Plan II Honors
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

Day of Mourning: Plan II Office Closed

Emergencies and information: CoLA Dean's office 512-471-4141

Sun, Dec 31, 2006

University of Texas offices are closed Tuesday in honor of the life and public service of former President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford.



Travis Cosban crowned Mr. Plan II.

Mon, Dec 11, 2006

Travis Cosban, second-year Plan II pre-med, wows the judges with his "classy" (?) PowerPoint opera, the snake, his dazzling formal wear, the exciting dancing and his brilliant response to the interview question.


Worthington Essay Awards Presentation Ceremony

Mon, Dec 11, 2006

Thursday, March 29 in the Joynes Reading Room, 7:00 pm Roger Worthington comes from California to present the awards and to congratulate the the 2006 Worthington Essay winners.

All Plan II students, essay judges, and faculty are invited.

Prize-winners Sandeep Mehta and Whitney Yang will read from their essays which respond to a hypothetical scenario in which Plan II students must advise leaders in business, politics, education and finance about how to increase voter turnout. This will be an engaging, provocative evening with delicious free food, and the opportunity to mingle. Students considering entering next year's Worthington Essay Contest should find this event helpful for getting a sense of the attributes of a winning submission.


The Mr. Plan II Pageant is Coming!

Sunday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m. in WEL 2.224, Tickets $5.00

Tue, Dec 5, 2006

It is once again time for the highly anticipated Mr. Plan II pageant! Males from the Plan II community will be showcasing their formal wear, swimsuits, and talents in an attempt to be crowned this year's Mr. Plan II. Come for the laughs, the snacks, the raffle prizes, and the memories. The event is open to everyone, so bring all your friends! Join the Plan II Students Association for a night of classy, irreverent pageantry.


Final Weekend: The Broccoli Project Presents Threepenny

7:30 pm, Dec 1-2, UTopia Theatre in SSW. Tickets are only $5.

Fri, Dec 1, 2006

Threepenny, directed by Rotimi Agbabiaka is an adaptation of The Theepenny Opera written by German Playwright Bertolt Brecht and first produced 1928. Threepenny is a deliciously dark satire of "respectable" society, with debonair thieves, impudent prostitutes and lingering melodies.


RGK Ctr: Social Innovation Competition, Feb 16 Deadline

RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Fri, Dec 1, 2006


Panel: Two Cultures: The Relationship between the Sciences and Humanities, Wed. Nov 29, 7:00 pm

Tue, Nov 28, 2006

William Powers Jr., President of UT Austin, converses with Nobel Laureate in Physics Steven Weinberg and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Paul Woodruff about the relationship between the sciences and humanities in university culture at the Harry Ransom Center.


Coffee Talk: Pre-Law 101

Q and A session with Karen Landolt, J.D., Career Services Specialist

Tue, Nov 21, 2006

3:30 to 4:30, Tuesday, November 28 Joynes Room, Carothers 007 Coffee Talk is an informal and informational gathering for honors students with coffee and cookies Sponsored by the University Honors Center


Plan II Alumni Book Club

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Tue, Nov 21, 2006

Plan II Alumni Book Club will meet on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 7 PM in the Joynes Reading Room in the Joynes Room on the first floor of the Carothers Building (CRD Room 007), at 2501 Whitis Ave. RSVP to Michael McFarlin.


Joynes Fellows Announced

Mon, Nov 20, 2006

Congratulations to the recently selected Joynes Fellows: Hannah Bloch Wehba (Plan II, Fiction), Shailie Thakkar (Plan II, Poetry) and Tony Meneses (LAH, Drama). Joynes Fellowships were created to enourage and support talented student writers in Plan II Honors and Liberal Arts Honors.


Fall 2006 Plan II Honors Chamber Music Concert, 7:30 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2006

Directed by Paul Olefsky, Emeritus Professor of Music

Mon, Nov 13, 2006


David Firestein, M.P.Aff., M.A.-Asian Studies 1992

Regional Initiatives Coordinator, Office of Public Diplomacy, Bureau of E. Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State,

Fri, Nov 10, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006 Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118 Noon-2pm


Plan II Pre-law Meeting: Law School Admissions Seminar

Thinking about law school, or currently in the process of applying?

Fri, Nov 10, 2006

Plan II Pre-law will host a meeting Thursday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m. in the Texas Governor's Room (3.116). Tiff's Treats! Trent Teti, the founder of Blueprint Prep, will speak about law school admissions. Open to the all students. Contacts: Marvin Liang or Michael Buhrmester.


Humanity in Action, Deadline: Feb 7, 2007

The 2007 summer programs will take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, New York, Paris, and Warsaw.

Thu, Nov 9, 2006

Fellows are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership ability, and commitment to human rights and minority issues.


Plan II Alumni Book Club Inaugural Meeting, November 7, 7:00 pm at the Joynes Room in 007 Carothers

hosted by Dr. Carol Mackay, who will lead a discussion of Virginia Woolf's masterpiece, Room of One's Own

Sat, Nov 4, 2006


Broccoli Project Production of The Storm, by Plautus

Thu, Nov 2, 2006

Tickets are $5.00. 7:30 pm at the Courtyard between Calhoun and Parlin. Directed by Brandon Stackhouse (mis)Translated by Peter Oswald. October 26-28, 2006 and November 2-4, 2006


Plan II Sophomore Summit 7:00--9:00 pm, Monday, Nov 6

WEL 1.308

Thu, Nov 2, 2006

Second year Plan II Honors students received information and preparation for successful sophmore advising in the spring 2007.


Ballet Austin's Classic Beauty; Tickets Available Beginning at 10:15 AM Tuesday October 24

Join fellow honors students for this performance at Bass Hall, Friday October 27, 2006

Tue, Oct 24, 2006

6:45 PM Seminar (attendance required) , 8:00 PM Performance


Joynes Fellowship Application

Deadline: Fellowship applications are due Nov. 3 in the Joynes Reading Room. Fellows will be announced on or before Nov. 13.

Thu, Oct 19, 2006

Joynes fellowships are intended to support and encourage talented student writers in the Plan II Honors Program and Liberal Arts Honors Program. Three students will be awarded financial support.

Download full information on application and useful resources


Peer Advising for fall 2006, registration for spring 2007

Wed, Oct 18, 2006

Peer avising hours during the week of Oct. 23 to 27 are from 10 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except for 4-5 pm on Friday. All freshmen must see a peer adviser to get advising bar lifted for spring registration.


2006-2007 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program: Deadline Nov 30, 2006 for UT nominations.

A maximum of 10 students will be selected to represent UT in the competition to be selected as a United States Goldman Sachs Global Leader. *Eligible students will be in the second year of full-time college enrollment during March 2007.

Mon, Oct 16, 2006


In Memoriam: William Evans Tichenor

May 15, 1986 - March 15, 2006

Wed, Oct 11, 2006

Plan II Honors student William Tichenor passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, March 15, 2006 at home with his parents by his side after a three-year battle with osteosarcoma.


Plan II Parents' Day 2006

Brunch/reception and model classes for Plan II Parents to be followed immediately by the Fall 2006 Senior Thesis Symposium

Tue, Sep 19, 2006

Plan II will be hosting a welcome brunch, model classes, and the annual Senior Thesis Symposium on Sunday, October 29.

Professors Paul Burka, Wendy Domjan, Austin Gleeson and Michael Stoff are giving model classes.


Incoming Plan II Student Receives Community Service Award

Tue, Sep 19, 2006

Sherrill (Charlie) Rose, an incoming first-year Plan II student, received the Youth Launch Scholarship for Outstanding Service for her exemplary work in the community.


Plan II Information Session and Classes Visits

Prospective applicants and their parents are invited to learn more about Plan II

Fri, Sep 8, 2006

Attend a one-hour Plan II information session followed by a visit to a Plan II class. Parents may stay for QandA while students attend the class.


2006-07 Worthington Essay Contest

Plan II Office accepting entries until October 9

Fri, Sep 1, 2006

A generous gift from Plan II alumnus Roger Worthington and his wife Ann made the Worthington Essay Prize possible beginning in 2002. Now a yearly competition, the Worthington Essay competition poses a difficult moral problem each year which entrants are asked answer in their essays.


Texas Exes Award President's Leadership Awards for 2006

Four of the seven recipients are Plan II students

Thu, Apr 6, 2006

On April 6, 2006, the Texas Exes awarded seven students with the President's Leadership Award for Outstanding Student Leadership. Four of the seven recipients were Plan II Honors students.


Plan II Student Receives Prestigious Scholarship

Manasi Deshpande Honored with Truman Scholarship

Tue, Mar 28, 2006

Plan II Honors student, Manasi Deshpande, was awarded a 2006 Harry S. Truman Scholarship on Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Manasi is majoring in Economics, Math, and Plan II at the University of Texas at Austin.


  •   Map
  • Plan II Honors Program

    University of Texas at Austin
    305 East 23rd St
    CLA 2.102
    Austin, Texas, 78712-1250
    512-471-1442