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. 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