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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Thu, 30 Jan 2003 10:13:39 -0500

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Thursday, January 30, 2003

1. College Scholarships
2. Spring Break Ski Trips with TRiP
3. Forum on Hunger in Africa
4. Wanted: Departure GNV submissions
5. Islam Awareness Month
6. IDEAL looking for new members
7. James Madison Scholarship (seniors in History or Pol.Sc. etc.)
8. Resume Medic


1. COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS: Each of the colleges have scholarship for
undergraduates. Usually you have to have earned a certain number of hours
before you are eligible and they are usually awarded on the basis of merit.
Check out your college for the deadline and criteria (or the name and e-mail
or web address for more info.) Go to to get
started checking out this information.

2. SKI TRIPS: The deadline to sign up for TRiP's spring break ski trips has
been extended
until February 4. Don't delay though, there are limited spots available and
they're going fast. Check out Innsbruck, Austria for $1185 or Whistler,
British Columbia for $1125 per person. Both trips include roundtrip airfare,
lodging, and lift tickets. For specifics check out or
email [log in to unmask]

3. FORUM ON HUNGER IN AFRICA: The International Center and the Center for
African Studies are sponsoring a forum on Hunger in Africa, Tuesday,
February 4, at 7:00 p.m. in 361-363
Reitz Union.  Speakers are Dean Dennis Jett, International Center; Dr. Goran
Hyden, Political Science; Dr. Abe Goldman, Geography; Dr. Shrikant Jagtap,
Agricultural Engineering, and Mr. Jerry Brown, United States Agency for
International Development, Initiative to Cut Hunger in Africa.  Please join
us for the panel and discussion. Contact Dr. Sandra Russo,
392-5834,[log in to unmask]
for further information.

4. WANTED--DEPARTURE:GNV SUBMISSIONS. Departure:GNV, UF's literary and art
magazine, is currently accepting submissions for its next issue, due out in
April 2003. We accept poetry, prose, and art, but please, no more than 3
submissions per person. If you are submitting prose, please hold it to 3000
words. If you are submitting art digitally, please make sure it is in jpeg
format at no less than 300 dpi. If you would like to submit slides instead,
please let us know and we will make arrangements to scan them. The deadline
for submissions is February 14. Send all submissions to [log in to unmask],
and visit us at to see some past issues.

5. ISLAM AWARENESS MONTH: February is Islam Awareness Month! Come and kick
off the first week of this great month with Islam on Campus!  Monday, Feb
3rd:  "Islam and the African Identity," a speech presented by Dr. Sulayman
Nyang of Howard University 6:30 pm in CSE A101

Wednesday, Feb 5th:  "Taking a Look Inside Iraq,"  a speech presented by
Erik Gustafson, a gulf war veteran and Exec Director of EPIC. 6:30 pm in NEB
100. Everyone is invited--hope to see you there!

6. IDEAL (Informing and Developing Emerging and Active Leaders) is a
peer-consulting group that acts as a liaison between the 550+ student
organizations on the UF campus and the Office of Student Activities. We are
responsible for facilitating workshops and consultations for student
organizations, planning the Student Organization Fair each semester, and
producing monthly leadership seminars in the Residence Halls.  If your
organization has an area in which you would like to see improvement, check
us out!  More information can be obtained at

We are currently looking for new members who are enthusiastic, dedicated,
and want to help other students improve their leadership skills.
Applications for membership are available on the 3rd floor of the Reitz
Union, Office 324.  Electronic copies are available on the web at  Applications are due in to the Office of Student
Activities on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union no later than 5 pm on Jan.
31. Feel free to contact us at [log in to unmask] or 392-1655 x311 with
any questions or concerns.

7. JAMES MADISON SCHOLARSHIP: The James Madison Memorial Fellowship
Foundation offers scholarships to graduating seniors who will be pursuing
graduate study that plan to be
outstanding teachers of the U.S. Constitution.  In 2002, two of the
fifty-six national James Madison Fellowship winners were from the University
of Florida:  Timothy Tinnesz and Jocelyn Tobin.

Applicants are evaluated on:
  *commitment to a career teaching American history, American government, or
social studies at the secondary school level;
  *intent to pursue and complete a program of graduate study that emphasizes
the Constitution and offers instruction in that subject;
  *devotion to civic responsibility;
  *capacity for study and performance as classroom teachers,
   *and  their proposed courses of graduate study.

After earning a master's degree, each James Madison Fellow must teach
American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for
no less than one year for each full academic year of study under the
To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must be a U.S. citizen or U.S.
national and teacher, or planning to become a teacher, of American history,
American government, or social studies at the secondary school level.
If you already have a graduate degree, you must wait at least three years
from the time that degree was awarded before applying for a Fellowship. You
must either currently posses a bachelor's degree, or plan to receive a
bachelor's degree no later then August 31 of the year in which you are
applying.Applications and more details are available at http://
<>, and the deadline is March 1.  Students will
apply directly to the foundation, but more information or assistance is
available from Jeanna Mastrodicasa, at [log in to unmask]
(This is one of those prestigious scholarships that it is nice to win!).

8. RESUME MEDIC: Need help with your resume? If you don't have one, you need
Stop by the Career Resource Center to have your resume critiqued. Jan
30.-Feb. 3
8:00 am to 4:30 pm. or call 392-1601 for more info.

Sheila Dickison
Director, University Honors Program
352-392-1888 (fax)

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