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Subject: Honors Daily Opportunities List
From: UF Honors Program <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:UF Honors Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 6 Sep 2007 09:15:06 -0400

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Thursday, September 6, 2007 

The Honors Daily Opportunities List is an official UF e-publication sent
to all students who entered UF as an honors student. Opportunities
listed range from those for freshmen to seniors. To submit an
announcement for posting, please fill out the online form at 

Table of Contents

1.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: S-U Option Deadline on Friday:
2.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Going Global with your Major (NEW
3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Mountains Beyond Mountains Essay Contest:
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Math Confidence Group:
5.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Become a Community Advocate:
6.	INTERNSHIP: Pre-Optometry Internship:
7.	LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Speakers Bureau Speech and Debate
Tournament Staff (NEW POSTING):
8.	LEADERSHIP: Honor Court Applications (NEW POSTING):
9.	LEADERSHIP: Gainesville 101 Citizens Academy:
10.	EVENT: The Business Case for Sustainability (NEW POSTING):
11.	EVENT: The Sedoctaves A Cappella Group Auditions (NEW POSTING):
12.	EVENT: Student Finance Group (TODAY):
13.	EVENT: Sociology Honor Society (TODAY):
14.	EVENT: ACM Programming Team and Tournament:
15.	EVENT: Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Sorority (TODAY):
16.	EVENT: Career Showcase Essentials Workshop (TODAY):
17.	EVENT: Museum Nights (TODAY):
18.	EVENT: Soulfest Auditions (TODAY):


1.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: S-U Option Deadline on Friday:
The deadline to request an S-U option for classes is this Friday,
September 7 at 5:00pm. Subject to college degree program and department
guidelines, students may take elective course work and earn grades of S
(Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). A grade of S is equal to a C or
better. Grades earned under the S-U option do not carry grade point
values and are not computed in the University of Florida grade point
average. Such grades are included in a student's permanent academic
record and are reflected on the transcript. Once the S-U option is
approved, students cannot revert to a letter grade. 

Students choosing the S-U option must be in good standing and cannot be
on university academic probation. To elect the S-U option, students must
obtain the approvals indicated on the form. They can elect the S-U
option for only one course each term; this option is in addition to
courses that are taught only on an S-U basis. Courses taken to fulfill
general education, writing and math (Gordon Rule), major and minor
requirements cannot be taken S-U. The S-U option most commonly is used
for foreign language courses.

To request the S-U option, pick up the form from the Registrar's Office
in Criser Hall. According to the form, you will need to get approval
from your college, department, and instructor, so plan ahead if you
would like to choose this option for a course. 


2.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Going Global with your Major (NEW
Attend Going Global with your Major this Monday, September 10 from
3:00-5:00pm in the Broward residence hall basement.

As Global Gators you may be interested in learning more about programs
around campus that can assist you in preparing your goals in being more
marketable on a global scale. Learn more about these programs which
include majors, minors, global medicine, study abroad programs, and
international careers.

Several departments around campus will be tabling and informing students
about how they could utilize a major in their program globally. Robert
Kwong will also be presenting information on international medicine.

3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Mountains Beyond Mountains Essay Contest:
The Common Reading Program and Gator First-Year Experience present the
Dare to Climb: Mountains Beyond Mountains Essay Contest. We invite all
first-year students to submit an essay about this inspiring book. The
essay prompt and guidelines can be found at the link below. Two winners
will represent the first-year class at dinner with Tracy Kidder, the
author, before he speaks at UF on Tuesday, October 16. Essays are due no
later than October 1. 


Submit an essay today! Questions? Please e-mail Leslie Hahn at
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4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Math Confidence Group:
Lacking Confidence in math? Have you failed or dropped a math class?
Didn't do as well in math as in other courses? Do you feel really
anxious during math exams? Do you avoid math?

Math Confidence Group is for bright students who have difficulty with
mathematics. The Math Confidence Groups have helped Gators for 18 years.
These are not math tutoring groups, but a small informal and fun group
which helps you gain confidence and helps you do better in math,
statistics, and science classes you are taking this term.

The group meets on Thursdays from 1:00-2:30pm. For more information
about joining, please call the UF Counseling Center at 352-392-1575.

5.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Become a Community Advocate:
Are you living off-campus? Are you interested in learning more about the
Gainesville community and how to give back to it? Would you like a $200
scholarship to use for books? 

If so, you should consider becoming a Community Advocate. Students can
apply to take a 7 week course taught by instructors from UF, Santa Fe
Community College, and local police departments. Students will learn
about topics such as crime prevention, safety, and city codes.  

Applications are due on September 7. For more information and to submit
your application, please visit the Community Advocates website at  

6.	INTERNSHIP: Pre-Optometry Internship:
The VA Eye Clinic is currently accepting applications for the
Pre-Optometry Internship. Interns will be required to make an 8-hour
weekly commitment to the program. Interns will have the opportunity to
administer ancillary testing such as Humphrey Visual Fields, ocular
photography, pachymetry, GDx and RNFL scans on patients visiting the

There are also many opportunities to eventually begin independent
research study, observe optometrists, residents and externs during
patient visits and pursue leadership positions within the program. The
internship program is conducted under the supervision of Dr. Anna Wong,

Please e-mail [log in to unmask] for an application.

7.	LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Speakers Bureau Speech and Debate
Tournament Staff (NEW POSTING):
Interested in working for the largest student-run debate tournament in
the southeast? 

Staff applications are now available for the Florida Blue Key Speakers
Bureau Speech and Debate Tournament. Staff members are needed for every
event, registration, sponsorships, solicitations, and university
services. No previous debate experience is necessary. 

The tournament is the weekend of October 26-28. Applications are
available in the Blue Key Office, 3rd floor of the Reitz Union. Please
contact Kim Cruts at [log in to unmask] with questions or for more

8.	LEADERSHIP: Honor Court Applications (NEW POSTING):
The honor court is now accepting applications for Hearing Officers and
Associate Justices. Applications can be found on the SG website at . The deadline for applicants is
Monday, September 10.

9.	LEADERSHIP: Gainesville 101 Citizens Academy:
How did Gainesville become the number one city in North America? Now you
can find out at "Gainesville 101," the 2007 City of Gainesville's
Citizens' Academy, where you meet your local government. Go behind the
scenes at Gainesville's Police and Fire Rescue Departments, Gainesville
Regional Utilities, learn the structure of city government at City Hall
and more. You already live in the best city in America, now you can
learn how it works, and make it even better! 

These free classes begin Friday, October 5 and run through December 14.
Classes will be held every other Friday from 9:00 to 11:30am. Detailed
session and location information will be sent to class registrants prior
to the first session. Registration is available online at  or by
calling 352-334-5017. 

Registration ends Monday, September 24. Honors Advisor Melissa Johnson
is a graduate of the inaugural Citizens Academy and highly recommends it
for anyone interested in learning more about how Gainesville works.

10.	EVENT: The Business Case for Sustainability (NEW POSTING):
The UF Office of Sustainability, Warrington College of Business, and
Accent are hosting The Business Case for Sustainability on Monday,
September 10. Two internationally renowned academics, Hunter Lovins,
co-author of Natural Capitalism, and Bob Willard, author of the Next
Sustainability Wave, will be giving lectures in the Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom at 7:00pm. Also, several departments and student organizations
will be showcasing opportunities for students to get involved with
sustainability in the Reitz Galleries before and after the speakers. The
event is free, and doors open to the public at 6:00pm.

11.	EVENT: The Sedoctaves A Cappella Group Auditions (NEW POSTING):
Do you like to sing? The Sedoctaves want you!

Now auditioning sopranos and altos for UF's newest a cappella singing
group -- The Sedoctaves. We perform at school-wide and private function
throughout the year. Do you have a passion for music? Do you love to
perform? If you answered yes, then this is the group for you! Auditions
will be held this Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11. 

Please visit our website for more information:

12.	EVENT: Student Finance Group (TODAY):
Get involved with the Warrington College of Business Administration's
2006-07 Student Organization of the Year! The Student Finance Group will
be holding its first meeting on Thursday, September 6 at 6:15pm in
Turlington L011. Network with fellow students interested in finance and
enjoy free pizza. For more information, visit

13.	EVENT: Sociology Honor Society (TODAY):
Are you someone with a strong interest in sociology, humankind, service,
and graduate options?  Come to the Sociology Honor Society's first
meeting on Thursday, September 6 at 6:00pm in Turlington 2318. There are
lots of opportunities for students to get involved. Food will be served.
E-mail [log in to unmask] for more info.   

14.	EVENT: ACM Programming Team and Tournament:
The ACM Programming Team is a student organization devoted to enhancing
programming skills through solving challenging problems. To kick off the
new year, we will have a programming contest in CSE 115 (the downstairs
basement lab) this Sunday, September 9 at 2:00pm. There will be pizza
for everyone and prizes for the top competitors. Additionally, the team
meets for practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:15-8:30pm in CSE
115. You do not have to attend every meeting to participate.

Our team is currently training for the Southeast Regional ACM
International Collegiate Programming Contest. This highly prestigious
tournament will take place in mid-October. Practice will be very
intense, but very fun, for the next few weeks.

The ACM PT also attends the Southeast Regional contest of the
International Collegiate Programming Contest, a long-lived and
prestigious international competition. This year's SER is in
mid-October, so while practice will be intense as ever, it will also be
a lot of fun.

The programming team is a tight-knit group of people who have a lot of
fun. As well, the skills that you build here will be invaluable for job
interviews later and will complement your coursework. If you have any
questions, please e-mail Joshua Hartman at [log in to unmask]

15.	EVENT: Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Sorority (TODAY):
The sisters of Phi Sigma Rho, UF's engineering social sorority, invite
you to join us for our Safari themed Rush.

The week kicks off on Tuesday, September 4 with an information session
about Phi Rho. Wednesday will be an eventful evening of bowling and
pool. Join us on Thursday when our traditions come alive with our
infamous dessert night and a surprise safari craft activity! Saturday is
our invitation-only Bid Party, welcoming our future sisters. (Don't
worry, it won't interfere with Gator Football.)

We do have some requirements for becoming a sister, including: having a
2.0 gpa, majoring in engineering or an engineering technology, and
having at least one semester in college.

For more information, visit: or our
facebook group "Phi Sigma Rho Fall Recruitment 2007". If you have any
additional questions, please e-mail our Recruitment Chair, Clarissa
Carr, at [log in to unmask]

16.	EVENT: Career Showcase Essentials Workshop (TODAY):
Make the most out of your career fair experience at Showcase by being
prepared! Meet employers and get the knowledge that can help you on your
journey to a great internship/job.

Employers will show (through skit-like presentation) how students should
approach organizations of interests, the appropriate professional
attire, being informed about the companies attending, knowing the best
questions to ask and following up on opportunities.

This workshop will take place on Thursday, September 6 from 2:00-3:30pm
in the Career Resource Center classroom on the Reitz Union first floor.

17.	EVENT: Museum Nights (TODAY):
Join us Thursday, September 6 from 5:00-9:00pm for board game night!
Bring your friends or make new ones while enjoying some snacks and games
at The Harn Museum of Art. This relaxed Thursday evening will include a
variety of fun and interesting board games for everyone to enjoy in a
calming art environment. This will also be one of the last opportunities
to see the Cuba Avant-Garde exhibit which leaves town on September 9. So
enjoy another free night of food and art brought to you by the Museum
Nights program! For more information, visit the Facebook group "Museum
Nights" or e-mail [log in to unmask]

18.	EVENT: Soulfest Auditions (TODAY):
Soulfest is an official University of Florida Homecoming event that
provides students, faculty, and the Gainesville community the
opportunity to celebrate the many different cultures and talents found
on UF's campus during an evening of free food, entertainment,
give-aways, and fun.

Soulfest is looking for entertainers to participate in this year's
Homecoming celebration. Soulfest 2007 will take place on October 28 from
5:00-10:00pm. Auditions for the event will be held on Wednesday and
Thursday, September 5 and 6 from 6:00-9:00pm on the plaza outside of
Wachovia Bank at the Reitz Union. Please send an e-mail to
[log in to unmask] or contact Aria Woodley (845)853-4504 or Jerrelle
Williams (863)513-2883 if you are interested in performing.

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