The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Wednesday, March 20, 2002: Vol. 10
Table of Contents:
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1. SUMMER/FALL ADVANCE REGISTRATION
2. DEADLINE TO DROP OR WITHDRAW FROM COURSES
3. CAREER RESOURCE CENTER/OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
4. SCULPTOR EXHIBIT AT THE HARN MUSEUM
5. VISA INTERNATIONAL MONTH
6. SLAM POET AARIAN POPE HITS THE STAGE FOR GATOR NIGHTS
7. OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE SEEKS LEADERS
8. WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SEEKS APPLICANTS
9. COMMUNITY SERVICE GALA
10. RELATIONSHIPS DISCUSSION FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
11. J. WAYNE REITZ UNION BOARD OF MANAGERS 2002-2003 STUDENT MEMBER APPLICATIONS
12. JEWISH AWARENESS MONTH
13. WALK AMERICA
14. TOWER YEARBOOK PHOTOS EXTENDED
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1. ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER/FALL 2002: Advance registration for
Summer/Fall 2002 will be March 25 through April 19. Check Registration
Preparation Information on ISIS at <http://www.isis.ufl.edu>.
2. DEADLINE TO DROP OR WITHDRAW FROM COURSES: The last day to drop a class
or withdraw from all classes for the Spring 2002 semester is Friday, April
12. Drop forms (to drop one or more courses) are available in 222 Criser
Hall or your college advising office. Withdrawals (withdrawing from all
courses for the semester) must be completed at the Dean of Students Office
in 202 Peabody Hall.
3. CAREER RESOURCE CENTER/OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FAIR:
Students looking for full-time, internship or co-op experience with
non-profit organizations, government agencies or local companies should plan
to attend the new Opportunities Fair on Wednesday, April 10. To prepare,
attend these workshops in the CRC Workshop Room on the first floor of the
Reitz Union: Finding Jobs in the Non-Profit Industry on Mar. 27 at 6 pm,
and Careers in Government on Apr. 2 at 4:05 pm. For more information, see
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
4. SCULPTOR EXHIBIT AT THE HARN MUSEUM: "Louise Nevelson: Structures
Evolving" will be on view at the Harn Museum through June 2. This exhibition
consists of 30 works by renowned American sculptor Louise Nevelson
(1899-1988) and is co-sponsored in Gainesville by UF Student Government.
Drawn entirely from the Whitney Museum of American Art's collection of
Nevelson's work, the exhibition explores the artist's unique contributions
to American sculpture. Works selected for the exhibition chronicle
Nevelson's entire career. For more information, contact the Harn Museum of
Art (352) 392-9826.
5. VISA INTERNATIONAL MONTH: "A Portrait of Our World, Painted by Many
People" is from March 22 to April 21. Be sure to attend the Arts Festival on
Friday, March 22 on the Reitz Union colonnade from 9 pm to 12 am as part of
Gator Nights (<http://www.union.ufl.edu/gatornights/thisweek.asp>). Other
upcoming events will include the Cultural Pageant in the University
Auditorium at 7 pm on Saturday March 23, Global Explosion on Friday, March
29, and the Parade of Nations on Saturday March 30. For more information
contact VISA at 392-1665 ext. 322.
6. SLAM POET AARIAN POPE HITS THE STAGE FOR GATOR NIGHTS: Aarian Pope has
taken the spoken word to the next level with her vivid poetry that is
certain to entertain the audience Friday, March 22 at the Reitz Union
Auditorium, at 9 pm. The native New Yorker has been dubbed "Harlem's own
poetess." The theme of the hour-long show is "Women Speaking through
Poetry" and it will include poetic talent from current University of Florida
students who will perform their work during the event. This is part of the
Division of Student Affairs Spring 2002 multicultural series. Admission to
the show is free. Entrance to regular Gator Nights events requires a valid
student Gator-1 ID. For more information, call 392-1655.
7. OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE SEEKS LEADERS: The Office of Community
Service is accepting applications for leadership positions for the 2002-2003
academic year. OCS focuses on becoming the university resource center for
the promotion of community service and being a network for service-oriented
student organizations, and is comprised of a student volunteers and staff.
There are several positions available: OCS Directors, and Volunteer
Coordinators for Volunteer Development, Community Relations, Community
Outreach, Service Learning, and Resource Development, MASCOT and Florida
Alternative Breaks (FAB) Executive Board. Applications are due March 22 at
5 pm to room 330 Reitz Union. Contact the Office of Community Service at
392-7872 or [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
8. WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SEEKS APPLICANTS: The Women's Leadership
Council invites you to apply for the 2002-2003 Board of Directors. This is
a great opportunity for undergraduate women to expand their leadership
abilities while developing programs for women at UF. Applications and
director descriptions are available at <http://www.dso.ufl.edu/wlc>. Turn
in applications to the Dean of Students Office by Friday, March 22.
9. COMMUNITY SERVICE GALA: The University of Florida Office of Community
Service (OCS), is hosting the first annual 2002 community gala, "Building
Bridges of Unity, Service to the Community" on Thursday, March 21 at 7 pm in
the J. Wayne Reitz Union Ballroom. The event will recognize faculty, staff,
students and community agencies for their contributions to Alachua County.
Student tickets are available at the Outfitter in the J. Wayne Reitz Union
for $25.00. For more information, contact the OCS at 392-1655.
10. RELATIONSHIPS DISCUSSION FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: Women's History
Month and the National Pan-Hellenic Council invite you to listen and speak
with Dr. Norma Charles. The presentation will discuss love, relationships,
with a womanist perspective, and will be held in the Arredondo Room on the
fourth floor of the Reitz Union at 7pm on March 26.
11. J. WAYNE REITZ UNION BOARD OF MANAGERS 2002-2003 STUDENT MEMBER
APPLICATIONS: Applications are currently being accepted for the 2002-2003
Reitz Union Board of Managers. Board members are involved in the daily
activities and future plans of the Reitz Union. Applications are available
at <http://www.union.ufl.edu/BOM_Application.doc> or at the Reitz Union
Information Desk. Completed applications must be returned in person to
schedule interview appointment to the 101 Reitz Union (Susan Wilson) by 4 pm
on Friday, March 22. For more information, call 392-1644.
12. JEWISH AWARENESS MONTH: The month of March is Jewish Awareness Month
(JAM), a celebration of Jewish life. Events will be held all month long
including Jewish Studies Speaker Daniel Monk in Reitz Union Room 282, 8 pm
on Thursday, March 21; Havdallah and Music: Yossi Chajes and Tanin, UF's
Jewish A Capella Group at The Magic Mug on 12 SW 2nd St. at 8pm on Saturday,
March 23, and many more. Visit the website, <http://www.ufjam.org>, for an
entire schedule of events and more information.
13. WALK AMERICA: Walk America is the walk that actually saves babies.
In 2001 the March of Dimes in Alachua county raised over $515,000. Numerous
babies have been saved by the help of your local community. Come out to
Walk America at the Westwood Middle School Athletic Field and support the
March of Dimes on Saturday, March 23; registration begins at 7 am and the
event kickoff is at 8 am. An awards party will be held at 11:30 am. For
more information call 378-9522 or email [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
14. TOWER YEARBOOK PHOTOS EXTENDED: The Tower Yearbook will arrive in
mid-August. Because of events of 9/11, the date has been moved to allow
more students to buy books and put in portraits for 2002. Carl Wolf Studios
will be in 121 Reitz Union from April 1 to April 4 to take photos. There is
no sitting fee and every photo taken will be in the 2002 Tower Yearbook.
Visit <http://www.UFYearbook.com> to make a photo appointment or to buy a
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