Barrett Downtown FALL 2011 Events

Your guide to what’s happening in Barrett, The Honors College at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus

AUGUST
Sunday, 14th– 17th Fall Welcome Barrett Downtown has several Fall Welcome events for new Barrett students. For more details, visit: http://students.asu.edu/fallwelcome Thursday, 18th Barrett Advising Open House Stop by to speak with the honors advisor and ask any last-minute questions. (9-11 a.m. & 1-4 p.m.; Barrett Offices: UCENT Suite 166) Saturday, 20th Be A Leader Training/Meet Your Mentee *Mandatory* training for Be A Leader volunteers! Training is from 9:30-11 a.m.; Meet your mentee from 11-1 p.m. (Location: Mercado Bldg. C) Tuesday, 23rd BLAST’D General Member Meeting Want to get involved with Barrett Downtown? Find out how during the first BLAST’D meeting of the Fall semester. (5- 6 p.m.; UCENT 286) Thursday, 25th Cronkite/Barrett Reception Learn from Cronkite deans and faculty about great opportunities for Cronkite/Barrett students (6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.; First Amendment Forum) Friday, 26th Barrett/ASU Night at the Diamondbacks D-Backs vs. Padres! *Tickets required* Stay tuned for ticket details via the Barrett Downtown Digest. (Game time starts at 6:40pm; Chase Field) Tuesday, 30th and Wednesday, 31st Barrett Downtown Honors Contract Workshop Not sure how to submit an honors contract online? Stop by anytime this afternoon to get help. (1 p.m.4 p.m.; Barrett Student Work Space: UCENT Suite 166)

SEPTEMBER (continued) BARRETT DOWNTOWN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
BLAST’D: Barrett Leadership And Service Team Downtown BLAST’D members organize social events, volunteer opportunities, connect with the community, develop leadership skills, and serve Barrett Downtown. The organization holds General Member Meetings every other Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. in UCENT 286. Stop by to get involved! For information, email our BLAST’D President: Jessica.Choi@asu.edu DOWNTOWN HONORS DEVILS— Student Recruiting Team Honors Devils serve as ambassadors of the Barrett Downtown program, assisting with on-campus Barrett recruitment activities. Want to get involved? Email Jill.Johnson@asu.edu. DOWNTOWN DEAN’S ADVISORY COUNCIL: The Dean’s Advisory Council is a committee of Barrett students who serve as representatives of their peers to offer valuable feedback about the Barrett Downtown program to Associate Dean Phillips. The Council meets two times per semester. For information, or to request an application, email Sashaun.Woods@asu.edu Downtown Association of Nontraditional Students “DANTS” addresses the unique needs and interests of the non-traditional honors college student (age 25+ or students returning after a 2-year gap in enrollment). Meetings occur bi-monthly a the DPC campus For information, email the DANTS President, Chevas.Samuels@asu.edu. BARRETT PEER MENTOR PROGRAM All new Barrett students are assigned a Barrett Upper Division Peer Mentor who helps to provide guidance, answer questions, and ease your transition into Barrett. Your mentor will contact you throughout the Fall semester, but if you wish to immediately find out who you’ve been assigned to, contact Jill.Johnson@asu.edu. “B-TOWN” BARRETT RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE Students living in the Taylor Place Barrett Residential College (11th Floor) have an entire series of events and activities planned for them by their Residential College Student Leader (Dustin Volz) and Residential Peer Mentors. Details can be found on Facebook or by emailing Dustin.Volz@asu.edu.

Monday, 12th National Scholarship Info Session Learn how to prepare and compete for national and international awards, including the Rhodes, Truman, Fulbright and Marshall scholarship programs. Sponsored by ONSA (Office of National Scholarship Advisement). (4-5 p.m.; UCENT 256) Friday, 16th Thesis Prep Series, Session I: Getting Started Get a general overview of the thesis process and learn how to start brainstorming project topics. Walk-ins welcome. (1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.; UCENT LI-63) Tuesday, 20th BLAST’D General Member Meeting (5- 6 p.m.; UCENT 286) Friday, 23rd Thesis Prep Series, Session II: Investigating Your Topic. Learn how to develop a Background, Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography. Walk-ins welcome. (1:30PM-3PM, UCENT LI-63) Saturday, 24th: Be A Leader Workshop: PSAT/SAT Prep Help your mentee prepare for these important college entrance exams. (11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Mercado Bldg.,C) Monday, 26th National Scholarship Info Session Learn how to prepare and compete for national and international awards. Sponsored by ONSA (Office of National Scholarship Advisement). (4-5 p.m.; UCENT 256) Friday, 30th-Oct. 2nd UPDATED! ASU Family Weekend Invite your families to join us for ASU’s Family Weekend activities. (More details to come). Friday, 30th Thesis Prep Series, Session III: Narrowing Your Scope. Learn how to construct and refine your research questions. Walk-ins welcome (1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.; UCENT LI-63)

SEPTEMBER
Friday, 2nd Barrett DPc Peer Mentor Mixer& Phx First Fridays! All new Barrett students: meet your peer mentor! Starting location: UCENT lobby. Next we’ll walk down to First Fridays. Afterward, join us for Barrett Explores Phoenix First Fridays (Meet at the Barrett Suite 166 at 6:30 p.m.) Tuesday, 6th BLAST’D General Member Meeting (5- 6 p.m.; UCENT 286) Thursday, 8th ASU Night with the Phoenix Suns & Mercury; Facilities tour at 6pm; Mercury Game time at 7pm Before the game, students will have a chance to meet and greet and facilities tour with the Suns/Mercury professional staff, ranging from broadcasters, to team lawyers, to team medical/exercise & wellness personnel. *Tickets required* Stay tuned for ticket details via the Barrett Downtown Digest.

BARRETT DPC ADOPTED AGENCY

Barrett Downtown will serve the “Be A Leader Foundation” for the 2011-12 academic year. Every Barrett student has a chance to be a mentor to a high school student in the Phoenix area. Workshops are held for just 2 hrs, only ONE Saturday a month at the ASU Mercado bldg. You can help a student in need achieve his/her dreams of earning a college degree! Attend the first training session on Saturday, Aug. 20th from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Mercado Bldg. C and then meet your mentee from 11am-1pm. Contact Jill.Johnson@asu.edu for more info

Barrett Downtown FALL 2011 Events
Your guide to what’s happening in Barrett, The Honors College at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus

OCTOBER
Tuesday, 4th BLAST’D General Member Meeting (5- 6 p.m.; UCENT 286)

FALL 2011 ACADEMIC REMINDERS

NOVEMBER
Tuesday, 1st Centennial Lecture Don’t miss this year’s Barrett Centennial Lecturer, Dr. Oscar Arias Sánchez 7 p.m., Katzin Concert Hall *FREE Tickets available for reservation on the Barrett website Centennial Meet and Greet NEW! An exclusive opportunity for Downtown Barrett students to mingle with Dr. Arias (12:30-1:30pm, location TBA) *Stay tuned for RSVP details BLAST’D General Member Meeting (5- 6 p.m.; UCENT 286) Friday, 4th Pre-Health AND Pre-Law Workshops UPDATED! Learn what it takes to get into medical (all kinds) and law school from Pre-Professional Programs Director Philip Scharf. (3-5 p.m.; Post Office 120) Barrett Night at the Theatre: “NEXT FALL‖ *Tickets required* Stay tuned for ticket details via the Barrett Downtown Digest. (8:00 p.m.; Herberger Theatre Center) All Barrett First Friday Extravaganza NEW! Meet Barrett students from Poly and West and enjoy pizza before heading on a Phx First Friday group activity (6:30 p.m. meet at Taylor Mall) Thursday, 10th-Sunday, 13th Great American Cities trip to San Francisco! Explore the cultural, historical, political and artistic angles of San Francisco with Barrett peers and staff! Email Jill.Johnson@asu.edu for more information. Saturday, 12th BLAST’D Day for Downtown, see FB page for details Tuesday, 15th BLAST’D General Member Meeting (5- 6 p.m.; UCENT 286) Friday, 18th BLAST’D Grub Crawl time TBA, see FB page for details Saturday, 19th Be A Leader Workshop: Scholarships Help your mentee with scholarship applications to help them finance their education. (11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Mercado Bldg.,C)

8/18: First day of classes 8/24: Drop/add deadline 9/16: Honors Contract online submission deadline (by 11:59 p.m.) Sunday, 2nd 9/16: Spring 2012 Thesis Prospectus due ―Taking Steps For College Success– Be A Leader 10/14: Fall 2011Thesis Defense Form due Walkathon‖; Walk alongside your mentee and help 10/28: Fall 2011 Thesis Defense deadline raise funds for Be A Leader Foundation. (9:00 a.m., Margaret T. Hance Park) 11/7: Spring 2012 registration begins 1/6: Course withdrawal deadline Friday, 14th 11/22: Fall 2011 Final Thesis Copy due Thesis Prep Series, Session IV: Organizing 12/8: Final Honors Contract project due Information; Outlines, timelines and thought-maps—this 12/15: Barrett Fall 2011 Convocation session covers it all. Walk-ins welcome. (1:30 p.m.3 p.m.; UCENT LI-63) Mandatory Honors Advising Tuesday, 18th National Scholarship Info Session Learn how to prepare and compete for national and international awards, including the Rhodes, Truman, Fulbright and Marshall scholarship programs.(5-6 p.m.; UCENT 284) Tuesday, 18th BLAST’D General Member Meeting (5- 6 p.m.; Location TBA) Friday, 21st Thesis Prep Series, Session V: Crafting the Perfect Research Proposal & Finding a Director: Learn how to write a research proposal and how to approach potential thesis directors. Walk-ins welcome. (1:30 p.m. -3 p.m.; UCENT LI-63) Barrett Night at the Ballet and Symphony: ―Cinderella‖ World Premiere! One of the world's most beloved fairytales comes to life! Performed with The Phoenix Symphony. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. *Tickets required* Stay tuned for ticket details via the Barrett Downtown Digest. Saturday, 22nd: Be A Leader Workshop: Writing Personal Statements: Help your mentee learn how to write strong personal statements for their college applications (11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Mercado Bldg.,C)
To avoid losing priority registration privileges: All freshmen by Dec. 2, 2011, all sophomores by March 2, 2012, and all juniors by April 30, 20112 If you plan to start your thesis project in Spring 2012, you must meet with your honors advisor, Jill Johnson, by Oct. 28, 2011.

Graduating in Fall 2011?  Be sure to meet with your honors advisor, Jill Johnson, for your final graduation check.  Complete the BIG (“Barrett Intent to Graduate”) form—deadline TBA.  Defend thesis project by 10/28  Submit final thesis project to Barrett Downtown office by 11/22  Attend Barrett Convocation on 12/14

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Wednesday, 26th: COPP/Barrett reception MOBILE TEXT ALERTS: All Barrett students with majors in the College of Public TEXT “BARRETTDPC” to 41411 to Programs are invited to this special reception, hosted receive text updates! by COPP deans/faculty/staff. (5-6:30 p.m.; loc. TBA) EMAIL: Barrett Downtown Friday, 28th Digest! Check your email for weekly Thesis Prep Series, Session VI: Now What? e-blasts about Barrett events! Sustaining the Writing Process All you need to know about the writing process. Questions? Contact: Walk-ins welcome. (1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.; UCENT LI-63) Jill Johnson: Program Manager th Homecoming Week! Monday, 23rd—Saturday 29 Jill.Johnson@asu.edu; 602-496-0557 some events going on all week! GO DEVILS! Sashaun Wood: Program Coordinator BLAST’D office decorating party Tue. 25th 5-6:30 p.m. Sashaun.Wood@asu.edu; 602-496-5093

DECEMBER

Tuesday, 6th DATE CHANGE! SAVE THE DATE for the Annual BLAST’D end-of-the-year party! *Invite Only based on points Wednesday, 7th Faculty Thank-You Note Day Stop by the Barrett offices to write a special note to any ASU Faculty. (We’ll take care of the delivery). (9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m., Barrett Offices) Saturday, 19th Be A Leader Workshop: Financial Aid Planning Don’t miss the LAST workshop of the Fall semester. Help your mentee with his/her financial aid application. (11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Mercado Bldg.,C) Wednesday, 15th Barrett Convocation Ceremony Congratulations, Fall 2011 Graduates!

Barrett Downtown Writing Center
Need help with Human Event papers? Visit the Barrett Writing Tutor from 9:30-11am, Monday, Wednesday, Fridays in the Barrett Lounge or e-mail Evie.Carpenter@asu.edu to schedule an appointment!

Chelsea Overstreet, Student Services Assistant Chelsea .Overstreet@asu.edu; 602-496-0496 Rhonda Phillips, Associate Dean; Rhonda.Phillips@asu.edu