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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Tuesday, November 18, 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: Hack Your Room 3D Printing Contest:
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Independent Study - Honors Video Project Editor:
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Brown Bag Lunch with the Director:
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: How and When to Drop a Course:
5.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship (HC):
6.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant:
7.	EVENT: Honors Holiday Party Registration Open:
HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
8.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Art Show Now Accepting Submissions:
9.	EVENT: Honors Ambassadors Informal Meet and Greet (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Narratives of Capitalism: Reading and Writing the Future of the Global Economy (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Rap and Islam in France Lecture (H-Box) (TODAY):
12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Summer Prelaw Program in NYC with Cornell:
13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: International Education Week (TODAY):
14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel Discussion (TODAY):
15.	STUDY ABROAD: Opportunities to Go Abroad Again Mini Fair (NEW POSTING):
16.	STUDY ABROAD: Semester at Sea Info Session (HC) (TODAY):
17.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Rome Info Session (HC):
18.	INTERNSHIP: Campaign Manager for City Commission Candidate (HC):
19.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: RepDIALS Student Fundraiser Positions (NEW POSTING):
20.	RESEARCH: Amgen Scholars Program with the NIH (HC):
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
21.	VOLUNTEER: TailGator Recycling Program:
22.	LEADERSHIP: NaviGators International Mentor Applications:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
23.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Poinsettias in the Butterfly Rainforest:
24.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, September 19:
25.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, September 20:
26.	EVENT: Palestinian People's Week (TODAY):
27.	EVENT: The State of Women's Affairs Address:
28.	EVENT: RUB Entertainment presents: Corin Roddick of Purity Ring DJ Set (TODAY):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Hack Your Room 3D Printing Contest:
The Honors Program and Marston Science Library are sponsoring a challenge for you to design and print a 3D object for your room that will make college life easier and more enjoyable. 

If you haven't attended a 3D printing workshop at Marston, you can learn more about 3D design and printing here: http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/3dprinter . 3D printers are available in Marston and in the Health Science Center Libraries. 

You must be a current Honors student to participate. One submission per person, no team entries allowed. All submissions must be an original or repurposed modeled creation made by you. 

Your submission must include your printed object (printed at either Marston or the Health Science Center Library) and the completed application form (signed by the library employee who helped with your printing consultation). 

There are three categories for the contest:
- Usefulness: how relevant the object is to college life
- Creativity: the novelty and originality of the object
- Brand recognition: best use of the Honors theme

One winner from each category will receive an Amazon gift card. 

Deadline to submit is Monday, December 8 at 5:00pm in the Honors Office, 343 Infirmary. Winners will be announced on December 10, and all objects will be displayed at our Design Showcase on December 11 in 302 Infirmary. All participants will have the opportunity to share their design files in the UF Institutional Repository for future UF community members to utilize.

The application form is available here: http://bit.ly/hackyourroom 

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Independent Study - Honors Video Project Editor:
Are you good with a video camera? The Honors Interns are looking for a qualified individual to serve as videographer for a special recruitment project we will be working on next semester. If selected, the videographer will receive Honors Independent Study credit for their work. Please note that because of the credit you will receive for this project, you will be expected to remain committed to the project for the entire semester. The script will be provided by the Interns.

To fulfill the requirements of this position, it is necessary that the applicant have access to equipment for filming and editing. That equipment is not available through the Honors Office.

Applications should consist of a cover letter expressing interest / qualifications and a link to at least one (1) example of a video filmed and edited by the applicant. All those interested should direct applications and inquiries to Honors Intern, Ally Eboli at [log in to unmask] The application is due by November 25.

3.	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. 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: November 19; December 3 and 10.  

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: How and When to Drop a Course:
The deadline to drop a class is Monday, November 24 at 5:00pm. You must go to your college's advising office to drop the class. Honors advisors cannot drop you from classes. For your college advising office location, visit http://www.ufadvising.ufl.edu/advisers.aspx  

You have a limited number of drops at UF. Generally, you have two drops for your first sixty hours attempted at UF (not including incoming credit brought in through AP/IB or dual enrollment) and two drops in upper-division. Hence it is not a good idea to use a drop lightly, as you may need it another semester in a true emergency.

Many people, including medical schools, recommend *not* dropping a course if you are earning a "C" or higher. A transcript littered with W's does not impress grad schools, med schools or prestigious scholarships competitions. On the other hand, those programs are not impressed with a D+ in a course you were too afraid to drop. 

If you drop a tracking course for your major, the drop may set you behind for that major. Dropping a tracking course may also be an indicator that you are in the wrong major.

A full-time course load is 12 hours, and students need to be at least full-time for some scholarships and financial aid. If you are not sure about course load requirements for your situation, please check with the Student Financial Aid Office.  

Students who are on Bright Futures must repay the cost of any courses dropped. For more information about Bright Futures repayment, contact Student Financial Affairs and not the Honors Program, as honors advisors are not financial aid advisors.

All the above being said, sometimes there is no other option and one needs to drop a course.  You should drop a course if you are clearly failing it (note, a "B" in a course does not equal failure).

5.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship (HC):
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 fellowships of $5000 each and 6 at $15000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select only one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Selection is based on the applicant's promise of success in graduate or professional study, including academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, work sample, personal statement and career goals, and acceptance at an approved graduate or professional program.

Open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members, or those who have accepted membership by June 30, 2015 and have applied to enroll as a full time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study during the next academic year.

Contact the local chapter representative, Jeanna Mastrodicasa, at [log in to unmask] for further information about the local deadline to apply. For more information, visit phikappaphi.org/fellowship

6.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant:
Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. There are 50 awards available at $1000 each. 

Open to any undergraduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 who is participating in a study abroad program between May 1-November 30, 2015 (Session A) or December 1-May 31, 2016 (Session B). Must have applied and/or been accepted into a study abroad program. You do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply!

For more information and to apply, visit phikappaphi.org/studyabroad

Deadlines: February 15 for Session A programs; September 15 for Session B programs

7.	EVENT: Honors Holiday Party Registration Open:
Registration is now available for the Honors Holiday Party taking place on Monday, December 8 from 6:00-8:00pm at the University of Florida President's House. Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket in order to come, along with at least 2 food items for the local Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. 

There will be a limited number of tickets available, so please do not claim a ticket unless you are 100% certain you can attend the party. Those who cancel at the last minute or do not show up to the event will be required to reimburse the Honors Office for their ticket ($20), and they will not be allowed to participate in the Spring Honors Banquet. Seriously, do not register unless you are 100% planning to come to the event.

We will maintain a short waiting list if we run out of tickets. Tickets are non-transferable.  

Register here: http://bit.ly/honorsparty14




HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

8.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Art Show Now Accepting Submissions:
Wanna show your art? Brought to you by the Student Honors Organization, Luminaire is an opportunity for all UF artists to showcase their impressive visual and performance work. Submissions will be accepted until November 20. For those interested in attending the event and/or submitting art, please visit luminaireuf.wix.com/artshow or email [log in to unmask]

9.	EVENT: Honors Ambassadors Informal Meet and Greet (NEW POSTING):
Interested in joining the Honors Ambassadors? Come out to Graham Gallery on Tuesday, December 2 from 6:00-8:00pm and meet the Honors Ambassadors to learn more about the organization and how to apply! The Honors Ambassadors' primary function is serving the Honors Program through giving tours and putting on an annual Visitation Day for high school students interested in the UF Honors Program, as well as putting on events for current Honors students such as the Honors Involvement Conference and monthly "Honors on Thursdays" informational videos. Dress for the Informal Meet & Greet is casual, and you may come for any portion of the event that you are available.




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Narratives of Capitalism: Reading and Writing the Future of the Global Economy (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
Christopher Michaelson (University of St. Thomas) will give this lecture on Thursday, November 20 at 5:30pm in 150 Hough Hall.

Human beings make narrative sense of life, including economic life, to understand: who works and why, what and when to produce, and how much and where to consume. The novel has become a classic, near-universal form of critical, narrative expression. Through reading and analyzing novels, we can explore how individuals and societies represent the relationship between ethical and economic values, meaning and money, and the good life and prosperity. The novel is a valuable analytical instrument at the same time that it may have intrinsic value as a work of art. However, it is also an economic product, influencing and influenced by commercial markets. The demands of work, competing forms of entertainment and enlightenment, and technological change challenge narrative forms to adapt to evolving lifestyles, preferences, and communication methods. What will be the major narratives in the future of the global economy? And what forms might those narratives take? 
 
After earning a Ph.D. in philosophical aesthetics and ethics, Christopher Michaelson defied philosophical and practical logic to launch a business advisory career in New York. A few years later, he began his academic career while leaving a foot in practice. For most of the past 12 years, he has combined full-time academic positions with part-time business practice and community service. Currently, he is an associate professor of Ethics & Business Law at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul, on the Business & Society faculty at New York University, and a Global Advisory Director with PwC. 

11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Rap and Islam in France Lecture (H-Box) (TODAY):
On Tuesday, November 18 from 12:00-1:00pm in 200 Walker Hall, Ben Hebblethwaite, 2013-2014 Rothman Faculty Summer Fellow (Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures), will present, "Rap and Islam in France: Arabic Islamic Language Contact with Vernacular French."
 
Immigration to urban areas in contemporary French society has contributed significantly to the internationalization of language. This is most evident through cases of lexical borrowing. This presentation will discuss influences from Arabic, one of the main immigrant languages, in French vernacular rap. Rap lyrics form planned and poetic corpora that represent the urban vernacular spoken in the ethnic enclaves that surround French cities, especially Paris. 

This presentation focuses on the results from 73 lexical surveys that were collected in four weeks of fieldwork in Paris, 2014. Additional perspectives from observational research in 5 mosques as well as several hip hop concerts help to contextualize the results. I explore the meaning of the quantitative results and analyze variables like gender, age, languages known, and exposure to rap music. The French rap industry is the second largest in the world; the rappers who form the Muslim majority within it have a significant impact on accelerating the borrowing of numerous Arabic words and expressions in contemporary French.

12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Summer Prelaw Program in NYC with Cornell:
Thinking about becoming a lawyer? Then join us this summer for the Cornell University Prelaw Program in New York City. Designed for undergrads who will complete their sophomore year or higher by June 2015, this program features:
- A four-credit course, "Introduction to the American Legal System"
- A limited number of selective internships at law firms or in legal departments, and 
- The opportunity to explore the law and culture of New York City.

Internships are available to give you experience and insight into the law profession. They are optional, unpaid, limited in number, and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Program dates are June 1-July 10. For more information, visit www.sce.cornell.edu/prelaw

13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: International Education Week (TODAY):
November 17 - 21 has been designated as International Education Week. International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, presents an annual opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The University of Florida has developed a calendar of events in celebration of IEW, which you can find here: http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/IEW.html 

14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel Discussion (TODAY):
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from UF and Gainesville will be available to share their experiences, have your questions answered, and offer tips to guide you through the application process.

Learn if PC is right for you! Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime and offers two years of international experience after graduation. https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/RPCV.html

This discussion will take place in the International Center's large conference room (the Hub) on Tuesday, November 18 from 3:00-3:50pm.

15.	STUDY ABROAD: Opportunities to Go Abroad Again Mini Fair (NEW POSTING):
The UF International Center will host an "Opportunities to Go Abroad Again" mini-fair from 4:00-6:00pm in the International Center Large Conference Room on Wednesday, November 19 for students who have studied abroad and might be interested in going abroad again. Representatives from the Fulbright Program, the Peace Corps, the Master's in International Business Program, Teaching English Abroad Programs, and the UF International Center will be on hand to answer questions about different ways to go back abroad.

16.	STUDY ABROAD: Semester at Sea Info Session (HC) (TODAY):
Join us for a Semester at Sea drop-in between 2:00-4:00pm on Tuesday, November 18 in the Small Conference Room at the UF International Center (Hub). This will be a great opportunity to speak with UF alumni about their experiences studying abroad with Semester at Sea and learn about upcoming voyages.

17.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Rome Info Session (HC):
Do you dream of studying abroad in Rome? You can make it happen! The UF in Rome Language and Culture Program (Summer B 2015) will hold an information session on Wednesday, November 19 at 5:10pm in PUGH 302. Visit the program website for further information: 
http://users.clas.ufl.edu/sherrie/roma2015

Contact: Professor Sherrie Nunn, [log in to unmask]

18.	INTERNSHIP: Campaign Manager for City Commission Candidate (HC):
My name is Lucas Jewell, and I'm running for Gainesville City Commission District 1. The election is on March 17. The position I'm looking to fill is the campaign manager position. This person will have an integral role in formulating a winning election strategy. The campaign has already raised some money, so the campaign manager will advise the treasurer and candidate on the most efficient methods of allocating campaign funds. I'm looking for someone who is very organized and comfortable with delegating tasks. The campaign website isn't up yet, but we have Facebook.com/VoteForJewell with a campaign platform posted. Those interested can email a statement of interest with relevant qualifications to [log in to unmask]

19.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: RepDIALS Student Fundraiser Positions (NEW POSTING):
Are you looking for a job on campus with hours that fit your schedule? Are you looking to earn valuable experience for your resume? Apply for a Student Fundraiser position with UF's Florida RepDIALS. Hiring students who are professional, well-spoken and with a good work ethic. Starting at $8.50/hour with the opportunity for bonuses.

Qualifications: Current UF student, preferably 2016, 2017 or 2018 graduates. Minimum nine hours per week with Friday's and Saturday's off.

For more information, please visit www.floridafund.uff.ufl.edu/RepDials. Apply at ufl.thecallingcenter.com

Editor's Note: These are the students who make the fundraising calls on behalf of the Honors Program. It would be *great* to see more honors students holding positions here, as you know best how to talk about the program when calling parents and alumni. 

20.	RESEARCH: Amgen Scholars Program with the NIH (HC):
NIH-Amgen Scholars will spend the summer (June 8-August 14) working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

NIH-Amgen Scholars will be immersed in a culture of translational science and will explore important elements of the basic, translational and clinical research enterprise. Scholars will be matched with research mentors in the Intramural Research Program (IRP) on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Scholars will receive a monthly stipend and Transhare benefits for travel within the Metro DC area. Housing and travel support for all NIH-Amgen Scholars will be arranged by the Foundation for the NIH.

This program is designed for students interested in a PhD and combined degree programs in the sciences, not for pre-med students. Students with experience with health disparities and a keen interest in learning more about the biological, environmental, social, and genetic causes of health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. Any science discipline is eligible.

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Be enrolled for Fall 2015 as an undergraduate. Be a rising junior or senior. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Application: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip 

Applications are due February 2 at 11:59pm. Complete the standard NIH Summer Internship Program application and choose NIH-Amgen Scholars Program from the drop-down menu in item 9. You should discuss three important elements in the cover letter: research interests and educational/career goals; understanding of, experience with, and interest in learning more about health disparities; leadership experiences in school and in the community.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

21.	VOLUNTEER: TailGator Recycling Program:
Volunteer with the TailGator Recycling program this Saturday, November 22 from 10:00-11:30AM. 

You can sign up using the following survey link: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_02n2GxqHsJ5hYrz

For more information, please refer to the Sustainable UF Facebook page.

22.	LEADERSHIP: NaviGators International Mentor Applications:
Are you interested in international cultures? Are you looking to expand your horizons and make friends with students from all over the world? If so, NaviGators International is for you! Every semester, we pair each of our American students with an international exchange student. You serve as their guide to Gainesville, to Florida and to the United States in general. Long-lasting friendships are not uncommon between our mentors and mentees, and we offer several fun trips for our American and international students during every semester. 

To apply and for more details, please visit http://www.ufnavigatorsinternational.com/




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

23.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Poinsettias in the Butterfly Rainforest:
Visit the "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History from November 15 through December 31 to see the remarkable presentation of multicolor poinsettias, which make an ideal backdrop for holiday photographs. Daily butterfly releases are held at 2:00pm with additional weekend releases at 3:00pm and 4:00pm, weather permitting. UF students with a valid Gator 1 card receive free admission year-round.

24.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, September 19:
- Neuroscience Club at 7:20pm in Little Hall, room 121. Focus: Data Blitz where six undergraduate students will be giving brief 5 minute presentations about their research. Contact: [log in to unmask]

25.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, September 20:
- Gators for UNICEF at 6:00pm in Anderson 134. Focus: Wrap-up and reflection on the last semester. Contact: [log in to unmask] 

- oSTEM at 7:20pm in Little Hall room 125. Focus: Get and give advice in our open discussion on anything and everything career-related! For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/594570890665723

- Global Medical Training at 7:20pm in Matherly 103. Focus: Hear from our faculty advisor and learn about the organization and upcoming trips. Those who attend the entire meeting will be entered into a raffle for $150 off a trip.

26.	EVENT: Palestinian People's Week (TODAY):
A celebration of Palestinian culture as a form of resistance against oppression and discrimination. 

Monday, November 17: Palestinian Cultural Fair at the Plaza of the Americas, 11:00am-2:00pm.

Tuesday, November 18: Co-Sponsored Cultural Fashion Show with Arabic Student Association in the Grand Ballroom, Salon E at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, November 19: Vigil for Palestine in Turlington Plaza at 5:30pm.

Thursday, November 20: Hands off Al Aqsa Demonstration, Time/Place TBA.

27.	EVENT: The State of Women's Affairs Address:
The State of Women's Affairs Address is a meeting of engaged student body members, Gainesville citizens, student organization leaders, campus powers, and city officials. This event seeks to address the current, past, and future climate for woman-identified peoples both on campus and in the larger surrounding area. The event will be on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00pm in the Pugh Ocora.

28.	EVENT: RUB Entertainment presents: Corin Roddick of Purity Ring DJ Set (TODAY):
Start your week off right with a free concert! RUB Entertainment is hosting Corin Roddick of Purity Ring. He will be performing a DJ set in the Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, November 18 from 9:30-11:00pm. Wristbanding starts at 9:00pm and backpacks will not be allowed.

Come out and bring your friends for a fun-filled Tuesday night!



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