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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
The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Monday, January 12, 2004
DROP/ADD is over. You can add a class still (but not using ISIS). It's a bit
of a hassle because you have to walk around a form for signatures etc but it
can be done. A drop now will result in a W.
1. IDH Courses, Gen Ed credit and Your Audit
2. Interesting New Honors Course Available
3. Free Breakfast in Hume by Phi Sigma Pi, Co-Ed Honor Society
4. Floridance Holds Auditions
5. Junior Honors Medical Program Info Session
6. Summer Internships for Biological Science Students in Paris!
7. Rape Awareness Speaker
8. Tennis on Wheels Meeting
9. Gators for Kerry (TODAY)
10. Congressman Peter Deutsch's Campaign Visit
11. Alpha Kappa Psi Rush Events (Business majors and minors) (TODAY)
12. TRiP's Spring Break Ski Trip (Lake Tahoe).
13. Volunteer Opportunity at Ronald MacDonald House (SHO)
14. Catholic Student Fellowship Back to School Kickoff TODAY)
15. Service Ambassador Recruitment
16. Florida Cicerones Spring Rush
17. Campus Diplomats 2004 Spring Recruiting
18. Local Deadline Extended for the Udall Scholarship (Environmental Focus)
1. IDH COURSES, GEN ED CREDIT AND YOUR AUDIT: If you took an IDH course, it
is likely that your audit does not reflect the Gen Ed credit earned. There
is a complicated reason for this. The solution is to fill in a very short
form in our office and we will fix for you so the audit is correct and shows
you have done the Gen Ed credit the course promised. No need to panic over
this. Just drop by some time and do the short request form and we will fix.
(There are also some special topics numbers we use that may exhibit the same
problem and we can fix these too). Please note we can't do this until you
have earned a grade in the course.
2. NEW HONORS COURSE AVAILABLE: SSA 3730: Language in African Society (1687)
MWF 8 MAT 112 Gen Ed HI
Africa is an ethno-linguistically diverse continent with about 2,500 known
languages. This diversity makes the study of languages and its role in the
development of African societies more interesting. This course will seek to
uncover the interaction between language and socio-political dimensions in
African societies. In other words, what roles does language play in the mix
of a country's demographic map, in a country's educational system, in a
country's topography, in a country's governance, in a country's history, in
a country's development? And, how do these socio-political dimensions impact
the language in question. The course will deal specifically with five
sub-Saharan African countries namely Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana
and Nigeria. Whenever possible, comparative examples from other diverse
societies within and outside Africa will be given. The course requirements
will include participation in the discussion of the assigned readings, two
tests (mid-term and final) and a term paper. The required book for this
course is Ali & Alamin Mazrui, The Power of Babel (Oxford 1998). Other
readings and information will be distributed in class. Students should bear
in mind that this is not a language class and knowledge of an African
language is neither necessary nor required.
3. FREE BREAKFAST In HUME (PHO SIGMA PI) There will be a free breakfast in
Hume Common area by the classrooms from 9am to 10:30am on Tuesday Jan 13th.
This is brought to you by Phi Sigma Pi, a Co-ed Honor Fraternity, open to
all majors and students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Rush begins Tue Jan 20th
with Meet Phi Sigma Pi in Flint 150 at 7pm. Come and see what we're all
about while munching on some free food! For more info, go to www.ufpsp.com
or contact Matt at [log in to unmask] or Marissa at [log in to unmask]
4. FLORIDANCE,UF's dance company, is holding its spring auditions 7 p.m. on
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 at the O'Connell Center dance studio. The audition
will consist of ballet, jazz and modern dance portions. Everyone who
auditions should wear appropriate dance attire and arrive 30 minutes early
to register and warm up. Floridance is sponsored by Student Government
through Florida Players. It is directed by seven officers and consists of
about 40 members. For more information, contact Floridance president Cole
Allison at 352-378-1614 or [log in to unmask]
5. JUNIOR HONORS MEDICAL PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION: Wednesday JANUARY
14TH, 2004 Cummunicore Building, C1-7 at 5:00 PM
Topics: 1) Application process explained in detail; preliminary
applications; secondary applications; letters of recommendation; personal
essay; interviews 2) Description of the program 3) Criteria required for
eligibility to apply 4) Q & A with Dr. Ira Gessner, Chair of the Medical
Selection Committee 5) Q & A with current JHMP students. If you are planning
to apply for Fall 2004, you will need to attend this information session in
order to pick up your application to the Junior Honors Medical Program.
Please remember to request a copy of your transcripts soon after the Fall
semester has ended and be sure the official transcripts are in a sealed
envelope from the Registrar's Office. Hold on to the sealed transcripts
until you are ready to submit them with the JHMP application. If you are not
yet eligible to apply, it would still be useful to go to the session to find
out about the program and the process.
6. SUMMER INTERNSHIP FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS IN PARIS: The Pasteur
Foundation announces a summer undergraduate internship program in Paris at
the Institut Pasteur, the Zuccaire Internship Program, for U.S.
undergraduates interested in the biological sciences. Students chosen will
intern in one of the four Pasteur labs selected for the 8-week experience
which is designed to encourage American students to pursue a scientific
career and to be exposed to an international laboratory experience.
Eligibility: U.S. undergraduates with two years of college course work
completed and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research.
Knowledge of French or desire to learn it is advisable.
Application deadline: February 27, 2004; Awards announced in early April
2004 Please consult http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/zuccaire.html or the
FFFRI webpage, under announcements ( http://www.clas.ufl.edu/FranceFlorida
), for more information and a downloadable application.
(Wow! Does this look like a terrific opportunity!).
7. RAPE AWARENESS SPEAKER: January is Rape Awareness Month, and Panhellenic
Council is sponsoring a Rape Awareness Speaker who will educate students in
ways to prevent rape and/or compromising situations. Both Women and Men
will benefit from this interactive and informative speaker. It will be held
in the Grand Ballroom of the Reitz Union on Wednesday, January 14 at 7pm.
Don't become a statistic! Learn how to protect yourself! Contact Catherine
Hough for more information at [log in to unmask]
8. TENNIS ON WHEELS MEETING: Enjoy playing tennis and working with young
children? Interested in performing community service? If so, please join
Tennis on Wheels in our efforts to bring the love of tennis and athletics to
handicapped children in the Gainesville Area. This semester, Tennis on
Wheels will be hosting weekly clinics at two area schools for physically and
mentally challenged children in Gainesville. No tennis experience or
expertise is required; just patience and a desire to work with children in
challenging situations! If you're interested in volunteering with us, please
attend our training session and clinic sign up meeting on Tuesday January
13, 2004 at 7pm at the East end of the Flavet Tennis Courts on Museum Road.
We will have t-shirts for sale for $8. (T-shirts are optional). If you have
any questions, please feel free to email us at [log in to unmask] Hope to
see you soon! Fred Nguyen, President ([log in to unmask]); Seema Qaiyumi,
Treasurer ([log in to unmask])
9. GATORS FOR KERRY: Interested in learning more about Democratic
Presidential candidate Senator John Kerry? Attend the first meeting of
Gators for Kerry on Monday, January 12, from 8pm to 9pm in room 121 (Johnson
Lounge) of the Reitz Union.
10. CONGRESSMAN PETER DEUTSCH VISIT: My name is Marla Somerstein, from the
office of Congressman Peter Deutsch, who is running for the U.S. Senate in
Florida. The Congressman will be visiting UF on Wednesday, January 14th,
speaking at the Reitz Union from 12pm-1pm. Food will be provided and the
press will be attending the event.
11. ALPHA KAPPA PSI is an international, professional, business fraternity.
It is the perfect opportunity for business majors and minors to improve
their business skills while making long-lasting friendships. Come out to
the Rush Events for your chance to meet the brothers and see what Alpha
Kappa Psi is all about. Jan. 12 Monday: Night at the Reitz (9:30 pm); Jan
13 Tuesday: Swamp (10:00 pm); Jan. 14 Wednesday: Smoker (6:00 pm at the
Jan. 15 Thursday: Rock Gym (8:00 pm). For more information, email Danny
Gomez at [log in to unmask] or check out our website at
12. TRiP's Annual Spring Break Ski trip is going to Lake Tahoe's Heavenly
Resort. Join us at the Forest Suites Resort for 7 nights of luxurious
lodging and 5 days of monster skiing. The dates are March 6-13 and airfare,
lodging, lift tickets, and some meals included. Our ski trip, this year,
coincides with the Lake Tahoe Gay & Lesbian Winterfest (March 7-14), the
"Ninth Annual Non-Stop Ski/Board and Party Week." Join hundreds of skiers
and boarders from around the country and
around the world enjoying Lake Tahoe's hospitality and beauty.
http://www.laketahoewinterfest.com If you have any questions the trip please
call or stop by the Outfitter (846-3003, www.union.ufl.edu/trip) located on
the ground floor of the Reitz
13. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT RONALD MACDONALD HOUSE: That's right ladies and
gentlemen; it is time once again to head over to Ronald McDonald House. SHO
gladly supports the families of children currently at our local hospitals by
cooking a hearty meal for them at least once a month. SHO needs your
support, not with generous monetary donations, no, but with your time and
energy. The festivities are to commence at 4 o'clock on Thursday, January
15th and your services as a cook will be required until approximately 7:30.
Everyone who participated in the past agreed this was a fun and fulfilling
experience. If you are interested in attending please RSVP by sending an
email to [log in to unmask] See you there! Off campus honors students
14. CATHOLIC STUDENT FELLOWSHIP is having their first meeting of the
semester this Monday, January 12th at 7pm in the Hurley Hall (pink building
behind St. Augustine's church on University) Any students interested in
praise & worship, faith-related discussions, and fellowship are welcome.
Meetings are every Monday at 7pm. Contact Larry Lataif at [log in to unmask]
for more information.
15. SERVICE AMBASSADORS RECRUITMENT. Step up to Service! As ambassadors to
the Office of the Community Service, the Service Ambassadors are a
progressive organization representing and promoting the link between service
and active citizenship through the development of awareness for the
University of Florida community. They seek to empower students with the
knowledge and skills necessary to effect change in their community and in
their own lives. Applications are available now in the Office of Community
Service, 316 J.W. Rietz Union, and will be accepted through Jan. 23
16. FLORIDA CICERONES/STUDENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL SPRING RUSH FORUM:
The Florida Cicerones/SAA would like to cordially invite all current
students to our annual Spring Rush on Tuesday, January 13th at 7pm in the
Emerson Alumni Hall Ballroom. The attire is business casual. Come and meet
the official ambassadors of the University of Florida, and pick up this
year's membership application. The Florida Cicerones are considered the link
between past, present and future Gators through giving campus tours and
hosting alumni and presidential events. Please visit www.ufalumni.ufl.edu
for more information and an application. (Many honors students are involved
in this organization! A great opportunity to give back to UF!).
17. CAMPUS DIPLOMATS SPRING 2004 RECRUITING: Our mission is to "Personalize
the University", and you've probably seen us at Family Weekend, had us
deliver an Apple-4-You to your favorite professor or even talked to us when
we called during Freshman Phone-a-thon. Now is your chance to be a part of
the University of Florida's Campus Diplomats! Applications are available
Tues, Jan 6 and due Fri, Jan 16. Come by our table in Turlington Plaza or
the Reitz Union Colonnade Jan 12 through 15 to learn more about us and to
pick up an application, or you can visit www.dso.ufl.edu/diplomats/. Also,
an info. session will be held on Wed, Jan 14 in the Reitz Union, rm 362-363.
18. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP LOCAL DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Morris K. Udall
Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to American
college sophomores and juniors in fields related to the environment, and to
Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or
Applicants should be familiar with work of Morris K. Udall, and will have
to write an essay incorporating his achievements. The new campus deadline
January 26, 2004 in 140 Tigert Hall, and applications and many more details
can be found at <http://www.udall.gov>.
Students should carefully read the website to learn more about the details
of the scholarship and its requirements, but no specific major is required.
Winners come from a broad range of disciplines. James Argento
(environmental science), Michael Gale (zoology), and Marissa Maland
(environmental science), have been national winners of the Udall Scholarship
in the past three years.
For more information or specific questions about the Udall scholarship,
contact Dr. Barbara Barletta at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
or Jeanna Mastrodicasa at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
Director, University Honors Program
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