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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Tuesday, October 13, 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:
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Writing Contest:
3.	INTERNSHIP: The Washington Center Internships Info Sessions (TODAY):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Minor in Public Leadership Info Session (TODAY):
5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Law Q&A Session for Freshmen and Sophomores:
6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Law Personal Statement Workshop (TODAY):
7.	VOLUNTEER: Make a Difference Day (NEW POSTING):
8.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Gator CHOMP (NEW POSTING):
9.	LEADERSHIP: TRiP Leader Applications (NEW POSTING):
10.	LEADERSHIP: Speech and Debate Tournament Judges Needed:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
11.	ANNOUNCEMENT: New Online Donor Registry (NEW POSTING):
12.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Help Recycle at the Home Football Games:
13.	STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: UF MEISA Meeting (NEW POSTING):
14.	STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Gators for Gainesville Pet Rescue (TODAY):
15.	STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineers Without Borders (TODAY):
16.	EVENT: Local Brew (NEW POSTING):
17.	EVENT: Rally for Health Care Reform:







HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Dine and Chat with Dr. Michael Olexa:
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:
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.	INTERNSHIP: The Washington Center Internships Info Sessions (TODAY):
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.





ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Minor in Public Leadership Info Session (TODAY):
The Graham Center will hold an info session for students interested in the Minor in Public Leadership. The info session will be held in Pugh Hall 150 at 4:00pm on Tuesday, October 13.  
Applications for the Minor are due October 26. For additional information, please visit our website or contact [log in to unmask]   
 
http://www.graham.centers.ufl.edu/minor.html

5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Law Q&A Session for Freshmen and Sophomores:
A pre-law Q&A session for freshmen and sophomores is taking place on Wednesday, October 14 from 4:05-4:55pm in 200 Farrior Hall. 

Purpose:  Would you like to start exploring the idea of going to law school?  Would you like recommendations about how to gain some law-related experience?  Are you wondering what you can do throughout your undergraduate career to increase your competitiveness for law school?  This session is for you!  You may come and go as you please and you may attend as many sessions as you would like.

6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Law Personal Statement Workshop (TODAY):
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.

7.	VOLUNTEER: Make a Difference Day (NEW POSTING):
Don't get Mad. Go MADD!

Make a Difference Day (MADD) is the most encompassing national day of helping others where students become aware of the many issues in their community through service and education. This year it is taking place on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00am-2:00pm.

In 2008, over 3 million people around the country completed various projects and this number continues to grow. MADD at UF is meant to provide students with the opportunity to give back to the Gainesville community alongside their fellow peers.

Register today: http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/studentorgs/actions/madd/

Contact us if you have any questions: [log in to unmask]

8.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Gator CHOMP (NEW POSTING):
Get involved with Gator CHOMP: a perfect combo of fun group members and community service! We are founded on the notion of bringing together those with extra resources and those with an unmet need in order to fill empty stomachs. At its core, CHOMP seeks to deliver extra food from Gator Dining and off-campus locations to the St. Francis House food pantry regularly during the week. CHOMP also focuses on other large projects such as a campus-wide hygiene products drive. Our first meeting of the year is Thursday, October 15 at 5:00pm in Reitz room 287. Check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26274804774 or e-mail co-president Joey Shechtel ([log in to unmask]) for more information.

9.	LEADERSHIP: TRiP Leader Applications (NEW POSTING):
Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Apply to be a TRiP leader! The Travel and Recreation Program is looking for new leaders who want to share their love of the outdoors, meet new people, and have fun. Extensive experience is not as important as a willingness to learn.  

Apply online today at www.union.ufl.edu/trip ! Applications are due Thursday, October 15 at 5:00pm. E-mail [log in to unmask] or visit the TRiP office if you have any questions.

10.	LEADERSHIP: Speech and Debate Tournament Judges Needed:
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.





STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

11.	ANNOUNCEMENT: New Online Donor Registry (NEW POSTING):
Did you know that 1 organ donor can save 8 lives? And that 1 tissue donor can help 100 people? Get Carded wants you to register to become an organ and tissue donor at the new online registry www.DonateLifeFlorida.org and to say you heard about it from the College Campaign at UF. We're campaigning all week - come visit us in Turlington on Wednesday or at the parade on Friday.

12.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Help Recycle at the Home Football Games:
Recycle with us this Saturday at the Homecoming game! The TailGator Green Team is a fun way to raise money for your favorite student organization while helping UF reduce its waste on game days. Join the Gator Green Team Facebook group for more information, or inquire at [log in to unmask]

13.	STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: UF MEISA Meeting (NEW POSTING):
Interested in Music? Want to learn more about the Music Industry while meeting other musicians? Come to the third meeting of MEISA - Music Entertainment Industry Student Association. We will be planning our benefit show and fall semester events. Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 14, Anderson Hall, room 32, at 7:00pm.

14.	STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Gators for Gainesville Pet Rescue (TODAY):
Gators for Gainesville Pet Rescue has its first general meeting on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30pm in the Fine Arts C (FAC) building, room 127. We are a new student organization aiming to raise awareness of pet rescue and adoption in Alachua County. If you love pets and want to learn how to get involved with an enthusiastic group, join us this Tuesday!

15.	STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineers Without Borders (TODAY):
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!

16.	EVENT: Local Brew (NEW POSTING):
RUB Entertainment presents Local Brew this Thursday, October 15 at the Orange and Brew.  Starting at 8:00pm, three bands will come together for a good time and a whole lot of tunes. This week's show features Minnesota bands See The World (ambient pop) and My Lady 4 (indie rock). Also featured is The Matt Hobbs Band (indie rock) from right here in Gainesville. Bring all your friends for a rockin' night because as always, this event is free! For more information, please go to www.union.ufl.edu/rub/

17.	EVENT: Rally for Health Care Reform:
Do you think it's unconscionable to sit back and let 45,000 Americans die every year because of a lack of health insurance? Health care reform is not a political issue. It is a moral obligation.

It's time to stand up and do something about it. On Wednesday, October 14, the UF College Democrats will be hosting a rally for Health Insurance Reform on the Plaza of the Americas from 12:40-1:15pm. Learn what you can do to influence the debate and help bring about meaningful reform.

We need a strong presence on the plaza to send a message to our representatives in Washington. If you can't stay for the entire event, please stop by for a few minutes on your way to class.

For more see our facebook event at
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151410653239

We may not be the first generation to tackle health care reform, but we must be the last.






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