HHP Pulse Student Newsletter: February 8, 2017

Published: February 8th, 2017

Category: News and Events Feed, Pulse Newsletter

February 8, 2017: In this issue


  • HHP 2017 Scholarship Application *Due Today*
  • 2017-2018 University Scholars Application *Thursday*
  • HHP Academic Advising Hours/Availability
  • UF Leadership Minor *Due Today*


  • UF Innovation Week (iWeek) 2017
  • MS in Management Information Session *Today*
  • Academic Learning Preferences Workshop: Feb 15 *New*
  • HHP Internship Fair: Feb 22 *Updated List*
  • 2017 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit (CS3)


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

Student Organizations

  • Phi Epsilon Kappa Meeting: Feb 13 *New*
  • Sex in the Swamp 2017: Condom Accessory Design Challenge
  • Sex in the Swamp 2017: Feb 23
  • Event Marketing Student Association (EMSA) *New*


HHP 2017 Scholarship Application *Due Today*
The college awards over $36,000 in scholarships annually, in amounts ranging from $500 to $2000. All HHP students who have completed a minimum of 1 semester in HHP are eligible to apply if you meet the minimum GPA requirements (3.0 UF gpa or higher). Students can apply for up to three scholarships (with a maximum of one award per student). For application and eligibility information please visit http://hhp.ufl.edu/index.php/current-students/scholarships/.

Qualifications vary by scholarship (major/department specific or students interested in leadership, service, etc.), so please review the criteria carefully before applying. The 2017 scholarship application and supporting materials must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

2017-2018 University Scholars Application *Thursday*
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.

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.

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.

UF Leadership Minor *Due Today*
Students in the leadership minor will develop fundamental skills, capacities, and knowledge necessary to assume leadership, supervisory, or management positions in public, private, and non-profits organizations. Because the minor is interdisciplinary, it draws on the expertise of faculty and staff in colleges across the campus including Agricultural and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Health and Human Performance, Journalism and Communications, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Academic Requirements

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is necessary to be admitted into the minor
  • Students also must earn a B or higher in AEC 3414: Leadership Development to continue in the minor.
  • An overall grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken in the minor is required for the minor to be conferred.
  • Students must complete 15 hours of coursework to obtain the Leadership Minor.
  • The minor must be added before a student completes 90 credit hours.
  • The minor is open to all University of Florida students.

Students interested in applying for the Leadership Minor will need to submit an electronic application at the following link. For more information, please contact Dr. Matt Sowcik, Leadership Minor Coordinator at sowcik@ufl.edu.


UF Innovation Week (iWeek) 2017
The UF Innovation Academy would like to invite you to UF Innovation Week (iWeek) 2017 taking place February 6-9, 2017. UF iWeek2017 is where artists, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, government leaders, and students gather to DISCOVER, BE INSPIRED, PLAY and CONNECT.

UF iWeek2017 is a four-day celebration featuring 40+ events led by different participating organizations. From panels to live performances, interactive workshops to competitions, mixers to startup job and internship fairs, we are highlighting what makes us unique as a campus and city – our innovative spirit! Please visit, subscribe, like, and share the UF iWeek2017 Facebook page with your colleagues, students, and friends! We hope to see you there.

MS in Management Information Session *Today*
The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Management (MSM) program is specifically designed to help non-business majors diversify their skills, and we’re hosting an on-campus information session on February 8 to provide you with the program details.

Students in the program gain a solid business foundation and strengthen transferable skills to open up advancement opportunities within their undergraduate major field or in the business sector. The UF MSM program offers traditional, combined (bachelor’s/master’s) and dual degree (master’s/Ph.D.) options. Students in the combined program can save time and money by double counting credits between bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Our on-campus information session is the perfect place to gain more information and have your questions answered. Join us on Wednesday, February 8 from 4:00-5:30pm in Hough Hall 120. For more information, please visit warrington.ufl.edu/graduate/academics/msm/.

Academic Learning Preferences Workshop: Feb 15 *New*
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”.

HHP Internship & Job Fair: Feb 22 *Updated list*
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.

Site registration is open through mid-February, however interested students can view a list of registered sites by clicking here.

2017 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit (CS3)
UF is hosting the 2017 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit (CS3) on February 15-17, 2017. This year’s CS3, co-hosted by the EPA and the University of Florida, offers attendees the chance to network, learn, and exchange ideas with peers from around the country on ways in which athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to engage students, fans, and alumni in making collegiate sports socially, economically, and environmentally responsible. The summit offers engaging speakers, collaborative round table discussions, and breakout sessions that allow participants to dive deeper into topics regarding sustainability.

Who should attend: Faculty, staff, students, or professionals researching or involved with: collegiate athletics, recreational sports, campus sustainability, recycling and waste reduction, facility management, food service, behavior change, marketing and communications, psychology, social sustainability, or fan engagement.

For more information or to register for this event, please visit cs3.sustainable.ufl.edu

Regular Attendee Registration – $250
Student Registration – $75


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 *New*
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 *New*
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 *New*
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.

Volunteer Opportunity: 2017 Swamp Challenge
The 2017 Swamp Challenge is looking for volunteers on April 22 to help with the most epic fitness event in town!  The Swamp Challenge is a 1-day fitness competition throughout Ben Hill Griffin Stadium where athletes can chose to participate in the Adventure Race, Kids Obstacle Course or Fitness Competition.  Check out this video from last year’s competition to give you an idea of what you’re getting into https://www.facebook.com/swampchallenge/videos/1813702255513352/

Volunteers are needed in a variety of categories:
-Adventure Race Assistant
-Fitness Competition Judge
-Fitness Competition Assistant
-Equipment Crew
-Medical Team
-Athlete Services (Check-In, Runner, etc.)

All volunteers will get a shirt, lunch, beverages, and snacks provided throughout the day. For more information, check out the website: swampchallenge.com or sign up to volunteer here: bit.ly/SCVolunteer2017

Nutrition Study Seeks Participants *New*
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

Phi Epsilon Kappa Meeting: Feb 13 *New*
Do you want to stay physically active? Want to get more involved on campus? Maybe you just need a workout or stadium buddy? Join Phi Epsilon Kappa at our next general body meeting on Monday, February 13th at 7:00pm in Florida Gym Rm 230!

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

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) *New*
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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