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In This Issue:
Academic Advising
Academic Programs
Commuter Info

Weekly Meetings


Summer 2016 CAT Practicum Courses

Read about all the exciting Practicum opportunities being hosted by Sixth College in Summer Sessions I and II 2016 on the Practicum websiteProposals are still being accepted for these CAT 124 classes!

Volunteer for Commencement!!!

We are looking for enthusiastic students who would like to volunteer for Sixth College Commencement on Saturday June 11, 2016. The ceremony begins at 5:30pm; volunteers need to be available beginning at 4pm. Students living in residence in Sixth College may be approved for late check-out. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please contact Diane LeGree at

Sixth College Graduation Ceremony

UC San Diego All Campus Commencement 

Sixth Academic Advising

Advising Hours Spring 2016

Closure notice
All Sixth College Administration Offices will be closed May 25, 2016 starting at 3pm. We will resume regular business hours the following day at 8am.

Walk-in Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-11:30am and Monday-Friday 1:30-3:30pm
Appointments: Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm and Thursday 9:30-11:30am

Location: Sixth College Hub, Pepper Canyon Hall, 2nd Floor
If you wish to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 858-534-9001 or come in person to the office.

**Please check the VAC ( for up-to-date advising hours and closure notices.

Summer Course

HIEU 116C - Greece & the Balkans in the 20th Century

Description: The course can count towards Sixth College's Narrative, Aesthetic, and Historical Reasoning breadth requirement, as well as a variety of majors and minors (History, International Studies, European Studies). The class covers the period from 1914 to the present. Topics addressed include the two world wars, modernization, authoritarianism, the Cold War, political violence, the collapse of Communism and the expansion of the European Union.
Date: Summer Session II
Time: (see WebReg)
Location: (see WebReg)
Instructor: Juan Carmona Zabala (

Students interested in finding out more about the class (i.e. about its contents, the instructor, the requirements that they can have the course counted for, etc.) should take a look at this short video:

Sixth Academic Programs

Programs this Week 

Spring Writing Studio Hours

Come in to check your content, clarify your ideas, get revision tips, and enjoy some snacks!
Date: Monday through Thursday
Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Location: Room 261 in the Digital Playroom on the second floor of Pepper Canyon Hall

Spring Practicum Advising Walk-In Hours

Have all your Practicum questions answered in a one-on-one advising session!
Date and time:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 253 in the Academic Programs Office on the 2nd floor of Pepper Canyon Hall
Note: Note: The Writing Studio will be closed during Finals Week, so be sure to take advantage of this last chance to get feedback on your final papers! 

Practicum Opportunities

2016 Practicum Excellence Award

Be recognized for your outstanding Practicum project! To apply please submit a letter of support, a 1,000 word essay, and sample work to as soon as possible. Winners will receive an invitation to a Provost's reception, a certificate of recognition, a $75 cash award, and special recognition at Commencement! For more information visit


Events around the campus

Malaria Ecology and Climate Change

I-House will co-host an event with Institute for Public Health, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Physicians for Social Responsibility as part of the Climate Change and Health Speaker Series. 
Speaker: Dr. Gordon McCord, Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy

This talk will introduce the role of climate change in the spread of vector-born diseases, specifically malaria. The goal of this series is to inspire cross-disciplinary discussions in the area of climate and health. 

Date: Monday, May 23rd
Great Hall

I-House Slice of America: Microenterprise Monday

The event will focus on refugee focused small businesses, Farmers Markets and ways that microenterprise can support our community.

Vouchers for Red Sambusas (Available at the UCSD Farmers Market) will be given away to the first 50 attendees!

Date: Monday, May 23rd
Time: 4PM 
Location: Great Hall
Facebook Event

Color Me Mindfulness

Need a break from the stresses of school and life? Come join the CAPS Wellness Peers in the Sixth Dogghouse for some healthy snacks, good company, and tips to maintain healthy mindfulness in your life. Be sure to join us for a discussion on mental health in different cultures! PLUS free adult coloring books provided for the first ten students!!

Date: Tuesday, May 24th
Time: 2:30-3:30 PM
Location: Sixth Dogghouse
Facebook Event Page

Outreach Trivia Night: Week 9

FOOD, FACTS, FRIENDS, & FUN! Meet new people and test your knowledge of various trivia categories! Free entry to all UCSD students and prizes for winning team! Make this a weekly event and turn up the competition! ALL STUDENTS WELCOME! COME AS A TEAM OR BY YOURSELF!
Date: Tuesday, 5/24/16
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: Middle of Muir "MOM" (Below Pines Dining Hall)
Facebook Event Page

Passport to Culture: China

EARN YOUR PASSPORT & "TRAVEL TO CHINA". Learn about life and culture from current students who have lived and studied in various regions of the world. Enjoy a traditional taste of food from the highlighted region each week! Week 9 "Passport to Culture" will highlight China! ALL STUDENTS WELCOME! FREE FOOD! If you'd like to share your own experiences from China as a panelist, please fill out the following form
Time: Thursday, 5/26/16 from 3:00-4:00 PM
ocation: International House (Near ERC) Cuzco Lounge
Facebook Event Page

Celebration of Africa

UCSD's African Student Association proudly presents its 6th annual Celebration of Africa. Celebration of Africa is an annual student-led showcase of African cultures through student and professional performances.
As our biggest event, this year we're celebrating African cultures with a dynamic array of African dance performers, spoken word, vocal performances, music, and FREE AFRICAN FOOD! Yes fam, dinner will be served! So come watch the performers, eat amazing food, and maybe walk away with one of our awesome raffle prizes! All are welcome to come and celebrate with us
Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins at 7pm.
Date: Thursday, 5/26/16
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Price Center East Ballroom
Facebook Page

Friday Café: China

Join us for International Friday Café: China! The Outreach Coordinators will be partnering with the International Center to sponsor the Cultural Corner. You will get to eat Chinese cuisine, hear from some of our Chinese students, play mahjong and practice calligraphy! All for only $5!
Date: 5/27/16
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: International Center


The Muir Musical Ensemble is looking for a DIRECTOR for the 2016-17 production!

If you or someone you know may be interested in taking on this tremendously rewarding challenge, PLEASE encourage them to apply.
This is an incredible opportunity and a chance to work with a cast of talented actors, musicians and artists in creating one of UC San Diego's most exciting and inspiring traditional events.
Apply to be the Director of the Muir Musical Ensemble for the 2016-2017 year!
If you are interested please email your resume and a brief letter of interest to Patricia Mahaffey, by Monday, May 23rd.

Fellowship Opportunity for students $12,000 from UCOP

Four UC Smoke and Tobacco-Free Student Fellowships of $12,000 each will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing research or projects aimed at reducing the health hazards of smoke and tobacco on campuses.
Deadline is May 25, 2016.
See Website for more info

Do you love The Zone? Do you wish we had more programs, tea, a bigger space, or more? Tell us about your experience at The Zone and enter for a chance to win a $20 Visa Gift Card!

Your honesty and valuable feedback will help us continue to improve The Zone for students at UCSD
Questions? Contact The Zone at
Complete the survey here:

CATLab.Make - a new organization has sprung up in Sixth College!

CATLab.Make is the only Maker - dedicated organization in Sixth College and on campus! It is an organization dedicated to serving the Maker community, intersecting art and technology, and providing Maker - related activities and events.

Memberships are now open. Please contact Johnny Koo,, for more information

Here are the officers for the new organization, CATLab.Make! From left to right, Thalansh Batra, Johnny Koo, Krishna Suri, Joanna Lam.

Save Energy Idea Campaign

The Sustainability and Operational Strategic Initiatives departments at UC San Diego are excited to announce the launch of the next IdeaWave campaign! Our goal is to become a carbon neutral campus by 2025. Share your ideas about how the university can better support the campus community in using less energy, from the electricity used for powering electronics to how you get to, from, and around campus. An evaluation team will review popular ideas and comments for possible inclusion in the Climate Action Plan. Submit your ideas by May 23rd; once the idea submission period is over, you have one additional week to vote and comment on ideas. To learn more, please visit

Upcoming Events

Global Drug Decriminalization & Tijuana's HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Date: Wednesday, June 1st 2016
Time: 12p-2p (Doors open at 11:30)
Location: Great Hall
Registration (REQUIRED):

Join UC San Diego's Global Health Institute and the Open Society Foundation as we welcome Sir Richard Branson. Sir Branson is a world-renowned business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Recently, he has turned his creative energy on the decriminalization of drugs worldwide, teaming up with the United Nations and the Global Commission on Drug Policy to revise the current harmful policies.

We invite you to participate in the screening of the documentary "Breaking the Taboo," and excerpts from Jon Cohen's book, Tomorrow Is A Long Time, followed by a panel exploring how decriminalization of drugs would affect the spread of HIV in Tijuana, with critical dialogue surrounding this issue.

Visit for more information

Commuter Info

Sixth College Commuter Center

Pepper Canyon Hall, Room 104

Cook in the kitchen, surf the web on the computers, take advantage in renting a locker, or watch TV. Just swipe your UCSD student ID at the door. Have questions? See the Sixth College Front Desk or contact Jesse Rapport, the Coordinator of Student Activities. Email:

Weekly Meetings

First Generation Student Link
Main Conference Room (2nd floor PCH) 

Festivals Committee
Mondays at 7:00pm
The DoggHouse

Technology Committee
Mondays 8:00pm
The Lodge

Mondays at 8:00pm
The DoggHouse

Sixth College Bible Study
Mondays at 8:30pm
The Lodge (small room) 

Special Events Committee (SPEC)

Spirit Committee
Tuesdays at 6:00pm
The Commuter Lounge

Arts Committee
Wednesdays 6:30pm
The Lodge

Culture Committee
Wednesdays or Fridays at 7:00pm
The Lodge (TV room)

Video Production Club
Thursdays at 7:00pm
Main Conference Room 

Sixth College Student Council (SCSC) 
Thursdays at 5:15pm 
Main Conference Room (2nd floor PCH)

Knights of the Square Board
Sundays at 7:00pm
The DoggHouse