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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Wed, 5 Feb 2003 10:31:09 -0500

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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
and Nematology

Wednesday, February 5, 2003
7:30 p.m.
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 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.


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  Keyword:

information on this program visit their website at 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.

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

8. WASHINGTON CENTER INTERNSHIPS: I am the campus rep for the Washington
Center Internship Program. Check out their website at 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 Click on
internships or go to the CRC website at  SKD

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

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