The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Wednesday, April 10, 2002: Vol. 13
Table of Contents:
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
1. DEADLINE TO DROP OR WITHDRAW FROM COURSES
2. TOWN MEETING FOR SENIORS
3. EDUCATION RECRUITMENT DAY
4. OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
5. AG OLYMPICS
6. INTERRACIAL FAMILIES, BIRACIAL IDENTITY FORUM
7. FLORIDANCE IN MOTION
8. HOMECOMING DIRECTORS SOUGHT
9. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HABIFEST
10. TEACH FOR AMERICA
11. STUDY ABROAD/ INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECEPTION
12. SENIOR CLASS GIFT
13. UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM
14. SGP CONCERTS
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. 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.
4. 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. 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:
5. AG OLYMPICS: The Block and Bridle Club presents its annual Cowboy/Cowgirl Auction and the first
annual Ag Olympics on April 12th at 6 pm at the North Beef Teaching Unit (south of Archer Rd on 23rd
Terrace). Items such as a hunting trip, a camping trip, a trail ride, a dog wash, dinners, and many other
items are for sale. The Ag Olympics will be a competition between teams of four in various events such as
a barrel race, tug of war, and a boot scramble. Registration for the team of four for Ag Olympics is $20.
Anyone wishing to enter a team in the Ag Olympics is welcome. Dinner will be provided. For more
information about the event or if you wish to register a team for Ag Olympics, please contact Laura at
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6. INTERRACIAL FAMILIES, BIRACIAL IDENTITY FORUM: The challenges facing interracial families
and a growing number of multiracial teens and adults will be the focus of a forum at the University of
Florida Reitz Union Ballroom on Thursday, Apr. 11 at 8 pm. The UF Division of Student Affairs
Multicultural Series sponsors Elliott Lewis, a television news reporter in Washington, D.C., who will
present "Chicken Gumbo for the Multicultural Soul: Hot, Spicy, Heartwarming Stories on the Mixed Race
Experience." For more information contact Beth Waltrip, Office of Student Activities at 392-1655.
7. FLORIDANCE IN MOTION: UF's student Dance Company, Floridance, presents its Spring showcase,
Floridance in Motion, on Sunday April 14 and Monday April 15 at 8 pm at Constans Theatre. Admission is
free and there is general seating. The show will provide a night of entertainment with jazz, ballet, funk,
hip-hop, modern and lyrical dance. For more information about the show, email [log in to unmask]
8. HOMECOMING DIRECTORS SOUGHT: Florida Blue Key is now accepting applications for 2002
Homecoming Directors. Applications are available for Advertising, Art, Banquet, Barbecue, Campus
Involvement, Edugator Gathering, Meet the Coaches, Merchandising, Orange and Blue Open, Security
and Parking, Soulfest, Special Events, Swamp Party and Taste of Homecoming. Applications are
available in the Florida Blue Key office on the third floor of the Reitz Union and are due Friday, April 12 at
4 pm. All students are welcome to apply.
9. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HABIFEST: The University Habitat for Humanity presents: Habifest! On
Wednesday, April 10, come watch us build a house in The Plaza of the Americas. 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 to 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.
10. TEACH FOR AMERICA: Teach For America is the national corps that calls upon outstanding and
diverse recent college graduates to commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and
become lifelong leaders in ensuring that all of our nation's children have an equal chance in life. Seeking
all majors. No previous education experience is needed. Full salary and partial loan forgiveness. The
last information session for this academic year is scheduled for April 15 at 5:00 pm in Room 347 of the
Reitz Union. Visit our website at www.teachforamerica.org for more information or contact Teach For
America campus coordinator, Brian Dassler at [log in to unmask]
11. STUDY ABROAD/ INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RECEPTION: The Dean of Students Office and the
Campus Diplomats are hosting a reception on Thursday, April 18, for those students who are studying
abroad this summer or fall, as well as for international students studying here this semester. The
reception will be held on the fourth floor of the Reitz Union in the Arredondo Room from 6 pm to 8 pm.
The reception will provide food and refreshments as well as give students an opportunity to meet other
students studying abroad as well as international students from the country they will be studying in. For
more information please contact the Dean of Students Office at 392-1261.
12. SENIOR CLASS GIFT: Seniors are being solicited for the senior class gift as a way to leave a mark
for future generations of Gators. Members of the Class of 2002 have the opportunity to make a gift that
will go towards a "Legacy of Excellence." The legacy will help support leadership opportunities for
students, outstanding student programs, enhanced campus facilities and help to create a better quality of
student life on the UF campus. In recognition of support, your name can be placed on a standing glass
plaque, which will be prominently displayed in the J. Wayne Reitz Union. In the next few days, a fellow
UF student will be calling to ask for your participation and will tell you how to add your name to the
recognition plaque for the 2002 Senior Class Gift.
13. 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.
14. SGP CONCERTS: Student Government Productions presents numerous concerts: 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.
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