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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Fall 2005 Volume 11

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Fall 2005 Vol. 11 November 2, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. IT ANNOUNCEMENT
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
2. LEADERSHIP: Vacancies for Student Appointments on Libraries Committee
3. LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Information Session
4. SERVICE: Florida Alternative Breaks Winter Break Service Trip!
5. SERVICE: Supporting Our Soldiers
6. SERVICE: Hispanic Association for Bilingual Assistance
7. SERVICE: Bowl for the Children's Miracle Network with Dance Marathon
8. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Business Opportunities Forum - Open to ALL Students
9. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Environmental Career Forum
10. OPPORTUNITY: FREE Hip Hop Dance Class
11. OPPORTUNITY: Enrich your Professional Development at the Career Resource Center
12. OPPORTUNITY: Presentation on the Latinization of America
13. OPPORTUNITY: Entrepreneurship and Technology Club Guest Speaker
14. GET INVOLVED: Mentor/Mentee Information Session
EVENTS
15. EVENT: "Remembering Rosa" Program Tomorrow Night
16. EVENT: Hindu Students Council Presents a Diwali Show
17. EVENT: November is Kaleidoscope Asian American Awareness Month
18. EVENT: Gators Cancer Forum
19. EVENT: Great Gator Health Fest
20. EVENT: DJ Spooky at the Phillips Center
21. EVENT: Cookout for a Cause
22. EVENT: "The Three Italian Tenors" Opera Concert

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. IT ANNOUNCEMENT
The University of Florida has policies regarding access to its computer
resources. UF's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is intended keep students,
faculty and staff safe and preserve access to information vital to the UF
mission. Use of UF computing resources implies acceptance and
understanding of the AUP. The complete AUP can be found at:
http://www.it.ufl.edu/policies/aupolicy.html. Other safe computing tips
can be found at: http://infosec.ufl.edu/athome/.


ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

2. LEADERSHIP: Vacancies for Student Appointments on Libraries Committee
There are currently vacancies for students to serve on the University
Libraries Committee for the 2005-2006 academic year. If you are
interested in being considered for an appointment to this university
committee, complete the on-line application at the following web site:
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/vpsa/. Vacancies on committees that occur during
the year will be filled from this pool of applicants. For a complete list
of university committees, visit the Office of the Provost's web site:
http://www.aa.ufl.edu/committees/index.htm.

3. LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Information Session
Join us tonight in Reitz Union Room 286 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Come find
out about leadership opportunities available through FBK, and learn how
and when to apply to become a member. Please contact Christopher Ruiz at
[log in to unmask] with any questions.

4. SERVICE: Florida Alternative Breaks Winter Break Service Trip!
For the first time ever Florida Alternative Breaks is coordinating a
Winter Break community service trip! Applications are due by 5pm Thursday
November 10 to the Center for Leadership and Service. For applications
and contact information please visit www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/fab.

5. SERVICE: Supporting Our Soldiers
The Student Honors Organization is hosting "S.O.S.: Supporting Our
Soldiers" in Spring of 2006. There will be an informational meeting
regarding this nonpolitical fundraiser, presentation, and memorial TONIGHT
at 7pm in the Hume Classrooms (by the Hume Hall area desk). Applications
are also being accepted for several committees and director positions.
For an application request, email [log in to unmask] Applications are
due at the Hume Desk or to the email provided by 11:59pm November 9.

6. SERVICE: Hispanic Association for Bilingual Assistance
Want the opportunity to promote literacy in Latino families or teach
English to migrant workers in Alachua County? Come to an informational
session this Thursday at 5:30pm in Norman Hall 2414 to learn more about
becoming a part of two projects brought to you by UF's HABLA, Hispanic
Association for Bilingual Assistance. For questions or more information
please contact Brittany Kraul at [log in to unmask]

7. SERVICE: Bowl for the Children's Miracle Network with Dance Marathon
Dance Marathon at the University of Florida is hosting "Making Strikes for
Making Miracles" November 6. For $12 students can bowl continuously from
2-5pm at Alley Katz (3705-1 SW 42nd St.). All money will benefit the
Children's Miracle Network at Shands Children's Hospital at the University
of Florida. For more information, please contact Emily Kiser:
[log in to unmask]

8. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Business Opportunities Forum - Open to ALL Students
Warrington Diplomats present Taking Care of Business, a forum on
opportunities available in the College of Business. Information will be
provided on study abroad, internships, opportunities within each major,
graduate programs and more. Professors, faculty, and students will
present valuable advice and information. The forum will be held November
2 and 3 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Stuzin 200. This event is free and open
to all UF students. Contact Lia Givens at [log in to unmask] for more
information.

9. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Environmental Career Forum
You're invited to the 2005 Environmental Career Forum Tuesday, November 8
from 7 - 9PM. All Students interested in the environmental field are
encouraged to attend this event. In attendance will be the top 20
environmental firms and organizations. Come out to learn about great
career opportunities and for the chance to meet one-to-one with students
and firms in your field of interest, stay for the free buffet! For more
info see http://grove.ufl.edu/~see or contact [log in to unmask]

10. OPPORTUNITY: FREE Hip Hop Dance Class
Class taught by Hip Hop Master Gary McLain on November 6 from 1-2 pm in
the O'Connell Center Dance Studio. Sponsored by Danza Dance Company.
For more information contact Shari McLean at [log in to unmask]

11. OPPORTUNITY: Enrich your Professional Development at the Career Resource Center
Become a Career Ambassador at the Career Resource Center. Assist students
in improving their resumes, interviewing skills, job search strategies and
more. Applications can be picked up in the CRC library, and are due
November 10 by 5pm. For more information, please visit
http://www.crc.ufl.edu/crc/crcjobs/ambassadors.php.

12. OPPORTUNITY: Presentation on the Latinization of America
Mr. Agustin "Gus" Garcia, President of Garcorp International and a
nationally known Latin motivational speaker, will speak on the
Latinization of America. His presentation will cover Latino civil and
human rights as well as the past, present and future of the Latin culture
and its contributions to America. He will also discuss the changes in
American society as a result of the growing influence of Latin culture.
The event will be held in Reitz Union Room 282 on November 3 at 7:30pm.
Contact Marco Mena at [log in to unmask] for more information.

13. OPPORTUNITY: Entrepreneurship and Technology Club Guest Speaker
Founder and CEO of Bosshardt Realty, Ms. Carol Bosshardt, will speak
TONIGHT from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Turlington L005. A finalist for
Entrepreneur of the Year for Florida, Ms. Bosshardt is one of the most
esteemed and respected business leaders in the state. She will speak about
her entrepreneurial journey as well as what it takes to run a successful
real estate firm. Questions: [log in to unmask]

14. GET INVOLVED: Mentor/Mentee Information Session
The Student Government Cabinet will be holding a Mentor/Mentee Information
Session Thursday November 3 from 6:30 pm - 7:30pm in Florida Gym Room 210.
This is a great opportunity to teach fellow students about what our
University has to offer, or to learn more about how to get involved.

EVENTS

15. EVENT: "Remembering Rosa" Program Tomorrow Night
"Remembering Rosa" is a celebration of the life and legacy of Rosa Parks,
the mother of the Civil Rights Movement. The event will be held Thursday
November 3 from 7pm - 8:30pm on the Plaza of the Americas. Hosted by the
National Council of Negro Women and the African-American Studies
Department, the program will feature speakers from UF and the Gainesville
community. Following the program, there will be a short reception at the
Institute of Black Culture (W. University Ave). Please contact Imani Hope
at [log in to unmask] for further information.

16. EVENT: Hindu Students Council Presents a Diwali Show
Friday November 4, 7:00 pm at the India Cultural and Education Center
-1115 SW 13th Street. Diwali, or Deepavali, is the most celebrated Indian
festival and the Hindu New Year. Often called the "festival of lights,"
Diwali signifies the lighting of the lamp of knowledge within us to dispel
the ignorance that pervades our minds. It is also a time when devotion
restores peace and divine bliss to the mind once tempted by the ego and
ignorance. FREE Admission and Indian food sponsored by Chutnee's
restaurant. Visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~hsc for more information.

17. EVENT: November is Kaleidoscope Asian American Awareness Month
Kaleidoscope Month (or Asian American Awareness Month) strives to educate
and empower the community with informative and interactive programming
that focuses on Asian American issues. For more info, please go to:
http://kmonth2005.blogspot.com or http://grove.ufl.edu/~asu/. Email
Andrea Ranada at [log in to unmask] for more information.

To begin your celebrating, you are invited to hear political columnist and
author Vijay Prashad's lecture "Second Hand Dreams: Asian Americans and
the Third American Revolution" Thursday at 7pm in the Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom. Vijay Prashad is the author of 'Everybody Was Kung Fu FIghting:
Afro- Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity' and 'Karma of
Brown Folk' and is currently a professor and director of International
Studies at Trinity College.

18. EVENT: Gators Cancer Forum
College Students' CARES (Cancer Awareness and Sports) and Health Education
Pre-med AMSA are hosting the Gators Cancer Forum Tuesday November 8 from
6-7:30 pm at the Reitz Union Auditorium. Come listen to fellow Gators
share their life-changing stories and take advantage of a presentation
from a UF oncologist and representative from the Climb for Cancer
Foundation, followed by a Q&A session. Email Chris at [log in to unmask]
or visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~cares/ for more information.

19. EVENT: Great Gator Health Fest
The UF Academy of Student Pharmacists presents Great Gator Health Fest,
offering a variety of health screenings including cholesterol, diabetes,
blood pressure, and osteoporosis. Take advantage of these FREE preventive
screenings and counseling sessions. The event will be held November 5, 4
hours before kickoff of the UF vs. Vandy football game on the Reitz Union
Colonnade.

20. EVENT: DJ Spooky at the Phillips Center
New York-based conceptual artist, writer and musician Paul D. Miller, also
known as DJ Spooky "That Subliminal Kid," brings his full-scale,
multimedia performance 'Rebirth of a Nation' to the Curtis M. Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts this Friday, November 4 at 7:30pm. Miller
will lead a pre-performance discussion at 6:45pm, which is free and open
to the public. $10 UF student tickets are available anywhere in the
house! Tickets must be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box
Office or at University Box Office with a valid Gator 1 card.

21. EVENT: Cookout for a Cause
Come eat some tasty barbecue with your Circle K International friends and
Gator family before the Vanderbilt game this Saturday, November 5 from
1-3pm. All profits will be donated to the Hurricane Relief Fund! The
cookout will be held in front of Baptist Collegiate Ministries on
University Avenue, right next to the Florida Bookstore.

22. EVENT: "The Three Italian Tenors" Opera Concert
The Interfraternity Council and the Climb for Cancer Foundation is
cosponsoring "The Three Italian Tenors" opera concert Sunday November 6 at
7:30 pm at the Phillips Center. The University choir will also be
performing. Student tickets are only $10, and all proceeds go to the
Climb for Cancer Foundation, which funds cancer research at UF, and
towards IFC service initiatives.

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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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