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WEDNESDAY-UPDATE 2002

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University of Florida Wednesday Update

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Vol. 5, September 25, 2002

Table of Contents:

IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1.  HOLD FOR BRIGHT FUTURES FRESHMEN
2.  PARKING RESERVED IN O'CONNELL CENTER LOT
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES:
3.  CAREER SHOWCASE
4.  PROJECT MASCOT MENTORS
5.  STARS - STUDENT TAKING AN ACTIVE ROLE IN SOCIETY
6.  PREVIEW APPLICATIONS
7.  GATOR GROWL TALENT NIGHT
8.  TOWER YEARBOOK
9.  MISS AMERICA PAGEANT
10. SERVICE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
11. MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY-BOWL A THON
12. MINORITY PREMEDICAL FORUM
13. OUT OF STATE/INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECEPTION
14. TEACH FOR AMERICA
15. BREAST CANCER VIGIL CEREMONY
16. HUSTLE FOR HUMANITY

Detail:

IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

1.  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.

2.  PARKING RESERVED IN O'CONNELL CENTER LOT:  The following O'Connell
Center Commuter parking areas have been reserved on Wednesday, September
25 and Thursday, September 26 for Career Showcase: O'Connell Center North
Lot -- Section B-5 and the top two levels of O'Connell Center Garage, as
well as other Orange decal spaces in that lot.  Regular users of these
parking areas who are displaced by this event should be prepared to seek
alternate parking in the Park and Ride and other appropriate decal
restricted areas, or make alternate transportation arrangements on these
days.  RTS bus schedules and route maps are available online at
http://www.go-rts.com.

EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES:

3.  CAREER SHOWCASE:  The largest of our job fairs, Career Showcase will
be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday, Sept.26 from 9:00 am to 3:00
pm in the O'Connell Center.  Career Showcase includes full-time, co-op,
and internship opportunities for all majors. The two- day event
traditionally attracts over 300 companies with over 1000 recruiters.
Please see http://www.crc.ufl.edu for more information about who's
attending and the excitement about the program.

4.  PROJECT MASCOT MENTORS:  The Office of Community Service and CHAMPS
are seeking mentors for Project MASCOT. Mentors will volunteer with a
Duval Elementary School 3rd grade student while developing a motivating
relationship with their "at-risk" student. We are now accepting
applications for UF students who can volunteer between 11:45 and 12:15
just one day each week for this academic year. Not only will PM
participants get to take their mentee to Disney's Animal Kingdom on April
12, 2003, but they will also have the chance to help the students with
their school play, participate in class field trips, attend Mentor
Training sessions, and also be included in other social activities for
Project MASCOT mentors. Most importantly, mentors will have a chance to
change the life of a child through positive interaction. You must have at
least a 2.0 GPA and be a full time UF student with good academic and
disciplinary standing to participate. For more information, please come by
the Office of Community Service in Room 316 of the Reitz Union or email us
at [log in to unmask]  You may also contact Alyssa Rademan, MASCOT
Director, at [log in to unmask]  Applications are due by Wednesday, October
2.

5.  STARS - STUDENT TAKING AN ACTIVE ROLE IN SOCIETY:  This opportunity
within the Office of Community Service is designed to connect UF students
to early child care centers and daycares. Students will be helping
children how to effectively use computers and the internet to enhance
their educational opportunities.  Type of Work:  Teaching children from
3-15 reading literacy and how to use computers and the internet. Mentors
will also assist in helping staffs at these schools learning about the
technology and its educational role.

6.  PREVIEW APPLICATIONS:  Preview applications are out!  Applications are
due to the Dean of Students Office (P202 Peabody Hall) by 4:30 pm on
Thursday, September 26.  Interested students can obtain an application by
visiting our website at http://www.preview.ufl.edu or by visiting the Dean
of Students Office.

7.  GATOR GROWL TALENT NIGHT:  Gator Growl 2002 presents Talent Night,
Wednesday, September 25 at 8 pm at Sky Night Club.  Come watch 20 acts
(singers, dancers, comedians, etc.) compete for a spot in Gator Growl.
Audience participation counts, so come out and be heard.  E-mail
[log in to unmask] with any questions.

8.  TOWER YEARBOOK:  The Tower Yearbook for 2003 is on sale now at
www.ufyearbook.com If you would like to have your portrait in the book,
please go to our site and make an appointment at the Carl Wolf Studios
link.  If you would like to have your friends or club in the book please
email the editor at [log in to unmask]

9.  MISS AMERICA APPLICATIONS:  Do you have what it takes to be the next
Miss America?  2003 Miss University of Florida/Miss Florida Gator
Scholarship Pageant applications are out.  The pageant is a preliminary to
the Miss Florida Pageant as a part of the Miss America Organization.
Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded.  Please pick up your
applications in the Florida Blue Key office, room 312 Reitz Union.
Assistant Director applications are due September 27 and Contestant
applications are due October 4.  Contact Kristin Laneri, Executive
Director, with any questions, 264-7855.

10.  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
10:00 am to 2:00 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]

11.  MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY-BOWL A THON:  Make a great night even better.
This Friday September 27 during Gator Nights, from 10 pm to 12 am, The
Office of Community Service and The Goodwill Gators team up to bring you a
night of fun. In the Reitz Union Game Room/Blueroom buy a camera, try your
luck at sports trivia, interact with Gator athletes, bowl, play games, and
donate to a great cause! ALL proceeds will go to Make a Difference Day
where OCS, The Goodwill Gators, Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils,
Blue Key and the College of Architecture come together to refurbish and
create a playground in our local community. For a donation of just $2, you
can have allot of fun as well as make a difference in the life of a child.

12.  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 2 at the UF Doubletree Hotel. It will feature
approximately 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.

13. 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.

14.  TEACH FOR AMERICA:  We will be holding an information session from
6:00 pm to 8:00 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.

15.  BREAST CANCER VIGIL CEREMONY:  The ladies of Sigma Lambda Gamma
National Sorority Inc. will like to cordially extend an invitation to the
entire Gainesville community to attend our first annual Breast Cancer
Vigil Ceremony to will be held on Tuesday October 1 at 7:30 pm at the
Reitz Union Colonnade. The event will consist of tabling from various
health-based organizations, an informative and interactive presentation, a
recognition to the group or individual that donated the most amount of
money, stories from breast cancer survivors, and a candlelight vigil to
commemorate those that we have lost to this disease. We will be accepting
donations at our table in Turlington Plaza through Tuesday, October 1st,
as well as at the ceremony.  If you have any questions about donations,
the event or you would like to table on that night, please contact
Carolina Sarmiento at (352) 338-2784 or [log in to unmask]

16.  HUSTLE FOR HUMANITY:  On October 5, University Habitat for Humanity
will host the third annual Hustle for Humanity. The 4-mile race begins at
8:00 am outside the Brain Institute of Shands and is great for serious
runners, walkers, or people who just want to contribute to a wonderful
cause. The challenging course takes you over hills and winds its way
through familiar spots like Turlington and Norman Hall, and also along the
hidden, wooded trails on campus. By participating in this walk/run you
will help raise money to build affordable housing for deserving families
in Alachua County. The cost of registration is $12 early, $15 on race day,
and $5 if you don't want a long-sleeved T-shirt.  An application is
available online at http://grove.ufl.edu/~habitat.

**************************************
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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