HHP Pulse Student Newsletter: February 15, 2017

Published: February 15th, 2017

Category: News and Events Feed, Pulse Newsletter

February 15, 2017: In this issue


  • Registrar Reminder: Emergency Contact *New*
  • Summer/Fall Schedule of Courses *New*
  • Planning to Take Non-UF Coursework This Summer? *New*
  • HHP Academic Advising Hours/Availability


  • Academic Learning Preferences Workshop: Feb 15 *Today*
  • CURBS Workshop: How to Give an Effective Oral Presentation *Today*
  • HHP Internship Fair: Feb 22 *Updated List*
  • Walk Alachua County *New*


  • Oak Hall Summer Camp Counselor Program *New*
  • UF Presidential Service Awards *New*
  • Summer 2017 Congressional Internship Opportunity *New*
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Gainesville Sports Commission
  • Housing Graduate Staff Recruitment
  • 2017 University Women’s Club Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
  • Apply Now for the LeadUF Retreat
  • Health and Wellness Scholarship from UF Health
  • PACE Center for Girls Alachua Internship Program
  • Nutrition Study Seeks Participants
  • TRSM Summer A 2017 Study Abroad Programs

Student Organizations

  • HHP College Council: Study Abroad Info Session: Feb 17 *New*
  • Sex in the Swamp 2017: Condom Accessory Design Challenge
  • Sex in the Swamp 2017: Feb 23
  • Event Marketing Student Association (EMSA)


Registrar Reminder: Emergency Contact *New*
All students must update or verify their emergency contact information every four months, and when the information changes. Prior to your assigned registration start time, please go to ISIS to access your emergency contact information (under “My Record”) and check it for accuracy. This will allow you to avoid unnecessary delays when you register for the summer and fall terms.

Summer/Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses *New*
The Summer/Fall 2017 schedule of courses will be live on Friday, February 24, 2017. Students can search summer and fall course offerings via one.uf.edu/soc/. The advance registration period for summer/fall 2017 runs March 27-May 2. Students can review their registration appointment times and holds in ONE.UF.edu.

Planning to Take Non-UF Coursework this Summer? *New*
If you plan to take coursework transient (meaning at an institution other than UF) Summer 2017, be sure to review the process below. Students wishing to enroll in transient coursework MUST follow the below steps:

  • Complete the HHP Transient Request Form and submit to your academic advisor for review. Forms will be reviewed and an email decision to approve or deny your transient request will be sent within 2 business days. Below are items to consider before submitting the HHP transient request:
    • Upper division coursework taken as a transient student is discouraged.
    • Students must NOT break UF residence (last 30 hours of coursework must be taken at UF).
    • If denied, students may not register for the requested course(s) at a transient institution.  Students are not permitted to complete transient coursework without college approval.

After completion of approved transient work, the student is responsible for submitting a transcript to UF. If you have any questions, please see your academic advisor.

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.


Academic Learning Preferences Workshop: Feb 15 *Today*
Struggling in class even though you understood the material? Confused as to why you did not do as well as you hoped on the exam, although the homework was not difficult for you? When students do not perform to their highest academic potential, it is not due to inability. Rather, it is from not fully understanding how they learn best for each class. Having a better sense of your learning style or learning preference will give you the edge in becoming more successful in your classes, and provide you with the tools to adapt different to teaching styles. This workshop will provide a basic overview of the different learning styles and help you learn to discover which study skill methods work best for you.

Join us on February 15, 2017 from 4:05-4:55pm in Farrior Hall (AAC) room 2000. Seating is limited. Please sign-up by registering for the workshop at: https://www.advising.ufl.edu/workshops  and selecting “AAC”  from “Select a Workshop Area”.

CURBS Workshop: How to Give an Effective Oral Presentation *Today*
Are you presenting research at an upcoming symposium, conference, or even just for class? Then this workshop has you covered! Learn how to give an effective oral research presentation from guest speakers Christopher Brewer and Rachel Lo! Chris and Rachel are both graduate students at UF, and run the monthly Undergraduate Research Seminar series, in which students have the opportunity to practice their research presentations skills to peers and faculty. The ability to give an effective presentation is a great skill for anyone to have, and even if you do not have an upcoming presentation, this workshop can help you prepare for future endeavors. All students are welcome to join us on Wednesday, Feb 15th from 5:30-6:30pm in the Fine Arts building, room 0105. Pizza will be provided!
Link to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/212052229262630/
Email: ufcurbs@gmail.com

HHP Internship & Job Fair: Feb 22 *Updated*
Are you looking for your final semester internship experience? Seeking summer work/volunteer experience? Join us on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the Florida Gym for the HHP Internship & Job Fair. Employers will be on hand recruiting HHP students for internships. Professional business dress is required. Sites are still registering, be sure to check next week’s newsletter for a list of site confirmations.

Students can view a list of registered employers by clicking here.

Walk Alachua County *New*
The University of Florida Diabetes Institute invites you to participate in Walk Alachua County, a 10-week wellness walk program this Saturday, February 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Santa Fe College track. The family-friendly walks will continue each Saturday through March 11. Walker warm up will be provided by Alter Ego Fitness, located in downtown Gainesville. Snacks and water will be provided to walkers. Dogs are welcome. Raffle prizes are available.

Local business and organizations are welcome to participate as vendors. Vendors must provide a free activity to benefit walk participants, bring their own table and supplies, and be approved in advance by the UF Diabetes Institute.

For more information, visit the Walk Alachua County website or the Walk Alachua County Facebook page. You may contact Gina Aulisio with any questions at gaulisio@ufl.edu.


Oak Hall Summer Camp Counselor Program *New*
The Oak Hall Summer Program is pleased to announce that it will hold a group interview day for summer camp positions listed below.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and copy of application found at oakhall.org/summeremployment to bmctureous@oakhall.org by February 17, 2017 at 12 p.m..  A confirmation letter with instructions for the group interview to be held on February 18, 2017 will be sent following receipt of your resume and application.  Attendance at the group interview is mandatory for consideration of employment and no exceptions will be made.

The Oak Hall Summer Program is also accepting applications for several half-day specialty camps.  Qualified applicants should submit a resume detailing your specific qualifications and copy of application found at oakhall.org/summeremployment.  Attendance at group interview is not required and a personal interview will be scheduled with qualified candidates.  Each camp below meets daily during the week listed from 8:30-12:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  Salaries are dependent on enrollment and start at a minimum of $450 for the 17.5 hour weekly commitment.  The salary increases with each camper after 6 to be enrolled.

UF Presidential Service Awards *New*
The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service is proud to announce the opening of the Presidential Service Award application for 2016-2017.  The Presidential Service Award recognizes University of Florida students who have dedicated 200 or more hours during the past year promoting social justice, community awareness, and civic engagement on campus and in the community.

Additionally, we have three additional awards:

The David and Wanda Brown Model of Leadership and Service Award
Recognizes a student (undergraduate or graduate) who actively works to instill positive social change in the community and exemplifies the values of true leadership. Must have completed 300+ hours of community service.

Emerging Servant Leader Award
Recognizes a first-year student who has shown a dedication to leading their peers in community engagement.

Leadership and Service Advocate of the Year
Recognizes faculty, staff, or individuals in a community agency, who have gone above and beyond in service and leadership.
Applications are available now through March 10 at 4:00pm.

Visit the Presidential Service Awards website at http://bit.ly2017PSA for more information. Questions can be directed to cls@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.

Summer 2017 Congressional Internship Opportunity *New*
The office of Congressman Ted S. Yoho, DVM (FL-03) is seeking summer interns for our office in Washington DC. We’ve enjoyed having interns from the University of Florida in the past and would appreciate if you could share the opportunity with any interested parties you may know.

This is an unpaid internship based out of our Washington D.C. office. Work responsibilities focus on aiding staff and the Congressman in the day to day office functions. These tasks include but are not limited to conducting research related to legislation, attending congressional briefings, providing Capital Building tours to constituents, and relaying constituent concerns received through phone and e-mail. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, be self-starters, and interested in the legislative process.

If interested please send a cover letter and resume to Jamie.Cicchella@mail.house.gov

Volunteer Opportunities: Gainesville Sports Commission
The Gainesville Sports Commission has an upcoming volunteer opportunity at the Five Points of Life Marathon on February 26th.

We have one to two hour-long shifts that start at 7:00am, 7:20am, 7:30am, 8:00am, and 10:00am. We also have longer shift that will last up to 4-5 hours starting at 7:30am-8:30am. Please let me know as soon as possible which shifts you or your club would like to volunteer during.  

We need over 100 course monitors so please email me info@gainesvillesportscommission.com or call 352-338-9300 with which shifts you would like to volunteer at or any questions you may have.

The marathon itself includes a Half Marathon and Marathon Relay that will take place around the Gainesville area. The little over 25 mile stretch starts at Hull Road and includes several major routes around the Gainesville area, including 34th Street, 16th Avenue, Williston Road, and roads and streets around the University of Florida campus. We ask that volunteers bring whatever they can to keep them going; this includes chairs, music, signs to encourage the runners, etc.
 This event is great way to receive service hours for a club or class while simultaneously spreading awareness of life saving donations.

Housing Graduate Staff Recruitment
This announcement is for any current/prospective graduate students who may be interested in working with UF Housing. This is an excellent opportunity that can complement academic assistantships and provides housing for UF graduate students. Incoming or continuing graduate students, please consider applying to become a Graduate Student Staff member with UF Housing. Three different positions are available!  How To Apply: CLICK HERE!

2017 University Women’s Club Undergraduate Scholarships
The University Women’s Club is an organization comprised of faculty/staff and wives of faculty and staff of the University of Florida. Each spring, the University Women’s Club awards $1,000 scholarships to deserving students in honor of past presidents of UF as well as wives of distinguished campus leaders. The University Women’s Club awards up to 17 scholarships to junior or senior undergraduate men and women. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.6 and have demonstrated service to the university and/or community.

The application DEADLINE is March 3, 2017. The general application form and requirements can be found at: https://www.dso.ufl.edu/home/scholarships/uwc.

The Rita O’Connell Scholarship is also selected by the UWC. These awards ($1,000) are given to students who have achieved success as students
while persevering through physical or cognitive disabilities. There aren’t specific GPA requirements, but the application process must be followed.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
This 6-wk summer program is free and aims to expand horizons for racially, ethnically, and/or economically/educationally disadvantaged freshman and sophomore US citizens, permanent residents, or with DACA status, and a minimum 2.5 GPA. The program is designed to academically enrich, provide exposure to the various healthcare professions, and facilitate career development opportunities in the early formative college years.

Interested qualified students with interest in any of the healthcare professions – medicine/PA, nursing, pharmacy, public health and other health professions (PT, OT, etc), dental, vet med – should be encouraged to apply.

Applications are open now.  The national website at www.shpep.org provides necessary details and is the location where students should be sent to read more and apply.  Applicants are asked to select and prioritize (3) schools of interest.  Early Application Deadline is Feb 1 and Final Application Deadline Mar 1.

The University of Florida has all (6) Health Science Colleges participating and may be the only school with Veterinary Medicine and PA Medicine representation.  SHPEP dates at UF will be May 22 – June 30, 2017.

UF’s current website is located at www. dental.ufl.edu/education/dmd-program/student-multicultural-affairs/outreach-programs/summer-learning-program/ or www.facebook.com/shpepconnect  

Apply Now for the LeadUF Retreat
Undergrads: Looking for a way to expand your leadership skills? Look no further than LeadUF!

This annual retreat, designed to accommodate different learning styles, gives UF students a chance to learn and practice leadership in the context of working with others. Participants will focus on:
– Critical thinking
– Communication skills
– Sense of self
– Teamwork
– Social responsibility

The weekend of March 31 through April 2, 2017, will incorporate large group activities, small group discussions, reflection, outdoor experiences, time to connect with other leaders and lots of fun!

For more information and to apply by March 3: http://bit.ly/lead-uf.

Health and Wellness Scholarship from UF Health
The annual $500 Gareth Kerr Memorial Scholarship Award recognizes students that consistently support campus and community health programs and/or work diligently to promote a cause related to health and wellness.

Open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in good standing with UF (GPA of 3.0 or above), award nominees must demonstrate a special commitment to a health-related cause and/or have made a significant contribution that benefits students and/or the community in a health-related area.

To review all award information and to submit a nomination, visit the Student Health Care Center website at http://shcc.ufl.edu/gareth-kerr/. DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 17, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.

PACE Center for Girls Alachua Internship Program
The PACE Center for Girls Internship Program offers a select group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to nonprofit management of a school just for girls. Interns are involved in some aspect of programming, administrative duties, development, special events and outreach. We accept students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree. We also accept recent graduates (maximum one year after graduation). PACE internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 10 hours/week. Application deadline is March 27, 2017. For more information, please visit their website here.

Nutrition Study Seeks Participants
Would you like to participate in a nutrition study? The UF Food Science and Human Nutrition Department is conducting a 5-week study to determine if a citrus beverage has a positive impact on aspects of health such as metabolism and gastrointestinal function. During the study, you will be asked to drink the citrus beverage daily and then answer questions about your health. If you are between the ages of 18 and 60 and are not a vegan or vegetarian, you may qualify for this study. Participants will receive compensation upon study completion. If you are interested, please contact:
Jennifer Dennis, Study Coordinator
University of Florida
Phone: 352-682-4883
Email: nutrition-study@ufl.edu

Study ID:IRB201602073 Date Approved: 12/9/2016 Expiration Date: 12/9/2019

TRSM Summer A 2017 Study Abroad Programs Info Session
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

Student Organizations

HHP College Council: Study Abroad Info Session Feb 16 *New*
HHP’s Student College Council will host a Study Abroad Information Session on Thursday, Feb 16th at 4pm in FLG 250. A representative from the UF Internation Center (UFIC) will speak about the study abroad programs that are available to HHP students. Please join us for this informative event.

Sex in the Swamp 2017: Condom Accessory Design Challenge
Presented by the Student Health Care Center & the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma at UF. Grab a friend, get creative and transform condoms into the next must-have accessory! As part of its Sex in the Swamp event on Feb. 23rd, the Alpha Lamba Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma is hosting a condom accessory design challenge. Each winning team member will receive a Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband!

Teams of one to three current UF students must register for the challenge by Jan. 30, and the design must be completed by 5 p.m. Feb. 21. For more information and to register a team, visit https://shcc.ufl.edu/2017/01/06/condom-design-challenge/

Sex in the Swamp 2017: Feb 23
Presented by the Student Health Care Center and the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma at UF on February 23, 2017 at 7pm in the Florida Gym (gym floor). Join campus and community organizations for a variety of great Spring Break tips, information and freebies, including:

  • A Live SEXpert Panel
  • Spring Break Tips
  • FREE Food & Giveaways

Event Marketing Student Association (EMSA)
The Event Marketing Student Association (EMSA) is a student organization in the HHP College dedicated to providing students with hands-on experience and professional development in the events industry. We are FREE and open to all students of all majors! Our meetings are held Wednesdays at 6PM in the Florida Gym room 250. If you have any questions please contact EMSA at emsa.hhp@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/emsauf and Instagram: emsa.hhp

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