The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update Summer 2005 Vol. 5 June 22, 2005 Table of Contents ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS: ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE 2. SERVICE: The Volunteer Center of Alachua County: 3. SERVICE: Textbook Drive: 4. INTERNSHIP: American Heart Association: 5. INTERNSHIP: O'Connell Center: 6. LEADERSHIP: Black Student Union Positions: 7. OPPORTUNITY: Leisure Courses: 8. OPPORTUNITY: College of Health and Human Performance Courses: 9. OPPORTUNITY: Public Health: 10. OPPORTUNITY: Vegetarian Research Study: 11. OPPORTUNITY: IT Security Awareness Video Contest: 12. EVENT: Museum Nights: ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS: SUMMER B SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT: Schedule adjustment for Summer B is open through June 23. FALL 2005 SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT: Schedule adjustment for Fall 2005 will continue through August 9, 11-21. June 24: Summer B regular registration. June 27: Summer B classes begin. ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE 2. SERVICE: The Volunteer Center of Alachua County: Looking to volunteer? The Volunteer Center of Alachua Country is a non-profit organization that has teamed up with over 100 local agencies to provide a link to couple volunteers with an array of volunteer opportunities all around Gainesville and Alachua County. Log on to the Volunteer Gateway at www.volunteergateway.org to search for opportunities that interest you, or call The Volunteer Center at (352) 378-2552. 3. SERVICE: Textbook Drive: SISTUHS Inc. is still holding their Books for Africa textbook drive. This project will provide used textbooks for the libraries of Ghana. Students may drop off any books that are not being taken during buyback at the Florida Bookstore. If you have any old and unused textbooks, please donate them and contribute to literacy and learning abroad. 4. INTERNSHIP: American Heart Association: The American Heart Association Gainesville office is offering a full-time and/or part-time internship position during the upcoming fall semester for UF students. We are looking for a self-motivated, responsible and creative student to work in our fundraising-based office. This student will have the opportunity to participate actively in the daily operations of our office, work directly with local businesses, create communication pieces, work with volunteers and be a part of the production and promotion of our special events: Heart Walk, Wear Red Day and Heart Ball. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please contact Ja'Net Glover at the AHA office at: (352) 337-8150 or [log in to unmask] 5. INTERNSHIP: O'Connell Center: The O'Connell Center is looking for a Facility Intern for the upcoming fall semester. Students from any college are encouraged to apply. The intern must be computer-literate, have a positive demeanor and a strong desire to learn. All internships are non-compensatory for the first 24 hours. For more information on internships at the O'Connell Center, please contact Renee Musson at [log in to unmask] or for an application, please visit our website at www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu, click on General Info/ Employment/ Internships. All internship applications must be received by June 24. 6. LEADERSHIP: Black Student Union Positions: The Black Student Union's annual Fashion XClusive committee is currently seeking applicants for Executive Board positions. Available positions include: Assistant Choreographer, Coordinator of Models, Fashion Consultant, Productions Director, and Public Relations Director. Applications can be picked up at the Black Student Union office in 323 Reitz and are due by July 7. For more information, please e-mail Tiara Moten, Executive Director, at [log in to unmask] 7. OPPORTUNITY: Leisure Courses: Sign up now for Summer B Leisure Courses! Classes start the week of June 27. Register online 24- hrs/day at www.union.ufl.edu/leisure. Any questions should be directed to the Arts & Crafts Center at 392- 2378. 8. OPPORTUNITY: College of Health and Human Performance Courses: The College of Health and Human Performance is offering three courses online for Summer B: LEI 6578 Advanced Tourism Marketing (3 credits); LEI 4880 Evaluation of Leisure Services (3 credits); and HSC 3531 / HSC 5536 Medical Terminology (3 credits). For more information and to register, please visit www.hhp.ufl.edu/depts/distance/courses.html or call 392-0578 ext. 1279. 9. OPPORTUNITY: Public Health: 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 master's 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. 10. OPPORTUNITY: Vegetarian Research Study: If you are a vegetarian (including vegan), male or female, 18-49 years old, healthy, non-smoking, non- pregnant or nursing, and not taking prescription medication (oral contraceptives are okay), you are eligible to participate in this study. You must be willing to provide medical history information, complete a dietary questionnaire, and have blood drawn once following an overnight fast. You will be paid $50.00 for completing this study. For more information, please call 392-1991, ext. 273. 11. OPPORTUNITY: IT Security Awareness Video Contest: How can you win cash, gain experience and earn recognition all in one endeavor? Win the IT Security Awareness Video contest! The UF IT Security Team is helping Educause/I2 Computer and Network Security Task Force promote an IT Security Awareness Video contest. Videos can cover a variety of IT security topics, be three minutes or less and be targeted toward other college students. Visit http://infosec.ufl.edu/events/video_contest for more information. The deadline is September 1. 12. EVENT: Museum Nights: Looking for something to do this summer? Museum Nights are back! Come to this summer's Museum Nights kick-off to meet and mingle with new students on June 30 from 5:00-10:00 pm. The Florida Museum of Natural History and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art will be open late. Sarah Tobing, local guitarist, will play at the Harn Museum. Free refreshments and beverages will be provided, catered by The Swamp. 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