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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Fall 2005 Volume 15

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Fall 2005 Vol. 15 November 30, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  FINANCIAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
2.  ITAC - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
3.  IT SECURITY TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
4.  LEADERSHIP: Applications Available for SG Election Commissioners:
5.  INTERNSHIPS: PR Intern Position at the Miami Performing Arts Center:
6.  SERVICE: Big Gators Lil' Gators Day:
7.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Spend Spring Break in Paris:
8.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Study in Canada this Summer:
9.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Study in Mexico Summer B:
10. OPPORTUNITY: Jackson Hole Ski TRiP During Winter Break:
11. OPPORTUNITY: Scholastic Book Fair:
12. OPPORTUNITY: Visit the Career Resource Center:
13. OPPORTUNITY: Apple for You:
EVENTS
14. ATHLETIC EVENT: Women's Basketball Game Monday - FYF Students Invited:
15. EVENT: World AIDS Day Thursday December 1:
16. EVENT: ASU AIDS Awareness Event this Friday:
17. EVENT: Dance Events this Weekend with Floridance and Danza Dance Company:
18. EVENT: "Belize in Words and Pictures" Exhibit:
19. EVENT: Grad Bash 2005:
20. EVENT: Kaleidoscope Month Closing Ceremonies with Helie Lee:
21. EVENT: Poinsettia Field Day and Sale:
22. EVENT: Free Improv Comedy:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  FINANCIAL AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
The Office for Student Financial Affairs is establishing a student 
advisory committee to review and advise on policies and procedures on 
financial aid delivery at UF. The committee will meet four to five times 
during spring term to review financial aid publications, electronic 
communications, and customer service activities affecting students. If you 
are a student financial aid recipient and would like to participate, 
please contact a financial aid adviser in S-107 Criser Hall.

2.  ITAC - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to apply for one of two 
openings on the ITAC.

The overall IT policy committee reports to the campus IT director.  It is 
an advisory committee which recommends policy changes most often based on 
the recommendations of the ITAC subcommittees.  It meets on an as-needed 
basis to review and make recommendations based on suggestions provided by 
ITAC subcommittees or propose policies to be studied by the subcommittees.

The subcommittee ITAC-AT (Academic Technology) that looks at IT issues 
related to teaching and academic issues.  It handles topics such as 
classroom technology changes, accessibility issues, distance learning etc. 
It meets monthly.

Appointments will be for the remainder of the 2005-06 academic year. 
Subsequent appointments will be made in the Fall of each year. 
Interested students can find more information about the committees at: 
http://www.it.ufl.edu/committees/.  To apply for a position on either 
committee, interested students should use the on-line application provided 
by the Division of Student Affairs at this site: 
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/vpsa/.

3.  IT SECURITY TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT:
Protect yourself while shopping online this holiday season.  Always make 
sure your transactions take place through a secure website, verify that 
additional costs are not hidden and that they are legitimate, don't enter 
sensitive information into a pop-up screen, keep all electronic receipts, 
be cautious of suspicious emails in which your personal information is 
requested, and most importantly, use strong passwords, run an antivirus on 
your computer and keep your system updated.  For more consumer holiday 
shopping tips, visit http://nclnet.org/holiday/holidayshopping_tips.htm. 
Additional online safety tips can be found at: 
http://infosec.ufl.edu/athome/.  Please also take a minute to complete our 
end-user survey: http://infosec.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/survey/.

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

4.  LEADERSHIP: Applications Available for SG Election Commissioners:
Student Government is accepting applications for students to serve as 
Election Commissioners.  Election commissioners hear complaints filed 
during the SG election period.  Pick up an application from Room 305 in 
the Reitz Union.  Deadline to apply is Monday December 5 at 5pm.  For 
questions contact the SG office at 392-1665.

5.  INTERNSHIPS: PR Intern Position at the Miami Performing Arts Center:
Miami Performing Arts Center, soon to be one of the largest performing 
arts centers in the nation, will transform Miami into one of the great 
cultural capitals of the Americas once it opens in fall 2006 
(http://www.miamipac.org).  We are looking for a detail-oriented, 
hard-working Junior or Senior pursuing a degree in Communications 
(preferably in PR).  Duties will include liaising with various internal 
MPAC departments and outside agencies as needed, maintaining the master 
media and marketing partners list, preparing press kits, organizing a 
media library, and researching new media outlets and writers.  Applicants 
must display superior writing and editing skills and a strong interest in 
the arts.  Position requires 10-15 hours of availability per week between 
8am and 5:30pm.  This is an unpaid internship that may be taken for 
credit.  Please send your resume to [log in to unmask]  Deadline for 
application is December 31.  Positions available in the Spring or Summer 
terms.

6.  SERVICE: Big Gators Lil' Gators Day:
Big Gators Lil' Gators Day is coming!  On December 1, Student Government 
will be inviting middle school students to campus for a day to see what it 
is like to be a college student.  The goal of the program is to excite 
students about studying hard and continuing their education to the college 
level.  Students will be given a tour of campus, sit through an 
entertaining lecture, and meet UF athletes.  Some students will also be 
paired with a mentor.  For more information, go to the third floor of the 
Reitz union or email Cabinet Director Danny Bernstein at [log in to unmask]

7.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Spend Spring Break in Paris:
Study abroad in Paris while earning UF GPA credit to satisfy major, minor 
and General Education requirements!  The application deadline for 
Intensive Weeklong Study Abroad over Spring Break is December 15.  Our 
programs are designed to benefit from the city's rich culture, history and 
urban life, taking advantage of the countless opportunities offered in 
Paris.  Bright Futures scholarships apply to program tuition.  There are 
no minimum language requirements.  For more information, please visit our 
website at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC or email us at 
[log in to unmask]  The Paris Research Center is also accepting 
applications for May Intersession and Summer Study Abroad.  Email us or 
visit our website for more information.

8.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Study in Canada this Summer:
Students interested in a unique summer course are invited to attend a 
special Study-Abroad presentation by Dr. Greg Neimeyer in the Department 
of Psychology tomorrow.  The three-credit course, Psychology in Canada, is 
the only Study-Abroad being offered by the University of Florida that 
fulfills undergraduate general-education requirements.  It will be held 
during both Summer A and B sessions in the remote beauty of New Brunswick, 
Canada.  For more information, plan on attending the special presentation 
tomorrow at 5:30pm in the Psychology Building, Room 108.  If you can't 
attend but are interested, email Dr. Neimeyer at [log in to unmask]

9.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Study in Mexico Summer B:
This session is for students interested in the 9-credit UF Program in 
Yucatan Mexico.  Students can take Tropical Ecology & Spanish, or 
Anthropology & Spanish.  Ecology and Anthropology are both field- oriented 
classes.  Tuesday December 6 from 4pm - 5pm in Turlington Hall Room 2305.

10. OPPORTUNITY: Jackson Hole Ski TRiP During Winter Break:
The deadline to sign up for the Jackson Hole Ski TRiP is this Friday, 
December 2.  The $875 student fee includes roundtrip airfare, ground 
transfers, 5 nights' lodging at Snow King Resort, a 4 day lift ticket, and 
all taxes and gratuities.  There's no better way to start the New Year 
(from Jan. 2- 7) than on this wonderfully priced excursion to the snowy 
peaks of Wyoming.  Come register at the Outfitter, located on the ground 
floor of the Reitz Union, or call 846-3003 or visit www.union.ufl.edu/trip 
for more information.

11. OPPORTUNITY: Scholastic Book Fair:
Come to the Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by the Student Reading Council 
December 1 and 2 from 8am to 8pm in the Norman Hall Terrace Room.  Start 
your holiday shopping, stock up for your classroom, or find a treasure for 
your own book collection.  E-mail SRC at [log in to unmask] for more 
information.

12. OPPORTUNITY: Visit the Career Resource Center:
Get assistance with your career planning today.  Visit Career Counseling 
Walk-In Hours in the Career Resource Center Library to help you figure out 
what you want to be and how you can make it happen.  The first visit will 
last up to 30 minutes.  Additional appointments can be scheduled as 
needed.  Use the Vault Online Career Library to learn about employers and 
research thousands of companies http://www.crc.ufl.edu/Library/vault.php. 
Or visit the CRC on the first floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union to talk to 
an advisor Monday - Friday. Call 392-1601 or visit http://www.crc.ufl.edu 
for more information

13. OPPORTUNITY: Apple for You:
Looking for a way to show your appreciation to a favorite professor, 
faculty or staff member?  Come stop by the Campus Diplomat tables at 
Turlington and the Reitz Colonnade through this Friday December 2 from 
10am - 2pm and send an apple along with a personal message.  Campus 
Diplomats will package and deliver the apples right before finals.  Best 
of all its completely FREE!  For more information visit our Web site at 
www.dso.ufl.edu/diplomats.  Campus Diplomats is a student organization 
sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and the Division of Student 
Affairs, striving to personalize the university.


EVENTS

14. ATHLETIC EVENT: Women's Basketball Game Monday - FYF Students Invited:
First Year Florida students, Head Coach Carolyn Peck invites you to the UF 
Women's Basketball game Monday December 5 when the Gators face South 
Alabama at 7:00pm.  Your peer leader has details on how you and your 
section can win free pizza and drinks following the game.  Also, the 
section with the highest percentage of students at the game wins prize 
packages that include t-shirts, mini-balls, and more!!  Enter the 
O'Connell Center at Gate 2 to sign-in.  Call 800-34-GATOR ext. 6648 for 
more information.

15. EVENT: World AIDS Day Thursday December 1:
The Gator NAACP, Progressive Black Men, Inc., and JAMSA will be honoring 
World AIDS Day on the Reitz Union Colonnade tomorrow from 11 am-2pm. 
There will be opportunities to get tested, information about the 
prevention of HIV/AIDS and FREE FOOD.  In the evening, there will be an 
interactive forum focusing on the stigma and experiences of living with 
HIV/AIDS.  The forum will also focus on the lack of communication among 
minorities regarding HIV/AIDS and how it enables the disease to destroy 
families, lives, and communities.  Guest speakers include Patricia Colson 
(a true survivor), and Gator Alumni Marvin Cohen and Tamiria Jones.  The 
forum will start at 6:30pm in Little Hall, room 233. Bring ALL of your 
friends and help raise awareness about a preventable pandemic that takes 
millions of lives every year!

16. EVENT: ASU AIDS Awareness Event this Friday:
The African Student Union would be privileged to have your presence at our 
First Annual Triple "A" Kick- off this Friday December 2 at 7:30pm in the 
Health Professions, Nursing & Pharmacy (HPNP) Auditorium.  This event 
kicks off the world AIDS awareness month in December, and will feature 
speakers, poets, musicians, dancers and much more (including free food!). 
We seek to raise the awareness of AIDS globally with a major focus on its 
impact in Africa.

17. EVENT: Dance Events this Weekend with Floridance and Danza Dance Company:
Floridance's exciting Fall Showcase demonstrates the originality of UF's 
oldest dance company, with contemporary dance set to music by Radiohead, 
Jack Johnson, Head Automatica, Led Zeppelin, Modest Mouse and Tchaikovsky. 
Floridance takes the stage at 7:30pm this Saturday December 3 at the 
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, with guest performances 
by Danza, Extreme and Soundstage. FREE ADMISSION!  Visit 
http://grove.ufl.edu/~flonmo/ for more information.

Danza Dance Company Presents their Fall 2005 Performance, "A Night With 
the Stars," at the Phillips Center Sunday December 4 at 7:30pm. Doors open 
at 7pm and the event is FREE.  Please e-mail Shari McLean at 
[log in to unmask] for more details.

18. EVENT: "Belize in Words and Pictures" Exhibit:
"Belize in Words and Pictures," an exhibit featuring the semester-long 
work of UF international journalism students, opens December 6 at the J. 
Wayne Reitz Union, second floor.  The event is scheduled from 7pm to 9pm 
and will showcase powerful photography and writing that illustrates unique 
cultures and lives along the southern coast of Belize.  Additionally, one 
student, a former New Orleans resident, returned to capture the aftermath 
of Hurricane Katrina. The exhibit will run through January 13, and the 
latest edition of the Florida FlyIns online magazine, 
www.internationaljournalism.com, will appear in January.

19. EVENT: Grad Bash 2005:
The University of Florida Alumni Association is hosting Grad Bash 2005 on 
Monday December 5, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Emerson Alumni Hall.  It 
features free food (catered by Moe's), entertainment, and a chance to win 
prizes (including a $500 gift certificate to the University of Florida 
Bookstore and an i-Pod). It is free to all seniors with a valid Gator1 ID. 
Friends and family are also welcome.  Please call 846-3605 for more 
information.

20. EVENT: Kaleidoscope Month Closing Ceremonies with Helie Lee:
Please join us for Helie Lee's lecture entitled, "Beyond Boundaries: One 
Woman's Journey" TONIGHT in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom at 7:00pm. 
Food and refreshments will be provided.  Her talk is cosponsored by 
ACCENT.  Helie Lee is the author of the national bestsellers 'Still Life 
With Rice' and 'In The Absence of Sun', memoirs in which she chronicles 
her family's experience in war-torn Korea from the 1930s to 1997 and 
conveys her own struggles growing up Korean American in Southern 
California. She is currently working on a documentary titled "MACHO LIKE 
ME" which follows her six-and-a-half month journey living as a man.

21. EVENT: Poinsettia Field Day and Sale:
The annual Poinsettia Field Day and Sale will be held December 8 from 8am 
to 4pm at Fifield Hall.  Come rate these exciting, unique new varieties of 
poinsettias and maybe find that special plant!  Please see 
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/hortclub/ for more information.

22. EVENT: Free Improv Comedy:
The Reitz Union Board presents Improv Comedy from The Norsemen this 
Thursday December 1, at 9:00pm in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom.  The show 
is FREE and open to everyone.  The Norsemen are 6 members of UF's improv 
and sketch comedy troupe, Theatre Strike Force.  The show-the Norsemen's 
last of the year-will feature games like those seen on "Whose Line Is It 
Anyway," improvised music, and more. Please visit www.thenorsemen.net for 
more information.


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