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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 10-01-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Wed, 1 Oct 2003 10:19:19 -0400

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List is an official UF e-publication sent to
all students who entered UF as an honors student.  Opportunities listed
range from those for freshmen to seniors. To have your event listed, e-mail
several days before the event. Please put the date and name of the event in
the subject line (may be abbreviated).

The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Wednesday, October 1, 2003


1. Friends for Life of America: Pi Lam Rocks: A Song for a Child (TODAY)
2. Have You Done an Amazing Internship?: Orange and Blue Magazine Wants to
Hear From You
3. EASL Brings You DARRELL WILLS, agent to football stars (TODAY)
4. New Merit,Lombardi and Anderson Scholars: CLAS CONVOCATION (TODAY)
5. NSF Graduate Fellowship Workshop (Seniors)
6. Art of Leadership Student Conference
7. UF Pro Life Alliance
8. UF's English Society (TODAY)
9. Internship Opportunities with the Student Conservation Association
10. Archaeology Lecture at the Matheson Museum (TODAY)


1. FRIENDS FOR LOFE OF AMERICA is excited to announce the second
annual "Pi Lam Rocks: A Song for a Child."  This event is put on
by Pi Lambda Phi with all proceeds benefiting Friends for Life.
The event will take place at Alligator Rocks on Wednesday, Oct 1,
at 9 p.m.  There is a $5 cover charge.  At the event, there will
be a singing competition with prizes awarded to the top singers.
Friends for Life will also have a table set up to make Halloween
cards for pediatric cancer patients at Shands.  Take advantage of
this opportunity to support a great cause and have fun while doing
it!  Friends for Life of America is a student-run organization
that provides educational, emotional and financial support to
pediatric patients living with cancer.  For more information,
please go to

2. HAVE YOU DONE AN AMAZING INTERNSHIP? My name is Darren Wendroff, and I'm
an editor for the Orange & Blue, the UFstudent magazine. We're doing a story
for the Spring edition about students who've done amazing internships.
Anyone from any academic program would work. We're looking for internships
that would make other students say, "Wow, I didn't even know that was
possible." (for example, students who have had internships at Conan O'Brien,
the Yankees, or the Guggenheim, PLEASE email us.)  If you think your story
is for us, please contact me at 352-378-4637 or at the email address
[log in to unmask] Thanks!

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a sports agent??
The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society (EASLS) brings you
DARRELL WILLS, agent to football stars through IMG Football, a
world leader in sports management and marketing, and number one
choice for football representation. Mr. Wills has extensive
experience with client recruiting, contracts, and other
activities surrounding some of your favorite football athletes! Come hear
what he has to say!! The event will take place on Wednesday, October 1st, at
12 noon
at the Levin College of Law Auditorium (room 190).
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the behind-the-scenes
action of one of America's favorite sports!

4. NEW National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholars
and Lombardi Scholars. A reminder that you will be recognized on Wednesday
at the CLAS Convocation in the University Auditorium at 4 o'clock in the
University Auditorium (near the UF Tower). This is a very nice occasion that
only lasts an hour and recognizes outstanding juniors as Anderson Scholars,
as well as entering Merits and Lombardis. The speaker is Frederic Raphael, a
screen writer and author, mostly recently involved in the movie, "Eyes Wide
Shut." New Merits and Lombardis will receive lovely certificates.  And
congratulations to Anderson Scholars, many of them honors students (the very
best juniors at UF). Anderson Scholars receive a super medals that can be
worn at graduation.  All students are invited to this very nice occasion.

graduate school, work for your favorite Nobel prize winner, get paid well to
do this AND travel to Europe?  Pick the brains of an expert, Prof. Randy
Duran from the Chemistry Department. Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 PM, 119 Hume
Hall. Pizza for the first thirty participants.

Prof. Randy Duran from the Chemistry Department is a veritable expert on
these awards.  Currently he has one graduate student winner on the NSF
Graduate Fellowship in his research group and has had three undergrads from
his research group win the award, as well as about winners through the REU
Sites he direct.  He also has had extensive interaction with NSF staff on
what it takes "to be successful" in this competition. Application deadlines
are  November 4, 2003 for Life Sciences, Physics and Astronomy; November 5,
2003 for Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Geosciences; November 6, 2003
for Social Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering,
Psychology, Chemistry. For info on these scholarships go to

6. ART OF LEADERSHIP STUDENT CONFERENCE: The Art of Leadership is a popular
annual event which provides a unique opportunity for all University of
Florida students to explore their own leadership skills, develop new
techniques for leading organizations, and discover leadership opportunities
on campus. Participants will get a chance to meet and network with fellow
student leaders and advisors, as well as attend interactive workshops with
great facilitators.  Conference attendees will receive a certificate of
participation and a special gift. Refreshments will also be provided.  This
event, which is free to all students, will be held Sunday, October 12 from
noon to 5 p.m. at the Reitz Union.   AOL is sponsored by the Coca Cola
Bottling Company and is organized by the Division of Student Affairs.   To
register, go to (This is a great opportunity to hone
your leadership skills.)

7. THE UF PRO LIFE ALLIANCE will be meeting on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30
Reitz Union room 284.  Come learn about the pro-life movement and discover
ways to protect the dignity of human life at all ages.  Get the knowledge
you need to help those whom society declares "unwanted."  We are a
non-religious, non-politically affiliated group.

8. UF's ENGLISH SOCIETY: The UF English Society will be holding its first
meeting of the year on
Wednesday, October 1 at 5:00 PM in Reitz Union room 287. The English Society
is the undergraduate association for the English major, but all majors are
welcome to come and talk about Literature, the English department and
classes, and the literary scene at UF. We've got some exciting events
planned for this year including a poetry reading, and the publication of our
literary magazine "TEA". Interested? Come to the meeting on October 1st,
have some PIZZA, and find out more about us!

SCA is pleased to team with Unilever to make five extraordinary paid
internship opportunities available. These Conservation internships mix
public policy (through a full-time position in a Congressional Office in
Washington, DC) and environmental practice (in a National Park in the
department and site that best fits the selected interns) for a one of a kind
professional experience. To learn more about these opportunities visit:
For some very interesting internships in general go to the SCA homepage:
6. FRIENDS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA Meeting: please join us for
our next meeting on Thursday Oct. 2 in Weil 270 at 7 p.m.!  Friends for
Life of America is a national student-run organization that
provides educational, emotional and financial support to pediatric
patients living with cancer.  For more information, please go to
our website at

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Jane Anne Blakney-Bailey, a doctoral student in
UF's Anthropology program, will be giving a lecture about her excavation of
Paynes Town, one of the last permanent Seminole villages in northern
Florida.  The town, located in what is now known as Paynes Prairie, was the
site of some of the earliest confrontations between the Seminoles and U.S.
military leading up to the Seminole Wars.   Inhabited from the 1790s to
1812, the town was left abandoned after its legendary chief, King Payne, was
killed in battle.  The lecture is being held at the Matheson Museum, 513
East University Ave.  Additional parking is available across the street at
Kirby Smith.

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
140 Tigert

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