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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 9-30-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 30 Sep 2003 09:38:20 -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
Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Topics:

1. New Merit,Lombardi and Anderson Scholars: CLAS CONVOCATION
2. NSF Graduate Fellowship Workshop (Seniors)
3. Art of Leadership Student Conference
4. UF Pro Life Alliance
5. Student Health Outreach Team (TODAY)
6. UF's English Society
7. Internship Opportunities with the Student Conservation Association
8. Archaeology Lecture at the Matheson Museum
9. Radical Rush
10. USA TODAY FIRST ACADEMIC TEAM (better web address)

Details:

1. NEW National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholars
and Lombardi Scholars. A reminder that you will be recognized on Wednesday
at the CLAS Convocation in the University Auditorium at 4 o'clock in the
University Auditorium (near the UF Tower). This is a very nice occasion that
only lasts an hour and recognizes outstanding juniors as Anderson Scholars,
as well as entering Merits and Lombardis. The speaker is Frederic Raphael, a
screen writer and author, mostly recently involved in the movie, "Eyes Wide
Shut." New Merits and Lombardis will receive lovely certificates.  And
congratulations to Anderson Scholars, many of them honors students (the very
best juniors at UF). Anderson Scholars receive a super medals that can be
worn at graduation.  All students are invited to this very nice occasion.

2. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION(NSF)GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP WORKSHOP: Get into
graduate school, work for your favorite Nobel prize winner, get paid well to
do this AND travel to Europe?  Pick the brains of an expert, Prof. Randy
Duran from the Chemistry Department. Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 PM, 119 Hume
Hall. Pizza for the first thirty participants.

Prof. Randy Duran from the Chemistry Department is a veritable expert on
these awards.  Currently he has one graduate student winner on the NSF
Graduate Fellowship in his research group and has had three undergrads from
his research group win the award, as well as about winners through the REU
Sites he direct.  He also has had extensive interaction with NSF staff on
what it takes "to be successful" in this competition. Application deadlines
are  November 4, 2003 for Life Sciences, Physics and Astronomy; November 5,
2003 for Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Geosciences; November 6, 2003
for Social Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering,
Psychology, Chemistry. For info on these scholarships go to
http://www.orau.org/nsf/nsffel.htm

3. ART OF LEADERSHIP STUDENT CONFERENCE: The Art of Leadership is a popular
annual event which provides a unique opportunity for all University of
Florida students to explore their own leadership skills, develop new
techniques for leading organizations, and discover leadership opportunities
on campus. Participants will get a chance to meet and network with fellow
student leaders and advisors, as well as attend interactive workshops with
great facilitators.  Conference attendees will receive a certificate of
participation and a special gift. Refreshments will also be provided.  This
event, which is free to all students, will be held Sunday, October 12 from
noon to 5 p.m. at the Reitz Union.   AOL is sponsored by the Coca Cola
Bottling Company and is organized by the Division of Student Affairs.   To
register, go to www.crc.ufl.edu/aol. (This is a great opportunity to hone
your leadership skills.)

4. THE UF PRO LIFE ALLIANCE will be meeting on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30
in
Reitz Union room 284.  Come learn about the pro-life movement and discover
ways to protect the dignity of human life at all ages.  Get the knowledge
you need to help those whom society declares "unwanted."  We are a
non-religious, non-politically affiliated group.

5. STUDENT HEALTH OUTREACH TEAM: SHOT is an organization affiliated with the
Student Health
Care Center dedicated to improving Student Health on campus.
Previous SHOT contributions to Student Health include call-ahead
appointments at SHCC.  IF you're interested in really making a
difference and improving Student Healthcare on campus, this is the
place for you!  Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 30 at
5:30pm at Yon Hall (between gates 12 and 13 at the stadium; near
where you pick up student football tickets).  Dinner is always
served.

6. UF's ENGLISH SOCIETY: The UF English Society will be holding its first
meeting of the year on
Wednesday, October 1 at 5:00 PM in Reitz Union room 287. The English Society
is the undergraduate association for the English major, but all majors are
welcome to come and talk about Literature, the English department and
classes, and the literary scene at UF. We've got some exciting events
planned for this year including a poetry reading, and the publication of our
literary magazine "TEA". Interested? Come to the meeting on October 1st,
have some PIZZA, and find out more about us!


7. INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION: The
SCA is pleased to team with Unilever to make five extraordinary paid
internship opportunities available. These Conservation internships mix
public policy (through a full-time position in a Congressional Office in
Washington, DC) and environmental practice (in a National Park in the
department and site that best fits the selected interns) for a one of a kind
professional experience. To learn more about these opportunities visit:
<http://www.thesca.org/pdfs/unilever.pdf>
For some very interesting internships in general go to the SCA homepage:
http://www.thesca.org/
6. FRIENDS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA Meeting: please join us for
our next meeting on Thursday Oct. 2 in Weil 270 at 7 p.m.!  Friends for
Life of America is a national student-run organization that
provides educational, emotional and financial support to pediatric
patients living with cancer.  For more information, please go to
our website at www.friendsforlife.com/uf.

8. KING PAYNE'S TOWN: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE ALACHUA SEMINOLES -
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Jane Anne Blakney-Bailey, a doctoral student in
UF's Anthropology program, will be giving a lecture about her excavation of
Paynes Town, one of the last permanent Seminole villages in northern
Florida.  The town, located in what is now known as Paynes Prairie, was the
site of some of the earliest confrontations between the Seminoles and U.S.
military leading up to the Seminole Wars.   Inhabited from the 1790s to
1812, the town was left abandoned after its legendary chief, King Payne, was
killed in battle.  The lecture is being held at the Matheson Museum, 513
East University Ave.  Additional parking is available across the street at
Kirby Smith.

9. RADICAL RUSH: Radical Rush 2003 is coming! radical (rad-i-kal) adj.
1. advocating fundamental change in society by addressing root cause of
oppression.  rush (rush) v.  1. to entertain before making bids for
membership.  Various progressive campus and community organizations will
be out tabling hoping that you will get involved! It will be held at the
North Lawn of the Reitz Union, Tuesday, September 30th thru Thursday,
October 2 from 10 am - 3 pm.  Brought to you by The Civic Media Center,
Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood, and Animal Activists of Alachua.  For
any info email the Civic Media Center at [log in to unmask]
or call 373-0010.

10. USA-TODAY ACADEMIC FIRST TEAM: Check out this national competition at
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2003-07-29-2004-college-allstars_x.ht
m  You need to be at least a full-time sophomore to compete. Last year UF
had 2 Third Team winners: Michael Gale and Stephen Cohen. Wonderful for your
resume to be among the 60 outstanding undergrads chosen for this honor.
(First team has some money attached to it too!).  "The criteria are designed
to find students who excel not only in scholarship but also in leadership
roles on and off campus. The element given the most weight by the judges is
the nominee's outstanding original academic or intellectual product. The
judges will be influenced by the student's ability to describe that
outstanding endeavor in his/her own words. They will not read an author's
work, see an artist's painting or hear a composer's music. They will rely
solely on the student's ability to describe the effort in writing,
supplemented by recommendations from the nominating professor and two other
persons of the nominee's choice."

(Some folks have said the above address does not work--it does for me. If
that is the case try,
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2003-07-29-2004-college-advice_x.htm
If all else fails, search USA-TODA ACADEMIC FIRST TEAM on www.google.com

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
140 Tigert
352-392-1519


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