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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 9-22-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 22 Sep 2003 11:19:18 -0400
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The Honors Daily Opportunities List is an official UF e-publication sent to
all students who entered UF as an honors student.  Opportunities listed
range from those for freshmen to seniors. To have your event listed, e-mail
several days before the event. Please put the date and name of the event in
the subject line (may be abbreviated).


The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Monday, September 22, 2003

Topics:
1. PSI CHI, Psychology National Honor Society
2. TANGO Night
3. ODK Honor Society Applications
4. Programming Competition at UF
5. Student Organization Fair
6. Residence Hall Planning Staff Deadline Extended
7. Law School Admission Info Session (TODAY)
8. Society for Human Resource Management (TODAY)
9. Workshops for CLAS majors
10. Ntozake Shange Reads from her New Novel
11. IDEAL (Informing and Developing Emerging and Active Leaders)
12. Make A Major Decision
13. Eli Wiesel Essay Contest (Juniors and Seniors)


Details:

1. PSI CHI, the Psychology National Honors Society, is having its first
meeting this Tuesday September 23rd at 7:30 pm in Room 202 of the New
Engineering
Building. Requirements to join Psi Chi are having attended 3 semesters
of college and for transfer students at least 1 semester at UF.
Successful applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a Psychology
GPA of 3.5 having taken at least 9 credits of Psychology courses to
date. Successful applicants must provide a transcript and a one time
fee of 40 dollars to join Psi Chi. There will be an initiation ceremony
for both Fall and Spring semesters. If you do not yet meet the
requirements to join Psi Chi you may join Psychology Club and be
involved in a very exciting and prestigious Club, attached to the Honor
Society. There will be free pizza provided at each meeting, which will
be every other Tuesday. There will also be many excellent speakers
talking about Current Research in Psychology and Grad School
Preparation. Psychology is the largest major here at UF and we hope to
gather as many people as possible for a very fun and definitely
rewarding experience.

2. TANGO NIGHT: Hispanic Heritage Month, Argentine Students Association and
Peruvian-American Students United present:
TANGO NIGHT: Thursday, September 25, 2003
7:30 pm at Broward Basement. FREE FREE FREE
Everyone is welcome! We'll start off with a presentation of 4 tango dances.
This will be followed
by a tango lesson and dancing. Please direct any questions to
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3. ODK HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS: WANT TO SET YOURSELF APART? Get involved!
ODK Honor Society Application Deadline: October 3rd.
Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society is a mark
of the highest distinction and honor.  You must be in Junior standing (60
credits and above) and be in the top 1/3 of your college.
Applications are due no later than October 3rd.  The application
and all upcoming organization events can be found online at our
webpage, http://grove.ufl.edu/~odk/.

4. PROGRAMMING COMPETITION AT UF:  The Harris Corporation is sponsoring
a programming competition at UF on Sat. Sept. 27 to drum up interest in
the ACM Southeast regional programming competition. It is free to enter.
The payouts are $500 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, and $100 for 3rd. Please see
the website at http://www.acm.cise.ufl.edu/acmpc.  Email
[log in to unmask] your name and intent to compete to register early.
The first 25 to register get a free T-shirt. Free pizza and refreshments
will be served.

5. STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR: On Wednesday, September 24, IDEAL is
hosting the Student Organization Fair. If you are interested in meeting
members from over 120 of UF's most active student groups, come by the J.
Wayne Reitz Union Colonnade & North Lawn from 10 am to 3 pm. Classic Fare
will be there with samples of their tasty treats and will have information
on how groups can apply for food scholarships. This semester there will
also be performances by various student organizations.  This is a one-stop
shopping opportunity for students who want to meet peers, identify
leadership opportunities, and get involved. For more information, call
392- 1655 x311.

6. RESIDENCE HALL PLANNING STAFF DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline for
applying for Residence Hall Week's planning staff has been extended to
October 1st!  Check it out at http://plaza.ufl.edu/adrian12/rhw/info.html.
This is a great leadership opportunity that many Honors students have
enjoyed in the past!

7. LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS INFO SESSION:  What's Scores Got to Do with it?
Getting into Law School--Room 200 Academic Advising Center.  This is a
general law school admissions workshop open to all students.  Students may
RSVP via www.advising.ufl.edu for either session.  Monday, September 22 at
4:05 pm or Thursday, September 25 at 10:40 am.

8. SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Society for Human Resource
Management
Our first meeting of the semester is Monday September 22nd at 6 pm
in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Career Resource Center Lobby.  The
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's
largest association of Human Resource professionals.  SHRM's
mission is to continually educate HR professionals world-wide by
providing them with the most up-to-date and comprehensive news and
information on the HR field.  From speakers to community service,
UF-SHRM does it all.  UF-SHRM hosts free HR workshops that would
usually cost hundreds of dollars, plans a wide array of social
events, and even provides opportunities to network with local HR
professionals.  To learn more about the HR profession, visit
www.shrm.org.  If you have any questions about UF-SHRM, don't
hesitate to contact President Chris McDade at
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9. WORKSHOPS FOR CLAS MAJORS: Below is the list of workshops for majors in
Liberal Arts and Sciences this semester. All are held in the Career Resource
Center, 1st floor Reitz Union. How Do I Use My LAS Degree to Get a Job in
Business? Tuesday, September 30th @ 4:05 pm; I'm an LAS Major...What Are My
Career Options? Tuesday, October 7th @ 4:05 pm; I'm an LAS Major...How Do I
Conduct a Successful Job Search? Tuesday, October 14th @ 4:05 pm; Careers in
the Non Profit Industry (Employer Workshop) Thursday, October 23rd @ 6 pm;
I'm an LAS Major...What Are My Career Options in Government? Tuesday,
October 28 @ 4:05 pm; I'm a Sociology Major...What Are My Career Options?
Tuesday, November 4th @ 4:05 pm; I'm a Psychology Major...What Are My Career
Options?Tuesday, November 11th @ 4:05 pm; I'm an LAS Major...What Are My
Career Options in the Non Profit Industry? Tuesday, November 19th @ 4:05 pm;
I'm a History Major...What Are My Career Options? Tuesday, December 2nd @
4:05 pm; I'm Majoring in a Foreign Language...What Are My Career Options?
Thursday, December 4th @ 4:05 pm.
10. NTOZAKE SHANGE READS FROM HER NEW NOVEL: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1:00
PM. Ntozake Shange returns to Wild Iris Books
to read from her soon to be published novel, How I Come by This Cryin' Song.
Renowned poet, playwright and author, Ntozake Shange's works include for
colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,
which won the Obie Award for Best Drama, as well as Float Like a Butterfly,
Daddy Says, and numerous other plays, novels, and poetry
collections.  Ntozake Shange's new choreopoem is Lavender Lizards & Lilac
Landmines.  She holds an appointment in the African American Studies
Program and The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research at the
University of Florida. Wild Iris Books A Store with Book Sense, 802 W.
University Ave.
Gainesville. Tel 352/375-7477; [log in to unmask]

11. IDEAL: Looking for a great way to gain leadership and communication
skills while getting involved on the UF campus??
IDEAL (Informing and Developing Emerging and Active Leaders) is a leadership
consulting group that acts as a liaison between the 600+ student
organizations on the UF campus and the Office of Student Activities. We are
responsible for facilitating workshops, retreats, & consultations for
student organizations on a variety of topics, such as leadership styles,
icebreakers, time management, parliamentary procedure, etc. We are also in
charge of planning the Student Organization Fair each semester. In addition
to these services, IDEAL also provides a leadership library in the Student
Activity Center for use by all UF students and organizations and is also
called upon to represent the University as ambassadors at certain events. We
are currently looking for new members who are enthusiastic, dedicated and
who have the potential of being future leaders in the UF community.
Applications for membership are available on the 3rd floor of the Reitz
Union, Office 308 or can be accessed electronically at
www.union.ufl.edu/ideal <http://www.union.ufl.edu/ideal>. Applications are
due no later than 5 PM on September 26th. Please turn them into the Office
of Student Activities (OSA) on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union. Don't
forget to sign-up for an interview at this time. Feel free to contact us
with any questions or concerns!
IDEAL, 392-1655 ext. 311, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
12. MAKE A MAJOR DECISION: Are you undecided on a major? Are you in the
wrong major for you? Do you want ideas on how to explore or confirm a major?
Do you want to make yourself stand out from the crowd? Then you should
attend... Make A Major Decision: Wednesday September 24th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00
p.m.
College representatives will be there from 6:30 pm to 7 pm, and the formal
program begins at 7 pm in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. Exploratory and
haven't chosen a major? Here's your opportunity to hear from other students
about how to go about making that 'major' decision. Attend breakout sessions
designed to help you in the decision making process, and find out about how
to enhance your undergraduate experience. Sessions include workshops on
study abroad opportunities, volunteer opportunities, internships, health
professions, business careers and, of course, choosing a major and
information about UF's undergraduate research opportunities. For more
information, visit <http://www.advising.ufl.edu/undecided/announce.html>.
Sponsored by the Academic Advising Center and the Student Honors
Organization.
13. Named for Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel, the Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Essay Contest is an annual competition that is designed to challenge college
students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's
complex world.  Full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors in the US are
welcome to enter the 2004 Essay Contest.  Students are encouraged to raise
questions, single out issues and identify dilemmas in thought-provoking,
personal essays not to exceed 4,000 words. Essays must be the original,
unpublished work of the student and only one essay per student per contest
year may be submitted.  Entries must be postmarked on or before Friday,
December 5, 2003.  The prizes are as follows: 1st   $5000, 2nd  $2,500, 3rd
$1500, Two Honorable Mentions  $500 each.  See link for more details.
(Please note you need a faculty sponsor to support your application.)
www.eliewieselfoundation.org <http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org>

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
140 Tigert
352-392-1519
352-392-1888 (fax)
http://www.honors.ufl.edu

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