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

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 11am-12:30pm
Where: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, Cowboy Pavillion

Join College of Natural Sciences Black alumni and students before the Relays for an opportunity to meet CNS alumni ambassadors 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. 

 


Aspire Awards Banquet

When: Monday, March 25, 2019

Where: Student Activities Center Ballroom

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 to the event. While every effort will be made, the University may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests. Please contact events@cns.utexas.edu with any questions.

 


 

Honors Day

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES HONORS DAY CELEBRATION

 

Honors students have demonstrated themselves as superior academically. The morning of the University-wide Honors Day, the College of Natural Sciences holds a pre-celebration of our fantastic CNS honors students.

Students have an opportunity to get their photo professionally taken with mascot Hook’em, as well as CNS’s own Tex, and with some beloved faculty and college leadership. Photos will be available, for download or print purchase, online after the event. Exclusive Texas Science Honors Day t-shirts will be also be distributed at the celebration. Family and friends are welcome.

Students being honored at the College of Natural Sciences event will receive notification and an invitation from Associate Dean Vanden Bout. Please note that there are separate registration processes for the College and University ceremonies. Honors students and their families are invited to attend both events, but you may choose to attend just one or the other.

 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE HONORS DAY CEREMONY

 

The University-wide ceremony will be held in the afternoon on Honors Day, at 2:00pm.  Honors Day is typically held in the spring semester, around the first weekend in April.  

For more information about that ceremony please, direct your questions about the event to the Office of University Events, 512-471-7753.

Honors cords and medallions are distributed at this event. If you do not make it, there will be opportunities to pick up your cords after the event, however they are not guaranteed unless students attend the University event.   Eligible students will be emailed about the specific times and locations for pick up. You may attend both events, neither, or one or the other as is your preference

For questions about honors qualifications, please contact your adviser. 

Accommodation requests for disability services should be made at least five days prior to the event. While every effort will be made, CNS Events may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests. For accommodation requests, please contact CNS Events at events@cns.utexas.edu.

 

 


Graduates of Distinction Celebration

When:  Friday, May 24, 2019
Where: AT&T Hotel & Conference Center, Zlotnik Ballroom

 

Each year, the College of Natural Sciences honors the world-changing individuals who have made the greatest impact in their time on campus. The Graduates of Distinction event celebrates outstanding achievements of seniors within the College of Natural Sciences. Those receiving recognition include Dean’s Honored Graduates (top all-around students) and graduates of distinction in four areas: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Service & Leadership, and Research.  This event is a casual reception, with light hors d’oeuvres and includes keynote remarks from Commencement speaker Alan Stern.

Attendance is by invitation only. RSVP is required. 

Accommodation requests for disability services should be made at least five days prior to the event. While every effort will be made, CNS Events may be unable to fulfill last-minute requests. For accommodation requests, please contact CNS Events at events@cns.utexas.edu.