting Started: Preparing a Nationally Competitive Graduate Fellowship Application
This virtual workshop will guide you through the process of preparing a nationally competitive graduate fellowship, such as the NSF GRFP, AAUW, Ford, and will help you identify large and small awards that can assist you with your studies and boost your CV.  The workshop will be divided into three parts: 1) Finding and Applying for Funding, 2) Developing your Application and 3) Letters of Recommendation.  
Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 2 from 2-3 p.m. Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/5635228314