Wednesday Update for September 3, 2014

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 General Announcements

If you are completing an Elementary or Special Education full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term, applications are due by Monday, September 15th. If you are completing a Secondary full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term applications are due by Wednesday, October 1st. Please submit signed applications to Student Services, G416 Norman Hall by 5:00 PM on the due date.

Honors Program Lateral Admission
First-year students who started summer B or fall 2014 are invited to apply for the UF Honors Program through lateral admissions. Those interested in applying are required to attend an information session in September. Note, this is the last opportunity to apply for the UF Honors Program. For more information, visit

SAGE Graduate Student Workshop:  Writing for Journal Publication.
Thursday, September 4th at 12:30pm in the Terrace Room. 
How can you increase your chances to publish in academic journals? What happens to your manuscript once it’s submitted? Join COE Professors Dr. Fang, Dr. Kramer, and Dr. Reichow, all of whom have experience publishing, as they share their insights into the world of academic publishing.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Fall 2014 Degree Application
If you will be completing you degree requirements in Fall 2014, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ISIS under the My Record menu> degree application from the ISIS left menu. The application deadline is September 19th by 5:00pm.  Education minors and undergraduate students can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications.   Let us make sure you are set to go!   Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to

If you are completing your full-time internship this FALL as an Elementary, Early Childhood, or Special Ed intern, plan to attend the Professional Orientation Seminar on Wednesday, September 10th at the Kirby Smith Board Room. The session will be from 1:30-3:00  pm. Two local principals will share information about interviewing and expectations of first-year teachers. Questions will also be answered about certification.

Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Spring 2014!   In recognition of your hard effort you have earned your place on the Dean’s List.  Congrats!   If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment please email with your full name and UF ID number from your Gatorlink address.  We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio.  Keep up the good work and stay gator strong!

 2014 Graduate Student Research Day on October 28
Location: Reitz Union Grand Ballroom ~ Workshop Rooms: Auditorium, Career Resource Center & The Matthews Conference room
The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) will be hosting its Third Annual Celebration of Graduate Research. The event is open to all graduate students, postdoctoral fellows/associates, researchers and faculty. We encourage undergraduate students participating in research activities to attend the event.  This year’s Graduate Student Research Day is themed around STANDING OUT. There will be a competitive poster session for graduate students, including undergraduate students involved in research, with cash prizes for the winning posters. This event will also offer a networking workshop with industry contacts, a panel discussion with UF’s new preeminent scholars, information on how to get involved with the Three-Minute Thesis competition and much more!  To register and/or submit an abstract please visit:  Abstract submission deadline: September 29, 2014 ~ Event Registration deadline: October 10, 2014 ~ Register as a poster judge deadline: October 10, 2014.  We’d like, especially, to ask faculty to consider becoming a poster judge and to encourage your graduate and undergraduate students to submit an abstract and/or attend the event. For questions on the poster session at Graduate Student Research Day, contact Nalini Kumar at ~ For general questions on Graduate Student Research Day, contact Regina Martuscello at ~ For questions related to GSAC, contact Khanh Ha at

Opportunities and Employment

Teaching Opportunities in Fort Pierce
We are currently looking for a dynamic person to join the Cobra family in the following areas:  Exceptional Student Education and English.  If interested please email:  Principal Todd Smith: and Assistant Principal Kristi Pacocha:

Daycare teachers and volunteers needed
Hawthorne Academy is a new daycare facility in Hawthorne, FL  looking for teachers and volunteers for children ages 12 months to 12 years old.  State mandated 40 hours and 1st aid/cpr is a plus. Applicants please submit resumes and/or credentials to

Fall 2014 Career Showcase
The Fall 2014 Career Showcase is scheduled from 9:00am to 3:00pm on September 30th at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

 UF Habitat for Humanity: 1st Meeting!
UF Habitat for Humanity is having its first general body meeting on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:20 PM in Rinker 220. Come join us to hear Scott Winzeler, Executive Director of Alachua Habitat, as well as a Habitat family speak about their wonderful experiences with our organization. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a family who has been through the process and lived the Habitat mission. Attendees can also sign-up for weekend builds after the meeting.  Hope to see you there! 


Golden Opportunity for right person
Part-time after- school/ evening [structure and organizational] guidance for a very bright, musical and wonderful adolescent male. Understanding cognitive ADD/ ODD a plus! Please call or text: 352-870-0505.”

Babysitter needed
A local family is interested in hiring a  a babysitter with Spanish language skills. Please contact Janice L. Krieger at

Childcare needed
Seeking energetic and responsible student with childcare experience to sit with my eleven year old daughter Kyndal on an as needed basis. I am a hard working single mother and am in desperate need of someone willing to help us out. Please email resume’ and or any questions to

Nanny needed
A local family is in need of a mothers helper ASAP for 3 days a week in the mornings until 3. This would be for 2 boys ages 16 mos. & 3 years old. The mother is recovering from some Back procedures and needs help with the boys and some light housekeeping and food preparation. The hours are flexible and will change once the mother can return back to work. If interested please contact Erin Crawford by email

Babysitter & Driver for Monday Afternoons
Needed: babysitter/driver for Mondays 1:45-5 pm in NW Gainesville.  Two fun children ages 10 and 7, plus small dog.  $10/hr plus gas.  International background a plus.  If interested, email


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