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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Fri, 7 Feb 2003 09:44:12 -0500
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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Friday, February 7, 2003

Topics:

1. Asian Students Association Celebrates Lunar New Year
2. Summer Internships for Students in Science and Math
3. Ayn Rand Club Meeting
4. Outstanding Leader Awards (graduating seniors)
5. Women's History Month (March)
6. Great Discount Tickets at the Performing Arts Center
7. Lecture at the Harn Museum (Culture of Violence Exhibit)


Details:

1. ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION: Come celebrate the Lunar New Year Celebration
tomorrow
night sponsored by the Asian Student Associations at the Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom, Friday, 2/6, 7:30pm. There will be Chinese cultural dance and
musical acts, as well as a presentation by Honors student Emily Guey on
"Taking pride in the Asian-American identity".

2. SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE AND MATH: Students interested
in a summer internship should consult the terrific list put together by
Teach for America at www.teachforamerica.org/pdfs/msinternship.pdfmerica
There are possibilities all over the country for different science and math
majors.

3. AYN RAND CLUB MEETING: What book, according to a Library of Congress
survey, has influenced more
lives than any other, second only to the Bible?  Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn
Rand. And the Bible has had a 2,000 year head start!  If you have read about
the
heroes in a Rand novel and want to learn more about the philosophy behind
them, or are interested in a philosophy that champions reason, egoism, and
capitalism, then come to the next meeting for the Ayn Rand Club. Meet other
students of Objectivism as we explore life rationally.  Video lectures,
readings, discussions, and guest speakers on the ideas of Ayn
Rand--complement your education at UF with something you won't get in any
classroom (at least not yet).

Meeting times: MONDAYS 5:10PM Turlington 1105  (northside of building, enter

from outside).  Visit the website for more details: www.aynrandclub.com

4. OUTSTANDING LEADER AWARDS: Applications are now being accepted for the
Outstanding
Leadership Award for Undergraduate Male and Female Graduating
Seniors.  The students selected for these awards will be
acknowledged at the graduation ceremonies in May.
Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students
website http://www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships/ola.html or picked
up from the following locations: Information Desk, 202 Peabody Hall
Student Activities Desk, 300 J. Wayne Reitz Union
Letters of recommendation by faculty and staff are
encouraged. The deadline for all applications is February 21, 2003.
Return Applications to: Dr. Eugene L. Zdziarski, Dean of Students Office
202 Peabody Hall, 392-1261. If you have additional questions, please contact
Ms. Sylvia
Parker at [log in to unmask] or 392-1261, Ext. 212.

5. WOMEN's HISTORY MONTH: The theme for this year's celebration of Women's
History Month is:
Women's History Month March 2003: Can You Hear Us Now? WHM is a time to
celebrate and promote
leadership and pride among the women on the University of Florida campus.
The Women's Leadership
Council is inviting all organizations, departments, and areas on campus to
participate in this month-long celebration by sponsoring an event or
activity. WLC is hoping to gather a variety of programs in order to
create a month that is meaningful to UF students, faculty, and staff.

If your area would like to be included in this month, we invite you to
create a unique event that will enhance the leadership, life skills or
general education of the women on the UF campus during the month of
March. Your event will be listed on the Women's History Month website
which will be publicized throughout campus and the community. General
ideas for programs are located on the Women's History Month website.

More information about submitting an event for Women's History Month,
applying for a mini-grant, or nominating a female student for the
Phyllis M. Meek Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Award is available on the
Women's History Month website at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/whm. Award
nominations are due March 10th. If you have any questions, please feel
free to contact Melissa Johnson at [log in to unmask] or 392-1261.

6.GREAT DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR STUDENTS AT THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. Student
tickets are available for UFPA sponsored performances at $ 6.00 for the
balcony. (Student tickets for River Dance are, alas, already sold out). The
remaining performances for this season that still have student tickets
available are:
Bobby McFerrin
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Mikel Rouse
Marcel Marceau
Lavay Smith
Vagina Monologues
AEROS
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Academy of St. Martin Chamber Ensemble
Luma

For more info go to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Center
website at http://www.cpa.ufl.edu/ And a good idea to buy your student
tickets asap since there is a limited quantity for each show.

7. LECTURE AT THE HARN MUSEUM: Richard Heipp,Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Richard Heipp, Professor of Painting at UF, is a painter who also creates
large-scale installations and site-specific public art projects. He has had
more than 25 solo exhibitions and his work has been featured in almost one
hundred group exhibitions. Heipp's paintings recontextualize cultural images
and juxtapose them with modern symbols to invite the viewer to see beyond
what is available in a "quick glance" and make the distinction between
"looking" and "seeing." Heipp will talk about his work currently on view in
the Harn Museum's Galleria and related work in The Culture of Violence.
The Culture of Violence exhibition examines the pervasive influence of
violence in its many manifestations as reflected in contemporary art and
culture. This exhibition, organized by the University Gallery at the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, looks at the cultural, social,
political and personal aspects of violence in America with the intentions of
posing significant questions to encourage dialogue, possibly leading to
greater understanding and ultimately, healing.

A number of thematic categories are examined ranging from political to
personal expressions of violence including acts of terrorism, hate crimes,
youth violence, domestic violence and street crime. The artwork spans the
last 20 years in contemporary American art and features the work of 25
significant artists in all media. Andy Warhol, Kristin Oppenheim, Richard
Misrach, Peggy Diggs, and Gregory Green, among other artists, all shed light
on these troubling topics as they pose questions about this important issue.
For more information regarding this exhibition or other programs at The Harn
Museum of Art, please call (352) 392-9826 or visit www.harn.ufl.edu




Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
352-392-1519
352-392-1888 (fax)
http://www.honors.ufl.edu

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