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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Friday, March 21, 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.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Registration Tip - Summer Prereqs for Fall Courses:
3.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: No-Show Policy:
4.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Taking Courses Elsewhere this Summer:
5.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Save the Date - Early Honors Registration (TODAY):
6.	INTERNSHIP: 2014-2015 Honors Special Events Interns - Updated:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
7.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Dance Marathon Kickoff Tickets:
8.	EVENT: SHO Rock the Vote:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Speech and Debate Nationals Night (NEW POSTING):
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Waiting on Law School Admissions Decisions Workshop (TODAY):
11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: UF Involvement Awards (NEW POSTING):
12.	RESEARCH: Survey for Senior Thesis Project (NEW POSTING):
13.	RESEARCH: Summer Ecological Research Position in Colorado:
14.	INTERNSHIP: Helen Warren for City Commission Campaign Internship:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
15.	LEADERSHIP: Florida Alternative Breaks E-Board (NEW POSTING):
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
16.	STUDENT ORG MEETING: Tuesday, March 25:
17.	EVENT: Laverne Cox, "Ain't I a Woman? My Journey to Womanhood" (NEW POSTING):
18.	EVENT: What's Your Beef?:
19.	EVENT: Who Am I? Mapping Identities of the Gator Nation:
20.	EVENT: Sochi 2014 Paralympics Winter Games Review Show:
21.	EVENT: Stride Against Silence 5K Run/Walk:
22.	EVENT: NEDA Walk to End Eating Disorders:
23.	EVENT: Cobra Strike - Philanthropy Dodgeball Tournament:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Honors Banquet Information:
Tickets to the Spring Honors Banquet are on sale now at https://ufhonorsbanquet14.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $5 and must be paid in cash within 3 business days of ordering your ticket or it will be canceled. 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.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Registration Tip - Summer Prereqs for Fall Courses:
If you are registering for a summer course at UF that is a prerequisite for a fall course, please note that you must wait a day to register for the fall course. ISIS takes overnight to recognize that you have met the prerequisite for the fall course. Advisors are not able to override this issue.

Here's an example: Say you are registering for MAC2312 for summer and MAC2313 for fall. You register for MAC2312 on Thursday. You must wait until Friday to register for MAC2313 so that ISIS recognizes you've registered for its prerequisite. 

If you are registering for a summer course at another institution that is a prerequisite for a fall course, you should contact the department offering the fall course for more information. ISIS will not know that you are registering for a course at another institution, so it will not know that you are meeting the fall prerequisite. Again, advisors are not able to override this issue. 

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 (TODAY):
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 (this includes lateral admits who started Honors in spring 2014). 

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 - Updated:
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 (potentially involving the Alumni Association) and the annual Honors Banquet in April. There is potential to add smaller events throughout the year based on the interests of the interns. 

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. Interns meet weekly for an hour, and then spend time working independently on their assigned tasks. 

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. We have removed the requirement that students be rising juniors - any honors student who has an interest in event planning may apply.

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 26. Applicants will be contacted by email if they have been selected for an interview. Questions? Contact Dr. Johnson.




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

7.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Dance Marathon Kickoff Tickets:
Looking for some fun carnival games, awesome Miracle Kids, and food courtesy of Texas Roadhouse for only $7? Sign up for a Dance Marathon Kickoff ticket! Kickoff is on April 1 from 5:00-7:30pm at Flavet Field, a quick walk from Hume and a decent amount of parking if you're driving. All ticket orders are due by March 26 at 5:00pm. 

Here's the link to order tickets: http://bit.ly/1d9Wj4F

Contact Honors DM Team delegate Kate Rheaume at [log in to unmask] if you have any questions.

8.	EVENT: SHO Rock the Vote:
Hey SHO, election time is here! Come out to Rock the Vote! in the Hume Commons this Sunday from 4:00-6:00pm and listen to the candidates as they tell you why they deserve your vote to be members of next year's Student Honors Organization officer board. We will be providing pizza and drinks after the final speech as you enjoy meeting and mingling with the candidates.

Need a Facebook reminder? https://www.facebook.com/events/228411217364036

Check out the candidate profiles at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/SHO/Elections.aspx 




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Speech and Debate Nationals Night (NEW POSTING):
Watch the UF Speech & Debate Team showcase select events that they will perform at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament at Arizona State University in early April. We are excited to showcase some of these events that they have been working on all semester.

Come support this talented team as they prepare to represent UF at the national level on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30pm in Rolfs 225

https://www.facebook.com/events/599469986798946/ 

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Waiting on Law School Admissions Decisions Workshop (TODAY):
"What to do While Waiting on Law School Admission Decisions" workshop is taking place on the following dates:  
- Wednesday, March 26 from 10:40-11:30am in 200 Farrior Hall

Are you a pre-law student in your senior year awaiting decisions from the law schools to which you have applied? This time of year can be challenging as you play the waiting game. This workshop will discuss tips and resources to assist you in making the best choices as you wait to hear back from law schools. Topics will include ways to continue to research the law schools you are waiting to hear from, debunking myths about waitlists, what to do if you get accepted to one school but you are still waiting to hear from others, and getting your financials in order for law school.

11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: UF Involvement Awards (NEW POSTING):
Get excited for the second annual Involvement Awards hosted by the Involvement Team and the Department of Student Activities and Involvement! The Involvement Awards represent an opportunity for outstanding student leaders and organizations to be recognized for their tremendous contributions to the University of Florida and the Gainesville community. Awards are presented to student organizations recognizing leadership, programming, innovation, and creativity.

The Involvement Awards application is now available online at http://bit.ly/iAwardsApp2014. We will be hosting an information session on Monday, March 24, at 7:00pm in the Matthews Suite (Reitz Union Fourth Floor) to discuss how to properly submit the application and answer any of your questions regarding this year's 14 award categories.

The application is due Friday, March 28, at 5:00pm. If you have any additional questions, please email [log in to unmask]

12.	RESEARCH: Survey for Senior Thesis Project (NEW POSTING):
Please fill out short survey where you will be answering questions about the quality of your relationships with your parents and friends, in addition to questions about yourself. You must be 18 or older to participate. Facebook records identifiable information about links you respond to, and may use this for marketing and other purposes. Click the link below to participate. Thank you! 
https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_00dPCN4edxiQKfX

13.	RESEARCH: Summer Ecological Research Position in Colorado:
Study effects of climate on the behavior, physiology and survival of the American pika, high in the Rockies at the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research Site (http://niwot.colorado.edu/index.php). This position is available from early June through mid-August. Compensation includes $4300 plus complimentary food and lodging.

This position involves extensive field work, some self-directed, while living at the University of Colorado's Mountain Research Station (MRS) located 40 minutes west of Boulder, CO (http://www.colorado.edu/mrs/). Food and lodging at the MRS are provided free of charge, in addition to a stipend of $4300 for the 10-week program.

Minimum qualifications: Available for 10-week program. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Currently enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate degree program. Comfortable backpacking at high elevations (9000-13000 feet). Comfortable working with live animals (we sample parasites, blood, tissue, urine and feces from captured pikas). Highly motivated. Easy to get along with. Well organized. Attentive to detail. Willing to work long hours in sometimes harsh weather. This position is designed as an introduction to research in ecology, so extensive experience is not required.

Desirable qualifications include any of the following:  Experience working at high elevations.  Coursework in ecology, physiology, animal behavior, physical geography or global change issues. Experience with GPS units, GIS software. Computer proficiency and experience with Microsoft Excel. First Aid certification. Physically fit. Personal vehicle. Good driving record. Those interested in developing an honors project related to this study are especially welcome to apply, as are those from backgrounds under-represented in science.

Application instructions: Apply by email to [log in to unmask] by April 25. Include two letters of recommendation, a resume, and a cover letter detailing relevant experience, coursework, and GPA.

14.	INTERNSHIP: Helen Warren for City Commission Campaign Internship:
Helen Warren is running for Gainesville City Commission At-Large Seat 2. The race will be decided in a runoff election on April 8. As a result, the campaign is looking for energetic, hardworking students to join the team for its GOTV(Get Out The Vote) effort. Interns should be able to move at a fast pace and learn quickly; however, no prior experience is required.

This internship will serve as an excellent foray into local politics, and interns will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how to run a field operation. This is a nonpartisan race, but interested applicants should note that Helen is running as a progressive democrat. 

If interested, email [log in to unmask] to get plugged into the campaign.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

15.	LEADERSHIP: Florida Alternative Breaks E-Board (NEW POSTING):
Become empowered to work with your community to provide positive, sustainable change. Florida Alternative Breaks is looking for leaders passionate about their community to join their E-Board.

We work with anything from low-income communities, to women's issues, to civil rights, to the environment, to education, to migrant rights. 

All of our positions are described through this link along with the application: http://bit.ly/1la9Xrb 

If you have any questions, email [log in to unmask]

Applications are due Sunday, March 23 at 11:59pm.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

16.	STUDENT ORG MEETING: Tuesday, March 25:
- UF Habitat for Humanity at 8:20pm in 110 Rinker Hall. Focus: Upcoming Habitat builds, events, and fundraisers. Students who sign up for builds at the meetings have preference for selection.

17.	EVENT: Laverne Cox, "Ain't I a Woman? My Journey to Womanhood" (NEW POSTING): 
On Monday, March 24, Pride Awareness Month and Women's History Month at the University of Florida are proud to present acclaimed actress from the popular Netflix show "Orange is the New Black" and inspiring trans* rights activist, Laverne Cox.

Laverne Cox will explore how the intersections of race, class, and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color. Laverne draws from her own personal story and how issues of race class, and gender affect how she has been able to navigate the world.

The event starts at 7:00pm at the University Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available for pick up at the University Auditorium on a first come, first serve basis (1 ticket per person) starting at approximately 6:00pm the night of the event. 

18.	EVENT: What's Your Beef?:
Do you want to know more about where your food comes from? Check out Gator Collegiate Cattlewomen's display in Plaza of the Americas on Tuesday, March 25 from 9:00am to 3:00pm followed by a speaker, Dr. Wes Jamison, in the Reitz Union Auditorium at 3:00pm. Come out and win free stuff!

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whats-Your-Beef/726021124095633

19.	EVENT: Who Am I? Mapping Identities of the Gator Nation:
Show off your identity and learn about the identities of others with LGBT Affairs and Pride Awareness Month! On Tuesday, March 25 we will be in Turlington Plaza from 11:00am to 2:00pm with inclusive charts where you can map your sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual attraction and romantic attraction. Look for our life-sized poster featuring "Ali" the gender-alligator and come discover how diverse the Gator Nation is!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412470152344353/ 

20.	EVENT: Sochi 2014 Paralympics Winter Games Review Show:
Join the Disability Affairs Cabinet to watch the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Review Show on Saturday, March 22 from 1:00-3:00pm in Murphree Commons. Watch a recap of the games and learn more about the Paralympics. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

https://www.facebook.com/events/400872923383513/

21.	EVENT: Stride Against Silence 5K Run/Walk:
Stride Against Silence is a 5K run/walk to raise funds for the Cochlear Implant Department at the UF Health Speech and Audiology Center. The race is taking place on March 22 at 8:30am starting and ending at the Commuter Lot on Gale Lemerand Drive. Registration is $20 and includes free breakfast, a raffle ticket, and an event t-shirt for the first 100 participants. 

Link to register and for more information: https://sites.google.com/site/strideagainstsilence5k/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StrideAgainstSilence

For any questions, please email us at [log in to unmask]

22.	EVENT: NEDA Walk to End Eating Disorders:
Please join us for the 2nd annual National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk on March 22 at the O'Connell Center. This event is a non-competitive 3K walk in which proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. 

Check-in at 10:30am; Walk is from 11:00am-1:00pm

Registration Cost: Only $15 for students (100% proceeds go to NEDA) 

Register at www.nedawalks.org/Gainesville2014

23.	EVENT: Cobra Strike - Philanthropy Dodgeball Tournament:
Sigma Beta Rho and The Black Student Union present "Cobra Strike", a charity 5 v 5 dodgeball tournament. It will take place on Sunday, March 23 from 1:00-5:00pm at the Flavet multi-purpose courts on campus. All proceeds of this event will go to SOS Children's villages, Sigma Beta Rho's national philanthropy. Registration is $5 per player with up to 7 players on a team. A team can have males and females. Prizes include a trophy and $50 in gift cards for 1st place and $40 dollars in gift cards for 2nd place. Lastly, payment can be made with cash, Venmo, or Paypal. 

Further instructions on registration and payment are provided here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1457103974519668/

If you have any questions, please contact Vishal Patel at [log in to unmask] or (863) 253- 9852.



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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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