Be safe this week-end!
Honors Daily Opportunities List, September 3, 2004
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 <http://www.honors.ufl.edu/honorsdaily.html> .
TABLE OF CONTENTS
HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1..... HURRICANE ANNOUNCEMENTS: Hurricane Frances Announcements
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
2..... INTERNSHIP ABROAD: Programs at the Institut Pasteur in Paris for U.S. citizens
3..... SERVICE: Volunteer with School Children:
4..... SERVICE: Volunteer Organization Fair:
5..... EVENT: Student Organization Fair Registration:
6..... EVENT: Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture Sorority, Rush Week:
7..... EVENT: Speech and Debate Open House
8..... EVENT: Psi Chi/ Psychology Club meeting
9..... EVENT: FAB Site Leader Information Session
HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. HURRICANE ANNOUNCEMENTS: Hurricane Frances Announcements
Classes And Activities Suspended Friday: All classes and scheduled activities are cancelled for Friday, Sept. 3. All non-essential administrative offices will close noon Friday, and Saturday's home football game is postponed. Please continue to monitor
the UF website for further updates. If students have concerns for their safety and want to go home to be with their families that is a family decision. Students and their
parents need to make decisions based on their family situation and what
will make them feel the safest. The university will be supportive of
their decisions. Students who plan to stay in Gainesville should coordinate with their
family members a communication plan in case phone lines go down here or
at home. An option is to have a third out-of-state party be a point of
In addition, two on-campus shelters are available for UF students, staff
and faculty - Reitz Union and Southwest Rec. Students who live in the
residence halls are encouraged to stay in their rooms as the buildings
are designated shelters for residents and will be staffed to provide
support before, during, and after the storm.
Here is also information on additional shelters in the area:
* Gainesville Community Shelters will open on Friday, September
3rd at 5pm. Here is a list of shelters:
* Wiles Elementary School
* Kanapaha Middle School (This shelter allows pets in crates/carriers
* Buchholz High School (This is a facility that can accommodate people
with special needs)
* East Side High School (This Is a facility that can accommodate
people with special needs)
Here is a link about Hurricane Preparedness:
This website has great, common sense advice
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
2. INTERNSHIP ABROAD: Programs at the Institut Pasteur in Paris for U.S. citizens
Undergraduate Summer 2005 Internship in Paris: These 11-week internships at the Institut Pasteur, one of the world's leading private, nonprofit centers for infectious disease research, offer hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduates contemplating a scientific career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Please see website for more information and downloads. Application and deadline information for both programs are now online at:
http://www.pasteurfoundation.org <http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/> .
3. SERVICE: Volunteer with School Children:
9/8, 9/9 Project MASCOT and CHAMPS Info Sessions: Project MASCOT is a branch of the CHAMPS organization that sends mentors to one elementary school in Gainesville. CHAMPS are UF students who wish to mentor the same at-risk elementary or middle school child for one hour each week during the school day. Mentors work one-on-one with a child throughout the year, providing a positive role model and helping with study skills and self esteem. Info. and Orientation sessions 9/8 from 3:30-4:30 pm, Room 362 Reitz Union; or 9/9 from 7:00-8:00 pm, Room 282 Reitz Union.
4. SERVICE: Volunteer Organization Fair:
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING THIS FALL? The Office of Community Service invites you to the Volunteer Organization Fair on Thursday, September 9th from 10-3 on the Reitz Union Colonnade. Representatives from over 60 local philanthropic organizations will be there to recruit volunteers. Students can find the project or program that fits their needs and interests. Volunteering lets you meet people, build relationships, make a difference in society, and learn skills necessary for surviving in the real world. Come to the fair and start making a difference! For more information, call the Office of Community Service at 392-1655 ext. 226.
5. EVENT: Student Organization Fair Registration:
Don't forget to register your organization for the Student Organization Fair sponsored by IDEAL! The fair will be held this fall on Tuesday, September 7th and Wednesday, September 8th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in and around the Reitz Union Colonnade. Please fill out an application online at www.union.ufl.edu/ideal <http://www.union.ufl.edu/ideal> and submit it by Friday, September 3rd at 5 p.m.
6. EVENT: Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture Sorority, Rush Week:
Sigma Alpha is a professional agriculture sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship amongst its members. If you have a sincere interest in agriculture, a GPA of 2.25 or greater, and are not a member of a Pan-Hellenic sorority, then we are for you. Rush Week 2004 will be held September 13-17, 2004. We are looking for dedicated women to join our sisterhood as the Beta class of the Beta Gamma chapter. For more info on rush activities, please see our website www.cals.ufl.edu/sigmaalpha or email Shaun Fulford at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> . For more info about National Sigma Alpha, please go to www.sigmaalpha.org <http://www.sigmaalpha.org/> .
7. EVENT: Speech and Debate Open House
Let your voice be heard! The UF Speech and Debate team will be hosting its Fall Open house on Tuesday September 7th at 7 p.m. in Rolfs 211. Come learn about the different events and how you can get involved. Refreshments will be provided. For more information visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~debate or call Kellie Roberts at 392-5421.
8. EVENT: Psi Chi/ Psychology Club meeting
This meeting is open to all psychology students interested in graduate school and improving their vita. Psi Chi and the psychology club are great ways to become involved in the field of psychology. This is our first meeting and we hope to see you all at 7:30, Sept. 7th, in the New Engineering Building.
9. EVENT: FAB Site Leader Information Session
Are you looking for a unique, challenging and rewarding way to be involved on campus? Come apply to be a site leader for one of FAB's eleven spring break service trips! Pick up your application in the FAB office within the Office of Student Activities on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union, and come learn more at the information session on September 8 from 7-9 p.m. in room 285 of the Reitz Union. Please contact [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> for more information. See you there!