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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List 12-02-03
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Tue, 2 Dec 2003 10:34:09 -0500

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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, submit
the info on the form at

The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Tuesday, December 2, 2003

1. SHO General Meeting
2. Brussels Study Abroad Program Info Session (TODAY)
3. Lecture: "Germany and the European Union"
4. Honors Ambassadors Info Session (TODAY)
5. SHO Lecture: "Biology in Pop Culture"
6. Register Now for the Women's Leadership Conference
7. Adult CPR Course
8. Hearts for the Holidays
9. Invited to Join an Honors Society?
10. CRC Forum for History and Foreign Language Majors (TODAY)
11. Dancin' Gator Performance (TODAY)
12. A few Spaces Still Open in Our Professional Development Course
(Prestigious Scholarships)
13. Freshmen Merits: Pick Up Your Certificates
14. Looking for Items Posted on an Earlier Opportunities List?
15. Summer Study Abroad Scholarships
16. Beineicke Scholarship (for the Arts, Humanities and Social
17. Historic Homes Tour


voice your opinions and concerns to the SHO officers and Executive Board! Do
you have ideas for fun events you would like to attend? Do you think some
things need to change around Hume? Do you want to see something different
happening in the Honors Program? Come and make your voice heard so that
something can be done about it!

Brussels Study Abroad Program Info Session
4:30PM, Tuesday, Dec. 2nd in 216 Anderson Hall, Free pizza!!  For more info:

3. LECTURE: "Germany and the European Union" by Peter Behr, Former German
Ambassador to Madagascar.  12:00 pm-1:30 pm., Wednesday December 3. 216
Anderson Hall. Light Refreshments/snacks will be provided. Everyone is
welcome to bring their lunch. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies.
For info call 392-8902. Website is at

4. HONORS AMBASSADORS INFO SESSION:  The Honors Ambassadors will be having
their first Meet and Greet of the recruitment season this Tuesday, December
2nd at 7pm in Hume 118. Come on out, meet some current HA's and see what
we're all about. If you can't make it, we'll miss you, but worry not... ;-)
Here's some important info: -Keep your eyes peeled for applications, which
will be coming out just before the break begins. -Applications will be due
late in the week we get back from winter break. -We will also be having
another informational Meet N Greet event the first week of January.
Questions? Contact President Geoff Stirling @ [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
5. PROFESSOR LECTURE SERIES: On Thursday, December 4th at 7:30 PM the SHO
Academic Committee will present Dr. Greg Pryor who will lecture on "Biology
in Pop Culture." He will use of examples from popular culture (TV, movies,
and music) to teach the basic principles of biology. Very current examples
of celebrities and movies will be included in the presentation. The event
will take place in the Hume Classrooms and free pizza and refreshments will
be served after the lecture! This will be a very entertaining event for
science and non-science majors, so do not miss it!!!

6. REGISTER NOW for the 17th Annual Women's Leadership Conference on
February 8th, 2004! This year's conference will feature special speaker
Charlotte Mathers, UF's first female student government president, as well
as over thirty unique workshops to choose from. For registration
information, questions and comments please contact the Women's Leadership
Council at <> or [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
7. ADULT CPR COURSE: Diversify your portfolio of skills! Meet graduation
requirements in some colleges! Red Cross Gators in conjunction with The
North Central Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross will be offering an
Adult CPR course on Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:45 pm. The course will be
held in Turlington room 2305, and should run about 3 1/2 hours.  The course
fee is $20 and is payable by either cash or check (checks made out to
"American Red Cross"). Proceeds benefit the non-profit American Red Cross
and Red Cross Gators. Please email [log in to unmask] with your

8. HEARTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: It's that time of year!  Through Dec. 10,
Friends for Life of America will
be doing "Hearts for the Holidays," a program that sends holiday cards all
over the country to children with cancer. Last year over 10,000 children
received cards, this year the goal is to send cards to hospitals in every
state. Tables will be in Turlington and the Reitz Union Colonnade, so come
out and make a card!
More info at

9. INVITED TO JOIN AN HONORS SOCIETY? Have you been recently invited to join
an Honor Society?  Here is a link to help you make that decision:  This site discusses how to
judge the credibility of an honor society and there is a link to the
Association of College Honor Societies.  I can speak on behalf of Phi Beta
Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi as to their credibility and prestige beyond
college--they are both very prestigious.  Another thing to keep in mind is
that it does not impress anyone to join a whole lot of these organizations.
I would pick one or two, if invited, and then get actively involved. That's

Workshop Series for Liberal Arts and Sciences is held at 4:05 pm in the
Career Resource Center Classroom: I'm a History Major...What Are My Career
Options? Tuesday, December 2nd @ 4:05 pm; I'm Majoring in a Foreign
Language...What Are My Career Options?; Thursday, December 4th @ 4:05 pm.
For more Information, please contact Farouk Dey at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or Rachel Spier at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

11.  DANCIN' GATOR PERFORMANCE: Wondering what to do after Thanksgiving
break?  Dancin' Gators is having their end of semester performance on
Tues, Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm in the University Memorial Auditorium.  Numbers
included are tap, hip hop, modern and even belly dancing. Everyone is
invited and best of all, admission is FREE! Tell your friends and don't
miss it! For more information contact Alena Buitrago at [log in to unmask]

Honors Professional Development Strategies course for Spring 2004.  This
class is designed for students who will be applying for one of the major
prestigious scholarships in Fall 2004:  Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell,
Fulbright.  If you are interested, send Jeanna Mastrodicasa an email at
[log in to unmask] and include which scholarship(s) you are planning to apply
for and when.  Priority is for students applying this year.  See the course
description on the Honors website for more information.

Achievement, Hispanic Scholars. If you did not attend the convocation in
early October, please come by our office in 140 Tigert and pick up your
lovely certificates. In a couple of weeks I will recycle those that you have
not come by for. So please do so now.

deleted info from a previous Daily Opportunities List, there is a simple way
to find it. Go to the Archives at the address below
Then click on Search the Archives. It's that simple!

15. UF STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS: If you plan to study abroad this summer,
check out the scholarships UF has to help get you there. The Honors Program
offers at least 6 awards of $ 1000.00 each (National Merit Scholars are not
eligible since they have access to other funds). For info on all
scholarships for summer study go to Deadline is Feb. 2, 2004.

16. BEINECKE SCHOLARSHIP for graduate study in arts, humanities, and social
sciences (college juniors): The University of Florida has been invited to
participate in the very prestigious Beinecke Scholarship Competition. Each
year 100 colleges and universities are asked to nominate one student, and 22
Scholarships of $32,000 each are awarded. ($2000 for the senior year; the
rest is for graduate school). The scholarship is awarded on merit (not need)
and is highly competitive. To be nominated, students must have demonstrated
superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and
personal promise during their undergraduate career. Students must be a
college junior who expects to graduate between December 2004 and August
2005, and plans to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts,
humanities or social sciences. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have a
documented history of receiving NEED-BASED financial aid during their
undergraduate years. The application consists of a short application form, a
current resume, three faculty letters, a personal statement of 1000 words
describing the candidate's career aspiration, a transcript, and more.
Finally, the application also includes a certification of eligibility and a
Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student qualifies for need-based
financial aid. The UF deadline is February 20, 2004 to 140 Tigert Hall, and
students who are planning to seek the UF nomination should e-mail Jeanna
Mastrodicasa at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> to indicate their
intention to receive advising assistance. You can find additional
information on the scholarship and application package at . Questions?
Contact Dr. Dickison in the Honors  Office in 140 Tigert Hall.

17.  HISTORIC HOMES TOUR: The Alachua County Historic Trust: Matheson
Museum, Inc. presents a stroll through 9 century- old houses in
Gainesville's Southeast Historic District; Sat, Dec. 6, 6-9 pm.  Tickets
($8 for Museum Members and $10 for general public) and maps will be
available the night of the event at the museum, 513 E. University Ave.
For more info. call 378-2280.

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
140 Tigert

You can search the Archives (previous issues) of the Honors Daily
Opportunities List at <>

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