The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Thursday, January 9, 2003
1. Drop/Add Ends Tonight
2. Honors Book Club Meeting
3. Scholarship Opportunity for Study in Brazil
4. Teach for America Info Session (seniors)
5. CHAMPS: volunteering with an elemementary or middle school student
6. Interested in becoming an Honors Ambassador?
7. HUME Book Buy-Back
1. DROP/ADD ENDS TONIGHT: Make sure your schedule is in final form by 11:59
pm tonight! Any course droped after that time is a W! And remember you have
a limited number of these during your career at UF. It would be a good idea
to check on ISIS today and make sure your schedule is as it should be. Much
easier to fix today than later.
2. HONORS BOOKCLUB MEETING: The next Honors Book Club meeting will be
23, 2003 AT 7:30pm. We are reading Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt
Vonnegut. For those of you that still would like to participate, it isn't
late! The book is short and easy to read and copies can be bought at
area bookstores. Pick one up while buying your textbooks for this
The book embraces an anti-war theme, great for providing insight
into the aspect of war that IS NOT in the movies. This is perhaps the
signature student's novel in the 1960's embracing protest and the
absurdity of war. This book relates completely with the times and the
coming war. It should give us great insight as to why many oppose war.
While reading the book, try to form an opinion on whether Billy Pilgrim, the
main character, is sane or insane.
At the meeting we will be discussing various aspects of the book, but
most prominent is the question: "Is Billy Pilgrim sane or insane?" Once
you have read the book, you're sure to have an opinion on the matter.
Come out to the meeting, have some hot chocolate, and debate your
opinion regarding Billy Pilgrim and the book!!
This book is sure to provide great debate at the meeting, so come
out and defend your views!! For further information, contact Emily Mitchem
at [log in to unmask]
3. SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDY IN BRAZIL: The Latin American Business
Environment Program (LABEP) announces a financial aid opportunity for
qualified students to spend a semester in
Brazil through the Funds for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education
(FIPSE), provided by the United States Department of Education. The award
covers airfare and a portion of living expenses while studying in Brazil.
The program of study is in the area of international business. Interested
students are encouraged to access the information on this program and others
related to Latin American business at the following web page:
www.latam.ufl.edu/labep.html The FIPSE program is currently accepting
applications for the 2003-2004 academic year. Contact person: Mary
Risner at [log in to unmask]
4. TEACH FOR AMERICA INFO SESSION: You want to change things. This is your
· Use your leadership skills to immediately impact student
· Gain the insight, network, and added commitment to effect meaningful
· Set yourself up for future success.
TEACH FOR AMERICA INFORMATION SESSION
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Reitz Union, Room 285
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college
graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and
rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand
opportunity for children.
Seeking all majors. No previous education experience or coursework
necessary. Full salary plus $9,450 education award and loan forbearance.
Application deadline February 21, 2003. For questions or more information
contact [log in to unmask], 800-832-1230 ext. 225.
Join the force of leaders committed to change.
5. CHAMPS (COLLEGIATES HELPING AS MENTORS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS): Please
consider sharing one hour per week this semester
with a child in an area elementary or middle school who needs a special
friend. Orientation sessions and sign up for new volunteers interested in
participating will be held as follows (choose one session): Tuesday Jan. 14
Room 286, 8-9:00 PM OR Wednesday January 15 Rm 286 7-8:00 PM or Thursday
January 16, Rms 361-3, 8:30-9:30 pm. All orientations are in the Reitz
Union. For more info call 955-6900 or see the web site at
http://grove.ufl.edu/~champs Former CHAMPS may call to sign up.
(Honors students have enjoyed this volunteer activity.)
6. INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN HONORS AMBASSADOR? Come to a social gathering
this Thursday to learn more! This will be our last activity together before
applications are due.
When: Thursday, January 9, 2003, 7 p.m.
Where: Matthews Lounge, Reitz Union (First Floor, next to the Career
Pick-up an application this week in the Hume Area Office or the Honors
Office (140 Tigert Hall). Applications can also be found on our website
http://grove.ufl.edu/~honoramb. They can be submitted to the Honors Office
beginning January 6, 2003. At this time you will sign-up for an interview
time. Applications are due Monday January 13th by 4:00 p.m. Interviews
will be held January 14-16 in the evenings. For more information contact Ben
Wood at [log in to unmask]
7. HUME BOOK BUY-BACK:
Hume Old Book Buying Inface TwoThousandThree
Sell your books to fellow Honors students for 1/2 Price*!
You Bought, You Read, You Learned
Now Sell Your Book!!!
SIGN-UP IN HUME COMMONS!
REMEMBER: CLASS, TITLE & EDITION, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, ISBN#
+ A WAY TO CONTACT YOU w/ NAME (PHONE# &/or EMAIL)
* 1/2 The Current Selling Price, Preferably More Than BuyBack!
Director, University Honors Program
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