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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Summer 2005 Volume 10

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Summer 2005 Vol. 10 July 27, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
2.  SECURITY UPDATES:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
3.  SERVICE: Volunteerism Questionnaire:
4.  INTERNSHIP: Richard M. Brodsky Foundation:
5.  LEADERSHIP: SG Applications:
6.  LEADERSHIP: Activists United:
7.  OPPORTUNITY: College of Health and Human Performance Classes:
8.  OPPORTUNITY: Gator Growl Casting:
9.  OPPORTUNITY: IT Security Awareness Video Contest:
10. OPPORTUNITY: Hispanic Heritage Month Participants Needed:
11. EVENT: Museum Nights:
12. EVENT: Gator Dining Events:
13. EVENT: Local Artist Exhibit:
14. EVENT: Comedy Improv Show:
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.  INTERNSHIP: Richard M. Brodsky Foundation:
The Richard M. Brodsky Foundation is a nonprofit AIDS and Cancer awareness
organization bringing its 2005 World AIDS Marathon, Conference, "Art for
AIDS" exhibition with silent auction, and "Noor H'mara" - a concert
benefiting those living with HIV - to UF in December for World AIDS Week.
Internships in various areas are still available, and credit hours can be
given. We also are pleased to announce that we are the official
UF/Gainesville link to DATA (Debt AIDS Trade Africa) and their ONE
Campaign. We are currently seeking DATA and avid ONE volunteers. Send all
inquiries to Sasha H. Muradali at (305) 498- 5000 or
[log in to unmask]

5.  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.

6.  LEADERSHIP: Activists United:
Have you ever noticed the oppression around you and wanted to make it more
visible to your community or even your friends? Have you ever wanted to
know more about oppression and help fight it? Then Activists United, a new
organization at UF is for you! With a fresh take on gauging our audience
and reaching out to all of our campus, we invite everyone who is
interested to take part. We are accepting applications for officer
positions as well as looking for general members to start off an exciting
new year. Please contact Denise Bird at [log in to unmask]
for questions, comments, or to apply.

7.  OPPORTUNITY: College of Health and Human Performance Classes:
The College of Health and Human Performance is offering new distance
education courses in the fall: PET 4905 / PET 6905 Medical & Health
Aspects of Students with Disabilities and PET 4905 / PET 6905 Adapted
Physical Activity. HHP also will offer the following distance education
courses this fall: LEI 4880 Evaluation of Leisure Services; HSC 3531/ HSC
5536 Medical Terminology; PEL 2930 Group Exercise Training Course. For
more information, please contact Cher Harris at 392.0578, ext. 1279.

8.  OPPORTUNITY: Gator Growl Casting:
Ever wanted to grace the big screen? Gator Growl is currently casting for
several skits that will be shown at this year's show. No experience or
preparation is required. Stop by 122 Reitz Union (Matthews Lounge) anytime
between 3:00-6:00 pm on August 3 for your chance to make history! Those
auditioning will not have to stay for the duration of the casting call. A
current photograph will be required at the time of audition. For more
information, contact Ashley Arthur, Director of Casting & Talent at
[log in to unmask]

9.  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.

10. OPPORTUNITY: Hispanic Heritage Month Participants Needed:
Are you athletic? Do you have what it takes to be the next Top Model? Do
you posses a hidden talent? Do you have what it takes to be crowned? If
so, Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is looking for you. HHM is hosting four
events that need participants. If you are interested in the Soccer
Tournament, Fashion Show, Talent Show, or Pageant Show contact the
following: Soccer Tournament-Paola Urrea at [log in to unmask]; Fashion
Show-Anai Nava at [log in to unmask]; Talent Show-Bernice Lopez at
[log in to unmask]; Pageant Show-Elisabeth Rodriguez at [log in to unmask]
If your organization is interested in reserving a spot at our Opening
Ceremony, contact Leslie Veiga at [log in to unmask] Any
questions, contact David Ruiz, Hispanic Heritage Month 2005 Programming
Director at [log in to unmask]

11. EVENT: Museum Nights:
Don't miss the last Museum Nights of the summer session! Come out to the
Florida Museum of Natural History and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
from 5:00-10:00 pm on July 28. Free refreshments and beverages will be
provided, catered by The Swamp. For more information, check out:
http://sg.ufl.edu/SpecialEvents/MuseumNight/, contact Stephanie Smith at
[log in to unmask] or call 352-392-1665, ext. 415.

12. EVENT: Gator Dining Events:
Join us Wednesday, July 27 at Broward Dining Hall from 5:00-8:00 pm for a
Hawaiian Luau Party. There will be an outdoor barbecue featuring Roasted
and Pulled Pineapple & Coconut Pork, Citrus Chicken Breast, Coconut Rice
with Shrimp, Sweet Potato Mash, Pineapple & Cabbage Coleslaw, Mixed Green
Salad, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Pina Colada Sno Cones for dessert.
Use Your All Campus Meal Plan or $6.90 for cash customers. We also will
have free giveaways plus a gift certificate from Freeride Surf Shop for
limbo contest winner.

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 28, All-You- Can-Eat Jerk Pork, Citrus
Chicken Breast, Baked Sweet Potato, Rice & Pigeon Peas, Grilled Marinated
Squash, Carrot Raisin Salad and Sweet Plantains for dessert.

13. EVENT: Local Artist Exhibit:
"Self-Consciousness" is an exhibit of digital self-portraits by local
artist Kristin Powers on display at Bodytech Gallery, 806 West University
Avenue, July 31 - August 31. The opening reception is on July 31 at 8:00
pm. Stunning digital work, drinks and snacks provided. Free and open to
the public. For more information, visit www.KristinPowers.com.

14. EVENT: Comedy Improv Show:
There will be a Free Improv Comedy Show on July 27 at 8:00 pm.  Five
members of UF's Theatre Strike Force--who call themselves The
Norsemen--will be performing in the Miles Wilkin Acting Studio (CON G015),
located in the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion. There will be
limited seating, so get there early. Please visit www.thenorsemen.net for
more information.

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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You can find Wednesday Update Archives at
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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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