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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, October 9, 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 . For more updates on the Honors Program, join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @UFHonors





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HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Dine and Chat with Dr. Michael Olexa (NEW POSTING):
2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Writing Contest (NEW POSTING):
3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Get more news and updates on the Honors Program:
4.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Photos Needed of Your Recent Study Abroad, Internship, and Other Adventures:
5.      INTERNSHIP: The Washington Center Internships Info Sessions:
6.      ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Course Registration Approaching:
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
7.      EVENT: Ghosts in the Graveyard (NEW POSTING):
8.      VOLUNTEER: SHO Volunteer Opportunity of the Day - Play Bingo (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
9.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Law Personal Statement Workshop (NEW POSTING):
10.     STUDY ABROAD: Spend Summer A in Moscow:
11.     VOLUNTEER: Foreign Language Organization:
12.     LEADERSHIP: Speech and Debate Tournament Judges Needed (NEW POSTING):
13.     LEADERSHIP: Young Leaders Conference Small Group Leader Applications:
14.     INTERNSHIP: Gainesville Apartments Management Company:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
15.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Shabbat with the Machens (NEW POSTING):
16.     ANNOUNCEMENT: FSHN - Nutrition Fiber Study:
17.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineers Without Borders (NEW POSTING):
18.     EVENT: UF Orchestra Presents The Bad Boys of Music (TODAY):









HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Dine and Chat with Dr. Michael Olexa (NEW POSTING):
Join Dr. Michael Olexa for dinner on Thursday, October 29.  The topic is Agricultural Law and Policy; time and place to be announced. Here's a brief bio of Dr. Olexa:

Following military service, Michael Olexa  received MS and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology at the University of Florida. On completion of postdoctoral work in the biological control of invasive plants, he entered and completed law school at Nova Southeastern University and was admitted to The Florida Bar. After law school, he owned and operated a plant nursery for 10 years. Later, while on assignment from the University of Florida to the USDA, he also served as a biotechnology policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary and as a National Program Leader for Agricultural Law Education. He is currently a Professor of Agricultural Law at the University of Florida and teaches in both the colleges of agriculture and law. He also serves as Director of the University of Florida's Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Law and most recently Chaired the General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section of The Florida Bar. He is currently Chair of the Agricultural Law Committee of The Florida Bar. His honors include the USDA's Distinguished Service and Superior Service Awards and the USDA's National Teaching Award. He is also a recipient of the American Agricultural Law Association's Distinguish Service Award. In 2005 he was named a University of Florida Distinguished Teaching Scholar.

The procedure is the same as last time---if you'd like to attend, please stop by the Honors office in 118 Hume and put your name in the basket. Please do so no later than Friday, October 23, at 3:00pm.

2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Writing Contest (NEW POSTING):
The annual Florida Collegiate Honors Council writing contest is seeking submissions of your best work. Categories for the competition are a) Documented Research or Critical Thinking; b) Poetry Writing; and c) Fiction Writing. Students who place in each category receive a monetary prize plus all expenses of attending the FCHC conference in Gainesville on February 19-21.

You *must* register for and attend the conference to receive the prize and the recognition. Full contest rules and conference information are available at http://www.floridacollegiatehonorscouncil.com/ . Click on 'Writing Contest' for more information.

Submissions must be received in the Honors office (118 Hume Hall) by 4:00pm on Monday, November 2. We will forward the best 3 papers in each category on to the state contest. Contact Melissa Johnson at [log in to unmask] for more information.

3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Get more news and updates on the Honors Program:
Want to get more than your Daily dose of honors news and updates? The Honors Program has joined the Web 2.0 community! Check out our Director's blog at http://ufhonors.wordpress.com . Become a fan of the UF Honors Program on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/mbv73y . Follow UF Honors on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ufhonors

4.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Photos Needed of Your Recent Study Abroad, Internship, and Other Adventures:
Have you recently studied abroad or participated in an interesting program away from Gainesville? Would you like to be included in our "Postcards from Honors" album on the new UF Honors Facebook page? Please send one photo from your recent study abroad, internship, or other related adventure to Melissa at [log in to unmask] . Please include your name and location of your pic in the e-mail, and Postcards in the subject line.

5.      INTERNSHIP: The Washington Center Internships Info Sessions:
Are you interested in politics, public policy, international relations, business, health care, non-profits, education, or the arts? The Washington Center (TWC) offers UF students an incredible opportunity to earn academic credit while working in a professional environment in Washington, DC. Internships are available in over 2000 public, private, non-profit and government agencies in all fields and are open to all majors. TWC has placed students at locations including the White House, National Education Association, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Institutes of Health, Amnesty International, Feminist Majority Foundation, and National Security Administration. Many students participate during the summer term; internships are also available for the Spring & Fall semesters. *Scholarships and Financial Assistance Available* More information and an application form can be found at http://www.twc.edu or contact campus liaison Regan Garner [log in to unmask]

Also: Conor Shapiro of TWC is on campus next week. Come meet with him and have your questions answered at information sessions: Monday, October 12 at 12:50pm in Hume Hall 119 or Tuesday, October 13 at 3:15pm in Little Hall 117.

6.      ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Course Registration Approaching:
It's hard to believe, but Spring registration is approaching quickly. You can view the online schedule of courses at www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc starting on Friday, October 9. The course descriptions for honors courses should be available by October 22 at www.honors.ufl.edu

To find your spring registration start time, visit ISIS, www.isis.ufl.edu , and click on "Registration Prep". This is the time you may begin registering for spring courses online. Note that you do not meet with an advisor to register - everything is done on ISIS. Registration times begin on November 2.

Honors course registration for students in their first three semesters at UF (i.e. current freshmen and sophomores) will take place Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, from 9:00am-5:00pm. You will only be able to register for an honors course during this time, and you can register for up to one course per day. Honors course registration takes place on ISIS just as you would for your regular courses, www.isis.ufl.edu . Students who have moved beyond their third semester in Honors will be able to register for available honors courses during their regular registration time. Students in their first three semesters at UF can register for additional honors courses as well during their regular registration time. Note, there is no limit to the number of honors courses you can take each semester.

**All students should check ISIS to view any holds.**

All holds must be removed prior to registering for courses. In most cases, an honors advisor *cannot* remove these holds for you.

All engineering majors must meet with an advisor in engineering (*not honors*) to get your engineering advising hold removed. To view the list of engineering advisors by department, visit http://www.eng.ufl.edu/studentaffairs/advising/index.php

All first-year students must remove their alcohol education holds prior to registering. For more information, visit https://interwork.sdsu.edu/echug2/?id=UFL&hfs=true

Please plan ahead now, so there won't be any problems once registration begins.

Remember, if you want to meet with an honors advisor, please call 352-846-6083 to make an appointment, rather than e-mailing an advisor directly. You may also stop by our walk-in advising hours to answer quick advising questions from 2:00-4:00pm on Tuesdays - Thursdays.





STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

7.      EVENT: Ghosts in the Graveyard (NEW POSTING):
The four columns will face off in a creepy midnight version of Sharks and Minnows! Gather your friends and any other brave souls and come out to get spooked as Hume Commons field gets turned into a haunted graveyard!

This night of Hume Horror will take place on Monday, October 12 from 9:00-11:00pm.

Warning: This game may causes nightmares and girly screams!

8.      VOLUNTEER: SHO Volunteer Opportunity of the Day - Play Bingo (NEW POSTING):
Play Bingo! - Volunteer with Easter Seals at Altrusa House

Location: Altrusa House, 2002 NW 36th Ave, Gainesville

Description:  Easter Seals is an organization dedicated to providing exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work, and play in our community.  You can help by volunteering to simply spend time with and interact with patients.  Activities include playing Bingo, serving breakfast and lunch, and spending time with patients.

To find more about Easter Seals, visit www.easterseals.com, and to volunteer contact Nancy Sammett at (352) 377-7708.





ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

9.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Law Personal Statement Workshop (NEW POSTING):
A personal statement workshop for pre-law students is taking place on Tuesday, October 13 from 9:35-10:25am in 200 Farrior Hall.

Purpose:  To provide students with information about law school personal statements/admissions statements, including the goal of the statement, law school requirements/guidelines, and tips for writing an effective statement.  You will leave the workshop with a brainstormed list of topics for your own personal statement.

10.     STUDY ABROAD: Spend Summer A in Moscow:
The first orientation meeting for the Summer A in Moscow program is taking place on Monday, October 12 from 6:00-7:30pm in Pugh Hall, room 302. Summer Program in MOSCOW

The Moscow Program is famous for:
*       8 credit hours in Summer A
*       small classes
*       experienced teachers (native speakers)
*       unique cultural program, excursions

Russian Studies faculty members Dr. Galina Rylkova and Ms. Galina Wladyka will conduct an introductory informational session concerning the 2010 Moscow Summer Program. Topics will include:

*       Curriculum (courses to be offered in Moscow)
*       Residency details (information about our host institution)
*       Cultural program (excursions and activities within and beyond Moscow)
*       Estimated program costs and expenses
*       Application procedures and requirements

With questions, please, contact Dr. Galina Rylkova, the Undergraduate Coordinator for Russian studies: [log in to unmask]

11.     VOLUNTEER: Foreign Language Organization:
The Foreign Language Organization (FLO) sets up a schedule of advanced and native speakers of languages each semester. Students can go online and check the schedule of these "conversation facilitators" and go to whichever sessions are convenient for them. At most of these sessions, facilitators will be helping learners develop conversational skills in the target language. If you would like to see the schedule of facilitators, please go to http://ufflo.awardspace.com/schedule.php

If you would like to help as a facilitator (you can earn service hours), please sign up at http://ufflo.awardspace.com/facil.php

To join our listserv or if you have any questions, please e-mail [log in to unmask]

12.     LEADERSHIP: Speech and Debate Tournament Judges Needed (NEW POSTING):
The 26th Annual Blue Key Speech and Debate Tournament is right around the corner and the Speaker's Bureau is looking for your help. We are now hiring judges for the tournament, a position which will give you a chance to see some of the best high school speakers from across the country while also earning money!

The tournament takes place around the campus from Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1.  You can judge one, two, or all of these days- whatever works for your schedule. There is no experience required to judge this tournament, and training will be provided for anyone with no prior knowledge or those seeking a refresher course. Please pick up an application in the Blue Key Office in room 364 in the Reitz Union.

13.     LEADERSHIP: Young Leaders Conference Small Group Leader Applications:
The Young Leaders Conference is accepting applications for small group leaders. Group leaders would learn valuable leadership workshops and techniques to teach to a group of high school students at the weekend-long conference. All are welcome to apply on the Student Government website at sg.ufl.edu

14.     INTERNSHIP: Gainesville Apartments Management Company:
Trimark Properties, a real estate firm with headquarters in Gainesville, is now accepting applications for their Marketing & Advertising Internship program. Chosen interns will work on developing and implementing the 2010 strategic marketing campaign for their Gainesville Apartments Division. Work on print and web-based marketing campaigns, mass communications, brand management, budgeting, forecasting, market research and more. Students will also help develop the campaign for a brand new apartment complex which is currently under construction for August 2011 move-in. Students with photography skills can learn how to develop multi-media campaigns (such as apartment virtual tours and photography) for use in online ad campaigns.  For more information on Trimark and the internship, visit http://www.TrimarkProperties.com

To apply, send cover letter and resume to [log in to unmask] . Include "Gainesville Apartments - Marketing Internship" as the subject of the e-mail. Ideally suited for upper-classmen studying marketing, business management, advertising or mass communications.






STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

15.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Shabbat with the Machens (NEW POSTING):
UF President Bernie Machen and his wife, Chris Machen, will be joining students at UF Hillel on Friday night. The Machens will speak during dinner about their recent trip to Iran. Candle lighting and services (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and a learners minyan) start as usual at 7:00pm, followed by dinner at 8:30pm. Dinner is free for students, and $20 for community members. Hillel is located at 2020 W. University Ave., across from the O'Connell Center. Please contact Rabbi Yoni and [log in to unmask] with any questions.

16.     ANNOUNCEMENT: FSHN - Nutrition Fiber Study:
Are you an undergraduate student? Will you be taking at least 1 final exam during the fall semester? Are you in overall good health?

If you said yes to these questions, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

If you participate, you will receive dissolvable, flavorless fiber to add to a beverage on a daily basis for 8 consecutive weeks. Each day you consume the fiber you will answer questions online regarding your health. You could earn up to $60 for completing the study and a smaller group could earn up to $120.


If Interested Please Contact: Christine Hughes, Study Coordinator.
Food Science & Human Nutrition Department FSHN Building Rm. 309.
(352) 682-4883. [log in to unmask]

UF IRB-1 Approved 9-12-09, Protocol #307-2009

17.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineers Without Borders (NEW POSTING):
Get excited because our next general body meeting is Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30pm in BAR211. We will be giving an update on the Southeast Regional Conference in Miami, discussing great opportunities for involvement with our Fundraising Committee and hearing a presentation from a representative from CH2M Hill about the Masdar Project. There will also be tasty treats so you don't want to miss this!

18.     EVENT: UF Orchestra Presents The Bad Boys of Music (TODAY):
Fifty years ago, in 1959, George Antheil, Bohuslav Martiný and Ernest Bloch passed away leaving three distinctly different styles of composition to posterity. The UF College of Fine Arts School of Music presents a concert tribute to the three composers, The Bad Boys of Music, performed by the UF Orchestra and conducted by Raymond Chobaz. The performance is at 7:30pm on Friday, October 9 in the University Auditorium and features the music of:

George Antheil * "A Jazz Symphony".
Bohuslav Martiný * "Cello Concerto No. 1," Featuring Steven Thomas, Violoncello.
David Homan * "In Homage to Bloch" - A World Premiere Performance.
Ernest Bloch * "America" An Epic Rhapsody in Three Parts.

Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for UF Faculty & Staff/non-UF students, and free to UF students. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ticketmaster.com






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