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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, August 24, 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: About the Honors Daily:
2.      ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Advising (TODAY)
3.      ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Drop/Add (TODAY):
4.      ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: SAT II Placement for Foreign Languages (TODAY):
5.      HONORS COURSE INFORMATION: Introduction to Honors Professional Development:
6.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Fulbright Local Deadline:
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
7.      LEADERSHIP: SHO Executive Board Applications:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pizza and Plagiarism:
9.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Changes to the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship:
10.     COURSE INFORMATION: Ritual and Performance:
11.     JOB OPPORTUNITY: Tutors Needed for College Reach-Out Program:
12.     RESEARCH: Undergraduate Summer Research Internships in Paris:
13.     RESEARCH: Call for Abstracts, Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics:
14.     INTERNSHIP: Reubin O'D. Askew Institute on Politics and Society Interns (TODAY):
15.     INTERNSHIP: White House Spring Internships:
16.     STUDY ABROAD: December Program - Panama Canal:
17.     VOLUNTEER: Alachua County Crisis Center:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
18.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Homecoming Parade Applications:
19.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Apply for Jeopardy College Championship:
20.     EVENT: Hello Hillel Week:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. ANNOUNCEMENT: About the Honors Daily:
Welcome to the first official Honors Daily of the 2009-2010 academic year. The Honors Daily is sent Monday through Friday to students in the Honors Program and contains special announcements and opportunities tailored to honors students. Additionally, important announcements from the Honors Office, including advanced honors course registration, are listed here. All first and second year honors students are required to receive the Honors Daily.

If you are not a first or second year honors student and would like to unsubscribe, please e-mail your UFID to Melissa Johnson at [log in to unmask] . Include "unsubscribe" in the subject of your e-mail.

To submit an event or opportunity for the Honors Daily, visit www.honors.ufl.edu/honorsdaily.html

2. ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Advising (TODAY)
Honors advisors will not be taking any academic advising appointments during drop/add week. Instead, we will have open walk-in advising hours in 118 Hume Hall each day this week from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm. Note that not all advisors will be available during these times, so you may not be able to ask for a specific advisor.

Walk-in advising meetings typically run for 5-10 minutes and are, therefore, most useful for quick questions about registration.

Please note the following:

-Honors advisors cannot add students to any classes that are full or override drop/add appointment times.

-If you are having trouble registering for an open class because ISIS says you have not met the prereq, you'll need to contact the department that offers the course. Honors advisors cannot override prereqs, even if you actually have met the prereqs.

-If you need a lengthy review of requirements, need to rearrange your AP/IB credits, or want to discuss long-term planning or undergraduate opportunities, *please* wait until after drop/add week is over to meet with an advisor. We will begin taking advising appointments again starting August 31. Just call our office at 352-846-6083 to set up an appointment.

3. ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Drop/Add (TODAY):
ISIS Registration, www.isis.ufl.edu , is available starting today, August 24. You will have a registration appointment for schedule adjustment which you can find on ISIS. There will be open adjustment times at night, as well as all day on Friday.

*Advisors cannot bypass your appointment time to add you to a class early.*

Your schedule must be finalized by 11:59pm on August 28. Don't forget to add a class before you drop one if possible!

For more information on registration, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc/regtips.html

4. ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: SAT II Placement for Foreign Languages (TODAY):
If you need to take the SAT II for placement into a foreign language class, please visit http://www.at.ufl.edu/testing/placementtesting.php  for information regarding testing registration and dates.

5. HONORS COURSE INFORMATION: Introduction to Honors Professional Development:
There are still seats available for IDH 4905: Introduction to Honors Professional Development, even though ISIS may say otherwise. If you are a freshman and would like to take this course, just e-mail your UFID and preferred section meeting time to [log in to unmask]

Course meeting times are: Monday 7th, 8th, or 9th periods; Wednesday 7th or 8th periods; and Thursday 4th period.

6. 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]




STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

7. LEADERSHIP: SHO Executive Board Applications:
Applications for the SHO Executive Board are now online. If you are interested in applying, please visit the SHO webpage at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/sho and download an application. It is a great way for all students to get more involved on-campus and in the Honors Program. The deadline for applications is Thursday, August 27 at 11:59pm. If you have questions, please e-mail the SHO Officers at [log in to unmask]




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES


8. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pizza and Plagiarism:
New to UF? The rules have changed since high school. Plagiarism is a very serious offense that can result from a simple mistake.

Come to this presentation Tuesday, August 25, at 7:00pm in 202 Peabody Hall. Presented by the Student Honor Court and part of the Weeks of Welcome series, you will learn more about plagiarism and other academic offenses and how you can avoid them, as well as opportunities for involvement with the Honor Court.

Free dinner will be provided.

9. 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/

10. COURSE INFORMATION: Ritual and Performance:
REL 2930: Ritual and Performance (section 2745). MWF period 7, Turlington 2305

What do carnival celebrations, theatrical performances, and football games  have in common? Does the creative process have anything to teach us about religious experience, and vice versa?  What can we learn by exploring the common ground between ritual and other modes of performance?

Taking action as a starting point, we will explore diverse ways in which humans celebrate and struggle, enact life transitions, and generate new possibilities. In addition to providing a foundation in ritual theory from religious studies and social science perspectives, we will also explore topics as diverse as sports, politics, and the performing arts.

This interdisciplinary course welcomes students from all academic backgrounds.

11. JOB OPPORTUNITY: Tutors Needed for College Reach-Out Program:
The College Reach-Out Program (CROP) at UF is looking for dedicated tutors to tutor middle and high school students during CROP's After School Enrichment Program in the following subjects:  Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language, and English. Pick up Applications at CROP Office, Norman Hall G415. For More Information, contact:  Bobby Welch, (352) 273-4366 or [log in to unmask]

12. RESEARCH: Undergraduate Summer Research Internships in Paris:
These 10-week internships at the Institut Pasteur, one of the world's leading private, nonprofit centers for infectious disease research, offer hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduates contemplating a scientific career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Living allowance is $400 per week. See our website for information and downloads: http://www.pasteurfoundation.org . The Summer 2010 application is now online.

13. RESEARCH: Call for Abstracts, Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics:
The Twentieth Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics invites undergraduate authors to submit abstracts on their research. The Symposium will be conducted Friday, November 13, at Argonne National Laboratory. All Symposium presenters and attendees are required to pre register and to pay an $85 registration fee. The deadline for submission of abstracts and to register for the Symposium is September 14.

Authors should prepare a 10-minute presentation and allow an additional 5 minutes for questions from the audience. Abstracts will be categorized under one of the following session titles:  Analytical Chemistry, Astrophysics and Geophysics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Computer Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Engineering, Environmental Science, General Biology, General Physics, Genetics, Genomics, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Organometallic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Spectroscopy, and Structural Biology. All abstracts must be submitted electronically.

Instructions for preparation of your abstract (see Abstract Format), abstract submission, and registration information are available online at http://www.dep.anl.gov/p_undergrad/ugsymp

14. INTERNSHIP: Reubin O'D. Askew Institute on Politics and Society Interns (TODAY):
The Askew Institute at the University of Florida is seeking 2 interns for the Fall 2009 semester - a Askew Research Intern and a Askew Communications Intern.

We are looking for one intern who is pursuing a major in public policy, political science, history, journalism, or any related humanities field. The Intern will be responsible for 7-10 hours a week; the majority of the position will require researching Florida-specific issues and information. This position will also update and maintain participant databases, assist with special event planning and logistics, and other daily programmatic activities.

The second Intern will be responsible for participating in public relations and communication efforts for the Institute. This position will work closely with the Research Intern in creating an easily comprehensible web format for our informational database. The Intern will be responsible for 7-10 hours a week; knowledge of Facebook/Twitter/ and other social applications are essential. Preference will be given to those students with web development experience; experience with Macromedia applications such as Dreamweaver and Flash and website publishing is preferred, but not required.

Interns will receive 3 hours of Political Science or History (POS 4940 or HIS 4944) for participating in this program (credit in any other department will not be given). As to how these credits will fit into your program of study, you will need to speak to your department's advisor. The intern positions are part-time, unpaid positions. Submit an application (which can be found at http://askew.clas.ufl.edu/internship.htm ) and a cover letter explaining why you would like this internship to Jennifer Snyder via e-mail ([log in to unmask]) by August 24. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

E-mail [log in to unmask] if you have any questions. Please follow instructions when filling out the application. If an application is not included or complete, you will not be considered for the position

15. INTERNSHIP: White House Spring Internships:
We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2010 Spring Internship is now available at whitehouse.gov/about/internships. Applications are due September 20. The application includes two essays, three letters of recommendation and a resume. Each applicant will be evaluated on three basic qualities: a commitment to public service, demonstration of leadership in the community and dedication to the mission of this Administration. The applicant's communication, writing and office skills will also be reviewed and considered.  An applicant's GPA is not figured into the final score, and each application is reviewed on a semi-blind basis.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Rachel Haltom @ [log in to unmask] or reference our website at whitehouse.gov/about/internships.

16. STUDY ABROAD: December Program - Panama Canal:
The College of Health and Human Performance and the Department of Health Education and Behavior is pleased to offer a study abroad course through the University International Center. Students will cruise the Panama Canal December 10-20.

This 3 credit hour course (HLP4930/HLP5925) titled "North American Perspectives on Health (NAPOH) - The Panama Canal & Central America" is available to all UF majors. Because this is a UF program, credits earned can satisfy major and elective requirements as approved by your academic advisor.

As a participant in this program, you will have the opportunity to gain a historical perspective on health in the United States and Central America. This course uses construction of the Panama Canal to illustrate the multifactoral affects communicable diseases and recreational alcohol use can have on the health status of a population. Upon completion of this course students will be able to describe basic epidemiological principles related to the disease control efforts in the US and Central America. Students will compare and contrast the diverse health conditions in the US and Central America during the twentieth century as well as today. The influence of environment, health care and recreational opportunities on health will also be explored.

Instruction on various health education topics will be provided through lectures by UF Faculty. In addition, students will participate in field study site visits to Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico.

All students MUST register for HLP4933/HSC5925 during Fall (scheduled for Friday, periods 7-9) as well as participate in all pre-travel and post-travel lectures/discussions, field excursions, project and general activities. Graduate students will be required to lead a presentation and group project.  Note: Students may enroll in this course and not travel to Panama and, thus not incur travel costs.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please apply online at http://www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu as soon as possible as space is limited. They must receive your program confirmation and deposit no later than September 9.

17. 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.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

18. ANNOUNCEMENT: Homecoming Parade Applications:
Florida Blue Key is currently organizing the University's 86th annual Homecoming festivities. The Homecoming Parade serves as the official kickoff for the weekend of Homecoming events. This year's parade will be held on Friday, October 16, beginning at noon. As a UF organization, you have the wonderful opportunity to participate in this event that is viewed by more than 100,000 people and also broadcasted on television. Applications to participate in the parade can be found on the UF Homecoming Web site at http://www.ufhomecoming.org/.  Applications are due no later than August 28.

19. ANNOUNCEMENT: Apply for Jeopardy College Championship:
Do you know a college undergrad who would make a great contestant on the Jeopardy! College Championship?

Test date: Tuesday, August 25. Login opens: 8:30pm. Test starts: 9:00pm.

Eligible students must register at: http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/shows/jeopardy/onlinetests/college2009/?hs308=email

20. EVENT: Hello Hillel Week:
Hillel has a week of exciting events where you can meet other Jewish students. Everything is at Hillel, 2020 W. University Ave., unless otherwise noted:

Wednesday, August 26: Hillel House Party, 8:00pm. Enjoy hookah, games, jam session and a coffee/tea bar!

Friday, August 28: Shabbat services and free Kosher dinner, 7:00pm. Walking to Hillel? You can meet up with other students at 6:30pm at Gator Corner dining hall, the Rawlings bus stop OR Murphree Area Commons.

Saturday, August 29: Morning service, 10:30am, followed by lunch at 1:00pm. Later, join us on the Plaza of the Americas at 7:45pm for a picnic and Havdalah service.

Sunday, August 30: Luau at Broward Pool, 2:00-4:00pm.

Tuesday, September 1: Get Involved, Get Connected, 6:30-8:30pm. Come find out how to get involved at Hillel!

For more information, contact Rabbi Yoni at [log in to unmask]




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