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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Wed, 26 Feb 2003 06:11:03 -0500
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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Topics:

1. Volunteers Needed for Engineering Event for H.S. Students
2. TAKE ACTION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
3. Investment Club Meeting and Speaker
4. Distinguished Alum speaks on "Artistic Reflections Today: Women in the
Workforce,"
5. This Week's Florida Frontiers Lecture
6. Info Sessions for the Washington Center Internships
7. Spaces Available in Hume Hall this semester
8. Prestigious Scholarship Workshop

Details:

1. SECME REGIONAL OLYMPIAD: Each year, the College of Engineering sponsors a
SECME Regional Olympiad, during which grade school students of all ages
participate in a variety of math, science, and engineering events.
Approximately 300 students from 15
schools will participate.  This year's SECME competition
will be held on the UF campus on April 12, 2003.  SECME's
goal is to increase the pool of historically
under-represented, under-served, and differently abled
students who will be prepared to enter and complete
post-secondary studies in science, mathematics, engineering,
and technology, thus creating a diverse and globally
competitive workforce.  The SECME team needs to fill a
number of leadership and support positions, including school
mentors and contest judges.  Please contact Elizabeth
DeStephens, 2003 SECME Coordinator, at [log in to unmask] if
you would like to volunteer.

2. TAKE ACTION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH! Support Alachua County's middle
school youth! A public meeting will be held on Monday, March 3, 2003 from
7-8 pm at 425 W. University Avenue to address the after-school needs of
middle school students.  Right now, middle school youth in Alachua County
commit twice the violent acts that high school students do.  Also, an
epidemic of Type II diabetes has occurred among middle school youth due to
the lack of physical activity--and to the lack of options.  The meeting will
specifically address the need for programs for middle school youth that
exist for high school and elementary students.Come support the community in
this public meeting with county, city and school board officials!  For more
information, contact Erin at [log in to unmask]

3. INVESTMENT CLUB MEETING AND SPEAKER: At this week's Student Investment
Club (www.UFInvestmentClub.com) meeting we will be joining up with Students
In Free Enterprise for a guest lecture by Sidd Pagidipati. Sidd formerly
worked in investment banking for DLJ and is
currently a Venture Capitalist. He will be presenting on his experiences and

"What They Don't teach you in Business School,".  The meeting
will be at the normal time and place: Thursday (2/27/2003) in NEB room 101
at
7:20. If you've never been to a meeting before that is fine, and I encourage

you to come.

In addition we will be holding a panel discussion covering Alliance Capital
(AC) and Anheuser-Busch (BUD) following Sidd's presentation. I hope to see
you all there!
Robert Specht, SIC President

4. DISTINGUISHED ALUM SPEAKS ON CAMPUS: Mary V. Fisher, Senior Manager,
Keane Federal Systems, Inc., Columbia, Maryland is a distinguished alumna of
the University of Florida. Ms. Fisher has many years' experience as a senior
corporate executive, especially in telecommunications, electronic commerce,
and finance networks. She currently is the Senior Manager for the Department
of Defense business unit of Keane Federal Systems. Keane provides a total
response to the most important technical and business issues facing
government agencies.

Reception
Thursday February 27, 4:00-5:30pm
Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall
Sponsored by the Center for Women's Studies & Gender Research

Panel
"Artistic Reflections Today: Women in the Workforce,"
Thursday, February 27, 6:30-8:00pm
J. Wayne Reitz Union Ballroom.
Sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council of UF and the
Center for Women's Studies & Gender Research

5. THIS WEEK'S FLORIDA FRONTIERS LECTURE : Wednesdays, 7:30 pm.  Celebrate
150 Years With Us!  In honor of the University of Florida's
sesquicentennial celebration in 2003, the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences has organized a lecture series highlighting prominent speakers
and performers who lead the frontiers of modern research.  On Wednesday
February 26
in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Black Box Theatre, the
speaker will be Mikel Rouse, Award-winning composer and director whose
works have been performed at Lincoln Center, the New York State Theater,
and throughout the U.S. and Europe. Rouse will lecture on "Real Opera for
Real People." He has received numerous grants and awards, including
several American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
awards. He currently lives in New York City. Visit www.mikelrouse.com for
more information about him and his works. Sponsored by the College of Fine
Arts.  To learn more about the rest of the lectures, see
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/150/lectureseries.html.

6. INFO SESSIONS FOR THE WASHINGTON CENTER: The Washington Center offers
internship opportunities during fall, spring and summer semesters for
undergraduate students (second semester sophomores and beyond with a minimum
2.75 GPA).  Internships are available in over 1000 public, private,
non-profit and government agencies in all fields and are open to all majors.
Students are placed in full-time positions for 15 weeks during spring and
fall and 10 weeks during the summer and earn academic credits from UF.  The
Washington Center's Florida Scholarship Fund provides $ 4500.00 scholarships
to students from UF to help pay for the cost of the program in fall and
spring (in summer the scholarship is $ 3000.00). UF has nine students at the
TWC this semester.  Sandy Butler-Whyte from TWC will be on campus on
Wednesday and Thursday. Info sessions will take place at the Reitz Union on
both days at 9:30 am in room B74-75 (26th) and 282 (27th). If you cannot
attend the 9:30 session, you may wish to stop by at 11:00 to meet Ms.
Butler-Whyte.  You can find additional info on the TWC website at
www.twc.edu <http://www.twc.edu>.  If you need additional information after
consulting the website call 392-1519.

Honors students can also meet Ms. Butler-Whyte in a more informal setting on
Wednesday night in Hume at 7:30. Seating is limited, please register by
e-mailing [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

7. SPACES AVAILABLE IN HUME HALL THIS SEMESTER: There are currently spaces
available in the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall, located on the
corner of Museum Road and North / South Drive, for students that are in
Honors classes.  Spaces are for Spring 2003.  There will also be spaces for
any students Summer 2003.

     If you are interested and are currently living on-campus, phone (352)
392-6011 or visit the Hume Area Office immediately.  If you are living
off-campus, phone (352) 392-2161 or visit the Housing Office, located on the
corner of 13th Street and Museum Road next to Beaty Towers.  Space will be
awarded on a first come first serve basis.

8. PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP: Students with a strong GPA (3.5 or
higher) are welcome to attend this year's Scholarships Reception, which will
encourage attendees to apply for prestigious scholarships such as the
Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, or others.  More details about these
scholarships can be found at
http://www.honors.ufl.edu/scholarships/prestigious.html.
This program is aimed at first year students, but all interested are welcome
to attend.  It
will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 pm in the Rion Ballroom in the Reitz
Union, and refreshments will be served.  To sign up to attend, email
[log in to unmask]

(Students interested in these scholarships need to be preparing from the
beginning of their career at UF. The same kind of preparation will also be
useful for getting into the best graduate school, medical or law school.)

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

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