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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Spring 2006 Volume 04

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2006 Vol. 4 February 1, 2006

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENT:
2.  STUDENT FINANCIAL AFFAIRS ANNOUNCEMENT:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
3.  LEADERSHIP: Important Dates for SG Spring Election:
4.  LEADERSHIP: Reminder - Outstanding Leadership Award:
5.  LEADERSHIP: Campus Diplomat Recruitment:
6.  INTERNSHIPS: O'Connell Center Intern Positions:
7.  INTERNSHIPS: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Expo:
8.  SERVICE: 50 Million Minutes Campaign:
9.  SERVICE: Dance Marathon Miracle Run/Walk:
10. OVERSEAS STUDY: Scholarship Deadline Extended:
11. PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP: Udall Scholarship:
12. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Mortar Board Applications Available:
13. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: FL Invitational Step Show Scholarship:
14. OPPORTUNITY: Oratorical Competition "The Speak Out":
15. OPPORTUNITY: Teach for America "Food 1-1":
16. OPPORTUNITY: UF Film Festival Accepting Submissions:
17. OPPORTUNITY: SG Multicultural Affairs Round Table:
18. OPPORTUNITY: Free Dance Class:
EVENTS
19. EVENT: Spike Lee Speaks Tonight at the O'Connell Center:
20. EVENT: Israel Awareness Week:
21. EVENT: Women's Leadership Conference:
22. EVENT: Carl Bernard Mack Speaks on Minority Education in America:


ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENT:
February 03: Last Day to withdraw from all Spring courses with a 25% Refund
February 03: Deadline to apply for a Degree or Associate of Arts Certificate for Spring
Access: http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/gradhub.html and Click on "Application for Degree"

2.  STUDENT FINANCIAL AFFAIRS ANNOUNCEMENT:
Need help completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
(FAFSA)? Come to a UF Student Financial Affairs Application Help Session 
in the J. Wayne Reitz Union.  A financial aid adviser will be available to 
answer questions and provide students with individual help completing the 
FAFSA.  All sessions will be from 1pm to 4pm in the Reitz Union as 
follows: Feb. 7, Room 282; Feb. 8, Room 286; Feb. 12, Room 282; Feb. 15, 
Room 287; Feb. 21, Room 363; Feb. 22, Room 361; Feb. 23, Room 363; Feb. 28 
and March 1, Room 282.  For more information go to http://www.sfa.ufl.edu.

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

3.  LEADERSHIP: Important Dates for SG Spring Election:
February 2: Last day to register a political party 
February 3: Qualifying to run for an Executive or Senate seat, 9am-5pm, Reitz Union Room 346
February 6 & 7: Qualifying to run for an Executive or Senate seat, 9am-5pm, Reitz Union Room 287 
If you have any questions, contact Erika King via e-mail at [log in to unmask] or 352 392-1665

4.  LEADERSHIP: Reminder - Outstanding Leadership Award:
Applications for the Spring 2006 Outstanding Leadership Award for Female 
and Male Graduating Seniors (sponsored by the University of Florida Alumni 
Association) may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at 
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships/ola.php or picked up from the 
following locations: Dean of Students Information Desk, 202 Peabody Hall 
Student Activities Desk, 300 J. Wayne Reitz Union.  The application must 
be completed and submitted by the student.  Letters of recommendation by 
faculty and staff are encouraged.  Application deadline is February 6, to: 
Dr. Eugene L. Zdziarski, Dean of Students Office, 202 Peabody Hall. 
Please contact Sylvia Parker at [log in to unmask] or (352)392- 1261, 
Ext. 212 with questions.

5.  LEADERSHIP: Campus Diplomat Recruitment:
Help personalize the university through inclusive programming and an 
active presence on campus by becoming a Campus Diplomat!  Attend our 
information session Wednesday, February 8 at 6pm in the Broward Hall 
Basement to learn what we do as ambassadors to the Dean of Students 
office.  Applications are available on the Campus Diplomat Web site at 
www.dso.ufl.edu/diplomats or at our tables in Turlington Plaza February 7 
and 8 from 10am to 1pm.  Applications must be turned in to Peabody Hall by 
4:30pm February 22.  Email us at: [log in to unmask] with questions.

6.  INTERNSHIPS: O'Connell Center Intern Positions:
Athletic Emphasis for the summer semester, Business Intern and two 
Facility Interns for the fall.  Students from all colleges 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, please contact Renee Musson at 
[log in to unmask] or for an application please visit our website at 
www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu, and under General Info click Employment/ 
Internships.  All internship applications must be received by February 20.

7.  INTERNSHIPS: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Expo:
Need an internship or a job?  Get connected at the 2006 CALS Career Expo 
next Tuesday February 7 at 6:00pm in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, Salon 
H.  First 100 students will receive a free portfolio!

8.  SERVICE: 50 Million Minutes Campaign:
Are you actively involved in volunteering here at UF or elsewhere?  Then 
why not pledge your minutes to the 50 Million Minutes Service Campaign and 
help show the Gainesville community that UF students care.  Every little 
bit counts!  For those of you who donate blood, each donation counts for 2 
hours! To pledge your minutes, go to 
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/service/50millionminutes/.  Please contact Dina 
Rubio at 352-392-1261 ext. 218 or [log in to unmask] with questions.

9.  SERVICE: Dance Marathon Miracle Run/Walk:
This Saturday February 4 at 9am in Turlington Plaza.  Register online at 
www.floridadm.org or day of race from 7am-8am in Turlington Plaza.  Early 
registration fee is $12, day-of fee is $15.

10. OVERSEAS STUDY: Scholarship Deadline Extended:
The deadline for Summer Study Abroad Scholarships has been extended to 
February 15.  A complete application package will include the application, 
an essay, an official transcript, two letters of recommendation and a 
Financial Aid Award letter (can be replaced by statement of financial 
need). Applications are available on line: 
http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/downloads/sas/2006SpringScholarshipApplication.pdf 
or at 123 Grinter Hall.  For more information, call 392.5323 x 700.

11. PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP: Udall Scholarship:
The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships of up to 
$5000 to American college sophomores and juniors in fields related to the 
environment, and to Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related 
to health care or tribal policy.  Applicants should be familiar with work 
of Morris K. Udall, and will have to write an essay incorporating his 
achievements.  The campus deadline is February 6 to 140 Tigert Hall. 
Applications and more information can be found at http://www.udall.gov. 
Students should carefully read the website to learn more about the details 
of the scholarship and its requirements, but no specific major is required 
and winners come from a broad range of disciplines.  Contact awards 
advisor Dr. Barbara Barletta at [log in to unmask] with questions.

12. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Mortar Board Applications Available:
Mortar Board is a national college senior honor society founded in 1918. 
The organization is currently accepting applications for upcoming seniors 
(by credit hour).  Applications are available in the Student Activities 
Center on the third floor of the Reitz Union.  If you would like to find 
out more information please contact Andrew Barrows at 
[log in to unmask] or visit www.mortarboard.org.

13. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: FL Invitational Step Show Scholarship:
The 17th Annual Florida Invitational Step Show, sponsored by the U.S. Army 
Stomping on the Yard Tour, will be hosting a scholarship contest worth 
$1000.  Applicants must write a 400 word essay or poem about an African 
American whom they feel best exemplifies the qualities of a leader.  The 
winning UF essay will compete nationally to have their essay published in 
VIBE Magazine.  All entries are due February 11 to: Chris Cupoli / Florida 
Invitational Step Show; 322 Reitz Union; PO Box 118505; Gainesville, 
Florida 32612.  For more information, contact [log in to unmask]

14. OPPORTUNITY: Oratorical Competition "The Speak Out":
Topic:  Should Affirmative Action be dismantled and why?  Time limit: 4-5 
minutes.  The preliminary round will be held February 15 at 5pm in the 
Institute of Black Culture and finals will be held February 22 at 7pm in 
Reitz Union Room 282.  Contestants will be judged by the criterion of 
their content, clarity, memorization, expression, poise, eye contact, and 
adherence to time limit.  Three typed copies of your original composition 
must be delivered to Box 23010602 Trusler Hall or the Black History Month 
mailbox in the BSU office by Friday February 10.  The copies should 
include your name, telephone number, email address, and classification. 
Monetary awards will be given to first, second, and third place winners. 
Questions should be directed to [log in to unmask] with a subject line of 
'Oratorical Competition'.

15. OPPORTUNITY: Teach for America "Food 1-1":
Teach for America invites you to attend "Food-1-1" at the University of 
Florida.  The event will be held on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00pm in Fine 
Arts B 105.  Teach for America is hosting a free, fine dining experience 
with current Teach for America corps members, a presentation by Sean 
Segal, Recruitment Director for the Florida Region.  Find out how you can 
join in the mission to eliminate educational inequity that exists 
nationwide.  We look forward to seeing you.  Please email Shira Schwartz 
at [log in to unmask] if you have any questions or to RSVP

16. OPPORTUNITY: UF Film Festival Accepting Submissions:
The University of Florida's second annual film festival is approaching and 
we are currently accepting submissions.  Films should address the issue of 
spirituality and must be 3-6 minuets long.  Films are due by February 27 
and there is a CASH PRIZE for the winner. For more information go to 
www.uffilmfestival.com.

17. OPPORTUNITY: SG Multicultural Affairs Round Table:
Student Government will be holding another Multicultural Affairs Round 
Table Discussion tomorrow at 5pm in the Tolbert Rec Room.  This is a 
follow-up to the Last Round Table Discussion, and we will be setting an 
agenda for this school year and putting together a means of communication 
between all cultural organizations.  A number of collaborative events will 
be voted on, in order to allow all organizations to play a role in 
planning said events.

18. OPPORTUNITY: Free Dance Class:
DANZA Dance Company is offering an open jazz class to all interested UF 
students!  Come to work on flexibility, strength, technique, or just for 
fun.  Details: Monday, February 6 from 7:15pm to 8:15pm at the O'Connell 
Center Dance Studio.  Don't forget your Gator 1 card.  Questions? E-mail 
[log in to unmask] or visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~danza.

EVENTS

19. EVENT: Spike Lee Speaks Tonight at the O'Connell Center:
Spike Lee, award-winning producer, director, writer and actor will speak 
at 8pm TONIGHT (doors open at 7pm).  His visit is free and open to the 
public, and is co-sponsored by ACCENT and Black History Month 2006.  See 
http://news.ufl.edu/2006/01/09/spike-lee-speaks/ for more information.

20. EVENT: Israel Awareness Week:
NEXT WEEK!  Events February 5 through February 13, for more information 
visit www.ufjsu.org, call Hillel at 352-372-2900 or contact David Harris, 
IAW Director at 850-380-2480.

21. EVENT: Women's Leadership Conference:
The Women's Leadership Council would like to invite you to the 19th annual 
Women's Leadership Conference, "Women Leaders Taking Flight," which will 
take place Sunday, February 12 from 9:00am - 4:00pm in the Rion Ballroom 
of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.  The conference offers 25 workshops, a career 
panel with community professionals, an inspiring keynote speaker, 
networking activities, and an organizational fair with a variety of groups 
represented. The registration fee is $20, which includes breakfast, lunch, 
and giveaways. However, we are offering a $5 discount for groups that 
register five or members. For registration and more information, please go 
to our website: www.dso.ufl.edu/wlc.

22. EVENT: Carl Bernard Mack Speaks on Minority Education in America:
University of Florida students and faculty are invited to join the 
National Society of Black Engineers February 2 at 6pm at the Reitz Union 
Amphitheater while we host acclaimed Author, Historian, and Engineer Carl 
Bernard Mack.  Mr. Mack is a former President of the Seattle Chapter of 
the NAACP and has been featured on television, radio, and in newspapers 
all over the country.  His dynamic and passionate lectures on Martin 
Luther King Jr. engage audiences of every age, gender, race, and 
ethnicity. More information can be found at 
http://www.ufnsbe.org/downloads/Carl_Mack.pdf or contact Merlande 
Petit-Bois at [log in to unmask]


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