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WEDNESDAY-UPDATE  2002

WEDNESDAY-UPDATE 2002

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University of Florida Wednesday Update

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Wed, 4 Sep 2002 07:08:42 -0400

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Vol. 2, September 4, 2002

Dear student:  You will be receiving a weekly e-mail from the University
of Florida informing you about deadlines and requirements, and ways to
enhance your undergraduate experience.  It is important for you to receive
and read this e-mail, as this may be the only way to communicate some
information to you.  UF wishes you a successful semester.

Table of Contents:

IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1.  STUDENT FEES DUE
2.  FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN REQUIREMENTS
3.  EMERGENCY STUDENT LOANS
4.  STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
5.  NEW INFORMATION FOR FRESHMEN NEEDING TO TAKE CLEP TESTS
6.  PARKING INFORMATION
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES:
7.  VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION FAIR
8.  FLORIDA ALTERNATIVE BREAKS
9.  NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP SESSION
10. FULBRIGHT INFORMATION SESSION
11. RHODES, MITCHELL, MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS SESSION
12. STUDENT HEALTH OUTREACH TEAM
13. PREVIEW STAFF 2003 APPLICATIONS
14. GATOR GROWL SEEKS PERFORMERS
15. PREMED AMSA

Detail:

IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

1.  STUDENT FEES DUE:  Want to save $100?  Pay tuition by 3:30 p.m.
Friday, September 6.  Use MasterCard, Visa or American Express on ISIS,
TeleGator, and at University Financial Services, S-113 Criser Hall.  Pay
early to avoid delays due to increased volume on ISIS or TeleGator on fee
payment deadline.  Checks payable to the University of Florida will be
accepted at University Financial Services and at the Division of Housing.
Financial aid recipients with a fee deferment have until 3:30 p.m.,
Friday, November 15 to pay tuition.

2.  FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN REQUIREMENTS:  To Get Your Federal Direct
Stafford Loan disbursed, You Must (1) Complete the Direct Loan
Confirmation Process on ISIS, (2) Direct Loan Entrance Counseling for
1st-Time Borrowers on ISIS, and (3) the Online Federal Master Promissory
Note.  Student Financial Affairs reminds all Federal Direct Stafford Loan
borrowers that they must confirm they will accept loans awarded to them
before their funds can be disbursed. To complete your confirmation
requirement, go to ISIS at: http://www.isis.ufl.edu, choose "Financial
Information," then choose "Financial Aid Direct Loan Confirmation." Direct
Loan Entrance Counseling for first-time borrowers is also available on
ISIS under "Financial Information."  New borrowers or those who do not yet
have a Master Promissory Note (MPN) on file at UF's Student Financial
Affairs (SFA) must complete an online MPN, available through the Federal
Department of Education Web site at dlenote.ed.gov/. Complete only one MPN
for all Federal Direct Stafford Loans at UF.

3.  EMERGENCY SHORT-TERM LOANS:  The Office for Student Financial Affairs
offers an emergency short-term loan. UF students can borrow up to $1,000
or the amount of in- state tuition to pay emergency educational expenses
if they are enrolled at least half-time and have a verifiable repayment
source. Applications are available at S-107 Criser Hall.  Approval takes
about two to three days. Disbursement begins after the first day of
classes. Fall 2002 loans must be repaid by 3:30 p.m., December 1, 2002.
For more information go to http://www.ufsa.ufl.edu/sfa/

4.  STUDENT EMPLOYMENT:  Students who plan to work through Federal
Work-Study or the Other Personnel Services program must go to the Student
Financial Affairs Student Employment counter in S-107 Criser Hall to
obtain a work permit, or call 392- 0296 to request one. To find a student
job, check the online student job lists at:  http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/job.html

5.  NEW INFORMATION FOR FRESHMEN NEEDING TO TAKE CLEP TESTS:  If, as an
incoming freshman, you need to take one or more CLEP tests as part of your
Bright Futures Scholarship requirement, here is some important information
for you. Students who entered UF Summer B 2002 MUST have their CLEP tests
done by the end of September. Otherwise they will receive a hold on their
record on October 1 preventing registration for spring semester.
Students entering UF in Fall 2002 MUST have their CLEP tests done by the
end of fall semester (last test date is December 13, 2002). To sign up for
tests on campus go to http://www.at.ufl.edu/clep.  For further information
on this requirement, go to http://www.advising.ufl.edu/clep.  Since seats
for the test on campus are limited, it is important to get this
requirement done before the deadline.  The CLEP requirement applies to
students beginning Summer B and Fall 2002 only.

6.  PARKING INFORMATION:  Parking restrictions will be enforced in full
beginning Tuesday, September 3.  For more information, see
http://www.parking.ufl.edu.

EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES:

7.  VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION FAIR:  Are you looking for ways to get involved
in your community? Do you want some information about ways you can
volunteer? On Tuesday, September 10 the Office of Community Service will
be hosting a Volunteer Organization Fair.  This is a chance for students
and faculty to learn about how to get involved with some of the service
organizations here on campus and in the Gainesville community. It will be
held on the Colonnade of the J. Wayne Reitz Union from 10 am to 3 pm.
See http://www.union.ufl.edu/ocs for more information.

8.  FLORIDA ALTERNATIVE BREAKS:  Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) is
seeking the best student leaders to fill site leader positions for the
2003 spring break trips. FAB site leaders facilitate and lead spring break
trips that are focusing on the following issues: Elderly, Low- Income
Housing, Urban Regional Planning/Environmental, Equal Education, HIV/AIDS,
Rural Communities, and Urban Poverty. There will be an information session
on September 10 at 7 pm in Room 346 of the Reitz Union where you can learn
about this unique leadership opportunity.  Florida Alternative Breaks
(FAB) is currently accepting applications for its fall weekend trip. This
year, the issues will be Urban Education and Homelessness. Applications
are available in the Students Activities Center and in the Office of
Community Service. Take a break this fall and volunteer outside of
Gainesville!

9.  NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP SESSION:  A representative from
the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program will
be on campus to meet with prospective applicants on Friday, September 6
from 9 am to 10 am in Reitz Union Room 284. The representative will make a
30-60 minute presentation on the fellowship program including tips for
applicants.  NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are for college seniors
applying to graduate school as well as first and second year graduate
students in science, mathematics, and engineering fields.  Future
applicants also welcome to attend.  For information on NSF Graduate
Research Fellowships, go to http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/dge/programs/grf/grfp.asp.

10.  FULBRIGHT INFORMATION SESSION:  Thursday, September 5 from 12:00 pm
to 1:30 pm in 219 Dauer Hall (Ruth McQuown Room).  Fulbright awards are to
spend an academic year in any of 140 countries, and are for graduating
seniors and graduate students in any field of study.  Students who
attended an earlier information session do not need to attend this
meeting.  Students must create a project proposal and submit a personal
statement in addition to basic information in the application and letters
of recommendation.  Specific information can be found on the Fulbright web
site at http://www.iie.org/fulbright/us. A password and signon is required
to work on the application, and can be obtained from the information
session or by going to 140 Tigert Hall.  Future applicants also welcome to
attend.  The deadline is Monday, October 7, 2002 for this year's
applications.

11.  RHODES, MITCHELL, MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS SESSION:  Thursday, September
5 at 4:05 pm in 284 Reitz Union.  Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell
scholarships are for graduate study in the United Kingdom.  Seniors who
are planning to apply for the UF nomination for this year should attend or
contact Dr. Barletta, the awards advisor, at [log in to unmask]  Students
will submit a proposal of an academic program, a personal statement, and
numerous letters of recommendation for the specific scholarship.  Future
applicants also welcome to attend.  For more information about these
scholarships, see http://www.honors.ufl.edu/scholarships/prestigious.html.
The deadline is Monday, September 16, 2002 for this year's applications.

12.  STUDENT HEALTH OUTREACH TEAM:  Make a difference, be involved in
improving student health care!  The Student Health Outreach Team (SHOT) is
a Student Government- funded organization and invites you to a new member
meeting on Tuesday, September 10, at 5:30 pm in Yon Hall Room 271 between
Gates 12 & 13 in the Stadium.  Learn about SHOT's mission, projects, and
activities; refreshments served.

13.  PREVIEW STAFF 2003 APPLICATIONS:  Ahoy! We've had a great swamp
safari; we've built a foundation for your future; and now it's time for
Preview 2003: Setting Sail for Success!  We're searching the Swamp for a
few good mates to join the crew of the 2003 Preview Staff.  Applications
are now available in the Dean of Students Office in Peabody Hall, or they
can be downloaded from http://www.preview.ufl.edu.  Applications are due
September 26 to the New Student Programs area of the Dean of Students
Office. Contact 392-1261 or [log in to unmask] with any questions. We
hope to see YOU when we set sail for Preview!

14.GATOR GROWL SEEKS PERFORMERS:  You should be the Star of this year's
Gator Growl.  Come find out how on Thursday, Sept. 5, 9-10 pm in Reitz
Union 285.  Audition Tuesday, Sept.  10, 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm.  Bands,
dancers, skits, singers, comedians and more are welcome.  The road to
stardom starts at Gator Growl!  Stop by the Gator Growl office on the 3rd
floor of the Reitz Union for more info and to sign up.

15.  PREMED AMSA:  Attention all Premeds, Premed AMSA is here! We offer
support, advising and education of physicians in training. Our first
meeting, open to all students, is on Wednesday, September 11, at 7:30 pm
in the Medical Science Building Auditorium. For more info, check our
website at http://www.ufpremed.org.


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Your source for timely academic and student information, published every
Wednesday during the semester. Please read all of the previous
announcements, because students are responsible for knowing the
information and taking appropriate actions contained in the notices.  To
receive additional information, follow any of the links in the
announcement.  The "contact information" is a source for additional
inquiries.  Archives of these announcements are located at
http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/wednesday-update.html.

This e-mail is distributed by the Office of the Associate Provost for
Undergraduate Education, and is edited by Jeanna Mastrodicasa.

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