The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Vol. 14, November 27, 2002
Table of Contents:
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1. CRITICAL DATES FROM THE REGISTRAR
2. PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES:
4. HOLIDAY CONCERT BENEFIT FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION PROJECT
5. WINTER BALL 2002 – A NIGHT IN TUNISIA
6. DANZA FALL 2002 SHOW
7. UF SKI TRIP TO UTAH
8. APPLE 4 YOU
9. DANCIN' GATORS
10. FACES MEETING
11. WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
12. WORLD AIDS DAY WALK
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1. CRITICAL DATES FROM THE REGISTRAR: Classes end on Wednesday, December
11; Reading Days will be Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13.
Final Exams for Fall 2002: Exams will be held Saturday, December 14
through Friday, December 20. The final exam schedule is available at
http://www.reg.ufl.edu/soc/exam2002.html. Commencement for Fall 2002:
Commencement will be celebrated on Friday, December 20 and Saturday,
December 21. Information concerning the three ceremonies is available at
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. GATORSHIP: The Dean of Students office presents: GATORSHIP, "Building
an inclusive community, one Gator at a time" Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2003.
Gatorship is a unique leadership experience for student leaders from every
walk of life. It is designed to be an intense and thought provoking
overnight retreat where student leaders will have the opportunity to
interact and serve as educators through personal experience. Gatorship
participants will be selected through an application process. Those
selected to represent their organization(s) and the university will be
required to pay or be sponsored for the $25 participation fee.
Participants are expected to be in attendance the entire duration of the
weekend experience. For more information contact Cherise James (846-4854),
Sergio Rodriguez (278-0690) or Dr. Mary Kay Schneider
([log in to unmask]). Applications will be available at IBC, La
Casita, The Dean of Students Office and the Reitz Union Information Desk
and are due no later than Wednesday, December 11.
4. HOLIDAY CONCERT BENEFIT FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION PROJECT: "Rock for
Kids" concert will feature the bands Edward the Bear and 5th Year Crush,
as well as Kappa Alpha Psi Steppers and No Southern Accent A Cappella
Group, and will be held at the Orange and Brew in the Reitz Union from 8
to 10 pm on Wednesday December 4. Free admission for everyone, please
bring a toy or canned food. Also, a $2 Raffle with sponsors: Disney, The
Melting Pot, Cold Stone Creamery, Rafferty's, Serendipity Hair Salon,
Touch of Heaven Beauty and Wellness Day Spa, Wiseguys, and much more.
The first 50 in attendance receive a week free at Orion Fitness. For more
information, contact [log in to unmask]
5. WINTER BALL 2002 – A NIGHT IN TUNISIA: IRHA will be hosting its
annual Winter Ball this December 8th from 9 pm to 1 am in the Rion
Ballroom of the Reitz Union. Come out and join us for a night of
enchantment, live music entertainment by jazz performers UnSafe Sax,
delicious food and refreshments provided by Classic Fare Catering, and
dance demonstrations by UF's very own Swing Club. Semi-formal attire is a
must. The admission to this fantastic event is open to all UF students,
living on or off campus, faculty, and staff. We ask only that you make a
donation of one new toy to Toys for Tots. We will be collecting items at
the door, and any contributions would be greatly appreciated. Please come
and join us for this extraordinary evening!
6. DANZA FALL 2002 SHOW: DANZA Student Dance Company presents its Fall
2002 Show, Steppin' Up. The show will be held at the Center for the
Performing Arts on December 2 at 8 pm. It is free and open to the public
and showcases UF students performing various ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical,
hip hop, modern, and belly dance routines. Apocalypse will perform as
7. UF SKI TRIP TO UTAH: Join other students on a UF ski trip to Utah!
Located near historic Park City, Utah, the Canyons Ski Resort is one of
the most up and coming ski resorts in America today. Led by the Travel
and Recreation Program (TriP), we will leave the sunny Florida winter
behind as we depart from Orlando on December 30, 2002 and return six days
(and a new year) later on January 4, 2003. For more information, see
8. APPLE 4 YOU: Want to send your professor or TA a special thank you?
Well, here's your chance to send a thank you apple! Campus Diplomats will
be tabling at the Reitz Union from Dec. 2-5 and at Turlington Plaza Dec.2,
3, and 5. We will also be tabling at the Plaza of the Americas on Dec. 4.
You can sign up to send an apple during periods 3-8 at all locations. If
you aren't sure where to send it, don't worry because we have a directory!
9. DANCIN' GATORS: A new dance group is looking for new members. Most
of the dance groups on campus only allow approximately 30 people. This
new group will give more students a chance to be in a dance group. There
will be an information session on December 4 at 6 pm in 272 Reitz Union.
Please email [log in to unmask] if you have any questions and to RSVP for
the info session.
10. FACES MEETING: Anybody interested in fashion, modeling, or
production of fashion shows. FACES, a new student organization would like
to invite anyone interested, to an information session on Thursday,
December 5 at 5:30 pm in the Career Resource Center workshop room (1ST
floor, Reitz Union). We will be discussing the organization, as well as
audition clinics for new members in the Spring. If you have any
questions, email Janita Jackson at [log in to unmask]
11. 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
12. 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.
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