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Subject: The Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: "Dickison, Sheila" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Dickison, Sheila
Date:Tue, 15 Apr 2003 10:06:42 -0400

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The Honors Daily Opportunities List
Tuesday, April 15, 2003

1. Read the New York Times for FREE
2. Argentine Student Association Movie
3. Fulbright Orientation Session
4. Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge Info Session
5. Annual Mystery Design Competition (Florida Engineering Society)
6. Locks of Love (Friends for Life of America)
7. College Leadership Florida
8. Lectures of Interest in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences this


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--these didn't arrive Monday or today--we will have to
keep working
on a solution.)

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 should offer next year for Honors students.

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

2. ARGENTINE STUDENT ASSOCIATION MOVIE: The Argentine Student Association
will be holding a movie night today, April 15.  It will be at the Civic
Media Center and Library at 9pm.  The address is
1021 W. University Ave, and the phone number for the media center is
373-0100.  The movie we are showing is "Nine Queens" directed by Fabian
Bielinsky.  If you need any more information, please e-mail us at
[log in to unmask] or call at 376-8984.

3. FULBRIGHT ORIENTATION SESSION: There will be an orientation session in
219 Dauer Hall (The Ruth McQuown Room) on Tuesday, April 22 at 4:05 pm (9th
period) to discuss
successful grant strategies for the Fulbright Program.

UF students have the opportunity to win a Fulbright award to any of over 140
different countries.  The awards are for graduate research at the MA and
Ph.D. level, as well as for graduating seniors.  For the 2003-2004 academic
year, there were 59 applicants from the University of Florida, and 19 of
them have been forwarded by the national committee to the respective
countries for final decisions.

Applicants for a Fulbright award must be U.S. citizens, have an outstanding
GPA, have a record of community service, and be interested in international
scholarship.   The awards fund research and study for up to a year in a
different country.  Awards cover international travel, maintenance, research
allowance, and tuition waivers, if applicable.  Students in any field,
including business, journalism, engineering, and arts and sciences can
apply.  The Fulbright application deadline at UF is October 6, 2003, so work
on the application should begin now.

The Fulbright website has more information at
<>.  For more information, contact Jeanna
Mastrodicasa at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

(Fulbrights are a great way to add lustre to your resume and to get some
overseas experience, esp. if you are considering law school, grad school etc
seniors have been remarkably successful with winning these awards. Stop by
our office
and take a look at the Fulbright book to see how many scholarships there are
to various
countries. Hint. Probably easier to get a Fulbright to Bulgaria than

information session about applying for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and
Gates Cambridge scholarships on Tuesday, April 22 at 3:00 pm (8th period) in
219 Dauer Hall (The Ruth McQuown Room).  These
prestigious scholarships provide full cost study to institutions in the
United Kingdom and require a strong academic background, numerous letters of
recommendation, and other indications of excellence as a student.
Students graduating in December 2003 or May 2004 would apply for this
application cycle.  However, all students are welcome to attend the session,
even if the student intends to apply another year.  This year's campus
deadline to be nominated by the University of Florida for the Rhodes,
Marshall, or Mitchell Scholarships will be Monday, September 15, 2003.
Students should begin the application process immediately by reviewing the
websites of the specific scholarships, which can be found at
<>.  Students are
strongly encouraged to read all of the comprehensive information on the
websites before proceeding for assistance.
All students planning to apply for any of these awards during Fall 2003
should contact Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Associate Director of the Honors Program
at [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

(I don't think I need to say that these scholarships are CAREER-MAKERS!
Past Rhodes winners include Bill Clinton and George Stephanopolos.)

5. 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
T-shirt! Visit
Questions?  Email FES at [log in to unmask]

6. 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

7. 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).


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

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