Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | January 2019
Community Corner
CASP Scholars at December Chancellor's Colloquium           ( Left to Right: Albana Bakaj, William Jongeward, Iliana Sanchez-Ortiz, and Jose Gonzales)
Photo credit: Kehaulani/Wonderstruck Photography
Greetings 

Happy New Year! We hope you are having a restful winter break and are ready to get back in gear for the Winter Quarter. We hope your Fall Quarter went well and Winter Quarter only gets better! 

Many exciting things are happening this quarter with CASP and UCSD. Make sure to read through the entire newsletter to learn about these opportunities, and a special opportunity win some CASP swag!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to help you keep up-to-date with CASP events, resources, and other opportunities.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at casp@ucsd.edu, (858) 534-8366 or stop by the CASP office on the 5th Floor of the Student Services Center (suite #555).

TopIn this issue you will find:

CASP EVENTS, REQUIREMENTS, AND INFORMATION:
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS: 

MATH AND WRITING SUPPORT:


(858) 534 - 8366
5th Floor Student Services Center, Suite #555



ImportantDatesIMPORTANT FALL QUARTER DATES



Tuesday, January 1st


New Year's Day Holiday - All offices will be closed

Wednesday, January 2nd


Winter Quarter begins (campus and all offices reopen)

Monday, January 7th


Instruction begins

Friday, January 18th


Deadline to add a class/change grading option. Waitlist for classes ends.


Monday, January 21st


Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - All offices will be closed
MLK Parade - UCSD contingent information 


Friday, February 1st


Deadline to drop a class without a "W." Please visit college academic advising office for more information regarding drop deadline.

Tuesday, February 5th


CASP Faculty Speaker Series - Requirement for 2018 Cohort


Friday, February 15th


Deadline to drop a class with a "W." Please visit college academic advising office for more information regarding drop deadline.


Monday, February 18th


Presidents' Day Holiday - All offices will be closed



Friday, March 15th


Instructions ends

Saturday, March 16th - Saturday, March 23rd


Finals Week

Saturday, March 23rd


Winter Quarter ends

Sunday, March 24th - Wednesday, March 27th

Spring Break


Wednesday, March 27th


Spring Quarter begins

Friday, March 29th


César Chávez Holiday - All offices and campus closed


Monday, April 1st


Instruction begins

Monday, May 27th


Memorial Day observance - All offices and campus closed

Wednesday, June 4th


CASPgrad Celebration - If you are a graduating student, come to receive your CASP graduation medallion and celebrate!


Friday, June 7th


Instruction ends
CASP Study Jam taking place from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM at the CASP office (Student Services Center, #555)

Saturday, June 8th - Friday, June 14th


Finals Week

Friday, June 14th


Spring Quarter ends

Saturday, June 15th - Sunday, June 16th


Commencement Weekend


closureHOLIDAY CAMPUS CLOSURE
 mlkMARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARADE - UCSD CONTINGENT
Jacqueline Sanchez_ CASP 2017 Cohort
Photo credit: Erik Jepsen and Lily Tang UC San Diego Publications
Jacqueline Sanchez, CASP 2017 Cohort at the MLK Day of Service 2018 
The UCSD contingent at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade is a campus tradition of serving our local community. This year will mark the 39th annual parade. The parade will take place on Monday,
J anuary 21st from 2:00 - 4:0 0 p.m. at the Embarcadero along Harbor Drive. Our contingent will be comprised of a float, university spirit groups, campus community, and King Triton as we display our new parade tagline: The Light of Altruism

The parade will begin at 2 p.m., with staging beginning at 1:15 p.m. on the bayside of the County Administration Building located on Harbor Drive along the Embarcadero. If you would like to join CASP and the UCSD contingent please click here to sign up. 

Finalized event information will be sent the week before the event.   Questions: casp@ucsd.edu .

caspolcREMINDER - CASP WINTER 2019 OLC
Remember CASP Winter 2019 OLCs begin Week 2. Please check your UCSD email to confirm the time and date of your section.

For more information about OLCs, please visit our website or contact us at casp@ucsd.edu.

CASP OASIS Learning Communities Flier

CoffeeAVCCOFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH AVC JEFF ORGERA
What's an Assistant Vice Chancellor and what does Student Retention & Success do? Come meet the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Retention & Success (that CASP is a part of) in an informal setting. Coffee and light snacks on us!

CASPspeakerWI19CASP FACULTY SPEAKER SERIES WINTER 2019 - REQUIREMENT FOR 2018 COHORT
Attending this presentation is a requirement for the CASP 2018 Cohort. Event is open to all students.



CASPatUCSDCASP ALUMNI AT UC SAN DIEGO - JULIE NGUYEN (2014 COHORT)
Photo Credit: Julie Nguyen, CASP 2014 Cohort
After graduating from UC San Diego with a double majors in Communication and International Studies - International Business, Julie Nguyen from the CASP 2014 Cohort joined Eleanor Roosevelt College's Academic Advising office as an Assistant Academic Counselor. 

As an undergrad, Julie worked as an ERC Freshman Orientation Leader, Transfer Orientation Leader, and Senior Orientation Leader. Julie also worked as a CASP Office Coordinator and CASP Peer Leader. Additionally, Julie was an active member of Alpha Chi Omega, a Panhellenic sorority at UC San Diego. 


Congratulations Julie on all of your success, we're so happy to have you at UCSD!

Win a CASP Windbreaker!
Do you want some CASP swag? We are giving away five CASP windbreakers this quarter to our newsletter readers!

Want to claim one? Send us an email at casp@ucsd.edu with the subject line "CASP Newsletter Winner" and with your desired size in the email. We'll notify you if you're a winner! THE FIRST FIVE RESPONDENTS WILL WIN A WINDBREAKER!

We'll send you an email with a confirmation saying we have your windbreaker size and it's ready for pick-up at our office (Student Services Center, Suite #555)


linkedinCASP ALUMNI - JOIN OUR LINKEDIN GROUP
fafsaAPPLY TO FAFSA


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for all students.
 

For any questions or concerns regarding your FAFSA/CA dream application, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship office at finaid@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-4480.

MEDSconferenceMEDS CONFERENCE PRIORITY REGISTRATION
The MEDS Conference for 2019 is now open for PRIORITY REGISTRATION! MEDS stands for Medical Education for Diverse Students. It is a one of a kind, all-day conference for students who hope to become doctors, pharmacists or other health care professionals in the future, held at the UCSD Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.

The conference is happening on Saturday, Feb. 9. To learn more and to register, go to the MEDS website: http://meds.ucsd.edu.

***PRIORITY REGISTRATION is open until January 7.
Here is the code to register during the PRIORITY period: MEDS2019EARLYBIRD. After January 7 the conference will open to all UCSD students and will fill very quickly.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE CONFERENCE ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Here is the link to apply: https://cur-secure.ucsd.edu/machform/view.php?id=221887

The MEDS Conference is not like any other conference you will attend. It is inspiring, informative and fun-with the chance to have hands-on experiences, just like medical students and pharmacy students!

One of the medical students who is helping to plan MEDS this year, Armando Gallegos, had hopes of becoming a doctor when he was growing up, but wasn't confident that he would ever be able to reach his goal. He came to the MEDS conference when he was an undergraduate at UCSD a few years ago and was shown the possibilities. He was inspired to go for it, and he is now a 2nd year medical student at UCSD School of Medicine! Armando volunteered to help with MEDS 2019 because he felt that this conference was the turning point for him and he wanted to give back.

Come see what a difference the MEDS Conference can make for YOU!


REACHREACh - RISING ENGINEERS ADVANCED CHALLENGE
HACKH.A.R.D. HACK

H.A.R.D. event starts at 10 AM on 1/19/2019 and ends at 3 PM on 1/20/2019.

H.A.R.D. Hack is a 24-hour hardware hackathon that HKN holds annually in collaboration with IEEE. IEEE provides the materials and the tools needed to make a hardware hack. Come out and build something cool! Anyone can attend, regardless of skill level


EngineeringOvernightBECOME A HOST - 2019 ENGINEERING OVERNIGHT PROGRAM
CENTERSINTERNBECOME AN INTERN FOR THE WOMEN'S CENTER
CCCINTERNBECOME AN INTERN FOR THE CROSS-CULTURAL CENTER
URSUNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
SDFoundationSAN DIEGO FOUNDATION COMMON APPLICATION AVAILABLE
Winter break is around the corner and that  means it is the perfect time for students to start The San Diego Foundation  2019-2020 Common Scholarship Application

The San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship Application gives San Diego students access to more than 100 scholarships that comprise our Community Scholarship Program by filling out just one application.

Scholarship awards will be made to students who will be attending:
  • Four-year universities
  • Community colleges
  • Career/technical schools 
  • Graduate and medical schools
  • Teaching credential programs
Students can access the application at SDFoundation.org/CSA.

The deadline to complete the application is 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2pm (PST).

In addition to listing separate awards, The San Diego Foundation website has a number of other tools to help students, parents, and mentors navigate the scholarships process. On the students tab you can find  award criteriaTips for a Competitive Application, and a practice application to prepare for December 1st.


For questions, contact the San Diego Foundation at  scholarships@sdfoundation.org or (619) 814-1343.

HumanRightsINTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM FELLOWSHIP
The Center on Global Justice, International Institute, and Human Rights Program are pleased to announce the 11th annual student competition for human rights fellowships. Successful applicants for the 2018 UC Human Rights Fellowship will receive $5,000 for summer internships with a human rights organization of his or her choice.

Interested students are invited to attend an informational session on  Wednesday, January 16th at 12:00pm  in the Sequoyah Hall, Room 103.

Applications are due no later than 12:00pm Tuesday, February 19th.

Information and application instructions can be found here


TritonKTRITON 5K -  APRIL 7TH, 2019
Join Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and 3,000 fellow students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends for a 3.1 mile adventure through the heart of campus-past iconic campus landmarks like the world-renowned Geisel Library and the Stuart Collection's "Sun God" in support of student scholarships.

All ages are welcome to participate in the Triton 5K. Please note, that only the top male & female finishers in the listed age ranges will be considered for an award.


Contact us at casp@ucsd.edu to receive a promo code for a free registration.
.
. For more information, visit 5k.ucsd.edu 
Questions? Email  triton5k@ucsd.edu

UndocGradResourcesRESOURCES FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
 
Thank you to the UCLA UndocuScholars for creating and sharing this list of resources for our students. To access the PDF, click here.
 
CrackingGradCRACKING OPEN THE DOOR TO GRADUATE SCHOOL -  FROM AN UNDACAMENTED GRADUATE
 
Through my research as a graduate student, I found a statistic suggesting that out of every 100 undocumented elementary Latinx students, less than one will achieve a master's degree. This statistic is alarming. It suggests the odds are against undocumented students who go on to graduate school. Nevertheless, I encourage undocumented students to follow their graduate school dreams. it gets rough at times, but it is possible.


DorisDukeDORIS DUKE CONSERVATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM
 
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a diverse, committed, and creative community from around the country that aims to change the face, practice and future of conservation.
 
What:  They support emerging conservation scholars in developing innovative perspectives and skills by providing opportunities to strengthen connections between nature conservation, identities, and environmental justice.
 
Who can apply: The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program are looking for 20 undergraduates who reflect cross-cultural perspectives with an emphasis on students from underrepresented groups in the conservation field.

More about the Program
Questions? Visit  http://uwconservationscholars.org/ or email Doris Duke Conservation Scholars at ddcsp@uw.edu

 OnlineTutoringTEACHING + LEARNING COMMONS - ONLINE TUTORING
 
The Teaching + Learning Commons are pleased to announce that their Online Tutoring program is now active for Spring Quarter!

 Tutors will be available for  Math 3C, 10A, 10B, 10C, 20A, 20C, 11 and 18 and Chemistry 6B and 6C tutoring.

For more information, please  click here  or visit their website and  commons.ucsd.edu .

writingWRITING HELP
Need help with a writing project? Want to be sure you understand the assignment? Want to talk through your ideas or get a second opinion on whether your point is coming across clearly? 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub ("Writing Hub") can help!
 
Located in the Geisel Library, the Writing Hub offers every UC San Diego student free one-on-one help with any writing project-from cover letters to lab reports, research papers to grant proposals. Visit the Writing Hub to meet with a supportive, well-trained peer writing mentor who will help you gain perspective on what works and what can be improved in your writing.
 
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub | writinghub.ucsd.edu |  writinghub@ucsd.edu
 
Visit  http://writinghub.ucsd.edu to learn more

AcadToolsTOOLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
latsLATS OASIS SERVICES
CASPsnapsCASPsnaps
Photo credit: CASP
We are grateful for our student staff members who are a critical part of the CASP team. We can't show our gratitude enough, but we attempted with a holiday celebration in December. This snap is a photo of some of them celebrating the holiday cheer!

If you are interested in being a part of the CASP student staff team, keep an eye out for opportunities to apply beginning mid-winter quarter.