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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Wednesday, September 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: Check out the Honors Social Media Accounts (NEW POSTING):
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Share Your #GatorGood Story (NEW POSTING):
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Support an Honors Gator for the FLMNH Photo Contest:
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Lateral Admission into Honors - Last Week:
5.	EVENT: Honors Career Showcase Prep (NEW POSTING):
6.	EVENT: Ribab Fusion and Pre-Performance Lecture with Honors Dunlevie Professor Joan Frosch (H-Box):
7.	EVENT: UF Honors Eats Gainesville (H-Box):
8.	EVENT: NERD 5K Fundraiser:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
9.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF-Tennessee Honors Tailgate in Knoxville:
10.	EVENT: Honors Program Dance Marathon Team:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Gallery Talk at the Harn - Dazzling and Enduring - Ceramic and Textile Designs from Ancient and Modern Panama (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Master of International Business Combined Degree Workshop (TODAY):
13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: How to Apply for Graduate School Workshop (TODAY):
14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: M.S. in Management for Non-Business Students (TODAY):
15.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out:
16.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Law Info Session:
17.	INTERNSHIP: Tallahassee Spring Internship Program - Last Info Session (HC):
18.	INTERNSHIP: Ken Cornell for County Commission Political Internship (HC):
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
19.	LEADERSHIP: Servant Leader Roundtable:
20.	LEADERSHIP: Network of enlightened Women (NeW) Florida Regional Conference:
21.	LEADERSHIP: Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference for First and Second Year Students (HC):
22.	LEADERSHIP: TRiP Meet and Greet (TODAY):
23.	VOLUNTEER: Gator Plunge Registration:
24.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer's Outreach Organization:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
25.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gator Premed Guide Seeks Staff:
26.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, September 24 (TODAY):
27.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, September 25:
28.	EVENT: Stuff the Bus for Homeless Children in Alachua County (NEW POSTING):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Check out the Honors Social Media Accounts (NEW POSTING):
Did you know that the Honors Program has a variety of social media accounts that you can follow and engage with? We maintain a list at the bottom of every Honors Daily, but here's a special highlight:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UFHonors
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UFHonors
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ufhonors  
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ufhonors/ 
Google Calendar: http://bit.ly/ufhonorscalendar 
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/2898425/
Text Message: https://www.remind.com/join/ufhonors

We hope you will connect with us!

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Share Your #GatorGood Story (NEW POSTING):
You may have seen the new University of Florida branding campaign, "For the Gator Good" that centers around the global and person-to-person impacts that Gators can have. You can find more information about the campaign at http://gatorgood.ufl.edu . The challenges highlighted on the Gator Good site include physical inactivity, traumatic injury, mental illness, economic stability, natural disasters, education, autism, political unrest, poverty, Parkinson's, pollution, cancer, hunger, social advocacy, and diabetes. 

We want to highlight Honors Gators who have been working "For the Gator Good" - either by addressing some of the challenges above through research, internships, volunteerism, student organizations, etc., or by addressing other altruistic measures that take you beyond the scope of the university.

If you have a story to share, please contact Dr. Johnson at [log in to unmask] . Include "Gator Good" in the subject line. Don't be shy! 

3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Support an Honors Gator for the FLMNH Photo Contest:
Honors Gator Alexandra Klar's photo from her Partners in the Parks trip has landed in the top 10 of the Florida Museum of Natural History's Wildlife and Biodiversity photos for their ButterflyFest Facebook Photo Challenge. You can support her photo to win by liking it on Facebook here: http://on.fb.me/1rs3CtJ 

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Lateral Admission into Honors - Last Week:
Do you have friends who are first-year students and would like to join the UF Honors Program? Let them know about lateral admissions! Lateral admission is open to any first-year student who started Summer B or Fall 2014. Those interested in applying are required to attend an information session in September in order to access the online application. See below for the last session date. For more information, direct them to http://www.honors.ufl.edu/Lateral.aspx . Note, this is the last opportunity for students to join the Honors Program. Unfortunately, there is not a lateral admissions process for students in the Innovation Academy or for transfer students.

The last information session is this week:
Thursday, September 25 from 5:10-6:00pm in Graham Gallery.

Also, if you are in the various UF Class of 2018 Facebook groups, please share there for us! We want to make sure the word is out.

5.	EVENT: Honors Career Showcase Prep (NEW POSTING):
Career Showcase can be overwhelming, no matter what your reason for attending. During this session we discuss your last-minute questions and address key ways to make the most of your time at Career Showcase. Please join Kristy Spear, Honors Program advisor and former Career Resource Center coach, for this extra opportunity to learn how to make yourself stand out at Career Showcase.

This workshop will be held twice - you only need to attend one!

Monday, September 29 at 2:00pm in 302 Infirmary: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534534373444603/ 

Monday, September 29 at 5:10pm in the Hume Classroom: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574937962734549/ 

6.	EVENT: Ribab Fusion and Pre-Performance Lecture with Honors Dunlevie Professor Joan Frosch (H-Box):
Honors Dunlevie Professor, Dr. Joan Frosch, will be giving a pre-performance talk with Mohamed DaCosta, a lecturer in African Performing Arts, on Saturday, September 27 at 6:45pm in the Friends of Music room at the University Auditorium (next to Century Tower).

This is a great opportunity to hear Dr. Frosch speak, as she will be teaching an honors course in spring on African Dance! In addition to being one of our Dunlevie Professors this year, she is also a Professor in the School of Theatre and Dance and Director of the Center for World Arts at UF.

Following the talk, stick around for Ribab Fusion, a UF Center for Performing Arts event at 7:30pm in the University Auditorium. A fusion of jazz, Moroccan funk and Afropop, Ribab Fusion invokes the spirit of Morocco's southern Atlantic coast with a modern twist. These seven musicians are on a mission to revolutionize the ribab, a one-stringed, bowed instrument. Ribab Fusion's celebration of Morocco's Amazigh culture encompasses an entire spectrum of music, from slow jams to '70s-style funk. The traditional meets contemporary in this bold and exciting performance. 

Student tickets are only $10 for the performance. For more information about Ribab Fusion and ticket information, visit http://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/ribab-fusion/ and http://centerstageus.org/artists/ribab_fusion   

7.	EVENT: UF Honors Eats Gainesville (H-Box):
Wondering about those H-Box cards encouraging you to eat local? Don't know where to start? Never fear, Ken is here!

Join us for a very rad Q&A event with Ken, known locally as the driving force behind Ken Eats Gainesville, as he answers your questions about where to eat in Gainesville! 

Check out his website at http://www.keneatsgainesville.com/, as well as his Facebook page (same name), and join us on Tuesday, September 30 at 6:30pm in the Hume classroom to learn more about all the tasty places to dine in town.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/800516769993791/

8.	EVENT: NERD 5K Fundraiser:
HHMI Science for Life Program and the Honors Program are proud to present the second annual NERD 5K. Help us raise money to promote higher education to grade school students in disadvantaged and underrepresented areas of Florida by attending our fundraising event at Jason's Deli on Thursday, October 9. Check out our website for more information- http://www.groupraise.com/events/4374




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

9.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF-Tennessee Honors Tailgate in Knoxville:
Are you planning a road trip to Knoxville for the UF-Tennessee football game on October 4? The University of Tennessee Honors Program has invited any Honors Gators attending to an Honors Tailgate near the UT Honors office. We are very excited about this new partnership, as we will be hosting them next year! Tickets, housing, and transportation are on your own.

If you are planning to go to the Tennessee game and are interested in more details about the Honors Tailgate, please contact Sherman Wilhelm ([log in to unmask]) who is coordinating on our end with the University of Tennessee Honors Council. 

10.	EVENT: Honors Program Dance Marathon Team:
Think you have what it takes to stand for 26.2 hours FTK (for the kids!)? Join the Honors Program Dance Marathon team! Dance Marathon is a student-run philanthropy benefiting Shands Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network. We raise money year round and then stand for 26.2 hours in the spring to show our support for the kids. The Honors team will be having a meeting on Sunday, September 28 at 7:00pm in the Hume Classroom for all new and returning members. Be sure to find us on Facebook at UF Honors Program Dance Marathon Team! Any questions can be sent to [log in to unmask]




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Gallery Talk at the Harn - Dazzling and Enduring - Ceramic and Textile Designs from Ancient and Modern Panama (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
Before the Gainesville Latino Festival screening of La Churona / The Migrant Virgin, enjoy a tour of the exhibition Patterns Past and Present: Arts of Panama with Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art, on Saturday, September 27 at 1:00pm at the UF Harn Museum of Art

For more information about this exhibit, visit http://www.harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/patternspastandpresent

12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Master of International Business Combined Degree Workshop (TODAY):
Join us for our upcoming Master of International Business (MIB) combined degree workshop on Wednesday, September 24 at 2:00pm in Hough Hall 338. The MIB program is a flexible one-year graduate business degree designed to equip students with global management business skills and set them apart from the competition. Combined option students begin MIB courses before completing their bachelor's degree, saving time and money. This session will be co-hosted by a Heavener adviser and will cover combined benefits, academic timeline planning, and application tips. Limited spaces are available, so please RSVP at: http://tinyurl.com/MIBCombinedWorkshop

13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: How to Apply for Graduate School Workshop (TODAY):
Applying to grad school is very different than applying to undergrad or med school. If you are even considering this as a possibility, find out how to do this successfully. Designed for all disciplines and years, as it is never too early to start preparing for this. Sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 24, at 4:15pm in 302 Infirmary. Registration required: http://bit.ly/1qn8SJv 

14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: M.S. in Management for Non-Business Students (TODAY):
Interested in business? Join us at an M.S. in Management (MSM) information session on Wednesday, September 24 from 7:00-8:00pm in Hough Hall 120. The MSM program is designed specifically for individuals with non-business academic backgrounds/degrees. Students gain a solid business foundation and strengthen transferable skills to open up advancement opportunities within their undergraduate major field or business sector.  The program offers traditional, combined (bachelor/master) and dual degree (Master/PhD) options. MSM combined (bachelor/master) students can save time and money by double counting credits between the bachelor and master degrees. More information is available online at: Warrington.ufl.edu/MSM  

15.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out:
Read a segment from a banned book and listen to others read on Thursday, September 25 from 12:00-1:00pm at the Plaza of the Americas near Library West. Sponsored by Smathers Libraries.

At 12:00pm Associate Dean Patrick Reakes will read the proclamation of the Smathers Libraries participation. The readings will begin with Dean of University Libraries Judy Russell reading from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Following the Dean, students, faculty and staff are invited to read short segments from banned books. Pizza and soda will be served.

Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported. 

The 10 most challenged titles of 2013 were:
- Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
- A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
- Looking for Alaska, by John Green
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
- Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
- Bone (series), by Jeff Smith

For more information about Banned Books Week, visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek 

You can also find a list of the most frequently challenged books from 2002-2011 at http://www.pinterest.com/ufhonors/banned-books-week/ 

16.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Law Info Session:
Harvard Law School is hosting an on-campus information session for students interested in applying to their J.D. program on Friday, September 26 from 11:45am-12:45pm in 200 Farrior Hall. This session includes a presentation and Q&A with Nefyn Meissner, Assistant Director of Admissions. Please RSVP at https://www.advising.ufl.edu/workshops/ 

17.	INTERNSHIP: Tallahassee Spring Internship Program - Last Info Session (HC):
The sixteen students from UF who interned in Tallahassee last spring would all agree that it was a very valuable experience. They would also say that they never realized what an impact the Florida legislature has on their daily lives.  Go to our website at http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/students/internship-opportunities to learn more about this program. 

Participating students should ideally be juniors or seniors (we will consider sophomores on a case by case basis). Your major does not matter as long as you can make the case that you have what it takes to get the most out of this internship. The program provides a stipend of $ 1200 (we cover all the costs of your housing). If you choose to find you own housing, we will provide you with $3660 to cover costs.  

The final information session is at 4:30pm in Pugh 210 on Thursday, September 25. If you have questions,  email [log in to unmask] . Deadline for applications is October 1.

18.	INTERNSHIP: Ken Cornell for County Commission Political Internship (HC):
The Ken Cornell Campaign for County Commission is looking for bright, energetic, and self-motivated college students to join the campaign staff as interns. Interns will gain experience in all aspects of political campaigning: campaign finance, event planning, policy, field operations, communications strategies, etc. No prior campaign experience is required, but interested applicants should be able to work well with deadlines, be self-starters, and ready to be challenged.

If interested, send your resume to [log in to unmask], no later than Friday, September 26 at 11:59pm. Please be sure to indicate when you will be available for an interview from September 27-September 30.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

19.	LEADERSHIP: Servant Leader Roundtable:
Each semester, the Servant Leader Roundtable gives all campus leadership and service organizations an opportunity to provide input on the current state of the University's leadership and service programming, examine ways to increase collaboration among similar organizations across campus, and determine the best support the Center for Leadership and Service can provide to their organizations. It will take place on October 2 in Bryan Hall 232 from 6:00-8:00pm. Registration is available online at our website. Learn more about Servant Leader Roundtable at http://tinyurl.com/pwcmz94

20.	LEADERSHIP: Network of enlightened Women (NeW) Florida Regional Conference:
NeW's first regional training for the state of Florida will be at the University of Florida this Saturday, September 27 from 12:00-4:00pm at the Arredondo Cafe in the Reitz Union. This will give attendees the chance to receive training on leading a chapter of NeW. Topics will include recruitment, leading meetings, hosting large scale events, and inviting speakers to campus. There will also be a segment devoted to volunteering with your NeW chapter.

Not to mention, all the Florida leaders get the chance to network! Lunch will be provided. All interested women are encouraged to attend, even if you are not a member of a NeW chapter but wish to improve your leadership skills and know more about the Network of enlightened Women.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/646876745425940/

21.	LEADERSHIP: Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference for First and Second Year Students (HC): 
The Harvard Kennedy School is sponsoring the 15th annual Public Policy and Leadership Conference from February 19-22. This conference is designed to inform students about careers in the public sector. The conference will encourage students who possess a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate study in public policy and international affairs, as well as to provide information on financial support through various fellowship programs.

The conference aims to attract students from groups under-represented in public policy and international affairs in an effort to increase the diversity of students receiving these professional degrees. Participants receive paid travel, accommodations, and meals. The conference is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in their first or second year of undergraduate studies only.

Participants will be selected based on good academic standing and demonstrated commitment to public service - measured through student leadership and activism, participation in the civic aspects of school or community, and volunteer commitments in high school and college.

Application deadline is November 12. A completed application includes the application form, resume, essay, recommendation, and transcript. For more information and the application, visit http://www.hks.harvard.edu/degrees/diversity/pplc 

22.	LEADERSHIP: TRiP Meet and Greet (TODAY):
Do you love nature? Are you interested in gaining valuable leadership experience? Apply to be a TRiP leader! We are looking for students wishing to apply leadership skills in an outdoor setting by planning and leading TRiPs. If this interests you, please come to the meet and greet on Wednesday, September 24 at 8:30pm in the Department of Student Activities and Involvement (3rd floor of the Reitz Union). Contact Carly Roeser ([log in to unmask]) for more information or visit www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/TRiP

23.	VOLUNTEER: Gator Plunge Registration:
Have you heard of Gator Plunge but still not sure what it is? Gator Plunge Day of Service is your chance to complete a single day service event from 8:00am-1:30pm on September 27, all while learning about future volunteer opportunities and meeting amazing people! Sign up for a site before registration closes on September 24. 

If you miss registration, you can still participate in the event. Just meet at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 8:00am on September 27 - all volunteers are welcome and needed! The first 250 participants will receive a free t-shirt.

http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/days_of_service/gator_plunge/

24.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer with Alzheimer's Outreach Organization:
Volunteer sign-ups are available for Memory Ward at Emeritus Retirement Home. We will be hosting games and activities and spending time with the residents of the Emeritus memory ward for a few hours (1:00-3:00pm) every Sunday. We have up to ten openings available per session. Please join our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/200654696624745) or our listserv (email us at [log in to unmask]) for further registration information.

Alzheimer's Outreach is an organization whose goal is to foster meaningful interactions with Alzheimer's patients. We aim to volunteer with these wonderful individuals, educate the community about the disease, and fundraise towards the research effort to cure Alzheimer's.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

25.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Gator Premed Guide Seeks Staff:
Interested in medicine? Enjoy writing? Want to gain leadership experience? Apply to join the Gator Pre-medical Guide (GPG) staff.

GPG is a guide for those students who are on the pre-medical track at UF. The organization's aim is to keep premed students informed about important topics in the healthcare field while providing information about different opportunities and experiences in the medical field as an undergraduate.

If you would like to write about diverse topics in medicine and get published online, then submit an application to become a writer.  

Application can be found here: http://bit.ly/1slsHIH 

Deadline to apply is September 30.

Don't forget to check out and like GPG on Facebook: https://facebook.com/gatorpremedguide

26.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Wednesday, September 24 (TODAY):
- College Youth in Government at 6:30pm in the Reading Room, 2nd floor of Pugh Hall. Focus: College YIG focuses on model government, civic mentoring, and leadership development. There are opportunities to participate in a House, Senate, Supreme Court, Cabinet, or press program, as well as the prospect of running for numerous national offices. Great for those interested in politics, law, or journalism. For more information: http://collegeyig.org/ 

- Neuroscience Club at 7:20pm in Little Hall, room 121. Speaker: Dr. Lucia Notterpek from the Department of Neuroscience

27.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, September 25:
- Gators for UNICEF at 6:00pm in Anderson 134. Focus: Pizza, information about our upcoming social, and two eye-opening presentations on work events. Contact: [log in to unmask]

28.	EVENT: Stuff the Bus for Homeless Children in Alachua County (NEW POSTING):
On Saturday, September 27 from 9:00am-1:00pm, you have the chance to Stuff the Bus for homeless school children in Alachua County, providing them with new school supplies, personal hygiene items, and food for the weekends. Look for the school bus in front of the Butler Plaza Publix (near Target) and a table in front of the Esplanade Publix (near Walmart). For a list of suggested donation items, visit http://www.unitedwayncfl.org/stuffthebus 

Sponsored by Altrusa International of Gainesville in partnership with United Way of North Central Florida. For more information, contact 352-284-0328.



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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/
Text Message: https://www.remind.com/join/ufhonors 


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

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