Transfer Student Town Hall

April 7th, 2014

The Senate of College Councils, along with the newly created Transfer Student Board, is hosting a Transfer Student Town Hall next Wednesday, April 16th from 5-7 pm in FAC 328. The Transfer Student Board will serve as the representative body for external transfer students at the university. To create their agenda for the next academic year, the Transfer Student Board would like input from as many transfer students as possible on a variety of topics including: orientation, advising, academics, social programming, etc.

This is an unprecedented opportunity for transfer students to offer their opinions and solutions regarding key transfer student issues. This event is supported by DOS, the First Year Experience Office and UGS. Currently, the format will be a guided Q&A for the first hour and an open forum for the second hour; administrators will be present for both to answer questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Transfer Student Town Hall

What: Guided Q&A + open forum to discuss key transfer student issues such as: orientation, advising, academics, social programming, etc. Most relevant to transfer students, but all students welcome. Refreshments will be provided!

When: Wednesday, April 16 from 5-7 pm

Where: FAC 328

Why: We want your input in order to create solutions for issues affecting the transfer student experience.

Event page

Globalization, Social Class, and Hegemonic Masculinity among Young Men in South Korea

April 4th, 2014

Tue, April 8, 2014 • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Talk by Dr. Seungsook Moon, Vassar College


This talk will explore the implications of globalization for “hegemonic masculinity” in contemporary Korea among young men in their twenties and thirties. Specifically, it examines how economic, cultural, and political globalization has generated conditions for altering experiences of hegemonic masculinity among these men. Because these young men are not internally homogeneous, Dr. Moon will focus on the following two groups of young men: the white-collar middle class and the blue-collar working class.  Based on studies of lives of these social groups, She analyzes how specific social and economic conditions of these social groups may counteract such potential for the modification of hegemonic masculinity among these young men. Based on this comparative analysis and discussion, Dr. Moon intends to illuminate how masculinity as an individual identity and a (relational) location in the social structure of gender is being remade and reproduced in the complex interplay of global and local factors.

Ms. Moon’s research interests lie in political and cultural sociology of gender in East Asia with the specific focus on South Korea. She has published numerous articles on gender and citizenship, collective memories, civil society, democratization, and social movements, globalization, military service, and nationalism. She is the author of Militarized Modernity and Gendered Citizenship in South Korea (Duke University Press, 2005; reprint 2007) and a coeditor (with Maria Hoehn) and contributor of ”Over There”: Living with the U.S. Military Empire (Duke University Press, 2010).

Sponsored by: CEAS

Free Screening of Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” in 3D

April 4th, 2014

 Venue: Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

Time: 1:30 pm, Saturday, April 12, 2014

The program includes:

1. A slideshow featuring fun facts about Life of Pi, Ang Lee, and Taiwan starting at 1:30 pm;

2. The screening of Life of Pi (127 minutes) in 3D at 2 pm;

3. Following the screening, Professor Thomas Schatz, world-renowned film scholar from UT’s Radio-TV-Film Department, will share his insight on Ang Lee and his work with us.

The screening is FREE but you MUST register on Eventbrite and bring your ticket to the event.

Seats are limited. So register now at:

Please feel free to share this invitation with your family and friends. All are welcome!

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H. Iris Chyi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Journalism

Moody College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin

300 W. Dean Keeton (A1000)

Austin, TX  78712-1073

Phone: (512) 471-0553

Fax: (512) 471-7979



Liberal Arts Career Services Updates for Week of April 6 – April 12

April 4th, 2014

Liberal Arts Career Services – helping liberal arts students go “Beyond the Tower!”

To apply for these opportunities or learn more about these events, check out your BTT Gateway account.

Don’t have an account? Register with LACS to access opportunities and to learn about our events, services and resources.

Event Spotlight:

2014 Spring Career and Internship Fair – Take advantage of this opportunity to launch your career or find an internship! Come professionally dressed and bring several copies of your resume.

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The Texas Union - Ballroom
Attire: Professional Attire Required (no jeans, shorts, running shoes/sneakers, or flip flops; visit our Dress for Success page to learn more about professional attire.)
Co-Hosted By: Liberal Arts Council
Research: Explore the list of attending employers, and the positions they are offering.

Spring All Majors Welcome! Bring your UT ID for express check-in.  

Prep Assistance for Liberal Arts Majors: 

APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of April 6:

Explore BTT Gateway for details and to apply. If in the list below you see a JOB ID, search the BTT Gateway [Jobs/Internships] tab; if you see a SCHEDULE ID, search the [Interview Schedules/Qualified Schedules] tab. The following are just a sample of the many jobs and internships you will find in BTT Gateway.

  • 4/6 – BlackRock, Inc., Find Your Forum 2014,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8212
  • 4/6 –  National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, Various Summer 2014 Internships,   BTT Gateway Job ID 6200
  • 4/7 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee – Dallas,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8170
  • 4/7 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee – Houston,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8171
  • 4/9 – Signpost, Sales Associate,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8060
  • 4/9 – Target Corporation, Store Executive Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 7849
  • 4/9 – Target Corporation, Store Executive Team Leader,  BTT Gateway Job ID 7848
  • 4/9 – Department of Veterans Affairs VBA Regional Office, VSR,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8065
  • 4/9 – The Johnson Center for Child Health & Development, Research intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8013
  • 4/9 – Northwestern Mutual, Financial Representative Dallas,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8112
  • 4/9 – Aflac, Sales Agent,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8045
  • 4/9 – AXA Advisors, LLC, Financial Advisor (Various City Openings),  BTT Gateway Job ID 8180
  • 4/9 – Farmers Insurance Group, Service, Marketing, Sales,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8271
  • 4/10 – Yelp, Inc., Yelp Account Manager,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8196
  • 4/10 – Epic, Software Developer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8049
  • 4/10 – Epic, Technical Services/Problem Solver,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8050
  • 4/10 – Epic, Software Tester/Quality Assurance,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8052
  • 4/11 – Morningstar, Product Support Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8008
  • 4/11 – Workers Defense Project, Research and Policy Intern,   BTT Gateway Job ID 8280
  • 4/11 – Morningstar, Data Analyst Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8009
  • 4/11 – Texas Hunger Initiative, Anti-Hunger Opportunity Corps VISTA Member Position,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8266
  • 4/11 – Doctors Without Borders, 2014 Internship Programs,  BTT Gateway Job ID 4537
  • 4/11 – Morningstar, Data Analyst,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8007
  • 4/11 – PulsePoint Group, Content Writing Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8126
  • 4/11 – Workers Defense Project, Worker Rights Organizer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8281
  • 4/11 – Workers Defense Project, Research & Policy Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8282
  • 4/11 – Workers Defense Project, Membership Organizer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8283
  • 4/12 – Dell Inc, Product Sales Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8201

EVENTS for the week of April 6:

Details available under “Career Events” in BTT Gateway or the LACS online calendar.

  • 4/7 – Making the Most of the Career Fair Workshops, FAC 18 – Library, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm OR 2:00 pm – 3:00pm,
  • 4/8 – Know Your Options (& Keep them Open) 4/8 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, CLA 1.302B
  • 4/8 – Citizen Schools Information Session, JES A2105A, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 4/8 – Entrepreneurship Live with Matt Chasen, CEO & Founder uShip,  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm,  AT&T Conference Center
  • 4/8 – TJX, TJX Store Leadership Information Session, PAR 301, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • 4/8 – Know Your Options (& Keep them Open) Info Session, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, CLA 1.302B
  • 4/8 – “Find & Apply Workshop: Finding and Applying to Jobs in the Federal Government”, FAC 21, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 4/9 – Liberal Arts Career & Internship Fair, Texas Union Ballroom, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


The first resume you upload to BTT Gateway will be reviewed by a member of LACS for grammar, format, marketing and relevance to help you highlight your experience in a professional format. Please allow up to two business days for the review process, during which you will not be able to submit the resume for jobs or internships in BTT Gateway. If your resume is not approved, we will provide feedback to help you craft a stronger resume. Once your first resume is approved, all subsequent resume uploads will be automatically approved and you will have immediate access to the resume for BTT Gateway applications. Due to the review process, we recommend you upload your resume well in advance of any upcoming deadlines.

Review the LACS Resume Guidelines to learn the criteria for resume approval.

Interested in Teaching English Abroad?

April 4th, 2014

Each year, language schools around the globe hire Americans to teach English simply because they speak it.

UTeach-Liberal Arts and the International Office’s ESL Services offer a 6-hour course in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in June followed by a 6-week internship in Mexico or Austin.

Information Session Thursday, April 10, 4:00 PM, in GEB 1.308.

To apply:

For more information:


Class and Registration Information

TESOL Session I – In Austin, June 5-25, 2014

  • UTL F320  TESOL I: Principles of Teaching (3 hours daily)
  • UTL F320  TESOL II: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 hours daily)
  • Field Work-Internship in an Austin language school (2 hours daily)

TESOL Session II – In Mexico or Austin, June 30-August 9, 2014

  • Limited enrollment: 9 placements in Mexico, 15 in Austin

L A S110 Internship Registration by consent of Course Instructor. Internship requires successful completion of both UTL F320 courses, a full workday commitment for 3 weeks.

CMS Course Opportunities for Summer and Fall 2014

April 4th, 2014

With registration approaching and course schedules becoming available, the CMS department would like to let you know about a couple of opportunities to take CMS classes.

For the summer semester:

  • CMS349M – Advanced Analysis of Pop Culture will be offered as a web-based course in the second summer session.  The department will waive the stated course pre-requisite of ADV303, CMS347K, or RTF305.  Students will still be required to have completed 60 hours (have upper division standing) and meet the 2.25 UT GPA requirement for upper division Communication coursework.  As a reminder, non-CMS majors may not register for more than 9 hours of CMS overall (including transfer work).

For the fall semester:

  • CMS316L – Interviewing Principles and Practices will be offered in the fall semester.  This course welcomes non-majors who are interested in learning how to ask good questions and obtaining real-world interviewing experience.  If your students are interested in building a career portfolio and practicing their interviewing skills, please encourage them to consider this course.  There aren’t any pre-requisites for this course; however, non-CMS majors may not register for more than 9 hours of CMS overall (including transfer work).

All CMS course descriptions are available on the CMS Department website for students to access: .  Dina Mireles and I will be happy to answer any further questions you may have regarding these courses.


Wendy D. Boggs

Academic Advising Coordinator

Moody College of Communication, CMS Advising

Student Advising Office, BMC 2.600

Phone: (512) 471-1553, Fax: (512) 232-1827

Call for Applications: Summer 2014 Undergraduate Internships

April 4th, 2014

Deadline: Monday, April 14, 2014

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law is currently considering applications for UT undergraduates to intern with us during the summer of 2014!  Interns will support various initiatives at the Rapoport Center.  This summer we are particularly interested in candidates with experience or serious interest in event planning, publication/graphic design, fundraising, grant writing, and/or film editing, and in candidates with specialized knowledge of human rights.

This internship is ideal for students who are interested in:

▪   Working on human rights research and advocacy projects

▪   Learning how an academic center functions

▪   Engaging in human rights scholarship

▪   Gaining practical experience

▪   Collaborating with faculty, staff, and students

This is an unpaid internship.  Selected interns should be available at least 15-20 hours per week for 12 weeks between the conclusion of the spring semester and the start of the fall semester.

The Role of Human Rights Interns

Undergraduate interns play an important role at the Rapoport Center.  Interns will focus on different activities, depending on their background, interest, and the needs of the Center.  Primary duties include:

▪   Assisting with human rights research and advocacy projects

▪   Supporting the coordination and publicity of events and programs

▪   Expanding the Center’s social media outreach

▪   Providing administrative support for Center programs

▪   Contributing written work for press releases, website, and Annual Review publications

▪   Serving as liaison to the UT undergraduate community and helping develop the Center’s undergraduate outreach

▪   Assisting Center Administrator, Co-Directors, Human Rights Scholars, graduate students, and affiliated faculty with other projects and tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications

▪   Commitment to working on issues of human rights and justice

▪   Excellent writing skills

▪   Strong organizational skills

▪   Regular and punctual maintenance of office hours

▪   Professional demeanor

▪   Experience with internet research, standard office equipment, and Microsoft Office

The following qualifications may be preferred in some candidates:

▪   Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese

▪   Demonstrated expertise with publication, design, and website software (Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)

▪   Event planning and/or fundraising experience

▪   Demonstrated experience with video editing software (Final Cut, Avid, etc.)

▪   Experience with scholarly research and editing

▪   Journalism experience

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit the following materials in PDF format to Rapoport Center Administrator William Chandler at (subject: Undergraduate Internship):

▪   Cover letter (state why you are interested in the position; demonstrate basic knowledge of our programs and activities)

▪   CV/Resume (indicate any relevant skills and foreign language proficiency)

▪   Transcript (including the courses you are currently taking)

▪   List of three references (at least two must be UT faculty; include contact information)

▪   Writing sample (3-5 pages; does not need to relate directly to human rights, although that is preferable)


Contact William Chandler at or 512-232-4857.

Departmental Honors Info Session

March 31st, 2014

Faculty Honors Advisor Dr. Chien-Hsin Tsai will be holding an info session to answer questions for those intending to apply for departmental honors this April. 

When: Wednesday, April 9th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Where:  Meyerson Conference Room, WCH. 4.118

The Honors Program in Asian Studies and Asian Cultures and Languages provide ambitious students with an opportunity to do independent research in the form of a substantial thesis. Interested students should apply to the Honors Program during the spring semester of their junior year. To qualify, applicants must provide evidence of the following:


  • Upper-division standing at UT- Austin
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum Asian Studies GPA of 3.5
  • Completion of a minimum of twelve semester hours in Asian Studies
  • Strong research and writing skills

Tea, coffee, and light refreshments will be served. Deadline to apply for Honors is April 30, 2014. 

Double Majors, Study Abroad, Transfers, Liberal Arts Honors, etc.

  • Transfer students may apply for the Honors Program.
  • Students interested in honors and studying abroad should consult with the honors director.
  • Students who would like to receive honors from two departments must complete two separate theses or seek departmental honors in only one of their two majors.
  • Plan II majors seeking Special Honors in Asian Studies or Asian Cultures and Languages through the Honors Program should apply to the program and, once accepted, meet with Plan II advisors to review procedures and options.

Registration Advising for Fall 2014

March 31st, 2014

It’s Registration Season!  The online Course Schedule will open tomorrow and we start registration advising on Thursday, April 3rd.

There are sign-up sheets on the table outside my office; as I am not seeing students in any particular order this year, anyone is welcome to sign up.

The Asian Studies Area List will be posted on the Asian Studies website SOON (and emailed to you guys) but keep in mind it’s subject to change (some classes may be cancelled and others will be added).

Seniors shouldn’t have bars (unless you’re new to the major or on academic probation), but if you’re within a semester of graduating, you should definitely come in to ensure you’re on track to graduate.

You’re welcome to email me with any questions or concerns, but I won’t be answering the phone during registration advising, so don’t rely on leaving me a voice mail.

The Course Schedule for Fall 2014 will be available here:

Your registration times and bar information can be found here:

You can find the list of Asian Studies course descriptions by visiting our website:

Degree Audits: You can view your degree audit through the Interactive Degree Audit (IDA) system:


E 316 and Creative Writing Changes

March 31st, 2014

Dear Students,

E 316K, Masterworks of Literature, will be replaced by four new courses this fall.  As you plan your remaining coursework, know that three of these new options will generally carry required flags (see below).  Most importantly, any of the old or new E 316 courses will satisfy the Humanities requirement in the Core Curriculum:

316L, British Literature (usually offered with a Global Cultures flag)

316M, American Literature (usually offered with a Cultural Diversity in the United States flag)

316N, World Literature (usually offered with a Global Cultures flag)

316P, Masterworks of Literature

We’re also pleased to announce the creation of a Creative Writing Certificate, intended for any UT-Austin student interested in advanced study of creative writing.  For information about the program, please visit our undergraduate Creative Writing website.  Applications are due April 10th.

Creative Writing courses will continue to be offered for non-certificate students, as well.  These will be listed with summer English (E) offerings, but will migrate to Creative Writing (CRW) in the fall Course Schedule.  CRW 325M, Creative Writing, will be our primary fall offering for non-certificate students; it is appropriate as a first creative writing course for any student who has completed E 316, though students with credit for E 315F (Fiction Writing) or 315P (Poetry Writing) should not enroll in CRW 325M.

Please direct any questions about E 316 or Creative Writing to the English Advising Office (512.471.5736, Parlin 114,  Good luck with your registration!


English Advising