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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Summer 2005 Volume 09

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Summer 2005 Vol. 9 July 20, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
2.  SECURITY UPDATES:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
3.  SERVICE: Volunteerism Questionnaire:
4.  LEADERSHIP: SG Applications:
5.  LEADERSHIP: Open Positions in IMAGE:
6.  OPPORTUNITY: Public Health Programs:
7.  OPPORTUNITY: Gator Growl Casting:
8.  OPPORTUNITY: IT Security Awareness Video Contest:
9.  OPPORTUNITY: Strong Gator 2005 Competition:
10. EVENT: Summer B Weeks of Welcome:
11. EVENT: Museum Nights:
12. EVENT: Gator Dining Events:
13. EVENT: Faces Modeling Troupe:
14. EVENT: Progressive Black Men Events:
15. EVENT: Gator Growl Tickets:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
July 29: Deadline to drop or withdraw from Summer B/C without failing
grades.

FALL 2005 SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT: Schedule adjustment for Fall 2005 will
continue through August 9, 11-21.

August 6: Summer Commencement: http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement/.

2.  SECURITY UPDATES:
Microsoft issued three important security alerts last week. All were given
a 'critical' severity rating, which is Microsoft's highest severity
rating. The Windows operating system 98 to XP, MS Office, Word, MS Works
Suite and Internet Explorer are among the programs that are at risk for
vulnerabilities.

It is recommended that you update your computer immediately with the
current security patches by visiting, http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
and www.officeupdate.microsoft.com.

The UF IT security team thanks you for being aware and responsible. To
help us further learn how to protect you, take our online survey:
http://infosec.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/survey/ and don't forget to visit us and
pick up safe computing tips at: http://infosec.ufl.edu/athome/


ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

3.  SERVICE: Volunteerism Questionnaire:
Have you participated in community service within the last six months?
Would you be willing to complete a questionnaire on volunteerism? It
should take no more than fifteen minutes to complete, and your personal
information will be kept confidential. If you are interested, please
contact [log in to unmask] for more information. This is an IRB approved
survey that is part of a thesis study on student volunteer motivation.

4.  LEADERSHIP: SG Applications:
Student Government applications for Cabinet Assistant Directors and
Freshman Leadership Council are now available on the 3rd floor of the
Reitz Union. The deadline for submission is September 7 at 5:00 pm.

5.  LEADERSHIP: Open Positions in IMAGE:
Be empowered to create change in our community!  You are invited to apply
for a committee director position in IMAGE, or In Movement Against General
Eyedeals. Open positions include secretary, social, public relations,
webmaster, and solicitations. We strive to accomplish our goals through
mentoring children, socials and seminars. Please e-mail
[log in to unmask] for an application or a more detailed
explanation of what IMAGE does.

6.  OPPORTUNITY: Public Health Programs:
Have you considered the exciting field of Public Health? Qualified
students can begin their journey towards a Master of Public Health degree
in their senior year. The College of Public Health & Health Professions at
UF offers a combined degree program that allows you to apply 15 credit
hours of public health courses to both your undergraduate degree and your
master's degree in public health. Alternatively, you can complete your
undergraduate program and then enter the MPH program, a 48- credit option
that takes two years to complete. For more information, visit our website
at www.mph.ufl.edu.

7.  OPPORTUNITY: Gator Growl Casting:
Ever wanted to grace the big screen? Gator Growl currently is casting for
several skits that will be shown at this year's show. No experience or
preparation is required. Stop by 349 Reitz any time between 3:00- 6:00 pm
on July 26 for your chance to make history! Those auditioning will not
have to stay for the duration of the casting call. A current photograph is
required at the time of audition. For more information, contact Ashley
Arthur, Director of Casting & Talent at [log in to unmask]

8.  OPPORTUNITY: IT Security Awareness Video Contest:
How can you win cash, gain experience and earn recognition all in one
endeavor? Win the IT Security Awareness Video contest! The UF IT Security
Team is helping Educause/I2 Computer and Network Security Task Force
promote an IT Security Awareness Video contest. Videos can cover a variety
of IT security topics, be three minutes or less and targeted toward other
college students. Visit http://infosec.ufl.edu/events/video_contest for
more information. The deadline is September 1.

9.  OPPORTUNITY: Strong Gator 2005 Competition:
On July 24 at 12:00 pm, the Department of Recreational Sports (Strength
and Conditioning Program) will be hosting a clinic on strongman lifting
technique followed by Strong Gator, Round 2. This competition is open to
the UF community and will determine who is UF's strongest gator. Events
include the Olympic Deadlift, Atlas Stone, Crucifix Hold, Farmers Walk,
and Medley. Registration is free to the UF community, but space is
limited. For more information or to register, e-mail Jerrett at
[log in to unmask]

10. EVENT: Summer B Weeks of Welcome:
The Dean of Students Office would like to invite you to join us for our
Weeks of Welcome (WOW!) program throughout the Summer B session. Several
departments and organizations have planned a variety of social and
educational events through July 30 to welcome new and continuing students
to the university. Events include BBQs, service learning opportunities, an
organization fair, the First-Year Florida Convocation, and Gatormania, a
cultural festival. For a detailed calendar of Summer B events, please
refer to our WOW! website at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/nsp/wow/summer.php.

11. EVENT: Museum Nights:
Come to The Florida Museum of Natural History and the Samuel P. Harn
Museum of Art from 5:00-10:00 pm on July 21. Dress in your best sun wear
and flip flops to celebrate this summer's Museum Nights bash with friends.
Sarah Tobing, local guitarist, will play at the Harn Museum at 6:00 pm.
Free refreshments will be provided, catered by The Swamp. Free and open to
the public. For more information, call 352-392- 1665, ext. 415 or check
out http://sg.ufl.edu/SpecialEvents/MuseumNight/.

12. EVENT: Gator Dining Events:
Join us every Thursday from 4:30-7:30 pm during Summer B for BBQ dinners
at Gator Corner Dining Center. Use your All Campus Meal Plan or $6.90 for
cash customers. This Thursday, July 21, All-You- Can-Eat Southern BBQ
featuring Pork Ribs, BBQ Leg Quarters, Baked Potato Bar, Collard Greens,
Baked Beans, Garlic Bread and Ice Cream for dessert.

13. EVENT: Faces Modeling Troupe:
The University of Florida Chapter of Faces Modeling Troupe will have an
Interest Meeting/ Fashion Show on July 21 at 7:00 pm at the Reitz Union
Colonnade. Model training will be July 22, 23, 25-27 in 2319 Turlington.
E-mail [log in to unmask] or visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~faces for
more information!

14. EVENT: Progressive Black Men Events:
Are you bored this summer? Want to find out where the real fun is? The UF
Chapter of Progressive Black Men, Inc. is proud to announce its summer
events which are open to all UF Students and the community, including:
July 21 at 6:00 pm-Sex Awareness forum @ IBC (co-sponsored by BSU); July
30 at 12:00 pm- Family Affair Picnic @ Lake Wauburg. Check out
http://grove.ufl.edu/~ufpbm or e-mail [log in to unmask] for more details.

15. EVENT: Gator Growl Tickets:
Impersonation and improvisation will meet on stage as Wayne Brady, star of
Whose Line Is It Anyways?, has been signed to appear at the 80th Annual
University of Florida Gator Growl "Revenge of the Swamp" on October 7 at
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Student tickets, priced at $5.00 each until
15,000 are sold, are on sale now and only can be purchased through the
University Box Office in the Constans Theatre. General public admission
tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased at any Ticketmaster location and
at Ticketmaster.com.  For more information, contact Chris Chase, Director
of Public Relations at [log in to unmask]


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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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