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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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 www.honors.ufl.edu/honorsdaily.html



Table of Contents

HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Open House (TODAY):
2.      RESEARCH: Present at the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Bands Needed for SHOstock (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
4.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Autry Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice:
5.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: University Women's Club Scholarships:
6.      STUDY ABROAD: Summer Study in Amsterdam and Berlin (NEW POSTING):
7.      STUDY ABROAD: Summer Study in Ecuador (NEW POSTING):
8.      STUDY ABROAD: Summer Field School in Italy:
9.      RESEARCH: Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference Needs Abstracts:
10.     VOLUNTEER: Volunteer Orientation and Training at the Florida Museum of Natural History:
11.     LEADERSHIP: Gators of Tomorrow:
12.     LEADERSHIP: Gator Institute of Leadership Development:
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
13.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Society of Academic Religious Studies Film Screening: Jesus Camp (NEW POSTING):
14.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Investment Club presents: Bernie Madoff Info Session (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
15.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Finance Group (NEW POSTING):
16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Psychology Club and Psi Chi (TODAY):
17.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: UF ONE Chapter Meeting (TODAY):
18.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Universities Allied for Essential Medicines:
19.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: International Business Society Study Abroad Panel (TODAY):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Open House (TODAY):
The Honors Program advisors and staff are pleased to invite you to our new offices in the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall. The Open House will take place on Wednesday, February 4 from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Honors Program Office in 118 Hume Hall (directly across from the Hume Commons area). Light refreshments will be served. We are looking forward to seeing you!

2.      RESEARCH: Present at the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium:
Undergraduates who have been conducting research are invited to present the results of their research at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held on Saturday, February 28, from 9:00am to 4:00pm in Keene-Flint Hall.

Any student wishing to present their research at the symposium is invited to submit their abstract to be considered for inclusion at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/webapps/usp/ . Students who have participated in research programs such as University Scholars, McNair Scholars, HHMI Science for Life, as well as students who are working on an honors thesis or other independent research with a professor are especially invited to apply.

Students have the option of presenting a poster or conducting a 15-minute oral presentation. For more details about the symposium, see http://www.scholars.ufl.edu/symposium.html . This is a great opportunity for students to gain research presentation experience.

The deadline to submit your abstract for consideration is February 9.




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Bands Needed for SHOstock (NEW POSTING):
The Student Honors Organization is hosting a concert named SHOstock on March 1. All interested musical groups are encouraged to apply for a spot in the line-up.
To apply, contact Patrick Wanninkhof at [log in to unmask]




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

4.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Autry Fellowship for Social and Economic Justice:
Interested in Working for Social and Economic Justice in the South? Apply Now for the 2009-2010 Autry Fellowship!

For the last eight years, MDC has offered a talented and ambitious young person the opportunity to work at MDC for one year as a full-time, paid staff member through the Autry Fellowship.  At this time, the Board of Directors of MDC is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2009-2010 Autry Fellowship.

The Fellow's time will center on learning MDC's strategies for change by participating in a variety of project teams; the Fellow will have the option of devoting a portion of time to a project-specific assignment that will blend the interests of the Fellow with the specific needs of MDC during that year.

Applicants must either be in their final year of undergraduate or graduate study at or have graduated within one to two years from any accredited four-year college or university.  The 2009-2010 Fellowship will begin in the summer of 2009, with the exact starting date to be negotiated by the Fellow and MDC staff.  The application process is competitive; a selection panel of MDC board and staff members and Autry family members will review applications and interview candidates.  Applications must be received by February 9.  For an application, see MDC's web site, http://www.mdcinc.org/about/staff.aspx.

5.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: University Women's Club Scholarships:
The University Women's Club awards scholarships each spring to undergraduate juniors and seniors. These awards are named in honor of the wives of past University of Florida Presidents and distinguished administrators. The requirements for consideration include full time enrollment at the University of Florida, current junior or senior status, a minimum of a 3.6 GPA, and participation in campus and/or community activities. In addition, there are two awards specifically designated for undergraduate or graduate students with a disability that are presented from the Rita O'Connell Scholarship Foundation.

All of the monetary awards recognize scholarship, leadership, and service to the university and/or community. This year each award will be $1,000.

Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships/uwc

The following items must be submitted in one packet by 4:30pm on February 24 to the Dean of Students Office in 202 Peabody Hall:

* Five copies of the completed scholarship application, answering all questions on pages 1 and 2.

* Two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes, including one from a community service agency with which the student has worked.

* One original plus four copies of the student's official transcript from the University of Florida.

Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Should you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact Sylvia Parker in the Dean of Students Office at [log in to unmask] or 392-1261, ext 212.

6.      STUDY ABROAD: Summer Study in Amsterdam and Berlin (NEW POSTING):
The Honors Program at the University of Washington is sponsoring two summer study abroad programs. Outside students are eligible to apply.

Amsterdam: Public Lives and Private Places: Urban Research in Amsterdam
July 24 - August 22
http://depts.washington.edu/uwhonors/international/amsterdam /

Berlin: Berlin Borders: Identity Formation after the Wall
August 1 - August 29
http://depts.washington.edu/uwhonors/international/berlin/


7.      STUDY ABROAD: Summer Study in Ecuador (NEW POSTING):
Consider an adventure in learning by registering for a summer study abroad program on Environment, Society, and Culture of Ecuador taking place July 21 - August 9.

Eastern Illinois University invites undergraduate and graduate students, honors students, teachers, friends and adult family to experience the land and people of the Andes Mountains, Amazon rainforest and the Galapagos Islands July 21 through August 9. Geography, earth science, culture and history are part of this four-credit course titled "Environment, Society and Culture of Ecuador." Program fee includes first rate lodging, international and in-country airfares, meals, boat and ground transportation, estimated cost $6,600 plus tuition. Out of state students welcome and pay in-state tuition in the summer.

For details, visit http://www.eiu.edu/~edabroad/programs/facultyled/smith or contact Betty Smith at 217-581-6340 or [log in to unmask]

8.      STUDY ABROAD: Summer Field School in Italy:
I would like to inform you about our summer 2009 field school in Italy, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 11th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage.

This year the program is sponsored by the Department of Art History and Studio Arts at John Cabot University (www.johncabot.edu), an American liberal arts university in Rome, in collaboration with the Historic Preservation Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and other preservation organizations.

Courses offered (3 credits each): Introduction to Art Restoration in Italy. Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings. Traditional Painting Methods and Restoration Techniques. Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy

Field Projects: Surveying the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex. Surveying the Church of Santo Gemine. Archaeological survey of the public baths in Carsulae

To find out more about our program, please visit our website at http://www.sangeministudies.info

Our program offers both undergraduate and graduate credits and is open to students from many disciplines. The program is taught in English. Application deadline is March 15.

9.      RESEARCH: Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference Needs Abstracts:
Abstracts for papers and posters are now being accepted for the Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference (SEEC), to be held March 27-29 at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites in Gainesville. Graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers are invited to submit an abstract for SEEC. Abstracts related to ecology and evolution are welcomed. Examples of topics from previous conferences are: behavior, biodiversity, conservation, functional morphology, population ecology, and systematics.

Along with your abstract please submit the following:

Name
Institutional affiliation
Status (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoc)
Whether the abstract is for a paper or poster presentation
If you would like to volunteer to moderate paper presentations

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Tuesday, February 10.

Registration information and further details about the conference may be found at our website, http://snre.ufl.edu/seec and our e-mail address is [log in to unmask]

10.     VOLUNTEER: Volunteer Orientation and Training at the Florida Museum of Natural History:
You're invited to attend training and orientation to volunteer during the spring semester at the Florida Museum.

February 6, 8:30am to 1:00pm: Training for all docents. Learn about the ecology and environment of South Florida's Everglades and invasive species that could destroy it. Required training for spring semester exhibit docents.

March 05, 10:15am to 12:30pm: Orientation for all new volunteers. Many opportunities available in research and collections and exhibits and public programs.

To register for these events or receive more information, e-mail Julie Crosby, Volunteer Coordinator, at [log in to unmask] or phone 352.273.2055.

11.     LEADERSHIP: Gators of Tomorrow:
Do you want to change the what, who, when, where and how of tomorrow, today? You can!

The University of Florida's chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa has created an outstanding freshman recognition program, Gators of Tomorrow (GOT), to honor the top 25 freshmen at the University of Florida for their accomplishments and ability to serve and lead. These select freshmen will be invited to attend ODK's prestigious Gators of Tomorrow event.

The GOT weekend event will include leadership activities, notable keynote speakers and breakout workshops. Activities foster networking, communication, and an open exchange of ideas between current and future campus leaders.

We encourage you to attend our meet and greet on February 5 between 7:00 and 8:00pm. Come to Ben & Jerry's to learn more about GOT and to meet those involved with the program. And don't forget to go to www.ufodk.com/got/ to complete your application (due February 20)!

12.     LEADERSHIP: Gator Institute of Leadership Development:
Lead101, a student organization sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Service, is hosting its 6th annual G.I.L.D. (Gator Institute of Leadership Development) conference on Sunday, February 22. G.I.L.D. is a one-day retreat skillfully designed to offer new and refreshing perspectives on leadership. G.I.L.D. will challenge each individual leader to move away from conventional views of leadership and become engaged in self-enrichment and leadership development. Due to the content of the conference, applicants should have some previous leadership experience, however it does not necessarily need to be through the University of Florida or through methods typically associated with leadership.

To apply, visit http://www.dso.ufl.edu/studentorgs/lead101/gild.php and submit an online application today! Applications are due February 6. Address all questions to [log in to unmask]





EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Society of Academic Religious Studies Film Screening: Jesus Camp (NEW POSTING):
UF's Society of Academic Religious Studies will be screening Jesus Camp this Thursday, February 5, at 7:00pm in Matherly room 102.

Jesus Camp is a 2006 documentary following the lives of children belonging to "Kids On Fire School of Ministry," a charismatic Pentecostal summer camp in North Dakota. The film provides a revealing snapshot into the lives of a specific community of American Evangelical Christians.

Directly after the film, there will be a brief meeting with light refreshments.

14.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Investment Club presents: Bernie Madoff Info Session (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
The name Madoff, once famous, is now infamous! What did Bernie Madoff do? What were his motives? How did he get away with it for so long? Our Madoff intensive meeting this Wednesday, February 4 in BRY 130 from 6:00-7:00pm will show you!

The meeting will feature:
  - History of Charles Ponzi
  - Madoff's background
  - How he did it
  - Effect on the global economy and Florida

The following day, February 5 in BRY 130, from 5:30-7:30pm, our guest speaker, Chuck Gallagher, will explain things from the inside. Gallagher became the youngest tax partner at age 26 in a regional CPA firm. In ten years, Gallagher went from CPA to federal prison to motivational speaker. Read more here: http://www.chuckgallagher.com/

15.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Finance Group (NEW POSTING):
Come out to the Student Finance Group meeting this Thursday, February 5 at 6:15pm in Keene-Flint room 50 to listen to Dr. Brian Ray, Dean of the Undergraduate Business School, present on the importance of networking.

Free pizza will be served at the meeting. All majors are welcome, invite your friends!

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the club. Be sure to come out so you don't miss any details on events! If you have any questions about the organization, feel free to e-mail any of the officers, all of whom are located on our Student Finance Group Facebook Group.

16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Psychology Club and Psi Chi (TODAY):
UF Psychology Club and Psi Chi will be holding our second meeting of the spring semester this Wednesday, February 4 at 7:20pm in the New Physics Building, room 1001.

Our guest speaker this week is Suzie Banks, a certified addictions professional working with a contracted drug treatment program at the Gainesville Correctional Institution.

In addition, we will be telling you about exciting new research opportunities, philanthropy events, upcoming fundraisers and socials!

17.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: UF ONE Chapter Meeting (TODAY):
The UF ONE Chapter will be having a meeting this Wednesday, February 4, at 6:00pm in room 284 of the Reitz Union. New members are more than welcome.

We are a national organization committed to raising awareness about global poverty. Through weekly campus challenges, community service, and political activism, we compete with other colleges across the country in an effort to be the school that rallies the most support for the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals. There will be food and shirts at the meeting. We are especially looking for curious new members who are interested to learn more.

Please contact Andrea Morley at [log in to unmask] if you have any further questions.

18.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Universities Allied for Essential Medicines:
Are you interested in global health? What about medicine, law, or economics? Business? Politics? Journalism? We have a need for all of these interests and more at Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, the UF chapter of an international student organization working to make life-saving medicines available where they are needed most- in the developing world.  If you're interesting in learning about some interesting issues that have a huge global impact, stop by our informational meeting on Thursday, February 5 at 7:30pm in 278 Reitz Union.


19.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: International Business Society Study Abroad Panel (TODAY):
International Business Society is hosting a Study Abroad Panel on Wednesday, February 4, at 6:30pm in MAT018. For all majors interested in studying abroad, here is the perfect opportunity for you gain a student's perspective on living with a host-family, getting over the language barrier, how students funded their trip, etc.




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