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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 10-02-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Thu, 2 Oct 2003 10:18:41 -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
Thursday, October 2, 2003


1. 2nd Annual Ethics Case Competition
2. Have You Done an Amazing Internship?: Orange and Blue Magazine Wants to
Hear From You
3. Lectures by Visiting French Scholar
4. Useful workshops at the Career Resource Center (internship resume, for
5. NSF Graduate Fellowship Workshop (Seniors)
6. Florida Women in Business
7. Art of Leadership Student Conference
8. UF Pro Life Alliance (TODAY)
9. Internship Opportunities with the Student Conservation Association
10. Gainesville Child Advocacy Center Needs Volunteers for Conference
11. Organ Concert by an Honor's Faculty member


Team will be holding the 2nd Annual Ethics Case Competition.  This year,
there will be a $500 scholarship to the winning team.  Typically, teams
have between 4 to 6 people, which will present against each other for the
scholarship on an ethical business decision.  Please attend our mandatory
case launch: Time: 7PM - 9PM, Thursday, October 9 Location:  STUZIN 104.
RSVP with your team info to [log in to unmask]

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!

lecture on "Entropy and Information: A Physicist's Point of View" on
Thursday, Oct. 2, in 339 Little Hall at 3 p.m. This lecture is designed for
the general public and is part of a series of lectures being given by Dr.
Bellissard in the Department of Mathematics and the Institute of Fundamental
Theory in the Department of Physics.
On Monday, October 6, Professor JEAN-JACQUES LECERCLE will speak at 5 p.m.
in 219 Dauer Hall (McQuown Room). Light refreshments will be available at
4:30 219 Dauer. The title of Professor Lecercle's talk is "The
Remainder Revisited: How to Leave the Mainstream Philosophy of Language" Dr.
Lecercle is a professor of English and a linguist at the Université de Paris
X, Nanterre, and at the University of Cardiff in Wales. He is the author of
numerous books, among them
Philosophy of Nonsense: The Intuitions of Victorian Nonsense Literature
(1994), Interpretation as Pragmatics (1999), and Deleuze and Language (2002.

- Oct. 2 at 6 pm; Internet; Job Search - Oct. 6 at 1 pm; Resume Writing for
Internships - Oct. 7 at 2 pm;  Deciding on a Job Offering/ Negotiating
Salary - Oct. 8 at 5 pm; Bod  Mod and the Job Search - Oct. 16 at 5:15 pm;
I'm a LAS major what are my career options? - Oct. 7 at 4:05 pm. Check out
their website at

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. FLORIDA WOMEN IN BUSINESS will be meeting on Tuesday, October 7th at 6:15
pm in MAT 105. This is a growing organization on campus that offers lots of
wonderful opportunities. This is not limited to business students, women
from all majors are welcome to attend! For more info check out the website
at or email [log in to unmask] .

7. 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.)

8. 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.

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:

wanted to inform honors students about a great opportunity.  The Gainesville
Child Advocacy Center will be having its Fourth Annual "A Community Approach
to ! Child Protection" conference from 8am-4pm on Friday, October 24th.  The
conference will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church.  This conference
aims to educate people in various fields who work with children--
psychologists, doctors, nurses, law enforcement, attorneys, students, and
more-- in the goal of preventing child abuse and protecting children.
Following a moving Keynote talk, participants will have the opportunity to
attend three workshops (chosen from a list of 20) on a wide range of  topics
related to child abuse prevention and treatment. Workshops include:
Identifying and Reporting Abuse and Neglect; Why Children Act Out Sexually;
Peer Mediation Program; Effects of Domestic Violence on Child Abuse;
Understanding and Identifying Substance Abuse Issues; Internet Sex Crimes
Against Children; Forensic Interviewing; Working with Culturally Diverse
Children and Families,  and many more

We are seeking 15-20 volunteers to help with the introduction of speakers as
well as attending the workshops as a "volunteer liaison" (for any
troubleshooting that's necessary). Last year, many honors students were
involved with this program, and had a wonderful experience. For those who
cannot attend for the whole day, half day options are possible--but many end
up wanting to stay!
Here are some great benefits to attending as a volunteer:
- you are exempt from paying the $45 conference fee (which most
professionals attending from the community have to pay)
-you get to attend 3 workshops of your choice-- they are very interesting
and have even inspired some students in their coursework and majors.
-you will get to hear our keynote speaker, Jennie Stultz, Mayor of Gastonia,
-you get to meet renowned professionals in their particular fields-- health
professionals, lawyers involved with human/childrens' rights-- from UF and
across the community.  It's a great networking opportunity, if you are
looking for volunteer positions,research, jobs, internships, etc.!
-it's fun and educational!
If you are interested in being a volunteer during this conference, please
contact me at 352-375-6664 or email [log in to unmask]  Volunteers will need to
attend a short informational meeting --time, place, date tba--  You can also
learn more about the conference at
Kavita Rajasekhar, Child Advocacy Center Conference Committee

11. ORGAN CONCERT: Miriam Zach, one of our Honors faculty, will be doing an
organ concert on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the First Presbyterian
Church (300 SW 2nd Ave.)in downtown Gainesville.  Prof. Zach is a very
accomplished performer.

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
140 Tigert

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