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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, Monday, February 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: Taking Courses Elsewhere this Summer (NEW POSTING):
3.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Local Contact Hold:
4.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Save the Date - Early Honors Registration:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
5.	EVENT: International Night (NEW POSTING):
6.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Meeting (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
7.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Newman Civic Fellow's Award:
8.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer A in Kenya:
9.	RESEARCH: UF-HHMI Science for Life Intramural Undergraduate Research Award:
10.	INTERNSHIP: Study Edge Paid Internships:
11.	INTERNSHIP: Internship in Civil Rights Law:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
12.	VOLUNTEER: Conversation Partners Needed (NEW POSTING):
13.	LEADERSHIP: C2C Fellows Workshop (NEW POSTING):
14.	LEADERSHIP: Take the Lead with Target:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
15.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, February 24 (TODAY):
16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, February 25:
17.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, February 26:
18.	EVENT: Backpack Iceland Information Session (NEW POSTING):
19.	EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents: A Night of Magic: Disney Edition (NEW POSTING):
20.	EVENT: Student Government Invites You...to POP?:
21.	EVENT: Midterm Relaxation Days at Library West (TODAY):
22.	EVENT: Green It Yourself Magazine Craft Workshop (TODAY):
23.	EVENT: Miss University of Florida Pageant (TODAY):





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: Taking Courses Elsewhere this Summer (NEW POSTING):
Are you thinking about taking a course elsewhere this summer? You must get the approval of your college advising office (honors advisors cannot do this) prior to doing so. For more information, see http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/currents/transients.html 

Certain colleges may have additional requirements or guidelines for taking courses elsewhere. For example, see the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences http://www.advising.ufl.edu/information/trans.html and the College of Business http://warrington.ufl.edu/undergraduate/advising/transient.asp. Please meet with your college directly if you have questions.

Also note that if you are planning to take a course elsewhere this summer in hopes of fulfilling the 9 hour summer requirement, courses must be taken at one of the State University System institutions. Community colleges (including those converted to state colleges) and private colleges do not count. For more information see https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/graduation.aspx#summer  

3.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Local Contact Hold:
Due to the lack of accurate local contact information for many UF students, a hold is being placed on those students who lack a local address on file with the university. This hold will be placed on the student's record again every three months from the date it was cleared. Also, the Emergency Contact hold will now be placed every three months from the date it was cleared rather than four months.

It is imperative that you add, update, or verify your local mailing address to assure that university representatives can contact you regarding your confidential academic record and other important university business. For most students this would be your Gainesville or surrounding area's mailing address. If you do not have a local address, enter the address at which you wish to receive your mail. Please note that you won't be able to register unless you update or confirm your local mailing address.

To add, update or verify your local address:
- Go to ISIS and Click on "Update My Local Address."
- Enter your Gatorlink Username and Password.
- Fill in the Local Home Data using only address line 3, country, city, state and zip.
- Click the "Submit" bar at the bottom of the page and your address will update immediately.

4.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Save the Date - Early Honors Registration:
Early registration for current first-year students in the Honors Program will take place from 9:00am-5:00pm on March 20 and 21 via ISIS. Early registration this semester is only open to honors students who entered UF in Summer B or Fall 2013. 

You will be able to register for up to 10 credits of any classes, not just honors courses. Note, if you are registering for both summer and fall courses, you will get up to 10 credits for each term. As always, the early registration time will NOT appear on ISIS - you are responsible for remembering it is taking place.

You will not be able to register early if:
- You entered UF prior to Summer / Fall 2013
- Your GPA is below a 3.0
- You have a HOLD on your record
- You do not have the prerequisites for the course you are trying to add
- The course you are trying to add is full or departmentally controlled

The Summer / Fall schedule of courses will be released on February 28 at http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc/. Honors course descriptions will be posted on the Honors website after spring break.




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.	EVENT: International Night (NEW POSTING):
We will SHO you the world! There will be a variety of foods from different countries, and we will also be playing a documentary.  Head down to the Hume Commons on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30pm to have a cultural experience.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1450648005166667  

6.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Meeting (NEW POSTING):
Honors Without Borders will be hosting our next meeting of the semester on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30pm in the New Physics Building, room 1011. We will be voting on upcoming projects in which to donate proceeds, discussing elections, and more.

Any additional info can be found on our website: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/HWB/Home.aspx




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

7.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Newman Civic Fellow's Award:
Do you know a student who demonstrates an investment in finding solutions for challenges in the community? A student who represents the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders? Then nominate them for the Newman Civic Fellow's Award to honor their hard work! Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents. Nominations are due March 6. Learn more about the award or nominate someone by visiting leadershipandservice.ufl.edu

8.	STUDY ABROAD: Summer A in Kenya:
This summer, UF is offering "The Ecology of East African Savannas," a 6-credit Summer A course in Laikipia, Kenya. 

Students will study ecology field techniques, visit wildlife conservancies, and see the African Big Five animals up close. For 3 weeks, live in the gorgeous Kenyan countryside, and even conduct a full ecological research project at the Mpala Research Center.

Application Deadline is February 28 - All years and majors are eligible for this great opportunity. Interested students should contact TA Patrick Milligan at [log in to unmask]

9.	RESEARCH: UF-HHMI Science for Life Intramural Undergraduate Research Award:
We are now accepting applications for the UF-HHMI Science for Life Intramural Undergraduate Research Award. This award allows talented, motivated, and responsible students at UF to get a rapid start in research and connect with the most outstanding faculty mentors at UF as early undergraduates. Research projects often continue for much of the awardee's undergraduate career, and many of the projects undertaken lead to undergraduate co-authored publications within peer-reviewed scientific journals or presentations at national meetings.  

Other benefits include: 
- $2000 award stipend.
- $500 publication awards for each co-authored paper accepted in a scientific journal.
- $500 travel awards to present at national scientific conferences. 
- Greatly enhanced letters of recommendations.
- Participation in special campus events and poster sessions.
- Preferred status in the SFL Extramural Undergraduate Research Award for an additional $2000-$4500 off-campus award stipend.

To be eligible to apply you must:
- Be a current freshmen or sophomore at UF (Juniors are eligible for five year degree majors).
- Have previous research experience.
- Meet and secure the approval of a UF Faculty Mentor (list not exclusive but mentors need to be tenured or tenure track faculty). With your mentor, develop a short research plan for a project in that professor's laboratory. Any subject involving STEM is welcome.
- Applicants from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Apply now at http://sfl.aa.ufl.edu/ugrad.  The deadline is Monday, March 17. Please direct any questions to Christy LaPlante at [log in to unmask]   

10.	INTERNSHIP: Study Edge Paid Internships:
We are looking for organized and friendly interns who are interested in working 15-25 hours per week. Responsibilities will include phone and email communications (customer service and public relations with students, teachers, and others), as well as general office tasks (Google Docs, Word, Excel). We're looking for smart, professional workers who can communicate well on the phone. 

Two positions are available, and basic Microsoft Word and Excel skills are required. This paid internship ($9/hr plus potential bonuses for good ideas and exceptional work) will give you ample opportunity to grow and would add strength to your resume. Email [log in to unmask] today if interested.

11.	INTERNSHIP: Internship in Civil Rights Law:
Southern Legal Counsel, a public interest law firm, is looking for undergraduate and graduate interns for the summer and fall 2014 semesters. This is a substantive internship; interns will assist with factual investigation, review responses to public records requests and organize documents, conduct research and writing, and assist with various aspects of discovery. Internships are unpaid volunteer positions that require a minimum 10 hours per week, with academic credit possible.

To apply, a one-page cover letter including which semester/how many hours you intend to work, a resume with three references, a relevant writing sample 7 pages or less in length, and an official/unofficial transcript. Mail these items to Kirsten Clanton at Southern Legal Counsel, 1229 N.W.12 Avenue, Gainesville, Florida, 32601. Details about the internship and application requirements, as well as contact information for any inquiries, can be found at http://www.southernlegal.org/index.php/student-positions/. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early!




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

12.	VOLUNTEER: Conversation Partners Needed (NEW POSTING):
Would you like to help an international student practice English? Then volunteer as a Conversation Partner through the English Language Institute at UF! No foreign language experience is needed.  Help students practice English in a friendly setting, as well as meet Americans and make friends. Volunteers spend about an hour each week with their partner at the time and location of their mutual choosing.  Pairing begins after Spring Break and runs until the end of the semester. Most of our students speak Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, or Portuguese. For more information, please email your name, email, phone number, gender, and preferences to Lauren at [log in to unmask]

13.	LEADERSHIP: C2C Fellows Workshop (NEW POSTING):
Join the prestigious C2C Fellows Leadership Network at the University of Florida over the weekend of March 21-23.

Apply here by March 7: http://bit.ly/MU3vWG 
More information available: http://www.bard.edu/cep/c2c/events/upcoming 

C2C Fellows convene regional workshops for undergraduates and recent graduates who want high-impact careers in sustainable business and politics.

Join our C2C Fellows workshop to learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed, such as how to: raise money, tell your story, build your network, pitch your idea, and know what you're good at.

Graduates of our workshops are eligible for scholarships to continue their leadership training, as well as to become funded graduate students at Bard's Center for Environmental Policy.

Application Deadline: March 7. Registration Fee: $30 

14.	LEADERSHIP: Take the Lead with Target:
The "Take the Lead: Leadership Skills From Campus to Career" presentation will walk through what it looks like to be a Leader versus being a Manager and how you can develop these transferable skills to be the best leader in your current and future roles. We'll take a self-inventory of these skills and aptitudes and assess where your strengths and opportunities, or weaknesses, lie. This will give a great snapshot of the areas that have already made you successful and those that may need improvement. Lastly, our representatives will facilitate a discussion around some common leadership questions, some that can be used in behavior-based interviewing. Come learn more about development, team engagement, and how to Take the Lead!

This workshop, hosted by Target, is geared towards CLAS students and will take place on Tuesday, February 25 from 4:00-5:00pm in room 200, Farrior Hall.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

15.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, February 24 (TODAY):
- Gators for Haven Hospice at 6:30pm in MAT 0103. Focus: Learn about Haven Hospice, the organization, and upcoming volunteer and social events. Network with hospice volunteers at UF while promoting the goals of Haven Hospice. No dues! For more information: gators4hh.com. Contact: [log in to unmask] 

16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, February 25:
- Engineers Without Borders at 6:00pm in Rhines 125. Focus: Discussing upcoming events in volunteering and fundraising, updates on international projects, and membership requirements. All disciplines, majors, and backgrounds welcome. Pizza will be provided. For more information: www.facebook.com/ewbuf and www.ewb-uf.org

- Society of Women Engineers at 6:15pm in Weil 270. Focus: Upcoming events.

- UF Habitat for Humanity at 8:20pm in Rinker Hall, room 110. Focus: Upcoming Habitat builds, events, and fundraising. Those who sign up for builds at meetings have preference for selection. For more information: http://www.facebook.com/UFHabitat 

17.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, February 26:
- UF Golden Key at 7:00pm in McCarty B, room G086. Focus: Updates about service events and Relay for Life Team. Speaker: Business coach, Joey Sammons, who will speak about the "7 Keys to Wealth Building"

18.	EVENT: Backpack Iceland Information Session (NEW POSTING):
The Travel and Recreation Program is going on an epic trip to Iceland this summer. From July 26 to August 6, we will explore the city of Reykjavik and hike the Laugavegurinn Trail - considered by National Geographic to be one of the most scenically diverse and spectacular hikes in the world. 

We will be hosting a short info session in the Outfitter (on the ground floor of the Reitz Union) this Wednesday, February 26, at 6:00pm. Come find out more about this incredible adventure!

If you have any questions, come by the Outfitter or call us at (352) 846-3003.

19.	EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents: A Night of Magic: Disney Edition (NEW POSTING):
RUB Entertainment invites you to "Be Our Guest" at our event, A Night of Magic: Disney Edition, on Thursday, February 27 at 8:00pm in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Dress up as your favorite characters and make your own pair of Mickey ears, take pictures with Captain Jack Sparrow, decorate a mug at the Mad Tea Party, get a caricature done, and test your trivia, karaoke, and costume skills for some magical prizes. "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and we know you've dreamt of taking in this "Whole New World" so "Go the Distance!" See you at the happiest place on campus! For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/283729158444141/

20.	EVENT: Student Government Invites You...to POP?:
Would you like to play a part of UF history? Then come out to the Reitz Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, February 25 and help UF break the Guinness World Record for most people popping bubble wrap simultaneously! To participate, create a free Popmoney profile before the event or at the door. Once you're in, you can enjoy performances by Theatre Strike Force, Sabor Latino, No Southern Accent and more. By participating, you'll be entered to win two all-park passes donated by Walt Disney World. Doors open at 4:30pm, and we will start popping at 6:30pm. For more information, please visit www.poppingpoint.com.

21.	EVENT: Midterm Relaxation Days at Library West (TODAY):
The Library Ambassadors welcome you to join us for two days of de-stress relaxation. On February 24 from 3:00-4:00pm, we will have Orion, a sweet, friendly therapy dog, while playing the Lion King with refreshments. On February 25 from 6:30-8:30pm, we will have a variety of board games. Both days will be held in 212 Library West.  Email [log in to unmask] for more info.

22.	EVENT: Green It Yourself Magazine Craft Workshop (TODAY):
Sustainable UF is proud to present the first Green It Yourself event of the year. Stop by WEIL 0234 on Monday, February 24 any time from 4:00-6:00pm to make your own crafts out of magazines. We will have examples to show how to make the crafts, but of course you can always come up with something on your own! If you have any questions, please contact Angela Neal at [log in to unmask] Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/397706760364731/

23.	EVENT: Miss University of Florida Pageant (TODAY):
You are invited to the 2014 Miss UF Pageant on Monday, February 24 at 7:00pm at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. We will have 18 contestants competing for the Miss UF title and the chance to advance on to Miss Florida in June! The contest includes an on-stage question, a talent competition, an evening wear portion, and a lifestyle & fitness swimsuit portion. Tickets will be sold at the door for only $15, or you can purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster. 

Three of the contestants this year, as well as the current Miss University of Florida Rachel Hart, are students of the Honors Program and they would love to have the support of their fellow Honors Gators. Come out to show your support! This is an event you will not want to miss.


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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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