The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update Fall 2005 Vol. 2 August 31, 2005 Table of Contents ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. LIBRARY ORIENTATION ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE 2. RESEARCH: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow Workshop 3. LEADERSHIP: Student Government Announcements 4. LEADERSHIP: Savant UF Directorship Applications 5. LEADERSHIP: Residence Hall Week Staff and Directors 6. LEADERSHIP: Preview Staff 2006 7. INTERNSHIPS: UF Intramurals Hiring Interns 8. INTERNSHIPS: Museum University Student Educators (MUSE) 9. INTERNSHIPS: O'Connell Center Business & Faculty Interns 10. SERVICE: Getting Involved in Your Community 11. SERVICE: After School Gators 12. OVERSEAS STUDY: UFIC Study Abroad Scholarships 13. OPPORTUNITY: Pre-Health Advising 14. OPPORTUNITY: Fulbright Information Session 15. GET INVOLVED: Student Involvement Consultations and Organization Fair Sponsored by IDEAL EVENTS 16. EVENT: Homecoming Parade Applications 17. EVENT: Off-Campus Student BBQ 18. EVENT: Museum Nights 19. EVENT: Gator Growl Auditions 20. EVENT: Jewish Student Union Welcome Week 21. EVENT: ACCENT and the Asian American Student Union Present Jack Ong 22. EVENT: Showcase Essentials ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. LIBRARY ORIENTATION Come to the Marston Science Library, room 107, for free orientations to the UF Libraries, open to all students & faculty. No registration needed. Bring Gator 1 card to use computers. Aug. 31, 1:55-2:45 pm; Sept. 1, 10:40-11:30 am; Sept. 6 11:45 am - 12:35 pm; Sept. 8 12:45-1:30 pm ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE 2. RESEARCH: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow Workshop September 7, 6:00 PM, 282 Reitz Union. Food and refreshments for the first 50 participants. Application deadlines: November 2 (Life Sciences), November 3 (Psychology, Mathematical Sciences), November 4 (Social Sciences), November 7 (Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy), November 8 (Engineering), and November 9 (Computer and Information Science and Engineering and Geosciences). For more info on these scholarships see http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf05601 3. LEADERSHIP: Student Government Announcements Student Government is hosting its second yearly Weeks of Welcome open house today from 12pm to 4pm on the third floor of the Reitz Union. Come meet SG officers from all the SG branches and pick up applications for the many available positions. Refreshments will be served. Students can qualify to run in this Fall's Student Government Elections September 1 and 2 in Reitz Union room 346, and September 6 in Reitz Union room 288 from 9am to 5pm. Contact Daniel Maland at [log in to unmask] with inquiries. The Freshmen Leadership Council is a prestigious Student Government organization which provides freshmen students with an opportunity to network within Student Government, meet influential student leaders, and learn how to get involved on campus. Applications for the council are available in the Student Government office on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union and are due by 5:00pm September 7. 4. LEADERSHIP: Savant UF Directorship Applications This is a great way to get involved and meet accomplished UF leaders. You do not have to be a savant UF member. The application describes the various Directorships offered and can be picked up at the Savant desk on the third floor of the Reitz Union. Application deadline is September 9. 5. LEADERSHIP: Residence Hall Week Staff and Directors Interested in putting on a large concert event, running a video game tournament, creating a semi-formal casino extravaganza or bringing the Big Easy Mardi Gras to UF? If so applications are available for Residence Hall Week staff and directors at http://www.ufrhw.org/. Application deadline is September 12. 6. LEADERSHIP: Preview Staff 2006 Apply to be a member of the 2006 Preview Staff! Serving on Preview Staff is both a unique honor and rewarding opportunity to further develop your leadership skills, build invaluable relationships with fellow staffers, faculty and staff and make meaningful contributions to your Gator community. Please visit www.dso.ufl.edu/nsp for selection information, a position description and an application. Application deadline is September 22 at 4:30pm in P202 Peabody Hall. 7. INTERNSHIPS: UF Intramurals Hiring Interns UF Intramurals hires over 300 Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Softball and Basketball officials and scorekeepers every semester. Pay is $7.25/hr and all you have to do is visit http://ufrefs.com/signup.php to sign up! Students only, please. 8. INTERNSHIPS: Museum University Student Educators (MUSE) The University of Florida's Harn Museum of Art is looking for students with an interest in art and a desire to create innovative museum programs to serve as one-semester interns. The Fall 2005 MUSE program will focus on interactive program design and contemporary art. Previous experience in art is not necessary, and non-art related majors are encouraged to apply. Join us at the museum September 1 at 4:00pm for a casual and social information session. 9. INTERNSHIPS: O'Connell Center Business & Faculty Interns Students from any college are encouraged to apply. All interns 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 visit our website www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu. All internship application deadlines fall on September 16. 10. SERVICE: Getting Involved in Your Community The Center for Leadership and Service and Gamma Eta Sorority present "Getting Involved in Your Community the Whys and Hows" August 31, 7pm at the Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Building Room G312. 11. SERVICE: After School Gators Want to make a difference in a child's life? Then volunteer with After School Gators, an organization that works with at-risk elementary school children in local, public after school programs. To get involved attend one of the orientations, all held in Reitz Union Room 282: September 1, 7-8pm; September 8, 7- 8pm; September 14, 8-9pm; or September 15, 8-9pm. For further info, contact Liz Gentry at [log in to unmask] 12. OVERSEAS STUDY: UFIC Study Abroad Scholarships Students studying abroad for the entire spring semester 2006 are eligible for scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000. Students must submit an essay, two letters of recommendation, and recent transcript with the UFIC Scholarship application form (available to download from the Financial Aid section of Study Abroad Services at the website: www.ufic.ufl.edu). Application deadline is September 15. 13. OPPORTUNITY: Pre-Health Advising Please stop by the Pre-Health Advising Office at the Academic Advising Center to get answers to any questions or concerns you may have. For application & re-application questions, stop by: - August 31, 10:30-11:30am, Room 202 AAC - September 2, 10:30-11:30am, Room 202 AAC 14. OPPORTUNITY: Fulbright Information Session Graduating seniors and graduate students who want to do research or other projects overseas can learn about successful strategies to receive a prestigious Fulbright award Friday, September 9 at 2 pm in 219 Dauer Hall, the Ruth McQuown Room. The Fulbright campus application deadline at UF is September 26, 2005; students should access the on-line application directly through the website at www.fulbrightonline.org, where there is more information about the program and the specific country guidelines. 15. GET INVOLVED: Student Involvement Consultations and Organization Fair Sponsored by IDEAL September 7, 4:30-7:30pm, Reitz Union Room 123 Consultations are geared toward students that want to get involved but don't know where to start. IDEAL consultants will help students find organizations that interest them September 7 from 4:30-7:30pm in Reitz Union Room 123. The Fall 2005 Student Organization Fair will take place September 14th and September 15th at the J. Wayne Reitz Union Colonnade. Applications for organizations are currently available at the IDEAL office, room 308 of the Reitz Union. Please return completed applications by 5pm September 9th. If you have any questions, please direct them to [log in to unmask] EVENTS 16. EVENT: Homecoming Parade Applications Applications to participate in the 82nd annual Homecoming Parade to be held October 7 are now available for UF Student Organizations. Applications can be found on the Homecoming website, http://www.ufhomecoming.org, or on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union at the information desk or in the Florida Blue Key Office (Room 312). Application deadline is September 7. Submit to the Florida Blue Key office, or via email to [log in to unmask] 17. EVENT: Off-Campus Student BBQ Come out to Lake Wauburg this Saturday, September 3rd at 1:00pm! FREE hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, and all the fixings will be provided...do not forget to bring you Gator ID for admittance to the Lake. 18. EVENT: Museum Nights Are you looking for something fun to do on Thursday nights? Come on out to Museum Nights! The Florida Museum of Natural History and the Harn Museum will be open late from 5 to 10pm and free refreshments and beverages will be provided. See http://sg.ufl.edu/SpecialEvents/MuseumNight/ or call 352-392-1665 ext. 415 for more information. 19. EVENT: Gator Growl Auditions Gator Growl 2005 will hold auditions for its annual Talent Night September 7 from 2 to 7pm in Reitz Union rooms 361-362. Auditions will be held for anyone possessing a unique talent but solo vocalists, group performers and comedians are the most commonly auditioned acts. The winner of the solo vocalist competition will sing the national anthem at Gator Growl 2005. Contact Ashley Metzel at [log in to unmask] for information. 20. EVENT: Jewish Student Union Welcome Week All events are free and open to the public. Free food at all events. September 6 - Swamp Kickoff Social, 9-12midnight, Swamp Restaurant. September 7 - Hillel Open House (located at 2020 W. University Avenue), 8-11pm FREE PIZZA!!! September 8 - Bowling @ Reitz Union, FREE CAKE!!! September 9 - Shabbat services @ Hillel, 7pm, FREE dinner to follow. 21. EVENT: ACCENT and the Asian American Student Union Present Jack Ong Jack Ong, an American-born Chinese actor, writer and Asian American activist speaks Thursday, September 1 at 6:30pm in the University Auditorium. His visit is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Ong serves as the executive Director of the Dr. Haing S. Ngor Foundation; the primary mission of the Foundation is to develop programs fostering diversity and multicultural understanding through education and outreach. 22. EVENT: Showcase Essentials Have you started your internship of full-time job search? Learn how to market yourself to employers at Showcase Essentials, and then meet employers at Career Showcase. Attend one or all of the workshops between your classes September 14-16 in Reitz Union 362. 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