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Wednesday, April 2nd

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Apr 2 10:00 am Founders' Day Honors Convocation Student Union (SU) Pegasus Ballroom
Faculty members recognized for excellence in teaching, advising, research, professional service, and librarianship; completing 20, 30, 40, and 45 years of service; and retiring. Founders’ Awards presented to ten students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in a particular area of study. The UCF Reach for the Stars Award may be presented to an early-career university professional. A Pegasus Professor award may be presented. Four awards presented to HIM students for outstanding theses. Recently-graduated seniors who have completed honors theses and seniors who are in the top one percent academically within each college are recognized. A reception follows the convocation. The event is open to the university community, and guests are welcome.
Apr 2 11:00 am Take the Lead Career Services Experiential Learning CSEL)
Managers from Target will facilitate this workshop. Have you ever wondered what separates a manager from a leader? Learn the important attributes of a leader and how you can improve your own leadership abilities.
Apr 2 11:00 am Student Research Week Workshop: Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Student Union (STUN)
Want to get involved in research? This workshop will discuss how to expand your academic experience through undergraduate research. No RSVP required. All workshops are first come, first serve unless otherwise noted. Questions? Feel free to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR@ ucf.edu) Facilitator: Dr. Kimberly Schneider
Apr 2 11:00 am Beginner InDesign Class [How to Make a Letterhead] Computer Center I (CC1)
Brand new for Spring 2014! The Tech Commons is now offering FREE Adobe InDesign classes to students, staff, and faculty. Adobe InDesign is the ideal software for creating professional and eye-catching publications and prints. These workshops are beginner level and ideal for those with no experience in InDesign. This week's lesson will show you how to easily create your own personal letterhead. A letterhead is as important as a brand, in that it represents a company and can impart a first impression to its potential customers. We will provide you with a logo to use, however if you have your own logo you may use that as well. Class is held in Technology Commons 1 Room 102C (TC1-102c). Bring your own computer with InDesign installed (version CS6 or higher). Trial versions work. Bringing an external mouse is highly recommended.
Apr 2 11:00 am Simulated Impaired Driving Experience (SIDNE) Memory Mall
This program helps students identify first-hand with the potentially deadly consequences of distraction, alcohol and other drugs on their driving ability. Influencing students to consider alternative choices to impaired driving begins with engaging the audience in a meaningful experience and discussion about personal responsibility and the consequences of choice.
Apr 2 11:00 am Movie at MIRC - Free Private Screening and Panel Discussion Morgridge International Reading Center
Show Times: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM We all have had a teacher who's shaped us, inspired us, even scared us, and whom we can credit with having empowered us to become who we are today. In his third documentary to look at education in America, Davis Guggenheim brings us "TEACH," which asks the question: what does it take to be a teacher? Offering a glimpse inside four public school classrooms, Guggenheim invites us to follow the struggles and triumphs of America's education system through the eyes, minds and hearts of its most essential resource: teachers. Join us for a free viewing of TEACH following by a panel discussion. Free popcorn and beverages will be served. RSVP to guarantee a seat. Space is limited. Please register via the website. Directed by Davis Guggenheim Running Time: 85 minutes
Apr 2 12:00 pm Building a Profitable Business Student Union (STUN)
If it takes NASA thousands of employees to launch a single product, how can you build a company with one person? Come to this session to learn how to launch a profitable company from a UCF alumna who started her own biomedical engineering firm before the age of 30. This presentation will be led by Andrea Wesser. Andrea is an entrepreneurial minded micro-technology researcher, who has experience in cultivating innovation, assisting technology entrepreneurs and performing business analysis for universities.
Apr 2 12:30 pm Student Research Week: Planning for Success in Graduate School Student Union (SU) Cape Florida Ballroom
Find out everything you wanted to know about graduate school, including identifying programs, admissions and how to succeed once you're there. Panelists include graduate students and faculty.
Apr 2 01:00 pm Getting Started Career Services Experiential Learning CSEL)
Are you expecting to work in your major field when you graduate? Employers look for graduates with experience. Learn how to gain such related experience while in school through internships, co-ops, and service learning.
Apr 2 02:00 pm Student Research Week: The Library - Your Research Partner Student Union (SU) Cape Florida Ballroom
Renee Montgomery from UCF Libraries will highlight library resources and services that will expedite the research process. Join us to learn about the ins and outs of library databases, accessing full text with document delivery, citing sources using RefWorks and EndNote, and connecting with a librarian.
Apr 2 02:00 pm Julius Caesar Orlando Shakespeare Theater
$12 student rush tickets / $10 off advanced purchase. - When men feel they can no longer trust their leader, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? Caesar, the most popular general in Rome, is assassinated, leaving two men – the honourable Brutus and the ambitious Cassius – to divide the spoils. But they've acted without Mark Antony, Caesar's devoted follower and determined successor, and soon the world they have fought to preserve is brought to the brink of anarchy. Julius Caesar is a dazzling masterpiece of betrayal, violence, and perhaps most surprisingly — love. Tina Packer, founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts, leads this traditional retelling with a small cast in the intimate Goldman Theater.
Apr 2 02:00 pm UCF Men's Tennis vs. Bethune-Cookman UCF Tennis Complex
Watch your UCF Knights take on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. Admission is free.
Apr 2 02:30 pm Movie at MIRC - Free Private Screening and Panel Discussion Morgridge International Reading Center (MIRC)
Show Times: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM We all have had a teacher who's shaped us, inspired us, even scared us, and whom we can credit with having empowered us to become who we are today. In his third documentary to look at education in America, Davis Guggenheim brings us "TEACH," which asks the question: what does it take to be a teacher? Offering a glimpse inside four public school classrooms, Guggenheim invites us to follow the struggles and triumphs of America's education system through the eyes, minds and hearts of its most essential resource: teachers. Join us for a free viewing of TEACH following by a panel discussion. Free popcorn and beverages will be served. RSVP to guarantee a seat. Space is limited. Please register via the website. Directed by Davis Guggenheim Running Time: 85 minutes
Apr 2 03:00 pm Success By Design Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Employers will spend less than 30 seconds when first reviewing your resume. Learn to design a resume that gets the recruiter's attention and targets the job you want.
Apr 2 03:00 pm Success By Design Career Services Experiential Learning CSEL)
Employers will spend less than 30 seconds when first reviewing your resume. Learn to design a resume that gets the recruiter's attention and targets the job you want.
Apr 2 03:30 pm Research Week: Grant Writing - Understanding the Review Process Student Union (SU) Cape Florida Ballroom
Dr. Debra Reinhart of the Office of Research and Commercialization, will highlight the general review process, common proposal mistakes, and strategies to help students submit strong, competitive research proposals.
Apr 2 07:30 pm Julius Caesar Orlando Shakespeare Theater
$12 student rush tickets / $10 off advanced purchase. - When men feel they can no longer trust their leader, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? Caesar, the most popular general in Rome, is assassinated, leaving two men – the honourable Brutus and the ambitious Cassius – to divide the spoils. But they've acted without Mark Antony, Caesar's devoted follower and determined successor, and soon the world they have fought to preserve is brought to the brink of anarchy. Julius Caesar is a dazzling masterpiece of betrayal, violence, and perhaps most surprisingly — love. Tina Packer, founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts, leads this traditional retelling with a small cast in the intimate Goldman Theater.
Apr 2 09:00 pm Shimmy Knights Belly Dance Workshop Student Union (STUN)
Join us weekly 9pm-10:45pm for belly dance classes! All experience levels welcome!

Ongoing Events:

Date Description
Mar 27 10:00 am—Apr 4 05:00 pm 2014 UCF STEAM Exhibition Visual Arts Building (VAB)
The UCF STEAM Exhibition presents paintings, posters, prints, photographs and 3D artworks created by UCF fine arts students in visual response to presentations by UCF scientists and their students. The exhibition includes visualizations and illustrations of cutting edge research and compelling artworks that both celebrate and question the social, cultural and political opportunities and ramifications of technological advancements in science and engineering. The show offers new visual evidence to the Orlando Regional Public that “A” should be added to the current worldwide emphasis on STEM teaching to create STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Mathematics. “The knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior students acquire from studying the arts have been identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and other organizations as the skills needed to be successful in the global economy. These skills include creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem solving; communication and collaboration; flexibility and adaptability; and social and cross cultural skills”. (Ohio Alliance for Arts Education) The UCFSTEAM exhibition is sponsored by the UCF ICubed Project. ICubed is a National Science Foundation funded project. ICubed’s mission is to encourage new and increased STEM research and education activities at UCF and to effectively communicate STEM research to UCF’s stakeholders. The UCFSTEAM Exhibition is one of the ways to communicate UCF STEM research to UCF’s stakeholders. ABOUT UCF’s ICubed STEAM Project: One of the objectives of ICubed is to inform the UCF Community about scientific and engineering concepts. The project is accomplishing this objective by funding the UCFSTEAM Gallery which is an activity that encourages STEM faculty and their students to collaborate with Art and Design faculty and their students to create STEM inspired artifacts (including sculptures, paintings, illustrations, and posters). ICubed is successfully integrating the STEAM activities into existing photography, illustration, music composition, and painting courses. Furthermore, through a team collaboration approach, involving STEM students and Art and Design students, posters depicting STEM research, have been created and are being created. Select artworks from these efforts are being preserved by the ICubed project for a traveling exhibition displaying science inspired art. http://icubed.ucf.edu/steam.php
Apr 1 08:00 am—Apr 30 11:55 pm The Clothesline Project Student Union (STUN)
Experience the UCF Clothesline Project display throughout the month of April in the Student Union Atrium. Join Knight Advocates and UCF Victim Services on Market Days (Wednesdays 10am-2pm) in April outside the Student Union to paint a t-shirt and speak out against violence in our community. Victims, survivors, advocates, activists, anyone, everyone--all are welcome to express their emotions through this artistic outlet. Find out more about this national network at www.clotheslineproject.org.

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