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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Thu, 6 Feb 2003 10:23:28 -0500

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Thursday, February 6, 2003


1. Letters of Recommendation
2. The Running Club
3. Register to Vote
4. American Chemical Society Scholarships
5. Narrative Medicine Lecture: "The Doctor as Stranger?"
6. College of Agriculture Scholarships
7. Washington Center Internships
8. Departure GNV Submissions


1. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. 'Tis the season for letters of recommendation.
How do you get a faculty member to write you the best letter possible?  A
few tips.  Provide an organized packet of info that gives the letter writer
everything they need to know about the scholarship (or internship or
graduate school etc.) and why you want to pursue it. Include a resume and
other info about yourself that gives the letter writer specific info about
you. If you wrote an esp. good paper for the faculty member, include a copy.
Provide a stamped addressed envelope. And afterwards write a nice thank you
letter! And be sure and give the writer plenty of time to write the letter.
A friendly reminder by e-mail that it is soon due also wouldn't hurt.

For more info on getting good letters go to Click on
Scholarships and then on Helpful Hints and Tips. Scroll down to the section
on Letters of Recommendation.

2. THE RUNNING CLUB: Tired of running on the treadmill or by yourself?
Looking to get in great shape?  If so, then the
Running Club might be for you!  The Running Club is
for all skill levels and activities include training,
as well as various races.  We meet every Monday and
Thursday at 5:30pm at the Percy Beard Track, next to
the Baseball Field on Stadium Rd.  For any questions,
please contact June Drake ([log in to unmask]) or Zachary
Hunter ([log in to unmask]).

3. REGISTER TO VOTE: Interested in getting involved in local politics?  The
recent annexation (led by students) of more territory into Gainesville led
to the addition of two new city commission seats.  Election day is April 8,
and in order to vote in this race, you must be registered locally to vote 29
days before the election.  Here is where you can get information about
registering to vote locally:  Since the city
commission votes on many issues which affect you directly, this is a perfect
opportunity for you.  Candidates for these races would be delighted to have
volunteers from the student population and you can find out who they are at  Local city
commission races are non-partisan races.  (Thanks to Jeanna Mastrodicasa for
this timely promo!).

4. AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY scholarship programs for qualified
applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, or
chemical engineering, and students seeking a two-year degree in chemical
technology. The programs are designed to encourage African-American,
Hispanic, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college
degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology.  The goal of
these scholarship programs is to aid in building an awareness of the value
and the rewards associated with careers in science and to assist students
in acquiring the skills and credentials needed for success in these areas.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need to
high school seniors planning a science preparatory program of study, and
college students who are currently freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who are
committed to the study of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or
other chemically related fields such as environmental science, materials
science or toxicology and are interested in pursuing careers in one of
these fields. Students interested in two-year chemical technology programs
and careers in this field are also eligible. Students must have strong
academic records and show an interest in and potential for careers in the
chemical sciences. Students intending to pursue careers in medicine are not
eligible for scholarship awards. 100 Scholarships Awarded.Freshmen can
receive up to $2,500 per academic year.  Sophomore, junior and senior
scholarships will be given up to a maximum of $3,000 per year. For details
on the ACS Program, including an online application form,
please visit or telephone 1-800-2275558 extension

5. NARRATIVE MEDICINE LECTURE: The College of Medicine's Narrative Medicine
Series and History of Medicine Lecture Series are
pleased to present Dr. David Rothman Speaking on

The Doctor as Stranger?

Tuesday, February 11 at noon in C1-15 (Communicore
Building in the Health Science Center)

David Rothman, professor of history and director of
the Center for the Study of Science and Medicine at
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, specializes in
social history and the history of medicine.
His published works include The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order
 and Disorder in the New Republic (1971, 1990); Conscience and
Convenience: The Asylum and Its Alternatives in
Progressive America (1980), The Willowbrook Wars
(1984), Strangers at the Bedside: A History of How Law
and Bioethics Transformed Medical Decision-making
(1991), and Beginnings Count: The Technological
Imperative in American Health Care (1997).  His recent
works includes studies on the ethics of organ
transplantation and medical professionalism.

6. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS: CALS has lots of scholarship money
to give away if you are a major in their college. Deadline is March 15.
Check out their website at

7. 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

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.

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

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