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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Spring 2005 Volume 02

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2005 Vol. 2 January 12, 2005

Table of Contents

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUCEMENTS
1. Get Info on Academic Opportunites on My.UFL:
2. UF IT Office Announcement:
3. O'Connel Center Listserv:
4. RTS Bus Schedules:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
5. CAREER RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT:
6. SCHOLARSHIP: Many Scholarships with Deadlines in Early Spring:
7. SCHOLARSHIP: Study/ Internship Abroad Grants:
8. SERVICE: Alachua County Crisis Center seeking Volunteers:
9. STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad Fair:
10. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Free Tutoring Service:
11. OPPORTUNITY: Woman Leader of the Year Award:
12. OPPORTUNITY: Museum Nights Staff Member:
13. LEADERSHIP: Florida Cicerones Rush:
14. LEADERSHIP: Apply for FYF Teaching Assistant Position:
15. LEADERSHIP: Marine Aviation Internship and Leadership Opportunity:
16. EVENT: MLK Program:
17. EVENT: Forum on Diversity:
18. EVENT: 3rd Annual Legal Day:
19. EVENT: Business Bash for All Majors:
20. EVENT: Take Back the Night Walk:
21. EVENT: Student Organization Fair:
22. EVENT: Florida Alternative Breaks Fundraiser:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUCEMENTS
1. Get Info on Academic Opportunities on My.UFL:
Are you interested in learning more about academic opportunities, such as
prestigious scholarships, study abroad, academic advising news, and more?
Add the Academic Opportunities pagelet to your personalized page at
https://my.ufl.edu/ps/signon.html. To do so, click on "personalize
content," and add the Academic Opportunities (under the category of
"Students") to your personalized page. There are lots of pagelets that
you can also choose to make this page your own, including news, sports,
and others.

2. UF IT Office Announcement:
The UF IT Security Team would like to welcome all new and returning
students and remind them of what they can do to protect their computers.
Please visit our website to learn safe computing information:
http://infosec.ufl.edu/athome And don't forgot that you have access to
FREE anti-virus software: http://www.software.ufl.edu/mcafee/ Download it
now! Also take a minute to complete our end-user survey:
http://infosec.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/survey/ The security team appreciates your
awareness.

3. O'Connel Center Listserv:
The Stephen C. O'Connell Center has an electronic newsletter that will
announce all upcoming events and construction information. While the main
purpose of this listserv is to inform our audience of events at the
O'Connell Center, it can also be used to determine when parking near the
O'Connell Center may be a little more challenging than usual. The listserv
will also have updated information regarding upcoming shows at the
O'Connell Center such as Snoop Dogg, Rascal Flatts, and Elton John. If
you would like to be added, please send an e-mail to
[log in to unmask] Everyone is invited to sign up for this listserv
so please tell a friend.

4. RTS Bus Schedules: The new Spring 2005 schedules are available for
download on the www.GO-RTS.com website.

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
5. CAREER RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT:
CAREER SHOWCASE "There's A Day For You" (Tues. & Wed., Feb. 1 & 2, 2005
9:00am - 3:00pm in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center) The CRC has
streamlined Spring Showcase to make it even easier for students looking
for internship, co-op, and full-time employment. This two day career fair
will now feature technical jobs on day one (2/1) and non-technical jobs on
day two (2/2). So pick which day is best for you, and don't forget your
Gator-1 ID! Go to http://www.crc.ufl.edu/showcase for more information.

CAREER ESSENTIALS (Tues.-Fri., Jan. 25-28, 2005) is a series of
interactive workshops that teaches the skills needed for resume writing,
interviewing, and preparing for the job search. Come to any or all of
these 50-minute sessions offered by the CRC in the Reitz Union classrooms.
Go to http://www.crc.ufl.edu/careerfairs/events/showcase/essentials.php
for important schedule information.

6. SCHOLARSHIP: Many Scholarships with Deadlines in Early Spring:
**National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship: scholarships to
students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in
biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research
Applications can be found at http://ugsp.info.nih.gov; deadline February
28.
**Two national prestigious scholarships are available to undergraduate
students at the University of Florida, both with campus nomination
deadlines in January 2005. Go to the Honors website to learn more about
the Udall and Beinecke Scholarships.
http://www.honors.ufl.edu/domestic.html
** Ruth McQuown scholarships: All applications, including two letters of
recommendation, must be submitted together by the deadline. The most
important criterion is academic achievement and promise. Application
forms are available from 2014 Turlington Hall or on the College web page,
www.clas.ufl.edu/scholarships. For further information contact: S. Yumiko
Hulvey [log in to unmask] or (352) 392-6800.
**Madison Scholarship: The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
offers Junior Fellowships to graduating seniors who will be pursuing
graduate study and plan to be outstanding teachers of the U.S.
Constitution. Applications and more details are available at
www.jamesmadison.com Deadline is March 1. Students will apply directly to
the foundation, but more information or assistance is available from
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, at [log in to unmask]
** University Women's Club Scholarships. Open to juniors and seniors who
participate in campus and community activities and have a 3.6 GPA, these
awards are worth $1500. Visit www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships or contact Eva
Trowbridge at [log in to unmask] for more information. Applications are
due February 16th.

7. SCHOLARSHIP: Study/ Internship Abroad Grants:
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest, largest, and most
selective all-discipline honor society, is accepting applications for
Study/Internship Abroad Grants. Phi Kappa Phi is distributing 38 grants
of $1000 available to undergraduates, who are members and non-members of
Phi Kappa Phi, in all fields of study. The completed application must be
received at the Phi Kappa Phi National Headquarters by January 15, 2005.
Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA, have between 56 credits and 90
credits, and must be accepted into an accredited study/internship abroad
program before January 15, 2005. Applications are available at
www.phikappaphi.org and in 140 Tigert Hall.

8. SERVICE: Alachua County Crisis Center seeking Volunteers:
The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become Crisis
Line Counselors. Sixty hours of in-depth training are provided. This is
an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and to gain
life-enhancing communication skills. The next training class begins on
Saturday, January 22, 2005. Please contact Dana Myers at 264-6779 or check
out http://crisiscenter.alachua.fl.us for more information.

9. STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad Fair:
Wed, 1/26/05 at the Reitz Union Colonnade - 10am- 3pm. Explore the world
of study abroad. www.ufic.ufl.edu. Come to the fair and meet: 1)
students who have been abroad, 2) representatives from institutions with
approved study abroad programs, 3) UF faculty who lead programs, 4)
International Center advisors to answer your questions. Take the first
step in your Study Abroad adventure.

10. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Free Tutoring Service:
The Individual Appointment Service is a free tutoring service provided to
the students of the University of Florida by the AT Teaching Center.
Individual appointments are private tutoring sessions that recur on a
weekly basis. These appointments are up to 50 minutes in length and a
student may schedule up to two per week. Appointments are granted upon
availability and qualification. While priority will go to students on
academic probation, all students are encouraged to apply. Apply online at
www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu.

11. OPPORTUNITY: Woman Leader of the Year Award:
Are you an undergraduate female whose leadership skills have made a
positive impact on campus? Then apply for the Woman Leader of the Year
Award, sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council. Applications are
available in the Dean of Students Office, 202 Peabody Hall, and are due
Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. Contact the Council via e-mail at [log in to unmask] for
more information.

12. OPPORTUNITY: Museum Nights Staff Member:
Are you looking for an easy way to get involved this semester that won't
take up much of your time? If so, apply to be a Museum Nights Staff
Member! The Student Government sponsored Museum Nights needs staff
members who can help flyer, plan entertainment, increase public relations,
design graphics, etc. Staff members will have the opportunity to be
appointed to higher positions. Email Taylor at [log in to unmask]
to receive your application, due January 25th. Remember: Museum Nights
provides free entertainment and refreshments most Thursdays from 6 p.m. -
10 p.m. at the Cultural Plaza. See
http://www.sg.ufl.edu/SpecialEvents/MuseumNight/ for details.

13. LEADERSHIP: Florida Cicerones Rush:
The Florida Cicerones and Student Alumni Association are currently
accepting applications for membership as part of their 2005 Rush. Florida
Cicerones are the Official Ambassadors of the University of Florida.
They represent UF at a variety of events, including those with the Alumni
Association, Athletic Association, and President's Office as well as
giving campus tours. Membership in Florida Cicerones and SAA provides many
benefits, and a chance to give back to the University of Florida.
Applications are available at www.cicerones.ufalumni.ufl.edu and are due
by Friday, January 14th. Contact [log in to unmask] for more
information.

14. LEADERSHIP: Apply for FYF Teaching Assistant Position:
Apply to be a teaching assistant next fall for First-Year Florida, UF's
extended orientation course for new students. Paired with a UF
faculty/staff member, Peer Leaders help facilitate classroom discussions,
conduct presentations on course topics, plan out-of-class activities, and
serve as a role model for new students. Peer Leaders gain leadership and
public speaking skills, as well as the unique opportunity to teach
undergraduate students. Open to all full-time undergraduate students with
at least a 2.75 GPA. Applications and a selection timeline are available
at www.dso.ufl.edu/nsp by following the link to First- Year Florida.
Applications are due to New Student Programs in Peabody Hall by 4:30pm on
Tuesday, February 1st.

15. LEADERSHIP: Marine Aviation Internship and Leadership Opportunity:
The Platoon Leaders Class (Aviation Option) is a challenging summer
leadership program for undergraduates that can lead to a commission as a
Second Lieutenant and pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. GUARANTEED flight
school slots available up-front. No military requirements during the
school year. Earn $2,500 to $4,000, plus school credit for training this
summer. You will also be eligible for an additional $2,700 to $8,000 per
year in financial assistance upon successful completion of summer
training. Contact CAPTAIN BONNETTE 352-264-7831 to receive additional
information. Limited opportunities available for this summer, so don't
hesitate

16. EVENT: MLK Program:
The Division of Student Affairs Multicultural Series will host Joe Rogers
on Wednesday, January 19 at 8 pm in the Rion Ballroom, in the J. Wayne
Reitz Union. The Dream Alive Program is an acclaimed dedication to the
memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and leaders of the Civil
Rights Movement. The performance is free and open to the public. For
more information contact 392-1655 or visit
www.union.ufl.edu/multicultural.

17. EVENT: Forum on Diversity:
A Forum on Diversity: Discrimination and Success--please join us in the
Reitz Union Room 282 on January 26 at 7:15 P.M. for a panel led discussion
involving UF Professors. The panel will focus on current issues affecting
minority students and how they can be overcome on the road to success. A
short question and answer period will be held after the discussion, please
come prepared with intelligent and thought provoking inquiries. Due to
limited space we ask that you RSVP to [log in to unmask]
Presented by Cycles of Success.

18. EVENT: 3rd Annual Legal Day:
Learn about careers in law or legal affairs. Find out how to obtain
internships, which pre-legal clubs are here on campus, how to get into law
school, what it is like to be a law student, and learn about various legal
professions. Students will also be given a free practice LSAT exam. The
$10 fee includes a catered lunch. January 29, 10am to 4pm at Levin College
of Law Campus. Sign up today because space is limited. For more
information visit the Florida Blue Key website at www.fbk.org. Register
at Florida Blue Key office, rm. 312 on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union.

19. EVENT: Business Bash for All Majors:
Business Bash, Thursday, January 13th, 5-7 PM in Emerson Courtyard. Even
if you aren't a business student but are interested in international
business, personal investing, marketing, or any other aspect of the
business world, come out to meet all of the business student organizations
on campus. The Business Administration College Council will be sponsoring
the event and providing free pizza and subs, and the Life South
bloodmobile will be there if students are interested in donating. Contact
David Meyrowitz with any questions-- [log in to unmask]

20. EVENT: Take Back the Night Walk:
"Take Back the Night" 5K: January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and
the Student Government AAREST agency & C.A.R.E are holding its 2nd annual
"Take Back the Night 5K Walk." Come participate in spreading awareness
about these issues throughout campus, and to support those who have been
victims of sexual assault. Free t-shirts, refreshments, goodies, and more.
There is NO cost to participate. Date: Wednesday, Jan. 12th, 2005. Free
Registration: 7:00 PM, Event begins at 7:30. PM. JWRU Colonnade. Any
questions, please email [log in to unmask]

21. EVENT: Student Organization Fair:
Visit the Student Organization Fair sponsored by IDEAL on January 18th &
19th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Reitz Union Colonnade! The fair will
showcase over 200 student organizations looking to recruit new members.
There will be tons of info plus free pizza and cookies! Come on over and
Get Involved! For more information please visit the IDEAL office in Reitz
Union 308.

22. EVENT: Florida Alternative Breaks Fundraiser:
Would you like to take a cruise to the Bahamas? Or perhaps sign up for a
Kaplan course? You should stop by the Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB)
Silent Auction fundraiser on Wednesday, January 19th, in the Matthews and
Bryan Lounges of the Reitz Union from 10:00am until 5:00pm! Several items
will be available to bid on both at the union and online at
www.geocities.com/floridaalternativebreaks/silent_auction.html. FAB's
mission is to allow students to immerse themselves in intensive community
service in order to heighten social awareness and advocate life-long
social action. Questions? Contact Sara Hanson, at [log in to unmask]


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http://www.honors.ufl.edu/wedupdate.html (please note deadline, word limit
and content specifications. Submission does not guarantee a post in the
Update, which is very space-limited). This e-mail is distributed by the
Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.

For more information about student group activities or other entertainment
on campus, or to post your own group's information, see either: STUFF TO
DO at http://www.union.ufl.edu/stufftodo or the Student Activities
Center's event calendar at http://www.union.ufl.edu/sac/eventcalendar.asp.

For the latest news and information on GATOR ATHLETICS, go to
http://www.GatorZone.com.

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