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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Fall 2005 Volume 12

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Fall 2005 Vol. 12 November 9, 2005

Table of Contents
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
1.  INTERNSHIPS: Internship Opportunity in France
2.  INTERNSHIPS: Breakthrough Collaborative Information Session
3.  INTERNSHIPS: American Heart Association in Gainesville
4.  SERVICE: Volleyball Tournament to Aid Children with Disabilities
5.  SERVICE: Fashion Show Tomorrow Night
6.  ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Health Professions Workshop TODAY 2-4pm
7.  ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Grant Writing Workshop
8.  OPPORTUNITY: Mangrove Literary Review Accepting Submissions
9.  OPPORTUNITY: Co-Op Living Information Session
10. OPPORTUNITY: "Girls Night Out Pool Clinic" at the Reitz Union Game Room
11. OPPORTUNITY: Give Black's "Meet the Faculty Luncheon"
12. OPPORTUNITY: Mental Health Screenings at the Student Health Care Center
13. OPPORTUNITY: O'Connell Center is Hiring
EVENTS
14. ATHLETIC EVENT: Men's Basketball Tickets On Sale
15. EVENT: Museum Nights TOMORROW
16. EVENT: UF College Republicans Host Author Gary Aldrich
17. EVENT: Kaleidoscope Month Events
18. EVENT: Black Greek Extravaganza Step Show
19. EVENT: Recurso Founder's Day Gala
20. EVENT: Honoring Veterans with Nonviolence, Cooperation and Peace
21. EVENT: Wal-Mart Debate
22. EVENT: Speakers on Sexual Assault Prevention and Recovery

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE


1.  INTERNSHIPS: Internship Opportunity in France
Eligibility: Interest in French Culture, Government, Business, Travel;
18-35 years old.  Find the application form at
http://www.frenchculture.org/education, provide resume in French and
English along with 2 passport size photos.  Also required is a cover
letter in French and a letter of recommendation from French professor
demonstrating level of French proficiency.  Send application materials 3
months prior to your desired departure date to: The Cultural Services of
the French Embassy/ Internship Program/ 3101 Reservoir Road NW/
Washington, DC 20007 Contact 202-944-6011 or Saima.ASHRAF-
[log in to unmask] with any questions.

2.  INTERNSHIPS: Breakthrough Collaborative Information Session
Hoping and looking for a more meaningful summer job? This coming summer,
teach and motivate middle school students through one of the top ten
internships ranked by Princeton Review.  Learn more at our Wednesday
November 16 at 7pm in Reitz Union Room 278-279.  Refreshments will be
provided.  All undergraduates are eligible to apply, regardless of major.
Visit our website at http://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org or contact
Quatrella Williams at [log in to unmask] with any questions.

3.  INTERNSHIPS: American Heart Association in Gainesville
Our office is offering internship opportunities for University of Florida
students. We are looking for a few self-motivated, responsible and
creative students to work in our volunteer based office. Students will
have the opportunity to participate actively in the daily operations of
our office, work directly with local businesses, create communication
pieces, work with volunteers and be a part of the production and promotion
of our special events; Heart Walk, Wear Red Day and Heart Ball.  If you
are interested in this great opportunity please contact Ja'Net Glover at
the AHA Office at 337-8150 or [log in to unmask]

4.  SERVICE: Volleyball Tournament to Aid Children with Disabilities
On November 20, the PHHP College Council will host a volleyball tournament
at Southwest Recreation Center.  The suggested fee is $3 and all proceeds
will be donated to Horses Helping People, a wonderful charity that helps
children with disabilities.  There will be free food at the event as well
as prizes for tournament winners!  If you are interested, please contact
Michelle at [log in to unmask] or Brittny at [log in to unmask]

5.  SERVICE: Fashion Show Tomorrow Night
FACES Modeling Troupe will present a fashion show, "From Your City...To
Ours" Thursday November 10.  Admission is $2 and proceeds from the show
will be donated to the Southern Scholarship Foundation. Doors open at 7pm
in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

6.  ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Health Professions Workshop TODAY 2-4pm
These workshops are geared towards first and second year students who are
interested in going on to professional health care programs of medicine,
dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy and podiatric medicine.  You
may sign up for one of the workshops in the OHLPA library of the Academic
Advising Center or by going to
http://www.advising.ufl.edu/prehealth/prehealthworkshops.html and
following the instructions for signing up.  All workshops are held in Room
200 of the Academic Advising Center.

7.  ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Grant Writing Workshop
Gator Humanics presents a grant writing workshop with Dr. Mickey Swisher.
Learn how to earn money for school, research, companies, or organizations
from a leading grant writing instructor.  The workshop will be held
Saturday, November 19 from 8:30am-12pm in Flint Hall Room 50 and the cost
is $10 for students or $20 general admission.  Space is limited.  To
reserve a seat contact Kendra Levine at [log in to unmask] or call Linda
Moise at (352)374-6536.  Download the registration form at
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/documents/grant_write_reg.doc

8.  OPPORTUNITY: Mangrove Literary Review Accepting Submissions
The Mangrove Literary Review is currently accepting submissions for its
spring publication.  We are looking for all forms of fiction and creative
non-fiction, and artwork.  There will be three featured submissions, which
will receive a prize.  The deadline to apply is December 1.  Please send
all submissions to [log in to unmask]  Contact Toccarra Thomas at
[log in to unmask] with questions.

9.  OPPORTUNITY: Co-Op Living Information Session
What is a Cooperative?  Who lives in Co-ops?  What are the
benefits/drawbacks to Co-op living?  Come find out TONIGHT at 7:00pm!
Info Session at the Collegiate Living Organization, the only non-
scholarship based Co-Op housing complex in Gainesville.  Located just
behind the Chipotle Grill on University Ave., at 117 NW 15th St.  Call
(352) 377-4269 for more information.

10. OPPORTUNITY: "Girls Night Out Pool Clinic" at the Reitz Union Game Room
The Game Room will be hosting the "Girls Night Out Pool Clinic" November
16 from 8-11pm.  Come learn to play pool with your girl friends during a 2
hour class session followed by 1 hour of optional play!  Each participant
will receive a gift bag with coupons for a FREE hour of pool, FREE coffee
from Starbucks, and more! Sign up in the Game Room and submit a $5
registration fee.  The deadline to register is Friday, November 11.  For
more information about future "Girls Night Out" events or this event
please contact Lori Siegel at [log in to unmask]

11. OPPORTUNITY: Give Black's "Meet the Faculty Luncheon"
Our "1st Annual Meet the Faculty Luncheon" will take place Thursday,
November 17 from 12:00-2:00pm at the Institute of Black Culture. Come out
and enjoy a FREE lunch with the University of Florida's amazing minority
faculty!  We can only take 25 students, so please RSVP to secure your
spot. Please send your name and email address to [log in to unmask]
The deadline to RSVP is Friday, November 11.

12. OPPORTUNITY: Mental Health Screenings at the Student Health Care Center
The Student Health Care Center invites you to take advantage of free,
anonymous online screenings for mental health issues including depression,
bipolar disorder, anxiety, eating disorders and/or alcohol use. If you, or
a friend, are concerned, please log onto
www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening and use the keyword "Gators" to
take a simple online questionnaire. You will receive immediate results, as
well as information on how to get the help you need.

13. OPPORTUNITY: O'Connell Center is Hiring
The Stephen C. O'Connell Center is now hiring for athletic events,
concerts, expos, and more.  Flexible hours enable you to work around your
schedule.  Applications can be found online at
http://www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu/employment/employment_student.aspx or in
our office at Gate 4, room 1302 of the O'Connell Center, where they must
also be returned by 5pm November 15.  Please contact Darlene Brown at
(352) 392-6535 or [log in to unmask] with any questions.

EVENTS

14. ATHLETIC EVENT: Men's Basketball Tickets On Sale
Registration for Men's Basketball student tickets cluster two begins
Monday November 14 at 12 pm.  Cluster two includes games vs. FSU, Alabama
State and Central Florida.  Register by logging on to
www.uaa.ufl.edu/tickets.  For more information, call the Student Ticket
Office at 375-4683, ext. 6878.

15. EVENT: Museum Nights TOMORROW
Come on out to Museum Nights this Thursday!  The Samuel P. Harn Museum of
Art and the Florida Museum of Natural History will be open from 5-10pm.
Bring your Gator 1 card.  FREE refreshments and beverages!  Call 392-1665,
ext. 415 or visit http://sg.ufl.edu/SpecialEvents/MuseumNights/ for more
information.

16. EVENT: UF College Republicans Host Author Gary Aldrich
Former FBI agent and bestselling author Gary Aldrich, who will be speaking
at 6:30pm TONIGHT in Turlington Hall Room L-011.  Aldrich is the author of
"Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House" and the
founder of The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty.

17. EVENT: Kaleidoscope Month Events
Kaleidoscope Month (or Asian American Awareness Month) strives to educate
and empower the community with informative and interactive programming
that focuses on Asian American issues.  For more info, please go to:
http://kmonth2005.blogspot.com.

Join us TONIGHT at 8pm in the Orange and Brew for 'exhale', an open mic
event featuring Def Poet Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai.  She has been featured at
over 100 performances across the country including venues like the
Nuyorican Poets Café, the House of Blues, the Apollo Theater in Harlem and
two seasons of "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry."

Come out to Abbey Road Friday night for a Kaleidoscope Month Concert with
Denizen Kane at 10:00pm.  This concert is free and open to the public.
Denizen Kane is a poet and musician who co-founded Typical Cats, a
Chicago-based hip-hop collective and has done shows with underground hip
hop luminaries such as the Visionaries, Living Legends, and J-Live.

18. EVENT: Black Greek Extravaganza Step Show
"The Tradition Continues. . ."  Presented by the UF National Pan-Hellenic
Council, this Friday November 11 (Veteran's Day) at the Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts.  Doors open at 5:15pm, show begins at 6pm.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Tickets available at the
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Box Office (352) 392-ARTS or (800)
905-ARTS, the University Box Office and at all Ticketmaster outlets:
www.ticketmaster.com,

19. EVENT: Recurso Founder's Day Gala
The event will take place TONIGHT in the Rion Ball Room of the Reitz
Union.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Come learn and become more aware of issues
in underdeveloped countries.  There will be entertainment provided by the
Bhangra dance team and the JJ. Finley Elementary Chorus.  Speakers will
discuss issues regarding the role of the United States in the Fight
against global poverty and the effects of AIDS in Tanzania.  Cosponsors
include CHAMPS, March of Dimes, UF Bhangra club, Children Beyond our
Borders, and the Global AIDS campaign.  This event is free and open to the
public and refreshments will be served.  Please dress in formal attire.
Please visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~recurso/ or contact Divya Arora if you
have any questions: [log in to unmask]

20. EVENT: Honoring Veterans with Nonviolence, Cooperation and Peace
This Saturday November 12, there will be a discussion at the Unitarian
Universalist church at 1:30pm with the American Friends Service Committee
Middle East peace-building delegation, fresh back from supporting
nonviolent work and dialogue in Israel and Palestine.  The following day
Palestinian Ayed Morrar and Israeli Jonathan Pollak will discuss the joint
Palestinian-Israeli nonviolent movement at 7pm at the Civic Media Center.
See http://nakba48.org for more information.  Sponsored by Nakba '48,
Veterans for Peace, CCAWT, Critical Resistance and Bridges Across Borders.

21. EVENT: Wal-Mart Debate
SG Community Political Affairs Cabinet is hosting an open and honest
debate about Wal-Mart stores in our community.  The feature length
documentary "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" will be shown.  A
discussion panel will include members of the Gainesville City and Alachua
County Commissions, candidates for State Senate and Governor, University
Business Professors and a representative from the film's production
company.  The event will take place on Sunday, November 13 at 7pm on the
North Lawn of the Reitz Union.

22. EVENT: Speakers on Sexual Assault Prevention and Recovery
AAREST and ACCENT present Kelly Addington and Rebecca Tieder Tuesday
November 15 in the Reitz Union Grand ballroom at 7pm.  The event is free
and open to the public. For more information email [log in to unmask]

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** To submit a request for a posting on Wed. Update go to:
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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