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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Spring 2006 Volume 06

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2006 Vol. 6 February 15, 2006

Table of Contents
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
1.  RESEARCH: Undergraduate Research Seminar:
2.  LEADERSHIP: UF Hall of Fame Applications Available:
3.  INTERNSHIPS: White House Internship Program:
4.  INTERNSHIPS: Local BRIDGE Program:
5.  INTERNSHIPS: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Internships:
6.  SERVICE: Over-the-Counter Medicine Drive:
7.  SERVICE: Goals for Tomorrow Soccer Tournament:
8.  OVERSEAS STUDY: International Business Study Abroad Forum:
9.  ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships:
10. OPPORTUNITY: Marine Corps Flight Orientation Program:
11. OPPORTUNITY: Get Published:
12. OPPORTUNITY: SG Absentee Ballots Available:
13. OPPORTUNITY: CRC Walk-In Hours:
14. OPPORTUNITY: Florida Alternative Breaks Spring Break Trips:
EVENTS
15. EVENT: Florida Invitational Step Show THIS SATURDAY:
16. EVENT: Palestinian Awareness Week 2006:
17. EVENT: "Minorities in the Industry" Panel Discussion:
18. EVENT: Alligator Readership Forum:
19. EVENT: UF Hosts Programming Competition:
20. EVENT: Museum Nights this Thursday:
21. EVENT: Habitat for Humanity Anniversary Celebration:
22. EVENT: Engineering Week:

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

1.  RESEARCH: Undergraduate Research Seminar:
Are interested in research in the chemical or biological sciences?  If so, 
please consider attending this month's Undergraduate Research Seminar to 
be held at 4pm February 20 in Anderson Hall, Room 32.  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 at future meetings and get feedback from 
professors in a variety of disciplines. For more information, please 
contact Taylor Gilliland at [log in to unmask]  If you cannot attend this 
seminar, then be sure to join us March 20 or April 17. Drinks and cookies 
are provided!

2.  LEADERSHIP: UF Hall of Fame Applications Available:
Applicants must be classified as a senior or above, or be graduate or 
professional school students at UF.  The University of Florida Hall of 
Fame is the highest recognition given to student leaders at UF, and is 
reserved for those who have shown truly superior leadership and 
achievement through their activities and scholarship while members of the 
UF community.  The University of Florida Hall of Fame is limited in size 
to no more than 25 students in a given year.  Applications are available 
at: P202 PEABODY HALL - DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE 3RD FLOOR, REITZ UNION - 
ACTIVITIES DESK 1ST FLOOR, REITZ UNION - INFORMATION DESK 155 TIGERT HALL 
- STUDENT AFFAIRS ON THE WEB AT WWW.ufsa.ufl.edu/OVP/halloffame.htm 
Completed applications must be returned to 155 Tigert Hall no later than 
Friday, March 3 by 4:00pm.  Please contact the Office of the Vice 
President for Student Affairs at 392-1265 ([log in to unmask]) if you have 
any questions.

3.  INTERNSHIPS: White House Internship Program:
The White House Internship Program offers an excellent opportunity to 
serve our President and explore public service.  All candidates must be at 
least 18 years of age, hold United States citizenship, and be enrolled in 
a college or university.  Please explore the White House Intern Website 
for additional information: 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/wh-intern.html.  Completed 
application materials must be submitted to Karen Race, Deputy Director and 
Intern Coordinator in the office of White House Personnel, at 
[log in to unmask] prior to March 7 for Summer 2006 term 
(May 23 to August 25) and June 1 for Fall 2006 term (September 5 to 
December 15).  If you have questions you may contact Karen Race by phone, 
(202) 456-5979 or by e-mail, [log in to unmask]

4.  INTERNSHIPS: Local BRIDGE Program:
The Building Relationships through Internship Development with Gainesville 
Employers (BRIDGE) program might be just the internship you're looking 
for!  The Career Resource Center and the Gainesville Area Chamber of 
Commerce have partnered to provide internships with local businesses and 
organizations for UF students in all majors.  To apply, you must attend a 
workshop at the CRC: February 15, 11:45am - 12:45pm; February 20, 3:00pm - 
4:00pm; February 21, 9:35am - 10:35am; February 22, 5:10pm - 6:10pm; 
February 23, 12:50pm - 1:50pm 
http://www.crc.ufl.edu/experiential/Chamber/index.php

5.  INTERNSHIPS: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Internships:
Students interested in museum careers, arts administration, education, 
event management 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]

6.  SERVICE: Over-the-Counter Medicine Drive:
AMSA is having an Over-the-Counter Medicine Drive.  All the medicines 
collected will go with the Global Health service trip to a community 
clinic in Costa Rica.  Everything, from children's vitamins and anti- 
diarrheals, to Tylenol and aspirin, is needed.  Please bring anything you 
can to the AMSA office in Reitz room 327, or we will be tabling at the 
Union Friday, February 24 from 11am to 3pm.  Check out the upcoming events 
at www.ufpremed.org for a list of what is needed or email us at 
[log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

7.  SERVICE: Goals for Tomorrow Soccer Tournament:
The tournament begins at Hume Field on Saturday, February 25th at 10am. 
Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 
place teams.  Register as a Team until 2/23 and individually until 2/25. 
Donations of $50/team or $10/individual will go to the SHPE-UF Goals for 
Tomorrow Scholarship.  This award is designed to encourage young minds to 
enter the fields of engineering, science, and technology and is open to 
all high school seniors in Gainesville entering the UF College of 
Engineering in 2006-2007.  For more information, contact Elena Briz: 
[log in to unmask] or visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~shpeuf.

8.  OVERSEAS STUDY: International Business Study Abroad Forum:
The International Business Society will be hosting a Study Abroad Forum 
this Thursday, February 16 at 6:30pm in Matherly 18.  Joe Rojo, Associate 
Director of International Programs, will be talking about Study Abroad 
opportunities in the Warrington College of Business, and some of our 
members will give presentations on their experiences abroad.  Come get 
some helpful tips, and learn about IBS!  For more information contact Jebi 
Mathew at [log in to unmask]

9.  ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships:
Applications are still being accepted by local clubs for awards to study 
overseas and serve as ambassador of Rotary International during 2007-8. 
Submission of applications is made by clubs only.  Applicants should (1) 
contact a club, and (2) formally submit their application before the end 
of February to be considered.  Club contact information, eligibility, 
deadlines, a list of desiderata, goals of the Rotary Foundation, how to 
download application forms, and many other topics are covered in detail on 
the District Website at www.rotary6970.org.  Click Ambassadorial 
Scholarships, and find other links listed. District contact information: 
[log in to unmask]

10. OPPORTUNITY: Marine Corps Flight Orientation Program:
Ever thought about flying military aircraft?  Sign up for the Marine 
Corps' Flight Orientation Program, and learn how you could become a Marine 
Officer, Leader, and Aviator.  Then take the controls and maneuver an 
aircraft while a Marine Aviator talks you through it.  This event is next 
Wednesday, 22 February at Gainesville Regional Airport (Private Terminal). 
Seats are limited.  Contact Captain Bonnette at 
[log in to unmask] or (352) 264-7831 to sign up for one of four 
time-slots: 8am-10am, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm or 2pm-4pm.

11. OPPORTUNITY: Get Published:
Tea, the official literary magazine for the English Society, is currently 
seeking submissions from all UF students in the form of poetry, prose, 
fiction, screen plays, and visual art.  The deadline for submission is 
February 28 and all submissions should be sent to [log in to unmask] 
or dropped off at the English Society mailbox in 4012 Turlington Hall.

12. OPPORTUNITY: SG Absentee Ballots Available:
The last day to request an absentee ballot for Student Government Spring 
election is Friday, February 17 by 5:00pm.  Please visit the SG website at 
http://sg.ufl.edu/ and click on 'Applications' then see under 'SG Election 
Forms'.  Send the completed form to Erika Kane, Supervisor of Elections by 
email at [log in to unmask] or fax (352) 392-8072.  If you have any 
questions, please call (352) 392-1665.

13. OPPORTUNITY: CRC Walk-In Hours:
Need to choose a major?  Still exploring career options?  Come to the 
Career Resource Center, 1st floor of the Reitz Union, during our walk-in 
hours and meet with a career counselor to explore career options and 
academic majors.  Walk-in hours are as follows: Monday, 1pm - 3:30pm; 
Tuesday, 1pm - 3:30pm; Wednesday, 9am - 11:30pm; Thursday, 1pm - 3:30pm. 
For more information, please call 392-1601 or visit www.crc.ufl.edu.

14. OPPORTUNITY: Florida Alternative Breaks Spring Break Trips:
Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) is offering a final application deadline 
for anyone interested in a community service Spring Break trip!  We have 
12 different domestic and international locations!  The all- inclusive 
prices are $265 for domestic and $700 for international.  App deadline is 
this Friday, February 17 at 5pm.  Payment deadline once selected is 
Wednesday, February 22.  For more info, application materials, and 
contacts, visit www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/fab.


EVENTS

15. EVENT: Florida Invitational Step Show THIS SATURDAY:
The 17th Annual Florida Invitational Step Show is back and better than 
ever!  Featuring some of the greatest step teams in the nation with 
show-stopping performances, celebrity hosts, and thousands in attendance, 
the event is sponsored by UF's Black Student Union. This year's step show 
will be held in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center this Saturday February 18 
at 7pm. For more information please visit www.onyxexplosion.com.

16. EVENT: Palestinian Awareness Week 2006:
Monday, February 20: Screening of the Israeli film "Arna's Children" at 
6pm in the Orange and Brew.  The film depicts the lives of children under 
occupation in the refugee camp of Jenin. Tuesday, February 21: Debate 
between Nakba and Gators for Israel on Zionism at 7:30pm in Florida Gym 
room 235.  Hosted by Model UN and open to all with Q&A afterwards. 
Thursday, February 23: "The Abrahamic Religions and the Occupation of 
Palestine" at 6:30pm in Flint room 50.  A panel of distinguished religious 
leaders from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam discuss their faith and the 
importance of ending the occupation of the Palestinians. Visit 
http://nakba48.org for more information.

17. EVENT: "Minorities in the Industry" Panel Discussion:
The Association of Black Communicators is hosting "Minorities in the 
Industry," Tuesday February 21 in the Florida Gym room 225 at 7:30pm. 
Featured panelists discussing current events in the media will be Sytonnia 
Moore of Gainesville's TV-20 News, Telecommunications Professor Julian 
Williams and Public Relations Professor Belio Martinez. Refreshments will 
be served.  For more information contact Shari McLean at [log in to unmask] or 
visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~ufabc/.

18. EVENT: Alligator Readership Forum:
The Alligator editors invite the campus community to voice their opinions 
and ask questions about the newspaper and its coverage.  Hosted by the 
Journalism and Communications College Council and moderated by journalism 
professor Mike Foley, the forum will be held Monday February 20 from noon 
to 1pm in Reitz Union Room 282.

19. EVENT: UF Hosts Programming Competition:
Do you know how to program and have a desire to compete?  Then come to the 
programming competition versus the University of Central Florida hosted by 
the UF ACM Programming Team.  Join us February 25 from 11am-6pm for a 
challenging five-hour trial where you and two teammates will code in your 
choice of C, C++, or Java.  RSVP to [log in to unmask]  Need more info? 
Stop by a Programming Team meeting Mondays 6:15pm-8:30pm in CSE Lab E115 
with questions or write [log in to unmask]

20. EVENT: Museum Nights this Thursday:
The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Natural History 
will be open from 5-10pm.  Enjoy a 6pm Harn gallery talk by Robert 
Mueller, and the UF School of Art and Art History's Alagarto Printmaking 
Guild will demonstrate printmaking techniques.  At the Florida Museum, 
view the original 1918 silent film 'Tarzan of the Apes' at 7pm.  Free food 
and beverages!  Bring Gator1 card for entry and to enjoy a 20% discount at 
the Harn giftshop.  Visit 
http://www.sg.ufl.edu/SpecialEvents/MuseumNights/ for more information.

21. EVENT: Habitat for Humanity Anniversary Celebration:
Help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Alachua Habitat for Humanity! 
Come join us on the Reitz Union Colonnade today through the February 18 
for fun, festivities and information about Alachua and Campus Habitat. 
Events will run all week!  Join us today for the CAKES (Celebrate Alachua 
Keeping Everyone Sheltered) Contest on the Reitz Union North Lawn from 
12:30pm until 3:00pm.

22. EVENT: Engineering Week:
Engineering Week is February 18-24 and all Gainesville residents are 
encouraged to attend! The Engineering and Science Fair will be held 
Tuesday February 21 from 9:00am-7:00pm and Wednesday February 22 from 
9:00am-2:00pm In the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.  Come out and see how 
engineering and science play a part in everyday life.  For more 
information about E-week please go to: www.bec.eng.ufl.edu/eweek.

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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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