Pass the Baton at the Texas Relays: A College of Natural Sciences Black Alumni/Student Event

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018: TBD
Where: TBD

Join College of Natural Sciences Black alumni and students before the Relays for an opportunity to meet CNS alumni ambassadors, to participate in a fun student raffle, and to see the presentation of the Community Engagement Award to a student for outstanding leadership. Enjoy coffee and brunch while you network with other students and alumni. 

In case of inclement weather the event will be held in the Legends Room inside the Etter Harbin Alumni Center. Please contact Ashley Theissen with any questions at 512-471-9497 or events@cns.utexas.edu.


Aspire Awards Banquet

When: Monday, April 2, 2018: TBD

Where: TBD

The College of Natural Sciences hosts the annual Aspire Awards Banquet to honor the accomplishments of Black, Latina and Latino students, both to celebrate their achievements and to inspire their continuation toward successful careers. In addition to students, College faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to attend to celebrate student accomplishments. The banquet will include the presentation of awards and speeches by students and a distinguished guest. This event is a great opportunity for students to celebrate their success and develop mentor relationships with natural sciences alumni.

Dinner will be served and dress is business casual. 

Accommodation requests for disability services should be made at least five days prior the activity. While every effort will be made, the University may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests. Please contact Courtney Mitchel with any questions at 512-471-9459 or events@cns.utexas.edu.

 


 

Honors Day

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES HONORS DAY CEREMONY

The College of Natural Sciences will be hosting an honors event in recognition of our honors students on: Friday, April 13, 2018.

At the event, we'll celebrate student achievement with individual recognition of honor and book award students. Family and friends are welcome. 

Students being honored at the College of Natural Sciences event will have received notification from Assoc. Dean Vanden Bout.

 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE HONORS DAY CEREMONY

The University-wide ceremony will be held: Saturday, April 14, 2018.

For more information about that ceremony please visit the University-wide Honors Day website. Please direct your questions about this event to the Office of University Events, 512-471-7753.

Honors cords and medallions are distributed at this event, and only those in attendance are guaranteed these items. The College of Natural Sciences event offers individual recognition. You may attend both events, neither or one or the other as is your preference.

For questions about honors qualifications, please contact your adviser, or you may find answers on the criteria section of the University-wide event website. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the difference between the two ceremonies?
The CNS ceremony provides an opportunity for students to be recognized individually by the college and their department. Student names will be called and the honors they received will be read by the Associate Dean and greeted by the Dean and Department Chair. In addition, the CNS ceremony is an opportunity for us to recognize scholarship and awards within the College. The University-wide ceremony is larger, and thus students are recognized in groups. Honor cords and medallions will be distributed at the University-wide event.

Where can I park?
Paid parking for this event is available on a first-come, first-served basis in Lot 108, adjacent to the south side of the Erwin Center, or Lot 80, located on the west side of Red River between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Robert Dedman Drive. Additional parking is available in the Trinity Garage for approximately $9 to $12, depending on the length of your stay. More information about parking can be found here.

How long does the ceremony last? What is the schedule for the event?
The CNS ceremony will last from 7:30pm until about 8:30pm, and the dessert reception will last until approximately 9:00pm.

Will food be served?
The CNS ceremony will be followed by a dessert reception for students and their families.

I can't attend the University-wide ceremony. When can I pick up my honor cords and/or medallion?
You will be able to pick up your cords and/or medallion beginning the week of TBD on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information about pickup location, dates, and times will be emailed. Please note that cords/medallions are only guaranteed to those who attend the University-wide ceremony.

Do I just show up or do I need to RSVP in advance?
Students will have received an email invitation to the CNS Honors Day from Associate Dean Vanden Bout. A followup email from CNS Events includes a link for students to provide a photo and a complete list of their honors for inclusion in the ceremony. The submission of this information counts as the student's RSVP. All student submissions/RSVPs are due TBD. Parents may RSVP up until TBD.

What time do I need to arrive for the CNS ceremony?
Students will need to arrive at 6:30pm and report to the Lone Star Room. Doors will open to guests at 6:30 p.m. All students and guests should use the Red River entrance.

What is the suggested attire for this event?
Dress is business casual.

What if I have a guest with disabilities?
Accommodation requests for disability services should be made at least five days prior to the activity. While every effort will be made, the University may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests.

 


Dean's Honored Graduates Ceremony

When:  Friday, May 18, 2018
Where: TBD

Dean's Honored Graduate (DHG) is the highest honor awarded to our 
graduating seniors and is restricted to less than 1 percent of the 
graduating class. Typically about 20 students are selected each spring. DHGs are recognized not just for academic excellence, but also 
for demonstrated excellence beyond the classroom that might include 
scientific research, an independent intellectual pursuit, or exceptional 
service and leadership to the college and university.
  In addition to the individual recognition of each DHG, we will have a celebratory dinner.

Attendance is by invitation only.

Accommodation requests for disability services should be made at least five days prior to the activity. While every effort will be made, the University may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests.

 


College of Natural Sciences Kickoff Event for Black and Hispanic Students and Alumni

When: [DATE TBD FOR 2018]
Where: TBD

Accommodation requests for disability services should be made at least five days prior to the activity. While every effort will be made, the University may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests.

 


Diversity Engagement Mixers

Student and Alumni Dinner

[DATE TBD FOR 2018]

Student and Alumni Lunch

[DATE TBD FOR 2018]

Please join us for dinner/lunch, and stay for alumni-student discussions, learn more about mentoring programs, meet members of the faculty and Dean Vanden Bout, and perhaps network with alumni in your career field here in the Austin area. 

Accommodation requests for disability services should be made at least five days prior to the activity. While every effort will be made, the University may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests.

 


Family Day

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017: 9am - 12pm
Where: POB and GDC 

Join the College of Natural Sciences during Family Weekend at UT! Enjoy a light breakfast, talk with professors, advisers and students, and experience exciting hands-on activities! 

A highlight of the morning will be a special performance by our very own Dr. Kate Bieberdorf at 9:15am. Dr. Kate is the genius behind Fun with Chemistry, CNS's award winning outreach program and a regular fixture on KEYE-TV new's We are Austin segment. 

A short program featuring a CNS faculty and student speaker will take place at 9:45am and 10:45am in the GDC auditorium.

Visit with over 40 programs and tables throughout POB & GDC from 9:00am-12:00pm.

For more information about Family Weekend activities, please visit the Texas Parents website. Please note there are a limited number of spaces available for this event. Registration is available from October 9 - October 20.

Accommodation requests for disability services should be made at least five days prior to the activity. While every effort will be made, the University may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests.