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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2005 Vol. 11 March 23, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
2.  CAREER RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
3.  INTERNSHIP: World AIDS Marathon: Gainesville 2005:
4.  SCHOLARSHIP: Prestigious Scholarships:
5.  SERVICE: CKI Kids' Day:
6.  STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
7.  LEADERSHIP: Attend LeaderShape Florida:
8.  LEADERSHIP: Gator Growl Director Applications:
9.  OPPORTUNITY: Independent Studies Courses:
10. OPPORTUNITY: CRC Workshop:
11. EVENT: Women's History Month Events:
12. EVENT: Social Entrepreneurs at UF:
13. EVENT: ACCENT Presents Josh Malina:
14. EVENT: Punch Lines and Prose:
15. EVENT: Veteran Affairs Speaker:
16. EVENT: Purim  Party and Carnival:
17. EVENT: "Dancing at Lughnasa":
18. EVENT: VISA's International Month:
19. EVENT: Florida Swing Dance:
20. EVENT: MAPS Health Fair:
21. EVENT: Dodgeball Tournament:
22. EVENT: Laws Over Lunch:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
REMINDER: April 8 is the deadline to drop a spring class by college
petition or withdraw from all spring classes without receiving failing
grades.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER/FALL 2005:  Advance registration for
Summer/Fall 2005 will be March 28 through 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.registrar.ufl.edu/currents/transients.html.

ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

2.  CAREER RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Go to CRC's "Events this Week" section at http://www.crc.ufl.edu for a
list of helpful events and workshops like: Choosing a Major, Resume
Preparation and Education Job Search & Choices.

Education Recruitment Day on April 19 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom. Meet recruiters from more than 40 school districts.
For more information, visit:
http://www.crc.ufl.edu/CareerFairs/events/EdDay/ed_index.php.

Need Help Choosing a Major: Are you thinking of changing your major?
Pre-registration for the spring classes begins soon. Stop by during
counseling hours if you need help selecting a major.
http://www.crc.ufl.edu/services/counseling/counseling_hours.php.

3.  INTERNSHIP: World AIDS Marathon: Gainesville 2005:
The World Aids Marathon: Gainesville 2005 is hosting an unpaid internship
in order to ensure the success of this event. All majors are welcome to
apply. Interns often will work independently, MUST be dedicated and
self-motivated. Available fields include PR, Marketing, City Relations,
Legal, Volunteer Relations, Operations, Advertising, Graphic Design, IT,
and Route Planning. Send your resume or questions to:
[log in to unmask] 80% of the proceeds will go to AIDS Research at
UF. The rest will go to several different AIDS related causes including
children in Africa.

4.  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.

5.  SERVICE: CKI Kids' Day:
UF Circle K International is hosting the 3rd Annual CKI Kids' Day at
Rawlings Elementary on March 25 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Elementary
students will participate in a mini-carnival with games/activities as a
reward for making the honor roll for the grading period. To volunteer at
this event or for more info, please e-mail [log in to unmask] with
your contact info and the time frame during which you are able to
volunteer at the service event.

6.  STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
The Paris Research Center is currently accepting applications for the
Warrington College of Business Fall Semester Study Abroad Program in
Paris. Students enrolled in the program can look forward to enhancement
activities tailored to the business curriculum, including site visits to
the financial and commercial centers in Paris and several excursions to
sites of interest in France and Europe. All UF students with a 2.5 GPA or
higher are encouraged to apply; there are no minimum language
requirements. Applications are due April 1. For more information, please
visit our website at www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC or e-mail us at
[log in to unmask]

7.  LEADERSHIP: Attend LeaderShape Florida:
The LeaderShape Florida Institute will be held May 8-13 at Camp Kulaqua in
High Springs. All participants will stay at the camp for the entire 6-day
retreat and actively engage and participate in all of the LeaderShape
activities. Become one of 60 college students from the state of Florida to
attend the Institute by downloading the application from www.union.ufl.edu
or picking up one from the Dean of Students Office. This experience will
be of no charge to selected UF students due to sponsorship by the Division
of Student Affairs.

8.  LEADERSHIP: Gator Growl Director Applications:
Gator Growl 2005 second round director applications are available now in
the Florida Blue Key Office in 312 Reitz. The available director positions
for Gator Growl are: Casting/Talent, Production, Marketing, Outreach,
Special Services, Strike, Security, Talent Night, Printing, Cameos and
Special Effects. Those interested must turn in their applications by March
25 at 5:00 pm in the Florida Blue Key Office. For more information contact
Monica Palenzuela at [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

9.  OPPORTUNITY: Independent Studies Courses:
UF offers 80 independent studies courses for undergraduate students that
can be taken anywhere in the world, at any time, and do not require the
use of a computer. These courses are official UF college credit courses -
UF students do not need to transfer credit. Students should check with
their advisor before enrolling to make sure all degree requirements are
met. Many of the courses meet Gordon rule and general education
requirements: http://www.correspondencestudy.ufl.edu/gened.asp. For the
full list of independent studies courses, please visit:
http://www.correspondencestudy.ufl.edu/College.asp. For a list of all
available UF distance undergraduate courses, please visit:
http://www.distancelearning.ufl.edu/undergrad/.

10. 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 23 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.

11. EVENT: Women's History Month Events:
In order to highlight the issues faced and roles played by women in
academia, the Women's History Month Committee is hosting a "Women in
Academia" forum on March 23 at 6:00 pm in 202 Engineering Building (NEB).
The forum will consist of four speakers and a short question and answer
session.

Help Phi Sigma Rho support RAINN through our Wonder of Women Talent Show
on March 28 at 7:30 pm in the Reitz Union Auditorium. If you would like to
buy tickets or are interested in trying out but missed the deadline,
e-mail us at: [log in to unmask] or visit our website for more
information at: www.geocities.com/wonder_of_women.

12. EVENT: Social Entrepreneurs at UF:
Saving the world can be a daunting task. On March 23 at 7:00 pm in 120
Matherly, UF is pleased to present some of the visionary leaders of our
University to inspire and empower you. At this "How-to" event, Steven
Cohen (UF c/o 2004) and Eva Rosales (UF c/o 2005) will present information
on founding Non-Profit Organizations, and students from SIFE will share
their spring break experiences of service & helping microfinance ventures
in South America. All are welcome! Tasty munchies, desserts and drinks
will be served. Questions? Contact Dr. Kristin Joos at [log in to unmask] or
392-1519.

13. EVENT: ACCENT Presents Josh Malina:
Listen to Josh Malina speak on March 23 at 7:30 pm in the Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom. Malina will be speaking about his experiences as Will
Bailey on The West Wing and as an executive producer of the Celebrity
Poker Showdown. This event is sponsored by Accent and Jewish Awareness
Month. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information,
please call 392-8072 ext. 306 or visit our website at www.sg.ufl.edu.

14. EVENT: Punch Lines and Prose:
Tony award-winning Def Poet Mayda Del Valle and comedian Tony Tone perform
March 23 at 8:00 pm in the Orange & Brew. The event is free. Mayda del
Valle has been featured on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def
Poetry. Comedian Tony Tone has appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and BET's
Teen Summit.

15. EVENT: Veteran Affairs Speaker:
Joe Galloway, author of "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young" will be
speaking on March 24 at 6:00 pm at Carleton Auditorium. Galloway's book
was made into the movie "We Were Soldiers" starring Mel Gibson. He will be
discussing issues such as Iraq and other current events. This event is
free and open to all UF students. For more info, please contact the
President of the Collegiate Veterans Society at [log in to unmask]

16. EVENT: Purim  Party and Carnival:
The Jewish Student Union and Jewish Awareness Month present the Purim
Party and Carnival 2005 on March 24 at the Norman H. Lipoff Hillel
Building (2020 W. University Ave). An interactive and humorous Megillah
Reading will begin at 7:30 pm and the Party and Carnival will begin at
8:00 pm. There will be a contest for the best male and best female costume
with $100 cash prize. Pizza and lots of food to be served with live music.
The event is free and open to all UF students. For more information,
contact Evan at (954)461-3846.

17. EVENT: "Dancing at Lughnasa":
Florida Players presents, "Dancing at Lughnasa", a play by Brian Friel. In
the summer of 1936 in Ireland, one family discovers how to dance as if it
were their own special language. Told through the memory of a child,
"Dancing at Lughnasa" explores the times that change their lives and
reveals the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever. The
production will be held in the Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Blackbox on March 24 and March 25 at 8:00 pm and March 26 at 2:00 pm.
Admission is free. To reserve a space, sign up in the Nadine McGuire
Pavilion, e-mail [log in to unmask], or just show up at the door.

18. EVENT: VISA's International Month:
VISA's International Month Fashion Show will be held on March 24 at 9:00
pm in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. The Fashion Show will showcase a
variety of clothing and styles from different cultures. For more
information, as well as a listing of other VISA International Month
events, visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~visa/index_files/Page567.htm.

19. EVENT: Florida Swing Dance:
"Stompin @ the Swamp" on March 25-27 is the Florida Swing Dance Club's
annual workshop weekend. All UF students & faculty get in free to all
lessons and dances with their GatorOne card. Festivities start at 8:00 pm
on March 25 with live music, dance performances, lessons and more. No
dance experience or partner is necessary. For a complete schedule, check
out our website http://grove.ufl.edu/~swinguf or e- mail
[log in to unmask]

20. EVENT: MAPS Health Fair:
The M.A.P.S. 7th Annual Health Fair will be held at Gainesville's Downtown
Plaza on March 26 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Get involved with the
Gainesville Community! Free glucose screening, HIV screening, blood
pressure screening, glaucoma screening, and much more. There will be music
and free food. If interested in volunteering or for more information,
please check the M.A.P.S. website at: http://grove.ufl.edu/~maps/.

21. EVENT: Dodgeball Tournament:
Dodgeball Tournament benefiting the local Children's Table is taking place
April 10 at 10:00 am on Pony Field. Teams should include 6 players and one
alternate, all UF students. The first 16 teams to e-mail Jenna at
[log in to unmask] with their team roster, including names and e-mail
addresses, will get to play. The entry fee is $60 per team. All players
will receive t-shirts. The rules will be distributed once the teams are
registered. Registration deadline is March 26.

22. EVENT: Laws Over Lunch:
Know what happens when you get caught with a fake ID? Concerned about
academic dishonesty? Questions about party patrol? Campus Diplomats invite
you to "Laws over Lunch" March 29 at 11:30 am on the Reitz Union
Colonnade. Learn your rights as a student! Our expert panel will inform
you and answer your questions over a free pizza lunch. Please RSVP to
[log in to unmask] with your name and classification, as we will be
taking the first 70 registrants. Campus Diplomats is a student
organization sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and the Division of
Student Affairs. For more information visit: www.dso.ufl.edu/diplomats.


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