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Honors Daily Opportunities List

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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, November 24, 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: Gatorship Participants (NEW POSTING):
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Hack Your Room 3D Printing Contest:
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Independent Study – Honors Video Project Editor:
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline for Fall Graduates to Submit Honors Completion Requirements (HC):
5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: How and When to Drop a Course (TODAY):
6.	EVENT: Honors Holiday Party Registration Open:
HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
7.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Prism T-Shirts to Benefit Honors Without Borders Cause:
8.	EVENT: Honors Ambassadors Informal Meet and Greet:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Future of Florida: Political Action Summit:
10.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Asian Americans and Politics (NEW POSTING):
11.	RESEARCH: Links to Summer STEM Research Programs (HC) (NEW POSTING):
12.	INTERNSHIP: Civil Rights Law Internships for Spring / Summer 2015 (HC) (NEW POSTING):
13.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Tutoring Positions:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
14.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Outreach Organization (NEW POSTING):
15.	LEADERSHIP: Genetics Club Positions Available:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
16.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Video Opportunity from the UF Marketing Department (NEW POSTING):
17.	EVENT: Last Regular Season Home Volleyball Match (NEW POSTING):
18.	EVENT: Workshop on Summer Internships for STEM Majors (NEW POSTING, TODAY):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gatorship Participants (NEW POSTING):
Congratulations to all Honors Gators who were recently accepted to Gatorship for the spring semester! As we announced on the Honors Daily, the Honors Program does sponsor all Honors students who participate. We will work directly with the Gatorship staff to identify the Honors students and to arrange your payment. You do not need to notify the Honors Office that you are participating.

2.	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 

3.	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.

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline for Fall Graduates to Submit Honors Completion Requirements (HC):
The deadline to submit Honors Program completion paperwork for fall graduates is December 5 at 4:30pm in 343 Infirmary. For more information, visit http://www.honors.ufl.edu/Completion-Requirements.aspx 

This includes students submitting paperwork for the certificate or the medallion. If you entered UF prior to Summer B 2012, you can choose either completion path. If you entered UF starting Summer B 2012 or later, you can only choose the medallion option. Questions? Please contact Dr. Johnson at [log in to unmask]  

5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: How and When to Drop a Course (TODAY):
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).

6.	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

7.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Prism T-Shirts to Benefit Honors Without Borders Cause:
Starting Friday, November 21, and up until Wednesday, December 3, come to the Honors Office to buy an incredibly attractive $10 "Prism" shirt! Not only will buying such an exquisite shirt allow you to rep your favorite Honors Magazine (ufprism.com), but it will also contribute to Honors Without Borders' "Spread the Love" cause. All profits from these shirts will go to a school for gifted children in Kenya!

8.	EVENT: Honors Ambassadors Informal Meet and Greet:
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

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Future of Florida: Political Action Summit:
Save the date for the Second Annual Future of Florida: Political Action Summit on February 20-22, 2015. The purpose of this summit is to educate and engage Florida's university students about voter registration and political activism. For information and an application go to http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/futureoffloridasummit

10.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Asian Americans and Politics (NEW POSTING):
Looking for an intriguing class to take for Spring? Tired of the same old courses? Check out POS4202: Asian Americans and Politics, taught by Dr. Sharon Austin.

This course focuses on the examination of the political behavior, attitudes and mobilization of Asian Americans in America by studying the racial stereotypes that plague them, their electoral behavior, the mobilizations tactics utilized in their communities, their response to violent crimes against members of their group and crime within their communities, Asian American conservatism, their views on affirmative action and the politics of Asian American women.

The course will be held T-7, and R-7&8 in Anderson 0034.  

For more questions about this course, please contact Dr. Austin at [log in to unmask]

Also be sure to check out the Asian American Studies minor!

11.	RESEARCH: Links to Summer STEM Research Programs (HC) (NEW POSTING):
For Undergraduates: Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx
 
For Financial Support in Graduate School: Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx
    
For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships: http://intern.nasa.gov
 
For tips on applying and associated resources: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/toolbox.aspx
 
For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/oceanscience.aspx
 
For opportunities specifically in Engineering: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

12.	INTERNSHIP: Civil Rights Law Internships for Spring / Summer 2015 (HC) (NEW POSTING):
Undergraduate internship opportunities are available with Southern Legal Counsel (SLC). SLC is a non-profit public interest law firm that focuses on civil rights litigation in areas such as: disability rights, constitutional law (including the First Amendment), special education, education, children’s rights, the rights of homeless persons, fair housing and preservation of affordable housing. 

Undergraduate students will assist with factual investigation; review responses to public records requests and organize documents; conduct research and prepare written memos; and assist with various aspects of discovery such as document analysis, organization and indexing depositions. Juniors or seniors preferred, with demonstrated interest in law, civil rights, and/or public policy.
Excellent research, oral and written communication skills required. 

Please mail a cover letter, resume and transcript to: Kirsten Clanton, Southern Legal Counsel, 1229 N.W. 12th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, 32601. Please indicate in which semester and how many hours per week you are interested.

13.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Tutoring Positions:
Are you a UF undergrad with at least a 3.5 GPA and an A- or higher in a course? The Broward Teaching Center is currently hiring tutors for a variety of chemistry, math, physics, business, and engineering courses for spring. If you would like to be considered for a tutor position on campus, please complete the “Tutor Application” on the Teaching Center website: https://teachingcenter.ufl.edu/employment.html. Be sure to state clearly what courses you would like to tutor in the online application.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

14.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Outreach Organization (NEW POSTING):
Volunteer Sign-ups are available for Memory Ward at Emeritus Retirement Home. We will be hosting games and activities and spending time with the residents of the Emeritus memory ward for a few hours (1:00-3:00pm) every Sunday. We have up to ten openings available per session. Please join our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/200654696624745) or our listserv (email us at [log in to unmask]) for further registration information.

Alzheimer's Outreach is an organization whose goal is to foster meaningful interactions with Alzheimer's patients. We aim to volunteer with these wonderful individuals, educate the community about the disease, and fundraise towards the research effort to cure Alzheimer's.

15.	LEADERSHIP: Genetics Club Positions Available:
Genetics Club is a recently established club with a goal to stimulate interest and promote genetics on campus and beyond. This organization is a good fit for anyone interested in genetics, epigenetics, evolution, etc. Currently there are 5 leadership positions we are looking to fill before we start in the next semester. Please refer to http://www.geneticsclub.com and contact us if interested.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

16.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Video Opportunity from the UF Marketing Department (NEW POSTING):
It’s Great To Be A Florida Gator! Prove it. Show us those amazing, unique, orange and blue, Gator seconds. Running stadiums, and yoga in the plaza. Show us scooters and lunch in the Reitz. Show us study sessions in Library West and tabling around Turlington.

Show us what is great, to you, about being a Gator. The best clips will be featured in the new UF brand campaign.

You have until November 25th.

How it works: Capture your 15 second video however you can (phone, camera, or webcams all work. See the following example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZVfYlfP0Pg)

Send it with your name and a mini-description to: [log in to unmask] Tell your friends and do it again.

Editor’s Note: This is a great way to showcase Honors students and the Honors Program! We’d love to see many of you submit videos – perhaps wearing some Honors swag???

17.	EVENT: Last Regular Season Home Volleyball Match (NEW POSTING):
The last regular season home volleyball match takes place on Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00pm against South Carolina. This will be the last regular season game in the original O’Connell Center, as it is being renovated following basketball season! Seniors will be recognized; corn hole will be set up on the concourse between Gates 3 and 4 starting at 6:00pm; and the first 250 students receive a free t-shirt. If you’re still in town on Wednesday, you don’t want to miss out!

18.	EVENT: Workshop on Summer Internships for STEM Majors (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
National and international summer internship programs offer wonderful opportunities to develop the scientific skills most important to success in a professional career: designing experiments, problem-solving, interpreting results, communicating one’s science to various audiences, and navigating difficult ethical situations. 

In addition, it is an opportunity to discuss science and to start building your professional network with world-renowned scientists and with the best and brightest peers from other institutions. 
Program benefits include: stipend (3-5K), housing or housing allowance, test preparation, workshops, seminars and poster presentations.

The Association of Future Physician-Scientists has successfully sent its officers to the best programs in the nation. In this workshop, our officers and other guests will engage you in a discussion about how we can help you to be a competitive and successful applicant to these programs. 

You will learn more about:
-	Program requirements
-	National and international programs
-	Programs funded by National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health
-	National lab programs
-	Amgen Scholars and The Leadership Alliance programs
-	Getting the most out of your experience
-	Networking

This workshop is especially helpful for underclassmen looking for opportunities to learn about the world of research. We will be holding this event on Monday, November 24 at 7:00pm in Turlington 011. Please RSVP on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/285759428288763/



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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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