The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Wednesday, April 3, 2002: Vol. 12
Table of Contents:
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1. DEADLINE TO DROP OR WITHDRAW FROM COURSES
2. TOWN MEETING FOR SENIORS
3. TRANSIENT STUDENTS
4. EDUCATION RECRUITMENT DAY
5. OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
6. MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION
7. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HABIFEST
8. UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM
9. STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ADVISORY BOARDS
10. UF DANCE MARATHON AND AUCTION
11. GUEST SPEAKER
12. SGP CONCERTS
13. STUDENT READING COUNCIL WORKSHOP
14. SCULPTOR EXHIBIT AT THE HARN MUSEUM
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1. 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.
2. TOWN MEETING FOR SENIORS: Are you stressed about the job market or
getting into graduate school? Are you a senior who has put off thinking
about what to do after graduation? If so, please come to the...TOWN
MEETING, Wednesday, April 10, at 7:00 pm in the Reitz Union Ballroom.
Representatives from the Counseling Center, the Career Resource Center,
Pre-Professional Advising, and the Graduate School will all be there to
address your questions and concerns about the current job market, your
graduate school applications, or how to get started on these decisions. For
more information, please call Lisa Severy at 392-1601 ext. 213. Sponsored by
the Division of Student Affairs including the Counseling Center and the
Career Resource Center.
3. TRANSIENT STUDENTS: Students wishing to take classes at other
institutions this summer must complete a Transient Student Form. Forms and
instructions are available at
4. EDUCATION RECRUITMENT DAY: Education Recruitment Day will connect
College of Education graduates and representatives from more than 30
schools from the Southeast and Midwest on April 16, 9 am to 3 pm in the J.
Wayne Reitz Union Ballroom. Bring your Gator 1 ID. A listing of several
workshops being held in connection with the fair can be found at
<http://www.crc.ufl.edu>. Stop by the CRC on the first floor of the Reitz
Union for more information.
5. OPPORTUNITIES FAIR: This is a new fair hosted by the Career Resource
Center and the Office of Community Service. Students looking for full-time,
internship or co-op positions with non-profit organizations, government
agencies or local companies are encouraged to attend on April 10, 9 am to 3
pm in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Ballroom. Bring your Gator 1 ID. Attend the
workshop Careers in the Non-Profit Industry on Apr. 4 at 4:05 pm held in the
CRC Workshop Room. For more information stop by the CRC on the first floor
of the Reitz Union or visit our website at <http://www.crc.ufl.edu>.
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
6. MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION: The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and
Northern Florida will be having a Volunteer training this Saturday, April 6
from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. After training you will be all set to be a wish
granter for children with a life threatening illness throughout the
Gainesville area. Please call Mandy Fairchild at the Make-A-Wish Foundation
for more information and to reserve your spot at 1-800-915-9474.
7. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HABIFEST: The University Habitat for Humanity
presents: Habifest! On Wednesday, April 10 in Turlington Plaza, come watch
us build "The Rock" a home. We will also have a stud that you can sign. It
will be placed in the next Habitat House built in Gainesville. And from 6
pm-7 pm on April 10 join us at Cold Stone Creamery. Just mention Habitat for
Humanity when you order and part of the profits will be donated to us to
help us sponsor a house next year.
8. UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM: Presentations by undergraduates who were
participants in the University Scholars Program for 2001-2002 will be
showcasing their research on Saturday, April 13 beginning at 8:30 am in
Anderson Hall. All students are welcome to attend the program. For more
information, see <http://www.scholars.ufl.edu>.
9. STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ADVISORY BOARDS: Want to take part in decisions
that affect the UF community? There are two excellent opportunities
available to do just this, and all students are encouraged to apply for the
Stephen C. O' Connell Center Advisory Board and The Recreational Sports
Advisory Board. These boards are chaired by students and have a student
majority. Applications are available at the Reitz Union Information Desk and
the Dean of Students Office and are due by 4:00 pm Friday, April 5. For
more information about the O'Connell Center Board call John Denny at
392-1261, and the Recreation Sports Board call Chris Cupoli at 392-1671.
10. UF DANCE MARATHON AND AUCTION: The eighth annual UF Dance Marathon, a
32-hour event to benefit Shands Children's Hospital, will take place April 6
and 7 in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. More than 1,000 students will stay
awake and on their feet to raise money and awareness for the Children's
Miracle Network as they participate in the largest student run philanthropy
in the southeastern United States, and this is how you can help. After the
Orange and Blue game on Saturday April 6, an auction will take place on the
second level of O'Connell center. Some of the auction items include a
Kaplan gift certificate, 2 Hooters Wing Parties; 6 EA Sports Playstation,
and autographed items like a Steve Spurrier lithograph, a Billy Donovan
basketball, and Ron Zook footballs, and more. This is your chance to help
and get valuable memorabilia in return. For more information, call 367-1316
or visit <http://www.ufdm.org>.
11. GUEST SPEAKER: Daren Mooko of Pomona College's Asian Resource Center
will be presenting a talk entitled "From Favored Sibling to Yellow Peril:
Why Asian American Students are Invisible on Campus," at 7:30 pm on Monday,
April 8 in Room 230 of the Florida Gym. This keynote address will carefully
examine the Model Minority Myth, from its emergence as a social paradigm in
the mid 1960's to contemporary applications. For more information, contact
Jami at [log in to unmask]
12. SGP CONCERTS: Student Government Productions presents numerous
concerts: Friday, April 5, The Roots with Cyne, doors 9 pm, showtime 10 pm,
The Palace, $18 students, $24 general public; Sunday, April 7, Beenie Man
with The Caribbean Posse, doors 1pm, showtime 2 pm, FREE with student ID.
Upcoming shows include Busta Rhymes and Ludacris on Monday April 15,
O'Connell Center, $20 students, $27 general public; G-love and Special Sauce
on Tuesday April 16, The Palace, $12 students, $17 general public; Stone
Temple Pilots on Thursday April 25, O'Connell Center, $22.50 students,
$28.50 general public. All student tickets must be purchased at the
University Box Office, and ticket price does not include service charge.
13. STUDENT READING COUNCIL WORKSHOP: The Student Reading Council
announces their next workshop is on Thursday April 4th at 7:00 pm in Norman
Hall Room 2337. The workshop is being presented by Dr. Paul George and
will involve a discussion and presentation of the TOP 50 Activities for
Elementary and Middle School classrooms. Attendees will receive a packet
which includes ALL 50 of the activities, and refreshments. Sign-up outside
Norman 220 or via email at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
14. 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.
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