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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Thursday, December 3, 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 - Deadline Extended:
2.      EVENT: Honors on Thursday: Prestigious Scholarships (TODAY):
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
3.      EVENT: SHOliday Party (NEW POSTING):
4.      EVENT: SHO General Body Meeting (NEW POSTING):
5.      LEADERSHIP: SHO Executive Board Application - Academic Committee:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
6.      JOB OPPORTUNITY: OPS Research Assistant Position Available:
7.      RESEARCH: TRUST Summer REU:
8.      RESEARCH: Summer Research Program with US Department of Energy Global Change Program:
9.      INTERNSHIP: Gainesville Apartment Marketing Internship (NEW POSTING):
10.     INTERNSHIP: Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program:
11.     INTERNSHIP: Minority Science Writers Internship:
12.     INTERNSHIP: Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program:
13.     VOLUNTEER: NaviGators International Now Accepting Applications (NEW POSTING):
14.     LEADERSHIP: Officer Applications for Human Rights Awareness on Campus (TODAY):
15.     LEADERSHIP: CEI Ambassadors Accepting Applications:
16.     LEADERSHIP: Pride Awareness Month 2010:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
17.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Habitat Candy House (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
18.     ANNOUNCEMENT: New UF Information Website:
19.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Apple for You - Recognize Faculty & Staff (TODAY):
20.     ANNOUNCEMENT: GatorLAN 09:
21.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: American Solar Energy Society/Society for Green Mobility (TODAY):
22.     EVENT: Hillel Hanukkah Extravaganza (TODAY):







HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Call for Presentation Proposals and Scholarship Opportunity - Deadline Extended:
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 Friday, December 4 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 Friday, December 4.

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.      EVENT: Honors on Thursday: Prestigious Scholarships (TODAY):
Have you ever wondered how to win a Rhodes, Mitchell, Udall or Truman Scholarship? Join the UF Honors Ambassadors at 7:15pm on Thursday, December 3 as we collaborate with honors advisors, student scholars, and the CRC to show you how to best orient your college career to win one of these prestigious scholarships. The event will be held in the Reitz Union, Room 282. All students are welcome to attend!

Honors on Thursday is hosted by the Honors Ambassadors. If you have any questions, please e-mail [log in to unmask]






STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

3.      EVENT: SHOliday Party (NEW POSTING):
We'll be celebrating the holidays in style at the SHOliday party on Sunday, December 6 at 4:00pm in Hume Commons. There will be column competitions for gingerbread house making, card making, and lots of other fantastic fun holiday activities! Plus, there will be delicious holiday candy, candy canes, maybe even some mistletoe!  Don't forget to bring your own mug too for some hot chocolate!

So bring a friend and share some seasonal joy!

4.      EVENT: SHO General Body Meeting (NEW POSTING):
We will hold our last meeting for the semester on Sunday, December 6 from 8:30-9:30pm. You can learn more about your local area government and voice your opinion!

5.      LEADERSHIP: SHO Executive Board Application - Academic Committee:
The Student Honors Organization Executive Board is looking for a new member! If you would like to be a member of the Academic Committee on the Executive Board, then please submit an application by 11:59pm on Friday, December 4. Applications are available on the website: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/sho/ . We will hold interviews the following week.






ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

6.      JOB OPPORTUNITY: OPS Research Assistant Position Available:
The Radiation Oncology department in the College of Medicine is seeking a part-time student assistant for its research office who will be available to work 20 hours a week during business hours. This assistant will both help the editor prepare manuscripts for publication (by proofreading and editing, formatting per journal specifications, and scanning and manipulating images) and provide data management support. Eligible employees will be English, journalism, or communications majors. Necessary technical skills include proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and a willingness to learn new technologies. Interest and/or experience in the sciences (specifically biology or medicine) is a plus.

Eligible employees should be available to begin training in December.

Interested applicants should e-mail their resumes and cover letters to Jessica Kirwan at [log in to unmask]

7.      RESEARCH: TRUST Summer REU:
The Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) will sponsor 20 undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience located at TRUST partner campuses: UC Berkeley, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University.

These students will be working with graduate student and faculty mentors throughout the summer performing research and supporting activities in the area of information technology and TRUST related topics. Educational activities include lab tours and industry field trips. Graduate school advising and subsidized GRE prep course. $4,000 Stipend. Travel Allowance up to $600. Room and board provided.

Past TRUST research topics have included:
-- Design of a Distributed Tracking System for Camera Networks.
-- Identifying Software Security Vulnerabilities using Fuzz Testing.
-- Time Synchronization Security in Sensor Networks.
-- Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record System.
-- Analysis of Wireless Connectivity in Sensor Network Deployments.

The program takes place from June 7-July 30. Applications are available at: http://www.truststc.org/REU/apply . Application deadline is February 1. Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required with upward trends in grades being preferable.

8.      RESEARCH: Summer Research Program with US Department of Energy Global Change Program:
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is soliciting applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).  For information about GCEP-SURE and the application, visit http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/

The deadline for the submission of applications is 11:59:59 EST on December 31. Transcripts and letters of reference will be accepted via U.S. Mail, e-mail or fax through January 11.

Benefits: $475 weekly, plus travel. SURE participants have the opportunity to participate in Orientation and End-of-Summer Workshop.

Areas of interest: GCEP focuses on a number of technical areas, including atmospheric sciences, ecology, global carbon cycles, climatology, and terrestrial processes. GCEP is currently emphasizing research on aerosols, clouds, and their radiative effects as part of the efforts in atmospheric systems research, as well as climate modeling within the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division.

9.      INTERNSHIP: Gainesville Apartment Marketing Internship (NEW POSTING):
Trimark Properties is now interviewing for their Spring and Summer 2010 Marketing and Advertising Internship. UF students are encouraged to apply. Gain valuable professional experience, build your resume, obtain professional references, and learn how to implement a strategic marketing plan. Chosen interns will work within their in-house marketing and advertising department, conveniently located across the street from UF. Develop print ads, web-based advertising, coordinate marketing communications programs, write press releases, develop web content, and perform market research for 16 apartment complexes in Gainesville, two dorms, and numerous historic houses. 12-15 hour per week, with a flexible schedule, allowing you to work around your UF class schedule. Free parking decal allowing you to walk across the street to UF classes, too. For complete details, visit the Trimark Properties Gainesville Apartment website at http://www.TrimarkProperties.com. Applicants should be sophomore level or above, studying business management, marketing, economics, or advertising.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and available schedule to [log in to unmask] . Use "Gainesville Apartment Marketing Internship" as the subject. The internship is unpaid.

10.     INTERNSHIP: Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program:
The Gubernatorial Fellows program provides students who are interested in public service with the opportunity to gain experience and exposure by working in key areas of government. Gubernatorial Fellows are assigned to the Executive Office of the Governor and the Governor's agencies, based on their major or area of concentration. Fellows work a minimum of 20 hours per week and are paid for their time on the job.

State agencies where the Gubernatorial Fellows are currently implementing projects include: Education, Juvenile Justice, Management Services, and Emergency Management. Fellows also currently serve in the Executive Office of the Governor in the Office of Policy and Budget, Energy Office, Office of Drug Control, and Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development.

Fellows participate in a weekly lecture series, where they meet face-to-face with prominent leaders, including Governor Crist, Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp, Cabinet officers, agency heads and other top government officials. Fellows also participate in policy study trips throughout Florida and in Washington, D.C. These additional commitments are designed to broaden the Fellows' exposure to state government and enhance the experience of all participants.

Fellows live and work in Tallahassee throughout the program year and participate in Fellowship events in Tallahassee at least once a week, and often more frequently. They receive a $1,000 stipend for relocation expenses. Housing is entirely the Fellow's responsibility.

This program is open to full-time undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students statewide. In order to maintain full-time status, students take courses at Florida State University, online courses, or fulfill internship and directed independent study requirements. Applicants should exhibit strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, community activism and a desire to serve the people of Florida. Approximately 12 students from around the state will be selected based on a competitive application process.

Applications are due by March 12. The Fellowship will follow the university calendar starting in August 2010 and ending in May 2011. The Governor's screening and selection committee will announce the program participants during the first week of June 2010.

For more information on the Gubernatorial Fellowship program, please visit www.FloridaFellows.com

11.     INTERNSHIP: Minority Science Writers Internship:
Science is a global activity, but the demographics of the journalists who cover it don't reflect that diversity. The Minority Science Writers Internship is for undergraduate students who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing.

The Internship takes place each summer at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of AAAS's Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns spend 10 weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors, and have a chance to experience what science writers do for a living. Interns are expected to contribute to the weekly news section, including bylined articles in the print and electronic news service.

The paid internship includes travel costs to and from the internship site in Washington, D.C. Living accommodations and expenses are the responsibility of the Intern. The Internship runs from June to mid-August.

The 2010 summer program application deadline is March 1. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate academic program when they submit their application.

For more information, visit http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/internships/scienceminority.shtml

12.     INTERNSHIP: Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program:
The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce the inauguration of an exciting new program. The Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP), funded by the Freeman Foundation, aims to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. IIE will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.

The 9-week experience, from June 15 to August 17, arranged by IIE's partner organization, the Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF), will take place in three cities: Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta. All program-related costs will be covered.

Upon returning to the U.S., students will be expected to share their experiences with peers on their home campuses and to explore ways to incorporate what they learned over the summer into their academic and professional careers.

Interested American and Indonesian sophomores and juniors enrolled in U.S. institutions are encouraged to apply, using the online application at http://www.iie.org/programs/finip . The deadline for submission of completed applications is February 15.

Please feel free to contact us at [log in to unmask] or (212) 984-5542 with any questions. More information and a program flyer can be found at the program website at http://www.iie.org/programs/finip

13.     VOLUNTEER: NaviGators International Now Accepting Applications (NEW POSTING):
Interested in learning more about other cultures or have just returned from studying abroad? Join the NaviGators International Program, a global network of internationally - minded students from over 20 countries! As a NaviGator, you will be paired with an international student for the whole semester!

So what does a NaviGator do? You simply serve as the first point of reference for a student who has arrived here from another country, a type of informal mentee. Showing them around, answering any questions they may have, helping them to get settled, and of course taking them out for lunch, and going to our socials and trips. NaviGators have the privilege of giving their international "NaviGatee" the priceless gift of an insider's perspective into American culture!

Fill out an application on Surveymonkey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DSJXDQP by December 18. You will hear back who your international "NaviGatee" is by the next week via e-mail.

Also, join our Facebook group "NaviGators International Spring 2010".

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at: [log in to unmask]

14.     LEADERSHIP: Officer Applications for Human Rights Awareness on Campus (TODAY):
Human Rights Awareness on Campus is recruiting a treasurer for the spring semester. If you are passionate about human rights issues, want to make a difference, and are interested in the position, e-mail [log in to unmask] by December 3 to request an application.

HRAC is also recruiting students to join its Sweatshop Free Campus campaign committee. If you are interested in being a core part of this campaign, please email [log in to unmask] for more information.

15.     LEADERSHIP: CEI Ambassadors Accepting Applications:
The UF Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is now recruiting for new student ambassadors!

Who are we? The CEI Ambassadors are the student face of entrepreneurship at the University of Florida, with the mission to promote entrepreneurial thinking and involvement throughout the university and community. Members include successful entrepreneurs, prominent student leaders and some of the university's top students.

Who are we looking for? Big thinkers, innovators, visionaries, and the ultra ambitious with a fundamental desire to be brilliant. All majors, years, and interests are encouraged to apply.

To read more about the ambassadors and the process, go to this website:
http://www.whatiscei.com/spring-2010-cei-ambassador-recruitment/

16.     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 individual Event Directors and 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 Tuesday, December 8 by 5:00pm to [log in to unmask] Pride Awareness Month is sponsored by Pride Student Union and Student Government.






STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

17.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Habitat Candy House (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Do you like building? Do you like Candy? Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a Candy House building competition on the Reitz North Terrace on Thursday, December 3. There will be 2 building shifts at 12:30pm and 2:00pm. Participants will be divided into teams and then get 30 minutes to build the best house possible from gram crackers, icing, and candy. Finished houses will be displayed at the Reitz and people will vote on the winner.

18.     ANNOUNCEMENT: New UF Information Website:
How do I start my own organization? How do I spot a freshman? Where are the best places to sleep between classes?

Find the answers to these questions as well as helpful hints for success at UF at a newly developed website, UFHelp.com. This website serves an insider source of information on anything related to UF or the Gainesville community.  Search our listing of over 100 answered questions or submit your own new question to us and we'll post the answer on the site.

"Today's information for tomorrow's leaders"- UFHelp!

Check out our quick promo video on our facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/UFHelp/146247699438?ref=ts

19.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Apple for You - Recognize Faculty & Staff (TODAY):
Looking for a way to show your appreciation to a professor, faculty or staff member? Campus Diplomats can help! Come stop by our tables at Turlington and the Reitz Colonnade, November. 30 to December 4 from 10:00am-2:00pm (Dec 1st and 2nd at the Reitz Colonnade only) and send an apple-themed gift along with a personal message.

Campus Diplomats will package and deliver the gifts right before finals. Best of all it's completely free! Come knowing your professor, faculty or staff member's office building and room number.

For more information visit our website at: www.dso.ufl.edu/studentorgs/diplomats

Campus Diplomats is a student organization sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and the Division of Student Affairs, striving to personalize the university.

20.     ANNOUNCEMENT: GatorLAN 09:
Attention Gamers! Gator Gaming is currently planning its debut event: GatorLAN Fall 09! This LAN party will serve as a fundraiser for its parent club, Phi Beta Lambda, and will take place on December 9 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Preregistration begins Monday, November 22 and will continue until Friday, December 4. Preregistration is $10; registration after December 4 is $15 and will be $15 at the door if space is still available.

For more information, visit www.gatorgaming.com or stop by our table in Turlington between 12:00 and 5:00pm to preregister.

21.     STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: American Solar Energy Society/Society for Green Mobility (TODAY):
The UF chapters of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and the Society for Green Mobility (SGM) will be having a joint meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00pm in Rinker 230. It is a general body meeting for old and new members, freshmen to grad students. If you think you might be interested in solar energy or going green, come check us out.

We will be discussing the 2010 Gainesville Solar Tour, and there will be free pizza!

For more information on our Solar Photon, the Solar Oven, the Solar Decathlon, or anything else having to do with ASES, go to www.ufases.org . For more info on SGM, go to http://grove.ufl.edu/~sgm/

22.     EVENT: Hillel Hanukkah Extravaganza (TODAY):
Join Hillel in celebration of Hanukkah! The Hanukkah Extravaganza is happening Thursday, December 3 at 7:00pm at Hillel.

Show off your improv and rap skills, play some dreidel, get crafty by making your very own Menorah or delve into some dough - literally. We're making sufganiyot (jelly donuts)! There'll be music, food, fun and plenty of gelt (chocolate coins).

Check out our Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/#/event.php?eid=213100562867&ref=ts

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






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