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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
Wednesday, February 20, 2002:  Vol. 7


Table of Contents:
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1.  UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS
2.  NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER DAY
3.  STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR FEEDBACK TO REGISTRAR
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
4.  TRANSFER STUDENT RECEPTION
5.  INSTITUTE OF BLACK CULTURE ANNIVERSARY
6.  STUDENT READING COUNCIL MAKE-IT TAKE-IT
7.  FILM DIRECTOR SPEAKING
8.  FIT FEST 2002
9.  MILE FOR A CHILD 5K
10. SHOW AND TELL, FUNDRAISER FOR DEPARTURE GNV

Detail:
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1.  UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS:  The University Women's Club has
$1500.00 scholarships available for junior/senior, full-time students with a
3.6 grade point average.  The deadline to apply for the scholarships is Feb.
25 at 5 pm. More information about the scholarships can be obtained at
<http://www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships/index.html>.

2.  NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER DAY:  Nursing and Health
Professions Career Day is Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 9 am to 3 pm, in the
Founders Gallery at the UF Health Science Center. There will be recruiters
from various hospitals, health care organizations, medical companies, and
other companies associated with the health care industry.  Bring your Gator
1 ID.  For more information visit the Career Resource Center on the first
floor of the Reitz Union or visit <http://www.crc.ufl.edu>.

3.  STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR FEEDBACK TO REGISTRAR:  The Office of the
University Registrar will be conducting two Student Focus groups during
March and April.  The purpose is to gather feedback from students to
assist them in improving services and evaluating policies and procedures.
Would you be willing to share your thoughts for a pizza lunch?  If you
would like to participate and can meet any Thursday between 11:30 am and
1:00 pm please email <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.  They need about 12-15
students for each session.

EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

4.TRANSFER STUDENT RECEPTION:  On Wednesday, Feb. 27 the Campus Diplomats
are hosting a reception targeted for transfer students. This will take place
in the Arredondo Room, located on the fourth floor of the Reitz Union from 5
pm to 7 pm. The program will consist of food, various entertainment, and
special guests. This program is intended to make transfer students feel
comfortable in their new environment and confident with their choice in the
University of Florida. All transfer students are welcome to enjoy the
festivities.  For more information, contact 392-1261.

5.  INSTITUTE OF BLACK CULTURE ANNIVERSARY:  The Institute of Black Culture
(IBC) will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 21. The IBC
is planning to have a day of remembrance and appreciation for all of the
efforts that lead to the creation of the IBC.  The event will begin at 11:30
am with a march that will ensue from the steps of Tigert Hall to the parking
lot of the IBC.  Following the march there will be a brief program
consisting of guest speakers, performances and gifts of appreciation in
honor of the Institute.  The program will conclude with a luncheon social.
For more information call 392-0895.

6.  STUDENT READING COUNCIL MAKE-IT TAKE-IT:  The Student Reading Council
has their first Make-It Take-It on Thursday, February 21 at 8 pm in Norman
Hall room 2309.  Dr. Holly Lane will be demonstrating how to make blending
wheels, blending beads, phoneme cards and games.  There will also be free
copies of 7 different board games which all help develop and increase
phonological awareness. The workshop is free and open to ALL UF students and
faculty.  There will be lots of handouts and food.  Sign-up is outside
Norman 220 or via email at <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

7.  FILM DIRECTOR SPEAKING:  Q&A with the Oscar-nominated director of
Ghost World, Terry Zwigoff, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, following the 8 pm
show! There will be no 10:30 pm show on this date. This is an infectious,
insightful and ultimately sad look at teenage angst and boredom, a quirky
drama based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes.  $2 w/ Gator 1 card, $3
general; see <http://www.union.ufl.edu/cinema> for more information and
other film times and dates.  Interested in joining the film committee?
Email <mailto:[log in to unmask]> and ask to be on the film committee listserv!

8.  FIT FEST 2002:  The Division of Recreational Sports is hosting the
Fifth Annual Fit Fest, a four-hour fundraising fit-a-thon to benefit the
Lake Forest Elementary School Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program.  Fit Fest 2002
will take place in UF's Student Recreation & Fitness Center on Thursday,
Feb. 21 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Prizes will be given to the first 50
participants to raise $50, and a $300 mountain bike, donated by Chain
Reaction, will be awarded to the individual who raises the most money.
Everyone raising $10 or more will have their names automatically entered
into a raffle to win other cool prizes, including gift certificates to
area restaurants and clothing stores. Students interested in participating
in Fit Fest may call 392-0581, extension 223 for more information or to
request a registration form.

9.  MILE FOR A CHILD 5K:  Friends for Life of America is inviting you to
participate in our major fundraising event of the year - the "Mile for a
Child 5K."  All of the proceeds will benefit pediatric patients living with
cancer.  This year, the race will be better than ever!  KISS 105.3 will be
at the event to kick things off, and lots of free food will be provided for
all of the racers.  And as an incentive to register early, the first 100
racers to sign-up will receive a free t-shirt!   The race is on Saturday,
Feb. 23 at 9 am; arrive at the commuter lot on North-South Drive between
7:30 am and 8:30 am to receive your race number, etc.  The race is $10 for
students to participate and $15 for community members.)  Log on to
<http://www.friendsforlife.com/programs/mfac/index.html> to register online,
or visit us in the Reitz Union Colonnade through Friday, February 22nd from
10 am to 3 pm to fill out a registration form.

10. Show and Tell, FUNDRAISER FOR DEPARTURE GNV:  Departure: GNV (UF art
and literary journal) is hosting Show and Tell, a fundraiser for the
journal. The fundraiser will have art/music/open mic/video show and
competition; the crowd votes for "bests" in each category.  The program
will be Feb. 20 at 9 pm at Full Circle on N. Main Street.  Admission is
$5.  For more information, see <http://grove.ufl.edu/~gnv>, or email
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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