HHP Pulse Student Newsletter: March 29, 2017

Published: March 29th, 2017

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

March 29, 2017: In this issue


  • UF CRC has Moved! *New*
  • Spring 2017 Drop/Withdrawal Deadline: April 7
  • SERU Undergraduate Student Survey
  • Summer/Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses
  • Planning to Take Non-UF Coursework This Summer?
  • HHP Academic Advising Hours/Availability


  • Virtual Career Fair Featuring 27 SEC & ACC Universities
  • 2017 Gainesville Congenital Heart Walk
  • Baby Gator: Spring Scurry 5K


  • Fulbright Scholar Opportunities *New*
  • Center for Leadership & Service Ambassadors
  • Gainesville Sports Commission Seeking Volunteers
  • Do You Have an ACL Injury?
  • Pain Research Study Seeking Participants

Student Organizations

  • HHP Student College Council Executive Board Nominations Open *New*
  • Gators for Doctors Without Borders *New*


UF CRC has Moved! *New*
Starting this week, you’ll find the Career Resource Center (CRC) on Level Two of the Reitz Union in The Gallery (room 2310). They’ll be in this space for the duration of our renovation project. You’ll still find the same great services such as career planning appointments, mock interviews, and resume reviews in their new space. For details about their temporary relocation or more information, please visit crc.ufl.edu/next-level/.

Spring 2017 Drop/Withdrawal Deadline: April 7
The last day to drop a Spring 2017 course is Friday, April 7th at 11:59 p.m. To drop a course, students will need to log in to ONE.UF and select “Student Self Service” and submit a “drop a course” request (menu left). The request will be sent electronically to your department advisor who will either drop the course or request additional information. Please be sure to check the status of your drop request in ONE.UF by using the “Check status of drop/add request”.

Please note that you are liable for fees for all courses for which you are registered at the end of the Drop/Add period. Dropping courses will have financial implications if you are receiving financial aid from the university or state of Florida. Prior to dropping any courses, you should contact Bright Futures and/or the Office of Student Financial Affairs so that you are aware of these consequences & are prepared to deal with any financial implications.

If you wish to withdraw from ALL Courses for the Spring semester, you must complete the withdraw process online found here – http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/currents/withdraw.html.

SERU Undergraduate Student Survey
The University of Florida Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey is an online survey of all enrolled UF undergraduates. The survey has been administered every other year since 2009, and was launched this week for 2017. SERU has provided significant amounts of information about the experience of UF undergraduates on campus. Students tell us about their academic, social, community and cultural experiences. You can see what UF students had to say in the past surveys at http://seru.ufl.edu/ GatorLink sign-in required).
In the last four surveys, students clearly indicated their satisfaction and high value of interaction with UF’s faculty. For that reason, we know that your recommendation for students to take the SERU survey will really count with them. Please encourage your students to take SERU so that we can provide you with even better information about your students. Students may take the 2017 SERU survey on http://seru.ufl.edu/ right now. For questions about SERU, please contact SERU@ufl.edu.

Summer/Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses
The Summer/Fall 2017 schedule of courses is 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.


Virtual Career Fair Featuring 27 SEC & ACC Universities
Looking for a Job, Internship or Co-op? Save valuable time and meet recruiters online. Students and alumni are invited to interact via chat sessions and meet employers recruiting talent across all majors and degrees. Virtual Career Fair dates are April 4-5, 2017. For more information, please visit https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=41c38956-1459-42bb-9339-a6ba0141625c.

Last year UF came in first place for the number of candidates who participated. Help us become 2-time champs! Submitted by UF’s CRC.

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.


Fulbright Scholar Opportunities *New*
This award is for graduating seniors who want to spend a year of study in another country before beginning their graduate career, as well as for graduate student MA or Ph.D. research. Some countries require fluency in the language of the country and may require a plan of study through a university there. Fulbright awards pay travel, tuition and a monthly stipend. Join us for an information session on Thursday, March 30th at 3:00pm-3:50pm at the UF International Center (The Hub).

The University of Florida invites all seniors, graduate students, and recent alumni to apply through the institution. All interested applicants should review the country-specific grant information found on the Fulbright US Student Program web site and the application process described here. Questions should be directed to UF Fulbright Program Adviser Regan Garner (rlgarner@ufl.edu).

Center for Leadership & Service Ambassadors
The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service is looking for outgoing, motivated and personable students to serve as ambassadors for the 2017-2018 academic year. Ambassadors work to connect with students, partner with student organizations and plan effective marketing of leadership and service programs for the center.

Candidates who enjoy public speaking, have excellent interpersonal communication skills and a desire to learn about leadership, personal values, service, reflection and social change are encouraged to apply! Applications close April 7. For more information, visit www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/cls_ambassadors.

Gainesville Sports Commission Seeking Volunteers
The Gainesville Sports Commission would like to provide you with the last volunteer opportunity of the spring semester.  This opportunity will be the 2017 USA Weightlifting Collegiate and Under 25 National Championships which will take place on April 7th – 9th in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Over 300 of the best collegiate weightlifters in the country will compete for a chance to make it to the 2017 World University Games held in Teipei City, China and become crowned the strongest student in the world.

There are a variety of positions available and we need 40 volunteers each day of the event.

Friday, April 7th the morning shift will run from 8:00am to 1:30pm and the afternoon shift will be 1:00pm-7:00pm.

Saturday, April 8th the morning shift will be from 8:00am to 1:30pm and the afternoon shift will be from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

Sunday, April 9th the morning shift will be from 9:00am-1:30pm and the afternoon shift will be from 1:00pm- 5:00pm.

These shifts are on a first come basis so any groups or individuals email info@gainesvillesportscommission.com or call 352-338-9300 if this opportunity interests you. Food will be provided for each volunteer during his or her shift.

Also, if you or any groups you know have any experience loading kilo plates onto competition barbells please let me know as we have a unique opportunity for volunteers to be the official loaders for the event which will allow you to be directly involved on the completion floor!

Do You Have an ACL Injury?
The Applied Neuromechanics Lab is requesting participants for a study examining cognitive function and lower extremity biomechanics following an ACL injury. Participants must be between the age of 18 to 30 and have only one ACL injury. Individuals will perform various cognitive tests and walk on a split belt treadmill during a two hour testing session. For more information, contact Amanda Stone at stonaman@ufl.edu or 503-828-5362.

Pain Research Study Seeking Participants
Healthy Control Research Participants Needed: The LRN lab is in need of female, healthy control participants ages 25-33 for a Jaw Pain research study. Compensation for time provided. Contact Dr. Coombes at scoombes@ufl.edu or 352-294-1771 for details.

Student Organizations

HHP Student College Council Nominations *New*
Looking to get involved in the College of Health and Human Performance? Do you want to help out your fellow students, and plan exciting events throughout the year? Past College Councils have hosted organization fairs, resume workshops, guest speakers, interview skills workshops, and more. Nominations for the HHP student college council will be open Wednesday, April 5 – Monday, April 10. Elections will be held Wednesday, April 12 – Friday, April 14. Six of the current eight board members are graduating, so we are looking for new board members! Any HHP student may be nominated and you may nominate yourself. HHP freshmen, sophomores and juniors are welcome to be nominated. For more information or to submit your nomination, please visit the HHPSCC website.

Join us for an information session on April 4th at 4:00pm in FLG 235 to learn more about HHP’s Student College Council.

Gators for Doctors Without Borders *New*
Join Gators For Doctors Without Borders for their annual speaker event. The topic that will be addressed at this year’s event is Health Disparities: Home and Abroad! This event is open to all UF students and food and drinks will be provided. It will be held on April 6th inside the Matthews Suite at the Reitz Union. The presentations will start at 6:00pm but the doors will open at 5:40pm. Come find out how gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation, geographic location, and educational levels can result in unequal access to and quality of healthcare! Feel free to check out our Facebook event for more details – https://www.facebook.com/events/263077770803601/.

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