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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, November 16, 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: Phi Beta Kappa (NEW POSTING):
2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Professional Reception - RSVP Required:
3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Project Opportunity on Honor Societies:
4.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Boren Scholarship Info Session (NEW POSTING):
5.      RESEARCH: HHMI Science for Life Undergraduate Research Award Competition (NEW POSTING):
6.      LEADERSHIP: Apply to be a Conference Assistant for FCHC:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
7.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Peace Corps Business Globetalk (NEW POSTING):
8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Careers for travelers and lovers of language & culture:
9.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Local Government Panel:
10.     SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Projects for Peace Competition (TODAY):
11.     VOLUNTEER: FAB Spaghetti Lunch and Applications (NEW POSTING):
12.     VOLUNTEER: Alternative Spring Break Trip:
13.     LEADERSHIP: Pride Awareness Month 2010:
14.     LEADERSHIP: National Catholic Leadership Conference for Students:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
15.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Survey on Media Consumption (NEW POSTING):
16.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Undergraduate Philosophy Society presents "Godless Morality" (NEW POSTING):
17.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Global Medical Training (TODAY):
18.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student United Way:
19.     EVENT: Animal Rights Film Festival (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
20.     EVENT: 2012 End of the World speaker:
21.     EVENT: UF SIFE Sustainable Entrepreneurship Forum:







HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Beta Kappa (NEW POSTING):
Tapped to join Phi Beta Kappa? Don't just toss the invitation into the trash, thinking this is one more solicitation for your hard-earned cash. Getting selected for this honorary is a great accomplishment and recognized by grad schools, law and med schools as meaning you are among the very best students liberal arts majors at your school. It is especially an honor to be selected as a junior. Phi Beta Kappa will be noted on your transcript and will make a very nice line on your resume. This honorary also has some scholarship money for grad school, etc., so if you are a member take a look at their national website to see what is available: www.pbk.org ; UF chapter: www.honors.ufl.edu/pbk . Please contact the UF chapter directly if you have questions about selection criteria, etc.

2.      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]

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.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Boren Scholarship Info Session (NEW POSTING):
A representative from the Institute of International Education will be speaking with interested students about the National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarships on Thursday, November 19 from 11:00am-12:00pm in 347 Reitz.

The Boren Scholarship provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 for an academic year.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages and fields of study and application procedures can be found at www.iie.org/nsep

For more information, please contact Martin McKellar at [log in to unmask] or contact Boren Awards at 1 800 618 NSEP or [log in to unmask]

5.      RESEARCH: HHMI Science for Life Undergraduate Research Award Competition (NEW POSTING):
The HHMI Science For Life Undergraduate Research Award allows talented, motivated, and responsible students at the University of Florida to get a rapid start in research and connect with the most outstanding faculty mentors at UF as early undergraduates. Research projects often continue much for much of the awardee's undergraduate career, and many of the projects undertaken lead to undergraduate co-authored publications within peer-reviewed scientific journals or presentations at national meetings.

This award is one of the best ways of enhancing your ability to win other prestigious awards at UF including the Fulbright and Churchill Scholarships. As well, you will be a more appealing candidate to graduate and professional school selection committees as well as employers within private industry.

Other benefits include:

-Greatly enhanced letters of recommendations.
-Participation in special campus events and poster sessions.
-$2000 Award Stipend, which may be applied to your research, participating in scientific meetings, or extracurricular activities related to your research.
-A $500 publication award for each co-authored paper submitted.
-The $2000 SFL Matching Program for off-campus research.
-Eligibility for the $10,000 Provost Scholar Award to perform research at any location worldwide.
-Preferred Status in the HHMI SFL Extramural Research Award Program.

Apply at http://sfl.chem.ufl.edu/apps/intramural.html

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 17 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.







ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

7.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Peace Corps Business Globetalk (NEW POSTING):
Interested in working in business abroad? Come out to the Hub (International Center) on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30pm to hear returned Peace Corps Volunteers speak about their experiences working with individuals and communities to promote economic and business opportunities at the grassroots level. A recruiter will be present to answer any and all questions pertaining to the Peace Corps application process. Email [log in to unmask] for questions.

8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Careers for travelers and lovers of language & culture:
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:
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.     SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Projects for Peace Competition (TODAY):
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]

11.     VOLUNTEER: FAB Spaghetti Lunch and Applications (NEW POSTING):
Do you like to eat lunches? Do you like to eat spaghetti lunches? Do you like to eat cheap spaghetti lunches? If so, Florida Alternative Breaks has the perfect meal for you! Enjoy a full-course spaghetti lunch with student leaders involved in promoting social change this Thursday, November 19, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the UF Christian Campus House (1 block N of Univ Ave, behind Stadium Club). Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Tickets will be on sale November 16-18 at the Reitz Colonnade and Plaza of the Americas, or can be purchased at the Center for Leadership and Service in Peabody Hall. All profits from the lunch will fund students traveling to perform community service.

FAB is still accepting applications for its spring break service trips. Spring trip applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be found online at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/studentorgs/fab/

12.     VOLUNTEER: Alternative Spring Break Trip:
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]

13.     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.

14.     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

15.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Survey on Media Consumption (NEW POSTING):
The UF Bateman Public Relations Competition Team would like to invite you to participate in a quick survey about college students' media consumption and their perception about the census. The purpose of the survey is to gather behavior and feelings toward certain types of media and technology as well as opinion toward the U.S. Census among the student population at the University of Florida. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes. Your participation will be very helpful for determining effective public relations strategies as well as helping your fellow UF students conduct research.

Simply click on or copy and paste the link below, and you're on your way! Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
https://ufljour.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ekVEmGCWsNUnqYc&SVID=Prod

16.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Undergraduate Philosophy Society presents "Godless Morality" (NEW POSTING):
It is undeniable that atheists are widely thought (in America at least) to be immoral or untrustworthy. Come see Dr. Gene Witmer examine and debunk some common misconceptions of atheism and find out how the atheist can answer "What is the basis for morality if there is no God?" Food and drink will be provided. The meeting will start at 6:30pm in the philosophy library on the 3rd floor of Griffen-Floyd hall on Tuesday, November 17.

17.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Global Medical Training (TODAY):
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]

18.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student United Way:
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.

19.     EVENT: Animal Rights Film Festival (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Animal Activists of Alachua will be screening three films for our Animal Rights Film Festival. We will be showing 'The Animals Film' and 'Earthlings,' which give an overview of all animal rights issues, and 'Meat the Truth,' which discusses environmental issues in the meat industry.

The Animals Film: Monday, November 16 at 7:20pm in FLG 265.

Meat the Truth: Tuesday, November 17 at 7:20pm in PUGH 120.

Earthlings: Wednesday, November 18 at 7:20pm in TUR 1105.

All movies will be followed by a Q&A/discussion. Everyone is invited to come learn a bit about animal rights!

20.     EVENT: 2012 End of the World speaker:
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!

21.     EVENT: UF SIFE Sustainable Entrepreneurship Forum:
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!





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