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Honors Daily Opportunities List - Special Summer Update

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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 13:21:12 -0400

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Honors Daily Opportunities List Special Summer Update, Monday, July 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 


**This is a special summer update from the UF Honors Program. If you recently graduated from UF, you will be unsubscribed from the Honors Listserv automatically in August before the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester. Please do not e-mail the Honors Program about unsubscribing from the listserv.**



Table of Contents

HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Welcome New Honors Director:
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: New Honors Phone Number:
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Survey on Honors Daily:
4.	NEW HONORS COURSE INFORMATION: The Four Johns:
5.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Fulbright Local Deadline:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Changes to the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship:
7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: RefWorks Citation Manager Workshops:
8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Workshops for Exploratory Majors:
9.	VOLUNTEER: Conversation Partners Needed:
10.	VOLUNTEER: Alachua County Crisis Center:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Welcome New Honors Director:
Welcome to Dr. Kevin Knudsen who recently joined us as the new Director of the UF Honors Program.

Prior to arriving at UF, Dr. Knudson was a member of Mississippi State University's mathematics and statistics faculty. He 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: New Honors Phone Number:
The Honors Office phone number has changed to (352) 846-6083. Please update your records. 

3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Survey on Honors Daily:
The editor of the Honors Daily would like to receive feedback from you regarding your use of the Honors Daily. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

Please visit: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=ck4xXy1vZFVjcFNsX1RFaVdBcmtteEE6MA..  

Thanks in advance!

4.	NEW HONORS COURSE INFORMATION: The Four Johns:
IDH 3931: The Four Johns. Section 7169. Tuesdays, periods 7-9.

This is not a course in PBS specials or a study of prostitution.  Rather, we will study four great poets spanning 250 years of the English literary tradition: John Donne (1572-1631), John Milton (1608-74), John Dryden (1631-1700), and John Keats (1795-1821).  We will read all of Paradise Lost, and ample selections from the love poetry and Holy Sonnets of Donne, the brilliant satires of Dryden, and the odes and lyric poems of Keats. We will try to talk about poetry as poetry and learn something about different forms and techniques, as well as engage with the subject-matter of the poets-as varied as the Christian theology of Donne and Milton, the politics of Dryden, and the philosophizing about love, time, death, and art among all four. 

Melvyn New retired from the English Department after 42 years of teaching, including nine as chair of the department. He has degrees from Columbia University and Vanderbilt University, and has published some dozen books and editions, and more than sixty essays, most of them on eighteenth-century English literature. His oldest granddaughter will be graduating from UF at the end of the fall semester.    

5.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Fulbright Local Deadline:
The Fulbright grant local deadline is September 9, 2009. The U.S. Fulbright Student program is an international exchange program that provides opportunity to conduct research or teach English in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Fulbright grants for undergraduates are typically awarded after receiving a bachelor's degree. Interested students who are entering their senior year should visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html and contact UF Fulbright Advisor John Denny at [log in to unmask]  




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Changes to the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship:
The 2009 Florida Legislative Session resulted in several changes to the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program for the 2009-10 academic year. 

Students should pay particular attention to the changes regarding renewal criteria and repayment for courses funded by Bright Futures that are dropped / withdrawn.

Beginning Fall Semester 2009, Bright Futures recipients are required to meet new minimum credit hour requirements to renew their award each year. The Florida Legislature now requires full-time students to earn at least 24 semester hours to renew their award at the end of the spring term.

The Florida Legislature also now requires students to repay the cost of any course dropped or withdrawn after the drop / add period. Repayment for the cost of a dropped or withdrawn course is required to renew a Bright Futures award for a subsequent academic year. There is an exception to this requirement for medical withdrawals. 

Additional information about these and other changes to the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship may be found at http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/   

7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: RefWorks Citation Manager Workshops:
Confused about how to compose footnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies in correct bibliographic style? Better still, interested in learning an easy application that does the work of forming footnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies for you without consulting complicated style manuals? With RefWorks, you can export search results from the library's subscription databases, store and organize them on the internet in your personal folders, and add them as needed to your papers in correct bibliographic form-all with the push of a button. Come to one of the library's RefWorks workshops to find out how.

Using RefWorks: The Basics:
Tuesday, July 7 from 10:00-11:30am at Library West.
Wednesday, July 8, at 12:00pm at the Education Library.
Thursday, July 16 from 10:00-11:30am at Library West.


Getting more out of RefWorks: RefGrab-It, Write-N-Cite, and RefShare:
Wednesday, July 22 at 12:00pm at the Education Library.

8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Workshops for Exploratory Majors:
"Who Am I?: How Your Personality Relates to Your Major"
Thursday, July 9 from 2:00-3:00pm and Tuesday, July 21 from 3:30-4:30pm.
The psychological study of personality may be the key to unlocking the hidden major that is right for you or confirming the major you have been interested in for years is a good fit for you.  This workshop with allow you to actively explore the connection between your personality traits and disciplines across UF.

"Exploring Critical Tracking Workshop"
Wednesday, July 15 from 2:00-3:00pm and Thursday, July 30 from 2:00-3:00pm.
This workshop aims to help you make sense of critical tracking and how it relates to majors and your academic success at UF. This session will explore what it means to be Exploratory, the 3 Exploratory tracks available, how you can explore with purpose and provide helpful information on how an advisor can assist you as you explore major options at UF.

"Mapping Your Success: Strategies for Exploring Majors and Careers" 
Tuesday, July 28 from 3:30-4:30pm.
This workshop will explore different ways for students to learn about majors and careers.  Choosing a major can be a difficult decision and it is important to examine your interests and skills and how they will fit into your future career.  This session will provide a plan for students to explore with purpose and find a major successfully!

All workshops will take place in 2305 Turlington Hall.

9.	VOLUNTEER: Conversation Partners Needed:
The UF English Language Institute attracts students from all over the world for the purposes of learning and practicing English, and we need your help. By becoming a Conversation Partner Volunteer, you will get the chance to talk with an international student for 1 hour per week, at a time and place determined by you and your partner. This can be a mutually beneficial exchange of culture and language. Knowing a second language is not required to participate. Please contact Sneha Patel via e-mail at [log in to unmask] to sign up or to ask for further details.

10.	VOLUNTEER: Alachua County Crisis Center:
The Alachua County Crisis Center offers a 24-hour telephone crisis intervention and counseling service which is all volunteer-run. Many of our volunteers are students interested in getting experience related to their field and being of service to their community. This type of volunteer work provides students with communication skills that help enhance a student's ability to work with a wide range of people, collaborate with community partners, and build the skills needed to respond to those in emotional distress.  

We are currently seeking volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors for which sixty hours of in-depth training is provided. This is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and to gain life-enhancing communication skills. The next training class begins Saturday, September 12. Please contact Ali Martinez at (352) 264-6782 or visit http://www.co.alachua.fl.us/government/depts/css/crisis/volunteer.aspx for more information.






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