New Advisor Day, which will be held on February 17, 2015, marks Bellarmine first-year students’ official transition to an advisor in their major. At the event, students have the opportunity to connect with their departments and meet their advisors. Undecided freshmen will have the opportunity to explore one major of interest or speak with an ARC advisor. Undecided students are advised by an ARC staff member until they declare a major.
Topics each department will address in the New Advisor Day meeting are:
- Major Requirements for fall (if appropriate, distribute a copy of the major program of studies from catalog)
- Admission requirements for the major if any (e.g. Nursing, Education)
- Number of electives within the major (e.g. 24 hours of electives)
- Opportunity for an additional minor/double major and ways to determine choosing an additional minor or second major
Encourage your student to attend this event and get connected with his or her major!
Any questions about New Advisor Day can be directed to the Academic Resource Center: 502-272-7400.
Below are activities happening on campus in the month of January.
15 January- Involvement Fair
15 January- Louisville Connections Event -Free Tickets to see the Wizard of Oz at the Jewish Community Center
17 January- SuRF Movie Night
12 January- Knight of Honor (Homecoming) Applications Due
Knight of Honor Applications
Encourage any seniors (with at least 90 credit hours completed) you know that are graduating in either May or December to consider applying. We’ve had an impressive applicant pool for the last couple of years. The application form is available now on U Knight at https://orgsync.com/68572/forms/85398. A complete application includes the application form, an essay and a recommendation form from a current Bellarmine Faculty or Staff Member. Every applicant will be required to do an interview once their application is completed. Interviews will be held on Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1.
21 January- Bench Press competition
22 January- Women’s & Men’s Basketball games in Knight’s Hall
24 January- Home Basketball Game vs. Wisconsin-Parkside (W: 1:30; M: 3:15) – Maroon Out (Knights Nation)
25 January- Tailgate for Home Swimming Meet at U of L Natatorium (Knights Nation)
25 January- Intramurals start
26 January- Chess Tournament
31 January- Snow Tubing at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN (8am-5pm), sponsored by the Bellarmine Activities Council (BAC)
On Saturday, January 31, BAC is sponsoring a day trip to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN. Students will get to spend the morning snow tubing, followed by lunch on site. The group will leave campus from Knights Hall at 8:00am and return no later than 5:00pm. A maximum of 100 students will be allowed to attend and must pay a $20 refundable deposit to reserve their spot. Link to the event on UKnight to share it with students: https://orgsync.com/70506/events/939913/occurrences/2033780
This day of service will send groups of students into the Louisville community to spend a few hours of their day giving back. Students will have the option to volunteer for a few hours at one of these local organizations: The Fairness Campaign, St. Vincent DePaul, Dare to Care, Seven Counties and the Salvation Army.
Late Knight Madness
Late Knight Madness is a fun, new tradition for Homecoming Week that brings the student body together to recognize the achievements of our basketball teams, while emphasizing the importance of school spirit. Students are able to enjoy free food, live music and compete in various games/competitions for prizes. The event has previously featured appearances by the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams and performances by the BU Cheerleaders and the BU Dance Team.
Guatemala Date Auction
Annual fundraiser sponsored by the Guatemala Group held during Free Period. The group will auction off various items and services from members of the Bellarmine Community. Past items include dinner with Bellarmine Faculty & Staff, individual/group personal training sessions, tickets to a BU Basketball Game. All proceeds raised go towards the Guatemala Service Trip.
Knight of Honor – Acknowledged During Men’s Homecoming Game
Knight of Honor Applications
Encourage any seniors (with at least 90 credit hours completed) you know that are graduating in either May or December to consider applying. We’ve had an impressive applicant pool for the last couple of years and I would love to see the same happen this year. The application form is available now on U Knight at https://orgsync.com/68572/forms/85398. A complete application includes the application form, an essay and a recommendation form from a current Bellarmine Faculty or Staff Member. Every applicant will be required to do an interview once their application is completed. Interviews will be held on Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1.
In addition to summer options for study abroad, students may intern abroad during the summer and earn IDC 301 credit.
Another great summer option that students may not associate with study abroad is an internship. When asked what sort of experiences employers want to see on resumes, the number one answer is “internships.” The number two answer is “international internships.” Some majors require an internship, so this is a perfect fit to help them complete all of their degree requirements. However, students may also count their internship as their IDC 301 requirement, making these incredible experiences accessible to all Bellarmine students. The International Programs Office has found that ISA gives students the personal attention they need to craft an individualized internship experience abroad. Their 2015 brochure is available online: http://studiesabroad.com/content/binaries/catalog/internship-catalog-full.pdf. ISA offers internships in the following locations:
- New Zealand
- London, England
Students do not have to speak any language other than English in order to intern abroad. A 6-week internship counts as 4 credit hours and a 10-week internship counts as 6 credit hours. Any major or career field can find a meaningful experience that will be great for their resume and future job prospects. Check out what previous interns have done around the world: http://www.gointernabroad.com/.
For more information on about study abroad, please contact Bridget Klein, email@example.com.