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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Fall 2005 Volume 14

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Fall 2005 Vol. 14 November 23, 2005

Table of Contents
WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND HEALTHY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!!!
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
1.  RESEARCH: Carnegie Junior Fellows Program:
2.  RESEARCH: Undergraduate Research Seminar:
3.  SERVICE: Volunteer at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park:
4.  SERVICE: Hearts for the Holidays:
5.  SERVICE: 5K Run Benefiting Teach for America:
6.  SERVICE: "Coats and Cans" Drive:
7.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Spring Break Program Information Session:
8.  OPPORTUNITY: Join the Official Florida Gymnastics Student Fan Club:
9.  OPPORTUNITY: Submissions for TEA Literary Magazine:
10. OPPORTUNITY: Multicultural Round Table Discussion:
EVENTS
11. EVENT: Asian American Forum:
12. EVENT: Movie and Speaker Monday Night:


WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND HEALTHY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!!!


ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

1.  RESEARCH: Carnegie Junior Fellows Program:
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit 
organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and 
promoting active international engagement by the United States.  Each 
year, the Carnegie Endowment holds a rigorous national competition to 
select 8-10 graduating senior to serve as research assistants.  Junior 
Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1) at headquarters in Washington, 
DC.  Positions are full-time and include salary and a benefits package. 
The deadline to apply for a nomination from UF is December 14.  For 
additional information, you may contact Regan Garner in the University 
Honors Program at [log in to unmask] or 392-1519.

2.  RESEARCH: Undergraduate Research Seminar:
If you are performing or are interested in research in chemical or 
biological sciences, you are invited to attend or present at the monthly 
Undergraduate Research Seminar to be held December 1 at the Academic 
Research Building, Room R3-265 (conference room) on starting at 2:30pm. 
This is a great opportunity to meet research faculty that have undergrads 
in their laboratories and learn about the exciting and groundbreaking 
research being done at UF.  If you are already working on a project, then 
you are welcome to present your data and get feedback from professors in a 
variety of disciplines.  For more information, please contact Taylor 
Gilliland at [log in to unmask]

3.  SERVICE: Volunteer at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park:
Greet visitors and provide guided tours through the historic farm house, 
or help maintain the grounds, gardens, buildings, and artifacts.  Some 
volunteers also help create special events, conduct fund raising 
activities, manage special projects like creating oral histories or 
researching tenant farm life, coordinate grant requests and management, 
and helping us to maintain good contacts within our community. Contact 
Sheila Barnes at 466-3672 for more information

4.  SERVICE: Hearts for the Holidays:
Hearts for the Holidays is an event in which Friends for Life of America 
and volunteers ask the local community to make holiday cards for pediatric 
cancer patients who must remain in the hospital during the holiday season. 
There will be tables set up around campus from Monday, November 28 to 
Monday, December 5 with all of the supplies needed to make a card. 
Please stop by to help spread the holiday cheer!

5.  SERVICE: 5K Run Benefiting Teach for America:
Phi Sigma Pi Coed National Honor Fraternity hosts a Sponsored 5K 
benefiting Teach for America on December 4 at 9am.  Participants will meet 
in the Commuter Lot.  For more information or to sign up contact Erin 
Mills at [log in to unmask] or Cathy Staloch at [log in to unmask]

6.  SERVICE: "Coats and Cans" Drive:
The Student Health Outreach Team is organizing a "Coats and Cans" drive 
for the holiday season.  Clean jackets and canned foods are being 
collected to give to the local homeless of Gainesville.  Collection boxes 
are located on each floor of the Student Health Care Center and Yon Hall 
until December 2.

7.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Spring Break Program Information Session:
Study Abroad in the European Union during Spring Break 2006!  Trip 
includes Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg, Brugge and Paris (or 
Amsterdam).  Information Session next Tuesday, November 29 at Dauer Hall 
215, 4pm to 6pm.  For more information, contact Bernadette Cesar-Lee 
[log in to unmask]

8.  OPPORTUNITY: Join the Official Florida Gymnastics Student Fan Club:
The Rumblin' Tumblin' Reptiles are holding registration now through early 
January.  Admission to meets is free to students and there is no charge to 
join the RTR.  Members will receive a free t-shirt and have the 
opportunity to travel to the SEC Championship meet in Birmingham.  To 
join, send an e-mail with your name, e-mail address, phone number, 
graduation date and shirt size, to [log in to unmask] . For more 
information, call Ian at 375-4683, ext. 6647.

9.  OPPORTUNITY: Submissions for TEA Literary Magazine:
The English Society is now accepting submissions for TEA, our literary 
magazine, through December 31.  Submissions can include poetry, fiction, 
creative non-fiction, or graphic art.  The limit for poetry is 3-4 poems 
per person and the limit for prose is up to 12 pages.  The best way to 
send us submissions is digitally: send it to [log in to unmask]  We 
also have a mailbox on the fourth floor of Turlington in the mailroom. 
This is a great opportunity for any UF student to be published, so send in 
your work!  Please email Christain Haines at [log in to unmask] with any 
questions.

10. OPPORTUNITY: Multicultural Round Table Discussion:
Sponsored by the SG Multicultural Affairs Cabinet.  Topics to be discussed 
at the forum include the following: cultural Stereotypes, bridging the gap 
between cultural organizations, effectiveness of SG funding for cultural 
events and multicultural week programming.  Dr. Mary Kay Schneider from 
the Dean of Students Office will be in attendance to discuss issues 
relating to the University's administrative policies as well as to answer 
any questions you may have concerning your organizations.  The event will 
take place on Wednesday, November 30 at 5pm in the Reitz Union, B74-75. 
Refreshments will be served.

EVENTS

11. EVENT: Asian American Forum:
Delta Phi Omega and Kappa Phi Lambda will host an informative and 
educational forum on the state of Asian American resources at the 
University of Florida.  The panel will be designed as a question and 
answer session discussing the need for a Director of Asian American 
affairs on campus.  This event is a part of Kaleidoscope Month. The panel 
will be held on Tuesday November 29, at the New Physics Building room 1002 
at 7pm.

12. EVENT: Movie and Speaker Monday Night:
IJ-Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All will be making a speech on Monday 
November 28 at 6pm followed by the "March of the Penguins" movie, playing 
at 8pm, both in the Reitz Union Auditorium. Brought to you by RUB, the 
Reitz Union Board. Get there early to get a seat at this FREE EVENT!


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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.

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