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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 11-20-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 20 Nov 2003 10:07:08 -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, submit
the info on the form at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/honorsdaily.html

The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Thursday, November 20, 2003

Topics:

1. Freshmen National Merit Scholar Orientation Session
2. Monday Nov. 24: Last Day to Drop A Course
3. Legislative Internship Program (Spring Semester)
4. Forum on Transgender Issues (TODAY)
5. Matheson Museum Rags to Riches Rummage Sale
6. Blood Pressure and Vision Screening
7. Minority Association of Pre Health Students Research Forum
8. A few Spaces Still Open in Our Professional Development Course
(Prestigious Scholarships)
9. Volunteers Needed for Engineering Field Day
10. Undergraduate Humanities Club (TODAY)
11. Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood (TODAY)
12. Freshmen Merits: Pick Up Your Certificates
13. AED First Annual Winter Ball Charitable Event. Info Session on the Peace
Corps
14. Info Session on the Peace Corps (TODAY)
15. Canned Food Drive in Hume This Week
16. Summer Study in Utrecht Info Session (TODAY)
17. Study Abroad in Paris Info Session
18. Ultimate Frisbee

Details:

1. FRESHMEN NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ORIENTATION SESSION:  If you are a
freshman National Mrit Scholar, please note that you MUST attend a mandatory
orientation session on Friday November 21 at 9:35 am in MAT 112 OR 1:55 pm
in Little 119 OR 5:10 pm in Little 113. If you can not attend either session
please contact Fran Green asap in the Honors Office ([log in to unmask] or
call 392-1519).  You should already have received a letter about this.

2. MONDAY NOV. 24 LAST DAY TO DROP A CLASS. If you are thinking about
dropping a class, the last day to do it is on Monday. You need to get the
Change of Schedule Form from the Registrar's Office or our office and then
have your college advising office sign it before you return it to the
Registrar's Office. Remember that you have a limited number of drops
(usually two in your first 60 hours) and two in your upper division program
(some colleges differ).  So it is not a good idea to drop for a frivolous
reason (getting a B instead of an A). Similarly some scholarships require
you earn a certain number of credits a semester so you need to check
this--Bright Futures require you earn 6 credits a semester; National Merit
Scholarships require 24 hours earned by the end of spring semester.

3. LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: The Office of the Provost is pleased to
announce the continuation of the
Legislative Internship Program for the fourth year.  Designed to provide
exceptional University of Florida undergraduates with a chance to
participate in state government at the highest levels, the
Legislative Internship Program will afford an unusual opportunity for
professional and academic growth in the exciting environment of the state
capital during the legislative session.  University of Florida students
should consider this program strongly if they are interested in a career in
public service.

The Legislative Internship Program will provide support for four University
of Florida undergraduates to spend January through mid-May in Tallahassee
working in the offices of legislative members of the Gator Caucus.  Students
will receive a stipend of $4,000 each in this program, and are expected to
live in Tallahassee during the internship.

Students must earn at least 6 hours of internship credit from UF during
Spring semester, either through their major department or through the Honors
Program.  Evaluation of the student's internship will come from both a UF
faculty advisor and the supervising office.

Students will be selected on a competitive basis and must:

        *       Be a junior or senior and graduate no earlier than May 2004
        *       Have a GPA of 3.4 or above

Applications are available in the University Honors Program Office in 140
Tigert Hall.  The deadline for applying for the 2004 program will be Monday,
November 24 at 4 p.m.  All materials, including a faculty letter of
recommendation, must be submitted by that date.  Questions about the program
can be directed to Jeanna Mastrodicasa at 392-1519 or [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.  The selection and assignment of the legislative
interns will be announced as quickly as possible.

4. FORUM ON TRANSGENDER ISSUES: The Gator GSA and the LGB Cabinet will be
holding a forum on Transgender issues November 20 at 6:00 pm in Leigh 207.
The forum will be followed at 7:30 pm by a candle light vigil honoring those
who have been killed due to anti-transgender violence located in the Plaza
of the Americas.  After the vigil there will be a showing of the film Boys
Don't Cry at 8:00 pm in Leigh 207.  Everyone is invited to come out and
participate.

5. MATHESON MUSEUM RUMMAGE SALE: RAGS-2-RICHES RUMMAGE SALE at the Matheson
Museum:  Furniture, books, kitchen items and all sorts of miscellaneous
knick-knacks will be for sale at the Matheson Museum, Saturday, Nov. 22, 8
a.m.-noon.  Get here early for the good stuff from 7-8 a.m. for only $2.
All proceeds benefit future programs and exhibits at the museum, which is
located at 513 E. University Ave., next door to the downtown public library.
Additional parking can be found across the street at the Kirby Smith School
Board Building.  For more information, call (352) 378-2280.

6. BLOOD PRESSURE AND VISION SCREENING: The Student Health Outreach Team
(SHOT) is teaming up with SHO to give free blood pressure and vision
screenings on Monday, November 24th. Learn how to stay healthy with
informative instructors from SHOT. The event will be in the Hume Commons
from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM and every person who participates will receive an
awesome goody bag!
7. The MINORITY ASSOCIATION OF PREHEALTH  STUDENTS will be having it's
second annual Research Forum this Saturday, November 22, 2003 from 10 am to
2 pm at the Health Professions and Nursing Building (HPNB), Room 1404. Come
out to this free event that features some of the state's top research
programs! An application can be obtained at <http://grove.ufl.edu/~maps>,
and or an RSVP can be sent to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
8. HONORS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES: A few spots remain in the
Honors Professional Development Strategies course for Spring 2004.  This
class is designed for students who will be applying for one of the major
prestigious scholarships in Fall 2004:  Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell,
Fulbright.  If you are interested, send Jeanna Mastrodicasa an email at
[log in to unmask] and include which scholarship(s) you are planning to apply
for and when.  Priority is for students applying this year.  See the course
description on the Honors website for more information.

9. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ENGINEERING FIELD DAY:  The College of Engineering
is seeking volunteers for help with SECME, a regional "field day" for
elementary, middle, and high school students that show strengths in
mathematics and science.  Volunteers are needed to visit local schools to
mentor students and prepare them for competitions such as toothpick-bridge
building, mousetrap car races, and water-propelled rocketry. Times and
schedules are very flexible, and this volunteer work will count towards many
organizations' service project requirements. All majors needed (not
necessarily engineers)!!! The first general informative session will be held
on Monday, Nov. 24 at CSE E121 at 7:00pm. Please contact Ryan Chancey at
[log in to unmask] for further information.

10. UNDERGRADUATE HUMANITIES CLUB: We will be having our last meeting of the
semester on Thursday
November 20th from 6:30-8pm.  We will be in the Union room 349.  Our guest
speaker will be talking about a medical mission trip he took to Haiti.  Also

there will be an opportunity to pick up your shirts if you have not already
done
so.  We will also be having pizza!!!!    Also, due to inavailibility, we
have had to cancel our tabling
date on Wednesday.  If you need to pick up your shirt and will not be at
the meeting Thursday, please email us to arrange for a time where you can
pick
up the shirt. Check out our website  http://grove.ufl.edu/~umh

11. VOX: VOICES FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD at UF will be hosting a panel
discussion titled "Speak Up, Speak Out! Women's Rights are Human Rights" on
Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in TUR 2319. The panel will be compromised of
four campus and community leaders who will address the topics of the history
of sexism on the UF campus, reproductive freedom, rape as an evolutionary
theory, and more. Dr. Stephanie Smith, Associate Professor of English at UF,
will be discussing "A Brief History of Briefs," Dr. Marta Wayne, Assistant
Professor of Genetics at UF, will be discussing "Rape as an Evolutionary
Theory", Christine Gajda, External Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood
of North Central Florida, will be discussing "Are You Losing Your
Reproductive Rights?," and Dr. Phyllis Meek, former Associate Dean of
Students, will be discussing "Does Sexism Still exist at UF?" For more info
contact [log in to unmask]

12.  FRESHMEN MERITS PICK UP YOUR CERTIFICATES: Freshmen National Merits,
Achievement, Hispanic Scholars. If you did not attend the convocation in
early October, please come by our office in 140 Tigert and pick up your
lovely certificates. In a couple of weeks I will recycle those that you have
not come by for. So please do so now.

13. AED FIRST ANNUAL WINTER BALL CHARITABLE EVENT: Alpha Epsilon Delta will
be hosting our first annual Winter Ball formal benefiting the A.C.O.R.N
clinic and Gainesville Pet Rescue, Inc.We invite all honors students and
other organizations to join us for a magical evening of live and recorded
music, prizes, distinguished guests, finer foods and spirits, and of course
plenty of exquisite dancing. The event will be held Sunday, December 7th at
the Holiday Inn Conference Center in west Gainesville near Tower road from
8:00 p.m-12:00 a.m. $15 per person provides you with an invitation to the
formal, free food and wine (must be 21+), and a commemorative t-shirt. Come
to room 327 on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union any time before Dec. 3 to
purchase your tickets. There are only 300 tickets available so reserve yours
today.

14. INFO SESSION ON THE PEACE CORPS: UF's Peace Corps Rep will be holding a
General Information Session in Reitz Union (Room B60) at 6:15 pm on
Thursday, November 20th. For info contact Sarah B. Clark, RPCV Tonga '99 -
'01, UF Peace Corps Recruiter, 411 Peabody Hall, 392-6783
[log in to unmask], www.ufic.ufl.edu/peacecorps

15. CANNED FOOD DRIVE IN HUME THIS WEEK November 17th-21st: Looking for an
easy way to change the world? Please help support children who suffer from
cancer, AIDS, and malnutrition in Nicaragua, Peru, Zimbabwe and Guatemala.
The Student Honors Organization is running a canned food drive in
conjunction with RECURSO the week of Nov. 17th through the 21st. Boxes in
the common areas of Hume should be filled to the brim with non-perishable
goods to benefit these needy children. Please donate any foods that your
parents made you buy at the beginning of the year that are simply burning a
hole in your pantry. Be generous during this season of thanks and
participate in the canned food drive!

16. SUMMER STUDY IN UTRECHT: On Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7pm in Dauer 233,
Sharon DiFino will be conducting
an Utrecht 2004 Summer Program meeting to discuss the program and its
curriculum. Students from last summer will be present to offer their insight
and personal experiences. Refreshments will follow meeting. (Utrecht is a
terrific summer program and it is a great location from which to travel all
over Europe.SKD)

17. STUDY ABROAD IN PARIS INFO SESSION: Study Abroad in Paris!! Attention
Students!!
Are you aware that unique new UF Sponsored study abroad opportunities are
available at the Paris Research Center?
Please attend: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, at 4:00pm in 230 Florida Gym.
Informational meeting on new study abroad experiences at the UF Paris
Research Center.
Intensive Study over Spring Break, Landscape Architecture Tours in May,
Summer Study Abroad at the Paris Research Center, terms A and B, and more!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PARIS RESEARCH CENTER. Please feel free to
browse our website at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC/ <http://www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC/> .
You can also visit Barbara Dyer in 157 Dauer Hall to pick up program
brochures and course descriptions. The majority of your questions concerning
programs (price, dates, course offerings, etc) will be answered in these
brochures. Please do not hesitate to contact [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by email with your questions. A few
helpful hints for the application process:Applications may be downloaded at
http://www.ufic.edu/oss/sponsored.html#france
<http://www.ufic.edu/oss/sponsored.html> or picked up in person at the
Overseas Study offices in 123 Grinter Hall. You should consult an advisor
and complete the Academic Advising form as soon as possible, and drop off a
copy of it with Barbara Dyer in 157 Dauer Hall, or in her mailbox in 170
Dauer Hall. As soon as you have completed your application, be sure to drop
us a copy of that as well. All original documents, once we have received a
copy, should be turned in to Overseas Study in 123 Grinter Hall. Consult the
Overseas Study website at <http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/oss/index.html> to be
sure that you are informed of the deadlines for the program that interests
you.
18. ULTIMATE FRISBEE: Where: SW Rec Fields on UF campus
When: Sat. Nov 22nd Registration begins at 9am, games will run into the
night with lights
Who: Anybody interested in playing some ultimate frisbee. All levels are
welcome. No experience needed
What: An all day Hat Tournament (hat meaning we put all names together and
then randomly pick them out and put people on teams according to skill
levels making teams as even as possible)
Why: It's a great way to spend a Saturday - meeting new people, hanging out
with your friends, playing lots of ultimate, winning some prizes, and
enjoying the party.
How much:$15 UF, $20 nonUF, which includes - t-shirt, breakfast, prizes,
beer, and
the opportunity to play lots of ultimate with lots of great people!!!

here's the info off the upa website and some contacts if you have any
questions:

Nov 22, Fallout , Gainesville, FL
$20.00/Individual
Extras: Shirt, Breakfast
Hat format,4M/3F; 8 Coed Teams
Elizabeth Levien, [log in to unmask], h:352-336-0563, w:352-514-1222
Sara Puyana, [log in to unmask], w:305-335-2778
all skill levels, great fields, goofy tourney directors, tons of fun, great
party




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


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