HHP Pulse Student Newsletter: December 7, 2016

Published: December 7th, 2016

Category: Academic Advising, Current Students, News and Events Feed, Pulse Newsletter

The Pulse Newsletter

December 7, 2016: In this issue


  • SG Academic Advising Survey *New*
  • GATORRATER Faculty Evaluations Close Soon *Friday*
  • FAFSA Deadline: December 15th *Important*
  • Feeling Stressed, Anxious or Discouraged?
  • Register for Undergraduate Research
  • HHP Academic Advising Hours/Availability


  • Personalized Bricks in FL Gym Courtyard – ON SALE


  • 2017-2018 University Scholars Program Application Open
  • Inclusive Fitness and Unified Sports Volunteers
  • Youth Combine Volunteers
  • 2017 MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program
  • 2017 Projects for Peace
  • TRSM Summer A 2017 Study Abroad Programs
  • Want to go to Greece and Study the Olympics?
  • Spend your Spring Break in Cuba and Earn Credit!

Student Organizations

  • Undergraduate Public Health Association (UPHA) *New*
  • ESG HHP T-Shirt Sale *New*


SG Academic Advising Survey *New*
You should have received an e-mail from the Student Body President urging your participation in the Undergraduate Academic Advising survey. Your participation in this survey is incredibly important, as it will help us as advisors learn how we can better improve your academic advising experience.

The survey should take about 5-10 minutes. Should you participate, your feedback will provide invaluable information and help us achieve preeminence in academic advising.

Undergraduate Academic Advising Survey

If the link above doesn’t work, you can cut and paste the following into your browser: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_74BnrUmMKfkJz5X

If you have any questions, please contact Student Government at Assessment@sg.ufl.edu.

GATORRATER Faculty Evaluations Close Soon *Friday*
Online faculty/course evaluations are open through Friday, December 9th at 11:59pm. Your feedback is important to the UF community. Please complete a course evaluation for each class you are enrolled for fall – evaluations.ufl.edu.

FAFSA Deadline: December 15 *Important*
To apply for financial aid, complete the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. You can now file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016 . UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2016. Apply well before December 15 to ensure that the federal processor has time to analyze and send the results of your FAFSA to UF. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so apply as early as possible to be considered for the most, and best aid – sfa.ufl.edu/

Feeling Stressed, Anxious or Discouraged?
As we near the end of the semester, anxiety levels tend to increase as concerns of academic performance (exams and final grades) and social concerns (post-election and holiday stress) begin to rise. We encourage you to stay vigilant in managing your mental, physical and emotional health during this stressful time. There are UF resources that can assist you:

– If you or a fellow student feel distressed, please email the U Matter, We Care team at umatter@ufl.edu.

– Contact the counseling center at 352.392.1575 for support.

Register for Undergraduate Research
All undergraduate students pursuing research in the college must register for the appropriate course (APK/HSC/LEI 4912) through their departmental academic advisor. This provides you with formal recognition on student transcripts and on faculty assignments for these activities. Students who need to reduce their exposure to excess hour charges may register for the zero credit option if they are enrolled in any other credit-bearing course.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please consult your research lab supervisor or click here for more information.

Academic Advising Hours/Availability
If you need to speak with an HHP academic advisor, please view each department’s advising availability online here. Advisors have both appointments and walk-in advising during any given week. Appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

When you visit the advising office, please sign in using the kiosk system (sign in using your gatorlink & password). If you have a form that needs a signature, you can leave it with the advisor’s assistant if you do not want to wait for an advisor.


Personalized Bricks in FLG Gym Courtyard – ON SALE
In honor of HHP’s seven decades of making lives better,  we’re offering commemorative bricks for $70 (normally $100) through the end of the year. ORDER YOUR BRICK TODAY, and help pave the way for future Gators to benefit from the amazing education and state-of-the-art research happening at HHP. These personalized bricks make great graduation or holiday gifts. To order your brick contact Melissa Pena at mmpena@ufl.edu.


2017-2018 University Scholars Program Application Open
The University Scholars Program presents University of Florida undergraduates with the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors while pursuing fundamental research, exploring scholarly inquiry, and developing new knowledge. University Scholars will receive a $1750 research stipend. Faculty mentors will receive $500. Scholars also have the opportunity to publish their work in UF’s on-line Journal of Undergraduate Research, and will present their research in the University Scholars Symposium.

Applicants must have at least one more year of undergraduate studies remaining and an overall GPA of 3.00 or better. To be eligible, you must not earn your bachelor’s degree before spring 2018. For the 2017-2018 competition, the student can conduct the research during summer and fall 2017 as well as spring 2018. Selected students must register for 0-5 credit hours of Undergraduate Research during Summer A/C, fall 2017 and spring 2018.

To find out more about USP, attend the information session on January 18th from 3:00p-3:30p in FLG 235. For more information, please visit http://hhp.ufl.edu/index.php/current-students/current-students/university-scholars-program/. Applications are due February 9, 2015 by 4:00pm.

Inclusive Fitness and Unified Sports Volunteers
Do you like fitness and sports? The Inclusive Fitness and Unified Sports program (IFUS) is a community-based participatory research program that aims to increase the quality of life of students with intellectual disabilities and volunteers. Volunteers work together with the students as exercise buddies and participate in fitness and sport activities. The program meets ON CAMPUS from 12:30- 2:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly. Volunteer positions are OPEN as Workout buddies. Work-out buddy applications close January 8th at 11:59pm. To obtain more detailed information regarding the program and how to apply, please visit the link below. If you have any questions, email us at ufunifiedsports@gmail.com. If you like having fun and playing sports, apply here!

Youth Combine Volunteers
The Youth Combine organization offers the opportunity to apply your knowledge by designing nutrition and fitness programs, health and fitness data collection and analysis, as well as experience with working with families, public relations, marketing, event management, non-profit management, and business start-up if desired. Our program is a lot of fun but also very challenging to most youth. Working with kids and helping to motivate and push them through the workouts can be very rewarding.

Since our organization’s inception in 2012, we have happily hosted over 150 college volunteers and 15 interns. Many volunteers return each semester leaving only 10-15 openings per semester. If you would like to volunteer, please plan ahead and apply early.

Interested volunteers and internship applicants should visit our website for more information (youthcombine.org) or click the following link to go directly to our volunteer application: http://youthcombine.org/get-involved/volunteer/.

2017 MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program
Now entering its eleventh year, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research in MIT laboratories. This intensive nine-week program focuses on cultivating and supporting partnerships between MIT faculty and undergraduates in the areas of science and biotechnology. Students indicating a strong desire to engage in research collaborations within these areas will be selected from colleges and universities from around the U.S., as well as the MIT undergraduate population.

Students participating as Amgen Scholars will:
• Gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science and engineering;
• Receive guidance from MIT faculty and research scientists;
• Engage in networking activities, including faculty-led seminars;
• Participate in a mid-summer symposium on research in the biotechnology industry, held at UCLA; and
• Present at a MIT poster session concluding the summer program.

To learn more about the MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program and how to apply,
please visit: mit.edu/urop/amgenscholars.
For more information, please contact MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program staff at
(617) 253-7306 or by emailing mit-amgenscholars@mit.edu.

2017 Projects for Peace
$10,000 grant for undergraduate students
Deadline to apply: January 6th, 2017
Proposal Advising (optional):  November 21 – December 2

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 grassroots 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 2016. Undergraduate students use their 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 (Niger, Brazil, Bolivia, Haiti, Rwanda, Mexico, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Palestine, Swaziland, Macedonia, and Uganda).

We will also be offering one-on-one proposal advising by appointment from November 21 – December 2. Though we can’t help with the project idea, we will offer guidance on how to improve the written proposal.

Learn more about this program at http://bit.ly/projectsforpeace2017.

TRSM Summer A 2017 Study Abroad Programs
TRSM is offering three interdisciplinary study abroad programs with a focus on sustainability:

North Queensland, AustraliaLEI 4955/LEI 6931 (6 credits) May 13th-June 11th, 2017. Field-based course including two research days on the Great Barrier Reef, live with an Australian farm family and study rural life, spend two nights in the Outback experiencing “life off the grid”, take part in a service learning project on an Aboriginal owned ranch, and finish the program exploring Sydney.

Fiji – LEI 4955/6931 – (3 credits) June 11th-20th 2017.  Field-based course with three days working on an ecotourism project on Barefoot Island in the Yasawas, experience life in a traditional Fijian village, and visits to the Nadi craft markets. This program can be taken by itself for 3 credits or may be added to the North Queensland program for a total of 9 credits.

New Zealand – LEI 4955/6931 (6 credits) May 26th -June 21st , 2017.  Field-based course with a focus on sustainability and natural resource management across the South and the North islands of New Zealand.  Learn about eco-tourism in Kaikoura and swim with dolphins, experience adventure tourism in Queenstown, learn about Maori culture, and visit Hobbiton and learn about movie related tourism

Contact Dr. Heather Gibson, hgibson@hhp.ufl.edu for more information.  www.floridadownunder.org. Instagram @FloridaDownUnder; Twitter @FloridaDwnUnder

Want to go to Greece and Study the Olympics?
Join two UF Faculty from June 6-16th, 2017 and explore the rich history of the Olympic games and their impact on the individuals and on communities. Visit Athens, Ancient Olympia and many other historical sites, all while earning 6 UF credits! For more info email us at undergradTRSM@hhp.ufl.edu.

Spend Your Spring Break in Cuba and Earn Credit!
Travel to Havana, Cuba for Spring Break 2017 and study the history of the Socialist Sport System. Led by two UF Faculty, you will spend the week visiting historical sights, eating Cuban food and catching a local boxing match! The trip will cost $2,677. Want more info? Visit www.UFinCuba.com or email us at undergradTRSM@hhp.ufl.edu.

Student Organizations

Undergraduate Public Health Association (UPHA) *Today*
Join the Undergraduate Public Health Association (UPHA) for our last GBM of the semester. Our guest speaker will be Ms. Vicki Piazza, Director of Operations at HealthStreet. We will be learning more about community and behavioral health and its relation to the broad field of public health. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 7th at 5 pm in the HPNP Building Room G-114. There will be a holiday social afterwards.

ESG HHP T-Shirt Sale *New*
Eta Sigma Gamma received a second order of comfortable, stylish HHP T-shirts J  This is your opportunity to buy a size/color you may have missed out on the first round. Long and short sleeve shirts will be for sale TODAY through 12/21 (9:00AM-5:00PM) in the HEB Advising Office (FLG-11), and then again in Spring. Shirts are available in blue and orange. Sizes and quantities are limited, so DON’T WAIT!

Campus students: Please see a student assistant in the HEB Advising Office (FLG-11). Cash, check, or card (using Square) are accepted. Short sleeve shirts are $15 and long sleeve shirts are $20.

Online students: We have created an online order form (editable in Microsoft Word) for you to complete. Please e-mail ufetasigmagamma@gmail.com for information and order form.

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