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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, January 30, 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 ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.      EVENT: SHO: A Very Merry UNbirthday Party (NEW POSTING):
2.      VOLUNTEER: SHO Air Potato Round-Up:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
3.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: University Women's Club Scholarships (NEW POSTING):
4.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Outstanding Leadership Award for Graduating Seniors:
5.      STUDY ABROAD: Summer Field School in Italy (NEW POSTING):
6.      INTERNSHIP: Pre-Optometry Internship (NEW POSTING):
7.      VOLUNTEER: Volunteer Orientation and Training at the Florida Museum of Natural History (NEW POSTING):
8.      LEADERSHIP: Women's Leadership Conference (NEW POSTING):
9.      LEADERSHIP: Applications for 2009-2010 Student Conduct Committee:
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
10.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Supply Drive for Arbor House:
11.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Earth Day 2009 Planning:
12.     ANNOUNCEMENT: VISA Talent Show is Calling Performers!
13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Powershift 2009 in Washington DC
14.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Sociology Club (NEW POSTING):
15.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineers Without Borders (NEW POSTING):
16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Legal Honor Society:
17.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: AED Pre-Health Honor Society Applications (TODAY):
18.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Programming Contest
19.     EVENT: CaribSA Fashion and Talent Showcase (TODAY):
20.     EVENT: Free Improv Show (TODAY):
21.     EVENT: AIM for Africa Charity Show:
22.     EVENT: UF College of Medicine Project Haiti Mixer:





HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.      EVENT: SHO: A Very Merry UNbirthday Party (NEW POSTING):
Is your birthday NOT on February 3? Do you like delicious treats and friends? Birthdays only come once a year, but there are 364 UNbirthdays left to fill with merriment (a.k.a. cake, cookies, games, etc.)--come celebrate this one with SHO!

A Very Merry UNbirthday Party is taking place on Tuesday, February 3 at 8:30pm in Hume Commons.

...and you're welcome to join even if it IS your birthday!

2.      VOLUNTEER: SHO Air Potato Round-Up:
Free t-shirt! Entertainment! Great Prizes! Free food! Community Service! ... and did we mention free t-shirt?!

Air potatoes are an invasive threat to Florida's ecology, so SHO Community Service Committee is joining with the City of Gainesville Nature Operations Division to round 'em up and take 'em out.

Meet at 8:30am in Hume Commons (breakfast provided) on Saturday, January 31. Warm clothes and sneakers recommended.

For more information and to join the team (so we don't leave you behind) join our facebook event "SHO Air Potato Roundup" or e-mail [log in to unmask]




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

3.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: University Women's Club Scholarships (NEW POSTING):
The University Women's Club awards scholarships each spring to undergraduate juniors and seniors. These awards are named in honor of the wives of past University of Florida Presidents and distinguished administrators. The requirements for consideration include full time enrollment at the University of Florida, current junior or senior status, a minimum of a 3.6 GPA, and participation in campus and/or community activities. In addition, there are two awards specifically designated for undergraduate or graduate students with a disability that are presented from the Rita O'Connell Scholarship Foundation.

All of the monetary awards recognize scholarship, leadership, and service to the university and/or community. This year each award will be $1,000.

Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships/uwc

The following items must be submitted in one packet by 4:30pm on February 24 to the Dean of Students Office in 202 Peabody Hall:

* Five copies of the completed scholarship application, answering all questions on pages 1 and 2.

* Two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes, including one from a community service agency with which the student has worked.

* One original plus four copies of the student's official transcript from the University of Florida.

Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Should you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact Sylvia Parker in the Dean of Students Office at [log in to unmask] or 392-1261, ext 212.

4.      SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Outstanding Leadership Award for Graduating Seniors:
Nominations now are being accepted for the Spring 2009 Outstanding Leadership Award for Male and Female Graduating Seniors, sponsored by the University of Florida Alumni Association. The students selected for these awards will be acknowledged at the graduation ceremonies on April 30 through May 3. Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarships/ola.php

The application must be completed and submitted by the student. Letters of recommendation by faculty and staff are encouraged.

Deadline for all Applications: February 16.

Return Applications to:
Dr. Lee Patouillet, Executive Director
UF Alumni Association
1938 W. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32603
392-1905

If you have additional questions, please contact Sylvia Parker at [log in to unmask]

5.      STUDY ABROAD: Summer Field School in Italy (NEW POSTING):
I would like to inform you about our summer 2009 field school in Italy, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 11th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage.

This year the program is sponsored by the Department of Art History and Studio Arts at John Cabot University (www.johncabot.edu), an American liberal arts university in Rome, in collaboration with the Historic Preservation Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and other preservation organizations.

Courses offered (3 credits each): Introduction to Art Restoration in Italy. Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings. Traditional Painting Methods and Restoration Techniques. Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy

Field Projects: Surveying the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex. Surveying the Church of Santo Gemine. Archaeological survey of the public baths in Carsulae

To find out more about our program, please visit our website at http://www.sangeministudies.info

Our program offers both undergraduate and graduate credits and is open to students from many disciplines. The program is taught in English. Application deadline is March 15.

6.      INTERNSHIP: Pre-Optometry Internship (NEW POSTING):
The VA Eye Clinic is currently accepting applications for the Pre-Optometry Internship. Interns will be required to make an 8-hour weekly commitment to the program. Interns will have the opportunity to administer ancillary testing such as Humphrey Visual Fields, ocular photography, pachymetry, GDx and RNFL scans on patients visiting the clinic. There are also many opportunities to eventually begin independent research study, observe optometrists, residents and externs during patient visits and pursue leadership positions within the program. The internship program is conducted under the supervision of Dr. Anna Wong, OD.

Please e-mail [log in to unmask] for an application, due March 6.

7.      VOLUNTEER: Volunteer Orientation and Training at the Florida Museum of Natural History (NEW POSTING):
You're invited to attend training and orientation to volunteer during the spring semester at the Florida Museum.

February 6, 8:30am to 1:00pm: Training for all docents. Learn about the ecology and environment of South Florida's Everglades and invasive species that could destroy it. Required training for spring semester exhibit docents.

March 05, 10:15am to 12:30pm: Orientation for all new volunteers. Many opportunities available in research and collections and exhibits and public programs.

To register for these events or receive more information, e-mail Julie Crosby, Volunteer Coordinator, at [log in to unmask] or phone 352.273.2055.

8.      LEADERSHIP: Women's Leadership Conference (NEW POSTING):
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.  The conference provides an array of workshops, a career panel and keynote speaker Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan. Register at www.dso.ufl.edu/studentorgs/wlc/conference.php by February 2. This conference is free for honors students. You must pay upfront, but will be refunded when you arrive the day of the conference.

9.      LEADERSHIP: Applications for 2009-2010 Student Conduct Committee:
Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution is now accepting student applications for the 2009-2010 Student Conduct Committee. Application forms are available in the Dean of Students Office, 202 Peabody Hall or online at www.dso.ufl.edu/

Interested applicants will need to schedule a 30-minute interview upon returning a completed application to our office (202 Peabody Hall).  Interviews will take place between February 16 and February 24.

All applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for membership:
1.      Must be a student in good standing with the University of Florida.
2.      Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
3.      Must not currently be on conduct probation or suspension.
4.      Must attend all scheduled training sessions.

The deadline to apply is 4:30pm on Monday, February 9.




EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Supply Drive for Arbor House:
The Women's Leadership Council is currently holding a drive for Arbor House, a local home for single and expectant mothers. Needed items include: household paper products (trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues), cleaning supplies (disinfectant spray, dish soap, Windex, laundry soap, etc.), infant wipes and diapers (all sizes), infant OTC Tylenol, diaper cream, and gift cards (Albertsons, Publix, Walmart, Target).

Please drop off items to the Center for Leadership and Service in Peabody Hall by Friday, February 6. Help us support local Gainesville women!

11.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Earth Day 2009 Planning:
Gators For A Sustainable Campus is planning an Earth Day 2009 celebration and would love to have a diverse group of organizations come table at the event or even get involved with the planning process. We are hoping to have such activities as a clothing exchange, face painting and a dunk booth, all geared towards somewhat of a carnival theme. If you would like more information or to get involved, e-mail David Eardley at [log in to unmask]

12.     ANNOUNCEMENT: VISA Talent Show is Calling Performers!
We are looking for talented performers to showcase cultural traditions at the upcoming VISA Talent Show. The event is an integral part of the international month and will be held at the O'Connell center on Saturday, April 18. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, January 30. Questions or request for application:  E-mail Kasey Fu at [log in to unmask]

13.     ANNOUNCEMENT: Powershift 2009 in Washington DC
Want to meet Al Gore and Vandana Shiva? What about Nancy Pelosi?  Come to Powershift! From February 27 to March 2, thousands of young leaders will converge on Capitol Hill for Power Shift 2009, the second national youth summit to solve the climate crisis. A group of 55 students will be chosen from UF to attend. The cost is estimated to be $130 total for travel and lodging, if you contact [log in to unmask] before February 1.

14.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Sociology Club (NEW POSTING):
Come to the next Sociology Club meeting on Tuesday, February 3 at 6:00pm in TUR 2306.
A guest speaker will be talking about careers in retail.  Anyone is welcome, and free food will be served!

Questions?  Find us on Facebook, or e-mail us at [log in to unmask]

15.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineers Without Borders (NEW POSTING):
We'll be having an EWB general body meeting on Tuesday, February 3 at 7:30pm in ROG 122!

If you're interested in being on the exec board, this is a good meeting to come to; all of the exec board will be describing their positions and how much fun it is!  If you're not interested in being on the exec board, it's still a good meeting to come to because there will be the usual good times and updates on our international projects, local projects, research projects, and other fun ways to get involved with EWB at UF.

Come to find out more about how to get involved and save the planet in the process.

16.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-Legal Honor Society:
Interested in law school? Pre-Legal Honor Society will be holding its next meeting on Monday, February 2 in TUR L005 at 7:00pm. Jennifer Zedalis, Legal Skills Professor of UF's Levin College of Law will be speaking, and there will be free pizza after the meeting. For more information, please visit our web site: http://www.prelegaluf.org

17.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: AED Pre-Health Honor Society Applications (TODAY):
Are you a pre-health student? Pre-med? Pre-dent? Pre-pharm? Pre-vet? Alpha Epsilon Delta, UF's most active and respected pre-health honor society, is now recruiting. Opportunities include leadership, service, shadowing, and help in becoming a more qualified pre-professional student.

Qualifications:
1. Completed two semesters of college with at least one at UF (summer counts as a semester) 2. A cumulative and science GPA of at least 3.2 3. Completed and turned-in application by Friday, January 30 at 5:00pm in Reitz 330C 4. Successfully complete an interview

Applications are available at www.ufaed.org . Questions or website problems? Contact [log in to unmask]

18.     STUDENT ORG ANNOUNCEMENT: Programming Contest
The ACM Programming Team will be hosting a contest this Sunday, February 1 in CSE 113 starting at noon. It's open to all students, so come to solve puzzles, eat pizza, and compete for prizes! For more details and to RSVP, see the Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=48268988628 or e-mail Miorel Palii at [log in to unmask]

19.     EVENT: CaribSA Fashion and Talent Showcase (TODAY):
The Caribbean Student Association presents the Fashion Talent Showcase 2009 "Carnival: The Experience". This culturally exciting show will take place on January 30 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 7:00pm. We will also be collecting donations for Kids Against Hunger. Come out and enjoy a night full of music, color, and talent!

20.     EVENT: Free Improv Show (TODAY):
Theatre Strike Force will be performing a free improv comedy show at the Orange and Brew this Friday, January 30 at 10:00pm. Come see this legendary UF troupe as they try their best to make you wet yourself.

21.     EVENT: AIM for Africa Charity Show:
The Arts in Medicine Committee of UF Premed AMSA is putting on a charity show to benefit the Shands AIM for Africa: Rwanda Project. All the proceeds go towards providing the population of Rugerero, Gisenyi, Rwanda with health insurance for the next five years! Admission is only $5, more than enough money to provide one Rwandan with health insurance for a whole year. Acts include The Sedoctaves, Sweet City Action, and Los Hijos de Ismael. The show is this Saturday, January 31, at 7:00pm in the Shands MSB Auditorium.

22.     EVENT: UF College of Medicine Project Haiti Mixer:
Enjoy some refreshments with students from the UF College of Medicine. Highlights include our speaker Dr. Gessner who is the Director of Admissions for COM, a medical student panel, and tours. There will be a raffle for a free Kaplan MCAT course. This event is taking place on Saturday, January 31 from 9:00am-12:00pm in room C1-17 of the College of Medicine.

Tickets are $15 at the door and only $12 if you RSVP to [log in to unmask] (Please make the check out to "Project Haiti"). All proceeds go toward UFCOM Medical Relief Trip - Project Haiti.

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