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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Spring 2005 Volume 05

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2005 Vol. 5 February 2, 2005

Table of Contents
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
1. SCHOLARSHIP: University Scholars Program:
2. SERVICE: Teach for America:
3. SERVICE: Runnerís Rendezvous:
4. SERVICE: Beary Special Valentines:
5. SERVICE: Tennis on Wheels:
6. STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
7. STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad Peer Advisors:
8. LEADERSHIP: Outstanding Leadership Award for Graduating Seniors:
9. LEADERSHIP: Womenís Leadership Conference:
10. LEADERSHIP: State of Florida Hispanic Latino Collegiate Forum:
11. LEADERSHIP: Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Applications:
12. LEADERSHIP: Mortar Board Applications:
13. LEADERSHIP: Student Government Qualifying:
14. OPPORTUNITY: Business Plan Competition:
15. EVENT: Poetic Pandelirium:
16. EVENT: Gator Dining Event:
17. EVENT: Gator Dining Event:
18. EVENT: Chinese New Year Celebration:
19. EVENT: Florida Invitational Step Show:
20. EVENT: Islam Awareness Month:
21. EVENT: Student Organization Night at Florida Womenís Basketball Game:
22. EVENT: V-Day 2005:

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

1. 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 UFís 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.

2. SERVICE: Teach for America:
Teach for America calls upon outstanding college graduates to teach for
two years in low-income communities with the hope of creating equal
opportunities for all students in the country. All majors accepted, full
salary and benefits, as well as possible educational awards available. If
you'd like to learn more the information session is February 2 at 8:00 pm
in 357 Reitz. Visit www.teachforamerica.org or e- mail
[log in to unmask] for more information.

3. SERVICE: Runnerís Rendezvous:
Support the causes for the Office of Community Service branches, Project
MASCOT (Mentoring Alliance: Students & Communities Outreaching Together)
and FAB (Florida Alternative Breaks) as we host the Annual Runner's
Rendezvous, our 5K campus run on February 12 at 8:00 am. Breakfast will be
included and a t-shirt will be optional apart from registration costs.
For more information, please e-mail [log in to unmask]

4. SERVICE: Beary Special Valentines:
STOP Cancer, a division of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-medical honor
society, is having a stuffed-animal drive called "Beary Special
Valentines" for the children in pediatrics at Shands. Stuffed animals must
be new so as not to expose the children to any germs. Bears will be
collected in 327 Reitz from January 31 until the evening of February 13.
For more information please e-mail [log in to unmask] or visit our
website at http://grove.ufl.edu/~aed/stop.shtml.

5. SERVICE: Tennis on Wheels:
Are you interested in working with children and helping out the community?
Tennis on Wheels (TOW) is a UF student-run volunteer organization that
caters to the physically and mentally challenged children of local area
schools. Our sessions start the week of January 30 and run throughout the
semester. For more information or to sign up for sessions, e-mail
[log in to unmask]

6. STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
Spend summer in Paris! These interactive courses taught by distinguished
UF scholars are enhanced by a huge array of site visits, guest speakers
and cultural activities and are designed to benefit from Parisí cultural
richness, history and vibrant urban life. There are no minimum language
requirements. To learn more about the programs offered, please visit our
website at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC or e-mail us at [log in to unmask]
The application deadline for our Summer Study Abroad programs is March 1.

7. STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad Peer Advisors:
Miss the Study Abroad Fair, but interested in study abroad? Have you
studied abroad and want to share your experiences? Are you excited about
your plans to study abroad? The UF International Center Study Abroad Peer
Advisors will guide you through the application process, provide resources
and insight before you go abroad, and share in your experiences and
cultural readjustment when you return. If interested in learning more
about the program or in speaking with a Peer Advisor, please contact
Jaclyn Smith at [log in to unmask]

8. LEADERSHIP: Outstanding Leadership Award for Graduating Seniors:
Nominations now are being accepted for the Spring 2005 Outstanding
Leadership Award for Male and Female Graduating Seniors, sponsored by the
University of Florida Alumni Association. The students selected for these
awards will be acknowledged at the graduation ceremonies on April 29-May
1. Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships/ola.html. Applications are due
February 15.

9. LEADERSHIP: Womenís Leadership Conference:
The 2005 Women's Leadership Conference, "Women by Change, Leaders by
Choice" is taking place on February 13 at the Reitz Union. Network,
improve personal savvy and more! Register for $20 (includes breakfast,
lunch, and giveaways) at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/wlc.

10. LEADERSHIP: State of Florida Hispanic Latino Collegiate Forum:
Attend the 10th Annual Florida Hispanic-Latino Collegiate Forum at the
University of Florida on March 18- 20. The weekend will be packed with an
array of activities for student leaders from across Florida. People from
all cultures are welcome. For more information, visit
http://fhlcf.dso.ufl.edu or e-mail [log in to unmask]

11. LEADERSHIP: Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Applications:
The Omicron Delta Kappa Society is the national leadership honor society
for college students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni that
recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary
character. We will be accepting completed ODK applications until February
4. Download applications at http://grove.ufl.edu/~odk/ or contact
[log in to unmask] with questions.

12. LEADERSHIP: Mortar Board Applications:
Mortar Board is a national honor society that promotes leadership,
service, and scholarship to students. Interested members must be at least
in their final term of their junior year or have equivalent status and a
3.0 GPA. Applications are available at http://grove.ufl.edu/~trianon/ or
at the SAC, 3rd Floor Reitz Union and the application deadline is February
4 at 5:00 pm.

13. LEADERSHIP: Student Government Qualifying:
Qualifying to run for a position in Student Government Spring Election
will be held on the following dates: February 11 and 14 from 9:00 am-5:00
pm in 287 Reitz; February 15 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm in 123 Reitz. For more
information, contact the SG Office at 392-1665 x305.

14. OPPORTUNITY: Business Plan Competition:
All UF students are invited to enter their names into the pool for CEI's
annual Howard J. Leonhardt Business Plan Competition and become eligible
for the opportunity to compete for some of the $25,000 in cash awards.
Visit www.ufventure.com for registration and additional information on the
competition plus a workshop to help you prepare. Registration deadline is
February 11.

15. EVENT: Poetic Pandelirium:
RUB, The Apartment Poets, and the creators of "exhale" bring you Poetic
Pandelirium Thursdays, including February 3 from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the
Orange & Brew. Join us for a night of spoken word, local music acts,
original poetry, and an open mic. This Thursday we feature the debut of
"Justice," a special collaborative piece from the creators of "exhale" and
The Apartment Poets!

16. EVENT: Gator Dining Event:
Watch Super Bowl XXXIX on the Big Screen at the Orange & Brew on February
6. There will be free chips and salsa plus .50 chicken wings. All Ages
are welcome. Register to win a $50 Gift Card from the Orange & Brew for
picking the final score of Super Bowl XXXIX. You must submit your final
score prior to half time. Event kicks-off at 4:00 pm.

17. EVENT: Gator Dining Event:
Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Gator Corner Dining Center on February 8 from
5:00-8:00 pm. We will be serving traditional style New Orleans cuisine
including Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya, Bourbon Street Chicken, Fried
Catfish, Red Beans & Rice, Hushpuppies, Fried Okra and Praline Ice Cream.
We will have free giveaways plus a grand prize! Use your All Campus Meal
Plan or $7.22 for cash customers.

18. EVENT: Chinese New Year Celebration:
With a radical blend of ancient Chinese and modern Chinese American
performances, the Chinese American Student Association is proud to present
their 2005 Chinese New Year celebration on February 5 at 7:00pm in the
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Celebrate with your friends as we perform
songs, dances, martial arts, Lion dances, culture skits and much more. For
more information visit us at www.ufcasa.org.

19. EVENT: Florida Invitational Step Show:
Black Student Union Presents its 16th Annual Florida Invitational Step
Show on February 12 at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Doors open at 6:00
pm and tickets are currently on sale for $14 at the University of Florida
Box Office. For more information, please stop by the BSU office or e-mail
[log in to unmask]

20. EVENT: Islam Awareness Month:
The Muslim Student Association at the University of Florida prepares to
kick-off its annual "Islam Awareness Month," as part of a national
campaign that hopes to spread awareness about Muslims at home and abroad.
The month-long event will take place during February and will include
several events and lectures. For a calendar of events, please visit
www.islamoncampus.com.

21. EVENT: Student Organization Night at Florida Womenís Basketball Game:
Your student organization will have a chance to win a pizza party,
bragging rights, and recognition in the Alligator at the Womenís
Basketball game vs. Tennessee on February 3 at 7:00 pm. Members can
compete in several contests to earn points. Make sure your members in
attendance check in at the Gate 1 marketing table and sign up for the
contests to win more points. Call 800-34-GATOR ext. 6604 for more
information.

22. EVENT: V-Day 2005:
A Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls "The Vagina
Monologues" will be performed February 8 (8:00 pm, Reitz Auditorium) and
February 12 (8:30 pm, Reitz Union Grand Ballroom) Tickets on sale now at
the University Box Office or at www.ticketmaster.com. Other V-Day events
include: Open Mic @ Orange & Brew on February 9 and "Safewalk"/Guest
Speaker on February 11. For more information, e-mail [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 groupís information, see either: STUFF TO
DO at http://www.union.ufl.edu/stufftodo or the Student Activities
Centerís 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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