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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:Fri, 7 Sep 2007 09:39:47 -0400

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, September 7, 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 (TODAY):
2.	STUDY ABROAD: University of Wales at Swansea through Honors at
3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Going Global with your Major:
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Mountains Beyond Mountains Essay Contest:
5.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Become a Community Advocate (TODAY):
6.	INTERNSHIP: Pre-Optometry Internship:
7.	LEADERSHIP: Writing on the Wall Project Staff (NEW POSTING):
8.	LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Speakers Bureau Speech and Debate
Tournament Staff:
9.	LEADERSHIP: Honor Court Applications:
10.	VOLUNTEER: Tennis on Wheels (NEW POSTING):
11.	EVENT: Student Organization Fair (NEW POSTING):
12.	EVENT: Off Campus Lunch Series - Transportation (NEW POSTING):
13.	EVENT: The Business Case for Sustainability:
14.	EVENT: The Sedoctaves A Cappella Group Auditions:
15.	EVENT: ACM Programming Team and Tournament:


1.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: S-U Option Deadline on Friday (TODAY):
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.	STUDY ABROAD: University of Wales at Swansea through Honors at
The Honors Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina at
Wilmington will sponsor a semester study abroad program in Great Britain
at the University of Wales at Swansea, winner of the coveted London
Times award for "best student experience" among British universities, as
determined by student votes. We welcome honors students from
universities across the United States to join us.

Course of study: Students may earn 15-17 credits at Swansea by enrolling
in four courses and completing an internship. The course load includes
one honors seminar through UNCW and additional courses from the Swansea

Students from any major are welcome. Students must be honors students in
good standing at their home universities. Internships will be arranged
in an area of the student's choice. Some examples are Swansea City
Council, BBC Radio, Magistrate Court, the local Archaeological Trust,
county environmental protection agency, museums, schools, and financial
Costs and Application: In 2007 the cost was $7935, and we expect that
price to remain close to the charge for 2008. Not included are airfare,
meals, and books. The first deposit of $200 (non-refundable) is due
September 30 with the completed application. 

Please feel free to contact Dr. Paul Townend ([log in to unmask] ), Mark
Gallovic, Director of Education Abroad ([log in to unmask],), or Kara
Pike, Assistant Director of  Education Abroad ([log in to unmask] ) with any


3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Going Global with your Major:
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.

4.	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
[log in to unmask]

5.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Become a Community Advocate (TODAY):
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: Writing on the Wall Project Staff (NEW POSTING):
The 2008 Writing on the Wall Project is looking for a staff of
dedicated, innovative volunteers to help in physically constructing and
tearing down a wall representing intolerance and inhumanity towards all
people.  Come to an information session on Tuesday, September 11 at
8:30pm in 346 Reitz Union to learn more about one of UF's most unique
and enriching programs.

Applications to be on staff or to hold a director position on the
project will soon be available on our website, or you can request one by e-mail at
[log in to unmask]

Applications are due by e-mail on Sunday, September 16 via e-mail. For
more information about the project's past, you can check out our
Facebook group at

8.	LEADERSHIP: Florida Blue Key Speakers Bureau Speech and Debate
Tournament Staff:
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

9.	LEADERSHIP: Honor Court Applications:
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.

10.	VOLUNTEER: Tennis on Wheels (NEW POSTING):
UF Tennis On Wheels is a student-run volunteer organization that serves
the UF pledge to help our community! TOW works with elementary-school
high-risk children and those mentally or physically disadvantaged. We
volunteer during their gym period, teaching them hand-eye coordination,
patience and other skills that most people take for granted every day,

We are not a tennis organization, and no tennis expertise or equipment
is necessary. We will start our sessions in January. For more
information about who we are or what we do, please visit us at the Reitz
Union Colonnade for the Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, September 11 from
10:00am-2:00pm, the Student Organization Fair on Thursday, September 13
from 10:00am-3:00pm or online at:

11.	EVENT: Student Organization Fair (NEW POSTING):
Do you want to get involved at UF? Come out to the Student Organization
Fair sponsored by IDEAL. This fair is the largest tabling event on
campus and will give you an opportunity to meet over 200 student
organizations. The fair will take place on the Reitz Union Colonnade on
Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13 from 10:00am-3:00pm.
Remember, involvement is the key to success!

12.	EVENT: Off Campus Lunch Series - Transportation (NEW POSTING):
Want to learn more about how to get around at UF or in Gainesville? Are
you unsure what transportation options are available to you and how to
use them?

If so, then join us for some information and lunch on Wednesday,
September 12 at 11:45am in 284 Reitz Union.

The panelists for the lunch are:
Scott Fox - Director of Transportation and Parking Services.
Jesus Gomez - Director, Regional Transit System (RTS).
Doug Robinson - Chief Transit Planner, Regional Transit System (RTS).
Allan Preston - Physical Plant Division (PPD), Flexcar.
Sara Hutton - University of Florida Student.

13.	EVENT: The Business Case for Sustainability:
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.

14.	EVENT: The Sedoctaves A Cappella Group Auditions:
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:

15.	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]

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