The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Vol. 4, September 18, 2002
Table of Contents:
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1. DEGREE APPLICATIONS DUE
2. HOLD FOR BRIGHT FUTURES FRESHMEN
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES:
3. STUDY ABROAD FAIR
4. STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR
5. PREPARE FOR CAREER SHOWCASE
6. OUTDOOR FAIR
7. SERVICE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
8. IDEAL SEEKS NEW MEMBERS
9. MINORITY PREMEDICAL FORUM
10. OUT OF STATE/INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECEPTION
11. FULBRIGHT INFORMATION SESSION
12. UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN IN SCIENCE
13. TEACH FOR AMERICA
14. DANCE MARATHON SEEKS CAPTAINS
15. DELTA ZETA SORORITY
16. INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON DC
17. STUDENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1. DEGREE APPLICATIONS DUE: Graduating this semester or earning your
Associate of Arts? Submit your degree application to the Office of the
University Registrar, 222 Criser Hall, no later than 5:00 pm Friday,
September 20th. Applications are available online at
http://www.reg.ufl.edu/pdf/degapp1.pdf for all degrees and
http://www.reg.ufl.edu/pdf/aa-app1.pdf for Associate of Arts certificates.
2. HOLD FOR BRIGHT FUTURES FRESHMEN: Students who entered UF Summer B
2002 MUST have their CLEP tests as required by Bright Futures to be
completed by the end of September, or 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 which applies only to students beginning Summer B and
Fall 2002, 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.
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES:
3. STUDY ABROAD FAIR: Find out how you can be a Global Gator at the
Study Abroad Fair next Wednesday, September 18, from 10-3 on the Reitz
Union Colonnade! Explore the world of study abroad and meet students who
have been abroad, UF faculty members who lead programs around the world,
representatives from other institutions with approved study abroad
options, as well as a financial aid advisor and International Center staff
to answer your questions. Free pizza provided by Domino's Pizza!
Students interested in Spring 2003 study abroad need to apply to the
International Center by October 1. Summer program applications are due
March 1st. Students unable to attend the fair are encouraged to visit the
International Center in 123 Grinter Hall or http://www.ufic.ufl.edu for
4. STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR: On Thursday, September 19, IDEAL is
hosting a Student Organization Fair. If you are interested in meeting
members from some of UF's most active groups, come by the Colonnade of the
J. Wayne Reitz Union from 10 am to 3 pm. Classic Fare will be there with
examples of some of their tasty treats and will have information on how
groups can apply for food scholarships. Last year over 100 groups
participated in the Student Organization Fair. This a one-stop shopping
opportunity for students who want to meet people, identify leadership
opportunities and get involved. For more information, call 392-1671.
5. PREPARE FOR CAREER SHOWCASE: Learn how to present yourself at Career
Showcase and prepare for the upcoming recruiting season through Showcase
Cinema's videos, employer panels, and Q & A's 11 am to 4 pm on September
19 and 20. Looking for an internship? Attend the Internship Forum
September 24 from 3 pm to 5 pm, 282 Reitz Union. Visit
http://www.crc.ufl.edu/domain/CareerFairs/index.php for more information.
6. OUTDOOR FAIR: On Friday, September 20, the Travel and Recreation
Program with help from the Reitz Union Board and IDEAL, will be hosting an
Outdoor Fair. Representatives from many of UF's groups that plan events
and trips in the outdoors will be getting together for some fun and to
introduce the university community to the many ways to get outside.
Representatives from Gator Outdoors, the Canoe and Kayak Club, the Surfing
Club many other will be hanging out with some live music and outdoor fun.
For more information, call 392-1671.
7. SERVICE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: The First Annual Service Leadership Summit
will be held Saturday, October 5 in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Ballroom.
The Summit, sponsored by Service Ambassadors, will be from 10 am to 2 pm.
Activities include workshops focusing different aspects of a service
project: learning, direct service, and reflection; the chance to meet
with off-campus volunteer organizations; and a speaker, Saul Margana from
Campus Compact. The Service Leadership Summit is free and open to
everyone interested in improving service in the community. For more
information email Service Ambassadors: [log in to unmask]
8. IDEAL SEEKS NEW MEMBERS: IDEAL (Informing and Developing Emerging and
Active Leaders) is a peer-consulting group that acts as a liaison between
the 550+ student organizations on the UF campus and the Office of Student
Activities. We are responsible for facilitating workshops and
consultations for student organizations, planning the Student Organization
Fair each semester and also producing monthly leadership seminars in the
Residence Halls. In addition to these services, IDEAL also provides a
leadership library in the Student Activity Center for use by all UF
students and organizations and is also called upon to represent the
University as ambassadors at certain events. We are currently looking for
new members who are enthusiastic, dedicated and who have the potential of
being future leaders in the UF community. Applications for membership are
available in 324 Reitz Union or can also be sent electronically if you
contact Justin at [log in to unmask] Applications are due in to the Office
of Student Activities on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union no later than 5
pm on September 27. For more information, contact IDEAL at 392-1655 ext.
311 or [log in to unmask]
9. MINORITY PREMEDICAL FORUM: The University of Florida Premedical AMSA
would like to invite you to the second annual Minority Premedical Forum.
It will be held on November 2nd at the UF Doubletree Hotel. It will
feature approx. 20-25 medical schools (both allopathic and osteopathic and
including Johns Hopkins, UF, Duke, Cornell, Columbia, etc.), med students,
community organizations, and distinguished minority physicians in an
effort to help premedical students successfully matriculate to medical
school. The Registration Form and Fee are due by October 1st at 5:00 pm.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to stop by the
AMSA office or e-mail us at [log in to unmask] The website address is
http://www.ufpremed.org/minority and you can download the application
there. Attendees do not have to be an AMSA member nor a member of an
ethnic minority group to attend.
10. OUT OF STATE/INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECEPTION: The Campus Diplomats
are hosting their annual Out-Of State/International Reception on September
25 in the Arredondo Room on the 4th floor of the Reitz Union. There will
be food, activities, and a great chance to meet people! There will be
food, activities, and it is a great chance to meet people! The reception
will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm. All out-of-state and International
students are welcome to attend. For more information, call 392-1261.
11. FULBRIGHT INFORMATION SESSION: Wednesday, September 18 at 4 pm in
219 Dauer Hall (Ruth McQuown Room). Fulbright awards are for graduating
seniors to spend an academic year in any of 140 countries after
graduation. Students who attended an earlier information session do not
need to attend this meeting. Applicants 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; however, work should begin on the
application immediately and more information can be found at
http://www.honors.ufl.edu/scholarships/howtoapply.doc about applying
12. UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN IN SCIENCE: Looking for a way to meet people in
your science classes? Looking to get involved in the sciences? Looking
to be more social? This newly forming organization is right for you.
UWIS is a way to learn more about opportunities and careers in the
sciences with guest speakers, social events, mentoring, and more! Come to
our first meeting of the semester - Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 pm in
the Chemistry Lab Building (CLB) Room 313. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Kristina Winters, President, at
[log in to unmask] or 271-5763.
13. TEACH FOR AMERICA: We will be holding an information session from 6
pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, September 25 in 357 Reitz Union. Come and find
out how you can use your leadership skills to make an immediate impact,
while at the same time gaining the insight to effect meaningful long-term
change and the credibility and network to set yourself up for future
success. Teach For America is the national corps that calls upon
outstanding and diverse recent college graduates to commit two years to
teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in
ensuring that all of our nation's children have an equal chance in life.
Seeking all majors. No previous education experience is needed. Full
salary, $9,450 education award and loan forbearance. Application deadlines
are October 25, 2002 and February 21, 2003. Join the movement. Visit our
website at http://www.teachforamerica.org.
14. DANCE MARATHON SEEKS CAPTAINS: Looking for a way to get involved?
Become a captain for Dance Marathon 2003. Dance Marathon is a 32-hour
annual event which raises money for Children's Miracle Network at Shands
Children's Hospital. As the largest student-run philanthropy in the
southeastern US, we offer exciting opportunities for UF students. Get
genuine experience on one of the eleven teams working together to put on
this amazing event. From event planning, marketing, and public relations
to working directly with a not-for-profit organization we have something
for you! For more information please visit our website at
http://www.floridadm.org or email [log in to unmask] Captain deadline
extended to Sept. 20.
15. DELTA ZETA SORORITY: Don't miss the opportunity to hear more about
the newest sorority on UF's campus! Come to our last information session
on Wednesday, September 18 at 7 pm at the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
house, 207 SW 13th Street. Delta Zeta Sorority Recruitment Week begins
Tuesday, September 24 at 8 pm in the Reitz Union. Visit
http://www/dzufl.com for more information!
16. INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON DC: Want to learn more about an internship
in Washington DC (may be with a government office, a law firm, a
non-profit, a business etc.)? Come to an information session on Wednesday
Sept. 18 at 9:30 am in the Reitz Union room 349 or Thursday Sept. 19 at
9:30 am in the Reitz Union in room 349. These internships, organized by
the Washington Center, may be taken for credit any semester including
summer. Students must be at least a sophomore and have a 2.5 GPA.
Scholarships of $ 3000 are available for UF students toward the costs of
the program. For additional information go to the TWC website at
http://www.twc.edu or call 392-1519. Internships are available for all
17. STUDENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: Attention all Freshmen! The UF Alumni
Association would like to welcome you to the University of Florida. We
look forward to a life-long relationship with you as a student and as a
graduate of the class of 2006! You are invited to "Be a Part From the
Start" and attend the first annual Class of 2006 Welcome Reception on
September 19 from 5:30-7:00 pm at Emerson Alumni Hall (located directly
across from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium). Please join us and feel free to
bring your friends. Refreshments will be served. See you there! For
more information and to learn about the Student Alumni Association, please
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