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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, November 20, 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: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Call for Presentation Proposals and Scholarship Opportunity (NEW POSTING):
2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Advising Next Week:
3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Drop Deadline / Advice about Dropping:
4.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program:
5.      STUDY ABROAD: Ecuador Summer Study Abroad through Eastern Illinois University (NEW POSTING):
6.      STUDY ABROAD: Honors Summer Program in Greece through St. Mary's College:
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
7.      EVENT: Are You Smarter Than a Seminole?:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Master of Science in Finance Combined Degree Info Session:
9.      VOLUNTEER: Tennis on Wheels (TODAY):
10.     VOLUNTEER: Game Day Recycling-FIU:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
11.     ANNOUNCEMENT: SG Community Political Affairs Cabinet Tallahassee Trip Applications (NEW POSTING):
12.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Start and end Shabbat at Hillel (TODAY):
13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Photo Gallery: Alternate Reality: The Everyday Sublime:
14.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineers Without Borders (NEW POSTING):
15.     EVENT: Yoga for Final Exams:
16.     EVENT: University Gospel Choir Concert and CD Release:
17.     EVENT: Culture Clash:
18.     EVENT: Students for the Performing Arts Reception:







HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Call for Presentation Proposals and Scholarship Opportunity (NEW POSTING):
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]

2.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Advising Next Week:
Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Honors walk-in advising next week. Advising appointments will be limited as well.

3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Drop Deadline / Advice about Dropping:
The deadline to drop a class is Monday, November 23 at 5:00pm. Unlike in years past, you do not necessarily need a form to drop a class. Rather, you must go to your college's advising office to drop the class. Honors advisors cannot drop you from classes. For your college advising office location, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc/advisers.html

You have a limited number of drops at UF. Generally, you have two drops for your first sixty hours attempted at UF (not including incoming credit brought in through AP/IB) and two drops in upper-division. Hence it is not a good idea to use a drop lightly, as you may need it another semester in a true emergency.

Many people, including medical schools, recommend *not* dropping a course if you are earning a "C" or higher. A transcript littered with W's does not impress grad schools, med schools or prestigious scholarships competitions. On the other hand, those programs are not impressed with a D+ in a course you were too afraid to drop.

If you drop a tracking course for your major, the drop may set you behind for that major. Dropping a tracking course may also be an indicator that you are in the wrong major.

A full-time course load is 12 hours, and students need to be at least full-time for some scholarships and financial aid. If you are not sure about course load requirements for your situation, please check with the Student Financial Aid Office re general scholarships/Bright Futures or Fran Green ([log in to unmask]) re National Merit/Achievement Scholarships.

Students who are on Bright Futures must repay the cost of any courses dropped. For more information about Bright Futures repayment, contact Student Financial Affairs and not the Honors Program, as honors advisors are not financial aid advisors.

All the above being said, sometimes there is no other option and one needs to drop a course.  You should drop a course if you are clearly failing it (note, a "B" in a course does not equal failure).

4.      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

5.      STUDY ABROAD: Ecuador Summer Study Abroad through Eastern Illinois University (NEW POSTING):
Eastern Illinois University invites undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, friends and adult family to experience the land and people of Ecuador, the Amazon rainforest and the Galapagos Islands from July 27 through August 15. All majors are welcome to learn about geography, earth science, culture and history in this four-credit course titled "Environment, Society and Culture of Ecuador." Program fee includes first rate lodging, international and in-country airfares, meals, boat and ground transportation, estimated $6,600 plus tuition. Out of state participants welcome and pay in-state tuition in the summer. For details, visit

http://www.eiu.edu/~edabroad/programs/facultyled/smith or e-mail Betty Smith at [log in to unmask]

Here are a few cool links for a pretty poster and a power point viewable on the web
http://www.eiu.edu/~edabroad/pdf/large%20ecuador%20poster%202010.pdf
http://www.eiu.edu/~edabroad/pdf/Ecuador%202010.pdf

6.      STUDY ABROAD: Honors Summer Program in Greece through St. Mary's College:
The public honors college St. Mary's College of Maryland is once again sponsoring a 3-week summer study tour to Greece.

Professors Linda Hall (History) and Michael Taber (Philosophy and Religious Studies) are planning the fifth St. Mary's Greece Study Tour, on the theme of Law and Order: Greek and Roman Unit. Check out the website about the study tour:  http://www.smcm.edu/greece/

There is a description, a syllabus, an itinerary, photo galleries from past years, cost information, and applications. Applications are due January 28, with first payment of $1650 due by February 12.

This is an upper-division course that assumes no particular prior coursework-either in classics, in ancient conceptions of law and justice, or the like. But it is a course-not just a fun trip, and we hope to continue to have a range of disciplinary interests represented by the students.

Students other than those in honors programs or honors colleges are welcome to apply, too. Any students who apply should do so in full realization of a credit-bearing academic experience.

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity in addition to the information on the website, get in touch with Professors Hall or Taber via e-mail ([log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]).






STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

7.      EVENT: Are You Smarter Than a Seminole?:
Come out to Hume Commons this Sunday, November 22 from 5:00-7:00pm to prove once and for all that you are smarter than an FSU honors student. This 1 v. 100 style game show will test us all against one unlucky Seminole, so the more players we have, the better! Don't miss out on a chance to win points for your column and dominate the Seminoles!







ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Master of Science in Finance Combined Degree Info Session:
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]

9.      VOLUNTEER: Tennis on Wheels (TODAY):
Are you interested in gaining valuable volunteer experience? Like working with kids? Tennis on Wheels is a student organization that volunteers at local elementary schools. TOW works primarily with kids with disabilities. No prior tennis experience is required, just one hour of your time.

Explore the website at www.uftennisonwheels.com and contact us at [log in to unmask]

We need volunteers for our session this Friday, November 20 at 12:00pm. Transportation is provided, and prepare to be dropped back on campus by 2:00pm. Sign up to volunteer by e-mailing us.

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]






STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

11.     ANNOUNCEMENT: SG Community Political Affairs Cabinet Tallahassee Trip Applications (NEW POSTING):
The Community Political Affairs Cabinet of Student Government has planned a trip to Tallahassee on Tuesday, December 8 for about 29 students who are interested in getting a first-hand experience to learn more about state politics. The applications are posted on the SG website, and if you are interested in this trip, you are strongly encouraged to apply! The trip will consist of attending a Florida Cabinet meeting, an interim Senate Committee meeting, watching Senator Haridopolos' designation to Florida Senate President, touring the Capitol, and meeting with state officials. Applications are due by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 24 to the SG Office front desk. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Sarrine at [log in to unmask]

12.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Start and end Shabbat at Hillel (TODAY):
As usual, Hillel will be having Shabbat services on Friday at 7:00pm, followed by free Kosher dinner at 8:30pm.

On Saturday, we will gather shortly after the FIU game to end Shabbat. At 5:00pm on Saturday, students can choose between one of two options: a yoga class or a learning discussion followed by a short Ma'ariv service. Then we will all come together at 6:15pm to sing songs and do a short Havdallah service, which officially marks the end of Shabbat. Saturday's program has something for everyone, whether you like stretching, singing or simply starting the week feeling refreshed and energized!

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

13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Photo Gallery: Alternate Reality: The Everyday Sublime:
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.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineers Without Borders (NEW POSTING):
The last Engineers Without Borders Meeting of the semester is next week! It is taking place on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30pm in RNK 110. We will be having a short presentation by a guest speaker and updates on all the recent happenings of EWB-UF. As always, we will have some yummy treats to snack on!

For more information, e-mail Rachael at [log in to unmask]

15.     EVENT: Yoga for Final Exams:
The Bhakti Yoga Student Association presents: Yoga for the final exams: Stress reduction methods from Bhagavada Gita. Just in time for finals - this crash course in yogic philosophy will discuss tapping into inner peace in the midst of stressful situations. The seminar speaker is Kalakantha Das, the Krishna chaplain of UF. After the seminar we will have Hatha Yoga Exercise and free veg food for all.

The seminar is on Monday, November 23 from 5:00-6:00pm in Graham Gallery. After that we will have Hatha yoga exercise from 6:00-7:00pm.

16.     EVENT: University Gospel Choir Concert and CD Release:
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!"

17.     EVENT: Culture Clash:
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]

18.     EVENT: Students for the Performing Arts Reception:
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!





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