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University Honors Program, 343 Infirmary, 352-392-1519, http://www.honors.ufl.edu

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Honors Daily Opportunities List is an official UF e-publication sent to all members of the UF Honors Program.





Table of Contents

HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Text Message Reminders from Honors (NEW POSTING):
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Brown Bag Lunch with the Director:
3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Group Advising Q&A Sessions (TODAY):
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Check ISIS / Spring Registration Prep:
5.	HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Scholarship Prep Course Application Available:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
6.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Meeting:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Distinguished Professor Lecture Series:
8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Hendrick Smith - Who Stole the American Dream? (H-Box):
9.	STUDY ABROAD: Spring Break African Americans in Paris Program (HC):
10.	INTERNSHIP: Finance Internship with CrowdLaw - Local Innovation Hub Start-up (HC):
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
11.	LEADERSHIP: Servant Leadership Institute (NEW POSTING):
12.	LEADERSHIP: Servant Leader Roundtable on Health/Medicine (NEW POSTING):
13.	LEADERSHIP: Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program (NEW POSTING):
14.	VOLUNTEER: Florida Alternative Breaks Info Session and Trip Sign Up (HC):
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
15.	ANNOUNCEMENT: ECAASU Travel Scholarship Application (NEW POSTING):
16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, October 28 (TODAY):
17.	EVENT: Screening of FRESH (NEW POSTING):
18.	EVENT: Friends of the Library Book Sale (H-Box):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Text Message Reminders from Honors (NEW POSTING):
You can now sign up to receive periodic text message notifications from the Honors Program. Please note this is completely optional, and we are not going to spam your phone. This service is free, but your standard text messaging rates apply. To opt in to this service, you can do one of two things:

Send a text to (352) 400-4460 with the message @UFHONORS

Or enter your number at https://www.remind.com/join/ufhonors

Either way, we will not be able to see your phone number, but we will be able to send you texts until you opt out.

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Brown Bag Lunch with the Director:
Bring a sandwich and chat with the director, Dr. Law, over lunch. Limited to ten students in November and December and six on October 29. Sign up in the Honors office, 343 Infirmary.  Discussion can be about the state of the Honors Program, course offerings, opportunities, anything you like and want to discuss!  

Lunch takes place 6th period (12:50-1:40pm) on Wednesdays in 302 Infirmary unless otherwise noted: October 29 (Honors conference room); November 12 and 19; December 3 and 10.  

3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Group Advising Q&A Sessions (TODAY):
Dr. Johnson will be holding two group advising Q&A sessions for students who have questions about processes, resources, and other general advising and registration issues. Sample questions might be - How does early registration work? What the heck is on a degree audit? Who do I talk to about...(changing a major, dropping a class, adding a major/minor, etc.)? 

You don't have to stay for the entire session - come and go as you please. Note, we will not be pulling up your individual records on ISIS during the session, so keep that in mind. We hope this will help for those of you who just have questions about these topics now that appointment spots are starting to fill and drop-in hours are busier.

Tuesday, October 28 from 4:05-4:55pm in 302 Infirmary. No pre-registration required.

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Check ISIS / Spring Registration Prep:
Spring registration will be here sooner than you think, so now is a great time for first year students in particular to check ISIS for holds and other information. Most of these holds cannot be removed by an honors advisor, so you don't want to wait until the last minute to take care of them. Early registration for first and second year honors students takes place October 30 and 31 - this date will sneak up on you! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/310095185856869/ 

Spring schedule of courses: http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc/201501/all/

Spring honors course descriptions: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/courses/CoursesSpring2015.aspx

First-year students should have an alcohol education hold on their record - this hold will not be removed until you have completed the online alcohol education seminar. For more information about this hold, visit https://www.dso.ufl.edu/nsfp/first-year-experience/alcohol-education/ 

Engineering majors now have an advising hold - you must meet with an **engineering** advisor (**not honors**) to get your engineering advising hold removed. To view the list of engineering advisors by department, visit http://www.eng.ufl.edu/students/advising/who-is-my-advisor/ 

Other majors may also require you to meet with an advisor *in your department* so keep checking for these types of holds, as you can't wait until the last minute to meet with an advisor.

Also check for other holds, including financial holds, admissions credentials holds (usually a missing HS transcript or dual enrollment transcript), and emergency contact or local address holds. Staying on top of holds will make the registration process much smoother. Note, you will not be able to register for classes until your holds are removed. No advisor is able to override that for you, not even for early registration. You are responsible for taking care of your holds in a timely manner.

While you are on ISIS, verify that UF has received your AP/IB/AICE scores - go to My Record -> Test Scores. If you do not see your scores listed, you will need to submit those scores to UF as soon as possible. Without those scores, you may have difficulty registering for courses that need those credits as prerequisites, or you may be considered off-track if you are counting those credits as tracking courses. Your spring registration start time may be impacted by the number of credit hours you have as well. If you have missing scores, you may contact College Board / IB / AICE to have them resend your scores. Alternatively, you may be able to talk to Admissions about how to verify your scores from your original reports. Please contact them directly for further clarification.

5.	HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Scholarship Prep Course Application Available:
Applications are now being accepted for IDH4715: Professional Development Strategies. This one credit class will meet Thursdays, 8th period and is reserved for first and second year students interested in applying for the UF nomination for prestigious scholarships such as the Truman, Goldwater, Udall, Fulbright, and more. For more information on these highly competitive awards, please visit the Honors website: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/Prestigious-External-Scholarships.aspx

IDH4715 will focus on how to write personal statements/essays and otherwise prepare applications, as well as how to prepare in other ways for the competition: researching and planning, organizing a timeline, preparing for interviews, acquiring good letters of recommendation, etc. Both oral and written communication skills will be addressed in the class, which will be graded S-U (pass/fail).

Email a complete application form to Regan Garner at [log in to unmask] by November 24. The application can be found at this link: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/Forms.aspx

Students selected for the course will be notified and registered for the course no later than December 12 (possibly much sooner based on when the application is received).




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

6.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Meeting:
Are you interested in community service and volunteer work both locally and abroad?  Honors Without Borders (HWB) will be hosting their next general body meeting on Thursday, October 30 at 8:20pm in New Physics Building (NPB) room 1101.  We will be discussing our upcoming service opportunities, fundraisers, and writing cards to be sent to schoolchildren in Kenya (Spread the Love).




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Distinguished Professor Lecture Series:
The University of Florida Faculty Senate is honored to present the 2014-2015 Distinguished Professor Lecture Series featuring University of Florida faculty recently promoted to Distinguished Professor. These lectures will educate us, inform us and provide opportunities for discussion.  

Our first lecture is on Wednesday, October 29 at 4:00pm in the Emerson Hall classroom/auditorium with Bruce J. MacFadden, PhD, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, Distinguished Professor of Biology, Geological Sciences and Latin American Studies. The title of his lecture will be:  "Discovering the ancient biodiversity of the New World tropics: A once-in-a-century opportunity in Panama".

Refreshments will be served.

8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Hendrick Smith - Who Stole the American Dream? (H-Box):
Hedrick Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and Emmy award-winning correspondent, will speak at the Bob Graham Center on Wednesday, October 29 at 6:00pm in Pugh Hall.
 
His best-seller, "Who Stole the American Dream" is a portrait of the past 30 years of U.S. political and economic history.
 
For PBS, Hedrick Smith has created 26 prime-time specials and mini-series since
1989 including: "Inside the Terror Network," "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?" "The Wall Street Fix," "Inside Gorbachev's USSR," "Can You Afford to Retire?" and "Rediscovering Dave Brubeck."
 
He has won most of television's top awards including two Emmys, two national public service awards, and two Dupont-Columbia Gold batons for the best public affairs programs on U.S. television in 1991 and in 2002.
 
A book signing will be held immediately following the event.

9.	STUDY ABROAD: Spring Break African Americans in Paris Program (HC):
Are you looking for an interesting elective and a chance to study in Paris, France? Dr. Sharon Austin will teach an African Americans in Paris course (POS 4956 or AFA 4905) for 2-3 credits in Paris, France during spring break 2015. Students can earn 2 credits for the class if they do the assigned readings, short papers, and attend the class sessions and events in Paris. They can earn 3 credits if they do these things and write an additional 8-12 page paper after we return to UF.  

Before we leave for Paris, the class will have to watch online lectures and documentaries and write four 3-4 page papers. In Paris, we will visit a number of historic sites of significance to African Americans such as the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, the Versailles Palace, the Montmartre district, the Latin Quarter, and others. Students will also have a free day so that they can visit additional sites in Paris on their own or take a day trip to a nearby city.  

The $2300 cost for undergraduates doesn't include airfare, but does include lodging, some meals, transportation in Paris, and tickets to all of the site visits. Students can use their financial aid to pay for some or all of the costs, but will have to contact someone in the financial aid office about it. Please contact Dr. Sharon Austin at [log in to unmask] if you would like to receive additional information or look at: http://afam.clas.ufl.edu/2013/07/30/african-americans-in-paris-course-to-be-offered-during-spring-break-2014/

10.	INTERNSHIP: Finance Internship with CrowdLaw - Local Innovation Hub Start-up (HC):
Are you interested in finance? Do you care about justice? Do the expressions angel investment, seed round and social entrepreneurship register with you? Are you a hard-worker with a go-getter personality? If you answered yes to these questions, keep reading.

CrowdLaw wants good people to join our startup to help deliver our positively-disruptive products to those we serve.

About this position: A finance internship that gives you the opportunity to work for experienced SF Bay Area social entrepreneurs running a dynamic startup. 

Under the direction of CrowdLaw's Finance Team, originally founded in San Francisco - currently operating out of Innovation Hub @ UF, you will assist us providing research in various areas of corporate finance. 

Specifically, business performance and capital structure, identifying key business drivers, vetting investment requirements, improving overall business operations decision-making, and assisting with ad-hoc projects including presentations and key analysis.

This is a part-time position for someone willing to put in up to 30 hours per week.  

What will you learn?
- Ins and outs of raising private equity capital for social ventures
- How to conduct relevant financial research for startups
- How to create effective pitch materials and presentations for investors
- How to work well with others and be a part of something unique and impactful

About you: The ideal candidate will have a passion for finance, with a proven ability to get results in a fast-paced environment and the ability to handle a diverse and challenging workload.

Qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in B.S. or MBA (first year) in Finance, Economics, or equivalent with expected graduation before 2016
- Prior internship or full-time experience focused with references from previous employers
- Superior analytical and financial modeling skills
- Extensive knowledge of MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, 
- Extremely detail-oriented, organized, and demonstrated ability to multi-task and shift priorities quickly
- Highly motivated and able to thrive and think clearly under pressure and tight deadlines
- Team player with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and a focus on business issues
- Superior communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume through InternMatch or via email. No phone calls please. https://www.internmatch.com/internships/crowdlaw/finance-internship 

For more information about CrowdLaw, check out this recent article about them: http://bit.ly/1x8Zezr and/or visit their website at http://launch.crowdlaw.net/introduction/




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

11.	LEADERSHIP: Servant Leadership Institute (NEW POSTING):
The Servant Leadership Institute is a day long experience for student groups who are interested in increasing the breadth and depth of their impact on the UF campus and in the Gainesville community. As a participant in the Servant Leader Institute, you will have the opportunity to network, problem solve, and develop skills and knowledge related to servant leadership, coalition building, and service-learning with other student leaders, Gainesville community members, and UF faculty and staff. The Institute will take place on November 8 from 9:00am-7:00pm. Applications are due by November 3. Apply at http://bit.ly/UFServantLeader

12.	LEADERSHIP: Servant Leader Roundtable on Health/Medicine (NEW POSTING):
The Center for Leadership and Service continues its Servant Leader Roundtable series with an event focused on health and medicine. The Health/Medicine roundtable is scheduled for November 6 in the Jennings Classroom from 6:30-8:30pm. This opportunity focuses on student organizations discussing and addressing prominent health-field related issues, connecting and collaborating with similar organizations, and discovering ways the Center for Leadership and Service can best provide support. If you are an officer of an organization whose mission is primarily service, philanthropy, or leadership education, RSVP here: bit.ly/1thLxuL 
If you have any questions, contact Lauren DiGiovanni at [log in to unmask]

13.	LEADERSHIP: Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program (NEW POSTING):
Looking to refine your leadership skills this summer in our nation's capital? The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program invites rising juniors (by year, not by credit) to participate in their fully funded five-week program this summer. As fellows you will have the exclusive opportunity to create an action oriented plan to support the cause you believe in by working with our nation's top leaders of today, letting you think big about making a difference for your mission oriented service project.

Opportunities for those selected range from engaging with executives at the nation's presidential library to intimate access at the Smithsonian Museum. Applications are due by February 1. Approximately 12 participants will be selected, so this is a very competitive opportunity. Please visit the Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program website to learn more and apply today:
http://www.mountvernon.org/library/leadership-programs/mount-vernon-fellows

14.	VOLUNTEER: Florida Alternative Breaks Info Session and Trip Sign Up (HC):
Official trip sign up for Florida Alternative Breaks is at the Issue Fair on Thursday, October 30 in the Reitz Breezeway from 6:00-8:00pm. Students will be able to meet site leaders from all of the trips, learn more about each destination, and pay their deposits for their trips to reserve a spot. Payment plans and scholarships available.

Like us on Facebook and visit us at leadershipandservice.ufl.edu to check out all of our trips.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

15.	ANNOUNCEMENT: ECAASU Travel Scholarship Application (NEW POSTING):
Applications are now available for the partial travel scholarship to the 2015 ECAASU Conference. This opportunity not only lets you travel at a reduced cost to Boston for one of the nation's largest student-run conferences, but also allows you to participate in a program that will educate you about Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) and social justice issues, and furthermore develop an action plan that will let you create meaningful change in the greater community.

The application can be found at tinyurl.com/ecaasugators2015 and is due Sunday, November 2 at 11:59pm. Please contact Narayan Kulkarni at [log in to unmask] with any questions.

16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, October 28 (TODAY):
- Network of enlightened Women at 6:15pm in Turlington, room 2333. Focus: Discussing women's rights in the United States, women's issues across the globe, and our upcoming guest speaker event. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/300689573464356 

- Arts in Health at 7:15pm in MUB 121. Focus: Discussing upcoming events such as Dollies Without Borders at Shands, the Painting Social for Empty Bowls, and more. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/783867818341815/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/UFartsinhealth/ 

17.	EVENT: Screening of FRESH (NEW POSTING):
Cultural Arts Coalition and Cinema Verde present the film FRESH on Thursday, October 30 at 6:00pm at the Wilhelmina Johnson Resource Center, 321 NW 10th St.

Join us for this enlightening and informative film about healthy and local food and ways you can improve your health by eating simple and more economically. The underground documentary that became a massive grassroots success, FRESH is the embodiment of the good food movement.

FRESH began as a grassroots effort for a grassroots movement, and it's been tremendously exciting to see the movie spread like wildfire. FRESH is a community of over 100,000 advocates for healthier, more sustainable food, a film that's used all over the world as a platform to raise awareness and connect people to solutions in their community. But that's not good enough.

The film will be followed by a tasty cooking demonstration by Diedre Houchen. Fresh vegetables will be provided by Siembre Farms. Our guests will also enjoy some great food provided by Reggae Shack.

Admission to the event is $10-12. There are a few scholarships available. For information call 352-372-0216

18.	EVENT: Friends of the Library Book Sale (H-Box):
The largest book sale of its kind in Florida happens biannually right here in Gainesville, and it started over the weekend! Bring your bags and boxes (they aren't provided there) to 430 North Main St to search through more than 500,000 books, records, games, CDs, DVDs, audio, video, paintings, posters, prints, puzzles, and magazines that have been donated for this sale. Most prices range from $0.25 to $4.00. All profits are used for the Alachua County Library District and for community literacy projects.

Tuesday, October 28: 12:00-7:00pm (1/2 price day)
Wednesday, October 29: 12:00-6:00pm ($0.10 day)

This is a great opportunity to pick up books for pleasure reading, scan for older editions of textbooks, as well as to collect books for various philanthropy drives. People actually camp out Friday night for the opening day, which is why we selected the FOL sale as an H-Box community card! You can't miss it!




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You can find Honors Daily Opportunity List Archives at http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/honors-l.html

To submit an announcement for posting, please complete the online form at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/apps/HonorsDaily.aspx

Connect to the Honors Program - 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UFHonors
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UFHonors
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ufhonors  
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ufhonors/ 
Calendar: http://bit.ly/ufhonorscalendar 
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/2898425/
Text Message: https://www.remind.com/join/ufhonors 


University Honors Program, 343 Infirmary, 352-392-1519, http://www.honors.ufl.edu

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