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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, October 26, 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. ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Course Registration Approaching:
2. ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinton Global Initiative U (NEW POSTING):
3. ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Writing Contest (NEW POSTING):
4. ANNOUNCEMENT: Dine and Chat - Date Change:
5. SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Competition:
6. STUDY ABROAD: Honors in Paris (TODAY):
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
7. ANNOUNCEMENT: Candy Grams (TODAY):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
8. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Science of Recreational Drugs (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
9. ACAEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Careers for those who love to teach and help others learn:
10. INTERNSHIP: Tallahassee Semester Internship:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
11. ANNOUNCEMENT: Southern Scholarship Foundation Off-Campus Housing:
12. ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline to sign up for UF Ski TRiPs:
13. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multicultural Psychology Association (NEW POSTING):
14. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Bhakti Yoga Student Association (TODAY):
15. EVENT: Brendan Brazier Speech on Vegetarian Athletes (NEW POSTING):
16. EVENT: Psychology Halloween Party (NEW POSTING):
17. EVENT: Bloodsucker's Bash (NEW POSTING):
18. EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents “True Blood” Marathon (NEW POSTING):
19. EVENT: Open Mic Night (NEW POSTING):
20. EVENT: Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale:



HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Course Registration Approaching:
It’s hard to believe, but Spring registration is approaching quickly. You can now view the online schedule of courses at www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc . The course descriptions for honors courses are now available at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/courses/coursesspring10.html

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.

2. ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinton Global Initiative U (NEW POSTING):
The third annual Clinton Global Initiative U will be held April 16-18 at the University of Miami.  More information and applications are available online at http://www.cgiu.org/ . As a prerequisite for attending the meeting, students must develop their own Commitment to Action, a plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world. This is an amazing opportunity to gather with your fellow students to meet with a host of world leaders, including President Clinton. Please consider applying – early decision deadline is November 20.

UF President Machen is interested in accompanying a group of students to this event.  Successful UF applicants will therefore have a unique chance to spend time with Dr. Machen and act as representatives of the university. UF students have been successful with the CGI in the past, and we hope to continue this tradition. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Knudson in the Honors Office in 118 Hume.

3. 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.

4. ANNOUNCEMENT: Dine and Chat - Date Change:
Join Dr. Michael Olexa for dinner on Monday, November 16, at 1151 McCarty Hall A from 6:30-8:30pm. The topic is Agricultural Law and Policy; Dr. Ray Huffaker will also be there to talk about the Department of Food and Resource Economics Study Abroad in Italy Program. This is a good opportunity to explore a unique career option in law, and students interested in attending law school will find this valuable.  Plus, free pizza.

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, November 13, at 3:00pm.

5. SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Competition:
Current sophomores and juniors majoring in sciences, mathematics, or engineering are eligible to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship.  Universities may nominate up to four students each for this prestigious award; UF has had three winners each of the last 4 years. Since more than four UF students will be interested, the Honors Program coordinates an internal competition to choose which students the university puts forward. The deadline for this is Monday, November 23. You must complete the online application, including reference letters, by that date. More details may be found by visiting the program website: http://www.act.org/goldwater/  . You may direct any questions to Dr. Knudson in the Honors office at [log in to unmask]

6. STUDY ABROAD: Honors in Paris (TODAY):
Spend Spring Semester 2010 in Paris! Join us in Paris for the Honors in Paris program, an outstanding opportunity for high-achieving students in all majors. All UF students are welcome to apply; you do not have to speak French to attend. Learn more about Honors in Paris and 2010 programs at the Paris Research Center at our upcoming information session: Monday, October 26 in Pugh 302 at 4:00pm.
Honors in Paris includes tons of visits and trips outside Paris and throughout France! Challenging and interactive courses include:

The Flâneur Reconsidered: Photography and Video in the Streets of Paris (ART 2930C, ART 3807C, ART 4930C, ART 5905C).
An Appetite for Paris: Gender, Globalization and Food (HIS 4956, WST 4956, POS 4956).
Strategic Communications in France as a Reflection of Society and Culture (PUR 4932).
Modern Paris and Contemporary French Culture (FRT 4956).
The Knight, The Lady and The King: Courtly Love and Chivalry in Medieval French Romance* (FRT 4956) (*pending CLAS approval).
Beginning French at the PRC (FRE 1182).

Apply at www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu .For more information, contact us at [log in to unmask] or visit us online at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC/ or on our Facebook page, the Paris Research Center at University of Florida



STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

7. ANNOUNCEMENT: Candy Grams (TODAY):
Send Halloween candy and a spooky message to any of your Hume buddies for free! To place an order all you need is your Gator 1 card and the room number of the lucky friend who will be receiving the candy gram!
Order your candy grams in the Hume Commons from 3:00-5:00pm on Friday, October 23, Monday, October 25, and Tuesday, October 26. The limit is one/person/day.
SHO your friends some love!



ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

8. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The Science of Recreational Drugs (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Visiting UF from the University of Utah's College of Pharmacy, Dr. Thomas E. Cheatham, III will be speaking to the general public about the Science of Recreational Drugs on Monday, October 26 at 6:30pm in Little Hall 109.

Dr. Thomas E. Cheatham, III is an Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy, Departments of Medicinal Chemistry and of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Utah.
He will discuss the structure-activity relationships of common recreational drugs, drug action, getting to the site of action, and dose-response relationships. Many commonly abused recreational drugs are natural products and essentially, all have natural and similar counterparts in our physiology (acting as the drug or the receptor of the drug action).  As with many things in life, the key to dose-response and averting unfavorable side effects is moderation.

Please come and enjoy this very interesting seminar! Contact [log in to unmask] for more information.

9. ACAEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Careers for those who love to teach and help others learn:
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 is taking place on Tuesday, October 27 from 4:05-4:55pm in the Career Resource Center classroom, 1st floor Reitz Union. The topic is: Careers for those who love to teach and help others learn

10. INTERNSHIP: Tallahassee Semester Internship:
The application deadline has been extended to October 30 due to increased funding!

The Graham Center for Public Service offers the Tallahassee Semester Internship Program each spring term to coincide with Florida’s legislative session. Internships are available throughout Florida government, including positions with the legislature, governor’s office, state agencies, the news media, and lobbying organizations. Interns will earn 9-12 hours of academic credit. Interns are required to live and work in Tallahassee during the spring semester. Qualified students will receive a $5000 travel stipend.

Students with sophomore or greater standing from all academic majors and fields are eligible to apply. Contact Kim Martin at [log in to unmask] or (352) 273-1086 for additional information.
www.graham.centers.ufl.edu/internships



STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

11. ANNOUNCEMENT: Southern Scholarship Foundation Off-Campus Housing:
The Southern Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization which awards qualifying students with an affordable living option on four Florida campuses: Florida State University, Florida A & M University, University of Florida, and Florida Gulf Coast University (females only). All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated financial need.
Scholarship recipients live in a home-like setting with students representing a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Each scholarship house maintains an environment that is drug, alcohol, and smoke free with quiet study hours. Head residents are assigned to each house to ensure that the daily operations run smoothly. Students work in a cooperative partnership to purchase and prepare meals and assume responsibility for all household tasks.

Students do not pay rent, but are responsible for their fair share of the basic household expenses such as food and utilities. Each student contributes approximately $950 per semester (may fluctuate a bit with the economy), saving the resident over $7,000 in room/board costs per year. Once accepted, the scholarship is renewable as long as students demonstrate continued financial need, maintain the required GPA, and live cooperatively within the house.

Applications and further information are available on our website, www.southernscholarship.org . Included on the application is a detailed list of all necessary application materials. Only complete application packets will be reviewed for acceptance. There is not a deadline for application, however, early submission is encouraged as spots do tend to fill quickly. There may be housing spots still open for spring.

12. ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline to sign up for UF Ski TRiPs:
The UF Travel and Recreation Program Ski expedition registration deadlines are creeping up!

Last day to sign up for our West Virginia Ski Extravaganza is this Friday, October 23. The TRiP costs $600 and is all inclusive, with transport, food, lift tickets, lodging, and rentals all being covered. Stop by the Outfitter on the ground floor of the Reitz Union to sign up!

Check out our spring break TRiP as well:  www.union.ufl.edu/trip or give us a call at (352)846-3003

13. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multicultural Psychology Association (NEW POSTING):
MPA will have an info session for students interested in joining our organization on Thursday, October 29 at 4:00pm. We will meet in the lobby of the Counseling Center (second floor of Peabody Hall). Multicultural psychology is the aggregated studies of human behavior presented in sociocultural contexts and settings in which people of different cultural backgrounds interact. The Multicultural Psychological Association (MPA) at the University of Florida aims to aid interested students from all cultural, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, as well as sexual orientation with understanding this branch in psychology through amazing experiences, forums, socials, service projects, and more. We also provide a supportive outlet to students who are thirsty for achievement in multicultural psychological education.

14. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Bhakti Yoga Student Association (TODAY):
The BYSA is having its second Yoga session on Monday, October 26 at the Reitz Union Room 364 from 6:00-7:00pm. We will have JayaSita Devi Dasi, a registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance teaching Vinasya flow class in the Siva Rea Style, to teach us the ancient science of Yogic exercises and meditation for self-realization. After that we will have an interactive discussion on vegetarianism by Hannan of Krishna Lunch. He is a Hare Krishna and has been practicing Bhakti Yoga for the past 10 years. So, if you want to just have some exercise or want to know more about the philosophy behind Vegetarianism in terms of Bhakti then come to our meeting.

15. EVENT: Brendan Brazier Speech on Vegetarian Athletes (NEW POSTING):
Brendan Brazier, a professional Ironman triathlete, is coming to speak at UF.  Brendan has competed in 4 Ironman competitions, 2 National 50km Ultra Marathon Championships, a National Long-Course Triathlon Championship, and 2 Royal Victoria Marathons. Brendan is also a vegetarian and is regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on vegetarianism and plant-based nutrition; he even created his own line of nutritional drinks called "VEGA."

Brendan will be speaking at UF about the book he wrote, "Thrive: the Vegan Nutrition Guide," on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00pm in FLI 50. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There will also be a book signing after the speech. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event for $11.25 (cash only). For more info, contact enVeg or Animal Activists of Alachua.

16. EVENT: Psychology Halloween Party (NEW POSTING):
The Psychology Club/Psi Chi will host its annual Psychology Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30pm on the first floor of the Psychology Building. There will be plenty of food, music, contests, and activities! Professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology are all welcome to attend. Tickets ($5 for undergrads, $3 dollars for grad students) will be sold in the entry of the Psychology Building Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm until the day of the event. All profits go to the Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville. Don't forget that this is a costume party! To view the flyer, please visit this site: http://www.psych.ufl.edu/~undergrad/halloween.pdf

17. EVENT: Bloodsucker's Bash (NEW POSTING):
RUB Entertainment presents the Bloodsuckers Bash! Start your Halloween festivities with a hauntingly good time. Dedicated to the bloodsucking king “Count Dracula”, the night’s events begin with a creepy costume contest and an introduction by Professor Dragan Kujudzic on vampires and other spooky topics. Then, based off Dracula, the 1922 silent film Nosferatu: A symphony of horror by F.W. Murnau. Finally, to end the night off with a scream, local musicians will perform. All gals and ghouls are invited to dress up and come to the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30pm. As always, this event is free and there will be popcorn and candy. For more information, please go to www.union.ufl.edu/rub/

18. EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents “True Blood” Marathon (NEW POSTING):
Come out to RUB Entertainment's Halloween Bloodsuckers Bash and enjoy two of the best episodes of HBO series TRUEBLOOD. The life of vampires and humans in a fictional town in Louisiana co-existing together, no one said it would be easy. Visit http://www.union.ufl.edu/rub/ for more info. Must be 18+ due mature content of the show. The marathon is taking place on Thursday, October 29 at 8:00pm in the Orange and Brew.

19. EVENT: Open Mic Night (NEW POSTING):
Back by popular demand, the University of Florida Hillel and Manoah Arts Engagement are thrilled to present Open Mic Night, an artist showcase for all! Open Mic Night is taking place on Thursday, October 29 at 8:30pm.

Join the best talent of Gainesville live on one stage at the Hillel on University Avenue. All singers, songwriters, musicians, poets, artists and comics are welcome to perform for a welcoming, lively audience.
Doors open at 8:15pm. Free desserts and refreshments will be provided!

Open Mic Night series have previously showcased amazing artists Superfish, A to Z, Rubber Tramps, Stevie D and the No-Shows, For He who Hung the Moon, and Boss Lady & the Company.

Interested in performing? Contact Mallory at [log in to unmask] All acts must check in prior to 8:15pm.

20. EVENT: Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale:
The Fall Friends of the Library Book Sale is taking place starting this Saturday, October 24 through Wednesday, October 28 at 430-B North Main Street in Gainesville. This is the largest book sale of its kind in Florida - more than 300,000 books, records, games, CDs, DVDs, audio, video, paintings, posters, prints, puzzles and magazines have been donated for the sale! Many categories, including: classical and modern fiction, textbooks, large-print books, cookbooks, hobby books. Most prices range from $0.25 to $3.00.
All profits are used for the Alachua County Library District and for community literacy projects. For more information, visit http://folacld.org/bksl.html




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