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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Fall 2005 Volume 13

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Fall 2005 Vol. 13 November 16, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENT:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
2. RESEARCH: Carnegie Junior Fellows Program:
3. RESEARCH: Undergraduate Research Seminar:
4. LEADERSHIP: VISA International Month Directorship Applications:
5. INTERNSHIPS: Retail Internships Available for All Majors:
6. SERVICE: Donations for Worthy Causes:
7. SERVICE: Turkey Trot with FL Alternative Breaks and Project MASCOT:
8. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Josephine A. West Memorial Service Scholarship:
9. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Green Corps Fellowship for Graduating Seniors:
10. OPPORTUNITY: Join the Women's Basketball Student Section:
11. OPPORTUNITY: Peace Corps Info Session Tomorrow:
12. OPPORTUNITY: Student Government Meet-n-Greet Luncheon TODAY:
13. OPPORTUNITY: Holiday Citrus Sale:
14. OPPORTUNITY: On-Campus Housing Forum:
EVENTS
15. EVENT: Intercollegiate Pride Conference:
16. EVENT: Peruvian Dance Performance:
17. EVENT: EcoRun this Saturday:
18. EVENT: Draft-a-Donor Day:
19. EVENT: UF Symphony Orchestra Concert Tomorrow Night:
20. EVENT: Ayn Rand Club Guest Speaker:
21. EVENT: Fair Trade Debate:
22. EVENT: Thanksgiving Feast at Gator Corner:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENT:
November 18th - January 5th: Spring 2006 Schedule Adjustment

November 21st: Deadline to drop or withdraw without failing grades for Fall 2005


ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

2. RESEARCH: Carnegie Junior Fellows Program:
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit
organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and
promoting active international engagement by the United States. Each
year, the Carnegie Endowment holds a rigorous national competition to
select 8-10 graduating senior to serve as research assistants. Junior
Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1) at headquarters in Washington,
DC. Positions are full-time and include salary and a benefits package.
The deadline to apply for a nomination from UF is December 14. For
additional information, you may contact Regan Garner in the University
Honors Program at [log in to unmask] or 392-1519.

3. RESEARCH: Undergraduate Research Seminar:
If you are performing or are interested in research in chemical or
biological sciences, you are invited to attend or present at the monthly
Undergraduate Research Seminar to be held December 1 at the Academic
Research Building, Room R3-265 (conference room) on starting at 2:30pm.
This is a great opportunity to meet research faculty that have undergrads
in their laboratories and learn about the exciting and groundbreaking
research being done at UF. If you are already working on a project, then
you are welcome to present your data and get feedback from professors in a
variety of disciplines. For more information, please contact Taylor
Gilliland at [log in to unmask]

4. LEADERSHIP: VISA International Month Directorship Applications:
Applications for directorships for VISA's International Month 2006 are now
available. Pageant Director, Fashion Show Director, and the 44th Annual
Talent Show Director applications are available in the VISA (Volunteers
for International Student Affairs) Office, Room 316 of the Student
Activities Center. Application deadline is November 23. For more
information, contact VISA President, Dipesh Patel, at [log in to unmask]

5. INTERNSHIPS: Retail Internships Available for All Majors:
The University of Florida Center for Retailing assists students in
securing paid retailing internships with national retailers. Students, of
all majors, interested in retail internships for Summer 2006 are
encouraged to attend the Intern Information Meeting on Wednesday, November
16 in the Reitz Union Auditorium from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. For more
information, please contact Cecilia Schulz at [log in to unmask]

6. SERVICE: Donations for Worthy Causes:
Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, joined up with industry so
that we can lend a hand to abused women by collecting used cell phones.
For each phone received a donation will be given to an abused women's
shelter. Drop off phones at Weil Hall Room 300. Contact Yair Korenblit at
[log in to unmask] with questions.

Help ASTRA stuff the bus. In conjunction with Altrusa, ASTRA will be
taking clothing, school supplies, and personal hygiene donations for
homeless children in Alachua County. Please bring any donations to Bryan
Hall room 112, from 9am - 5pm today through Friday. Donations can also be
taken to the Stuff the Bus site located in the Butler Plaza parking lot
from 10am - 5pm Saturday or 12pm - 5pm Sunday.

Members of the UF Panhellenic Council will be collecting dry good
donations through Friday at the Publix on the corner of 34th Street and SW
2nd Avenue. Please stop by between 11am - 5pm to donate food to Bread of
the Mighty Food Bank, a local food bank that distributes about 2 million
pounds of food annually in north central Florida. For more information,
please contact Panhellenic Service Director Gillian Russell at
[log in to unmask]

7. SERVICE: Turkey Trot with FL Alternative Breaks and Project MASCOT:
Enjoy running? Like kids or service projects? Come out and run/walk
while raising money for a local mentoring program and Spring Break service
trips. The 5K run will be this Sunday November 20 at 8:30am. Register
from 8-8:30 the day of the run or pre-register at the Reitz Colonnade
today and tomorrow from 10am to 2pm. $15 Registration fee. For more info
email [log in to unmask]

8. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Josephine A. West Memorial Service Scholarship:
This scholarship provides an annual grant of $1000 to an outstanding
undergraduate female student at the University of Florida. Funds for this
scholarship are provided by private donations, and the award is presented
in the fall. To be considered, applicants must comply with all of the
following requirements: minimum 3.0 GPA; be enrolled full time; be at
least of sophomore standing; provide service to UF and to fellow students.
Submit completed application by December 2 to the Office of the Vice
President for Student Affairs at 155 Tigert Hall. Download application at
http://www.ufsa/ufl.edu/ovp/jowest.htm.

9. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Green Corps Fellowship for Graduating Seniors:
Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing, is offering
one-year paid fellowships to recent college graduates. Fellows will get
the hands-on training and experience needed to launch a social change
organizing and advocacy career. For more information, go to
http://greencorps.org/. Contact Julie Handa at [log in to unmask] or
(352)219-1561 for more information.

10. OPPORTUNITY: Join the Women's Basketball Student Section:
UF Students, join the "Orange & Blue Crew" for great benefits! It's
absolutely free and you will receive a free "Crew" t-shirt sponsored by
Pepsi. Other benefits include: free food at select games, special seating
section at every home game, and chances to participate in contests and win
prizes (including cash). To sign up or for more information, email
[log in to unmask] or call 375-GoUF ext. 6648. Or, come to the
home opener on Sunday, November 27 and sign up at the promotions table at
Gate 1 of the O'Connell Center.

11. OPPORTUNITY: Peace Corps Info Session Tomorrow:
Attention to those interested in becoming Peace Corps Volunteers:
Michael Jenkins from Peace Corps Atlanta will be here to answer your
questions tomorrow from 4pm - 6pm in Reitz Union Room 123, Bryan Lounge.
Please come by for a presentation, information, and to have your questions
answered.

12. OPPORTUNITY: Student Government Meet-n-Greet Luncheon TODAY:
Student Government wants YOU to become more familiar with the people who
are working for you. All students are invited to attend a luncheon with
Student Government's executive officers today in the President's Dining
Room from 11am - 2pm. This will be an informal buffet style lunch free to
all students who would like to meet with the executive officers and/or
discuss any concerns they may have. Tuesday, November 22nd Student
Government will conduct another meet and greet program in Turlington
Plaza, so please come out and say hello!

13. OPPORTUNITY: Holiday Citrus Sale:
Once again it is time to order holiday citrus for family and friends. The
holiday citrus sale is a long- standing tradition of the Gator Citrus
Club. Fresh Florida GRAPEFRUIT and NAVEL ORANGES will be delivered at
Fifield Hall and available for pick up December 7-9, 2005. Order by
November 21st and receive a 10% discount. Order forms available at:
http://www.hos.ufl.edu/citrusclub/.

14. OPPORTUNITY: On-Campus Housing Forum:
Student Government Cabinet will be putting on an On-Campus housing forum
for all residents who live on campus to voice their concerns, opinions,
and to offer suggestions for improvement in on-campus housing. The
Student Housing event will take place November 17 at 7:30pm at the
Institute of Black Culture.


EVENTS

15. EVENT: Intercollegiate Pride Conference:
Pride Student Union is hosting its 4th annual Intercollegiate Pride
Conference, designed to build leaders and promote diversity, this weekend.
Join us for a series of workshops and speakers Ronni Sanlo from UCLA and
Jessica Pettitt from Arizona State University, as well as free food.
Registration is free for UF Students and can be done online at
www.ufpride.org. Check-in is this Friday night, November 18, in the
Graham Gallery Rec Room at 6pm. Contact IPC director Ricky Cortez at
[log in to unmask] with questions.

16. EVENT: Peruvian Dance Performance:
The Peruvian Association presents "El Elenco de Danzas de la Universidad
Nacional San Cristobal", a dance group from Peru. This cultural
experience will be held Friday, November 18 at the Downtown Community
Plaza (111 East University Avenue). Peruvian food will be served at
7:30pm and the show begins at 8pm. This event is free and open to the
public. For more information, contact Kathy Valle at [log in to unmask]

17. EVENT: EcoRun this Saturday:
The Public Interest Environmental Conference is holding the First Annual
EcoRun 5k Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 8:00am. See
http://plaza.ufl.edu/countach/ for registration forms and other
information. Registration costs are between $10 and $15 depending when
you register.

18. EVENT: Draft-a-Donor Day:
Have a chance to sign an organ and tissue donor card at Get Carded's
"Draft-A-Donor." This free event will take place tomorrow from 9am - 3pm
on the Reitz Union North Lawn. Please contact Stephanie at
[log in to unmask] with any questions.

19. EVENT: UF Symphony Orchestra Concert Tomorrow Night:
The UF Symphony Orchestra presents "Winter Dreams" Thursday November 17 at
7:30pm in the University Memorial Auditorium. As always, refreshments
will be served in the Friends of Music Room following the concert, and
tickets are always free! The concert features Dr. Arthur Jennings,
trombone, and is highlighted by Tchaikovsky's 1st Symphony. Contact
[log in to unmask] with any questions.

20. EVENT: Ayn Rand Club Guest Speaker:
Ayn Rand Club Presents: "Your Professors' War Agains the Mind - The Black
Hole of Postmodernism and Multiculturalism" by Dr. Gary Hull of Duke
University. Dr. Hull explains the essence of Post-Modernism and how
philosophers for the past 200 years have systematically divorced reason
from reality, culminating in today's rejection of objectivity. Come out
to NPB 1001 tomorrow night at 6pm for this free event. Info:
www.aynrandclub.com.

21. EVENT: Fair Trade Debate:
Come watch the University Economics Society debate Students Making Trade
Fair in a formal debate. The debate is scheduled for TONIGHT at 7pm, at
the Orange and Brew (Ground level, Reitz Union). Students Making Trade
Fair is advocating against passing the Free Trade Act of the Americas,
while the UES is advocating the implementation of FTAA.

22. EVENT: Thanksgiving Feast at Gator Corner:
Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving Feast at Gator Corner Dining Center
next Monday November 21. We will have an All-You-Can-Eat buffet featuring
your favorite Thanksgiving entrees including: Carved Turkey, Mashed
Potatoes & Gravy, Stuffing, Green Bean & Sweet Potato Casserole, Cranberry
Sauce, Yeast Rolls, Hot Apple Cider and Apple Pie a la Mode for dessert.
Dinner will be served from 5pm - 8pm. Use your All Campus Meal Plan or
$6.90 for cash customers.

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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.

You can find Wednesday Update Archives at
http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/wednesday-update.html.

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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