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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Spring 2005 Volume 06

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2005 Vol. 6 February 9, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  FREE CLAST MATH & VERBAL REVIEW SESSIONS:
2.  STUDENT HEALTH CARE CENTER:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
3.  SCHOLARSHIP: NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program:
4.  SERVICE: Runnerís Rendezvous:
5.  SERVICE: After School Gators:
6.  SERVICE: Service Ambassadors Photography Competition:
7.  SERVICE: ServeFEST:
8.  SERVICE: FAB Homelessness Awareness Dinner:
9.  SERVICE: Peaceful Paths Clothing Drive:
10. STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
11. STUDY ABROAD: France, Spain, and UK:
12. STUDY ABROAD: Informational Sessions:
13. LEADERSHIP: Outstanding Leadership Award for Graduating Seniors:
14. OPPORTUNITY: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Internships:
15. OPPORTUNITY: Student Conservation Association:
16. OPPORTUNITY: 2005 Johnson & Johnson Business Case Competition:
17. EVENT: Janet Reno:
18. EVENT: SGP & RUB present The Local Brew:
19. EVENT: Gator Dining Event:
20. EVENT: VISA Talent Show Auditions:
21. EVENT: Greek Fest & Florida Invitational Step Show:
22. EVENT: UF Film Festival:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  FREE CLAST MATH & VERBAL REVIEW SESSIONS:
Session 1: February 15, 7:00-9:00 pm in the Broward Hall Basement,
subjects covered - Algebra, Arithmetic, and Word Problems.

Session 2: February 16, 5:00-7:00 pm in the Broward Hall Basement,
subjects covered - Essay, and English Language Skills.

Session 3: February 17, 7:00-9:00 pm in the SE Broward Hall Teaching
Center (Math Lab) subjects covered - Geometry, Logic, Statistics &
Probability.

Please call the A.T. Teaching Center in the SW Broward Hall basement at
392-2010 to register for any or all of these sessions. To check our
regular tutoring schedule log on to www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu.

2.  STUDENT HEALTH CARE CENTER:
The Student Health Center is offering Red Cross lifeguard courses
beginning now. Visit our website at www.shcc.ufl.edu for course times and
dates, or call 392-116 x 4283.

The Student Health Care Center also offers full time Massage Therapy and
has Gift Certificates to purchase for Valentines Day.  Purchase gift
certificates from the SHCC Cashier.

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

3.  SCHOLARSHIP: NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program
(UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged
backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and
social science health-related research. Disadvantaged background means
that your financial aid office has certified you as having "exceptional
financial need". The program offers: scholarship support, paid research
training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the
NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic
year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to
scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be
renewed up to 4 years. Visit http://ugsp.info.nih.gov/ for all details and
application material. Deadline February 28.

4.  SERVICE: Runnerís Rendezvous:
Support the causes for the Office of Community Service branches, Project
MASCOT (Mentoring Alliance: Students & Communities Outreaching Together)
and FAB (Florida Alternative Breaks) as we host the Annual Runner's
Rendezvous, our 5K campus run on February 12 at 8:00 am. Breakfast will be
included and a t-shirt will be optional apart from registration costs. For
more information, please e-mail [log in to unmask]

5.  SERVICE: After School Gators:
If you want to make a difference in a child's life and work with local
elementary school students, consider becoming an After School Gator
Volunteer. For two hours a week, you can go to a local school and help
kids with their homework, play sports, or do arts and crafts projects.
This is also a great way to get necessary volunteer hours for classes. If
you have any questions, or want to find out how to get involved, please
e-mail Dina at [log in to unmask]

6.  SERVICE: Service Ambassadors Photography Competition:
Calling all socially aware citizens!  Service Ambassadors is sponsoring a
photography competition and exhibit, "Picture the Change," during the
month of March as part of "Raise Your Voice Month." Submit your entries in
five categories: Poverty/Homelessness, Education, Animal Rights,
Environmental Issues and Human Rights. ALL photos will be exhibited at the
Reitz Union for the entire month of March. Start taking pictures right now
and pick up your application today at the Office of Community Service,
Room 316, Reitz Union. For questions, or to have an application emailed to
you, email [log in to unmask] or call 392-1655, ext. 226.

7.  SERVICE: ServeFEST:
One good rock show can change the world... The Office of Community
Service, RUB and SG present this service-oriented music festival February
20 from 6:00-9:30 pm on the North Lawn of the Reitz Union featuring Fifth
Year Crush, P.O.S. and Building Rockets. Come out to hear great music,
learn about Gainesvilleís social issues, check out volunteer opportunities
and start making a change. You can donate blood, talk with local nonprofit
agencies as well as UF service organizations and enjoy FREE FOOD AT THIS
FREE EVENT!

8.  SERVICE: FAB Homelessness Awareness Dinner:
Florida Alternative Breaks cordially invites you to a Homelessness
Awareness Dinner.  Gainesville, with over 800 homeless residents, has
recently been designated the 5th meanest city in the country for
criminalizing its homeless population by the National Coalition for the
Homeless. Florida Alternative Breaks Urban Poverty Trip will be hosting a
free dinner to bring awareness to the dire situation and talk about some
solutions to the problem. The dinner will be held on February 22 from 7:00
to 8:30 pm in the Graham Gallery. Please RSVP to [log in to unmask]
by February 16.

9.  SERVICE: Peaceful Paths Clothing Drive:
The UF Panhellenic Council has organized a Peaceful Paths Clothing Drive.
Students can donate school supplies, clothes, general hygiene products and
toys until February 21 at 5:00 pm. Donations should be brought to the
Panhellenic Office on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union.

10. STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
The Paris Research Center is offering courses in Art Education, Women's
Studies, Classics, English and Honors/Writing for week of May 1-7. This
program is 7 activity packed days of learning at the various cultural,
historical and political institutions studied. Hurry!! The deadline for
application is March 1. For more information contact us at
[log in to unmask], visit our web site at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC,
or come to room 157 Dauer Hall.

11. STUDY ABROAD: France, Spain, and UK:
All University of Florida students may participate in the College of
Business study abroad programs in France (Paris or Rouen), Spain (Madrid),
and the UK (London with a guaranteed internship). These programs are
especially beneficial for students who are pursuing a business minor, an
area of concentration in business or will practice careers with
substantial business content. For more information contact Joe Rojo by
e-mail at [log in to unmask] or telephone at 273-0165.

12. STUDY ABROAD: Informational Sessions:
Want to study abroad but don't know where to start? Attend a Study Abroad
Info Session hosted by the International Center. Dates and times listed
at: www.ufic.ufl.edu/oss/index.html.

13. LEADERSHIP: Outstanding Leadership Award for Graduating Seniors:
Nominations now are being accepted for the Spring 2005 Outstanding
Leadership Award for Male and Female Graduating Seniors, sponsored by the
University of Florida Alumni Association. The students selected for these
awards will be acknowledged at the graduation ceremonies on April 29-May
1. Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships/ola.html. Applications are due
February 15.

14. OPPORTUNITY: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Internships:
Students interested in museum careers, arts administration, or working in
a non-profit business are encouraged to apply. Internships are available
in the following departments: Curatorial, Education, Marketing/Public
Relations, Development, and Registration. The Summer and Fall term
deadline is March 1. For more information, visit www.harn.ufl.edu
('Educational Opportunities - Internship Program') or contact Bonnie
Bernau at [log in to unmask]

15. OPPORTUNITY: Student Conservation Association:
The SCA provides students with meaningful conservation service internships
across America in 50 different disciplines. Students live and work with
resource management professionals at natural and cultural sites
nationwide. Gain new skills and experience with federal resource agencies
including the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land
Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological
Survey, as well as many state and local agencies and private
organizations. Internships are available throughout the year in all fields
with terms from three to twelve months. Expenses paid, plus living
allowance, travel grant. See www.thesca.org for more information or
contact [log in to unmask] or (603) 543-1700.

16. OPPORTUNITY: 2005 Johnson & Johnson Business Case Competition:
The case competition is an excellent opportunity to use those business
classes in a real world setting.  Teams of 5-7 UF students (only ONE
graduating senior is allowed on any team) will answer the case question by
developing an in-depth financial and marketing analysis. The winning team
will travel to Johnson & Johnson Headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ on an
all-expenses paid trip to compete on the national level. The registration
deadline is February 18. Please contact Nancy Goodman at
[log in to unmask] for more information.

17. EVENT: Janet Reno:
The ACCENT Speaker's Bureau and the Women's Leadership Council are proud
to present Janet Reno, former Attorney General of the United States,
February 9 in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Doors open at 7 pm. The
speech will begin at 7:30 and is free and open to the public. Attorney
General Reno will be speaking on women and leadership in anticipation of
the 18th annual Womenís Leadership Conference, occurring on February 13.
Visit www.sg.ufl.edu/accent and www.dso.ufl.edu/wlc for more information.

18. EVENT: SGP & RUB present The Local Brew:
The Local Brew - gathering the best in local music and showcasing it right
on campus! Check out Local Brew shows on Thursday nights FREE of charge at
the Orange and Brew. February 10th lineup: The Jesi, The Apollo Quartet,
Bloom. Next show February 24. Doors open at 8:30 - Music starts at 9:00.
For more information, contact Matt Jones at [log in to unmask]

19. EVENT: Gator Dining Event:
Come to Broward Dining Center on February 14 for a Sweet Temptations
Party. There will be an All-You- Can-Eat spaghetti and meatball dinner
with tossed salad and garlic toast. For dessert, there will be a decadent
fountain of chocolate. We will have a chocolate fondue station with
bananas, apples, pound cake, marshmallows and more. If you like chocolate,
this is one party not to miss! Dinner and dessert will be served from
5:00-8:00 pm. We will also have Valentine giveaways. Use you All Campus
Meal Plan or $7.22 for cash customers.

20. EVENT: VISA Talent Show Auditions:
Audition dates to perform in the VISA talent show are February 16 and
February 17 from 4:00-9:00 PM at the Graham Gallery. We are auditioning
for both performing teams and an opening act. A representative from your
team must contact [log in to unmask] to sign up for an audition time.
Applications can be picked up at the VISA office located on the 3rd floor
of the Reitz Union. Applications are due February 14. For more information
about the talent show, please e-mail [log in to unmask]

21. EVENT: Greek Fest & Florida Invitational Step Show:
Black History Month and the Florida Invitational Step Show present Greek
Fest this Saturday, February 12 at the Reitz Union's North Lawn from 11:00
am-2:00 pm. The will be FREE Food, battle of the DJs, high school step
teams, and much more this Saturday!

Black Student Union presents its 16th Annual Florida Invitational Step
Show on February 12 at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center at 7:00 pm. Doors
open at 6:00 pm and tickets are currently on sale for $14 now and $18 at
the door. Get your tickets now at the University of Florida Box Office.
For more information, please stop by the BSU office or e-mail
[log in to unmask]

22. EVENT: UF Film Festival:
Get your act together for the first annual UF Film Festival, sponsored by
Student Government. The objective of this event is to creatively express
your personal and diverse views about spirituality. All students are
encouraged to participate by submitting a 3-6 minute film. A cash prize
will be awarded to the first-place winner. The best entries will be shown
on March 18 at 7:30 pm at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts - mark
your calendars to attend this stimulating event! For further entry
information, please visit www.uffilmfestival.com.

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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.

For more information about student group activities or other entertainment
on campus, or to post your own groupís information, see either: STUFF TO
DO at http://www.union.ufl.edu/stufftodo or the Student Activities
Centerís 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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