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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Fri, 31 Jan 2003 10:25:52 -0500

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Friday, January 31, 2003

1. Early Morning Bird Walk
2. Engineers: Need a Coop or Internship?
3. Art Contest to Decorate Hume and Beyond
4. Info Session on Summer Program in Merida (Mexico)
5. Community Leadership Opportunities
6. Summer Program in Brussels, Belgium
7. James Madison Scholarship (seniors in History or Pol.Sc. etc.)
8. Resume Medic


1. The Honors Program Birdwalk will take place on Saturday, February 1, at
6:45 a.m. Please join the group led by ornithologist Dr. Tom Webber with
Professor Charlotte M. Porter and the Natural Areas Honors class. Meet at
the Medicinal Garden entrance to Lake Alice on campus, and join our walk
about the lake to watch thousands of birds depart their roosts at dawn. FYI:
park cars and bikes in the lot in the circular drive off Museum Road. Wear
walking shoes, and bring binoculars if you have them. Guests welcome. See
you there.

2. ENGINEERS: NEED A COOP OR INTERNSHIP?: On Wednesday, February 5th, the
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is sponsoring a networking event especially
for engineering students.  All engineers (male, female, undergrad, graduate)
are invited to attend.
Where: NEB (New Engineering Building) Atrium When:  6-8pm.
Dress: Business casual
**Resumes are not necessary**

Want to be included?!?!?
A RESUME CD is given to all attending companies, so make sure that you email

your resume (in Word format) to Ann ([log in to unmask])!  DEADLINE: Monday,
3rd at 5pm.

Need some reasons to attend?!!?
CAREER FAIR has:  lines, no food, stuffy suits, 5 minutes with each
EVENING WITH INDUSTRY has: no lines, food, casual attire, 2 hours with

Mingle with recruiters from companies such as:
--CDM (Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical & Aerospace)
--Corps of Engineers (Planning, designing, building and operating water
resources and other civil works projects)
--Entergy (Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical)
--Hazen & Sawyer (Civil, Environmental, Structural, Project
(Water/Wastewater Design), CAD Designer, Construction Management)
--Kimley Horn (Civil & Environmental)
--Lockheed Martin (most engineering disciplines with CS, EE, CE being the
highest demand)
--Southern Nuclear Operating Company (Chemical, Civil, Electrical,
Mechanical &
Aerospace, Nuclear Engineering Science)
--Water & Air Research, Inc (Environmental and civil)
--and MORE....
Please email any questions to Ann at [log in to unmask]

3. ART CONTEST TO DECORATE HUME AND BEYOND: Art Contest to Decorate Hume and
Your friendly Student Honors Organization is conducting an Art Contest for
all of the aspiring artists out there. The contest will be used to decorate
the halls of the Hume Commons and other places around campus (such as the
Honors Office). Your art could become famous on UF's campus!!!

Judging will be done on the art, and there will be prizes awarded in
addition to the fact that your art will be publicized for all to see.
Because of the nature of this event, art entries MUST be registered by
January 31st (TODAY!!!) . To register, simply go to the SHO web site at and click the News and Information link. From
there, you should see a link to the official SHO Art Contest Form.

Please remember that all art must be registered by January 31st. In
addition, we would like the Art completed and turned in to the SHO Office in
the Hume commons (by the ping-pong table in the activity room) by February
13th. So don't worry if you don't have any art right now, you have 2 weeks
to finish it.

Also, please note that there is also a poetry category that does not require
registration. The web site has full rules and instructions for both the art
and poetry categories. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at
[log in to unmask]

4. INFO ON SUMMER B PROGRAM IN MERIDA MEXICO: We are holding an orientation
for the Yucatan summer "b" program February 4th at 4pm in 219 Dauer (the
McQuown room).   The program is open to all
majors and includes Spanish at beginning through native speaker levels plus
Anthropology of the Yucatan or Tropical Ecology of the Yucatan. Allan F.
Burns, Professor and Chair Department of Anthropology, Tel: 352 392 2253 X
202 E-mail [log in to unmask]  (Students have really enjoyed this
program which includes living with a local family).

5. COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:The University of Florida's Office of
Community Service is accepting applications from motivated, experienced
leaders dedicated to the creation
of phenomenal service opportunities for UF students. As the head of a branch
or student organization, OCS directors lead a group of students to fulfill a
wide range of office objectives. The directors strive to create and meet
ambitious goals on local, state, and national levels. Through their
leadership positions, they learn the successes and challenges of running a
major non-profit organization.

The Office of Community Service is recruiting innovative student leaders
with experience in Public Relations, Journalism, Business/Management, or
Community Organization. For more information or to pick up an application,
please contact the Office of Community Service at 392-7872 or
[log in to unmask] You can also stop by our office in room 316 of the Union.

Are you interested in a challenging and fun community leadership
opportunity? Come to the Student Community Leadership Council Recruitment
Session and learn more about upcoming leadership opportunities in the
University of Florida's Office of Community Service. Join us at 7:30 PM on
Wednesday, February 5 in the Rion Ballroom.

6. SUMMER PROGRAM IN BRUSSELS BELGIUM: University of Florida Summer Study
Abroad at the
Vesalius College, VUB, Brussels, Belgium

Wednesday, February 5th
216 Anderson Hall

Find out more about this exciting opportunity to study the European Union
in the heart of the European Union!
Amie Kreppel,Director, European Union Studies Program,
[log in to unmask]

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
one! 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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