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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Wednesday, November 18, 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:
2.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Boren Scholarship Info Session:
3.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program:
4.      RESEARCH: HHMI Science for Life Undergraduate Research Award Competition:
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
5.      EVENT: SHO and RUB Present: Laser Tag (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
6.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Master of Science in Finance Combined Degree Info Session (NEW POSTING):
7.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Freshmen Engineering Fair:
8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Business Plan Challenge:
9.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Peace Corps Business Globetalk (TODAY):
10.     VOLUNTEER: Game Day Recycling-FIU:
11.     VOLUNTEER: FAB Spaghetti Lunch and Applications:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
12.     ANNOUNCEMENT: IRHA's Urban Art Gallery Reception at Reid Gallery (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Photo Gallery: Alternate Reality: The Everyday Sublime (NEW POSTING):
14.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Survey on Media Consumption:
15.     EVENT: Recurso's Second Annual Human Rights Film Festival (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
16.     EVENT: Local Brew (NEW POSTING):
17.     EVENT: University Gospel Choir Concert and CD Release (NEW POSTING):
18.     EVENT: Culture Clash (NEW POSTING):
19.     EVENT: Students for the Performing Arts Reception (NEW POSTING):
20.     EVENT: Animal Rights Film Festival (TODAY):







HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Beta Kappa:
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.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Boren Scholarship Info Session:
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]

3.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program:
The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program is a highly-selective, prestigious, national program that fully supports education, including full tuition and a very generous stipend in the range of $25,000 a year for undergraduates and $41,000 for doctoral candidates, while they are in school. It also includes a book allowance of $1,000 a year, health insurance, summer internships, and travel fees for internships.

Students must be U.S. Citizens, able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance, and be willing to work in a defense laboratory upon graduation. There will be approximately 300 new awards this year. The application deadline is December 15 for Fall 2010 starts. Applications must be done on-line at www.asee.org/SMART

4.      RESEARCH: HHMI Science for Life Undergraduate Research Award Competition:
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








STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.      EVENT: SHO and RUB Present: Laser Tag (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
 Looking for something new and exciting to do on a Wednesday night? Well you are in luck because SHO and RUB are combining forces to put on Laser Tag!

Players shoot to score as many points as possible in this high-tech combination of tag and hide & seek. Come for the fun of laser tag as we vest up and face off to outplay, outlast, and outshoot the other players! Then visit the EA Games tent to play the ever-so-popular game 'Dead Space: Extraction!

This is a night you will not want to miss, so grab your friends and join us for a night of extreme sporting! Laser Tag is taking place on Wednesday, November 18 starting at 7:00pm on the Reitz Union North Lawn.





ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

6.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Master of Science in Finance Combined Degree Info Session (NEW POSTING):
The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Combined Degree Program, designed for highly motivated and bright undergraduate students, enables students to: earn both their bachelors and masters degree within four years, take graduate finance courses in lieu of some undergraduate courses, and attend PhD faculty taught classes alongside MBA students. MSF students place in some of the most competitive areas of investment banking, corporate finance and wealth management.

The program is currently looking for students on track to complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2012. 2011 graduates may also qualify, and 2013 graduates are encouraged to get incorporated in MSF activities that are open to all students. Math, Economics, Finance and Accounting majors should consider this program.

The next Interest Session will be Monday, November 23 at 8:30am in Stuzin 200. For more program information see, www.cba.ufl.edu/msf.  The program contact is [log in to unmask]

7.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Freshmen Engineering Fair:
Come out to the Freshmen Engineering Fair on Thursday, November 19th between 5:00 and 7:00pm at the Graham Area Rec Room. The Freshmen Engineering Fair is an event hosted by the Freshmen Leadership Engineering Group and will feature speakers from the Engineering Ambassadors, Tutoring Zone, Society of Women Engineers, Benton Engineering Council, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and many other organizations. Come enjoy an evening of free food, games, and fun, all while learning about what opportunities are available to you as a freshman in the College of Engineering.

For more information, visit our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163372018228

8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Business Plan Challenge:
The Innovative Social Impact Initiative at UF's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Office of Sustainability at UF are pleased to announce the 2010 NetImpact-Walmart Sustainability Better Living Business Plan Challenge.

Make your plans now to participate in the Business Plan Competition in January. Business Plans (and Presentations) due January 20. Finalists selected January 25. Finalist presentations on January 29. Winners will advance to the regional competition and have the chance to win the opportunity to present at WalMart headquarters in Bentonville, AR with a grand prize of $20,000.

Student teams (both graduate and undergraduate) are encouraged to develop a sustainable, profitable business plan for a new product or business process with a measurable positive environmental benefit.  This could include preserving clean air, water, and soil; reducing waste; improving energy efficiency or developing renewable energy ideas; and promoting healthy living for people and communities.  Plans and presentations must quantify their ability to provide benefits in one or more of the above areas.

More information is available online: http://www.cba.ufl.edu/fire/entrepreneurship/cei/socialimpact.asp

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kristin Joos, Coordinator of UF's Innovative Social Impact Initiative, [log in to unmask]

9.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Peace Corps Business Globetalk (TODAY):
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. E-mail [log in to unmask] for questions.

10.     VOLUNTEER: Game Day Recycling-FIU:
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. Join the Gator Green Team Facebook group for more information, or inquire at [log in to unmask]

11.     VOLUNTEER: FAB Spaghetti Lunch and Applications:
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/





STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

12.     ANNOUNCEMENT: IRHA's Urban Art Gallery Reception at Reid Gallery (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
The Inter-Residence Hall Association is hosting a reception for its Urban Arts Gallery on Wednesday, November 18 from 7:00-9:00pm in the Reid Gallery (near the Norman Tunnel, east of Broward Dining). The exhibit features graffiti, murals, paintings, and caricatures by artists from around the state.

At the reception, there will be live music, live spray painting, a change to make your own graffiti, and free food. The art work will be in the Gallery all week (November 16-20), so if you cannot make it to the reception, you can stop by and view the art at your leisure.

13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Photo Gallery: Alternate Reality: The Everyday Sublime (NEW POSTING):
Until December 4, "The Gallery" on the second floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union hosts the photography of UF student David Boynton. His undoctored photos promise to reveal a new perspective on the mundane. Please join us for this unique experience.

"The Gallery" is free and open to the public Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm; Friday-Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm. Gallery reception Thursday, November 19.

14.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Survey on Media Consumption:
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

15.     EVENT: Recurso's Second Annual Human Rights Film Festival (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Recurso would like to cordially invite all of you to our second annual Humans Rights Film Festival! There will be documentaries showing at 8:00pm from November 16-November 19. They will be shown in the auditorium across from the Grand Ballroom at the Reitz Union.

Monday: Rethink Afghanistan.
Tuesday: The Rescue.
Wednesday: Water First.
Thursday: Slavery- A Global Investigation.

Come out and experience the real world.

16.     EVENT: Local Brew (NEW POSTING):
Support local! Come out to the Orange & Brew on Thursday, November 19 at 8:00pm to see Gainesville's own shoegaze band Savages as they headline this week's brew. Opening acts include local psychedelic rockers City River and alternative rock band Acid City Line hailing from Miami. What better way to spend your Thursday than getting all this local love for free? For more info on this event, join us on Facebook or check us out online at www.union.ufl.edu/rub

17.     EVENT: University Gospel Choir Concert and CD Release (NEW POSTING):
The University Gospel Choir anxiously anticipates the release of their first album in 16 years, titled "Unrestricted Praise!" The album will be introduced to the public and sold on November 21 at UGC's annual free fall concert. The choir has worked diligently to produce a CD with all original songs that will showcase their talent, uplift and encourage individuals with their high-energy and captivating songs.

Please join us this Saturday, November 21 in the Grand Ballroom of the Reitz Union for a free concert. The doors open at 6:30pm. The album will be sold at the concert for $10.

For more information visit universitygospelchoir.com or contact Public Relations Director Cortney Whitlow at [log in to unmask]

"Music is our ministry, Inspiration is our goal!"

18.     EVENT: Culture Clash (NEW POSTING):
Lakeside Complex, in collaboration with Graduate Family Housing, would like to welcome you out for its first annual Culture Clash. On Sunday, November 22, we will celebrate the diversity of the University of Florida and the surrounding Gainesville community through cultural performances, food and games from around the world.

This event will take place from 1:00-7:00pm at the Lakeside Complex which is located on the corner of Museum and Radio Rd.

We also ask that you try to bring a can for Food For Kids. Publix is matching our donation so we want to get as much as possible.

There is no need to RSVP - just come out and enjoy the event. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at [log in to unmask]

19.     EVENT: Students for the Performing Arts Reception (NEW POSTING):
You're invited to learn about unique chances to get involved with the arts at the University of Florida Performing Arts in a fun, interactive environment! Our reception will feature free refreshments & food, a raffle of exciting prizes and an invaluable opportunity to mingle other arts enthusiasts.

The reception is taking place on Sunday, November 22 at 4:00pm at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Admission to the event is free upon presenting your Gator 1 ID!

For more information, RSVP to our Facebook event!

20.     EVENT: Animal Rights Film Festival (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!






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