Banner Header 1News and Resources for the UF Family Intro Post Scholarship, Leadership & Service Students! If you have a GPA of 3.0 or better; are involved in two campus organizations and will be a junior by spring 2017, then Mortar Board is for you. Mortar Board is a national honor society with perks like scholarships, networking and fellowships. For more information contact Delaney Haas at email@example.com State of the University University President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., delivered the annual State of the University address on Friday, Jan. 27. Details about the student retention, graduate program enrollment and more were mentioned. Click the arch image to watch the video. Past Meets Present A recently-published textbook, "Twenty Writing Assignments in Context," includes a chapter that features a first-year composition assignment, "Past Meets Present," designed by English professor Christine Denecker, Ph.D. The assignment requires students to create a digital essay on a University-related topic. Three Little Words! UF faculty, staff and students must like coining phrases! More than 55 submitted entries in the "Your Three Words" contest held the week of Nov. 27. Settle down with a cup of hot chocolate, click on the link here, and enjoy the encouraging words from members of the UF family! Winner! Winner! Winner! Congratulations to Sherri Morrison, administrative assistant, COPh! Sherri's name was drawn from more than 55 entries in our "Your Three Words" contest. She's the winner of four tickets to the Browns vs. Bengals game on Dec. 11, AND some warm Oiler apparel to wear to the game. Helen Whitney The University is excited to welcome Emmy and Peabody-Award winning filmmaker Helen Whitney as the next Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow! Her public presentation will be held Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU. Football Frenzy UF alumnus and Chicago Bears defensive back Harold Jones-Quartey will be the next Fridays at Findlay speaker. His Feb. 10 presentation, to be given just days after the Super Bowl, is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Contact the Advancement Office to make your reservation for this business breakfast. Faculty Recognized for Scholarship/Service Recognition of the UF faculty took place in October, with a reception hosted by Darin Fields, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs. Ten UF educators received awards for teaching excellence and service to the University.