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

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, October 20, 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: Attend the Next University Libraries Committee Mtg:
2.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Group Advising Q&A Sessions:
3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Check ISIS / Spring Registration Prep:
4.	HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Admissions Course Applications:
5.	EVENT: Honors Faculty Fair:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
6.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Family Roundup Events:
7.	EVENT: Halloween Horror Movie Night with SHO (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: U.S. State Department Info Session (NEW POSTING):
9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: ISIS and the Question of Islamic Militancy (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Graduate and Professional Schools Day (NEW POSTING):
11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Projects for Peace Information Session (TODAY):
12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The American Jewish Community: Current Pictures, Future Possibilities (H-Box) (TODAY):
13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: LSAT Seminar, RSVP Required:
14.	RESEARCH: Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience at Georgia Southern University (HC) (NEW POSTING):
15.	INTERNSHIP: Career and Internship Information Session (NEW POSTING):
16.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: AmeriCorps VISTA Position with the CLS for December Graduates:
17.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: AppleCare College Program:
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
18.	VOLUNTEER: Day of Difference (NEW POSTING):
19.	LEADERSHIP: Business Undergraduate Mentoring Program Mentor Applications:
20.	LEADERSHIP: Gatorship Allyship Retreat:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
21.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Free FluMist Vaccine Clinics at Springs and Jennings:
22.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, October 20 (TODAY):
23.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, October 21:
24.	EVENT: RUB Presents: Around the World (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
25.	EVENT: Representing Islam in America (NEW POSTING):





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Attend the Next University Libraries Committee Mtg:
Dr. Johnson currently serves on the University Libraries Committee which reviews and formulates library policies to serve the needs and concerns of the faculty and students. She is interested in bringing an Honors student with her to the next meeting to learn more about the committee and its work, as well as to provide input from the perspective of an undergraduate student. 

The next meeting is Wednesday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30pm (meet in the Honors Office, 343 Infirmary by 5:15pm). If you are interested in participating, please send Dr. Johnson ([log in to unmask]) a brief statement about why the committee interests you, as well as confirm your availability during the entire meeting time on the 29th by October 22 at 5pm.

Learn more about the committee here: http://fora.aa.ufl.edu/go/48

2.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Group Advising Q&A Sessions:
Dr. Johnson will be holding two group advising Q&A sessions for students who have questions about processes, resources, and other general advising and registration issues. Sample questions might be - How does early registration work? What the heck is on a degree audit? Who do I talk to about...(changing a major, dropping a class, adding a major/minor, etc.)? 

You don't have to stay for the entire session - come and go as you please. Note, we will not be pulling up your individual records on ISIS during the session, so keep that in mind. We hope this will help for those of you who just have questions about these topics now that appointment spots are starting to fill and drop-in hours are busier.

Monday, October 27 from 10:40-11:30am
Tuesday, October 28 from 4:05-4:55pm

Both in 302 Infirmary. No pre-registration required.

3.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Check ISIS / Spring Registration Prep:
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! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/310095185856869/ 

Spring schedule of courses: http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc/201501/all/

Spring honors course descriptions (more will be added as they become available): http://www.honors.ufl.edu/courses/CoursesSpring2015.aspx

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.

4.	HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Admissions Course Applications:
Applications are now being accepted for the IDH 4905: Honors Admissions course, Wednesdays 7th period, for the spring semester. Students in this 1-credit class will read the 2000+ application essays from incoming freshmen applying to the Honors Program. We will spend the first half of the term reviewing old essays and developing rubrics for evaluating the new essays. Students in the class also develop some of the application questions. 

Students will also serve as reviewers for the lateral admissions essays during the month of November 2014. 

To apply for the course, please respond to the following prompt in a 1-page, single-spaced essay: Develop an interesting essay topic that you think would be suitable for applicants to the UF Honors Program, and then write your response to it. Attach your application in an email to Dr. Johnson at [log in to unmask] by 5:00pm on Thursday, October 23. Please include your name and UFID on your application. Students selected will be notified by email on October 29. Lateral admission reviews will begin one week following notification.

Students who participated in the course last year may enroll again in the online section without submitting an application. If interested, please email Dr. Johnson by 5:00pm on October 23.

5.	EVENT: Honors Faculty Fair:
Check out the Honors Faculty Fair to meet with instructors who are teaching spring Honors courses, learn about positions to be tutors or teaching assistants, connect with research opportunities, and find potential study abroad programs.

The Honors Faculty Fair takes place on Wednesday, October 22 from 4:00-6:00pm in Smathers Library (East), room 100. Light refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Honors Special Events Interns and the Honors Office.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1571349903088858/ 




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

6.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Family Roundup Events:
The Honors Ambassadors, along with other Honors student organizations, are hosting several events as part of the University's overall Family Weekend, from October 24-26. Whether or not you and your family are planning to attend the official Family Weekend events, we invite you to attend the Honors Family Roundup!

Friday, October 24: Meet at Hume Commons at 6:30pm to walk over to the UF Soccer Game vs. Tennessee 
 
Saturday, October 25: Join us for the NERD 5K at the Gale Lemerand parking lot starting at 8:00am. Dress up like a Nerd to walk/run the 5K with us, or come out and support the runners!

Sunday, October 26: Visit Hume Commons at 1:00pm for an afternoon of fun, food, music, and activities! We will have outdoor games like corn hole to play.

7.	EVENT: Halloween Horror Movie Night with SHO (NEW POSTING):
Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with some scary movies and some spooky snacks? On Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30pm in the Hume Commons and back field, "Hocus Pocus" will be shown. Right after, at around 8:30pm, "Halloween" will be shown for the real horror fans. 

Plus, there will be an assortment of super spooky (but delicious) hand-made ghoulish treats!
This event will be shown on a projector outside, so be sure to bring a towel to sit on.




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

8.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: U.S. State Department Info Session (NEW POSTING):
Michael E. Thurston, U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for the Southeast Region, will visit the UF campus on Tuesday, October 21 from 3:30-5:00pm in the UFIC Large Conference Room (HUB) to talk with students about opportunities offered by the Department of State and its Diplomat in Residence Program.

Michael E. Thurston is a career Senior Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State. Prior to accepting his appointment as Diplomat in Residence, Thurston served in Afghanistan as the political advisor and senior civilian to the Special Operations Joint Task Force / NATO Special Operations Command and as the Charge d'Affaires (acting ambassador) in Burma. His previous posts include Australia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Mexico, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Africa (Durban), and Sri Lanka.

9.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: ISIS and the Question of Islamic Militancy (H-Box) (NEW POSTING):
On Wednesday, October 22 at 5:30pm in the Pugh Hall Ocora, The Center for Global Islamic Studies, in cooperation with the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and the University of Florida International Center, will present a panel discussion on ISIS and the Question of Islamic Militancy.
 
The rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq has spurred a renewed American tendency to generalize that violence is inherent in the religion of Islam. 
 
Using ISIS and the current developments in Iraq and Syria as a point of departure, this panel will shed light on religious-based violence and will give a broader perspective with relation to Islamic teachings. The panel will also discuss the implications for international politics.
 
Speakers:
- Prof. Leonardo Villalon, Dean, UFIC: "Political Chaos and Islamic Militancy: Perspectives from Saharan African"
- Prof. Matt Jacobs, Director, Program for International Studies: "ISIS and its Implications in Middle Eastern and International Politics"
- Prof. Terje Ostebo, Center for Global Islamic Studies:"Religious Purity and the Politicization of Purity"

Moderator: Prof. Vasudha Narayanan, Dept. of Religion

10.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Graduate and Professional Schools Day (NEW POSTING):
Graduate & Professional Schools (GAP) Day is taking place on Wednesday, October 22 from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Reitz Union Grand and Rion Ballrooms. 

This event, hosted by the Career Resource Center, features representatives from more than 100 graduate and professional schools in a variety of disciplines (including 50+ law schools) who want to meet with you and answer your questions. Don't miss the chance to speak with them in person.  Please try to stop by, even if it's just for a few minutes. This event isn't just for juniors and seniors; first- and second-year students are encouraged to attend as well. It is open to UF students and alumni only. For more information, visit www.crc.ufl.edu/gap and your GatorCareerlink account. Business casual attire is recommended since it's important to make a good impression.

11.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Projects for Peace Information Session (TODAY):
Do you and/or your student organization have a great idea for peace but don't know what to do with it? "Projects for Peace" is an opportunity for all undergraduates to design a "project for peace". The top submission will be awarded $10,000 for a project implemented during the summer of 2015. 

This grant program aims to motivate students to create and implement plans resolving conflict and maintaining peace anywhere on Earth in the twenty first century.

Join us for our first info session to learn more about the program and how to apply on Monday, October 20 from 5:30-7:00pm in the University of Florida International Center (Hub). Learn More at: http://bit.ly/oct20pfpinfosession

12.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: The American Jewish Community: Current Pictures, Future Possibilities (H-Box) (TODAY):
The Pew Research Center's 2013 Survey of U.S. Jews has sparked widespread discussion about the current state of the American Jewish community and its future direction. The survey's results paint a picture of a diverse community, with alternative signs of continuing cohesion, assimilation and division. 

Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz, Senior Research Director at The Jewish Federations of North America and an advisor to the Pew Research Center on the study, will present an overview the survey's findings on the current state of American Jewry and discuss possible future trajectories of the U.S. Jewish community on Monday, October 20 beginning at 6:00pm. The event will be held at the Bob Graham Center in Pugh Hall. Admission and parking are free and open to the public.

13.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: LSAT Seminar, RSVP Required:
If you are planning to take the LSAT in the near future, or just want to learn more about the test, we are holding a free LSAT seminar and you're invited! The seminar will be taught by Steve Hayden, a highly experienced LSAT instructor who scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT and has a JD from Boston University. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 21 from 4:30-6:00pm in room 200 Farrior Hall (Academic Advising Center).

During the seminar, Steve will introduce you to the LSAT and discuss the role of the test in the law school admission process. Steve will also teach several real LSAT questions, examining the underlying concepts of the test and introducing you to a variety of important techniques that you can use to maximize your score. 

As you know, the LSAT is one of the most important factors in the law school admissions process. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your understanding of this critical test. 

Since seating is limited, please register as soon as possible at: https://www.advising.ufl.edu/prelaw/workshops.html

14.	RESEARCH: Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience at Georgia Southern University (HC) (NEW POSTING):
Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Georgia Southern University's Rural Health Research Institute is sponsoring a 6-week summer program called DESRE (Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience). DESRE is a paid, hands-on research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. During the program, students engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research and receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities. Students work with and learn from a team of experienced faculty researchers from both Georgia Southern University and Mercer University.
 
The application deadline is Monday, December 1. For more information and the application, visit www.GeorgiaSouthern.edu/rhri/desre

15.	INTERNSHIP: Career and Internship Information Session (NEW POSTING):
The "Passing the Torch" Career and Internship Information Session will take place on Tuesday, October 21 at 5:00pm in Little Hall, room 121. Representatives from the Bob S. Graham Center for Public Service and Teach for America will provide information about the research and teaching programs. In addition, students who have interned for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Tallahassee Legislative Internship, the Harn Museum, and the Samuel C. Proctor Oral History Program will give advice about the application processes for internships and career opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sharon Austin, Director of the African American Studies Program and Associate Professor of Political Science at [log in to unmask]  This fair is open to students of all majors, and refreshments will be served.

16.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: AmeriCorps VISTA Position with the CLS for December Graduates:
AmeriCorps VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities. 

The Center for Leadership and Service is looking for a new VISTA in the upcoming months. You must already have graduated or be an upcoming December graduate. Apply now! 
http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/about/staff/americorpsvista_member/

17.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: AppleCare College Program:
Would you like to earn excellent pay while working part-time 20 hours per week? Motivated Gators can work for Apple from home!
 
As a College Advisor, you will be provided with a business-use iMac, world-class paid training, and a flexible schedule that works around your college lifestyle. You will also have full corporate benefits including up to $5,250 of tuition reimbursement per calendar year, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid time off, discounts, fitness reimbursement, and the opportunity to make a difference.
 
All majors enrolled through May 2016 are encouraged to apply online to be part of the AppleCare College Program: http://www.apple.com/jobs/us/students.html#aha_college




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

18.	VOLUNTEER: Day of Difference (NEW POSTING):
Day of Difference is a one-day event in which pairs of volunteers go to low-income elementary classrooms and teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and success skills. In the past, volunteers have taught 1st graders the difference between needs and wants. This is a skill that these kids can use to improve their decision making, which will be important when they are adults. Interested students don't need to worry about a lack of experience. A comprehensive training session will be provided by Junior Achievement professionals, supplying volunteers with the skills and tools necessary to lead a class on October 28 and 29 in Bryan 232 at 6:40pm. This semester, Day of Difference will be held on Friday, November 14.

To apply go to ufenactus.org, click on "Projects", "Phase Two", scroll to "Day of Difference", and then "Apply Here!" or just click the following link:  http://bit.ly/1utEhww

The application deadline is October 23.

19.	LEADERSHIP: Business Undergraduate Mentoring Program Mentor Applications:
BUMP (Business Undergraduate Mentoring Program) mentor applications for Spring 2015 are now available at http://bit.ly/BUMPmentor 

If you have been a mentee with the program for two semesters or are a junior or senior business major, you are eligible to apply and be a mentor! 

All current mentors need resubmit an application, meet for a 1-1 with an advisor or A-Board member (using the link sent to you from SignUp Genius), and be in good standing with attendance in the program to continue as a mentor in Spring 2015. 

For more info about BUMP, go to http://bumpuf.wix.com/bumpuf

20.	LEADERSHIP: Gatorship Allyship Retreat:
Are you interested in learning more tangible ways to apply what you learned at Gatorship? If so, you should apply for the Gatorship Allyship Retreat! This is a unique opportunity for past Gatorship participants to revisit some of the themes that were touched on during weekend retreats and further answer the question: Now What? 

This retreat offers the chance to hone in on one's allyship skills and gives participants action plans that they can take back to their lives to become agents of social change. The Gatorship Allyship Retreat will be held on November 8 and will last ten to twelve hours.

Here's the link to apply:
http://www.multicultural.ufl.edu/programs/gatorship/gatorship_allyship_retreat




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

21.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Free FluMist Vaccine Clinics at Springs and Jennings:
For this 2014/15 flu season, the Alachua County Control Flu program is expanding to provide flu protection to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Florida! FluMist is an influenza vaccine that is a gentle mist sprayed into the nose and recommended for those 2 to 49 years old. It is a safe and effective way of protecting yourself and others from flu.

Last season, twelve people died from flu-related illness at Shands Hospital. Almost half were under the age of 40! It is important that everyone gets a flu vaccine as soon as possible. By getting a vaccine, you protect yourself and your Gator family from life-threatening consequences of the flu.

The FluMist vaccine is covered by most insurance companies. Any UF affiliates interested in receiving FluMist should bring a photo ID and insurance card. Uninsured individuals can pay $25 to receive the vaccine.

Vaccinations will be provided on the following dates and locations: 
Tuesday, October 28: GatorWell at Springs Complex	 from 4:00-7:00pm.
Thursday, October 30: GatorWell at Jennings Hall from 4:00-7:00pm.

The first 50 students at each event will receive a free t-shirt, and others will receive a voucher for a free appetizer or 10% off Texas Roadhouse. Gators, let's chomp the flu! Get your FluMist!

22.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Monday, October 20 (TODAY):
- ASTRA at 6:00pm in Stuzin 104. Focus: Guest speaker, refreshments, and an update on upcoming service / fundraising opportunities.

- Society of Viral Studies at 7:00pm in Little Hall, room 109. Focus: Special guest Nurse Web will be discussing influenza as well as administering free flu shots to everyone who would like one.

23.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Tuesday, October 21:
- Network of enlightened Women at 6:15pm in Turlington 2333. Focus: Join us for an evening of conversation as we discuss women's rights in the United States, women's issues across the globe, and more. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1538832272995940 

24.	EVENT: RUB Presents: Around the World (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
The Reitz Union Board of Entertainment presents: Around the World on Monday, October 20 at 8:00pm in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. This event will feature performances, games, activities, and food from several cultural organizations on campus. We will also be raffling out a free GoPro - all you have to do is visit each activity at the event!

The organizations at the event will be: Chinese American Student Association, Hispanic Student Association, Japanese Club, French Club, Belly Gators, and the Hungarian Club.

Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485188801746176/

RUB Entertainment programs events all year long throughout the Reitz that are always free and open to the public. Check out our calendar of events here: https://www.union.ufl.edu/calendar

25.	EVENT: Representing Islam in America (NEW POSTING):
Colloquium on Islam (sponsored by ISN, Ismaili Student Network) presents our very first event at the University of Florida, cosponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Affairs. Come out and engage in a thought-provoking seminar with Michael Muhammed Knight, "Representing Islam in America," followed by a facilitated discussion and dinner (Indian food from Andaz). The event takes place on Tuesday, October 21 from 5:00-7:00pm in Smathers Library, room 100.

Michael Muhammed Knight holds a master's degree from Harvard University and is currently a PhD student in Islamic Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several intriguing books including "Tripping with Allah: Islam, Drugs, and Writing" and "Impossible Man." Knight has a wide understanding of the world that will intrigue your inner most intellect.




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