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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2005 Vol. 13 April 6, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  SUMMER 2005 DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES:
2.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
3.  INTERNSHIP: Manna Project International:
4.  SCHOLARSHIP: Fulbright Orientation Session:
5.  SCHOLARSHIP: University Scholars Symposium:
6.  SERVICE: Make Place for Change:
7.  STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad Peer Advisors:
8.  LEADERSHIP: SG Cabinet Applications:
9.  LEADERSHIP: Student Honor Court Positions:
10. OPPORTUNITY: CRC Workshop:
11. OPPORTUNITY: Experience Africa Fair:
12. OPPORTUNITY: Student Tickets to UF Performing Arts Events:
13. OPPORTUNITY: InvestiGators Research Opportunities:
14. OPPORTUNITY: Healthcare and the Arts:
15. OPPORTUNITY: 2005 Student Season Football Tickets:
16. EVENT: National Alcohol Screening Day:
17. EVENT: Museum Nights:
18. EVENT: Coming Together: A Celebration of Beauty:
19. EVENT: RX Bandits Show:
20. EVENT: "The Knight's Tale":
21. EVENT: Student Welcome Rally for Coach Urban Meyer:
22. EVENT: Mindsight Art Show:
23. EVENT: VISA International Talent Show:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  SUMMER 2005 DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES:
Take a UF course from anywhere - these courses are official UF college
credit and are automatically included on UF transcripts and degree
tracking. Enroll today: www.distancelearning.ufl.edu/undergrad/.

2.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER/FALL 2005: Advance registration for
Summer/Fall 2005 will continue through April 14. Check Registration
Preparation Information on ISIS at http://www.isis.ufl.edu.

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

CLASSES END: April 20.

READING DAYS: April 21 and April 22.


ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

3.  INTERNSHIP: Manna Project International:
Manna Project International is a non-profit organization that connects
college students and recent graduates with opportunities to apply their
education and interest in service work in developing countries. We
currently are accepting applications for next year's team. This group will
spend the year working in the city and in rural areas near Managua,
Nicaragua, continuing existing projects and developing new programs.
Please see www.mannaproject.org for information and to download the MPI
handbook which further explains the organization's programs and goals.
Application materials are also available online. Contact
[log in to unmask] with questions about year-long positions.

4.  SCHOLARSHIP: Fulbright Orientation Session:
Graduating seniors who want to conduct research or other projects overseas
can learn about successful strategies to receive a prestigious Fulbright
award at the Fulbright orientation session on April 13 at 4:00 pm in 219
Dauer Hall, the Ruth McQuown Room. Fulbright awards cover travel and
living expenses for a year in any of over 140 countries; students in any
field are encouraged to apply. Applicants for a Fulbright award must be
U.S. citizens, have an outstanding GPA, have a record of community
service, and be interested in international scholarship. The Fulbright
campus application deadline at UF is September 25. Visit the Fulbright
website for more information at www.iie.org/fulbright. For more
information about the UF application process, contact Dr. Jeanna
Mastrodicasa at [log in to unmask]

5.  SCHOLARSHIP: University Scholars Symposium:
The University Scholars Symposium for the 2004-2005 participants will be
held on April 9 in Anderson Hall. More than 75 undergraduates will be
presenting the results of their research in all disciplines during the
program between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. All students are welcome to attend
the presentations; program schedules are available in advance by request
to [log in to unmask]

6.  SERVICE: Make Place for Change:
The Office of Community Service is sponsoring "Make Place for Change" on
April 10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. "Make Place for Change" is a morning of
renovating rooms at Interface Youth Shelter. IYS is a shelter for youth
that need transitional housing for various reasons: domestic violence,
family's loss of home, court placement, etc. Volunteers are needed to
transform IYS into a more inviting place by renovating dormitories, making
a recreation room, painting rooms, and building an outside deck. Sign up
in the Office of Community Service, 316 Reitz. First 75 volunteers
accepted.

7.  STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad Peer Advisors:
Did you love studying abroad? Would you like to share your experience,
promote study abroad, help with pre-departure, and assist with re-entry?
If yes, then apply to be a Study Abroad Peer Advisor. Applications are due
April 13 by 5:00 pm. Applications may be obtained at the UF International
Center, located on the 1st floor of Grinter Hall. Questions should be
directed to Jaclyn Smith at [log in to unmask]

8.  LEADERSHIP: SG Cabinet Applications:
The 2005-2006 Student Government Cabinet Chairperson and Cabinet Director
applications are available on the 3rd floor of the Student Activities
Center. Applications will be due on April 15 at 5:00 pm. For more
information, please visit the Student Government website at
www.sg.ufl.edu. Please e-mail Joyce Medina at [log in to unmask] with
specific questions about Cabinet Chairperson and Director applications.

9.  LEADERSHIP: Student Honor Court Positions:
The Student Honor Court is accepting applications for Associate Justices
from the following Colleges: Agricultural and Life Sciences; Design,
Construction and Planning; Dentistry; Education; Fine Arts; Health & Human
Performance; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health & Health
Professions and Veterinary Medicine. Associate Justices serve as jury
members of the Student Honor Court, and they also act as a liaison between
their college and the Student Honor Court. Applications are available in
364 Reitz. All applications are due by April 12 at 5:00 pm. For more
information, contact the Honor Court Chancellor at [log in to unmask]

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 3: April 7 at 7:30 pm in the Broward Hall Library. Master the finer
points of social etiquette and networking with professors and business
leaders at a mock cocktail party. 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. OPPORTUNITY: Experience Africa Fair:
Does Africa interest you? Looking for courses to satisfy the foreign
language requirement? Then join us on April 7 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on
the Reitz Union Colonnade for an Experience Africa Fair. The Center for
African Studies (CAS) and the African Student Union (ASU) will present
displays of cultural materials from various parts of Africa and provide
important information about Study Abroad Programs in Africa. UF is one of
only a few institutions nationwide that offer native African languages
such as Akan, Swahili, Amharic, Wolof, Yoruba, and Isixhosa. Find out how
you can experience Africa here at UF.

12. OPPORTUNITY: Student Tickets to UF Performing Arts Events:
This week at the Phillips Center, best-selling author David Sedaris
speaks, answers questions and signs books (April 9, 7:30 pm) and the
Kronos Quartet presents the multimedia, space-themed, eye-popping "Sun
Rings" (April 12, 7:30 pm). Remember, UF students can purchase tickets to
University of Florida Performing Arts events for $10, anywhere in the
house! Only one $10 ticket per student. Bring valid student ID to the
Phillips Center Box Office or University Box Office. Limited student
ticket availability. For more information, visit
www.performingarts.ufl.edu or call the Phillips Center Box Office at
392-ARTS. Join UFPA's list-serve at
http://www.performingarts.ufl.edu/cpa0405/menu/listserve.asp.

13. OPPORTUNITY: InvestiGators Research Opportunities:
The InvestiGators is comprised of students from various disciplines who
all are interested in meaningful research. There are three teams within
the InvestiGators, the Carnitine Team (research with specific metabolic
functioning), the KetoGator Team (pediatric epilepsy research) and the
Gator Team (HIV research). For more information, please visit
http://borum.ifas.ufl.edu/Investigators/index.html. The Carnitine Team and
the KetoGator Team are interviewing for new members to begin Summer C.
Interviews will be held April 12-14, and all those interested should
contact us at [log in to unmask] before April 7.

14. OPPORTUNITY: Healthcare and the Arts:
CAHRE (Center for Arts in Healthcare at UF) is pleased to announce
upcoming research and volunteer opportunities. CAHRE also offers the 2005
Arts in Healthcare Summer Intensive at UF, July 11-29. This comprehensive
workshop will explore the roles of the arts in healthcare fields and
settings through arts workshops, clinical practice with the Shands Arts in
Medicine program, and lectures in historical, philosophical and practical
aspects of the arts in healthcare. Scholarship applications are due April
11. For more information, visit the CAHRE website at
www.arts.ufl.edu/cahre or call (352) 265-0768. For a scholarship
application or to inquire about research & volunteer opportunities, please
e-mail [log in to unmask]

15. OPPORTUNITY: 2005 Student Season Football Tickets:
All interested students must register for the student football lottery and
pre-pay for their season tickets starting at 6:00 pm, April 11 until 11:59
pm, April 29. To register, please call the G.A.T.O.R.S. phone system at
(352) 384-3262 locally or (877) 428-6747 toll-free nationwide. You will
need to know your 8- digit UFID number and credit card number with
expiration date when you call. Registering the first day DOES NOT increase
your chances of winning a season ticket so please be patient and call
anytime during this three-week period. Season tickets are $42 each and
limited to one per student. For further details, please visit
www.Gatorzone.com/tickets.

16. EVENT: National Alcohol Screening Day:
National Alcohol Screening Day is on April 7, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, on
the front lawn of the Infirmary. Stop by to complete an anonymous
questionnaire, talk with a health care professional, enjoy free pizza, and
enter a drawing for a free back massage.

17. EVENT: Museum Nights:
On April 7 from 6:00-10:00 pm the Florida Museum of Natural History and
the Harn Museum of Art will be open late. UF students with their Gator 1
ID receive FREE admission into the Butterfly Rainforest at the FLMNH (last
admission is 9:30 pm). Local guitarist Sarah Tobing will be performing,
and at 7:30 pm at the Harn, the MUSEs (Museum University Student
Educators) will present various in-gallery programs inspired by a common
theme. This evening is paid for by Student Government and the FLMNH. Free
refreshments and beverages will be provided by The Swamp.

18. EVENT: Coming Together: A Celebration of Beauty:
On April 7 at 7:00 pm in the Reitz Grand Ballroom, come to a free event
featuring speeches by: Bridget the Midget Powerz, former adult film star,
actress and singer; Dr. Mitch Tepper, globally renowned sexologist; Sunny
Taylor, featured on NPR, artist with work in the Smithsonian; Greg Smith,
star of the PBS documentary "On the Roll," syndicated talk-radio host;
Tyler Deith, a wheelchair user who jumps skateboard ramps. See Tyler jump
on April 6 at 3:30 pm at the Broward Skateboard Park. For more
information, visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~usd/.

19. EVENT: RX Bandits Show:
Get ready for a rock show of great proportions: The Reitz Union Board,
Student Government Productions and the Office of Student Activities
present RX Bandits, with special guest local band Adam's Out on April 7 in
the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. From humble roots in Orange County, Calif.,
Drive Thru Records artists RX Bandits have emerged as one of the most
innovative and progressive ska/rock groups in the last 10 years. Doors
open at 8:30 pm. This show is free and open to the public. For more
information, visit the Reitz Union website at www.union.ufl.edu.

20. EVENT: "The Knight's Tale":
Florida Players presents "The Knight's Tale", an adaptation of the first
of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The production includes comedy,
drama, and an epic battle on the Reitz Union North Lawn. The show runs
April 8-10 on the North Lawn; all shows begin at 5:30 pm. Admission is
free. Sign up in the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion or e-mail
[log in to unmask] for tickets or information.

21. EVENT: Student Welcome Rally for Coach Urban Meyer:
Students will have an opportunity to meet new head football coach Urban
Meyer at a rally slated for April 8 at 8:00 pm at the Reitz Union
Amphitheatre. The rally is scheduled for the night before the Orange and
Blue Debut spring football game. Coach Meyer will be introduced at the
rally and plans to address the students in attendance. The Gator
cheerleaders, Dazzlers, Albert the Alligator and pep band will participate
as well. The event is free, and all UF students are encouraged to attend.

22. EVENT: Mindsight Art Show:
Campus Gator Lions Club, a student organization involved in service-based
activities geared toward the visually impaired, will be hosting its second
annual MINDSIGHT on April 9 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the Delta Gamma house
on Panhellenic Dr. MINDSIGHT is an art show for the visually impaired,
with artwork that appeals to the senses of smell, touch, and sound. Hors
d'oeuvres will be served. All UF students, staff, faculty, and friends are
welcome to attend.

23. EVENT: VISA International Talent Show:
Volunteers for International Student Affairs (VISA) International Month is
proud to present: The 44th Annual International Talent Show "IMAGINE...A
World of Possibility" on April 10 at 7:30 pm in the O'Connell Center. The
Talent Show is a staple within the UF and the Gainesville community,
featuring a mélange of colors, music, entertainment and culture which is
sure to culminate into an unforgettable spectacular. This event is free to
students and the general public.


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