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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, February 6, 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.	PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP / FELLOWSHIP: Udall Scholarship (NEW POSTING):
2.	RESEARCH: Present at the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Bands Needed for SHOstock:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet with the Director of Admissions at Florida State Law (NEW POSTING):
5.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer Study in Amsterdam and Berlin:
6.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer Study in Ecuador:
7.	RESEARCH: Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference Needs Abstracts:
8.	INTERNSHIP: Internships at Harn Museum of Art:
9.	VOLUNTEER: Tennis on Wheels (NEW POSTING):
10.	VOLUNTEER: Day of Difference (NEW POSTING):
11.	VOLUNTEER: Weekly Lunch for the Homeless:
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
12.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Alternative Breaks Silent Auction (NEW POSTING):
13.	STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity (NEW POSTING):
14.	STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Scrabble Club:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP / FELLOWSHIP: Udall Scholarship (NEW POSTING):
Do you have a strong interest in environmental issues, a sustained record of extracurricular activities in this area, a gpa of at least 3.75 and are a sophomore (4th semester at UF) or junior (sixth semester) at UF? 

The local deadline for the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship has been extended until Friday, February 13. You can find the application materials at http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx  

Please submit the completed application and a transcript (the transcript from ISIS is fine) to the Honors Office in Hume by the above date. Three faculty references should be submitted by e-mail to John Denny at [log in to unmask] by the above date. Please direct questions to John Denny or [log in to unmask]  

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:
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: Meet with the Director of Admissions at Florida State Law (NEW POSTING):
Jennifer Kessinger, the Director of Admissions at Florida State Law, will be at UF next Monday and Tuesday in room 357 of Reitz Union from 10:00am - 5:00pm both days.  The purpose of her visit is to meet with admitted students, applicants, and prospective law students that are interested in learning more about law school and/or the application process. If anyone is interested in scheduling a time to meet with her on either day they can e-mail Admissions Officer, Megan O'Connor at [log in to unmask] to be added to her schedule.

Florida State Law admits more students to their law school from the University of Florida than any other undergraduate institution in the country each year. Their law school has a very large population of Gators with their student group The LitiGators coming in second in student population only to the Student Bar Association.

5.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer Study in Amsterdam and Berlin:
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/

6.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer Study in Ecuador:
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]

7.	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]

8.	INTERNSHIP: Internships at Harn Museum of Art:
Students who are interested in museum careers in all fields: journalism, graphic design, art history, education, non-profit program administration, fundraising, marketing, event management or community education are encouraged to apply!

Internships are available in all museum departments: Curatorial, Education, Development, 
Marketing/Public Relations, Registration, Finance /Operations

The deadline to apply for summer and/or fall internships is Monday, March 2.
          
For an application, click "Educational Opportunities" at www.harn.ufl.edu  

For information, call 352-392-9826 ext. 2149 to contact Allysa Browne, Intern/Volunteer Coordinator, [log in to unmask]

9.	VOLUNTEER: Tennis on Wheels (NEW POSTING):
In need of volunteer hours for a class, or just want to get involved in the Gainesville community? Tennis on Wheels is a service organization that travels to local elementary schools to play tennis with physically and mentally challenged children. We provide transportation to and from campus, as well as equipment. No tennis experience is needed. To review our schedule and learn more about us, visit our website: www.uftennisonwheels.com or e-mail us at [log in to unmask]

10.	VOLUNTEER: Day of Difference (NEW POSTING):
Looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of children? A Day of Difference is a once-a-semester community service event in which volunteers visit elementary school classrooms throughout Gainesville and implement the Junior Achievement program which focuses on basic business and economics concepts. This low-commitment, high-impact event has already reached over 3,000 students!

Sign-ups for Day of Difference are taking place now. More information can be found at http://www.ufsife.com/DayofDifference.html . Groups need to sign-up by February 15, but individuals can sign-up until February 20.

11.	VOLUNTEER: Weekly Lunch for the Homeless:
Project Downtown Gainesville hosts a lunch for the homeless every Saturday at 1:00pm in the Bo Diddley Downtown Center. We need sponsors and volunteers to serve the food every week. Visit http://www.pdgainesville.org or e-mail [log in to unmask] for more information. Please come out and support this worthy cause.




EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Alternative Breaks Silent Auction (NEW POSTING):
St. Valentine's Day is next weekend! Show your love with Florida Alternative Breaks' Silent Auction. From now until February 10, the auction can be accessed online at www.fabauction.org. On February 11, the auction will be live on the Reitz Union Colonnade and accepting final bids until 5:00pm. 

This is a superb opportunity to buy Wet 'n Wild tickets, Gainesville Health and Fitness gym memberships, a $500 gift certificate from Kaplan, Satchels' and Leonardo's delicious gift certificates, and much more! This is an event you won't want to miss. Help FAB spread the love.

13.	STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity (NEW POSTING):
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity will be holding its first general meeting on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:00pm in Williamson 100. Those who were unable to attend our informational meeting and are still interested in joining should definitely stop by and check it out as there is still time to join. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Paul Risner, a Jacksonville-based attorney.

14.	STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Scrabble Club:
There's a new club on campus for those who love to play scrabble. Whether you're good, bad, a genius or whatever, we encourage all of you who love the game to join. Write to [log in to unmask] for more information if you're interested!






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