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University of Florida Wednesday Update - Spring 2006 Volume 09

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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2006 Vol. 9 March 8, 2006

Table of Contents
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
1.  RESEARCH: InvestiGators Research Positions Available:
2.  LEADERSHIP: Recreational Sports Board of Directors:
3.  LEADERSHIP: Student Conduct Committee Applications Available:
4.  LEADERSHIP: Woman Leader of the Year Award:
5.  LEADERSHIP: LeaderShape:
6.  SERVICE: Project Inspirations Sponsored by Give Black:
7.  SERVICE: Relay for Life:
8.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Summer Programs through College of HHP:
9.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Become a Study Abroad Peer Advisor:
10. OVERSEAS STUDY: The Center for European Studies Summer Programs:
11. OVERSEAS STUDY: Paris Research Center Deadline:
12. OVERSEAS STUDY: Study in Rome Summer B:
13. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: J. Wayne Reitz Scholars Program:
14. OPPORTUNITY: Art Submissions needed for VISA World Fair:
15. OPPORTUNITY: Dine with the Dean:
16. OPPORTUNITY: Women in Science Symposium:
17. OPPORTUNITY: Medical College Forum:
18. OPPORTUNITY: UF Computing Help Desk Hiring:
EVENTS
19. EVENT: ACCENT Presents Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.:
20. EVENT: GatorWell Forum "What's Wrong with Sex?!":
21. EVENT: Jewish Awareness Month:
22. EVENT: Free Flamenco Show TONIGHT:

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

1.  RESEARCH: InvestiGators Research Positions Available:
The InvestiGators is an undergraduate, volunteer research organization 
comprised of students from various disciplines and under the direction of 
Dr. Peggy Borum, PhD.  There are currently research positions being open 
dealing primarily with nutrition and metabolism.  The InvestiGators is 
made up of three teams: the Carnitine Team (Piglet surgeries, carnitine 
research relating to metabolism), the KetoGator Team (pediatric epilepsy 
research) and the Gator Team (pediatric HIV research). For more 
information, please see 
http://borum.ifas.ufl.edu/Investigators/index.html.

2.  LEADERSHIP: Recreational Sports Board of Directors:
Applications are available for student representatives to serve on this 
board, which is chaired by students and has a student majority.  This is 
an excellent opportunity for students to get involved and assist in making 
decisions that affect the UF community.  Applications are available at the 
following locations: Dean of Students Office, Reitz Union Information 
Desk, Student Activities Center, Student Recreation & Fitness Center, and 
Southwest Recreation Center.  Also available at www.recsports.ufl.edu. 
Application Deadline is Friday, March 10 at 4pm.  For more information, 
call David Bowles at 392-3461 ext. 234.

3.  LEADERSHIP: Student Conduct Committee Applications Available:
The Dean of Students Office is now accepting applications for the 
2006-2007 Student Conduct Committee.  Applications are available at 
www.dso.ufl.edu/judicial/leadership, and are due to Jasmine Johnson at 202 
Peabody Hall by 4:30pm Friday, March 10.

4.  LEADERSHIP: Woman Leader of the Year Award:
The Woman Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by the Women's Leadership 
Council, recognizes outstanding female leaders who have positively 
impacted UF's campus and the Gainesville community.  Five finalists will 
be interviewed in front of an audience and a panel of judges.  Interviews 
will be held March 22nd at 6:00pm.  Applicants must be available to 
participate.  Applications are due to Nora Kilroy in the Dean of Students 
Office by 5:00pm March 10.  Finalists will be notified by March 15.  For 
more information, please e-mail WLC at [log in to unmask]  Visit 
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/wlc/leaderaward.php for application.

5.  LEADERSHIP: LeaderShape:
Ever have a desire to make an impact on campus?  Florida?  The world? 
Then LeaderShape is for you.  LeaderShape Florida is an advanced 
leadership development experience for students at Florida colleges and 
universities.  Through LeaderShape you will create a vision for change and 
develop the capabilities and potential to meet that vision.  UF will pay 
all costs and fees for selected students!  To be eligible you must be 
available May 7-May 12 and fill out the online application through the 
Center for Leadership and Service at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/.

6.  SERVICE: Project Inspirations Sponsored by Give Black:
Give Black is pleased to announce that we will be recruiting organizations 
to participate in Project Inspirations, a program that allows UF students 
and staff to make a difference in the lives of young people at the Alachua 
County Juvenile Detention Center through presentations, forums, and 
cultural/artistic expression.  If your organization would like to 
participate, please send a representative to our Orientation Meeting, 
TONIGHT at 6:30pm in Reitz 272-273.  We hope to see you there!

7.  SERVICE: Relay for Life:
Join the fight against cancer with UF's 2nd annual Relay for Life, an 
all-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society to be held March 24 
and 25 in the O'dome.  Want to start or join a team?  Come to our meeting 
Thursday March 9 in NEB 101.  Want to help out the day of the event? 
E-mail [log in to unmask] For general information, go to 
www.acsevents.org/relay/fl/uf or email [log in to unmask]

8.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Summer Programs through College of HHP:
Summer Study Abroad Opportunities to China, France/Italy, Switzerland, and 
UK/Ireland OPEN TO ALL MAJORS.  The College of Health and Human 
Performance is pleased to offer several summer study abroad programs 
through the UF International Center. Topics include International Health, 
Coaching, Sport & Society and History of Sport. These are UF programs and 
credits taken can satisfy major, minor, and elective requirements as 
approved by your academic advisor.  For more information, please contact 
DeEtta Hanssen at [log in to unmask]

9.  OVERSEAS STUDY: Become a Study Abroad Peer Advisor:
Did you love studying abroad?  Would you like to share your experience, 
promote study abroad, help with pre-departure, and assist with re-entry? 
If the answer is yes, then apply to be a Study Abroad Peer Advisor. 
Applications are due Friday, March 10 by 5:00pm. Applications may be 
obtained at the UF International Center, located on the 1st floor of 
Grinter Hall.  Questions should be directed to Katie Aiken at 
[log in to unmask]

10. OVERSEAS STUDY: The Center for European Studies Summer Programs:
The application deadline for CES Summer 2006 programs (UF in Brussels, UF 
in Prague, UF in Krakow/Wroclaw, and UF in Salzburg) has been extended to 
March 22.  For more information contact Brano Kovalcik 
([log in to unmask]) or visit our website 
(http://www.ces.ufl.edu/eusp/abroad.htm).

11. OVERSEAS STUDY: Paris Research Center Deadline:
The deadline for applying to the one-week and two-week Paris Research 
Center's May Intersession program is here!  Don't miss this opportunity to 
make Paris your classroom while taking courses for UF credit. 
Applications can be found in 123 Grinter Hall and 157 Dauer Hall.  Please 
our website www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC for course and program information. 
Contact us immediately at Paris- [log in to unmask] if you are 
interested in this program!

12. OVERSEAS STUDY: Study in Rome Summer B:
Be part of a top-notch University of Florida program, with all UF faculty. 
Program dates July 2 - August 10.  Classes offered include Beginning 
Italian, Art History, and Ancient Cities - Rome.  Live and study in 
downtown Rome, and enjoy unforgettable weekend trips to Hadrian's Villa, 
Florence, Pompeii, and Ischia.  Contact Sherrie Nunn ([log in to unmask]) for 
more information.

13. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: J. Wayne Reitz Scholars Program:
Applications are now available for the J. Wayne Reitz Undergraduate 
Scholars Program.  The program was established to recognize and encourage 
academic achievement, leadership, and service among undergraduate students 
at the University of Florida.  Students selected to be "Reitz Scholars" 
receive an annual scholarship in the amount of $2,500.  Applications are 
available in the Division of Student Affairs Office, 155 Tigert Hall, and 
are downloadable from the Division web site: 
www.ufsa.ufl.edu/OVP/reitz/reitz.htm.  The deadline for completed 
applications is 12 noon April 3.  Please contact the Office of the Vice 
President for Student Affairs at 392-1265 if you have any questions.

14. OPPORTUNITY: Art Submissions needed for VISA World Fair:
Do you have an art piece expressing culture or diversity?  Come display it 
on the Reitz colonnade at the VISA World Fair!!  The World Fair will take 
place March 22 from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Piece voted "Best in Show" will win 
a prize.  Art pieces can be paintings, sculptures, photographs and 
basically anything that expresses diversity/culture. If you are 
interested, please contact Mina Mitarai at [log in to unmask]  Deadline 
for submissions is March 20.

15. OPPORTUNITY: Dine with the Dean:
Not much in life is free, but here is a deal you can't beat.  The Dean of 
Students would like to treat YOU to lunch.  Each month a group of students 
is invited to lunch with Dr. Gene Zdziarski, the Dean of Students.  The 
purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to meet 
with "Dean Gene" and talk about student issues and concerns over an 
informal lunch.  Dine with the Dean is scheduled for 11:45am- 12:45pm on 
the following dates for the Spring 2006 semester: Thursday March 23 and 
Friday April 14.  To register, go www.dso.ufl.edu and click on "Dine with 
the Dean."

16. OPPORTUNITY: Women in Science Symposium:
Undergraduate Women in Science is hosting its annual "Women in Science 
Symposium" Sunday March 26.  The symposium will provide an excellent 
opportunity for students to gain insight into the careers and lives of 
female professionals in various scientific fields. It is also a wonderful 
chance to network with other female undergraduate science students, as 
well as with the faculty and members of the scientific community who are 
attending. The event will consist of a keynote speaker, a diverse panel 
discussion, and a question and answer session. It will be held from 2pm to 
5pm in Leigh Hall, room 309, and refreshments will be served.  Attire is 
business casual.  There is no registration fee, but if you would like to 
attend, please email your name, year, major, and desired career to 
[log in to unmask]

17. OPPORTUNITY: Medical College Forum:
Interested in Medical School?  Want to meet admission directors?  Premed 
AMSA is hosting the 9th annual Medical College Forum March 25.  Visit 
www.ufpremed.org/mcf for more information.

18. OPPORTUNITY: UF Computing Help Desk Hiring:
Do you like working with computers?  Do you possess good customer service 
skills?  Are you available to work in the summer?  If so, a job at the UF 
Computing Help Desk might be a great opportunity for you!  Applications 
are available in CSE 520 or at http://helpdesk.ufl.edu.  Application due 
to CSE 520 by Thursday, March 9 at 5:00pm.


EVENTS

19. EVENT: ACCENT Presents Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmental lawyer, activist and bestselling 
author, will speak TONIGHT at 8pm in the Phillips Center for the 
Performing Arts.  Doors open at 7pm.  There will be a book signing after 
the show.  Kennedy will autograph his newly released book, "Crimes Against 
Nature," a New York Times bestseller.  This show is co-sponsored by ACCENT 
Speakers Bureau and the Public Interest Environmental Conference.  This 
show is free and open to the public.  http://www.sg.ufl.edu/accent/

20. EVENT: GatorWell Forum "What's Wrong with Sex?!":
Tuesday March 21st, GatorWell Health Promotion Services will be hosting a 
forum entitled "What's Wrong with Sex?!" concerning HIV/AIDS and the 
African-American community.  Special guest speakers Vladimir Oge 
(GatorWell) and Teresa Parker aka "Condom Miranda" (Alachua County Health 
Department) will be there to answer all your sex-related questions and 
clear up any myths and rumors.  There will be FREE FOOD, FREE CONDOMS, and 
FREE PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS!!!  The event begins at 6:30pm in FLG Room 220. 
For more information please contact Grace Marriott at [log in to unmask]

21. EVENT: Jewish Awareness Month:
Jewish Awareness Month 2006 at the University of Florida is happening now! 
JAM 2006 provides both Jewish and non-Jewish students the opportunity to 
participate in daily events and activities designed to educate the student 
body on Judaism through various perspectives.  Funded by Student 
Government and supported by various sponsors, JAM is sure to have 
something to capture the interest of every individual student and 
community member.  Please join the JAM 2006 events listserv in order to be 
kept up to date on all of the JAM events happening at the University of 
Florida. To join, visit http://groups.google.com/group/jamuf2006/subscribe 
and follow the instructions.  You can also e-mail Russell Semmel, 
Chairman, at [log in to unmask] or visit www.jamuf.org for more information.

22. EVENT: Free Flamenco Show TONIGHT:
Come enjoy the dance of Spain by a professional dance company, free for 
everyone to attend. March 8, 6:30pm at the HPNP Auditorium.  Hosted by 
VALE.  See you there!


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