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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 10-03-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Fri, 3 Oct 2003 11:01:34 -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
Friday, October 3, 2003


1. Blue Key Speech and Debate Needs Judges and Staff
2. Ayn Rand Club Meeting
3. 2nd Annual Ethics Case Competition
4. Project MASCOT
5. STOP CANCER-Alpha Epsilon Delta Forum
6. Useful workshops at the Career Resource Center (internship resume, for
7. NSF Graduate Fellowship Workshop (Seniors)
8. Florida Women in Business
9. Art of Leadership Student Conference
10. Gainesville Child Advocacy Center Needs Volunteers for Conference
11. Organ Concert by an Honor's Faculty member
12. STARS (Students Taking an Active Role in Society)


1. BLUE KEY SPEECH AND DEBATE: The 20th Annual Blue Key Speech and Debate
Tournament seeks
qualified judges and staff. The tournament is October 31 - November 2, 2003
and is the largest student run tournament in the
nation.  If you are interested in serving as a judge or staff for the event,
please contact Andrea Shwayri at
[log in to unmask] or call the Florida Blue Key office at

2. THE AYN RAND CLUB will have a meeting this Sunday at 5PM in Reitz 355.
topic is Fransisco's Money Speech.  Please try to read beforehand so that we
can have a productive discussion for all.  Copies can be found in Atlas
Shrugged, For the New Intellectual, and an excerpt is in the Rand Sampler.

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]

4. PROJECT MASCOT:  Are you looking for a fun way to get involved in
community service and make a difference in a child's life?  The Office of
Community Service is looking for dedicated, fun and caring individuals to be
Project MASCOT mentors.  PM is a full year program.  Throughout the year
mentors and their mentees meet for half an hour every week, participate in
fun educational events and at the end of the year trip all of the mentors
and mentees take a trip to a Florida theme park.  For more information
please contact Jazmin Franklin at [log in to unmask] or call the Office of
Community Service at 392-1655 ext. 226.

5.  STOP CANCER-Alpha Epsilon Delta is hosting a Cancer Forum on Saturday,
Oct. 11, 2003 from 10am to 12pm. The forum will be held in the Reitz Union
3rd floor. We will be having a men's and women's room and there will be 2
doctors and a cancer survivor in each room. They will discuss cancer
prevention, awareness, who's at high risk, what we can do starting today to
prevent cancer, and what do if you think something is wrong. We will also
have a question and answer session, where you can ask individual questions
to the doctors and survivors. The Cancer Forum is free to the public. Please
come out and join us!!!

- 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

8. 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] .

9. 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.)

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.

student program offered through the Office of Community Service, and we're
looking for volunteers to help tutor young kids in Eastside G'ville.
Have fun and make a difference in the community-- join STARS!  For more
info, come in to the OCS in room 316 of the Reitz Union, or send an email
to me, Peter Gwynn-Sackson, at [log in to unmask]

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
140 Tigert

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