HHP Pulse Student Newsletter: March 1, 2017

Published: March 1st, 2017

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

March 1, 2017: In this issue


  • Registrar Reminder: Emergency Contact
  • Summer/Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses
  • Planning to Take Non-UF Coursework This Summer?
  • HHP Academic Advising Hours/Availability


  • TEDxUF Club: Collaboration with HHP *Thursday*
  • 2017 UF Undergraduate Research Symposium Deadline *Friday*
  • Noah’s March for a Cure 5K
  • 2017 Gainesville Congenital Heart Walk
  • Baby Gator: Spring Scurry 5K


  • HHP Ambassadors Applications Due Mar 2 *Thursday*
  • Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) *Today*
  • 2017 University Women’s Club Undergraduate Scholarships *Friday*
  • Apply Now for the LeadUF Retreat *Friday*
  • MDA Summer Camp Seeking Volunteer Counselors
  • UF Presidential Service Awards
  • Health and Wellness Scholarship from UF Health
  • PACE Center for Girls Alachua Internship Program
  • TRSM Summer A 2017 Study Abroad Programs

Student Organizations

  • Event Marketing Student Association (EMSA)


Registrar Reminder: Emergency Contact
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
The Summer/Fall 2017 schedule of courses is now live! 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?
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.


TEDxUF Club: Collaboration with HHP *Thursday*
This week TEDxUF is collaborating with the College and Health and Human Performance! Join us on Thursday, March 2, in Heavener 150 at 7:15pm.

This is a meeting in our series of collaborations with TEDxUF sponsors leading up to our April 1st conference. Stay tuned for more information on how to stay involved and how to get tickets early!

TEDxUF Club meets weekly on Thursdays to watch stimulating and interesting TED talks and discuss them afterward, sharing ideas from different perspectives. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with other students on campus, become more involved in campus and keep the magic of TEDxUF alive!

Heavener is in the business area of campus- here’s a map if you need it: http://campusmap.ufl.edu/#/index

2017 UF Undergraduate Research Symposium Deadline *Friday*
Did you know that the UF Undergraduate Research Symposium is open to all UF undergraduate researchers, regardless of whether they are in a program or not? All majors/ departments and colleges. And that this is the 18th Annual Celebration of UF Undergraduate Researchers? Last year over 260 students presented research posters. The Symposium will be held on March 23rd in the Grand Ballroom of the Reitz Union.

Abstracts are due Friday, March 3. For more information or to submit an abstract, please click here.

Noah’s March for a Cure 5K
Join the UF Diabetes Institute and Noah’s March Foundation on the UF campus on Sunday, March 26, for Noah’s March for a Cure 5K to support type 1 diabetes research. Noah, a 10-year-old with Type 1 Diabetes is marching 4,000 miles across the United States to raise funds and awareness for the disease. Join us to support efforts to raise research funds for type 1 diabetes!

For more information, including registration and vendor and sponsor opportunities, visit http://diabetes.ufl.edu/5K or contact Gina Aulisio at gaulisio@ufl.edu.

2017 Gainesville Congenital Heart Walk
The third annual 2017 Gainesville Congenital Heart Walk will be taking place on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Flavet Field planned by Gators for The Children’s Heart Foundation, a UF student organization. Join the Gainesville community in reaching our fundraising goal of $35,000 to fight congenital heart disease, America’s #1 birth defect. The 3k walk features local food, music, and speakers on congenital heart disease.  All proceeds go to The Children’s Heart Foundation and the Adult Congenital Heart Association. Participants who raise $100 will receive an event t-shirt at the walk. Register for FREE today at congenitalheartwalk.org! Please direct any questions to gatorschf@gmail.com

Baby Gator Spring Scurry 5K
Come out on April 15th at 8:45am and support Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center at the University of Florida in this family fun 5k walk or run! Children are invited to walk, bike, run or ride in their stroller with their family. The race begins at the commuter lot at Gale Lemerand Dr. To register, please visit our website.


HHP Ambassadors Application Due Mar 2 *Thursday*
HHP Ambassadors are the “face” of the college and represent the college at various events including HHP Tailgates, Internship Fair, Scholarship Convocation, Freshman Preview, and more! Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Ambassadors. Any HHP student with a minimum 2.75 UF gpa and at least 1 semester in an HHP major can apply to be an ambassador. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated students who want to get involved with the college. Applications (including a resume) are due Thursday, March 2nd by 4pm.

JFor more information about Ambassadors and potential responsibilities, visit our web page.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) *Today*
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  

2017 University Women’s Club Undergraduate Scholarships *Friday*
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.

Apply Now for the LeadUF Retreat *Friday*
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.

MDA Summer Camp Seeking Volunteer Counselors
Every year, MDA sponsors a week long summer camp program in Live Oak for children ages 6-17 with neuromuscular diseases. We are looking for volunteer counselors, over the age of 18, to attend MDA Summer Camp at Camp Suwannee in Live Oak, Florida from June 11th to the 17th. It’s an overnight camp where the volunteer will be responsible for one camper, provide the personal care they require, and be their buddy through a fun filled week.   MDA Camp is a great opportunity for students studying in the medical/applied science/education field to get experience working with children with disabilities who have a wide range of needs.

More information about camp can be found at: https://www.mda.org/services/mda-summer-camp

UF Presidential Service Awards
Have you been an outstanding service leader? The Presidential Service Awards, open to both undergraduates and graduates, recognizes students who dedicate themselves to promoting social justice, community awareness and civic engagement on the UF campus and in the community, and provides a chance to acknowledge those who’ve made outstanding efforts in these areas. New award requirements include 200 hours of community service – time volunteered which benefits a community/non-profit institution and exposes volunteers to social issues – recorded in a log or letter.

For more information and to apply by March 10: http://bit.ly/2017PSA.

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.

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

Student Organizations

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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