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Subject: FW: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 10-10-03
From: "Mastrodicasa, Jeanna" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mastrodicasa, Jeanna
Date:Fri, 10 Oct 2003 07:39:26 -0400

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mastrodicasa, Jeanna
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 9:55 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 10-09-03

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).

Jeanna Mastrodicasa will be authoring the daily list for the next week with
Dr. Dickison out of town.

The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Friday, October 10, 2003


1. Rate Your Professors (starts Sunday)
2. Helene Cixous
3. Not-A-Cutout Project
4. Gator Wakefest
5. Model UN Event
6. Free AIDS Testing
7. Children's Table Awareness Day
8. STOP CANCER-Alpha Epsilon Delta Forum
9. Fund Raiser for Habitat for Humanity
10. Blood Drive this Week
11. Calling all artists
12.  Student Affairs seeks your input (deadline today)
13.  Teach for America info session
14.  New Years Ski with TRiP (early deadline today)
15. Chi Alpha
16.  Teaching English (ESL) classes volunteers needed
17.  Sex on the Lawn


1. RATE YOUR PROFESSORS-  Would you like to know a little more about the
classes you're planning on taking next semester?  Do you wish you could find
out which professors you want and which you'll want to avoid?  Do you
realize that Honors Course registration for next semester begins October
23rd??! Beginning Sunday, October 12th, get a survey from Hume Commons (or
from the lounge on your floor if you live in Hume), fill it out, and place
it in one of the return envelopes on each floor and in the Commons.  Then
come out to Hume Commons on October 21st to read what other students had to

2.  HELENE CIXOUS:  Please announce to your colleagues and students the
upcoming visit of French literary scholar, feminist critic, author and
playwright, HELENE CIXOUS, to UF on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 14,
Her visit is sponsored by the FFRI, the Center for Women's Studies and
Gender Research, the Department of English, and the Institute for the
Psychological Study of the Arts. Details about Professor Cixous can be found
in the press release on the CLAS News and Publications webpage,
 The schedule of events is the following:
Monday, 3 - 5 p.m.      Emerson Alumni Hall, second floor ballroom
Oct. 13         Roundtable discussion (in English) with Hélène Cixous

Tuesday, 7 p.m.         Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Oct. 14         Lecture: "A Mongolian Life: On Unexpected Forms of Racism"

Wednesday, 3 - 5 p.m    Keene Faculty Center, 103 Dauer Hall
Oct. 15         Reading in French from "Les Rêveries de la Femme Sauvage"
Questions and Answers in French and in English, All events are free and open
to the public.  Merci!

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

5. MODEL UN EVENT:  The People Speak: Gainesville Debates America's Role in
the World:  On Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 6:00 PM in The Reitz Union
Ballroom, The University of Florida International Center and The University
of Florida Model United Nations will sponsor a debate as part of The People
Speak: America Debates its Role in the World, a nationwide event. Currently
hundreds of student and community groups across the country are holding
debates focusing on U.S. foreign policy.  American foreign policy is being
hotly debated at home and abroad.  What's behind the controversies?  Are we
heading on the right course?  Please join us to hear panelists from the
University of Florida Department of Political Science debate issues
·       Should the US use preemptive military force to stop the spread of
of mass destruction?
·       Should America focus more on issues like the environment, poverty
·       Under what conditions should the US take part in military
·       Is America better off working with international institutions?
Audience participation will be encouraged during the question-and-answer
period following the formal debate. ***The People Speak: America Debates its
Role in the World is jointly funded
by the Open Society Institute, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the United
Nations Foundation, as part of their ongoing missions to support grassroots
community involvement in foreign policy.***

6.  FREE AIDS TESTING:  The Alachua County Health Department in conjunction
with Students
Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will be conducting free AIDS testing on
Monday, October 13 in the Reitz Union basement.  The testing will be
confidential and will take place from 10AM until 2PM.  Please take
advantage of this opportunity and get tested at ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO YOU!!
you have any questions, please email Ajay Malshe at [log in to unmask]

7.  CHILDREN'S TABLE AWARENESS DAY:  On Thursday October 16th, Golden Key
Honor Society will be sponsoring
Children's Table Awareness Day, from 9:30-4 on the Reitz Union
Colonnade.  Please stop by our table with a money donation or canned
food to help feed needy families throughout North Central Florida.
While donating, learn about this important organization, and find out
how much you contributions will help a family.

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] .

Artistic Reflections Today, of the Women's Leadership Council, is accepting
submissions of poetic, painted
and photographic works for the second annual A.R.T contest.  Submissions
must deal with women's issues,
and be submitted to the Dean of Students Office in Peabody Hall by Oct. 24
at 5 p.m.  The artwork will be
displayed in the Reitz Union Colonnade on Nov. 13, and students who attend
the event will be able to vote for
their favorite piece.  Winners will receive prizes and have their work
displayed in the Reitz Union.  Make
sure to check the WLC website for specific guidelines on submissions at or e-mail the
A.R.T staff at [log in to unmask]

12.  STUDENT AFFAIRS SEEKS YOUR INPUT:  The University of Florida Division
of Student Affairs is conducting a survey
as part of our strategic planning process. As a student you may encounter or
know of problems or situations which, if the resources or programs were
available, could assist students.  This is your opportunity to identify and
give input into programs or services that will help make students successful
while at the University of Florida.  Please follow this link to fill out the
five-question survey:
Please respond by Friday, October 10.

13.  TEACH FOR AMERICA INFO SESSION: Don't know what you're doing after
graduation? Teach for America is looking for outstanding and civic-minded
graduating seniors of all academic majors to teach in twenty different urban
or rural areas for two years, in order to provide equal educational
opportunities for all of our nation's children.  Not only will corps members
make an immediate impact in the classroom, but they will gain the insight,
credibility and network needed in order to succeed in careers that are not
limited to education, such as journalism, public policy, law and medicine.
Please learn more at our info session on Wednesday, October 15th at 5 pm in
the Reitz Union auditorium (2nd floor), where you can meet with TJ McBryde,
the Southern Recruitment director.  Join us on Monday, October 20th, to see
first hand what Teach for America is all about:  a CNN screening will be
presented at 8:30 pm in the Reitz Union in room 287.
 Immediately access an application and learn more about corp members and
alumni at
 Application deadlines are 10/24/03 and 2/15/04.  Interested in meeting with
the recruitment director to learn how you can become a lifelong advocate of
social change?  E-mail Katie at [log in to unmask]

14.  NEW YEARS SKI with TRiP!  We are at it again, this time we are hitting
the slopes of Copper Mountain
Colorado from 12/29/03-1/03/04. Sign up by THIS FRIDAY 10/10/03 for the
early bird price of $925 for students and $975 for non-students, other group
discounts apply, ask when you sign up! Rentals and food are your
responsibility, but the trip price includes roundtrip, direct airfare from
Orlando to Denver on Frontier Airlines, 3 days of lift tix, and 5 nights
lodging at Copper Mountain  Resort. For information Email:
[log in to unmask] or call The Outfitter @ 846-3004.

15.   CHI ALPHA:  Chi Alpha's name comes from the Greek words "christou
apostoloi," translated "Christ's ambassadors."  Chi Alpha unashamedly loves
Jesus and exalts His name.  We encourage students to be reconciled to the
living God through acceptance of Jesus' self-sacrifice on the cross for our
sins and His resurrection from the dead.  Students are challenged to live
the abundant and fulfilling life that Jesus promised His followers would
have.  Come join us on Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:15 p.m. in the Reitz Union, room
349 for a meeting which includes prayer, a message from the Bible, and a
time of worship with our praise band.  Chi Alpha offers small-group prayer
and Bible studies throughout the week.

teaching english!!! Get experience!! No experience necessary!! Training
provided by Professor of College of Education. Meeting  Sunday Oct. 19,2003
at 2:30 pm in Norman Hall Rm.  2411. For more information email
[log in to unmask]

17.  SEX ON THE LAWN. Learn how to get some, safely.  Next Wednesday,
October 15, Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood
will be hosting a safe sex fair on the North Lawn from 10 am-3 pm.  SEXperts
will be there to answer any questions
and free, confidential HIV testing will be provided.  Come out and enjoy the
fun. There will be games, educational
materials, free food and free condoms!

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
140 Tigert

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