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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, Thursday, March 27, 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: Support the Honors Program through the Senior Legacy Campaign:
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Daily Hiatus:
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk-in Hours Canceled for 4/1:
4.	ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: No-Show Policy:
5.	EVENT: TEDxSUU Streamed Online (TODAY):
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
6.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Honors Organization Candidate Speeches:
7.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Meeting (TODAY):
8.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Ultimate Tournament:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Political Science Film Series: A Time to Kill:
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Women in Politics (TODAY):
11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: DC Gator Club Scholarship for UF Students (NEW POSTING):
12.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Outstanding Freshmen Leadership Awards:
13.	INTERNSHIP: Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County Summer Internships (NEW POSTING):
14.	RESEARCH: April Undergraduate Research Seminar:
15.	RESEARCH: Summer Research Internship in Agroecology:
16.	RESEARCH: REU in Coastal Dune Dynamics in Virginia:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
17.	VOLUNTEER:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
18.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Mascot Auditions:
19.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Friday, April 4:
20.	EVENT: Work It, Gators (NEW POSTING):
21.	EVENT: Dance-a-thon for Gainesville Equality Youth:
22.	EVENT: Gator Allies Gender Identity Workshop:
23.	EVENT: Inch by Inch:
24.	EVENT: Stomp the Swamp Presents: A Benefit for Dancers Responding to AIDS:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Support the Honors Program through the Senior Legacy Campaign:
The Senior Legacy is a campaign created by the Florida Fund as an opportunity to say "Thanks!" to an institution that has made a lasting impact on your life in an equally lasting and meaningful way. Since 1995, graduating seniors have given thousands of dollars in support of the University of Florida. These students have left a legacy of excellent programming and resources for the benefit of future Gators - including you!

Your gift will allow UF to continue the tradition of offering excellent education, facilities, resources, and opportunities to students. Your support also provides the tools to further advance research and enhance the educational environment that make us all proud to call ourselves Gators. 

Every senior is being asked to give $20.14 to honor your graduation year. While the majority of gifts will be at this level, the university often receives gifts at many levels - any amount helps. Seniors will be contacted about the Senior Legacy campaign on several occasions, including at Grad Bash through the Alumni Association.

For the first time, the Honors Program is able to benefit directly from the Senior Legacy campaign. We are very excited about this opportunity, as it means our own students have the opportunity to contribute directly to a program that we hope has had a great impact on them while at UF - whether through the Honors community at Hume, honors courses, advising, student organizations, support to attend conferences such as Gatorship, or other honors opportunities. 

To make sure your Senior Legacy gift benefits the Honors Program, you can give directly through this link: www.uff.ufl.edu/Appeals/HonorsSeniors . If you decide to give during Grad Bash using a Senior Legacy card, please write in "Honors Program" as the beneficiary of your gift.

And of course, seniors aren't the only ones who can donate through the Senior Legacy campaign. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to contribute as well - in fact, you have the opportunity to recognize someone in your gift. Why not "honor" a senior honors student?

Thanks to everyone for their support of the Honors Program - we couldn't do this without you!

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Daily Hiatus:
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!

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

4.	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.

5.	EVENT: TEDxSUU Streamed Online (TODAY):
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

6.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Honors Organization Candidate Speeches:
Missed your opportunity to attend Rock the Vote? The candidates running for office within the Student Honors Organization have recorded their speeches attached to the link below. We highly encourage that you watch them and learn about the different candidates' platforms. Voting will take place online between March 26th and 27th (keep an eye on your e-mail for the link)

http://www.youtube.com/user/UFSHO

7.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Meeting (TODAY):
Honors Without Borders will be holding its next meeting on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30pm in the New Physics Building, Room 1011.

8.	EVENT: Honors Without Borders Ultimate Tournament:
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

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Political Science Film Series: A Time to Kill:
The Department of Political Science is hosting a film series for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. All films will be shown in 034 Anderson from 6:00-9:00pm. The idea is to have a relatively informal venue with relatively entertaining films, which nonetheless may have more political significance than the lens through which we may view them when for pure entertainment.

There is an historical trajectory suggested in this film series, as well as a common theme regarding changes in state power, and in the relationship between state/economic/social actors, over time. For more information, please contact the film series coordinator, Patricia Woods, at [log in to unmask]

Monday, March 31: Film - A Time to Kill. A race- and gender-charged legal battle in a Southern court in the United States, c. 1980s. Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion and Affiliate, Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, will give introductory remarks.

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Women in Politics (TODAY):
Women in America today have achieved notable gains in local, state, and federal politics, but there is still a long way to go before government is representative of all women in society. The Women's Student Association presents this lecture as part of Women's History Month. Dr. Lynn Leverty, of the political science department and Bob Graham Center, will present historical context and analysis of women's involvement in politics in the US. There will also be presentations by various political student organizations across campus to offer attendees the opportunity to get involved. This event will be Thursday, March 27 in the Pugh Hall Ocora at 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

11.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: DC Gator Club Scholarship for UF Students (NEW POSTING):
The DC Gator Club will be awarding two scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to University of Florida students with internships in the DC area during the 2014 summer term. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to Fall / Spring interns. Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement as well as professional promise and a commitment to Gator Nation. Consideration will be given for the additional financial burden on those who have unpaid internships, but all Gator interns are encouraged to apply. The applicant's online application, resume and unofficial transcript must be submitted by the application deadline, April 30.

The application is available at www.dcgators.com under Scholarships. Results will be announced on May 23. Winners may be asked to send official transcripts before awards are granted.  Feel free to contact Lucy Fort or Sharyn Aufenanger at [log in to unmask] with questions.

12.	SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD: Outstanding Freshmen Leadership Awards:
Calling all UF freshmen leaders: Be sure to apply to UF Savant Leadership Honorary's Outstanding Freshmen Leadership Award. More information can be found at www.savantuf.org

Applications can be accessed here http://goo.gl/9GkKwN

13.	INTERNSHIP: Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County Summer Internships (NEW POSTING):
The Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2014 internships. Our internship programs give students the chance to work in their field and build valuable hands-on experience. There are a wide range of field experience opportunities for students with different majors and career interests. Applications are due April 21.

The Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County offers many different internship positions such as:
Administrative, Marketing, Public Relations, Program Assistant, Event Planning, Outreach, Fundraising, Volunteer Management, Resource Development, and Webmaster / Media.
 
To apply, please visit: www.bgcacinternship.com  

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of America, visit: www.bgca.org

14.	RESEARCH: April Undergraduate Research Seminar:
The April Undergraduate Research Seminar will be taking place on Wednesday, April 2 at 5:30pm, in Leigh Hall Room 309. Lindsey Backman from Dr. Kevin Brown's group in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Matthew Boles from Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda's group in the Department of Public Relations 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 and Fall semesters' seminars: June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3,  October 1, November 5, and December 3. More details can be found on our website, http://cnem.chem.ufl.edu/undergraduate_research_seminar.html

15.	RESEARCH: Summer Research Internship in Agroecology:
Seeking motivated, enthusiastic undergraduate student who wants to gain independent research experience. Mid-May to Mid-August, full-time paid position ($10-13/hour depending on experience and qualifications). Projects will combine field surveys, laboratory work, and development of outreach materials related to pest management in alfalfa and wheat. Position will be based in Laramie, WY, with travel required throughout southeastern WY. Laramie is located near beautiful recreation areas and is a nice place to spend the summer.

Required: Driver's license; availability 40 hours M - F from 8:00am-5:00pm; willingness to work outdoors in sunny, hot, difficult conditions; willingness and interest in working with insects; ability to work independently, with attention to detail, and communicate effectively; basic computer skills.

Preferred: Major related to agriculture or life sciences; previous coursework or research experience in entomology; interest and enthusiasm for developing well-designed outreach materials for agricultural producers (includes written, video, and web-based materials).

To apply, submit cover letter explaining why you want the position and a resume to Randa Jabbour at [log in to unmask] Phone interviews begin first week of April.

16.	RESEARCH: REU in Coastal Dune Dynamics in Virginia:
The Coastal Environmental Change Laboratory at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and the Coastal Plant Ecology Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) are looking for a motivated and energetic undergraduate student to participate as a research assistant in an interdisciplinary study of coastal dune dynamics during the summer of 2014.

This project is an investigation of the interactions between coastal dune grasses and sediment transport that give rise to coastal dune formation, as well as the impacts of climate change on coastal dune and barrier island systems.

The research assistant position is a NSF-REU funded through the Long-term Ecological Research program at the Virginia Coast Reserve (LTER-VCR). The successful applicant will spend 10 weeks living and working at the Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center at the VCR on Virginia's Eastern Shore. 

The successful candidate will gain exposure to interdisciplinary scientific research and experience using field and computational techniques often employed in the study of ecology and geomorphology, including monitoring of plant growth, measurements of topography and sand accretion rates as well as data entry and basic GIS applications.

Primary responsibilities will include collecting, entering and analyzing measurements from field experiments designed to understand the role of vegetation in dune building. The student will also have opportunities to work on related interdisciplinary research projects, potentially including use of numerical modeling.

Eligibility: Interested rising college juniors and seniors with some classroom, lab or field experience in environmental science, biology and/or geological science. Must be a U.S. citizen, or permanent resident (including possessions/territories) and willing to live in a remote location, able to walk and carry equipment in a hot, humid environment and work long hours outside.

Additional beneficial qualifications: Experience in data analysis, modeling, statistics, photography and/or GIS as well as experience camping or working in a rugged outdoor environment, are beneficial but not necessary.

Timing: The research assistantship extends 10 weeks, ideally from June 2 - August 8 and carries a stipend of $4500. Housing is provided. Food and travel to/from the field station are responsibility of the student.

To apply: Submit the following documents as PDF files to Theo Jass ([log in to unmask]):
1) A cover letter summarizing your background and interest in the position and including contact information for two references (preferably faculty members). 2) A resume or CV. 3) Transcript(s) (can be unofficial). 4) A statement of research and career interests. Application review will begin immediately.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

17.	VOLUNTEER:
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. The program is designed to help students practice English in a friendly setting as well as meet Americans and make friends. Volunteers should plan on spending about an hour each week with their partner. Pairing runs until the end of the semester.  Most of the remaining students speak Portuguese and Arabic. For more information, please email Lauren your name, email, phone number, gender, and preferences to [log in to unmask]  




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

18.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Mascot Auditions:
Do you have what it takes to be a mascot here at UF? Auditions for the 2014-2015 University of Florida Mascot Program will be held on March 28-29 in the Champion's Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. For more information on auditions visit Gatorzone.com/Spirit.

19.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Friday, April 4:
- University Math Society at 4:00pm in Little Hall, room 101. Focus: Upcoming Gator Mathematics Competition, volunteering opportunities, and the end of year Integration Bee. Elections are coming up.

20.	EVENT: Work It, Gators (NEW POSTING):
Trying to fight off the freshman fifteen? Starting to go from weekly gym visits to monthly ones? Then, get off of Netflix, get on your feet, and come on out to RUB Entertainment's fitness event, Work It, Gators! Get moving with our Zumba session, cool down with some smoothies, relax with massages and yoga, and enjoy free water bottles and gym gear. Bring your friends and kickstart that beach body. See you at the Grand Ballroom at 8:00pm on Tuesday, April 1 (this ain't no joke!)

21.	EVENT: Dance-a-thon for Gainesville Equality Youth:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs at UF proudly presents our first ever Dance-a-thon. Join us on Sunday, March 30 in the Ustler Hall Atrium for 3 hours of hip-hop fitness and Zumba dancing. Sliding-scale cash donations will be accepted at the door. Most events like this charge $10-12. All money we raise at the event will directly go to Gainesville Equality Youth (GEY), a local LGBTQ youth group.

Doors open at 10:30am, and we will only allow people in until we reach capacity, so be sure to get there early. The event will run from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Be sure to wear sneakers and comfortable clothing, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated! 

For more information, please check out our Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/414847145318256/

22.	EVENT: Gator Allies Gender Identity Workshop:
Celebrate all women this Women's History Month by learning more about gender! This special Gator Allies workshop will focus on gender identity and expression, and will discuss the wonderful trans* community. Join WSA and LB Hannahs from LGBT Affairs on Monday, March 31 at 6:00pm in the Matthew's Suite for an evening of education and inclusivity.

23.	EVENT: Inch by Inch:
Please join the UF Arts in Health's Inch X Inch 2014 on Wednesday, April 2 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Civic Media Center.

This unique charity event offers the opportunity for Gainesville community members to purchase original pieces of art made by professional artists and students. Each piece of art is priced based on the size, in other words, it is sold "by the inch." Light hors d'oeuvres will be offered, as well as musical entertainment by local musicians. Inch X Inch will benefit the Arts in Medicine Program in the Congo.

Questions? Contact us at [log in to unmask]

24.	EVENT: Stomp the Swamp Presents: A Benefit for Dancers Responding to AIDS:
On Friday, April 4 at 8:00pm, Stomp the Swamp, a rhythm tap group, along with Belly Gators, Danza, ASU, Ailigeadar Irish Dance Company and Independance, will put on a dance showcase benefitting the organization Dancers Responding to AIDS. The event will be held at the P.K. Yonge auditorium.




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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
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

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