The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update Spring 2005 Vol. 10 March 16, 2005 Table of Contents ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE 1. INTERNSHIP: Gubernatorial Fellows Program: 2. SCHOLARSHIP: Prestigious Scholarships: 3. SCHOLARSHIP: Beckman Scholars Fellowships: 4. SERVICE: Office of Community Service Announcements: 5. SERVICE: Promote Literacy: 6. SERVICE: Recurso annual trip to Nicaragua: 7. SERVICE: UF Relay for Life: 8. STUDY ABROAD: Paris: 9. STUDY ABROAD: Hungary: 10. OPPORTUNITY: Tutoring at Broward Teaching Center: 11. OPPORTUNITY: CRC Workshop: 12. OPPORTUNITY: Free Hearing Screenings: 13. EVENT: SG Election: 14. EVENT: Gator Dining Event: 15. EVENT: Museum Nights: 16. EVENT: Florida Law Review Lecture: 17. EVENT: UF Film Festival: 18. EVENT: Panhellenic Council Events: 19. EVENT: Caribbean Student Association Sunsplash/Carnival: 20. EVENT: Family and Friends Day: 21. EVENT: Tie 'n Tails 2005: 22. EVENT: Script Contest: 23. EVENT: Off-Campus Housing Extravaganza: ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE 1. INTERNSHIP: Gubernatorial Fellows Program: The Gubernatorial Fellows Program provides leadership training to outstanding Florida graduate and undergraduate students interested in public service. By immersing students in key areas of government, including the Executive Office of the Governor and the Governor's Agencies, these future leaders will obtain first-hand, high-level, on the job training as well as valuable experience and insight on government and how it works. Eligible candidates are enrolled as graduate students or upperclassmen at a Florida college or university. Applications are available online and will be accepted through April 8. Please go to the website: http://www.myflorida.com/myflorida/fellows/index.html for more information and an online application. 2. SCHOLARSHIP: Prestigious Scholarships: Students applying for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, and/or Gates Scholarships this fall are now required to submit a Pre-Qualification Form. This form is available on the Honors Web site at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/scholarships.html along with links to the individual scholarship organizations for further information. The completed Pre-Qualification Form is due in the Honors Program Office, 140 Tigert Hall, by 5:00 pm on April 4. A question-and-answer session for potential applicants will be held March 23 at 4:00 pm in 118 Fine Arts C. 3. SCHOLARSHIP: Beckman Scholars Fellowships: Applications for UF Beckman Scholars Fellowships are available for exceptionally talented undergraduate students interested in research in chemistry, biochemistry, or the biological and medical sciences. Applicants should be in their second or third semesters at UF, have a 3.8 or higher GPA, and significant research experience or interest. Beckman Fellows will receive more than $17,600 of financial support, summer of research support, and extended mentoring to assist all participants to earn a potential joint BS/MS degree. The application deadline is March 29. For more information, visit www.chem.ufl.edu/~duran/beckman. 4. SERVICE: Office of Community Service Announcements: Picture the Change: Service Ambassadors has put together a photo contest for those who wish to express their citizenship through photography. We will be awarding the winners March 16 at 7:00 pm in the Reitz Union gallery (2nd floor). Enjoy provocative art and free treats courtesy of the Office of Community Service and Service Ambassadors. If you have any questions or last-minute submissions, e- mail [log in to unmask] Check www.union.ufl.edu/serviceambassadors for a complete list of Raise Your Voice month events. Have you been involved in community service? Do you know a faculty member who has been committed to service learning? Did you put together an incredible service project? Applications are available for outstanding volunteer of the year awards. The winners of the awards will be recognized at the annual OCS Celebration of Service. Please visit 316 Reitz for an application/ nomination form. Completed applications are due March 23. 5. SERVICE: Promote Literacy: The College of Education Student Reading Council has partnered with the UF Women's Gymnastics team to promote literacy in our community. Bring your unwanted or new children's books to the gymnastics meet on March 18 at 7:00 pm at the O'Connell Center for a night of flips and fun. The books will benefit the Gainesville Reads Program which is a subsidiary of America Reads to make an impact on the education of our children. E-mail [log in to unmask] for more information. 6. SERVICE: Recurso annual trip to Nicaragua: Would you like to earn up to 3 credits in 2 weeks and make a difference? Join Recurso on their second annual trip to Nicaragua. Participate in life-changing community service activities and meet extraordinary people. The trip is May 2-16. Applications are available at: http://grove.ufl.edu/~recurso. Deadlines for applications have been extended until March 22. For more information please contact Juan Medina at [log in to unmask] 7. SERVICE: UF Relay for Life: Learn how you and your friends can raise money for the Cancer cause. Colleges Against Cancer is hosting the first annual Relay For Life in which teams compete in an 18-hour fundraiser on April 15-16 at the O'Connell Center. If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor, please join the fight. YOU are the reason we relay. YOU are the hope behind our mission. We hope that you will join us for Relay as we honor and celebrate cancer survivors! Please contact Abu-Bakr [log in to unmask] or Whitney [log in to unmask] with questions. 8. STUDY ABROAD: Paris: Space is still available for the Paris Research Center summer study abroad program in Paris. Students enrolled in the program can look forward to interactive courses, designed to take advantage of the numerous opportunities afforded by our Paris location. Courses are enhanced by site visits, museum tours, and distinguished guest lecturers. All UF students with a 3.0 GPA or higher are encouraged to apply; there are no minimum language requirements. For more information, please visit our website at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC or e-mail us at [log in to unmask] 9. STUDY ABROAD: Hungary: Don't miss this great opportunity. UF Study Abroad in Hungary between May 23-July 1. Check the UFIC's webpage at http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/downloads/sas/sponsored/Hungary2005.pdf. You can still send your application. For additional information contact: Edit Nagy - Turlington Hall 3343 or [log in to unmask] 10. OPPORTUNITY: Tutoring at Broward Teaching Center: Free Tutoring!! Located in Broward Hall Basement, UF offers free tutoring services in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Circuits, and assistance in writing at the Reading and Writing Center. If groups are intimidating, apply for a personal, standing appointment. TV tutoring is also available from your residence hall or video streaming on the computer. We also offer workshops for GREs, CLAST, and math reviews. We are located behind the tennis courts, in the basement of Broward Hall. Check out our schedule at http://www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu or give us a call at 392-2010. 11. OPPORTUNITY: CRC Workshop: Broward Hall and the Career Resource Center present "The Total Package", a three-part workshop designed to help you find your passion, prepare a resume, market yourself effectively, and find the career of your dreams. Part 2: March 16 at 7:30 pm in the Broward Hall Library. Perfect your resume, learn to market yourself effectively, find the perfect job or internship, dress to impress, and discover what makes a perfect interview. Experts from the CRC will be on hand to answer all of your career-related questions, and all three workshops will include free food and drinks! Contact [log in to unmask] with questions. 12. OPPORTUNITY: Free Hearing Screenings: UF's National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is offering free hearing screenings to the entire Gainesville community on March 17 from 2:00-4:00 pm in 460 Dauer Hall. No appointment necessary. For more information, e-mail [log in to unmask] 13. EVENT: SG Election: Don't forget to vote in the Student Government Election on March 16 from 8:00 am-8:00 pm. For polling locations, please visit http://sg.ufl.edu/SGNews/elections/. 14. EVENT: Gator Dining Event: Come to Gator Corner Dining Center on March 17 from 5:00-8:00 pm to celebrate St. Paddy's Day with a traditional Irish meal. We will be serving All-You-Can-Eat Corned Beef & Cabbage, Chicken Pot Pie, Parsley Potatoes, Irish Soda Bread, Green Jello and Cupcakes plus an Irish Punch. We will have FREE giveaways for everyone in attendance. Use your All Campus Meal Plan or $7.22 for cash customers. 15. EVENT: Museum Nights: Student Government will host a St. Patrick's Day themed Museum Nights from 6:00-10:00 pm on March 17 at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Natural History. The Harn Museum will feature the Inisheer Irish Dance Company at 7:30 pm. John Rogers, a local guitarist, will play at the Natural History Museum beginning at 7:00 pm. Free refreshments will be provided. Visit www.sg.ufl.edu for more information. Museum Nights is looking for a PR Coordinator. Responsibilities: writing press releases, coordinating ad placement, pitching local media. Time commitment: weekly meeting plus 2-6 hours per week through Spring 2006. If interested, please contact Leah Bartley at [log in to unmask] by March 25. Include resume, one writing sample and why you want to be involved with Museum Nights. 16. EVENT: Florida Law Review Lecture: The Florida Law Review presents Professor William Eskridge, a constitutional law and gay rights scholar, who will speak about Florida's unique role in the history of the gay rights movement. Eskridge, who is this year's Dunwody lecture series scholar, will speak in room 180A of the Levin College of Law on March 18 at 11:00 am. Eskridge's lecture will focus on the 1977 battle over a Miami-Dade County ordinance banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. According to Eskridge, the controversy over the ordinance marked a pivotal moment in American politics and more specifically, the gay rights movement. 17. EVENT: UF Film Festival: Attend the first annual UF Film Festival on March 18 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 7:00 and the films will start rolling at 7:30. Admission is free and prizes will be awarded to the top film entries. This Student Government-sponsored event extends across all sectors of students, bringing us together in an open, artistic forum where we can freely explore the spiritual meaning of life. Visit www.uffilmfestival.com for more information. 18. EVENT: Panhellenic Council Events: The UF Community is invited to participate in the Panhellenic "Women's Walk for Hope" on March 19 to benefit the Women's Global Health Imperative. The 5k walk will begin at 8:00 am in the commuter lot on Gale Lemerand Drive and will circle the campus. Registration costs $15 in advance and $18 at the event and includes a free T-shirt and breakfast. For more information, please contact Gillian Russell at [log in to unmask] The Panhellenic Council and the SHCC Eating Disorders Program present "Intuitive Eating: The Ultimate Freedom from Eating and Weight Struggles" on March 21 at 7:30 pm in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Dr. Karin Kratina will speak on the dysfunction of diets and offer "intuitive eating" as an alternative to calorie counting and scale watching. For more information, please contact Amy Kennedy at [log in to unmask] 19. EVENT: Caribbean Student Association Sunsplash/Carnival: Carnival, a street masquerade of vibrant costumes and colorful masks similar to Mardi Gras celebration starts off at Flavet field on March 19 at 10:30 am. Come prepared to have some good Caribbean fun. If you have costumes wear them! Then join us at 1:30 pm on Flavet Field for a day of fun at the Annual Sunsplash event. This is a free concert that will feature the musical styles of Dance Hall, Soca, Kompa, and Reggaeton with artist such as Elephant Man, Kevin Lyttle, Sweet Mickey, Don Chezina, Chico and Mr. Easy. 20. EVENT: Family and Friends Day: The College of Agricultural and Life Science invites you to Family and Friends Day to kick off our celebration of National Agriculture Week. We will be celebrating our safe, affordable, and abundant food supply as well as the unique Florida natural resource base upon which it thrives. The kickoff event is on March 19 at 9:00 am, with a fun day outdoors getting back to nature at Boulware Springs Park. Bring your bikes, roller blades, running and walking shoes, and binoculars for a fun day outdoors. Please RSVP at www.cals.ufl.edu/agweek/rsvp. 21. EVENT: Tie 'n Tails 2005: Tie 'n Tails 2005- Come to UF's semiformal casino nightclub extravaganza featuring poker, blackjack, roulette, horse races, and great food. This event takes place in the Graham Area on March 19 from 9:00 pm-1:00 am and benefits the American Cancer Society. For more information, e-mail [log in to unmask] 22. EVENT: Script Contest: Student Upstart Films is sponsoring a script contest! The contest is open to all UF students and there are no length or content restrictions. The winning script will be produced by Student Upstart Films with creative input from the writer. Please send your submission(s) in Word format and any questions to [log in to unmask] by March 22 at 11:59 pm. For more information, please visit our website at http://grove.ufl.edu/~upstart. 23. EVENT: Off-Campus Housing Extravaganza: Student Government is hosting the Off-Campus Housing Extravaganza on March 23 from 10:30 am-2:00 pm. Find a place to call home without having to drive all over Gainesville. This event will take place on the Reitz Union North Lawn and will include over 50 area apartment complexes along with the Alligator, Apartment Hunters, and KISS 105.3 and their prize wheel. Free pizza and soda from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Bungee Run and Gyronaut. Free giveaways. ************************************** ** To submit a request for a posting on Wed. Update go to: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/wedupdate.html (please note deadline, word limit and content specifications. Submission does not guarantee a post in the Update, which is very space-limited). This e-mail is distributed by the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. For more information about student group activities or other entertainment on campus, or to post your own group's information, see either: STUFF TO DO at http://www.union.ufl.edu/stufftodo or the Student Activities Center's event calendar at http://www.union.ufl.edu/sac/eventcalendar.asp. 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