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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Spring 2006 Volume 03

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2006 Vol. 3 January 25, 2006

Table of Contents
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
1.  RESEARCH: University Scholars Program:
2.  RESEARCH: McNair Scholars Program:
3.  LEADERSHIP: LeadUF Applications Available:
4.  LEADERSHIP: Staff Positions Available at the Warrington Times (All 
Majors!):
5.  INTERNSHIPS: Internship Forum:
6.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Study Abroad Fair TODAY:
7.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Study in Belize over Spring Break:
8.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Summer Study Abroad in Paris:
9.  SERVICE: After School Gators:
10. SERVICE: Alachua County Reads:
11. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Rainbow Alliance Awards:
12. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: FBK Legal Day January 28:
13. OPPORTUNITY: Business Etiquette Dinner:
14. OPPORTUNITY: Teach for America Info Session:
15. OPPORTUNITY: Lunch with Student Government Executive Officers:
16. OPPORTUNITY: Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Gator Dining:
EVENTS
17. ATHLETIC EVENT: Florida vs. Georgia Gymnastics FRIDAY:
18. EVENT: Club Creole Annual Gala:
19. EVENT: ACCENT Presents Anthony Rapp and Spike Lee
20. EVENT: Director for Human Rights Campaign to Speak Monday Night:
21. EVENT: Catholic Awareness Week 2006:
22. EVENT: Museum Nights:
23. EVENT: Writing on the Wall Closing Ceremonies:

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

1.  RESEARCH: University Scholars Program:
The University Scholars Program is seeking undergraduate students interested in 
conducting one-on-one research with faculty mentors in all disciplines. 
Scholars earn a $2500 research stipend and are expected to conduct the research 
during summer 2006.  The deadline to apply will be March 1.  Applications and 
more information are available at www.scholars.ufl.edu.

2.  RESEARCH: McNair Scholars Program:
The McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate students for pursuit of a 
doctoral degree by providing money, mentoring and opportunity so they can gain 
research experience, hone academic skills and strategies, and develop the 
student/faculty mentor relationships so crucial for success in higher 
education.  Scholars will conduct research with a faculty mentor, receive a 
$2,900 research stipend, present and publish their research and much more. 
Applications are available online at http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/mcnair and 
the deadline is February 28.

3.  LEADERSHIP: LeadUF Applications Available:
LeadUF is a new leadership organization out of the Dean of Students Office in 
the Center for Leadership and Service.  The organization is currently accepting 
applications for new members.  If you would like to find out more, please 
attend our informational meet and greet January 31 from 6-8 pm in the Reitz 
Union room 362-363.  For more information visit 
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/leaduf/.

4.  LEADERSHIP: Staff Positions Available at the Warrington Times (All 
Majors!):
The Warrington Times, the Business School newsletter, is currently looking for 
dedicated students from all majors to join our staff as journalists, PR 
coordinators, cartoonists, and photographers.  Applications are available at 
http://grove.ufl.edu/~bacc and are due January 30th at 5pm. Please contact Amy 
Walters at [log in to unmask] with any questions.

5.  INTERNSHIPS: Internship Forum:
Need a job or internship?  Come out to Career Showcase 2006 at the Stephen C. 
O'Connell Center from 9am to 3pm TODAY.  Employers are hiring students for 
full-time, co-op and internship positions.  You can see a list of companies 
attending find out how to get ready for Showcase at www.crc.ufl.edu/showcase. 
Don't forget your NEW UF ID card to enter the fair.

6.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Study Abroad Fair TODAY:
Stop by the Reitz Union Colonnade between 10am and 3pm to explore the world of 
study abroad!  You'll meet students who have been abroad, representatives from 
institutions with approved study abroad programs, UF faculty who lead programs 
and International Center advisors who can answer your questions.  Please see 
www.ufic.ufl.edu/sas.htm for more information on Study Abroad programs at UF.

7.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Study in Belize over Spring Break:
This study tour will take place in Belize from March 11-19 and focus on the 
study of barrier reefs, marine science and the past history of the Maya 
civilizations.  Planned activities include snorkeling trips, exploration of 
ruins, and a caving adventure.  For more information, please attend the Study 
Abroad Fair today AND visit the CALS Global Gator website featuring Belize at: 
http://cals.ufl.edu/globalgators/belize/index.html

8.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Summer Study Abroad in Paris:
Don't miss the opportunity to enroll in high-caliber interactive courses taught 
by distinguished UF scholars and enhanced by site visits, guest speakers, 
excursions, cultural outings, and more!  To learn more about Summer Study 
Abroad in Paris, plan to attend our Info Session tomorrow in 119 Keene-Flint 
Hall and be sure to visit our table at the Study Abroad Fair today.  For more 
information about our programs, visit our website at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC or 
email us at [log in to unmask]

9.  SERVICE: After School Gators:
Want to make a difference in a child's life?  Volunteer with After School 
Gators, an organization that works with at-risk elementary school children in 
local, public after school programs.  To get involved attend an orientation 
TONIGHT in Reitz Union room 282 from 8pm to 9pm.  For further info, contact Liz 
Gentry at [log in to unmask]

10. SERVICE: Alachua County Reads:
Would you like to make a difference in the lives of children? HAmeriCorps: 
Alachua County Reads is looking for volunteers to come into local elementary 
schools for a total of 20 hours this semester to tutor students behind a grade 
level in reading.  We are also looking for "Celebrity Readers," people who are 
part of an organization, sports team, etc., that could come into the schools 
just one time to read to the students. Contact Nikki Thornton @ [log in to unmask] 
for more information.

11. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Rainbow Alliance Awards:
The University of Florida Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Concerns Committee 
and the Rainbow Alliance are pleased to announce the 2005-2006 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. Applicants should submit the following: one copy 
of their UF transcript; a brief (3-5 page) statement of purpose about their 
service or research; and two letters of recommendation from individuals who can 
attest to the quality of their service or research (at least one of which 
should be from a UF faculty member).  Applicants should also submit a separate 
page with the following information: full name, complete local mailing address 
and phone number, email address, UF ID and major and UF classification. 
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 1st 2006 at 5pm to the chair 
of the awards committee: Professor Geoffrey J. Giles; PO Box 117320; 208 Flint 
Hall; Gainesville FL 32611.  Questions?  E-mail: [log in to unmask]; 
(352)-392-0271, Ext. 245.

12. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: FBK Legal Day January 28:
Florida Blue Key 4th Annual Legal Day will be held this Saturday January 28 
from 10:00am to 3:30pm at the Levin College of Law.  This event is a great 
opportunity for all students interested in pursuing a career in law or legal 
affairs!  Discover which pre-legal clubs are at UF, how to get into law school, 
what it is like being a law student, and learn about various legal professions. 
The $10 fee includes catered lunch.  To register, visit the Florida Blue Key 
office in Reitz Union 312.  Visit www.fbk.org for more information.

13. OPPORTUNITY: Business Etiquette Dinner:
This year's dinner will be held Wednesday, February 1 at the Rion Ballroom in 
the Reitz Union.  Open to all students and faculty, registration begins at 
6:30pm, followed by doorprizes (including tickets to Sea World, the Hippodrome, 
UF vs. LSU basketball game, and more).  The ticket cost is $25, which includes 
a three-course dinner, seminar and keynote speaker Paul Siddle, President of 
the Executive Protocol Group.  Tickets must be purchased in advance at Weimer 
Hall between 10:30am and 4pm, available until Friday. 
http://grove.ufl.edu/~prssa/

14. OPPORTUNITY: Teach for America Info Session:
Teach for America is building a movement to eliminate educational inequity by 
calling upon our recent college graduates of all academic majors. Teachers 
receive full first-year teacher salary and benefits, financial aid and a $9450 
AmeriCorps education award (if eligible), in addition to student loan 
forbearance and interest payments for two years.  Barbara Zarandy, UF alumni is 
coming to campus tomorrow to speak about her experience as a teacher and future 
job opportunities.  The information session will be vision at 6:00pm at La 
Casita (1504 W. University Avenue). There will be free food!

15. OPPORTUNITY: Lunch with Student Government Executive Officers:
Student Government wants YOU to become more familiar with the people who are 
working for you.  All students are invited to attend a luncheon with Student 
Government's executive officers on Wednesday, January 25th in the President's 
Dining Room from 11:30 am - 1pm.  This will be an informal buffet style lunch 
free to all students who would like to meet with the executive officers and/or 
discuss any concerns they may have.

16. OPPORTUNITY: Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Gator Dining:
Join us for dinner this Monday, January 30 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm to celebrate 
the Chinese New Year at Gator Corner Dining Center.  We will be serving 
all-you-care-to-eat egg drop and wonton soup, pot stickers, egg rolls, fried 
rice, kung pao chicken, ginger pork, spicy orange beef, veggie stir fry, almond 
and fortune cookies plus hot tea.  There will be free giveaways plus a raffle. 
Use your All Campus Meal Plan or $6.90 for cash customers.

EVENTS

17. ATHLETIC EVENT: Florida vs. Georgia Gymnastics FRIDAY:
Florida Gymnastics vs. Georgia Friday, January 27 at 7pm in the Stephen C. 
O'Connell Center.  The first 2,500 fans will receive a free "Beat Georgia" 
t-shirt!  Gates open at 6pm and students are encouraged to join the Rumblin' 
Tumblin' Reptiles.  For more information, please contact Ian White at 375-4683, 
ext. 6647 or via e-mail: [log in to unmask]

18. EVENT: Club Creole Annual Gala:
University of Florida students and faculty are invited to attend Club Creole's 
Annual Gala 2006 to be held this Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm. This year's 
event, titled "Sere Kole: Dance Close," will be held at Holiday Inn West. 
Proceeds will go towards Project Haiti, which is a humanitarian and educational 
program.  Formal attire is requested. Tickets must be purchased in advance.  It 
includes dinner, a C.C. Dance performance, a live performance by band, 
Ayabombe, and a Haitian Art Auction.  Contact Tracy Cassagnol [log in to unmask] 
for more information.

19. EVENT: ACCENT Presents Anthony Rapp and Spike Lee
Best known as "Mark Cohen" from RENT, Anthony Rapp was also in Dazed and 
Confused, Road Trip, and A Beautiful Mind.  TONIGHT, 8pm at The Phillips Center 
of Performing Arts - Doors Open at 7:15pm.

Spike Lee, award winning producer, director, writer and actor will speak next 
Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center (doors open at 
7pm).  Lee's appearance is co-sponsored by Black History Month 2006.

Both events are free and open to the public. www.sg.ufl.edu/accent

20. EVENT: Director for Human Rights Campaign to Speak Monday Night:
Join with Pride Student Union as Elizabeth Birch, the former Executive Director 
for the Human Rights Campaign from 1995-2003, speaks in the Reitz Union Grand 
Ballroom Monday night, January 30, at 8pm.  The HRC is the nation's largest 
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization.  The topic is 
"Where Are We Now: Civil Rights for Gays." See www.ufpride.org/ for more 
information.

21. EVENT: Catholic Awareness Week 2006:

All events to be held at St. Augustine Catholic Church (1728 W. University Ave)

Saturday January 28: Dance Party 7-11pm; Free food and music; Dress is 
semi-formal
Sunday January 29: BBQ at the rectory 7pm
Monday January 30: Catholic Student Fellowship 7-9pm
Tuesday January 31: Newman Dinner; Free meal at 6:15pm
Wednesday February 1: Jesus Jeopardy! at 7:30 pm
Thursday February 2: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7:30pm
Friday February 3: Christian Concert by Exodus 20:17 at 7:30pm

Throughout the week money will be collected for Heifer International. Call 
352-372-3533, e-mail [log in to unmask] or visit 
http://grove.ufl.edu/~csf/CAW2006.jpg

22. EVENT: Museum Nights:
Museum Nights is back for the spring on Thursdays!  The Samuel P. Harn Museum 
of Art will be open from 5pm to 10pm tomorrow night. The Florida Museum of 
Natural ! History will be closed this week. Check out the new Camellia Court 
Cafe at the Harn Museum.  Please call 392-1665, ext. 415, or visit 
http://sg.ufl.edu/SpecialEvents/MuseumNights/ for more information.

23. EVENT: Writing on the Wall Closing Ceremonies:
Come see the wall constructed of cinderblocks and stereotypes this week, and be 
a part of tearing it down.  The forty foot wall will be in the Plaza of the 
Americas all week for all to visit and discuss, and the closing ceremonies will 
be this Friday, January 27 at 1:00pm.  No Southern Accent will perform, and 
Vikram Rangala and Bernie Machen will be speaking before all come together to 
physically and symbolically tear the wall down. 
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