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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Mon, 14 Apr 2003 09:47:24 -0400

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Monday, April 14, 2003

1. Read the New York Times for FREE
2. Annual Mystery Design Competition (Florida Engineering Society)
3. Locks of Love (Friends for Life of America)
4. Statistics Club (learn about career opportunities)
5. College Leadership Florida
6. 150 Years of LGBT History
7. Teach for America


1. READ THE NEW YORK TIMES FOR FREE: The NYT is one of the great newspapers
in this world--certainly the best in the US. If you really want to keep up
on what is going on in the world, it is the source! The NYT in conjunction
with the Honors Program is running a pilot program till the end of the
semester (5/02/03). Starting Monday the 14th of April you can pick up a free
copy of the NYT in the Hume lobby. There will also be a few copies in 140
Tigert, if you don't live in Hume. (140 Tigert will also have a few copies
of the Gainesville Sun.)

Who should read the Times besides newspaper junkies like me? Those planning
to prepare for a nationally competitive scholarship, students interested in
a career in international business, the foreign service, grad school in
political science, history, those interested in going to a great law school
etc.  So please pick up a copy and read it so we can figure out whether this
is a service we would like to offer next year for Honors students.

(If you want to save trees, you can read the NYT on line for free. I also
this as a way to keep up with what is going on.)

2. ANNUAL MYSTERY DESIGN COMPETITION: This Saturday, April 19, the Florida
Engineering Society is hosting the 14th  Annual Mystery Design Competition.
Over 100 middle and high school students
will compete in a fun day designing an engineering-related project.  We need

volunteers to help throughout the day, 7am - 3pm, to help setup, keep the
event going smoothly, and breaking down.  Get a free lunch and an MDC
Questions?  Email FES at [log in to unmask]

3. LOCKS OF LOVE: Friends for Life of America is asking people to cut their
hair!  The organization is inviting students, faculty and staff to donate at
least 10 inches to make hairpieces for financially disadvantaged children
with medical hair lost.  On Wednesday, April 16, professional hairstylists
from the Reitz Union Hair Co. will be cutting and styling hair for free on
the Reitz Union Colonnade. Participants may choose to only donate six inches
of hair, which will then be used to help fund the manufacturing of the
hairpieces.  For more information, visit the Friends for Life of America
website at or the Locks of Love website at

4. STATISTICS CLUB: Have you ever been unsure about what the future holds
for you?
Have you ever considered a career in mathematics but dismissed the
idea because you believed there was no future in it?  Have you
ever desired to attain one of the most lucrative and sought-after
occupations in today's job market?   If the answer to any of these
questions is "yes", or if you are an open-minded person who
desires learning of more opportunities for his or her future, then
I strongly urge you to attend the Mu Sigma Rho/ Statistics
Information Session on Wednesday April 16th at 7pm in room 230 of Griffin
Floyd Hall.   This informal forum will feature current statistics
professors, undergraduate and graduate statistics students, and
those who have made a career in non-academic statistical areas
providing insight into what a career in statistics can do for you
and just what this oft-considered "mystical" field is really all
about.   Just so you do not leave empty-handed, there will be
plenty of food and beverages for everyone as well.  If you have
any questions, please feel free to email myself, Dwight
Hutchinson, at [log in to unmask]; Mu Sigma Rho President David
Hitchcock at [log in to unmask]; or Undergraduate Coordinator and
Professor of Statistics Dr. Dennis Wackerly at [log in to unmask]
Dwight Hutchinson
Senior Statistics Undergraduate

5. COLLEGE LEADERSHIP FLORIDA 2003. Here's another Leadership Workshop
opportunity. A maximum of 60 undergraduates will be accepted for a one-week
residential program to be held from Saturday August 9 to Friday August 15,
sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, among others. Participants
will be selected based on leadership potential, community/campus interest or
involvement in organizational activities and clarity and creativity in
response to application questions. Academic records and community or campus
awards are considered but are not the determining factors for program
acceptance. Students must be JUNIORS OR SENIORS. Must have a commitment,
motivation and interest in serving the state of Florida and have
demonstrated service by participation in campus and community volunteer
activities. If accepted to the program, students must attend the whole
program (one week) and fulfill the community service requirement during the
semester following the leadership session.  The leadership program will take
place in the Orlando area. Students are responsible for travel expenses and
spending money and $ 100.00 toward cost of the program. UF will pay the rest
of the fees for 2 students ($ 2000. each). Information is available at  Click on Programs and then on College Leadership
V.  You can also get a brochure and application materials in 140 Tigert.
Application deadline is Wednesday April 23.  UF will submit five
applications and College Leadership Florida will select 2 students for the
program.  Applications are to be submitted to 140 Tigert (NOT College
Leadership Florida).

6. 150 YEARS OF LGBT HISTORY: On Tuesday, April 15, 2003 from 7 pm to 9 pm,
there will be a program at the Reitz Union Auditorium about lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender history at the University of Florida and in the
local community as part of the 150th anniversary of UF and Pride Awareness
Month.  150 Years of LGBT History will include a screening of the
documentary "Behind Closed Doors:  The Dark Legacy of the Johns Committee,"
and a panel discussion with a historical perspective.  If you don't know
anything about the Johns Committee, the 1963 Florida Legislature created the
Legislative Investigative Committee to investigate and report on "the extent
of infiltration into agencies supported by state funds by practicing
homosexuals."  This program should be particularly interesting for history
and political science students, but all students, faculty, and staff are
invited to attend.

The theme of the Sesquicentennial Celebration at UF is "Honoring the past,
shaping the future," and 150 Years of LGBT History will reflect the
highlights and lowlights of the past and how they are shaping the future for
the LGBT community.  The program will begin with a brief recognition of the
Rainbow Alliance Awards for Service/Research.

This program is being organized by the LGBT Concerns Committee at the
University of Florida and is being sponsored by the Pride Student Union,
Gator Gay-Straight Alliance, the Rainbow Alliance, Pride Celebration of
Gainesville, and the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida.  For
more information, contact Jeanna Mastrodicasa at [log in to unmask]

7. TEACH FOR AMERICA: One day, all children in this nation will have an
equal chance in life. Lead us there. Teach For America calls upon our most
future leaders to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and
lifelong leaders in the effort to expand opportunity for children.

MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT on the lives of students
growing up in low-income areas.
Join a force of leaders with the insight, network, and

professional field you ultimately choose.

Seeking all majors.  No previous education experience
or coursework necessary.  Full salary plus $9,450
education award and loan forbearance.  Application
deadlines are October 25, 2003 and February 21, 2004.

Join the force of leaders committed to change.

(I think this is a great opportunity to make a difference and build your
resume, esp. if you are undecided as to what to do after graduation. SKD).

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

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