student art appreciation
At an institu-
tion known for its
distinction in both
sports and scholar-
of Florida arts orga-
nizations are strug-
gling to develop
For many college
students, adoration Mallory
for the perform Zuckerman
ing arts gets lost somewhere between
midterms and Midtown. Yet, without
the continued support and arts educa-
tion of young patrons, the performing
arts would cease to exist.
So how does the arts community
find and foster the next generation's
The University of Florida Perform-
ing Arts Student Encore Circle was cre
arts, support other arts organizations
through volunteer efforts and coordi-
nate social events infused with meaning-
ful artistic learning. Members support
the arts while also receiving exclusive
benefits, like backstage tours.
My fellow Gators, consider the
worth of your time and money. The
habits we form here can encourage the
beginnings of a life-long appreciation
for the performing arts.
For more information on the Stu-
dent Encore Circle, visit http://www.
li .. Zuckerman
President, Students for the Performing Arts
AFROTC is ranked No. 1
The University of Florida Air Force
ROTC Detachment 150 recently was
awarded the "Right of Line Trophy" for
having the best program out of 144 de-
tachments in the nation.
Detachment 150 also earned the award in
2007, for the first time in its 63-year history.
Col. Hubert D. "Griff" Griffin has led
the detachment since July 2006. Griffin
attributes the strong relationship between
ROTC and the UF/Gainesville communi-
ty as a major reason for the unit's success.
"We organized a Joint Service Color
Guard for every home football and
basketball games, and contrib-
uted to the cadet unfurling of a I *
huge American flag during the
National Anthem in front of
90,000-plus fans," Griffin said.
The detachment also won
first-place in the individual
Best Buddies member Brian Carter (center) visits the Delta Delta Delta sorority
house during UF's Ghouls, Goblins and Greeks event.
Sororities provide fun evening
for Gainesville community
Recently, princesses, super heroes and a dozen mini-Tim Tebows descended upon the University
of Florida's Panhellenic Drive from 5 to 8 p.m. for the annual event, Ghouls, Goblins and Greeks.
Organized by the Junior Panhellenic division, the community event is known as a safe place where
children and adults enjoy trick-or-treating together. It has been a Gainesville tradition for more than
One group that attended this year was Best Buddies. The group matches university students with
individuals from the Gainesville community who have intellectual and developmental disabilities,
such as Down syndrome.
Part of an international organization, the UF chapter's typical activities include students calling
their buddies for weekly phone chats, and taking their buddies to the movies, Lake Wauburg and
various community events throughout the year. The buddies' ages range from 14 to 70.
Amanda Chin, president of UF's Best Buddies and a junior hospitality management major, loves
taking the buddies to Ghouls, Goblins and Greeks.
"Our buddies know they are getting spoiled," said Chin. "They all seem to love it, and being with
everyone and the community."
A couple of the buddies especially love the attention from the sorority girls and they can be quite
the flirts, Chin said.
All 16 sororities provided fun-filled activities for the trick-or-treaters.
The perfectly manicured lawns of the sorority houses were transformed for the evening into
themes such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc. and the Flintstones. For safety reasons, Panhellenic Drive
was barricaded from automobile traffic.
Children of all ages could be seen pulling their parents or guardians to the next house, so they
could put one "last" piece of candy into their bags. Colorful streamers and paper monkeys hung in
trees and danced in the wind during a truly magical October evening.
Carlene Chase of Micanopy brought her daughter to the event for the second year.
"I bring my daughter here because it is a nice and safe neighborhood to trick-or-treat," Chase said.
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category and second-place in
the team category at this year's Na-
tional Drill Competition.
"Our drill team is just one example,"
Griffin said. "In every area, we strive to be
The Foundation for The Gator Nation
Veteran's Day holiday (no classes).
College of Public Health and Health Professions pres-
ents CarFit, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking lot at Carrabba's
Italian Grill, 3021 S.W. 34th St., Gainesville. Free and
open to the public.
School of Music presents Carillon Recital, 3 p.m.,
Century Tower, free and open to the public.
Florida Museum of Natural History presents Trash-
formations, 5 to 9 p.m., Powell Hall.
Fall withdraw from UF deadline, drop/add a course by
college petition deadline.
Patina: Leah Floyd, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., weekdays through Nov. 18,
College of Fine Arts University Focus Gallery, free and open to the
SThis is a sampling of events from the electronic UF calendar.
For more event details, or to submit an event to the calendar,
click"UF Calendar" at www.insideuf.ufl.edu.
Produced by the
University Relations Office
for faculty, staff and students
Editor Susan Stewart
November 10, 2009
'Hi Tim' is popular
The video officially named "A Day in the Life of a Student at the
University of Florida," and also known as "Hi Tim," is currently avail-
able on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlovGPEuAV8,
and ESPN's Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Network site,
Created by University Relations, the informal video was de-
signed to highlight some of the attributes of the university, while
also being humorous and entertaining for use on social-media Web
The University Honors Program is seeking proposals for new
courses for the 2010-11 academic year. Interdisciplinary and team-
taught proposals are especially encouraged. Tenure-track faculty
from all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals.
The deadline is Nov. 30. For more information, e-mail