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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 11-24-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 24 Nov 2003 10:30:02 -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
Monday, November 24, 2003

Topics:

1. 2004 Summer Institute on Philanthropy and Public Service
2. Monday Nov. 24: Last Day to Drop A Course
3. Legislative Internship Program (Spring Semester)APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY
4. Dig A Castle in Belgium this Summer
5. Invited to Join an Honors Society?
6. CRC Forum for History and Foreign Language Majors
7. Blood Pressure and Vision Screening (TODAY)
8. Institute for Humane Studies Summer Internships
9. A few Spaces Still Open in Our Professional Development Course
(Prestigious Scholarships)
10. Volunteers Needed for Engineering Field Day (TODAY)
11. Freshmen Merits: Pick Up Your Certificates
12. AED First Annual Winter Ball Charitable Event
13. Research Opportunity: Patient Centered Culturally Sensitive Health Care
14. Looking for Items Posted on an Earlier Opportunities List?
15. Dropout: an independent movie by two UF grads(former honors students) at
the Hippodrome

Details:

1. 2004 SUMMER INSTITUTE ON PHILANTHROPY AND VOLUNTEER SERVICE: Scholarship
applications are now being accepted for the 2004 Summer Institute on
Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, one of the premier summer programs for
undergraduate students active in service learning and interested in
exploring careers in the nonprofit sector. If students are interested in
learning more about the Institute, they can visit our website at
www.ipvs.org <http://www.ipvs.org/> where detailed information and online
applications are available.  The Institute is an intensive eight-week
residential program for college undergraduates held June 5 - July 31, 2004
in Washington, DC. During the summer, approximately 35 students take courses
on the history and ethics of philanthropy and volunteerism at Georgetown
University, worth a total of 9 credits. Students also hold internships with
nonprofit organizations, attend presentations by leading figures from the
nonprofit sector and participate in a variety of service and leadership
activities.  Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of
January 15, 2004 as acceptance, internship placement and scholarship
decisions are made on a rolling basis. The final application deadline is
March 15, 2004. Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence,
leadership ability and financial need.
If you have questions regarding the program or application process, please
feel free to contact me at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
or 800-741-6964. Shane Goldsmith


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. DIG A CASTLE IN BELGIUM THIS SUMMER: Summer Archaeology Program in
Belgium (July 2004). Eastern Illinois University Honors Programs, in
partnership with the University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, invites
applications for the fifth season of its Summer Archaeology Program. The
dates are July 3-31, and the program centers on the excavation of medieval
Walhain Castle. Honors students are receive Honors credit, awarded in either
History or Earth Sciences. The course is open to all students in good
standing; there are no prerequisites, and no previous background in
archaeology is required. The cost of the program, which includes tuition and
fees, board and lodging --but not overseas airfare-- is estimated at around
$4000. For more information please contact Professor Bailey Young at
[log in to unmask] or write c/o Honors Programs, Booth House, Eastern Illinois
University, 600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, IL 61920.

5. INVITED TO JOIN AN HONORS SOCIETY? Have you been recently invited to join
an Honor Society?  Here is a link to help you make that decision:
http://www.bsu.edu/honors/societies-judge.html.  This site discusses how to
judge the credibility of an honor society and there is a link to the
Association of College Honor Societies.  I can speak on behalf of Phi Beta
Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi as to their credibility and prestige beyond
college--they are both very prestigious.  Another thing to keep in mind is
that it does not impress anyone to join a whole lot of these organizations.
I would pick one or two, if invited, and then get actively involved. That's
impressive!

6. CRC FORUM FOR HISTORY AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAJORS: The 405 Career
Workshop Series for Liberal Arts and Sciences is held at 4:05 pm in the
Career Resource Center Classroom: I'm a History Major...What Are My Career
Options? Tuesday, December 2nd @ 4:05 pm; I'm Majoring in a Foreign
Language...What Are My Career Options?; Thursday, December 4th @ 4:05 pm.
For more Information, please contact Farouk Dey at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or Rachel Spier at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

7. 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!
8. INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES SUMMER INTERNSHIPS. Check out the
opportunities at this summer program at George Mason University with an
emphasis on indiviudal liberty.
http://www.theihs.org/category.php/27.html?menuid=1  click on Internships.
Some internships are paid and some offer stipends.
9. 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.

10. 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.

11.  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.

12. 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.

13.RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Patient-Centered Culturally Sensitive Health Care
(CUSHC) Project
Dr. Carolyn M. Tucker, Principal Investigator


The CUSHC Project is federally funded and involves:

        q       Developing a psychological theory-based model intervention
program for improving health care to culturally diverse patients (CUSHC
Program)
        q       Implementing the CUSHC Program in community-based health
clinics
        q       Training physicians and other health care providers
        q       Collecting data to evaluate the effects of the CUSHC Program
        q       Ecological interventions to make clinics more culturally
sensitive

Requirements:

        q       Evidence of consistent academic excellence
        q       2-semester commitment
        q       Registration for 2 credits of PSY3912 per semester
        q       A research participation application

Rewards:

        q       (1) Hands-on-research experience; (2) Mentoring; (3)
Membership on an interactive research team; and (4) fun while learning.

Please Contact us at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> about an application
www.psych.ufl.edu/~bmt/

14. LOOKING FOR ITEMS POSTED ON AN EARLIER OPPORTUNITIES LIST? If you have
deleted info from a previous Daily Opportunities List, there is a simple way
to find it. Go to the Archives at the address below
(http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/honors-l.html)
Then click on Search the Archives. It's that simple!

15. Dropout, an independent movie produced, written, and directed by two
former UF honors students, is premiering at the Hippodrome State Theater in
Gainesville on Monday, December 1, 2003 for a one night only showing.
Dropout centers on the life of a college dropout, Ben, surrounded by college
students in a college town. Fate forces Ben to try and get his life together
while his world quickly falls apart in an extremely painful fashion. It's a
comedy! Dropout was produced by recent UF graduates Alex Kane and Andy
Shipsides. The movie, shot in Gainesville and featuring many local
landmarks, also contains music exclusively by Gainesville bands such Against
Me!, The Busdrivers, One Pump Chump, Morivivi, The Monistats, Sugardish,
Loyal Frisby, The Sultanas, mighaswell, dblWide, The Gale, Headcrackaz, No
More, Ned Brown, and Bound. The movie is awesome. Alex and Andy think you
should go see it because you are awesome, too. Unless you're not awesome, in
which case we aplogize for the error. For more information, go to
www.trojanlounge.com <http://www.trojanlounge.com>



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


You can search the Archives (previous issues) of the Honors Daily
Opportunities List at <http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/honors-l.html>

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