The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update Spring 2005 Vol. 1 January 5, 2005 Table of Contents ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUCEMENTS 1. Library Orientations: 2. Financial Affairs Office Announcements: 3. Registrar Announcements: ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE 4. SCHOLARSHIP: NSEP Scholarship for Study Abroad: 5. SCHOLARSHIP: William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose 6. SCHOLARSHIP: Udall and Beinecke Deadlines in January 7. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Leisure Courses 8. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: UF Distance Ed Courses: 9. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Research in Biomedical Sciences: 10. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Summer Research Program at MUSC: 11. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Mayo Clinic Undergrad Summer Research: 12. SERVICE: Sign-up for Breast Cancer Walk: 13. OPPORTUNITY: Help Desk Job: 14. OPPORTUNITY: Flag Football Jobs: 15. OPPORTUNITY: Junior Honors Medical Program Info. Session: 16. OPPORTUNITY: Florida Cicerones Forum: 17. OPPORTUNITY: ACCENT Applications Available: 18. OPPORTUNITY: Mortar Board Honor Society: 19. LEADERSHIP: Team Captain for intramurals: 20. EVENT: Art Show at "The Gallery" 21. EVENT: Sexual Assault Awareness Events: 22. EVENT: Campus Diplomats info session: 23. EVENT: Free Improv Comedy Show: ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUCEMENTS 1. Library Orientations: Free library orientations all held in Marston Science Library, L-107. No registration needed. All subject areas covered. Bring Gator-1 card. Monday, January 10, 10:40-11:30am. Tuesday, January 11, 11:45am- 12:35pm. Wednesday, January 13, 11:45am-12:35pm. Thursday, January 13, 12:45-1:30pm. 2. Financial Affairs Office Announcements: UF Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) Spring Information From January 3-14 SFA will be open 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Switchboard hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. On Monday, January 17, SFA will be closed for Martin Luther King's birthday. Normal office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and normal phone hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., will resume January 18. Financial aid applications and Gator Aid Application Guides for the 2005-06 academic year are available at SFA in S107 Criser Hall. Students should check the SFA Web site to be sure they have completed all steps to ensure proper disbursement of spring financial aid, including student loans: www.ufsa.ufl.edu/sfa/. Students can check the status of their financial aid on ISIS: www.isis.ufl.edu/. 3. Registrar Announcements: January 4 - 7, 2005: Drop/Add & Late Registration. January 7, 2005 (by 11:59 p.m.): Deadline to Drop or Withdraw from Spring Courses w/o Fee Liability. January 14, 2005 (by 3:30 p.m.): Spring Fees Due. ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE 4. SCHOLARSHIP: NSEP Scholarship for Study Abroad: The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for the 2005-2006 National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for study abroad. NSEP Boren Scholarships provide funding for summer, semester, or yearlong study in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. national security, but are underrepresented in study abroad. IIE encourages interested students to visit www.iie.org/nsep to learn more about the program and begin the application process. The campus representative is Susanne Hill, UF International Center, Grinter 123. All applications must be completed online. The national deadline is February 10, 2005, the internal UF deadline is January 15th, 2005. 5. SCHOLARSHIP: William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose The Fellowship is an unrestricted cash grant that will be awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. Each year ISI will award three Fellowships for Noble Purpose. The top award will be for $40,000. Two additional fellows will be chosen each year to receive a grant of $5000 each. Interested students must email name, address, and phone number to [log in to unmask] by December 15, 2004, and applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2005. More information and applications at http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/simon.html. 6. SCHOLARSHIP: Udall and Beinecke Deadlines in January Two national prestigious scholarships are available to undergraduate students at the University of Florida, both with campus nomination deadlines in January 2005. Go to the Honors website to learn more about the Udall and Beinecke Scholarships. http://www.honors.ufl.edu/domestic.html 7. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Leisure Courses Leisure Course Registration begins January 3, 2005 @ 10am. Online registration 24 hours/day at www.union.ufl.edu/leisure 392-2378. 8. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: UF Distance Ed Courses: Need Courses to Fit your Spring 2005 Schedule? Consider taking a UF Distance Education course! Over 160 undergraduate course sections are available in a variety of academic areas. These courses are official UF college credit and are automatically included on UF transcripts and degree tracking. Enroll today: http://www.distancelearning.ufl.edu/undergrad/. For more about information about UF distance education opportunities, please visit: http://www.distancelearning.ufl.edu/. 9. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Research in Biomedical Sciences: NIH has many excellent opportunities for students pursuing a PhD. in the biomedical sciences. Check out their website about University-NIH partnerships. http://gpp.nih.gov/Applicants/ProspectiveStudents/PartnershipPrograms.htm. 10. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Summer Research Program at MUSC: Medical University of S.C. offers research-stipends of about $3,000 for a 10 week period to students who are considering a research career in the basic sciences. MUSC has many areas for students to focus their research. See the website for more info. and application. www.musc.edu/grad/SUR.html. Contact: Debbie Van Pelt-Gaskins [log in to unmask] 11. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY: Mayo Clinic Undergrad Summer Research: The Mayo Clinic is accepting applications for its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. Each year, 70-80 undergraduate students from around the United States come to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions. Up to ten fellowships also are available at Mayo`s campuses in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jacksonville, Florida. The program begins May 31, 2005 and ends August 5, 2005. See http://apps.rgp.ufl.edu/research/fyi/article.cfm?id=8650 for more information. 12. SERVICE: Sign-up for Breast Cancer Walk: In October 2005 Avon and Susan G. Komen will be hosting its famous 60 mile 3-day walk in Tampa. Fellow gator, Jennifer Ortiz will be walking and invites other students to join her or support her. To learn more or sign up for the walk, visit www.the3day.org. To make a donation click on the link: https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=61812&supId 13. OPPORTUNITY: Help Desk Job: The UF Computing Help Desk is hiring! If you like computers and enjoy helping others, this is the job for you! Applications are available in 520 CSE or online. Please submit applications to 520 CSE by Friday, Jan. 14. Applicants must be available spring and summer semester. If you have any questions, please call 392-2007 or visit http://www.helpdesk.ufl.edu/hd_subpage.php?nav=news.php&topic=hire_s05.htm 14. OPPORTUNITY: Flag Football Jobs: UF Intramural Flag Football needs to hire 55 flag football employees this semester! Pay is $7.25/hr. To sign up, go to http://test.enginesinc.net/signup.php. For more information, contact Larry Pecan, Intramural Program Assistant at [log in to unmask] 15. OPPORTUNITY: Junior Honors Medical Program Info. Session: JHMP information session is scheduled for January 12 in room C1-11, at 5:15 .The applications will be available there (if you cannot attend, you can pick up an application on the 13th or thereafter). To save time on the preliminary application have an official transcript in hand (in an envelope), one that includes fall grades. 16. OPPORTUNITY: Florida Cicerones Forum: The Florida Cicerones and Student Alumni Association will be holding their Spring Rush Forum Tuesday, January 11th from 6 - 8 PM at Emerson Alumni Hall (across from the stadium). Florida Cicerones are the Official Ambassadors of the University of Florida. They represent UF at a variety of events, including those with the Alumni Association, Athletic Association, and President's Office as well as giving campus tours. Membership in Florida Cicerones and SAA provides many benefits, and a chance to give back to the University of Florida. Attend the forum if you are interested in learning more. Refreshments will be provided. Contact [log in to unmask] for more information. 17. OPPORTUNITY: ACCENT Applications Available: Don't miss your opportunity to be part of the nation's largest student run speaker's bureau, ACCENT! Applications for all positions available beginning on January 4. Pick up and drop off in the Student Activities Center on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union and applications are DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY JAN. 14, at 3pm. Please read instructions for interviews carefully! For questions, please email [log in to unmask] see our website, www.sg.ufl.edu/accent , or stop by Room 306 in the Reitz Union. 18. OPPORTUNITY: Mortar Board Honor Society: Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society will be excepting applications until January 26, 2005. Please turn in the applications at the Student Activities Center. Applications are available at our website: http://grove.ufl.edu/~trianon/ and on the 3rd floor of the Student Activities Center. Come find out what we are all about at our information session on Thursday, January 13, from 6:30pm-7pm, in Reitz Union 282. We are a prestigious honor society that focuses on scholarship, leadership, and service. Please visit our website at http://grove.ufl.edu/~trianon/ or to direct any questions to Jenna at [log in to unmask] 19. LEADERSHIP: Team Captain for intramurals: Interested in playing intramural soccer or basketball this semester? Interested in a leadership position as a team captain? The captain of each team is required to attend a captain's meeting at the start of the semester. The captain's meeting for soccer will be on Monday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rion Ballroom. The basketball captain's meeting will be on Wednesday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rion Ballroom. Individuals looking for a team should also attend these meetings. For more information, please visit http://recsports.hhp.ufl.edu/intramurals 20. EVENT: Art Show at "The Gallery" "the gallery" at the J. Wayne Reitz Union at the University of Florida is pleased to announce the opening of Singular Joy & Fleeting Madness: Paintings by Rachel Gibas. This colorful show will consist of 50 paintings by Rachel Gibas. The exhibition will run from January 4-14. The opening reception will be held on Friday, January 7 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. "the gallery" is located on the second floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union and is open weekly Monday- Thursday from 9:00am - 9:00pm and Friday- Sunday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The show is free and open to the public. For inquiries, please contact 392-2378 or email [log in to unmask] 21. EVENT: Sexual Assault Awareness Events: Student Government AAREST & C.A.R.E - JANUARY IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH January 12th, 2005: "Take Back the Night 5K Safety Walk/Run." 7:00 PM Reitz Union Colonnade. Free t- shirts, healthy refreshments, and more. January 19th, 2005: Speaker Mike Domitrz. 8:00 PM Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. January 24th, 2005: Speaker Erin Weed. 7:30 PM Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. More information to follow. Please email [log in to unmask] with any questions. 22. EVENT: Campus Diplomats info session: Looking to get involved? Help personalize the university through inclusive programming and an active presence on campus by becoming a Campus Diplomat! Attend our information session Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Broward Hall basement to learn what we do as ambassadors to the Dean of Students office. Applications are available on the Campus Diplomat Web site at www.dso.ufl.edu/diplomats or at our tables in Turlington and the Reitz Colonnade January 10-14, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Applications must be turned in to Peabody Hall by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 14. Got questions? Email us at: [log in to unmask] 23. EVENT: Free Improv Comedy Show: Theatre Strike Force, the nation's largest collegiate improvisational comedy and sketch troupe, will be having their annual main stage performance at the Constans Theatre. They will be performing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (January 6-8) at 8 PM. Admission is FREE. The show will feature improv games like those seen on the television show "Whose Line Is It Anyway," and sketch comedy as seen "Saturday Night Live." Get there early, because last year over 200 people were turned away at the door. Visit http://grove.ufl.edu/~tsf for more information. ************************************** ** To submit a request for a posting on Wed. 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