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University Honors Program, 343 Infirmary, 352-392-1519, http://www.honors.ufl.edu

Honors Daily Opportunities List, Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Honors Daily Opportunities List is an official UF e-publication sent to all members of the UF Honors Program.





Table of Contents

HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.	EVENT: Honors Hosts Education Scholar Diane Ravitch:
HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Office Hours:
3.	EVENT: SHO Bake Off (NEW POSTING):
ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Celebrate the Art and Architecture of Kenneth Treister:
5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Pepsi Refresh Gators Give Back Grants:
6.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: America Reads Federal Work Study Tutor Position:
7.	STUDY ABROAD: Transitions Colloquium:
8.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Beijing (TODAY):
LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
9.	LEADERSHIP: ISE Ambassadors (NEW POSTING):
10.	LEADERSHIP: Engineering Ambassadors Formal Meet and Greet (TODAY):
11.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer Organization Fair (TODAY):
12.	VOLUNTEER: Be a MUSE At the Harn Museum of Art at UF:
13.	VOLUNTEER: ESOL Achievers (TODAY):
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
14.	ANNOUNCEMENT: The Masculine Mystique Panelists Needed (NEW POSTING):
15.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Delta Nu Zeta Spring Rush (NEW POSTING):
16.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Write for GainesvilleScene:
17.	ANNOUNCEMENT: TEDxUF:
18.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, January 16 (TODAY):
19.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Friday, January 17:
20.	EVENT: Hillel Tu B'Shvat Celebration (NEW POSTING):
21.	EVENT: Stomp the Swamp for Autism:
22.	EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents: In a World. (TODAY):
23.	EVENT: Sitting Volleyball Tournament through Rec Sports:





HONORS OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.	EVENT: Honors Hosts Education Scholar Diane Ravitch:
The Honors Program is hosting renowned education scholar, Diane Ravitch, on Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00pm in the University Auditorium (next to Century Tower). 

Diane Ravitch is a research professor of education at New York University and a prolific writer, who has published more than 500 articles and reviews for scholarly and popular publications on the subject. Ravitch is internationally acclaimed for her expertise on past and present education.

Drawing on her over 40 years of research and experience, Ravitch has become the champion for public schools across the country. She offers critiques of today's most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the multiplication of charter schools, and offers a clear prescription for improving American public schools.

Just last week Ravitch was listed as the second most influential university-based education scholar according to Education Week's RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. The metrics recognize university-based scholars in the U.S. who are contributing most substantially to public debates about education.

The event is free and open to the public, although tickets are required. The Honors Office will have a limited supply, available on a first-come, first-served basis in 343 Infirmary starting today. Tickets may also be available the evening of the event on a space-available basis. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and the UF College of Education. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/555406151209978/ 




HONORS ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

2.	ANNOUNCEMENT: SHO Office Hours:
The Student Honors Organization has announced their office hours in Hume for the spring semester:

Mondays:
7th and 8th period: Mary Kathryn King

Tuesdays:
6th and 7th period: Charlie Newton
8th and 9th period: Tehquin Forbes

Wednesdays:
10th and 11th period: Matthew Bill

Thursdays:
7th period: Allison Salinger
8th period: Allison Salinger and Chet Seaman
9th period: Chet Seaman

3.	EVENT: SHO Bake Off (NEW POSTING):
The SHO Good Ol' Fashioned Bake Off is taking place on Monday, January 20 at 4:00pm outside of Hume Commons. There will be prizes, including $25 for first place. 

To participate, register through the Google Doc located in the Facebook event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1432113167024257/ 




ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

4.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Celebrate the Art and Architecture of Kenneth Treister:
Please join us for two events celebrating the art and architecture of Kenneth Treister. 

On Saturday, January 18 at 3:00pm in the Harn Museum of Art's Chandler Auditorium, Kenneth Treister will speak about his work, focusing on large scale original renderings and photographs on display of three projects.

On Monday, January 20 from 1:00-4:00pm, visit the Smathers Library (East) Grand Reading Room for the opening of the new Judaica Suite designed by Kenneth Treister. This unique reading room will showcase rare and valuable materials from the Price Library of Judaica. 

The Open House will offer three opportunities to see and learn about the new Judaica Suite recently created. Designer Kenneth Treister and curator Rebecca Jefferson will talk about the rooms and offer guided tours. There will also be a chance to see the Haggadah Exhibition in the Smathers Gallery and listen to a klezmer trio featuring UF musicians. The presentations and tours will be conducted at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30pm. The musical presentations will be featured between the tours at 2:00 and 3:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.

5.	ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENT: UF Pepsi Refresh Gators Give Back Grants:
Have an idea for creating positive sustainable change on the UF Campus in one of the following areas: education, community, health, waste reduction? Inspired by the 2013 Common Reading Program book, A School for My Village, by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Pepsi is accepting ideas for creating positive change on campus in four areas: education, community, health and waste reduction. Submit your project proposal by January 19 for a chance at a $2500 grant! 

Submit your idea, a brief description on why the idea needs to be executed, and specific details on how the grant will be used at http://gator1.ufl.edu/zerowaste

6.	JOB OPPORTUNITY: America Reads Federal Work Study Tutor Position:
America Reads at UF is a collaborative project designed to provide literacy tutoring to at-risk students in the Gainesville community. Tutoring takes place at a variety of locations, including local schools and community centers. Paid Positions are available for students enrolled at the University of Florida who are eligible to receive Federal Work Study as a form of financial aid. Visit http://education.ufl.edu/america-reads/ for more information about America Reads.

Contact America Reads at [log in to unmask] for application details.

7.	STUDY ABROAD: Transitions Colloquium:
Returning from study abroad can be a confusing, emotional, and even exciting experience. This semester, the UF International Center will again be offering Transitions, a study abroad re-entry colloquium. This 6-session colloquium is an opportunity to explore the different aspects of returning from study abroad, including exploring feelings about study abroad re-entry, career assistance, civic engagement, exploring paths to go abroad again, academic reintegration, and connecting with others going through the same process. Any student who studied abroad during the Fall 2013 semester is eligible to apply. 

Colloquium sessions will be held on six Wednesday or Thursday afternoons (depending on applicant availability) from 3:00-4:00pm. Applications are due January 31 and can be found at http://www.ufic.ufl.edu/SAS/ReEntryColloquium.html. Contact Tessly Dieguez at [log in to unmask] with questions.

8.	STUDY ABROAD: UF in Beijing (TODAY):
UF in Beijing: Chinese Commerce & Culture (GEB 4956) 
On campus:  May 12-23
Beijing:  June 21-July 20

UF in Beijing is a unique six week, three credit hour program where students learn about China's cultural and economic environment through classroom instruction, site visits, and an immersive teaching experience at Tsinghua University. Students will investigate China's economic development and cultural history during a two week prep course in Gainesville followed by guided excursions to Chinese organizations and heritage sites in Beijing. The program culminates in a three-week, paid leadership experience where UF students will teach undergraduates about American culture and help them practice conversational English. With low program fees and paid leadership experience, this program is an affordable and immersive Chinese experience. Direct questions to [log in to unmask] 

Info Sessions, Bryan Hall
- January 16 from 3:00-4:00pm in room 233
- January 21 from 3:00-4:00pm in room 232
- January 29 from 4:00-5:00pm in room 233
- February 4  from 3:00-4:00pm in room 233




LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

9.	LEADERSHIP: ISE Ambassadors (NEW POSTING):
Are you interested in interacting with incoming students, department leaders, and alumni? If so, Industrial and Systems Engineering Ambassadors is accepting applications. 

To learn more about our organization, attend our info session on Thursday, January 16 from 4:00-6:00pm in Weil 307 to meet the current ambassadors. 
 
Please submit both hard and electronic copy of the application by January 31 at 5:00pm to Weil 303. You can find the application form at http://www.ise.ufl.edu/ambassadors/recruitment/
 
If you have any questions, contact Michelle Gauthreaux - [log in to unmask], Shaan Dadlani- [log in to unmask], or Andrew Daw- [log in to unmask]

10.	LEADERSHIP: Engineering Ambassadors Formal Meet and Greet (TODAY):
The Engineering Ambassadors are in the midst of recruitment season and hope to see you at the Formal Meet and Greet on Thursday, January 16, at 6:00pm in the Pugh Hall Ocora.

The Engineering Ambassadors is a diverse group of the best students that the University of Florida College of Engineering has to offer. We share our passion for and commitment to Gator Engineering by acting as official liaisons of the College. Come out to this informal event to meet the Ambassadors, learn about the application process, and find out how you can be a part of this fantastic organization.

Questions? Please email [log in to unmask] or your recruitment chairs, Lexie Cegelski and Adriana Espinal, at [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]

Check out our website for more information! http://www.uf-ea.org/

11.	VOLUNTEER: Volunteer Organization Fair (TODAY):
Every semester, the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) brings students and community organizations together to provide a place for students to find information about social issues and service opportunities they are passionate about. Community service organizations and non-profits have the opportunity to recruit volunteers and promote their cause. Annually, we have over 50 community service organizations and non-profits in attendance. The Spring 2014 Volunteer Organization Fair will be held on Thursday, January 16 from 10:00am-1:00pm in the breezeway of the Reitz Union.

12.	VOLUNTEER: Be a MUSE At the Harn Museum of Art at UF:
For creative, energetic and dynamic students, the MUSE program offers the opportunity to share your love of fun and passion for art with others. MUSEs (Museum University Student Educators) are one-semester volunteers who create and present interactive and engaging experiences for museum visitors. 

Each Fall, Spring & Summer term, a select group of 10-15 students from diverse academic backgrounds is selected to work together to imagine and produce programs unlike any others at the museum. MUSE programs have included Art off the Wall, when MUSEs shared their interpretation of works in the Harn collection through costumes and drama, surrealist story-telling, and interpretive musical presentations. In other words, as a MUSE you get to reinvent how we look at art and experience the museum!

MUSE planning meetings are Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00pm, and MUSEs take the stage on Museum Nights, the second Thursday of each month.
 
Download an application at:  http://www.harn.ufl.edu/education/MUSEApp.pdf (apply now, applications considered until the program is full)

Feel free to bring your questions to Eric Segal, Education Curator of Academic Programs at 352.392.9826 x2115; [log in to unmask]

13.	VOLUNTEER: ESOL Achievers (TODAY):
Have a passion for volunteering? Just looking to get involved? Check out our ESOL Achievers Mentoring Program! 
 
We're a group dedicated to helping Gainesville High School students who are learning English as their second language get the most out of their schooling. We provide tutoring and mentoring to inspire them to set goals and achieve more through education. We believe every student has potential for a better future.
 
ESOL Achievers not only helps students academically, but it also hosts fun, educational events. Our annual spring forum is coming up, and with the help of new members, it can be our best one yet. You don't have to speak a second language to volunteer with us, just bring a positive attitude and the will to make a difference.
 
Contact [log in to unmask] and/or stop by our first general body meeting in Anderson 101 at 7:00pm this Thursday, January 16.




STUDENT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS 

14.	ANNOUNCEMENT: The Masculine Mystique Panelists Needed (NEW POSTING):
March is approaching quickly which means Women's History Month is soon! For our first event, The Masculine Mystique, we are looking for any male-identified persons to participate in a panel discussion of gender identities and stereotypes. The event will be held on March 12 at 6:30pm in the Reitz Auditorium. 

If you are interested in participating on the panel, please contact Chloe Hale at [log in to unmask] by February 1.

15.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Delta Nu Zeta Spring Rush (NEW POSTING):
The sisters of Delta Nu Zeta are excited to welcome you to recruitment.

Delta Nu Zeta is a group where all women can find a sense of sisterhood, even if they do not feel that they fit the mold of, or can afford membership in, a traditional sorority. Our focus is on serving the community through a variety of service and charity projects.

They are unaffiliated with the Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Multicultural Greek Council. They are the University of Florida's first local sorority, and the beta chapter of Delta Nu Zeta, a sorority founded at Florida State University in 2003.

Rush will be taking place on January 20-24. Interviews will be Thursday, January 23, and an event on Friday, January 24 is invitation-only.

Please visit their website, deltanuzetauf.weebly.com, to find out more about DNZ and rush!

16.	ANNOUNCEMENT: Write for GainesvilleScene:
Do you view the world a little bit differently? GainesvilleScene needs writers with a personality and voice to take on Gainesville (and the world). Writers have the creative freedom to cover anything they desire within Gainesville and college culture.

GainesvilleScene provides a steady stream of content that includes, but is not limited to:

-restaurant reviews
-music/nightlife
-tech/startups
-college life and culture
-movie, television, and art reviews
-campus/local event coverage
-opinion pieces
-politics/world news

If you think you fit the bill, please send two writing samples and a one-paragraph answer to "What is Gainesville?" to [log in to unmask] with the subject "GainesvilleScene"

17.	ANNOUNCEMENT: TEDxUF:
Didn't get one of the Honors reserved seats for TEDxUF? Fear not! Applications for remaining seats are open until January 18. 

TEDxUF 2014 will be held February 8 in the University Auditorium. This year's theme of Intersections embraces the fact that no subject exists in a vacuum. Join us for a day of ideas worth spreading!

Visit www.tedxuf.com for the application and more information.

18.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Thursday, January 16 (TODAY):
- Student United Way at 6:00pm in Little Hall, room 125. Mochi social to follow. Contact: [log in to unmask]

19.	STUDENT ORG MEETINGS: Friday, January 17:
- African Student Union at 6:30pm in CSE 222. For more information: www.facebook.com/UFAfricanSU

- YES!+ Gators at 7:00pm in 349 Reitz Union. Focus: Teaches stress management techniques and attitudes for personal and professional success. Get ready for games, yoga, and an awesome meditation session. For more information: http://yesplusgators.wix.com/home 

20.	EVENT: Hillel Tu B'Shvat Celebration (NEW POSTING):
On Monday, January 20 at 12:30pm, Hillel will have a party in Hillel's garden to celebrate Tu B'Shvat, a festival that is known as the "New Year for Trees." Students will replant plants and herbs that have been ravaged by cold in Hillel's garden and be able to take home their own plant. Israeli food will be served. For more info, contact Ben Swerdlow at [log in to unmask]

21.	EVENT: Stomp the Swamp for Autism:
Stomp the Swamp is a fitness event held annually at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. This year, the Sixth Annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism will be held on Saturday, February, 1 at 10:00am. You'll also get a free breakfast, the chance to win many raffle and race prizes including gym memberships, gift cards, a photo signed by Tim Tebow, and an awesome t-shirt to everyone who registers by January 20. You can register as an individual, or as a "Team" of friends, or with your student organization. 

Stomp the Swamp for Autism supports the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, and their important work in our community.

Pre-register online by January 20 to receive a t-shirt and save money at http://uffuflevents.imodules.com/stomptheswamp2014. If you are registering with a team, be sure to register with your "team" 

For more information or to contact us, find the event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449289455292616/

22.	EVENT: RUB Entertainment Presents: In a World. (TODAY):
An underachieving voice coach finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protégé. Directed, written by, and starring Lake Bell. Also starring Nick Offerman, Demitri Martin, Tig Notaro, Rob Corddry, and Fred Melamed. 

Showtimes: January 16 at 10:30pm, January 18 at 8:00pm and 10:30pm. As always, all movies are free and open to the public! No student ID required. To hear more about other events, like us on Facebook at "RUB Entertainment" or follow us on Twitter "@RUBEntertain."

23.	EVENT: Sitting Volleyball Tournament through Rec Sports:
Sitting volleyball is played much like regular volleyball except players are seated on the ground. The net is lowered, but the pace of the game remains quick. This tournament is offered in co-recreational league, and teams must comprise six members in one of the following combinations: 3 males/3 females, 4 males/2 females, or 2 males/4 females.

Sitting volleyball is officially recognized as a Paralympic event.

Participants must register online by January 23 at 5:00pm.

A mandatory captains meeting will be on January 23 at 7:00pm in the SWRC Arena.

Event date: January 24, time TBA at SWRC.

Some useful links:
- Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/447947622000505/
- More information: http://recsports.ufl.edu/intramural-sports/events-tournaments/sitting-volleyball
- Registration: http://www.recsports.ufl.edu/intramural-sports/captains-meetings-and-registration/



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