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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Fall 2005 Volume 10

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Fall 2005 Vol. 10 October 26, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENT
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
2.  RESEARCH: InvestiGators Application Deadline Extended
3.  LEADERSHIP: Supervisor of Elections (Student Government) Seat Open
4.  LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Accepting Applications
5.  INTERNSHIPS: Sustainable Cambodia
6.  SERVICE: Friends for Life Silent Auction with Locks of Love
7.  SERVICE: Organization Canoe Race for Children With Diabetes
8.  SERVICE: Florida Alternative Breaks Info Session
9.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Information Session Tomorrow
10. OPPORTUNITY: Peace Corps Recruiters on Campus
11. OPPORTUNITY: Mangrove Literary Review Accepting Submissions
12. OPPORTUNITY: Submit Your Artwork for Holiday ArtFest
13. OPPORTUNITY: Career Planning and Graduate Application Help at the CRC
EVENTS
14. EVENT: Forum on Racial Profiling and Police Brutality, with Kadiatou Diallo
15. EVENT: Forum on HIV/AIDS
16. EVENT: Open Mic and Poetry Slam
17. EVENT: University Gospel Choir Fall Concert
18. EVENT: Haunted Hume
19. EVENT: 'Be Scared U' Haunted House
20. EVENT: Horror Remix Film Screening
21. EVENT: Bowl-O-Scream
22. EVENT: Halloween Dinner at Gator Corner

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENT
October 24 - November 17: Advance registration for Spring 2006

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

2.  RESEARCH: InvestiGators Application Deadline Extended
The InvestiGators is an undergraduate, volunteer research organization
comprised of students from various disciplines and under the direction of
Dr. Peggy Borum, PhD.  The InvestiGators is made up of three teams: the
Carnitine Team (Piglet surgeries, carnitine research relating to
metabolism), the KetoGator Team (pediatric epilepsy research) and the
Gator Team (pediatric HIV research).  For more information, please see
http://borum.ifas.ufl.edu/Investigators/index.html. Due to technical
difficulties, the application deadline has been extended to Friday,
October 28th.

3.  LEADERSHIP: Supervisor of Elections (Student Government) Seat Open
To be eligible the Supervisor shall have served for at least one
campus-wide election as either an Election Commissioner or as an Assistant
Supervisor of Elections.  Pick up an application in Room 305 of the Reitz
Union.  Deadline to apply is Wednesday November 9.

4.  LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Accepting Applications
Applications for membership are now available in the Florida Blue Key
office, Room 312 Reitz Union.  FBK is UF's oldest and most prestigious
leadership honorary.  Applications are due by 4pm, November 4 at the FBK
office.  The following requirements are mandatory for all applicants:
full-time undergraduate or graduate student at UF; have completed sixty
hours of college credit with at least two semesters at UF; participated
and demonstrated leadership in extra-curricular activities at UF; have a
minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

5.  INTERNSHIPS: Sustainable Cambodia
Sustainable Cambodia is a grass-roots nonprofit organization working to
help the residents of Cambodian villages create a sustainable quality of
life.  We are an international organization, registered in the USA as a
501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. For more information, please
visit our website at www.SustainableCambodia.org.  Students from all
majors are welcome to apply; students minoring in Organizational
Leadership for Nonprofits or Entrepreneurship are especially desired.
Interested students should email Richard Allen ([log in to unmask]);
please attach a copy of your resume and statement explaining your
interests and discussing any related experiences or qualifications you
possess.

6.  SERVICE: Friends for Life Silent Auction with Locks of Love
Friends for Life will be hosting our 3rd annual Lance Dalton Memorial
Silent Auction November 2 on the Reitz Union Colonnade from 10am - 3pm.
The money raised will benefit the family of a pediatric cancer patient.
Bidding starts online TODAY on our website
www.friendsforlife.com/silentauction.  Items include gift certificates,
plane tickets, Kaplan courses and more!  We are also featuring Locks of
Love. Professional hairdressers will cut hair for free for those
interested in donating 6 to 10 inches for those suffering from medical
hair loss.

7.  SERVICE: Organization Canoe Race for Children With Diabetes
Students Helping Kids with Diabetes (SHKiDs) is holding its 2nd Annual
Organization Canoe Race at Lake Wauburg Saturday November 5th from 11:00am
- 2:00pm.  An organization may enter up to 2 teams of 2-5 people.  The
event includes a canoe race across Lake Wauburg and a scavenger hunt.
First place team will receive $150, second place $75.  We are requesting a
donation of $35 from each team.  All donations will go towards a
scholarship for a child with diabetes. If you are interested in
participating please email us at [log in to unmask] or call
(813)731-0543 by October 31st.

8.  SERVICE: Florida Alternative Breaks Info Session
Florida Alternative Breaks is sending out 12 community service trips
during Spring Break!  Issues range from HIV/AIDS to Animal Refuge.  New
this year are disaster relief trips!  Come out to the participant info
session TONIGHT at 7pm in TUR2346. For more information visit
www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/fab

9.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Information Session Tomorrow
If you missed the Study Abroad fair or just have more questions please
come to a Student Government- hosted information session on overseas study
this Thursday, October 27th at 4pm in room 346 of the Reitz Union.  Dr.
Martin McKellar from the International Center will be speaking, as well as
veteran overseas study students.  Email [log in to unmask] with any
questions.

10. OPPORTUNITY: Peace Corps Recruiters on Campus
Recruiters from the Atlanta regional office will be on campus this week.
An information session will be held Thursday from 7pm - 8pm in McCarty
Hall D1031.  Your on-campus Peace Corps representative is Amy E.
Panikowski.  Amy can be found at the International Affairs Center 411
Peabody Hall, 392-6783 or by email at [log in to unmask]

11. OPPORTUNITY: Mangrove Literary Review Accepting Submissions
The Mangrove Literary Review, the official literary magazine of the
University of Florida, is currently accepting submissions for its spring
issue.  All forms of poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, and artworks are
accepted.  We ask that all submissions be emailed to
[log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]  The deadline for submissions
is December 1 at 5:00pm.  Please email Publicity Director Toccarra N.
Thomas at [log in to unmask] and write "Submissions" in the subject line.

12. OPPORTUNITY: Submit Your Artwork for Holiday ArtFest
"the gallery" at the Reitz Union seeks talented students to sell
handcrafted arts and crafts during Holiday ArtFest, December 5-10.
Deadline to apply is October 31.  Call 392-2378 or visit www.union.ufl.edu
for more information.

13. OPPORTUNITY: Career Planning and Graduate Application Help at the CRC
Get assistance with your career planning at the Career Resource Center.
Visit Career Counseling Walk- In Hours in the CRC Library to help you
figure out what you want to be and how you can make it happen.  The first
visit will last up to 30 minutes, and additional appointments can be
scheduled as needed. Make the application process to graduate or
professional school easier for yourself by establishing a 'Credentials
File' through the CRC.  Let us do the collating, stuffing and mailing for
you!

EVENTS

14. EVENT: Forum on Racial Profiling and Police Brutality, with Kadiatou Diallo
The Institute of Black Culture, Black Pearls, the Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations at the Levin College of Law, the African-American
Studies Program, and the Center for African Studies are hosting Kadiatou
Diallo on November 1 at 6:00pm at Emerson Alumni Hall.  Kadiatou Diallo's
son Amadou Diallo was shot 41 times in 1999 by police after reaching for
his wallet.  Come and speak out about issues of racial profiling and
police brutality.  Learn from expert panelists about how to work with the
police and your community to prevent tragedies like the one suffered by
Ms. Diallo.  Contact the Institute of Black Culture at (352) 392-1261 x253
for more details.

15. EVENT: Forum on HIV/AIDS
The Student Global AIDS Campaign is presenting a forum entitled 'AIDS: Not
Just a Statistic'.  Those who are infected and those with expertise in the
area will be speaking.  The Caravan to End AIDS will also have a
representative speaking at the event.  The forum will take place November
1st from 4:30pm - 5:30pm in the Graham rec room.  All are welcome.

16. EVENT: Open Mic and Poetry Slam
Tonight at 7:30pm at the Orange & Brew - "Exhale" open mic followed by
"Word of Mouth!" poetry slam.  "Exhale" is an open mic sponsored by the
Asian American Student Union, created to uplift and empower the community.
"Word of Mouth!" is the second in a series of poetry slams hosted by The
Apartment Poets.  If you're new to town this is the place to find out what
Gainesville's Spoken Word has to offer.

17. EVENT: University Gospel Choir Fall Concert
The University Gospel Choir will be having its annual Fall Concert
Saturday October 29 in the University Memorial Auditorium.  The doors will
open at 7:00pm, and the concert will begin at 7:30pm.  Our theme this year
is "After the Storm: Shaken But Not Stirred."  We invite everyone out as
we sing, dance, and step.

18. EVENT: Haunted Hume
Join us at the Honors Residential College on October 31st at 8pm for
Haunted Hume.  Judged IRHA's program of the year for 2 years running, all
college students have the opportunity to tour our top Haunted Houses with
a contribution of only two dollars to the Hurricane Relief Fund. Don't
miss this exciting way to celebrate Halloween in your own backyard!

19. EVENT: 'Be Scared U' Haunted House
The Black Student Union is pleased to announce our annual Be Scared U
Haunted House.  It will take place Thursday, October 27 at the Institute
for Black Culture (IBC).  If you're down to scream or scare, and really
don't care, come on out!!!  Please e-mail [log in to unmask] or
[log in to unmask] with any questions.

20. EVENT: Horror Remix Film Screening
Free film screening: "Night of the Living Dead" with short film remix "How
to Survive a Zombie Epidemic" October 31 at 7 pm at the Civic Media
Center, 1021 W. University Ave.  Presented by Florida Free Culture. For
more information, visit http://civicmediacenter.org.

21. EVENT: Bowl-O-Scream
The Reitz Union Game Room presents Bowl -O- Scream this Halloween from 9pm
to 12:30am!  Featuring black light bowling, pool, games, candy, and
Halloween surprises!  Wear a costume to Bowl -O- Scream and receive $2 off
your purchase.  The Game Room is located on the Ground floor of the Reitz
Union next to Freshens.

22. EVENT: Halloween Dinner at Gator Corner
Join us this Monday, October 31 from 5:00pm-8:00pm for a Halloween Dinner
and Treats at Gator Corner Dining Center. October is also Calcium Month so
stop by and meet your Gator Dining Dietician and learn the facts about why
calcium is so important in one's diet.  There will be tons of free candy
plus a raffle for an iPod Shuffle.  Dinner will be an
all-you-can-eat-buffet.  Use your All Campus Meal Plan or $6.90 for cash
customers.

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