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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 10-29-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:06:09 -0500
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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
Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Topics:

1. Haunted Hume! (SHO) TODAY
2. Need Help with Haunted Hume for Kids Event  (TODAY)
3. Study in Paris this Spring Break or Summer Info Session
4. Women's Leadership Conference Discount for Organizations
5. CORRECTION: Internship Class (in conjunction with an area internship)
6. Be a TRiP Leader (TODAY)
7. FAB Applications Due (info session TODAY)
8. Service Leadership Summit
9. Workshop on the Junior Honors Medical Program
10. Midnight Student Productions (Leadership Opportunities) Today
11. Friends for Life Silent Auction Fund Raiser (TODAY)
12. Chamber Singers Concert (TODAY)
13. Apply for Gatorship Conference Today (Honors is Sponsoring Students)
14. USA-TODAY ALL ACADEMIC TEAM
15. Florida Honors Council Writing Competition



Details:

1. HAUNTED HUME WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29 8:30 PM: Come on over to Hume Hall and
enjoy a night of TERROR! The floors of the hall are open to everyone to come
and experience the haunted house. In addition, there will be a huge party at
9:30 with food provided by Dominoes, Jimmy John's, and Cold Stone! There
will be a DJ, fortune tellers, carnival games, a pie eating contest, a
costume contest and more!
2. NEED HELP WITH HAUNTED HUME-KIDS EVENT: HAUNTED HUME Wednesday, October
29 is the annual Haunted Hume at Hume Hall. Kids from around Gainesville
will be coming to trick-or-treat through the dorms. Starting at 8:30pm we
will open the haunted houses up to all college students and then there will
be a Halloween Party afterwards. You don't want to miss it! The kids will be
trick-or-treating from 6-8:00pm and we need your help! We are looking for
people who would like to be a haunted house tour guide and take a group of
children through all the haunted houses. We also need people to help run the
Halloween activities in the commons area. If you are interested in helping
out, email [log in to unmask]
3. UF Sponsored STUDY ABROAD IN PARIS!!! Now available at the UF PARIS
RESEARCH CENTER!! DONT MISS IT! Information Session : Thursday, October 30th
in 103 FAB at 4:05pm. Attention Students: Would you like to study in Paris
this year? The PARIS RESEARCH CENTER will offer week-long intensive study
courses in PARIS over SPRING BREAK and 6-WEEK SUMMER STUDY ABROAD summer A
and summer B terms. These programs are high-caliber study abroad experiences
expressly designed for UF courses, curriculums and requirements. For more
information on how to apply and the activities of each of the programs,
please attend our Information Session this Thursday, October 30th in 103 FAB
at 4:05 pm or contact us [log in to unmask]

4. WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE DISCOUNT FOR ORGANIZATIONS: Register your
organization's members for the 17th annual Women's Leadership Conference
now!!!!  Discounts are being given to organizations that register fifteen or
more individuals.  Registration forms for organizations or individuals can
be found at the Dean of Students Office in Peabody Hall in paper form and
individuals can also register online at
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/wlc/registernow.html.  For more information please
contact the Women's Leadership Council at [log in to unmask] or visit
http://www.dso.ufl.edu.

5. CORRECTION: IDH 2935 Internship Seminar:  NOTE DAY CHANGE BELOW. This
course is designed for students who have a spring internship in Gainesville
or nearby.  The class will meet once a week, help students understand the
culture of the organization, identify the student's role and fit within that
culture, and provide students with the tools to implement their skills in
the workplace.  Students will also produce a professional portfolio, which
can be used when interviewing for full-time positions.  Students will learn
about various work environments through sharing and group discussion.
Students wishing to enroll in this course must have a spring internship and
apply through the Career Resource Center ([log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 352-392-1601 ext. 208). The class meets
Hume 118 on Thursdays, period 7 for 2 credits.

6. BE A TRiP LEADER: Do you have what it takes to be a leader in the great
outdoors?  The Travel and Recreation Program (TRiP) is now accepting
applications for new leaders.  There will be an info session Wednesday, Oct.
29, at 7 p.m. in the Outfitter (that's on the ground floor of the Reitz
Union, across from STA travel).  Applications are due Oct. 31.
www.union.ufl.edu/trip

7. FAB APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE: Want to have a FABulous spring break with
other random UF
students?  Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) trips are like reality
TV shows without the cameras!  It's a road trip with 15 of your
soon-to-be closest friends across the southeastern U.S.A. during
which you make valuable friendships, experience new communities,
expand your comfort zones, and engage in intensive volunteer work!
 What more could you ask for?  Take the FAB Challenge for Spring
Break 2004!!! Issues include: Farm Worker's Rights, HIV/AIDS, Urban Poverty,

Women's & Children's Issues, Rural Communities/Low-Income Housing,
Animal Refuge, and Equity in Education.

Applications are now available in the Office of Student Activities
on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union or at www.union.ufl.edu/fab.
Pick up your application today!  They are due back November 6,
2003.  There is a participant information session on Wednesday,
October 29th at 7pm in Reitz 287.  Email [log in to unmask] for more
information.  Come and see what a FAB trip is all about!!

8.  SERVICE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: GET READY, GET SET, GO!!! Service Leadership
Summit 2003.
Refine your leadership. Expand your vision. Learn to think outside the box.
Bring service to your future!
2nd ANNUAL SERVICE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: NOVEMBER 15, 2003; 10-10:30 a.m. FREE
REGISTRATION
10:30-3:00 p.m. EVENT; FREE LUNCH. You will have the opportunity to network
with off campus organizations, meet others interested in service leadership,
and experience a variety of workshops addressing issues such as: keeping
members active, finding your leadership style, volunteer training,
non-profit careers, fundraising/soliciting, and group service. Applications
are available in the OCS (316 Reitz Union) and are due November 6, 2003 at 4
p.m.

9. WORKSHOP ON THE JUNIOR HONORS MEDICAL PROGRAM: Robert Kwong, the UF Pre
Med adviser, is planning  a workshop on the Junior Honors Medical Program
for Honors Students.  The workshop will be on
November 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in room 286 of the Reitz Union. Please register
for the workshop by sending an email to Mr. Kwong at [log in to unmask] (This
is a very good opportunity to get info on this highly competitive program
which accepts about 10 students a year into medical school in their junior
year.)  For info on this program go to
http://www.med.ufl.edu/oea/admiss/site/index.shtml and Click on Admissions.

10. MIDNIGHT STUDENT PRODUCTIONS (Leadership Opportunities): Interested in
film? Movies? Join Midnight Student Productions! We are looking for new and
exciting people to head important committees within the club! To become a
part of the action, come by room 2319 in Turlington this Wednesday at 7pm
and see what we're all about!

11. FRIENDS FOR LIFE SILENT AUCTION FUND RAISER: Friends for Life is
sponsoring a silent auction to benefit the family of
Lance Dalton Wednesday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Reitz
Colonnade. Lance Dalton, treasurer of Friends for Life and a junior at the
University of Florida, was diagnosed with cancer when he was 10 years old.
Lance has Ewing's sarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor that develops during
childhood. Since Lance was diagnosed, he has relapsed four times, most
recently this past summer. As you can imagine, the Dalton Family has
incurred an exorbitant amount of
medical and incidental expenses. Friends for Life would like to raise $5,000
for the family. Please come out and bid on: an autographed football from
Coach Ron Zook, autographed basketballs from Coaches Carolyn Peck and Billy
Donovan, restaurant gift certificates from Ashley's Pub, Beef
O'Brady's,Coldstone, Hooters; Kaplan test prep; and much, much more!!! With
the holidays approaching, it is the perfect time to buy gifts while
contributing to a great cause! For more information or to place online bids,
visit www.friendsforlife.com/silentauction.

12. CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT: Chamber Singers, a University of Florida
auditioned ensemble, is giving a
concert this Wednesday night in University Auditorium at 8PM. The theme is
Concordia, which is Latin for harmony. There will be several solos in the
pieces, at least one by an honors student. Please come enjoy an evening of
harmony and discord in a free concert.
13.  APPLY FOR THE GATORSHIP CONFERENCE TODAY:  Gatorship is a unique
leadership and diversity experience for student leaders at the University of
Florida. It is designed to be an intense and thought-provoking weekend
retreat where over 50 participants plus student staff have the opportunity
to interact through team building activities and group discussions. If you
are interested in becoming a more productive leader or would like to
nominate someone to attend, please pick up a participant and/or nomination
application at Mary Kay Schneider's office at 202 Peabody Hall or you can
visit us online at www.dso.ufl.edu/preview/gatorship/. Applications are due
November 21, and nominations are due by November 7, 2003. If you have any
questions, please contact the Recruitment Director, Sonja Rosario, at
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or (352)338-2099.  (The
Honors Program will be pleased to sponsor at least 5 students who
participate. So apply and we will sort out later how many folks we can
sponsor.)
14. USA TO-DAY ALL ACADEMIC 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

15. FLORIDA HONORS COUNCIL WRITING COMPETITION: The Florida Honors Council
has announced its annual writing competition for students enrolled in honors
programs at Florida colleges and universities (UF has won awards every
year). Categories are: 1. Freshmen/Sophomore Documented Research 2.
Freshmen/Sophomore Critical Thinking* 3. Junior/Senior Documented Research
or Critical Thinking * 4. Freshmen through Senior Creative Poetry Writing
(One Poem Per Person) 5. Freshmen through Senior Creative Prose Writing
*(Basically critical thinking is a paper in which you solve a problem or
look at it from multiple angles--as opposed to a purely research paper)
Prizes
1. First Prize in Each Category: $ 100 2. Second Prize in Each Category: $
50 3. All winners receive free conference registration, including one lunch
and two breakfasts and each institution will receive a $ 50. subsidy for
hotel costs for first and second place winners for the Florida Honors
Council in Clearwater in February (not necessary to attend to win but it is
nice to be able to present your paper and you only need to go for Friday
evening). Essay winners will present an overview of their papers. Poetry
winners will read their poems.
Directions for Students
1. Choose a sample of your writing that your professor told you is
excellent.The paper may be further revised or corrected prior to submission.
Papers and poems that have previously won other contests may NOT be
submitted.
2. The paper should be no more than 10 pages in 12 point Roman
font(excluding outline, notes, appendices etc.) and should closely follow
current MLA or APA format. Papers submitted exceeding 10 pages will NOT be
considered.
3. Attach a title page which includes only the title of your paper and the
category (see above). Be sure to put your name and social security number
and the title of your paper on another piece of paper so we will know it is
your paper.
4. Submit your paper to Dr. Dickison in 140 Tigert by Wednesday November 12.

5. We can only submit three papers per category so I will have a faculty
committee select the winners for UF.
Please let me know if you have questions. We have won several first place
awards in the past two years. Looks good on your resume!


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


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