The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update Fall 2005 Vol. 9 October 19, 2005 Table of Contents ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Registration ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE 2. RESEARCH: MAPS Research/Enrichment Forum 3. LEADERSHIP: Jewish Awareness Month 2006 Applications 4. SERVICE: Dodgeball Tournament 5. SERVICE: Salvation Army Clothing Drive 6. SERVICE: Museum Nights Volunteer Staff 7. OVERSEAS STUDY: Personal Growth Retreat in Canada 8. OPPORTUNITY: Truman and Goldwater Scholarship Deadlines November 28 9. OPPORTUNITY: Minority Premedical Forum - Applications Available 10. OPPORTUNITY: Dental School Interview Workshop 11. OPPORTUNITY: Gainesville Sun Campus Edition FREE to Students 12. OPPORTUNITY: Artistic Reflections Today Art Exhibition 13. OPPORTUNITY: College of Education Career Night 14. OPPORTUNITY: Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 15. GET INVOLVED: Florida Cicerones EVENTS 16. EVENT: National Campus Sustainability Day October 26 17. EVENT: Local Brew Concert Tomorrow Night 18. EVENT: Candlelight Vigil TONIGHT 19. EVENT: The Abortion Debate 20. EVENT: Gator Soccer this Friday Night! 21. EVENT: Reid Hall Art Fest 22. EVENT: Healthy Gators 2010 Kickoff ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Registration Thursday October 20: Honors registration, one course Friday October 21: Honors registration, second course October 24 - November 17: Advanced registration for Spring 2006 ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE 2. RESEARCH: MAPS Research/Enrichment Forum The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students is presenting its Fourth Annual Research/Enrichment Forum. The event will be held Saturday, October 22 from 9:00am - 3:30pm in the Health Professions and Nursing Pharmacy Building (HPNP). Learn about Research Opportunities at UF and around the nation, receive information on enrichment programs, pre-professional advice, and much more. The Forum is absolutely FREE! Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and business casual attire is required. Please register online at http://grove.ufl.edu/~maps. For more information contact Lyn Nguyen at [log in to unmask] 3. LEADERSHIP: Jewish Awareness Month 2006 Applications JAM, which takes place is March, is a month filled with events designed to engage the entire University of Florida student body and to provide education and create awareness about Jewish culture, history, and religion from a pluralistic and dynamic perspective. If you would like to become a part of the leadership team for JAM 2006, please visit the Jewish Student Union website at www.ufjsu.org or contact JAM 2006 Chairman Russell Semmel at [log in to unmask] Applications are due Friday, October 28. 4. SERVICE: Dodgeball Tournament Golden Key is sponsoring a Dodgeball Tournament to benefit the charity 'Children's Table', which feeds needy local families. The tournament will be held this Sunday October 23 from 1pm - 6pm. Cost is $5/person for teams of 6-7. Check out http://grove.ufl.edu/~ufgk/index.php# for information or e-mail [log in to unmask] with a team roster. 5. SERVICE: Salvation Army Clothing Drive Nu Alpha Lambda Christian Service Organization, Inc. will be hosting a clothing drive for the Salvation Army. Donations will be accepted October 20, 21, 24 and 25 on Turlington Plaza between the hours of 10am and 2pm. 6. SERVICE: Museum Nights Volunteer Staff Museum Nights is still accepting Volunteer Staff for its upcoming Fall and Winter Events. If interested please attend the information meeting at 8pm this Thursday October 20 at the Florida Museum of Natural History. For more information please visit http://sg.ufl.edu/SpecialEvents/MuseumNights/. 7. OVERSEAS STUDY: Personal Growth Retreat in Canada The Department of Psychology and the International Center are offering a three-week Personal Growth (PCO 2715) in a wilderness retreat in Canada. This course satisfies General Education requirements and is open to all students. Learn more about applying psychological theories to optimize your personal growth and development. For more information, contact Dr. Greg Neimeyer at either [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] 8. OPPORTUNITY: Truman and Goldwater Scholarship Deadlines November 28 The Harry S. Truman Foundation offers merit-based scholarships for college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in the public service. The University of Florida has had recent success in Truman Scholars; 2004's Max Miller, 2003's Teresa Porter, and 2002's Michael Gale all were winners from UF. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will be awarding its prestigious undergraduate scholarships to students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research and/or academic careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering (but not in medical practice). Recent Goldwater Scholars from UF include 2005's Edwin Homan and Joey Wilson, 2004's David Duncan, and 2003's Robert Abel and Anup Patel. Please refer to http://www.honors.ufl.edu/domestic.html for more information on these opportunities. 9. OPPORTUNITY: Minority Premedical Forum - Applications Available Come out and get advice from medical schools and medical students, take advantage of numerous workshops at this year's MPF, to be held November 19 from 8:30am - 5:30pm at the Holiday Inn West Hotel and Conference Center. The cost of attendance is $25.00. Register early because space is limited! Application deadline is October 26 at 5:00pm. For more information please visit the minority affairs website at www.ufpremed.org/minority. 10. OPPORTUNITY: Dental School Interview Workshop This workshop will be held October 21 from 1pm - 3pm in room 200 of the Academic Advising Center. If you are applying to medical school for the 2006 Entering Class, please consider attending this workshop. Second year students serious about applying to Dental Schools and students interested in applying for the Combined BS-DMD progam are also encouraged to attend. Sign up for the workshop in the OHLPA library of the Academic Advising Center or by following the instructions provided at: http://www.advising.ufl.edu/prehealth/workshops.html. 11. OPPORTUNITY: Gainesville Sun Campus Edition FREE to Students The Gainesville Sun is available FREE to all UF students Monday through Friday at the following locations: Carlton Hall, Turlington, Hub Bus Stop, Weimer Hall, Reitz Union, Law School, Gator Corner, McCarty Hall, Science Library and Broward Dining. This edition provides a calendar of campus events as well coverage of the University of Florida, Gainesville and the region in addition to national news and opinions. 12. OPPORTUNITY: Artistic Reflections Today Art Exhibition ART, a component of the Women's Leadership Council at UF, is an annual art exhibition that aims to empower and educate everyone on campus by embracing women's issues through artistic media. The theme of this year's contest is 'HerStory: Women Through the Ages' and the exhibition will take place November 9 on the Reitz Union Colonnade. Winners by popular vote will receive great prizes. Art submission deadline is October 28 and submissions may be made to Nora Kilroy in the Dean of Students Office in 202 Peabody Hall. Contact the Women's Leadership Council at www.dso.ufl.edu/wlc with questions or email [log in to unmask] 13. OPPORTUNITY: College of Education Career Night Presented by the Student Alumni Association. All are encouraged to attend regardless of major. TONIGHT from 7pm - 8:30pm in room 282 of the Reitz Union. It's a chance to meet and network with fellow University of Florida College of Education alumni. The first 100 people will receive a UF portfolio and the chance to win a diploma frame. 14. OPPORTUNITY: Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges The 2005 Applications are now available. Applicants must be classified as a Junior or above, or be a graduate or professional school student at UF. Applications are available on campus at: P202 Peabody Hall - Dean of Students Office; 3rd Floor Reitz Union - Student Activities Desk; 1st Floor Reitz Union - Information Desk; 155 Tigert Hall - Student Affairs. Applications are due by 4pm October 28 at room 155 Tigert Hall. 15. GET INVOLVED: Florida Cicerones The Florida Cicerones will be hosting their annual Fall Information Forum Tuesday October 25. The Forum will last from 6pm - 8pm and will be held in the Florida Gym. Come learn about the Official Student Ambassadors of the University of Florida. Attire is casual. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] EVENTS 16. EVENT: National Campus Sustainability Day October 26 Faculty, staff, and students will display various sustainability initiatives by tabling on the Reitz Union North Lawn from 10am - 2pm next Wednesday. Event highlights: telecast (www.scup.org/csd/3) in Reitz Union room 282 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm. Dr. Machen will receive recognition, on behalf of UF, for the Audubon certification at 3:00pm followed by keynote speaker Elisabeth C. Odum, Professor Emeritus, SFCC, on "A Prosperous Way Down." For more information on sustainability visit www.sustainability.ufl.edu. For more information on the event, participation or volunteering email [log in to unmask] 17. EVENT: Local Brew Concert Tomorrow Night The Reitz Union Board and Student Government Productions are bringing you free local music as part of the Local Brew concert series. Thursday October 20, the lineup includes Inuit Jargon, And This is My Odyssey, and Alphabet City. The show will be at the Orange and Brew, located on the ground floor of the Reitz Union. Doors open at 8:30pm and music starts at 9:00pm. Local Brew shows are FREE and open to the general public. For more information, contact Shiva at [log in to unmask] 18. EVENT: Candlelight Vigil TONIGHT The Center for Leadership and Service in conjunction with Student Government and the South Asian American Student Alliance is holding a candlelight vigil at 7:30pm tonight in the Reitz Union Amphitheatre to honor those who have been affected by natural disasters in the recent months. Students and community members are invited to show their support. The event will feature the University Gospel Choir, a variety of speakers and a candle lighting ceremony. Get involved and make a difference! For more information email [log in to unmask] 19. EVENT: The Abortion Debate Come join VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood and the Pro-Life Alliance for a debate on whether abortion should be legal. The debate will be held Thursday October 20 from 6pm - 8pm in Flint 50. For more information contact either [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] We'll see you there! 20. EVENT: Gator Soccer this Friday Night! UF students are invited to come to Gator Soccer this Friday night at 8pm at James G. Pressly Stadium, when the Gators take on LSU. Match will feature a UF student-only drawing for a major prize. First 1,000 fans will receive a Gator glow button. 21. EVENT: Reid Hall Art Fest Art Fest will take place October 22 and will include food, games, live entertainment (Theater Strike Force and March to May among others), and an art show of student work. Reid Hall is the new Fine Arts educational hall. 22. EVENT: Healthy Gators 2010 Kickoff Come to the Healthy Gators 2010 Kickoff for fun, prizes and information about how to become a HEALTHY Gator! It will feature an organizational health fair, free health screenings and special guest speaker, Mrs. Chris Machen, first lady of the University of Florida. The event will be held October 26 from 10am - 2pm on the Reitz Union Colonnade. Mrs. Machen will speak at noon. For more information contact Vladimir Oge at [log in to unmask] or visit our website at www.healthygators.hhp.ufl.edu. ************************************** ** To submit a request for a posting on Wed. Update go to: http://www.honors.ufl.edu/wedupdate.html (please note deadline, word limit and content specifications. Submission does not guarantee a post in the Update, which is very space-limited). This e-mail is distributed by the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. You can find Wednesday Update Archives at http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/wednesday-update.html. For more information about student group activities or other entertainment on campus, or to post your own group's information, see either: STUFF TO DO at http://www.union.ufl.edu/stufftodo or the Student Activities Center's event calendar at http://www.union.ufl.edu/sac/eventcalendar.asp. For the latest news and information on GATOR ATHLETICS, go to http://www.GatorZone.com.