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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, November 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: Pre-Professional Reception - RSVP Required:
2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Dine and Chat with Dr. Michael Olexa - Agricultural Law and Policy:
3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Project Opportunity on Honor Societies:
4.      ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Graduating with Honors:
5.      STUDY ABROAD: UF Honors in Paris -Spring 2010:
6.      LEADERSHIP: Apply to be a Conference Assistant for FCHC:
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
7.      EVENT: Sundaes on Sunday:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Careers for travelers and lovers of language & culture (NEW POSTING):
9.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Local Government Panel (NEW POSTING):
10.     ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Art Bash (TODAY):
11.     SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Projects for Peace Competition (NEW POSTING):
12.     COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Politics of Transnational Migration:
13.     VOLUNTEER: Alternative Spring Break Trip (NEW POSTING):
14.     LEADERSHIP: Pride Awareness Month 2010:
15.     LEADERSHIP: National Catholic Leadership Conference for Students:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
16.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Witches, Demons and Spirits--Oh My! Friday the 13th goes Jewish (TODAY):
17.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament for Camp Kesem:
18.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Global Medical Training (NEW POSTING):
19.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student United Way (NEW POSTING):
20.     EVENT: Downtown Festival and Art Show:
21.     EVENT: 2012 End of the World speaker (NEW POSTING):
22.     EVENT: UF SIFE Sustainable Entrepreneurship Forum (NEW POSTING):
23.     EVENT: Def Talent Jam XVII: Movies in Motion:







HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Professional Reception - RSVP Required:
You are cordially invited to attend a Pre-Professional Reception to be held on Wednesday, November 18. The event will be held at the Hume Hall Faculty in Residence Apartment from 6:30-7:30pm. Our distinguished guests will include Dr. Ira H. Gessner, Assistant Dean and Chair, College of Medicine Admissions Committee and Dr. Michael McKenzie, Associate Dean and Chair, College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee. This event will provide each of you a rare venue opportunity for engaging dialogue with prominent individuals from the Health Science Center colleges.

This occasion will be limited to only 40 students to ensure a valuable experience for each participant.

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, November 17 at 3:00pm via the following link:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHNSc1NOQ2o5OVV2UGZacFZwOTktSWc6MA

*Business casual attire recommended. Refreshments provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Barber directly at [log in to unmask]

2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Dine and Chat with Dr. Michael Olexa - Agricultural Law and Policy:
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.

3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Project Opportunity on Honor Societies:
We are looking for an honors student who might be interested in participating in an independent study for spring related to honor societies at the University of Florida. As part of this project, the student selected would compile an in-depth resource of all honor and professional societies at UF, develop website content / information on honor societies for dissemination across campus, and organize an honor society informational event.

If you are interested in taking on this project, please e-mail a resume and letter of interest to Melissa Johnson at [log in to unmask] by Monday, November 30. If selected, you will receive 1 credit of Honors Independent Study for spring.

4.      ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Graduating with Honors:
Did you know that Graduating with Honors is a process completely separate from being in or completing the Honors Program? Graduating with honors is done through your major department and involves a GPA requirement, as well as a senior thesis / project for high or highest honors. Graduating with high or highest honors is not something you can do at the last minute. It takes careful planning with a faculty member in your department well in advance of graduation. For more information about the requirements to graduate with honors in your major, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/currents/gradhonors.html and follow the link to your school or college. You may also check your department's website or speak to your department's undergraduate coordinator for further information.

5.      STUDY ABROAD: UF Honors in Paris -Spring 2010:
Honors in Paris is a semester-long, multifaceted research seminar that unites internationally renowned UF scholars from different fields of study. Faculty members address the theme through their own disciplinary perspective, taking advantage of the particularly rich resources at their disposal in Paris and surrounding regions. In addition to intensive studies of French Culture and Language, Photography, History and more taught by distinguished UF faculty members, students will participate in activities including a week-long trip (location TBA), lectures by esteemed guest speakers, group dinners, concerts, and excursions to other areas of France.

This program is open to students from all majors, and the courses are conducted in English; you do not have to speak French to attend. Priority will be given to students in the Honors Program, but all students with a 3.0 GPA or above are encouraged to apply.

This is a UF sponsored UFIC program so the credits you earn will satisfy major, minor and university requirements while living and studying in Paris with top UF professors. Bright Futures scholarships do apply to this program and can be applied to the program fee at the current UF rate.

For more information, visit http://www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC/honors_in_paris.shtml or www.abroad.ufic.ufl.edu

6.      LEADERSHIP: Apply to be a Conference Assistant for FCHC:
As you may have noticed, the University of Florida will be hosting the Florida Collegiate Honors Council state conference February 19-21. Melissa Johnson is looking for two students to serve as conference assistants to help with the logistics of planning and running a conference for 200+ honors student leaders and administrators / faculty from across the state.

Potential projects for the conference assistants could include: planning the silent auction / philanthropy, finding a keynote speaker, developing evening entertainment options, assisting with registration and workshop / presentation logistics, and coordinating student volunteers.

Conference assistants *must* be available starting at noon on Friday, February 19 through the end of the conference around noon on Sunday, February 21. They will be expected to meet regularly with Melissa throughout the remainder of the fall semester and up through the conference weekend. Students selected will receive 1 credit of Honors Independent Study for the spring semester.

If you are interested in applying to be a conference assistant, please e-mail a resume highlighting any event planning experience, as well as a cover letter outlining your specific interests in and ideas for this position by Tuesday, November 16 to Melissa at [log in to unmask] . Depending on the number of applications, students may be asked to interview with Melissa prior to the Thanksgiving break.







STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

7.      EVENT: Sundaes on Sunday:
It's that time of the month again! Come out to Hume Commons this Sunday, November 15 at 8:00pm to make your own sundae. Don't forget your tie-dye because this time the theme is Hippies At Hume! Bring your own bowl and spoon and get an extra scoop or topping.  It will be the cherry on top of your Sunday!






ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Careers for travelers and lovers of language & culture (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 is taking place on Tuesday, November 17 from 3:00-3:50pm in the Career Resource Center classroom, 1st floor Reitz Union. The topic is: Careers for travelers and lovers of language and culture.

9.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Local Government Panel (NEW POSTING):
Learn more about your local Gainesville and State government. With City Commissioners, the County Manager, and others as panelists you will hear about a variety of things that go on behind the scenes. Ask questions about future job opportunities and involvement in the local government sector. The panel is taking place on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00pm in Reitz 285.

Sponsored by the UF Career Resource Center, CLS, GNP, and Student Government's Community Political Affairs Cabinet Search for the "Local Government Panel" event on Facebook.

Contact Nicole Sarrine at [log in to unmask] with any questions.

10.     ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Art Bash (TODAY):
Art Bash, the annual celebration of art at the University of Florida, takes place 6:00-9:00pm on Friday, November 13. This open-house event at the College of Fine Arts' School of Art and Art History showcases the breadth of art disciplines pursued here. Art Bash provides members of the campus and the Gainesville community the opportunity to view an enchanting array of projects by UF art students ranging from intimate drawings and vibrant graphic designs to bold ceramics sculptures and experimental photographs.

In 2008, more than 600 community members, students, faculty, and staff attended Art Bash and participated in its demonstrations, exhibitions and interactive projects in painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, art education, art history, digital media, graphic design, drawing and more.

Events, demonstrations, entertainment and art displays will be ongoing between 6:00 and 9:00pm - indoors and outside - throughout the School of Art and Art History Fine Arts Complex, located on Southwest 13th Street between Little Hall and Broward Dining.

This fun free event encourages discussion between students and the community as well as introduces potential students to the school's facilities and many programs.

For more information about Art Bash, please contact the School of Art and Art History at 352-392-0201 or visit www.artbash.blogspot.com

11.     SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Projects for Peace Competition (NEW POSTING):
Informational sessions will be held on Monday, November 16 at 5:00pm in JWRU 285 and Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00pm in Peabody 202 for Projects for Peace 2010.

University of Florida students have once again been invited to participate in Projects for Peace which is an initiative for all students at Davis United World College Scholars Program schools (of which UF is one) to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2010. Through a competition on over 90 campuses, the top projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each.

Preliminary drafts are due December 11, and the final proposal deadline is January 8. For more information go to http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/100projects/ or contact Tracey Reeves at [log in to unmask]

12.     COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Politics of Transnational Migration:
UF Department of Political Science/Center for Latin American Studies is offering POS 4931 (1443)/LAS 4935 (0945): The Politics of Transnational Migration - Cross-Regional Perspectives for spring.

This course introduces students to the study of international migration from a cutting-edge interdisciplinary perspective in social sciences: transnational studies, with an emphasis on the political actors and processes involved in the movement of people across North and Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

The content is divided in three main sections. First, a historical overview of major waves of migration in various regions; detailed consideration is given to the links between migration trends and colonialism, the formation of nation-states, economic strategies, and regional integration. Second, a critical analysis of theories of international migration in general, and the contribution of transnational studies to the understanding of the political dimension of it in particular. Third, a critical examination of how the notions of sovereignty, citizenship, and belonging are being redefined under globalization and the dilemmas that nation-states face today at the local, national, and regional levels in connection with the movement of people. Several case studies are examined to illustrate how both migrants and states are contributing to the formation of transnational spaces.

This is a lecture course in which in-class discussion of some topics is crucial. It is designed for upper-undergraduate students in the fields of Political Science, International Relations, and related social science disciplines.

The class meets on Tuesdays, period 4 and Thursdays, periods 4 and 5 in CHE 237.

13.     VOLUNTEER: Alternative Spring Break Trip (NEW POSTING):
The Coalition of Hispanics Integrating Spanish sPeakers through Advocacy and Service (CHISPAS) is proud to announce applications for the 2010 Alternative Spring Break Trip. Participants will be immersing themselves into two migrant communities including Jupiter, FL characterized by Guatemalan and other indigenous Central American migrants who work in landscaping and construction, as well as Immokalee, FL characterized by Mexican, Haitian and other Central American migrants who work as agricultural workers in tomato fields.

Service projects will center around the themes of law, health and education including know your rights presentations, health forums, pesticide awareness, English as a Second Language classes, etc.

An informational session will be held Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00pm in the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures. Applications are due electronically on November 30 by 5:00pm. For more information, please visit www.chispasuf.org or e-mail [log in to unmask]

14.     LEADERSHIP: Pride Awareness Month 2010:
Pride Awareness Month, or "PAM" is an annual month-long series of events held in April that highlight the culture and lives of the LGBTQIAP community at the University of Florida. PAM is entering its tenth anniversary at UF and is currently seeking Overall Directors to staff this special event. If you are interested in taking a leadership role, please visit www.ufpam.org for an application and more information. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 18 by 12:00pm to [log in to unmask] Pride Awareness Month is sponsored by Pride Student Union and Student Government.

15.     LEADERSHIP: National Catholic Leadership Conference for Students:
Your options for New Year's just got a lot more exciting! FOCUS, The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is hosting a National Catholic Leadership Conference open to both Catholic and non-Catholic college students from December 30 to January 3. 5000 students from over 45 universities are expected to attend for 5 unforgettable days of great music and entertainment, uplifting stories from college students and inspiring workshops from the most renowned Catholic leaders in the country!  For the first time in its 12 year history, the FOCUS National Leadership Conference will take place in Orlando, FL.  If you are interested please e-mail [log in to unmask] or check out the website www.focusconference.org






STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

16.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Witches, Demons and Spirits--Oh My! Friday the 13th goes Jewish (TODAY):
Wish it was still Halloween? You're in luck: Friday the 13th is coming up, and it's going Jewish!

Yaffa Epstein, a professor at Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, will join students at UF Hillel on Friday and lead a discussion titled "Witches, Demons and Spirits--Oh My! Friday the 13th goes Jewish." The night begins with services at 7:00pm, followed by dinner at 8:30pm and then Epstein's discussion. There will be four services: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and a learners service. This week's learners service features a special session about Kabbalat Shabbat led by Epstein.

There will also be a Saturday service at 10:30am, followed by lunch at 1:00pm and another talk by Epstein. Saturday's discussion will examine the role of Jewish law in Israeli society.

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

17.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament for Camp Kesem:
Camp Kesem and Alpha Epsilon Delta will be hosting an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament on Sunday, November 15 from 11:00am-5:00pm at Flavet Field. The entry cost is only $5 a person and 100% of the proceeds go towards Camp Kesem, a non-profit student-run summer camp for kids who have a parent diagnosed with cancer.

You may sign up individually or with a co-ed team (minimum of 7 people). You can register at the Camp Kesem/AED table from 10:00am-2:00pm on Thursday and Friday at the Reitz Colonnade. If you cannot make these times, you can contact [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] for registration or for more information.

To learn about Camp Kesem, please visit http://www.campkesem.org/uf

18.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Global Medical Training (NEW POSTING):
Global Medical Training offers you this hands-on learning experience while allowing you to travel to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and so much more! There is no need for prior experience or knowledge of any kind, just a will to make change. We are a club that offers its members a once-in-a-lifetime chance to serve underdeveloped communities by serving in their prospective fields.

We will be having our second general body meeting on Monday, November 16 at 7:30pm in Rinker 110. There will be free pizza and lots of great information! Any questions, e-mail Molly at [log in to unmask]

19.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student United Way (NEW POSTING):
The Student United Way is a brand new organization on campus looking for active individuals ready to make a difference in the Gainesville community. The organization aims to increase school readiness and graduation rates, as well as improve access to preventative and diagnostic health care, and increase financial stability. We have projects like the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program which seeks to send food home with children left unfed over weekends and our successful canned food drive that raised 213.6 lbs of food. There are also many mentoring and tutoring opportunities available. If you are looking for a meaningful club in which to get involved- this is it.

Come hear about what it means to Live United this Tuesday, November 17 at 7:20pm in TUR 2305.

20.     EVENT: Downtown Festival and Art Show:
Celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2009, the Downtown Festival & Art Show, proudly presented by the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, is one of the nation's premier outdoor fine arts festivals. The historic, tree-lined streets of downtown Gainesville, from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre, will be transformed into a celebration of art and creativity on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. One of North Florida's most beloved traditions, the Arts Festival offers visitors the opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists, sample fine cuisine and enjoy live, continuous entertainment.

Near the steps of the Hippodrome State Theatre, more than 50 non-profit organizations will showcase their programs and services to the community. Visitors can indulge in a diverse selection of delicious foods. Some of the mouth-watering treats include bloomin' onions, sweet barbecue ribs, hearty Mediterranean pitas, Cajun jambalaya and authentic Thai cuisine. With more than 20 food vendors, the Festival incorporates many multi-cultural dishes to satisfy anyone's appetite!

For music lovers, the Festival features continuous, live entertainment on three stages by local bands, solo musicians and dance companies.  The Festival weekend kicks off Friday at 7:00pm at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza with a Downtown Blues Concert presented by the North Central Florida Blues Society. Performances by the Florida Tazers, 6th Street Rhythm and Blues and Janiva Magness will provide an evening of music under the stars.

The City of Gainesville looks forward to celebrating another successful show and welcomes the community to join in this special event. Gainesville's premier fall Festival is a celebration of art and culture that you won't want to miss. Find unique gifts for your holiday shopping or purchase artwork for your own collection. Festivities are free and open to the public all weekend. For more information, visit www.gvlculturalaffairs.org or call 352-334-ARTS. Please become a fan on our Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gainesville-FL/Downtown-Festival-Art-Show-Gainesville-FL/134665119123

21.     EVENT: 2012 End of the World speaker (NEW POSTING):
RUB Entertainment presents: 2012 End of the World Speaker. Three separate predictions, at three different times, in three different locations, there is one startling conclusion. Come and find out about what the future holds at the Orange and Brew on Tuesday, November 17 at 8:00pm. Psychic Christopher Ree is coming to talk about the 2012 theory based off of the Mayan calendar, Nostradamus and the Hopi Indians, who all predicted that  the world was going to come to an end soon!  This event is free, so bring all your friends to find out what the future of the world! For more information, please go to www.union.ufl.edu/rub/. The end is near!

22.     EVENT: UF SIFE Sustainable Entrepreneurship Forum (NEW POSTING):
The University of Florida Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) would like to invite you to attend our Sustainable Entrepreneurship Forum on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30pm. In recent years, the topic of Environmental Sustainability has become increasingly popular, but what does it mean for business? In this forum, you will have the opportunity to hear from and network with entrepreneurs who have incorporated environmentally-friendly practices in their business. Students will also learn about how to turn any business into a sustainable one. Spots are limited; so if you would like to attend, please RSVP to [log in to unmask] as soon as possible!

23.     EVENT: Def Talent Jam XVII: Movies in Motion:
Def Talent Jam is one of the biggest dance competitions in the Southeast, and this year's will no doubt be the best yet. With the theme Movies in Motion, come watch amazingly talented teams blow you away with their creativity as they battle it out for prize money, and most importantly, pride. DTJ XVII is taking place on Saturday, November 14 at 6:00pm in the University Auditorium (doors open at 5:30pm).

Tickets are being sold at ticketmaster.com or at the University Box Office on campus for $12!

DTJ XVII Facebook Group:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=179846741128

DTJ XVII Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169652619271

Contact Dorothy Charles at [log in to unmask] for more details!






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