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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Thursday, October 15, 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: Homecoming "Holiday":
2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Dine and Chat with Dr. Michael Olexa:
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
3.      EVENT: Sundaes on Sunday (NEW POSTING):
4.      LEADERSHIP: Residential Chancellor Position Available:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
5.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Careers for Leaders, Competitive Spirits, and High Energy Types (NEW POSTING):
6.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Diversity@Work (NEW POSTING):
7.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Lectures by Mark Noll (NEW POSTING):
8.      VOLUNTEER: Tennis on Wheels (NEW POSTING):
9.      VOLUNTEER: Make a Difference Day:
10.     VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Gator CHOMP (TODAY):
11.     LEADERSHIP: First-Year Florida Peer Leader Applications:
12.     LEADERSHIP: TRiP Leader Applications (TODAY):
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Gator Growl (NEW POSTING):
14.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Shabbat at Hillel--and still make it to Gator Growl:
15.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Dental Society (NEW POSTING):
16.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Aerial Dance Club (TODAY):
17.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Finance Group (TODAY):
18.     EVENT: Local Brew (TODAY):







HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Homecoming "Holiday":
Due to UF's Homecoming this weekend, there will be no classes this Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17. University offices also will be closed on Friday, October 16 - this includes the Honors Office.

2.      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.





STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS


3.      EVENT: Sundaes on Sunday (NEW POSTING):
Free ice cream + delicious toppings = SHO's yummiest monthly tradition! Come on out to Hume Commons at 8:00pm on Sunday, October 18 for a fantastic way to spend a Sunday night! Beautiful people, beautiful sundaes, what's not to love?!

Super important this month is our theme....Nothing but Neon! Come dressed in bright neon colors to enjoy some tasty ice cream!

***Bring your own bowl and spoon and receive a free scoop or topping! Everyone loves to be green! ***

4.      LEADERSHIP: Residential Chancellor Position Available:
SHO is looking for a Residential Chancellor. For position information, see: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/sho/aboutus.html.

Interested in being considered? E-mail us one paragraph about why you want to be a part of SHO and why you are qualified for this position.

Application deadline: Friday, October 16 at 11:59pm to [log in to unmask]






ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

5.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Careers for Leaders, Competitive Spirits, and High Energy Types (NEW POSTING):
If you are in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, attend CLAS Workshops to explore your career options and get resources to help you in your search for a career you can be passionate about. This series of workshops will help you to "think outside the box" about what careers or majors you are interested in. As the workshop titles suggest, they are based on things you are passionate about rather than your major.

The next workshop topic is: Careers for leaders, competitive spirits and high energy types. It is taking place on Tuesday, October 20 from 3:00-3:50pm in the Career Resource Center classroom.

6.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Diversity@Work (NEW POSTING):
Diversity@Work is co-sponsored by the Multicultural and Diversity Affairs and the Career Resource Center. This event will help you get ready for your job search, with tips from employers who foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Join us on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Career Resource Center. Visit www.crc.ufl.edu/worshops for more information.

7.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Lectures by Mark Noll (NEW POSTING):
Mark Noll, the Francis A McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame will be presenting "The Bible and American Public Life" on Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00pm in the University Auditorium (next to Century Tower). His talk is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, UF Department of History, The Christian Study Center of Gainesville, and others.

He also will present "The American Role in the New Shape of World Christianity: Imperialists? Partners? Bystanders?" on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30pm at the Christian Study Center, 112 NW 16th St, one block north of University Ave.

You may also join "Christianity and Scholarship", Coffee and Conversation with Mark Noll on Wednesday, October 21 at 4:00pm at the Christian Study Center.

8.      VOLUNTEER: Tennis on Wheels (NEW POSTING):
Are you interested in gaining valuable volunteer experience? Like working with kids? Tennis on Wheels is a student organization that volunteers at local elementary and middle schools. TOW works primarily with kids with disabilities. No prior tennis experience is required - just one hour of your time. Explore the website at www.uftennisonwheels.com and contact us at [log in to unmask] . Our first session is this Friday October 16 at 12:05pm. Sign up to volunteer by emailing us.

9.      VOLUNTEER: Make a Difference Day:
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]

10.     VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Gator CHOMP (TODAY):
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.

11.     LEADERSHIP: First-Year Florida Peer Leader Applications:
Apply now to be a Peer Leader for First-Year Florida, UF's welcome and transition course for new students. Paired with a UF faculty or staff member, Peer Leaders help facilitate classroom discussions, conduct presentations on course topics, plan out-of-class activities, and serve as role models for new students. Peer Leaders gain leadership and public speaking skills, as well as the unique opportunity to teach undergraduate students in a small classroom setting. Open to all full-time undergraduate students with at least a 2.75 GPA.

Applications and additional information are available at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/nsp/firstyearflorida/instappl.php

Applications are due to New Student Programs in Peabody Hall by 4:30pm on Wednesday, October 28.

If you have questions, please contact New Student Programs at 392-1261, ext 236 or [log in to unmask]

12.     LEADERSHIP: TRiP Leader Applications (TODAY):
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.





STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Gator Growl (NEW POSTING):
After the big win at LSU, the top ranked Gators are ready to celebrate Homecoming week. On Friday night, we will celebrate the best senior class in college football history at Gator Growl 2009. On the way to a third National Championship in four years, we owe it to the Gators to show up strong for this 86-year football tradition.

Growl will feature the band O.A.R. They are best recognized by their songs "Crazy Game of Poker," "Shattered," and "Hey Girl."

The JabbaWockeeZ will perform alongside O.A.R. Known for their crazy dance moves and white masks, the JabbaWockeeZ won America's Best Dance Crew and were recently featured in the Gatorade commercials.

Headline comedian is legendary Saturday Night Live star Dana Carvey. You may know him as Garth from Wayne's World.
You can buy your tickets at the University Box Office or at Gate 13 of the football stadium until this Thursday. Day of show (Friday) ticket sales will take place at Gate 1 of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center and three locations along the parade route.

All of this value for only $15. Let the Gator Growl! Please, come out to support the best senior football class in history and get them ready to beat the Razorbacks the next day!  If you have any questions please e-mail [log in to unmask] or check us out on the web at www.gatorgrowl.org.

14.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Shabbat at Hillel--and still make it to Gator Growl:
Now you can celebrate Shabbat at Hillel and walk right across the street to Gator Growl! For one week only, services will start at 6:00pm. Gator Growl starts at 7:00pm, so you will have the perfect amount of time to make it to your seats. If you're not attending Gator Growl, you can still get a free Kosher dinner at Hillel, starting at 7:00pm. Hillel is located at 2020 W. University Ave., across from the football and basketball stadiums. Please contact Rabbi Yoni at [log in to unmask] with any questions.

15.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Dental Society (NEW POSTING):
The Pre-Dental Society is a service organization whose main goal is to educate the community in proper dental hygiene. We also provide invaluable resources to our members to aid in the application process to Dental School.

Next Tuesday, October 20, we are holding our second general meeting at 7:30pm in CSE E221.  We will start the meeting with a clip of a dental procedure narrated by a PDS executive board member followed by a guest speaker who is a first year student in the UF College of Dentistry.  Afterward we will break into small groups. Snacks will be provided so be sure to come hungry.

16.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Aerial Dance Club (TODAY):
The Aerial Dance club meets every Thursday from 5:00-7:00pm in the Nadine McGuire Dance Pavilion room G-11. Make sure to wear long pants (no jeans) or leggings and a long sleeve shirt. If you have ever seen Cirque Du Soleil or even a circus, this club teaches you how to use the "curtains" that people hang, dance, and contort themselves in as well as work on the trapeze. No experience needed! Anything you need to know, we will teach you! The goal of the Aerial Club is to teach and reach new people to explore the world of aerial choreography. This club involves dance, aerial dance, and theatre (acting)! Questions? Contact President Adam Crosland via e-mail: [log in to unmask]

17.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Finance Group (TODAY):
On Thursday, October 15, in Turlington L005 starting at 6:15pm, you will have the chance to hear important information on the finance industry and careers, as well as face-to-face time, with a representative from one of the world's premier providers of wealth management, securities trading and sales, corporate finance and investment banking services. Please join us after for free pizza!

Then come out to the SFG tailgate, Gators vs Arkansas, hosted with Wells Fargo, on Saturday, October 17 starting at 11:00am. We will be located on campus, right across the street from The Swamp Restaurant. We will have a tent, tons of food, snacks, and refreshments, as well as the opportunity to network with representatives from Wells Fargo. Bring yourself, your friends and join the fun!

18.     EVENT: Local Brew (TODAY):
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/





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