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Subject: Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: UF Honors Program <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 8 Feb 2007 08:31:11 -0500
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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Thursday, February 8, 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.	OPPORTUNITY: Writing Coaching on Thursday (TODAY):
2.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer A in Nicaragua (NEW POSTING):
3.	STUDY ABROAD: May Intersession in Paris (NEW POSTING):
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
4.	ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Valentine's Day Balloon Sale:
5.	EVENT: Trivia Night (TODAY):
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
6.	OPPORTUNITY: Protecting the Global Environment: Opportunities for Peace Corps Service and Beyond (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
7.	OPPORTUNITY: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (NEW POSTING):
8.	OPPORTUNITY: Women's History Month Participation:
9.	OPPORTUNITY: Physics Tutor Needed:
10.	OPPORTUNITY: Communication Skills in Business Workshop (TODAY):
11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarships:
12.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer in Utrecht (NEW POSTING):
13.	RESEARCH: REU in Archaeology in Cyprus:
14.	INTERNSHIP: Local Internships through the BRIDGE Program (NEW POSTING):
15.	INTERNSHIP: Southern Education Leadership Initiative:
16.	SERVICE: Red Cross Gators (NEW POSTING):
17.	SERVICE: Home Run Derby for Children's Miracle Network:
18.	EVENT: Lecture in French (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
19.	EVENT: History Lecture by Dr. John Hope Franklin:
20.	EVENT: Movie Trivia Night (TODAY):
21.	EVENT: Butokukan Karate:
22.	EVENT: Flip the Script:
23.	EVENT: Department of Homeland Security Speaker (TODAY):
24.	EVENT: Pre-vet Club Meeting (TODAY):
25.	EVENT: South Asian American Student Alliance (TODAY):



HONORS ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	OPPORTUNITY: Writing Coaching on Thursday (TODAY):
Writing coaching is now available to all honors students. Coach Sarah Bartlett is available to assist you with your personal statement for grad school, scholarship applications, research papers and more. Bring your draft to the lobby across from Starbucks in Library West on Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm.  

2.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer A in Nicaragua (NEW POSTING):
Are you interested in grassroots development, NGOs, Central America, and something completely different? UF in Nicaragua is a six week experience traveling around the country with a group of fellow UF students and working with and studying three non-governmental organizations.  Students of anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, history, non-profit management, and social entrepreneurship may be particularly interested. Six IDH credits.  Details are available at www.uf-in-nica.org . Deadline to apply is March 1.

3.	STUDY ABROAD: May Intersession in Paris (NEW POSTING):
IDH 3931 "A Writer's Tour Of Paris For The Five Senses" will be taught again during the May Intersession between Spring and Summer A. You'll go on a two-week, whirlwind tour of Paris gathering rich sensory experiences and learning how to turn those details into creative expression. Itinerary includes famous destinations like the Louvre, Versailles, and Notre Dame; hidden gems like the old Jewish quarter and Dans Le Noir, a restaurant kept pitch-dark to heighten the sense of smell and taste; and bits of daily Parisian life in markets and parks. Plus daily writing in gardens and cafes! No French or writing prerequisites-just an adventurous spirit and positive attitude. Open to non-Honors and non-UF. E-mail [log in to unmask] or Professor Vikram Rangala at [log in to unmask] for details. Deadline to apply is March 1.



STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

4.	ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Valentine's Day Balloon Sale:
SHO will be selling Valentine's Day Balloons to be delivered to any resident of Hume Hall. Balloons can be ordered in Hume Commons from 6:00-9:00pm on February 9, 10, 12, 13.  The balloons cost $1 each, and all proceeds will go to charity. Balloons will be delivered on Valentine's Day. If you have any questions, please contact [log in to unmask]

5.	EVENT: Trivia Night (TODAY):
Do you ever think you can outsmart all those Jeopardy contestants? Do you always know the final question on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"  Now's your chance to prove it! Come enjoy a night of Team Trivia, SHO style! Use your knowledge to win both individual team prizes and team points for your Column Cup. Food, facts, and fun will be provided, so you just need to bring yourself and as many friends as you can find!

Trivia Night is taking place on Thursday, February 8 at 8:00pm in Hume classroom 119.



EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

6.	OPPORTUNITY: Protecting the Global Environment: Opportunities for Peace Corps Service and Beyond (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Please join UF Faculty, the Peace Corps, and EPA for an Environmental/Ag Globe Talk on 
Thursday, February 8 in Norman Hall, Terrace Room at 6:00pm.

Peace Corps Volunteers are leaders in grassroots efforts to protect the environment, working on projects such as establishing forest conservation plans and developing alternatives to wood as a fuel source. They collaborate with various organizations to promote environmental education through projects like recycling, wildlife protection, and park management. Volunteers also work to provide potable water to rural and urban communities and to alleviate waterborne diseases.

Volunteers have degrees and experience in a variety of areas, from forestry, biology, and environmental science to recreation and park administration, education, and engineering. Among the qualities sought is a strong interest in the environment.  

Questions about this event, please contact Amy Panikowski, UF Campus Recruiter at [log in to unmask] or (352)392-6783. For more information, visit www.peacecorps.gov

7.	OPPORTUNITY: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (NEW POSTING):
Are you a Gator Engineer? If so, then the Society of Women Engineers needs you! On Thursday, February 22 the Society of Women Engineers is hosting "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day", where about 100 middle school girls come to UF to learn about Gator Engineering. We need mentors who will take the girls to a 4th period engineering-related class. Even if you do not have a class on 4th period on Thursdays, you can still be a mentor! E-mail DiAhnne Wilson and Vaish Purusothaman at [log in to unmask] to learn more.

8.	OPPORTUNITY: Women's History Month Participation:
Women's History Month, held annually during the month of March, is a vehicle for acknowledging and celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of women in society. This year we want your organization to be a part of the festivities! 

The WHM Committee will be accepting program proposals until Friday, February 16. Mini-grants are available, and applications for them are due by Friday, February 9. Applications can be picked up in the Dean of Students Office in Peabody Hall from Nora Kilroy or downloaded at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/whm/ . Please contact Vera Brown, WHM Director, at [log in to unmask] with any questions.

9.	OPPORTUNITY: Physics Tutor Needed:
The Teaching Center needs two Physics 2049 / 2054 tutors. Please fill out an online application at www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu 

Applicant should have a B+ or better in the course and be willing to work 8-10hrs a week. Pay starts at $7.50/hr.

10.	OPPORTUNITY: Communication Skills in Business Workshop (TODAY):
This workshop helps students to develop important and necessary communication skills often used in business.  Great opportunity to learn how to better understand co-workers and supervisors as well as a great way to learn how to best communicate your ideas!  

This workshop takes place on Thursday, February 8 from 6:00-7:00pm in Stuzin 102. Sponsored by the Retail Center in the Warrington College of Business.

11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarships:
Pam Carpenter, Alachua County Supervisor of Elections, announces the opportunity for local college or university students to apply for a $1200 scholarship through the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. 

FSASE will award three $1200 scholarships this year to Political Science, Public or Business Administration, or Journalism/Mass Communication majors who have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted as full-time students in a senior college or university in Florida. 

Guidelines and applications for the FSASE scholarships may be obtained at www.elections.alachua.fl.us or may be picked up at the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office at 111 SE 1st Avenue, Gainesville.

For further information, please contact the Alachua Supervisor of Elections Office at (352) 374-5252 or [log in to unmask]

12.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer in Utrecht (NEW POSTING):
The application deadline for the 2007 UF in Utrecht summer study abroad has been extended to March 1!  For about 35 UF students, this six week-long program in Utrecht, the Netherlands provides a great opportunity to learn about European and Dutch culture, fulfill general education and/or summer residency requirements, and travel. More information can be found at the website http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/difino/utrecht/general.html , or contact Leigh Shapiro at [log in to unmask]

13.	RESEARCH: REU in Archaeology in Cyprus:
The Athienou Archaeological Project's 2007 summer field school is pleased to offer 10 undergraduate student awards funded by the National Science Foundation-REU program. The NEF-REU awards cover the cost of the program/tuition ($2800.00), round-trip airfare (up to $1200.00), and a stipend of $2100.00 (or $300.00/week); costs associated with room/board, transportation/weekend trips are also provided for grant recipients. The NSF-REUs are awarded on a highly competitive basis. Undergraduate students with serious interest in archaeology and/or related disciplines (Classics, Art History, Anthropology, etc.) and a high GPA are invited to apply. 

AAP's field school trains students in archaeological field methods and techniques and introduces them to the rich history and culture of the island of Cyprus, uniquely situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Participants in the program in 2007 will join the Athienou Archaeological Project in its seventeenth field campaign.

Completed applications (on-line), academic transcripts, and two recommendation letters must be received by March 1. For more information: http://www.davidson.edu/academic/classics/Toumazou/AAP/field_school.html

14.	INTERNSHIP: Local Internships through the BRIDGE Program (NEW POSTING):
Looking for local internships? The BRIDGE program might be just what you're looking for! The BRIDGE program provides local, career-related internships exclusively for UF students of all majors. We hope to equip students with practical real-world work experiences that will help students' transition into secure, long-term employment. To apply, you must attend a BRIDGE workshop at the Career Resource Center. For more information and a workshop listing, visit www.crc.ufl.edu/Bridge or contact Sarah Milligan at [log in to unmask]

15.	INTERNSHIP: Southern Education Leadership Initiative:
The Southern Education Foundation (SEF), www.southerneducation.org, is reaching out to tomorrow's leaders through the 2007 Southern Education Leadership Initiative. We are seeking outstanding upperclassmen and graduate students to apply for this wonderful opportunity. The aims of the Southern Education Leadership Initiative are to: 

Expose the South's best and brightest college students to contemporary strategies being mounted by the policy, non-profit, foundation and business sectors to improve education opportunity and quality; provide such students with inspiration, information, and a top quality work experience at leading organizations involved in cutting edge policy and practice efforts to address education problems; develop students' research and leadership skills by providing a forum for independent research and study and for the sharing of knowledge gathered and lessons learned with peers on campus, in the community or the workplace. 

Students will be placed in leading policy institutes, non-profit organizations, foundations, and corporations, helping to build awareness of the interdependence of groups and communities, and the need to improve public education for low-income students as a means to enhance the quality of civic life, democratic participation, and economic growth. 

Applications must be postmarked by March 12. Visit their website for more details.

16.	SERVICE: Red Cross Gators (NEW POSTING):
The Red Cross Gators is a service organization that plans and executes volunteer activities to benefit the local Gainesville community. We teach CPR and First Aid, as well as Shelter Operations procedures in the event of a natural disaster. We assist EMT's at First Aid Stations during home football games, and we're also launching an initiative to educate K-12 students around the area in First Aid. The Red Cross Gators is a great way to achieve meaningful volunteer service and meet new people! Our second meeting will be held on Monday, February 12 in Turlington 2336 at 7:00pm.  For more information, e-mail Nathan Telaraja at [log in to unmask]

17.	SERVICE: Home Run Derby for Children's Miracle Network:
Phi Mu will be hosting their 3rd Annual Home Run Derby on February 10 from 12:30-3:30pm at the Southwest Recreation Softball fields. All the proceeds will be donated to Children's Miracle Network. There will be music, food and refreshments for participants, and door prizes. Teams of 5 (for $25) or individuals (for $5) may register by contacting Melissa at [log in to unmask] . Entry to the event will be $2. Step up to the plate for Children's Miracle Network!

18.	EVENT: Lecture in French (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
You are cordially invited to a lecture "en français" by Professor Ruth Amossy, University of Tel-Aviv, Israel. This lecture will take place on Thursday, February 8 at 4:00pm in 219 Dauer Hall, O. Ruth McQuown Room. The title of her lecture is, "La femme comme témoin de guerre: Les récits des infirmières de 1914-1918"

19.	EVENT: History Lecture by Dr. John Hope Franklin:
The 8th Annual Gus Burns Memorial Lecture is taking place on Friday, February 9 at 6:30pm at Emerson Alumni Hall. This year's lecture is by Professor John Hope Franklin, author of "Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin" and "From Slavery to Freedom," consultant for the NAACP Legal Defense team that won the Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

John Hope Franklin is the James B. Duke Professor of History emeritus and professor of legal history in the Law School at Duke University. Dr. Franklin is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and was president of the national society (then called the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa) from 1973-1976.

Sponsored by the History Department and the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies.

20.	EVENT: Movie Trivia Night (TODAY):
Thursday, February 8 at 8:00pm in the Orange and Brew - Want to show off your movie trivia knowledge? Come out alone or as a team and win awesome prizes, including free movie rentals, free Ben and Jerry's ice cream, and free movie posters! 

21.	EVENT: Butokukan Karate:
Ever wanted to learn a martial art? Here's your chance! Butokukan Karate is on campus and free for students. We teach both Karate and Aikido. Now accepting new students for the spring semester. Classes are held in the O'Connell Center's Martial Arts room from 7:00-9:00pm. For more information on us and our class schedule, visit our website at http://grove.ufl.edu/~karatedo or call Danaan at 941-518-1970.

22.	EVENT: Flip the Script:
Tune in for Gainesville's first student talk-variety show. The season premier is Sunday, February 11 at 11:30pm on Channel 6 WLUF. The show includes comedy sketches, student interviews, athlete interviews, and university life. 

23.	EVENT: Department of Homeland Security Speaker (TODAY):
The International Law Society presents John W. Kropf, the Director of International Privacy Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Kropf will be speaking on the topic of privacy policy and law in an international context. Mr. Kropf is responsible for international policy development and advises on international privacy frameworks. His responsibilities include representing DHS at international privacy forums such as the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation group. He also monitors the Department's compliance with international agreements such as the U.S. - European Union Passenger Name Records Undertakings and Agreement which sets guidelines on sharing certain airline passenger information. Mr. Kropf also engages in bilateral dialogues with representatives of foreign governments and data protection commissions.

He will be speaking on Thursday, February 8 at 12:00pm in room 180 of the Holland Law Center at UF's College of Law. 

24.	EVENT: Pre-vet Club Meeting (TODAY):
If you are pre-vet or exploring veterinary medicine, please come to this meeting. It is open to the public and you do not need to be a member of the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club. There will be a guest speaker from Ross University Veterinary Medical School


The event will take place February 8 at 7:30pm at the Equine Auditorium. If you have any questions, please contact the Pre-Veterinary Club representative, Kristen at [log in to unmask]

All 1st and 2nd year students are encouraged to come.

25.	EVENT: South Asian American Student Alliance (TODAY):
The South Asian American Student Alliance (SAASA) is having its first general body meeting of the semester to discuss our many upcoming events on Thursday, February 8 at 6:00pm in CSE E221. We encourage everyone to come to this meeting because Vikash Singh, a UF alumnus and USF medical student, is coming from Tampa to speak about his experience visiting Kashmir last summer. Due to events in the Middle East, the events in Kashmir have been sidelined in international news and very few people know anything about the war-torn region.



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