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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Thu, 27 Feb 2003 11:09:19 -0500

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Thursday, February 27, 2003


1. Mile for a Child
2. Women's History Month Events (Self Defense etc.)
3. 9th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference
4. Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
5. Holes, Inks, Jobs: Career Counseling
6. Prestigious Scholarships Workshops


1. MILE FOR A CHILD: Want to run in Friends for Life's "Mile for a Child" 5K
run but don't have the extra cash to spare?  The Student Honors
Organization's Community Service Committee will sponsor YOU!  Mile for a
Child is a 5k run that Friends for Life holds every year to raise money for
a grant they give away to a children's organization in need.  We want YOU to
be a part of it!  The first 5 people who RSVP will be given the spots and
will run for free.  They will also receive a free t-shirt.  The event is on
Saturday February 29 at 9:00AM.  Email us, the SHO Community Service
Committee, at [log in to unmask] to reserve your FREE spot!

2. WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2003 EVENTS:  Can You Hear Us Now?? March is
Women's History Month! Come and celebrate the beginning of this wonderful
month with the Women's Leadership Council! During the first week of March,
come to Self Defense Day on Tues, March 4th, on the North Lawn of the Reitz
Union from 10-4 and learn how to defend yourself from trained experts!
Also, on Thursday, March 6th, at 7:30 in room 284 of the Reitz Union, come
to the Peaceful Paths Forum and learn more about relationships, getting what
you want, keeping what you have, and the warning signs of domestic abuse.
Hope to see you there!

9th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference, Florida's Final
Frontiers:  Saving What's Left, Feb 27 - March 1. Panels focus on: Land and
Development; Water; Wildlife and Habitat; and Policy and
Procedure. Among the panelists will be many of Florida's top environmental
lawyers, scholars, and representatives of public interest orgs, govt
agencies, and environmental groups. [Reception Thurs Feb. 27-FL Mus. of
Natural History with speaker Bron Taylor; Panels Fri Feb 28 8:30-5:00, Sat
Mar 1 9:00-3:30- Reitz Union] Conference registration is FREE for UF
students and faculty. For more info visit\

Jan Schlichtmann, whose legal crusade against polluters in Woburn, MA was
the chronicled by the book and the movie, A Civil Action, will be the
keynote speaker at the Fri. evening banquet, Feb 28, at the UF Hotel &
Conference Center. Erika Zimmerman, PIEC publicity chair, 336-6592,
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the first meeting for the new UF chapter of the international organization,
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, will be held.  This
is a great opportunity to get a leadership position on campus.  It
starts at 7:30 and will be held in the Reitz Union Colonnade.  Refreshments
will be provided!

5. HOLES, INKS, JOBS: A career counseling group to help students with
piercings, tattoos and other
body modifications explore their career aspirations. Come find out what is
the right balance of self-expression and employability for you and how to
find a job that fits that balance. Wednesdays, March 26th - April 16th 2-
To sign up, contact Woodja Flanigan at 392-1601 (ext. 570) or
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6. PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS WORKSHOP: Students with a strong GPA (3.5 or
higher) are welcome to attend this year's Scholarships Reception, which will
encourage attendees to apply for prestigious scholarships such as the
Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, or others.  More details about these
scholarships can be found at This program is
aimed at first year students, but all interested are welcome to attend.  It
will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 7 pm in the Rion Ballroom in the Reitz
Union, and refreshments will be served.  To sign up to attend, email
[log in to unmask]

(Students interested in these scholarships need to be preparing from the
beginning of their career at UF. The same kind of preparation will also be
useful for getting into the best graduate school, medical or law school.)

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

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