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WEDNESDAY-UPDATE  2002

WEDNESDAY-UPDATE 2002

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University of Florida Wednesday Update

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Vol. 13, November 20, 2002

Table of Contents:

IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1.  DEADLINE TO DROP/WITHDRAW
2.  PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES:
3.  VIETNAM MEMORIAL ON CAMPUS
4.  FLORIDA ALTERNATIVE BREAKS STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
5.  RAMADAN AWARENESS WEEK
6.  TRANSFER STUDENTS
7.  WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
8.  WORLD AIDS DAY WALK
9.  STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
10. "RACE": A SOCIETAL CONSTRUCTION?
11. CHARITY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
12. AROUND THE WORLD IN SEVEN DAYS
13. CPR CERTIFICATION COURSE
14. STUDENT READING COUNCIL WORKSHOP
15. GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT HEALTH FAIR

Detail:

IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

1.  DEADLINE TO DROP/WITHDRAW:  The deadline to drop a course or withdraw
(drop all courses) from the fall semester is Monday, November 25 by 5 pm.
Drop forms are available in your college advising offices or 222 Criser
Hall.  See the Dean of Students Office in 202 Peabody to withdraw from all
of your courses.

2.  PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINES:  Truman Scholarship (for juniors
with a 3.7+ GPA and commitment to public service, see www.truman.gov) and
Goldwater Scholarship (for sophomores and juniors with a 3.8+ GPA and
interested in natural science/ engineering/ mathematics research careers,
see www.act.org/goldwater).  Truman and Goldwater applications are turned
in to 140 Tigert Hall by Dec. 2 to compete for UF nomination.  Mellon
Fellowships (for graduating seniors entering Ph.D. programs in humanities)
must request application by Dec. 4 from www.woodrow.org/mellon and apply
directly to the foundation.  Udall Scholarship (for sophomores and juniors
with 3.5+ GPA with commitment to the environment, see www.udall.gov)
must apply to 140 Tigert by January 6, 2003 to compete for UF nomination.

EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES:

3.  VIETNAM MEMORIAL ON CAMPUS:  The American Veterans Traveling Tribute
(Vietnam Memorial) will be ready for viewing after 4pm on Thursday,
November 22, thru Sunday, November 24. The memorial ceremony will be held
at 11am on Saturday, November 23, and will feature a color guard, taps,
the lying of wreaths, and guest speaker William Boe (Vietnam veteran).
This event is free and open to the public.  This is sponsored by the Asian
Student Union and ACCENT; for more information, contact [log in to unmask]

4.  FLORIDA ALTERNATIVE BREAKS STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:  Florida
Alternative Breaks (FAB) has extended applications for our 2002-2003
spring breaks. FAB is a unique opportunity to really make a difference in
a community this spring break. Our issues this year are Low Income
Housing, Urban Poverty, Urban Regional Planning, the Elderly, Equal
Education, HIV/AIDS, and Rural Communities. There is experience like this
on campus. Come and be a part of the 10 year tradition. Applications are
due by noon on November 22 and are available in the Office of Community
Service and at the Student Activities Center.  Any questions, please
e-mail Lawrence Lyman at [log in to unmask]

5.  RAMADAN AWARENESS WEEK:  Islam on Campus proudly presents Ramadan
Awareness Week through Nov. 22:  Wed, Nov 20—Lecture:  "The needy of the
world and charity" at 6:30 in FLG 210; Thurs., Nov 21—Lecture:
"Increasing Faith During Ramadan" at 6:30 in TUR L011;  Fri., Nov.
22—Rally against the war on Iraq from 3 pm to 5 pm on the corner of 13th
and University Ave.; Sat, Nov. 23—Community Dinner to celebrate Ramadan at
6:00 with a brief lecture at 6:45.  In the Hoda Academy.  (For directions,
visit www.islamoncampus.com)  IOC will also be having a canned food drive
for the hungry through Nov. 22—please bring canned foods to either the IOC
office in 323 Reitz Union, or the Hoda Academy, of Islamic Center of
Gainesville.  Come and help us learn more about and celebrate this holy
month!

6.  TRANSFER STUDENTS:  Attention transfer students who were members in
the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at their two year schools.  There is a
Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association here at UF, which is trying to continue
on in providing opportunities for leadership, scholarship, service, and
fellowship. Come out to our general meeting this Monday 11/25 at 7:30 pm
in 103 Norman Hall.  Please come and get involved.  This is a great chance
to meet other transfer students, and help us impact the surrounding
community, while having some fun! For information email
[log in to unmask]

7.  WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:  Register now for the 16th Annual
Women¹s Leadership Conference!  The conference will be held at the Reitz
Union February 9, 2003 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm We encourage all students
and community members to attend.  This is a great opportunity to enhance
your leadership skills and network with other campus and community
leaders.  Registration is $20 in the fall and $25 in the spring.  This
covers conference activities including three workshops, networking
activities, great speakers, breakfast and lunch and giveaways.  Pick up a
registration form today at the Reitz Union Information Desk, the Dean of
Students Office or online at www.dso.ufl.edu/wlc.  Hurry, space is
limited.

8.  WORLD AIDS DAY WALK:  On Sat. Dec.7at 9 am, BASE (Black AIDS Services
& Education Inc.) is hosting the World AIDS Day Walk. The theme of the
walk this year is A Friend With AIDS Is Still A Friend. The purpose of
this walk to educate the community about AIDS, provide funding for future
BASE functions, and enhancing the quality of life of individuals living
with AIDS. This event will be a fun event fun for the whole family. The
walk will be taking place in front of the Gainesville City Hall (MLK
Plaza). For more information about signing up, contact the Office of
Community Service at 392-7872.  For more information, call Dr. Michael V.
Bowie at 371-6453 or Patricia Hillard-Nunn at 371-2779. T-shirts are also
available to participants.

9.  STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:  There are numerous opportunities to study
overseas in future semesters, and organizational meetings are taking place
now.  To see examples of such programs, visit
http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/oss/studyabroad.html.  For example, UF in Provence
Interdisciplinary Programs for Study Abroad in France, informational
meeting this Tuesday, November 26 at 4 pm in 219 Dauer Hall.

10.  "RACE": A SOCIETAL CONSTRUCTION?  BAMSA, Biracial And Multiracial
Student Association, will host an activity and forum on race as a
construction of society without any biological basis, on Monday, November
25 from 7:55 pm to 9:00 pm in Dean of Students Office, 202 Peabody Hall.
We welcome you [no matter your "race"] and anyone interested to contribute
and draw on your experiences, modern culture, or some scholarly views that
we can present.  For more information about BAMSA, please visit
http://geocities.com/bamsaweb or email Alex at [log in to unmask] to
subscribe to the BAMSA Weekly Update list.

11.  CHARITY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:  The Office of Community Service is
hosting its first annual holiday volleyball tournament, VT2002 on Sunday,
December 8 benefiting the numerous programs that we implement on the
University of Florida campus.  Programs like Project MASCOT, Make A
Difference Day, and Florida Alternative Breaks are dedicated to providing
college students with opportunities to improve our communities through the
mentoring of disadvantaged youth, the spread of civic awareness, and
several hands-on service experiences. This tournament will help raise
funds for these wonderful service activities and many more at our
university. Help us give back to the community. This tournament will be
held at the Southwest Rec. Sand Volleyball Courts and is a 6-on-6 sand
volleyball tournament, with each team consisting of up to 10 players.
Registration fees are $10 per player if registering with a team, and $12
for individuals. Deadline for registering is Wednesday, November 27. Come
on out for a good time, and help "Service Your Community".  For more
information, contact Lauren Garzon at 392-7872 or [log in to unmask] Sign
up at the Reitz Union colonnade this week. or contact Tara Michelle Tooke
at [log in to unmask]

12.  AROUND THE WORLD IN SEVEN DAYS:  Can you travel Around the World in 7
Days?  Come join us in our festivities as Student Government Executive
Agencies Multicultural Cabinet, STAAR, and VISA host a seven day event in
celebrating diversity and improving racial and ethnic relations here at
the University of Florida. We will be kicking off our celebration starting
on Monday November 18 with a Parade of Cultures and opening ceremonies
starting at the Plaza of Americas and ending at the Reitz Colonnade from
11:30 am to 1:00 pm. This will truly be an exciting event where people of
different ethnicities can socialize in a social and casual atmosphere.
Free refreshments will be provided at various events.  Please e-mail David
Odige, director of STAAR, with any questions concerning the event.

13.  CPR CERTIFICATION COURSE:  In honor of Brother Victor Correa Ortiz,
the Zeta Beta Chapter will be holding a CPR Certification course
co-sponsored with the Student Health Care Center on November 21 at 6 pm at
Yon Hall, 226 (at the Swamp, between Gates 12 and 13) The price is $5 to
get certified, a fraction of its actual cost. We would love for you to
take advantage of being CPR certified. Please join the brothers of Sigma
Lambda Beta Fraternity Inc., and help save a life. For more info contact
Danny Navarro at [log in to unmask]

14.  STUDENT READING COUNCIL WORKSHOP:  "How to use storytelling in your
classroom"  on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm in 270 Norman Hall.
Professional Storyteller, Shirley Dunwoody, will demonstrate how to teach
students of all ages various skills using the art of Storytelling.  She
will also demonstrate a lesson on teaching Character Education.

15.  GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT HEALTH FAIR:  Kick Butt at the Great American
Smokeout Health Fair! On Thursday, November 21 on the Infirmary Front
Lawn, from 11am to 1 pm.  Join STRIKE and other student health
organizations for free massages, give-aways, and information.

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