CBO Newsletter: February 2013

UChicago | Counselors and Teachers | Be Involved

Welcome to the 2nd edition of our newsletter!

For those of you with students who applied to the University of Chicago, continue being their cheerleaders and help them stay positive as they wait for decisions. If students are “freaking out” about missing application materials, help them find a calm mental space as they resend those materials. Deferred students? Encourage them to email their regional counselors with letters of continued interest. To help all of you remain inspired this edition of the e-newsletter features articles on UChicago’s record-breaking college admissions season, a new undergraduate career opportunity, a snapshot of study abroad, and highlights of our Martin Luther King Day Celebration.

If you missed last issue, stay tuned: we will start archiving past issues soon. Traveling to campus in February? Please check the Upcoming Events calendar for campus-wide Black History Month events and more!


Colin Melinda Johnson
Director of Enrollment Multicultural Outreach

UChicago News

Career Treks with Partner Universities Bring Together Students and Employers

UChicago's Office of Career Advancement, in a first-time partnership with Wake Forest and Stanford Universities, is sending students over winter break to the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C. and Chicago to meet prospective employers and make vital career connections. Student treks to prospective employers are unique to the University of Chicago, and allow students to visit companies that are hungry for new talent but are not always able to recruit on campus.
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UChicago's MLK Day Celebration 2013

On January 17, the University of Chicago hosted its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration celebration at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Judy Richardson, the film producer well-known for her work on the PBS series Eyes on the Prize, a 14-hour documentary on the civil rights movement, was this year’s featured guest. Charles Payne, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor at the School of Social Service Administration, engaged Richardson in a conversation about her involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), one of the only youth-led civil rights organizations during the 1960’s, and her monumental endeavor to historicize the movement with Eyes on the Prize.
Read more about the keynote conversation »
Learn more about Judy Richardson »

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UChicago Admissions Department Receives Package For Indiana Jones

In December, the Chicagoist, the Atlantic Wire and other online news sources reported that the University of Chicago Admissions Office received a package addressed to "Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr." aka Indiana Jones, fictional adventurer and UChicago alum from the Raiders of the Lost Ark movie franchise. The package contained a detailed replica of fictional UChicago professor Abner Ravenwood's journal and photos of his daughter Marion (Indiana's girlfriend). The University asked the internet community to help solve the mystery of the package's origin, intention and true destination.
Connect with our Tumblr page to read the original post and "Mischief Managed," its solution-bearing update »

A Global Experience

After participating in the Middle Eastern Civilizations program in Jerusalem during the Spring Quarter of his second year, Nick Zebrowski, a third-year International Studies, Latin American Studies and Spanish major, traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he studied intensive Portuguese with support from a Foreign Language Acquisition Grant. He writes now from Santiago, Chile, where he is studying political science and anthropology through the Santiago: Catholic University of Chile Exchange Program.
Read about Nick's experience »
Learn more about study abroad at UChicago »