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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 10-08-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Tue, 7 Oct 2003 22:00:45 -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 8, 2003


1. Spring Registration
2. Presidential Search Fora (TODAY)
3. Not-A-Cutout Project
4. Gator Wakefest
5. Women's Leadership Conference Speakers Needed
6. University Symphony Orchestra Concert
7. Essential Records Concert
8. STOP CANCER-Alpha Epsilon Delta Forum
9. Fund Raiser for Habitat for Humanity
10. Blood Drive this Week
11. Another internship opportunity in DC in the spring (Georgetown


1. SPRING REGISTRATION: Registration for Honors courses will be Thursday and
Friday Oct. 23 and 24. Regular registration will begin the following week.
We will have the Honors course booklet on the web by Friday October 17. You
can find it at  Click on Courses. You should shortly
receive an e-mail (if you haven't already) telling you to go to ISIS to find
when your regular registration time is.

2. PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH: It is not very often that UF gets a new President.
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 in the
hotel on Wednesday.  It would be nice to have as many students as possible
participate. You can come and go and don't need to stay the whole time.

3. 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:

4. GATOR WAKEFEST is an annual event put on by the Gator Wake and Ski Club
being held Saturday October 11th from 9a.m. to 5p.m. at Lake Wauburg South
Park. It is a full day of wakeboarding, live music, food, and sun. Anyone
can ride behind one of our boats for free but donations are greatly
appreciated as the event is rather expensive. Also available are Gator
Wakefest T-shirts. All skill levels are welcome as this is not a tournament,
but a festival, so just ride for fun or learn to ride for the first time. In
addition to riding there will be live bands featuring Star Sixty Nine, Hey
Nice Guy, One Perfect Minute, One Day Old, From Pandora and others. Also, we
will be having a silent auction featuring wakeboarding gear and apparel. If
nothing else come out, socialize, and get a tan while watching great
wakeboarding from the National Collegiate Champions. Again, everyone can
ride, all skill levels.  For more information or directions go to or email [log in to unmask] See you out

speaker? Do you like facilitating interactive, innovative workshops? The
Women's Leadership Council is looking for
presenters for the 17th 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!

6.  UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: University symphony is celebrating UF's
Sesquicentennial on a grand symphonic scale on Thursday, October 9, in the
University Auditorium at
8:00pm. Featured soloist is Laura Ellis, newly-appointed university
organist, the conductor is Raymond Chobaz. The orchestra will feature pieces
by Elgar, Handel, and Walton along with Actor Gregory Jones as Henry V.
Admission is free.  It is advised to come early.

7. ESSENTIAL RECORDS CONCERT: on Thursday evening October 16, the Wesley
Foundation at the
University of Florida will present Essential Records recording
artist Bebo Norman in concert.  The concert is at University
United Methodist Church (on the corner of 13th and University
across from Bryan and Matherly halls).  The concert will begin at
7:30pm.  Tickets are available for $13 in advance at University
UMC, the Oxford Coffee House, and Family Christian Store.  It will
be $15 at the door.  For more info call 372-8183.

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. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUNDRAISER: On October 11th the 4th Annual Hustle
for Humanity will be hosted by UF
Habitat for Humanity. This 4-mile walk/run begins at 8:00am outside the
Brain Institute of Shands, and is great for serious runners, walkers, or
people who just want to contribute to a wonderful cause. The challenging and
fun course runs throughout the UF campus. It takes you by familiar spots
like Turlington and Norman Halls, but also winds its way over hills and
wooded trails on campus. By participating in this race you will help raise
money to build affordable housing for deserving families in Alachua County.
Registration for the race is FREE for students, but a commemorative race
shirt costs $12 if you register before September 27th and $15 if you
register after the 27th. An application is available online at or

10. 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] .

11. Want to INTERN in Washington, DC this Spring? Capital Semester is an
academic and internship program that offers undergrads hands-on work
experience, classes for Georgetown University credit and a unique networking
advantage in the public policy arena.  Check out the web site and apply
online at  Application deadline is November 1st.
Capital Semester students live and take classes together (for Georgetown
University credit) in the residential building owned by the Heritage
Foundation for students on Capitol Hill. Intern with federal agencies, media
outlets, Congressional offices, foreign embassies, trade associations,
political organizations, policy groups and corporate lobbying offices.
Participate in weekly lectures and take classes for a total of 12
transferable credits from Georgetown University.
Attend site briefings at the White House, U.S. House of Representatives and
State Department.
This is a great package program in that it finds your internship, registers
you for classes and sets up housing.
Cost is comparable or less than one semester of tuition.  Generous
scholarships are available based on merit and need!!!!!!
Visit to apply online.

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
140 Tigert

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