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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2005 Vol. 8 February 23, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
2.  INTERNSHIP: Central Florida Community Action Agency:
3.  SCHOLARSHIP: McNair Scholars:
4.  SCHOLARSHIP: Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Program:
5.  SCHOLARSHIP: Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures:
6.  SERVICE: Benefit for Habitat for Humanity:
7.  STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
8.  STUDY ABROAD: Sweden:
9.  LEADERSHIP: Informing and Developing Emerging and Active Leaders:
10. LEADERSHIP: UF Hall of Fame:
11. OPPORTUNITY: Public Health Combined Degree:
12. OPPORTUNITY: Graduate Degree in Business:
13. OPPORTUNITY: Honors Organization Fair:
14. OPPORTUNITY: Senior Class Gift:
15. OPPORTUNITY: BSU Graduation Ceremony:
16. EVENT: Womenís History Month Submissions:
17. EVENT: UF Symphony:
18. EVENT: Updated Hillel Group Fitness Class Schedule:
19. EVENT: SEC Basketball Tournament:
20. EVENT: Wonder of Women Talent Show:
21. EVENT: TRiP:
22. EVENT: UF Film Festival:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER/FALL 2005: Advance registration for
Summer/Fall 2005 will take place March 28-April 14. Check Registration
Preparation Information on ISIS at http://www.isis.ufl.edu.

TRANSIENT STUDENTS: If you plan to attend another college or university
this summer, review the instructions and complete the Transient Student
form found at http://www.reg.ufl.edu/pdf/transient-student-instructions.html.

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

2.  INTERNSHIP: Central Florida Community Action Agency:
The Central Florida Community Action Agency is looking for interns and
volunteers currently and for the summer. All majors considered, especially
looking for help in public relations, politics and computer science. CFCAA
helps low-income individuals help themselves to get out of poverty. We are
located only four miles from campus. Applicants can call 352-373-7667 or
e-mail [log in to unmask] for more information.

3.  SCHOLARSHIP: McNair Scholars:
We are looking for exceptional students interested in doing research and
going to graduate school. The McNair Scholars Program will fund your
research and give you the opportunity to present and publish it. If you
are a junior or senior and are a cultural/ethnic minority, low-income
student, and/or under- represented in your field of study, find out more
at http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/diversity/mcnair.html or call the Office
of Graduate Minority Programs at 392-6444. Applications are due February
28.

4.  SCHOLARSHIP: Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Program:
The Rotary International Scholarship program provides individual awards up
to $26,000 for a one-year period of study and residence abroad. Local
Rotary Scholarship Committee contact, Dr. Frank Maturo, will speak about
this scholarship opportunity at the Florida Rotaract meeting on February
23 at 7:00 pm in Frazier-Rogers Hall (ROG on the campus map). Food will be
provided around 6:30 pm along with informal discussions. For more
information about Florida Rotaract, please visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~rotaract.
For more information about Rotary scholarships in this district, please visit
http://www.rotary6970.org/scholarships.htm.

5.  SCHOLARSHIP: Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures:
The IHLC is pleased to announce several scholarships of varying amounts.
The scholarships will be awarded to students who have excelled in
leadership and have made a positive impact on the Hispanic- Latino
community. For more award criteria or to download the application, visit
www.dso.ufl.edu/multicultural/lacasita/. Please contact Tess Kulstad at
392-1261, ext. 258 or [log in to unmask] with questions.

6.  SERVICE: Benefit for Habitat for Humanity:
Tournament night benefiting Habitat for Humanity will take place March 16
from 6:00-11:00 pm at Lipoff Hall/ Hillel Center. Tournaments include
Texas HoldíEm Poker, Casino Games, Pool, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, and Shesh
Besh/ Backgammon. Prizes and gift certificates available. Contact Bennie
at [log in to unmask] to register.

7.  STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
The deadline to apply for the Paris Research Center's May Intersession and
Summer Program is March 1. Please don't miss this opportunity to study in
Paris, one of the most exciting cities in the world, earn UF credit, and
have the experience of a lifetime. For more information visit our website
at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC or e-mail us at [log in to unmask]
There's still time to apply!

8.  STUDY ABROAD: Sweden:
Abnormal Psychology (CLP 3144) will be offered this summer in Gothenburg,
Sweden from June 8-21. The course is open to all UF students. See program
description online at http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/oss/sponsored.html, or
contact Dr. Greg Neimeyer at [log in to unmask] for more information.

9.  LEADERSHIP: Informing and Developing Emerging and Active Leaders:
Interested in joining IDEAL? Come to our Open House on February 23 from
7:00-9:00 pm in the Student Activities Center (3rd floor Reitz). Dress is
casual, and refreshments will be served. Informing and Developing Emerging
and Active Leaders (IDEAL) is the University of Florida's peer leadership
consultation group focusing on developing leadership and encouraging
involvement for all UF students and student organizations. IDEAL, a
student organization sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, is the
campus' source for: Leadership Development, Involvement, Organizational
Workshops and Training, and the Student Organization Fair. For more
information, visit our website at www.union.ufl.edu/ideal.

10. LEADERSHIP: UF Hall of Fame:
The University of Florida Hall of Fame is the highest recognition given to
student leaders at the University of Florida. The Hall of Fame is reserved
for those students who have shown truly superior leadership and
achievement through their activities and scholarship while members of the
UF community. Applications are available in the Dean of Students Office,
J. Wayne Reitz Union, 155 Tigert Hall, and online at
www.ufsa.ufl.edu/OVP/halloffame.htm. The deadline to apply is February 25
by 4:00 pm. For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice
President for Student Affairs at 392-1265 or [log in to unmask]

11. OPPORTUNITY: Public Health Combined Degree:
Have you considered the exciting field of Public Health? Qualified
students can begin their journey towards a Master of Public Health degree
in their senior year. The College of Public Health & Health Professions at
UF offers a combined degree program that allows you to apply 15 credit
hours of public health courses to both your undergraduate degree and your
masterís degree in public health. Alternatively, you can complete your
undergraduate program and then enter the MPH program, a 48- credit option
that takes two years to complete. For more information, visit our website
at www.mph.ufl.edu.

12. OPPORTUNITY: Graduate Degree in Business:
Extend your education with the Warrington College of Business Graduate
Degree in Business for Non- Business Majors. Acquire business knowledge,
diversify your education and enhance career prospects in only 10 months.
This degree is a preparation for a future one-year MBA. There is a
combined bachelorís/masterís option for current UF students, and
scholarships are available. An information session will be held March 15
at 7:00 pm in 103 Stuzin. For additional information, contact Glynda at
[log in to unmask] or 273-0344.

13. OPPORTUNITY: Honors Organization Fair:
Received a million honors invitations? Don't know which clubs are worth
joining? Wonder what GPA you will need to join later on? Not even sure
what an honors organization is? Come to Golden Key's 2nd annual Honors
Organization Fair on March 7 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm on the Reitz Union
Colonnade and answer all of these questions and more. General and
major-specific organizations will be there to answer any questions. Please
direct any questions to [log in to unmask]

14. OPPORTUNITY: Senior Class Gift:
Attention May Seniors: Don't forget to participate in your Senior Class
Gift program before you leave UF. This tradition, started a decade ago, is
a great way for you to leave a lasting legacy at UF that will make a
difference in the lives of Gators who will follow you. For more
information, visit www.floridafund.uff.ufl.edu. Congratulations on all of
your accomplishments here at UF and enjoy the rest of your last semester!

15. OPPORTUNITY: BSU Graduation Ceremony:
Let the Black Student Union help you graduate in style! Sign up to be a
part of Umoja, BSU's graduation ceremony held every semester. Umoja is
free and open to everyone, and refreshments will be provided. A special
gift will be provided to all graduates that participate. Umoja will be
celebrated April 20 at the Baughman Center. If interested, contact Tolu
Adebanjo at [log in to unmask] or call (352)846- 6539.

16. EVENT: Womenís History Month Submissions:
The deadline to submit an event for the Womenís History Month 2005
calendar has been extended. Any student organization coordinating an event
during March that celebrates the achievements of women or highlights
current issues facing women has until February 25 at 4:30 pm to complete a
Program Submission Form. Visit our website at www.dso.ufl.edu/whm to
download a form or to submit it online. All events submitted and approved
will be featured on the Womenís History Month 2005 online and printed
calendars. If you have questions, contact the Womenís History Month
advisor at 392-1261 or [log in to unmask]

17. EVENT: UF Symphony:
Don't leave for spring break early-you'll miss the concert of the
semester! It's not Snoop Dogg, it's not Elton John, it's the UF Symphony
Orchestra! The renowned UF Symphony will perform Gustav Holst's "Planets
Suite" (with Colin Matthew's addition of "Pluto"), UF Alumnus Stella
Sung's Constellations (featuring Hubble Telescope images projected over
the orchestra), and a Paul Richards (UF Faculty) world premiere,
"Supernova." Concert will be held in the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts on February 25 at 7:30 pm. Call 392-2787 for tickets. For
more information, e-mail [log in to unmask]

18. EVENT: Updated Hillel Group Fitness Class Schedule:
Beginning the week of March 7, UFís Group Fitness Program will have an
updated class schedule at Hillel. Please check the Group Fitness schedule
at http://www.recsports.hhp.ufl.edu/fitness/index.htm for the updated
schedule.

19. EVENT: SEC Basketball Tournament:

The 2005 Southeastern Conference Menís Basketball Tournament will be held
in Atlanta, Georgia on March 10-13. The first 30 UF students in line at
the Georgia Dome that have attended eight (8) or more UF menís home
basketball games this year will be eligible to purchase a $10 student
floor-level ticket BEHIND THE FLORIDA BAND for the session Florida plays
in that day. Every other student thereafter will have to purchase a
student ticket at $10 in the second level of the Georgia Dome. Any valid
UF student can purchase a ticket to this event, even those who have not
attended at least eight (8) home basketball games. Students can begin
lining up for these seats starting at 9:00 am the day of the game outside
the "Florida Student Ticket Sales" windows. NO CAMPING OUT! Students will
need to bring their valid Gator One ID to buy a ticket.

20. EVENT: Wonder of Women Talent Show:
Phi Sigma Rho is coordinating the Wonder of Women Talent Show to benefit
RAINN (rape, abuse & incest national network). Tryouts are March 10 in 123
Reitz and March 15 in 121 Reitz from 12:00-5:00 pm. Please RSVP to
[log in to unmask] For more information on this event and to get
performer information sheets, please visit http://www.geocities.com\Wonder_of_women.

21. EVENT: TRiP:
Take a TRiP to BOOTS CAMP March 18-20. Experience breathtaking peaks and
valleys as you become a thru-hiker and relax in pristine beauties and
primitive wilderness.* Meets backpacking class requirements. Sign up in
the Outfitter (ground floor, Reitz).

22. EVENT: UF Film Festival:
Get your act together for the first annual UF Film Festival, sponsored by
Student Government. The objective of this event is to creatively express
your personal and diverse views about spirituality. All students are
encouraged to participate by submitting a 3-6 minute film. A cash prize
will be awarded to the first-place winner. The best entries will be shown
on March 18 at 7:30 pm at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts - mark
your calendars to attend this stimulating event! For further entry
information, please visit www.uffilmfestival.com.



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