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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Wednesday, December 3, 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: Honors Infirmary Study Room during Reading Days:
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gatorship Participants:
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Hack Your Room 3D Printing Contest – Updated (NEW POSTING):
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Beta Kappa Membership (NEW POSTING):
5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Strengths Coaching (NEW POSTING):
6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Deadline for Fall Graduates to Submit Honors Completion Requirements (HC):
7.	EVENT: Honors Holiday Party Registration Closes Friday (NEW POSTING):
HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
8.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Prism T-Shirts to Benefit Honors Without Borders Cause:
9.	EVENT: Cookie Break with SHO (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
10.	EVENT: Prism Print Release in Plaza of the Americas (NEW POSTING):
11.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Remembering Madiba Nelson Mandela (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  Work of the Humanities Lecture (H-Box):
14.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Sustainability and Social Media:
15.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: ECE (Ad)Ventures:
16.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: AppleCare College Program – Open to All Majors (NEW POSTING):
17.	RESEARCH: December Undergraduate Research Seminar (TODAY):
18.	RESEARCH: Call for Publications – UF International Review:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
19.	VOLUNTEER: MentorUF Spring Application Open:
20.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Outreach Organization:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
21.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Miss University of Florida Informational Contestant Meeting:
22.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, December 3 (TODAY):
23.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, December 4:
24.	EVENT: UF Local Hack Day (NEW POSTING):
25.	EVENT: Studio Co.de Studio Session on Urbanization:
26.	EVENT: Fa La La Cappella:
27.	EVENT: Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Infirmary Study Room during Reading Days:
We have reserved room 302 Infirmary (the big room by the elevators) as an Honors study room, available from 9:00am-5:00pm during the two Reading Days next week (December 11 and 12). We hope you’ll take advantage of having an extra space to hang out during the day as you prepare for finals!

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gatorship Participants:
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.

3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Hack Your Room 3D Printing Contest – Updated (NEW POSTING):
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 

Update: Marston Science Library tweeted last night that there is a substantial 3D printing queue there and at other locations on campus. Priority is for class assignments. They are doing their best to accommodate all printing requests with the limitations of the printers, but can’t promise any completion deadlines. If you are planning to enter this contest, please plan accordingly.

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Beta Kappa Membership (NEW POSTING):
Tapped to join Phi Beta Kappa this semester? Don’t toss the invitation into the trash, thinking this is one more solicitation for your hard-earned cash. Getting selected for this honorary society is a great accomplishment and recognized by grad schools, law and med schools as meaning you are among the best students academically at your institution. 

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest, most selective, and most prestigious liberal arts honor society. Dr. Johnson is a proud member! Former Honors Director, Dr. Knudson, is the current UF chapter president.

Phi Beta Kappa will be noted on your transcript and will make a very nice line on your resume. It also has some prestigious awards for graduate study, so if you are a member, take a look at the national website to see what is available. 

Standards for election into Phi Beta Kappa are extremely high, and membership is by invitation only. Outstanding GPA is only one consideration, and distribution and diversity of coursework in the liberal arts and sciences is another. For more information, visit http://www.honors.ufl.edu/PBK/Home.aspx or http://www.pbk.org

Also note that induction into Phi Beta Kappa counts as an academic point towards Honors completion requirements.

5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Strengths Coaching (NEW POSTING):
Wondering how to best utilize your talents and strengths? Make a Strengths Coaching appointment with Dr. Johnson! She can review your top talent themes from the StrengthsQuest assessment and help you determine ways to leverage those strengths as a student leader. 

If you have already taken the StrengthsQuest assessment, just make sure you know your top 5 themes.

If you haven’t taken the StrengthsQuest assessment, visit http://bit.ly/1BdubI4 to take it for $10

Then, call the Honors Office and request a coaching appointment.  

6.	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]  

7.	EVENT: Honors Holiday Party Registration Closes Friday (NEW POSTING):
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

If you must cancel your ticket by the Friday, 5:00pm deadline, please log back into Eventbrite to do so. 




HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

8.	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!

9.	EVENT: Cookie Break with SHO (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Studying hard for those finals making you all too hungry and stressed? We know that feeling. 
Come down to Hume Commons on Wednesday, December 3 at 8:30pm to decorate your own home-made holiday cookies and turn "stressed" around into "desserts" with SHO!

10.	EVENT: Prism Print Release in Plaza of the Americas (NEW POSTING):
This Friday from 1:00-3:00pm, come out and see Prism in the Plaza of the Americas! We will give out our print magazine, as well as sell shirts to benefit Honors Without Borders' "Spread the Love" cause. We will also have competitions, prizes, and Instagram-able photo opportunities.

11.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders:
Join us on Thursday, December 4 at 8:20pm in NPB 1101 for Honors Without Border's last meeting of the semester.  




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Remembering Madiba Nelson Mandela (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
The University of Florida will celebrate the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela during an event to be held on the 1st anniversary of his death. The event will include faculty and student reflections on his global and local impact, as well as songs and a tree planting in his honor in front of Grinter Hall. Faculty, students and the general public are invited to attend and participate in the celebration. This event will take place on Friday, December 5 at noon at The Ocora, Pugh Hall.
 
The event is sponsored by the Center for African Studies in conjunction with the Bob Graham Center for Public Policy, the Samuel Proctor History Program, the African American Studies Program, the Levin College of Law Center for Race and Race Relations and the African Student Union.

13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT:  Work of the Humanities Lecture (H-Box):
Uncertain Actions, Inexperienceable Evidence: Towards New Practices of the Future with Wendy Chun will take place on Thursday, December 4 at 5:30pm in Smathers Library (East), room 100.
Wendy Chun (Brown University)
 
According to philosopher Immanuel Kant, the motto of the Enlightenment is: Sapere aude—have the courage to use your own understanding. The assumption of this motto is that enlightenment is inevitable, once the public is free. This belief that the search for truth will set you free—that true knowledge leads to virtuous, collective actions—has been called into question over and over again, most recently by phenomena such as global climate change (not simply in terms of the continuing debate over its existence, but also by the temporality of climate predictions: by the time these models can be verified, it will be too late to act). Furthermore, our classic theories of causality are being challenged by a growing interest in Big Data, which emphasizes correlation rather than causality in order to make predictions about the future. Rather than bemoan this situation, this talk uses the example of global climate change models to argue for an alliance between scientists and humanities scholars in order to answer the hard questions about the relationship between theory and practice—between truth, reality, and action—that face us all. 
 
Wendy Chun is Professor and Chair of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Wriston Fellow at Brown, as well as a visiting associate professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard, of which she is currently an Associate. She is working on a monograph entitled Imagined Networks.

14.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Sustainability and Social Media:
The Sustainability Studies Program is offering a 3-credit independent study course this spring term for up to 12 students.
 
Students enrolled in “Sustainability and Social Media” (IDS 4905) will conduct supervised research on a topic of their choosing within the general theme of the course. 
 
“Sustainability and Social Media” is the title of the 1st Annual UF Sustainability Symposium: A Conference on Ideas, Innovation, and Action. The conference will be held in mid-April 2015 on the UF campus. Participants in IDS 4905 will present their research papers at the Sustainability Symposium and take leadership roles in ensuring its success.   
 
Social media are an integral component of contemporary life. They have become a powerful means to educate, mobilize, and politicize the public, to shape corporate agendas, and to influence government. Their development and use grows daily for sustainability oriented non-profit agencies, social movements, government agencies, businesses, and individual advocates and consumers.
 
This interdisciplinary conference will create an interactive stage for experts, faculty, students, and practitioners to explore the opportunities, challenges, and dangers of social media in terms of their capacity to further environmental caretaking, social empowerment, and the development of sustainable businesses, technologies, and communities.

 
Students in “Sustainability and Social Media” (IDS 4905) will meet weekly, engage in independent research, and collaborate with their peers in organizing the conference.
 
To apply for enrollment, email [log in to unmask] with “Sustainability and Social Media” in the subject line and a text that includes your name, email address, UFID, GPA, a paragraph listing your courses and experience related to sustainability and/or social media, and, if known, the preferred focus of your independent research.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately; successful applicants will be informed by December 3.

15.	COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: ECE (Ad)Ventures:
We will be teaching an exciting and interesting class in the spring 2015 semester for students in their first year at UF called ECE (Ad)Ventures.

If you are unsure of your major or would like to learn about potential experiences of an Electrical and/or Computer Engineering (ECE) student, this course is for you! In our EGN 1935 (section 3864) you'll learn about robots and experiment with sensors and actuators. This process will help you discover many basic ECE concepts. Grades are based on attendance and class participation. No exams.

For more information see links to a flyer, syllabus, and the website below
- http://mil.ufl.edu/1935/admin/EGN1935_ad_s15.pdf
- http://mil.ufl.edu/1935/admin/syl_f14.pdf (for Fall 2014)
- http://mil.ufl.edu/1935/

16.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: AppleCare College Program – Open to All Majors (NEW POSTING):
Would you like to be part of an exciting team? Motivated Gators can work for Apple from home!
 
As a College Advisor, you will be provided with a business-use iMac, world-class paid training, and a flexible schedule that works around your classes. You will also have full corporate benefits including up to $5,250 of tuition reimbursement per calendar year, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid time off, discounts, fitness reimbursement, and the potential to grow in a career at Apple.
 
To submit your résumé, visit: http://www.apple.com/jobs/us/students.html#aha_college

All majors enrolled through May 2016 are encouraged to apply online.

17.	RESEARCH: December Undergraduate Research Seminar (TODAY):
December's Undergraduate Research Seminar will be taking place this Wednesday, December 3 at 5:30pm in Leigh Hall Room 309. James McDaniel from Dr. Hall's group in the Department of Chemistry will be presenting his work. In addition, Michael Johns from Dr. Kaan's group in the Department of Linguistics and of Spanish and Portuguese Studies will be presenting his work. Pizza and beverages will be provided. All are welcome to attend. 

We are currently looking for speakers to present in this Fall and upcoming Spring semesters.  More details can be found on our website,   http://cnem.chem.ufl.edu/undergraduate_research_seminar.html  

18.	RESEARCH: Call for Publications – UF International Review:
UF International Review is a student-run peer-reviewed academic research journal focusing on international relations. If you would like an opportunity to be published, UFIR is currently accepting research papers to be reviewed. Please send your academic papers to [log in to unmask] by December 12.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

19.	VOLUNTEER: MentorUF Spring Application Open:
Want to be a part of a volunteering organization dedicated to serving the children, families, and schools of the Gainesville community? Join MentorUF today! Our spring application is open, and you can join one of two amazing mentoring programs working with elementary and middle school students. If you're interested, please follow the link below to apply:   http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/mentoruf/prospective_mentors/

20.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Outreach Organization:
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.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

21.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Miss University of Florida Informational Contestant Meeting:
Interested in participating in the 2015 Miss University of Florida Scholarship Pageant? The second informational contestant meeting will be this Thursday, December 4 at 7:30pm in Matherly 0102. Come out for more information on how you could win scholarships and represent UF as the next Miss University of Florida. Contact Leslie Morgan, [log in to unmask], for more information.

22.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, December 3 (TODAY):
- Golden Key at 7:00pm in Turlington L005. Focus: Learn about upcoming events and meet awesome people. Dinner provided. 

23.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, December 4:
- oSTEM at 7:20pm in 125 Little Hall. Focus: Join your fellow struggling students in solidarity for some de-stressing activities. Brain food will be provided. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552009711681473 

24.	EVENT: UF Local Hack Day (NEW POSTING):
Join ACE and ACM as we host a 12 hour hackathon! Major League Hacking will provide free food throughout the day, as well as livestream workshops for learning so no experience is required. Ubisoft will be on-site to demo Assassin's Creed Unity & Far Cry 4 for you to play. There will be food, hardware demos, coding workshops, and prizes for the best hack of the day.

This event takes place on Saturday, December 6 from 9:00am-9:00pm in Flint Hall, room 50. 

For more information, please visit:
http://gatorace.org/hackday/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/327872034085285/ 

25.	EVENT: Studio Co.de Studio Session on Urbanization:
Join us for a movie night! The night will kick off with a talk from an architect specializing in sustainable design who has taken part in building and restoring here in Gainesville. We'll follow that with a screening of a documentary about how cities are designed, followed by a discussion on urban planning, sustainable design, redevelopment — wherever the conversation takes us is fair game.

We'll have a free popcorn bar for attendees so you have something to snack on. Feel free to bring pillows and blankets to sprawl out during the movie.

This event takes place on Thursday, December 4 from 6:30-9:00pm at The Warehouse Restaurant, 502 S. Main St. Free. 

Visit www.studioco.de/events for more information

26.	EVENT: Fa La La Cappella:
The holidays are almost here! As they say, “the best way to spread [holiday] cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” Join us on Thursday, December 4 at 7:30pm in room 101 of the UF Music Building (MUB101) for some free, live a cappella music at our annual end-of-semester concert: Fa La La Cappella!

For the first time in UF history, we are featuring five of UF’s student-run, competitive a cappella groups: No Southern Accent, The Sedoctaves, The Staff, Tone Def, and Standing Room Only!

Take a study break to welcome the holiday spirit with some great performances. Join the Fa La La Cappella event and like each a cappella group’s page on Facebook. Any questions may be directed toward either Fallon McKain or Amanda Garrett with No Southern Accent at [log in to unmask]

27.	EVENT: Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K:
Have you noticed the scent of cinnamon wafting through the aisles at Publix? How about the eggnog and poinsettias lining the shelves at Walmart? That’s because this is America, and the holidays are already in the air. That’s right! It’s nearly time for the inaugural Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K! On Saturday, December 6, run (or walk) 3.1 miles with your friends, healthcare professionals, and the greater Gainesville community in the name of global health. The proceeds will be used to fund six UF medical mission trips this spring break. 

For more information, join our Facebook event or register as an individual or a team on Active. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 with a race t-shirt. Lastly, as the name implies, we hope you’ll don your tackiest, most festive holiday apparel for the race! 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/404760866343075/ 
Active: http://www.active.com/gainesville-fl/running/distance-running-races/tacky-sweater-holiday-5k-2014



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

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UFHonors
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Calendar: http://bit.ly/ufhonorscalendar 
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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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