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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Spring 2005 Volume 04

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2005 Vol. 4 January 26, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Registrar’s Deadlines:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
2. CAREER RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT:
3. SCHOLARSHIP: University Scholars Program:
4. SERVICE: STARS Children’s Tutoring Program:
5. SERVICE: Dance Marathon Registration:
6. SERVICE: Big Brothers Big Sisters:
7. STUDY ABROAD: Salzburg, Austria:
8. STUDY ABROAD: Netherlands:
9. STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
10. OPPORTUNITY: Environmental Career Expo:
11. OPPORTUNITY: O’Connell Center Internships:
12. LEADERSHIP: Homecoming and Gator Growl 2005 Positions:
13. LEADERSHIP: Apply for FYF Teaching Assistant Position:
14. EVENT: Writing on the Wall:
15. EVENT: Pride Student Union:
16. EVENT: School of Theatre and Dance:
17. EVENT: ACCENT presents Ron Jeremy and Susan Cole:
18. EVENT: Student Government hosts "Our Office is Your Office":
19. EVENT: Greater Gator Weight Loss Challenge:
20. EVENT: Rock Climbing and Outfitter Party:
21. EVENT: Miss UF/FL Gator Scholarship Pageant:
22. EVENT: Hiphop Collective:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Registrar’s Deadlines:
January 28, 2005: Deadline to Withdraw From All Spring Classes With a 25%
                   Refund and W Assigned
January 28, 2005: AA and Degree Application Deadline

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
2. CAREER RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT:
Become a Career Showcase Host.
Orientation Sessions will be held Wednesday and Thursday, January 26th &
27th. Dates and times can be found at the Host link at
http://www.crc.ufl.edu/showcase. Register and attend an Orientation
Session to become a host. Positions are limited so come into the CRC as
soon as possible to sign-up.

Showcase Essentials Workshops
Will be held this week- Resume Preparation: Preparing for Showcase: 1-
Minute Interviews: Getting On Campus Interviews. Visit
http://www.crc.ufl.edu/careerfairs/events/showcase/essentials.php for a
list of times.

Internship Forum
Attend the Internship Forum, February 1 at 5:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom
of the Reitz Union to get tips on finding an internship, researching
companies, marketing yourself and becoming a successful intern. Students
of ALL majors and classifications are urged to attend. Visit
http://www.crc.ufl.edu/showcase for more information.

Resume Medic
Have your resume critiqued. Be prepared for your internship, scholarship
or job search. Today through Friday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
http://www.crc.ufl.edu.

3. SCHOLARSHIP: University Scholars Program:
The University Scholars Program presents students with the opportunity to
work closely with faculty mentors while pursuing fundamental research,
exploring scholarly inquiry, and developing new knowledge. University
Scholars will receive a $2500 research stipend, and up to $500 in
financial support for related costs such as travel to a scholarly
conference in presenting such research. Scholars also have the opportunity
to publish their work in UF’s on-line Journal of Undergraduate Research,
and to present their research in the University Scholars Symposium. All
University Scholars must register for at least one credit of research
during Summer 2005, attend a seminar from the Journal of Undergraduate
Research during fall 2005, and have undergraduate status through December
2005. Deadline February 25, applications should be submitted to the
college or department in which the research will be performed.
Applications and further details are available at the University Scholars
Program website, at http://www.scholars.ufl.edu.

4. SERVICE: STARS Children’s Tutoring Program:
Want to make a difference among the youth in the Gainesville community?
Want to tutor/mentor children in after-school programs? Join S.T.A.R.S -
Students Taking an Active Role in Society. There will be an orientation
for new and returning volunteers Thursday, February 3rd in the Reitz Union
Room 282 at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact Ashley at
[log in to unmask]

5. SERVICE: Dance Marathon Registration:
Bring on the dancers! Regular Dancer Registration for Dance Marathon at
UF continues this week, January 24-28. Dancers first register online at
www.floridadm.org. Then, bring the printed application and $30 cash or
check made payable to Children's Miracle Network to the Reitz Union
Colonnade or Turlington Plaza between 10:30 am - 3 pm. Another way to have
fun and support the Children's Miracle Network is the 5K Miracle Run on
January 29. Runners may register online or at 7:00 am on race day at
Flavet Field. The race starts at 9:00 am.

6. SERVICE: Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Bowl for Kids’ Sake, our annual fundraising program where you can be a
bowler, team captain, sponsor, or all three, will take place February 19
at Alley Katz. All of the money raised goes toward matching children with
caring adult volunteers in our community. Everyone who raises $25 or more
will receive a free t-shirt, two free bowling games, free shoe rental,
snacks, and will qualify to win additional prizes! Join the fun by
calling 375-2525 or visit our web site at http://www.bbbs-gville.org.

7. STUDY ABROAD: Salzburg, Austria:
Summer Study Abroad in Salzburg, Austria: European Studies or Music, May
18-June 25. This program is ideal for Political Science & History majors
and will fulfill General Education requirements for Social Science,
Humanities, and International areas. All majors welcome. Private study in
music also available by audition for music students. Stay with an Austrian
host family, visit the United Nations in Vienna and participate in many
other field trips. Come to an information session January 27 at 3:00 pm or
4:05 pm or January 28 at 11:45 am or 3:00 pm in Room 200 Academic Advising
Center. For more information visit
http://www.arts.ufl.edu/music/advising/salz/overseas.html or e-mail
[log in to unmask]

8. STUDY ABROAD: Netherlands:
Study in the Netherlands this summer! Spend 6 weeks in Utrecht and fulfill
your summer residency requirement. Program cost is $2350 (includes
tuition, housing, and excursions). Application deadline is February 1.
More information available at www.ufic.ufl.edu, in 123 Grinter Hall, or
e-mail [log in to unmask]

9. STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
Study abroad in Paris while earning credit to satisfy major, minor and
General Education requirements! The Paris Research Center is currently
accepting applications for our Week-long May Intersession, Summer Study
Abroad, and Fall Semester Study Abroad Programs. Our programs provide the
opportunity to enroll in high-caliber interactive courses taught by
distinguished UF scholars and enhanced by site visits, guest speakers,
excursions, cultural outings, and more! There are no minimum language
requirements. To learn more about our programs, please attend our upcoming
information session on January 26 at 4:00 pm in FLG 270. For more
information, visit our website at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC or e- mail us at
[log in to unmask]

10. OPPORTUNITY: Environmental Career Expo:
Students of all scientific & engineering disciplines are invited to the
Environmental Career Expo on January 27 from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Reitz
Union Rion Ballroom. More than 20 environmental firms, agencies, &
organizations will be present. Come for internships, jobs, and networking.
Intended for the curious to the resolute. Free food! Dress is business
casual. Resumes welcomed. For details visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~see.

11. OPPORTUNITY: O’Connell Center Internships:
The O’Connell Center is once again looking for Business and Facility
Interns for the summer and fall semesters. Students from any college are
encouraged to apply. All interns must be computer literate, have a
positive demeanor and a strong desire to learn. All internships are
non-compensatory for the first 24 hours. For more information on
internships at the O’Connell Center, please contact Renee Musson at
[log in to unmask] or for an application please visit our website at
www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu, click on General Info/ Employment/
Internships. All internship applications must be received by February 11.

12. LEADERSHIP: Homecoming and Gator Growl 2005 Positions:
Homecoming and Gator Growl 2005 director applications are now available in
the Florida Blue Key Office, Reitz Union room 312. The available director
positions for Gator Growl are as follows: Advertising, Art, Creative,
Finance, Honored Guests, Layout, Personnel, Program, Public Relations,
Sales, Solicitations, Sponsorships, Technical, Technology, Tickets,
University Services, Video Camera, and Show. Those interested must turn
their applications in by January 28 at 5:00 pm in the Florida Blue Key
Office. For more information contact Monica Palenzuela at
[log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

13. LEADERSHIP: Apply for FYF Teaching Assistant Position:
Apply to be a teaching assistant for First-Year Florida, UF’s extended
orientation course for new students. 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 4:30 pm on February 1.

14. EVENT: Writing on the Wall:
Help tear down the barriers that divide us with the Writing on the Wall
Project. The tear-down ceremony will take place at 1:00 pm on January 28
at the Plaza of the Americas. Guest speakers include Dr. Patricia
Telles-Irvin, Tamara Cohen, and Vikram Rangala. At the end of the
ceremony, everyone takes part in tearing down the wall by breaking the
blocks, and metaphorically destroying the hatred and oppression for which
the wall stands. Join us for this powerful experience as we let go of our
differences.

15. EVENT: Pride Student Union:
Pride Student Union is producing a play, and we are looking for serious
actors with any amount of experience. You do not have to identify as a
GLBTQ person to audition. Auditions will be held from 3:00- 6:00 pm on the
following days in the Reitz Union: January 31, room 349; February 1,
Johnson Lounge; and February 2, room 284. For more information, please
email Ryan at [log in to unmask] or call 352-392- 1665 ext. 326

16. EVENT: School of Theatre and Dance:
The University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance presents: "Never
Enough," a contemporary dance performance and community mobilization by
the Florida MOD Project. Powerful and provocative, the performance offers
a unique blend of social commentary, dramatic theatre, and passionate
physicality. In addition to a stirring night of theatre, Never Enough is
also part of a drive to launch Cancer Awareness month in February.
Performances are to be held January 21-30 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday at 2:00
pm at the Nadine McGuire Pavilion Black Box Theatre. Tickets available at
the University Box Office. Come and be inspired!

17. EVENT: ACCENT presents Ron Jeremy and Susan Cole:
Come see adult film superstar Ron Jeremy face off against journalist and
author Susan Cole on January 26 at 8:00 pm at the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center. The two will debate some of the moral issues dealing with the
adult film industry and the effects on our society. Admission is free and
open to the public. Doors open at 7:30 pm. For more information please
visit the ACCENT website at www.sg.ufl.edu/accent or call 392-1665
extension 306. This event is sponsored by ACCENT speakers bureau, an
agency of Student Government.

18. EVENT: Student Government hosts "Our Office is Your Office":
Student Government is hosting "Our Office Is Your Office" on January 27
from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Students can come to the SG office on the third
floor of the Reitz Union and speak to Student Government Cabinet
Directors, Senators, and Executive members. There will be information and
applications to get involved within the programs SG sponsors as well as
free refreshments.

19. EVENT: Greater Gator Weight Loss Challenge:
Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to change your life? Recreational
Sports is looking for six students to take on the Greater Gator Fitness
Challenge. Students will receive free lifestyle coaching, free personal
training, free nutrition counseling, a mentor and a motivator in this
life-changing, 9-week program. To apply, please e-mail
[log in to unmask] to schedule an interview. The deadline to apply is
January 28.

20. EVENT: Rock Climbing and Outfitter Party:
TRiP in association with Gator Nights brings you $7 Climbing at the
Gainesville Rock Gym (includes gear, climbing, belayers, and
transportation to the Rock Gym) and the Outfitter Party with free hot
chocolate, marshmallows and live music! Come to the Outfitter (ground
floor of the Reitz Union) between 8:00 pm and 12:00 am on January 28th.

21. EVENT: Miss UF/FL Gator Scholarship Pageant:
Sponsored by Florida Blue Key, the Miss UF/FL Gator Scholarship Pageant is
looking for more contestants! Categories include interview, swimwear,
talent, and eveningwear. Contestants must have a platform (an organization
or cause you support and will work toward helping) and a sponsor. Pageant
is February 21 and weekly meetings take place on Wednesdays. Contact
Lindsay Burgess at (772)216- 6019 or [log in to unmask]

22. EVENT: Hiphop Collective:
The Hiphop Collective would like to invite you to its fourth annual Soul
Cypher. From January 28-30, experience Hiphop culture in a high energetic
atmosphere unlike any concert or competition. It will include breakdancing
competitions, a popping battle, an MC Olympics and special guest judges
and deejays from around the nation. Featured performances include a live
funk band, African drumming and MC showcases. All admission is FREE with
your Gator 1! For event times and locations, visit our Web site at
http://www.soulcypher.org.

**************************************
** To submit a request for a posting on Wed. Update go to:
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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