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Subject: Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: UF Honors Program <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Wed, 31 Jan 2007 09:26:16 -0500
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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Wednesday, January 31, 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.	RESEARCH: Present Your Research at the Undergraduate Research
Symposium:
2.	RESEARCH: University Scholars Program:
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Book Club Books Available:
4.	LEADERSHIP: SG President John Boyles to speak at Hume:
5.	EVENT: Superbowl Viewing Party (NEW POSTING):
6.	EVENT: Etiquette Dinner:
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
7.	OPPORTUNITY: Research Study on Civic Engagement of Honors
Students (NEW POSTING):
8.	OPPORTUNITY: Pre-Health Q & A (TODAY):
9.	OPPORTUNITY: Latino/a Career Counseling Research Participants
Needed:
10.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: University Women's Club Scholarships:
11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Outstanding Leadership Award for Graduating
Seniors:
12.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: UF Scholarships Available in Individual
Colleges:
13.	SERVICE: 2007 Dance Marathon Miracle 5K:
14.	SERVICE: Big Brothers Big Sisters at UF (TODAY):
15.	LEADERSHIP: Women's Leadership Conference (NEW POSTING):
16.	LEADERSHIP: Monthly Initiative in Leadership Education (TODAY):
17.	EVENT: Tea Literary Magazine (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
18.	EVENT: Student Organization Training on Program Permitting (NEW
POSTING, TODAY):
19.	EVENT: Student Investment Club (NEW POSTING):
20.	EVENT: Topics in Entrepreneurship (NEW POSTING):
21.	EVENT: Reaching for a Brighter Future Silent Auction:
22.	EVENT: College Automotive Review Society (TODAY):
23.	EVENT: Museum Nights:
24.	EVENT: Alpha Course Starting at the Chapel House:
25.	EVENT: Free Screening of Monsoon Wedding (TODAY):
26.	EVENT: Outreach Ambassador Program (TODAY):
27.	EVENT: Annual Medical College Forum:



HONORS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	RESEARCH: Present Your Research at the Undergraduate Research
Symposium:
Undergraduates (including freshmen) who have been conducting research
are invited to present the results of their research at the
Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held on Saturday, February 17
from 10:00am to 3:00pm in Anderson Hall. Students have the option of
presenting their poster or doing a 15-minute oral presentation. Any
student wishing to present their research at the symposium is invited to
submit their abstract to be considered for inclusion at
http://www.honors.ufl.edu/webapps/usp/ 

For more details about the symposium, see
http://www.scholars.ufl.edu/symposium.html .  This is a great
opportunity for students to gain research presentation experience and
add an impressive line to their resume. The deadline to submit an
abstract for consideration is February 7. The public is invited to
attend the Symposium.  

2.	RESEARCH: University Scholars Program:
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that the University
Scholars Program will be seeking undergraduate participants for
2007-2008. The University Scholars Program presents University of
Florida undergraduates with the opportunity to work closely with faculty
mentors while pursuing fundamental research, exploring scholarly
inquiry, and developing new knowledge.  

University Scholars will receive a $2500 research stipend, and up to
$500 in financial support for travel to a scholarly conference or to
collect data. Scholars also have the opportunity to publish their work
in UF's online Journal of Undergraduate Research and to present their
research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

The deadline for applications will be March 1, and students apply to the
department or college in which the faculty mentor is employed. All
students must be undergraduate status at the time of the research,
earning the first bachelor's degree no earlier than December 2007. All
University Scholars must register for at least one credit (suggested to
be research credit) during Summer 2007. For applications and more
information, visit www.scholars.ufl.edu



STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Book Club Books Available:
The next book in the SHO Book Club series is now available for pickup at
the SHO office. We will be reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
The cost is seven dollars, and the book can be picked up during any of
the SHO officer's office hours. If there are any questions or you would
like to pick the book up at a time other than the listed office hours,
e-mail [log in to unmask]

4.	LEADERSHIP: SG President John Boyles to speak at Hume:
Former SHO President and current Student Body President John Boyles will
speak about his involvement at UF, especially with the Honors Program
and Student Government, at 6:00pm on Thursday, February 1 in Hume
classroom 119. Not only will you learn how John got his start with
involvement on campus, but you also can learn how to get more involved
in organizations like SG. Don't miss this terrific networking
opportunity!

5.	EVENT: Superbowl Viewing Party (NEW POSTING):
What: Superbowl Sunday with SHO.
When: Sunday, February 4 at 6:00pm.
Where: Hume Classroom 119.

Excited for the Superbowl? Join the Student Honors Organization in Hume
Classroom 119 on Superbowl Sunday for food, fun, and football. We will
be showing the game on one of the classroom projector screens. Cheer on
your favorite team (Bears vs. Colts) and enjoy an amazing night of
football mania!

6.	EVENT: Etiquette Dinner:
Want to ace that lunchtime interview for the job/scholarship/internship
of your dreams? Tired of your parents complaining about your horrendous
table manners? Fed up with your dates leaving mid-meal? Learn the fine
way to dine with SHO's Etiquette Dinner. An expert on dining etiquette
will be walking you through a free three course meal so that you'll
never put your spoon on the wrong side of the plate again. Come out to
the Hume Commons this Thursday, February 1 at 7:30pm for a meal you'll
never forget. Space is limited so arrive early



EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

7.	OPPORTUNITY: Research Study on Civic Engagement of Honors
Students (NEW POSTING):
We invite you to participate in a research study being conducted by
investigators from the University of Iowa. The purpose of the study is
to learn about civic engagement behaviors and moral development of
undergraduate honors students. 
  
If you agree to participate, we would like you to click on the link
below to take you to the survey. Background information, civic
engagement experiences, and moral development will be assessed through
the survey. Your participation will last approximately 30 minutes. You
are free to skip any questions that you prefer not to answer. You may
also end your participation at any time by closing the browser. 

http://survey.uiowa.edu/wsb.dll/337/newcivicengagement.htm

8.	OPPORTUNITY: Pre-Health Q & A (TODAY):
Two Q & A advising sessions will be held for pre-health students this
week. Both sessions will take place on the 2nd floor of the Academic
Advising Center. You do not need to sign up in advance to attend - just
show up during the hour to get your advising questions answered about
pre-health issues.

Wednesday, January 31 from 4:00-5:00pm.
Thursday, February 1 from 2:00-3:00pm.

If you have any questions, please e-mail [log in to unmask]

9.	OPPORTUNITY: Latino/a Career Counseling Research Participants
Needed:
Opportunity to win your student organization a $100 Classic Fare
Catering certificate and improve career counseling of Latino/a college
students nationwide. Graduate students from the Counseling Psychology
program at UF are looking for bilingual/bicultural Latino/a college
students to make a difference in the way we understand personality.
Participation involves engaging in self-reflective activities for 75
minutes in a fun environment, including music and free food, and
returning two weeks later to engage in more self-reflective activities.
Data collection occurs during the weeks of February 12 and February 26.
For questions or to participate in this study, contact Denis "Woodja"
Flanigan at [log in to unmask]

10.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: University Women's Club Scholarships:
The University Women's Club is an organization comprised of the wives of
faculty and staff, and female faculty and staff. Each spring, they award
scholarships to honor the wives of past presidents of the University of
Florida as well as wives of distinguished campus leaders. Each of these
ladies has served the University during her husband's career at the
University of Florida and their service is being recognized by the
University Women's Club through the Scholarship Awards. The scholarships
are for $1,000.00.

To be considered for a UWC award, students must have a minimum 3.6 GPA,
be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the 3rd or 4th year
of their program, and have provided demonstrated service to the
university and/or community. Individual awards may carry additional
criteria.

Completed applications will be due on February 23, and recipients will
be recognized during the University Women's Club annual business meeting
in April 2007. For an application, visit
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships/uwc/

11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Outstanding Leadership Award for Graduating
Seniors:
Applications are available for the Outstanding Leadership Award for
Undergraduate Male and Female Graduating Seniors. Applicants must have
filed for graduation this semester, have a 2.5 GPA, and be in good
standing with the university. The deadline to apply is February 5 at
4:00pm. For more information, visit
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships/ola.php 

12.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: UF Scholarships Available in Individual
Colleges:
Most of the academic colleges at UF are holding their annual scholarship
competitions right now. If your college is not listed below, please
visit the individual college website to get more information. Many of
these scholarships are even available to students in their first year at
UF! 

College of Journalism deadline is February 1:
http://www.jou.ufl.edu/Knight/scholarships/default.asp

College of Health and Human Performance deadline is February 2:
http://www.hhp.ufl.edu/info_for_students/ss/scholarship/

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences deadline is February 5 (also
includes links to scholarships from individual departments):
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/scholarships/index.html

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences deadline is February 15:  
http://www.cals.ufl.edu/undergraduate/scholarships.html

College of Education deadline is February 16:  
http://www.coe.ufl.edu/web/?pid=59

College of Business deadline is March 19: 
http://www.cba.ufl.edu/upo/advising/scholarships.asp

College of Engineering deadline - call (352) 392-0944 for deadline: 
http://www.eng.ufl.edu/studentaffairs/forms/scholarships.pdf

13.	SERVICE: 2007 Dance Marathon Miracle 5K:
On Saturday, February 10 walk or run to benefit children at Shands
through the Children's Miracle Network. Registration for $12 is open now
through February 1. Day-of registration is $15 and lasts from
7:00-8:00am. The campus-wide walk/run begins at 9:00am at Turlington
Plaza. Half Mile Timing will conduct professional timing. Register
online now at www.floridadm.org . Contact Michelle at
[log in to unmask] with any questions.

14.	SERVICE: Big Brothers Big Sisters at UF (TODAY):
Join the new Big Brothers Big Sisters at UF student organization and
help us increase the number of student mentors in Alachua County. Become
a member of the organization and help us spread the word about Big
Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs and special events. There are
many children on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister; there
are not enough volunteer mentors for all the children who need them. We
believe UF students can solve this problem. You can help!

To learn more about how you can make a difference in a child's life,
join us at our first meeting, Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30pm in CSE
E119. This club is open to all UF students who are interested in
supporting the cause.

15.	LEADERSHIP: Women's Leadership Conference (NEW POSTING):
The Women's Leadership Council will host its 20th Annual Women's
Leadership Conference on Sunday, February 11th, "20 Years of Igniting
Change!" This year's conference includes a variety of workshops focusing
on career, leadership and awareness. The conference will also include a
career panel, keynote speaker (and Honors advisor) Jeanna Mastrodicasa
and networking opportunities.

For more information and to register online please visit the Women's
Leadership Conference website at www.dso.ufl.edu/wlc/conference.php .
The deadline for registration is February 5. The registration fee is $20
which includes breakfast and lunch.  

The Honors Office will pay for any Honors students who wish to attend
the Women's Leadership Conference. Indicate on the registration form
that you are in the Honors Program and turn in your check for $20.00.
The Women's Leadership Council will hold your check until the conference
date. Once you attend the conference, WLC will return or destroy your
check, and Honors will pay for all students who actually attended.

Note, you must actually attend the conference for Honors to pay for you.
If you register for the conference and do not attend without canceling
registration in advance, WLC will deposit your check instead.

16.	LEADERSHIP: Monthly Initiative in Leadership Education (TODAY):
MILE, LeadUF's Monthly Initiative in Leadership Education, is designed
to enhance individual organizational leadership throughout the
University of Florida and Gainesville community. This month you are
invited to attend the workshop "Keep Yourself in Line, Manage Your
Time!" and learn how effective time management in leadership and life
can help you achieve success!

Spend the evening with us on Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00pm in the
Graham Rec Room.
Embark on your journey, leadership is only a MILE away!

MILE is a monthly event coordinated by LeadUF, an organization sponsored
by the Dean of Students Office. If you have any questions, please e-mail
us at [log in to unmask]

17.	EVENT: Tea Literary Magazine (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Tea Literary Magazine and the English Society are holding the first Tea
meeting of the semester this Wednesday, January 31 from 7:30-8:15pm in
205 Rolfs Hall. We are looking for students with a strong interested in
the literary and art. Several members of our staff have gone on to
several programs and internships for which we have gladly written
enthusiastic recommendations. The positions are competitive.

The only thing needed is an open mind and if you can find one, a short
piece of writing, not necessarily your own. (It may be an article, a
clip, a poem, etc.)

If you have any questions; would like to be added to our listserv; or
would like to submit please e-mail us at [log in to unmask]

18.	EVENT: Student Organization Training on Program Permitting (NEW
POSTING, TODAY):
In order to assure a smoother process for the permitting and contracting
of speakers and/or performers, the Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
has created a short course in how the process works. Attendance is
strongly encouraged by representatives of any organization that is
planning to bring a speaker/performer this semester. If you have
attended this training before, please know that some of the University
policies have changed, so you are encouraged to attend again.

This training will be held at the following times and dates:  All
meetings will take place in the Reitz Union in the rooms specified
below:

Wednesday, January 31 from 3:30-4:30pm in room 284.
Thursday, February 1 from 11:00am-12:00pm in room 284.
Friday, February 2 from 2:00-3:00pm in room 285. 

19.	EVENT: Student Investment Club (NEW POSTING):
Want to learn about investing? The Student Investment Club will be
giving a presentation about the basics of investing this Thursday,
February 1 at 7:30pm in Little 101. All majors are welcome.  Free pizza
and drinks will be provided.

20.	EVENT: Topics in Entrepreneurship (NEW POSTING):
Erik Sander, President of Vision 2 Reality Group, will cover Topics in
Entrepreneurship in his speech "The Pitch...What are Investors Looking
For?" The Workshop will take place on Friday, February 2 in Gerson 126
from 2:00-4:00pm and is required for entrants in the Business Plan
Competition.

21.	EVENT: Reaching for a Brighter Future Silent Auction:
The United World Organization invites you to Reaching for a Brighter
Future Silent Auction, aiming to collect funds for the education of
untouchable children in southern India. The event will take place at the
Civic Media Center (1021 W University Ave) on February 2 from
7:00-9:00pm. Limited parking is available. The evening program includes
performances by the UF Bhangra Club and the West African Dance ensemble
of Pr. Mohamed DaCosta, lecturer in African Performing Arts in the
School of Theater and Dance and the Center for African Studies. You will
also be able to obtain portraits drawn live by the local artist Jimmie
Williams. Refreshments will be served. A $3 cover donation will be
collected upon entrance. For more information, contact Francesca
Spedalieri at [log in to unmask] or Laura Gutane at [log in to unmask]; (352)
846-9848.

22.	EVENT: College Automotive Review Society (TODAY):
The College Automotive Review Society will be meeting in CSE room E119
on Wednesday, January 31 at 5:10pm. The purpose of the organization is
to provide students of the University a forum to gather and discuss
current issues involving the automotive, racing, and transportation
world. This week we will be discussing everything from new prototypes,
to odd safety ideas, to wrecked Ferraris. If you enjoy talking about
cars or are just looking to get involved, then come by to meet
interesting people and to have a great time!

23.	EVENT: Museum Nights:
Museum Nights continues from 5:00-10:00pm this Thursday, February 1 at
the Cultural Plaza.  The Harn Museum will be featuring many pieces of
unique Ethiopian art. Museum nights is free to students and funded by
SG.

24.	EVENT: Alpha Course Starting at the Chapel House:
The Chapel House student center at 1522 W. University Avenue (next to
Chipotle, across from Library West) is starting the Alpha Course on
Thursday, February 1 at 7:00pm. Alpha is a witty and non-denominational
introduction to Christian living. An appetizing free meal, a
presentation, and a discussion are included. For more information, visit
www.ufchapelhouse.com or call (352) 372-8506.

25.	EVENT: Free Screening of Monsoon Wedding (TODAY):
January 31 and February 1 at 8:00pm and 10:30pm in the Reitz Union
Cinema - Here comes the bride... - but is she ready - in this romantic
comedy from New Delhi native Mira Nair. This film is set in contemporary
India where bride-to-be Aditi has to contend with her traditional father
Lalit Verma who loves his family dearly but does not have time for their
modern ways. Aditi faces the dilemma of an arranged marriage and how it
conflicts with her contemporary take on relationships. During Vijay Raaz
as P.K. Dube provides comic relief as the hysterical wedding planner who
is busy working and wooing the family's maid. Playing on 35mm. 

For more information about other upcoming events, please visit our
website: www.union.ufl.edu/cinema

26.	EVENT: Outreach Ambassador Program (TODAY):
The Outreach Ambassador Program (OAP) invites you to our next meeting on
January 31. Our mission is to increase diversity (everything from race
to gender to religion) at UF while telling high school students what
college life is really like. We especially want to reach out to the kids
that don't think college is for them by encouraging them to at least go
to their local community colleges. Come to L005 Turlington on Wednesday,
January 31 at 6:30pm to see how we make high school visits locally and
across the nation. For more information, visit our website at
http://grove.ufl.edu/~oap

27.	EVENT: Annual Medical College Forum:
Maybe you're confused about the applications process. Maybe you just
want to talk to the admissions directors of your favorite Medical
School. Now is your chance! With more than 17 schools in attendance from
all over the nation, you have no excuse not to come to the 10th annual
Medical College Forum. 

Applications are open from now until February 7, after which a late fee
is applied. The application fee should be brought to the AMSA office in
Reitz 327. Although applications will be accepted the day of the event,
early registration is recommended to reserve your spot (spaces are
limited). Be sure to invite all your premedical friends and come on down
to the forum which will be held on February 10. Visit their website at
http://ufpremed.org to find out more.


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