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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Spring 2005 Volume 09

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

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
2.  OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
3.  INTERNSHIP: Direct Action & Research Training:
4.  INTERNSHIP: OíConnell Center:
5.  SCHOLARSHIP: Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships:
6.  SCHOLARSHIP: Rainbow Alliance Awards for LGBT Service and Research:
7.  SERVICE: OCS Service-Learning Fellows:
8.  SERVICE: Organizational Canoe Race:
9.  SERVICE: Womenís Walk for Life:
10. SERVICE: Education Fair:
11. STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
12. LEADERSHIP: Womenís Leadership Council:
13. OPPORTUNITY: Minority Women Coaches Program:
14. OPPORTUNITY: Graduate Degree in Business:
15. OPPORTUNITY: Womenís History Month Announcements:
16. EVENT: ACCENT - Dan Senor:
17. EVENT: HSA Week:
18. EVENT: Event for Graduating Seniors:
19. EVENT: Identity Theft Session:
20. EVENT: SEC Basketball Tournament:
21. EVENT: SG Election:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER/FALL 2005: Advance registration for
Summer/Fall 2005 will take place March 28-April 14. Check Registration
Preparation Information on ISIS at http://www.isis.ufl.edu.

TRANSIENT STUDENTS: If you plan to attend another college or university
this summer, review the instructions and complete the Transient Student
form found at http://www.reg.ufl.edu/pdf/transient-
student-instructions.html.

2.  OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS:
The UF Office of Veterans Affairs is sponsoring the inaugural meeting of
the Collegiate Veterans Society on March 9 at 5:00 pm in B75 Reitz. This
meeting is open to all UF Students regardless of veteran status. For more
info, please contact the VA Office or our website
http://grove.ufl.edu/~veterans/.

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

3.  INTERNSHIP: Direct Action & Research Training:
Representatives from the Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center
will be on campus on March 9 in 349 Reitz at 7:30 pm to discuss vocational
careers in the field of community organizing and to interview graduating
students with an interest in social and economic justice. Representatives
from DART will discuss how community organizers: Develop and train leaders
to take successful action on community problems; identify and train local
leaders; and strengthen communities through one-on-one relationship
building. For more details, feel free to contact Ben at 785-841-2680 or
[log in to unmask] Also, visit the website at www.thedartcenter.org.

4.  INTERNSHIP: OíConnell Center:
The OíConnell Center is once again looking for Business and Facility
Interns for the upcoming fall semester. Students from any college are
encouraged to apply. All interns must be computer literate, have a
positive demeanor and a strong desire to learn. All internships are
non-compensatory for the first 24 hours. For more information on
internships at the OíConnell Center, please contact Renee Musson at
[log in to unmask] or for an application, please visit our website at
www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu, click on General Info/ Employment/
Internships. All internship applications must be received by March 11.

5.  SCHOLARSHIP: Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships:
Deadline approaching for 2006-07 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
applications. The scholarships, which are designed to further
international understanding and goodwill, provide for study abroad in more
than 160 countries. To apply for the scholarship, applicants must contact
a sponsor at a local Rotary club and complete a comprehensive application
process. Contact Patricia Moon, [log in to unmask], for more information.
Deadline for applications to reach individual clubs is March 18.

6.  SCHOLARSHIP: Rainbow Alliance Awards for LGBT Service and Research:
The University of Florida Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Concerns
Committee and the Rainbow Alliance are pleased to announce the 2004-2005
competition for the Rainbow Alliance Awards for LGBT Service and Research.
Two scholarships, up to the amount of $500 each, will be awarded to
undergraduate or graduate students of the University of Florida.
Applicants must demonstrate excellence in either service or research.
Applications must be submitted by March 22 at 5:00 pm. For more
information, please contact Professor Geoffrey Giles at
[log in to unmask] or 392-0271, Ext. 245.

7.  SERVICE: OCS Service-Learning Fellows:
Do you have a passion for community service? Do you like to work with
people? The Office of Community Service wants you as a member of the
inaugural class of Service-Learning Fellows!  Fellows will have the
opportunity to interact with students in Service-Learning courses, help
them find volunteer opportunities in the Gainesville area, gain experience
with marketing and publicity campaigns and develop relationships with
local non-profit agencies. Desired qualities include professionalism,
experience with service-learning courses or community service and the
ability to relate to a diverse group of students. E-mail the Office of
Community Service at [log in to unmask] for an application, due March 18.

8.  SERVICE: Organizational Canoe Race:
Students Helping Kids with Diabetes is holding its first annual
Organizational Canoe Race. This canoe race and scavenger hunt has been
created to raise money for children with type 1 diabetes. Organization
representatives will compete for $200. Organizations are asked to donate
$35 for each participating team. Music, snacks, games and individual
prizes will be provided. This is a great opportunity to help your local
community and to raise money for your organization. The event will be held
on March 19 at Lake Wauburg from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. E-mail
[log in to unmask] by March 11 if interested.

9.  SERVICE: Womenís Walk for Life:
All members of the UF Community are invited to participate in the
Panhellenic "Women's Walk for Life." It will be held March 19 to benefit
the Women's Global Health Imperative. The 5k walk will begin at 8:00 am in
the commuter lot across from Southwest Rec and will circle the campus.
Registration costs $12 in advance and $15 at the event and includes a free
T-shirt and breakfast from Panera Bread Company. For more information,
please contact Panhellenic Service Director Gillian Russell at
[log in to unmask]

10. SERVICE: Education Fair:
The Minority Student Education Guild is hosting its first annual Education
Fair at the Northwest Boys & Girls Club of Gainesville on March 23 from
2:00 - 5:00 pm. We are expecting over 100 children to be in attendance. We
are looking for volunteers with a positive attitude to assist with the
various educational activities that we have planned as well as interacting
with the children. If you are interested or want more information, please
contact the Education Fair Coordinator, Nicole Drewery at [log in to unmask]
or MSEG President Daphne Charles at [log in to unmask]

11. STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
Study abroad in Paris while earning UF GPA credit to satisfy major, minor
and General Education requirements!  There are still spaces available for
the Weeklong Intensive Study Abroad program "Women Poets as Classical
Tourists: Antiquity in the Modern City". In addition to activities that
are part of the course, all participants receive transportation within
Paris, 6 nightís hotel, multiple group meals and receptions, breakfast
daily and more!  Bright Futures scholars, be sure to turn in your
applications before March 15 to ensure Bright Futures funding. There is no
minimum language requirement. For more information about this program,
visit our website at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC or contact us at paris-
[log in to unmask]

The Paris Research Center is accepting applications for the Warrington
College of Business Fall Semester Study Abroad Program in Paris. Students
enrolled in the program can look forward to enhancement activities
tailored to the business curriculum, including site visits to the
financial and commercial centers in Paris and several excursions to sites
of interest in France and Europe! Credits earned are applicable to the
business major, minor and general education requirements. All UF students
with a 2.5 GPA or higher are encouraged to apply; there are no minimum
language requirements.  Applications are due April 1. For more
information, please visit our website at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC or e- mail
us at [log in to unmask]

12. LEADERSHIP: Womenís Leadership Council:
Gain the opportunity to improve your leadership skills by applying for the
Womenís Leadership Council. Help plan events like Artistic Reflections
Today, a mentoring program, the Woman Leader of the Year Award, the
Women's Leadership Conference, and Women's History Month. Applications are
due March 11 at 5:00 pm in the Dean of Students Office. To download the
application and learn more about individual positions, please visit
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/wlc/membership.php. For questions, please e-mail
[log in to unmask]

13. OPPORTUNITY: Minority Women Coaches Program:
We are looking to train minority women to be coaches! The National
Federation of State High School Associations Minority Women Coaches
Program provides minority women interested in learning more about pursuing
a coaching career a limited number of scholarships nationwide for
education and training in the National Federation of State High School
Associations (NFHS) and American Sport Education Program's (ASEP) on-line
course, "Coaching Principles." This program is at no cost for interested
candidates. For more information, please contact B. Elliot Hopkins at
[log in to unmask] or 317-822- 5757. Please attend the information session
on March 9 in 200 Florida Gym at 6:30 pm.

14. OPPORTUNITY: Graduate Degree in Business:
Extend your education with the Warrington College of Business Graduate
Degree in Business for Non- Business Majors. Acquire business knowledge,
diversify your education and enhance career prospects in only 10 months.
This degree is a preparation for a future one-year MBA. There is a
combined bachelorís/masterís option for current UF students, and
scholarships are available. An information session will be held March 15
at 7:00 pm in 103 Stuzin. For additional information, contact Glynda at
[log in to unmask] or 273-0344.

15. OPPORTUNITY: Womenís History Month Announcements:
The Womenís History Month Committee presents the "Women in Religion" forum
on March 9 at 7:00 pm in 202 Engineering Building. This forum will consist
of four panelists, each of whom will have fifteen minutes to speak on
various topics, followed by a short question and answer session.

The Phyllis M. Meek Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Award is presented annually
by the Division of Student Affairs to one female graduate or undergraduate
student who promotes the opportunities, rights, and advancement of women
at the University of Florida and in the Gainesville community. Please
nominate a deserving student by March 11. Please visit the WHM website to
complete the online nomination form: www.dso.ufl.edu/whm/award.php. If you
have any questions, please contact Nora Kilroy, [log in to unmask] or
392-1261 ext 205.

16. EVENT: ACCENT - Dan Senor:
ACCENT Speaker's Bureau has joined with JAM (Jewish Awareness Month) in
bringing Dan Senor, former chief spokesperson for the Coalition
Provisional Authority in Iraq to speak about his endeavors in Iraq. The
show will be in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom at 7:30 pm on March 9. For
more information, visit our flash site: www.esasson.com/evites/DanSenor.

17. EVENT: HSA Week:
Hispanic Student Association Week is going on now!  Come join us for the
rest of the week's events: Wednesday- Social at Virtually Cuban at 9:00
pm; Thursday- SG Debate at the Reitz Union Colonnade at 7:00 pm; Friday-
Gator Nights; Saturday- Volleyball Tournament at 11:00 am at Lexington
Crossing; Sunday- Car Wash at 10:00 am at the Burger King on Archer Road.
For more information, please visit our website at
http://grove.ufl.edu/~hsauf or e-mail Jessica Klahr at
[log in to unmask]

18. EVENT: Event for Graduating Seniors:
ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS: You are invited to Emerson Alumni Hall
tonight, March 9 from 5:00-7:00 pm as we kick off the celebration of the
Final 50 School Days @ UF for the Class of 2005 Spring graduates! Please
join the Career Resource Center, SG President Jamal Sowell, and the
University of Florida Foundation for free food. There will also be free
pictures with the mascots (cap and gown available for you to wear), CRC
demonstrations, and your chance to get your official UF lapel pin to wear
to your interviews. Hope to see you there!

19. EVENT: Identity Theft Session:
College students are victimized by identity theft more than any other age
group. Learn how to protect your good name, how to spot a scam and how the
internet plays a role in identity theft. Visit
http://infosec.ufl.edu/idtheft/ for more information. Go to the Fight
Identity Theft Session on March 11 at 1:00 pm in the Reitz Union
Auditorium to learn about the various risks of identity theft.

20. EVENT: SEC Basketball Tournament:

The 2005 Southeastern Conference Menís Basketball Tournament will be held
in Atlanta, Georgia on March 10-13. The first 30 UF students in line at
the Georgia Dome that have attended eight (8) or more UF menís home
basketball games this year will be eligible to purchase a $10 student
floor-level ticket BEHIND THE FLORIDA BAND for the session Florida plays
in that day. Every other student thereafter will have to purchase a
student ticket at $10 in the second level of the Georgia Dome. Any valid
UF student can purchase a ticket to this event, even those who have not
attended at least eight (8) home basketball games. Students can begin
lining up for these seats starting at 9:00 am the day of the game outside
the "Florida Student Ticket Sales" windows. NO CAMPING OUT! Students will
need to bring their valid Gator One ID to buy a ticket.

21. EVENT: SG Election:
Donít forget to vote in the upcoming Student Government Election on March
15-16 from 8:00 am-8:00 pm.

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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.

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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