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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 10-06-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Mon, 6 Oct 2003 08:51:34 -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
Monday, October 6, 2003


1. Presidential Search
2. Not-A-Cutout Project
3. SoulFest 2003
4. Blue Key Speech and Debate Needs Judges and Staff
5. Women's Leadership Conference Speakers Needed
6. NSF Graduate Fellowship Workshop (Seniors)
7. Project MASCOT
8. STOP CANCER-Alpha Epsilon Delta Forum
9. Florida Women in Business
10. Art of Leadership Student Conference
11. Blood Drive this Week
12. Gainesville Child Advocacy Center Needs Volunteers for Conference


1. PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH: It is not very often that UF gets a new President.
Today and tomorrow the Search Committee will be conducting interviews at the
Hilton University Conference Center on at 1714 SW 34th St. These interviews
will be web-cast in real time (for the address go to ) and will
be open to the public. The committee will select finalists on late Tuesday
afternoon.  Finalists will be interviewed by the trustees, and they will
hold a number of fora with faculty, students, community members, alums on
Wednesday.  The Board of Trustees will make a final decision on late
Wednesday afternoon. The following URL is the best way to find information
on the search:
The student, alum and community forums will be held in the Cedar Room on

2. NOT-A-CUTOUT PROJECT: This week is National Coming Out Week, and Saturday
October eleventh is
National Coming Out Day.  Since 1987 the National Coming Out Project has
been increasing the visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
people.  This year Gator Gay-Straight Alliance is adding visibility of
another kind - stereotypes, working to challenge the notion that all gay
people are the same.  The Not-A-Cutout project addresses popular stereotypes
of gay and lesbian people, and questions gender stereotypes.  See if you can
find all five cutout couples we have placed around campus. When you meet
one, get to know the individual cutouts beyond their gender and sexual
orientation labels.  For more information visit:

3. SOULFEST 2003: Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of one of the
most progressive
Homecoming events that UF has to offer...Participant Applications for
SOULFEST 2003 are due on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 by 5:00pm in the Florida Blue
Key office, located on the third floor of the J.W. Reitz Union!
We are looking for creative and entertaining individual or group
performances to add to the diversity and excitement of SoulFest.
Applications are available in the Florida Blue Key office, the IBC,
LaCasita, and the Dean of Students Office.

4. 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 (352)337-0022.

speaker? Do you like facilitating interactive, innovative workshops? The
Women's Leadership Council is looking for
presenters for the 17the Annual Women's Leadership Conference on February
8th 2004. We are looking for Professors, faculty, and students to share
their knowledge at the Conference. If you are interested, please contact
Leah Zissimopulos at [log in to unmask] or 352-514-5733. Thank you in advance for
your contributions!

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

7. 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.

8.  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!!!

9. 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] .

10. 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.)

11. BLOODDRIVE THIS WEEK: Starting this week Oct. 6 through Thurs. Oct 16,
the largest campus blood drive in the southeast will take place at UF. It is
the Greek Week blood drive and we want to really spread the word to students
to donate blood. Our community is in need, and students provide 35% of our
community's blood supply. We will have bloodmobiles at Turlington and behind
the Hub from 9am-4pm. For a full schedule, look in this week's Alligator. In
the evenings, we will be bringing the bloodmobile to different sororities
and fraternities. For more information or to volunteer call Katryna Beaupre
(352) 334-1062 or email [log in to unmask] .

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

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
140 Tigert

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