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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 09-15-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Mon, 15 Sep 2003 10:38:18 -0400

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Monday, September 15, 2003

1. Study Abroad Fair
2. Internships in Washington DC
3. Staging "The Jesus Spiders of Central Park" (spring honors course
4. Undergraduate Economics Society Meeting
5. Careers in IT
6. Jacob Javits Fellowship Program (graduating seniors)
7. Engineering Students: "An Evening with Industry"
8. Be a Preview Staffer
9. Staff Members Needed for Residence Hall Week (Applications Due Today)
10. TAU BETA PI (Engineering Honor Society) Info Session (TODAY)
11. Health Professions Workshop (freshmen and sophomores)
12. Applications for SAVANT
13.  Florida Undergraduate Film (FUF) Society meeting
14. Undergraduate Research Opportunity


1. STUDY ABROAD FAIR:  Find out how you can be a "Global Gator" at the
Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 10-3 on the Reitz Union
Colonnade!  Explore the world of study abroad and meet students who have
been abroad, UF faculty members who lead programs around the world,
representatives from other institutions with UF approved study abroad
options, as well as International Center advisors.  Spring 2004 program
applications are due October 1st.  Summer applications due March 1.
Scholarships are also available.  Students unable to attend the fair are
encouraged to visit the International Center in 123 Grinter Hall or for more information.

2. INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON DC:  Want to learn more about an internship
in Washington DC (may be with a government office, a law firm, a
non-profit, a business etc.)?  Come to an information session on Tuesday
Sept. 16
in 1031 McCarty D at 2:00 pm OR Wednesday Sept. 17 at 9:30 am in 285 Reitz
Union OR Thursday Sept. 18
at 9:30 am in 285 Reitz Union. Sandy Butler-Whyte will be here from the
Washington Center to provide information on this program. These internships,
organized by the
Washington Center, may be taken for credit any semester including summer.
Students must be
at least a sophomore and have a 2.5 GPA. Scholarships are available for UF
students toward the costs of the program. For additional information go to
the TWC website at or call 392-1519. Internships are
available for all undergraduate majors. (UF students have really enjoyed and
benefited from these
internships. )

3. Staging The Jesus Spiders of Central Park (Professor Homan): This course
is a natural extension of earlier Honors courses where students assisted
Professor Homan in productions of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and As You
Like It. Here, fourteen Honors students will stage the premier of a new play
by the distinguished New York playwright and director, Caroline Thomas. Like
Albee's Zoo Story or Beckett's Waiting for Godot, The Jesus Spiders of
Central Park is an "encounter" play, here the meeting between a young man
lost in New York's Central Park and a bag lady who makes the park her home.
The play is alternately comic and tragic, real and surreal, as the encounter
itself becomes a metaphor for all human interaction. We will stage the play
April 18 and 19 at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, with two separate
casts. Thus, of the fourteen students in the course, four will be onstage as
actors; the other ten will function as co-directors with Professor Homan,
and will also attend to costumes, props, sound, lighting, stage management,
house management, and publicity. The playwright herself will be in residence
at the time of the production, and will conduct special seminars for the
cast and crew. Our experience with The Jesus Spiders of Central Park will
later become a chapter in a projected book called Theatrical Challenges.
Some acting experience is necessary if you wish to try out for a part; some
experience in the theatre will be useful if you wish to work in other
capacities in the production. To be admitted to the course, all applicants
must have an interview (and if they wish to try out for a part, an audition
which involves cold reading,) with Professor Homan as early as possible
during the fall semester. To arrange for an interview or audition, please
call him at home (378-9166) or contact by e-mail ([log in to unmask]).
5:10PM, the Undergraduate Economics Society
will have its second general meeting of the semester in LIT 113 followed at
6:00PM by a presentation from Dr. Oliver-Smith on the topic of Economic
Anthropology.   Dr. Oliver-Smith is a professor in the University's
Department. He specializes in both socio-culture and socio-economic bases of

natural and technological disasters and development-induced displacement and

resettlement.  He teaches classes on racial and ethnic minorities, the
people of the Andes, economic anthropology, environment and cultural
behavior, rural peoples in the modern world, the transition to capitalism,
and change, crisis and social reconstruction.  He has served as a consultant

for the World Bank, recently published "Catastrophe and Culture: The
Anthropology of Disaster," and was named a CLAS Term Professor for
5. CAREERS IN IT: "Interested in a career in IT?" College of Business has a
unique program. Visit us at
<>. For more information, contact Lilia Santiague
at [log in to unmask]"   (see info on undergraduate majors and combined degrees
in DIS).
6. JACOB JAVITS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: For graduating seniors and first year
graduate students. The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits (JKJ) Fellowship
Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior ability,
selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and
exceptional promise, to undertake graduate study in selected fields in the
arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a doctoral degree or to a
master's degree in those fields in which the master's degree is the terminal
highest degree awarded in the selected field of study at accredited
institutions of higher education.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 3, 2003 for the JKJ
Fellowship Program. January 31, 2004 for the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). Details can be found at

With Industry', a networking event in an informal setting. It will be held
on Wednesday Sept. 17 at NEB Atrium from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Please do not
bring any resumes to the event: however, do e-mail them to me to be included
in the Resume CD that all the attending companies receive. This is a great
event to meet and interact with recruiter. Neha Ganju, Director "An Evening
With Industry" [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
8. BE A PREVIEW STAFFER 2004: Become a part of a 26 year old tradition of
welcoming new students and their families to UF -- apply to be a member of
the 2004 Preview Staff! Serving on Preview Staff is both a unique honor and
rewarding opportunity to further develop your leadership skills, build
invaluable relationships with fellow staffers, faculty and staff and make
meaningful contributions to your Gator community. Please visit
<> for selection information,
a position description or to apply on line. Applications are due Thursday,
September 25th at 4:30pm in P202 Peabody Hall. (Honors students have enjoyed
doing this. A great leadership opportunity.)

and I'm a Senior at UF and an Honors Program
alum (you may have seen me at some of the recent SHO events) writing you
with a great opportunity!  I am currently recruiting staff members for a
huge event coming up in February-that's right, it's so big, we're already
planning for it.  The event is called Residence Hall Week, but don't let the
name fool don't have to live on-campus to participate.  The basic
idea behind RHW is celebrating being students at UF and having lots of FUN!
:)  The calendar right now consists of nine events, all of which are big
programs on their own, over an eight-day period, which are joined together
to make for one huge party!  There will definitely be a concert featuring
several bands one day, UF's very own Mardi Gras another, and the culmination
will be a semi-formal casino nightclub extravaganza...and that's just to
name a few.  Sound good to you?  Visit to find out more about each of
the events we are planning and the responsibilities of our staff members.
Then, fill out an application by Monday, September 15th!  I'm looking for
some talented and dedicated individuals who want to do something great for
their fellow students.  Feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Adrian McClain, Residence Hall Week 2004 Overall Director, [log in to unmask]

10.TAU BETA PI (The Engineering Honor Society) Information Session:
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society at UF representing the
entire engineering profession.  We provide scholarship, networking, and
professional development opportunities unlike any other organization for
Undergraduate students must be in the top 1/8th of the junior class or top
1/5th of the senior class to be scholastically eligible for membership.  The
requirements for the fall semester are the following: 3.73 GPA for those
classified as 3EG;
3.65 GPA for 4EG, 5EG, and 6EG;3.89 GPA for 7EG, 8EG, and 9EG.
If you feel you meet these requirements, please join us at our Information
Session this Monday, September 15 at 8pm pm in NEB 201 and pick up an
application.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information about Tau
Beta Pi visit the website or e-mail Becky Holcomb
[log in to unmask]

Advising has added another workshop because the other sessions were filling
up. Thursday, Oct. 9th 3-5 pm at Academic Advising Center, room 200
Presentation room. To register for the workshop, email
[log in to unmask] and  provide the following
information in the email:
1) UF ID #
2) Year they are in college
 - limited to first and second year students
3) Area of pre-health they are interested in
4) Local phone number
Information about the workshop is also available at

12.  APPLICATIONS FOR SAVANT: Savant UF, "the University of Florida's most
progressive leadership honorary," is now accepting applications for new
members. Savant provides a social atmosphere where members are encouraged to
foster their leadership potential, meet and learn from other student
leaders, while working to serve the University of Florida and the
Gainesville community. Applications are available at the Savant UF desk in
Student Activities Center on the third floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.
The deadline for applications is Friday, September 26, 2003, at 5:00 p.m. If
you have any additional questions, please contact Lexie Jesup at 384-1768,
or email [log in to unmask]
13.  THE FLORIDA UNDERGRADUATE FILM (FUF) Society will have an information
session for the new year on this Tuesday, 9/16 at 7:00pm at the Reitz Union
Colonnade (the terrace area outside). FUF is a society of both film majors
and recreational film fans. Whether you enjoy watching, making, (or even
laughing at) films, we put on a variety of events to help bring film culture
to the UF campus. This semester we plan to show free films weekly, attend a
film festival, and publish several issues of our film criticism journal.
Typically honors students make up a big portion of our society. Come out and
learn more!
InvestiGators, UF's Research-Based Honor Society, is holding fall
interviews for the Carnitine Team.  We have opportunities
available in our research program for undergraduate students to
participate as volunteers or to receive credit in a 4905 class.
Under the direction of Dr. Peggy Borum, this team focuses on the
laboratory research aspects of the program in which you will have
the opportunity to work with experimental animals, developing
experimental procedures, and chemically analyzing biological
samples.  Further personal research in a more focused area can be
formed into an individual thesis project. The minimum time requirement is 10
lab hours per week in blocks of
at least 2 hours each, although those members who contribute 15-17
hours a week seem to have a more meaningful experience.  We are
looking for at least a one-year commitment.If you are interested in being
interviewed for the program, please
email the following information to Joy Caangay at [log in to unmask]
to schedule an interview:
*       Name
*       Major
*       University classification
*       GPA
*       Email address
*       Phone number
*       Daily schedule indicating days and specific times you are
available to work in the program
*       Are you interested in receiving credit in a 4905 special
problems class?
*       Brief description of career goals

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
140 Tigert
352-392-1888 (fax)

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