Davis Projects for Peace 2015

$10,000 grant for undergraduate students

Deadline:  January 9th, 2015

The University of Florida, a partner institution in the Davis United World College Scholars Program, is pleased to announce an opportunity for undergraduate students to design a grassroot project for peace anywhere in the world!  The Davis Foundation will award the winning project $10,000 for the project to be implemented during the summer of 2015.  Use your creativity to design a project that focuses on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict.  Due to this generous funding, UF students have had the opportunity to travel and perform service projects all over the world (Bolivia, Haiti, Rwanda, Mexico, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Palestine, Swaziland, Macedonia, and Uganda).

Come out to our info session on Tuesday, November 4th from 5.30pm – 7pm in the Ocora at Pugh Hall.  It will be an opportunity to find out how to apply and hear from last year’s project winners.

http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/projects_for_peace/

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POS4956/AFA4905: African Americans in Paris

Dr. Sharon Austin will teach African Americans in Paris (POS 4956 or AFA 4905) for 2-3 credits in Paris, France during Spring Break 2015The $2300 cost for undergraduates doesn’t include airfare, but does include lodging, some meals, transportation in Paris, and tickets to all of the site visits. Students can use their financial aid to pay for some or all of the costs, but will have to contact someone in the financial aid office about it.   Please contact Dr. Sharon Austin at polssdw@ufl.edu if you would like to receive additional information or look at: http://afam.clas.ufl.edu/2013/07/30/african-americans-in-paris-course-to-be-offered-during-spring-break-2014/.

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United Way of North Central Florida – Tax Preparation Volunteer Opportunity

The United Way of North Central Florida is recruiting students to become free tax preparation volunteers for the 2015 tax season.

  • Get real life experience with tax assessments and tax law
  • Get IRS-tax certified for free
  • Network with other great organizations
  • Build your resume out with this nationally recognized IRS program
  • Receive a letter of recommendation and reference upon successful completion of the program

To sign up for in-person training, go to:

Weekend training: http://vitaweekendtraining.splashthat.com/

Weeknight training: http://vitaweeknighttraining.splashthat.com/

For more information, contact Jennifer Stojkovic at jgiancarlo@unitedwayncfl.org

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Servant Leader Institute Hosted by the Center for Leadership and Service

The Servant Leader Institute will provide you with the opportunity to: network with other student leaders, problem solve with UF leadership faculty and servant leaders in the UF and greater-Gainesville community, and develop ways to increase the breadth and depth of your impact by engaging with training related to coalition building, service-learning, and servant leader development.

Event Details:

  • Date: November 8
  • Time: 9am-6pm
  • Location: UF Straughn Center
  • RSVP: Please select two current executive board members and one up-and-coming leader within your organization to attend, and RSVP by Monday, November 3rd: Click here to RSVP

Please direct any questions to Josh Funderburke at JoshF@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu

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FSHN and FYCS Team Up to Help Students in Fight Against Obesity

 

We are looking for student interested in working on the project as peer mentors and to help design the campus interventions starting spring, ​2015.

1)      SME Course: We are looking for 35 motivated sophomores to enroll in a 3 credit course (spring 2015) titled “Social Marketing and Environmental Interventions”.  Students in this course will help develop an interactive, social marketing environmental intervention and will be involved in implementing the interventions on campus in fall 2015. As part of the class, travel will be provided for students to attend a 4-H summit in Tennessee where they will meet students from other universities who are taking the same class and present their intervention ideas.

2)      Peer Mentors for Health: We are also looking for 120 freshment, sophomores and juniors who are interested in working as peer mentors during the 2015-2016 academic year when they will be paired with 2-3 incoming freshmen. You would enroll in a 1 credit peer mentoring course (Spring 2015).

3)     Research AssistantGraduate students who will be available starting now and throughout the 2015-2016 academic year (and possibly beyond) are eligible to work on our research team. We have a number of areas where student can volunteer to be on a team or lead a team of student researchers to manage the vast needs of the “Get Fruved” project. Areas include: art, documentary, website design and development, anthropometric measure, environmental assessments, recruitment, online surveys, partnership building, and much more​.

Flyers for both courses are attached.

Get Fruved Application:

The “GetFruved” application will be used for us to get to know you a little better and continue to keep you informed about your areas of interest with the project: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6nXSVEhfcWYo8N7

Peer Mentoring for Health_One Credit

Social Marketing_Three Credit

 

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Study Abroad Photo Contest!

Hello Global Business Gators!

Please submit your best study abroad photos to the 2014 International Photo Contest, hosted by the Warrington College of Business Administration and the International Business Society. Winning photos will win a cool International Programs t-shirt.

We are also having an ice cream social on November 18th at 4PM in Stuzin 200 where we will reveal the winning entries, award prizes, and view contest submissions.

For information on how to enter please click here.

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United Way Free Tax Program Volunteer Opportunity and Internships

Attention all students!

The United Way of North Central Florida is recruiting students to become free tax preparation volunteers for the 2015 tax season.

-          Get real life experience with tax assessments and tax law

-          Get IRS-tax certified for free

-          Network with other great organizations

-          Build your resume out with this nationally recognized IRS program

-          Receive a letter of recommendation and reference upon successful completion of the program

To sign up for in-person training, go to:

Weekend training: http://vitaweekendtraining.splashthat.com/

Weeknight training: http://vitaweeknighttraining.splashthat.com/

For more information, contact Jennifer Stojkovic at jstojkovic@unitedwayncfl.org

Volunteer Flyer for VITA 2015 and Internship Flyer VITA 2015

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Module 2 Spots Open for BUL 4443 Section 4865, TR Periods 7-8

One person’s values have significant impact on the lives of others; business decisions that are based on such values, particularly given the global economy we find ourselves in, have far reaching effects. This course is designed as an opportunity for reflection on what grounds and justifies values, increasing awareness of the ethical dimensions of business, understanding both the diversity of ethical values and the problematic nature of ethical relativism in business, and improving critical thinking skills used in ethical decision making.

BUL 4443 is a 2 credit module course titled Ethics in Global Business. Module 2 registration is open until October 31st at 5PM

For more information please click here.

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Apply Now – DC Gators Club Scholarship

Now accepting scholarship applications from all Gators interning in the DC metro area (DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland)!

The DC Gator Club will be awarding one (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a University of Florida student interning in the DC area in the 2014 Fall term and/or the 2015 Spring term. Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement as well as professional promise and a commitment to Gator Nation. Consideration will be given for the additional financial burden on those who have unpaid internships, but all Gator interns are encouraged to apply. The applicant’s online application, resume and unofficial transcript must be submitted by the application deadline, October 31, 2014.

APPLY HEREor at www.dcgators.com,“Scholarships”

Results of the scholarship application will be announced on December 5, 2014. Scholarship winners may be asked to send official transcripts before awards are granted.  Feel free to contact Lucy Fort or Sharyn  Aufenanger at scholarships@dcgators.com with questions.

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AppleCare College Program – Work for Apple, Inc.

Would you like to earn excellent pay while working part-time 20 hours per week? Motivated Gators can work for Apple from home!

As a College Advisor, you will be provided with a business-use iMac, world-class paid training, and a flexible schedule that works around your college lifestyle.  You will also have full corporate benefits including up to $5,250 of tuition reimbursement per calendar year, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid time off, discounts, fitness reimbursement, and the opportunity to make a difference.

All majors enrolled through May 2016 are encouraged to apply online to be part of the AppleCare College Program:

To submit your résumé online, visit: http://www.apple.com/jobs/us/students.html#aha_college

 

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