The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Monday, March 3, 2003
1. Max Weinberg Speaks (Jewish Awareness Month Event)
2. Mexican Dessert Night (SHO)
3. Vagina Monologues Needs Ushers (University Auditorium)
4. Round Table Discussion in French on African Literature Written in French
5. Women's History Month Events
6. Prestigious Scholarships Reception
1. MAX WEINBERG SPEAKS. Monday, March 3 - 8:30 pm in Reitz Union Grand
JAM with Max as he speaks about his Jewish connections and secular
experiences. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early. Max Weinberg
is the drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, and is also currently
the band leader the Conan O'Brien show. As the head of the Max Weinberg
Seven and a member of the E-Street Band, Max appeals to those of all ages.
Real time captioning will be provided.
SPECIAL OFFER! The E-Street Band will be in Jacksonville the night after
his speech, and he has given us two tickets with backstage passes for that
show. If you sign up for the JAM Listserv at www.ufjam.org, you will be
entered in a drawing for those tickets. The drawing winners will be
announced at the speech. (No Purchase Required)
2. MEXICAN DESSERT NIGHT: Thursday March 6th at 8:00 PM in the Hume Commons
Come see the sweet side of Mexico
Savor the colors and tastes....Andale ,andale!
3. VAGINA MONOLOGUES NEEDS USHERS (University Auditorium): As you all may
have heard, the University of Florida Performing Arts is playing host to The
Vagina Monologues (featuring Ntozake Shange) at the University Auditorium
March 18 - March 23. While we usually have
volunteer ushers to assist patrons, many of our ushers are older and are
not comfortable with the content of the Vagina Monologues.
I am hoping that some of your students would be interested in helping
out with some of the performances. They would need to be at the
Auditorium at 6:30PM for the evening shows (March 18-23) and 12:30PM for
the matinees (March 22 & 23). We would need them dressed in black pants
or skirts and a white button-down shirt (tie for guys). Their
responsibilities would include tearing tickets and directing patrons to
their seats. Since we allow volunteers to sit in the back of the house
when seating allows, they would get to see about 99% of the show for
free. Obviously, this is based on ticket sales. For any sold out
performance we cannot guarantee a seat.
If you have anyone that is interested or needs more information, please
have them contact me via email ([log in to unmask]) or 392-1900 x328.
4. ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION IN FRENCH on African Literature written in
March 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 219 Dauer (O. Ruth McQuown
Room), there will be a roundtable discussion in French on "l'écriture
africaine en français: textes et contextes" with visiting Senegalese writer
Boubacar Boris Diop, author of "Murambi, le livre des ossements," Dr. Pius
Ngandu, director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies at the
Louisiana State University, and Dr. Eileen Julien, director of the Driskell
Center for the Study of the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland.
The roundtable is jointly sponsored by the France-Florida Research
Institute and the Center for African Studies.
5. WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENTS: Can You Hear Us Now?? March is Women's
History Month! Come and celebrate the beginning of this wonderful month with
the Women's Leadership Council! During the first week of March, come to Self
Defense Day on Tues, March 4th, on the North Lawn of the Reitz Union from
10-4 and learn how to defend yourself from trained experts!
Also, on Thursday, March 6th, at 7:30 in room 284 of the Reitz Union, come
to the Peaceful Paths Forum and learn more about relationships, getting what
you want, keeping what you have, and the warning signs of domestic abuse.
Hope to see you there!
6. The Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at the University of
Florida congratulates you
on your successful academics at UF and cordially invites you to attend:
The 4th Annual SCHOLARSHIPS RECEPTION
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Rion Ballroom, Reitz Union
7 pm to 8:30 pm
The Scholarships Reception is co-sponsored by the University Honors Program,
the University Athletic Association, and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. The
program is designed to encourage students to prepare for competing for
prestigious scholarships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and Fulbright
Light refreshments will be served
RSVP to Fran Green via email at [log in to unmask]
(Students interested in these scholarships need to be preparing from the
beginning of their career at UF. The same kind of preparation will also be
useful for getting into the best graduate school, medical or law school.)
Director, University Honors Program
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