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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 10-31-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 31 Oct 2003 09:37:04 -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
Friday, October 31 (Halloween)

Topics:

1. Be a Career Ambassador
2. Siegel Sculpture Events
3. Student Health Outreach Team Meeting
4. Invention to Venture: A Workshop in Technology-Driven Entrepreneurship
5. Florida Women in Business
6. Some Vacancies for Males in Hume
7. Soulfest
8. CORRECTION: Internship Class (in conjunction with an area internship)
9. Workshop on the Junior Honors Medical Program
10. Apply for Gatorship Conference Today (Honors is Sponsoring Students)
11. USA-TODAY ALL ACADEMIC TEAM
12. Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship (TODAY)
13. Matheson Museum Exhibit: The Printed Florida
14. Mellon Scholarship (seniors)
15. Florida Honors Council Writing Competition

Details:

1. BE A CAREER AMBASSADOR: The Career Resource Center is accepting
applications for the Career Ambassador program.  Students selected will
serve as peer advisors, conduct mock interviews and conduct outreach
presentations. Interested students should attend one of the information
sessions at the CRC:  Nov. 3 at 10am, Nov. 4 at 2 pm, Nov. 5 at 1 pm or
Nov. 6 at 11:40 pm For more information contact Helda Montero at 392-1601
x212 or [log in to unmask] Application deadline is Nov. 7 at 4 pm.
(This seems to me one of the best opportunities going. As a result of doing
this you will have the best looking resume, know how to interview etc. Go
for it!)

2. SIEGEL SCULPTURE EVENTS: "...with my mind a mere image"
Two Decades: The Art of Steven Siegel
Public Lecture
Wednesday, November 5th, 6:00 PM
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art,
in the University of Florida Cultural Complex

In conjunction with his exhibition at Focus Gallery and the
installation of his site-specific artwork at the School of Art and Art
History,
New York artist, Steven Siegel, will present a slide lecture
detailing the progression of his work over the past twenty years.
Siegel will be visiting the University of Florida from November
4th until November 14th to create an outdoor sculpture in
collaboration with students, faculty, and Gainesville residents.
(The Honors Class "Artists and the Florida
Environment" is participating in helping with Mr. Siegel's
project, as well as several art students who happen to be in the
Honors program as well.  The Honors Program is one of the sponsors
of this event. We are looking forward to watching the sculpture emerge
in the Fine Arts Courtyard from Nov. 4-14).

3. STUDENT HEALTH OUTREACH TEAM MEETING: Tuesday November 4 at
5:30pm. Come to the next SHOT meeting and become involved in
improving student Health Care on campus.  We work closely with the
Student Health Care Center (SHCC) and let them know what the
students want from their health care provider.  The meeting is in
room 271 of Yon Hall (between gates 12 and 13 of the football
stadium) and we always serve dinner!!  We look forward to seeing
you!!

4. INVENTION TO VENTURE: A WORKSHOP IN TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Discover how
to turn an innovative idea into a new venture! Explore technology
entrepreneurship
fundamentals! Network with the people who can make your ideas a reality.
Plan to attend the
first workshop in the 2003 Howard J. Leonhardt Technology Venture Academy,
organized for UF's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Saturday Nov.
15. 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Emerson Hall, 2nd floor. Provided: binder of
educational materials, lunch, refreshments and a reception. Register online
at www.ufventure.com  Open to all students and faculty interested in
technology commercialization.

5. FLORIDA WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Florida Women in Business will be meeting on
Tuesday, November 4th 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]> .

6. SOME VACANCIES FOR MALES IN HUME: A limited number of male vacancies have
opened up in the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall. Current on-campus
and off-campus honors students now have an opportunity to live in Hume.
Hume offers suite-for-two (two double rooms sharing an adjoining bath) style
rooms. Each floor has a common lounge and kitchen area. Spaces are limited
and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested
in living in Hume, please see Rosie in the Assignments Section of the
Housing Office located next to Beaty Towers at the corner of SW 13th Street
and Museum Road with a printed copy of this e-mail by Wednesday, November
5th. These spaces will go fast, so don't delay!

7. SOULFEST: UF Homecoming presents SOULFEST 2003
When: Sunday, November 2, 2003
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Location:  Reitz Union North Lawn
**Featuring DJ TERRAH of Magic 101.3, free food, prizes/giveaways, live
music, entertainment/performances, and a special surprise guest!!

**SoulFest is one of the most progressive Homecoming events.  This year's
theme is "Gators making multicultural connections through the souls of
many."   The multicultural extravaganza will reflect the diversity of the
University of Florida, as well as the Gainesville community.

8. 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.

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.  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.)

11. 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

12. CHI ALPHA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is excited to announce Share Your Gift
Nite.  The meeting will take place on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:15 p.m. in the
HPNP building 1404, a building near Shands (The Reitz was booked.)  Look for
Chi Alpha students leading the way from the parking lot to the room.  Feel
free to email [log in to unmask] for more complete directions.  The evening
will feature students sharing worshipful songs and hymns, poetry,
instrumentals, art, skits, videos, and more.  Come join us as we give God
the glory for bestowing such amazing abilities on His creation.

Are you looking for a Christian alternative to Halloween?  Immediately after
Share Your Gift Nite, Chi Alpha is having a special off-campus fellowship
event, and you're invited.  We will have board games, food, music, prayer,
and more.  Please email [log in to unmask] for more details about the
get-together.  All are welcome.

13. THE PRINTED FLORIDA: ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER IMAGES, 1860-1900 - The
Matheson Museum's newest temporary exhibit opens Oct. 26 and includes
original illustrations from Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated
Newspaper.  These prints serve as an example of newspapers before the advent
of journalistic photography.  The exhibit can be viewed during the museum's
regular hours: Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2nd & 4th Sat., 10 a.m.-4
p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.  The Matheson Museum is Alachua County's headquarters
for history, with many exhibits, a gift shop, library, and archives, and is
located next to the downtown public library at 513 E. University Ave.  For
more information, call (352) 378-2280 or visit www.mathesonmuseum.org.

14. MELLON SCHOLARSHIP: The Mellon Fellowships support students as
they pursue advanced study in the humanities and social sciences-fields
include cultural anthropology, art history, classics, English, history,
and many more. Awards apply at any accredited graduate program in the
United States or Canada, and cover full graduate tuition, required fees
for the first year of graduate study, and a one-year stipend of $17,500.
See website for eligibility details. You should take the GRE Test by Nov.
3.  Requests for an application must be placed through the Mellon website
at www.woodrow.org/mellon. Application Request Deadline - Nov. 12 (no
exceptions).  Completed Application RECEIPT Deadline - December 1 (no
exceptions).

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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