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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, Friday, February 7, 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.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship:
2.	INTERNSHIP: The Washington Center Info Session:
3.	RESEARCH: Beckman Scholars Program:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
4.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Relay for Life Team:
5.	EVENT: Honors Valentine’s Day Candy Grams (NEW POSTING):
6.	EVENT: SHO Presents: The Audio Experience:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
7.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Harn Museum Creative Writing Competition (NEW POSTING):
8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Peace Corps Acting Director to Visit UF:
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: City of Gainesville Hack-a-Thon:
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Askew Scholar Deadline Extended:
11.	INTERNSHIP: Summer Internships at the Harn Museum of Art (NEW POSTING):
12.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Federal Work Study Position with America Reads:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
13.	LEADERSHIP: Center for Leadership and Service Ambassadors (NEW POSTING):
14.	LEADERSHIP: Women’s Leadership Conference:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
15.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Friday, February 7 (TODAY):
16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, February 10:
17.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, February 11:
18.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, February 12:
19.	EVENT: UF Habitat for Humanity Hearts and Homes 5K (NEW POSTING):
20.	EVENT: Voices from Syria: Survivors Speak Out (NEW POSTING):
21.	EVENT: Love Shouldn’t Hurt (NEW POSTING):
22.	EVENT: Sustainable UF launches campaign Turn Over A New Leaf:
23.	EVENT: Think Before You Link Workshop:
24.	EVENT: AMSA’s Got Talent (TODAY):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship:
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. 

2.	INTERNSHIP: The Washington Center Info Session:
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]

3.	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

4.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Relay for Life Team:
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!

5.	EVENT: Honors Valentine’s Day Candy Grams (NEW POSTING):
Want to send a sweet surprise to a special someone? This is your chance to bring a smile to a friend on Valentine’s Day. SHO will be selling the candy grams (that come with an awesome card) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (February 11, 12, 13) from 2:00-5:00pm for only $1! You will be able to find us right outside the Hume Commons. 

Join the Facebook event for reminders: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457612281119670/

6.	EVENT: SHO Presents: The Audio Experience:
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: Harn Museum Creative Writing Competition (NEW POSTING):
The Harn Museum of Art will be holding a new creative writing competition, Words on Canvas. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines. 

The Words on Canvas website can be found here: http://harn.ufl.edu/education/wordsoncanvas/index.php

The Harn's collection contains artwork that we hope will inspire thought-provoking and evocative writing. Students may submit works of prose between 500-1000 words and poems up to 30 lines in length. For Words on Canvas, students will have a choice of ten works of art from our five main collecting areas - a list of these works will be available at the Harn front desk. 

Submissions will be accepted through March 15, and the awards ceremony will be held on April 5. Prizes will be awarded to winning contestants in the form of Harn merchandise from our Museum Store, and winning submissions will also be published on the Words on Canvas website.

8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Peace Corps Acting Director to Visit UF:
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.

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: City of Gainesville Hack-a-Thon:
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 

10.	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]

11.	INTERNSHIP: Summer Internships at the Harn Museum of Art (NEW POSTING):
The Harn Museum of Art invites students from all majors to apply for Summer 2014 internships. 

Students can find complete information on specific internship projects offered in the summer, as well as an application at this website: http://www.harn.ufl.edu/workwithus  

There are projects in many departments of the museum, including Curatorial, Development, Education, Facilities/Grounds, Marketing & PR, Registration, Visitor Services, and the Store. We also consider student-initiated projects. There are a limited number of funded internship opportunities, although most internships are unpaid.

Application deadline is March 15.

12.	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.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

13.	LEADERSHIP: Center for Leadership and Service Ambassadors (NEW POSTING):
The UF Center for Leadership and Service Ambassadors are looking to recruit new members! The ambassadors are a group of students who serve to promote the Center and its mission of providing meaningful experiences designed to prepare socially responsible individuals to create positive sustainable change in the community. Applications will be open Monday, February 10 and are due Friday, February 28 by 5:00pm.

For more information, attend an information session on Tuesday, February 11 or Wednesday, February 19 from 7:20-8:10pm in McCarty A room 2196. Ambassadors will share their experiences and details on the application process.

http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/cls_ambassadors/

14.	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 

15.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Friday, February 7 (TODAY):
- 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 

16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, February 10:
- Arts in Health at 7:30pm in Reitz Union, room 357. Focus: Painting social after the meeting. Paintings will be donated to our Inch by Inch charity event to support the arts in medicine program in the Congo. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UFartsinhealth/ . Contact: [log in to unmask] 

17.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, February 11:
- Women in Computer Science and Engineering at 7:00pm in CSE room E404. Focus: Elections for vice president, secretary, and historian, plus volunteering positions, Gainesville Hackathon, and other events. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277502355733327/ 

- UF Habitat for Humanity at 8:20pm in Rinker Hall, room 110. Focus: Upcoming builds, events, and fundraising. 

18.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, February 12:
- Psychology Club at 7:20pm in Little Hall, room 101. Focus: Activity focused around psychology, love, and Valentine’s Day. For more information: www.ufpsychclub.com 

19.	EVENT: UF Habitat for Humanity Hearts and Homes 5K (NEW POSTING):
UF Habitat for Humanity: Hearts and Homes 5K is this Saturday, February 8 at Westside Park. 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.

Find out more information and register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-florida-habitat-for-humanity-annual-hearts-and-homes-5k-tickets-10057112093 

20.	EVENT: Voices from Syria: Survivors Speak Out (NEW POSTING):
This Monday, February 10, five survivors of large-scale massacres in Syria will be coming to Gainesville to share their stories and first-hand accounts as part of a nation-wide tour. Three of the speakers were survivors of two chemical weapons attacks on the outskirts of Damascus. The speakers will be delivering a message of hope and determination for the future of Syria, along with providing a voice from inside Syria about the current situation there.

The event will be held at the Reitz Union Auditorium; doors open at 7:00pm, and the event begins at 7:30pm. Free baked goods and light refreshments will be served, and there will be time for Q&A and discussion. This event is cosponsored by the Arabic Cultural Association at UF and UF Amnesty International.  

For more information, visit: http://on.fb.me/LCU5gP

21.	EVENT: Love Shouldn’t Hurt (NEW POSTING):
On Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00pm in Broward Residence Hall, UF Hillel and GatorWell will be sponsoring an event called Love Shouldn't Hurt. Learn how to increase knowledge and skills to make healthy relationship choices and how to prevent abuse. Open to students of all religious faiths. Contact Melissa at [log in to unmask] with questions.

22.	EVENT: Sustainable UF launches campaign Turn Over A New Leaf:
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.

23.	EVENT: Think Before You Link Workshop:
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.   

24.	EVENT: AMSA’s Got Talent (TODAY):
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.




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

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