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The University of Florida Undergraduate Wednesday Update
Spring 2005 Vol. 7 February 16, 2005

Table of Contents
ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
2.  FINANCIAL AID ANNOUNCEMENTS:
3.  COMPUTING INFORMATION:
ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
4.  CAREER RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT:
5.  INTERNSHIP: The Washington Center:
6.  INTERNSHIP: Disney College Program:
7.  SCHOLARSHIP: McNair Scholars:
8.  SCHOLARSHIP: University Women’s Club Scholarships:
9.  SERVICE: ServeFEST:
10. SERVICE: Downtown Clean-up:
11. STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
12. STUDY ABROAD: Hungary:
13. STUDY ABROAD: Austria:
14. LEADERSHIP: UF Hall of Fame:
15. OPPORTUNITY: Medical College Forum:
16. OPPORTUNITY: CRC Workshop:
17. EVENT: Rec Sports Educational Seminars:
18. EVENT: Free Hearing Screenings:
19. EVENT: Black History Month Events:
20. EVENT: UF School of Theatre and Dance Performance:
21. EVENT: UF Symphony:
22. EVENT: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts:

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.  REGISTRAR ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER/FALL 2005: Advance registration for
Summer/Fall 2005 will take place March 28-April 14. Check Registration
Preparation Information on ISIS at http://www.isis.ufl.edu.

TRANSIENT STUDENTS: If you plan to attend another college or university
this summer, review the instructions and complete the Transient Student
form found at http://www.reg.ufl.edu/pdf/transient-
student-instructions.html.

2.  FINANCIAL AID ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Beginning in February, the UF financial aid office will use e-mail as the
primary mode of communication with financial aid applicants and
recipients. Student Financial Affairs (SFA) will send financial aid
announcements, including critical documents such as financial aid award
notices, follow-up letters, notifications of selection for verification,
newsletters, and requests for additional documentation directly to
students’ GatorLink e-mail addresses. The e-mails will provide a link to
ISIS where students can view their financial aid documents. Check the News
Section on the SFA home page (www.sfa.ufl.edu) for updates on this
process.

3.  COMPUTING INFORMATION:
Microsoft has issued a remarkable number of security updates this month.
Eight out of 12 were given a ‘critical’ severity rating with programs
including: MS Office XP, Internet Explorer 6, Media Player and MSN. Please
take a moment to update your computer with current security patches at
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and www.officeupdate.microsoft.com.

The UF IT security team thanks you for being aware and responsible. To
help us further learn how to protect you, take our online survey:
http://infosec.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/survey/ and don’t forget to visit us and
pick up safe computing tips at: http://infosec.ufl.edu/athome/.


ENHANCING THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

4.  CAREER RESOURCE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT:
Paid internships and experiences are available for students with interests
in education, science, conservation and recreation. Attend the Summer Camp
Job Fair to learn how you can develop leadership and management skills
while having fun this summer. Visit http://www.crc.ufl.edu/careerfairs to
learn about registered camps and open positions.

5.  INTERNSHIP: The Washington Center:
Interested in politics, public policy, international relations, business,
health care, non-profits, education, or the arts? The Washington Center
(TWC) allows UF students to earn academic credit while working in
Washington, DC. Summer, Fall, and Spring internships are available in over
2000 public, private, non- profit and government agencies in all fields.
*Scholarships and Financial Assistance Available*

Peter Storandt of The Washington Center will be holding two Information
Sessions about TWC’s program on February 21 from 8:45-10:15 am in 202
Academic Advising Center (AAC) & 2:00-4:00 pm in 200 AAC. Stop by and have
your questions answered. Visit http://www.twc.edu for more information and
an application form.

6.  INTERNSHIP: Disney College Program:
Recruiters from Walt Disney World will be on campus this week to recruit
for the Disney College Program, a 5-7 month internship this fall in
Orlando. The internship is open to all students and majors. Interested
students MUST attend the presentation on February 17 at 7:00 pm in 130
Bryan Hall. Visit www.wdwcollegeprogram.com for more information. Come be
a part of the magic.

7.  SCHOLARSHIP: McNair Scholars:
We are looking for exceptional students interested in doing research and
going to graduate school. The McNair Scholars Program will fund your
research and give you the opportunity to present and publish it. If you
are a junior or senior and are a cultural/ethnic minority, low-income
student, and/or under- represented in your field of study, find out more
at http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/diversity/mcnair.html or call the Office
of Graduate Minority Programs at 392-6444. Applications are due February
28.

8.  SCHOLARSHIP: University Women’s Club Scholarships:
The deadline for applications for the University Women's Club Scholarships
for Juniors and Seniors with a 3.6 GPA or better has been extended until
February 23. Please visit www.dso.ufl.edu/scholarshps/uwc for information
and application form.

9.  SERVICE: ServeFEST:
One good rock show can change the world-The Office of Community Service,
RUB and SG present this service-oriented music festival February 20 from
6:00-9:30 pm on the North Lawn of the Reitz Union featuring Fifth Year
Crush, P.O.S. and Building Rockets. Come out to hear great music, learn
about Gainesville’s social issues, check out volunteer opportunities and
start making a change. You can donate blood, talk with local nonprofit
agencies as well as UF service organizations and enjoy FREE FOOD AT THIS
FREE EVENT!

10. SERVICE: Downtown Clean-up:
The American Marketing Association and the City of Gainesville are hosting
the Downtown Clean-up Project. This event will take place on February 19
at the Downtown Plaza from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Volunteers are needed for
all shifts, and food will be provided throughout the day. Contact Bill
Frechette at [log in to unmask] for more information.

11. STUDY ABROAD: Paris:
Landscape Architecture in Paris: During the weeks of May 1-14, the Paris
Research Center is offering a Historic and Contemporary Landscape
Architecture tour in Paris, France. Students may earn 3 UF credit hours
while visiting the major gardens, parks and urban open spaces in Paris and
the nearby region. For more information, please visit our website at
www.clas.ufl.edu/PRC or e-mail us at paris- [log in to unmask]

Business Program in Paris: The Warrington College of Business is offering
classes at the Paris Research Center for the Fall semester 2005 and Spring
semester 2006 for majors and minors in Business. Have the experience of a
lifetime while completing 16 credit hours toward your business major or
minor and visiting the financial and commercial centers of Paris and
Europe. For more information, please visit our website at
www.cba.ufl.edu/global/opportunities/undergrad_outgoing/paris.asp or
e-mail us at paris- [log in to unmask]

12. STUDY ABROAD: Hungary:
Did you know there is Study Abroad in Hungary during Summer A? If you are
interested in this program, come to our Info Session on February 21 at
6:00 pm. For more information or the location of the information session,
contact Edit Nagy at [log in to unmask] or 392-8902 ext.14, or visit the website
at http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/oss/ProgFlyers/Hungary/Hungary2005.pdf.

13. STUDY ABROAD: Austria:
Summer Study Abroad in Salzburg, Austria: European Studies or Music, May
18-June 25. Courses count toward Political Science and History majors,
minors, and certificates, as well as General Education. All majors
welcome. Private study in music also available by audition for music
students. Stay with an Austrian host family, visit the United Nations in
Vienna, concentration camps, forts, palaces, museums and many other field
trips. Come to one of the last two information sessions on February 17 at
1:55 pm or February 18 at 10:40 am in Room 200 Academic Advising Center.
Program website: http://www.arts.ufl.edu/music/advising/salz/overseas.html
or e-mail [log in to unmask] for more information.

14. LEADERSHIP: UF Hall of Fame:
The University of Florida Hall of Fame is the highest recognition given to
student leaders at the University of Florida. The Hall of Fame is reserved
for those students who have shown truly superior leadership and
achievement through their activities and scholarship while members of the
UF community. Applications are available in the Dean of Students Office,
J. Wayne Reitz Union, 155 Tigert Hall, and online at
www.ufsa.ufl.edu/OVP/halloffame.htm. The deadline to apply is February 25
by 4:00 pm. For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice
President for Student Affairs at 392-1265 or [log in to unmask]

15. OPPORTUNITY: Medical College Forum:
Interested in Medical School? Want to meet admission directors? Premed
AMSA is hosting the 8th annual Medical College Forum on February 19. Visit
www.ufpremed.org/mcf for more information.

16. 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 1: February 16 at 7:30 pm in the Broward Hall Library. Discover how
to match your strengths and passions to a career and begin developing a
strong resume while learning about what the CRC can do for you. 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.

17. EVENT: Rec Sports Educational Seminars:
Join Recreational Sports on February 16 to learn how to lose weight
through strength training. This seminar will begin at 7:15 pm in the
Florida Gym, Room 265. Topics will include the need for strength training
to lose weight, dubunking trends and developing your own plan!

On February 17, join Recreational Sports for a session on building your
own cardio program. The session will be held in the Florida Gym, Room 265
and will begin at 7:15 pm. This seminar will teach you how to develop an
injury free, high-calorie burning cardio workout.

18. EVENT: Free Hearing Screenings:
UF's National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is offering free
hearing screenings to the entire Gainesville community on February 17 from
2:00-4:00 pm in Dauer Hall, Room 460. No appointment necessary. For more
information, e-mail [log in to unmask]

19. EVENT: Black History Month Events:
In honor of Black History Month, the Student Alumni Association will be
hosting the Distinguished Black Alumni Career Night on February 16 at 7:00
pm in Emerson Alumni Hall. The panel includes a unique blend of prominent
UF alumni to discuss their education and experiences. All students and
faculty are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more
information, call Michelle Lovell at 392-1905 or Coral Williams at
380-9061.

Black History Month Presents...Back in the Days "From the Motherland to
the Mainland", A Journey of Descendents to the Hip-Hop Generation. Join us
as we celebrate the achievements and the impact that blacks have had on
different cultures since the beginning of time through stepping, singing,
dancing, acting, and rapping. The event will be held on February 18 in the
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Contact Angie Nixon at
904-610-7103 or [log in to unmask] for more information.

20. EVENT: UF School of Theatre and Dance Performance:
The UF School of Theatre and Dance will open George Bernard Shaw's
romantic comedy, "You Never Can Tell," February 18-24 at the Constans
Theatre at the Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion. Tuesday-Saturday
performances are at 8:00 pm, and Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm. This
charming charade to love deals with many of Shaw’s favorite themes: the
rifts between generations, the genteel war between the sexes and the
absurdities of marriage. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets
for $8 for students, faculty, staff and senior citizens and $12 for
general admission. For more information, contact the University Box Office
at (352) 392-1653.

21. EVENT: UF Symphony:
Don't leave for spring break early-you'll miss the concert of the
semester! It's not Snoop Dogg, it's not Elton John, it's the UF Symphony
Orchestra! The renowned UF Symphony will perform Gustav Holst's "Planets
Suite" (with Colin Matthew's addition of "Pluto"), UF Alumnus Stella
Sung's Constellations (featuring Hubble Telescope images projected over
the orchestra), and a Paul Richards (UF Faculty) world premiere,
"Supernova." Concert will be held in the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts on February 25 at 7:30 pm. Call 392-2787 for tickets. For
more information, e-mail [log in to unmask]

22. EVENT: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts:
Turkey's Whirling Dervishes are bringing one of the world's most beautiful
ceremonies to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on February 22
at 8:00 pm. Gainesville will be treated to an incredible performance
featuring beautiful costumes, heart-stimulating live music and the amazing
sight of the Dervish whirling about the stage. For more information, visit
www.ruminights.com. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and the Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts Box Office.


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