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College Health Corps Vista Program Now Accepting Early Applications

Low-income college students and community members face an array of barriers to health, such as access to health insurance, food security, safe housing, and child care. The College Health Corps VISTA program is dedicated to helping remove these barriers through the full-time capacity building service of it members.

This program provides an excellent gap year experience for those interested in fields such as public health, higher education administration, medicine, and many more.

Seeking a Clearer Picture of an Elusive Enzyme

A new technology offers researchers the chance to decode the structural makeup of methane’s conversion to methanol.

Jason and Rahul
Jason Jones (pictured left) and Dr. Rahul Banerjee (pictured right) at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Truman Scholar Nominations

Sophomore Leaders:

Are you working to create positive change?

Do you have a record of community involvement?

Can you articulate a vision and bring together people and resources to achieve it?

Do you plan to have a career of public service?

Could you use $30,000 for a graduate education and opportunities to network with similarly motivated young people and public leaders?

Apply for a University of Minnesota nomination to become a Truman Scholar by April 1.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in the Voytas Lab

Arjun Khakhar, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Daniel Voytas, is looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering, virology and synthetic biology in crop plants. This position is for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences.

While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by no means required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:

Careers in Law Fair

The fair will be held Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Willey Hall Atrium.

This is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from law schools, government agencies, paralegal programs, nonprofits, criminal justice organizations, political offices, and LSAT prep programs. Stop by any time to learn and ask questions about graduate school requirements, volunteer programs, internship experiences, and professions in the legal community.

HECUA Information Sessions

HECUA Information Session 

  • Thursday, February 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m.; 303 Coffman
  • Wednesday, March 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m.; 303 Coffman (course instructors will be attending) 

HECUA is a social justice based program where students take courses in the community paired with an internship. HECUA is great for students:

  • who are looking for an internship
  • want to get more involved in the community
  • who are interested in social justice 
  • looking for something different

HECUA has four main tracks:

Opting Outside

GreenCorps Member Tillery Bailey helps students develop an interest in the natural world at Cedar Creek.

Tillery Bailey