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Honors Daily Opportunities List, Monday, November 2, 2009

The Honors Daily Opportunities List is an official UF e-publication sent to all students who entered UF as an honors student. Opportunities listed range from those for freshmen to seniors. To submit an announcement for posting, please fill out the online form at www.honors.ufl.edu/honorsdaily.html . For more updates on the Honors Program, join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @UFHonors


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HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Course Registration:
2. HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Intro to Honors Professional Development (NEW POSTING):
3. HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Admissions Course:
4. HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: New Course Listing - IDH3931: The Good Life:
5. ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinton Global Initiative U:
6. ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Writing Contest (TODAY):
7. EVENT: Honors Presentation from the Department of History (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
8. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Michael Grunwald Lecture (NEW POSTING):
9. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Peace Corps and the Graduate Student (NEW POSTING):
10. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Master of Science in Finance Combined Degree Program (NEW POSTING):
11. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-law Q&A for Juniors and Seniors (NEW POSTING):
12. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Careers for those who love the outdoors, nature and the environment (NEW POSTING):
13. LEADERSHIP: Ambassadors of Civility and Ethics (NEW POSTING):
14. LEADERSHIP: Students in Free Enterprise Application (NEW POSTING):
15. LEADERSHIP: Gatorship Applications:
16. VOLUNTEER: Community Service Panel (NEW POSTING):
17. INTERNSHIP: Graphic Design Internship at Gainesville Apartments Management Company (NEW POSTING):
18. INTERNSHIP: National Public Radio:
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
19. ANNOUNCEMENT: Habitat Silent Auction (NEW POSTING):
20. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Pi Mu Epsilon Meeting (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
21. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Bhakti Yoga Student Association (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
22. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineers Without Borders (NEW POSTING):
23. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Gators for Gainesville Pet Rescue (NEW POSTING):
24. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Golden Key Honour Society (NEW POSTING):
25. EVENT: Mountainfilm Festival Tour (NEW POSTING):
26. EVENT: Health Panel (NEW POSTING):
27. EVENT: Lachlan Patterson (NEW POSTING):
28. EVENT: Movie Showing - "Slingshot Hip Hop" (NEW POSTING):



HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Course Registration:
It’s hard to believe, but Spring registration is approaching quickly. You can now view the online schedule of courses at www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc .

To find your spring registration start time, visit ISIS, www.isis.ufl.edu , and click on “Registration Prep”. This is the time you may begin registering for spring courses online. Note that you do not meet with an advisor to register – everything is done on ISIS. Registration times begin on November 2.

**All students should check ISIS to view any holds.**

All holds must be removed prior to registering for courses. In most cases, an honors advisor *cannot* remove these holds for you.

All engineering majors must meet with an advisor in engineering (*not honors*) to get your engineering advising hold removed. To view the list of engineering advisors by department, visit http://www.eng.ufl.edu/studentaffairs/advising/index.php

All first-year students must remove their alcohol education holds prior to registering. For more information, visit https://interwork.sdsu.edu/echug2/?id=UFL&hfs=true

Please plan ahead now, so there won’t be any problems once registration begins.

Remember, if you want to meet with an honors advisor, please call 352-846-6083 to make an appointment, rather than e-mailing an advisor directly. You may also stop by our walk-in advising hours to answer quick advising questions from 2:00-4:00pm on Tuesdays – Thursdays.

2. HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Intro to Honors Professional Development (NEW POSTING):
First-year students who are interested in taking IDH 4905: Introduction to Honors Professional Development for the spring semester should e-mail their UFID to Melissa at [log in to unmask] . The course will cover leadership development, research, study abroad, internships, resume development and more.

The class meeting time for spring is Monday, 7th period in Hume 119. For more information about the course, visit: http://honorsprodev.pbworks.com/

3. HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Honors Admissions Course:
Applications are now being accepted for the IDH 4905: Honors Admissions course, Tuesdays 2nd period, for the spring semester. Students in this class will read the 1000+ application essays from incoming freshmen applying to the Honors Program. We will spend the first half of the term reading old essays and developing rubrics for grading the new papers. Students also will serve as readers for the lateral admissions essays in late November / early December 2009.

The application is available at http://www.honors.ufl.edu/forms/AdmissionsClassApp.pdf and is due to the Honors Office in 118 Hume by 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 4. Students selected will be notified by e-mail by November 11.

4. HONORS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: New Course Listing - IDH3931: The Good Life:
Through a close examination of relevant works of art, music, literature, history, religion, and philosophy, students will consider the basic question, “What is the Good Life?”  The course will serve as an invitation to the Humanities and to a lifetime of reflection on the human condition.  This Honors section of this course is in preparation for a much larger offering of the course at a future date; as such, feedback and input will very important and the select students in this section of the course will have the opportunity to work closely with instructors from several disciplines.
IDH 3931: The Good Life, section 5851, will meet Mondays, periods 7-8 in PSY 287. It is co-taught by Sean Adams, Vasudha Narayanan, and Mary Watt.

5. ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinton Global Initiative U:
The third annual Clinton Global Initiative U will be held April 16-18 at the University of Miami.  More information and applications are available online at http://www.cgiu.org/ . As a prerequisite for attending the meeting, students must develop their own Commitment to Action, a plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world. This is an amazing opportunity to gather with your fellow students to meet with a host of world leaders, including President Clinton. Please consider applying – early decision deadline is November 20.

UF students have been successful with the CGI in the past, and we hope to continue this tradition. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Knudson in the Honors Office in 118 Hume.

6. ANNOUNCEMENT: Florida Collegiate Honors Council Writing Contest (TODAY):
The annual Florida Collegiate Honors Council writing contest is seeking submissions of your best work. Categories for the competition are a) Documented Research or Critical Thinking; b) Poetry Writing; and c) Fiction Writing. Students who place in each category receive a monetary prize plus all expenses of attending the FCHC conference in Gainesville on February 19-21.

You *must* register for and attend the conference to receive the prize and the recognition. Full contest rules and conference information are available at http://www.floridacollegiatehonorscouncil.com/ . Click on ‘Writing Contest’ for more information.

Submissions must be received in the Honors office (118 Hume Hall) by 4:00pm on Monday, November 2. We will forward the best 3 papers in each category on to the state contest. Contact Melissa Johnson at [log in to unmask] for more information.

7. EVENT: Honors Presentation from the Department of History (NEW POSTING):
Why major or double-major in history? What relevance or practicality does the study of history have in a high-tech information society? How is it useful for pre-med and pre-law students?

On Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30pm in Hume Commons, there will be a brief information session about the history major.  A few students from the Honors Program will make brief presentations along with Prof. Howard Louthan, undergraduate coordinator from the department.   They will discuss how history is ideally suited and highly practical for those who want to study medicine, law, business and even history in its own right!



ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

8. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Michael Grunwald Lecture (NEW POSTING):
Michael Grunwald, senior correspondent for Time Magazine and author of “The Swamp” will be speaking on Tuesday, November 3 at 7:00pm in the Pugh Hall Ocora. The title of his talk is “The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise.” This is a free public lecture presented by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in conjunction with the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. For more information, visit www.graham.centers.ufl.edu

9. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Peace Corps and the Graduate Student (NEW POSTING):
Considering graduate school? Come to the Hub (International Center) on Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30pm to find out about joining the Peace Corps before you earn your graduate degree or while simultaneously earning your graduate degree! Earning a graduate degree gives you an advantage when applying to the Peace Corps. A recruiter will be present to speak about opportunities in the Peace Corps and answer any questions regarding the application process. For questions, email Amy Panikowski at [log in to unmask]

10. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Master of Science in Finance Combined Degree Program (NEW POSTING):
The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Combined Degree Program, designed for highly motivated and bright undergraduate students, enables students to: earn both their bachelors and masters degree within four years, take graduate finance courses in lieu of some undergraduate courses, and attend PhD faculty taught classes alongside MBA students. MSF students place in some of the most competitive areas of investment banking, corporate finance and wealth management.

The program is currently looking for students on track to complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2012. 2011 graduates may also qualify, and 2013 graduates are encouraged to get incorporated in MSF activities that are open to all students. The next Interest Session for the program will be Tuesday, November 3 at 8:00am in Stuzin 200. For more program information see, www.cba.ufl.edu/msf . The Student Resumes link illustrates how many honors students have been a part of the program. The program contact is [log in to unmask]

11. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Pre-law Q&A for Juniors and Seniors (NEW POSTING):
Do you have questions about the application process?  Are you confused about how to submit applications online through LSAC?  Are you wondering about letters of recommendation or personal statements?  This session is for you!  You may come and go as you please and you may attend as many sessions as you would like.

This Pre-Law Q&A session is especially for juniors and seniors. It will take place on Wednesday, November 4 from 1:00-2:00pm in 200 Farrior Hall.

12. ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Careers for those who love the outdoors, nature and the environment (NEW POSTING):
If you are in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, attend CLAS Workshops to explore your career options and get resources to help you in your search for a career you can be passionate about. This series of workshops will help you to “think outside the box” about what careers or majors you are interested in. As the workshop titles suggest, they are based on things you are passionate about rather than your major.

The next workshop is taking place on Wednesday, November 4 from 11:45am-12:35pm in the Career Resource Center classroom, 1st floor Reitz Union. The topic is: Careers for those who love the outdoors, nature and the environment

13. LEADERSHIP: Ambassadors of Civility and Ethics (NEW POSTING):
Join the Ambassadors of Civility and Ethics at the University of Florida!

The Ambassadors of Civility and Ethics, more affectionately known as ACE, is a student organization affiliated with the Dean of Students Office.  Our purpose is to ensure that all students have an opportunity to know their rights and responsibilities as designated by the University of Florida code of conduct and code of honor.

ACE is currently seeking new members to help promote a strong code of ethics in the UF community!

If you are interested in becoming an ambassador for the 2009-2010 semesters, please visit the online application before the November 12 deadline at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/studentambassadors/

14. LEADERSHIP: Students in Free Enterprise Application (NEW POSTING):
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will soon be accepting applications for Spring 2010 membership and would like to invite you to attend their upcoming information session on Tuesday, November 3 at 7:00pm in Bryan 232. Come and learn more about SIFE's projects and speak with current SIFE members about their experiences. You may have heard of projects such as Day of Difference or the Warrington Welcome Ethics Case Competition, but SIFE carries out more than twenty projects each year. Members have the opportunity to participate in or create their own projects in one of SIFE's six pillars: Market Economics, Success Skills, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics, and Sustainability. Not only do these projects allow you to put your knowledge into action, but they provide the opportunity to serve the UF, Gainesville, Alachua County, U.S., and International communities. As a member of SIFE, you will gain valuable experience in working with a wide range of organizations, from corporations to small businesses and community groups, while improving your leadership, teamwork, communication, and project management skills. The application is due by Friday, November 13 to Bryan 232. Please visit www.ufsife.com for more information.

15. LEADERSHIP: Gatorship Applications:
Gatorship is a unique leadership experience for both emerging and experienced student leaders at the University of Florida. It is designed to be an intense and thought-provoking weekend retreat where over 60 participants and student staff have the opportunity to interact through team building activities and group discussions. The mission of Gatorship is to identify issues affecting the campus climate at the University of Florida, strengthen the practices of productive leadership, educate University of Florida in real world leadership issues, prepare students who will be future leaders in the diverse work force, and provide opportunities for campus leaders to network. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.multicultural.ufl.edu/gatorship/ . Applications are due November 9.

As in the past, the Honors Office will sponsor the $60 participation fee for any honors student who is accepted for Gatorship. We will handle the details with Multicultural Affairs once students are accepted.

16. VOLUNTEER: Community Service Panel (NEW POSTING):
Are you interested in serving the Gainesville community? Then join MANRRS on Wednesday, November 4 for their Community Service Panel. The information panel will be held at 5:30pm in McCarty D Room 1031.

Representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association, Hope for Haiti, Ronald McDonald House, American Cancer Society, and Gainesville Pet Rescue will come out to talk about how you can become involved!  Refreshments will be served.

17. INTERNSHIP: Graphic Design Internship at Gainesville Apartments Management Company (NEW POSTING):
Trimark Properties, a leading real estate rental company specializing in Gainesville apartments near UF campus, is now accepting applications for their Graphic Design Internship located at the company’s headquarters. Chosen applicants will work within their in-house advertising department to develop logos, brochures, direct mailers, signs, and web based media projects for their 14 apartment complexes, two luxury dorms and numerous historic houses in Gainesville.  Applicants should be proficient in the full Adobe suite including Photoshop. Basic Flash design skills a strong plus. Applicants with web design experience given top preference. Flexible schedule, 10-15 hours per week. Work within the corporate office, conveniently located across the street from UF. Looking for students with eye-catching, clean design skills.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to [log in to unmask] Use “Graphic Designer – Gainesville Apartments” as your subject.

18. INTERNSHIP: National Public Radio:
NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. We seek talented students to work in challenging internship positions throughout the organization. Our internships offer hands-on opportunities to impact NPR and public radio. And, we work with our interns to help them develop skills in their chosen areas and network with staff and individuals in their professions.

We are now accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 2010 semester. The application deadline for the Winter/Spring 2010 semester is November.

NPR offers internships at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at our NPR West office in Culver City, CA. The internship program is designed to provide students and recent graduates with an opportunity to learn about broadcasting and the supporting areas of NPR.

Interns are expected to work between 20 and 40 hours a week during an 8-to-10 week internship period. Internships are offered during the Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring semesters. Interns may receive academic credit if an agreement is made between the NPR Human Resources Department and the intern's college or university. All interns are subject to the applicable NPR employee rules, including its Employment Dispute Resolution Policy.

Candidates must complete an application form and submit it with a cover letter and resume. Some internship positions require additional application items, such as a writing sample. All application items must be submitted as a complete package. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For more information, visit http://www.npr.org/about/jobs/intern/



STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS

19. ANNOUNCEMENT: Habitat Silent Auction (NEW POSTING):
UF Habitat for Humanity's 2009 Silent Auction Fundraiser is open now at http://grove.ufl.edu/~habitat/ . It will remain open online until Tuesday, November 3. A live auction will take place on Wednesday, November 4 at the Reitz.

20. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Pi Mu Epsilon Meeting (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
What: A Fun Math Talk.
When: Monday, November 2 at 6:00pm.
Where: The Atrium (LIT 339).
Who: Trevor Richards, UF Math Grad Student.

There will, of course, be pizza and drinks during the talk. Here is the statement of the problem that Trevor will address:

Let p(x)=3x^5-10x^3+15x-8. How many distinct zeros does p(x) have?  In this talk we will discuss a method that makes this an easy question, and in general makes finding the number of distinct zeros of a degree n polynomial only as hard as finding the zeros of a degree n-1 polynomial.

21. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Bhakti Yoga Student Association (NEW POSTING, TODAY):
The BYSA is having its third Yoga session on Monday, November 2 at the Reitz Union North Lawn from 6:00-7:00pm. We will have JayaSita Devi Dasi, a registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance teaching Vinasya flow class in the Siva Rea Style, to teach us the ancient science of Yogic execises and meditation for self-realization!

After that we will have Kalakantha Dasa, head of Krishna Lunch and Krishna House, interact with the students about karma and its various aspects in our day to day lives. He has been practicing Bhakti Yoga for the past 35 years. So if you want to just have some exercise or want to know more about the philosophy behind Karma in terms of Bhakti, then come to our meeting.

22. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineers Without Borders (NEW POSTING):
The next EWB General Body Meeting is Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30pm in RNK 110. There will be a short presentation by a representative from Neutral Gator, updates on our International projects plus some great ways to get involved with Local and Research Projects and our exciting Fundraising committee. We will have some yummy snacks so plan to be at the meeting next Tuesday. All Majors are welcome!

23. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Gators for Gainesville Pet Rescue (NEW POSTING):
Come to the Gators for Gainesville Pet Rescue general meeting on Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30pm in the Fine Arts C (FAC) building, room 127. We are a new student organization aiming to raise awareness of pet rescue and to help increase adoptions in Alachua County. If you love pets and want to learn how to get involved with an enthusiastic group, join us this Tuesday!

24. STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENT: Golden Key Honour Society (NEW POSTING):
Golden Key is not for everyone. We constitute the top 15% of the University of Florida and consist of dynamic student leaders and academically recognized individuals. The UF Chapter of Golden Key is one of many chapters of an international honour society that annually awards hundreds of thousands of dollars of scholarships for studying abroad, research, and graduate school tuition.  Our local chapter organizes two large charity projects each semester, and our general body meetings give our members opportunities to learn from featured speakers and to get involved in our events and projects.

Our next Golden Key general body meeting is Wednesday, November 4 in NPB 1002 from 6:45 - 8:00pm. This is the last general meeting that you will be able to attend before the deadline for induction, so be sure to come and learn all you want to know about the world's - and the university's - most prestigious honor society! Free pizza and soda will also be abundant. If you have any questions, please contact President Angela Agazarm at [log in to unmask]

25. EVENT: Mountainfilm Festival Tour (NEW POSTING):
Join RUB Entertainment and JanSport as they present the Mountainfilm Festival Tour on Tuesday, November 3 at the Reitz Union Auditorium at 8:00pm. Mountainfilm, the nation’s leading independent documentary film festival, features a series of short documentaries that educate and inspire audiences to about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

One of the documentaries’ subjects, Skip Yowell, co-founder and vice president of JanSport, will be coming with the film festival and will be hosting a question and answer session after the films.
Free prizes will be given away at the event.

26. EVENT: Health Panel (NEW POSTING):
Kaleidoscope Month and H.E.A.L. are presenting a health panel on Tuesday, November 3 from 6:00-8:30pm in the Graham Gallery. This is a semi-annual workshop for all pre-health students. It is a great opportunity to learn more about what happens after undergraduate programs and other tips and tricks. There will be speakers from all health professional schools coming in to talk about their journeys as undergraduate students, the “real deal” in their graduate studies, etc. Refreshments and snacks will be served and admission is free!

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27. EVENT: Lachlan Patterson (NEW POSTING):
RUB Entertainment presents Lachlan Patterson at the Orange and Brew. If you are looking for some good laughs, come and listen to the hilarious stories on Tuesday, November 3 from 8:00-10:00pm. He performs across the country including at Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”.   Do you have ex problems or are you thinking about adopting cats? Then Lachlan is the guy for you. If you would like to
preview Lachlan’s show you can YouTube him. Like all RUB events, this show is free, so feel free to bring all your friends for a good time. For more information, please go to www.union.ufl.edu/rub/

28. EVENT: Movie Showing - "Slingshot Hip Hop" (NEW POSTING):
On Wednesday, November 4 at 7:00pm, there will be a screening of "Slingshot Hip Hop" at the Civic Media Center. The movie follows the lives of Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel who use the arts to express their desire for a free Palestine.

Students for Justice in Palestine is a new organization at UF that promotes dialogue between people of all faiths in order to recognize the continued human rights injustices enforced by the State of Israel. We seek a diverse membership of people from all religions and nationalities who believe in the attainability of peace. Our meetings are held every other Tuesday.

For more information please visit http://sjpflorida.org






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