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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, January 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: Pick Up Your H-Box:
2.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline to Apply to Graduate in Spring:
3.	STUDY ABROAD: Honors in Belgium through Clemson (NEW POSTING):
4.	STUDY ABROAD: Honors in Peru through UNC-Wilmington:
5.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Beinecke Scholarship Deadline Approaching:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
6.	EVENT: Sundaes on Sunday:
7.	EVENT: SHO General Body Meeting:
8.	EVENT: Hume Assassin Informational Meeting:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Study Abroad Fair (NEW POSTING):
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Free LSAT Seminar:
11.	RESEARCH: Undergraduate Research Seminar Presenters Needed:
12.	RESEARCH: Participants Needed for Study to Improve Your Health:
13.	RESEARCH: Participants Needed for Nutrition Study:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
14.	VOLUNTEER: Presidential Service Awards (NEW POSTING):
15.	VOLUNTEER: Science Bowl Volunteers Needed:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, January 27:
17.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, January 28:
18.	EVENT: UF Gymnastics Meet vs Georgia (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
19.	EVENT: Arabic Film Month (NEW POSTING):
20.	EVENT: UF COM Pre-Med Skills Clinic (NEW POSTING):
21.	EVENT: CASA's Chinese New Year Show:
22.	EVENT: Fallout XII Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament:
23.	EVENT: UF Habitat for Humanity Hearts and Homes 5K:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Pick Up Your H-Box:
The H-Box is designed as a "scavenger hunt" style activity for Honors students - with missions delivered through a deck of cards. This is an opportunity for Honors students to gain an enriched experience of University Academics, the Gainesville Community, and the Honors Program at the University of Florida.

Students must select a minimum of 25 activities from the cards provided, at least 5 from each area (academics, community, honors). You must provide "proof of presence" in the form of receipt, photograph, or other printed record of attendance, and attach it to the card. You can view the various activities here: http://www.pinterest.com/ufhonors/h-box/ 

Students who complete their H-Box will receive a gold star pin, as well as 1 enrichment point towards Honors completion requirements. And of course, you get to keep your H-Box as a personal memory of your experience at UF. There is no deadline to complete your activities.

H-Boxes are now available for pick-up in 343 Infirmary. One per honors student, please. 

2.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline to Apply to Graduate in Spring:
If you are planning to graduate this semester, the deadline to apply is January 31. Complete your application on ISIS by selecting My Record -> Degree Application. 

3.	STUDY ABROAD: Honors in Belgium through Clemson (NEW POSTING):
Honors Study Abroad in Belgium is taking place from May 8-June 8 via Clemson University.

Get credit for HON H2020 European Integration and HON H2090 History/Culture of Belgium. Activities include day trips, a bike ride through WWI battlefields, meeting with officials of the European Commission, a tour of the 15th century castle of Gaasbeek, and a rail-bike trip to Maredsous Abbey. 

The cost is approximately $4800 and includes tuition through Clemson, lodging, program-related tours and activities, metro and train passes, and course materials. Deadline to apply is February 15. Application is available at http://tinyurl.com/HonorsBrussels. For more information, contact Dr. Steve Wainscott, [log in to unmask]

Credit for the HON H2020/H2090 courses may also count for academic points towards UF Honors completion requirements. Contact Dr. Johnson ([log in to unmask]) to verify if you participate in this program.

4.	STUDY ABROAD: Honors in Peru through UNC-Wilmington:
Honors in Peru: The Inca Trail and Narratives of Transculturation is taking place May 19-June 17.
 
Honors Summer Study 2014 features a 20-day exploration of Peru, including Lima and the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, culminating with a four-day trek along the ancient Inca Trail to the ultimate destination:  Machu Picchu.  Although most of the trip involves public transportation and hotels, we believe travel by foot is an essential component of any appreciation of the geography, culture, and architecture of the Andes. Students and faculty members will share this opportunity to move at a pace consistent with travel in earlier centuries, while exploring such topics as the pre-Colombian civilizations of South America, how the Spanish brought about the downfall of the Inca empire, scientific expeditions of discovery, and the literature of exploration from the 16th-century to the present. 
 
Students will enroll in and receive credit through UNCW for HON 210 Honors Topical Interdisciplinary Seminar (3 credits) and SPN 294 Spanish Study Abroad (3 credits).
 
Cost for this trip is $3100 + airfare and tuition 
 
We have only 3 Inca Trail passes allotted to us that haven't been reserved  (as of January 21) and we need to commit them by January 27. 
 
If interested, please contact Dr. Bill Atwill, [log in to unmask] 

Credit for the HON 210 course may also count for academic points towards UF Honors completion requirements. Contact Dr. Johnson ([log in to unmask]) to verify if you participate in this program.

5.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Beinecke Scholarship Deadline Approaching:
The local deadline for the Beinecke Scholarship is February 10 (national deadline February 21). This scholarship is for juniors who are US citizens or nationals planning to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Nominees will have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise, and must have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid. Generally the selection committee does not respond favorably to nominees planning to attend law school, business school, or other professional programs. For more information please refer to http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/beinecke/apply.html or contact Regan Garner in the Honors Office at [log in to unmask] 




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

6.	EVENT: Sundaes on Sunday:
Froyo is a long walk from Hume? You don't want to buy ice cream from Publix? Have no fear, SHO will be hosting Sundaes on Sunday, this Sunday, January 26 at 7:00pm in the Hume Commons, with you guessed it, free ice cream!

Join the Facebook event for a reminder: https://www.facebook.com/events/494007240710708/ 

7.	EVENT: SHO General Body Meeting:
Come out to the SHO General Body Meeting on Sunday, January 26 at 8:15pm in the Hume Classroom. Let the officers welcome you back to campus by letting you know what events you can look forward to this semester. We will also be discussing an Honors team in the Gator Run 5K and an Honors representative in the Miss UF Pageant. In addition, members of UF's very own gymnastics team will be there to talk about their season and to dish out the details on the upcoming Honors night on January 31. Don't miss out!

8.	EVENT: Hume Assassin Informational Meeting:
Want to win $50 and instant bragging rights over everyone living in Hume? Hume Assassin is your chance! There will be an info session on Tuesday, January 28 at 6:00pm in Hume Commons. It is free to play: all you need to do is send in a picture of yourself, your building (East or West) and floor, and attend the meeting. If you absolutely cannot attend, include that in your e-mail and we will make alternate arrangements. Send all info to [log in to unmask]




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Study Abroad Fair (NEW POSTING):
The UF International Center is proud to host the UF Study Abroad Fair at the Plaza of Americas on Wednesday, January 29 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Study-abroad programs help students discover new cultures, increase global awareness, enhance foreign language skills, make new friends and establish new contacts. Overseas internship opportunities are available. Most financial aid can be used for study-abroad programs, and study abroad can be used to satisfy summer residency requirements. 

UF study-abroad program directors, independent program providers and former study-abroad students will be available to share their international experiences. The UF Study Abroad Services staff will be available to explain the application process and help students begin the steps to find the right program.

The International Center encourages prospective "Global Gators" to visit http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/sas/index.html for more information.

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Free LSAT Seminar:
If you are planning to take the LSAT in the near future, or just want to learn more about the test, we are hosting a free LSAT seminar and you're invited! The seminar will be taught by Steve Hayden, a highly experienced LSAT TestMasters instructor who scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT and also has a law degree from Boston University. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 5 from 4:00-5:30pm in 200 Farrior Hall (Academic Advising Center).
 
During the seminar, Steve will introduce you to the LSAT and discuss the role of the test in the law school admission process. Steve will also teach several real LSAT questions, examining the underlying concepts of the test and introducing you to a variety of important techniques that you can use to maximize your score. 
 
As you know, the LSAT is one of the most important factors in the law school admissions process. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your understanding of this critical test. Since seating is limited, please register as soon as possible at: http://uflsatseminar020514.splashthat.com/

11.	RESEARCH: Undergraduate Research Seminar Presenters Needed:
The Undergraduate Research Seminar (URS) is currently looking for volunteers to present their research for this spring semester. The dates for the spring seminars are: February 5, March 12, and April 2. The seminars take place at 5:30pm in Leigh 309. 

For more information about the seminar, you can visit our website at: http://cnem.chem.ufl.edu/undergraduate_research_seminar.html. 

Please email Francesca Ponce at [log in to unmask] if you want to participate.

12.	RESEARCH: Participants Needed for Study to Improve Your Health:
Are you interested in learning skills to improve your health? Sign up to take part in a research study that aims to improve college students' eating and exercise behaviors. Participants must be UF undergraduate students, male or female, between the ages of 18 and 25 who will be enrolled during the spring 2014 and fall 2014 semesters. Participants must be willing to participate in a 6-week program that will be delivered entirely online. Compensation will be provided. For more information, contact Project CHOICE at 352-273-8935 or [log in to unmask]

13.	RESEARCH: Participants Needed for Nutrition Study:
The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at UF is conducting a study to determine the impact of text messaging and the availability of supplements on health behavior. To participate, you:

- Must not be a student or staff member in the Food Science & Human Nutrition Department; 
- Must be a healthy female, 18-24 years old; 
- Must be willing to take a vitamin supplement daily for 6 weeks; 
- Must own a cell phone with unlimited text messaging; 
- Total participation time: 9-13 weeks; 
- Must be available to participate during the spring 2014 semester.
 
If interested, please contact: 352-398-2702 or [log in to unmask]




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

14.	VOLUNTEER: Presidential Service Awards (NEW POSTING):
Incorporating volunteer work into a busy schedule of classes, extracurricular activities and a social life is a challenge! That is why the Center for Leadership and Service would like to recognize you for your civic contributions. If you have volunteered 100 hours of service between March 13, 2013 and March 10, 2014, then apply for the Presidential Service Awards.  Applications are due March 10. For more information: http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/awards-presidential-service.html. 

15.	VOLUNTEER: Science Bowl Volunteers Needed:
Volunteer at the regional science bowl hosted at UF's NPB on February 8. This science bowl will serve as a qualifier for the National Science Bowl sponsored by the Department of Energy.  Volunteers at UF are much needed and will be able to serve a variety of roles such as reader, science judge or even pizza server. Volunteers can assist for one half of the competition or for the whole competition. If you are interested please fill out this quick form: http://bit.ly/1dQMZQU 




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, January 27:
- Gators for Haven Hospice at 6:30pm in Matherly, room 18. Focus: Learn more about Haven Hospice, as well as upcoming volunteering and social events. For more information: gators4hh.com . Contact: Megan Le at [log in to unmask]

- UF Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association at 7:00pm in Little Hall, room 223. Focus: Inform about osteopathic medical education, increase applicants to osteopathic medical schools, and prepare members for entrance into colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. For more information: http://ufpresoma.wix.com/ufpresoma 

- Arts in Health at 7:30pm in 357 Reitz Union. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UFartsinhealth/ . Contact: [log in to unmask] 

17.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, January 28:
- University Math Society at 6:30pm in Little Hall, room 101. Focus: Events for spring, including socials, the Gator Mathematics Competition, and the Integration Bee. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/590697864344134/ 

- Women in Computer Science and Engineering at 7:00pm in E404 Computer Science building. Focus: Student leadership positions, local outreach, guest speakers, mentorship programs, and upcoming events.

- UF Habitat for Humanity at 8:20pm in Rinker Hall, room 110. Focus: Upcoming builds, events, and fundraising. Those who sign up for builds at meetings have preference for selection.

18.	EVENT: UF Gymnastics Meet vs Georgia (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Tonight is the home opener for the defending national champion gymnastics team as they take on Georgia at 7:00pm in the O'Connell Center. The first 1000 fans will receive a coupon for a free pint glass to redeem at the end of the meet. It's also a Rowdy Reptile check-in, starting at 6:15pm at Gate 2, and a Dance Marathon check-in, starting at 6:00pm at Gate 3.

19.	EVENT: Arabic Film Month (NEW POSTING):
Join UF's Arabic Cultural Association in their 2nd Annual Arabic Film Month co-sponsored by George A. Smathers Libraries. Catch a screening of the award-winning Jordanian film "Captain Abu Raed" on Tuesday, January 28 in Library East Room 1A. Doors open at 6:00pm, and the films begin at 6:30pm. Come out and enjoy these movies as well as free Arabic food. For more information, contact [log in to unmask] or visit the event's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398219277097268/

20.	EVENT: UF COM Pre-Med Skills Clinic (NEW POSTING):
The University of Florida College of Medicine students are sponsoring a low-cost Pre-Med Skills Clinic to raise money for their Nicaragua trip. Support the UF COM, meet some medical students, and gain useful skills. They'll be teaching you how to perform a basic patient evaluation, use otoscopes and opthalmoscopes, and administer IM injections. They'll also open the floor to questions about medical school and admissions. This is a great opportunity, and it's only $10. The event is on Tuesday, January 28 from 6:00-8:00pm in Multidisciplinary Lab-2 in the Communicore Building. To RSVP, email [log in to unmask]

21.	EVENT: CASA's Chinese New Year Show:
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with UF's Chinese American Student Association (CASA) as they present their annual Chinese New Year Show in the Rion Ballroom on Saturday, January 25. Doors will open at 6:00pm, and the show will begin at 6:30pm. There will be free food and a variety of performances from different student organizations and talented individuals across the UF community. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate the new year with CASA as they present their show and tell of Chinese New Year traditions and superstitions through song, dance, and storytelling.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1389678384624143/

22.	EVENT: Fallout XII Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament:
The UF Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club Team (FUEL) is hosting a hat tournament on Saturday, January 25 at the SW Rec Fields. Everyone is welcome to come out and play regardless of prior Ultimate experience. It's an all-day event with athletic trainers and a food tent on site, and prizes for the winning team. You are allowed to sign-up with a friend to ensure you'll be put on a team with at least someone you know, but it's a great way to meet fun new people. The fee is $15 for UF students and $25 for non-UF students. Fee includes your team T-shirt.

More details on the site below, as well as a place to sign up and pay to secure your spot:  
http://fuelfallout.weebly.com/

23.	EVENT: UF Habitat for Humanity Hearts and Homes 5K:
Love is in the air - especially at Westside Park on Saturday, February 8.

In honor of Valentine's Day, UF Habitat for Humanity is hosting its annual Hearts and Homes 5K race. There will be a raffle at the event with prizes from local sponsors including:

- AlterEgo Fitness and Tanning
- Study Edge
- Texas Roadhouse
- Campus Outfitters
- Mark Bostick Golf Course at UF (golf package for 4, golf cart included)
- and more! 

Race registration is $20. Register before Saturday, January 25 for a free t-shirt.

Find out more information and register at http://bit.ly/1f8T2P4 



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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 
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ufhonors/ 
Calendar: http://bit.ly/ufhonorscalendar 
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/2898425/


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

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