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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Thu, 6 Mar 2003 08:54:19 -0500

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Thursday, March 6, 2003


1. Still spaces in the Merida Summer B (Yucatan, Mexico)Program
2. Reitz Scholars Program
3. A Few Openings in the UF Rome Program (Summer B)
4. March of Dimes Walk America
5. Festival of Women Composers


1. SPACES IN THE MERIDA PROGRAM: There are still a few spaces in the Merida
Summer B Program.
Honors students have really enjoyed this program (our Lombardi Scholars did
this one last summer, even before they got to UF). The Program has two
options: Yucatan Ecology/Spanish or Anthropology/Spanish program. Some of
the highlights are: Open to all majors; 6 weeks in late June to early
August; Improve Spanish skills in small classes; Learn about Mayan culture
and environment; 9 credit hours; Travel to villages, archaeological sites
and tropical ecosystems; Enjoy Merida Nightlife and great cuisine; Live with
a Mexican Family.  And it's not far from home!!

For more info stop in at UFIC in 123 Grinter or e-mail Prof. Mark Brenner at
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Deadline of March 1 has been extended.

2. REITZ SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Applications are now available for the J. Wayne
Reitz Undergraduate Scholars Program.   The program was established to
recognize and encourage academic achievement, leadership, and service among
undergraduate students at the University of Florida.  Students selected to
be "Reitz Scholars" receive an annual scholarship in the amount of $2,500.
1. Full-time enrollment at UF as a degree  seeking undergraduate.
Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate work
in residence by the end of the spring 2003 semester.  Students admitted for
fall 2002 are eligible as long as they completed the fall semester and will
complete the spring semester.
2. A 3.0 GPA in all academic work at UF.
3. Evidence of leadership and service at UF through student organizations,
academic groups, or other associations.
4. A high standard of ethical behavior.
The applications are available in the Division of Student Affairs Office,
155 Tigert Hall, and are downloadable from the Division web site at:
The deadline for completed applications is 12 noon on March 28, 2003.
(Many of our prestigious scholarship winners have also been Reitz Scholars.)

3. STUDY IN ROME SUMMER B: I am writing to inform you that there are a few
openings in the Rome B Program. Rome B runs from June 29-Aug. 8. Classes
offered are: ITA 1130, 1131; ARH 4312 Art History of the High Renaissance
(Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael)
and Classics 3930 Daily Life in Ancient Rome.

Included in the program cost are: 6 credits of tuition (even if you take 8
credits, you still only pay for 6); 40 nights in a 4 star hotel with
AirConditioning (a must in July and Aug. in Rome); housing on a 2 day field
trip to Pompeii and the Island of Ischia and a 4 day, 3 night trip to
Florence; transportation to and from on field trips; 16 group meals; and
entrance fees to all sponsored museums. Contact me or UFIC in 123 Grinter
for further information.  You can download the application from: Michael Paden, Rome Program Director, 355 Dauer, 392-2016
ext. 241

4. MARCH OF DIMES WALK AMERICA: The annual March of Dimes Walk America will
be Saturday, March 22.  It is an 8 mile walk around Gainesville.  Every 1/2
mile there is a rest station where you can pick up food and drinks. There is
a free lunch catered by local restaurants such as Applebees and the Honey
Baked Ham company at the end of the walk.  All you need to do is raise $15
to walk.  You can pick up an entry form in the Hume Commons activity room,
or if you live in Hume or Simpson you can ask your RCA/RA.  Thank you for
helping raise money to save babies!
-- SHO service committee ([log in to unmask])

(Just heard a presentation about the great work March of Dimes has done over
the years--they provided the funds for the eradication of polio and now work
on eliminating birth defects. SKD)

5. FESTIVAL OF WOMEN COMPOSERS: 7th International Festival of Women
Composers, March 16-18, 2003
co-sponsored by the International Women Composers Library,University of
Florida, and American Guild of Organists. (I note at least one of our Honors
students, Emily Guey, is performing.) Events are free and open to the

Sunday, March 16
          4pm-Concert: First Presbyterian Church -Solo Organ & Chamber Music
by                         Women  Composers
        on the new C. B. Fisk organ  - Alachua Consort  (Annemieke
Pronker-Coron, violin        (Holland); John Netardus, oboe; Miriam Zach,
organ) - including works by                        Elizabeth Jacquet de la
Guerre, Nadia Boulanger, Cecile Chaminade, Elsa Barraine, & Marguerite

Monday, March 17
      12:50 pm Music Building 146 - Studio Master Class:  Works with Horn by
Women Composers- Lin Foulk, horn (U. of Wisconsin)

      1:55 pm Music Building 142 - Engendering the Arts: The Role of Women
in                            Esikuti Dance of the Isukha People of Kenya -
David Akombo (Kenya,Africa)

      7:00 pm Concert: Piano Plus - Friends of Music Room in the University
Memorial                     Auditorium -(*composers in attendance)
          *Valerie Saalbach (New York City) - Karen Adair, soprano
                        & Chris Fecteau, piano
          *Miriam Wahlstrom (Orlando, Fl) & Clara Schumann (Germany)
                      - Agnes Klauder (Hungary), soprano& Erin Bennett,
        Jane Vignery (Belgium)- Lin Foulk, horn & Martha Fischer, piano
        Essentialism Explored in Solo Piano Literature - Emily Guey, piano
including music by *Chan Ji Kim (Korea)

Tuesday, March 18
        7:00 pm Concert : Solo Organ, Flute, & Piano Music by Women
              -  University Lutheran Church, 1826 W. University Avenue
                Solo Organ Music on newly revoiced organ - Miriam Zach,
organ- music                            by Caterina Assandra, Anna Bon
(Italy), & Jacquet de la Guerre
          Solo Flute Music - Kristen Stoner-Smith, flute (U. of Florida)-
by Shulamit                            Ran, *Kristen Stoner-Smith,
Katherine Hoover, & Victoria Bond
          Solo Piano Music- Judith Pfeiffer, piano(Germany) - music by
Josepha von                                Auernhammer, Germaine Tailleferre
, Sofia Gubaidulina (Russia),
                Lili Boulanger , Elena Firsova, & Dorothee Eberhardt

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

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