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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Thursday, November 5, 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.      HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Intro to Honors Professional Development:
2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Call for Presentation Proposals and Scholarship Opportunity:
3.      EVENT: Honors on Thursday: Meet Your Honors Professors (TODAY):
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
4.      EVENT: Gators March for Babies (NEW POSTING):
5.      EVENT: Book Club (TODAY):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
6.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Law Personal Statement Workshop (NEW POSTING):
7.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Business, Branding and Freaks (TODAY):
8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Service Panel (TODAY):
9.      LEADERSHIP: The Art of Leadership Conference:
10.     VOLUNTEER: Help Recycle at the Vanderbilt Game This Weekend:
11.     INTERNSHIP: Summer Policy Internship in DC for Sorority and Fraternity Members (NEW POSTING):
12.     INTERNSHIP: Counterpoise Alternative Review Journal:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: West Virginia Ski TRiP (NEW POSTING):
14.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Shabbat at Hillel--Guest speaker, UF alumnus:
15.     ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Menīs Rugby vs US Navy All Stars:
16.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Gator Society for Human Resource Management (NEW POSTING):
17.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Investment Club Presents Dr. Denslow (TODAY):
18.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Finance Group Hosts Regions Bank (TODAY):
19.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: United World Organization (TODAY):
20.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Recurso International Service Trip to Nicaragua (TODAY):
21.     EVENT: Asian Food Festival (NEW POSTING):
22.     EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents Local Brew (TODAY):
23.     EVENT: Health Professions Day:







HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Intro to Honors Professional Development:
First-year students who are interested in taking IDH 4905: Introduction to Honors Professional Development for the spring semester should e-mail their UFID to Melissa at [log in to unmask] . The course will cover leadership development, research, study abroad, internships, resume development and more.

The class meeting time for spring is Monday, 7th period in Hume 119. For more information about the course, visit: http://honorsprodev.pbworks.com/

2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Call for Presentation Proposals and Scholarship Opportunity:
The Florida Collegiate Honors Council Conference will take place in Gainesville on February 19-21. This event provides an opportunity for those involved in Florida honors programs to share scholarship, ideas, and friendship. We encourage students to submit proposals for workshops or presentations, and co-presentation is encouraged. Please submit 100-word description of your proposal to Melissa at [log in to unmask] by Monday, November 30 for consideration. If you would like to look at last year's program for ideas, please stop by the Honors Office in 118 Hume.

Additionally, the University Honors Program may nominate one student for the Dr. Richard Piper Scholarship. This $1000 award is eligible to seniors with a strong record of leadership and service at UF. Interested students must submit a 500 word essay addressing their educational and life goals, as well as a resume and one recommendation letter from a professor to Melissa in 118 Hume by Monday, November 30.

Program presenters and scholarship winners will be expected to register for and attend the entire conference. For more information about either of these opportunities, please contact Melissa at [log in to unmask]

3.      EVENT: Honors on Thursday: Meet Your Honors Professors (TODAY):
Want to meet your future professor? Don't know which honors class to take? Want to get some brownie points early on? Then come out to Honors on Thursday: Meet Your Honors Professor on Thursday, November 5 at 6:30pm in the Graham Gallery! There will be several honors professors presenting their classes, and you'll have the opportunity to talk to them one-on-one about their classes or their research. Refreshments will be served!

Honors on Thursday is hosted by the Honors Ambassadors. If you have any questions, please e-mail [log in to unmask]






STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

4.      EVENT: Gators March for Babies (NEW POSTING):
SHO will be participating in Gators March for Babies, sponsored by March of Dimes, on Sunday, November 8 at 1:00pm. The march raises money to help prevent premature births and aid families affected by it. You can sign up online, at www.gatorsmarchforbabies.org. For more information, check out the Facebook page (under the SHO group) or e-mail Jordan at [log in to unmask]

5.      EVENT: Book Club (TODAY):
On Thursday, November 5 at 7:30pm in Hume Commons, Book Club will be holding its second meeting. We will be discussing the play "No Exit" and choosing our next book, all while enjoying some delicious milk and cookies. "No Exit" is available for free on googlebooks!

Don't forget to wear your PJs!





ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

6.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Law Personal Statement Workshop (NEW POSTING):
A law school personal statement workshop is taking place on Tuesday, November 10 from 10:40-11:30am in 202 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.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Business, Branding and Freaks (TODAY):
Hear from a real live Gator in the corporate work force, Steve Wood from Cisco, what is it like in the real world, the importance of your network and how to create one, and how to make yourself standout. His talk is taking place on Thursday, November 5 at 5:10pm in the Career Resource Center.

8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Public Service Panel (TODAY):
Interested in helping others? The Career Resource Center and the Center for Leadership & Service will be hosting a Public Service Panel on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00pm in Ustler Hall.

Join public service representatives in discussing different nationwide service organizations such as Peace Corps, Teach for America, AmeriCorps, and more. Learn how to get involved after graduation and how to start preparing now!

9.      LEADERSHIP: The Art of Leadership Conference:
Interested in getting involved or enhancing your leadership skills? Apply to the Art of Leadership Conference! The Art of Leadership Conference (AOL) is a half-day conference designed to educate, develop, and inspire strong leaders to make personal progressive strides of change at the University of Florida and beyond. Conference topics range from organizational skills to servant leadership, from diversity to finding your passion, and many more.

The Art of Leadership conference will be held on Sunday, November 15 from 11:00am until 4:00pm in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. All students at the University of Florida are welcome and encouraged to attend. AOL is organized by Lead101 as a part of the Center for Leadership and Service.

Applications can be accessed through the Application clearinghouse:
http://www.union.ufl.edu/involvement/applications/

Check us out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=170313527250

10.     VOLUNTEER: Help Recycle at the Vanderbilt Game This Weekend:
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. Come out to volunteer this weekend at our game against Vanderbilt. Also, join the Gator Green Team Facebook group for more information, or inquire at [log in to unmask]

11.     INTERNSHIP: Summer Policy Internship in DC for Sorority and Fraternity Members (NEW POSTING):
Patton Boggs LLP has represented the Greek world pro bono on public policy issues since 2001. For the last few years, the firm has had an unpaid summer internship for Greek students to learn more about the public policy process by focusing on the passage of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act.

The Patton Boggs internship is open to Greek students who:
-Have time remaining in their undergraduate education (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors).
-Will be receiving academic credit for this unpaid internship.

The internship will run for 12-15 weeks, ending in early August. Starts mid-May or June (depending on the student's school schedule).

The internship will focus on developing grassroots support for the passage of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act, a bill pending in Congress that will help Greeks provide safer and more modern housing for their student members. The interns will conduct research, develop written materials for the grassroots campaign, coordinate and attend events for the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (including organizing an event during the summer for Greek students interning in Washington, DC), maintain the campaign's website, and participate in lobbying meetings with Congress about the bill. In addition, the interns will also participate in similar public policy research and client service activities as opportunities arise. Patton Boggs LLP is the nation's largest public policy law firm and one of the 100 largest law firms in the country.

To apply for the internship, students need to send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Pung at [log in to unmask] Materials should be sent by January 29.

12.     INTERNSHIP: Counterpoise Alternative Review Journal:
/Counterpoise/, the alternative review journal, is now interviewing intern candidates for the spring and summer 2010 semesters. In addition to several editorial internships, one highly qualified intern is needed to work on a special book project, preparing for publication the seventh edition of a 200-page directory of alternative publishers. There is also one resident internship available at the Counterpoise House. Interested students for any of these positions can contact the editor-in-chief, Blakely Christopher, at [log in to unmask] Please include your phone number and say when is a convenient time to call. The Counterpoise House is located two miles south of campus at 1716 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, FL 32608 and is accessible by bus, bike, or car. Our web site (www.counterpoise.info) gives further information.






STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: West Virginia Ski TRiP (NEW POSTING):
The University of Florida Travel and Recreation Program (TRiP) will be offering students the unique opportunity to travel to West Virginia this winter break to ski with a group of 30 brand new friends!

The trip runs from December 27 to January 1 and is all inclusive (transport, food, lodging, lifts tickets, ski rentals, etc).  The cost of the trip is $600 for UF students.  Sign up as soon as possible to ensure your spot!  Only 5 spots left!

For more information, please visit: http://www.union.ufl.edu/trip/trip.asp?trip=1054

14.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Shabbat at Hillel--Guest speaker, UF alumnus:
Hillel will welcome Rabbi Aaron Alexander, a UF alumnus and associate dean of the Ziegler School at American Jewish University, for Shabbat this weekend. The night begins at 7:00pm on Friday with three services, followed by free dinner at 8:30pm and Rabbi Alexander's discussion of the Jewish soul.

Services will continue on Saturday morning, followed by lunch and Rabbi Alexander's discussion of the Jewish concepts of heaven and hell.

Hillel is located at 2020 W. University Ave. (across from the O'Connell Center). Please contact [log in to unmask] with any questions.

15.     ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Menīs Rugby vs US Navy All Stars:
Come support Florida rugby as they take on a selection of the best sailors from around the world. Two years ago the Navy handed the Gators a close loss, which theyīll be looking to avenge.

Kickoff is set for 6:45pm at UVS field by the SW Rec Center on Friday night.

16.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Gator Society for Human Resource Management (NEW POSTING):
GatorSHRM is a new student organization on the UF campus. We are affiliated with the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as well as the local North Central Florida Chapter of SHRM. Human Resource Management is a field that enables an organization to meet strategic goals by attracting, maintaining, and managing employees effectively. These tasks include hiring, compensation, performance management, safety, benefits, employee motivation, training, and more.

We are looking for bright and creative students to help this organization become a true success. There are many networking, leadership, volunteer and resume building opportunities available. We invite you to learn more about this organization, our goals, our benefits and how you can play an important role during our information session to take place on Monday, November 9th in the Career Resource Center's Library from 6:00-8:00pm. There will be free food and students from all majors and classifications are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP at [log in to unmask] For more information about SHRM please visit http://shrm.org

17.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Investment Club Presents Dr. Denslow (TODAY):
Dr. Denslow will be speaking at our next meeting this Thursday, November 5 at 7:00pm in McCarty C 100. He will talk about The Fed, the future of the dollar and its implications for investing, the state of our economy, and much more.

18.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Finance Group Hosts Regions Bank (TODAY):
The Student Finance Group is hosting Regions Bank at our meeting this Thursday, November 5 at 6:15pm in TURL005. Three experienced financial advisors from Morgan Keegan, Regions' investment arm, will talk about their career and how they develop investment strategies. This is a great opportunity to talk one-on-one with their representatives. It's never too late to join SFG! Free pizza and drinks after the meeting.

19.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: United World Organization (TODAY):
Join us for the last general body meeting of the year. Listen to an intriguing presentation about the conflict between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, participate in elections for the Secretary Position and get free pizza and chips. See you in FLG 265 (Florida Gym), this Thursday, November 5 at 7:20pm. For more information see the Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166797567833&ref=mf

20.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Recurso International Service Trip to Nicaragua (TODAY):
Each summer, Recurso organizes an international service trip to take 24 students at the University of Florida to Nicaragua. Participants work to implement a variety of projects to assist those living in extreme poverty. These include a Dental Hygiene Campaign, Clean Water Initiative, Prenatal Health Program, and Renovation Projects at local orphanages and schools. Members also take time to travel the country and gain a better understanding of the culture and beauty of Nicaragua.

Recurso will hold an Information Session on Thursday, November 5 at 6:30pm in Reitz 278. Students of all majors are welcome, and past participants will be there to answer any questions you may have.

Applications are now available on our website http://recursouf.wordpress.com and should be submitted by December 2.

21.     EVENT: Asian Food Festival (NEW POSTING):
The Asian Food Festival is a chance for a variety of Asian organizations all around UF campus to showcase their respective cultures through food. Each participating group will present their choice of entrees and desserts, which the audience is welcome to enjoy - at absolutely no cost! In addition, there will be live entertainment from fellow UF students, including musical and dance performances.

The festival will take place on Monday, November 9 at the ICEC (1115 S.W. 13th Street). Doors open at 6:30pm and serving will begin at 7:00pm. Make sure to come early because the lines get long very quickly! If you have any questions, contact Clara at [log in to unmask]

Check out the Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=13600393229

22.     EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents Local Brew (TODAY):
Check out some new music on Thursday, November 5 at 8:00pm when disco/pop rock band Vega Under Fire and indie band Radio City Confessions play a free show at the Orange & Brew! The bands are playing as part of Rub Entertainment's "Local Brew", a free weekly concert showcasing local and regional bands. For more information about RUB Entertainment's free events, follow rubentertain on Twitter or check out the webpage at www.union.ufl.edu/rub/

23.     EVENT: Health Professions Day:
Health Professions Day is a one-day event for those who are studying to be a part in the healthcare field. This includes everything from nursing to dentistry. The event consists of two parts, a speakers showcase and a tabling event. The speakers showcase will include various speakers who currently work in the Health Profession field. The tabling event will have tables representing various health professions related clubs or necessities, including, but not limited to Kaplan, The Princeton Review, and various others.

The event will occur on Sunday November 8 from 1:00-4:00pm in 282 and 284 Reitz Union.







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