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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, March 12, 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: Spring Honors Banquet Information:
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Follow Honors on Social Media:
3.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: No-Show Policy:
4.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Taking Courses Elsewhere this Summer:
5.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Save the Date - Early Honors Registration:
6.	INTERNSHIP: 2014-2015 Honors Special Events Interns:
7.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Honors Office Student Assistants Starting This Summer:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
8.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Dance Marathon Shirts for Sale:
9.	EVENT: TACky-GACky Luau with KGB and Honors (NEW POSTING):
10.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Meeting:
11.	EVENT: H-Camp BBQ Buffet:
12.	EVENT: SHO Open Mic Night:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: eduroam Access (NEW POSTING):
14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Museum Hosts Can You Dig It? (NEW POSTING):
15.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: See Butterflies from Africa at Florida Museum:
16.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs:
17.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Latin American Collection in Smathers Library:
18.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Words on Canvas Writing Competition:
19.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: 18th International Festival of Women Composers (TODAY):
20.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Staff Needed for Young Entrepreneurs Summer Program at UF:
21.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: MCDA Graduate Assistantship Available:
22.	RESEARCH: REU at Mount Rainier National Park:
23.	RESEARCH: March Undergraduate Research Seminar (TODAY):
24.	RESEARCH: UF Undergraduate Research Symposium Call for Abstracts:
25.	RESEARCH: Arctic Alaska Environmental Change Field Course:
26.	RESEARCH: NSF-REU in Arctic Research:
27.	RESEARCH: NSF-REU in Coral Reef Ecology at FIU:
28.	RESEARCH: REU in Marine Science at UC-Santa Barbara:
29.	RESEARCH: REU with Project Baseline:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
30.	LEADERSHIP: Free Professional Development Workshops (NEW POSTING):
31.	LEADERSHIP: Center for Undergraduate Research Executive Board:
32.	LEADERSHIP: Gators of Tomorrow Applications:
33.	LEADERSHIP: LeaderShape Florida:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
34.	ANNOUNCEMENT: LGBT Affairs Focus Group Call for Participants:
35.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, March 12 (TODAY):
36.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, March 13:
37.	EVENT: Theatre Strike Force Presents: 12 Hours of Improv (NEW POSTING):
38.	EVENT: Girl Rising:
39.	EVENT: FLC Presents St. Baldrick's:
40.	EVENT: UF SASE Challenges You to QuickRace:
41.	EVENT: Masculine Mystique Panel (TODAY):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Honors Banquet Information:
Tickets to the Spring Honors Banquet will go on sale starting Friday, March 14. You will receive a separate email announcing the start of ticket sales. Tickets are $5. The banquet will take place from 6:00-8:30pm at the Florida Museum of Natural History in the UF Cultural Plaza.

Students who would like to serve as the keynote speaker should submit a 5-10 minute typed speech by March 18 at 11:59pm to Dana D'Haeseleer at [log in to unmask] The topic is: How Honors has shaped who you are today.

Students who are interested in providing entertainment for the event should contact Michelle Amit at [log in to unmask] Any equipment needed must be provided by the entertainer. Entertainment will occur from 6:00-6:45pm.

Don't forget to submit your nominations for Honors Professor of the Year! This prestigious award is presented to an honors professor who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship, leadership, and enthusiasm for teaching and challenging his or her students. Please submit nominations of up to 350 words to Kristen Burke at [log in to unmask] by March 21 at 11:59pm. Honors advisors and the director are not eligible. 

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Follow Honors on Social Media:
We have expanded our social media presence! In addition to Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ufhonors), Twitter (https://twitter.com/ufhonors) and Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/ufhonors/), you can now follow us on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/university-of-florida-honors-program) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/ufhonors). We'll be posting more on those spaces soon!

3.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: No-Show Policy:
As you may know, the Honors Office is currently understaffed while we complete our search for a new honors advisor. Advising appointments will be limited during advanced registration since there are only two advisors available - both of whom are covering additional responsibilities. As such, we have had to develop a new policy for students who don't show up for their advising appointments. 

If you make an advising appointment and do not show up, you will not be allowed to make another appointment with an honors advisor until after April 10. You may still come during walk-in hours for quick questions only. 

We have very limited availability right now. Not only is it disrespectful to advisors to not show up for time we have set aside for you, but it is also disrespectful to your peers who are trying to get in to see an advisor and could have used your appointment time. 

If you have made an advising appointment and find that you cannot keep it, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance so another student can take your appointment. You should cancel by calling (352) 392-1519. Remember, we do not make same-day appointments.

4.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Taking Courses Elsewhere this Summer:
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/myheavener/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  

5.	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 is available http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc/. Most honors course descriptions are available at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/courses/CoursesFall2014.aspx

Need a Facebook reminder? https://www.facebook.com/events/661026167293112/ 

6.	INTERNSHIP: 2014-2015 Honors Special Events Interns:
Up to four honors students will be selected to serve as special events coordinators for the Honors Program during the 2014-2015 academic year. Interns will have the opportunity to work with all aspects of event coordination, including facility arrangements and other logistical planning, communication with clients and other stakeholders, advertising and public relations, event setup and execution, and event evaluation and follow-up. Interns must be able to work independently, quickly, and under pressure; have excellent written and oral communication skills; and exhibit a close attention to details.

Under supervision of the Honors Office, interns will be expected to coordinate a major program in the fall and the annual Honors Banquet in April. There is potential to add smaller events throughout the year based on the interests of the interns. 

Applicants should be rising juniors by year (not by credits), although rising seniors may also be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who will not be involved in a major capacity with another honors student organization next year. Students selected will be registered for 1 Honors Internship credit during the fall and spring semesters, although the tuition for that credit will be reimbursed by the Honors Office. Please think carefully about other commitments before applying - Honors interns carry a great deal of responsibility and must be willing to commit fully to the position.

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in applying for this internship, as well as a 1-2 page resume highlighting only your experiences coordinating events or similar activities. Don't forget to include your contact information on your resume and cover letter. These materials are due to Dr. Melissa Johnson at [log in to unmask] by 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 19. Applicants will be contacted by email if they have been selected for an interview. Questions? Contact Dr. Johnson.

7.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Honors Office Student Assistants Starting This Summer: 
The Honors Office is hiring two part-time student assistants starting this summer. Preference will be given to students who potentially could work with Honors long-term (i.e. freshmen and sophomores). 

We're looking for responsible, professional honors students who work well with others and enjoy plenty of interaction with students and their parents. Customer service experience is a plus! Applicants must be comfortable with computers as well, particularly with the Microsoft Office suite. Historically the Honors Program's most successful student assistants have demonstrated strong leadership skills and have exhibited careful attention to detail in every aspect of the job. While working in the office, student assistants will answer phones, assist with Preview over the summer, and handle administrative tasks as needed.

Please e-mail a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, why you would be a good fit for the Honors Office, and your summer availability by 5:00pm on Friday, April 4 to Fran Green at [log in to unmask]




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

8.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Dance Marathon Shirts for Sale:
If you would like to buy a Dance Marathon 2014 event shirt for $14, please contact Honors Team Delegate Kate Rheaume at [log in to unmask] You can wear the shirt to check-ins in Turlington on Wednesdays, to the actual event, or anywhere you want to show that you support DM!

9.	EVENT: TACky-GACky Luau with KGB and Honors (NEW POSTING):
Already miss sitting by the pool over spring break? Come out to the Graham Area Pool for a luau party by the pool this Saturday, March 15 from 2:00-6:00pm! We will have free burgers, hotdogs, cookies, chips and drinks. We will be hosting this event with other area governments, TAC, GAC, and KGB to maximize our amount of food. 

Need a reminder? https://www.facebook.com/events/1374269576183272

10.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Meeting:
Honors Without Borders will be holding its next meeting on Thursday, March 13 at 7:30pm in the New Physics Building, Room 1011.

11.	EVENT: H-Camp BBQ Buffet:
Attention all lovers of good food: join us this Sunday for some fun in the sun (fingers crossed), music, and most importantly homemade BBQ buffet, y'all! 

H-Camp is having a fundraiser! Past campers, come out in your H-Camp tee (or not) and chill with some old buds. If you've never been to H-camp, no worries. This BBQ is for everyone! We'll have music, games, and H-Camp exec is cooking enough food to satisfy your stomachs. That's right, we're cooking. We've got our very own grill master.  

The BBQ is taking place on Sunday, March 16 at 2:00pm on Hume Field.
 
If you plan on coming, please click attending on the Facebook event so we know how to plan. 

More details and menu can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/251899048322500/ 

Avoid the lines by purchasing an advanced ticket for $5 at the Honors Office in the Infirmary all week. Just ask the front desk for an H-Camp voucher - cash only, please. 

12.	EVENT: SHO Open Mic Night:
SHO will be hosting an Open Mic Night in the Graham Gallery on Tuesday, March 18, starting at 8:00pm. Each performer is responsible for arriving on time and checking in, as well as bringing any necessary equipment (musical instruments, etc). There will be microphones and speakers set up. We will send out the line-up once everyone has signed up. The form to input your info is available on our FB event. Come SHOcase your talent!

https://www.facebook.com/events/428464083966642/




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: eduroam Access (NEW POSTING):
Eduroam, a secure, worldwide roaming access service, is now available. With eduroam, all UF faculty, students, and staff have immediate Internet connectivity when visiting participating universities and scientific organizations. As of March 1, eduroam is available in 54 countries and over 5,000 educational institutions and research facilities.

Having eduroam means quick access to the Internet for faculty conducting research or attending a symposium at a member institution. Faculty, students, and staff traveling to an eduroam member institution should prepare their device before leaving: check that the eduroam connection link appears on their wireless device, log-in, and then save the log-in credentials so the device is ready to connect after arriving at the eduroam member university or research facility.

Information on using eduroam is available on the UF Computing Help Desk Wiki: https://wiki.helpdesk.ufl.edu/FAQs/HowDoIUseEduroamWhenITravel. UFIT's Network Services team is available to assist with connectivity issues. Anyone needing assistance (either locally or when traveling) should contact the Help Desk for customer support. Help Desk staff will then transfer anyone needing eduroam assistance to an available Network Services engineer.

For more information about eduroam, visit https://www.eduroam.org/ 

14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Museum Hosts Can You Dig It? (NEW POSTING):
Dig into geology and discover the ground beneath your feet at the Florida Museum of Natural History's "Can You Dig It?" event March 15 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Enjoy hands-on activities and watch demonstrations of volcanic eruptions. This free event is sponsored by the University of Florida's department of geological sciences in collaboration with the Gainesville Gem and Mineral Society. For more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/canyoudigit or call 352-273-2062.

15.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: See Butterflies from Africa at Florida Museum:
Visit the Florida Museum "Butterfly Rainforest" exhibit from February 15 through March 31 to experience large numbers of spectacular, exotic butterflies from Africa. Enjoy daily butterfly releases at 2:00pm. UF students with a valid Gator 1 card receive free admission.

https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/exhibits/always-on-display/butterfly-rainforest/visitor-info/

16.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs:
Discover how the wild wolf became man's best friend at the Florida Museum of Natural History's newest temporary exhibit, "Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs," on display through September 1. "Wolf to Woof" is the world's largest exhibition on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. This exhibit reveals the fascinating history of dogs, their connection with wolves and what makes them man's best friend. Four themed areas feature artifacts, multimedia displays, photomurals and dioramas on wild canines and modern dog breeds. Explore interactive hands-on components such as a "howling area" and "guess what dogs are saying" activity, or go nose-to-nose against a dog's great sense of smell. Learn how dogs have secured a special place in human society as an incredibly diverse and versatile species, serving as hunters, herders, guards and companions. UF students with a valid Gator 1 card receive free admission.

https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/exhibits/limited-time-only/wolf-woof/

17.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Latin American Collection in Smathers Library:
The UF Latin American Collection at the George A. Smathers Libraries has moved from its previous location on the 4th floor of Smathers Library, to a newly renovated space on the 3rd floor of the historic building. The spacious 6,300 sq. ft. new reading room features soaring ceilings and original woodwork on the windows and wall shelving. The space offers a large reading/study area with seating for 108, a classroom/meeting room, 7 public computers, two microfilm readers and a scanner, student advising, bilingual services, information desk, staff offices and entrance to the book stacks. Bookshelves line the walls and hold reference materials for easy availability. Spring semester hours are 8:00am-7:00pm Monday-Thursday; 8:00am-6:00pm Friday; Closed Saturday; 3:00-7:00pm Sunday. The reading room and collection is open to the public.

18.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Words on Canvas Writing Competition:
Words on Canvas, the Harn Museum's new writing competition, is open for submissions-but only until March 15! We're looking for your prose (no more than 1000 words) and poetry (less than 30 lines) inspired by ten selected works from our main collecting areas. Any UF graduate or undergraduate student may submit before the deadline, and winners will receive prizes from the Harn's Museum Store in addition to being published in print and on our website!.

If you are a student, feel free to ask at the Harn front desk for more information-we'd love to hear the story you see in our art. For more information, check out our website:  http://www.harn.ufl.edu/wordsoncanvas/

19.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: 18th International Festival of Women Composers (TODAY):
The 18th International Festival of Women Composers includes two concerts on March 11 and March 18. A symposium on French Music and Literature is taking place on March 12. More information is available at www.iwclib.org and www.facebook.com/iwclib. Events are free and open to the public. 

20.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Staff Needed for Young Entrepreneurs Summer Program at UF:
The UF Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students: Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability: Summer Program (aka YELS) is for motivated, college-bound rising juniors and seniors who are interested in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, leadership, and sustainability. From June 22-July 25, program participants will take two college-level courses at UF, complete community service, and participate in evening and weekend programming. Participants will stay in Beaty Towers for the program.

More information about the program is on our website at: http://www.ufyoungentrepreneurs.org

We are in need of UF students/recent Grads to work in the following positions: Program Leaders (2), Campus Life Leaders (aka "RAs": 1 male, 1 female), Activities Leaders (2-4), Teaching Assistants (2), and Volunteers/Interns.

If you're interested working with us this summer (and possibly beginning in late spring or Summer A with planning), see: http://www.ufyoungentrepreneurs.org/documents/2014staffpositions.pdf

21.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: MCDA Graduate Assistantship Available:
Are you a graduating senior attending UF as a graduate student for 2014-15 academic year? Check out this assistantship opportunity: Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs (APIA), Intercultural Engagement (IE), & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Affairs (1 position open Fall 2014)

The Multicultural and Diversity Affairs graduate assistant works as part of the staff of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs. All Multicultural and Diversity Affairs graduate assistants work to facilitate student learning about one's self and diverse others by planning educational programs, supporting student organizations, promoting leadership development, and helping to build community among students, particularly students from underrepresented backgrounds. We are seeking energetic students with a passion for multicultural education, APIA and LGBT issues. A successful candidate will be tasked with some of the following responsibilities: APIA student support, LGBT student support, program advisement, planning and management; University Minority Mentoring Program; leadership conference development; Native American and religious diversity initiatives; assessment initiatives; social justice workshops and service events; assist with supervision of paraprofessional students employees/volunteers; establish campus partnerships for collaborative projects and trainings; and other duties as assigned.

Students of all backgrounds with an interest and passion for multicultural affairs and student development are encouraged to apply. Salary includes in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours per semester, $5,500 stipend per semester and Gator Grad Care health insurance. This is a 9-month assistantship starting mid-August through mid-May.

For inquiries, please contact Multicultural & Diversity Affairs at [log in to unmask] 

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Apply:  http://bit.ly/1cqd0Is

Information about each unit can be found below:
iEngage: http://iengage.multicultural.ufl.edu/ 
APIA Affairs: http://apia.multicultural.ufl.edu/ 
LGBT Affairs: http://lgbt.multicultural.ufl.edu/

22.	RESEARCH: REU at Mount Rainier National Park:
An NSF-REU summer fellowship is available to study the impacts of climate change on plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. The undergraduate researcher will work in Dr. HilleRisLambers lab (University of Washington, Seattle), with field work conducted at Mt. Rainier National Park.

Broad research topics in the lab include the relationship between plant performance and climate, the determinants of range limits, plant-pollinator interactions as mediated by phenology, and the effects of climate and soil conditions on high elevation plants. The REU will contribute to this ongoing NSF funded research as well as execute in an independent research project on the roles of plant traits, pollinator visitation, and climate in determining the performance of several focal subalpine wildflowers.

A stipend of $2000/month will be provided, as well as travel, housing and food while in the field. Dates: mid-June to mid-September (some flexibility). To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident currently working towards a Bachelor's degree in a related field.

To apply, please 1) fill out an informational survey on the following website (https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ellij/228811), where you will be asked several questions relating to your interest in and qualifications for this position and asked to list two references; and 2) send a CV/resume and unofficial transcript to [log in to unmask] with the words "2014 Mt. Rainier REU position" in the subject line. 

For more information on research conducted in the lab, please see the following website: http://faculty.washington.edu/jhrl/Index.html and for more information related to the REU project see the website: https://sites.google.com/site/ellijtheobald/

Review of applications will start April 1, and decisions will be made by early May.

23.	RESEARCH: March Undergraduate Research Seminar (TODAY):
The March Undergraduate Research Seminar will be taking place this Wednesday, March 12 at 5:30pm in Leigh Hall Room 309. Samantha Baraoidan from Dr. McCleery's group in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Sadra Hamedzadeh from Dr. Katritzky's group in the Department of Chemistry, and Chris Louviere from Dr. Reynold's group in the Department of Neurosurgery will be presenting their undergraduate research. Pizza and beverages will be provided. All are welcome to attend. 

We are currently looking for speakers to present for the following summer semester's seminars: June 4, July 2, and August 6. More details can be found on our website: http://cnem.chem.ufl.edu/undergraduate_research_seminar.html

24.	RESEARCH: UF Undergraduate Research Symposium Call for Abstracts:
The 15th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is taking place on March 27 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Any student who has conducted undergraduate research is invited to submit an abstract to participate in the event. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1gkQah3. Abstracts are due March 21. 

25.	RESEARCH: Arctic Alaska Environmental Change Field Course:
An exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students interested in Arctic environmental change: During this 16-day field excursion to Alaska's North Slope from June 6-21, students will learn about Arctic vegetation, soils, landforms, permafrost, geology, wildlife and land-use along the incredible transect from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, which traverses boreal forest, alpine, and Arctic biomes. Plant species and vegetation will be studied in the context of environmental gradients and methods for vegetation sampling and description will be taught.  Students will undertake an independent research project of their choosing.

Ten days will be spent camping at different locations along the route. We will also stay at Toolik Field Station, a world-renowned Arctic research station. Guest instructors will discuss Arctic ecology and landscape features in greater detail at key points along the travel route.

The cost of meals, lodging and travel between the field sites is included in the course fee. Students will need to bring all-weather clothing including winter jackets and rubber boots, a warm sleeping bag, and a tent.

Registration begins February 24. To register, please visit: www.uaf.edu/summer/registration

Scholarships are available.

For further information, please see: www.uaf.edu/summer/arcticveg 

26.	RESEARCH: NSF-REU in Arctic Research:
We are seeking undergraduate applicants for an Arctic research position. Successful candidates will participate in field research on fire ecology at Toolik Lake Research Natural Area on the North Slope of Alaska. The REU positions are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled as undergraduates at U.S. colleges or universities (no graduating seniors).

Skills/education/experience: Applicants should have completed basic coursework in biology, chemistry and ideally ecology or ecosystem studies. Attention to detail and a desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques are essential.

Conditions of employment: Applicants must in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity and prepared to live in an isolated setting with harsh environmental conditions. Candidates for these jobs should be available to live at Toolik Field Station for 2-3 months during June, July and August. Travel to Toolik Field Station is paid by the grant as well as the cost of room and board at the Station and a stipend.

Application deadline: May 1. Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3 references to:
Adrian Rocha, [log in to unmask] 

27.	RESEARCH: NSF-REU in Coral Reef Ecology at FIU:
We seek a highly motivated undergraduate to fill an NSF REU position in coral reef ecology at Florida International University. The successful applicant will work with Drs. Deron Burkepile (http://www2.fiu.edu/~dburkepi/Home.html) and Rebecca Vega Thurber (http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/node/182) focusing on the role of corallivorous fishes, parrotfishes and butterflyfishes, as vectors of potentially pathogenic microbes and as agents of change for the coral microbiome.

This position is for an undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career or graduate studies in Marine Sciences. The successful candidate will live and work on Key Largo in the Florida Keys and gain basic field and laboratory research skills in coral reef ecology and microbiology. The primary responsibility of the student will be to conduct experiments on how corallivores impact coral health and growth and potentially vector microbes to corals via predation. There will be ample opportunities to participate in other projects studying herbivore foraging behavior, coral recruitment, and nutrient dynamics on coral reefs.

Eligibility: Undergraduates in their junior and senior years with interests in biology, microbiology, and environmental sciences. Students cannot have graduated at the time of the fellowship. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its possessions. Minorities and underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a classroom/laboratory background in ecology and marine biology. Experience working on coral reefs and/or with microbiological techniques is preferred.

Applicants must be certified SCUBA divers with at least 20 logged dives. Certification with the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) is necessary before fieldwork begins.

This REU position runs June 1-August 15, but dates can be flexible. A stipend of $5,500 will be provided to the student for the 12-week full-time program. In addition, the student will be provided housing at no cost. Students from outside of the South Florida area also may apply for travel funds assistance. This position is funded by the National Science Foundation Biological Oceanography Program.

Application Procedures: Applicants will need to submit: 1) Cover letter stating background and interest in the position; 2) CV (resume); 3) College transcripts of all completed work (unofficial transcript is fine); 4) A statement of career goals and research interests; and 5) Evidence of SCUBA diving and/or AAUS certification. Please submit as a single PDF file to Dr. Deron Burkepile via email at [log in to unmask] In addition, have two letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Burkepile. Please direct any questions to Dr. Burkepile via email.

Application deadline is March 31.

28.	RESEARCH: REU in Marine Science at UC-Santa Barbara:
An REU summer fellowship is open at the Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara. Duration is 12 weeks, June 3-Aug 29, although these dates can be somewhat flexible to accommodate academic schedules.

We invite applications from qualified, highly motivated undergraduate students from U.S. colleges/universities to participate in a 12-week lab and field based summer research experience.

The fellow will be involved with an NSF-funded project on the use of particulate organic matter by marine suspension feeders, and will do a project likely focused on some aspect of trophic relationships in kelp forests off the California coast. The student will learn ecological and biochemical methods to explore this topic, and will be required to write a report, in the format of a scientific paper, and give a presentation on their project at the end of the summer.

Travel costs to and from UCSB will be covered, and the student will be provided with a $500/week stipend for living expenses. This is an intensive full-time commitment and any work or educational activities outside the program must be approved.

Eligibility: You are eligible if you are an undergraduate student who has completed at least two years of study towards a bachelor's degree, and you will still be an undergraduate in the fall after the summer program. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with scientific diving is desirable but not required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its possessions. 

Application: Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, one letter of recommendation, and contact information for one additional reference. The statement of interest should be less than 500 words and include the following information: (i) professional goals, (ii) interest in position, and (iii) relevant experience. Send application materials, preferably in one PDF or Word file, to Robert Miller ([log in to unmask]) by April 15. 

The letter of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender (please include the applicants name in the subject line for emails). 

29.	RESEARCH: REU with Project Baseline:
The lab of Steve Franks at Fordham University is offering Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU positions) through Project Baseline in summer 2014.

Project Baseline is an NSF-funded, nationwide effort to create a seed bank for studies of plant evolutionary responses to climate change. REU students will assist with seed and data collection efforts in the field, and will also conduct independent research related to the goals of the project and to plant evolutionary ecology. The positions are based at Fordham University in New York City, but field work and collections will take place throughout the eastern United States.

For more on the Franks lab, see http://sfrankslab.wordpress.com. For more on Project Baseline, see http://www.baselineseedbank.org/.

Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited college or university, have some undergraduate education in biology, ecology or a related field, or equivalent experience, and be willing to travel for extended periods of time, carry equipment, and work in the field under adverse conditions.

Desirable: 1) Research and/or field experience, 2) Interest in plant ecology, evolution, or global change, 3) Background in or willingness to learn plant identification, 4) Evidence of dedication, motivation, ability to work in a team, communication skills, and attention to detail, 5) a current valid driver¹s license.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend, and costs of transportation and housing/camping during field work will be provided. The positions will run from around mid-May/ early June through mid-August, and exact start and end dates are flexible.

Interested applicants should submit, as a single pdf: 1) a brief cover letter describing their qualifications and research interests; 2) a résumé or CV and 3) contact information of two references.

Applications should be submitted by March 14 by email to the Project Baseline postdoc for the eastern region, Dr.  Jennifer Weber ([log in to unmask]). Inquiries may be sent to this address or to Dr. Steve Franks ([log in to unmask]).




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

30.	LEADERSHIP: Free Professional Development Workshops (NEW POSTING):
Tau Beta Pi and Benton Engineering are hosting two professional development workshops that are free and open to all students. The award-winning Engineering Futures Program was founded over 20 years ago to increase engineering students' "soft skills," those non-technical skills necessary for success in the workplace but rarely included in engineering curricula. The sessions are open to all students, not just engineering students, and are highly applicable to futures in industry and academia. If a student completes all five workshops of the program, he or she receives a certificate of completion. 

The remaining spring workshops will be held on March 16 and April 06.

RSVP: http://uftbp.com/page.php?p=eventRSVP

Contact [log in to unmask] with questions.

31.	LEADERSHIP: Center for Undergraduate Research Executive Board:
The Center of Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) is looking for the University's top leaders across all disciplines to join their 2014-2015 executive board. There are many open slots for committee chairs, or just join as a general body member. Research experience (in any field) is beneficial, but not necessary.

The mission of the Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) is to help undergraduates become more involved in the research process, and to improve the student research experience in existing undergraduate programs. Through workshops, lectures, and peer advising, we hope to foster a challenging scientific environment in the undergraduate community. We also hope to promote undergraduate research by creating awareness of the multitude of opportunities available to students, as well as creating a body of research resources for students to utilize.

Apply to join the board here: http://bit.ly/1h9zXwR. The application deadline is March 21.

If there are any questions, contact us at [log in to unmask]
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CURBS

32.	LEADERSHIP: Gators of Tomorrow Applications:
Gators of Tomorrow is excited to announce the release of our 2014 award and conference application.

Gators of Tomorrow is an organization that strives to recognize first year students at the University of Florida seeking to make major accomplishments both on campus and in the community. 

Apply now to be a part of one of the greatest conferences that UF has to offer. Applications are due Friday, March 14 by 5:00pm. http://bit.ly/1ghy2Zl 

33.	LEADERSHIP: LeaderShape Florida:
LeaderShape Florida 2014 is an ethics-based leadership development institute that takes place May 4-9 at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs, FL. Sixty UF students from different backgrounds will have the opportunity to come together to create a unique environment where they will take their visions and turn them into concrete goals to shape their college communities and themselves. This week-long event is free to UF students. Applications are due Thursday, March 20 at 5:00pm. 
For more information and the application link http://bit.ly/1dIc5S72519 or contact Jenisha Parchment, Center for Leadership and Service at [log in to unmask]




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

34.	ANNOUNCEMENT: LGBT Affairs Focus Group Call for Participants:
LGBT Affairs wants to hear from you! We are looking for students who identify within the LGBTQ+ community and who are willing to talk about their experiences on campus. Pizza and snacks will be provided at each focus group. 

Please visit this link for more information: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/232365683553941 

If you wish to attend a group, you may fill out this form: http://bit.ly/1qsDHjM 

35.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, March 12 (TODAY):
- Women in Computer Science and Engineering at 6:00pm in CSE, room 305. Focus: Upcoming events in March. 

- Global Medical Training at 6:30pm in NPB 1001. Focus: Future trips. Speaker: Raj Mehta, a UF doctor who went to DR for spring break with the UF COM. 

36.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, March 13:
- Arabic Cultural Association at 6:30pm in Turlington 2319. Focus: Upcoming events and the Arabic Ball promo video. Speaker: Professor Matthew Jacobs on "US-Middle East Relations: Past, Present, and Future"

- Gators for UNICEF at 6:30pm in Anderson 101. Focus: Upcoming events, painting the 34th St Wall, the Tap Project, and potential fundraisers. Contact: [log in to unmask] 

- Microbiology and Cell Science Club at 7:00pm in Microbiology Building Seminar Room. Focus: Upcoming trip to the CDC. Speaker: Guest from a local brewery who talk about the microbiology involved in the beer brewing process.

37.	EVENT: Theatre Strike Force Presents: 12 Hours of Improv (NEW POSTING):
Theatre Strike Force's most hilarious fundraiser for Relay for Life is here! Our best, our funniest, and our most philanthropic improvisers from around the state are teaming up to put on twelve hours of improvisational comedy for you. All proceeds made will go straight to the cancer research fund, Relay for Life. The event is this Saturday, March 15 from 10:00am to 10:00pm in room G15 of the Nadine McGuire Building.  So stop on by, see a show or two, laugh, and support a good cause!

For more info, check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/737778726240487/

38.	EVENT: Girl Rising:
Florida Alternative Breaks, the UF Women's Student Association, and She's the First are excited to collaborate in screening Girl Rising, a film that journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change young women and change the world.

Join them on Thursday, March 13 at 7:00pm in CSE Room E119 to watch this amazing film, followed by a Q & A with Dr. Babb and graduate students Dana Williams and Hanna Shaikh from the Women's Studies Department.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262490997260653/

39.	EVENT: FLC Presents St. Baldrick's:
Contribute to the fight against childhood cancer! The Freshman Leadership Council will be hosting St. Baldrick's on Friday, March 14 from 3:00-5:30pm at Flavet Field. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research by celebrating life and baldness. Students and members of the Gainesville community are invited to show support for those who will be shaving their heads and stand in solidarity with the young heroes who are fighting cancer.  There will be campus organizations, activities, food, and lots of head-shaving at the event. 

FLC is looking for live entertainment groups (dance, music, comedy, etc.) to perform at the event (lengths of performances may vary). Organizations from all areas of campus are invited to sign up a team of shavees, set up a booth to provide information about their missions, or provide entertainment and food.

If you would like to make a donation or sign up to become a shavee, please click on this link: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/7584/2014.

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Nathan Evens at [log in to unmask]

40.	EVENT: UF SASE Challenges You to QuickRace:
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers at UF is challenges you to compete in our bi-annual QuickRace. QuickRace is a team based scavenger hunt following a trail of QR codes across the UF campus.

The event will be held in the Reitz Union Colonnade on Saturday, March 15 at 11:00am. Top three teams will receive prizes!

Ready Player 1? 

Register Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/456183571149973/

41.	EVENT: Masculine Mystique Panel (TODAY):
Women's History Month at UF is proud to present our 4th annual Masculine Mystique Panel. The Masculine Mystique is an exciting discussion among man-identified panelists about their own ideas and feelings related to gender, femininity, masculinity, sexuality, and more! This is a sensitive discussion meant to foster a sense community and open-mindedness on UF's campus. 

The event will be held in the Reitz Union Auditorium on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:00pm. Food and drinks will be provided.

Get the "manswers" to the questions that you've always wondered about, but were afraid to ask! 

Check out www.facebook.com/ufwhm for more information and events.




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