The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Friday, April 25, 2003
1. Leaving Town Shortly?
2. US Senate Internship in the Office of Senator Bill Nelson in Florida
3. New Scholarship: Department of Homeland Security (rising juniors and
4. Still Spaces in the Merida Program
5. Tour of Golfview Estates
6. Counterpoise Review: Summer Publishing Internships
7. NEEDED: a few good photographs
1. LEAVING TOWN SHORTLY: Getting ready to leave?
Please recycle non perishables, furniture, clothes. Residence halls should
have containers in the lobby. If you live in an apartment, you can drop the
stuff off at Good Will 3520 SW 34th St.(right near Archer Road).
And please don't abandon your pets. Every spring many abandoned pets are
left to fend for themselves in Gainesville. They deserve better. Take them
with you or find them a new home.
2. US SENATE INTERNSHIP IN THE OFFICE OF SENATOR BILL NELSON IN FLORIDA:
Senator Bill Nelson has three offices
in Florida in need of bright, young minds to serve as interns for the summer
semester. This is an
A student with a keen interest in public and political affairs who is well
rounded academically is sought.
Reliability and ability to work a consistent schedule is even more
Hours and responsibilities are negotiable. To be considered you need to
a cover letter outlining your desire to work for Senator Nelson. Resume
work and extracurricular experience. Minimum of two instructor or employer
Main Florida office is in Orlando: contact Sue Speer at 407-872-7161 or at
[log in to unmask] There are offices also in Tallahassee,
Tampa, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Broward, Miami.
E-mail me if you would like the phone number and e-mail for one of these
This is a terrific opportunity.
3. EARLY DEADLINES FOR NEW DHS SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Applicants for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) new undergraduate
scholarship must send the department a written notification of their
intention to apply by Wednesday, April 30, 2003. Applications and
transcripts must be postmarked by Monday, May 19, and
references sent by Tuesday, May 27. More information on the programs is
available at: http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/ <http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/> .
This first DHS competition for scholarships and fellowships is for study
beginning fall 2003 in areas of study deemed relevant to the department's
mission such as: "physical, biological, social, and behavioral sciences,
engineering, mathematics, and computer science." DHS materials describe the
awards as providing "competitive stipends and tuition allowances." When the
program is fully operational, it is expected to support up to 100 new
students each year at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Contact: [log in to unmask]
4. STILL SPACES IN THE MERIDA PROGRAM: just wanted to let you know
that there are still a few spaces
available for the UF Summer B Study Abroad Program in Merida,
Yucatan, Mexico. Students can sign up for 5 credits of either
Tropical Ecology or Anthropology, and 4 credits of Spanish (offered
at several levels). The Anthropology and Ecology classes are
field-oriented, with excursions each week. Dates of the program are
June 28-August 8, 2003. This program involves a homestay with a
family in Merida, which helps students develop their language skills.
Any student with interest in participating can contact any one of the
Mark Brenner (Ecology coordinator) ([log in to unmask])
Allan Burns (Anthropology coordinator) ([log in to unmask])
Katrina Gunnels (Program rep in the UF International Center)
([log in to unmask])
(Great opportunity to study abroad--but not go very far away from home!!)
5. TOUR OF GOLFVIEW ESTATES: The Alachua County Historic Trust: Matheson
Museum, Inc. and the Florida Community Design Center present an
architectural tour through the Golfview neighborhood Saturday, April 26,
2003, 9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. UF architecture students will lead 45-minute tours
starting every quarter-hour through two houses and around the neighborhood,
which is located next to the UF golf course and Levin College of Law.
Golfview is one of the city's oldest residential subdivisions, born during
the 1920's land boom and filled with many different styles of architecture.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased the day of the event. A shuttle will be
provided from the law school parking lot to the neighborhood. For more
information, call the Matheson Museum at (352)378-2280.
6. COUNTERPOISE REVIEW JOURNAL: SUMMER PUBLISHING INTERNSHIPS IN
GAINESVILLE. We are now seeking candidates for the summer 2003 term.
Students are invited to apply for an interview by appointment (phone or
email) at our home/office, situated three miles south of campus and
accessible by bus, bike or car. UF's Career Resource Center database
www.crc.ufl.edu/ and our web site www.counterpoise.info give further
Academic Fields: African Studies, African American Studies, Anthropology,
Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, Digital Art/Graphic Art/Photography,
Ecology, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Policy and Science,
History, International Relations, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Law,
Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Urban and Regional
Planning, Women's Studies.
Opportunities: Work collegially with the editor/publisher and other interns;
Improve your writing skills: style, grammar, spelling, punctuation; Learn
the technical nuts and bolts of putting a publication together; Become more
proficient in using libraries and the Internet; Encounter alternative points
of view not found in mainstream books or media; Learn about publishing and
editing as a career; Set hours to suit your schedule; Work at home on
special projects; Get course credit in some cases; Receive a letter of
recommendation documenting your internship
Four interns came into our program in August 2001. Two stayed on into the
spring semester and were joined by others, some of whom continued on. About
ten interns have been active in the spring 2003 semester. We have formed a
"Counterpoise collective," which meets each Sunday evening and makes
decisions by consensus.
Counterpoise, subtitled "for social responsibilities, liberty and dissent,"
is a scholarly review journal for the alternative press. Each 67-page issue
contains articles, review essays, a section of "Bibliographic Tools for the
Alternative Press," and about 75 reviews across the spectrum of the
humanities and social sciences. Publisher/distributor,
author/title/reviewer, and subject indexes cumulate in the 4th issue.
The journal's purpose was stated in the editorial of its first issue: "The
alternative press is an enormous body of books, pamphlets, magazines, zines,
and audiovisual and electronic materials presenting socially responsible
knowledge, points of view, and choices. Its ideas and publications are
often ignored, misrepresented or suppressed by corporate and government
media and are overlooked by schools, universities and libraries worldwide.
Counterpoise describes, criticizes, defends and promotes these publications
and products against this bias."
For its first years Counterpoise was published by the Alternatives in Print
Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities
Round Table. It is now a project of the Civic Media Center and Library, a
not-for-profit, alternative library and gathering place here in Gainesville.
Counterpoise (ISSN 1092-0714) is indexed in Alternative Press Index and Book
Review Index. Charles Willett, Founding Editor, Counterpoise, 1997-
www.counterpoise.info/; Co-founder, Civic Media Center and Library, Inc.,
www.civicmediacenter.org/;Publisher and President, CRISES Press, Inc.
7. NEEDED A FEW GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS: Admissions is putting together next year's
Honors brochure for prospective freshmen. We
are looking for a few good photos of honors students studying abroad, being
involved, research with a UF professor etc.
If you have a photo you are willing to share with us, please bring to 140
Tigert. Make sure you give us your name, the occasion of the photo and your
e-mail or phone number. Put in an envelope, marked: Attention, Jeanna. We
will do our best to return photos.
Director, University Honors Program
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