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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, December 7, 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.	LEADERSHIP: Honors Ambassadors Informal Meet N' Greet (NEW POSTING):
2.	EVENT: Museum Nights (NEW POSTING):
3.	EVENT: Time Management Presentation:
STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
4.	EVENT: Exam Cram (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Brazil Exhibit Opening: Florida FlyIns:
6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Mangrove Review Accepting Submissions and New Staff:
7.	RESEARCH: Summer Research Program in Harvard Forest (NEW POSTING):
8.	RESEARCH: The Diversity Project – Summer REU in Bali (NEW POSTING):
9.	RESEARCH: InvestiGators:
10.	INTERNSHIP: Gainesville Apartment Marketing Internship:
11.	VOLUNTEER: International Volunteering Opportunity:
12.	VOLUNTEER: NaviGators International Now Accepting Applications:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
13.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Canned Food Drive/Toys for Tots Collection (NEW POSTING):
14.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Streetlight Organization Games for Teens:







HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	LEADERSHIP: Honors Ambassadors Informal Meet N' Greet (NEW POSTING):
Do you bleed orange and blue? Do you want to help recruit high school students to the UF Honors Program? Then join the Honors Ambassadors family!

As official representatives of the UF Honors Program, the Honors Ambassadors (HAs) are dedicated and enthusiastic students who work to attract high school students to the UF Honors Program and to plan other events to support current Honors students. And the best part is, HA is looking for new members!

We will be hosting an informal meet n’ greet on Wednesday, December 9 in the Hume Commons from 6:00-7:30pm. Dress casually and come mingle with current ambassadors to learn what HA is all about! 

Stay tuned for more information about our January 2010 application/interview process. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at [log in to unmask]

2.	EVENT: Museum Nights (NEW POSTING):
Don’t miss Museum Nights at the Harn Museum of Art on Thursday, December 10 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The 1930s and 40s-themed old Hollywood evening will transform the museum into the best swing club in town, with visitors enjoying dancing, ice cream and a display of classic cars.

The Florida Swing Dancing Club will be giving lessons and demonstrating classic moves. Period dress is encouraged. Ice cream will be provided by the Sweet Dreams fire truck.

Museum Nights is an ongoing program made possible by the generous support of the University of Florida Honors Program and Student Government.

For more information, please visit www.harn.ufl.edu

3.	EVENT: Time Management Presentation:
Feeling crunched for time? Want to start your next semester the right way? IDEAL will be presenting on time management on Tuesday, December 8 at 8:30pm in the Hume Classroom! Coordinated by the Hume RCA’s.





STUDENT HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

4.	EVENT: Exam Cram (NEW POSTING):
Stressed from studying? Come unwind for a couple of hours - color, play board games, get a massage from a licensed masseuse - in the Graham Rec Room (above the Oasis) on Tuesday, December 8 between 8:00 and 10:00pm. To give your energy a boost, there will be the most nutritious of food and refreshments: donuts, Publix pastries, soda, coffee, and energy drinks. And best of all, all of this is free!

Remember: No Studying Allowed!






ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Brazil Exhibit Opening: Florida FlyIns:
“Brazil in Words, Pictures and Sound,” an exhibit by nine UF international journalism students, opens Tuesday, December 8, with a reception from 7:00 to 9:00pm in the Reitz Union Gallery, second floor. The exhibit features photography, writing and multimedia by students who spent a week documenting life in Icapui, a small, poor city in northeastern Brazil. Students covered the local lobster fishing industry, a group of afro-descendants performing ancestral theater, the tradition of Brazilian folklore, the rise of Pentecostalism and its impact on local women, and the high dropout rate in Icapuí’s education system. 

The reception is free and open to the public, and the exhibit will remain on display through December 19. Contact Professor John Kaplan at [log in to unmask] with any questions. 

The exhibit is part of the Florida FlyIns program. For more information about the program or to see work from previous years, visit www.internationaljournalism.com

6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Mangrove Review Accepting Submissions and New Staff:
The Mangrove Literary Review, a student-run literary magazine for UF, is still accepting submissions for the upcoming 2010 edition! We seek to provide a unique creative outlet for the student body at UF, and we accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual artwork alike. The best author for each writing category will receive special recognition, and a chance to read their work at our release party at the end of the spring semester. The deadline to submit has been extended to January 5, in order to give potential contributors a chance to polish up their works over the winter break. All UF undergraduates, including those who are not English majors, are encouraged to submit! Please e-mail your submissions as attachment to [log in to unmask], with the category of your submissions in the subject line.

We are also seeking new staff for the coming spring semester, especially those who may consider continuing to work on the staff the following fall and spring. No experience is required. Please contact Ashley Gallagher at [log in to unmask] for more information.

7.	RESEARCH: Summer Research Program in Harvard Forest (NEW POSTING):
Harvard Forest offers an exciting program for up to 30 undergraduate students from institutions across the country to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research for 12 weeks during the summer of 2010.

Each student will participate in an on‑going study with senior researchers from Harvard University, Marine Biological Lab-Ecosystems Center, University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts and other collaborators. Responsibilities generally include field and laboratory studies, data analysis and scientific writing. In addition, students attend weekly seminars given by nationally known scientists about their research and workshops on ethics and career and graduate school planning. At the end of the summer, students will develop their research results and present their findings at a student research symposium.

Students are paid a stipend of $5520 for the 12‑week session which runs from May 24 through August 13. Excellent on-site housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program.
Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided.

We seek a diverse group of students from a variety of undergraduate programs across the country. Students should have a demonstrated interest in ecology but are not required to have previous field/lab experience and there is no minimum GPA required. We accept students from all class years, and are particularly interested in recruiting students from community colleges, small teaching schools as well as larger research institutions.

Visit http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu/reu.html for our on-line application.
Applications are due February 5.

8.	RESEARCH: The Diversity Project – Summer REU in Bali (NEW POSTING):
Join us for an exciting summer research in the Coral Triangle. You'll experience a new part of the world, see the amazing biodiversity of coral reefs, learn to apply cutting edge genetic techniques to the understanding of the origins of marine biodiversity, and develop skills that will further your career development, no matter what your career path is. All that, and it doesn't cost a thing!  Our destination in 2010 will be Bali, Indonesia. 

Students will be trained to apply genetic techniques to the samples collected in the field to gather data that will help improve our understanding of the origins of marine biodiversity in the Coral Triangle, as well as the conservation of this biodiversity hotspot. Hands-on field and laboratory research will be complemented by mentoring on career development, ranging from successfully applying to graduate school to choosing a career.

Participating Students will: 
-Be provided with transportation from your home to Bali.
-Receive housing in Bali. 
-Have all field expenses covered while doing field collections in Indonesia. 
-Receive a $3000 stipend.

Founded by Dr. Paul Barber at Boston University, the Diversity Project is a 10-week educational program is designed to increase participation of under- represented minority students in the biological sciences through an integrated research experience that combines field work on the colorful and diverse coral reefs of the Coral Triangle with cutting edge molecular genetics research. 

For more information, visit http://www.eeb.ucla.edu/Faculty/Barber/TDP.htm . Application deadline for Summer 2010 participation is January 15. 
 
9.	RESEARCH: InvestiGators:
There are currently research positions being offered with the InvestiGators, dealing with nutrition and metabolism. The InvestiGators is a research group comprised of students from various disciplines who are interested in meaningful research. The group is under the direction of Dr. Peggy Borum. The InvestiGators is made up of three teams: the Carnitine Team (research dealing with an amino acid derivative involved in metabolism), the KetoGator Team (pediatric epilepsy research) and the Gator Team (pediatric HIV research). We strongly encourage freshmen and sophomores to apply. For more information on the InvestiGators, please visit: http://borum.ifas.ufl.edu/investigators/apply/interview.htm

10.	INTERNSHIP: Gainesville Apartment Marketing Internship:
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.  

11.	VOLUNTEER: International Volunteering Opportunity:
Are you interested in:
-Volunteering abroad for a reasonable cost?
-Connecting with people from different cultures?
-Making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate?

Service for Peace can help. They will be offering an informational session here at UF on Tuesday, December 8 in room C1-11, located in the Communicore Building by the Health Science Library (http://www.library.health.ufl.edu//about/VirtualTour/locate_Start_1.html). The session will start promptly at 5:00pm and will cover information about international volunteering opportunities. Students in all majors who are interested in making a difference are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, please e-mail [log in to unmask]

12.	VOLUNTEER: NaviGators International Now Accepting Applications:
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]






STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

13.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Canned Food Drive/Toys for Tots Collection (NEW POSTING):
Florida Gymnastics Club will be hosting a canned food drive in combination with a Toys for Tots toy collection drive in Turlington Plaza December 7-9 from 10:30am-2:30pm. Get in the holiday spirit and donate a canned good to the St. Francis House or an unopened toy to a child in need this season! For more information, visit the event page at http://www.facebook.com/#/event.php?eid=195997730002&index=1 

Anyone interested in volunteering during this event, please contact Racheal Wolfson at [log in to unmask]

14.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Streetlight Organization Games for Teens:
Interested in helping teens that are stuck in hospitals? The Streetlight organization works with teenagers who are in extended stays in Shands. Streetlight is in need of game consoles for the teens. We need PS2's, Xbox's, or Wii's, both consoles or games. With the holidays coming up, here is the perfect opportunity to get rid of your old video game systems. Please contact Matthew Bivens at [log in to unmask] to donate or for any additional information.






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