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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, January 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



Table of Contents

HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of the Honors Program interviews
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Bands Needed for SHOstock: (NEW POSTING)
3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Presents Theatre Strike Force: (NEW POSTING)
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
4.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Diversity and Sustainability at UF: (NEW POSTING)
5.      RESEARCH: Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research:
6.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  Chicago Academic Medical Program
7.      STUDY ABROAD: UF Study Abroad Fair
8.      STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad to Malaysia:
9.      RESEARCH: Summer Research Experiences in Science and Engineering
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
10.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Alpha Delta Informational Meeting: (NEW POSTING)
11.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Butokukan Martial Arts Club Open House (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
12.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Alpha Kappa Alpha Service Week (NEW POSTING)
13.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: BioEnergy and Sustainable Technology Society Meeting (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
14.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Gators for a Sustainable Campus: (NEW POSTING)
15.     ANNOUNCEMENT:  UF Hillel’s Open Mic Night: (NEW POSTING)
16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Speed Dating for Service: (NEW POSTING)
17.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Mississippi Teacher Corps: (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
18.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Business Gators Meeting: Managing Your Credit (NEW POSTING)
19.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Society of Automotive Engineers New Student Day
20.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Off Campus Life Lunch Series – Energy Conservation/Sustainability
21.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Habitat for Humanity:
22.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Photography Club Meeting (TODAY)
23.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Join College Republicans:
24.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Women’s Leadership Conference:



HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS


1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of the Honors Program interviews
Candidates for the Director of the Honors Program will be on campus next week for interviews.  Each candidate will present on their vision for the Honors Program in an open forum for faculty, staff and students.  The first candidate, Dr. Barbara Zsembik will present on Tuesday, January 27 from 9:15-10:15am in room 282 Reitz Union.  It is expected that the other two candidates, Dr. William McKeen and Dr. Kevin Knudson will have similar times (location TBA) on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30.  To review all of the candidate’s CV’s, visit http://www.aa.ufl.edu/search_committees/Honors_Director/
All Honors Students are encouraged to participate.


HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS


2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Bands Needed for SHOstock: (NEW POSTING)
The Student Honors Organization is hosting a concert named "SHOstock" on March 1st and needs YOUR band to be featured! You will play to a large audience in front of soon to be adoring fans. Any genre of music is acceptable and everyone is encouraged to apply!

3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Presents Theatre Strike Force: (NEW POSTING)
Life got you down? Turn that frown upside down by watching UF's premier comedy troupe perform their famous stand up routine! Laugh until you cry, and then laugh some more at their hilarious antics and witty observations.

When: Tuesday, January 27th, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Hume Commons


ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES


4.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Diversity and Sustainability at UF: (NEW POSTING)
At the UF Office of Sustainability, we strive to address the interrelationships between economic, environmental, and social issues in the pursuit of our mission. In the upcoming semester, we plan to implement new campaigns and strategies that engage a broader, more diverse audience. This survey is designed to garner the opinions and recommendations of UF students regarding this issue. We would like to hear what you think.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=OwBEMhe_2bnpdAas6jVGc8zA_3d_3d

5.      RESEARCH: Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research:
PSOMER is for outstanding rising junior and senior students who wish to gain laboratory experience.  PSOMER is an excellent eight week summer program designed for up to 10 high achieving college students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health related sciences (African American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian) or college students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  This program will help students to gain experience in biomedical research and career development.

This year's program dates are June 15 through August 7, 2009 and the program will again be held on The University of Chicago campus.  The application deadline is Monday, March 2, 2009.

Students will live on campus and work in the laboratories of UC faculty, where they will learn to do basic or clinical research. Research projects would range from bench to clinical projects reflecting our faculty’s commitment to advancing the science and practice of medicine.  Participants will attend a weekly research colloquium where they will learn techniques of scientific analysis from UC faculty and medical school students.

Program participants will receive a stipend of $5,400, enjoy free tuition, and present their work at a poster and presentation session.

Applications are not considered complete until a certified transcript and letters of recommendation have been received by this office.  The online application is available at:

http://pritzker.bsd.uchicago.edu/about/diversity/pipeline/

6.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  Chicago Academic Medical Program
CAMP is for outstanding freshman and sophomore students.  This program was developed to help college students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health related sciences (African American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian) or college students from disadvantaged backgrounds to build the knowledge base and academic skills necessary for success in a pre-medical program.

This year's program dates are June 22 through July 31, 2009 and the program will again be held on The University of Chicago campus.  The application deadline is Monday, March 9, 2009.

CAMP is a non-residential, six week academic skills building program that is tuition free. Participants will receive a $1000 stipend and Chicago Transit Authority bus passes to defray in-town transportation expenses associated with the program.

Applications are not considered complete until a certified transcript and letters of recommendation have been received by this office.  The online application is available at:

http://pritzker.bsd.uchicago.edu/about/diversity/pipeline/

7.      STUDY ABROAD: UF Study Abroad Fair
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to study abroad this summer!

UF Programs:  Tuesday, January 27th
Non-UF Programs:  Wednesday, January 28th
Reitz Union Colonnade 10:00am to 3:00pm

Explore the world of study abroad and meet:
▪       UF faculty members who lead programs.
▪       Representatives from other institutions with approved study abroad programs.
▪       International Center advisors to answer your questions.
▪       Students who have been abroad.

For more information, visit our website: www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu

8.      STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad to Malaysia:
Six credits, four weeks Study Abroad to Malaysia program in International-Intercultural Communication.  The program features lectures in history, culture, religions and Southeast Asian issues on Penang Island, and road trips to Cameron Highlands, Taman Negara virgin rainforest, Kelantan, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.  The cost is reasonable - around $3000 without airfare.  Details are available at the Study Abroad Fair Tuesday January 27 10-3 at the Reitz Union Colonnade and www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu. Click on programs and type in Malaysia.


9.      RESEARCH: Summer Research Experiences in Science and Engineering
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines.

The program and center are funded by the National Science Foundation.
Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the center. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests. We hope that you will consider joining us this summer.

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to fluid power along with a faculty advisor with expertise in the field. Projects may involve background reading of technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing and group discussions and project team meetings.
Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a scientific poster and a project report. In addition, there is a program of professional development and social activities with other REU students.

Application Deadline:  Friday, February 20, 2009 To Apply:  http://www.ccefp.org/educreu.html

**REU positions are available at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Purdue University in West Lafayette and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.


EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Alpha Delta Informational Meeting: (NEW POSTING)
Interested in becoming a lawyer? Or are you already set and are now looking for a group of individuals who share your same enthusiasm for the law? Either way, Phi Alpha Delta is the group for you. Being the largest pre-law organization at the University of Florida, Phi Alpha Delta is a professional co-ed fraternity whose goal is to make your path toward law school less stressful and also incredibly fun. We will give you all the information you need to decide if law school is right for you, and if so, how to get there.

We have a variety of programs, including an award-winning mock trial team, intramural teams, after-meeting socials and community service projects. We also have great guest speakers for our meetings and host forums focusing on areas such as Health Law and Business Law.

An informational meeting for prospective members will be held on Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00pm, Williamson 100.

11.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Butokukan Martial Arts Club Open House (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
The Butokukan Club will have an open house on Monday, 26 January, at 6:00 PM in the O'Connell Center Martial Arts Room. All UF Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to attend, either to watch or to participate. If you wish to participate, please wear comfortable workout clothes and no jewelry.

The Butokukan Club is one of the oldest martial arts clubs on campus, teaching a balanced art with emphasis on skills from karate and aikido. For more information, see http://grove.ufl.edu/~karatedo, email [log in to unmask], or visit UF Butokukan Karate on Facebook.

12.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Alpha Kappa Alpha Service Week (NEW POSTING)
Come join us Jan. 25-31 for our service week, "A SeussAKAl Skee-Week 2009."  We will be collecting books and donations to benefit Invisible Children throughout the week.  For specific event dates and times visit: www.ILaka1975.com

13.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: BioEnergy and Sustainable Technology Society Meeting (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
The BioEnergy and Sustainable Technology Society (BEST Society) will be holding its first spring meeting this Monday at 7pm in Rinker Hall 106.

We will be discussing our upcoming events, the spring lecture series, how to get involved and anything else you want to know about bio-energy.

Please email [log in to unmask] if you have questions or if you want a flyer of the meeting with more detail.

14.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Gators for a Sustainable Campus: (NEW POSTING)
Gators for a Sustainable Campus will hold its next meeting on January 27 at 6:30pm in room CSE E119. We will discuss green internship and career opportunities. Sustainable foods will be shared at the end of the meeting, so come by for that if for nothing else.

More info at: http://sustainablegators.org/meetings

15.     ANNOUNCEMENT:  UF Hillel’s Open Mic Night: (NEW POSTING)
The University of Florida Hillel and Manoa Arts Engagement are thrilled to present Open Mic Night, an artist showcase for all!  Wednesday, January 28, 7:30pm

Come see 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. The event is free and open to the public.

Hillel’s Open Mic Night series have previously showcased amazing artists 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] to sign up for a slot. All acts MUST check in at 7:30pm

16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Speed Dating for Service: (NEW POSTING)
The Student Government Community Involvement Cabinet presents Speed Dating for Service. This event will bring non-profit and service based organizations in the community to students who are interested in community service. Students will have the opportunity to network and talk with many community organizations that are looking for interns and volunteers. Come out and learn how you can get involved with some of the many non-profit and service based organizations in the Gainesville community and on campus.  FREE PIZZA!

When: Tuesday, January 27th 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Where: Orange and Brew-next to the Reitz

17.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Mississippi Teacher Corps: (NEW POSTING, TODAY)
The third application deadline for the Mississippi Teacher Corps is this Monday, January 26th.  The fourth and final application deadline is March 17th.  The Mississippi Teacher Corps is the most competitive teaching program in the country. The two-year program, designed for non-education majors, recruits college graduates to teach in the Mississippi Delta and other "critical-needs" areas, and offers a host of benefits, including teacher training and certification, a full scholarship for a master's degree in education, job placement that includes full pay and benefits and, most importantly, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students in one of the poorest areas of the country.

18.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Business Gators Meeting: Managing Your Credit (NEW POSTING)
Join us Tuesday, January 27th at 6:15pm in McCarty B G086 to learn about smart credit card use, your credit score, credit history, budgeting, and cost flow from MasterCard's Katie Ware. Keep yourself out of debt in a tough economy and keep your credit report impressive for future employers! This is also an excellent way to get involved with Business Gators and meet some awesome people. And, of course, there will be free food! All majors are welcome! Visit our website: www.businessgators.com

19.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Society of Automotive Engineers New Student Day
The Society of Automotive Engineers is hosting a New Student Shop Day for all students interested in the program. SAE designs, manufactures and presents one formula and one Baja car for annual competitions comprised of more than 120 universities from across the world. This shop open house is an opportunity to see firsthand what the program does and how they can get involved. Students of all majors welcome.  It is taking place Tuesday Jan. 27 at 7pm in the Design and Manufacturing Lab in MAE-C.

For more information on SAE visit www.gatormotorsports.com

20.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Off Campus Life Lunch Series – Energy Conservation/Sustainability
Energy conservation and sustainability projects are happening all over the world but they can also happen right in your own home.  Join Off Campus Life as we discuss how to be sustainable and conserve energy, costs associated with these initiatives, and the impact it has on the environment.  Our panelists include a staff member from the Office of Sustainability and Gainesville Regional Utilities.  The event will take place on Tuesday, January 27th at 11:45 am in Room 285 of the Reitz Union.  Free lunch will be provided.  For more information on the lunch series check out our website at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus/lunchseries.php.

21.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Habitat for Humanity:
UF Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a general body meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at 8:20pm in the Computer Science Engineering building (CSE) room E119.  Please join us to find out more about how you can help the community with our club and Habitat in general, and if you are interested you can sign up for a Saturday build!

See www.ufhabitat.org for more info.  To find room E119, enter the CSE building across from Turlington and go downstairs.

22.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Photography Club Meeting (TODAY)
Photography Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Monday, January 26th at 6:20pm in 125 Little Hall. On the agenda will be potential trips for this semester (St. Augustine, Paynes Prairie, and more), mini-competitions, and workshops for the next few meetings. T-shirts are available for $15. For more information please join our Facebook group, "UF Photography Club" (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5588347462), or e-mail Doug at [log in to unmask]

23.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Join College Republicans:
Are you a conservative-minded individual with an interest in politics? Come check out College Republicans, the best party on campus! Stop by our table in the Reitz Union today and tomorrow or check us out on the web: http://ufgop.org/. To be added to our listserv and receive information about events, meetings and projects please email [log in to unmask]


24.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Women’s Leadership Conference:
The Women’s Leadership Council will host the 22nd Annual Women’s Leadership Conference—“Women in the Spotlight: What Role Will You Play?”-- on Sunday February 8, 2009.  The Women’s Leadership Conference is an annual event for all UF students as well as members of the community. The Conference provides an array of workshops focusing on career, leadership and awareness in addition to a career panel and keynote speaker Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan. Registration is free for all Honors Students in good standing!  Simply let the Dean of Students Office know you are an Honors Student when you register.  For more information and to register please visit www.dso.ufl.edu/studentorgs/wlc/conference.php.  The registration deadline is Monday, February 2, 2009.


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You can find Honors Daily Opportunity List Archives at http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/honors-l.html .

John Denny
University of Florida
Interim Director, Honors Program
118 Hume Hall - PO Box 113260
Gainesville, FL 32611-3260
(352) 392-1519
www.honors.ufl.edu

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