The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Wednesday, February 5, 2003
1. Florida Frontiers Lecture: "Bioterrorism in Agriculture: Myths and
2. Film at the Hippodrome: "Standing in the Shadows of Motown"
3. Celebrate Valentine's Day: Mock Weddings at the Reitz Union!
4. Mortarboard National Honor Society (juniors and seniors)
5. Free Depression Screening
6. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program
7. Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarships
8. Washington Center Internships
1. FLORIDA FRONTIERS LECTURE: The Florida Frontiers Lecture Series lecture
for this week is:
"Bioterrorism in Agriculture: Myths and Realities" Marjorie Hoy, Eminent
Scholar and Professor of Biological Control, UF's Department of Entomology
Wednesday, February 5, 2003
The Harn Museum Auditorium
In honor of the University of Florida's sesquicentennial celebration in
2003, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has organized a lecture
series highlighting prominent speakers and performers who lead the
frontiers of modern research. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Visit www.clas.ufl.edu/150 for more information,
or call (352) 846-2032. Sponsored by the Colleges of Agricultural and
Life Sciences, Fine Arts, Journalism and Communications, and Liberal
Arts and Sciences.
2. FILM AT THE HIPPODROME: "STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN"
Visiting UF Professor Ntozake Shange acted as scriptwriter for a film
locally at the Hippodrome now through Thursday February 6....
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN "It's a glorious groove that leaves you
wanting more." - Rolling Stone. "This salute to the literally unsung and
underrecognized studio heroes of Motown is so good because it is one of
those rare documentaries that combines information with smashing
entertainment." New York Times. Singers came and went, but the Motown
Sound remained constant, and this documentary knows why. The Motown house
band, known as the Funk Brothers, played behind all of Motown's Detroit
hits, sometimes cobbling together an unforgettable song out of a few chords
and some vague ideas. But they remained semi-anonymous and were left behind
when Motown left town in 1972. This film recalls their glory days,
intercutting archival footage and new performances of Motown hits.
JAN 31 - FEB 6 116mins/2002/PG SHOWTIMES:
Wed. @ 4:30, 7 & 9:15; Thurs. @ 7 & 9:15
3. MOCK WEDDINGS AT THE REITZ UNION! On Thursday Feb. 13, the Reitz Union
Board will be performing mock wedding ceremonies to celebrate Valentine's
Day. Bring your significant other (the
Reitz Union Board does not discriminate), and you will receive ring pops, a
"marriage certificate," and a photo with our celebrity Emmcee. Everything is
FREE. The ceremonies will be performed from 11-3 on the Reitz Union
Colonnade. Please email [log in to unmask] for more info.
4. MORTARBOARD NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Now's the time to consider joining
Mortar Board national honor society with 200,000 members and a tradition of
excellence that recognizes college
seniors for ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and
service. The Trianon chapter at UF will accept 50 new members to carry its
torch for the upcoming academic year.
An information session will be held on Tues., Feb. 11th at 7:00 pm in the
Reitz Union Auditorium. Application are available in the Student
Activities Center (SAC, 3rd fl. Reitz Union) and the Dean of Student's
Office (Peabody Hall) and are due by 4:00 p.m. Fri., Feb. 25 at the SAC.
Mortar Board recommends that all potential members be of at least junior
standing, carry a minimum 3.0 GPA and are not graduating before December
2003. Questions? Contact membership chairs Robert Simmons, [log in to unmask];
or Daniel E. Borovsky, [log in to unmask]
5. FREE DEPRESSION SCREENING: Online screening available 24 hours a day/7
days a week. Check out the UF Health Care Center's Mental Health Services
web site at www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/login.asp Keyword:
6. HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: For
information on this program visit their website at www.hnip.net This is a
highly competitive paid internship program in various branches of the
government and some companies. Students must have at least a 3.0 and have
completed their freshman year. Summer deadline is Feb 28.
7. LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS. CLAS has a large number of
scholarships (90), including two for students from the Honors Program. Most
require a certain number of hours of credit at UF. Deadline is February 14.
Check out the details at http://web.clas.ufl.edu/scholarships/dept1.html
8. WASHINGTON CENTER INTERNSHIPS: I am the campus rep for the Washington
Center Internship Program. Check out their website at www.twc.edu. Not too
late to be thinking about doing an internship in DC in the summer or next
fall or spring. This semester 9 UF students are at TWC and I am getting
their e-mails telling me how much they are enjoying being there. Sandy
Butler Whyte of the TWC will be here to do info sessions on Feb. 25 and 26
(probably 9:30 am in the Reitz Union--more later as the time approaches).
For more info on internships in general go to www.honors.ufl.edu Click on
internships or go to the CRC website at www.crc.ufl.edu SKD
Director, University Honors Program
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