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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Thursday, September 25, 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: Calling all ACR's (Alachua County Residents)! (NEW POSTING):
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Check out the Honors Social Media Accounts:
3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Share Your #GatorGood Story:
4.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Support an Honors Gator for the FLMNH Photo Contest:
5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Check ISIS / Spring Registration Prep (NEW POSTING):
6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Lateral Admission into Honors - Last Week (TODAY):
7.	EVENT: NERD 5K - Last Day to Register to Guarantee a Shirt (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
8.	EVENT: Honors Career Showcase Prep:
9.	EVENT: Ribab Fusion and Pre-Performance Lecture with Honors Dunlevie Professor Joan Frosch (H-Box):
10.	EVENT: UF Honors Eats Gainesville (H-Box):
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
11.	ANNOUNCEMENT: UF-Tennessee Honors Tailgate in Knoxville:
12.	EVENT: Sundaes on Sunday (NEW POSTING):
13.	EVENT: Honors Program Dance Marathon Team:
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Address (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
15.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Gallery Talk at the Harn - Dazzling and Enduring - Ceramic and Textile Designs from Ancient and Modern Panama (H-Box):
16.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out (TODAY):
17.	INTERNSHIP / CAREERS: Fall Career Showcase (NEW POSTING):
18.	INTERNSHIP: Tallahassee Spring Internship Program - Last Info Session (HC) (TODAY):
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
19.	VOLUNTEER: Gator Plunge Registration:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
20.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, September 25 (TODAY):
21.	EVENT: Stuff the Bus for Homeless Children in Alachua County:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Calling all ACR's (Alachua County Residents)! (NEW POSTING):
Did you go to high school in Alachua County? Do you love the Honors Program? We're looking for honors students from the Gainesville area to assist Dr. Johnson with potential Honors Program info sessions at local high schools. Dates have not been arranged, although high schools have been contacted for visits later this semester. Complete this form to show interest: http://bit.ly/1yrlSbf  

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Check out the Honors Social Media Accounts:
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!

3.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Share Your #GatorGood Story:
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! 

4.	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 

5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Check ISIS / Spring Registration Prep (NEW POSTING):
Spring registration will be here sooner than you think, so now is a great time for first year students in particular to check ISIS for holds and other information. Most of these holds cannot be removed by an honors advisor, so you don't want to wait until the last minute to take care of them. Early registration for first and second year honors students takes place October 30 and 31 - this date will sneak up on you!

First-year students should have an alcohol education hold on their record - this hold will not be removed until you have completed the online alcohol education seminar. For more information about this hold, visit https://www.dso.ufl.edu/nsfp/first-year-experience/alcohol-education/ 

Engineering majors now have an advising hold - you must meet with an **engineering** advisor (**not honors**) to get your engineering advising hold removed. To view the list of engineering advisors by department, visit http://www.eng.ufl.edu/students/advising/who-is-my-advisor/ 

Other majors may also require you to meet with an advisor *in your department* so keep checking for these types of holds, as you can't wait until the last minute to meet with an advisor.

Also check for other holds, including financial holds, admissions credentials holds (usually a missing HS transcript or dual enrollment transcript), and emergency contact or local address holds. Staying on top of holds will make the registration process much smoother. Note, you will not be able to register for classes until your holds are removed. No advisor is able to override that for you, not even for early registration. You are responsible for taking care of your holds in a timely manner.

While you are on ISIS, verify that UF has received your AP/IB/AICE scores - go to My Record -> Test Scores. If you do not see your scores listed, you will need to submit those scores to UF as soon as possible. Without those scores, you may have difficulty registering for courses that need those credits as prerequisites, or you may be considered off-track if you are counting those credits as tracking courses. Your spring registration start time may be impacted by the number of credit hours you have as well. If you have missing scores, you may contact College Board / IB / AICE to have them resend your scores. Alternatively, you may be able to talk to Admissions about how to verify your scores from your original reports. Please contact them directly for further clarification.

6.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Lateral Admission into Honors - Last Week (TODAY):
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. Late arrivals are not admitted, so please tell students to get there early!

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.

7.	EVENT: NERD 5K - Last Day to Register to Guarantee a Shirt (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
The UF HHMI Science for Life Program and Honors present the 2nd annual NERD 5K (Novel Education Reward Day) on Saturday, October 25 at 8:30am in the UF Commuter Lot (near Hume). Help us raise money in promoting higher education to grade school students in disadvantaged and underrepresented areas of Florida.

Come dressed as your favorite nerd and support a great cause!

Registration is only $20! Bring a book to donate to Kids Count in Alachua County and receive a $3 discount. Check in begins at 7:30am.

More information is available at http://sfl.aa.ufl.edu/NERD5K

Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/NERD5K

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/597781300342951/

8.	EVENT: Honors Career Showcase Prep:
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/ 

9.	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   

10.	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/




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

11.	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. 

12.	EVENT: Sundaes on Sunday (NEW POSTING):
Do you love ice cream and hanging out with the best people you know? Well, what better day to have a sundae than on Sunday? Be sure to invite your friends for a sweet night of fun! 

Sundaes on Sunday takes place on Sunday, September 28 at 8:00pm in the Hume Commons. Sponsored by SHO, open to all honors students.

13.	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

14.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote Address (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
Candidate for Florida's Lieutenant Governor - Annette Taddeo - will offer the keynote address at 7:00pm on Monday, September 29 in the Pugh Hall Ocora during the Hispanic Heritage Month's Forum event.  
 
A Colombian-American, Taddeo will share her childhood experiences and her path as a Latina woman to achieve the "American dream."
 
The event, "It's Our Story. It's Our Time. It's Our Voices," will focus on the rights and responsibilities of the Hispanic-Latino community in American democracy. 
 
This program is sponsored by the Hispanic Student Association and co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

15.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Gallery Talk at the Harn - Dazzling and Enduring - Ceramic and Textile Designs from Ancient and Modern Panama (H-Box):
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

16.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out (TODAY):
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/ 

17.	INTERNSHIP / CAREERS: Fall Career Showcase (NEW POSTING):
The Career Resource Center invites you to our Fall Career Showcase on September 30 and October 1 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the O'Connell Center. This event is open to students and alumni only, and the attire is business professional. It is a two-day event featuring employers from around the world who want to network with you. The first day is Non-Technical Day (i.e. Accounting, Sales, Retail, Communications, and more) and the second day is Technical Day (i.e. Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, etc.). For more information, visit http://www.crc.ufl.edu/Students/studentCareerShowcase.html 

18.	INTERNSHIP: Tallahassee Spring Internship Program - Last Info Session (HC) (TODAY):
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.




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

19.	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/




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

20.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, September 25 (TODAY):
- 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]

21.	EVENT: Stuff the Bus for Homeless Children in Alachua County:
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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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/
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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