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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Tuesday, January 14, 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: Returning Honors Housing Option:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: The Gator Run Honors Team:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Pepsi Refresh Gators Give Back Grants (NEW POSTING):
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF NetImpact Sustainability Business Plan Challenge:
5.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: America Reads Federal Work Study Tutor Position (NEW POSTING):
6.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Beijing (NEW POSTING):
7.	RESEARCH: Health Disparities Research Opportunity:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
8.	LEADERSHIP: Engineering Ambassadors Formal Meet and Greet (NEW POSTING):
9.	VOLUNTEER: Be a MUSE At the Harn Museum of Art at UF (NEW POSTING):
10.	VOLUNTEER: ESOL Achievers (NEW POSTING):
11.	VOLUNTEER: Mentors Needed for Elementary School Students (NEW POSTING):
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
12.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Write for GainesvilleScene (NEW POSTING):
13.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gator Student Investment Fund Recruiting (NEW POSTING):
14.	ANNOUNCEMENT: TEDxUF (NEW POSTING):
15.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gator Salsa Club Free Salsa Lessons:
16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, January 14 (TODAY):
17.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, January 15:
18.	EVENT: Sitting Volleyball Tournament through Rec Sports (NEW POSTING):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Returning Honors Housing Option:
Current honors students - are you interested in living in Murphree Hall next year as part of the Honors II community? If so, you can sign up in three simple steps!

Space is limited and given on a first come, first served basis.

Step 1: Submit a housing contract (http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/apply/recontracting/) by January 13. 

Step 2: Send your name, UFID, and email to [log in to unmask] by January 17. If you have a roommate in mind, please include his/her name as well.

Step 3: You will receive an email indicating your assignment into a space for Murphree Hall by January 30.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Cliff Haynes, Academic Initiatives Specialist at [log in to unmask]




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: The Gator Run Honors Team:
Planning to participate in this year's Gator Run on February 22? Join the Honors Team! 

When you register at http://thegatorrun.com/, just list "Honors Program" as your team affiliation. The team will meet up prior to the start of the race. For more information, contact Courtney McEwen at [log in to unmask]




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Pepsi Refresh Gators Give Back Grants (NEW POSTING):
Have an idea for creating positive sustainable change on the UF Campus in one of the following areas: education, community, health, waste reduction? Inspired by the 2013 Common Reading Program book, A School for My Village, by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Pepsi is accepting ideas for creating positive change on campus in four areas: education, community, health and waste reduction. Submit your project proposal by January 19 for a chance at a $2500 grant! 

Submit your idea, a brief description on why the idea needs to be executed, and specific details on how the grant will be used at http://gator1.ufl.edu/zerowaste

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF NetImpact Sustainability Business Plan Challenge:
The Innovative Sustainability & Social Impact Initiative at UF's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Office of Sustainability at UF are pleased to announce the 2014 NetImpact-Walmart Sustainability Better Living Business Plan Challenge.
 
-Business plans due at 4:00pm on Wednesday, January 22. 
-Finalists announced on Monday, January 27. 
-Finalist presentations on Friday, January 31 from 9:00am-1:00pm in Stuzin 101
 
Winners will advance to the regional competition and have the chance to win the opportunity to present at WalMart headquarters in Bentonville, AR with a grand prize of $20,000.
 
Student teams (both graduate and undergraduate) are encouraged to develop a sustainable, profitable business plan for a new product or business process with a measurable positive environmental benefit. This could include preserving clean air, water, and soil; reducing waste; improving energy efficiency or developing renewable energy ideas; and promoting healthy living for people and communities. Plans and presentations must quantify their ability to provide benefits in one or more of the above areas.
 
More information is available online: http://warrington.ufl.edu/fire/entrepreneurship/cei/socialimpact.asp

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kristin Joos, Coordinator of UF's Innovative Sustainability & Social Impact Initiative, [log in to unmask]

5.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: America Reads Federal Work Study Tutor Position (NEW POSTING):
America Reads at UF is a collaborative project designed to provide literacy tutoring to at-risk students in the Gainesville community. Tutoring takes place at a variety of locations, including local schools and community centers. Paid Positions are available for students enrolled at the University of Florida who are eligible to receive Federal Work Study as a form of financial aid. Visit http://education.ufl.edu/america-reads/ for more information about America Reads.

Contact America Reads at [log in to unmask] for application details.

6.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Beijing (NEW POSTING):
UF in Beijing: Chinese Commerce & Culture (GEB 4956) 
On campus:  May 12-23
Beijing:  June 21-July 20

UF in Beijing is a unique six week, three credit hour program where students learn about China's cultural and economic environment through classroom instruction, site visits, and an immersive teaching experience at Tsinghua University. Students will investigate China's economic development and cultural history during a two week prep course in Gainesville followed by guided excursions to Chinese organizations and heritage sites in Beijing. The program culminates in a three-week, paid leadership experience where UF students will teach undergraduates about American culture and help them practice conversational English. With low program fees and paid leadership experience, this program is an affordable and immersive Chinese experience. Direct questions to [log in to unmask] 

Info Sessions, Bryan Hall
- January 16 from 3:00-4:00pm in room 233
- January 21 from 3:00-4:00pm in room 232
- January 29 from 4:00-5:00pm in room 233
- February 4  from 3:00-4:00pm in room 233

7.	RESEARCH: Health Disparities Research Opportunity:
Interested in getting involved in promoting healthy behaviors among the community? Dr. Tucker's Health Psychology Team is recruiting research assistants for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. 

The team focuses on addressing health disparities amongst low-income, racial/ethnic minority communities by emphasizing culturally sensitive health care delivery and implementing health promotion programs targeting overweight/obesity and related diseases. All research team members actively interact with community member participants and are instrumental in carrying out health-promoting interventions. Research assistants will also play important roles as members of the Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program (HDRIP) at the University of Florida College Of Medicine.

Currently, they are recruiting undergraduate research assistants, primarily for the summer and fall semesters. Preference will be given to applicants who are available for the 2014 summer semester. Please email Joane Cadet at [log in to unmask] for more information and the application. Students will have until January 27 to submit their applications.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

8.	LEADERSHIP: Engineering Ambassadors Formal Meet and Greet (NEW POSTING):
The Engineering Ambassadors are in the midst of recruitment season and hope to see you at the Formal Meet and Greet on Thursday, January 16, at 6:00pm in the Pugh Hall Ocora.

The Engineering Ambassadors is a diverse group of the best students that the University of Florida College of Engineering has to offer. We share our passion for and commitment to Gator Engineering by acting as official liaisons of the College. Come out to this informal event to meet the Ambassadors, learn about the application process, and find out how you can be a part of this fantastic organization.

Questions? Please email [log in to unmask] or your recruitment chairs, Lexie Cegelski and Adriana Espinal, at [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]

Check out our website for more information! http://www.uf-ea.org/

9.	VOLUNTEER: Be a MUSE At the Harn Museum of Art at UF (NEW POSTING):
For creative, energetic and dynamic students, the MUSE program offers the opportunity to share your love of fun and passion for art with others. MUSEs (Museum University Student Educators) are one-semester volunteers who create and present interactive and engaging experiences for museum visitors. 

Each Fall, Spring & Summer term, a select group of 10-15 students from diverse academic backgrounds is selected to work together to imagine and produce programs unlike any others at the museum. MUSE programs have included Art off the Wall, when MUSEs shared their interpretation of works in the Harn collection through costumes and drama, surrealist story-telling, and interpretive musical presentations. In other words, as a MUSE you get to reinvent how we look at art and experience the museum!

MUSE planning meetings are Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00pm, and MUSEs take the stage on Museum Nights, the second Thursday of each month.
 
Download an application at:  http://www.harn.ufl.edu/education/MUSEApp.pdf (apply now, applications considered until the program is full)

Feel free to bring your questions to Eric Segal, Education Curator of Academic Programs at 352.392.9826 x2115; [log in to unmask]

10.	VOLUNTEER: ESOL Achievers (NEW POSTING):
Have a passion for volunteering? Just looking to get involved? Check out our ESOL Achievers Mentoring Program! 
 
We're a group dedicated to helping Gainesville High School students who are learning English as their second language get the most out of their schooling. We provide tutoring and mentoring to inspire them to set goals and achieve more through education. We believe every student has potential for a better future.
 
ESOL Achievers not only helps students academically, but it also hosts fun, educational events. Our annual spring forum is coming up, and with the help of new members, it can be our best one yet. You don't have to speak a second language to volunteer with us, just bring a positive attitude and the will to make a difference.
 
Contact [log in to unmask] and/or stop by our first general body meeting in Anderson 101 at 7:00pm this Thursday, January 16.

11.	VOLUNTEER: Mentors Needed for Elementary School Students (NEW POSTING):
Interested in serving as a mentor for an elementary school student? The Center for Leadership and Service has a variety of opportunities available for students to get involved in local schools.  After School Gators is looking for responsible and committed UF students to serve as mentors and role models for local elementary school students. Mentors are placed at a school with their mentees and meet weekly, forming a lasting relationship and developing lifelong skills. Carpooling may be arranged for students who do not have transportation. Visit leadershipandservice.ufl.edu for more information. Applications are due January 15 at 11:59pm.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

12.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Write for GainesvilleScene (NEW POSTING):
Do you view the world a little bit differently? GainesvilleScene needs writers with a personality and voice to take on Gainesville (and the world). Writers have the creative freedom to cover anything they desire within Gainesville and college culture.

GainesvilleScene provides a steady stream of content that includes, but is not limited to:

-restaurant reviews
-music/nightlife
-tech/startups
-college life and culture
-movie, television, and art reviews
-campus/local event coverage
-opinion pieces
-politics/world news

If you think you fit the bill, please send two writing samples and a one-paragraph answer to "What is Gainesville?" to [log in to unmask] with the subject "GainesvilleScene"

13.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gator Student Investment Fund Recruiting (NEW POSTING):
The Gator Student Investment Fund, the University's entirely student-run investment fund that manages more than $180,000, is holding an information session to kickoff recruiting on Tuesday, January 15 at 6:00pm in Hough 150. Interested freshmen and sophomore students are strongly encouraged to attend; important information regarding the application process will be discussed. The investment fund seeks students who are passionate about finance and have an interest in value investing. Additional information can be found on the fund's website at UFGSIF.com.

14.	ANNOUNCEMENT: TEDxUF (NEW POSTING):
Didn't get one of the Honors reserved seats for TEDxUF? Fear not! Applications for remaining seats are open until January 18. 

TEDxUF 2014 will be held February 8 in the University Auditorium. This year's theme of Intersections embraces the fact that no subject exists in a vacuum. Join us for a day of ideas worth spreading!

Visit www.tedxuf.com for the application and more information.

15.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gator Salsa Club Free Salsa Lessons:
On January 14, the Gator Salsa Club's free salsa lessons will start for the semester! The Gator Salsa Club offers lessons for complete beginners Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting at 6:00pm at the Reitz Breezeway (by Wells Fargo). No partner, special shoes, or previous experience is required.

For more information, go to gatorsalsaclub.com to find our Facebook group.

16.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, January 14 (TODAY):
- Friends for Life of America at 6:30pm in CSE E221. Focus: Upcoming volunteer activities, socials, fundraisers, and major events. Sign up for FFL on GatorConnect. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399288603653699 

- Phi Alpha Delta, pre-law fraternity, at 7:20pm in CSE 222. Focus: Informational meeting for prospective members. For more information: www.facebook.com/ufpad 

- UF Habitat for Humanity at 8:20pm in 110 Rinker Hall. Focus: Upcoming Habitat builds and events, including the upcoming Hearts and Homes 5K. Contact: [log in to unmask] For more information: www.ufhabitat.org

17.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, January 15:
- Health Occupations Students of America at 6:15pm in Turlington L007. Focus: Opportunities for the year, including Tyler's Hope for a Cure, Give Kids the World, and more. 

18.	EVENT: Sitting Volleyball Tournament through Rec Sports (NEW POSTING):
Sitting volleyball is played much like regular volleyball except players are seated on the ground. The net is lowered, but the pace of the game remains quick. This tournament is offered in co-recreational league, and teams must comprise six members in one of the following combinations: 3 males/3 females, 4 males/2 females, or 2 males/4 females.

Sitting volleyball is officially recognized as a Paralympic event.

Participants must register online by January 23 at 5:00pm.

A mandatory captains meeting will be on January 23 at 7:00pm in the SWRC Arena.

Event date: January 24, time TBA at SWRC.

Some useful links:
- Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/447947622000505/
- More information: http://recsports.ufl.edu/intramural-sports/events-tournaments/sitting-volleyball
- Registration: http://www.recsports.ufl.edu/intramural-sports/captains-meetings-and-registration/




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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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