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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Fall 2005 Volume 07

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Fall 2005 Vol. 7 October 5, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  LIBRARY ANNOUNCEMENT: IM Your Librarian!
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
2.  SERVICE: Florida Alternative Breaks
3.  SERVICE: Donate Old Phone for Abused Women
4.  SERVICE: Desserts for Change
5.  SERVICE: Hustle for Humanity
6.  LEADERSHIP: National Council of Negro Women
7.  LEADERSHIP: Positions Available in the Virgil Hawkins Pre-Law Society
8.  OPPORTUNITY: Laws over Lunch
9.  ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Graduate and Professional Schools Day
10. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships
11. INTERNSHIPS: Building Relationships through Internship Development w/ Gainesville Employers
12. GET INVOLVED: Student Watchdog Group
13. GET INVOLVED: Haunted Housing Carnival
EVENTS
14. EVENT: Gator Growl
15. EVENT: Homecoming Parade and Gator Gallop
16. EVENT: National Coming Out Day
17. EVENT: Breast Cancer Forum Tonight
18. EVENT: UF Symphony Orchestra Presents "A Franco-Russian Program"
19. EVENT: Gator Soccer this Friday
20. EVENT: Homecoming BBQ at Gator Corner
21. EVENT: Coffee for the Kids
22. EVENT: Local Brew Concert Tonight


ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  LIBRARY ANNOUNCEMENT: IM Your Librarian!
Ask a Librarian IM is a new instant messaging service, open Monday - Thursday
9am - 9pm and Friday 9am - 5pm.  Ask a Librarian IM runs on the university
Jabber IM server.  All you need to connect is an IM client, a gatorlink email
address and your password.

Get started jabbering!  Consult the "how to" guide at
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/hss/ref/rx/imnew.pdf, or stop by the UF Computer
Helpdesk at CSE 214 or E520 for information.


ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

2.  SERVICE: Florida Alternative Breaks
Florida Alternative Breaks is recruiting participants for its Spring Break
community service trips.  Twelve trips focus on social issues ranging from
Animal Refuge to HIV/AIDS.  New this year are trips assisting in disaster
relief!  Come out to the info session October 11 at 7pm, Anderson 34.
Applications are available at the Center for Leadership and Service in Peabody
Hall and at www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/fab/.  For further information contact Tyler
D'Andrea at [log in to unmask]

3.  SERVICE: Donate Old Phone for Abused Women
Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, is working to help abused women. If
you have any used cell- phones, please consider donating them to us.  For each
phone received a donation will be made to a shelter for abused women.  We will
be in Turlington Plaza this Thursday from 12:30pm - 2:00pm.  If you can't make
it this Thursday, please consider sending us an email so that we can get it
from you some other time.  Contact Yair Korenblit at [log in to unmask] with
questions or to donate.

4.  SERVICE: Desserts for Change
Now giving back to the community is as easy as apple pie.  Each month, Service
Ambassadors will be taking 10-15 students to volunteer at a Gainesville
non-profit.  Following the event, students will travel to a local establishment
to enjoy yummy desserts while a community expert facilitates reflection and
"now what" discussion.  This month we will participate in a clean-up at
Itchatucknee Springs on Saturday October 15. On Saturday November 19 we will
work with Gainesville Harvest in conjunction with Hunger and Homelessness week.
If you are interested in participating, please apply online at the Center for
Leadership and Service http://www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/, or email us with us at
[log in to unmask] with any questions.

5.  SERVICE: Hustle for Humanity
University Habitat for Humanity presents the 6th Annual Hustle for Humanity, a
4-mile run/walk.  The event will be held October 22 at 9am and begins at the
McKnight Brain Institute at Shands.  We will be donating 100% of the profits to
the American Red Cross Disaster Relief for Hurricane Katrina.  To receive more
information, register, or simply make a donation, please visit
http://grove.ufl.edu/~habitat/fundraise.htm

6.  LEADERSHIP: National Council of Negro Women
Interested in leadership?  Political Activism?  Service?  Become a part of NCNW
- applications are available in Turlington Room 3323.  Application deadline is
October 7.  Call Imani Hope at (407) 529- 5792 with questions, or go to
www.ncnw.org.

7.  LEADERSHIP: Positions Available in the Virgil Hawkins Pre-Law Society
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in the law and
in giving back to the community.  Whether you are a freshman or a senior we
want you!  If interested please send an email to Dina Rubio at [log in to unmask]

8.  OPPORTUNITY: Laws over Lunch
Curious about what happens when you get caught with a fake ID?  Concerned about
academic dishonesty?  Questions about party patrol?  Campus Diplomats invite
you to "Laws over Lunch" Tuesday, October 11 at 11:30am on the Reitz Union
Colonnade.  Learn your rights as a student!  Our expert panel will inform you
and answer your questions over a FREE pizza lunch. RSVP to
[log in to unmask] with your name and classification, we can accommodate
only the first 70 registrants.  For more information on the Campus Diplomats
visit: www.dso.ufl.edu/diplomats.

9.  ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Graduate and Professional Schools Day
Thinking of going to graduate School?  Mark your calendar to attend Graduate
and Professional Schools Day October 11 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom from
10:00am - 2:00pm.  Visit www.crc.ufl.edu/GAP for more information.

10. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships are designed to recognize the contributions
New Americans have made to American life.  The Fellowships are grants for up to
two years of graduate study in the United States. Applicants must either have a
bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study.  Thirty
Fellowships will be awarded each year.  A New American is an individual who is
a resident alien (i.e. holds a Green Card), has been naturalized as a U.S.
citizen or is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.  A
successful candidate will give evidence of at least two of the following three
attributes or criteria for selection: (1) creativity, originality, and
initiative (2) a commitment to and capacity for accomplishment (3) a commitment
to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The
deadline to apply is November 1, 2005; see http://www.pdsoros.org/ for more
information and application materials.  In 2003, Alex Hooper became the first
winner of this scholarship from the University of Florida.

11. INTERNSHIPS: Building Relationships through Internship Development w/ Gainesville Employers
The Career Resource Center (CRC) formed a partnership with the Gainesville Area
Chamber of Commerce to provide local, career-related internships exclusively
for UF students of all majors.  Take advantage of the experience that
Gainesville employers have to offer and apply for a BRIDGE Internship.  To
apply, you MUST attend one of the following workshops at the CRC: October 4 at
12pm; October 5 at 3pm; October 6 at 5pm; October 10 at 4pm; October 11 at 1pm;
October 12 at 3pm and October 13 at 4pm.  All workshops are one hour long.

12. GET INVOLVED: Student Watchdog Group
The Student Watchdog Group will have its first general body meeting October 5
at 7pm in Anderson 21.  This is a non-partisan legislative awareness group that
aims to keep students informed and to put humor back into political discussion.
Through bi-weekly newsletters and social events, Watchdog lets the student body
know about legislation that affects them.  Contact Allison at
[log in to unmask] with questions.

13. GET INVOLVED: Haunted Housing Carnival
Calling all student organizations! The Campus Diplomats and the Dean of
Students Office are hosting their annual Haunted Housing Carnival October 31
from 6pm - 9pm at Maguire Village. This annual event draws hundreds of children
and their families for a night of booth games and prizes, free food, and our
signature haunted house. Each year we invite student organizations to create
and staff a game booth and this year we want you! If interested please email
your name and organization no later than October 10 to [log in to unmask]


EVENTS

14. EVENT: Gator Growl
Come to the "Revenge of the Swamp" is this Friday!  Gator Growl will take place
at 7:00pm at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.  Student-priced tickets are available at
the University Box Office (located in the Constans Theatre, adjacent to the
Reitz Union) for $5.00 each.  A valid Gator 1 ID is required to purchase your
ticket.  General, public-admission tickets are available for $18.00 each at the
University Box Office, ticketmaster.com, or any Ticketmaster location.

15. EVENT: Homecoming Parade and Gator Gallop
This Friday October 7 the Gator Nation will celebrate the largest student-run
parade in the nation, the 82nd University of Florida Homecoming Parade!  The
parade runs along University Avenue between Gale Lemerand Drive and Main
Street, beginning at 12:00 noon.  This year we are proud to announce that
Emmitt Smith, former Florida Gator running back and NFL rushing leader, along
with Kendra Todd, winner of The Apprentice: Season Three will be Grand
Marshals.

Gator Gallop is a two-mile run immediately preceding the Homecoming parade.
The event is for all members of the Gator Nation and participants can walk,
roll or run.  Awards will be given to both the male and female winners of the
race.  Gator Gallop will begin at James G. Pressly Stadium, where participants
are asked to meet at 10:30am Friday morning.  The registration fee is $10
before and $15 the day of the event.

16. EVENT: National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day is Tuesday October 11.  Join Pride Student Union as
Elizabeth Birch, the former Executive Director for the Human Rights Campaign
(HRC), speaks in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Monday October 10 at 8pm.  The
HRC is the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy
organization.  The topic is "Where Are We Now: Civil Rights for Gays."  See
http://grove.ufl.edu/~pride/ for more information.

17. EVENT: Breast Cancer Forum Tonight
In support of National Breast Cancer Month, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
presents guest speaker Dr. Mary Anne Burg, LCSW from UF Women's Health Resource
Center.  Dr. Burg will be discussing breast cancer prevention and current
health issues at 7:22pm tonight in Turlington 2305.  There will be a raffle at
the door for free gifts.  Visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~sgrho for more
information.

18. EVENT: UF Symphony Orchestra Presents "A Franco-Russian Program"
Join us tomorrow night at 7:30pm in the University Auditorium as we kick off
our 2005-2006 Concert Season with works by Stravinsky, Jolivet, and
Shostakovich.  Admission is free.  Visit www.ufl.edu/orchestra or email
[log in to unmask] for more info!

19. EVENT: Gator Soccer this Friday
UF students are invited to come to the Gator Soccer homecoming match this
Friday at 2pm at James G. Pressly Stadium.  The Gators will face Kentucky. The
first 1,000 fans will receive a free t-shirt, courtesy of Sun Sports. Match
will feature a UF student-only drawing for a major prize.

20. EVENT: Homecoming BBQ at Gator Corner
Join us today from 5:00pm - 8:00pm for a Homecoming BBQ Party at Gator Corner
Dining Center.  We will be serving all-you-can-eat chicken wings, hamburgers,
garden burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, vegetable plates, chips
and dip plus cake for dessert.  There will be FREE giveaways plus a raffle for
an IPod Shuffle.  Use your All Campus Meal Plan or $6.90 for cash customers.

21. EVENT: Coffee for the Kids Come join Recurso and Students Making Trade Fair
today from 6:30pm - 9pm at La Casita in a fun informative discussion and open
house concerning poverty alleviation and coffee cooperatives in Nicaragua and
South America for Hispanic Heritage Month.  We hope to have you join us in a
cup of free fair trade coffee!  For questions of concerns please contact Emily
Friend at [log in to unmask] or Claudia Adrien at [log in to unmask]

22. EVENT: Local Brew Concert Tonight
Tonight Student Government Productions and the Reitz Union Board are bringing
three explosive bands for free!  Revival transcends genres with their bluesy
acoustic rock, March to May comes armed with powerful indie rock paired with a
new visual component that's sure to amaze, and psychedelic rockers Morningbell
round out the set with unique instruments and a bevy of lighting effects.
Doors open and 8:30pm and the show gets underway at 9:00pm.

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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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