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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Thursday, March 26, 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.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Wentworth Freshman Scholarship:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
2.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Career Options for Biology, Microbiology, Botany, and Zoology Majors (TODAY):
3.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Workshop for Exploratory Majors (TODAY):
4.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Sustainable Solutions Awards Program:
5.      RESEARCH: Participants Needed for Study on Caribbean Students and Classroom Climate (NEW POSTING):
6.      RESEARCH: Paid Research Position in UF Genetics Lab (NEW POSTING):
7.      LEADERSHIP: Students in Free Enterprise Applications (NEW POSTING):
8.      LEADERSHIP: LeaderShape Florida 2009:
9.      LEADERSHIP: Campus Kitchens Project:
10.     LEADERSHIP: Student Finance Group Positions:
11.     LEADERSHIP: Women's Leadership Council:
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
12.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Equal Access Clinic 5K (NEW POSTING):
13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: ONE Campus. ONE Week. ONE Voice (TODAY):
14.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Pride Awareness Month:
15.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Finance Group Hosts Merrill Lynch (TODAY):
16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Investment Club Workshop (TODAY):
17.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Aerial Club (TODAY):
18.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Children's Hope India - Updated Date, Time, Location:
19.     EVENT: Portraits of Great Women:  A Celebration of Female Achievement (TODAY):
20.     EVENT: Art For A Change:
21.     EVENT: Citizenship and Rights in Cosmopolitan Societies Workshop:
22.     EVENT: Laughing is Not Haram - IOC Comedy Event:
23.     EVENT: The Vagina Monologues:
24.     EVENT: Animal Activists of Alachua's annual VegFest (TODAY):
25.     EVENT: Lecture on Migration in Europe (TODAY):






HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Wentworth Freshman Scholarship:
The deadline to apply for the Wentworth Freshman Scholarship is Friday, April 3 at 5:00pm.  Applicants must be Honors students who enrolled in at least 14 credits in the Fall 2008 semester and earned at least a 3.75 GPA.  For complete details and an application, please visit http://www.honors.ufl.edu/honorsscholarships.html#wentworth




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

2.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Career Options for Biology, Microbiology, Botany, and Zoology Majors (TODAY):
If you are in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, attend CLAS Workshops to explore your career options and get answers to major-specific and general career questions. Each workshop will examine the career paths of successful professionals in your major, while addressing the types of things employers look for in their candidates and activities that will help you become more marketable.

The next workshop is taking place on Thursday, March 26 from 3:00-4:00pm in the Career Resource Center classroom (1st floor Reitz Union). The topic is: Career Options for Biology, Microbiology, Botany, and Zoology Majors.

3.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Workshop for Exploratory Majors (TODAY):
The next workshop for exploratory majors is taking place on Thursday, March 26 from 2:00-3:00pm in 200 Farrior Hall (Academic Advising Center). This workshop topic is:
How to Beat the Heat: Making Plans for Summer & Beyond

4.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Sustainable Solutions Awards Program:
The UF Office of Sustainability is proud to announce the Sustainable Solutions Awards Program (http://www.sustainability.ufl.edu/what-can-you-do/SustainableSolutionsAwards-2009.html).

These awards, announced this April at our Earth Day Celebration, will recognize those individuals, departments and organizations that have made significant contributions toward advancing sustainability at UF.  Individuals or departments can be nominated to receive awards in the areas of water, waste, and energy conservation/reduction.

Submissions can also be made for the "Bright Idea" award, which will be given for the best new idea for advancing sustainability on UF's campus. The most active Green Team and the most active student group awards are also up for grabs.

If you know someone who deserves recognition for being green and promoting sustainability on campus, put his/her name in the hat. You can even nominate yourself, your organization, or your department. Nominations end April 1.

For a full calendar of UF Earth Month events, visit: http://www.sustainability.ufl.edu/what-can-you-do/EarthMonth-2009.html

5.      RESEARCH: Participants Needed for Study on Caribbean Students and Classroom Climate (NEW POSTING):
Are you from the English-speaking Caribbean? Are you an undergraduate student at UF? Would you be willing to share your classroom experiences and participate in a confidential research project? Researchers in the UF College of Education are conducting a study on the undergraduate experiences of Caribbean students. To participate in this study, please contact Zaria Malcolm at [log in to unmask] or Dr. Diane Archer Banks at [log in to unmask]

6.      RESEARCH: Paid Research Position in UF Genetics Lab (NEW POSTING):
Dependable work-study students are invited to join a research lab in College of Medicine. Responsibilities include making fly food, preparing solutions, transferring stocks and other preparative works for molecular biology. Our lab also offers significant research opportunities. We are investigating the mechanisms of chromatin remodeling on cell sensitivity to apoptotic signals, with relevance to cancer research. There is also another project investigating the role of pro-apoptotic genes in determining the susceptibility of mosquitoes to pathogen infection. Publication opportunities are available. Starting pay rate $8.50 /hour.  Please contact John Pang ([log in to unmask]) for interview.

7.      LEADERSHIP: Students in Free Enterprise Applications (NEW POSTING):
University of Florida Students in Free Enterprise (UF SIFE) offers you the opportunity to put the skills you learn in the classroom into practice while serving the UF, Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, the US, and International communities. Students will have the opportunity to participate and/or create their own projects in one of SIFE's six pillars: Market Economics, Success Skills, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics, Sustainability.

Through this organization, you will gain valuable experience in working with corporations and community groups while improving your leadership, teamwork, communication, and financial skills.

Please visit http://www.ufsife.com/2008-2009%20Application%20writeable.pdf<http://www.ufsife.com/Spring_2008_recruitment.html>
for the 2009 application and www.ufsife.com for more information.  The application deadline is Friday, March 27.

8.      LEADERSHIP: LeaderShape Florida 2009:
Each year the University of Florida partners with The LeaderShape Institute to bring student leaders from various Florida universities to come together to have a one-of-a-kind experience.  LeaderShape Florida 2009 is an ethics-based leadership development institute.  It will take place May 3-8 at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs, FL.

60 students from different backgrounds and campuses will come together to create a unique environment where they will take their ideas and turn them into concrete goals to shape their college communities, and in the process themselves.  UF's Division of Student Affairs wants to sponsor motivated students who are committed to learning about leadership and promoting leadership development among UF students and the campus community.  For those selected, the retreat is free of charge.  If you are a leader and you want to take your skills to the next level, this is the institute for you.

For more information and the application link, visit http://www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/programs/leadershape/  or contact Tracey Reeves, Center for Leadership and Service at [log in to unmask] or 352-392-1261, x228. Apply to learn the tools today to make a difference tomorrow!  Priority application deadline is April 3.

9.      LEADERSHIP: Campus Kitchens Project:
Be the change in the Gainesville community!  The Campus Kitchens Project at UF is a hunger relief organization affiliated with the national nonprofit, The Campus Kitchens Project. Along with other hunger fighting initiatives, we take unserved food from local food service providers and create individually packaged nutritious meals to be delivered to social service agencies for people in need. We are currently looking for dedicated, bright individuals to join our leadership team for the 2009-2010 year. Being detail-oriented, responsible, and having previous leadership experience is preferable.

If you are interested, please e-mail [log in to unmask] for an application which is due by Monday, March 30 by midnight. You will also sign up for an interview via e-mail. Check out campuskitchens.org for more information.

10.     LEADERSHIP: Student Finance Group Positions:
Student Finance Group focuses on professional development by providing networking, leadership, social, and community service opportunities. We encourage interested students to run for a leadership position! Being on the Executive Board in SFG will offer you the chance to become more involved with one of the largest business organizations, create valuable networks in the College of Business, have a leadership position to add to your resume and help you further develop your professional skills! Please e-mail Dessi Sevdina, [log in to unmask] for a list of the SFG e-board position descriptions as well as any questions about the process.

11.     LEADERSHIP: Women's Leadership Council:
The Women's Leadership Council is currently searching for dedicated, hard-working students to be part of the 2009-2010 Council. WLC is a diverse group of student dedicated to empowering women with the resources and skills to be effective leaders in the 21st Century. Applications are now available and due Friday, March 27 to the Center for Leadership and Service in Peabody Hall. Visit our website at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/studentorgs/wlc to download an application and get more information.




EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

12.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Equal Access Clinic 5K (NEW POSTING):
The 12th Annual Equal Access Clinic 5K Race is taking place on Saturday, April 4 at 8:00am behind the North Florida Regional Medical Center. Come out and race to support free health care in Gainesville. Proceeds will support the Gainesville Equal Access Clinic, a free clinic "Providing Healthcare to those less fortunate". The course is hilly and shaded and runs through a quiet residential neighborhood. If you are interested in being a part of the 2009 EASC 5K, download and fill out the race application or apply online at http://floridatrackclub.org . You can learn more about the clinic at http://equalaccess.med.ufl.edu/

13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: ONE Campus. ONE Week. ONE Voice (TODAY):
After competing all year against nearly 2,000 colleges and universities across the country in ONE's Campus Challenge, UF has finished in the top 10!  The national ONE campaign has granted us $1,000 to create an event to raise awareness about global poverty issues.  At the end of the week, each school will be evaluated by a combination of a ONE judging panel and ONE members. The winning school will receive a $10,000 grant to continue its efforts in fighting extreme poverty and global disease!

UF's Chapter of the ONE Campaign has planned a weeklong series of events aimed at promoting the campaign, educating students, and raising awareness about issues such as extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition, global disease, and international education.  The event, entitled ONE Campus. ONE Week. ONE Voice will begin on March 23 and continue until March 27. Throughout the week members will be tabling on Plaza of the Americas, recruiting new ONE supporters, giving away free t-shirts and wristbands, and selling hand-made Ugandan jewelry. These events will culminate at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 26 with a screening of the documentary Sons of Lwala (McCarty Hall B room G086).  Immediately following the documentary, there will be a mock refugee camp set up on the Plaza of the Americas with free food, entertainment, and HIV testing.

We encourage you to come support our events!  Stop by our table at Plaza of the Americas or email us at [log in to unmask] for more information!

14.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Pride Awareness Month:
Pride Awareness Month is the annual month-long celebration occurring in April at the University of Florida. PAM is aimed at celebrating the culture and lives of the individuals in the LGBTQIA community while increasing awareness.

During this month there is a multitude of events occurring, one almost every day throughout the month ranging from a fun carnival to Islamic speaker Parvez Sharmah for the yearly crowd favorite Paint your Orgasm! This year's theme for PAM is 'Dare To..." The diverse speakers, educators and events this April will surely provide students, faculty and staff with the resources and information necessary to achieve this year's goals. So come join us in this month of both entertainment and education!

You can join the facebook group "Pride Awareness Month 2009" for updates and information!

15.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Finance Group Hosts Merrill Lynch (TODAY):
Join Student Finance Group this Thursday, March 26, in Keene-Flint 50 starting at 6:15pm as we present an entertaining meeting featuring a guest speaker from Merrill Lynch! The presenters will provide a presentation about the Wealth Management industry, allowing time for questions and discussion about possible internship opportunities with their company. They will also share vital and insightful information about private wealth management and offer knowledgeable analysis of the current financial crisis. Don't miss this opportunity to discuss finance face-to-face with representatives from this prominent company! Practice your networking skills!

FREE PIZZA will be provided after the meeting and our new member T-SHIRT will be available for dues paying members who have not yet picked one up.

Students of all majors are welcome to attend, invite your friends!

16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Investment Club Workshop (TODAY):
The Student Investment Club presents a workshop that will help introduce you to many of the skills you will need to be successful in your career. Sales is universal, whether you are selling a product or yourself.

Topics include negotiation, networking, and of course a basic sale. The meeting is at 7:00pm in MCCA G 186 on Thursday, March 26. For more information, visit www.ufsic.com

17.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Aerial Club (TODAY):
The Aerial Club is meeting on Thursday, March 26 from 3:00-5:00pm. Wear long sleeved shirt and pants you can move in (gym,dance,etc). Come out to the Aerial Club meeting to learn about the artistic meaning and choreography behind it all while learning how to climb and maneuver yourself in the 'silk' and trapeze! If you are still wondering what this is, if you have ever seen Cirque Du Soleil or even a circus, this club teaches you how to use the "curtains" that people hung, danced, and contorted themselves in. No experience needed! Anything you need to know, we teach to you! Volaticus' goal, the Aerial Club, is to teach and reach new people to explore the world of aerial choreography. This club involves dance, aerial dance, and theatre (acting)!

18.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Children's Hope India - Updated Date, Time, Location:
UF Children's Hope India is a not-for-profit organization founded to foster social equality in India through a global educational and microfinance initiative. Learn more about the organization and how you can gain vital leadership experience by attending our information session on Friday, March 27 from 3:00-4:00pm in 155 Tigert Hall (VP Student Affairs Conference Room). Gain international exposure, expand your global network, and create your own projects that will benefit countless individuals. For further details, visit our website (www.ufchi.org) or contact us at [log in to unmask]

19.     EVENT: Portraits of Great Women:  A Celebration of Female Achievement (TODAY):
SIFE and FWIB are proud to be hosting an awesome event called Portraits of Great Women:  A Celebration of Female Achievement in honor of Women's History Month.  We will be having Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland as our speaker.

She is the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Acting Associate Provost for Faculty Development. She specializes in subjects such as US women's history and has written several books on women in business.  We also have created a gallery showcasing influential women graduates from UF.

There will be some desserts and sparkling juices for those in attendance! This event is open to everyone and will be this Thursday, March 26 at 7:30pm in Ustler Hall.

20.     EVENT: Art For A Change:
Come to an art show to help kids in Tanzania, East Africa. This event is hosted by Art For A Change and will include: local and Tanzanian art for sale, live music and a raffle. It's taking place on Friday, March 27 from 7:00-10:00pm at The Exchange (a new art gallery) - 815 W University Ave.

Art For A Change is a collective of artists and volunteers, ordinary people, who want to use our skills and time to better this world that we live in. We host art shows where the proceeds and donations go towards a given cause, while raising awareness for it as well.

Join us in helping make a difference in the lives of children in Tanzania!

21.     EVENT: Citizenship and Rights in Cosmopolitan Societies Workshop:
This event is taking place on Friday, March 27 at 9:00 and Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 in Dauer 215. It features nine speakers, including Dr. Saskia Sassen. Hosted by the Center for European Studies as part of a year-long series on European Migration.

For more information, go to http://www.ces.ufl.edu/JMCE/workshops_emie/workshop_09_0326.shtml

22.     EVENT: Laughing is Not Haram - IOC Comedy Event:
Islam on Campus at the University of Florida presents 'Laughing Is Not Haram,' a night of Muslim comedy featuring Hamzah Moin (a.k.a. Maniac Muslim), Gandaghee (makers of the Halal Mix Tape - Volume 1 and Bringing Sunnah Back) and Asif Ali (member of the Muslim Funnymentalists and Brown Man Group). The event is completely free and will take place on Saturday, March 28, Insha'Allah. Must be at least 15 years old to attend.

It's taking place at 8:15pm, doors open at 7:30pm, at the MSB Auditorium at the UF Health Science Center.

Visit our website: http://LaughingIsNotHaram.com for more details.

23.     EVENT: The Vagina Monologues:
The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery.

Come see UF students perform The Vagina Monologues this Sunday, March 29, at the Reitz Union Auditorium. There are two shows, one at 12:30pm and one at 3:30pm. 90 percent of the proceeds will go towards Peaceful Paths, a local domestic abuse shelter that recently burned down. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and at the University Box Office.

24.     EVENT: Animal Activists of Alachua's annual VegFest (TODAY):
If you're curious about veg diets or just love free vegan food, please stop by VegFest, an event hosted by Animal Activists of Alachua, this Thursday, March 26 from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Plaza of the Americas. We'll have tons of free vegan food, literature, empathy stations, and more! Robert Cheeke will be speaking on vegan bodybuilding at noon, and local animal sanctuary owners will be there as well. Contact [log in to unmask] for more event info.

25.     EVENT: Lecture on Migration in Europe (TODAY):
Dr. Saskia Sassen, Columbia University is presenting a lecture on "Neither National nor Global: Immigrant Spaces and Subjects". It's taking place on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm in the Pugh Hall Ocora.

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Member of The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her most recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages and A Sociology of Globalization. She recently concluded a five year collaborative research project on sustainable human settlement for UNESCO.

This event, hosted by the Center for European Studies, is part of a series of academic and cultural events this year focusing on a broad range of issues related to Migration in Europe.

For more information, go to http://www.ces.ufl.edu/JMCE/workshops_emie/workshop_09_0326.shtml



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