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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Tuesday, January 27, 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: New Honors Ambassadors: (NEW POSTING)
3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO presents Glow in the Dark Dodge ball: (NEW POSTING)
4.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Bands Needed for SHOstock:
5.      ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Presents Theatre Strike Force: (TODAY)
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
6.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Diversity and Sustainability at UF:
7.      RESEARCH: Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research:
8.      ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  Chicago Academic Medical Program
9.      STUDY ABROAD: UF Study Abroad Fair: (TODAY)
10.     STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad to Malaysia:
11.     RESEARCH: Summer Research Experiences in Science and Engineering
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
12.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Aerial Club Meeting: (NEW POSTING)
13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Catholic Awareness Week: (NEW POSTING)
14.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: EU Club Meeting: (NEW POSTING)
15.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Go on a TRiP!: (NEW POSTING)
16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Animal Activists of Alachua Meeting: (NEW POSTING)
17.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Alpha Delta Informational Meeting: (TODAY)
18.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Alpha Kappa Alpha Service Week
19.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Gators for a Sustainable Campus: (TODAY)
20.     ANNOUNCEMENT:  UF Hillel’s Open Mic Night
21.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Speed Dating for Service: (TODAY)
22.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Business Gators Meeting: Managing Your Credit (TODAY)
23.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Society of Automotive Engineers New Student Day (TODAY)
24.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Off Campus Life Lunch Series – Energy Conservation/Sustainability (TODAY)
25.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Habitat for Humanity: (TODAY)
26.     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 this week for interviews.  Each candidate will present on their vision for the Honors Program in an open forum for faculty, staff and students.  Candidates Dr. William McKeen and Dr. Kevin Knudson will present on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30 at 9:15am in 201A Criser Hall.  To review the entire list of 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: New Honors Ambassadors: (NEW POSTING)
Honors Ambassadors would like to congratulate and welcome their new members: Jose Garcia, Kaitlin Cunningham, Ashley Richardson, Victoria Cacicedo, Courtney Sargent, Ross McClellan, Allison Kuipers, Cory Edgar, Sierra Seamen, Chad Zhang, Tori Tomiczek, Amy Rubin, Micah Lewis, Alyssa Prats, Meghan McMullen, Michael Eichner, Erin Murphy, and Peter Posada.

To learn more about Honors Ambassadors, visit honors.ufl.edu/ha.

3.      ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO presents Glow in the Dark Dodge ball: (NEW POSTING)
Traditional game of dodge ball, with a glow in the dark twist!
When: Thursday, January 29, from 7-9 Where: Flavet Field    Points go towards Column Cup.

4.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Bands Needed for SHOstock:
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!

5.      ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Presents Theatre Strike Force: (TODAY)
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


6.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Diversity and Sustainability at UF:
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

7.      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/

8.      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/

9.      STUDY ABROAD: UF Study Abroad Fair: (TODAY)
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

10.     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.


11.     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

12.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Aerial Club Meeting: (NEW POSTING)
Come out to our second meeting of the aerial club, Thursday, January 29 at the Nadine Dance Pavilion (Room G10)  where you can learn choreography, dance, theatre, production, and tech for performances! We will learn technique in all the above areas listed with a focus on aerial silk, trapeze, and lyra! Bring a friend and become a member even sooner! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! If you are still wondering what this is, if you have ever seen Cirque Du Soleil or even a circus, this club teaches you how to use the "curtains" that people hung, danced, and contorted themselves in! Need: long sleeve shirt (not sweater), dance/exercise pants (no jeans please); pants you are comfortable to move in!  Reminder: no jewelry-we don't want to rip the fabric!  Email [log in to unmask] with any further questions!

13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Catholic Awareness Week: (NEW POSTING)
This week is Catholic Awareness Week. The Catholic Student Center will be hosting a week full of events, some of which include a dance, a play, and a Superbowl party. Full details can be found at www.catholicgators.com

14.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: EU Club Meeting: (NEW POSTING)
Come join the EU Club Thursday, January 29 at 7:30pm in Anderson 101 for a speaker’s forum hosted by international law students from Germany.  Feel free to bring your own questions.  Refreshments will be provided.  Contact: [log in to unmask] for more information or join our Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6345064165

15.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Go on a TRiP!: (NEW POSTING)
Backpacking and caving trips are available for the next two weekends!  Call 352.846.3003 or visit http://www.union.ufl.edu/trip/schedule.asp for availability.  We're located on the ground floor of the Reitz Union.

16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Animal Activists of Alachua Meeting: (NEW POSTING)
Join us at our meeting Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm in Reitz Union 355 for a meeting with Kari Bagnall, founder of Jungle Friends, and Elaine West, founder of Rooterville.  We'll have a panel discussion on how to start and run your own animal sanctuary.  Our awesome organic cotton t-shirts will be for sale as well!

Also, as dissections begin this week, AAA wants you to know that the UF Student Choice Policy gives you the right to a humane alternative to dissection if you feel any level of discomfort at the thought of dissecting, without any consequence to your grade.  Just talk to your TA or professor.  Contact [log in to unmask] for more info.

17.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Alpha Delta Informational Meeting: (TODAY)
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.

18.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Alpha Kappa Alpha Service Week
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

19.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Gators for a Sustainable Campus: (TODAY)
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

20.     ANNOUNCEMENT:  UF Hillel’s Open Mic Night
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

21.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Speed Dating for Service: (TODAY)
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

22.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Business Gators Meeting: Managing Your Credit (TODAY)
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

23.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Society of Automotive Engineers New Student Day (TODAY)
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

24.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Off Campus Life Lunch Series – Energy Conservation/Sustainability (TODAY)
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.

25.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Habitat for Humanity: (TODAY)
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.



26.     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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