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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Wednesday, April 1, 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:  Dr. Kevin Knudson appointed as Director of the Honors Program (NEW POSTING)
2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Design the 2009-2010 Honors Student Planner: (NEW POSTING)
3.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Wentworth Freshman Scholarship
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
4.      EVENT: Honors on Thursday: The Art of Public Speaking (NEW POSTING)
5.      EVENT: SHO Formal
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
6.      ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Invitation to an Open Forum with Nobel Laureate Dr. Leon Lederman (NEW POSTING)
7.      COURSE INFORMATION: MEL 4601: Diseases of Eating:
8.      RESEARCH: Participants Needed for Study on Caribbean Students and Classroom Climate:
9.      RESEARCH: Paid Research Position in UF Genetics Lab:
10.     STUDY ABROAD: Summer in Paris:
11.     LEADERSHIP: LeaderShape Florida 2009:
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
12.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: FLEG Dodgeball Fundraiser: (NEW POSTING)
13.     EVENT: Alternative Media Panel: (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
14.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Black List - Documentary Film Presented by the UF College Democrats (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
15.     EVENT: Lifeapalooza! (NEW POSTING)
16.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: SIFE Presents - Life Beyond College: Securing Your Financial Future (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
17.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Gainesville Needs (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
18.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Dare to Kick Balls!  Pride Awareness Month Kickball Tournament (NEW POSTING)
19.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: The UF Apprentice: (NEW POSTING)
20.     EVENT: The Situation in the Congo
21.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Neutral Gator's First Meeting (TODAY)
22.     EVENT: ACCENT and IOC Present: Gender Equity in Islam


HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS


1.      ANNOUNCEMENT:  Dr. Kevin Knudson appointed as Director of the Honors Program (NEW POSTING)
Dr. Kevin Knudson has been appointed to serve as Director of the Honors Program at the University of Florida, effective June 30, 2009.

Dr. Knudson is a member of Mississippi State University's mathematics and statistics faculty.  He has served as acting director of the Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State since 2008.  Prior to that, he served as associate director of the honors college.  He has also directed the Mississippi State Honors Undergraduate Research Program and the Distinguished Scholars Program.

Dr. Knudson completed his doctorate in mathematics in 1996 at Duke University and received his M.S. and B.S. in mathematics from Virginia Tech. in 1991.  His research interests include computational topology, discrete Morse theory, homology of linear groups, algebraic K-theory, and equivariant topology.

2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Design the 2009-2010 Honors Student Planner: (NEW POSTING)
The Honors Program is looking for creative people to design the next cover for the student planner of 2009-2010! There are no real strict guidelines, although we would prefer something that shows the uniqueness and diversity of the Honors Program in addition to, of course, something about the Gators!
The only true requirements for the planner cover are the following:
-       The image should be of dimensions 5" x 7.9375", although it can extend 5.5" x 8.4375", but anything past 5" x 7.9375" will be cut off.
-       The image should be digital, and in, preferably, .psd format. JPEG will be accepted, but please do not compress the images. Please, no Word documents.
The winner of this cover contest will win a $30 gift certificate from the University of Florida Bookstore, lunch with the Honors Program Staff and a complimentary copy of the 2009-10 planner.  Questions regarding entries may be directed to [log in to unmask]
Entries are due at the Honors Program office on April 10th! Good luck!

3.      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


HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS


4.      EVENT: Honors on Thursday: The Art of Public Speaking (NEW POSTING)
Come and learn about how to success in college, and in life with guest speaker Steven Cohen. The event will take place on Thursday, April 2, at 6:00pm in Hume Commons. Steven Cohen, a UF and Harvard alumnus is a senior consultant with IBM and was named one of the top 20 college students by USA Today. Refreshments will be served!

5.      EVENT: SHO Formal
Get out your masks and your fine attire for this year's SHO Formal! The themed masquerade event will be on Saturday, April 4th from 8-10 PM at the University of Florida Hillel, across the street from the O'Dome. There will be refreshments (including a chocolate fondue fountain!) and dancing. Ladies, the dress is semi-formal, and men, look nice! See you all there! If you have any questions, email the Student Honors Organization at [log in to unmask]


ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES


6.      ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Invitation to an Open Forum with Nobel Laureate Dr. Leon Lederman (NEW POSTING)
The UF-HHMI Science for Life Program and OASIS invites you to Candid Conversations with Nobel Laureate, Dr. Leon Lederman via a live interactive videoconference at the Graham Gallery on the second floor of the Graham Residence Hall at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2009 All science, education, and political science students are invited to attend!  Free refreshments will be served!

7.      COURSE INFORMATION: MEL 4601: Diseases of Eating:
Still trying to decide which courses to register for? Diseases of Eating (MEL4601) is conducted entirely online and thus allows an amount of flexibility that cannot be found in traditional courses.   You do not even need to be in Gainesville to register for or take the class. All assignments and quizzes are submitted online, and correspondence to professors and TAs is via e-mail (of course, we can be available in person). The class is offered by the UF's College of Medicine and may be of particular interest to students pursuing a career in health-related fields. However, it is open to all undergraduate students of any major and there are no prerequisites. All quizzes are "open-book" and there are no final exams.

MEL 4601 takes a personal look into eating disorders and how they affect students, friends, and family. The theorized relationship between pathological eating and addiction will be addressed. Important course topics include pediatric and adult obesity as well as anorexia & bulimia nervosa. The various options for treatment will be described.

The course is designed for students with an interest in the physical, mental/emotional and social aspects of eating disorders and addiction. It is experiential in nature and written assignments are reflective of learning experiences and opinion based.

www.mel4601.com for more information

8.      RESEARCH: Participants Needed for Study on Caribbean Students and Classroom Climate:
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]

9.      RESEARCH: Paid Research Position in UF Genetics Lab:
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 is $8.50 /hour.  Please contact John Pang ([log in to unmask]) for interview.

10.     STUDY ABROAD: Summer in Paris:
Spend Summer 2009 studying Film, Photography, Art, Art history, French Language and Culture, and more in Paris!

Enjoy high-caliber courses taught by top UF Faculty in Paris. All classes are activity-packed and include numerous group meals and receptions, site visits, and excursions!  Credits earned can count toward major, minor, and Gen Ed requirements.

Students from all Colleges and Majors welcome to apply!  You do not have to speak French to participate. For more information, contact us at [log in to unmask]

Apply today at www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu

11.     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.


EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


12.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: FLEG Dodgeball Fundraiser: (NEW POSTING)
On Saturday, April 4th, the Freshmen Leadership Engineering Group will be hosting a dodgeball tournament to help raise funds for Engineers Without Borders.  Registration will begin at 1PM and the event itself will begin at 2PM at Hume Field. There is also registration available at tables at Reitz every day until the event.  Teams must consist of 5-7 players. It is 10$ per team to enter or 2$ per individual registration.  There will be free food and drinks and prizes will be given out to those who dominate the dodgeball domain!  We hope to see you there!
Join the Facebook group for more information: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=61609701315

13.     EVENT: Alternative Media Panel: (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
Wednesday, April 1st at 7 p.m., is the Civic Media Center's Alternative Media Panel. It will go no longer than 8:30/9 p.m.

It will be a great introduction to what independent/alternative media is, with different panelists from the Gainesville area answering questions about alternative media and their experiences.

Our final panelists are:
Joe Courter, representing The Gainesville Iguana Travis Fristoe, Zine extraordinaire and with the public library system Matthew Clark, representing WGOT/Fine Print Lydia Fiser, representing Fine Print Colin Whitworth, former editor and co-founder of MOON Magazine Charles Willet, representing Counterpoise

This is great chance to find out more about the Civic Media Center which is located at 433 South Main Street.

14.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Black List - Documentary Film Presented by the UF College Democrats (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
The UF College Democrats and Campus Progress are proud to present HBO's "The Black List, Volume 1," a documentary film, on Wednesday, April 1, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the UF Hillel (on W. University Ave. across from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium).

The acclaimed documentary follows the experience and achievements of blacks in America. Discussion and free food will be served.

* Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=61606207540
* HBO profile: http://www.hbo.com/docs/docuseries/theblacklist/
* Campus Progress: http://www.campusprogress.org/

15.     EVENT: Lifeapalooza! (NEW POSTING)
Come rock out for life at the third annual Lifeapalooza! Over 101,347 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant and as part of National Donate Life Month, Get Carded will host a free concert on April 2 at the Orange & Brew in the Reitz Union to raise awareness and encourage people to register as organ donors. Doors open at 8 p.m. Superfish, Bang Bang Boom and The Duppies will be performing. There will be free food, free drinks and prizes. At 10 p.m. every attendee will receive a glow stick to make a living green ribbon symbolizing support for organ donation on the Reitz Union Amphitheatre. Get Carded, an organization that aims to educate college students about the importance of organ and tissue donation, will host the event.

Get Carded - "Lifeapalooza"

16.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: SIFE Presents - Life Beyond College: Securing Your Financial Future (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
Have you ordered your cap and gown for graduation?
* Are you setting aside money for retirement?
* Do you know what your credit score is?

As much as graduation is the completion of one stage of your life, the next stage comes with a lot of financial responsibility.  To learn more about managing your own finances from savings and retirement, your credit score, and understanding loans, attend a seminar hosted by the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 from 6-7:30 pm in Bryan 130.  The first 50 students will also snag a copy of Graduation 101, a guidebook for college graduates.  If you have any questions, please contact [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

17.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Gainesville Needs (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
Service Ambassadors, in cooperation with Citizens for Social Justice will be hosting a forum on the often overlooked needs of WEST Gainesville.  Dr. Hardt of the College of Medicine will present her captivating research on the health disparities currently existing in the communities around us. The Golden Door program has been expanded to incorporate Dr. Hardt's vision of reform and will present their plan for success.  You have an opportunity to be part of this movement from the ground up and I urge you to not let it pass you by.  All majors are welcomed and needed. Refreshments will be served at 6:30pm.

The event will take place on April 1st at 7pm in the Ustler Hall Solarium.  If you have any questions or would like to be part of this program please contact Carol Skordas at [log in to unmask]

18.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Dare to Kick Balls!  Pride Awareness Month Kickball Tournament (NEW POSTING)
Help Pride Awareness Month as we raise money for the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL).  SMYAL is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and support self-confident, healthy, productive lives for LGBTQ youth as they journey from adolescence into adulthood.  Teams of 7-9 can participate for $20 in advance (using this registration form) or $3 per player at the gates.  The tournament will take place at the Southwest Recreation softball fields at 11 AM on April 5th. All proceeds will go to supporting SMYAL, so bring your friends for a day of fun as we support this worthwhile cause!

To register in advance, email Olivia Ordonez at: [log in to unmask]

19.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: The UF Apprentice: (NEW POSTING)
The UF Apprentice is a fun and exciting event aimed at underclassmen looking to improve their leadership skills and network with fellow leaders.  The UF Apprentice is sponsored by the SG Freshman Leadership Council.

The event is Sunday, April 5 from 12-4pm in the Graham Gallery and the dress is casual. For the event, students will complete three challenges targeted at obstacles that students face at UF and beyond. They will test your public speaking skills, creativity, professionalism, public speaking and ability to think on your feet.

The prizes include working with some of the most prestigious organizations on campus.

Do you have what it takes to become the UF Apprentice?

Register at theufapprentice.com by April 3!

20.     EVENT: The Situation in the Congo
The movie 'The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo' will be screened followed by special guest speaker UF Professor Rene Lemarchand.  Wednesday, April 1st.  Reitz Union room 282 at 7:00 pm.  For more info, contact Human Rights Awareness on Campus at [log in to unmask]

21.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Neutral Gator's First Meeting (TODAY)
Neutral Gator is having their first general meeting to introduce the student body to carbon neutral sports-- a small step towards UF achieving complete carbon neutrality by 2025.

Topics that will be discussed: Upcoming carbon offset projects- CFLs and forest garden, Internships, Elections, The Great American Clean-up

Food will be provided by the East End Eatery afterwards.

Join us on Wednesday, April 1 in FAC 120 at 6:30pm to learn about how UF lessens its carbon footprint.

Please contact Angelica at [log in to unmask] if you have questions.

22.     EVENT: ACCENT and IOC Present: Gender Equity in Islam
"Muslim women are often perceived as having an inferior role in Islam. Perhaps even some Muslims themselves maintain that men and women are, in fact, not equal. Interestingly, scholars often maintain that Islamic prescriptions relating to women were the most progressive of any civilization at the time. How can these two seemingly contradictory views be reconciled? Does Islam oppress women, or is it something else? To learn more about the rights of women in Islam, join ACCENT, Islam On Campus, and keynote speaker Dr. Jamillah Karim for "Gender Equity in Islam: The Elevated Status of Women".

Copies of Dr. Karim's book, "Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender within the Ummah" will be available for purchase. There will also be a FREE BOOK SIGNING after!

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009
Time: 8:00 pm, Doors open at 7:30 pm
Location: Touchdown Terrace, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF



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