The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Friday, April 11, 2003
1. Friday April 11 is the last day to withdraw from a class
2. Volunteers Needed for the University Scholars Symposium (Saturday)
3. University Scholars Symposium
4. Read the New York Times for FREE
5. College Leadership Florida
6. 150 Years of LGBT History
7. Lecture on US-French Relations
8. "Writing and Speaking in the Physical Sciences"
9. Fundraiser for Relay for Life (Coldstone Creamery)
1. Friday April 11 (TODAY) is the last day to DROP A CLASS this semester.
You will need an orange bubble sheet (get in the Registrar's Office or our
office), have your college advising office sign and then take to the
2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM: Volunteers sought
for the University Scholars Symposium. Several volunteers needed for shifts
on Saturday in Anderson Hall at the actual symposium; duties will include
checking in, name tags, and general assistance to ensure the program goes
well. The early
shift of volunteers needs to arrive at 7 am and the program ends at 3 pm.
Volunteers will be able to visit some of the presentations during the day.
If you are interested, please email Jeanna Mastrodicasa at [log in to unmask]
and tell her which day/time you would like to volunteer.
3. UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM: On Saturday, April 12 from 8:30 am to 2:45
pm in Anderson Hall, 85 undergraduates who participated in the
University Scholars Program in 2002-2003 will be presenting the results of
their research in areas ranging from dance to journalism to political
science to neuroscience. The public is invited to attend any of the
15-minute presentations by the students. To see the schedule of
presentations, e-mail [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or pick up a
copy of the program at the check-in on Saturday.
Here's a good opportunity to see how University Scholars work. Drop by and
see student presentations. They are always terrific. Hopefully that will be
inspiration to apply for USP next year (deadline March 1). For info see
4. READ THE NEW YORK TIMES FOR FREE: The NYT is one of the great newspapers
in this world--certainly the best in the US. If you really want to keep up
on what is going on in the world, it is the source! The NYT in conjunction
with the Honors Program is running a pilot program till the end of the
semester (5/02/03). Starting Monday the 14th of April you can pick up a free
copy of the NYT in the Hume lobby. There will also be a few copies in 140
Tigert, if you don't live in Hume. (140 Tigert will also have a few copies
of the Gainesville Sun.)
Who should read the Times besides newspaper junkies like me? Those planning
to prepare for a nationally competitive scholarship, students interested in
a career in international business, the foreign service, grad school in
political science, history, those interested in going to a great law school
5. COLLEGE LEADERSHIP FLORIDA 2003. Here's another Leadership Workshop
opportunity. A maximum of 60 undergraduates will be accepted for a one-week
residential program to be held from Saturday August 9 to Friday August 15,
sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, among others. Participants
will be selected based on leadership potential, community/campus interest or
involvement in organizational activities and clarity and creativity in
response to application questions. Academic records and community or campus
awards are considered but are not the determining factors for program
acceptance. Students must be JUNIORS OR SENIORS. Must have a commitment,
motivation and interest in serving the state of Florida and have
demonstrated service by participation in campus and community volunteer
activities. If accepted to the program, students must attend the whole
program (one week) and fulfill the community service requirement during the
semester following the leadership session. The leadership program will take
place in the Orlando area. Students are responsible for travel expenses and
spending money and $ 100.00 toward cost of the program. UF will pay the rest
of the fees for 2 students ($ 2000. each). Information is available at
www.leadershipflorida.org Click on Programs and then on College Leadership
V. You can also get a brochure and application materials in 140 Tigert.
Application deadline is Wednesday April 23. UF will submit five
applications and College Leadership Florida will select 2 students for the
program. Applications are to be submitted to 140 Tigert (not College
6. 150 YEARS OF LGBT HISTORY: On Tuesday, April 15, 2003 from 7 pm to 9 pm,
there will be a program at the Reitz Union Auditorium about lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender history at the University of Florida and in the
local community as part of the 150th anniversary of UF and Pride Awareness
Month. 150 Years of LGBT History will include a screening of the
documentary "Behind Closed Doors: The Dark Legacy of the Johns Committee,"
and a panel discussion with a historical perspective. If you don't know
anything about the Johns Committee, the 1963 Florida Legislature created the
Legislative Investigative Committee to investigate and report on "the extent
of infiltration into agencies supported by state funds by practicing
homosexuals." This program should be particularly interesting for history
and political science students, but all students, faculty, and staff are
invited to attend.
The theme of the Sesquicentennial Celebration at UF is "Honoring the past,
shaping the future," and 150 Years of LGBT History will reflect the
highlights and lowlights of the past and how they are shaping the future for
the LGBT community. The program will begin with a brief recognition of the
Rainbow Alliance Awards for Service/Research.
This program is being organized by the LGBT Concerns Committee at the
University of Florida and is being sponsored by the Pride Student Union,
Gator Gay-Straight Alliance, the Rainbow Alliance, Pride Celebration of
Gainesville, and the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida. For
more information, contact Jeanna Mastrodicasa at [log in to unmask]
7. LECTURE ON US-FRENCH RELATIONS, organized by the Department of
Political Science (Dr. Rich Conley) and the UF International Center (Dean
Dennis Jett), in cooperation with the France-Florida Research Institute and
the Consulate General of France in Miami.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., 216 Anderson Hall
M. CHRISTOPHE BOUCHARD
"U.S. - French Relations after Saddam: Reconcilable Differences?"
M. Bouchard is the Consul General and Senior Trade Commissioner at the
Consulate General of France in Miami. Dean Dennis Jett, of the UF
International Center, and Dr. Richard Conley, Department of Political
Science, will participate in the discussion.
8. WRITING AND SPEAKING IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES:
ENC 3254 Sec 4944 T 2-3 R 3
This course has been developed to help you improve writing and speaking
skills that are necessary to your success as a scientist. In conjunction
with faculty from the physical science departments at the University of
Florida, Dial Center faculty have targeted specific communication skills
needed for graduate school and for the workplace. This course will cover
the personal documents that will be important in your career: graduate
school application essay, resume, and cover letter. You will also learn
advanced library research procedures, correct documentation and style
conventions for your major field, and how to present your
research more effectively both in writing and orally.
For students involved in a research project, you will have the
opportunity to continue that research and use it to fulfill certain writing
and speaking requirements of the course.For students not currently
research, this course will provide an opportunity to investigate an area
in your major field that is of special interest.
(This looks like a terrific opportunity to brush up your writing skills and
get a number of added bonuses. This course has been developed by the same
folks who teach
Writing for Pre-Meds and Pre-Law; also Speaking and Writing for Engineering
Students. This is NOT an Honors course but it is one honors students in the
sciences should seriously considering doing--esp. those going to grad
school, writing a thesis, applying for a scholarship like NSF etc.)
9. FUND RAISER FOR RELAY FOR LIFE (ICE-CREAM): The Department of Housing &
Residence Education Relay for Life team is having a fundraiser at Cold Stone
Creamery (in front of Eastern Federal
Movie Theater on Newberry Road) this Friday, April 11, 5:00-6:00pm. So,
whether you're on your way home from work, or on your way to dinner....eat
dessert first!!! If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and support the
American Cancer Society!
(Vikram Rangala says that Ice Cream eaten for a good cause has no calories!)
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