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Subject: Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: UF Honors Program <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:UF Honors Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 16 Nov 2007 10:04:10 -0500
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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, November 16, 2007 

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 submit an
announcement for posting, please fill out the online form at
www.honors.ufl.edu/honorsdaily.html 


Table of Contents

HONORS ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.	COURSE INFORMATION: Science for Life Registration Information:
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT
2.	EVENT: Sundaes on Sunday:
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Lease Information from Student Legal Services (NEW
POSTING):
4.	OPPORTUNITY: Pearson Student Advisory Board (NEW POSTING):
5.	OPPORTUNITY: NYC Teaching Fellows (NEW POSTING):
6.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics 2008 Essay
Contest (NEW POSTING):
7.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: USA Today College Academic Team (NEW
POSTING):
8.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer B in Yucatan Information Session (NEW
POSTING):
9.	RESEARCH: Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Placements and
Graduate School Opportunities:
10.	INTERNSHIP: Counterpoise Alternative Review Journal:
11.	VOLUNTEER: Wish Upon A Star Program (NEW POSTING):
12.	VOLUNTEER: Gatorwalk Volunteers Needed:
13.	EVENT: Annual Research Forum (NEW POSTING):
14.	EVENT: First Year Initiative for Freshmen Engineers (NEW
POSTING):
15.	EVENT: Droidmaker: George Lucas, Pixar and the Digital
Revolution Lecture (NEW POSTING):
16.	EVENT: Art Bash (TODAY):
17.	EVENT: ACCENT Presents Alberto Gonzales:
18.	EVENT: FAB Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (TODAY):
19.	EVENT: UF Swing Club Pajama Dance (TODAY):
20.	EVENT: Gator in 60 Seconds (TODAY):
21.	EVENT: Theater Performance at P.K. Yonge (TODAY):
22.	EVENT: Cancer Awareness Raising Emotions through Sports:
23.	EVENT: Engineers without Borders BBQ:




HONORS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	COURSE INFORMATION: Science for Life Registration Information:
Contact Carol Blankenship ([log in to unmask]) in the Honors
Office to register for the Science for Life seminar class, which meets
one hour per week on Tuesdays, ninth period. The spring semester class
will be held in the auditorium of the Cancer/Genetics Building at the
corner of Mowry Road and Gale Lemerand Drive. 

Each week, three different UF professors present 15 minute talks on
their research program, approach, and philosophy. The professors come
from many different departments, programs, and colleges around campus
and provide an outstanding introduction to leading-edge research
underway at UF that can easily accommodate undergraduate students.
Students are required to write reports on four different professors
during the semester for their grade. These reports will require a
face-to-face interview with the faculty member. 

See also the Science for Life website at www.honors.ufl.edu/hhmi





STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT

2.	EVENT: Sundaes on Sunday:
SHO is hosting its monthly Sundaes on Sunday on November 18 at 8:00pm.
Come out to enjoy free ice cream and get the chance to talk with other
honors students!





EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES


3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Lease Information from Student Legal Services (NEW
POSTING):
It has come to our attention that certain landlords/apartment complexes
in Gainesville are attempting to coerce tenants into signing amended or
new leases during their existing lease term to add additional tenant
responsibilities (such as the responsibility for pest control). Please
be advised that tenants are not required to agree to any modification of
their lease terms during the lease in most situations. As a result, any
tenant who has been presented with such a demand is most likely
justified in refusing to sign any new or modified contract regardless of
the landlord's demand. Any full time UF student faced with this
situation is invited to contact Student Legal Services for assistance.
Student Legal Services is located in 368 Reitz Union.

4.	OPPORTUNITY: Pearson Student Advisory Board (NEW POSTING):
Pearson Education, the world's largest education publisher, is
recruiting students to participate in the Pearson Student Advisory Board
program. The goal is to establish a dialogue with fifteen savvy,
motivated college students around the country from June 2008-2009.
During their term of service, PSAB members will experience first-hand
the inner workings of a global publishing business, collaborate and
brainstorm with their peers, and network with many of the talented
people within our organization. 

Members will be invited to participate in an exciting, all-expense paid
summit with senior Pearson execs in June 2008. In addition, the members
will travel to NYC, San Francisco, and Denver to complete their special
assignments. PSAB members will be engaged in prestigious projects with
travel opportunities and will receive a stipend for their work along
with complimentary Pearson textbooks.

All majors are encouraged to apply. Students must be in their sophomore
or junior years at time of application and must not graduate before June
2009. The deadline to apply is November 30. Interested applications
should visit www.pearsonstudents.com to obtain more information about
the program. Applications include a cover letter, resume, two letters of
recommendation, and a transcript.

5.	OPPORTUNITY: NYC Teaching Fellows (NEW POSTING):
The NYC Teaching Fellows program is a highly selective, innovative path
to enter the classroom and make a difference in New York City's
high-need schools. From over 115,000 applicants over the past seven
years, NYC Teaching Fellows has provided New York City classrooms with
over 12,000 highly qualified new teachers, making the Fellowship the
largest alternate teacher certification program in the country.

We are seeking talented, motivated, and high-achieving individuals to
join a select group of recent graduates and mid-career professionals
from all majors and backgrounds who will teach in New York City public
schools starting as early as Fall 2008 and work to boost student
achievement one classroom at a time. While teaching, Fellows pursue a
Master's degree in Education that is subsidized by the NYC Department of
Education. No previous education coursework or teaching experience is
necessary.

Applicants must have completed their Bachelor's degrees before the start
of training. U.S. citizen or permanent resident with valid green card
and fluency in English. Cannot have completed eighteen or more credits
of a teacher education program or minor in education by the start of
training. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

We are now accepting applications for the June 2008 program to teach at
the start of the 2008-2009 school year. Next application deadline:
November 19. Visit our website http://www.nycteachingfellows.org, take
part in our online information session, and begin your application
today!  

6.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics 2008 Essay
Contest (NEW POSTING):
Full-time juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges or
universities in the United States during the Fall 2007 semester are
eligible for The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics 2008 Essay Contest. See our
website for more information, essay topics and entry forms:
http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/

Entries must be post-marked by December 7.

7.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: USA Today College Academic Team (NEW
POSTING):
Each February USA Today honors 20 undergraduate academic all-stars with
recognition in the paper and $2500. This award recognizes those who
excel in the classroom and extend their intellectual abilities beyond
the classroom to benefit society. Forty more students receive
certificates and their name announced in the paper. An essay is an
important component of this award.

For more information, visit http://allstars.usatoday.com . Applications
must be postmarked November 30. Nominees must be at least a junior, a
full-time student and be nominated by a UF faculty member. UF has had
winners in the past--a nice entry to put on your resume!

8.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer B in Yucatan Information Session (NEW
POSTING):
There will be an information session on Monday, November 19 at 4:00pm in
265 Williamson Hall.  Spend Summer B in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula,
taking classes with UF faculty in either Anthropology or Ecology, and
also earning Spanish credits. Stay with a Mexican family, take many
field trips, and gain cultural competency in this long-standing UF
overseas studies program.  For more information, contact Dr. Allan Burns
at [log in to unmask] (anthropology) or Dr. Mark Brenner at
[log in to unmask] (ecology).  


9.	RESEARCH: Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Placements and
Graduate School Opportunities:
Over 600 programs -Undergraduate REU and Other Summer Research
Opportunities: See www.agep.us/summer.asp  or www.igert.org/summer.asp 

For those considering graduate school in 2008: Opportunities at over 100
colleges and universities. Professional Development and Support:
Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP): see
www.agep.us . For Financial Support in New Interdisciplinary PhD
Programs, Graduate School IGERT Opportunities: www.igert.org . IGERT
programs provide generous stipend ($30,000 per year) and tuition support
for students through the National Science Foundation.

10.	INTERNSHIP: Counterpoise Alternative Review Journal:
Counterpoise, the alternative review journal, is now interviewing intern
candidates for the Spring and Summer 2008 semesters. Interested students
can contact the Counterpoise Collective at [log in to unmask] or
352/335-2200. Please leave your phone number. Our office is three miles
south of campus at 1716 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, FL 32608 and is
accessible by bus, bike, or car. UF's Career Resource Center database
www.crc.ufl.edu and our website www.counterpoise.info give further
information.

Goal: professional experience in editing and publishing. High competency
in English required. Proficiency in writing and use of computers and
libraries required. Familiarity with the alternative press, social
concerns, and foreign language and area studies helpful. Experience in
graphic design, marketing, and office management very useful. Freshmen
and sophomores are encouraged to apply. Some interns continue working
for many semesters. We also need students with a background in
Information Technology or Computer Science to work with our computers
and website. A two-semester commitment is required for all internships;
the first semester is a training period. We operate by consensus as a
collective. Weekly time commitment for a formal internship for course
credit: 12 to 15 hours minimum. Minimum commitment for an informal
internship: 8 hours/week.

11.	VOLUNTEER: Wish Upon A Star Program (NEW POSTING):
Holiday time is just around the corner, and the Center for Leadership &
Service is once again sponsoring the "Wish Upon A Star" program. We need
your help in fulfilling the wishes of young children who have little
means for a holiday. These children are in the foster and protective
care program for the North Central Florida area. Each child has made
three wishes (each $25 or less). We need you, your friends, your
families, your coworkers, your organizations, and the entire campus
community to fulfill these wishes. Each star that you adopt is a pledge
to grant two of the three wishes for that child (less than $50 total). 

Thank you for your help in making this holiday season a happier time for
these deserving children. Individuals and groups interested in
participating in the "Wish Upon A Star" program should contact Andrew
Perrone in the Center for Leadership & Service at 392-1261 x227 or
[log in to unmask]

Unwrapped gifts are due to the Dean of Students Office by November 28.

12.	VOLUNTEER: Gatorwalk Volunteers Needed:
The third annual Gatorwalk is a walk hosted by the UF March of Dimes
Collegiate Council to benefit the March of Dimes in their mission to
save babies from premature births, birth defects and infant death. The
Walk will be held on Sunday, November 18 from 1:00-4:00pm. GatorWalk is
currently looking for volunteers to help out with the day's event (set
up, spirit stations, etc.)  If interested please contact Sneha Patel at
[log in to unmask]

13.	EVENT: Annual Research Forum (NEW POSTING):
The M.A.P.S. 6th Annual Research Forum will be held on November 17.
Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:45am on the Sun
Terrace of the Health Science Communicore Building. The forum will take
place in room C1-7. This worthwhile event is intended to educate
pre-health students on the attainability and importance of active
participation in research. In addition, we exhibit and make more
accessible the vast amount and various types of research opportunities
available at the University of Florida, and around the nation. We
achieve these goals through the incorporation of information sessions, a
mini-research fair, a student panel, and guest speakers (lunch is also
included). This event is free and open to all students. Contact
information for forum directors and registration at:
http://grove.ufl.edu/~maps/researchforum.shtml

14.	EVENT: First Year Initiative for Freshmen Engineers (NEW
POSTING):
This Monday, November 19 from 7:00-10:00pm in the Weaver Basement, the
Freshmen Leadership Engineering Group will be hosting a First Year
Initiative for Engineering Majors. The event will feature free desserts,
fun activities, Q & A with upperclassmen, and presentations by
engineering organizations and available tutoring. All interested in
engineering are invited to attend. Come learn more about being
successful in the College of Engineering.

15.	EVENT: Droidmaker: George Lucas, Pixar and the Digital
Revolution Lecture (NEW POSTING):
Droidmaker: George Lucas, Pixar and the Digital Revolution, a lecture by
Michael Rubin, former employee of Lucasfilm's Droid Works, author of
Nonlinear, and currently the Director of Community Experiences at
Netflix will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at 4:00pm in the Ustler
Hall Atrium. Sponsored by the Center for Children's Literature and
Culture. Contact Ramona Caponegro at [log in to unmask] or (352)
514-9475 for more information.

16.	EVENT: Art Bash (TODAY):
Art Bash, the College of Fine Arts School of Art and Art History's
yearly open house event, will showcase the processes and products of the
many art disciplines within the school from 7:00-10:00pm on November 16
at the University of Florida.

The Art Bash celebration is an opportunity for UF art students to share
their projects, from drawing to graphic design to ceramics and
everything in between, with members of the campus and the Gainesville
community. 

In 2006, more than 450 people attended Art Bash and participated in its
demonstrations, exhibitions and interactive projects in painting,
printmaking, photography, sculpture, art education, art history, digital
media, graphic design, drawing and more.  

Events, demos and art displays will be ongoing between 7:00-10:00pm in
the School of Art and Art History classrooms, critique areas and
hallways in a casual fashion throughout the College of Fine Arts
Complex, which is located on Southwest 13th Street next to the
University Gallery.
This fun free event encourages discussion between students and the
community as well as introduces potential students to the school's
facilities and many programs. 

For more information about Art Bash, please contact Lauren Garber Lake
at [log in to unmask], or the School of Art and Art History at
352-392-0201.

17.	EVENT: ACCENT Presents Alberto Gonzales:
ACCENT Speakers Bureau presents Alberto Gonzales, former U.S. attorney
general, to speak on Monday, November 19 in the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets can
be picked up at the Phillips Center and the University Box Office. The
event begins at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:15pm. Gonzales was appointed the
first Hispanic attorney general of the United States in 2005. However,
amidst several controversies and allegations of perjury, Gonzalez
announced his resignation in August 2007. For more information, visit
www.accentspeakers.com

18.	EVENT: FAB Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (TODAY):
Join FAB: Florida Alternative Breaks and Project MASCOT: Mentoring
Alliance for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. The dinner will take place
November 16 at St. Augustine Church on University Avenue. There will be
two seatings: 5:30-7:00pm and 7:30-9:00pm. Tickets are available for
pre-sale at the Dean of Students Office located in Peabody Hall (ask for
Priscilla), or by contacting [log in to unmask] or FAB
[log in to unmask] . Tickets are $5 on pre-sale and $7 at the door.

19.	EVENT: UF Swing Club Pajama Dance (TODAY):
Have you been dancing in your dreams? Well, do we have the dance for
you!

This Friday, November 16 at the Unified Training Center (on the corner
of University and 8th Ave), the UF Swing Club is holding their Pajama
Dance. Roll out of bed and come dance in your comfiest jammies. There
will be free lessons from 8:00-9:00pm, both beginner (even if you've
never danced before!) and intermediate. The social dance will run from
9:00pm-1:00am. Please keep all pajamas PG--we want people to be
comfortable dancing with you! Enjoy your favorite "sleepover foods" and
"camp out" on the sidelines.

For more information, please contact club president Mika Turim-Nygren at
[log in to unmask] or visit our website at http://grove.ufl.edu/~swinguf/

20.	EVENT: Gator in 60 Seconds (TODAY):
On Friday, November 16, SAA and Student Government's Freshman Leadership
Council are hosting a Tradition Keeper's event to make you the Ultimate
Florida Gator: "Gator in 60 Seconds." The event is an interactive
scavenger hunt around campus where UF students can complete 10 of UF's
finest traditions while meeting other Gators and sharing that Gator
Nation Pride. 

The fun starts at 4:00pm at Emerson Alumni Hall and runs until 6:00pm,
ending with a social at the Reitz, filled with music, games,
refreshments, a root beer pong tournament, Gator Nights, and a surprise
giveaway! Admission is free for all UF students who show their Gator 1
ID. Students who complete 40 or more traditions before graduation will
receive the title of a "UF Golden Tradition Keeper" and will be awarded
a UF TK medallion - one of UF's most prestigious awards! Please e-mail
Nawal Fakhoury at [log in to unmask] with questions.

21.	EVENT: Theater Performance at P.K. Yonge (TODAY):
The Performing Arts Center at P.K. Yonge presents The Illusion, November
16 and 17 at 7:00pm.  The Illusion is a magical comedy freely adapted by
Tony Kushner. The tale is of a broken hearted father who resorts to
having a sorcerer show him his disavowed son's life. Kushner paints a
classical picture of comic disillusionment with this universal tale. The
light hearted ending gives a magical touch that all audiences will love.
The production will be held in the new $6.5 million dollar facility at
P.K. Yonge and will feature an award-winning PK cast, in our first full
length dramatic piece. You can purchase tickets by calling (352)
392-1850 or through TicketMaster at TicketMaster.com.

22.	EVENT: Cancer Awareness Raising Emotions through Sports:
We are hosting our first annual kickball tournament! It will be held at
the Southwest Recreation Field on November 18. There will be 12 people
per team at $5 per person. We are encouraging club members to
participate and represent their organization. If you are not a member of
a club participating, join us anyways and you and your friends can form
your own team. There will be plenty of food, fun, and prizes for the
first place winners! Most importantly, you will be helping us raise
money that will benefit cancer patients. Cancer affects us all. This is
your opportunity to take a stand and help us "kick cancer". For more
information on how to sign up for this event, contact Veronica Jones
[log in to unmask], Yissel Cabrera [log in to unmask] or Casie Hilliard
[log in to unmask]

23.	EVENT: Engineers without Borders BBQ:
Engineers without Borders (EWB) will be having a Barbecue at Lake
Wauberg on Sunday, November 18 at 12:30pm. Don't worry if you're not
involved in EWB, just come out for some delicious food and good times!
The food costs $3 (totally worth it). If you plan on coming, want more
info or need a ride, just e-mail Katie at [log in to unmask]



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