LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.0

Help for HONORS-L Archives


HONORS-L Archives

HONORS-L Archives


HONORS-L@LISTS.UFL.EDU


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

HONORS-L Home

HONORS-L Home

HONORS-L  2014

HONORS-L 2014

Subject:

Honors Daily Opportunities List

From:

UF Honors Program <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:26:14 +0000

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (247 lines)

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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, March 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: Honors Daily Hiatus (NEW POSTING):
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Hours Canceled for 4/1 (NEW POSTING):
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Honors Banquet Information (TODAY):
4.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Registration Tip - Summer Prereqs for Fall Courses:
5.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: No-Show Policy:
6.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Taking Courses Elsewhere this Summer:
7.	STUDY ABROAD: Honors Service Learning Abroad in India through WVU (NEW POSTING):
8.	INTERNSHIP: 2014-2015 Honors Special Events Interns - Updated:
9.	EVENT: TEDxSUU Streamed Online (NEW POSTING):
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
10.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Dance Marathon Kickoff Tickets:
11.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Ultimate Tournament (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Speech and Debate Nationals Night:
13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Waiting on Law School Admissions Decisions Workshop:
14.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice (NEW POSTING):
15.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: UF Involvement Awards (TODAY):
16.	RESEARCH: Survey for Senior Thesis Project:
17.	RESEARCH: Summer Ecological Research Position in Colorado:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
18.	STUDENT ORG MEETING: Tuesday, March 25:
19.	EVENT: Entrepreneur Panel (NEW POSTING):
20.	EVENT: "American Tapestry" Concert (NEW POSTING):
21.	EVENT: A Light In The Dark Benefit Concert (NEW POSTING):
22.	EVENT: Laverne Cox, "Ain't I a Woman? My Journey to Womanhood" (TODAY):
23.	EVENT: What's Your Beef?:
24.	EVENT: Who Am I? Mapping Identities of the Gator Nation:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Daily Hiatus (NEW POSTING):
The Honors Daily will be on hiatus from March 31 - April 4. If you have any announcements that need to be posted during that time, please submit them this week so they can run early. Thanks!

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Hours Canceled for 4/1 (NEW POSTING):
Dr. Johnson's walk-in advising hours will be canceled on Tuesday, April 1. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Honors Banquet Information - Award Nominations Due (TODAY):
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. Tickets will only be available through this Friday or whenever they sell out - whichever comes first.

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 24 at 11:59pm. Honors advisors and the director are not eligible. 

4.	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. 

5.	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.

6.	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  

7.	STUDY ABROAD: Honors Service Learning Abroad in India through WVU (NEW POSTING):
West Virginia University's Honors College is partnering with Amizade, a Global Service Learning organization, to offer a 4-credit honors service learning program in Tamil Nadu, India from June 30-July 21. Total program cost is $6225 and includes course delivery and instruction through WVU, roundtrip airfare from Pittsburgh to Chennai, India, accommodations, 3 meals per day, multiple field trips and activities, and comprehensive travel insurance. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/ORuDWV 

Through this program participants will have the opportunity to better understand the cultural identity of the region by exploring the rich history and current culture of the Union Territories of Puducherry, (formerly Pondicherry) a colony that was under French rule for over 300 years. 

Participants will study Puducherry's past and examine how that has influenced and shaped its present-day culture through the various elements that comprise culture - namely, history, art, literature, folktales, architecture, music, religion, cuisine, dress, traditions and more. Participants will also travel to a variety of sites and locations such as landmarks, monuments, public places (e.g., markets, stores), schools, museums, government buildings, and more, to gain a thorough appreciation of local culture and study regional customs and participate in local activities.

As part of this program participants will be exposed to the local life of the small village where they will volunteer as a counselor at a leadership camp.

Students who are interested in applying should contact Dr. Ryan Claycomb, Assistant Dean of the Honors College at [log in to unmask]

8.	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.

9.	EVENT: TEDxSUU Streamed Online (NEW POSTING):
Our colleagues at the Honors Program at Southern Utah University are hosting TEDxSUU this Thursday, March 27, from 7:00-9:00pm MDT (that's 9:00-11:00pm for us), and the event will be streamed live at http://goo.gl/1dYfzO 

TEDx is a program licensed under TED.com offering independent organizations the chance to bring the "ideas worth spreading" ethos of TED to their local communities. SUU Honors was one of the first university groups to sponsor an event back when the TEDx movement began. The theme for this year's conference is ExPERIENCE. 

TEDxSUU speakers include performance poets, a university Provost, an undergraduate sea turtle researcher, a leader in the online learning industry and a physical chemistry professor who, as an undergraduate intern, made meth (legally) for a federal government research project.




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

10.	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.

11.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Ultimate Tournament (NEW POSTING):
A co-ed 7v7 charity ultimate tournament for players of all skill-levels, the Honors Without Borders Ultimate Tournament will take place Saturday, April 19 at Hume Field beginning at 3:15pm. The $10 per UF student and $15 per non-UF student collections will go directly to the Cancer Research Institute (http://www.cancerresearch.org). Winners should expect to receive tournament shirts! To sign-up, edit your team, and submit your team name, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1dplLDz




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Speech and Debate Nationals Night:
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/ 

13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Waiting on Law School Admissions Decisions Workshop:
"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.

14.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice (NEW POSTING):
The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, March 26 at 8:00pm to discuss careers in community organizing with students and alumni interested in empowering communities and working for social change.

RSVP to [log in to unmask] with your name, phone number, and graduation date. You will then receive webinar access instructions.

DART hires and trains organizers to lead campaigns on a broad set of justice issues including:

- Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
- Reining in predatory lending practices
- Expanding access to primary health and dental care
- Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
- Education reform in low-performing public schools

Strong preference for fluent Spanish speakers to organize in Tampa Bay area.

Other placements sites include cities in Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia. Positions start June 16. Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits, with regular performance-based raises.

To find out more about DART or to apply, visit www.thedartcenter.org or contact Hannah Wittmer at [log in to unmask] or (785) 438-9808.   

15.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: UF Involvement Awards (TODAY):
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]

16.	RESEARCH: Survey for Senior Thesis Project:
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

17.	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.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

18.	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.

19.	EVENT: Entrepreneur Panel (NEW POSTING):
Have you ever thought of being an entrepreneur in the future? Join Florida Women in Business and the Entrepreneurship Club on Wednesday, March 26 at 12:00pm in Bryan 232 for a casual panel featuring local entrepreneurs to learn about their experiences, the challenges they faced, and advice they have for future business leaders. 

The panel will feature entrepreneurs such as Kristen Hadeed from Student Maid, Aidan Augustin, co-founder of Feathr, and Alicia Woofter, founder of Alternatives Global Marketplace. 

After the panel, we will serve a light lunch and the participants will be free to network with the entrepreneurs. Students from all majors are encouraged to attend! 

Please attend the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/645588632164868 

20.	EVENT: "American Tapestry" Concert (NEW POSTING):
The University of Florida Women's Chorale, Men's Glee Club, Jazz Choirs and African Choirs will come together for their Spring concert at the University Auditorium on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30pm, presented by the UF School of Music. The theme is "American Tapestry," featuring works by American composers. The concert is free and open to the public.

21.	EVENT: A Light In The Dark Benefit Concert (NEW POSTING):
Please join To Write Love On Her Arms-UF for our annual benefit show on Wednesday, March 26 at 8:00pm at High Dive. We will have several local musicians and spoken word poets. Tickets are only $4 in advance and $5 at the door. 

Contact [log in to unmask] with questions or to buy a ticket.

Join the Facebook event and invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/497508640354889 

22.	EVENT: Laverne Cox, "Ain't I a Woman? My Journey to Womanhood" (TODAY): 
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. 

23.	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

24.	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/ 



*					*					*					*
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 
Instagram: http://instagram.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

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTS.UFL.EDU

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager