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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, Wednesday, December 10, 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: Send Us Your Videos About Honors! (NEW POSTING):
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Finals Meme Contest on Facebook (NEW POSTING):
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: End of Semester Honors Daily and Walk-in Advising (TODAY):
4.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Infirmary Study Room during Reading Days (TOMORROW):
5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Beta Kappa Membership:
6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Strengths Coaching:
7.	HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors American Science Fiction Literature (NEW POSTING):
8.	HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: New (Un)Common Read - Crazy Love and the Bible:
HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
9.	EVENT: Save the Date - Honors Ambassadors Formal Meet and Greet:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Museum Nights - Holidays at the Harn (H-Box):
11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Department of English Film Screening:
12.	RESEARCH: Summer Research Program with Harvard Forest (HC):
13.	INTERNSHIP: Internships with United Way of North Central Florida (HC):
14.	STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad Graduation Honor Cords (TODAY):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Send Us Your Videos About Honors! (NEW POSTING):
While you are recuperating at home during the break, take a moment to create a video for us about why prospective students should apply for the Honors Program. Selected videos will be posted on the Honors Program YouTube account and shared widely during the spring semester.

Sample script:
"Hello, my name is ___. I am a ___ year member of the Honors Program at the University of Florida. Members of the Honors Program represent some of the brightest and most dedicated students at the University of Florida, but for me, the program is about more than just academics. For me, the best part of the Honors Program is ___ because ___. The Honors Program has shaped my time at UF in so many positive ways. Without it (name one way your experience at UF would be different without the Honors Program) ___. I hope that you consider applying for the Honors Program at the University of Florida."

Be creative! Send your video file to Dr. Johnson at [log in to unmask] (a Dropbox link is fine) by January 9. By submitting your video, you agree to let the Honors Program share your video if selected.

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Finals Meme Contest on Facebook (NEW POSTING):
It's time for our annual Honors Finals Meme contest! Post an *original* meme about finals on the Honors Facebook Page under our contest post by Friday, December 12 at noon for a chance to win an Honors travel mug. Our favorite memes by Honors students shall win. 

*Original means the text in the meme is yours. You can use any common meme pic or use your own.

3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: End of Semester Honors Daily and Walk-in Advising (TODAY):
The last day of the semester for the Honors Daily, as well as for walk-in advising, will be Wednesday, December 10. You can continue to make advising appointments through finals by calling the Honors Office.

4.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Infirmary Study Room during Reading Days (TOMORROW):
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!

5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Phi Beta Kappa Membership:
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.

6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Strengths Coaching:
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.  

7.	HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors American Science Fiction Literature (NEW POSTING):
There are still spaces available in IDH 3931: American Science Fiction Literature (section 024B) with Professor Andrew Gordon from the Department of English. The course meets Wednesdays, periods 4-6 and includes 6000 words for those needing to meet the university's writing requirement.

We will survey the history of twentieth and twenty-first century American science-fiction (SF) literature and film. Authors include Asimov, Heinlein, Bradbury, Vonnegut, Herbert, Le Guin, Gibson, and Stephenson; films include The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Thing, 2001, Alien, and Blade Runner. The course is intended to develop critical skills in thinking about the role of SF within contemporary American culture. We will consider SF as the literature of science, technology, and change, and as perhaps the most characteristic American literature since 1945, a genre affecting all areas of our popular culture.

Professor Gordon's most recent work is Empire of Dreams: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of Steven Spielberg. He's been to several Honors events, and we encourage you to check out his course - he's great!

You can find the syllabus here: http://bit.ly/1zP4k5C 

8.	HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: New (Un)Common Read - Crazy Love and the Bible:
IDH 3931, section 181D with Professor Dror Abend has been updated. The (Un)Common Read is now "Crazy Love and the Bible - A Reading of the Song of Songs." This course will explore the most passionate and sometime erotic book in the bible, a parable about the love of God and the magnitude of the human spirit. The course will include a reading of the song, some phrases from the song in the original Hebrew, and some literary and musical adaptations and references to the Song of Songs.

Course assignments include a writing assignment (25%), a presentation (25%), and class participation (50%). This course meets Mondays, 5th period in FAC 0127.

You can find the syllabus here: http://bit.ly/1Gjsozy 




HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

9.	EVENT: Save the Date - Honors Ambassadors Formal Meet and Greet:
Interested in joining the Honors Ambassadors? Come out to Ustler Hall on Tuesday, January 6 from 7:00-9:00pm 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 Formal Meet & Greet is business casual, and you may come for any portion of the event that you are available.

https://www.facebook.com/events/381521415347315/




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Museum Nights - Holidays at the Harn (H-Box):
Museum Nights: Holidays with the Harn will take place on Thursday, December 11 from 6:00-9:00pm.

Get creative and enjoy activities relating to Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. Demonstrations and performances by The Gainesville Chapter of the Links, Incorporated; UF Jewish Student Union and Joni Messler Studio of Dance will take place. Tour contemporary African and African-American Art with Harn Curator of Contemporary Art Kerry Oliver-Smith. Participate in our dreidel challenge and make a Kwanzaa-inspired bracelet. Complete your holiday shopping by purchasing gifts and handmade ornaments at our local artist booths organized by the Harn Store.

11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Department of English Film Screening:
Come out to The Wooly downtown on Thursday, December 11 at 7:00pm for a free screening of seven short films made by the students of ENG 4136. The films all take Gainesville as their inspiration, and the screening will last about 45 minutes. Afterwards, the filmmakers will stick around to answer all of your questions. It's free and open to the public, so spread the word and support local filmmaking!

12.	RESEARCH: Summer Research Program with Harvard Forest (HC):
Harvard Forest offers an exciting program for up to 35 undergraduates from across the country to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research for 11 weeks during the summer.

Each student will participate in an ongoing study with senior researchers from Harvard University, the Ecosystems Center for the Marine Biological Lab, University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, and other institutions. Responsibilities generally include field and laboratory studies, computer modeling, data analysis, and scientific writing. In addition, students attend weekly research seminars given by nationally known scientists, workshops on research and ecological ethics, and career and graduate school panels.

Students are paid a stipend of approximately $5500 for the 11 week session. On-site housing and a full meal plan are included. Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided.

Students should have a demonstrated interest in ecology, but are not required to have previous field / lab experience. Students from all class years and majors are welcome. For more information and to apply, visit http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu

13.	INTERNSHIP: Internships with United Way of North Central Florida (HC): 
Communications & Marketing Intern: seeking PR, Advertising, Marketing, Journalism, or other qualified interns for the Spring 2015 semester. These interns will play a key support role in social media, writing press releases, and other tasks. 15-20 hrs/week. January - May. 

Photography Intern: Build your portfolio and take photos at various United Way events! Events are during the day and sometimes during the evening. 1-2 events per month. 5-10 hrs/week. 

If you're interested, please send your cover letter and resume to Amy Azoulay at [log in to unmask]

14.	STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad Graduation Honor Cords (TODAY):
The Study Abroad Peer Advisors (SAPAs) are selling blue and green braided graduation honor cords for all students who have participated in a study abroad program during their time at the University of Florida. Cords cost $10 each, and must be paid for at pick-up with cash or check. Proceeds will go to SAPA's study abroad scholarship fund. Cord pick-up has been extended through next Wednesday, December 10 at the SAPA table in front of the entrance to the International Center. Please do not attempt to pick-up cords at the International Center front desks. If you have any questions, please contact [log in to unmask] Congratulations on your achievements at the University of Florida!  




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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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