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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, Thursday, February 6, 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.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Hours Change:
2.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship (NEW POSTING):
3.	INTERNSHIP: The Washington Center Info Session (NEW POSTING):
4.	RESEARCH: Beckman Scholars Program:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
5.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Relay for Life Team (NEW POSTING):
6.	EVENT: SHO Presents: The Audio Experience (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Peace Corps Acting Director to Visit UF (NEW POSTING):
8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: City of Gainesville Hack-a-Thon (NEW POSTING):
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Askew Scholar Deadline Extended:
10.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Federal Work Study Position with America Reads:
11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2014 University Women’s Club Scholarships:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
12.	LEADERSHIP: Women’s Leadership Conference:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
13.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, February 6 (TODAY):
14.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Friday, February 7:
15.	EVENT: Islam 101: Mythbusters (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
16.	EVENT: Sustainable UF launches campaign Turn Over A New Leaf (NEW POSTING):
17.	EVENT: Think Before You Link Workshop (NEW POSTING):
18.	EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents: An Advance Screening of Awful Nice (TODAY):
19.	EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents: Wadjda (TODAY):
20.	EVENT: AMSA’s Got Talent:
21.	EVENT: SASE Breakfast with Graduate Students (TODAY):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Hours Change:
Walk-in advising hours are now on Tuesdays (Johnson) and Wednesdays (Garner) from 10:00am-12:00pm in 343 Infirmary. We will no longer have hours on Thursday mornings for the time being.

As always, you can call the Honors Office at 352-392-1519 to make an advising appointment. Remember we do not take same-day appointments.

2.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship (NEW POSTING):
The U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society are partnering to launch the inaugural Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship competition. This new component of the Fulbright Program will offer up to five awards to U.S. citizens. Over a nine-month period, awardees will create multimedia stories on globally significant social or environmental topics including biodiversity, cities, climate change, cultures, energy, food, oceans, and water.  

The Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship provides a unique platform for U.S. Fulbright awardees to build awareness of transnational challenges, comparing and contrasting cross-border issues. Fellows will share their stories through National Geographic’s platforms, using a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the commencement of the Fulbright award (i.e. graduating seniors are eligible to apply). Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience and talent in digital storytelling.

Application deadline is February 28 at 5:00pm EST. 

For more information, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-nat-geo-fellowship

Serious applicants should contact Regan Garner in the Honors Office, [log in to unmask], for further assistance. 

3.	INTERNSHIP: The Washington Center Info Session (NEW POSTING):
Interested in politics, public policy, international relations, business, health care, non-profits, education, or the arts? The Washington Center (TWC) allows UF students to earn academic credit while interning. Summer, Fall, and Spring internships are available in over 2000 public, private, non- profit and government agencies in all fields in Washington DC. Substantial scholarships and financial assistance available to UF students. 

UF alumna Kristen Messich of The Washington Center will be hosting two information sessions about TWC's programs next week ? Tuesday, February 11 in Little Hall 119 during 9th period (4:05pm) and Wednesday, February 12 in Little 117 during 8th period (3:00pm). UF liaison Regan Garner will also be available to answer questions. For more information, please see www.twc.edu or email Regan at [log in to unmask]

4.	RESEARCH: Beckman Scholars Program:
The Beckman Scholars Program provides scholarships of $19,300 for two summers and one academic year of undergraduate research by high achieving students. The multi-year undergraduate research projects and intensive faculty mentoring provide a unique experience for students who aspire to research careers. The UF Beckman Scholars Program, directed by Prof. Lisa McElwee-White, will provide support for a total of nine undergraduates who will work with mentors in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or the Florida Museum of Natural History. 

Eligibility for application in Spring 2014 (funding begins Summer 2014): Students graduating in Spring 2016 who will do undergraduate research with designated Beckman Mentors in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or the Florida Museum of Natural History.  

Note:  The requirements of the Beckman Scholars Program are incompatible with those of the Junior Honors Medical Program.  

For further information, see the Beckman Scholars web site http://cur.aa.ufl.edu/home-1.aspx .  

The deadline for applications is March 1.




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Relay for Life Team (NEW POSTING):
Register to participate in UF Relay for life with the UF Honors Relay Team! This year the event will be held from 6:00pm on March 28 to 6:00am on March 29. Register here: http://bit.ly/1kgUTqY  

If you have any questions feel free to email the captains, Kristina and Hannah, at [log in to unmask] We will be having a meeting soon!

6.	EVENT: SHO Presents: The Audio Experience (NEW POSTING):
Have you ever wanted to be part of a Flash Mob, but you didn't think that it was cool enough? We will be putting on an unconventional type of Flashmob, the kind where everyone receives perfectly synchronized instructions via their headphones on what to do, while everyone nearby watches in amazement. Participants should meet by the Hume Arches at 2:15pm on February 13 wearing a blue, red, yellow, or green t-shirt, carrying with them a smart phone and set of working headphones. Participants should also download this audio file http://bit.ly/1fqerTO to their phone, without listening to it - it ruins the fun of the event. 

Need a reminder? https://www.facebook.com/events/646198732107126 




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Peace Corps Acting Director to Visit UF (NEW POSTING):
Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will visit the University of Florida on Monday, February 10 at 9:30am in Smathers Library (East), room 1A, to talk with students and faculty about how Peace Corps service can give them a competitive edge in today’s global job market. Peace Corps volunteers travel to the farthest corners of the world where they work toward sustainable change while gaining hands-on experience and developing the skills employers are looking for now more than ever. 
 
College graduates who have served with the Peace Corps return home with a global perspective as well as cross-cultural, leadership, community development and language skills. They give back to their communities here at home and enrich the lives of those around them, helping to strengthen international ties and increase our country’s global competitiveness. 
 
The University of Florida is a long-time supporter of the Peace Corps, consistently ranking among the top colleges and universities in the country for Peace Corps recruits. In 2013, the University tied for the No. 1 spot in the nation, and in 2012, the University produced more graduate alumni volunteers than any other graduate school in the country. Through the Peace Corps Master’s International program, the agency partners with the school’s College of Agricultural & Life Sciences to offer students a unique opportunity to integrate a master's degree with overseas service. Gainesville is also home to a large community of returned Peace Corps volunteers.

8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: City of Gainesville Hack-a-Thon (NEW POSTING):
The City of Gainesville will be hosting its first ever Hack-a-thon on February 22 from 11:30am-8:00pm at the Hippodrome in celebration of International Open Data Day and the City’s own open data initiative. Cash prizes will be awarded to individuals who create applications that utilize municipal information in a manner that benefits the public. For more information and to register, visit www.tinyurl.com/hoggetownehack 

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Askew Scholar Deadline Extended:
The Bob Graham Center is accepting applications for the Askew Scholars Program. The program will identify an outstanding cohort of spring semester sophomores, selected on the basis of their commitment to community service and civic engagement. Undergraduates from any major at UF may apply but students must be in their fourth semester at UF in spring 2014 (not counting summer semesters). The GPA requirement is 3.5 and above. Those selected for this program take several courses in public policy, receive intensive leadership training, and will work with a mentor to help prepare them for a life of public service. Graham Scholars will also receive a scholarship of $3000.00 to support a significant civic research project which will culminate with the submission of a senior thesis and/or scholarly journal article. Application materials are due Friday, February 14. Learn more at: http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/students/reubin-askew-scholars. For additional information contact Dr. Dickison at [log in to unmask]

10.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Federal Work Study Position with America Reads:
America Reads at UF is a collaborative project designed to provide literacy tutoring to at-risk students in the Gainesville community. Tutoring takes place at a variety of locations, including local schools and community centers. Paid positions are available for students enrolled at the University of Florida who are eligible to receive federal work study as a form of financial aid. Visit http://education.ufl.edu/america-reads/ for more information about America Reads. Contact America Reads at [log in to unmask] for application details.

11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: 2014 University Women’s Club Scholarships:
The University Women’s Club awards scholarships each spring to undergraduate juniors and seniors. These awards are named in honor of the wives of past University of Florida Presidents and distinguished administrators. The requirements for consideration include full time enrollment at the University of Florida, current junior or senior status, a minimum of a 3.6 GPA, and participation in campus and/or community activities. In addition, there are two awards specifically designated for undergraduate or graduate students with a disability that are presented from the Rita O’Connell Scholarship Foundation.
   
All of the monetary awards recognize scholarship, leadership, and service to the university and/or community. This year each award will be $1,000. Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at https://www.dso.ufl.edu/home/scholarships/uwc 

The following items must be submitted in one packet by 4:30pm on February 28 to the Dean of Students Office in 202 Peabody Hall:  

- Five copies of the completed scholarship application, answering all questions on pages 1 and 2.

- Two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes, including one from a community service agency with which the student has worked.

- One original plus four copies of the student’s official transcript from the University of Florida.

Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Should you have questions or need assistance, contact Sylvia Parker at [log in to unmask]




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

12.	LEADERSHIP: Women’s Leadership Conference:
The 27th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference will take place on Sunday, February 16 from 10:00am-4:00pm in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. This conference provides an opportunity for participants to hone leadership skills, prepare for success in leadership roles and celebrate women creating change. It includes a series of breakout workshops on various leadership themes, networking opportunities, and our keynote speaker Diana Moreno, community organizer and UF alumna. Workshops will cover personal and professional development, and there will be a tabling fair to provide more opportunities to get involved as emerging leaders.

The theme of this year's conference is "Igniting the Spark: Women's Leadership and Activism." It supports three perspectives: Gathering the Matches (preparing ourselves as young women), Catching Fire (capitalizing upon our potential), and Lighting the Way (how women can utilize these perspectives to think beyond themselves and better the lives of others).

For more information: http://www.ufwsa.org/p/events.html




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

13.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, February 6 (TODAY):
- Chemistry Literature Club at 6:30pm in LEI 309. Focus: Discussion of three research articles by members:

"Systematic Structure?Property Investigations on a Series of Alternating Carbazole?Thiophene Oligomers" by Kato et. al. 

"Effects of Stereoisomerism on the Crystallization Behavior and Optoelectrical Properties of Conjugated Molecules" by Nguyen et. al. 

"Nucleic Acid Aptamers Targeting Cell-Surface Proteins" by Dua et. al.

- Microbiology and Cell Science Student Organization at 7:00pm in the Microbiology Building seminar room. Focus: Upcoming events, including the annual trip to the CDC. 

14.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Friday, February 7:
- African Student Union at 6:30pm in CSE 222. Focus: Learn more about the modern African fashion industry while getting some updates on Africa. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/UFAfricanSU 

15.	EVENT: Islam 101: Mythbusters (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
Want to learn more about Islam? Separate misconceptions from reality? Clarify anything you've heard or seen in the media about Muslims? Want to attempt some interfaith dialogue? Here's your chance! You are cordially invited to Islam Appreciation Month's signature lecture event, Islam 101?Mythbusters tonight at 6:00pm in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Join our speaker, Dr. Umer Akbar, as he dissects some of the myths about Islam and brings us all to a mutual understanding of the religion and its people.

https://www.facebook.com/events/203953973137216 

16.	EVENT: Sustainable UF launches campaign Turn Over A New Leaf (NEW POSTING):
The University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability will kick off its spring campaign, Turn Over A New Leaf, with a hot chocolate stand on Monday, February 10 from 9:00-11:30am in Turlington Plaza. Now through April, the UF and Gainesville community are invited to participate in a variety of events related to each of the areas of resource consumption. You can pledge to reduce your individual ecological footprint in food, energy, transportation or waste by signing up to receive Turn Over A New Leaf biweekly email updates on the Sustainable UF website at www.sustainable.ufl.edu/newleaf.

17.	EVENT: Think Before You Link Workshop (NEW POSTING):
Want to impress recruiters? Come out and work on developing your online identity at the Freshman Leadership Engineering Group's "Think Before You Link" workshop!  A CRC representative will assist students in developing a LinkedIn profile. The event will take place Tuesday, February 11 from 5:30-6:30pm in Marston L308.   

18.	EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents: An Advance Screening of Awful Nice (TODAY):
See the movie critics are calling "explosively funny" and the male version of Bridesmaids! Estranged brothers Jim and Dave must travel to Branson together when their father dies and leaves them the family lake home. A series of hilarious mishaps and costly misadventures follow as they attempt to restore the house and rebuild their relationship. Starring James Pumphrey, Alex Rennie, and Christopher Meloni. Written by Todd Sklar and Alex Rennie. Directed by Todd Sklar.

The screening will take place on February 6 at 8:00pm in the Reitz Union Auditorium. Wristbands will be distributed at 7:00pm outside the auditorium and doors will open at 7:30pm. As always, the movie is free and open to the public.

19.	EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents: Wadjda (TODAY):
An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Starring Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, and Abdullrahman Al Gohani. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, the first female director in Saudi Arabia.

Showtimes: February 6 at 10:30pm, February 8 at 8:00pm and 10:30pm in the Reitz Union Auditorium. As always, movies are free and open to the public. To hear more about other events, like us on Facebook at "RUB Entertainment."

20.	EVENT: AMSA’s Got Talent:
UF Premed AMSA's Arts and Complementary Medicine will host AMSA's talent showcase in order to raise funds for Relay for Life, which supports the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer. 

The event will be on Friday, February 7 at 7:00pm in the MSB Auditorium. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $7 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in the AMSA office (Reitz Union Gallery). All students, family members, and friends are invited.

21.	EVENT: SASE Breakfast with Graduate Students (TODAY):
Curious about what graduate classes are like? What it might entail to pursue a higher degree? Or find a way to enjoy free breakfast at lunch time? Or maybe all of the above? What better way to satisfy your questions and cravings by joining us at our Breakfast with Graduate Students, brought to you by the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers on Thursday, February 6, from 12:00-1:00pm in the Matthews Suite, 4th floor Reitz Union. During the event you will have the chance to network with invited graduate students over some delicious breakfast food. Casual attire. For more information, visit ufsase.com




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

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