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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 10-21-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 21 Oct 2003 10:54:17 -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, October 21, 2003

Topics:

1. Registering for Honors Courses
2. Noam Chomsky to Speak (TODAY)
3. Rate Your Teacher Forum (TODAY)
4. Ayn Rand Club Lecture and Meeting
5. Deadline for Teach for America (seniors)
6. Florida Women in Business Meeting (TODAY)
7. Honors Volunteer Project for Ronald MacDonald House
8. Festival of Life! (TODAY)
9. AED Info Session Rescheduled
10. University Choir, Women's Chorale and Men's Glee Club Concert
11. Research Opportunity
12. Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies (seniors)



Details:

1. THE HONORS SCHEDULE OF COURSES is now on the web. Go to
www.honors.ufl.edu Click on Courses. Please note that there will be some
changes before registration time. We will post them in this same location.
Students in their first three semesters at UF will be able to register for
an Honors course next Thursday (Oct. 23) and Friday (24th) from 8:00 am to
5:00 pm both days. After that you can add an Honors course when you have
regular registration.  Students beyond their 3rd semester will also be able
add an Honors course, if they wish, during regular registration.

Freshmen should note that you will be able to register yourself on ISIS
(provided you don't have a hold on your record). If you need directions,
take a look at the hard copy Schedule of Courses that you can pick up in the
Registrar's Office in Criser. We may also have a few copies. If you haven't
done so, take a look at Registration Preparation at www.isis.ufl.edu (right
side of the page).  NOTE: It is only before you arrive at UF that you select
a list of possible Honors courses. This time is real time registration and
you are actually registering for an Honors course. You do not need a
registration time for Honors courses. Just go on the computer on Thursday
and/or Friday at the times indicated above.

2. NOAM CHOMSKY TO SPEAK AT UF: Professor of Linguistics at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of America's most prominent
political dissidents Noam Chomsky will speak at the University of Florida
on Tuesday Oct. 21st at 8:00 pm in the Stephen C. O' Connell Center.
Chomsky is
brought to UF by ACCENT and the Civic Media Center.  Admission is free and
open to the public.


3. RATE YOUR TEACHER FORUM (Tuesday October 21)  Come down to Hume
Commons this Tuesday October 21st for the kickoff of SHO's Rate
Your Teacher Forum.  You can come browse through what other honors
students had to say about their professors while enjoying free
food!  The event officially kicks off at 7:00 PM followed by an
optional walkover to hear Noam Chomsky speak.  The postings will
remain up in the Commons throughout the week.

4. AYN RAND CLUB LECTURE AND EVENT: Dr. Locke will give the following talk:
"Post modernism vs. Religion vs.
Objectivism: Which is the proper code of morality for living on earth?"
To be followed by Q & A. WHEN: Wednesday, October 22, 2003  @ 7:00PM  WHERE:
Reitz Union 282 COST: Free
 DESCRIPTION:  This talk argues that only Objectivism, the philosophy of
Ayn Rand, provides a code of morality suitable for living successfully
and happily on earth. Objectivism holds that reality is real, that
reason is man's only means of knowing it and that one should act in
one's own rational self-interest, with rationality being the highest
virtue. Life is the objective standard of morality. In contrast,
Post-Modernism holds that objective knowledge is impossible and that
morality is simply subjective opinion dictated by one's culture; for
Post-Modernists there is no objective basis for preferring, for example,
freedom to dictatorship. Religion asserts that reality is governed by
supernatural forces, that knowledge is based on faith and that the
highest moral act is one of self-sacrifice. It will be shown that
neither Post-Modernism nor religion can be practiced consistently and
that neither is compatible with living successfully and happily in the
real world.

5. Join TEACH FOR AMERICA.Please do not forget that the deadline to apply to
Teach for America is this Friday, October 24th! Immediately access an
application from
www.teachforamerica.org.  E-mail Katie at [log in to unmask] with any
questions.

6. FLORIDA WOMEN IN BUSINESS  will be meeting on Tuesday, October 21st at
6:15 pm in MAT105. This is a growing organization on campus that offers lots
of wonderful networking and leadership opportunities. This is not limited to
business students, and new members are always welcome to attend! For more
info visit our website at <http://grove.ufl.edu/~fwib> or email
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> .
7. HONORS VOLUNTEER PROJECT FOR RONALD MACDONALD HOUSE:Looking for an
opportunity to help the community? On Thursday, October 23rd a group of
honors students will cook and serve a delicious meal to the residents of the
local Ronald McDonald House. Some children need to travel great distances to
get the medical attention they need. For the families of these children,
accommodations can be hard to come by; options are often limited to costly
hotels or unforgiving hospital chairs and benches. The Ronald McDonald House
serves as a temporary residence near the medical facility where family
members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in
similar situations. If you want to help out RSVP by Sunday Oct 19th to
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>. We are looking for
both cooks and servers.

8. FESTIVAL OF LIFE: Learn how you can save lives at the Festival of Life!
UF Get Carded invites you to attend the "Festival of Life," a
statewide event that celebrates the life given through organ and
tissue donation. This carnival-themed education day will take
place on Tuesday, October 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the Reitz
Union North Lawn. Festivities will include information on
donation, a Spacewalk, tons of free food, photo opportunities and
prizes. Come out to have fun and learn more about how you can save
lives through organ and tissue donation! For more information,
contact Noelle Anderson at [log in to unmask]

9. AED INFO SESSION RESCHEDULED: Are you a pre-medical student, or think
you want to be one? Are you confused about class requirements,
volunteer opportunities, or the medical admissions process? Then come join
the members of AED for our Pre-Medical Information session. We
will be presenting on numerous important topics such as class
requirements, medical admissions, the MCAT, extra curricular
activities and more.Following our presentation there will be a question
answer
session where we can address any question you might have, from what
teachers to take to where's good place to volunteer. The info
session will be Monday the 27th right in classroom 119 of Hume
Hall at 8:00. So come out for some helpful info and of course
free food! For more information contact Deirdre at [log in to unmask] or
Dave at [log in to unmask]

10. THE UNIVERSITY CHOIR, WOMEN'S CHORALE AND MEN'S GLEE CLUB are having a
joint
concert this Thursday, October 23 at 8PM in University Auditorium. Some
outstanding high school choirs from around the state will be joining
University Choir on two pieces. Perhaps your high school choir will come to
town for the Invitational Choral Festival, an all-day event on the 23rd,
culminating in a concert from 4-5PM. They would love an audience.

11. RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: InvestiGators, a Research-Based Honor Society, is
holding fall interviews for the Ketogator and Gator Teams for students with
a desire to be involved in research experience. For more information on the
two teams, see attachment below.
The minimum time requirement is 10 hours per week in blocks of at least 2
hours each, though many members put in 15-17 hours a week, often leading to
a more meaningful experience. We are looking for at least a one-year
commitment. This means that members must participate for the summer
semesters also. We are especially interested in students who are willing to
commit long term. This a serious research experience and we are looking for
dedicated individuals. With time, there are opportunities for leadership
positions and personal thesis projects. Knowledge will be gained regarding
performing clinical research, statistical analysis, patient care, teamwork,
and prioritizing tasks.
If you are interested in being interviewed for the teams, please email the
following information to Laura Chan at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> . All applications must be emailed by October
31st. There are a limited number of spaces for interviews, so please submit
your email as early as possible. All information listed must be received or
else your application will not be reviewed. Name: Major: University
classification; GPA; Email address; Phone number; Daily schedule indicating
days and specific times you are available to work in the program; Several
sentences regarding why you want to be a part of the Investigators Research
Honor Society; Availability for summer.
12. ANDREW W. MELLON FELLOWSHIPS IN HUMANISTIC STUDIES: The Andrew W. Mellon
Fellowships in Humanistic Studies are designed to support exceptionally
promising students as they pursue advanced study in
the disciplines of the humanities and humanistic social sciences.  Fellows
may take their awards to any accredited graduate program in the United
States or Canada.  Each year, approximately 85 fellowships are available.
The fellowship covers full graduate tuition and required fees for the first
year of graduate study and includes a one-year stipend of $17,500.

Eligible applicants must be college seniors or college graduates, U.S.
citizens or permanent residents, and applicants to a Ph.D. program in an
eligible field.  Eligible fields include cultural anthropology, art history,
classics, English literature, creative writing, history, philosophy,
religion, women's studies, and many more.  In 2001, the University of
Florida's Susan Jean won a Mellon Fellowship to continue her studies in a
Ph.D. program in history.

There are specific deadlines for this scholarship.  It is suggested that
students take the GRE Test by November 3, 2003.  Application Request
Deadline - November 12th, 2003 (no exceptions):  Requests for an application
must be placed through the Mellon website at www.woodrow.org/mellon.
Completed Application RECEIPT Deadline - December 1st, 2003 (no exceptions):
All application materials, including GRE scores, recommendations, writing
sample, and transcripts must be RECEIVED by December 1st, 2003.

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies are funded by The
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  There have been nearly 1,900 fellowships
awarded since the competition began in 1982. Former Mellon Fellows are now
teachers and scholars at some of the nation's top colleges and universities.

For more information, see www.woodrow.org/mellon or contact Jeanna
Mastrodicasa at [log in to unmask]  Brochures are available in 140 Tigert
Hall.



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


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